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    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080

    This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly delightful book!

    • By T.K. on 06-21-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    • (A Puffin Book)
    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By R. Abendaño on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Birds, Beasts and Relatives

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 262
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      5 out of 5 stars 261

    The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu, continuing the story begun in My Family and Other Animals. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host to a constant stream of quirky guests. But for Gerald, the main attraction is the wildlife of Corfu.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The antidote to stress

    • By Rebecca on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Tales from Shakespeare

    • The Lambs' Tales (Puffin Classics)
    • By: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My daughter's absolute favorite!

    • By H on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $14.46

    • No Comebacks

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Deception, blackmail, murder, revenge - these are themes of stories that move from London to the coast of Spain, from Mauritius to Dublin. Whether his subject is assassination by stealth, gun-smuggling or the cruel confidence trick Forsyth is never less than compulsive.Here are eight stories with the Forsyth touch - a brilliant and original collection by an incomparable craftsman of suspense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some excellent stories

    • By Christopher on 08-05-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • 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 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      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: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Tom Jones is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential English novels. It is certainly the funniest. Tom Jones, the hero of the book, is introduced to the reader as the ward of a liberal Somerset squire. Tom is a generous but slightly wild and feckless country boy with a weakness for young women. Misfortune, followed by many spirited adventures as he travels to London to seek his fortune, teach him a sort of wisdom to go with his essential good-heartedness.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tom is thrown out of his foster father's house for "crimes" that he didn't commit, and proceeds to have numerous bawdy adventures and fights, eventually finding that only his true love can save him from a life that could possibly end at the gallows.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Westminster Memorials - Volume 3

    • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Milton, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Nigel Davenport, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Westminster Abbey has seen much during its long, rich history: the coronations of Kings and Queens, the burials of Prime Ministers. However, it is also a church that remembers the men and women of the arts. Dedicated writers and poets who spoke so eloquently that the nation wished to remember them with plaques upon its walls so that all who travelled here could remember, too. Their works are worth remembering, and here, in these volumes, their wise words speak, too, and for us all. In volume 3 we collect together Edward Lear to William Wordsworth.

    Regular price: $4.90