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    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Here are American author Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws, who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor - and deserved misdeeds to the pompous and haughty rich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic classic

    • By Michael on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (of World War I vintage) but has to flee when his discovery becomes known. He then engages in several hot pursuits and narrow, if theatrical, escapes, but all's well that ends well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top book

    • By John on 06-12-16

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Set and written in 1726, This is a marvelously imaginative tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. He finds himself shipwrecked and the prisoner of captors ranging in size from 6 inches tall to 60 feet tall and of various other persuasions. But this is just the beginning of a story written, strangely enough to satirize the foolishness and vices of modern men as they were perceived at the time. No one, young or old, can ever forget the Lilliputians and the Yahoos that starred in these wonderful and riveting stories of long ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lose the stupid music please

    • By Gregory Chick on 22-04-15

    Regular price: £8.59

    • The Cossacks

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The colorful Cossack way of life is made alive and real in this historical novel.

    Tolstoy's first novel and acknowledged as one of his best, it is based on his own forays into the Caucasus, abandoning his aristocrat life of gambling and carousing in Moscow and volunteering to be attached to the regular army.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A visitor to another culture

    • By Mr. Jw Perks on 02-01-16

    Regular price: £6.79

    • My Man Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful stories, shame about reader

    • By Fiona Nogawa on 09-09-17

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, Laurallee Westaway
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Robert Louis Stevenson's brilliant short story of a well intentioned physician who experiments with potions of his own invention to create a monstrouly evil alter ego. Written in 1866, the title of this classic of horror tales lives on, of course, in our daily colloquialisms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent performance

    • By SnapWriter on 04-01-15

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Claimed as the first detective story in the English language, Wilkie Collins weaves his classic mystery through a series of often "meandering" narratives by various characters in the book who had first hand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large valuable yellow diamond (the Moonstone) from the room of it's young owner, Rachel Verinder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story... awful editing

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-11

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Four Great Americans

    • Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and George Washington
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Essential learning for any young student of American History, biographies of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln. These stories help us get to know the gentleman as people and then take us through their great accomplishments that make us appreciate their place in American history.

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Lad

    • A Dog
    • By: Albert Payson Terhune
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Lad: A Dog is a novelized version of twelve short stories about a fantastic collie named Lad. Lad is a noble creature, risking life and limb in defense of the vulnerable. Many people believe Lad: A Dog was the basis for the highly popular "Lassie" series which gripped the imagination of children and adults alike, as has this book for generations past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story

    • By julia on 01-01-13

    Regular price: £7.49

    • The Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades. The stories included are: "The Wayside", "The Minotaurs", "The Pygmies", "The Dragon's Teeth", "Circe's Palace", "The Pomegranate Seeds", and "The Golden Fleece".

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Lost Prince

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The wonderful adventure story of two boys, one the son of a mysterious impoverished grandee and the other a handicapped son of a n'eer-do-well drunkard, who together travel through Europe on a secret mission to save Samavia from its wicked rulers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book for the whole family.

    • By Boof on 17-02-17

    Regular price: £8.89

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Susan McCarthy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Anne is adopted by the Cuthberts even after a great mistake at the orphanage. But the frail red-headed young girl stays, even though not wanted at first. She is raised strictly but lovingly by the Cuthberts whose world is set upside down by her wonderful, creative and sometime crazy and eccentric ways. In the end, she gives them endless joy as she grows into womanhood.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dated Narration unfortunately

    • By Michaela Mekler on 11-08-14

    Regular price: £8.89

    • The Little Duke

    • The Childhood History of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy
    • By: Charlotte Yonge
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Based on historical fact, full of intrigue and chivalry at a time when Normandy was not part of France, this is the romantic childhood history of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy. After his father was assassinated, when he was just nine years old, he is kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis of France, who wanted to annex Normandy. But thanks to the bravery and daring of Richard's loyal squire and knight, Osmond de Centeville, he makes good his escape.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Our Island Story: Complete Set of Five Volumes

    • By: Henrietta Marshall
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman, Laurellee Westaway, David Thorn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A five part series telling The Story of Great Britain from its earliest beginnings to World War I. Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Childrens Book With Outdated Information

    • By Anonymous User on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Jeeves Takes Charge & Extricating Young Gussie

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The ubiquitous butler, Jeeves, comes to the rescue of his new master, Bertie Wooster, from a fate worse than death, so they say. And in the second tale, poor Bertie is summarily dispatched to New York, by an overbearing aunt, to extract his cousin from an amorous affair with a vaudeville artiste! How absolutely dreadful! Jeeves’ managing of affairs offers such wonderful amusing stories that make us laugh and enjoy his ingenuity to the fullest.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • A Wonder Book

    • Greek Mythology Come Alive
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    American author Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting and knightly jealousies played out in grand style.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Half a story

    • By Michael on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Trial of Charles I

    • By: Roger Lockyer
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The book chronicles - sometimes dramatically, sometimes poignantly - the king's imprisonment after his defeat in the civil war, the events and paliamentary debates leading up to the charges of high treason being brought against the king, and a virtual transcript of the trial itself - bringing into our living-rooms the spirited arguments between Charles and the president of the court, Lord Bradshaw.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Off with his head!

    • By Peter C. on 03-03-16

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Our Island Story, Volume 1: Early History of Great Britain

    • By: Henrietta Marshall
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain). This volume covers the earliest historical period.

    Regular price: £4.59

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