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  • Histories |  Herodotus

    Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (99)
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    In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

    Emily says: "Best of Audible's "The Histories" by Herodotus"
  • Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery | Rupert Sheldrake

    Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Collingwood, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, here shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; and God exists only as an idea in human minds.

    Lander says: "Interesting, convincing, very dry."
  • Wuthering Heights | Emily Bronte

    Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Janet McTeer, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (683)
    Story
    (695)

    When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.

    Stephanie says: "Classic"
  • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition] | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    Gary Kelly says: "Be persistent"
  • Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens

    Our Mutual Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Performance
    (464)
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    (460)

    A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed, and love. The 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

    A. Millard says: "A Masterpiece"
  • The Floating Admiral | Agatha Christie,Simon Brett - preface,Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction,G. K. Chesterton - prologue

    The Floating Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (33)
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    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

    Mariana says: "great concept. great puzzle mystery"
  • A History of the World | Andrew Marr

    A History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
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    (228)
    Story
    (229)

    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

    Mark says: "25 hours of enjoyment"
  • Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens

    Dombey and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
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    Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. Dombey's dysfunctional relationships are painted against a backdrop of social unrest in industrialized London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged novel is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.

    Dave says: "Utterly incredible!"
  • The Trial and the Death of Socrates |  Plato

    The Trial and the Death of Socrates

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Plato
    • Narrated By Bruce Alexander, Jamie Glover, David Timson
    Overall
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    (120)
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    The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history.

    In Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. Phaedo is the account by a young man of the actual last words and moments of Socrates.

    Joanna says: "Outstanding Performance!"
  • The Golden Ass |  Apuleius,E. J. Kenney - translator

    The Golden Ass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Apuleius, E. J. Kenney - translator
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    In this ancient picaresque adventure, Lucius, an insatiably curious young man, finds himself transformed into a donkey after his fascination with black magic and witchcraft goes awry. While trapped in his new body, he becomes the property of thieves, farmers, cooks, soldiers and priests, and observes the hypocrisy and ineptitude of Imperial Roman society.

  • The Faerie Queene | Edmund Spenser

    The Faerie Queene

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Edmund Spenser
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement. The first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply-felt allegory of the eternal struggle between Truth and Error....

    John says: "A Fabulous Grab-Bag"
  • The Life and Works of Tchaikovsky | Jeremy Siepmann

    The Life and Works of Tchaikovsky

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated By Jeremy Siepmann, Malcolm Sinclair, Karen Archer, and others
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    (15)
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    Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular composers of all time. His melodies are known to many people who may never have heard his name. They crop up on mobile telephones, alarm clocks and answering machines as often as on records and concert programs. Like his music, the man himself was widely loved, but his inner life was fraught with sufferings, confusions and a deep vein of self-doubt. The drama of his emotional life is vividly reflected in his music, letters and diaries, all of which play a major part in this intimate portrait-in-sound.

    Gail A Hopkins says: "Loved this audible book"
  • The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens

    The Pickwick Papers

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
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    (144)
    Story
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    The Pickwick Papers, Dickens's first novel, is a delightful romp through the pre-Reform Bill England of 1827. Samuel Pickwick and the rest of the Pickwickians are some of the most memorable of all Dickens's creations, and it is a joy to hear of their adventures in search of "interesting scenes and characters", and the repeated efforts of the quick-witted Sam Weller to rescue them all from disaster.

    Darwin8u says: "Watch Dickens Emerge from a Literary Chrysalis"
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
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    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    Allen L. Harris says: "DAVID TIMSON IS AMAZING!"
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood | Charles Dickens

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
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    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Left unfinished after Dickens died in 1870, The Mystery of Edwin Drood centers on Edwin Drood's uncle, John Jasper, and his love for Rosa Bud, Edwin's fiancee. Set in the dark, fictional cathedral city of Cloisterham, the novel is awash with guilt, disguise and mystery. It contains some fine writing, and just before his death, Dickens left an indication of where the plot was going, which is included.

    Jefferson says: "An Unfinished Potential Dark Classic"
  • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary | M. R. James

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M. R. James
    • Narrated By David; Stephen Timson; Critchlow
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    (72)
    Story
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    The powerful sense of evil – darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles – pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing.

    Die Falknerin says: "Great performances of the classic"
  • Christmas Stories | Charles Dickens

    Christmas Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Charles Dickens was a major contributor to the romantic revival of Christmas traditions that occurred in the Victorian era. With their heart, humor and good morals, Dickens' Christmas stories have made the author's name synonymous with the season. Here we present four charming novellas to complete his series that began with "A Christmas Carol", with echoes of sleigh bells throughout. The stories include "The Chimes", "The Cricket on the Hearth", "The Battle of Life", and "The Haunted Man" - the perfect companion for the yearly celebrations.

    Tad Davis says: "Delightful"
  • The Sign of Four | Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Sign of Four

    • Abridged/Unabridged (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (642)
    Story
    (640)

    The Sign of Four is the second story by Conan Doyle about the exploits of Sherlock Holmes. From the moment Mary Morstan tells Holmes about the mysterious disappearance of her father and the yearly gift of a pearl from an unknown benefactor, Holmes and his companion Watson are involved in an exotic tale of stolen treasure, secret oaths and murder, culminating in a breath-taking chase down the Thames. Holmes is on top form, and Watson falls in love.

    Die Falknerin says: "Revisiting the 1890 classic"
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (47)
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    (47)
    Story
    (43)

    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    D says: "Footnotes included"
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (95)

    The award-winning Sherlock Holmes narrator David Timson leads us through Conan Doyle's most famous tale. This extended story brings the archetypal detective to the moors with his friend and biographer Dr. Watson to investigate the mystery of a beast terrorizing the neighborhood.

    Linda says: "A masterpiece"
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