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    • Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Silas Marner is a selfless member of a tight Calvinist sect who's been framed for stealing the congregation's funds. Expelled from his community, he retreats to the rustic hamlet of Raveloe to spend the remainder of his life as a misanthropic hermit, devoted only to the fortune he amasses as a linen weaver. But when his gold is taken, Silas also feels robbed of what's left of his humanity. Then, one snowy New Year's Eve, an orphan girl comes in out of the storm and changes him forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • my favourite Eliot novel

    • By Penelope Swan on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Great Classic Horror Stories with a Bonus Story: "The Monkey's Paw"

    • By: Alison Larkin
    • Narrated by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and a bonus story, "The Monkey’s Paw" by W.W. Jacobs. More than 30 hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by three A-list narrators whose performances are nothing short of electrifying.    

    Regular price: £27.49

    • A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas

    • With Commentary from Alison Larkin
    • By: Charles Dickens, Clement Clarke Moore
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore are as different as England and America themselves, and yet almost two centuries later these two iconic tales remain an important part of Christmas tradition all over the world. Now they are brought together in this very special holiday recording.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My all-time favourite Christmas classic

    • By Sara Niña on 22-11-16

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Journey to the Center of the Earth (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A sixteenth-century cryptogram spurs modern geologist Otto Liedenbrock to embark on the most remarkable human quest ever taken. With his nephew and guide, he leads the descent from a dormant Icelandic volcano into the unexplored realm beneath their feet. There, a vast subterranean ocean, prehistoric creatures, and natural phenomena are but a few of the wonders hidden from all but the boldest eyes.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Poor Clare

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intentional killing of a woman's dog unleashes a torrent of rage. In her desire for revenge, the woman curses the dog's killer: All that the murderer loves most, he will lose. This haunting tale brilliantly demonstrates Elizabeth Gaskell's understanding of the tensions between Catholics and Protestants and the harsh realities of class society.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Eugenics and Other Evils

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    During the first three decades of the 20th century, eugenics, the scientific control of human breeding, was a popular cause within enlightened and progressive segments of the English-speaking world. This prophetic volume counters the intellectual nihilism of Nietzsche, while simultaneously rebuking Western notions of progress - biological or otherwise. Chesterton expands his criticism of eugenics into what he calls "a more general criticism of the modern craze for scientific officialism and strict social organization."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prescient

    • By David Mullins on 21-10-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Doctrine of Repentance

    • By: Thomas Watson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In a world that will not tolerate the mention of sin, and in churches where it has been defined only in generic, sociological terms, one could make a good case could that repentance is one of the least used words in the English language today. Repentance is essential to true Christianity - Jesus Christ himself said that if we do not repent, we will perish - and there are few better guides that have existed in this or any other area of spiritual experience than Thomas Watson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential listening

    • By E. J. on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde & The Yellow Wallpaper with Commentary by Alison Larkin

    • By: Alison Larkin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde grew out of a horrifying nightmare Robert Louis Stevenson had one night in Bournemouth, England, in 1886. "The Yellow Wallpaper" sprang from a catastrophic nervous breakdown Charlotte Perkins Gilman had six years later on the other side of the Atlantic following the birth of her daughter. Now these two haunting, iconic tales are brought together for the first time in this powerful classic audio exploration of madness and the duality of the human soul.   

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Alice in Wonderland & Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

    • With an Excerpt from The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll
    • By: Lewis Carroll, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Derek Perkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alice in Wonderland and Jabberwocky come alive in a fresh new and highly accessible way in this in this brilliant recording by acclaimed comedienne Alison Larkin and Audie-award-winning narrator Derek Perkins. The recordings are followed by a short excerpt from The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, by Carroll's nephew, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood.

    Regular price: £11.29

    • The Garden

    • By: L. A. G. Strong
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Garden is set in Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. Dermot, whose family has settled in England, returns for his summers from English Public School to visit his grandfather, and develops affection for the city. During the course of the novel, war breaks out, bringing an end to the Edwardian summer for a whole generation....

    Regular price: £18.99