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    • Tales from the Norse Legends

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 279
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    The tales of the Norse gods, of the giants, demons, trolls and dwarves, still have the power to fascinate more than a thousand years after they were first told. Here are the stories of the one-eyed god Odin, Tyr the god of war, of the cunning Loki, of Thor the mighty thunder god and a host of others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Musical interludes make my ears bleed

    • By Nicholas on 12-13-11

    Regular price: $12.95

    • The Adventures of Odysseus

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly 3,000 years ago and is retold in this new version especially for younger listeners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Fun Greek Tale

    • By reggie p on 03-26-04

    Regular price: $12.95

    • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another jewel of my poetry collection

    • By ESK on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • 'Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece'

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Burke, Eve Best, Clare Corbett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    These two great poems date from Shakespeare’s early years and are full of passion and invention. In Venus and Adonis, the goddess of love pleads with the beautiful boy to submit to her advances and become her love - but he only wants to hunt boar. In the more serious Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare draws on the Roman tale of the Emperor Tarquin’s desire for Lucrece and its tragic consequencies. These poems give prominent parts to the two heroines, and Clare Corbett and Eve Best shine.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • All the iambs in the world

    • By Darwin8u on 12-27-17

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Adventures of Theseus

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different - quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn - but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. This is a fascinating account for younger listeners.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Afghanistan - In a Nutshell

    • By: Timothy Albone, Mark Hudson
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    'In a Nutshell', the new audiobook series from Naxos AudioBooks, continues with a fascinating history of Afghanistan. For centuries it has been the playground of big powers, from Alexander the Great to the British Empire and the Soviet Union. It has been torn by internal strife and ideological differences, yet Afghans, tribal though they may be, remain a proud nation. Here is a short history, setting the background to the current situation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A useful "Nutshell"

    • By Carroll on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording, and other innovations have made the modern world what it is. But who had these ideas and made realities of them? As David Angus explains, they were very different: quiet, boisterous, confident, or withdrawn. But all had a moment of vision that they combined with single-minded determination to battle through numerous obstacles and produce something that really worked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring!

    • By Patty on 02-26-07

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Bellerophon and the Chimera

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Dinosaurs

    • By: Jen Green
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, the biggest, scariest creatures the world has ever known. Which dinosaurs hunted in packs like wolves? What was the deadliest dinosaur of them all? Which were the very largest species? Not all dinosaurs were bloodthirsty meat-eaters, but all were armed and dangerous. You are advised to keep well clear as we tour the world of the dinosaurs, taking a detailed look at all the most amazing species.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for Kids

    • By Nocturne Alrex on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Gulliver's Travels: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • By: Jonathan Swift, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar! In Lilliput, everyone is tiny, and it takes thousands of them to capture him; in Brobdingnag, they’re huge and treat him as a sort of living toy; in Laputa, they live on a floating island inventing impossibly mad projects; and the Houyhnhnms are horses! But through all his adventures, Gulliver learns to see humans in a different way, too.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Perseus

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Kings and Queens of England

    • By: Jen Green
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Which king liked to bathe while the band played Rule Britannia? Which queen was so fat she needed a hoist to get on the throne? Which prince shut his wife out of Westminster Abbey to prevent her from being crowned? Who was the blood-thirstiest monarch of them all? Kings and Queens of England is a no-holds-barred account of the British monarchy with the gossip and gore left in, and nothing left out! It leaves no stone unturned in its mission to portray kings and queens as they really were, warts and all.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Lady Windermere's Fan

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. The reasons for its continued popularity are not difficult to identify: the play's witty dialogue contains many of Wilde's most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Pleasure

    • By Julian on 09-14-05

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Jason and the Argonauts

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By joel d on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Orpheus and Eurydice

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love and tragic story

    • By Jorge Velasco on 06-25-16

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Classic Poems for Girls

    • By: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Laura Paton, Anne-Marie Piazza, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Classic Poems for Girls is a collection of over 25 funny, whimsical and moving poems for 5- to 10-year olds, designed to fuel the imagination. From the adventures of the Jumblies, who sail away in a sieve; to the sticky end of a girl named Matilda; to the courtship of a maiden who lived long ago, in a kingdom by the sea, there’s a poem to suit any feeling or mood. Seasoned Naxos AudioBooks readers Laura Paton, Anne-Marie Piazza, Benjamin Soames and Roy McMillan work their magic on the works of Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Christina Rossetti, and many more.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Tale of Troy

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    There was once a time, nearly four thousand years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky; when its proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun

    • By reggie p on 03-26-04

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Great Victorians

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development. Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the world leader in iron and steel production. Science was undergoing a revolution, enabled by the groundbreaking work of Michael Faraday, who led the Royal Institution. Great swathes of Central Africa were mapped by the explorer David Livingstone and the understanding of humankind’s place in the world was being redefined by the theories of the great naturalist Charles Darwin.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Following the success of the first Great Scientists title in the Junior Classics range, this collection features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists, with descriptions of their discoveries. From the astronomy of Copernicus and Halley to the natural science of Linnaeus and Humboldt, and from the discoveries of Pascal, Davy, Volta, and Babbage to the harnessing of atomic power by Julius Oppenheimer, it explores the contributions made by these great scientists, and their impact on our everyday lives.

    Regular price: $12.59

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