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From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, delve into more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Each featured novelist, playwright, or poet has biographical entries tracing the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and influenced their work, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. This audiobook introduces the key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each writer, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. With a foreword introduction written and narrated by James Naughtie, and covering an eclectic range of authors from the Middle Ages to the present day, Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer. With Karen Cass' rich narration, Writers: Their Lives and Works is an audiobook not to be missed. Cass has narrated over two hundred and fifty audiobooks. Whilst training at LAMDA Karen won the Evelyn Laye Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was Runner-Up in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award. She made her professional acting debut with the Northern Stage Company in Newcastle, and while studying Modern Languages at Cambridge University she also acted with the 'Cambridge Footlights' and worked as a presenter for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
Stephanie Racine narrates Women: Our History, which re-examines history from a female perspective. This audiobook celebrates the numerous important roles women have played in culture and society that are less often told. Packed full of evocative facts, and with a foreword by Lucy Worsley, this audiobook reveals the key events in women's history - from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day - and the key role women have had in shaping our past. Learn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women's history - powerful, inspirational, and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Eva Peron, and Rosa Parks - and discover the unsung contributions of lesser-known women who have changed the world, and the 'forgotten' events of women's history. Placing women firmly centre stage, Women: Our History shows women where they have come from, and, in celebrating the achievements of women of the past offers positive role models for women of today. © 2019 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
Visit every major conflict through the ages. Trace the epic 5,000-year story of warfare from the earliest battles to the War on Terror. Explore the campaigns and conflicts, the warriors and commanders and the tactics, weapons and technology that have shaped human warfare. With fascinating features on topics including; the role of infantry, siege warfare, military tactics and the treatment of wounded soldiers. Combining a clear and compelling historical narrative with a wealth of fascinating supporting features, this is a definitive guide to this brutal, intense and often heroic dimension of the human story. © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Learn all about Virat Kohli, one of the world's best cricketers in this children's biography. Discover the fascinating journey of Virat Kohli who burst on to the cricket scene in 2008, as he led India to victory in the Under-19 World Cup. Whether it is knocking the highest number of double centuries in consecutive Test series or the fastest 1,000 runs in ODIs, Kohli has a flair for setting new records. Over the years, he has recharged Indian cricket with a combination of leadership, talent, and discipline. This biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the life stories of the greatest Indian icons. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to. This is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2021 DK AudioShow more
Amazing timelines take listeners through the people and the issues that have shaped Black history. Erased. Ignored. Hidden. Lost. Underappreciated. No longer. Delve into the unique, inspiring, and world-changing history of Black people. From Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey, and the achievements of ancient African kingdoms to those of the US Civil Rights Movement, Timelines From Black History: Leaders, Legends, Legacies takes kids on an exceptional journey from prehistory to modern times. This DK children's audiobook boasts more than 30 timelines, which explore the biographies of the famous and the not-so-famous - from royalty to activists, and writers to scientists, and much, much more. Stunning thematic timelines also explain the development of Black history - from the experiences of black people in the US, to the story of postcolonial Africa. Did you know that the richest person ever to have lived was a West African? Or that the technology that made the lightbulb possible was developed by African American inventor, and not Thomas Edison? How about the fact that Ethiopia was the only African country to avoid colonization, thanks to the leadership of a brave queen? Stacked with facts, Timelines From Black History: Leaders, Legacies, Legends is an unforgettable and accessible hive of information on the people and the issues that have shaped Black history. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley © 2021 DK AudioShow more
Get your teeth into all things vampire. Does your child love vampires? Then bring them face to fang with these evil beings. From how to kill a vampire, to famous profiles including Vlad the Impaler, they'll find out everything they every wanted to know about the world's most evil bloodsuckers. Packed with tons of creepy vampire facts no vampire-lover should be without one. © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Exploring more than 80 of the big ideas and key theories in the field of sociology in a clear and simple way, narrated by Laurel Lefkow. This is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with each other. Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, The Sociology Book looks at the big questions of how we cooperate: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, co-workers, and rivals? The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 80 of their biggest ideas, from the early pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler. Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of pithy quotes and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way, and Laurel Lefkow's narration, having currently read more than 130 audiobooks, including Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt. © 2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
The Sherlock Holmes Book chronicles every case of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson. The game is afoot and now you can discover every detail of Sherlock Holmes' world. From the first novel A Study in Scarlet, through to the masterpiece that is The Hound of the Baskervilles and the detective's last story, The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, The Sherlock Holmes Book explores every facet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most memorable creation. Discover how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning, plus in-depth biographies of key characters, from Holmes and Watson themselves to Inspector Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, and the detective's arch-enemy Professor Moriarty. Whether you're a fan of the books, movies or TV shows, The Sherlock Holmes Book offers all you want to know about the world-famous sleuth and his stories. © 2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
This is the perfect study guide to the complete works of Shakespeare, covering everything from the romantic comedy of Romeo and Juliet to the tragedy Macbeth, alongside his Elizabethan history plays, sonnets, and other poems. With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and lesser known works of poetry. Packed with witty anecdotes and memorable quotes, The Shakespeare Book, with Roger May's narration, brings the Bard's best-loved characters and storylines to life, and explores all of his key themes and much-quoted phrases. Whether you're a Shakespeare scholar, a student of the great Bard, or simply someone who wants to learn more, The Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and the lasting legacy of his plays and poetry. © 2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
Meet The Secret Explorers! Children will be inspired to discover the world with these brand new character-driven adventure stories for children. Travel back in time and discover facts you never knew about dinosaurs and prehistoric life in this fourth instalment of The Secret Explorers. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue, dinosaur expert Tamiko and geology expert Cheng travel back to the age of the dinosaurs in an effort to rescue a dinosaur egg from destruction. However, to save the egg, the Secret Explorers first have to use all their courage and skills to outsmart a fierce Allosaurus, rescue a baby Stegosaurus, and find a way to attract an Archaeopteryx. Tamiko and Cheng soon find that, to succeed, they need to come up with some unusual solutions... Packed with fun facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and why modern birds are dinosaurs, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Narrator bio Alfred Enoch began acting as a child. His first role in film was 'Dean Thomas' in the Harry Potter series. More recently he has starred in Brazilian feature Medida Provisoria, and Tigers. Enoch's work in Television includes ABC's How To Get Away With Murder, which starred Viola Davis. He has also appeared in Sherlock and Troy: Fall of a City. Last year he starred in the second season of Trust Me on the BBC, and will next be seen in upcoming Apple TV series Foundation. Alfred also has an impressive body of theatre work including Kwame Kwei-Armah's Tree at The Young Vic and MIF; Red, at the Wyndhams Theatre alongside Alfred Molina; King Lear at the Manchester Royal Exchange (as Edgar); Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse; Timon Of Athens and Antigone at the National Theatre; and The Ballad Of Salomon Pavey at Shakespeare's Globe. Before the lockdown he was in rehearsals to play Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, also at Shakespeare's Globe. © 2020 SJ King © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Dive into this uniquely elegant exploration of the sea. An exploration of marine life and the ocean environment, this audiobook makes marine biology and oceanography accessible and enjoyable. The Science of the Ocean offers up riches from every corner of the ocean, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to icy fjords and deep-ocean trenches, and from great whales to the microscopic beauty of plankton. Along the way, it explains how the ocean itself works, including tides, currents, hurricanes, tsunamis, and the global processes of oceanography and climate. An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to the ocean, this audiobook brings the wealth of the sea to your ears. Maya Plass (consultant) A lifelong passion for natural history and the great outdoors led Maya to pursue a career in marine biology. After a BSc in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, followed by an MSc in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Maya worked as a project officer as she developed sustainable coastal management projects, then set up her own marine education business - Learn To Sea. She is a regular guest presenter on the BBC's Springwatch, Autumnwatch, and Coast and is author of the RSPB Handbook of the Seashore (2013). She is patron of three marine conservation charities - Sea-changers, MARINElife, and The Blue Mile. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Exploring more than 80 of the world's most scientific theories and big ideas across the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, and maths, this book offers a fascinating look at the history of science. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Isaac Newton gets the credit for them, and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas are brought to life with pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps' - from evolution and continental drift to black holes and genetic engineering, showing how the ideas of famous scientists have affected our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student, a historian, or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book, narrated by Leughton Pugh, is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject. © 2014 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
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