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Fifty Shades of Grey - listen book free online
Author: E.L. James
Categories: Love Story
Reader: Becca Battoe
If you haven't heard about "Fifty Shades of Grey” yet, you probably spent last five years somwhere outside the planet Earth. This bestselling book rocked all the charts across the globe and hit the screen as a motion picture.Now it is your chance to taste this delicious master piece in a new way: audiobook "Fifty Shades of Grey” is availible to listen online for free. This is a captivating story o... Read More
Fifty Shades Darker - listen book free online
Author: E.L. James
Categories: Love Story
Reader: Becca Battoe
We are delighted to give an opportunity to listen online free the second book about the intricate relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. "Fifty Shades Darker” reveals to us, that there is much more than erotic tension between the main characters. Might that be true love? Christian and Ana will have to discover new edges of their own personalities to face the truth about themselv... Read More
Fifty Shades Freed - listen book free online
Author: E.L. James
Categories: Love Story
Reader: Becca Battoe
While anticipating the release of the movie "Fifty Shades Freed” in 2018 we suggest you to listen online to this thrilling audiobook. E.L. James did what seemed impossible. Not only she attracted millions of people to reading (which did not happen since Harry Potter times), but also she brought to the light the tabooed genre of erotic novel. Previous books about Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey... Read More
Grey - listen book free online
Author: E.L. James
Categories: Love Story
Reader: Zachary Webber
Life of E.L. James, London-based writer, changed completely after release of "Fifty Shades of Grey” novel in 2011. This provocative romantic story had a tremendous success all other the world and was soon followed by two more books about Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Millions of reader dreamt to learn this breath-catching story from the point of view of the main male character, and their dr... Read More
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - listen book free online
Author: Joanne Rowling
Categories: Children's Fiction
Reader: Stephen Fry
With the fifth book, the story of Harry Potter becomes more intense and more adult. In "Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix” Joanne K. Rowling dwells upon topics of inequality, prejudice, narrow-mindedness of government and power of mass media. In the previous book of the series, we discover that Lord Voldemort, the most dangerous wizard in the world, has returned. Though Harry Potter and Albus... Read More
Jane Eyre - listen book free online

Most famous for her passionate novel Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë also published poems and three other novels. She was the third of six children of Patrick Brontë, an Irish crofter’s son who rose via a Cambridge education to become, in 1820, a perpetual curate at Haworth, in Yorkshire. Jane Eyre first published in 1847 as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, with Currer Bell listed as the editor. It is... Read More

Villette - listen book free online
Reader: Nadia May

The three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne each published works during the Victorian era. Villette uses the biographical structure commonly seen in traditional Victorian literature but deviates somewhat due to its autobiographical nature. Many of the events that happen to the protagonist of the story mirror the events in the author's life. Like Lucy, Charlotte Brontë experienced family... Read More

Wuthering Heights - listen book free online
Author: Emily Brontë
Reader: Hannah Gordon

Wuthering Heights is now a classic of English literature, but back in the Victorian era it was controversial because of its unusually stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty, and it challenged strict Victorian ideals regarding religious hypocrisy, morality, social classes and gender inequality. Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights was first published in London in 1847 by Thomas Cautley Newby... Read More

Honolulu - listen book free online

A British playwright, novelist and short story writer William Somerset Maugham, better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. Commercial success with high book sales, successful theatre productions and a string of film adaptations, backed by astute stock market investments, allowed Maugham to live a ver... Read More

The Painted Veil - listen book free online

The highest paid author during the 1930s William Somerset Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle after both of his parents died before he was ten. For five years he studied medicine at the medical school of St Thomas's Hospital in Lambeth. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time. During the First World War, he ser... Read More

The Summing Up - listen book free online

Nobody would dispute that William Somerset Maugham was a professional writer. He himself saw that as the only way to write, in order to be able to produce a body of meaningful work that would contribute to the field of literature. Besides the exigencies he puts on the writer, he also outlines the essential qualities of the critic, which are indeed demanding. W. Somerset Maugham was among the mo... Read More

The Three Fat Women of Antibes - listen book free online

William Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. Born in the British Embassy in Paris, where his father worked, Maugham was an orphan by the age of ten. He was raised by an uncle, who tried to persuade the youngster to become an accountant or parson; Maugham instead trained as a doctor, although he never practised professionally, as his first novel, Liza of La... Read More

Cakes and Ale - listen book free online

Cakes and Ale, or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard is a novel by the British author W. Somerset Maugham. Maugham drew his title from the remark of Sir Toby Belch to Malvolio in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: "Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" Late in life, Somerset Maugham claimed that this was the favourite among his novels and it is easy to... Read More

The Narrow Corner - listen book free online

W. Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. A year after his first novel Liza of Lambeth was published Maugham began contributing to magazines and periodicals; initially, these were short stories, but he also wrote opinion pieces, non-fictional and autobiographical work, and letters. Much of his non-fictional writing was published in book form. The Narrow Corn... Read More

An Official Position - listen book free online

William Somerset Maugham, British playwright and novelist, was one of the most reputed and well-known writers of his era, and one of the highest-paid authors of his time. His work was popular for his simple style of writing, as well as his sharp and accurate understanding and judgment of human nature. An Official Position is a short story about crime and justice. Louis Remire, convicted of kill... Read More

Flotsam and Jetsam - listen book free online

William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was one of the most significant travel writers of the inter-war years, and can be compared with contemporaries such as Evelyn Waugh and Freya Stark. His best efforts in this line include The Gentleman in the Parlour, dealing with a journey through Burma, Siam, Cambodia and Vietnam, and On a Chinese Screen, a... Read More

Footprints in the Jungle - listen book free online

British novelist, playwright, short-story writer, Somerset Maugham was the highest paid author in the world in the 1930s. Despite his popularity, Maugham did not gain serious recognition from his contemporaries. In many of his novels, the setting is international and the stories are told in a clear, economical style. His thirst to see the world was evidenced by the fact that, disguising himself... Read More

Ashenden, or the British Agent - listen book free online

When you hear the phrase "spy fiction," two words slide into your mind: James Bond. Yet some of our very finest literary writers, such as Joseph Conrad, Norman Mailer and W. Somerset Maugham, also have been drawn to the moral ambiguity of the cloak-and-dagger world. Ashenden, or the British Agent is a 1928 collection of loosely linked stories. The British Agent is founded on Maugham's experienc... Read More

Pygmalion - listen book free online

There's a reason why Pygmalion's been turned into a movie, a musical, and a movie musical. Shaw wrote the play in early 1912 and read it to famed actress Mrs Patrick Campbell in June. She came on board almost immediately, but her mild nervous breakdown contributed to the delay of a London production. Pygmalion premiered at the Hofburg Theatre in Vienna on 16 October 1913, in a German translatio... Read More

Caesar and Cleopatra - listen book free online

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. Since Shaw's death scholarly and critical opinion has varied about his works, but he has regularly been rated as second only to Shakespeare among British dramatists; analysts recognise his extensive influe... Read More