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    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile. The summaries are a godsend

    • By MR on 05-02-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!

    Non-member price: $12.48

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Early Years

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Anna Massey, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 7 mins
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    Captivating radio dramatisations of seven of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this first digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes seven of his most popular novels.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • More like a cacophony of sound effects

    • By Philby on 15-05-2018

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fleeing a disastrous marriage, Helen Huntingdon retreats to the desolate mansion, Wildfell Hall, with her son, Arthur. There, she makes her living as a painter. Finding it difficult to avoid her neighbors, she is soon an object of speculation and gossip. Brontë portrays Helen's eloquent struggle for independence at a time when society defined a married woman as her husband's property.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of a woman's struggle for independence from an abusive husband. Helen 'Graham' has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage and to protect her young son from the influence of his father. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter. Gilbert Markham, a local man intrigued by the beautiful young 'widow' offers his friendship but becomes distrustful when her reclusive behaviour sparks rumours and speculation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review.

    • By wendy on 05-09-2017

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • By: Fredrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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    Also sprach Zarathustra was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881-1885; the first three Parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his "campaign against morality", in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the "death of God".

    Non-member price: $21.91

    • Nicholas Nickleby

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 34 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of Dickens' early works, Nicholas Nickleby combines comedy and tragedy in a tale of triumph over adversity that is interspersed with Dickens' moving condemnation of society's mistreatment of children and the cruelty of the educational system. Young Nickleby struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England, yet succeeds despite social injustice, in a story that mirrors Dickens' own rise from poverty to great success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Jeanette Acland on 06-01-2017

    Non-member price: $46.83

    • 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

    • From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Juliet Stevenson, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection includes famous ones such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' as well as lesser well-known sonnets though of equally fine stature.

    Non-member price: $15.22

    • The Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everyone knows something of Shakespeare's sonnets, even if only in memorable fragments like "the darling buds of May," or "remembrance of things past," or "the marriage of true minds." For centuries these wonderfully crafted, intense lyrics have stood for something valued about youth, love, and the emotional complexities belonging to that time of life. This new recording presents all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, using the New Cambridge Shakespeare texts.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Nicholas Nickleby (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    Left penniless by the death of his father, nineteen-year-old Nicholas Nickleby seeks help, along with his mother and sister, from Uncle Ralph Nickleby. The hard-hearted money lender takes an instant dislike to his nephew and gets rid of the boy by securing him a teaching position at Dotheboys Hall, where the evil Wackford Squeers presides. Horrified by the barbarity he sees there, Nicholas defies Squeers and is forced to flee.

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • 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

    • Love's Labor's Lost: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emma Fielding, Samantha Bond, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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    The young king of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women for this period. No sooner is their vow made than it is tested, however, as the princess of France and three of her ladies arrive in Navarre on a diplomatic mission. The young men fall instantly and hopelessly in love, and the tension between their vow and their passion forms the subject of this charming and sparkling early comedy.

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Charles Dicken's timeless tale, Oliver Twist, read by the actor Alex Jennings.The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published.

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • Classic Romance

    • By: Jane Austen, James Matthew Barrie, Leo Tolstoy, and others
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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    This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers who shouldn’t be doing what they are doing at all and certainly not then and there. There is even Fanny Hill trying not to discover what physical love is about when set upon by an old roué who has paid for the privilege. Though of special interest for lovers and their special lover’s day of St. Valentine, it is an amusing and sometimes surprising collection.

    Non-member price: $29.44

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    This is a classic adventure tale set far down in the briny deep. Captain Nemo hunts the terrifying and mysterious monster that has already wrecked ships which disturbed its slumber. A scary, illuminating, and exciting listen for all ages, this story has achieved almost mythical status, and Jules Verne's great writing style makes the truly unbelievable seem entirely feasible: and utterly absorbing.

    Non-member price: $15.19

    • Dombey and Son (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Robert Glenister, Helen Schlesinger, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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    First published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848. Mike Walker's adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of family relationships tells the story of Paul Dombey, head of the House of Dombey, who lacks a son and cannot reconcile himself to his only daughter.

    Non-member price: $23.98

    • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the 'Father of Science Fiction', but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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    Charles Dickens' classic novel of mystery, read by Alex Jennings. A body is found in the River Thames and is identified as John Harmon. He was due to inherit a great fortune on the condition that he marry a young woman called Bella Wilfer. And so the story begins and unravels and we are introduced to the mysterious John Rokesmith, Our Mutual Friend.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Stories from Shakespeare 2

    • By: David Timson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
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    The first volume of David Timson's series retelling of the stories from Shakespeare's plays was widely praised by newspaper and educators alike. Here is volume 2, with more key plays. Including Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and Henry IV, all texts which regularly appear on the exam syllabus. As before, the stories are illustrated by numerous examples from the plays themselves. They are read by two leading Shakespearean actors, Juliet Stevenson and Alex Jennings.

    Non-member price: $23.34

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