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Audiobooks by Charles Kingsley

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  1. Circus Maximus Rivals on the Track Circus Maximus Rivals on the Track
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  2. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  3. Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair
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  4. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
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  5. The Mapmakers The Mapmakers
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  6. The Elephant in the Room The Elephant in the Room
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  7. Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
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  8. All American Boys All American Boys
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  9. Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story) Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story)
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  10. Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World
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The Water Babies

The Water Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Narrator: , Julia McKenzie, Julia Mckenzie, Oliver Peace, Timothy West Release Date: 01/09/2017

Timothy West, Julia McKenzie and Oliver Peace star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charles Kingsley’s classic tale of a chimney sweep who becomes a water baby. Forced up the chimneys of Hartover Hall by his cruel master, Grimes, young Tom gets lost and comes down the wrong one, frightening little Miss Ellie. In the chase that follows, he is rescued by the fairies and taken to be a water baby under the waves. There, he makes friends with sea creatures such as the Lobster and meets the beautiful, kind fairy Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and her ugly, unpleasant sister Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. When he is introduced to the other Water Babies, he is reunited with Ellie, who has also been transformed. With her support, he sets off on a quest to the Other-End-Of-Nowhere. But first he must find Mother Carey’s peace pool – and help out the last person he wants to save: his former master... Oliver Peace stars as Tom, with Timothy West as Charles Kingsley and Julia McKenzie as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. Dramatised by Berlie Doherty. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children’s classics lives on in BBC Radio’s acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects.

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The Water-Babies

The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: 01/11/2011

A classic since its first publication in 1863, The Water-Babies is the story of a little chimney sweep named Tom and his magical adventures beneath the waves. The ill-treated Tom flees his dangerous toil and his cruel master, Grimes. When he jumps into a cool stream to clean the soot off himself, he becomes a water-baby, cleaner and happier than he has ever been, in a hidden fairy world. There, Tom meets haughty dragonflies, makes friends with a slow-witted lobster, and dodges hungry otters. Eventually, he meets the other water-babies and their clever rulers, Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid and Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby. After a long and arduous quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere, young Tom achieves his heart's desire. "Everyone who has an interest in the exuberant, eclectic, ecological, and erotic aspects of Victorian literature should know this book…[A] delightful and important work of Victorian children's literature."-Naomi Wood, Associate Professor of English, Kansas State University

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The Heroes: Greek Fairytales for My Children

The Heroes: Greek Fairytales for My Children

Author: Charles Kingsley Narrator: Robin Field Release Date: 01/07/2010

Once upon a time there were two princes who were twins... begins Charles Kingsley in his 1856 rendering of Greek mythological heroes for children. Featuring the many exploits of Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts, and Theseus, this timeless collection of myths is a rich tapestry of adventure celebrated in early Greek lore. Kingsley's Heroes is a classic book that will please listeners of all ages.

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