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    • The Origins of Totalitarianism

    • By: Hannah Arendt
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    This classic, definitive account of totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an "ideological weapon for imperialism", beginning with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the 19th century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read, for people interested in history.

    • By Terje on 13-05-14

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Whose Body?

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a corpse in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes that will hold the listener spellbound with anticipation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • totally inappropriate narration

    • By Mrs on 13-03-14

    Regular price: £20.29

    • A Distant Mirror

    • The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 28 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Distant Mirror

    • By Annelli on 16-02-07

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Short Stories by Saki

    • By: H. H. Munro
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony. In this definitive collection of stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply brilliant.

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 15-12-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • A History of the Arab Peoples

    • By: Albert Hourani
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilization - until now.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A History that should have been abridged!

    • By Samuel on 23-11-06

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Bachelors

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    First found contentedly chatting in their London clubs and shopping at Fortnum's, the cozy bachelors are not set to stay cozy for long. Soon enough, the men are variously tormented - defrauded, stolen from, blackmailed, or pressed to attend horrid séances - and then plunged, all together, into the nastiest of lawsuits. At the center of that suit hovers pale, blank Patrick Seton, the medium.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Miss Elizabeth Mapp, magnificent grande dame and heiress, is always on the lookout lest her neighbors fall outside the bounds of perfect, exemplary manners. But her tightly controlled world is soon beset on all sides by interlopers, first in the disturbingly masculine form of two very different retired army officers, both of whom are anything but retiring in their conflicting aims upon her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • and escapist delight

    • By Philip on 22-04-10

    Regular price: £18.99

    • On War

    • By: Carl von Clausewitz
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The theories and observations in this abridged version of Prussian soldier Carl von Clausewitz's magnum opus have been heeded by military strategists for nearly 200 years. Most have considered this to be the "Bible" of military strategy and tactics.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a fan

    • By james wright on 07-10-16

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Ballad of Peckham Rye

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When the firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley hires Dougal Douglas (a.k.a. Douglas Dougal) to do "human research" into the private lives of its workforce, they are in no way prepared for the mayhem, mutiny, and murder he will stir up. In fact, this Music Man of the thoroughly modern corporation changes the lives of all the eccentric characters he meets, from Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, to V.R. Druce, unsuspecting Managing Director.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance of a fantastic novel.

    • By Alice on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Foxe's Book of Martyrs

    • By: John Foxe
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Beginning with the story of Stephen from the book of Acts, considered the first Christian martyr, the drama builds to the passion of the early Church's persecution under the Roman Empire. The hardy and radical faith of those first believers spawned medieval missionary movements that spread the gospel across Europe and into England, Scotland, and Ireland. As the story continues, it places a significant emphasis on the sufferings of the early Protestants during the Reformation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book of its time of historical significance

    • By Mary Carnegie on 10-10-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Guns of August

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine and interesting book

    • By Tom on 10-11-11

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    One of the masterpieces of English fiction, Daniel Deronda tells the intertwined stories of two characters as they each come to discover the truth of their natures. Gwendolen Harleth is the beautiful, high-spirited daughter of an impoverished upper-class family. Daniel Deronda, the adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman, is searching for his path in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth listening to

    • By Ruth on 04-01-08

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died at 41, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has three daughters: Elizabeth, who shares his haughty vanity and, at 28 has found no one good enough to marry; Mary, who has, with some condescension, married the son of the local squire; and admirable Anne, who "was nobody with either father or sister".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Persuasion.......Perfection!

    • By Judith on 11-05-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Loitering with Intent

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    "How wonderful to be an artist and a woman in the twentieth century," Fleur Talbot rejoices. Loitering about London in 1949, with intent to gather material for her writing, Fleur finds a job "on the grubby edge of the literary world", as secretary to the odd Autobiographical Association. Are they a group of mad egomaniacs, hilariously writing their memoirs in advance, or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? Rich material, in any case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of her best

    • By jacqueline jenkins on 31-08-16

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    England between the wars was a paradise of utter calm and leisure for the very, very rich. But into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas - La Lucia, as she is known - a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the pomp and subdued nature of her class. With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, she upends the greats of high society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Lucia, would like more unabridged Lucia pls

    • By Mrs on 22-04-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Till We Have Faces

    • A Myth Retold
    • By: C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Set in the pre-Christian world of Glome on the outskirts of Greek civilization, it is a tale of two princesses: the beautiful Psyche, who is loved by the god of love himself, and Orual, Psyche's unattractive and embittered older sister, who loves Psyche with a destructive possessiveness. Her frustration and jealousy over Psyche's fate sets Orual on the troubled path of self-discovery. Lewis's last work of fiction, this is often considered his best by critics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Neglected masterpiece beautifully read.

    • By Ian on 15-01-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Enchanted April

    • By: Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    This is a journey of both escape and discovery for four exquisitely different women, a month of bliss and privacy for four weary souls. Their refuge on the Italian Riviera provides the perfect backdrop for a story about the search for spiritual harmony within and without.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A trip to heaven!

    • By Katie on 03-05-12

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Eva Peron

    • By: Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The story begins in a dusty village lost in the Argentine pampas, where a girl, born out of wedlock, scrambles her way to the capital city by the time she is 15. It ends with the embalmed corpse of Eva Peron being hidden away by nervous politicians for fear that if the working people of Argentina knew where it was buried, it would inspire them to revolution.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Alexander the Great and His Time

    • By: Agnes Savill
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. He greatly influenced the spread of Hellenism and is responsible for profound changes in the course of world development.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

    Regular price: £25.69

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