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The Moonstone

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Brought to you by Penguin.    This Penguin Classic is performed by Jessie Buckley, Richard Cordery, Julian Wadham, David Sturzaker, Hugh Fraser, Bruce Alexander, Oscar Batterham, Matthew Spencer, James MacCallum, Stewart Clarke and Jot Davies. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Sandra Kemp.    The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her 18th birthday, her friend and suitor Franklin Blake brings the gift to her. That very night, it is stolen again. No one is above suspicion, as the idiosyncratic Sergeant Cuff and the Franklin piece together a puzzling series of events as mystifying as an opium dream and as deceptive as the nearby Shivering Sand.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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The Trial and the Death of Socrates

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The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history. In Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. Phaedo is the account by a young man of the actual last words and moments of Socrates. Tom Griffith presents these with scene-setting introductions to the historical situation in this new translation. Translated by Tom Griffith.

©2001 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2001 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

Author: Plato
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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Dracula

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William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present Argo Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.  A lawyer arrives in Transylvania to help a mysterious Count with the purchase of a house and sets in motion a chain of terrible events. Bruce Alexander captures the dread that suffuses Stoker’s infamous horror story. Johnathan Harker’s discovery at the Gothic castle and the series of nightmarish incidents back in England that it prompts will continue to frighten listeners.

Public Domain (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Bruce Alexander
Author: Bram Stoker
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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The Republic

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In The Republic, Plato tackles the big issues of the state and the individual: how the state should be ruled, and by whom; and the way the individual should lead his life - and why. Plato casts Socrates in the role of the leader and teacher in this carefully-reasoned enquiry held in association with the students of his circle. Yet despite the rigor of the argument - the need for a philosopher-king; the need for just behavior by all - the beneficient humanity of Socrates and the poetic imagination of Plato are vividly apparent. The lively quality of the dialogue can be clearly appreciated in this new translation by Tom Griffith.

Public Domain (P)2000 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd., All Rights Reserved

Narrator: Bruce Alexander
Author: Plato
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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