An amazing recording by Fenella Fielding. Her vocal range and texture brings an incredible new life to this brilliant poem. Be prepared to be swept away!! Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T. S. Eliot's career as a poet.
Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, has been adapted into countless film and stage versions and is today the most famous and loved of all Christmas tales.
In A Short History of Nearly Everything, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves.
Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge.
Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him - by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene.
This is a perfect example of why Brainfood Audiobooks exists! William (Willie) Rushton brings all of his comedic talent to bear on this wonderful tale. This audio set comes with a complimentary Audio CD version of this book.
Russell Tovey reads the story of the handsome and spirited horse, Black Beauty."'I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick..."
This wonderful book is read by 2 of the very best audiobook readers bar none! Sean Barrett's Chapter 1 is pure genius! Writing of this quality combined with the reading of Mr Barrett and Teresa Gallagher is an absolute must! This one is a life-long keeper!!
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself.
Sir Peter Ustinov's beautifully crafted autobiography is told with exquisite wit and insight. From his birth in April 1921, it spans his extraordinary career as actor, playwright, film star and director, confirming his early belief that he is 'irrevocably betrothed to laughter'.
In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Captain Troy...
Peter was a confirmed loner and cat hater, until he was given a small, grey (and impeccably handsome) kitten with folded ears by his then girlfriend. The girlfriend went but Norton stayed - in fact, he and Peter became inseparable. Trotting along beside him down the street ...
The first volume in Churchill's epic history of English-speaking peoples The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage.
In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country.
Two friends fall under the spell of a New York beauty - with an unexpected outcome. A casual remark is taken seriously by a Chinese sculptor, and the British Ambassador becomes the owner of a priceless work of art . . .
Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.
The Number One bestselling detective series. Nothing keeps a crime hidden like fear, and DS Logan McRae hits a dead-end in this 5th crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. ‘You can’t be an eyewitness if I cut out your eyes…’ Someone’s preying on Aberdeen’s growing Polish population.
**** We currently have a very cheap copy of this in stock which has been rated as acceptable - the audio is perfect but the insert was damaged and has been replaced with a duplicated printing **** ‘Crackpot’ is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back ...
A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael! After the events of Whose Body? (the first mystery novel introducing Lord Peter Wimsey), Lord Peter who was in great need of a revitalizing break, escapes to Corsica for an extended holiday.
Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, 32 mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction.
Thomas Porteous is in the final stages of dying. His wife Di is both scared for him and for herself. Soon his family will turn up to claim their share's of the loot. The art collection they shared is very valuable.
Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of ...
A record of country life at the end of the 19th century - the fast-dissolving England of peasant, yeoman and craftsman in a self-sufficient world of work and poverty. Their world is the hamlet, the nearby village and the small market town.
A Genius Performance by Andrew Sachs! Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished...
Evangeline Sinclair and Trixie Dolan, long-time stars of stage, screen and, er, television (well, being the voice of Tallulah, the tap-dancing cartoon cat ought to count!) have temporarily shelved their search for a suitable starring vehicle to stand by an old friend in her hour of need.
This special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's hugely successful programme, "Poetry Please", features many of the most popular poems that are most frequently requested by listeners.
In "Semi-detached" Griff Rhys Jones recreates his suburban childhood and adolescence in precise and evocative detail; every young trauma, embarrassment and joyous rebellion, hazily-remembered summer afternoons realised into the wild of the woods and forming feral gangs.
The young woman of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed.
Smiley's People is one of John le Carré's classic Cold War novels and George Smiley one of his most acclaimed characters. Into a shadowy, violent and intricate world steeped in moral ambivalence steps George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus, as the Secret Service is known.
A Genius Performance by Anna Massey! When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself?
These personal letters between Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine are a blend of fact, memory and sheer romance. They also provide a background for some of the most significant events of the 20th century.
Let go of tension and negative thoughts and emotions with the help of this audio program. Benjamin Bonetti is one of the world's bestselling hypnotherapists. His advanced hypnotic technique sends positive messages to your subconscious so you can accomplish your goals.
In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health and the environment. He raises questions to make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take:
On 11th November 1920, huge crowds lined the streets of London for the funeral of the Unknown Warrior. Armistice Day was born, the acknowledgement of the great sacrifice made by a whole generation. When Harry Patch, the last British veteran to see active service, died, our final link with ...
When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - "Where shall we have dinner?" The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about.
'Dawn, and as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside Korem it lights up a biblical famine, now, in the Twentieth Century.'Those words opened Michael Buerk's first report on the Ethiopian famine for the 6 o'clock news on October 24th 1984.
"A romp filled with language play and just plain nonsense. . . . Everyone gets his, her, or its due; goodness is rewarded; and evil punished oh-so-wickedly." The Horn Book High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing.
Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are.
The final volume of the GORMENGHAST trilogy. Titus Groan has abdicated in rebellion against the steeped traditions of the kingdom he inherited. Heading instead into the outside world, he is confronted by a vivid sequence of events, figures and landscapes as he passes beyond the boundaries of childhood.
The first volume of the GORMENGHAST trilogy of fantasy novels. Titus Groan is born the heir to Gormenghast castle, and finds himself in a world predetermined by complex rituals that have been made obscure by the passage of time. Along the corridors of the castle ...
This item is primarily a hard-backed book as pictured. We have stocked it as it includes an audio CD featuring the great news stories which have broken in upon broadcasting throughout the BBC's prestigious 75-year history. Events include the moon landing, the deaths of Kennedy and Diana, ...
Afghanistan, Summer 2006. This is war. Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. In blazing heat in remote outposts the 3 Para battlegroup is pitted against a stubborn enemy who keep on coming. Until now, the full story of what happened there has not been told. This is it.
It's no ordinary morning at the Poplars – the master is found dead in his bed, and it seems his high blood pressure was not the cause. When an autopsy reveals a sinister poison, it's up to the quietly resourceful Inspector Hannasyde to catch the murderer in time to spare the next victim.
When veterinarian Rachel Goddard and Deputy Sheriff Tom Bridger take teenagers on an outing to clean up roadside trash in rural Mason County, Virginia, they make a grisly discovery: the plastic-wrapped body of a young woman. One teen peers at the face through the plastic and screams.
By the summer of 1704 Louis XIV's vast armies dominated Europe. France defeated every alliance formed against her and Louis was poised to extend his frontier to the Rhine and install a French prince on the throne of Spain. Two men saved Europe from French domination: the Duke of Marlborough ...
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey's best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction, in prose that is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. The Confessions involve the listener in De Quincey's childhood and schooling, describing in detail his...
When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth. George A. Romero's iconic film and novel terrified generations. Now Dawn of the Dead is back to terrify once more. The world is being devastated by zombies. No one knows how far they have spread, or how to stop them.
John Ilhan: A Crazy Life tells the fascinating story of John Ilhan - a working-class immigrant who overcame incredible odds to become one of the richest men in Australia. Founder of the phenomenally successful mobile telephone company Crazy John's, Ilhan tragically passed away in 2007 at the age of 42.
Young Cedric Errol lives in poverty in New York with his mother. When his father, who was disinherited for marrying an American, dies, Cedric is summoned to his grandfather's English estate. Although the old Earl has planned to transform the boy into a docile, traditional lord, it is Little Lord Fauntleroy...
Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. His spirits high, he sees all the trimmings but none of the action. And his first campaign, an abortive affair on the West African coastline, ends with an escapade which seriously blots his Halberdier copybook.
One Fifth Avenue is THE building - the choicest, the hottest, with all the best people. Within its luxuriously thick walls the lives of New York City's elite play out. There is Schiffer Diamond, an over-forty actress who had given up making movies and moved to Europe, until the call to come home...
Before he became one of America's most respected statesmen, Bob Dole was an average citizen serving heroically for his country. The bravery he showed after suffering near-fatal injuries in the final days of World War II is the stuff of legend. Now, for the first time in his own words, Dole tells the moving...
Research at the Amen Clinics verifies that the brain can heal itself at any stage of life - and that we can amplify the process through simple measures. With Relaxation, Focus, and Memory Training, Daniel Amen, MD, provides us with one of the most effective tools he uses with his own patients: a visualization..
When the Freeman family decided to restore a damaged creek in Washington's Olympic Peninsula-to transform it from a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture salmon-they knew the task would be formidable and the rewards plentiful. In Saving Tarboo Creek, Scott Freeman artfully blends...
When a merchant appears at the Catalonian chapter house of the Shield-Brethren, seeking to hire guards for his caravan, young Andreas is suspicious. Knights with his martial prowess are above protecting mere cargo wagons. Yet Andreas's wanderlust outweighs his concern, and soon the group...
Lorenzo and Lucia, both from peasant families, are planning their wedding. However, after meeting the villainous Don Rodrigo, the couple are forced to flee their village. Their dangerous journey in exile takes them through one of the most dramatic eras in Italian history, filled with war, famine, and plague.