When Sylvester and Phoebe first meet, they don’t hit it off. Later, stranded together in a country inn, there is definitely a mutual attraction. But will Sylvester recognize himself in the villain in Phoebe’s about-to-be-published novel? Heyer’s Regency romance is read, abridged, by Richard Armitage.
Great Speeches in History
Today’s politicians get ten-second sound bites; even the shortest of these 14 great speeches (Oliver Cromwell ejecting the Rump Parliament) lasts over two minutes. The collection is arranged chronologically, from Socrates in 399 BCE to Emmeline Pankhurst in 1912. 2 CDs: 2hrs 38mins.
Great Poets: Robert Burns
On this recording from Naxos’ The Great Poets series, a Scot, the actor Forbes Masson, reads 25 works by Scotland’s most famous poet. The selection includes all Burns’s most popular poems, including, A Red, Red Rose, The Jolly Beggars, Address to the Haggis and Auld Lang Syne. 1 CD: 1hr 18mins.