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    • Rudyard Kipling

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether ‘If..’ deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Poetry of Death, Volume 1

    • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Hood, Robert Burns, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life’s journey or merely a transit point to heavenly glory, its actual point of impact is, obviously, life-changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That’s what we wondered, too. Poets as rich and diverse as Longfellow, Hood, Bronte, Burns, and Gibran here share their words, thoughts and visions with us.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Story of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Abridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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    All's Well That Ends Well is set mainly in France and at the court of the King in Paris. Helena, the daughter of a talented and reputable doctor, goes to attend to the king who is severely ill. She successfully cures him, and in return, he offers her the hand of any man of her choosing. She asks for Count Bertrand, whom she has always loved. But he is appalled by the match, as she is lowly born. Helena is as resourceful as she is beautiful and contrives to make a good husband of Bertrand.

    Regular price: $1.32

    • The Poetry of May

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: John Milton, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    May - the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and popular for May Day and Workers Rights celebrations. for our poets, including Milton, Hopkins, Von Goethe, Wordsworth, and Longfellow, much else is on their minds, and of course, it's beautifully put.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Puppy Cat on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

    • By: Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez, Richard Mitchely, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. Rightly regarded as a major American poet, her life was sheltered, introverted, and reclusive. Despite writing over 1800 poems, only a dozen or so were published during her lifetime. Her structures and wordings are at times difficult to get to grips with, though recurring themes of religion and death certainly shadow many of her works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content & Format but...

    • By Shawn Lewis Hathcock on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Elizabeth Gaskell

    • The Short Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Elizabeth Gaskell is equally well known as Mrs Gaskell. When her mother died, she was three months old and she was sent to live in Knutsford, Cheshire with her Aunt Hannah, this setting would become the basis for her novel Cranford.

    Regular price: $10.21

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 1

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allan Poe, David Herbert Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children's textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy, and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We've put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Story of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful tale of true love having to struggle against duty and pride. It has three separate interlocking stories set in Athens, a woodland, and the realm of the fairies - all under a moonlit sky. This is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, and this reading unfolds the plot quickly while retaining its charm.

    Regular price: $1.32

    • Robert Louis Stevenson

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert Louis Stevenson. In the Scottish canon to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed but it’s a rightful place for one of Scotland’s finest novelists and here, poets. Born in 1850 he managed to cram much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, The States, Samoa and the South Seas.

    Regular price: $6.38

    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portuguese

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett was born on 6 March 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, the eldest of 12 children. The family's wealth was derived from sugar plantations manned by slaves in Jamaica, enabling them to also purchase a 500-acre estate in Herefordshire. This wealth allowed her to publish poems from an early age. However, by age 20, the family’s fortunes were in decline, though they were never below comfortable, after losing a lawsuit over their plantations.

    Regular price: $5.42

    • Louisa May Alcott: The Short Stories

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriquez, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born in 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania into a poor family, author and poet Louisa May Alcott received part of her education from family friends Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Best known for her novel Little Women, Alcott shows a different side of herself in this collection of short stories. This audiobook presents the opportunity to explore Alcott’s take on other subjects in a different discipline. These stories reveal a multifaceted and lesser-known Alcott.

    Regular price: $10.21

    • The Story of Shakespeare's The Tempest

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The Tempest has the ingredients of a cracking good story - magic, power, and love - and they kick up a storm. The magician Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, are banished by his jealous brother, Antonio, with the help of Alonso, the king of Naples. Prospero conjures up a tempest than ensures justice is done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brief and clear summary

    • By Thomas on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $1.02

    • The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • By: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The English language has grown into the world’s pre-dominant spoken language, containing over one million words. Its sources are rich and diverse, having absorbed words from other cultures and times without hesitation. With such talents as Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling, Blake, and many other classic poets using this most flexible language to render their thoughts and visions, it is no wonder that the beauty and reach of English entrances us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Anthology of British Poems

    • By Charles on 03-28-11

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Poetry of England, Volume 2

    • By: John Keats, Robert Browning, Thomas Hood, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    English Poetry, Volume 2 – An Introduction. The English language has grown into the Worlds pre-dominant spoken language. It’s estimated there are over one million words with which to do this. Its sources are rich and diverse, absorbing from other cultures and times without hesitation.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Edith Nesbit: The Ghost Stories

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, George Irving, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children’s stories such as The Railway Children. But in this volume we explore her short stories of the macabre and ghostly sort. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total as well as collections of poetry which we shall explore in a separate volume. These stories are brought to your ears in eerie detail by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scared my 11 year old

    • By Michael on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $10.21

    • The Story of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Merchant of Venice, though featuring its title character heavily, is most memorable for the Jewish merchant Shylock, who insists on a pound of flesh when a debt cannot be repaid in time.

    Inevitably, love features as the money borrowed by Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, is for his friend, Bassiano, who wishes to woo the beautiful and talented Portia, who ultimately provides a clever solution and saves Antonio's life.

    Regular price: $1.02

    • The Poetry of June

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Emily Dickinson, John Dryden, Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    June - the sixth month of the year in our Gregorian calendar and the official byginning of summer. The days stretch to their longest, and many subjects and thoughts fill the minds of our poets, such as Dryden, Levy, Raleigh, Blunt and Dickenson, as they describy the warming days.

    Regular price: $5.42

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 2

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: Anne Bronte, HP Lovecraft, John Keats
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 7

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Arnold Bennett, Daniel Defoe, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Richard Mitchley, Bill Wallis, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Rudyard Kipling, Guy De Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Arnold Bennett, Daniel Defoe, Edith Nesbit and M.R. James. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories include "My Own True Ghost Story" by Rudyard Kipling, "The Horla" by Guy De Maupassant, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Selection of Classic Horror!

    • By Robert on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $10.21

    • The Poetry of Death, Volume 2

    • By: Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life’s journey or merely a transit point to heavenly glory, its actual point of impact is, obviously, life-changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That’s what we wondered too. Poets as rich and diverse as Tennyson, Hardy, Shelley, and Poe here share their words, thoughts and visions with us.

    Regular price: $6.78

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