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    • Love among the Haystacks (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library Classics
    • By: D. H. Lawrence, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Francis Middleditch
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is hay-making time on the Wookey farm. Two brothers are building the haystack, but thinking about other things – about young women, and love. There are angry words, and then a fight between the brothers. But the work goes on, visitors come and go, and the long hot summer day slowly turns to evening. Then the sun goes down, covering the world with a carpet of darkness. From the hedges around the hayfield comes the rich, sweet smell of wild flowers, and the hay will make a fine, soft bed.

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    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Adaptation)

    • Make Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    You are walking through the streets of London. It is getting dark and you want to get home quickly. You enter a narrow side-street. Everything is quiet, but as you pass the door of a large, windowless building, you hear a key turning in the lock. A man comes out and looks at you. You have never seen him before, but you realize immediately that he hates you. You are shocked to discover, also, that you hate him. Who is this man that everybody hates?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh, please get better narrators!

    • By Alicia Curran on 07-16-18

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    • Black Beauty (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Anna Sewell, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse. But in the 19th century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • VERY GOOD

    • By bronaut on 04-16-12

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    • Chemical Secret (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett (adaptation), Tim Vicary
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The job was too good. There had to be a problem - and there was. John Duncan was an honest man, but he needed money. He had children to look after. He was ready to do anything, and his bosses knew it. They gave him the job because he couldn’t say no; he couldn’t afford to be honest. And the job was like a poison inside him. It changed him and blinded him, so that he couldn’t see the real poison - until it was too late. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.

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    • Ethan Frome (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edith Wharton, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Life is always hard for the poor, in any place and at any time. Ethan Frome is a farmer in Massachusetts. He works long hours every day, but his farm makes very little money. His wife, Zeena, is a thin, grey woman, always complaining, and only interested in her own ill health. Then Mattie Silver, a young cousin, comes to live with the Fromes, to help Zeena and do the housework. Her bright smile and laughing voice bring light and hope into the Fromes’ house - and into Ethan’s lonely life.

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    • Through the Looking-Glass (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Lewis Carroll, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Harriet Kershaw
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    I wish I could get through into looking-glass house,’ Alice said. ’Let’s pretend that the glass has gone soft and . . . Why, I do believe it has! It’s turning into a kind of cloud!’ A moment later Alice is inside the looking-glass world. There she finds herself part of a great game of chess, travelling through forests and jumping across brooks. The chess pieces talk and argue with her, give orders and repeat poems . . .It is the strangest dream that anyone ever had...

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    • William Shakespeare

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Chris Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    William Shakespeare. Born April 1564, at Stratford-upon-Avon. Died April 1616. Married Anne Hathaway: two daughters, one son. Actor, poet, famous playwright. Wrote nearly forty plays. But what was he like as a man? What did he think about when he rode into London for the first time... or when he was writing his plays Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet... or when his only son died? We know the facts of his life, but we can only guess at his hopes, his fears, his dreams.

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    • The Call of the Wild (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jack London, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs – big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life – how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow... and how to fight. Because when a dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.

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    • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only one person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.

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    • Treasure Island (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation).
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" It was Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run . . .’But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape from the island, and sail back to England with a ship full of gold?

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    • A Little Princess (Adaptation)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Deborah Berlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to England when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin’s school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school. But on her 11th birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOT unabridged!

    • By Cynthia on 12-24-10

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Robinson Crusoe (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • By: Daniel Defoe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!’In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?

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    • Frankenstein (adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett, Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new ’man’. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him – even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill....

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    • The Railway Children (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "We have to leave our house in London," Mother said to the children. "We’re going to live in the country, in a little house near a railway line." And so begins a new life for Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. They become the railway children - they know all the trains, Perks the station porter is their best friend, and they have many adventures on the railway line. But why has their father had to go away? Where is he, and will he ever come back?

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    • Three Men in a Boat (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    I like work. I find it interesting . . . I can sit and look at it for hours. ’With ideas like this, perhaps it is not a good idea to spend a holiday taking a boat trip up the River Thames. But this is what the three friends - and Montmorency the dog - decide to do. It is the sort of holiday that is fun to remember afterwards, but not so much fun to wake up to early on a cold, wet morning. This famous book has made people laugh all over the world for a hundred years . . . and they are still laughing.

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    • Gulliver's Travels (Adaptation)

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    • By: Jonathan Swift, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only 15 centimetres tall . . . I was so surprised that I gave a great shout. ’But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jonathan Swift original by Clare West.

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    • The Secret Garden (Adaptation)

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    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ishia Bennison
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Little Mary Lennox is a bad-tempered, disagreeable child. When her parents die in India, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house. There is nothing to do all day except walk in the gardens – and watch the robin flying over the high walls of the secret garden . . . which has been locked for ten years. And no one has the key. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Frances Hodgson Burnett original by Clare West.

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    • Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son (Adaptation)

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    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchly
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.... Dr. Huxtable has a school for boys in the north of England. When the Duke of Holdernesse decides to send his young son there, that is good news for the school. The Duke is a very important person, and Dr. Huxtable is happy to have his son in the school. But two weeks later Dr. Huxtable is the unhappiest man in England.

    Regular price: $7.70

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Mark Twain, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Tom Sawyer does not like school. He does not like work, and he never wants to get out of bed in the morning. But he likes swimming and fishing, and having adventures with his friends. And he has a lot of adventures. One night, he and his friend Huck Finn go to the graveyard to look for ghosts.They don’t see any ghosts that night. They see something worse than a ghost – much, much worse.

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    • The Scarlet Letter (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter ’A’ stands for ’Adultery’. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ug. Adaption.

    • By jmgariepy on 10-02-14

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