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    C. S. Lewis

    A Very Short Introduction

    by James Como ...
    Narrated by Roger Clark ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 26 min

    Beloved by children and adults worldwide, the writings of C. S. Lewis have a broad and enduring appeal. Although he is best known for the iconic Chronicles of Narnia series, C. S. Lewis was actually a man of many literary parts. Already well-known as a scholar in the 1930s, he became a famous broadcaster during World War Two and wrote in many genres, including satire (The Screwtape Letters), ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Heaven in a Wild Flower: The British Romantic Poets

    by Adam Potkay ...
    Narrated by Adam Potkay ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 58 min

    Professor Adam Potkay brings his renowned expertise on the Romantic era to bear on the period's principal poets. Providing detailed analysis of the lives and works of literary luminaries such as Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats, Professor Potkay examines the nature of Romantic poetry and provides insight on the stylistic flourishes and themes of this ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The World According to Narnia

    Christian Meanings in C. S. Lewis’ Beloved Chronicles

    Narrated by Brian Emerson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 10 min

    The World according to Narnia is a lively and engaging exploration of the many Christian themes in C. S. Lewis’ widely-known and universally loved children’s stories. C. S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia with a Christian understanding of the world firmly in his mind. Thus, it is no surprise that at every turn, some character or incident reflects parts of the Christian story. From the ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

    Unabridged

    11 hours 1 min

    Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions.Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The History of English Literature

    Unabridged

    5 hours 16 min

    Perry Keenlyside tells the remarkable story of the world’s richest literary resource. The story-telling, the poetry, the growth of the novel and the great histories and essays which have informed the language and the imagination wherever English is spoken. This is the fourth in the Naxos AudioBooks Histories series. ... Read more

    $43.40 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Planet Narnia

    The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

    by Michael Ward ...
    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 3 min

    For over half a century, scholars have labored to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganized Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Story of Shakespeare's As You Like It, The

    Narrated by Brian Holland Rose ...

    Abridged

    8 min

    As You Like It is one of Shakespeare's comedies featuring women dressed as men, brothers reconciling, and wrongs put to right.The fair Rosalind falls in love with the strong Orlando and Rosalind's companion to Orlando's brother. Told here as a fairy tale, it makes a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for youngsters and the uninitiated alike. ... Read more

    $1.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Collins – Children’s Shakespeare Collection Vol.2: The Tragedies: For ages 7–11

    series Collins

    Unabridged

    7 hours 38 min

    Nine of the bard’s most tragic plays, from Hamlet to Romeo and Juliet, abridged and novelised for young listeners. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move!Introduce your children to the world of Shakespearean tragedies with these abridged stories, written especially for children. Filled with atmospheric sound effects, your children will come away with a newfound love for ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Story Of Shakespeare's Macbeth, The

    Narrated by Gideon Wagner ...

    Unabridged

    15 min

    Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife. ... Read more

    $1.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    September 1, 1939: W.H. Auden and the Afterlife of a Poem

    by Ian Sansom ...
    Narrated by Ian Sansom ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    This is a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change. More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry.This is a book about a poet – W. H. Auden, a wunderkind, a victim-beneficiary of a literary cult of personality who became a scapegoat and a poet-expatriate largely excluded ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold

    Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

    Unabridged

    5 hours 7 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold by William Shakespeare and James Anthony, with a foreword by Stephen Fry. Read by Stephen Fry, Paapa Essiedu and the author.'James Anthony has done something I would have confidently stated to be impossible. He has "translated" Shakespeare’s sonnets and he has done so with an insolent, loveable charm … A dazzling success’ ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups

    Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

    Narrated by Daniel Weyman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course, and most of the rest of us haven't even got a clue as to what a petard actually is. Fear not, the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups are here to help. For parents ... Read more

    $52.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Falstaff

    Give Me Life

    by Harold Bloom ...
    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 55 min

    Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare's three Henry plays: Henry IV, Parts One and Two, and Henry V. He is companion to Prince Hal (the future Henry V), who loves him, goads, him, teases him, indulges his vast appetites, and commits all sorts of mischief with him-some innocent, some cruel. Falstaff can be lewd, funny, careless of others, a bad creditor, an ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

    Narrated by James Adams ...
    series The Politically Incorrect Guides

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    These days, English professors prefer to teach anything and everything but classic English literature. They indoctrinate their students in Marxism and radical feminism, show them Michael Moore’s movie Fahrenheit 9/11, and teach them the “post-colonial literature” of South Asia. When they do teach a genuine work of English or American literature, they use it to propagandize against our “oppressive” ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Enchanted Places

    Beyond the World of Pooh, Part 1

    Narrated by Peter Dennis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 22 min

    This is Christopher Milne’s first autobiography, which was followed by Part 2—The Path through the Trees. From his much publicized childhood on Cotchford Farm to his war experiences, his marriage, and his proprietorship of a successful bookshop in a small English town, the life of the famous author’s son was one of much joy and some pain. It was also one of deep introspection. This book ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    101 Amazing Facts about William Shakespeare

    Narrated by Kent Harris ...
    series 101 Amazing Facts #24

    Unabridged

    26 min

    Did you know that Shakespeare introduced thousands of words into the English language? Do you know what unusual item he left to his wife in his will? Have you heard of the conspiracy theory that suggests Shakespeare didn’t write the plays we attribute to him today? In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Kent Harris talks us through all of this and more as we discover over one hundred amazing ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Iago

    The Strategies of Evil

    by Harold Bloom ...
    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 3 min

    In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello. Often described as Machiavellian, Iago is a fascinating psychological specimen: at once a shrewd expert of the human mind and yet, himself a deeply troubled man. One of Shakespeare's most provocative and culturally relevant plays, Othello is widely studied for its ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Story of Shakespeare's King Lear, The

    Narrated by Brian Holland Rose ...

    Abridged

    7 min

    King Lear is another of Shakespeare's classic tragedies with many memorable lines on the price paid for vanity.King Lear has three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and the youngest, the good Cordelia. The King asks his daughters how much they love him. He thrives on excessive empty words of flattery from two of them and bristles with anger when plain speaking Cordelia does not wish to participate in ... Read more

    $1.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lear

    The Great Image of Authority

    by Harold Bloom ...
    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 28 min

    King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare's most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his ... Read more

    $16.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Thomas Merton on James Joyce

    The Literature of James Joyce

    by Thomas Merton ...
    Narrated by Thomas Merton ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 40 min

    New York Times bestselling author and monk Thomas Merton explores the literature and spirituality of 20th century’s greatest novelist: James Joyce.Born in 1882 to a Catholic family in Dublin, James Joyce wrote some of the most acclaimed masterpieces of modern literature: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, and Finnegans Wake. Educated by Jesuits and deeply influenced by ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Round Ireland With A Fridge

    by Tony Hawks ...
    Narrated by Tony Hawks ...

    Abridged

    9 hours 45 min

    Whilst in Ireland for an International Song Competition, Tony Hawks was amazed to see a hitch-hiker, trying to thumb a lift, but with a fridge. This seemed amazingly optimistic - his Irish friends, however thought nothing of it at all. 'I had clearly arrived in a country', writes Tony, 'where the qualifications for 'eccentric' involved a great deal more than that to which I had become used'.Two ... Read more

    $11.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    What Blest Genius

    The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare 2nd Edition

    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 6 min

    In September 1769, three thousand people descended on Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the artistic legacy of the town's most famous son, William Shakespeare. Attendees included the rich and powerful, the fashionable and the curious, eligible ladies and fortune hunters, and a horde of journalists and profiteers. For three days, they paraded through garlanded streets, listened to songs and ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cleopatra

    I Am Fire and Air

    by Harold Bloom ...
    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 6 min

    Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history-and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is the lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly, a champion of life. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic, and complex. She has fascinated readers and audiences for centuries and has been played by the greatest actresses of their ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tolkien's Lost Chaucer

    Narrated by Jennifer M. Dixon ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 36 min

    Tolkien's Lost Chaucer uncovers the story of an unpublished and previously unknown book by the author of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien worked between 1922 and 1928 on his Clarendon edition Selections from Chaucer's Poetry and Prose, and though never completed, its 160 pages of commentary reveals much of his thinking about language and storytelling when he was still at the threshold of his career ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial