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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 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • The Proud Tower

    • A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The fateful quarter-century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate. The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A triumph of "amateur" history

    • By Jim on 21-02-14

    Regular price: £30.49

    • 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 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • Whose Body?

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • Felix Holt, The Radical

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Relinquishing thoughts of a materially rewarding life, the respectably educated Felix Holt returns to his native village in North Loamshire and becomes an artisan. He is a forceful young man of honor, integrity, and idealism, burning to participate in political life so that he may improve the lot of his fellow artisans.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By Ian on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £27.09

    • On War

    • By: Carl von Clausewitz
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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 Return of the Soldier

    • By: Rebecca West
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this lyrical and poignant story of a wounded man and the three concerned women who seek to heal him, Rebecca West explores the complexity of the mind and its subtle strategies for coping with life's painful realities. Only when Chris has the courage to face one pivotal moment of truth in his married life will he be able to awaken from his boyish fantasy and become, indeed, "every inch a soldier".

    Regular price: £13.59

    • 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

    • Burger's Daughter

    • By: Nadine Gordimer
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it is wholly of today, Burger's Daughter can be compared to those 19th century Russian classics that make a certain time and place come alive, and yet stand as universal celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born and lives in South Africa.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, clueless pronunciation, but prose is Nobel

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-05-17

    Regular price: £42.69

    • Loitering with Intent

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 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

    • Money Mischief

    • Episodes in Monetary History
    • By: Milton Friedman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This classic work by Fortune Magazine's Economist of the Century outlines some of Friedman's most famous economic theories about our monetary system. You can hear the Nobel Prize winner and his wife, also an accomplished economist, speak at The Commonwealth Club, about their achievements in the areas of economics and public policy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Dawn from Kent on 04-08-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • 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

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • The Rich are Different

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Rich Are Different is the story of Dinah Slade, a young Englishwoman of immense vitality and great sensual power, whose life, loves, and fierce ambition become entangled with the fate of an American banking family. When Paul Van Zale, a handsome patrician and powerful American banker, meets Dinah in London, he commits the imprudence of falling in love with her. When Dinah follows him to his world, she is caught up in the currents of Paul's life. And among her new acquaintances is Paul's wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich are different

    • By Mrs T. on 21-06-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees her independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Lucy flees from an unhappy past in England to begin a new life as a teacher at a French boarding school in the cosmopolitan capital of Villette.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quel heartache !

    • By Miss M Morrison on 12-11-15

    Regular price: £26.19

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Jane Austen's first major novel, a parody of the popular literature of the time, is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love, marriage, and money. The humorous adventures of young Catherine as she encounters "the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath" lead to some of Austen's most brilliant social satire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than reading the book!

    • By marie theresa lilley on 28-04-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Bondage of the Will

    • By: Martin Luther
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    First published in 1525, Martin Luther's Bondage of the Will is acknowledged by theologians as one of the great masterpieces of the Reformation. It is Luther response to Desiderius Erasmus' Diatribe on Free Will, written in his direct and unique style, combining deep spirituality with humor. Luther writes powerfully about man's depravity and God's sovereignty. The crucial issue for Luther concerned what ability free will has, and to what degree it is subject to God's sovereignty.

    Regular price: £18.29

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