Stories from Shakespeare
The noted actors Juliet Stephenson and Michael Sheen retell ten of Shakespeare's most famous works in modern English prose. The stories, including Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Henry V, incorporate lines of dialogue from the original plays and key plot points are explained. Age 9–12.
More Tales from the Greek Legends
Bellerophon & Pegasus, Orpheus & Eurydice and Other Tales from Ancient Greece
Bellerophon and Pegasus set off in search of the fearful three-headed Chimera, and Echo’s love for Narcissus is doomed. The acclaimed actor Benjamin Soames narrates a collection of 10 tales from Ancient Greece, with a soundtrack of classical music. Age 9–12. Unabridged.
The Great Poets: John Keats
The Great Poets
In the Great Poets series, actors read substantial selections from the work of Britain and America’s most celebrated poets, including less familiar pieces as well as their most famous poems. Each audio book is a single CD with around 70 minutes running time. Simon Russell Beale and Sarah Woodward join Samuel West and Michael Sheen on this recording of some of Keats’s finest works, among them, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, ‘The Eve of St Agnes’ and the Odes – to a Grecian Urn, to Melancholy and to a Nightingale.
Great Inventors and Their Inventions
Gutenberg, Bell, Marconi, the Wright Brothers
Throughout history, visionaries such as Archimedes, Gutenberg and Edison have produced inventions that have helped to shape our modern world, and their biographies shed light on how they brought their ideas to fruition. Age 12+
The Great Poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins
In the Great Poets series, actors read substantial selections from the work of Britain and America’s most celebrated poets, including less familiar pieces as well as their most famous poems. Each audio book is a single CD with around 70 minutes running time. Jeremy Northam reads 38 poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), including ‘Pied Beauty’, ‘God’s Grandeur’, ’The Windhover’ and an excerpt from ‘The Wreck of the Deutschland’.