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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet, Gringoire; the tormented priest, Claude Frollo; the fun-loving captain, Phoebus; and, above all, Quasimodo and Esmeralda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humor but fueled by the anguish that unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2014 Naxos AudioBooks

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The Space Race

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Winner of the Gold Science & Technology trophy at the 2020 New York Festivals Radio Awards The 1960s space race captured our imaginations and our dreams. Today’s efforts to revitalize and expand space travel is being driven not just by government agencies such as NASA, but also by visionaries such as Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic), Elon Musk (SpaceX), and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin). To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, this major documentary-drama series brings to life the past, present, and future of man’s exploration of space. Between 1969 and 1972, twelve Americans walked on the moon. You’ll get to experience the thrill of that era and much, much more. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee for Orange Is the New Black; Obie Award winner for Iphigenia 2.0); TV: Star Trek: Voyager, film: Star Trek: Nemesis), The Space Race uses actual audio, original interviews, dramatic reconstructions, and first-hand accounts to tell the story of mankind’s first amazing steps off our world and onto the lunar surface. With unprecedented access, The Space Race takes listeners to Virgin Galactic’s space program in the Mojave Desert, features conversations with Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Sergei Krikalev, Tim Peake, and numerous key players at mission control. This Audible Original and takes you behind the scenes to see how these exciting adventures in outer space came to be. 

©2019 Audible, Ltd (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Volume 2

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This excellent collection includes the last three stories from season one of Dan Dare's Audio Adventures and the bonus feature documentary Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman. Reign of the Robots Dan Dare and his crew return to Earth. Landing in London, they find the city deserted - or that's how it seems at first. But soon Dare faces an army of robots who have conquered the planet and placed the humans in slave camps. The robots are too powerful and numerous to be resisted, and their invasion is complete. With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody face their greatest challenge yet - to liberate planet Earth. Operation Saturn As work begins to rebuild Earth after the devastation of the robot invasion, Dare and his friends in Space Fleet remain vigilant, certain it is only a matter of time before the Mekon launches a fresh attack. When the wreck of the Nautilus - an experimental ship lost a decade before - appears in orbit of the moon, Dare, Digby and Peabody are sent to investigate. They find the ship and its crew were destroyed by alien weapons. All clues lead them to Saturn's moons. With Earth still vulnerable, our heroes must journey to an unknown world. Prisoners of Space After a sequence of nonstop adventures, Dare, Digby and Peabody find themselves in a limbo of paranoid calm. Whilst there's been no sign of the Mekon anywhere in the solar system, Dare is certain Earth hasn't seen the last of the evil alien. Mysterious spaceship disappearances near Venus, an academy student accidentally launching a prototype spacecraft, and a floating prison cell in space reveal themselves as parts of the Mekon's latest plan to defeat his archenemy, Dan Dare, once and for all. Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman. Science journalist Richard Hollingham explores whether the reality of space exploration is catching up with the Dan Dare universe. Featuring interviews with the cast, director and lead writer about reinventing Dare for the 21st century. Richard meets a real rocket scientist who owes his career to the pilot of the future. Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 Dan Dare Corporation Limited (P)2017 B7 Productions

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Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Season 1

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The complete collection of season one of Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures. This includes all six episodes: 'Voyage to Venus', 'The Red Moon Mystery', 'Marooned on Mercury', 'Reign of the Robots', 'Operation Saturn' and 'Prisoners of Space'. Also included are both the documentary Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman and New Worlds - the Music of Imran Ahmad. This excellent collector's edition is perfect not only for fans of Dan Dare and his nemesis, The Mekon, but also for anyone who simply enjoys science fiction. Adapted from the original Eagle comic strips, this is a new Dan Dare for our times! Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 B7 Productions (P)2017 B7 Productions

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