Aimee Lou Wood reads Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë

Aimee Lou Wood reads 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Brontë

13 hrs 58 mins

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"Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past".

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The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection

'The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection' - 10 Full-Cast Dramatisations

20 hrs 24 mins

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The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work.

One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the 10 dramas in this collection.

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Holliday Grainger reads Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence

Holliday Grainger reads 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' by D. H. Lawrence

12 hrs 45 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In an Audible Exclusive performance, Holliday Grainger lends her voice to a new unabridged recording of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a novel that was banned until 1960 and is now considered to be one of the most renowned love stories of all time. This production features an exclusive introduction written and narrated by Fern Riddell, a cultural historian who specialises in sex in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

About the book

Dissatisfied by her loveless marriage to a crippled and impotent writer, Constance Chatterley seeks to escape from the confines of their upper class surroundings and the cold and passive relations she endures.

Evan Rachel Wood reads Ark / Forward | Veronica Roth

Evan Rachel Wood reads 'Ark / Forward' by Veronica Roth

1 hr 22 mins

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Audible narration by Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

"On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy.

It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond. Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection.

As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.

Veronica Roth’s Ark is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting".

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Patrick Gibson reads Ulysses | James Joyce

Patrick Gibson reads 'Ulysses' by James Joyce

32 hrs 38 mins

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This Penguin Classic is performed by Patrick Gibson, known for his roles in The OA, The Tudors and The Passing Bells. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Declan Kiberd

'Everybody knows now that Ulysses is the greatest novel of the century' Anthony Burgess, Observer

Following the events of one single day in Dublin, the 16th June 1904, and what happens to the characters Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly, Ulysses is a monument to the human condition. It has survived censorship, controversy and legal action, and even been deemed blasphemous, but remains an undisputed modernist classic: ceaselessly inventive, garrulous, funny, sorrowful, vulgar, lyrical and ultimately redemptive. It confirms Joyce's belief that literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'.

'The most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape' T. S. Eliot

'Intoxicating ... a towering work, in its word play surpassing even Shakespeare' Guardian

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Juliet Aubrey reads Middlemarch | George Eliot

Juliet Aubrey reads 'Middlemarch' by George Eliot

36 hrs 52 mins

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This Penguin Classic is performed by Juliet Aubrey, who won the BAFTA for Best Actress for her role as Dorothea Brooke in the BBC serial Middlemarch. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Rosemary Ashton.

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Liz Plank reads For the Love of Men, A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity | Liz Plank

Liz Plank reads 'For the Love of Men, A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity' by Liz Plank

10 hrs 35 mins

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"A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.

In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don’t cry and dolls are for girls (a newer phenomenon than you might realize - gendered toys came back in vogue as recently as the '80s). They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners, they must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn’t been good for the culture at large: 99 percent of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300 percent (!) more likely to commit rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.

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