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    • Sense and Sensibility

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Melanie Palmer
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Sense and Sensibility is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale.Mraianne is ablaze with fire and passion.; Elinor keeps her own heat under control.Marianne seeks a man who shares her eager spirit; Elinor is in love with the polite, considerate Edward Ferrars.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • Frankenstein (Adaptation)

    • By: Mary Shelley, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Patrick Howell, Rob Penman
    • Length: 40 mins
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    "You must hear my tale. You must hear my terrible, terrible tale." Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story. It all began with a desire to help mankind, but where will it end? Frankenstein leads us through vast mountainous landscapes and over frozen seas. Can he stop the fiend’s murderous course? Is he prepared to do what the monster demands? The reader will be shocked and surprised. Is the monster as evil as he seems?

    Regular price: $6.58

    • Emma

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 40 mins
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    Emma is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable retelling of this classic story."I must warn you that you might guess twenty things without being correct.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Jane Eyre

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Timeless Classic.
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Gill Tavner
    • Length: 49 mins
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    One of a series of retellings of classic world literature from publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and theme, Real Reads also reflect the original author's style. A brilliant introduction to Bronte's compelling story.Jane Eyre is poor, parentless and plain. her future looks bleak.Jane's aunt and cousin detest her. Life at Lowood School is cruel and dangerous. What inner strength can young Jane find?

    Regular price: $5.32

    • Persuasion

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Eight years ago, Anne Elliott was persuaded that her family's honour was more important than her own happiness. She has suffered ever since. Now the man she turned away has returned. Can Captain Wentworth forgive Anne, or will he be charmed instead by the beautiful Louisa? Will Anne be persuaded to marry her cousin, or will she find the strength to follow her heart?

    Regular price: $6.69

    • Mansfield Park

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 42 mins
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    Mansfield Park is one of a series ofretellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale."Your little cousin cannot help being dull and stupid."At the tender age of ten, Fanny Price moves from her poor family home to live with her wealthy cousins at mansfield park. Settling into this proud family is only the first of many challenges she will have to face.

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    • BIG Mistake

    • By Margot on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 29 mins
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    One of a series of retellings of classic world literature from publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and theme, this Real Read also reflects the original author's style and syntax.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Why is this feeling of regret so familiar to her? Why must she always wish she had done something different? Maggie Tulliver and her brother, Tom, grow up in the mill on the River Floss. Although Maggie adores Tom, she often finds him cruel and cold. All she wants is for life to be full and warm.The Tulliver family’s traditional way of living is threatened by changes beyond their control. Will the educated world of lawyers and lawsuits destroy what generations have enjoyed?

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    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 41 mins
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    "It’s a woman. She’s dead, I think--dead in the snow at the Stone-pits--not far from my door." Since his arrival in the small village of Raveloe, Silas Marner has been an outsider. Nobody knows where he came from, nobody understands him, nobody dares to invite him in. All of this changes when a little girl wanders through his door one snowy night. What feelings will she stir in Silas’ lonely heart? How will she draw Silas closer to the heart of Raveloe?

    Regular price: $6.58

    • A Christmas Carol

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charles Dickens' Timeless Classic
    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 36 mins
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    A Christmas Carol is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic and much-loved Christmas tale.Miserable old Ebeneezer Scrooge hates Christmas. Can somebody so selfish, so harsh and so horribly lonely ever change his ways? In one terrifying night, poor Scrooge is haunted by four ghosts.

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    • Why Change the Story??

    • By Kurt on 12-26-12

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Great Expectations

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charles Dickens' Timeless Classic
    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Great Expectations is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale.An escaped convict threatens to eat young Pip's heart for breakfast. The ghostly Miss Havisham invites Pip to her eerie home.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Patrick Howell, Rob Penman, Phil Collins
    • Length: 40 mins
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    This retelling of Shelley's classic tale is one of a series published by Real Reads. It is true to the original in plot, character and themes as well as in style and syntax. It makes a great introduction to this classic tale, and is an enjoyable read in its own right. 'You must hear my tale. You must hear my terrible, terrible tale.' Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story. It all began with a desire to help mankind, but where will it end?

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    • Pride and Prejudice

    • An Accurate and Entertaining Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Joy Rosselli
    • Length: 40 mins
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    One of a series of six retellings of Jane Austen's great works, this Real Reads Pride and Prejudice is true to the original in many ways. It is true to the plot, character, and themes, and the author successfully imitates Austen's style and syntax. A wonderful introduction to this classic work of literature, and an enjoyable listening experience in its own right.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • David Copperfield

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charles Dickens' Timeless Classic
    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Can one lonely little boy show the strength and determination to survive the dangers that lie ahead? Travelling along the rocky road from boyhood to manhood, how can David learn who to trust and who to love? Will David's friends bring him happiness or heartache? In this inspiring tale of trust, betrayal and courage, Dickens presents a world of colourful characters to amuse us, astonish us, disgust us and move us to tears.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Wuthering Heights

    • An Accurate retelling of Emily Bronte's Timeless Classic
    • By: Emily Bronte, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Gill Tavner
    • Length: 46 mins
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    One of a series of retellings of classic world literature from publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also reflect the original author's style. A brilliant introduction to this haunting tale."I saw everything. They told me everything. I played a part in everything."Nelly Dean has spent her life serving the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. She has quite a tale to tell. She wants to tell it to you.

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    • Hard Times

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charles Dickens' Timeless Classic
    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Hard Times is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable retelling of this classic tale.Louisa Gradgrind in the practical daughter of a powerful industrialist. Sissy is the imaginative daughter of a clown. What will happen when two such different lives collide?

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    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Welzel
    • Length: 40 mins
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    This is one of a series of six retellings of Jane Austen's great novels, published by Real Reads. It is true to the original in plot and character, as well as is style and syntax. Real Reads are great introductions to the world's great literature, and enjoyable listens in their own right.... The time has come for an unlikely heroine to have a real adventure.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Bleak House is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style.

    Regular price: $6.66