In Mary Shelley’s powerful Promethean fable, Dr Frankenstein’s experiment and its terrible outcome is told through the letters of an English explorer who met the doomed scientist as he pursued his monster into the Arctic wilderness. This abridged version is read by Daniel Philpott, Jonathan Oliver and Chris Larkin. Naxos Young Adult Classics. 2 CDs 2hrs 37mins, plus a bonus CD-ROM with a full text and study guide.
In Mary Shelley’s powerful Promethean fable, Dr Frankenstein’s experiment and its terrible outcome is told through the letters of an English explorer who met the doomed scientist as he pursued his monster into the Arctic wilderness. Read by Daniel Philpott, Roger May and Jonathan Oliver.
The Great Swindle
A winner of the Prix Goncourt, this powerful novel follows Henri d’Aulnay Pradelle, a lieutenant who shoots two of his own men, from the Western Front into the dark side of post-war France, where Pradelle’s fate becomes entangled with two men who know of his crime. Translated by Frank Wynne.
In the After Light
The disease that killed most of America’s children left the survivors with powers the government will kill to keep contained. In this final book of the Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby emerges as the leader of the free surviving children and their mission to free others still incarcerated. Young adult.
War on the Margins
When the Channel Islands fell to the Germans in 1940, the Nazi regime set about imposing the racial policies of the Fatherland. This novel makes use of real historical documents and genuine correspondence to tell the story of Marlene Zimmer, a Jewish clerk in the Aliens Office in Jersey, who is forced to conceal her ancestry and eventually to flee and join the island's resistance.
The Double Comfort Safari Club
and Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
This Alexander McCall Smith double bill introduces two of his hugely popular series. In The Double Comfort Safari Club, we rejoin Precious Ramotswe in Botswana and another case for The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate is the second book in The Sunday Philosophy Club series and the second risky investigation for the Edinburgh philosopher Isabel Dalhousie. The two books are shrink-wrapped together.
Precious and the Zebra Necklace
When Precious Ramotswe discovers that her new friend Nancy has only a photograph and a necklace of carved zebras to remind her of her missing parents, the girls set off to find them. It is another case for Precious, the girl from the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and an exciting adventure in the wilds of Botswana. Age 7+
Lost Legend of the Thryberg Hawk
The Mystery Crossbow Boy Who Saved the Fortunes of York at The Battle of Towton
Jack Holroyd’s novel tells the story, ‘missing’ from history, yet kept alive in folk memory, of the young Yorkshire crossbow archer, Edmund Hawksworth, who killed two prominent Lancastrian lords and turned events in York’s favour at the Battle of Towton.
A Christmas Carol
Dickens's Christmas story of the ‘covetous old sinner’ Ebenezer Scrooge, his meetings with the ghosts of Christmas and the fate of Tiny Tim has gripped the imagination of readers and artists since it first appeared in 1843. This fine edition has been carefully designed and imaginatively illustrated by the American artist Yelena Bryksenkova. Gilt-edged pages and red silk marker.
The Master and Margarita
One of the most popular Russian novels of the 20th century, The Master and Margarita blends surrealism and political satire with a dazzling cast that includes Satan, Pontius Pilate and a talking cat. This careful abridgement of a new translation is read by the charismatic Julian Rhind-Tutt.
The Mayor of Casterbridge
While drunk at the county fair, hay-trusser Michael Henchard sold his wife and child for five guineas. The next morning he vowed to redeem himself by abstinence and hard work; and eventually he rose to the rank of mayor. Then, 18 years after being sold, his wife returns. Read by Anton Lesser. 10 CDs 12hrs 20mins.
Around the World in Eighty Days
Having made a wager at his gentlemen’s club in London, Phileas Fogg, along with his long-suffering manservant Passepartout, sets off on the race of a lifetime – to circumnavigate the globe in exactly 80 days. In pursuit is Detective Fix, convinced that Fogg is a bank robber. Read by Bill Homewood. Unabridged.