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    • Arsène Lupin, gentleman cambrioleur

    • Bilingue. 10 histoires en français & en anglais
    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera, Philippe Colin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
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    Améliorez votre anglais en écoutant de la littérature ! C'est notre promesse, notre engagement.Retrouvez 10 aventures du plus célèbre des voyous au grand cœur, le célèbre Arsène Lupin. Chaque histoire est interprétée d'abord en version française, puis elle est suivie à chaque fois de la même histoire interprétée en anglais : L'arrestation d'Arsène Lupin/The arrest of Arsène Lupin ; Arsène Lupin en prison/ Arsène Lupin in prison ; L'Évasion d'Arsène Lupin/The escape of Arsène Lupin ; Le Mystérieux voyageur/ The mysterious traveller.

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    • Micromegas: A philosophical short story

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1752, "Micromegas" is one of Voltaire’s best-known works. It is a tale of mordant irony, and actually the original science-fiction short story. Arriving on Earth from the star Sirius, the gigantic explorer Micromegas discovers the people of Earth, so small compared to him that he first believes that no creature this size can hope to achieve any degree of intelligence; he will soon discover the ways and thoughts of these diminutive people, who clearly have an over-inflated idea of their own importance in the universe. Voltaire's extrapolations of sun-powered interstellar flight, alien civilizations, and the two moons of Mars, are designed to make us see ourselves in a new light and laugh at what we find.

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    • Read firstly to enjoy and secondly to ponder

    • By Kaggy on 18-10-16

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    • 10 Mythological Heroes & Stories

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    Ten mythological heroes and stories from Greek mythology, for a delightful overview of the fundamentals of our culture. This is a selection of the most touching and inspiring stories from Ancient Greece; they have all inspired countless works of art through the centuries, often come from even more ancient myths, and are here retold in a detailed and lively manner.

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    • Orpheus

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 21 mins
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    The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is the ultimate tragic love story. It is perhaps one of the most famous Greek myths, and the greatest artists have composed masterpieces to honour these two great lovers who lost their chance at reunion. The earliest account comes from Ibycus (circa 530 BC), a Greek lyric poet. This short story is a mixture of the various existing versions, presenting the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in all its details, all the way to Orpheus' death at the hands of the Bacchantes.

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    • Icarus

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The myth of Icarus is an ageless story of failure at the hands of pride, similar to that of Phaeton. It is a fundamental part of Greek mythology and of modern culture. This short story is a retelling of the myth from 1914, a year in which it was easy to fear for a son who would soar in the sky with metal wings; the story of Icarus and Daedalus is told in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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    • Echo and Narcissus

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The myth of Echo and Narcissus appears in Ovid's "Metamorphosis", a Latin mythological epic from the Augustan Age. It is one of the most touching stories ever written and has inspired countless works of art through the centuries. The nymph Echo angers Hera, queen of the gods, who curses her: henceforth, Echo will only be able to repeat the last words that struck her ears. One day, the beautiful Narcissus, son of a nymph and a river god, passes through the forest.

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    • The Elixir of Life

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 53 mins
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    The spoiled son of a Spanish nobleman, Don Juan Belvidero cannot wait for the moment to claim the family wealth and title for himself. His father calls to his death-bed to inform him that he is in possession of a magic, death-defying potion. If the son will only rub the liquid on his dead body, the father will come back to life. Don Juan assures his father that he will resurrect him, but will he keep his promise or betray the old man?

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    • Japanese Poetry

    • By: divers auteurs
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 20 mins
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    The classical poetry of Japan focuses on direct experience of fleeting moments, in total contrast with its Occidental counterpart. These seminal poems were passed down orally, before great collections assembled works of art spanning several centuries in written form as early as the 8th century, from the Kojiki to the Kokinshu.

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    • The Conscript

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 36 mins
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    "The Conscript" is one of the stories from the great collection making up "The Human Comedy"; it captures the human cost of revolution in a terribly touching way. Madame de Dey is a noble, rich widow whose son, an officer in the dragoons, has chosen to follow the princes into exile. She remains behind in a precarious position to look after his fortune. She is now awaiting her son's arrival in disguise.

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    • 6 Novels by Guy de Maupassant

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time.

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    • King Midas

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 17 mins
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    The myth of King Midas is a cautionary tale about the dangers of believing that gold should be coveted above all things, and the foolishness of wishing without thinking. It appeared in Ovid's "Metamorphosis", and has inspired many works of art and literature through the centuries. This is a retelling of the complete tale of "The King with the Golden Touch", from the Gordian knot to the ears of an ass, in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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    • The Death Of Adonis

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "The Death of Adonis" is a fundamental part of Greek mythology and one of its most touching stories. Accidentally wounded by one of Eros' arrows, the goddess Aphrodite falls desperately in love with the handsome Adonis, son of a king and a beauty among mortals. Yet his only passion is hunting and he refuses to take her warnings seriously when he hears about a great boar he would love to slay. There is something of the idea of coming of age in this tale, when the moment of realisation brings forth the understanding of what could have been and where the real beauty lays.

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    • Phaeton

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Phaeton is the son of Apollo and a mortal woman, and his heart's desire is to be seen but once driving his father's chariot, the one used by the god to make the sun travel in the sky. This myth is an ageless story of failure at the hands of pride, similar to that of Icarus. It is a fundamental part of Greek mythology and of modern culture. This short story is a retelling of the myth in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

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    • Zadig or the book of fate

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    "Zadig" is a work of philosophical fiction by the famous Enlightenment writer Voltaire. It is a delightful mix of political satire and insightful challenge of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, with its main character undergoing a complete moral revolution while human life is presented as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. Along with absolute stylistic mastery, Zadig provides insight into the nature of free will, in a story whose fast pace follows the highs and lows bestowed by Fortune on the hero.

    Regular price: £7.19

    • The Horla

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    "The Horla" is the chilling tale of one man's descent into madness. Maupassant established a reputation in France as an absolute master of the short story, before himself succumbing to the mental illness that ravaged his later life. This story is the terrifying tale of an invisible vampire, told by a narrator himself on the brink of insanity, and written by a master of the macabre clearly at the peak of his powers.

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    • Poems by Paul Verlaine

    • By: Paul Verlaine
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Alongside Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Rimbaud, with whom he had a stormy relationship, Paul Verlaine is one of the most influential poets of the "fin de siècle". He was one of the greatest representatives of the Decadent movement that began in the 1870s, and a leader of the "Symbolists". His stylistic innovations brought a new musicality to French poetry; it was he who paved the way for modern poetry with its experiments in free verse and new techniques.

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    • Arsène Lupin, gentleman cambrioleur

    • Bilingue. 5 histoires en français & en anglais
    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera, Philippe Colin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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    Améliorez votre anglais en écoutant de la littérature !C'est notre promesse, notre engagement. Retrouvez 5 aventures du plus célèbre des voyous au grand cœur, le célèbre Arsène Lupin. Chaque histoire est interprétée d'abord en version française, puis elle est suivie à chaque fois de la même histoire interprétée en anglais : L'arrestation d'Arsène Lupin/The arrest of Arsène Lupin ; Arsène Lupin en prison/Arsène Lupin in prison ; L'Évasion d'Arsène Lupin/The escape of Arsène Lupin ; Le Mystérieux voyageur/The mysterious traveller.

    Regular price: £8.19