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    • 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 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr
    • 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

    • Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    It seemed impossible that quiet, respectable Lizzie could have hacked her parents to death with an axe. But in 1893, she stood trial in perhaps the most famous murder case in American legal history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THEE Unsolved Murder Of The Century

    • By Polly Poizendem on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Murder at the Follies

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Take a lovely chorine, a young heir to millions, and a middle-aged libertine who was, in 1907, the foremost architect of his generation. Mix well. No fictional trial has ever surpassed the thrills and sensations of the resulting drama.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Brighton Trunk Case & The Blazing Car Case

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Two true-crime trials involving Norman Birkett: in 1934, he summed up a case for the defence with matchless eloquence; in 1931, he brilliantly prosecuted an accused murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good stuff

    • By Christine on 05-22-08

    Regular price: $4.33

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Under the Crab Apple Tree

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This 1926 case involved a married clergyman who had a secret affair with a singer in his church choir. They were both found shot, and the clergyman's wife and her brothers stood trial.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Nikolai Lenin

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Geoffrey Orme
    • Narrated by: Clifford Rose, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    At the dawn of the 20th century there emerged a man with a burning zeal to sow chaos, and out of that chaos build a new conception of human existence. Lenin, the back-room plotter, revolutionary, lawyer, writer, and anti-God prophet of a new world order called communism, flourished in a world shattered and disillusioned by war. In the Soviet Union, his writings and sayings were sacred, and a Lenin quotation once brooked no argument. Yet his spell of power was brief and his end enfeebled.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good quickie

    • By Grant Wentworth on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Francis Drake, 1540 - 1596 (Dramatised)

    • Explorers and Pioneers, Volume Two
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton, Robin Scobey, Michael Kilgarriff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Francis Drake he was more than a mere buccaneer. He was also an explorer, the first captain to circumnavigate the globe - which resulted in the establishment of the British Empire in the Orient. But it was for his part in defeating Spain's "invincible" Armada that Drake assured his place in English history.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Nikita Khrushchev

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Alan Reid
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, Full Cast
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Nikita Krushchev: a miner's son, a rough and simple peasant, a revolutionary, an ardent party worker, and eventually one of the two most powerful men in the world. A cheerful figure at ease among cornfields, or on a factory floor; or hostile at the United Nations, taunting and accusing the West. On a state visit to the USA, he famously said, "We will bury you"; at the UN he once removed a shoe to bang it on the desk to make a point.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but short

    • By Brigham on 07-08-09

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Julius Caesar

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatised)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Robert Rietty, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • 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

    • Albert Einstein

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Steven Fuller
    • Narrated by: Guy Thomas, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • The Battle of Jutland (Dramatised)

    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert, Michael Burrell, Michael Sheard, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    It was the most controversial naval battle of the 20th century. Statistically, both sides lost; but the British Fleet was readied for action again within 24 hours and dominated the seas for the rest of the First World War. This programme recreates the whole dramatic conflict.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • tally ho

    • By Hoky Blaster16 on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $4.25

    • 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

    • Napoleon Bonaparte

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza, Full Cast
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    France was in a state of chaos. Her Royal Family and most of her nobility had been swept away during her bloody revolution and terror stalked the land. The country was bankrupt, her armies a rabble of ill-fed, half-naked men. And then, within a few brief years, these same armies were sweeping across Europe in an all-conquering flood. As if by a miracle, a man had arisen who restored France to her former greatness, and more.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Sigmund Freud, 1856 - 1939 (Dramatised)

    • Explorers and Pioneers, Volume Four
    • By: Steven Fuller
    • Narrated by: Clifford Rose, David Graham, Gary Hope
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sigmund Freud will be remembered by most people for the 'slip' that bears his name. But the most far-reaching of Freud's contributions is arguably that of psychoanalysis. He developed it, claimed to have made staggering discoveries with it, and used these discoveries to propose theories about human behaviour that are still the subject of heated debate.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • The Hauntings at Borley Rectory (Dramatised)

    • By: Michael, Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza, Carole Ann Ford, Nicolette Marvin, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Borley Rectory in rural Suffolk seems to have been plagued with ghosts, particularly that of a young French nun believed to have been murdered on the site. Dark and malevolent shapes, poltergeist activity, and voices from disused cellars and stairways haunt this recording. Borley Rectory burned down in the 1950s - and so did the studio where this eerie reconstruction was recorded.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too over the top

    • By Kalavinka on 06-12-07

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Guglielmo Marconi

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Geoffrey Orme
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Marconi didn't invent radio waves, that credit goes to Heinrich Hertz, for whom the units hertz and megahertz are named. Hertz had discovered and first produced radio waves in 1888. But it was Marconi who took the Hertz discovery and developed what the world now knows as radio. In 1894 Marconi began experimenting at his family's home near Bologna. In 1899, he sent a signal 31 miles across the English Channel to France.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but missing a major fact

    • By Brad on 08-04-08

    Regular price: $4.12

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