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Audiobooks Narrated by Roger May

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  1. How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
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  2. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
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  4. Written in Blood Audiobook Written in Blood
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  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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  6. The Last Widow Audiobook The Last Widow
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  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
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  8. How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life
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  9. The Facilitator Audiobook The Facilitator
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  10. The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook The Lying Life of Adults
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Studying Dracula: The Complete Text and Revision Guide Audiobook

Studying Dracula: The Complete Text and Revision Guide

Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Roger May, Roy Mcmillan Release Date: August 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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The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Audiobook

The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: Dk Narrator: Roger May Release Date: December 2019

This is the perfect study guide to the complete works of Shakespeare, covering everything from the romantic comedy of Romeo and Juliet to the tragedy Macbeth, alongside his Elizabethan history plays, sonnets, and other poems. With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and lesser known works of poetry. Packed with witty anecdotes and memorable quotes, The Shakespeare Book, with Roger May's narration, brings the Bard's best-loved characters and storylines to life, and explores all of his key themes and much-quoted phrases. Whether you're a Shakespeare scholar, a student of the great Bard, or simply someone who wants to learn more, The Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and the lasting legacy of his plays and poetry. © 2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK Audio

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The Professor Audiobook

The Professor

Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Roger May Release Date: October 2019

Unpublished at the time of her death, The Professor is the first novel written by Charlotte Bronte?, and the seed of her later books, Jane Eyre and Villette. The narrator of the tale, William Crimsworth, tells a story of courage and ambition among jealousy and envy: orphaned from a young age, William rejects life in the clergy, and then as a tradesman, to the chagrin of his cruel uncles and elder brother. Instead he pursues a career in education and ends up in Brussels, where he meets student/teacher Francis Evans Henri, a half-English Swiss orphan, with whom he falls in love. However, their union is prevented by the jealousy of headmistress Mademoiselle Reuter, who has accidentally fallen in love with William herself...

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Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 3 Audiobook

Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 3

A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardson's epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich but repulsive Mr Solmes, she refuses, much to her family's chagrin. She escapes their persecution with the help of Mr Lovelace, a dashing and seductive rake, but soon finds herself in a far worse dilemma. Terrifying and enlightening, Clarissa weaves a tapestry of narrative experimentation into a gripping morality tale of good versus evil. The recording is divided into three volumes.

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Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 2 Audiobook

Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 2

A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardson's epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich but repulsive Mr. Solmes, she refuses, much to her family's chagrin. She escapes their persecution with the help of Mr. Lovelace, a dashing and seductive rake, but soon finds herself in a far worse dilemma. Terrifying and enlightening, Clarissa weaves a tapestry of narrative experimentation into a gripping morality tale of good versus evil. The recording is divided into three volumes.

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J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography Audiobook

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography

Author: Humphrey Carpenter Narrator: Roger May Release Date: July 2018

The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien, released for the first time on audio. In more than 40 years since Tolkien's death in September 1973, millions have read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books. Born in Bloemfontein in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood, brought up in near-poverty and almost thwarted in adolescent romance. He served in the First World War, surviving the Battle of the Somme, where he lost some of his closest friends, and returned to academic life, achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher, eventually becoming Merton Professor of English at Oxford. Then suddenly his life changed dramatically. One day while marking essay papers he found himself writing 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit' - and worldwide renown awaited him. Humphrey Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all Tolkien's papers, and interviewed his friends and family. From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century's most cherished author.

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Clarissa, Volume 1 Audiobook

Clarissa, Volume 1

Author: Samuel Richardson Narrator: Lucy Scott, Roger May, Samuel West Release Date: June 2018

A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardson's epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich but repulsive Mr. Solmes, she refuses, much to her family's chagrin. She escapes their persecution with the help of Mr. Lovelace, a dashing and seductive rake, but soon finds herself in a far worse dilemma. Lovelace is a devil in disguise: he promptly imprisons Clarissa, and is determined to break her will. Terrifying and enlightening, Clarissa weaves a tapestry of narrative experimentation into a gripping morality tale of good triumphing over evil. The recording is divided into three volumes. ** Please contact Customer Service for additional content**

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Death on the Nile Audiobook

Death on the Nile

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: October 2017

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 carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English.Poirot is supposed to be on a relaxing holiday in Egypt, but soon finds himself caught in the middle of a confusing murder.The obvious suspect has an alibi, and not a single other person seems to have any reason to want to murder the beautiful young victim.Can Poirot find out the truth before the murderer strikes again?

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Murder on the Orient Express Audiobook

Murder on the Orient Express

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: October 2017

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 carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English.Poirot is on his way home to London on the famous Simplon Orient Express when a murder is committed. It is clear that no one entered or left the train, which means one of Poirot's fellow passengers must be guilty - but which one? And why would they have murdered a man they didn't know?Soon to be released as a major motion picture with stars including Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz and more

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Dead Man's Folly Audiobook

Dead Man's Folly

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: October 2017

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 carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English. Poirot receives a phone call from famous crime writer Ariadne Oliver - she is staying with friends in Devon and she believes a murder is going to take place. When Poirot arrives to investigate, he can't understand her concerns - everyone is busy working together to prepare for a village fete. Why would anyone be planning a murder?Soon Poirot realizes that everything is not as it seems - but can he act quickly enough to stop the murder being committed?

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Witness for the Prosecution and other stories Audiobook

Witness for the Prosecution and other stories

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister, Roger May Release Date: October 2017

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 carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English.When a rich lady is murdered, there is one obvious suspect. Even his wife says he is guilty - but then his lawyer discovers evidence that brings everything into question. Is anyone telling the truth?Accompanied by three other short stories: The Rajah's Emerald, Philomel Cottage, and The Actress.Witness for the Prosecution is soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck.

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Appointment With Death Audiobook

Appointment With Death

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: October 2017

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 carefully abridged versions are shorter with the language targeted at learners of English.Mrs Boynton, a cruel and hated woman, is found dead in the ancient city of Petra. Was it just a weak heart and too much sun that killed her, or has one of Mrs Boynton's many victims found revenge?By chance, the great detective Hercule Poirot has some useful information, but is it enough to find the killer? He has 24 hours to solve the case.

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