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The Clan of the Cave Bear

205 ratings

Summary

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind.  To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly - she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge. 

©1980 by Jean M. Auel. (P)1986 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Othello

6 ratings

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This widely studied play is one of the "best sellers" of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. The full cast also includes Roger May, Roy Spencer, Simon Weir, David Timson, Jonathan Keeble, Stephen Thorne, Peter Yapp, John McAndrew, and Alison Pettit. 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)2010 Naxos Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Dr. No

19 ratings

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M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what’s needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH. However, arriving in Jamaica to look for a missing agent and his secretary, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr. Julius No could be connected with their disappearance. When Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are imprisoned on Dr. No's private island, they realize that his plans could threaten international security. This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Hugh Quarshie. Blackstone Audio, Inc. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd

©1958 Ian Fleming (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Hugh Quarshie
Author: Ian Fleming
Length: 8 hrs
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BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

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The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:

Tea at the Midland by David Constantine, David Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta Forna, Aminatta Forna 2010 Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah Hall, Sarah Hall 2010 If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregor, Jon McGregor 2010 My Daughter the Racist by Helen Oyeyemi, Helen Oyeyemi 2010

©AudioGO Ltd 2010

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The Famished Road

Summary

Winner of The Booker Prize 1991 So long as we are alive, so long as we feel, so long as we love, everything in us is an energy we can use.   He is born into a world of poverty, ignorance and injustice, but Azaro awakens with a smile on his face. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it, endure it, know it and love it.  This is his story.

©2019 Ben Okri (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Hugh Quarshie
Author: Ben Okri
Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
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