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    • A Tale of Two Cities (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Charles Dickens, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Marquis lay there, like stone, with a knife pushed into his heart. On his chest lay a piece of paper, with the words: Drive him fast to the grave. This is from JACQUES. ’The French Revolution brings terror and death to many people. But even in these troubled times people can still love and be kind. They can be generous and true-hearted . . . and brave. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Charles Dickens original by Ralph Mowat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By BLANCA on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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

    • 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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    • Washington Square (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett (adaptation), Henry James
    • Narrated by: Noni Kent
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When a handsome young man begins to court Catherine Sloper, she feels she is very lucky. She is a quiet, gentle girl, but neither beautiful nor clever; no one had ever admired her before, or come to the front parlour of her home in Washington Square to whisper soft words of love to her. But in New York in the 1840s young ladies are not free to marry where they please. Catherine must have her father’s permission, and Dr Sloper is a rich man.

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    • Frankenstein (adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Mary Shelley, Jennifer Bassett
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 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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    • 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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    • 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 5 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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    • The Phantom of the Opera

    • By: Jennifer Bassett
    • Narrated by: Siriol Jenkins
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    It is 1880, in the Opera House in Paris. Everybody is talking about the Phantom of the Opera, the ghost that lives somewhere under the Opera House. The Phantom is a man in black clothes. He is a body without a head, he is a head without a body. He has a yellow face, he has no nose, he has black holes for eyes. Everybody is afraid of the Phantom – the singers, the dancers, the directors, the stage workers.

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    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: John Buchan, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.’ Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious ’Black Stone’. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • liked it a lot

    • By Parola138 on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $5.04

    • A Christmas Carol (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Charles Dickens, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Christmas is humbug, Scrooge says - just a time when you find yourself a year older and not a penny richer. The only thing that matters to Scrooge is business, and making money. But on Christmas Eve three spirits come to visit him. They take him travelling on the wings of the night to see the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future - and Scrooge learns a lesson that he will never forget.

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    • Ethan Frome (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edith Wharton, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 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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    • Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: John Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night...is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror...is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round?

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

    • The Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchly
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      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

    • 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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    • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: 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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    • 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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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Oscar Wilde, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    "When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party. Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Oscar Wilde original by Jill Nevile.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • un gran libro

    • By manué on 05-18-16

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    • Dracula (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Libary, Level 2
    • By: Bram Stoker, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: David Learner, Ruth Jones, Richard Mitchly
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula – a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead – a vampire that drinks the blood of living people.

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    • The Murders in Rue Morgue (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Geoff Woodman
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The room was on the fourth floor, and the door was locked - with the key on the inside. The windows were closed and fastened - on the inside. The chimney was too narrow for a cat to get through. So how did the murderer escape? And whose were the two angry voices heard by the neighbours as they ran up the stairs? Nobody in Paris could find any answers to this mystery.Except Auguste Dupin, who could see further and think more clearly than other people.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adaptation

    • By Paul K. Boran on 09-11-17

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