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Naxos Music Library

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Over 65,000 CDs (940,000 tracks) of music are now available in the palm of your hand. With 1,000 CDs added every month!

The Naxos Music Library is now streaming on your Android device. Enjoy remote streaming of your Naxos Music Library (NML) playlists anytime, anywhere with your Android device!

Download the app and try our service for free, or log in to your existing NML account to stream the playlists you already have at www.naxosmusiclibrary.com. It’s that simple!

Playlists are organized for easy access. Both personal and account playlists are available for streaming through the NML app.

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Musical Advent Calendar

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**** A new day, a new piece of classical music – FREE! ****

Naxos’s new musical app for Advent features 25 complete tracks behind numbered doors. Each day, a new door is ‘unlocked’ to reveal a new piece of seasonal music from Naxos’s classical music catalogue.

Tap on a door a day… is it a Christmas carol or an instrumental piece? Is it an old favourite or a new discovery?

Celebrate the Advent season with a delightful selection of music tracks from Naxos!

MUSIC INCLUDES ‘Ding, dong, merrily on high’, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘In dulci jubilo’ and Handel’s ‘Messiah’ among much-loved classics and lesser-known gems!

“Naxos is simply an amazing company.” – Fanfare, 2013

FEATURES
· 25 complete tracks – over 1 hour – of classical music.
· Excellent performances.
· Replay any track as many times as you like.
· All music available offline.
· Simple and quick to use.

My First Classical Music:phone

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It’s the perfect introduction to classical music for children aged 4 and above.

Find out where you hear music, who writes it and what all the instruments sound like. Meet the great composers and be wowed by the orchestra.

Tap any words or pictures and hear the text narrated, extracts of music, and dozens of animations and sound effects. The animals can dance, sing and play!

Ideal for children to enjoy alone or together with a parent, this app is bursting with different pieces of music. It will fire the imagination of children and delight parents.

A full album of music includes Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Williams’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, Holst’s Planets, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and many, many more.

“…a venture that gives the project of introducing children to proper music its biggest boost since Peter and the Wolf.”
The Sunday Times on My First Classical Music Book

- First released on iOS and now available for Android too.
- Based on the hugely successful My First Classical Music Book, published by the world’s largest independent classical record company, Naxos.
- Three main sections: When? Where? / People / Instruments.
- Friendly, engaging narration – tap on any piece of text to hear it.
- Questions and ‘Listen For’ tips from the Music Bird: get more from the music.
- Over 40 different pieces of music featured, in excellent recordings.
- Every instrument in the orchestra is demonstrated.
- Lively, characterful illustrations throughout.

My First ClassicalMusic:tablet

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It’s the perfect introduction to classical music for children aged 4 and above.

Find out where you hear music, who writes it and what all the instruments sound like. Meet the great composers and be wowed by the orchestra.

Tap any words or pictures and hear the text narrated, extracts of music, and dozens of animations and sound effects. The animals can dance, sing and play!

Ideal for children to enjoy alone or together with a parent, this app is bursting with different pieces of music. It will fire the imagination of children and delight parents.

A full album of music includes Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Williams’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, Holst’s Planets, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and many, many more.

“…a venture that gives the project of introducing children to proper music its biggest boost since Peter and the Wolf.”
The Sunday Times on My First Classical Music Book

- First released on iOS and now available for Android too.
- Based on the hugely successful My First Classical Music Book, published by the world’s largest independent classical record company, Naxos.
- Three main sections: When? Where? / People / Instruments.
- Friendly, engaging narration – tap on any piece of text to hear it.
- Questions and ‘Listen For’ tips from the Music Bird: get more from the music.
- Over 40 different pieces of music featured, in excellent recordings.
- Every instrument in the orchestra is demonstrated.
- Lively, characterful illustrations throughout.

Carnival of the Animals

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Naxos presents a thoroughly entertaining musical app for children based on Camille Saint-Saëns’s ever-popular ‘Carnival of the Animals’.

Enhanced with animation and brand new rhyming verses, the carnival has never been so alive! Tap the pictures – they’re full of surprises…

Is the Elephant happy with his trunk? Do Kangaroos like school? What about the poor old tortoise – does he ever get out and have fun?

With Naxos’s excellent recording of the music and delightful, animated illustrations of all Saint-Saëns’s ‘animals’, this app will charm those of all ages!

“Prowling and proud,
Right at the front,
Is a fine feline
With a nose for the hunt…”

FEATURES
Naxos’s complete orchestral recording of ‘The Carnival of the Animals’.
Colourful, original illustrations, animated throughout.
Brand new verses written for each track – a new dimension to the pieces.
Text displayed and narrated with the music.
Audio options: music and speech, music only, speech only, or just the sound-effects.
Find out about the composer, Saint-Saëns.

Little Mozart App

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A fun and friendly introduction to Mozart, full of music, for young children.

The 'Little' apps from Naxos, beautifully compact and with endearing animated illustrations, are ideal introductions for young children to classical music. Each selection of tracks is carefully tailored for younger listeners, including famous pieces as well as unexpected gems. The narrated text is a friendly outline of what the music means - sometimes concentrating on the stories behind it, sometimes on the sounds themselves, and sometimes on the composers. With a simple interface to stop and start the tracks and animation, or hear the narrated text, these apps open the door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

If you listen carefully to the music in this app, you will get to know one of the best composers in the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived 250 years ago but he carries on being famous – so he must have been special. He giggled a lot. He was also good at playing the piano and the violin. And he wrote this amazing music, which people still love hearing today. See if you love hearing it too!

FEATURES
MUSIC: 17 tracks (see below).
TEXT: A clear and lively outline of what the music means.
NARRATION: Fully narrated.
ANIMATION: Animated illustrations on each screen, suited to each piece of music.
FAVOURITES: Bookmark your favourite tracks and return to them easily.
PROGRESS MARKER: See which tracks have been listened to and which haven’t.

MUSIC INCLUDES
The Marriage of Figaro
Symphony No. 40
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Turkish Rondo
Clarinet Quintet
The Magic Flute
A Musical Joke …and many more!

A Christmas Carol

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents this popular recording of A Christmas Carol, complete with the ebook text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE STORY
A Christmas Carol is the best known and best loved of Dickens’s Christmas Books, and the story of the miser Scrooge’s redemption has become as much part of the Christmas tradition as plum pudding and carols themselves. Will Tiny Tim live to see another Christmas? Can Scrooge recover his humanity and learn to love the fellow men he seems to despise? Dickens will make you laugh and make you cry as you follow Scrooge’s supernatural adventures on Christmas Eve…

THE READER
One of Britain’s leading classical actors, Anton Lesser has worked extensively at the National Theatre, and is an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where, over the years, he has played many of the principal roles. A familiar voice on radio, he has been involved in countless plays and recordings, and has become particularly associated with his award-winning readings of Dickens for Naxos AudioBooks.

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the book while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about the novel.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

Little Classical Music App

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A fun and friendly introduction to classical music for young children, with many famous and well-loved pieces.

The ‘Little’ apps from Naxos, beautifully compact and with endearing animated illustrations, are ideal introductions for young children to classical music. Each selection of tracks is carefully tailored for younger listeners, including famous pieces as well as unexpected gems. The narrated text is a friendly outline of what the music means - sometimes concentrating on the stories behind it, sometimes on the sounds themselves, and sometimes on the composers. With a simple interface to stop and start the tracks and animation, or hear the narrated text, these apps open the door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

‘Da-da-da-DAAAAH, Da-da-da-DAAAAH’: the start of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is really famous. See if you recognise it! It’s just one of many popular pieces here. There are some animals, too – an elephant and a swan. And right at the end, guess which boy wizard joins the party… Come and join it too!

FEATURES
MUSIC: 25 tracks (see below).
TEXT: A clear and lively outline of what the music means.
NARRATION: Fully narrated.
ANIMATION: Animated illustrations on each screen, suited to each piece of music.
FAVOURITES: Bookmark your favourite tracks and return to them easily.
PROGRESS MARKER: See which tracks have been listened to and which haven’t.

MUSIC INCLUDES
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Grieg: Peer Gynt
Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Rossini: William Tell …and many more!

King Arthur

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents a bestseller in a brand new format: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, complete with the ebook text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE STORY
These tales are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of his Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur; how Merlin the wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay’s enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.
Benedict Flynn has a sure touch with the retelling of legends for a younger audience. His other works for Naxos include The Tale of Troy and The Adventures of Odysseus. In addition he has translated Dante’s Divine Comedy.

THE READER
Sean Bean is known for his major roles in films such as Goldeneye, When Saturday Comes, Patriot Games and Anna Karenina, and for his TV roles in the Sharpe series, Lady Chatterley, Clarissa and A Woman’s Guide to Adultery. His theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet and Fair Maid of the West for the RSC.

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the book while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about these tales.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

From Shakespeare, with Love

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents From Shakespeare – with Love: The Best of the Sonnets, read by leading actors and complete with the texts, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

William Shakespeare’s ‘sugared sonnets’ circulated privately amongst his friends and colleagues for many years, but the public had to wait until their publication in 1609 to enjoy these masterpieces on every aspect of love. Whether it’s fidelity, obsession, jealousy or the love of friends, Shakespeare seems to know about it all. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of their publication, a rich variety of actors were brought together by Naxos AudioBooks to show the many different ways in which these sonnets can be interpreted. This award-winning recording now forms the present app, complete with all the texts.

“A must for any collection.” AudioFile [Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award]

THE READERS
David Tennant, Juliet Stevenson, Maxine Peake,
Stella Gonet, Anton Lesser, Tom Mison, David Timson,
Alex Jennings, Hugh Ross, Trevor White, Jonathan Keeble, Bertie Carvel, Anne-Marie Piazza, Gunnar Cauthery, Roy McMillan, Benjamin Soames

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the book while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about the sonnets.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

Great Romantic Poets

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Great Poets of the Romantic Age, complete with the texts of the poems, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE COLLECTION
The Tyger… I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud… Ode to the West Wind… The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… Ode to a Nightingale… We’ll go no more a-roving… The Peasant Poet... ‘All good poetry’, wrote Wordsworth, ‘is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’, and this was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets. With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

THE READER
Michael Sheen has been seen widely on stage and screen. His major theatrical roles include Henry V (RSC), Peer Gynt (directed by Ninagawa) and Jimmy Porter in Look Back In Anger. Among his film work is Wilde, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Since he left RADA, Sheen has recorded extensively for Naxos AudioBooks, reading Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and The Idiot, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Oedipus the King.

“As a group, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats and John Clare bestrode the 17th and 18th centuries… Here their best-known poems are movingly read by Michael Sheen, their beauty compounded by the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Brahms.”
The Good Book Guide, on the original audiobook production

“Whether he's antheming a lonely grief or giving vent to William Blake's anger in the poem Auguries of Innocence, [Michael Sheen] is ideally cast for delivering this admirable selection from the works of Romantic poets…”
Arnold Evans, Times Educational Supplement, on the original audiobook production

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the poems while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about these poems.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

Classic Ghost Stories

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Classic Ghost Stories, complete with the text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE COLLECTION
Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad remains one of the most read and truly unnerving ghost stories ever written and it, along with many others, was recited by James himself (as was the tradition every Christmas) to the pupils of The King‘s College Choir School. Hopefully by a crackling fire, a few flickering candles, and not too much wind! These tales, above all, are spine tingling and thoroughly ripping yarns. So sit back by the light of your flickering candle and enjoy. Your disposition may never be the same again.

THE READER
Stephen Critchlow is a popular and versatile actor who has enjoyed a wide variety of work, including Hamlet and Pygmalion in The West End and Cyrano De Bergerac at The Royal National Theatre. Television and film work includes Cider with Rosie, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Prince and The Pauper, Heartbeat, Monarch of the Glen, Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!, Trial and Retribution, The Calcium Kid, Skins and Miranda. He has been in over two hundred productions as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company.

“With its suitably unsettling music - the viola is ideal for creating a spooky atmosphere - [the stories] succeed in James’s aim of ‘causing readers to feel pleasantly uncomfortable’.”
Karen Robinson, The Sunday Times, on the original audiobook production

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the book while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about these tales.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

Little Beethoven App

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A fun and friendly introduction to Beethoven, full of music, for young children.

The ‘Little’ apps from Naxos, beautifully compact and with endearing animated illustrations, are ideal introductions for young children to classical music. Each selection of tracks is carefully tailored for younger listeners, including famous pieces as well as unexpected gems. The narrated text is a friendly outline of what the music means - sometimes concentrating on the stories behind it, sometimes on the sounds themselves, and sometimes on the composers. With a simple interface to stop and start the tracks and animation, or hear the narrated text, these apps open the door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Beethoven was a musical giant. He wasn’t taller or fatter than everyone else, but his music is big and his name is important. Beethoven is like the Olympic champion of classical music. Some of the music he wrote is strong and serious, and some of it is very gentle. Listen here to orchestras, pianos, violins and other instruments playing some of the most famous pieces of all!

FEATURES
MUSIC: 18 tracks (see below).
TEXT: A clear and lively outline of what the music means.
NARRATION: Fully narrated.
ANIMATION: Animated illustrations on each screen, suited to each piece of music.
FAVOURITES: Bookmark your favourite tracks and return to them easily.
PROGRESS MARKER: See which tracks have been listened to and which haven’t.

MUSIC INCLUDES
Symphony No. 5
Für Elise
Fidelio
‘Moonlight’ Sonata
‘Spring’ Sonata
‘Pastoral’ Symphony
Violin Concerto …and many more!

Little Tchaikovsky App

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A fun and friendly introduction to Tchaikovsky full of music, for young children.

The ‘Little’ apps from Naxos, beautifully compact and with endearing animated illustrations, are ideal introductions for young children to classical music. Each selection of tracks is carefully tailored for younger listeners, including famous pieces as well as unexpected gems. The narrated text is a friendly outline of what the music means - sometimes concentrating on the stories behind it, sometimes on the sounds themselves, and sometimes on the composers. With a simple interface to stop and start the tracks and animation, or hear the narrated text, these apps open the door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: a great Russian name for a great Russian composer! Tchaikovsky was not always a happy man. He didn’t laugh a lot. But he wrote music that is full of good melodies. He often felt sad, but sometimes this made him write music that was even more special. This app is all about Tchaikovsky. Imagine the ballet dancers twirling around to his tunes: you can twirl around too, if you like!

FEATURES
MUSIC: 23 tracks (see below).
TEXT: A clear and lively outline of what the music means.
NARRATION: Fully narrated.
ANIMATION: Animated illustrations on each screen, suited to each piece of music.
FAVOURITES: Bookmark your favourite tracks and return to them easily.
PROGRESS MARKER: See which tracks have been listened to and which haven’t.

MUSIC INCLUDES
The Nutcracker
Piano Concerto No. 1
Swan Lake
Symphony No. 5
The Seasons
The Sleeping Beauty …and many more!

Robinson Crusoe: Audiobook App

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Robinson Crusoe, complete with the text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE STORY
When his ship is wrecked in a storm, Robinson Crusoe finds himself stranded on a desert island with no-one to help him and no chance of rescue. Scared and alone, he tries to make a life for himself: building shelters, hunting food, taming animals, crafting boats and making clothes. But just as his life appears to be settled, he sees someone else’s footprint on the beach and a different struggle for survival begins, this time against cannibals and pirates.
Roy McMillan combines an abridged version of Defoe’s novel with his own helpful explanations to retell the story for younger listeners.

THE READER
Jonathan Keeble combines his audio work with a busy theatre and TV career. He has featured in over 500 radio plays for the BBC, from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes. An award-winning reader, Jonathan has recorded over 100 audiobooks.

“An exciting high adventure enhanced with classical music, Robinson Crusoe is a highly recommended pick...”
Children's Bookwatch, on the original audiobook production

“Jonathan Keeble's reading sharpens the adventure even more for children of eight and upwards.”
Kati Nicholl, Daily Express, on the original audiobook production

“Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners makes the original Robinson Crusoe, which was written in the 1700s, accessible to listeners of all ages, because it is short, easy to understand, but still compelling. Jonathan Keeble, an English television and stage actor, reads Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners, and he brings all of the intensity, high drama and suspense to the reading as an actor might on stage.”
Joanna Theiss, Sound Commentary, on the original audiobook production

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the book while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about the story.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

The Story of the Bible

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents The Story of the Bible, complete with the text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE STORY
History or myth? The word of God or the words of men? What is the Bible? This history, especially written for this recording, describes clearly and concisely how the Bible came into being, what it contains and its appearance in the ancient languages of Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin. After 400 years, the King James Version remains a religious text and a literary epic, though many other translations before and since – William Tyndale, the Good News Bible – have influenced generations. This fascinating, accessible introduction places the Bible in its religious and cultural context, showing why men lived and died in its shadow.

THE READER
Oxford Doctor of Philosophy and former Edinburgh University lecturer Oliver Ford Davies has, over the last forty years, become one of our most esteemed theatrical and television actors. He spent twelve years with the RSC performing in over twenty-five productions and won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for Racing Demon whilst at the National Theatre. His television work includes five series of Kavanagh QC, Inspector Morse, David Copperfield and Sparkling Cyanide; his films include The Mother, Johnny English, Mrs Brown and Atonement. He has also read the part of Diogenes Laertius from Ancient Greek Philosophy, An Introduction and Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich for Naxos AudioBooks.

“[The author] develops this theory in an intelligent and compelling way, making it palatable to lay audiences. British actor/narrator Oliver Ford Davies (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) does a magnificent job of using inflection to convey feeling as appropriate. Recommended for all listeners.”
Scott R. DiMarco, Library Journal, on the original audiobook production


APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about the history.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

Favourite Poems for Children

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Favourite Poems for Children, complete with the text, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE COLLECTION
Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door – this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others.
Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children’s poetry.

THE READERS
Anton Lesser, Roy McMillan, Rachel Bavidge, Katinka Wolf, Richard Wilson, David Timson, Anne Harvey, Simon Russell Beale, Timothy West

“This is a wonderful introduction to familiar British verse which will delight children on both sides of the pond.”
Janet Julian, Sound Commentary, on the original audiobook production

“Another bedtime must!”
Kati Nicholl, Daily Express, on the original audiobook production

“This is a recording for your permanent collection.”
Katherine A. Powers, The Washington Post, on the original audiobook production

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the poems while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about these poems.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!

Lady Windermere's Fan

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Naxos AudioBooks, the finest audiobook label for classic literature, presents Lady Windermere’s Fan, complete with the text of the play, in a newly designed, self-contained app.

THE PLAY
Oscar Wilde’s first play confronts the hypocrisy of public ‘morality’ compared with genuine, private kindness. When it opened in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan was an instant success and now, a century later, it continues to be revived frequently. The reasons for its popularity are not difficult to identify: the play’s witty dialogue contains many of Wilde’s most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audiobook app boasts a cast worthy of Wilde’s creative genius.

THE PERFORMERS
Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, Peter Yapp, Nicholas Boulton, Benjamin Soames, Rod Beacham, Emma Fielding, Sarah Badel, Elaine Claxton, Delia Paton, Juliet Stevenson

“...a virtually flawless cast...”
Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times, on the original audiobook production

“Wilde’s elegant, pyrotechnic prose is very successful on audio.”
Gramophone, on the original audiobook production

“...the final scene between the mysterious Mrs Erlynne (Juliet Stevenson) and Lady Windermere (Sarah Fielding) is powerful theatre.”
Christina Hardyment, The Independent, on the original audiobook production

APP FEATURES
- Quality: top audio and artistic quality from Naxos AudioBooks.
- Offline listening: the audiobook is fully downloaded once you have downloaded the app.
- Ebook text: read the play while you listen to the recording.
- Informative notes about the play.
- Bookmarking: the app will automatically start from where you left off.
- Sleep timer: no need to lose your place because you fell asleep!