Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Ghostwalk ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor

10 discs

Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found dead in the river Cam, just as she was about to finish her unconventional study of Isaac Newton’s infatuation with alchemy. Lydia Brooke is asked by Elizabeth’s son, Cameron, her former lover, to finish the book. Soon the affair has been rekindled, and Lydia, ensconced in Elizabeth’s studio, is experiencing all variety of otherworldly phenomena: movements of light across the walls, vanished papers, even the possible interference in her work of a seventeenth-century rival of Newton’s. Can a series of Cambridge murders in the present, all apparently connected to Cameron’s scientific research, be linked to a similar series of deaths in the seventeenth century that opened the door for Newton to win a professorship?  -Booklist


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Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
6 Discs

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Specie, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859 and nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities.  That same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a great deal to consider as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.  Charles and Emma is a thought-provoking account of the marriage behind evolutionary theory: how their personal lives affected his work and vice versa. 

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Tipperary  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Frank Delany

14 discs

Set in Ireland just before the War for Independence and covering the trials of the Civil War Years,  Charles O’Brien, a healer meets the graceful yet cold April Burke, the only child of a noble Irish family. In an effort to woo her, Charles convinces April to petition for ownership of the castle as her birthright. Yet this castle, languishing in disrepair and abandonment causes an outrage in the community when the English lady comes to take her claim.   April rejects Charles more than once and it all is recorded for a History teacher to discover many years later and find more than their love story in the pages of Charles’s account.

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The Angel’s Game ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Dan Stevens

13 discs

In 1920s Barcelona, love-obsessed writer David Martin makes his living by anonymously penning crime novels from a secluded and abandoned mansion. However, after receiving a tantalizing offer from a mysterious publisher, he realizes that his book possesses the disturbing ability to consume him and all of humanity.

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The Help ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell
15 discs

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women–black and white, mothers and daughters–view one another.

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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerdan, John Lee, Rosalyn Landor and Juliet Mills

7 discs

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II when writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey Island. After friends are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island they come up with the book club as a spur-of-the-moment alibi. Yet the book club seems to be the answer to much of their anxiety during the war.

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84 Charing Cross Road  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Miriam Karlin and Frank Finlay

crossA true story revolving around correspondence between Helen Haniff and agents of the Marks & Co. rare book dealers.  The hilarious letters between a cranky Jewish script writer with a passion for books and a staid English bookseller who develops a passion for her letters spanned 20 years.  There correspondence created a small corner of warmth and wit in the unsettling years following World War II.

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