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    • 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 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just utterly fabulous.

    • By Chella Quint on 10-10-18
    • 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 104 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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 W on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans

    • Bookworm Series, Book 3
    • By: Christopher Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 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 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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 Nought on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Bookworm IV: Full Circle

    • Bookworm Series, Book 4
    • By: Christopher Nuttall
    • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • The Canterville Ghost (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • By: Oscar Wilde, John Escott (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Adapted from the classic story by Oscar Wilde.... There has been a ghost in the house for 300 years, and Lord Canterville’s family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr. Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost - because of course Americans don’t believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don’t frighten easily....

    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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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Five Children and It (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Diane Mowat (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Candida Gubbins
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they were very surprised at what they found. "It" was a Psammead, a sand-fairy, thousands of years old. It was a strange little thing - fat and furry, and with eyes on long stalks. It was often very cross and unfriendly, but it could give wishes - one wish a day. "How wonderful!" the children said. But wishes are difficult things. They can get you into trouble. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • 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

    • The Witches of Pendle

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1
    • By: Rowena Akinyemi
    • Narrated by: Deborah Berlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: John Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night...is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror...is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round?

    Regular price: £4.89

    • 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: £4.89

    • Pride and Prejudice (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6
    • By: Jane Austen, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry," said Elizabeth Bennet. And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? This famous novel by Jane Austen is full of wise and humorous observation of the people and manners of her times.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • Frankenstein (adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Mary Shelley, Jennifer Bassett
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new ’man’. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him – even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good to "read" it again.

    • By A K DAVENPORT on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Judith Dean
    • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In a city in Arabia there lives a boy called Aladdin. He is poor and often hungry, but one day he finds an old lamp. When he rubs the lamp, smoke comes out of it, and then out of the smoke comes a magical jinnee (genie). With the jinnee’s help, Aladdin is soon rich, with gold and jewels and many fine things. But can he win the love of the Sultan’s daughter, the beautiful Princess Badr-al-Budur?

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Agatha Christie, Woman of Mystery

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, True Stories, Stage 2
    • By: John Escott
    • Narrated by: Clare Wille
    • Length: 1 hr
    • 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

    What does the name "Agatha Christie" mean? To many people, it means a book about a murder mystery - a "whodunnit". "I'm reading an Agatha Christie," people say. "I'm not sure who the murderer is. I think it's…." But they are usually wrong, because it is not easy to guess the murderer's name before the end of the book. But who was Agatha Christie? What was she like? Was her life quiet and unexciting, or was it full of interest and adventure?Was there a mystery in her life, too?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Written, but Interesting

    • By Sarah on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £4.89

    • Little Women (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 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: £4.89

    • Reading Affirmations

    • Positive Daily Affirmations to Discover and Enhance the Bookworm in You Using the Law of Attraction, Self-Hypnosis, Guided Meditation and Sleep Learning
    • By: Stephens Hyang
    • Narrated by: Larry Oliver
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • 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

    The law of attraction is based on the idea that everything in the universe has a polarity, meaning that everything - from the food you eat to the people you talk to, to the things you say to the things you think - contains either a positive or a negative kind of energy. Notice that being with people who complain or rant a lot tends to make you feel bad, even though you're not exactly experiencing what they're going through - that's the law of attraction working its magic. When you focus on negative stuff, then more negative stuff will happen.

    • Positive Daily Affirmations to Discover and Enhance the Bookworm in You Using the Law of Attraction, Self-Hypnosis, Guided Meditation and Sleep Learning
    • By: Stephens Hyang
    • Narrated by: Larry Oliver
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £3.69

    • Great Expectations (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Charles Dickens, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice story! I liked of the story too much!

    • By ADRICESER AVILA on 19-05-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Adaptation)

    • Make Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
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    You are walking through the streets of London. It is getting dark and you want to get home quickly. You enter a narrow side-street. Everything is quiet, but as you pass the door of a large, windowless building, you hear a key turning in the lock. A man comes out and looks at you. You have never seen him before, but you realize immediately that he hates you. You are shocked to discover, also, that you hate him. Who is this man that everybody hates?

    Regular price: £4.89

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