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    • The Woodlanders

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Grace Melbury, the timber merchant's daughter, comes back to Little Hintock after some years at finishing school. She was the childhood sweetheart of Giles Winterborne, a compassionate, caring man who works in the village. Melbury senior has promised himself that Grace and Giles will be married to recompense for him taking Giles' father's betrothed many years before. However, Grace is a different woman now, a sophisticated creature, and the suave, knowledgeable local doctor Fitzpiers takes an interest in her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Simon Called Peter

    • By: Robert Keable
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An enthusiastic, committed but naïve priest, Peter Graham, leaves his fiancée, Hilda, to serve as chaplain in France during World War 1. He is rapidly made aware of the British tommies' total indifference to what he has to offer and is appalled at the decline in morality of the officers revealed by their disrespect and attitude towards the local French women, most of who consequently lead lives of easy virtue.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Martin Rattler

    • By: R. M. Ballantyne Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert Michael Ballantyne was one of the most popular adventure story writers during Victoria's reign. He believed that boys should grow up taking risks, and his hero, Martin Rattler, certainly has a thrilling time in this tale. Aunt Dorothy Grumbit thinks him a very bad boy, but Martin possesses all the manly virtues that one expects from a Ballantyne hero, and the story has all the traditional elements of a rollicking yarn: jolly jack tars, pirates, shipwreck, travel up the Amazon, diamond mines and capture by savage tribes.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Captains Courageous

    • By: Rudyard Kipling Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Harvey Cheyne, the pampered son of an American millionaire, is swept overboard from the deck of a liner and picked up by a small fishing boat, one of several trawling the Grand Banks. He is rapidly confronted by the harsh realities of life and comes to terms with himself amid the hard labour and morality of the redoubtable New England fishermen.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Rupert of Hentzau

    • By: Anthony Hope Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anthony Hope was constrained to return to the fictional land of Ruritania by an appreciative public who wanted more swashbuckling and derring-do from the hero Rudolph and more Machiavellian moustache twirling from the suave villain Rupert. The author came up with a literary construction which ensured he would never again have to visit fictional Ruritania - but nothing he subsequently wrote appealed as much as the two Zenda stories.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • New Grub St

    • By: George Gissing Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th century, a realistic, gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrity of purpose.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Idle Ideas in 1905

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The third and final collection in this series of reflections written by one of the wittiest and most whimsical men to press pen against paper. As well as his usual take on the foibles of his fellow Englishmen and women, Jerome ruminates, in his typically liberal fashion, about far-flung countries such as Russia, Africa and China. Jerome was never a 'jelly-bellied flag-flapping imperialist', and his vision, experience and worldliness are revealed to us over multiple essays.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Erewhon

    • By: Samuel Butler Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Erewhon is not only an adventure story but also Butler's satirical inversion of English customs and philosophy in the 19th century. The explorer Higgs discovers a well organised and civilised country - apparently idyllic. However, the body politic has two ruling obsessions, disease is considered a crime and machinery is seen as a threat to the supremacy of man.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • She Who Must Be Obeyed

    • Ayesha
    • By: Henry Rider Haggard Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty years have passed since their first adventure in Africa, but Leo assures Holly that Ayesha is alive and imploring him to find her. They search through Asia and eventually arrive in the city of Kaloon, ruled by the mad Khan Rassen and his devious wife, the Khania Atene. The people live under an uneasy truce with the followers of the Priestess of Hes, who dwells on the Mountain, a huge volcano that dominates the region.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Two Destinies

    • By: Wilkie Collins Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary and George love each other in early childhood, but George's father tears them apart, not believing that Mary, a bailiff's daughter, will be a fit match for his son. The family travel to America to pursue the father's dream of wealth. During George's absence, Mary moves to Scotland and, in order to survive, is forced into a marriage of convenience. George returns after 10 years to search for his promised bride and becomes obsessed and infatuated with a Mrs Van Brandt. Is the pursuit beginning to affect his sanity?

    Regular price: £17.49

    • The Dark Flower

    • By: John Galsworthy Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Dark Flower has a universal theme - the positive powers and the disruptive effects of sexuality and desire. It is the story of Mark Lennan and his infatuation, adulterous affair, conventional marriage and obsession for a younger woman. The author drew on his own experiences for much of the substance of his work and was truly a free thinker with regard to the relationship between the sexes.

    Regular price: £17.49

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a fit of drunken bitterness, a young hay trusser, Michael Henchard, sells his wife, Susan, to Mr. Newson, a sailor, at a country fair. The transaction also includes their daughter, Elizabeth Jane. When sober the next day, he regrets his action but looks for them in vain and is eventually told they may have emigrated. Eighteen years later Henchard is the Mayor of Casterbridge, and the people of the town believe him to be a widower.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Wrong Box

    • By: Robert L. Stevenson Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Victorian humour generally doesn't translate well across time. The Wrong Box is one of the exceptions. The plot revolves around the supposed death of Joseph Finsbury who, as a youth, with his brother Masterman joined a tontine - a scheme whereby each entrant pays a fixed amount and the sum total, with interest, is given to the one who lives the longest. At the beginning of the story there are three survivors and then two - the Finsbury brothers.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Love of an Unknown Soldier

    • By: Anonymous
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce, uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The manuscript was submitted to me by a young officer of the R.F.A., home from the front on leave. He explained that he had brought with him from France a bundle of papers which he had found in one of the dug-outs of an abandoned gun position. He discovered the papers secreted in a dark corner wedged in between a post and the wall of one of the bunks.' (Extract from the preface by John Lane, publisher)

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Poison Belt

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'You will conceive a bunch of grapes,' said he, 'which are covered by some infinitesimal but noxious bacillus. The gardener passes it through a disinfecting medium. It may be that he desires his grapes to be cleaner. It may be that he needs space to breed some fresh bacillus less noxious than the last.'

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Trails Plowed Under

    • By: Charles M Russell Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cowpunchers, Indians and horses are the heroes and villains of these tales from the early days of Montana and Wyoming, with bear and buffalo also making an appearance. The author's philosophy on such varying topics as marriage, whisky and just staying alive will be of interest to all, cowboy fan or not. Charles M. Russell moved to Montana at the age of 15 and lived there for the rest of his life. 'In the spring I wrangled horses, in the fall I herded beef. I worked for the big outfits and always held my job.'

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Stories from the States

    • Classics of American Literature
    • By: Samuel Davis, Frank R. Stockton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Includes 'Titbottoms Spectacles' by George William Curtis, 'The First Piano in Camp' by Samuel Davis, 'Mr Tolman' by Frank R. Stockton, 'Mrs Bullfrog' by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 'Against His Judgement' by Robert Grant, 'A Desperate Adventure' by Max Adeler, 'Occurence at Owl Creek' by Ambrose Bierce, 'The Stout Gentleman' by Washington Irving, 'Clothes 'by Gustav Kobbé and 'Negative Gravity' by Frank R. Stockton.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • All Sorts and Conditions of Men

    • By: Mr Walter Besant
    • Narrated by: Mr Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    This book was the inspiration for an enormous achievement. The Peoples Palace for the entertainment and instruction of the working class was opened in the East End in 1887, five years after the book was published. It had changed peoples lives and was an incredible support for those who had previously no art gallery, theatre, library, concert hall or gymnasium.

    Regular price: £23.99

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