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When We Dead Awaken: Full Cast Production

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An audiobook adaptation of Iben's classic, When We Dead Awaken. First published in 1899 it is a despairing and dream-like play rich in symbolism. This was also Ibsen's final play written at the time of his return to Norway after an extended absence a theme which is also reflected in the plot and it is interesting to speculate how much of Ibsen is contained in the lead character, the sculptor, Rubek, including Ibsen's own relationship with his masterpiece, A Doll's House. It is a relatively underperformed work compared to Ibsen's more well-known classics, though this lack of stage-time appears unwarranted. The play tells of a famous sculptor, his wife, and his muse, and offers an apparently bleak interpretation on aspects of life and death. Rich in metaphor this is a theatrical audio-production by a full cast. It is adapted for audio by Argentine playwright Juan Franco Siri. The play is in some ways evocative of Brand and The Master Builder, and is believed to be inspired by Auguste Rodin's relationship with his student Camille Claudet. This version also includes introductory and concluding comments by Siri. This is an important piece of classic Ibsen theater.

©2021 Historical Audiobooks (P)2021 Historical Audiobooks

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Shakespeare's The Life and Death of King John - Abridged, Full Cast, Plain English (Adaptation)

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The Life and Death of King John tells the story of the reign of King John of England (1199-1216). The story is about ongoing tensions that spill over into war between England and France, while King John deals faces consistent palace intrigue. This play has been adapted into plain English and is performed as a theatrical full-cast production. At just over 20 minutes long, it is an abridged and adapted version of one of the relatively underperformed works in Shakespeare's canon. The plan opens with a threat from the French. Negotiations, conflict, and palace intrigue follow, as King John works his way through many issues of war and diplomacy in classic Shakespearean fashion.

©2020 Charlie Creed (P)2021 Historical Audiobooks

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Anything but Treason

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Grievously injured. Maliciously persecuted. Never defeated. Crimea, 1854. Facing court-martial for disobeying orders, Lieutenant Samuel Kingston despairs when avaricious aristocrats imprison his father for a crime born of Samuel’s clash with one of their own as a boy. The young Anglo-Irishman’s only hope of freeing both is accepting a commission assisting William Walker and his filibusters win Nicaragua’s bloody civil war. Fighting through the freezing steppes of Crimea, the backstreets of Britain, and the scorching jungles of Central America, Samuel faces betrayal at every turn. And when he discovers Walker’s villainous post-war intentions, he must choose between doing what’s right and his father’s life. Can this heroic officer make an impossible choice between family and justice? First book in the Adventures of a Victorian Soldier series. Combat, deceit, and eye-opening portrayals of class structure abound in this tale of bravery and sacrifice. 

©2020 Michael Twomey (P)2021 Michael Twomey

Narrator: Joel Daffurn
Author: M. J. Twomey
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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Shakespeare's Timon of Athens

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This production is abridged and in plain English. Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens) is perhaps Shakespeare's sharpest satire on wealth, greed, and betrayal. Scholars generally classify Timon either as a tragedy or a problem play.  Timon is wealthy and generous, but his is a spendthrift throwing lavish parties for his guests and offering financial support on a whim. This means everyone loves him, until the money abruptly runs out as Timon finds creditors at his door. Timon's friends are no longer as welcoming. Timon departs Athens, where despite being destitute, he still has an influential role to play.  It is believed that Shakespeare wrote the play with Thomas Middleton in the early 1600s. The play is believed to draw on earlier works from William Painter, Plutarch, and Lucian. Timon is among Shakespeare's less popular works and has been criticized by some scholars, though others view Timon himself as among some of Shakespeare's deepest characters.  This adaptation by Hazel Jeffs presents an abridged version of Shakespeare's work in plain English. It is a full cast theatrical production lasting around 20 minutes.

©2021 Hazel Jeffs (P)2021 Historical Audiobooks

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Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

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Titus Andronicus is believed to be Shakespeare's first tragedy and the revenge play is among the most violent and bloody of his canon. The story tells of a famous Roman general engaged in a cycle of revenge with his opponents. The version is abridged and adapted into plain English. This is a theatrical audio production by a full cast. It is completed with extensive interpretation including scene setting, the relationship between Titus Andronicus and Shakespeare's other works, interpretation of the key monologues and speeches of the play in Shakespearian language, detail on historical staging and study guide context, as well as details on this specific adaptation by the playwright Hazel Jeffs.  As such, this is a useful guide for anyone diving deeper into Shakespeare - whether as a student or an enthusiast. This version includes substantial additional material including analysis of the play, study guide questions, analysis of key questions, notes on historical staging, and how this play fits into the Shakespeare canon.

©2021 Oxted Press (P)2021 Oxted Press

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The Only Way Is West

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The international best seller. What would you do if you're given a €20 note in Greece with an email address scribbled on it: Spend it?  Slip the suspect counterfeit bill into an enemy’s birthday card? Send an email, hoping it will lead to you finding everlasting love? Brad, a hopeless romantic, chose the latter. Two years later, his love life remains a disaster and his career is misfiring. As he’s about to walk Spain’s fabled Camino de Santiago to ponder some profound life changes, Brad receives a reply. Incredibly, it’s from a woman who lives on the 1000-year-old pilgrimage trail, far away from where the money first crossed his palm. She invites him to sleep..."on her house".  Hiking 900km on the Road to Santiago to a blind date with the mystery €20 woman, he meets fellow pilgrims and natives who make him believe more than ever in the kindness of the human spirit, befriends a Hungarian who speaks English in song titles and has his raison d’être revealed to him by a barefoot Mayan mystic. Will he meet his happily-ever-after along the way too?  Buy this pacy, laugh-out-loud travelogue to find out now... Best seller in the UK - Humorous essays, travelogues, and religious travel categories. Best seller in the USA - Sports essays, ecotourism, and literary travel. Best seller in Canada - Humorous essays and travelogues. Best seller in Australia - Humorous essays and travelogues. Best seller in India - Religious travel.

©2019 Bradley Chermside (P)2020 Bradley Chermside

Narrator: Joel Daffurn
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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Shakespeare For Kids - Richard II

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Shakespeare for kids adapts the timeless works of Shakespeare into plain English for a younger audience. This story is that of the end of King Richard II's reign during the late 1300s. It is a story of plotting and power, and the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the house of Lancaster. This abridged version is targeted for a younger audience, toning down any violent scenes and presenting the narrative structure in plain English. King Richard banishes a potential rival and takes his land. The wealth seized is used to fund wars, but ultimately, in a reversal, King Richard is deposed by the very man he tried to banish. The production is shortened to under 15 minutes, enabling it to engage even younger listeners while preserving the key elements and structure of the plot. This is a fantastic introduction to the power of Shakespeare's classic works.

©2020 Elaina Garcia (P)2020 Historical Audiobooks

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The Business of Dentistry: How to Run a Successful and Profitable Dental Practice

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The Business of Dentistry cuts to the chase.  It captures and shares the steps it takes to create a successful dental business and walks you through every step You'll know how you can create a happier, wealthier life as you run a more purposeful and a more profitable dental business. Put simply....it provides a route-map for you to follow so you run a stronger, more profitable dental business, and improve your life as well  Yes, your practice is unique. And yet the challenges of running a dental business remain universal for dentists. What works for one dental business can and does work for another - Rob Walsh proves this time and again, in the many business board meetings he attends with dental teams every year - almost 150 in the last three years alone. You win as Rob shares his experiences and insights. You get to see and hear what works and what doesn't with dentists around the UK. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2011 Clear Vision Accountancy Group Limited (P)2019 Clear Vision Accountancy Limited

Narrator: Joel Daffurn
Author: Rob Walsh
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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The Benevolent Dictator

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Ben longs to be Prime Minister one day. But with no political connections, he is about to crash out of a Master's degree with no future ahead. So when by chance he becomes fast friends with a young Arab prince, and is offered a job in his government, he jumps at the chance to get on the political ladder. Amal dreads the throne. And with Ben’s help he wants to reform his country, steering it onto a path towards democracy. But with the king’s health failing, revolutionaries in the street, and terrorism threatening everyone, the country is ready to tear itself apart. Alone in a hostile land, Ben must help Amal weigh what is best against what is right, making decisions that will risk his country, his family, and his life.

©2018 Thomas J Trott (P)2018 Thomas J Trott

Narrator: Joel Daffurn
Author: Tom Trott
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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Henry V - Full Cast, Abridged, Plain English

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This abridged version of the Shakespeare classic Henry V is adapted and condensed to just over 20 minutes across five acts. It tells the story of the mature King Henry V and his defeat of the French at Agincourt despite being heavily outnumbered. Henry succeeds militarily in a country where he doesn't even speak the language. Henry also achieves success, but it has stark implications for his past friendships. That said, Henry V is among Shakespeare's less nuanced characters and the play arguably lacks the moral dilemmas featured elsewhere in the Shakespeare canon. This version is abridged and adapted, offering a condensed and simplified, yet full cast theatrical production version of the play, though two of King Henry's key speeches from the play are included in full in original Shakespearean language. This is an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for those less familiar with his works or for a younger audience.

©2020 Elaina Garcia (P)2021 Oxted Press

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English: How to Get Really Good at English

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Millions of people learn English but only a very small percentage of learners can actually speak it fluently. Why is that?   People in general are quick to point out that some are naturally built more than others to learn English and other languages. This is not necessarily true, however, since we have all come to learn and speak our native language fluently.   If you find yourself overwhelmed trying to study and review thousands of English grammar rules and vocabulary words or are struggling to speak English with native speakers, try this audiobook! This is not a basic English for beginners book designed to teach American English or British English but a book that will teach you how to learn English the smart way and get you to fluency faster using highly effective language learning methods and techniques.   There exists hundreds of English language coursebooks, English grammar books, and basic English for beginners textbooks, but without smart language learning techniques and strategies, you are likely to forget what you have studied and reviewed and especially during a conversation. There exists an easier and more fun way to build your overall English language ability.   In How to Get Really Good at English, discover how you can easily conquer the English language using highly effective methods and strategies used by polyglots (language learning experts). This includes both American English and British English. These methods and techniques can even be used to learn English grammar, vocabulary, and phrases from TV shows, movies, videos, music, and video games.   Learn English smarter and faster starting today!  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Polyglot Language Learning (P)2019 Polyglot Language Learning

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The Beast of Talesend: After Beauty and the Beast

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Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme... ...Disney got it wrong. My name is Nick Beasley. I’m the one they call when things go bump in the night...because I can always prove that there’s actually nothing to worry about. After all, magic and monsters aren’t real. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling people for a long time. But now that I’ve been magically transformed into a big hairy monster, I’m not sure they’re going to believe me. And no, a kiss won’t help. The only person who may be able to fix me is the enchantress who did this to me in the first place. She says it was an accident, but I’m not sure I can trust her. Why would the Beast Curse randomly crop up again after hundreds of years? And if it wasn’t an accident, what might the person responsible do next? I have to protect the city of Talesend from the monsters in the shadows...even if one of the monsters is me. Disney meets Dresden (with a pinch of Discworld) in this 1920’s urban fantasy. Don’t miss out on the series fans are raving about. 2018 Realm Makers Alliance Award Finalist

©2017, 2018 Kyle Robert Shultz (P)2019 Kyle Robert Shultz

Narrator: Joel Daffurn
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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