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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 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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?

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Silas Marner (Adaptation)

    • Oxford University Press
    • By: George Eliot, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Chris Rowe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In a hole under the floorboards Silas Marner the linen-weaver keeps his gold. Every day he works hard at his weaving, and every night he takes the gold out and holds the bright coins lovingly, feeling them and counting them again and again. The villagers are afraid of him and he has no family, no friends. Only the gold is his friend, his delight, his reason for living. But what if a thief should come in the night and take his gold away?

    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

    • 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.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Ethan Frome (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett (adaptation), Edith Wharton
    • 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.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Little Women (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his ’little women’ when he comes home.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Skyjack! (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Tim Vicary, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    When a large plane is hijacked, the Prime Minister looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very, very frightened. There is a name on the list that the Prime Minister knows very well - too well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead - if the hijackers can find out who he is! And there isn’t much time. One man lies dead on the runway. In a few minutes the hijackers will use their guns again. And the Prime Minister knows who they are going to kill.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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?

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Secret Garden (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • 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.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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...

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Prisoner of Zenda (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Anthony Hope, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "We must leave for Zenda at once, to find the King!" cried Sapt. "If we’re caught, we’ll all be killed!" So Rudolf Rassendyll and Sapt gallop through the night to find the King of Ruritania. But the King is now a prisoner in the Castle of Zenda. Who will rescue him from his enemies, the dangerous Duke Michael and Rupert of Hentzau? And who will win the heart of the beautiful Princess Flavia? An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Anthony Hope original by Diane Mowat.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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?

    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?

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Murders in Rue Morgue (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Geoff Woodman
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 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

    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.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • 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.

    Regular price: $5.04

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