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    • Bookworm

    • Bookworm Series, Book 1
    • By: Christopher Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Elaine is an orphan girl who has grown up in a world where magical ability brings power. Her limited talent was enough to ensure a magical training, but she's very inexperienced and was lucky to get a position working in the Great Library. Now, the Grand Sorcerer - the most powerful magician of them all - is dying, although initially that makes little difference to Elaine; she certainly doesn't have the power to compete for higher status in the Golden City. But all that changes when she triggers a magical trap....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, shame about the tone of the narration

    • By Mrs Suzanne Wilcox on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Bookworm

    • A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    • By: Lucy Mangan
    • Narrated by: Lucy Mangan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia and Kirrin Island and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy and played by the tracks with the Railway Children.

    • A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    • By: Lucy Mangan
    • Narrated by: Lucy Mangan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 19-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Bookworm II: The Very Ugly Duckling

    • By: Christopher Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    In the wake of the disastrous attack on the Golden City, Lady Light Spinner has become Grand Sorceress and Elaine, the Bookworm, has been settling into her positions as Head Librarian and Privy Councillor. But any hope of vanishing into her books is negated when a new magician of staggering power appears in the city, one whose abilities seem to defy the known laws of magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected magic

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans

    • Bookworm Series, Book 3
    • By: Christopher Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Elaine and Johan are preparing to leave Golden City, with Daria and the travelers, in order to search for the Witch-King. The Grand Sorceress instructs Inquisitor Cass to help them. But before Elaine can leave she is arrested by two Inquisitors on the orders of the Emperor. When she resists she is hit with a powerful spell that forces her to concentrate all her efforts on protecting her mind from its intrusion. Taken to the palace she finds that the Grand Sorceress has been removed and the Throne has accepted an heir to the Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Paul L. on 27-01-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Bookworm IV: Full Circle

    • Bookworm Series, Book 4
    • By: Christopher Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Having escaped from the Golden City, Elaine, Johan, and their friends - including some strange allies with goals of their own - race desperately towards Ida, hiding place of the ancient Witch-King. Behind them, the armies of the new Emperor - a man permanently poised on the verge of madness - give chase, unleashing monsters and spells from the long-buried past on everyone who stands in their way. Ahead of them, the Witch-King waits, biding his time as he prepares for his ascension.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • book IV Two to many

    • By Mr. D. W. Silk on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Jane Eyre (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6
    • By: Charlotte Bronté, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ishia Bennison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jane Eyre is alone in the world. Disliked by her aunt’s family, she is sent away to school. Here she learns that a young girl, with neither money nor family to support her, can expect little from the world. She survives, but she wants more from life than simply to survive: she wants respect, and love. When she goes to work for Mr Rochester, she hopes she has found both at once. But the sound of strange laughter, late at night, behind a locked door, warns her that her troubles are only beginning.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • Robinson Crusoe (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • By: Daniel Defoe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!’In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only one person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • Dracula (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Libary, Level 2
    • By: Bram Stoker, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: David Learner, Ruth Jones, Richard Mitchly
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula – a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead – a vampire that drinks the blood of living people.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (Adaptations)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Clare West (adaptations)
    • Narrated by: John Graham
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Adapted from the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.... Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of them all. He sits in his room, and smokes his pipe. He listens, and watches, and thinks. He listens to the steps coming up the stairs; he watches the door opening – and he knows what question the stranger will ask.

    In these three of his best stories, Holmes has three visitors to the famous flat in Baker Street – visitors who bring their troubles to the only man in the world who can help them.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Little Women (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
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    When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his ’little women’ when he comes home.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Oliver Twist (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6
    • By: Charles Dickens, Richard Rogers (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Brett Usher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    London in the 1830s was no place to be if you were a hungry 10-year-old boy, an orphan without friends or family, with no home to go to, and only a penny in your pocket to buy a piece of bread.But Oliver Twist finds some friends – Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and Charley Bates. They give him food and shelter, and play games with him, but it is not until some days later that Oliver finds out what kind of friends they are and what kind of ’games’ they play. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Charles Dickens original by Richard Rogers.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Treasure Island (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation).
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" It was Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run . . .’But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape from the island, and sail back to England with a ship full of gold?

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The Bookworm

    • By: Mitch Silver
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why did Hitler choose not to invade England when he had the chance? Europe, 1940. It's late summer, and Belgium has been overrun by the German army. Posing as a friar, a British operative talks his way into the monastery at Villers-devant-Orval just before Nazi art thieves plan to sweep through the area and whisk everything of value back to Berlin. But the ersatz man of the cloth is no thief. Instead, that night he adds an old leather Bible to the monastery's library and then escapes. London, 2017. A construction worker operating a backhoe makes a grisly discovery - a skeletal arm bone with a rusty handcuff attached to the wrist.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Chemical Secret (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett (adaptation), Tim Vicary
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 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

    The job was too good. There had to be a problem - and there was. John Duncan was an honest man, but he needed money. He had children to look after. He was ready to do anything, and his bosses knew it. They gave him the job because he couldn’t say no; he couldn’t afford to be honest. And the job was like a poison inside him. It changed him and blinded him, so that he couldn’t see the real poison - until it was too late. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Adapted from the Arthur Conan Doyle story "Silver Blaze".... Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win.Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Great Expectations (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Charles Dickens, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In a gloomy, neglected house Miss Havisham sits, as she has sat year after year, in a wedding dress and veil that were once white, and are now faded and yellow with age. Her face is like a death’s head; her dark eyes burn with bitterness and hate. By her side sits a proud and beautiful girl, and in front of her, trembling with fear in his thick country boots, stands young Pip.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Witches of Pendle

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1
    • By: Rowena Akinyemi
    • Narrated by: Deborah Berlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Witches are dangerous. They can kill you with a look, or a word. They can send their friend the Devil after you in the shape of a dog or a cat. They can make a clay picture of you, then break it.... and a few weeks later, you are dead. Today, of course, most people don’t believe in witches. But in 1612, everybody was afraid of them. Young Jennet Device in Lancashire knew a lot about them because she lived with the Witches of Pendle. They were her family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By hannah on 01-07-17

    Regular price: £4.89

    • The Wizard of Oz (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1
    • By: L. Frank Baum, Rosemary Border (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Myers
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum.... Dorothy lives in Kansas, but one day a cyclone blows her and her house to a strange country called Oz. There, Dorothy makes friends with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. But she wants to go home to Kansas. Only one person can help her, and that is the country’s famous Wizard of Oz. So Dorothy and her friends follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to find the Wizard.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • The Garden Party and Other Stories (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Rosalie Kerr (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Paul Panting, Nicollette McKenzie, Joanne Hall, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Oh, how delightful it is to fall in love for the first time! How exciting to go to your first dance when you are a girl of 18! But life can also be hard and cruel, if you are young and inexperienced and travelling alone across Europe . . . or if you are a child from the wrong social class . . . or a singer without work and the rent to be paid. Set in Europe and New Zealand, these nine stories by Katherine Mansfield dig deep beneath the appearances of life to show us the causes of human happiness and despair.

    Regular price: £4.79

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