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    • The Psammead Trilogy

    • Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet
    • By: E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories:Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £49.99

    • The Best European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • worst reading ever

    • By Justas on 20-03-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Celtic Fairy Tales

    • Traditional Stories from Ireland, Wales and Scotland
    • By: Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The definitive collection of traditional Celtic fairy tales. Joseph Jacobs' 1892 anthology of the most enduring folklore from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall is a delight for both young and old. Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor choice of narrator

    • By Peter on 15-09-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 22
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      2 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written. 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton, 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford, 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin, 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson, and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By anita weir on 30-01-17

    Regular price: £99.99

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      2 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Narrated

    • By Ms CLARE J CLEMENS on 25-10-15

    Regular price: £99.99

    • The Best French Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Five Children and It

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    First written in 1902, this is one of Edith Nesbit's best loved children's stories. It all begins when a group of five children – Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit, they discover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead who is compelled to grant one wish of theirs per day. The effects of each wish last until sundown. All the wishes granted to the children go hilariously wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By karen hilson on 01-02-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Strange Travel Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fascinating collection of travellers' tales, featuring weird innkeepers, ghouls and ghosts, robbers and murderers, card sharpers and confidence tricksters, dead bodies in odd places....the very thing for anyone busy planning a vacation this year....

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Twilight in Italy

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twilight in Italy describes Lawrence’s time as an educated working-class Englishman living among the Italian working men and women in the region around Lake Garda, from the Austrian Alps to the North, to Switzerland and finally Como and Milan. He captures the psyche of Italian peasants without ever romanticising or patronising them.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Hunted Down

    • The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hunted Down is a detective story by Charles Dickens. The astute Sampson suspects that a certain Mr. Julius Slinkton who turns up in his office one morning is not all that he seems. As Slinkton crops up more and more frequently in Sampson's life, he realises that a monstrous crime is about to be committed. But a counter plot is hatched and the hunter quickly becomes the hunted. Dickens excels again in his masterful portrayal of character and insightful description the society of his day.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spoilt by narration

    • By Reader on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Great Short Story Collection

    • 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre
    • By: Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a strange collection

    • By greg on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £69.99

    • The Bumper Book of Bedtime Stories

    • Classic Tales for Children
    • By: Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman, Frank R. Stockton, Johnny Gruelle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A glittering collection of classic stories for children, which have delighted generations and continue to appeal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • terrible narrator

    • By Carole on 29-03-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Stories to Tell in the Dark

    • 50 Terrifying Tales
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; 2. "This Is All" by Barry Pain; 3. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F .Harvey; 4. "The Reticence of Lady Anne" by Saki; 5. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain; 6. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey; 7. "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson; 8. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey; 9. "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett; 10. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe...and many more.

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Masterpieces of Murder

    • Intriguing and Unusual Crime Stories
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Allan Poe, A. J. Allan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A fascinating collection of intriguing and unusual classic murder stories by some of the masters of mystery and crime writing.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • British Classic Short Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers: 'Quality' by John Galsworthy, 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf, 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence, 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin, 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist, 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf, 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole, 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible!

    • By RGN007 on 13-03-18

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Great Ghost Story Collection

    • Over 40 Spooky Tales
    • By: Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      1 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction. 'On the Brighton Road' by Richard Middleton; 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain; 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray; 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole; 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain; 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton; 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson; 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole; 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stand the reader's dreary voice

    • By P J Young on 11-10-16

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Great Adventure Story Collection

    • 40 Action Packed Tales of Adventure and Intrigue
    • By: P. C. Wren, William Le Queux, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Forty breathtaking short stories of gripping adventures, secrets and strange conspiracies. 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren. 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles' by William Le Queux. 'The 39 Steps' by John Buchan. 'Three Pennyworth of Luck' by Basil Murray. 'The Secret of Dr. Vaux’s Intrigue' by William Le Queux. 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell. 'How I Became a Secret Agent' by Dr. A. K. Graves.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cathy Dobson spoilt this collection

    • By Simon Andrew Robinson on 17-10-15

    Regular price: £79.99

    • The Great Russian Short Story Collection

    • 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors. 1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky 2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy 3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub 4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev 5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub 6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol 7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub 8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "A Work of Art" by Anton Chekhov 10. "Children Wiser Than Their Fathers" by Count Leo Tolstoy

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadfully Artifical Reading

    • By ephgrave7 on 19-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Great Detective Collection

    • 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      2 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • great stories, appalling narration.

    • By Marsh on 26-01-16

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Four Short Stories by Virginia Woolf

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Adeline Virginia Woolf (January 1882-1941) was an English writer and one of the preeminent modernists of the 20th century. Her stories often appear as streams of consciousness as the writer's attention is drawn by things around her, memories and insights which bubble up in her brain and interruptions from the outside world. Includes 'A Haunted House', 'The Mark on the Wall', 'The String Quartet' and 'Kew Gardens'.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why does Cathy Dobson do this?

    • By Jet Ray on 12-07-17

    Regular price: £3.99

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