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Audiobooks Narrated by Edward Beesley

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The Importance of Being Earnest Audiobook

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Edward Beesley, Edward James Beesley Release Date: August 2020

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.” The story begins with two men discussing an impending marriage proposal. Algernon Moncrieff’s best friend Ernest has planned to propose to Algernon’s cousin, but has secretly been living a double life. To some, he is named Jack Worthing, to some he is Ernest. His dual personas have different personalities – Ernest is a libertine while Jack is a serious man. This deception makes Algernon wonder what may happen if he also adopts the Ernest persona. Soon after becoming the second Ernest, confusion and hilarity ensues as the characters mix one another up, cross into each other’s lives, get tangled in love triangles, and generally treat all of their circumstances as trivial matters. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s pinnacle of theatrical writing, and is a beloved play that is performed widely to this day and serves as the basis for countless films and television shows. The humor, satire, drama and amusing characters make this play a timeless work.

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The Secret Adversary Audiobook

The Secret Adversary

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Edward Beesley Release Date: August 2020

“I've often noticed that once coincidences start happening they go on happening in the most extraordinary way.” In post-World War 1 England, a young soldier and a young war volunteer team up as “adventurers.” Out of work and out of money, the two try to find a way to earn money in a war-torn country. Soon after advertising themselves for hire in a newspaper, Tommy Beresford and his friend “Tuppence” are lured into trying to solve a mystery about the identity of a woman who was aboard the Lusitania ship when it sunk. The duo seeks out information about her identity and pieces together her story bit by bit, and travel around the country to seek out the truth of her disappearance. These adventurers almost get more adventure than they were prepared for, and their quest to solve the mystery takes them trekking through cities, facing mysterious and dangerous witnesses, and risking their lives in pursuit of the solution. Will they be able to find out the truth before someone halts their investigation? The Secret Adversary is a twisty mystery that ties together historical events with Agatha Christie’s signature sophisticated plot, and with solutions that are masterfully hidden throughout the entirety of the book. Her second published mystery novel, this title received positive criticism and is an often-referenced story for modern film and television.

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The War of the Worlds Audiobook

The War of the Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells Narrator: Edward Beesley, Edward James Beesley Release Date: July 2020

From the father of science fiction comes the story of the fascinating conflict between humans and aliens in The War of the Worlds. The novel begins with humans watching the skies closely, fascinated with the worlds beyond Earth’s atmosphere. As astronomers and scientists hone in on some strange occurrences on Mars, their observations soon become frightening – humans are not the only intelligent beings, and those other beings are also curious about humans. Alien spacecraft starts crashing into England and as Martians emerge from the ships, they begin terrorizing the Earth and bringing destruction with every step. Cities are burned, families are torn apart, and human military power proves weak in the face of an unknown enemy. Humans will fight to protect their home planet, but at what cost? The War of the Worlds is a story about surviving in the face of destruction, the human desire to protect one’s home and loved ones, and a fascinating glance of how a harmful alien invasion could play out on Earth. H.G. Wells remains one of the most important voices of the science fiction genre, and The War of the Worlds was one of the earliest works alien-based fiction, a trope that remains popular to this day.

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Othello Audiobook

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Edward Beesley, Edward James Beesley Release Date: May 2020

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” Othello is a tragedy play by William Shakespeare, written in the middle of his career in 1603. The story follows Othello, a general in the Venetian army, and Iago, a treacherous soldier who conspires against him to make him believe that his wife is unfaithful. Like many other Shakespearean plays, Othello features a cast of dynamic characters, murder plots, marital affairs, revenge, and witty writing. Othello is an important work of Shakespeare as it has thorough examinations of many of Shakespeare’s preferred themes and tropes. Othello is known for its themes of jealousy and revenge, racial discrimination, romance, betrayal, and repentance. Though Othello may not be the first tragedy that comes to mind when discussing Shakespeare, it has a legacy of its own and is performed and enjoyed by modern audiences, both on stage and screen. The timeless themes represented within are indicative of Shakespeare’s indelible understanding of humanity and the motivations that drive people to extreme actions.

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Julius Caesar Audiobook

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Edward Beesley, Edward James Beesley Release Date: May 2020

“Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Julius Caesar is at the height of his power. He has just defeated his top rival and is basking in the glory of his triumph. Some believe that he is abusing his power, though, and behind his back, a conspiracy is developing to assassinate him. Even his close advisor Brutus is swayed to participate in the murder plot. Once Caesar is murdered, the conspirators are forced to explain themselves to Rome’s citizens and explain their intentions, and attempt to convince them that this murder was necessary to create peace. While many people understand their reasoning and agree that the murder was a tragic necessity, Caesar’s death exacerbates the conflicts and power struggles, and the rest of the tragedy demonstrates the bloody aftermath of the conspirators’ act of violence. Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known history plays and is revered for its profound writing and thought-provoking perspective on this famous historical event. Shakespeare’s humanization of these real-life characters gives readers a peek into both sides of the story in an unforgettable way.

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The Invisible Man Audiobook

The Invisible Man

Author: Hg Wells Narrator: Edward Beesley, Edward James Beesley Release Date: February 2020

Enjoy the mysterious “grotesque romance” of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, in this unabridged InAudio presentation.In this early science fiction novel, H.G. Wells takes readers on a journey with Griffin, a scientist who discovers a way to turn one’s self invisible. This mysterious man turns up in a village during a snowstorm and acts strange, wearing excessive clothingand demonstrating unkindness to the village’s townspeople. As his identity is revealed to more people, Griffin takes advantage of his condition to commit violent acts and terrorize the people who cannot see their assailant. Will the citizens be able to unravel the mystery of the Invisible Man? Will he be able to reverse his condition that has driven him to madness? These questions are answered in this novel that solidified H.G. Wells’ place as the father of science fiction.

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Hamlet Audiobook

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Edward Beesley Release Date: January 2020

Enjoy this InAudio unabdridged edition of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Experience the drama and tragedy of the Prince of Denmark’s tale told in a fresh new audiobook edition. Hamlet by William Shakespeare is one of the Shakespeare’s most well-known and beloved tragedy plays. Set in Denmark, it tells the story of Hamlet, a man whose father was murdered and replaced by Hamlet’s uncle Claudius. The play follows Hamlet as he discovers the truth of his father’s fate and becomes more and more distressed and enraged as he plots vengeance against his uncle. The beautifully written soliloquy's give listeners the inside look of Hamlet’s mind as he sorts through this tragedy–and the continuing tragedies that unfold throughout the play. One of the best elements of Hamlet is the amount that is left to the interpretation of the reader–you can decide for yourself whether Hamlet’s journey is one into madness or clarity, if his father’s ghost is meant to help or harm, if the queen was a part of the murder plot, and other such fascinating questions. Whatever your final interpretations of the events within the five-act play, the experience of Hamlet is like none other.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Hercule Poirot, Book 1 Audiobook

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Hercule Poirot, Book 1

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Edward Beesley Release Date: January 2020

“Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.” In this special edition InAudio production of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles, you’ll be thrown into a world of suspense and mystery as you witness a complex murder investigation set in England just after the first world war. This novel introduces several of Christie’s most famous characters - Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, and Inspector Japp all make their debuts here. The novel follows the sleuthing team as they investigate the murder of Emily Inglethorp, a kind woman who had opened her home to people resettling after the Great War. Can the team find the killer before he strikes again? Agatha Christie is the world’s best-selling novelist of all time and is known as one of the greatest mystery writers in the world. This story is what started it all as it was her first published novel. You’ll be intrigued as you meet the endearing and eclectic characters and follow their hunt for every last clue as they work to crack the case.

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