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    • Great Explorers

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater, Sam Dastor, Kerry Shale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them. They pushed back the frontiers of man's knowledge of the world by their vision, courage, and sheer doggedness. They were very different people, from bold adventurers facing the unknown with enjoyment to careful, more scientific individuals. Their journeys are placed within their historical context, but also contain the words of the men themselves.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Tales of the Greek Heroes

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird, Duncan Law, Keith Barron, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Four of the greatest Greek legends produced in one magnificent collection - read and performed by Philip Bird, Keith Barron, Duncan Law, Stephanie Pack, and Kate Gielgud. Their outstanding performances introduce these timeless classics to a younger generation in a new and exciting way.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Ballet Stories

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The magic of ballet is evoked in these enchanting stories presented with many musical excerpts from the works themselves. Jenny Agutter, who before turning to acting was a dancer, presents the stories of two French ballets - Giselle and Coppelia - and the three great ballets by Tchaikovsky, in engaging style. A perfect introduction to the ballet.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    With the growth of civilization came more scientific methods, generally discovered by significant individuals. This informative and entertaining audiobook presents the major figures in the history of medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the Roman doctor Galen and the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen. It also explores the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi and the start of major anatomical investigations during the Renaissance by Andreas Vesalius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice little book

    • By P. J. Bell on 14-01-16

    Regular price: £12.19

    • English Fairy Tales

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Johnny Morris
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The English writer and scholar Joseph Jacobs travelled the land collecting and recording every traditional English story he could find. Many of these stories are similar to well-known European stories but the English tales have a distinctive wit and humour of their very own.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different - quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn - but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. This is a fascinating account for younger listeners.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Stories from Ancient Egypt

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    These are stories of massive struggles between good and evil, but they are enacted by gods whom the Egyptians thought of as very like themselves, prone to mistakes and a prey to common human failings.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording, and other innovations have made the modern world what it is. But who had these ideas and made realities of them? As David Angus explains, they were very different: quiet, boisterous, confident, or withdrawn. But all had a moment of vision that they combined with single-minded determination to battle through numerous obstacles and produce something that really worked.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Vasco da Gama

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Great Explorers collection.

    Regular price: £1.79

    • More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Following the success of the first Great Scientists title in the Junior Classics range, this collection features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists, with descriptions of their discoveries. From the astronomy of Copernicus and Halley to the natural science of Linnaeus and Humboldt, and from the discoveries of Pascal, Davy, Volta, and Babbage to the harnessing of atomic power by Julius Oppenheimer, it explores the contributions made by these great scientists, and their impact on our everyday lives.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Great Victorians

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development. Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the world leader in iron and steel production. Science was undergoing a revolution, enabled by the groundbreaking work of Michael Faraday, who led the Royal Institution. Great swathes of Central Africa were mapped by the explorer David Livingstone and the understanding of humankind’s place in the world was being redefined by the theories of the great naturalist Charles Darwin.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Great Adventurers

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This collection features the lives of nine remarkable people, whose stories have inspired generations of adventurers. With Francis Drake we raid the Spanish Main and sail around the world. With Richard Burton we cross the deserts of Arabia. Hiram Bingham discovers the lost city of the Incas. Amelia Earhart personifies the heroic exploits of the early days of aviation. With Scott and Amundsen we race to the South Pole, with Hillary and Tenzing we conquer the summit of Everest. 

    Regular price: £11.59

    • The Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales

    • By: Alastair Jessiman, Anna Britten, David Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Harry Somerville, Anne-Marie Piazza, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    In this entertaining anthology of seven new ghost stories, written especially for Naxos AudioBooks, we meet all kinds of phantoms in different situations: a kind-hearted but accident-prone spectre unwittingly upsetting a family home, as well as ghosts in ancient Egypt, on board a pirate ship, and in a Newcastle swimming pool. Engaging and slightly sinister, The Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales is a delightful shiver for all the family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing.

    • By Glor on 19-07-14

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Swan Lake

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Ballet Stories collection.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Nutcracker

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a story from the Ballet Stories collection.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Tales of the Far North

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jane Lapotaire
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The people who inhabit the Arctic stand out among folk traditions in the world, for the sheer weight and number of their stories. This is not surprising really as their long ‘winter night’ lasts for half the year. Their stories are nearly all drawn from nature, and their place in it: as the very harshness of their environment defines very much of their lives.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Ancient Egypt

    • The Glory of the Pharaohs
    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ancient Egypt: The Glory of the Pharaohs tells us about civilization under the pharaohs, of mysterious statues and tombs, incredible obelisks, and the Sphinx. In this selection, the ancient Egyptian kingdom is brought to life in a way that fuels the listener’s imagination, teaching and entertaining in equal measure.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • More Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    One thing that hasn't changed much at all in the last 10,000 years is the human brain. The relentless curiosity of the human mind, combined with our ability to solve problems, has resulted in huge innovation and change. Here, then, are some of the most revolutionary ideas of the last 300 years.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Vikings

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Joe Marsh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Between the 8th and 11th centuries, Vikings stormed out of their Scandinavian homelands to raid and loot along the coasts of Europe. In old Norse, to "go viking" meant to take to sea in a long ship for an adventure. Sometimes this was a trading trip, sometimes a piratical raid. Often it was both. Explorers and traders, warriors and poets, they ranged between Byzantium in the south and ventured as far as Iceland and even North America. Their fame lives on.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • A Family Christmas

    • By: Charles Clement Moore, David Angus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Jenny Agutter, Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.

    Regular price: £12.19

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