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    • Silver on the Tree

    • Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

    Non-member price: $30.86

    • Over Sea, Under Stone

    • Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - but where is no. 2 in the sequence??

    • By ES67 on 04-04-2014

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • Greenwitch

    • Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

    Non-member price: $30.47

    • The Dark Is Rising

    • Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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    On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sean f. on 20-06-2018

    Non-member price: $44.71

    • The Curse of the Gloamglozer

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail - mistsifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 06-12-2017

    Non-member price: $21.84

    • The Troll

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A crew of clueless pirates, one hairy troll and barrels o'laughs! The Troll longs for a goat – but has to make do with fish for supper instead. Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew are digging for treasure – but it seems they’ve sailed to the wrong island.

    Non-member price: $9.35

    • Great Poems for Children

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    An anthology of over 50 classic children's poems, read by some of our finest actors. Full of fun, excitement, and magic, the poems in this collection are guaranteed to spark the imagination and open up a world of wonder. Favourites from authors such as Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Louis Stevenson are all here, as well as less familiar but nonetheless hugely entertaining poems such as" The Camel's Complaint"and "The Elephant, or The Force of Habit".

    Non-member price: $10.17

    • Stormchaser

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Since his childhood in the Deepwoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a lowly crew member on his father's sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig as plots and treacheries from many years ago bring the lofty city of Sanctaphrax, home of the Edgeworld's most learned academics, to the point of disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a grand adventure

    • By Anonymous User on 23-10-2017

    Non-member price: $20.96

    • The Psalms

    • By: Naxos AudioBooks
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 150 Psalms contain some of the most inspiring lines in the Old Testament: Psalm 23 "The Lord is My Shepherd" and Psalm 121 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills". Yet few know them as a set, and this recording, in Alex Jennings' clear performance, allows us to consider them as a whole. They are not all uplifting and comfortable. Many involve darker sentiments of revenge or punishment; many appear to be by David or about David; others are To the chief Musician upon Gittith.

    Non-member price: $29.44

    • The Winter Knights

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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    In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy - training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and head out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathan known as a cloud-eater.

    Non-member price: $20.96

    • Tales of the Greek Heroes

    • (Puffin Classics)
    • By: Roger Lancelyn Green
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Rula Lenska, David Rintoul
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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    Walk amongst the gods and men. The beautiful land of Greece is haunted by more than three thousand years of legend and history. In this gripping retelling of the Heroic Age, you'll meet the mighty POSEIDON, God of the Sea; ZEUS, the King of Heaven; HADES, Lord of the Dead; ARTEMIS the Huntress; APHRODITE, Immortal Lady of Beauty and Love; and many more mortals and gods. Their adventures are some of the oldest and most famous stories in the world.

    Non-member price: $17.98

    • The Last of the Sky Pirates

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Rook Barkwater dreams of becoming a librarian knight - sent out to explore the mysteries of the Edgeworld. So when his chance comes, he grabs it. Breaking all the rules, he sets out on a journey to the Free Glades and beyond.

    Non-member price: $20.96

    • Clash of the Sky Galleons

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn what it really means to be a sky pirate and to learn from his father. But Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal - and his judgement is flawed. His actions endangers the lives of his crew - and his son.

    Non-member price: $21.84

    • Freeglader

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 9
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own. A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on a thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.

    Non-member price: $20.96

    • The Immortals

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 10
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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    Those who guard us speak of us, in whispers as...'the Immortals.'' Nate Quarter is a lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods.Until treachery forces him to flee for his life - to the mighty city of Great Glade. But these are turbulent times. In far-off Hive - the spectacular city founded by the goblin tribes - the clan leaders are preparing for war. And out beyond the dread Nightwoods, in the fabled gardens of Riverrise, a one-eyed waif jealously guards the life-giving waters of the mystical Riverrise spring.

    Non-member price: $29.97

    • Vox

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 8
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
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    High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Vox. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues?

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • The Ogre of Oglefort

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    When a Hag, an orphan boy, and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn’t want to be rescued – and the ogre’s dead wife is turning in her grave. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand – will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?

    Non-member price: $12.01