Showing results by publisher "Jimcin Recordings"

All Categories

389 results
Sort by
    • The Adventure of the Red Headed League

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, full cast
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Arthur Conan Doyle ranked "The Red-Headed League" second in his list of his 12 favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. It is one of Holmes' most intriguing cases, in which he has to solve a problem caused by a strange society in which the only criteria for admission is bright red hair!

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Life of Samuel Johnson

    • By: James Boswell
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 32 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This book is considered by many to be the finest literary biography ever published. Samuel Johnson was the leading literary scholar and critic of his age, helping to define the Augustan Age of English Literature. He is as celebrated for his brilliant conversation as he is for his writing.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Computer generated voice ?

    • By Keith on 18-05-10

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Dot and the Kangaroo

    • By: Ethel Pedley
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Dot and the Kangaroo, written in 1899, is a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian outback and is eventually befriended by a group of marsupials.

    Regular price: £14.29

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Arnold Bennett was an English novelist and author. Among his most popular novels are The Grand Babylon Hotel and Anna of the Five Towns. However, none of his novels approached the popularity of his little book, "How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day." It caused a sensation when first printed and continues to be printed and widely read today. In it, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing ) within the confines of 24 hours a day.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Total waste of time

    • By Ysera on 23-06-14

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange" is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is one of 13 stories in the collection The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    "So this is the little lady that made the big war." The authenticity of Lincoln's words have been questioned, but there is no question that the work fueled the passion and prejudices of countless numbers. It is a work of overwhelming power and persuasions which has outlived even the most severe critics. Notwithstanding its contribution to the abolitionist movement, the book offers a balanced treatment; there is admiration for the best of Southern gentility and the villain is a Vermonter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uncle Toms Cabin

    • By Brian on 27-04-10

    Regular price: £45.39

    • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 C.E. to his death in 180 C.E. He was destined to be a leader, havin being born into a prominent family - one related by blood and marriage to rulers and bankers. During his era, Romans who inherited power and vast fortunes were expected to set an example.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wise and fascinating

    • By Ed on 04-05-14

    Regular price: £11.79

    • The Talisman

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott's tale of the Crusades, a tale of chivalry, of violence, of virtue, romance, and deceit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Has anyone else listened to this recording?

    • By Ms F. Gallagher on 25-05-14

    Regular price: £46.79

    • Manual for Living

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of its sensibility and its easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • listened to it several times

    • By Patrik Karlsson on 19-03-16

    Regular price: £5.39

    • The Judge's House

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Abraham "Bram" Stoker was a Victorian Irish writer. He moved to London and became the business manager for Irving's Lyceum Theatre, a post he held for 27 years. He also wrote novels and short stories to supplement his income. Stoker is best remembered as the author of the hugely influential horror novel Dracula. However, he also penned a number of chilling horror and supernatural short stories. This tale contains elements of both and is one of his best.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good for the price

    • By Henkka on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Travels of Marco Polo

    • By: Marco Polo
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the "Silk Road." His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became one of the world's greatest travelogues.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Completely Ruined!

    • By Morag on 12-01-08

    Regular price: £41.39

    • On Poetry in General

    • By: William Hazlitt
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    William Hazlitt was an English writer remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism. He is considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in English and is placed by literary historians in the same company as Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. This essay is considered by most critics to be the best short explanation of the nature and importance of poetry evey written.

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Dostoevsky studied human nature with passion and precision. He plumbed the depths and never winced at what he found, even when it was beyond his understanding. This extraordinary novel is a recital of his findings, told in the story of four brothers: Dimitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly; Ivan, brilliant and morose; Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. What give this story its dramatic grip is the part these brothers play in their father's murder.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - dull reading

    • By Ian on 10-01-10

    Regular price: £81.39

    • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Dostoevsky is primarily known for his monumental works like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. However, he also wrote many excellent shorter works that embody the same exploration of human psychology on a smaller scale. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is one of his best short pieces. No less a writer than Virginia Woolf says of Dostoevsky, "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading."

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Richard Henry Dana called this book a "a voice from the sea". It had an influence on both Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville, both of whom sang its praises. Dana was a law student at Harvard College who decided, in 1834, to take a break from his studies in order to experience the "real world" by signing on as a common sailor for a two year voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. He kept a journal which he turned into a book after the voyage.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A great book ruined by dreadful narration

    • By Nigel on 20-11-06

    Regular price: £45.39

    • Beauty and the Beast

    • By: Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve
    • Narrated by: Sara Barnett
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Beauty and the Beast is one of the world's most famous fairy tales. This is the very first published version of the fairy tale, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740. Variations of the tale are known across Europe. It has been enormously popular for centuries. In 1991 the story was made into a Disney animated musical fantasy.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Science of Getting Rich

    • By: Wallace D. Wattles
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book!

    • By Emil Popovic on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £3.29

    • Zadig

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the tradition of his very popular Candide, Zadig is what might be called a "philosophical tale." Zadig, a handsome young man with a fine education, is puzzled by the uncertainties of his destiny. He attains great success in government but is unsuccessful in love. Despite his wisdom and shrewdness, he meets with a number of misfortunes. The central question of the story is, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The book is one of the most influential ethical treatises of all time. Written in 350 BC, it identifies happiness as life's goal. How do we achieve this goal? Not through the satisfactions that come from pleasure, wealth, or fame. According to Aristotle, the true path to happiness lies in contemplation of philosophic truth. This is the only action through which humans can exercise their distinctively unique trait: the ability to reason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real must for everyone!

    • By Shabeer H. on 22-05-15

    Regular price: £32.19

    • The Water Babies

    • A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby
    • By: Charles Kingsley
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A main-stay of British children's literature through the 1920's, The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby was written by Rev. Charles Kinglsey as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine in 1862-63.

    Although some of the author's opinions seem dated now, the journey of a little chimney-sweep water-baby through rivers and storms, under sea and over icebergs, is still a wonderful adventure tale for children. The book was adapted into an animated film in 1978 and produced as a play at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2003.

    Regular price: £10.19

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 20