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  • A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery

    Charles Todd, Rosalyn Landor

    Audio CD (AudioGO, Aug. 23, 2011)
    The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps, volunteering to serve her country as a nurse during the Great War. In 1916, she promises Lieutenant Arthur Graham that she will carry his dying request to a brother. When the hospital ship is sunk by a mine and she is sent home to England to recover from her wounds, Bess is determined to fulfill her promise at last. There the enigmatic message is treated with skepticism. Then the family's safe world is turned upside down when another brother comes home, dying of pneumonia. Knowing what it cost the young officer to rely on a stranger to speak for him, Bess takes upon herself this duty to the dead, so that Arthur can rest in peace. But it isn't as straightforward as she expects, when she hears the whispers in the village of Owlhurst—and in the end, the price of uncovering the truth will mean putting her own life at risk for Arthur's sake.
  • The Lessons of History

    Will Durant, Ariel Durant, Grover Gardner, John Little

    Audio CD (AudioGO, May 6, 2004)
    [Read by Grover Gardner] [Introduction written and read by John Little] [With archival recordings of the Durants in conversation] The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful eleven-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today. The rare archival recordings of the Durants in conversation, made from 1957-1977, illuminate our present condition and offer insightful guidance for the future. [This audio edition includes two previously unpublished essays.]
  • The Code of the Woosters: Jeeves to the Rescue

    P. G. Wodehouse, Jonathan Cecil

    Audio CD (AudioGO, July 19, 2011)
    Who would think that an 18th-century silver cow-creamer could cause so much trouble? Uncle Tom wants it, Sir Watkyn Bassett has it, and Aunt Dahlia is blackmailing Bertie to steal it. With relations between Bertie and Sir Watkyn being far from cordial (ever since the Boat Race night, when Sir Watkyn fined the young Wooster five pounds for pinching a policeman's helmet), the situation looks tricky. Arriving at Totleigh Towers, Sir Watkyn's country seat, matters get progressively worse. The nightmare crew includes not only that fierce old magistrate but his right-hand man, the frightful Roderick Spode. Add to that Madeline Bassett, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Stiffy Byng, and Harold "Stinker" Pinker and there's only one thing to say: "What Ho, Jeeves!"
  • Candide

    - Voltaire, Jack Davenport

    Audio CD (AudioGO, Nov. 13, 2012)
    Candide, published simultaneously in five European capitals in 1759, became an instant bestseller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in the philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar to create a witty allegory of a young man whose optimism gives way to disillusionment after a series of terrible misfortunes.
  • The Comedy of Errors

    William Shakespeare, David Tennant, Brendan Coyle, Alan Cox, Arkangel Cast

    Audio CD (AudioGO, Nov. 10, 2005)
    [Full-Cast Audio Theater Dramatization. Antipholus of Syracuse is played by David Tennant, Antipholus of Ephesus by Brendan Coyle. Alan Cox and Jason O'Mara are the two Dromios, while Niamh and Sorcha Cusack play Adriana and Luciana.] Chaos and confusion mount to a crescendo in a wild and fast-paced comedy of mistaken identity, one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. Young Antipholus of Syracuse is searching the world for his identical twin brother, separated from him at birth. With him is his servant Dromio, who lost his twin brother at the same time. The pair arrive in Ephesus where, unbeknownst to them, their twins are living.
  • King Lear

    William Shakespeare

    Audio CD (AudioGO, Sept. 8, 2005)
    [Full-Cast Audio Theater Dramatization. Lear is played by Trevor Peacock and Gloucester by Clive Merrison. Penny Downie is Goneril, Samantha Bond is Regan, and Julia Ford is Cordelia. Edgar is played by David Tennant, Edmund by Gerard Murphy, and the Fool by John Rogan. This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature. King Lear of Britain has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan, and the good and gentle Cordelia. He determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son Edgar in favor of the villainous Edmund.
  • The Merchant of Venice

    William Shakespeare, Haydn Gwynne, Bill Nighy, Arkangel Cast

    Audio CD (AudioGO, Feb. 3, 2005)
    [Full-Cast Audio Theater Dramatization. Portia is played by Hadyn Gwynne and Shylock by Trevor Peacock. Julian Rhind-Tutt is Bassanio, and Bill Nighy is Antonio.] In Shakespeare's most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid. The golden world of Portias Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare's most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax in which the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved.
  • Another Country

    James Baldwin, Dion Graham

    Audio CD (AudioGO, Feb. 14, 2012)
    Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race, and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, Another Country tells the story of the suicide of jazz–musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way.
  • Troilus and Cressida

    William Shakespeare

    Audio CD (AudioGO, July 7, 2005)
    [Full-Cast Audio Theater Dramatization. Troilus is played by Ian Pepperell and Cressida by Julia Ford. Norman Rodway is Pandarus and David Troughton plays Thersites.] Troy is beseiged by the invading Greeks, but the young Trojan prince Troilus can think only of his love for Cressida. Her uncle Pandarus brings the two together, but after only one night news comes that Cressida must be sent to the enemy camp. There, as Troilus looks on, she yields to the wooing of the Greek Diomedes. The heroic action of the Trojan War story is undercut by the commentary of Thersites, who provides a cynical chorus to this dark and brilliant play.
  • Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

    Dorothy L. Sayers, Ian Carmichael

    Audio CD (AudioGO, May 17, 2011)
    When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, bizarre pranks haunt the occasion, including scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and letters threatening murder. Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only shreds for clues. Lord Peter Wimsey arrives in time to aid in the investigation.
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    Jonas Jonasson, Steven Crossley

    Audio CD (AudioGO, May 28, 2013)
    Allan Karlsson, resident of a nursing home in a small Swedish town, is about to be celebrated at his 100th birthday party with the press, the mayor, and the entire nursing staff and fellow residents in attendance. But Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption), so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his “pee slippers” and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. At the same time we discover Allan’s larger–than–life back story: not only has he witnessed, Zelig–like, some of the most important events of the twentieth century but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting as an explosives expert, he finds himself involved in the development of the atomic bomb and in his travels throughout the world, shares meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman, to Mao, Franco, and De Gaulle.
  • Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer: Plus "Rudolph Shines Again"

    Robert L. May

    language (AudioGO, Nov. 1, 2011)
    Experience the two original stories! Every year at Christmastime, young and old alike fall under the finger-snapping, joy-inspiring spell of this song. Now fans of the most famous reindeer of them all can become acquainted with the original story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May, in 1939. In “Rudolph Shines Again,” Santa once again needs Rudolph to lead his sleigh on a dark, snowy Christmas eve. But mean teasing from the other reindeer causes Rudolph to lose his light! Rudolph saved Christmas once, but can he do it again - this time without his red glow? Great family entertainment this holiday season!