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Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd

Works: 679 works in 1,606 publications in 1 language and 22,789 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Audio adaptations  Bibliography 
Roles: Narrator, Publisher
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
Othello by William Shakespeare( Recording )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello is a play about the perception of one's fellow man, and the trust and judgement we put in him, essential for a society to function, and what happens when that trust breaks down
The story of classical music by Darren Henley( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member 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 cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member 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"--Jacket
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's historical drama of the English king who defeated the French at Agincourt
Classic American short stories by Ambrose Bierce( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a full-cast reading of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Hamlet, a Danish prince, seeks vengeance for his father's murder after being visited by the dead man's ghost
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald's modern classic is one of the key novels of the 20th century. Jay Gatsby is one of the most famous residents of Long Island, New York. His sumptuous mansion, lavish parties and glamorous lifestyle are renowned throughout the neighbourhood. And yet, beyond the status symbols, no one seems to know anything about this elusive, ephemeral figure. Gatsby seems to have it all. However, it soon becomes clear that the thing that he craves beyond all else cannot be bought
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2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1925, and Richard Diver is the high priest of the good life on the white sands of the French Riviera. The Beautiful People- film stars, socialites, aristocrats-- gather eagerly and bitchily around him and his wife, Nicole. Beneath the breathtaking glamour, however, is a world of pain, and there is at the core of their lives a brittle hollowness
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's villainous Richard, Duke of Gloucester, schemes to gain the English throne, even deposing and murdering his 12-year-old nephew, Edward V then faces his destiny against Henry Tudor at Bosworth Field
The essential Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member 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 women's short stories by George Eliot( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories from influential women writers of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield settled in England where she wrote a series of short stories that are widely recognised as among the finest of the twentieth century for their economy, clarity, sensitivity and effect. "The Garden Party" is one of her most famous, while "Daughters of the Late Colonel" shows a wonderful sense of wit. Kate Chopin, writing in the last years of the nineteenth century, broke new ground with her daring view of women as individuals with human needs. "Lilacs" and "Ma'ame Pelagie" are sympathetic portraits of women with differing dilemmas. Woolf's "A Mark on the Wall" shows, in short story form, the turmoil within the stillness which became such a mark of her later novels
Great speeches in history( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Socrates to Charles I, Danton to Lincoln-here are [historical figures with speeches associated with them]. Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, these orators demonstrate the ... resources of language in the service of the ... issues of their day."--Container
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. This tale of imagination was written against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe and remains not just an affecting tale but a disturbing allegory
Emily Dickinson, a self portrait by Emily Dickinson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson composed over 1770 poems; but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after her death was her astonishing output discovered and published. A reclusive figure for much of her life, few could have imagined the range of her subjects, the intensity of her imagination or the powerful delicacy of her writing. Emily Dickinson is one of America's greatest writers. This selection includes 147 of her best known poems, and is a perfect introduction to her unique voice
Beowulf( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny's arrival at her wealthy relatives' estate creates a conflict of class and virtue
The life and works of Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "portrait-in-sound" combines actors' readings with Beethoven's music
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King Lear
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OthelloThe story of classical musicThe cellist of SarajevoTwelfth NightHenry VClassic American short storiesHamlet, Prince of DenmarkTender is the night