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    • The Great Poets: William Wordsworth

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Oliver Ford Davies
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Highlights
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly afterwards he settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy. Inspired in his early manhood by the French Revolution, he grew disillusioned with revolutionary politics and in later life became decidedly conservative. He left a vast body of work, ranging from delicately simple lyrics to deeply meditative odes.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; the ludicrously intellectual Laputans; and the idealistic - if rather stolid - Houyhnhnms and their bestial servants, the Yahoos. An immediate best seller when it was first published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a favourite ever since. It was an attack on the politics and society of Swift’s day, but it is also a polemical, inventive, surreal, vitriolic, and wonderfully imaginative masterpiece.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I thought it would be

    • By nigel tuck on 03-07-16

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Othello

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Don Warrington, David Threlfall, Anne-Marie Duff, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness. Cunningly bending Othello to his own purposes, Iago persuades the Moor that Desdemona is unfaithful to him. Tormented in a hell of jealousy, Othello moves inexorably toward the destruction of his innocent wife and himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly done.

    • By Shades of Blue on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • 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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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Poets of the Great War

    • By: Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Here are the extraordinary writings of a generation who fought through a war of unprecedented destructive power, and who had to find new voices to express the horror of what they discovered. The great names - Owen, Sassoon - are fully represented, but there are also many poems by lesser-known or unexpected figures, ranging from serving soldiers like Isaac Rosenberg and Richard Aldington to women such as Edith Nesbit and Vera Brittain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a must read

    • By JTT on 11-11-18

    Regular price: £11.59

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Treasure Island must be the most enthralling adventure book ever written. As we listen to the voice of Jim Hawkins telling his extraordinary tale, and later that of his companion Dr. Livesey, we are plunged into a world of pirates, buried treasure, mutiny, and deceit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, Great narrator

    • By Piers on 24-08-09

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: £8.19

    • Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

    • New Verse Translation
    • By: Naxos AudioBooks, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur's court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight - but at what cost? This new translation keeps all the poetic power of the original's extraordinary alliteration. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical, medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By TAG on 05-12-18

    Regular price: £16.29

    • Pirates!

    • By: Roy McMillan
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Pirates are everywhere—and they have been ever since boats were used as carriers. They are in stories ranging from Treasure Island through Peter Pan to Pirates of the Caribbean; they are in our imaginations with peg-legs, hook-hands, and parrots on their shoulders, saying "Aharr, me hearties!", and they continue to cause havoc in the Gulf of Aden in the 21st century.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    As Jim Hawkins tells his extraordinary tale, and later that of his companion Dr. Livesey, we are plunged into a world of pirates, buried treasure, mutiny, and deceit.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Life & Works - Johannes Brahms

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, Jasper Britton, Karen Archer, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent introduction.

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-05-17

    Regular price: £23.79