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    • Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different - quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn - but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. This is a fascinating account for younger listeners.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • Aboriginal Tales

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Abridged
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    The world of the Australian Aborigines is so full of extraordinary force and beauty that the idea of natural miracles, or what we might call magic, can seem quite normal. So natural magic figures very strongly in their stories, and in their lives. However as people are part of nature too, selfishness, greed, jealousy; also love, courage and a sense of humour are readily described in nature just as in men and women.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good variety of stories

    • By Kitty on 12-10-2016

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • Great Explorers

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater, Sam Dastor, Kerry Shale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them. They pushed back the frontiers of man's knowledge of the world by their vision, courage, and sheer doggedness. They were very different people, from bold adventurers facing the unknown with enjoyment to careful, more scientific individuals. Their journeys are placed within their historical context, but also contain the words of the men themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Lindy on 15-08-2016

    Non-member price: $18.44

    • Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording, and other innovations have made the modern world what it is. But who had these ideas and made realities of them? As David Angus explains, they were very different: quiet, boisterous, confident, or withdrawn. But all had a moment of vision that they combined with single-minded determination to battle through numerous obstacles and produce something that really worked.

    Non-member price: $20.24

    • Great Adventurers

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection features the lives of nine remarkable people, whose stories have inspired generations of adventurers. With Francis Drake we raid the Spanish Main and sail around the world. With Richard Burton we cross the deserts of Arabia. Hiram Bingham discovers the lost city of the Incas. Amelia Earhart personifies the heroic exploits of the early days of aviation. With Scott and Amundsen we race to the South Pole, with Hillary and Tenzing we conquer the summit of Everest. 

    Non-member price: $17.54

    • Coppelia

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 19 mins
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    This is a story from the Ballet Stories collection.

    Non-member price: $1.38

    • The Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales

    • By: Alastair Jessiman, Anna Britten, David Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Harry Somerville, Anne-Marie Piazza, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this entertaining anthology of seven new ghost stories, written especially for Naxos AudioBooks, we meet all kinds of phantoms in different situations: a kind-hearted but accident-prone spectre unwittingly upsetting a family home, as well as ghosts in ancient Egypt, on board a pirate ship, and in a Newcastle swimming pool. Engaging and slightly sinister, The Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales is a delightful shiver for all the family.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • Swan Lake

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 19 mins
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    This is a story from the Ballet Stories collection.

    Non-member price: $1.38

    • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Clive Swift
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Abridged
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    The shadowy figure of Robin Hood has been central to English folklore for centuries. Through time he has become the legendary English hero - living a life of splendid ease in the green wood, stealing from the rich to give to the poor, and vanquishing injustice in the shape of Prince John and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. And this is how we present him in a collection of the best known stories.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Nutcracker

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 24 mins
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    This is a story from the Ballet Stories collection.

    Non-member price: $1.39

    • Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the growth of civilization came more scientific methods, generally discovered by significant individuals. This informative and entertaining audiobook presents the major figures in the history of medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the Roman doctor Galen and the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen. It also explores the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi and the start of major anatomical investigations during the Renaissance by Andreas Vesalius.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • The Vikings

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Joe Marsh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Between the 8th and 11th centuries, Vikings stormed out of their Scandinavian homelands to raid and loot along the coasts of Europe. In old Norse, to "go viking" meant to take to sea in a long ship for an adventure. Sometimes this was a trading trip, sometimes a piratical raid. Often it was both. Explorers and traders, warriors and poets, they ranged between Byzantium in the south and ventured as far as Iceland and even North America. Their fame lives on.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • Ancient Egypt

    • The Glory of the Pharaohs
    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    Ancient Egypt: The Glory of the Pharaohs tells us about civilization under the pharaohs, of mysterious statues and tombs, incredible obelisks, and the Sphinx. In this selection, the ancient Egyptian kingdom is brought to life in a way that fuels the listener’s imagination, teaching and entertaining in equal measure.

    Non-member price: $17.54

    • More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Following the success of the first Great Scientists title in the Junior Classics range, this collection features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists, with descriptions of their discoveries. From the astronomy of Copernicus and Halley to the natural science of Linnaeus and Humboldt, and from the discoveries of Pascal, Davy, Volta, and Babbage to the harnessing of atomic power by Julius Oppenheimer, it explores the contributions made by these great scientists, and their impact on our everyday lives.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • Ibn Battuta

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater, Sam Dastor, Kerry Shale
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story from the Great Explorers collection.

    Non-member price: $1.38

    • Captain Cook

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater, Sam Dastor, Kerry Shale
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story from the Great Explorers collection.

    Non-member price: $1.38

    • Celtic Fairy Tales

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Pack
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    Welsh, Irish or Scottish, all these tales share the unique Celtic mixture of wit and romance. Bold heroes battle with giants, beautiful maidens appear from lakes, birds and animals speak, and over all hangs the enchanted world of the fairies.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Story of the Nutcracker (from the Naxos Audiobook 'A Family Christmas')

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Abridged
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    Little Clara, her brother Fritz, the giving of presents, the Nutcracker soldier, and toys that come to life all form the basis of the story which Tchaikovsky brought to life in one of his finest scores.

    Non-member price: $2.74

    • Great Victorians

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames, Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development. Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the world leader in iron and steel production. Science was undergoing a revolution, enabled by the groundbreaking work of Michael Faraday, who led the Royal Institution. Great swathes of Central Africa were mapped by the explorer David Livingstone and the understanding of humankind’s place in the world was being redefined by the theories of the great naturalist Charles Darwin.

    Non-member price: $17.54

    • More Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One thing that hasn't changed much at all in the last 10,000 years is the human brain. The relentless curiosity of the human mind, combined with our ability to solve problems, has resulted in huge innovation and change. Here, then, are some of the most revolutionary ideas of the last 300 years.

    Non-member price: $18.44

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