Sonnets from the Portuguese, is a downloadable audiobook collection of forty-four love sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning read by the award winning English actress Jane Horrocks.
The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal. However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence of English-language sonnets since Shakespeare's time and urged her to publish them.
Jane Horrocks brings these poems to life in her own romantic and refreshing way for Silksoundbooks. Available in MP3 and iPod audiobook format for just £7.95 for immediate download.
In this downloadable audio book, Natascha McElhone leads us through over fifty of Christina Rossetti’s soulful and lyrical poems
including In the Bleak Midwinter and Goblin Market, a
surprisingly complex tale that follows two sisters through a pilgrim’s progress
of temptation, punishment and redemption, laden with sexual undertones.
unabridged audio book is available in MP3 format or iPod audiobook format for
you to download today.
The unabridged audio book The Rape of The Lock satirises a petty squabble over the theft of a lock of hair as recounted to Alexander Pope by a friend. Pope wrote a mock-heroic narrative parodying the gods and goddesses of the epic style. Although comic at times, Pope never loses sight of the fragile nature of beauty.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is considered by many to be the greatest
poet of the eighteenth century and is the third most quoted writer
after Shakespeare and Tennyson.
Emilia Fox has recorded this specially selected audio book of some of Pope’s best loved poems for Silksoundbooks, bringing her own love of the works to her readings.
Enter the vast and romantic poetic world of
Alfred Lord Tennyson, where fascinating women, including the Lady of Shalott,
are revealed and depicted with astonishing understanding. This exclusive and unabridged version of
some of Tennyson’s best loved poetry is available in MP3 or iPod audiobook
format for you to download immediately.
Julian Glover’s audio book version of Beowulf takes the poem back to its origins as a spoken tale. He has taken the essence of the poem and with a scholarly eye to the British Museum’s manuscript, created a truly Bardic performance. Beowulf’s battles against Grendel (the monster who takes you in your sleep) and the original lethal female – his mother who comes to avenge her son’s killing, are faithfully transformed into a roaring reality.
The wonderful 'Little Voice' of Jane Horrocks brings this exclusive downloadable audiobook collection of your favourite childhood Nursery Rhymes out
of the dust covers of Mother Goose’s books and into strange and merry life.
Recorded with all the, often surprising, original words and verses this classic
audiobook is absolutely perfect for very young children learning to speak!
Available in MP3 or iPod audiobook format for you to download and