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  • Alison Larkin

    This AudioFile Earphones award-winning recording of Alison Larkin's bestselling autobiographical novel about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents and her self in the US is followed by an exclusive interview with the author. "Author and narrator Alison Larkin lights up the earphones with her portrayal of Pippa Dunn, a young English woman who discovers that her birth parents are Americans. Pippa decides to go to America to meet them and ends up finding herself-and true love. Larkin's heartfelt narration conveys Pippa's mixed up feelings of confusion and guilt-as well as the story's humor. Larkin moves delightfully between the various British and American accents. With gentle...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Ever since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence" raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection. Hailed by The Times as "marvelously light footed... hugely entertaining", Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring the...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Ever since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence" raves AudioFile magazine. Hailed by The Times as "marvelously light footed... hugely entertaining", Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring the deft, satirical novels of Jane Austen to sparkling new life. Alison Larkin is the bestselling...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore are as different as England and America themselves and yet almost two centuries later these two iconic tales remain the most popular Christmas stories ever told. Now they are brought together for the first time in this very special holiday recording with additional commentary from Alison Larkin. Derek Perkins is the Audie and AudioFile Earphones award winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks and an AudioFile Magazines Best Voice of 2014. Alison Larkin is the AudioFIle Earphones award winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks, an internationally acclaimed comedienne and the bestselling author of The...read more

  • Agatha Christie

    Read by AudioFile Earphones award winning narrator Alison Larkin and the star of Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime t.v. series James Warwick, The Man in the Brown Suit - Anne comes to London looking for adventure, but adventure comes looking for her-and immediately finds her when she witnesses a mysterious death. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - When Emily Inglethorpe dies suspiciously after marrying a man 20 years her junior, her nephew, Captain Hastings, recruits his old friend Hercule Poirot to help in the investigation. The Secret Adversary - Tommy and Tuppence are a broke young couple that embark on a daring business scheme that plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined....read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    TV star James Warwick and award-winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin co-star in this accessible, dazzlingly funny two-actor production of The Importance of Being Earnest—a trivial comedy for serious people. We're in England in 1895. Algy and Jack are debonair bachelors-about-town who plan to court Gwendolen and Cecily, despite opposition from the formidable Lady Bracknell. Jack was adopted as a baby, and discovering the truth surrounding his mysterious origins becomes critical to his future happiness. This co-production between Alison Larkin Presents and Steven Jay Cohen is unique in that it is the first 'full cast' audio production performed by two people. James Warwick's many...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Award-winning narrator and internationally acclaimed writer/comedienne, Alison Larkin brings depth and wit to this rich, hugely entertaining audio production of Jane Austen's last two great novels Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. The novels are followed by The History of England, a short satirical piece in which the teenage Austen writes about the kings and queens of England with less respect (and more wit) than any British newspaper, and Poems, a selection of lesser known, mostly comic verses that Austen wrote to entertain family and friends. "This is a particularly enjoyable rendition of (Northanger Abbey) because Larkin understands that Austen was sending up Gothic novels and never...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Following her recent adaptation of Great Expectations, bestselling novelist and award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin changes the gender of Scrooge in this exciting new recording of A Christmas Carol. It's the same beloved Christmas story - only one thing has changed. In this version, Scrooge is a woman. Everything else, though, is pure Dickens. So, the characters around Scrooge behave as if it were quite normal for a woman to learn to read and write, fall in love with and reject a woman and have the kind of career only men could dream of in 1843. It's an irresistible question. If gender had been simply irrelevant in the 19th century where would we all be...read more

  • Various

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Dracula by Bram Stoker Read by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin Over thirty hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by three A-list narrators whose performances are nothing short of electrifying. "At once terrifying and heartbreaking" raves AudioFile Magazine about Clive Hayward's Earphones award winning reading of Frankenstein that starts the collection. "Both narrators are outstanding" says AudioFile about Audie award-winner Derek Perkins and Earphones...read more

  • Helen Smith

    After Alison Temple discovers that her husband is cheating on her, she does what any jilted woman would do: she spray-paints a nasty message for him on her wedding dress and takes a job with the detective firm that found him out. Being a researcher at the all-female Fitzgerald’s Bureau of Investigation in London is certainly a change of pace from her previous life, especially considering the characters Alison meets in the line of duty. There’s her boss, the estimable Mrs. Fitzgerald; Taron, Alison’s eccentric best friend, who claims her mother is a witch; Jeff, her love-struck, poetry-writing neighbor; and—last but not least!—her psychic postman. Together,...read more

  • Jane Austen

    In this delightful double bill, narrator Alison Larkin's AudioFile Earphones award-winning recording of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice are followed by Songs from Regency England to give listeners a sense of what after dinner family entertainment might have sounded like in Jane Austen's time. Recorded in a drawing room not unlike the Bennets', a young lady who sounds suspiciously like Mary Bennet sings The Lonely Ash Grove, Ye Banks and Braes, and Down by the Salley Gardens. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect English accent sweep the listener back in time, right into the lives of the...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice in Wonderland brilliantly captures a young girl's feelings about growing up in a nonsensical world. Read by internationally acclaimed comedienne and Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin, this delightful, unique recording is followed by Phantasmagoria—a poem about a little ghost who finds himself haunting the wrong...read more

  • The Brothers Grimm

    Alison Larkin selects and introduces fairytales of strong, independent, brave, at times irreverent girls and women who take charge of their lives, go on their own adventures, rescue themselves and sometimes even save the men they love. These are not stories of helpless females shut up in high towers waiting around for a handsome man to rescue them while they sleep for years or from brushing their golden hair a lot. These heroines have far more to distinguish them than the fact that they (sometimes) end up married to a prince. Stories included: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant by Flora Annie Steel, A Pottle of Brains by Joseph Jacobs, Cap...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Award-winning narrator and internationally acclaimed writer/comedienne, Alison Larkin brings her signature wit to this dazzling audio production of Jane Austen's first novel, Northanger Abbey, followed by The History of England, a short, delightfully satirical piece rarely heard on audio, written by Jane Austen when she was just fifteen years old. In Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland, a clergyman's daughter, longs for the kind of romantic adventures she has read about in her favorite Gothic novels. After spending a season mingling with fashionable high society in Bath, she is invited to stay at Northanger Abbey where nothing is what it seems. In The History of England, the...read more

  • Jane Austen

    To celebrate 200 years since Jane Austen completed her last novel, Alison Larkin-a witty and always original voice-brings Persuasion and a delightful selection of lesser-known poems by Jane Austen to a new audience. Persuasion Seven years after Anne Elliot rejects the man she loves after a family friend persuades her that he isn't a good enough match for her, Captain Frederick Wentworth returns to England looking for a wife. Poems Austen did not take herself seriously as a poet but she did write occasional, mostly comic verses to entertain family and friends. Selected and introduced by Alison Larkin, the poems range from lines found on a piece of paper inside a tiny bag Austen gave...read more

  • Caroline Jane Knight

    Caroline Jane Knight is the last of the Austen Knight family to grow up at Chawton House, the sixteenth-century English manor house on the ancestral estate where Jane Austen lived and wrote. Caroline ate at the same dining table, read in the same library, explored the same country lanes and shared the same dreams of independence as Jane Austen did. But when she was seventeen, Caroline and her family were forced to leave the home her family had lived in for centuries. Heartbroken and determined to leave all things Austen behind her, this is the story of Caroline's journey from an idyllic childhood in which she baked cakes with her Granny for Jane Austen tourists, through personal crisis and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    In this richly rewarding listening experience, Alison Larkin's acclaimed recordings of Jane Austen's iconic novels Mansfield Park and Emma are followed by opinions from Austen's family and friends never before heard on audio. Like most writers, Jane Austen was interested in what the people closest to her thought of her books. She wrote down their opinions of Mansfield Park and Emma, recording both the bad and the good. These opinions dating from 1814 and 1815 will give solace to any writer whose work has been criticized and will amuse and delight Austen fans worldwide. "Raised in England by adoptive parents, Alison Larkin was actually born in America. She herself is a comic writer and...read more

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde grew out of a horrifying nightmare Robert Louis Stevenson had one night in Bournemouth, England in 1886. The Yellow Wallpaper sprang from a catastrophic nervous breakdown Charlotte Perkins Gilman had six years later on the other side of the Atlantic following the birth of her daughter. Now these two haunting, iconic tales are brought together for the first time in this powerful classic audio exploration of madness and the duality of the human soul. Read by Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin, this rich audio experience also includes commentary by Alison Larkin and Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins...read more

  • Various

    Peter Pan by J M Barrie, The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll, and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. Over 20 hours of Great Classic Children's stories are brought to sparkling new life as read by the "hugely entertaining" award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin. Peter Pan won Larkin an Earphones award for excellence and starts the collection. "The well-known characters in the much-loved story of Peter Pan are enlivened with humor and excitement in this gem" raves AudioFile Magazine The Princess and The Goblin, the very first fantasy novel that famously influenced Lewis Caroll, C S Lewis and...read more

  • George Robert Minkoff

    Introducing Tickle Plenty, the brave, smart, curious ten-year-old girl who lives in a house constructed of chocolate chip cookies, surrounded by a forest filled with glowing leaves of all the colors of the rainbow. With her playmates, a very young giant, a talking bird and bear, and a friend called Goodie Two-Shoes, Tickle journeys to the Ice Cream Volcano to find out if the Age of Magic is truly lost. Likened to Alice in Wonderland, the captivating story of 10-year-old Tickle Plenty and her friends ignites the imagination of anyone who enjoys sharing laughs, solving puzzles, and infusing magic into the world around them.  Read by award-winning Narrator Alison Larkin, the first...read more