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    • The Call of the Wild

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Call of the Wild by Jack London was perhaps his best selling book. Buck the dog, a St. Bernard Shepherd mix was living a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley of California until the demand for dogs of his type in the Klondike encourages the caretaker to steal him and sell him into a life of misery in the far North. his physical strength, and his strength of character allow him to survive the brutal treatment he receives at the hand of man. The longer he is in the North, the closer he comes to his brother Wolf until the call of the wild transforms him into a wild animal, a Wolf.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not exactly Sublime.

    • By K on 30-03-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney, Damian Lewis, Saskia Wickham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Proteus loves Julia in Verona, Valentine loves Silvia in Milan. But when Proteus meets Silvia, he falls for her too, and the heartbroken Julia sets out in pursuit. This delightful and sometimes disquieting early comedy of love lost and found offers lyrical poetry, disguise, clowning, outlaws, and a most unreliable dog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable performance.

    • By Joey Dean on 10-04-17

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Julius Caesar: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Michael Feast, John Bowe, Adrian Lester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    At the heart of this tragic history is one of Shakespeare's most noble characters, the statesman Brutus, who is caught in a devastating conflict between private affection and public duty.

    Julius Caesar has become the most powerful man in the Rome. Does his power now threaten the very existence of the Republic itself? A conspiracy is hatched, one that will have fatal consequences not only for Caesar and the conspirators but for the future history of the ancient world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Production

    • By Joey Dean on 23-07-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain

    • Oddly Modern Fairy Tales, Book 12
    • By: Michael Rosen - editor
    • Narrated by: John Telfer, Lisa Coleman, Michael Rosen, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals, such as the Clarion, Labour Leader, and Social Democrat. Based on familiar genres, these stories were meant to entertain readers of all ages - and some challenged the conventional values promoted in children’s literature for the middle class. Acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen brings together more than 40 of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beautiful volume.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read, wonderfully chosen

    • By Ash Pryce on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Richard II (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare Sir
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and Edward Hardwicke star in this unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Richard II.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Scenes from Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Anthony Quayle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Here are 160 minutes of extracted scenes from Shakespeare’s finest plays, read by a staggering cast. The plays of Shakespeare are fully alive only in performance, and the HarperCollins recordings of the complete plays offer scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Othello, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More info please!

    • By ErikoHK on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Red Badge of Courage

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Crane's classic novel gives us a glimpse into the mind of a young soldier as he passes through the experience he will never be able to forget, and possibly awaken him from his slumber in a sweat and panic for years to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding classic lifted by brilliant narration

    • By DJ on 07-07-17

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Devil and Tom Walker

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Devil and Tom Walker is a classic short story by Washington Irving. When you make a deal with the devil you have to shake his hand. At the time Tom made his deal, it seemed like a good idea, but as Tom aged and death approached, he became very pious and even carried two Bibles with him. But a deal is a deal as Tom would discover.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancesteral halls become the home of the American Minister to the Court of St James." This short story by Oscar Wilde has been the basis for a movie and a play, and has been required reading for many years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply a delight.

    • By Patrick William Fitzgerald on 26-02-11

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

    • By: John Fox Jr.
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This novel by John Fox, Jr., narrated by John Michaels, captures the essence of pre coal-mining life in the Eastern Kentucky mountains, isolated since the Revolutionary War, as the residents move into the 20th century. Fox weaves the love story of Hale, an outsider and June Tolliver, a mountain girl against the background of coal companies ravaging the mountains and a 30-year fued between the Tollivers and the Falins.

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Fishead

    • By: Irvin S. Cobb
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1913, "Fishhead" by Irwin S. Cobb takes place at real Reelfoot Lake, the largest lake south of the Ohio line mostly in Tennessee but extending up across what is now the Kentucky line. The protagonist, Fishhead, a halfbreed lives alone by his choice and by the choice of his neighbors because of his deformity that causes his head to resemble a fish. This story was written in 1913, and the narrators chosen to leave the N-word in as part of the narration, so please be aware. This is another nery creepy story, that no doubt influenced H.P. Lovecraft.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • The Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln delivered what is considered to be the most famous speech ever at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. There are five known copies of this speech in Lincoln’s handwriting, each with a slightly different text. John W Michaels reads from the Bliss copy which appears on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. In the background we hear the U.S. Army chorus performing the Battle hymn of the Republic.

    Regular price: £1.79

    • The Thing at Nolan

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A father and son argue, the father strikes the son upon the face, and the son promises to kill the father. When the father disappears, the son goes to trial for murder, but how can there be a conviction when there was no body, and the father appeared several miles away.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • In the Midst of Life

    • Tales of Civilians
    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1891 as "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" and retitled in Britain as "In the Midst of Life", this audiobook is a collection of 11 short stories from the tales of civilians. Ambrose Bierce loved to focus on the troubled, and perhaps marginally insane, citizens of his time, and the power of the mind, and love gone wrong. For example, "The Man and the Snake" is a story where the snake never attacks, but the man dies.

    Regular price: £8.39

    • The Eyes of the Panther

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The eyes of a panther, or the mind of a terrified woman. Which is more powerful? Ambrose Bierce leaves you wondering and thinking in this powerful short story.

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Tales of Soldiers from 'The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 2'

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, a collection of 15 short stories by Ambrose Bierce. Bierce's participation in the Battle of Shiloh forever shaped his writing and his life. The short stories in this audiobook, although fiction, are - for the most part - based on some fact. They stand as a testament to the horror of the American Civil War.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic short story of a man born in his 70s who ages backward as those around him age in the normal direction. Both humorous and heartbreaking at times, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was the basis for the David Fincher movie of the same name, though the movie differs in several key ways from Fitzgerald's original story.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • A Lady From Redhorse

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1892 in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, "A Lady from Redhorse" is Ambrose Bierce at his best. Mary Jane Dement, daughter of Calamity Jim, grew up in the gold mines where Jim hit it big, and Mary Jane is a millionaire with few prospects for true romance. In her letters to her friend Irene, we learn how love can happen.

    Regular price: £1.99

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