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    • The ultimate ASMR meditation and relaxation techniques

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Bring together the inner happiness brought by meditation and the external pleasure of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). We specify that the interpretation of this title is intentionally whispered, to correspond to the principles of the ASMR. This album of meditation and relaxation techniques is read by Katie Haigh in a soft whisper that will ensure to trigger the frisson of ASMR and its healing properties, so that you feel perfectly relaxed, brain-thrillingly good, and finally let go of stress and anxieties.

    Regular price: £5.09

    • All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault

    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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    Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks - and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities - and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero-names. Turns out that "accident" was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius's latest diabolical scheme. Now it's up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team's name should be!

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    • Undiluted Hocus-Pocus

    • The Autobiography of Martin Gardner
    • By: Martin Gardner, James Randi
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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    Martin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and published more than seventy books on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy, religion, pseudoscience, and Alice in Wonderland.

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    • 5 Famous English Historical Figures

    • English History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    Five famous English historical figures, five controversial characters of almost legendary proportions, that have to be well-known and understood if one is interested in knowing about the English spirit and history. Sir Francis Drake was a sea captain and a privateer of the Elizabethan era; his exploits made him a hero to the English but his privateering led the Spanish to brand him a pirate. Henry VIII was king in a time of extreme religious unrest, and became such a bloody monster that he was eventually called the "English Nero".

    Regular price: £6.09

    • A summary of 9 Shakespeare masterpieces

    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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    Have you ever been to a King Lear performance with the impression of not having understood everything? It's normal. Shakespeare's plays are the most beautiful of the theatrical repertoire, but you cannot go to a Shakespeare play if you do not have a minimum prepared this show: understand the issues, characters, context, cultural or historical references is indispensable. The same is true if you intend to read a play by William Shakespeare: our summaries will help you better understand what you have read.

    Regular price: £7.19

    • They Promised Me the Gun Wasn't Loaded

    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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    Only days have passed since a freak accident granted four college students superhuman powers. Now Jools and her friends (who haven’t even picked out a name for their superhero team yet) get caught up in the hunt for a Mad Genius’ misplaced super-weapon. But when Jools falls in with a modern-day Robin Hood and his band of superpowered Merry Men, she finds it hard to sort out the Good Guys from the Bad Guys - and to figure out which side she truly belongs on. Especially since nobody knows exactly what the Gun does....

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    • A great second installment, with superb narration.

    • By Rob on 18-01-19

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Macbeth

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 23 mins
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    "The Tragedy of Macbeth" is a play written by William Shakespeare. Set mainly in Scotland, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The play was most likely written during the reign of James I, who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in 1603. James was a patron of Shakespeare's acting company and of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during James's reign, "Macbeth" most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with the sovereign.

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    • Children's Favorite Poems

    • Best tales and stories for kids
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a collection of the most beloved English poems, from century-old anonymous nursery rhymes to delightful texts from Edward Lear to Lewis Carroll and Robert Stevenson. Rediscover the classics that have been passed from parents to children for generations: "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "Kindness to Animals", "How doth the little busy bee", "Twinkle twinkle little star", and 20 more timeless jewels, read by Katie Haigh.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • 12 Labours of Hercules

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "The Twelve Labours of Hercules" are a series of feats ordered by the gods carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, whose name was later romanised as Hercules. The legend was first written whole, as a fixed cycle of twelve labours, in an epic Greek poem now lost, in about 600BC; as they survive in the original source, the labours are not all recounted in a single place, but must be reassembled from many sources. This short story is a retelling of Hercules' legend with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

    Regular price: £1.99

    • 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.

    Regular price: £6.09

    • 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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    • Hamlet

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 34 mins
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    "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play seems to have been one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as "the world's most-filmed story after Cinderella".

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    • Stranded

    • By: Anthony Francis, Anne Bishop, James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Amberlynn Hallett, Taylor Szemerey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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    The New York Times Best-selling fantasy author Anne Bishop makes her U.S. debut in science fiction with this engaging futuristic novella. The Restorers travel the universe fulfilling a purpose handed down through the generations. They live and die aboard city-ships, never knowing the worlds they create and save. What begins as a disastrous training exercise in creating and balancing ecosystems becomes an unexpected fight for survival. The only hope may be the secret project of an untried Restorer.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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.

    Regular price: £1.99

    • 14 Tsars, Emperors of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    The Russian Empire was the third-largest empire in world history, stretching over three continents. It played a major role in 1812-1814 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire extended from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea in the south, from the Baltic Sea on the west to the Pacific Ocean, and (until 1867) into Alaska in North America in the east. Its wide disparities bred dissidence and rebellions; along with its enormous size, this made it a challenge to govern.

    Regular price: £7.19

    • The Merchant of Venice

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 29 mins
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    "The Merchant of Venice" is a 16th-century play by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender. It has been listed among Shakespeare's greatest comedies, although its tone is often dramatic. This is a detailed summary of the play, written in today's language, for all willing to acquire a greater understanding of Shakespeare's work and widen their culture.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • Expendable

    • League of Peoples, Book 1
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
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    Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred...unless you're an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different - and terrible - ways to die.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Phobias and How to Overcome Them

    • By: James Gardner M.D., Arthur H. Bell Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Ron Hippe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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    More than half of all Americans suffer from one or more phobias at some time during their lives. This audiobook draws upon the extraordinary wealth of current scientific and clinical research on phobias, including Dr. Gardner's own experiences with patients, to answer six pressing questions for anyone who suffers from phobias and for friends and relatives of such sufferers.

    Regular price: £8.48

    • King Lear

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 32 mins
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    "King Lear" is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, depicting the gradual descent into madness of the title character after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. The play is derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king; after the English Restoration, it was often revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the nineteenth century, Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • Alexander III, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Alexander III was Emperor of Russia from 1881 until his death in 1894. He was highly conservative and reversed some of the liberal reforms of his father, Alexander II. He was a pacifist, focused on the protection of his people; mostly seen as lacking refinement and elegance, he rather relished the idea of being of the same rough texture as some of his subjects. Discover the life and struggles of this influential ruler through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

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