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The Great Gatsby Audiobook

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Sean Astin Release Date: January 2021

The year is 1922, and young Nick Carraway moves to the village of West Egg, where he discovers that his neighbor is the eclectic millionaire Jay Gatsby. As he and Gatsby become acquainted, Nick is thrown into a world full of dazzling parties, unrequited love, and unchecked idealism. Gatsby, surrounded by riches, yearns for the love of a woman who chose another man. He waits for her every night, using a green light at the end of his dock to call out to her from across the water. Daisy, stuck in a loveless marriage, dreams of what could have been-and gets a taste for it after she is re-acquainted with Gatsby through Nick.Considered by critics to be one of the greatest novels ever written, this 1925 masterpiece is a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that's full of literary intrigue, resounding metaphors, and decadent glimpses into the glitz and glam of early twentieth-century America. As relevant today as ever, it offers a cautionary tale of the American Dream, warning against the temptation to believe that enough money paired with equal desire can achieve anything-even reverse the deepest regrets.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four Audiobook

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Peter Capaldi Release Date: January 2021

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell. 'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Animal Farm Audiobook

Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Adam Buxton Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Beautiful and Damned Audiobook

The Beautiful and Damned

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Tim Campbell Release Date: January 2021

In the early twentieth-century, Anthony Patch, a socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, finds himself falling madly in love with another socialite. Self-absorbed and vain, Gloria Gilbert jumps at the chance to marry Anthony, and the pair embark on a downward spiral that illustrates their selfishness and leaves them both unfulfilled.Surrounded by the glitz and the glam of the 1910s, the characters portrayed in this American novel weave a tale of morality and is critical of love, money, and decadence. Drawing upon his own troubled marriage to Zelda Sayres, Fitzgerald paints a picture of the realities and hardships of a relationship where the two members tend towards selfishness and alcoholism.

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The Great Gatsby Audiobook

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Tim Robbins Release Date: January 2021

An undisputed masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, perfect for Fitzgerald lovers and classics collectors alike. Set against a backdrop of jazz music, bootlegging, and lavish parties, The Great Gatsby is the story of Midwesterner Nick Carraway’s curious introduction to the decadent world of his mysterious, wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby, whose thirst for riches is matched only by his tragic obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Penned in the “roaring twenties,” the novel continues to be the subject of numerous film and stage adaptations and has become a fixture in the American classroom. This dangerously propulsive tale of glitz and glamour continues to be relevant as readers long for escapist novels—a chance to flee into Gatsby’s famed mansion and lose oneself in the rush of opulence. The Great Gatsby audiobook is brought to life by Tim Robbins, famed American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician.

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Burmese Days Audiobook

Burmese Days

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Sid Sagar Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel presents a devastating picture of British colonial rule Burmese Days describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where, 'after all, natives were natives'. When Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The doctor is in danger: U Po Kyin, a corrupt magistrate, is plotting his downfall. The only thing that can save him is membership of the all-white Club, and Flory can help. Flory's life is changed further by the arrival of beautiful Elizabeth Lackersteen from Paris, who offers an escape from loneliness and the 'lie' of colonial life. (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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A Clergyman's Daughter Audiobook

A Clergyman's Daughter

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Catherine Bailey Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play, by the hopelessness of preaching to the poor and by debts she cannot pay in 1930s Depression England. Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London. She is wearing silk stockings, has money in her pocket and cannot remember her name. Orwell leads us through a landscape of unemployment, poverty and hunger, where Dorothy's faith is challenged by a social reality that changes her life. (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Coming Up for Air Audiobook

Coming Up for Air

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Daniel Rigby Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. George Orwell's paean to the end of an idyllic era in British history, Coming Up for Air is a poignant account of one man's attempt to recapture childhood innocence as war looms on the horizon. George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in 1939, the Second World War is imminent - foreseeing food queues, soldiers, secret police and tyranny. So he decides to escape to the world of his childhood, to the village he remembers as a rural haven of peace and tranquillity. But his return journey to Lower Binfield may bring only a more complete disillusionment ... 'Very funny, as well as invigoratingly realistic ... Nineteen Eighty-Four is here in embryo. So is Animal Farm ... not many novels carry the seeds of two classics as well as being richly readable themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Tales of the Jazz Age Audiobook

Tales of the Jazz Age

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2021

Written in a decade when American music and literature were exploding in new directions, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories that capture the spirit of the times. The author of The Great Gatsby divided this collection into three parts: My Last Flappers, Fantasies, and Unclassified Masterpieces. Among these beloved short works is the classic The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which describes a man who grows younger in appearance as he ages.

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This Side of Paradise Audiobook

This Side of Paradise

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Romy Nordlinger Release Date: January 2021

Fitzgerald's debut novel, This Side of Paradise, tells of a handsome young man, Amory Blaine whose romantic relationships with women are touched with a reflection of his own narcissism. First published in 1920, it covers Amory's life at Princeton and later as a soldier during World War I. The central character is loosely based on Fitzgerald himself, and the female characters are mostly based on actual women in his life as well. The book was a solid success and helped Fitzgerald persuade Jazz Age icon Zelda Sayres, fictionalized in the novel, to marry him.

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Notes from Underground Audiobook

Notes from Underground

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: January 2021

"I am a sick man ... I am a spiteful man," a nameless voice cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the painful self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn of a lonely individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature. In 1864, just prior to the years in which he wrote his greatest novels-Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov-Fyodor Dostoevsky penned the darkly fascinating Notes from Underground. Its nameless hero is a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self-analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes. Moreover, the novel introduces themes-moral, religious, political, and social-that dominated Dostoevsky's later works. Those who are familiar with his works will immediately recognize the novel's richly complex philosophical, political, and psychological themes; those who are not will find the best introduction to Dostoevsky's grander masterpieces.

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The Essential Dickens Christmas: A Christmas Carol and Eight Festive Tales Audiobook

The Essential Dickens Christmas: A Christmas Carol and Eight Festive Tales

Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas in Five Staves when he was 31; the first edition was published on 19th December 1843 and had sold out just four days later and by the end of 1844, there were already 13 reprints. Now with numerous adaptations for film, television, radio, stage, and indeed, audiobooks, A Christmas Carol has, for many, become an essential part of Christmas! Raconteurs Audio has created this audio anthology to include Dickens' two Christmas novellas, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth, as well as a collection of his lesser known short stories with a Christmas theme. A Christmas Carol Stave 1 - Marley's Ghost read by Liam GerrardStave 2 - The First of Three Spirits read by Tim BruceStave 3 - The Second of Three Spirits read by James GilliesStave 4 - The Last of the Spirits read by Greg WaglandStave 5 - The End of It read by Malk Williams Music Stave 1 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - English TraditionalStave 2 - The Three Kings - Peter CorneliusStave 3 - Gabriel's Message - Basque NoelStave 4 - A Coventry Carol - English TraditionalStave 5 - This Is the Truth - English TraditionalFinale - In Dulci Jubilo - German Traditional Original music arranged and produced by Kelvin Towse for this audiobook production. Festive Tales The Haunted House read by Greg WaglandA Christmas Tree read by Nigel PattersonThe Chimes read by James GilliesThe Christmas Goblin read by Liam GerrardThe Cricket on the Hearth read by Helen LloydNobody's Story read by Malk WilliamsA Child's Dream of a Star read by Tim BruceWhat Christmas Is as We Grow Older read by James Gillies These stories originally published between 1843 and 1871 are in the public domain. The traditional music is also in the public domain.

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