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    • The Canterville Ghost (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • By: Oscar Wilde, John Escott (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
    • Length: 52 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

    Adapted from the classic story by Oscar Wilde.... There has been a ghost in the house for 300 years, and Lord Canterville’s family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr. Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost - because of course Americans don’t believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don’t frighten easily....

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Dead Man's Island

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: John Escott
    • Narrated by: Ishia Bennison
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mr Ross lives on an island where no visitors come. He stops people from taking photographs of him. He is young and rich, but he looks sad. And there is one room in his house which is always locked. Carol Sanders and her mother come to the island to work for Mr Ross. Carol soon decides that there is something very strange about Mr Ross. Where did he get his money from? How can a young man buy an island? So she watches, and she listens - and one night she learns what is behind the locked door.

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    • Girl on a Motorcycle

    • By: John Escott
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "Give me the money," says the robber to the Los Angeles security guard. The guard looks at the gun and hands over the money. The robber has long blond hair and rides a motorcycle - and a girl with long blond hair arrives at Kenny’s motel - on a motorcycle. Is she the robber?

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    • Agatha Christie, Woman of Mystery

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, True Stories, Stage 2
    • By: John Escott
    • Narrated by: Clare Wille
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    What does the name "Agatha Christie" mean? To many people, it means a book about a murder mystery - a "whodunnit". "I'm reading an Agatha Christie," people say. "I'm not sure who the murderer is. I think it's…." But they are usually wrong, because it is not easy to guess the murderer's name before the end of the book. But who was Agatha Christie? What was she like? Was her life quiet and unexciting, or was it full of interest and adventure?Was there a mystery in her life, too?

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    • Goodbye, Mr Hollywood

    • By: John Escott
    • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Nick Lortz is sitting outside a café in Whistler, a village in the Canadian mountains, when a stranger comes and sits next to him. She’s young, pretty, and has a beautiful smile. Nick is happy to sit and talk with her. But why does she call Nick "Mr Hollywood"? Why does she give him a big kiss when she leaves? And who is the man at the next table - the man with short white hair? Nick learns the answers to these questions three long days later - in a police station on Vancouver Island.

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