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    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This edition of Hamlet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Set in Denmark, the story dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama. 

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    • This sounds like a robotic reading of Cliff Notes

    • By Gary W. Pearson on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This edition of Romeo and Juliet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play, the incredible romantic story full of passion and wisdom retold in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a complete reading

    • By Melissa B. Holt on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. This is one of the most prolific Shakespeare works, featuring themes of passion, jealousy, love, betrayal, revenge and repentance. This edition of Othello is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Psalm 23

    • By: Johann Sebastian Bach, Greg Cetus
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Psalm 23 includes a reading of the eponymous prayer followed by magical harp music based on an original composition of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Bach composition includes: Prelude in C minor BWV 999 adapted for harp and performed by Greg Cetus.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • The Merchant of Venice

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. Having squandered his estate, he needs 3,000 ducats to subsidise his expenditures as a suitor. Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice who has previously and repeatedly bailed him out. This edition of The Merchant of Venice is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy. The events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

    Regular price: $3.05

    • Shakespeare Tales of Humour and Wit

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Shakespeare plays the tragic and the comic often fade into each other, turning into a harmonious blending of these two elements. Shakespeare takes a special delight in the employment of such harmonies. His tragedies never fail having their comic interludes, and his comedies often have a serious undertone. Still, the comic is not the tragic, and in this collection we offer some of the more humorous and witty tales from Shakespeare. The following Shakespeare adaptations are included here: A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It and Measure for Measure.

    Regular price: $5.45

    • Shakespeare Tales of Revenge

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of Shakespeare tales focuses on themes of revenge, opening with Hamlet, the greatest revenge play of all time, one of the finest examples of revenge that a young man plans for the murder of his father. This collection of Shakespeare adaptations also includes Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice, each offering a unique perspective on the psychology of revenge.

    Regular price: $5.45

    • Measure for Measure

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Justice, mortality, mercy in Vienna, dichotomy between corruption and purity. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Mercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end tragically, with virtues such as compassion and forgiveness being exercised at the end of the production. This edition of Measure for Measure is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

    • By: Charles Perrault
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An iconic collection of fairy tales from the master of storytelling, Charles Perrault, including some of his best work: 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Puss in Boots', 'Little Thumb', 'Cinderella', 'Blue Beard', and 'Beauty and the Beast'. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twelfth Night centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as Cesario, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her, thinking she is a man.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Tempest

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter, Miranda, to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation. This edition of The Tempest is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original work. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • All's Well That Ends Well

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Helena, the low-born ward of a French countess, is in love with the countess' son, Bertram, who is indifferent to her. Bertram goes to Paris to replace his late father as attendant to the ailing King of France. Helena, the daughter of a recently deceased doctor, follows Bertram, ostensibly to offer the King her services as a healer. The King is sceptical, and she guarantees the cure with her life: if he dies, she will be put to death, but if he lives, she may choose a husband from the court. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Taming of the Shrew

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Petruchio tames Katherina, an unwilling participant in the relationship, with various psychological torments, such as keeping her from eating and drinking, until she becomes a desirable, compliant and obedient bride. This edition of The Taming of the Shrew is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Valentine is preparing to leave Verona for Milan so as to broaden his horizons. He begs his best friend, Proteus, to come with him, but Proteus is in love with Julia and refuses to leave. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. This edition of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Praying with Chopin

    • By: Soren Kierkegaard, Frederic Chopin, Blaise Pascal
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Praying with Chopin is an audio recording of selected powerful prayers from the Bible, great saints, sacred texts and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationships with God. Each prayer is followed by piano music based on original compositions of Frederic Chopin. Chopin compositions include a selection of his nocturnal piano work performed by Anton Kingsbury.

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    • Amazing!

    • By Susan on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $8.72

    • English Fairy Tales, Volume 1

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of English fairy tales taking you into a magical world of wit and mystery. Learn about Simpleton and how he succeeded in a tough situation where his older brother failed. Find out how one little piglet outwitted the streetwise old, grey wolf. A crafty cat, Puss, saves the life of his master and befriends the mighty Marquis Carabas. The collection includes some of the most memorable tales, such as 'The Golden Goose', 'The Three Little Pigs', 'Puss in Boots', 'The Three Bears', and 'Tom Thumb'.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • The Winter's Tale

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Winter's Tale follows two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. This edition is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Much Ado About Nothing

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. This edition of Much Ado About Nothing is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama.  

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Volume 2

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oscar Wilde is most famous for his satirical plays which he wrote at the time of great literary enlightenment, when all Britons were able to embrace literature previously only available to the wealthy and educated. At the height of the prosperity sweeping through London in the Victorian era, Oscar Wilde also wrote many tales offering rich and dramatic portrayals of the human life and condition.

    Regular price: $10.90

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