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    Listen in as Ed Begley Jr. brings to life a collection of stories that will delight children of all...read more

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    Tom Bosley continues to mesmerize children of all ages in performing the classic tale of The Nightingale. We travel to ancient China and participate in the search for the only creature who could make the miserable emperor happy. The Nightingale Collection also includes such classics as Windbird and the Sun, The Tinderbox, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, How Six Traveled the Wide World and The Seven Simons. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

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    Listen in as Ed Begley Jr. brings to life the story of a Donkey, a Cat, a Dog and a Rooster, as they journey to Bremen Town to become singing...read more

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    Tom Bosley brings to life the story of Jack, a boy who climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune. The Jack & The Beanstalk Collection also includes The Golden Crab, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Magic Kettle, Po-Wan and Kaun-yan, To Your Good Health, Don't Cut the Lawn, A Long-Bow Story, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and Rose Red and The Collage Cat. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

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    Let Margot Kidder mesmerize you with her performance of The Emperor's New Clothes, the classic tale of a young boy's recognition of "wisecloth" for what it really is. Ms. Kidder then continues to entertain children of all ages with the many other stories included in this...read more

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    The best politcal novel of the year by a landslide, Primary Colors is the riveting story of a governor-from-a-small-state's quest for the presidency, and a jaded Beltway insider's search for a leader to believe in. Spending nearly a year on the New York Times best-seller list, this blockbuster novel has sold well over one million copies. Primary Colors offers a richly detailed look at life on the political stump. As former congressional aide Henry Burton is dazzled and lured into presidential hopeful Jack Stanton's fledgling campaign, he becomes a cog in Stanton's unstoppable political machine. Burton illuminates-through his actions and observations-the sometimes seamy, sometimes steamy and...read more

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    "The Song of Roland" is acknowledged today as the first masterpiece of French vernacular literature and one of the world's greatest epic poems. Written down around the year 1090, "The Song of Roland's" finely crafted verses tell of the betrayal and defeat of Charlemagne's beloved nephew at the Pass of Roncevaux in the Pyrenees and of the revenge subsequently sought on his behalf. Michael Newth's new verse translation of the "Chanson de Roland" — the first in English in over 50 years to preserve the full poetic diction of the medieval composition — recaptures the form, feel and flow of the original work in performance by restoring the genre's "verbal music" to the "Song of...read more

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    When sleep was at its deepest, night at its blackest, up from the mist-filled marsh came Grendel stalking... Thus begins the battle between good and evil, for lying in wait and anxious to challenge the ogre Grendel is a young man, strong-willed and fire-hearted. This man is Beowulf, whose heroic dragon-slaying deeds were sung in the courts of Anglo-Saxon England more than a thousand years ago. Beowulf is our only native English heroic epic. In the figure of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior, and his struggles against monsters, the unknown author depicts the life and outlook of a pagan age. The poem is a subtle blending of themes-the conflict of good and evil, and an examination of...read more

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    This original story of Aladdin is a Middle-Eastern folk tale of a poor child named Aladdin. He is approached by a man who tells him he is the brother of his father, who had died years ago. He needs Aladdin to help him retrieve an old oil lamp from a cave, but tricks him and traps him inside the cave. But Aladdin escapes with the lamp and his life. One day, when his mother is cleaning the lamp a powerful genie appears who must give the holder of the lamp whatever they wish. That may seem wonderful, but listen to this story to see how that can get a person into...read more

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    When an avid pipe collector receives an unexpected gift from a rival, he suspects an ulterior motive. Inside the box is the most unusual and uncanny pipe he has ever set eyes upon. But when he tries to smoke it, a chain of events is unleashed which even the most credulous ghost hunter could not foresee.... A macabre mystery of unsurpassed suspense and horror. Not for the faint...read more

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    Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern readers an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of...read more

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    ‘The manuscript was submitted to me by a young officer of the R.F.A., home from the front on leave...He explained that he had brought with him from France a bundle of papers which he had found in one of the dug-outs of an abandoned gun position.He discovered the papers secreted in a dark corner wedged in between a post and the wall of one of the bunks. There was no indication of the writer’s name or of his unit, and the name of the girl he had loved was never recorded…On thinking the matter over, the officer began to feel more and more strongly that they ought to be given back to that woman...Reading the tattered manuscript I was from the first impressed with its literary value; but...read more

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    Como implica el título, esta es una biografía de Doña Juana, conocida como Juana la Loca, hija de Fernando II de Aragón e Isabel I de Castilla, los Reyes Católicos. As the title implies, this is a biography of Doña Juana, known as Juana the Mad, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, the Catholic...read more

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    La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades (más conocida como Lazarillo de Tormes) es una novela española anónima, escrita en primera persona y en estilo epistolar (como una sola y larga carta), cuya edición conocida más antigua data de 1554. En ella se cuenta de forma autobiográfica la vida de un niño, Lázaro de Tormes, en el siglo XVI, desde su nacimiento y mísera infancia hasta su matrimonio, ya en la edad adulta. Es considerada precursora de la novela picaresca por elementos como el realismo, la narración en primera persona, la estructura itinerante entre varios amos y la ideología moralizante y...read more

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    Afin de ne plus être déçu par les femmes, le sultan Schahriar décide d’épouser une jeune fille chaque jour et de la faire mourir dès le lendemain. Scheherazade ne peut le souffrir davantage. Elle se fait donner à lui en mariage par le grand vizir, son père, afin de mettre un terme à cette barbarie, si cela est possible. Par ses contes surprenants, Scheherazade tiendra le sultan en haleine, renouvellant son sursis dès les premières lueurs du jour. Jusques à quand ? Joignons-nous à Dinarzade et Schahriar. Écoutons ses récits passionants, nuit après nuit, après nuit, … Deceived once by a woman, Shahryar, the sultan, marries a maid every evening and has her...read more

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    In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red's banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson's discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally), after his longboat was blown off-course. By geographical details, this place is surmised to be present-day Newfoundland, and is likely the first European discovery of the American mainland, some five centuries before Christopher Columbus's journey. (Summary from...read more

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    King Arthur loved Christmas and New Year - it was an excellent excuse for feasting, exchanging gifts and a time for general good fellowship among the knights at Camelot. And he wouldn't stop feasting until some marvellous adventure had befallen either him or one of his companions. One year, there was an adventure to top the lot. An enormous knight rides into the hall dressed in green. Everything is green. His hair and beard are green. Even his horse is green. "Great outfit", says King Arthur, "What is your name, Sir Knight?". "I am known as 'The Green Knight', replies the stranger to no-one's surprise, and proposes that someone in the court strikes him once with his axe, on...read more

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    A beautiful collection of some of the finest Chinese fairy tales ever told. Incorporating magic, wicked witches, strange adventures and mysterious spirits. Enchanting! Stories include: "The Magic Pillow" "The Stone Monkey" "Stealing Peaches" "The Painted Skin" "The Wonderful Pear Tree" "The Country of Gentlemen" "Learning Magic" "Theft of a Duck" "Living for Ever" "Football on a Lake" "The Flower Fairies" "The Talking Bird" "The Peach Blossom Fountain" "The Lute Girl’s...read more

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    Since its first publication, The Kneeling Christian has helped hundreds of thousands of believers discover the key to God's treasure house of blessing. This classic book on prayer, written by 'An Unknown Author' sometime before the 1930's, answers the most basic and often-asked questions Christians have about prayer: 'How shall I pray?' 'What is prayer?' 'Must I agonize?' 'Does God always answer prayer?' 'Who may pray?' And we may approach His glory with boldness. Did not our Lord pray that His disciples might behold His glory? (John 17:24). Why? And why is 'the whole earth full of His glory'? The telescope reveals His infinite glory. The microscope reveals His uttermost glory. Even the...read more

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    It's never been easy to be a hero. When Beowulf arrives at Hrothgar's hall, he discovers that the hall is beset by Grendel, an evil creature that kills and pillages with impunity. Beowulf, in heroic fashion, bests Grendel in combat, then follows Grendel back to his lair to finish the job. But Beowulf couldn't have counted on meeting Grendel's mother. And then, later, there's this dragon. But why are you reading about it? This story was meant to be told, to be repeated aloud. Listen as J.B. Bessinger, Jr. reads Beowulf and many other Old English poems, including Caedmon's Hymn. Listen to poems about love, war, faith, and heroism from centuries past. Contents include: Caedmon's...read more