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  1. Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares
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  2. Big Sky Mountain Big Sky Mountain
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  3. The Danger Gang The Danger Gang
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  4. How to Be Brave How to Be Brave
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  5. Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables
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  6. Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage
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  7. How I Saved the World in a Week How I Saved the World in a Week
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  8. Hide and Secrets: The blockbuster thriller from million-copy bestselling Sophie McKenzie Hide and Secrets: The blockbuster thriller from million-copy bestselling Sophie McKenzie
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  9. The Boy in the Black Suit The Boy in the Black Suit
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  10. You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be
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The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

Author: Tim Parks Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/06/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Bestselling author of Italian Ways Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to look at Italy past and present. In the summer of 1849, Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South America and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence of a revolutionary Roman republic. After holding the besieged city for four long months, it was clear that only surrender could prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army. But Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of 2 July, riding alongside his heavily pregnant wife Anita, he led 4,000 men out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, they crossed the mountainous Appenines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna on 2 August with just 250 survivours. The group commandeered fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an attempt to reach the revolutionary republic of Venice, but were intercepted by the Austrian navy. Anita was seriously ill. Garibaldi's companions split up. Most were rounded up and executed, but the hero himself escaped, travelling back across Italy in disguise until he could finally embark from Genova, first for Africa, then the USA. Ten years later, his revolutionary campaign in Sicily would be the catalyst that brought about the unification of Italy. With his partner Eleonora, Tim Parks follows their arduous journey in the summer of 2019, in a fascinating portrait of Italy past and present. © Tim Parks 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome

The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome

Author: Robin Lane Fox Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/03/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Robin Lane Fox's The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome is a comprehensive and enthralling introduction to Ancient civilization. The classical civilizations of Greece and Rome dominated the world for centuries and continue to intrigue and enlighten us with their inventions, whether philosophy, politics, theatre, athletics, celebrity, science or the pleasures of horse racing. Robin Lane Fox's spellbinding history, spans almost a thousand years of change from the foundation of the world's first democracy in Athens to the Roman Republic and the Empire under Hadrian. Bringing great figures such as Homer, Socrates, Cicero, Alexander, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Augustus and the first Christian martyrs to life, exploring freedom, justice and luxury, this wonderfully exciting tour brings the turbulent histories of Greece and Rome together in a masterly study. 'Epic in the true sense' The Times Books of the Year 'He writes supremely well ... a keen eye for the telling detail and powerful example ... the humanity of the exercise shines through ... compulsory, and compulsive, reading' Peter Jones, Sunday Telegraph © Robin Lane Fox 2005 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The George Orwell Fiction Collection: 1984; Animal Farm; Burmese Days; Coming Up For Air; Keep the A

The George Orwell Fiction Collection: 1984; Animal Farm; Burmese Days; Coming Up For Air; Keep the A

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Hugh Kermode, Jonathan Oliver, Leighton Pugh, Roger May Release Date: 01/03/2021

This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 5 great novels: 1984; Animal Farm; Burmese Days; Coming Up For Air; and Keep the Aspidistra Flying. 1984: Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother's totalitarian control and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Animal Farm: Revolution is afoot for the animals at Manor Farm, and Mr Jones must pay the price. Burmese Days: John Flory, a white timber-merchant in 1920s Burma, sets out to untangle societal conventions and help Dr Veraswami save his reputation. Coming up for Air: In search of a simpler life, George Bowling escapes London and an impending sense of war to return to his childhood village. Keep the Aspidistra Flying: Gordon Comstock quits his advertising job to pursue the creative life in opposition to 'the money god'. Only his ever-faithful Rosemary can rouse him from the stupor and challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Full chapter listing: - Chapters 2 to 27: 1984 - Chapters 28 to 39: Animal Farm - Chapters 40 to 66: Burmese Days - Chapters 67 to 91: Coming up for Air - Chapters 92 to 105: Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/03/2021

Keep the Aspidistra Flying is George Orwell's savagely satirical portrait of the literary life and is based loosely on his own experiences of writing life and working at Westrope’s Bookshop in Hampstead. London, 1936. Gordon Comstock has declared war on the money god; and Gordon is losing the war. Nearly 30 and 'rather moth-eaten already,' a poet whose one small book of verse has fallen 'flatter than any pancake,' Gordon rejects money-worship and a steady job in advertising for the pursuit of creativity. But poverty soon bites, and with it his creative spirit disappears. Only his ever-faithful Rosemary can rouse him from the stupor and challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Punctuated with autobiographical detail, Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically comic account of one man’s struggle to escape from a materialistic life.

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The George Orwell Complete Collection

The George Orwell Complete Collection

This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 5 great novels; 3 books of non-fiction; and 3 of his most well-renowned essays. 1984: Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother's totaletarian control and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Animal Farm: Revolution is afoot for the animals at Manor Farm, and Mr Jones must pay the price. Burmese Days: John Flory, a white timber-merchant in 1920s Burma, sets out to untangle societal conventions and help Dr Veraswami save his reputation. Coming up for Air: In search of a simpler life, George Bowling escapes London and an impending sense of war to return to his childhood village. Keep the Aspidistra Flying: Gordon Comstock quits his advertising job to pursue the creative life in opposition to 'the money god'. Only his ever-faithful Rosemary can rouse him from the stupor and challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Down and Out in Paris and London: Orwell recounts his London tramping exploits in Paris and London with a cast of colourful characters. The Road to Wigan Pier: Vivid descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger, and growing unemployment create a searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s. Homage to Catalonia: Having enlisted to fight for an anti-Stalinist communist party in Spain, Orwell is soon forced to flee the country and here discusses the destructive nature of Soviet communism. Politics and the English Language: A stinging criticism of the 'ugly and inaccurate' written English of Orwell's time which examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language. Notes on Nationalism: A biting state of the nation essay which reflects on patriotism, prejudice, and power. Why I Write: George Orwell describes his personal journey to becoming a writer and offers some important motives for writing. Full chapter listing: - Chapters 2 to 27: 1984 - Chapters 28 to 39: Animal Farm - Chapters 40 to 79: Down and Out in Paris and London - Chapters 80 to 94: The Road to Wigan Pier - Chapters 95 to 121: Burmese Days - Chapters 122 to 137: Homage to Catalonia - Chapters 138 to 162: Coming Up for Air - Chapters 163 to 176: Keep the Aspidistra Flying - Chapters 177 to 179: Politics and the English Language - Chapters 180 to 182: Notes on Nationalism - Chapters 183 to 185: Why I Write

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A Sort Of Life

A Sort Of Life

Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/12/2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'. ©Graham Green 1999 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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New Maps of Hell

New Maps of Hell

Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/12/2020

Brought to you by Penguin. In this hilarious, inspiring and provocative series of essays, Kingsley Amis introduces every reader to the wonders and value of science fiction writing. From the extraordinary ideas but sexless science of Jules Verne to the power of H. G. Wells's terrifying storytelling; from the brilliance of bad science fiction writing to the potency of their important ideas; from a portrait of the average SF reader to Amis's sad prediction that this genre will never make it in film or television, New Maps of Hell is a warm and witty exploration of a world many readers may be yet to discover. © Kingsley Amis 2012 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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And then there were none: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

And then there were none: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words Ten strangers are invited to a tiny island, each for a very different reason. Over dinner on the first night, a recorded message accuses each of the guests of a serious crime, all of which they deny. Then, by the end of that evening, one of the group is dead. A storm rises – now no one can come or go from the island. Then another dies, and another. The killer has to be one of them – but which one?

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Evil under the sun: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Evil under the sun: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words Hercule Poirot is enjoying a relaxing holiday when a glamorous actress arrives to join their group – then just two days later she is found murdered on a quiet, shaded beach. In his search for her murderer, Poirot quickly learns that beautiful Arlena Stuart was popular with men but mistrusted by women – he believes this murder was planned. It will take Poirot’s mind to uncover the evil that happened on the beach that day.

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The ABC murders: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

The ABC murders: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words Poirot has a new challenge on his hands. The A B C murderer killed Mrs Ascher in Andover, then Betty Barnard in Bexhill, then moved on to Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston – his pattern is clear. A B C even likes to write to Poirot and tell him where and when the next murder will be. So it should be easy to catch him, shouldn’t it? ‘Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be.’

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John Landis Presents The Library of Horror - Haunted Houses: Classic Tales of Doors That Should Neve

John Landis Presents The Library of Horror - Haunted Houses: Classic Tales of Doors That Should Neve

Author: John Landis Narrator: Hillary Maclean, Roger May Release Date: 01/09/2020

Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre authority John Landis. This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery. The selection includes tales of terror by Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, and Percival Landon; studies of creeping dread by Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James; short, sharp shockers by Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James and Lafcadio Hearn; and comedic masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Saki. Mr. Landis' own introduction explores each tale's fascinating impact on the contemporary horror genre. Step inside these ghost-ridden repositories of supernatural evil, if you dare... 'The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.' H. P. Lovecraft © 2020 John Landis © 2020 DK Audio

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Studying Dracula: The Complete Text and Revision Guide

Studying Dracula: The Complete Text and Revision Guide

Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Roger May, Roy Mcmillan Release Date: 01/08/2020

Plug in and prepare for your A-Level English Literature examination with this comprehensive audio study guide to Dracula. Includes the entire, unabridged audio narration of Dracula, as well as in-depth analysis on the text, covering the key areas of: Characters, Themes, Structure and Form, Genre and Historical Context - as well as detailed chapter summaries and key quotations for your exam. This audio study guide covers the core assessment objectives of the A Level syllabus. This will give students studying these texts a strong foundation from which they can build their understanding, engage with other critical commentary and draw connections to other literary texts. Students will learn how to: - articulate informed and creative responses to the text through the exploration of themes and key ideas (AO1) - analyse writers' craft to uncover the ways in which writers convey meaning in the text (AO2) - appreciate the influence and significance of the contexts which shaped the writing and reception of the text (AO3)

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