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    • Kings and Queens of England

    • By: Jen Green
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Which king liked to bathe while the band played Rule Britannia? Which queen was so fat she needed a hoist to get on the throne? Which prince shut his wife out of Westminster Abbey to prevent her from being crowned? Who was the blood-thirstiest monarch of them all? Kings and Queens of England is a no-holds-barred account of the British monarchy with the gossip and gore left in, and nothing left out! It leaves no stone unturned in its mission to portray kings and queens as they really were, warts and all.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Tales from the Norse Legends

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The tales of the Norse gods, of the giants, demons, trolls and dwarves, still have the power to fascinate more than a thousand years after they were first told. Here are the stories of the one-eyed god Odin, Tyr the god of war, of the cunning Loki, of Thor the mighty thunder god and a host of others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Carl Chivers on 23-10-15

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    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 As David Angus explains, they were very different: quiet, boisterous, confident, or withdrawn.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

    • Afghanistan - In a Nutshell

    • By: Timothy Albone, Mark Hudson
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    'In a Nutshell', the new audiobook series from Naxos AudioBooks, continues with a fascinating history of Afghanistan. For centuries it has been the playground of big powers, from Alexander the Great to the British Empire and the Soviet Union. It has been torn by internal strife and ideological differences, yet Afghans, tribal though they may be, remain a proud nation. Here is a short history, setting the background to the current situation.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Orpheus and Eurydice

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Adventures of Odysseus

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly 3,000 years ago and is retold in this new version especially for younger listeners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-06-07

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Thieves Who Couldn't Stop Sneezing (from the Naxos Audiobook 'A Family Christmas')

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Abridged
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    Thomas Hardy wrote this engaging seasonal story for The Father Christmas Annual in 1877, which was very early in his career. One can just imagine the family sitting by the fireside after the big Christmas lunch, and listening as one member of the family read the story (set in the Wessex countryside he knew so well). By this time, he was already making his mark as a writer. One of his greatest achievements, Far From the Madding Crowd was published three years earlier. The Thieves Who Couldn't Stop Sneezing was probably an enjoyable diversion for Hardy from serious and much longer novels.

    Regular price: £1.29

    • Griffith: The Glory of Ancient Greece

    • By: Hugh Griffith
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The glory of ancient Greece is all around us, even in the 21st century, because Greece was the cradle of Western civilisation. We know about the gods and their characters - Zeus, Athene, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite - and their heroes, both legendary (Heracles) and historical (Alexander the Great). Architecture, mathematics, politics, philosophy, observation of nature and the cosmos and much more emerged in ancient Greece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it interesting snippets about greece

    • By Anonymous User on 13-05-17

    Regular price: £11.59

    • Gulliver's Travels: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • By: Jonathan Swift, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar! In Lilliput, everyone is tiny, and it takes thousands of them to capture him; in Brobdingnag, they’re huge and treat him as a sort of living toy; in Laputa, they live on a floating island inventing impossibly mad projects; and the Houyhnhnms are horses! But through all his adventures, Gulliver learns to see humans in a different way, too.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Lady Windermere's Fan

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. The reasons for its continued popularity are not difficult to identify: the play's witty dialogue contains many of Wilde's most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Stories from Shakespeare - The Plantagenets

    • By: David Timson
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett, Hugh Ross, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Naxos AudioBooks presents the history of the Plantaganets as seen through the eyes of Shakespeare. These easy-to-understand introductions feature key speeches and scenes from the plays themselves, and are very accessible for children approaching Shakespeare for the first time, as well as being an invaluable aid to the history of the Plantaganets, from Richard II to Richard III. This set covers Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Labours of Hercules

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Dinosaurs

    • By: Jen Green
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, the biggest, scariest creatures the world has ever known. Which dinosaurs hunted in packs like wolves? What was the deadliest dinosaur of them all? Which were the very largest species? Not all dinosaurs were bloodthirsty meat-eaters, but all were armed and dangerous. You are advised to keep well clear as we tour the world of the dinosaurs, taking a detailed look at all the most amazing species.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Tale of Troy

    • By: Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    There was once a time, nearly four thousand years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky; when its proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-06-07

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Tales from the Greek Legends

    • By: Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valor against a host of monsters - the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by Zeus the Thunderer from his seat on Mount Olympus, watch, encourage, help - and sometimes hinder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but a bit boreing in places.

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-06-07

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Classic Poems for Boys

    • By: G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Jasper Britton, Roy McMillan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • 'Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece'

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Burke, Eve Best, Clare Corbett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    These two great poems date from Shakespeare’s early years and are full of passion and invention. In Venus and Adonis, the goddess of love pleads with the beautiful boy to submit to her advances and become her love - but he only wants to hunt boar. In the more serious Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare draws on the Roman tale of the Emperor Tarquin’s desire for Lucrece and its tragic consequencies. These poems give prominent parts to the two heroines, and Clare Corbett and Eve Best shine.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      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

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