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    • Julius Caesar

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatised)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Robert Rietty, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    "Veni, vidi, vici" ¿ "I came, I saw, I conquered", he boasted: and no one could say he lied. Few other men in history have received so much praise and so much condemnation, and few other men achieved such power. Soldier, statesman, lawyer, priest, writer, social reformer, national leader, fortune builder, and organizer of the infamous Roman Games. Caesar's life was full of anomalies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible quality.

    • By JS641 on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Battle of Midway (Dramatised)

    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, James Berwick, Ed Bishop, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The Japanese advance in the Pacific was stemmed and turned in the Midway Sea. It was one of the decisive actions of the Second World War, and a story of extreme drama and heroism. It demonstrated once and for all the superiority of air power over naval might.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Alexander Fleming

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1928 Alexander Fleming came across some mould in an old culture dish; from it came one of the greatest discoveries of medicine: Penicillin, an antibiotic that kills bacteria without producing toxic side-effects. However, it wasn't until 1940, when two scientists at Oxford succeeded in demonstrating that the new drug could be purified and mass-produced, that the treatment of infections and infectious diseases was revolutionized.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Lot Of Genius And A Little Luck...

    • By Douglas on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Amy Johnson, 1903 - 1941: The Famous Women Series

    • By: Alan Reid
    • Narrated by: Valentine Palmer, Shirley Dixon, Carole Ann Ford
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Amy Johnson's greatest achievement was her solo flight to Australia, made within a year of her obtaining a full pilot's licence. (At the time she was the only woman in the world to hold a full ground-engineer's licence.) In the remote jungles and islands of south-east Asia, her flying ability and engineering knowledge enabled her to complete the flight.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

    • 1770 - 1827
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: Richard Mayes
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Imagine a blind painter!" So said Richard Wagner when describing the effect of deafness on a composer. Yet Ludwig van Beethoven was a man with the character to overcome this seemingly incapacitating disability and produce some of the most powerful and beautiful music ever written. This fascinating programme selects the words of Beethoven and his contemporaries, and includes excerpts from his best known and loved works.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Prophesies of Nostradamus (Dramatised)

    • By: David Pinner
    • Narrated by: Valentine Dyall, Blain Fairman, Carole Ann Ford, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Michael Nostradamus is regarded as the most accurate prophet of all time. His prophesies were collected and published in a book called The Centuries, which was the 14th Century's best-seller after the Bible. Nostradamus predicted the German inflation of the 1930s, the war against Hitler, and aspects of General Franco's life. The most terrifying of his declarations, revealed here, has thankfully not materialized.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Keir on 04-06-10

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Monkeyville Case

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Here it is: the original Bible-versus-evolution trial. In 1925, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, two of the greatest lawyers ever, joined battle in the case of a young schoolmaster charged with teaching the theory of evolution. An historic and very entertaining trial resulted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Summary

    • By Ian C Robertson on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Terror Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (Dramatised)

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Edgar Allen Poe had a dark and morbid imagination. His capacity for suspense and shock has never been rivaled. He had a unique art of creating nameless fear, fear that makes the reader ache for, and yet shrink from explanation. Fear that alternately torments and numbs the mind, the fear that comes from the dark of nowhere, the fear that will never go away.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Horatio Nelson

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: John Graham, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    "Captain Nelson is a little man who cannot boast of being handsome, but who will, in my view, one day astonish the world." So said Sir William Hamilton to his wife Emma, when Captain Nelson first sailed into Naples Bay in 1793. Even that shrewd Ambassador could hardly have guessed how great the "little man" would become.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History in a tea cup.

    • By Phillip A. Erickson on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Newcastle Train Murder & Death on the Crumbles

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Two true-crime cases: the Newcastle train murder of 1910 led to a verdict based on identification; in 1924, Patrick Mahon admitted to dismembering a body but denied committing the murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawless

    • By Paul on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • 1756 - 1791
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: Richard Mayes
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is without doubt the most famous of all musical child prodigies. At the age of 6 he enthralled the Austrian Court with his unbelievable virtuosity. Yet he died friendless and in poverty at the age of 36, a victim of jealousy, and vicious intrigue. Mozart's story is a tragedy, but one filled with superb music; for he brought new colour, passion and power to opera, symphony and concerto.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Catherine de Medici, 1519-1589

    • The Famous Women Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Hazel Clyne, Ian Gelder
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Queen of France by her marriage to Henry II, Catherine dominated Europe's dying Renaissance, manipulating France by her goading of an hysterical and half-demented king. It was a colourful and blood-soaked time that is excitingly brought to life in this biography.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • George Frideric Handel

    • 1865 - 1759
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: John Ringham
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A portrait in words and music of one of the world's truly great composers. A man who gained fame in a land far from his birthplace. Handel was rewarded with glory and honour in his lifetime, and his music lives on in opera house, church and concert hall. His famous Largo is generally accepted as being one of the best loved melodies in the world. This programme follows his extraordinary success in a foreign land with respect and affection.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910

    • The Famous Women Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Avis Murton Carter
    • Narrated by: Valentine Palmer, Mary Kenton, John Green
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is the true story of the "Lady with the Lamp" - no sentimentalised figure, but a strong-willed, aggressive woman who reformed nursing through sheer inspired endeavour. She lived to be 90, with a full life of conflict, setbacks, and triumphs.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Albert Einstein

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Steven Fuller
    • Narrated by: Guy Thomas, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Albert Einstein: genius, humanitarian; wild of hair, sad of eye. He was untidy, generous, concerned, and absent-minded, the prototypical absent-minded professor. He was one of the founders of modern physics and a scientist most extraordinary; his laboratory was mostly a blackboard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but not long enough

    • By Mike on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Emma Hamilton, 1765-1815

    • The Famous Women Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert, Denise Briar, Robin Chadwick
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Emma Hamilton came to be recognized as the most beautiful woman of her age and has become immortal in history for her romantic involvement with Nelson, England's greatest hero. As well as beauty, she had great gifts: she was a singer of professional ability, a natural linguist and actress, and a shrewd behind-the-scenes politician. She captivated almost everyone with her warm-hearted, extroverted charm.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Isabella of Castile & Leon, 1450-1504

    • The Famous Women Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Geoffrey Orme
    • Narrated by: Valentine Palmer, Shirley Dixon, Hugh Morton
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Isabella has been called a genius, crusader, patriot - and bigot. She brought law and order, founded universities and libraries, patronised the arts and sciences - while behind her lay the shadow of the dreaded inquisition. Hers was a remarkable life of cruelty tempered by enlightenment.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Isaac Newton

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: Clifford Rose, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This audio biography vividly traces the life of a man who is regarded as the greatest scientist the world has ever known. It tells of his schooldays and earliest experiments, through the terrible plague years when he began the work that was to make him famous forever, to the publication of his book, The Principia, a masterpiece that did no less than describe the workings of the universe. Yet he was a modest man, who cared little for his appearance and detested argument.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The message occasionally obscured by the delivery

    • By James Carl Barsz, MD on 06-25-15

    Regular price: $4.12

    • A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a ripping Victorian yarn, one of the best of the genre.

    The sequence of amazing happenings are presented in a delightful, matter-of-fact way and surely reflect the attitude of the Great European explorers of the 19th century, who, in the midst of some appalling situation, would calmly sit down with a cup of tea and consider their plight.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Charles Darwin

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The man responsible for the near religion of "Darwinism" and the theory of evolution was a quiet, patient, and gentle man, suffering for most of his life from chronic ill-health. He rarely attended banquets given in his honor or even meetings of the Royal Society to which he was elected a Fellow before his 30th birthday. His most famous book, The Origin of Species, is considered to be the most important book of the 18th century and had an overwhelming reception.

    Regular price: $4.12

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