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This short biographical work describes the experiences of Chimezie Ihekuna, a Nigerian man born with a facial deformity. From one scenario to the next, Chimezie encounters ostracisation and indifference from peers and elders alike. He reflects candidly here on the impact this has had on his life. His story is an invitation to empathy for all those who listen.Show more
An Edward Lear Collection Narrated by Denis Daly, Sarah Bacaller and Lucy Bacaller Have you been lately to Lake Pipple Popple? Perhaps you have spotted the Pobble who has no toes? Or maybe you have roosted in the Quangle Wangle's hat? Certainly Mr. Edward Lear has (he's written all about it). And now, you can listen to his tales read aloud, full of rhyme, rhythm and words that you won't find in the dictionary! Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was a creative and skilled Englishman who composed music, wrote poetry, and was a talented illustrator. He was earning an income from drawing by the age of 16 years. Lear is remembered today primarily for his nonsense poems, stories and songs, and for popularising the poetic form of the limerick. He spent the last decade of his life in San Remo, Italy. The opening poem, How Pleasant To Know Mr Lear, was later used by T. S. Eliot as the basis of a mocking self portrait, 'How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot!' 1 - How Pleasant To Know Mr Lear 2 - The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple 3 - The Two Old Bachelors 4 - The Pelican Chorus 5 - The Pobble who has no Toes 6 - Mr and Mrs Discobbolus 7 - The Quangle Wangle's Hat 8 - The Akond of Swat Production copyright 2021 Voices of TodayShow more
Little Tommy the koala bear is sad and lonely in his gumtree in the country. The doctor recommends a trip to the city to brighten him up. While Tommy is in the city, he tries lots of different activities - but those funny Zookie creatures seem to follow him everywhere! This short story was written by Dorothy Wall, the New-Zealand born Australian author who created that famous koala character, 'Blinky Bill'.Show more
'Hegel in Fragments' is a collection of writings in dialogue with the work of German philosopher, G. W. F. Hegel. In bite-sized pieces, Australian academic Stephen Curkpatrick applies Hegelian insights to themes such as contingency, truth, theology, identity, limit, and rhythms. This exploratory collection is informed by Hegel's concept of spirit as relation and mediation, within which identity is both identity and difference. That is, anything is itself by reference to others-not in opposition or conflation but in continual relation across tensile pairs, mediated as differences that are held within thinking as speculative unities. This movement is formative through moments of loss and further gain. 'Hegel in Fragments' stages this drama in a range of brief scripts that are played out within human existence.Show more
Poems of John of the Cross Translated by David Lewis Narrated by Denis Daly and Sarah Bacaller Although his output was small, John of the Cross (1542 - 1591) is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish poetry. All his verse explores the same theme: the seach of the soul for union with its creator and the glory of the resulting 'mystical marriage.' This selection of twenty poems opens with his most famous poem, 'The Obscure Night of the Soul' and concludes with a free translation of Psalm 137 (By the Waters of Babylon). Production copyright 2021 Voices of TodayShow more
This book of thirteen silly rhymes about strange animals is sure to delight and confuzzle its young listeners. 'More Beasts for Worse Children', a collection nonsense verse for children, was written by English-French writer, historian and satirist, Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953). Poems in order: 1. More Beasts for Worse Children - Introduction 2. The Python 3. The Welsh Mutton 4. The Porcupine 5. The Scorpion 6. The Crocodile 7. The Vulture 8. The Bison 9. The Viper 10. The Llama 11. The Chamois 12. The Frozen Mammoth 13. The MicrobeShow more
In 5 hours, Andy will take you through Hegel’s Logic, the book on philosophy which has been most influential amongst radicals and revolutionaries and all those who stray from the well trodden path of conventional, bourgeois thinking. The book begins with an explanation of social conditions in early 19th century Germany and then walks through the text of the Logic paragraph by paragraph. This reading stands out from all others in its clarity of explanation and in Andy's ability to make Hegel's Logic relevant to social and political problems of today.Show more
Accusation is the unperceived catalyst for this dramatic narrative; Job is framed by the accusation that his self-invested allegiance to God will evaporate if he is exposed to adversity. Job is unaware that this wager against his integrity has taken place. The drama that ensues on an epic scale resonates with universal experiences of human suffering—from Job's searching questions, to the grating interventions of Job's friends, and the sense that human misfortune can seem contingent on the whim of unseen powers. The Book of Job is found in the writings of the Hebrew Bible and is the first book of poetry in the Old Testament. This audiobook is performed by Sarah Bacaller and Denis Daly, and includes a foreword written by Dr. Stephen Curkpatrick.Show more
This collection of short stories by notable Australian author, Mary Grant Bruce (1878-1958), reflects on Australian experiences of summertime. Infused with the smells, sounds and textures of Australian life during the Christmas season, these stories also highlight the strengths and yearnings of their characters. This unique collection includes a foreword by Ian Bruce, grandson of Mary Grant Bruce, and includes the following six stories: * A Gentleman by Accident * An Australian Christmas * Home for Christmas * Our Christmas Eve * Christmas at Henderson's * The Valley of Forgetfulness Mary Grant Bruce (1878-1958) was an Australian author, many of whose writings focused on iconic Australian life. As well as publishing thirty-seven books, Mary Grant Bruce wrote regularly for Australian newspapers, often for children. Her most well known works are the books in the Billabong series. See www.marygrantbruce.com.auShow more
Greybeards at Play' is a short collection of humorous poetry by celebrated British writer and social commentator, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936). Published in 1900, it was Chesterton's first publication. These rhymes and sketches spin witty lyrics around themes such as aestheticism, the philosopher's love of nature, and ill-directed altruism, in true Chestertonian style.Show more
Hamlet and Macbeth are two of Shakespeare's best-known plays and contain some of the most famous speeches in world literature. These one-act versions of the plays, which were edited by J. P Crabb, the details of whose life and other works have disappeared into obscurity, retain the significant monologues and dialogues while presenting a streamlined view of the action. Featuring the voices of Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Anna Grace, Blythe Melin, David Shears, Denis Daly, Graham Scott, Huw Brentnall, Jeff Moon, Lance Rasmussen, PJ Morgan, Rob Goll, Ron Altman, Sarah Bacaller, Senn Annis, Sydnee Fullmer and Tyler Hyrchuk. Production copyright 2020 is held by The Online StageShow more
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