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Our Mutual Friend (abridged)

Our Mutual Friend (abridged)

Out of the dust-heaps and dirty streets of mid-Victorian London Dickens creates a classic murder-mystery tale. A dead man is fished out of the …

Our Mutual Friend (unabridged)

Our Mutual Friend (unabridged)

A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel …

Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume I: 1660-1663 (unabridged)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing …

Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume II: 1664-1666 (unabridged)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing …

Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume III: 1667-1669 (unabridged)

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing …

The NAB Blog: Ancient Egypt Today

A vulture from a wall at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut I was rowing up the Nile the other day, from a bit above the Temple of Luxor to Crocodile Island. Rowing against the stream on an afternoon when the …

King Richard III

King Richard III (unabridged)

Kenneth Branagh heads an outstanding cast in playing one of Shakespeare’s strongest characters. The eighth production in the widely admired series of Shakespeare plays …

War & Peace - Volume I (unabridged)

War & Peace - Volume I (unabridged)

The Neville Jason performance of Tolstoy’s War & Peace has been selected as a Top 12 Fiction title for Best Audiobooks Of 2007 by AudioFile …

War & Peace - Volume II (unabridged)

War & Peace - Volume II (unabridged)

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the …

Black Gang

The Black Gang (unabridged)

Bulldog’s back! This time, there is a plot to foment a revolution in England, a plot that has left the Police baffled and the …

Nostromo (abridged)

Nostromo (abridged)

Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The …

Macbeth (unabridged)

Macbeth (unabridged)

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s last great tragedy, has remained one of the most popular plays since it’s first performance in 1606 – probably in front of King …

Milton

The Great Poets – John Milton (selections)

Milton stands alongside Shakespeare and the Bible in the power of his verse and its continuing impact. He is one of the great voices …

Religions of the World (unabridged)

Religions of the World (unabridged)

Religion is central to the lives of millions of people around the globe. But how did the great religions begin, and what do their …

Gulliver’s Travels: Retold for younger listeners (abridged)

Gulliver’s Travels: Retold for younger listeners (abridged)

Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar …

The NAB Blog: The NAB Blog

Welcome to the latest feature on naxosaudiobooks.com. The genesis of this is that things happen so fast behind the scenes of Naxos AudioBooks that news becomes old news very quickly. And having been a journalist for thirty years before the …

The Convenient Marriage (abridged)

The Convenient Marriage (abridged)

Horatia Winwood is the youngest and the least attractive of the three Winwood sisters. She also has a stammer. But when the enigmatic and …

The Golden Notebook (unabridged)

The Golden Notebook (unabridged)

One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, it was brought to a wider public by the Nobel …

Don Juan

Don Juan (unabridged)

Lord Byron’s satirical take on the legend of Don Juan is a moving and witty poem that sees the young hero in a reversal …

Narrow Road to the Interior

Narrow Road to the Interior, Hōjōki (unabridged)

Japanese poetry is well-known for its clarity and concision, and Narrow Road to the Interior and Hōjōki are two of the best-loved, and most …

The NAB Blog: Turbulent times - political thought from Plato to Machiavelli

In our current turbulent times it is tempting to reflect on the nature of the relationship between people and their political leaders. Underpinning that, whether in a democracy or another form of government, there is an implied understanding and acceptance …

French Revolution – In a Nutshell

The French Revolution – In a Nutshell (unabridged)

The fifth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series ‘In a Nutshell’, The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the …

Rights of Man (abridged)

Rights of Man (abridged)

Written in 1791 as a response to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France, Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man is a seminal work …

The NAB Blog: The Voice of the 48 Characters

charles dickens is one of the great pillars of English literature. It was not just because he reflected his time so acutely, nor because his novels were real page-tuners – which they remain today. The heart of Dickens is his humanity, …

Milton

The Essential John Milton (selections)

This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s …

Phineas Finn (unabridged)

Phineas Finn (unabridged)

Phineas Finn, a handsome young man of 23, comes to England to make his fortune in parliamentary politics. But despite all his aspirations, Finn …

The History of Western Art

The History of Western Art (unabridged)

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? …

Black Tulip

The Black Tulip (unabridged)

When tulip-grower Cornelius van Baerle is framed for treason and sentenced to death, he is powerless against the brutal factional politics that put him …

Stories from Shakespeare 3 (unabridged)

Stories from Shakespeare 3 (unabridged)

Two leading English classical actors, Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale, open the doors to eight important plays, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony …

Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (unabridged)

Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (unabridged)

Illness, disease and injury prompted the development of medicine from the earliest days of mankind: useful herbs, methods for treating wounds and even setting …

Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild (unabridged)

Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the …

Renaissance – In a Nutshell

The Renaissance – In a Nutshell (unabridged)

The fifth in the new Naxos Audiobooks series ‘In a Nutshell’, The Renaissance is a short and accessible introduction to the era that gave …

Afghanistan – In a Nutshell (unabridged)

Afghanistan – In a Nutshell (unabridged)

‘In a Nutshell’, the new 1-CD audiobook series from Naxos AudioBooks, continues with a fascinating history of Afghanistan. For centuries it has been the …

Descartes – An Introduction (selections)

Descartes – An Introduction (selections)

René Descartes is one of the formative figures in Western philosophy, logic and mathematics. His famous statement: ‘I think, therefore I am’, has become …

Anna Karenina (unabridged)

Anna Karenina (unabridged)

Anna Karenina is beautiful, married to a successful man, and has a son whom she adores. But a chance meeting at a train station …

Hard Times (unabridged)

Hard Times (unabridged)

Hard Times is Dickens’s most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in Coketown, he examines the lives of working people, who …

Secret Agent

The Secret Agent (unabridged)

Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent is a tale of anarchism, espionage and terrorism. Our agent, a man named Mr Verloc, minds his own business …

Gulliver’s Travels (unabridged)

Gulliver’s Travels (unabridged)

Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; …

Barchester Towers (unabridged)

Barchester Towers (unabridged)

Barchester Towers, the sequel to The Warden, is the second novel in Trollope’s major series, the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It focuses on the power …

Walden

Walden, and Civil Disobedience (unabridged)

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake …

Sense and Sensibility (unabridged)

Sense and Sensibility (unabridged)

When Mrs Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in …

Pirates! (unabridged)

Pirates! (unabridged)

Which pirate incubated chickens in camel-dung? What would Blackbeard do if you didn’t hand over your jewellery (it wasn’t nice)? Which pirate was called …

Just Men of Cordova

The Just Men of Cordova (unabridged)

The Four Just Men, dedicated to ridding the world of unpunished criminals and profiteers, take their campaign into the treacherous, aristocratic world of gambling, …

Lost World

The Lost World (unabridged)

Somewhere in South America, there is a plateau; and roaming in its forests are dinosaurs… Only one man has ever been there, and his …

Never Cry Wolf (unabridged)

Never Cry Wolf (unabridged)

More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat’s account of …

Faust (abridged)

Faust (abridged)

Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with …

Great Expectations (unabridged)

Great Expectations (unabridged)

Narrated in the first person, Great Expectations tells the story of Philip Pirrip (known as Pip) from his disadvantaged start as an orphan in …

Classic Romance (selections)

Classic Romance (unabridged)

This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers …

Time Regained (abridged)

Time Regained (abridged)

Due to copyright restrictions, this title is currently unavailable in the USA. It will be published in the USA on 1 January 2023. In …

Essential Remembrance of Things Past

The Essential Remembrance of Things Past (abridged)

Due to copyright restrictions, this title is currently unavailable in the USA. It will be published in the USA on 1 January 2023. Marcel …

Time Regained (unabridged)

Time Regained (unabridged)

Due to copyright restrictions, this title is currently unavailable in the USA. It will be published in the USA on 1 January 2023. Remembrance …

Dracula (unabridged)

Dracula (unabridged)

For a century Bram Stoker’s Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up beneath the shadow …

Guermantes Way

The Guermantes Way (unabridged)

Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s unabridged recording of the work runs to 150 hours. The …

Hamlet – Prince of Denmark

Hamlet (unabridged)

Hamlet, which dates from 1600-1601, is the first in Shakespeare’s great series of four tragedies, the others being Othello (1603), King Lear (1605) and …

Browning

The Great Poets – Robert Browning (selections)

Robert Browning’s popular poems The Pied Piper of Hamelin and How They Brought the Good News are often anthologised, but it is in his …

Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard (unabridged)

With a horse between his thighs and a weapon in his grip, the dashing Brigadier Etienne Gerard, Colonel of the Hussars of Conflans, gallops …

Henry V (unabridged)

Henry V (unabridged)

This widely-studied play is one of the best sellers of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the seventh Shakespeare play in the series undertaken …

Iliad

The Iliad (abridged)

One the earliest and greatest epic poems of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of …

Julius Caesar (unabridged)

Julius Caesar (unabridged)

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s most political play. He examines whether political assassination can ever be justified, and the effect of this act of violence …

Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged)

On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made Captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond …

Tosca (unabridged)

Opera Explained – Tosca (unabridged)

Tosca is Puccini at the peak of his theatrical power. The story of the jealous, impassioned opera singer Floria Tosca and her doomed love …

Middlemarch (unabridged)

Middlemarch (unabridged)

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: …

Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible (unabridged)

History or myth? The word of God or the words of men? What is the Bible? This history, especially written for this recording, describes …

Good Wives (unabridged)

Good Wives (abridged)

The March sisters are among the most beloved characters in children’s literature, and Good Wives – the second volume of Little Women – picks …

Allan Quatermain (unabridged)

Allan Quatermain (unabridged)

We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in Rider Haggard’s marvellous King Solomon’s Mines. This time, grieving from the tragic loss of …

Warden

The Warden (unabridged)

The first novel in Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire, The Warden is a compassionate portrait of the gentle, thoughtful warden and precentor of Barchester Cathedral, …