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    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Meditations is former US President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor AD 161-180, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narration...

    • By Davie on 29-03-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexander Dumas
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 43 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, The Count of Monte Cristo focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great story ruined by poor narration

    • By Mnirs on 19-05-16

    Regular price: £3.29

    • The Wind in the Willows

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The adventures of a charismatic band of animal characters in the English countryside. One of the best-loved stories of all time.

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Death in Venice

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    A stunningly beautiful youth and the city of Venice set the stage for Thomas Mann’s introspective examination of erotic love and philosophical wisdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subtle and poetic scopophilia of a youth

    • By Culwen on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Dracula

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical, film, and television interpretations since its publication. Required listening for any fan of the genre!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but Horrid Voices!!

    • By Tommaso18 on 05-10-16

    Regular price: £1.39

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge has an emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Try a different narration

    • By Miss on 22-11-14

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Anna Sewell said that her purpose in writing the novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses". The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good! One chapter unedited!

    • By esther on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story, lost concentration a bit

    • By Mr on 29-06-16

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 29 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • By Terry Tyler on 25-01-15

    Regular price: £2.79

    • The Jungle Book

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The complete collection of Kipling's classic tales. Includes "Mowgli's Brothers", "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack", "Kaa's Hunting", "Road-Song of the Bandar-Log", "Tiger! Tiger!", "Mowgli's Song", "The White Seal", "Lukannon", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Darzee's Chant", "Toomai of the Elephants", "Shiv and the Grasshopper", "Her Majesty's Servants", and "Parade Song of the Camp Animals".

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    A classic of literature and the author's best-known work. Adapted many times for cinema. A major motion picture in summer 2016.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic, brought to life.

    • By Geordiestu on 17-02-18

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Held to be Dickens' finest novel, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly, but depressive John Jarndyce, and the childish and disingenuous Harold Skimpole, as well as the likeable but imprudent Richard Carstone. A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system. This novel set the standard for modern day legal thrillers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible performance

    • By Daniela Crouch on 27-10-16

    Regular price: £5.49

    • David Copperfield [Trout Lake Media]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 32 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Dickens called David Copperfield his "favourite child," and many critics consider the novel to be one of his best depictions of childhood. Set in early Victorian England against a backdrop of great social change, Dickens acutely observed the phenomena of the Industrial Revolution and used them as the canvas on which he painted the novel. Many consider David Copperfield to be the author’s finest work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Bob on 28-06-14

    Regular price: £1.39

    • A Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Jule's Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction classic. Volcanic tubes bring intrepid travelers toward the center of the Earth, where they encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Serves me right!

    • By Flora Poste on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some missing text and detail

    • By BoleynBob on 19-09-16

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    One of Dicken’s best works appraising English society. Highlights the social and economic pressures of the times. A masterwork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bachelor's narration of this classic is pure class

    • By Eager on 30-03-16

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Listen to the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth. After he deserts his true friends, he becomes humbled by his own arrogance. Great Expectations is Dickens at his finest.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Technically flawed version - Avoid!

    • By Kornel on 17-02-13

    Regular price: £7.79

    • The Prince: The Strategy of Machiavelli

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Perhaps one of the most influential and controversial books in history, Machiavelli’s The Prince raises issues that are still debated centuries after its publication. The theories he developed in The Prince were derived from his observation of the successes and failures of the ruling class. The Prince was designed as a practical guide for newly appointed rulers and is required reading for all persons in a position of authority who strive for grandeur in business and politics.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a lot of information to take in

    • By Jo on 21-04-15

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Second Jungle Book

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not good

    • By Dominic on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £1.39

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.

    Regular price: £5.49

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