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    • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only one person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.

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    • The Scarlet Letter (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter ’A’ stands for ’Adultery’. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne.

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    • Black Beauty (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Anna Sewell, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse. But in the 19th century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.

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    • Gulliver's Travels (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jonathan Swift, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only 15 centimetres tall . . . I was so surprised that I gave a great shout. ’But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jonathan Swift original by Clare West.

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    • Robinson Crusoe (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Level 2
    • By: Daniel Defoe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!’In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?

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    • A Little Princess (Adaptation)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Deborah Berlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to England when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin’s school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school. But on her 11th birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world.

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    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Mark Twain, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Tom Sawyer does not like school. He does not like work, and he never wants to get out of bed in the morning. But he likes swimming and fishing, and having adventures with his friends. And he has a lot of adventures. One night, he and his friend Huck Finn go to the graveyard to look for ghosts.They don’t see any ghosts that night. They see something worse than a ghost – much, much worse.

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    • The Secret Garden (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ishia Bennison
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    Little Mary Lennox is a bad-tempered, disagreeable child. When her parents die in India, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house. There is nothing to do all day except walk in the gardens – and watch the robin flying over the high walls of the secret garden . . . which has been locked for ten years. And no one has the key. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Frances Hodgson Burnett original by Clare West.

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    • Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: John Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night...is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror...is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round?

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    • A Christmas Carol (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Charles Dickens, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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    Christmas is humbug, Scrooge says - just a time when you find yourself a year older and not a penny richer. The only thing that matters to Scrooge is business, and making money. But on Christmas Eve three spirits come to visit him. They take him travelling on the wings of the night to see the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future - and Scrooge learns a lesson that he will never forget.

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    • Treasure Island (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation).
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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    Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" It was Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run . . .’But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape from the island, and sail back to England with a ship full of gold?

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    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Adaptation)

    • Make Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    You are walking through the streets of London. It is getting dark and you want to get home quickly. You enter a narrow side-street. Everything is quiet, but as you pass the door of a large, windowless building, you hear a key turning in the lock. A man comes out and looks at you. You have never seen him before, but you realize immediately that he hates you. You are shocked to discover, also, that you hate him. Who is this man that everybody hates?

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    • Dracula (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Libary, Level 2
    • By: Bram Stoker, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: David Learner, Ruth Jones, Richard Mitchly
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    In the mountains of Transylvania there stands a castle. It is the home of Count Dracula – a dark, lonely place, and at night the wolves howl around the walls. In the year 1875 Jonathan Harker comes from England to do business with the Count. But Jonathan does not feel comfortable at Castle Dracula. Strange things happen at night, and very soon, he begins to feel afraid. And he is right to be afraid, because Count Dracula is one of the Un-Dead – a vampire that drinks the blood of living people.

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    • Silas Marner (Adaptation)

    • Oxford University Press
    • By: George Eliot, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Chris Rowe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    In a hole under the floorboards Silas Marner the linen-weaver keeps his gold. Every day he works hard at his weaving, and every night he takes the gold out and holds the bright coins lovingly, feeling them and counting them again and again. The villagers are afraid of him and he has no family, no friends. Only the gold is his friend, his delight, his reason for living. But what if a thief should come in the night and take his gold away?

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    • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: John Buchan, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.’ Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious ’Black Stone’. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

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    • Three Men in a Boat (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    I like work. I find it interesting . . . I can sit and look at it for hours. ’With ideas like this, perhaps it is not a good idea to spend a holiday taking a boat trip up the River Thames. But this is what the three friends - and Montmorency the dog - decide to do. It is the sort of holiday that is fun to remember afterwards, but not so much fun to wake up to early on a cold, wet morning. This famous book has made people laugh all over the world for a hundred years . . . and they are still laughing.

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    • Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 1
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Adapted from the Arthur Conan Doyle story "Silver Blaze".... Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win.Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer.

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    • Little Women (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his ’little women’ when he comes home.

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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Oscar Wilde, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ken Shanley
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    "When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party. Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Oscar Wilde original by Jill Nevile.

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    • The Railway Children (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    "We have to leave our house in London," Mother said to the children. "We’re going to live in the country, in a little house near a railway line." And so begins a new life for Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. They become the railway children - they know all the trains, Perks the station porter is their best friend, and they have many adventures on the railway line. But why has their father had to go away? Where is he, and will he ever come back?

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