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Most widely held works by Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's tragedy of a foolish and self-indulgent king who learns, late in life and after terrible suffering, the value of self-knowledge.
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Iago convinces Othello, the Moor of Venice, that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful. Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda. A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale.
The story of classical music by Darren Henley ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
This recording introduces classical music to the entire family. It looks at the music through the lives of the great composers and their environment from the churches and cathedrals that produced the familiar sound of Gregorian chant, to Johann Sebastian Bach and right up to the film music for "Gladiator" and "Lord of the Rings." The CD-ROM features extra information and pictures about the composers, the instruments of the classical orchestra, national anthems and flags, scores, the text of the CDs, musical terms, and more.
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio.
The cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
"A spare and haunting, wise and intelligent novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo is a testament to the endurance of the spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity in a city ravaged by war." "In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the attack for twenty-two days in their memory. Elsewhere, a young man leaves home to collect drinking water for his family and in the face of danger must weigh the value of generosity against selfish survivalism. A third man, older, sets off in search of bread and distraction, and instead runs into a long-ago friend who reminds him of the city he thought he had lost, and the man he once was. As both men are drawn into the orbit of cello music, a fourth character - a young woman, a sniper - holds the fate of the cellist in her hands. While she protects him with her life, her own army prepares to challenge the kind of person she has become." "A novel of great intensity and power. The Cellist of Sarajevo explores how war can change one's definition of humanity, how music affects our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance"--Book jacket.
Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Selected as one of CD Now's 10 essential comedy/spoken word albums of 2001. This widely-studied play is one of the best seller of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the seventh Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos Audiobooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. Fully dramatized production.
King Richard III by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical drama in which the evil Richard is duly punished.
The essential Edgar Allan Poe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Part of the Naxos AudioBooks Essential series, this CD combines some of Poes best-loved ghost stories, plus a selection of poetry including The Raven and an additional biography. This audiobook features The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Premature Burial and The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar.
Classic American short stories ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Collects short late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century works by American writers Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Jack London, and O. Henry.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.
From Shakespeare, with love the best of the sonnets by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago by Mr. Thomas Thorpe. This selection of 80 of the finest poems, read by leading actors, marks the 400th anniversary of their first publication.
The life and works of Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
This "portrait-in-sound" combines actors' readings with Beethoven's music.
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
The classic story by Charles Dickens about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Beowulf ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Beowulf first rescues the royal house of Denmark from two marauding monsters, then returns to rule his people for 50 years, ultimately losing his life in a battle to defend the Geats from a dragon's rampage.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A seemingly typical man wakes up one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a gigantic insect, and must deal with the depression over his new physical alteration, as well as the rejection of his family.
Darwin in a nutshell by Peter Whitfield ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Presents a brief biography of Charles Darwin and an overview of his work.
Classic American poetry ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
A collection of sixty-five classic American poems from the sixteenth century to today, including works by Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and e. e. cummings, as well as popular anonymous pieces such as "Frankie and Johnny."
Classic fairy stories ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
A delightful collection of famous fairy stories. How does The Brave Little Tailor become a king? How can the defenceless little pig keep the hungry fox at bay? And what happens when Jack climbs his beanstalk and encounters a giant singing Fee Fi Fo Fum? These stories, and the more gentle tale of Beauty and the Beast, have enchanted generations of children, and retain their magic even in the computer age.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Fanny's arrival at her wealthy relatives' estate creates a conflict of class and virtue.
The general prologue & the physician's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and English, Middle and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Medieval pilgrims hit the road.
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