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    • Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain

    • Oddly Modern Fairy Tales, Book 12
    • By: Michael Rosen - editor
    • Narrated by: John Telfer, Lisa Coleman, Michael Rosen, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals, such as the Clarion, Labour Leader, and Social Democrat. Based on familiar genres, these stories were meant to entertain readers of all ages - and some challenged the conventional values promoted in children’s literature for the middle class. Acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen brings together more than 40 of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beautiful volume.

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Alphabetical

    • How Every Letter Tells a Story
    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters forever. How on earth did we fix upon our 26 letters? What do they really mean? And how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable - and the PDF file is indeed available

    • By Douglas McClure on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Embry: Hard-Boiled

    • By: Michael A. Rose
    • Narrated by: John Dunleavy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    A darkly comic noir about a chicken living in a world of anthropomorphic eggs who's wanted for a murder he didn't commit. Life is tough for an embry. Considered a vestigial organ at best and a parasite at worst, chicken embryos are usually aborted by the egg folk early in life. Once in a while, one survives and slips through, hatching into an embry, an ostracized, lower caste anthropomorphic chicken. They have their own ghettos, and are barely tolerated by polite society.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a fun romp!

    • By P on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bah! Humbug!

    • A Magical Retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school's production of A Christmas Carol, and he is extra nervous about tonight's performance because his father is in the audience - not away for business, as usual. Will the story's message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father's distracted Scrooge heart? 

    • A Magical Retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
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    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Tale of Rescue

    • By: Michael J. Rosen
    • Narrated by: Nicholas J. Mondelli
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A family - a mother, a father, and their 10-year-old son - have come all the way from Florida to the Appalachian foothills to experience the wonder of a snowy weekend. But when a blizzard suddenly descends, the family finds themselves trapped outside, disoriented in the whiteout and the waist-deep snowdrifts. Panicked, exhausted, and freezing, they cry out for help.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Birth of an Opera

    • Fifteen Masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck
    • By: Michael Rose
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Through a deft compilation of primary sources—letters, memoirs, and personal accounts from composers, librettists, and performers—Michael Rose re-creates for his readers the circumstances that gave rise to fifteen operatic milestones. From Monteverdi and Mozart to Puccini and Berg, each chapter focuses on a well-known opera and tells the story that lies behind its creation.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • So They Call You Pisher!

    • A Memoir
    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children's poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first 23 years of his life. The audiobook ends with a letter to his father and the revelation of a heartbreaking family secret.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Michael Rosen & Tony Ross Collection, Volume 1

    • By: Michael Rosen, Tony Ross
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of quirky and hilarious tales by Tony Ross and the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen, including 'Burping Bertha', 'Fluff the Farting Fish', 'Bilal's Brilliant Bee' and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best!

    • By Evelinkam on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Good Ideas

    • How to Be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher
    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learning can be much more fun - and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five, and all-round national treasure Michael Rosen wants to show you how. We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows.

    • How to Be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher
    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-14
    • 3 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Mirth of a Nation

    • Audio Companion, Fellow Traveler, and Friend for Life (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Michael J. Rosen
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts, Susie Essman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Perfect for commuter train rides, rush-hour gridlock, Pilates workouts, or any time when levity might add to the very quality of life. With inimitable contributions by Merrill Markoe, Dave Barry, Garry Trudeau, and Bruce McCall, you have a triumphant salute to one of America's greatest assets: its sense of humor.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • They left out the mirth!

    • By Brad on 08-03-06

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Michael Rosen & Tony Ross Collection, Volume 2

    • By: Michael Rosen, Tony Ross
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 58 mins
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    The second hilarious and irresistible collection of stories from two of the best-known figures in the children's book world, Michael Rosen and Tony Ross. 'Choosing Crumble': When Terri-Lee goes to the pet-shop she thinks she'll be choosing a dog - she doesn't expect the dog to be choosing her! But Crumble is no ordinary pet.... 'Barking for Bagels': Shnipp the dog loves to play fetch with Julie and Lara in the park, but she doesn't love their annoying laughs. So one day she decides to run off!

    Regular price: $14.45

    • You’re Thinking About Doughnuts

    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    It was cold, spooky and very boring. Frank hated Friday nights, sitting in the museum while his mum did the cleaning. He felt very alone - until a skeleton came over for a chat! And suddenly the museum didn’t seem quite so boring any more. But after a few chilling encounters with some of the skeleton’s weird and wonderful friends, all Frank really wants is his mum....

    Regular price: $13.02

    • You're Thinking about Tomatoes

    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frank isn't much looking forward to the school visit to a local stately home. Still, not even in his worst nightmares did he expect anything like what actually happens! When "Not-Sheba", the servant girl from the picture, just walks out of her frame and demands Frank's help to find out her true identity, Frank realises that there is no escape. Charlie the celebrity-mad mummy doesn't help much either and nor do the Indian statues.

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Play School Story Time: Volume 3

    • By: Sam McBratney, Martin Waddell, Jackie French, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Alberici, Jimmy Giggle, Hoot, and others
    • Length: 40 mins
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    What’s in the magic story drawer today? Snuggle up with much-loved celebrities as they bring to life a beautiful selection of stories for young children. Includes 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney, read by Emma Alberici, 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell, read by Jimmy Giggle and Hoot, 'Too Many Pears' by Jackie French, read by Kumi Taguchi, 'The Very Itchy Bear' by Nick Bland, read by Dylan Alcott, 'The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat' by Henrietta Barkow, read by Adam Liaw, 'We’re Going On a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen, read by Osamah Sami and 'Why Can’t I Be a Dinosaur?' by Kylie Westaway, read by Faustina Agolley.

    Regular price: $22.90

    • An Unexpected Twist

    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shona and her dad are moving house, and at Shona's new school, the rules are pretty confusing; she keeps getting into trouble without realising! It's a lot like how it is for Oliver Twist, that boy she's reading about in English class. After Shona is unexpectedly given a mobile phone, she begins to suspect there's something fishy about the new boys she's met. Where did the phone come from? And some gifts, she soon learns, aren't exactly free....

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Nasty!

    • By: Michael Rosen
    • Narrated by: Wayne Forrester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is not for the faint hearted!Here are seven spine-chilling stories that give a new meaning to the word Nasty!Where ever he goes, Michael Rosen bumps into a chatty old lady who tells him wildly unlikely stories about man-eating fleas on the London tube, grizzly bears roaming the streets, killer wasps and all sorts of tall tales.

    Regular price: $13.53