Audio Books

Title: Non-Combatants and Others

Author: Rose Macaulay

Description: Through a variety of experiences of the effects of the First World War, an art student is drawn into pacifism. Rose Macaulay’s satirical novel is passionate, and witty

Link: https://archive.org/details/non-combatants_and_others_ao_1712_librivox/

 

Title: An Eye for an Eye

Author: Anthony Trollope

Description: A short but typical Trollope romance in which a young nobleman is torn between love for an impoverished Irish girl and the expectations of his family that he will marry someone suitable for inheriting an Earldom

Link: https://librivox.org/an-eye-for-an-eye-by-anthony-trollope/

Review: “Trollope brings so much life to his characters – and Anthony Ogus’ reading is, as usual, superb – that at the end of the stories I feel as though friends have gone away.” Margaret87

 

Title: Sea and Sardinia

Author: D.H.Lawrence

Description: A travel book describing a journey taken by Lawrence and his wife Frieda (whom he refers to as the Queen Bee) by sea from Sicily to Sardinia and then in the interior of that island

Link: https://librivox.org/sea-and-sardinia-by-d-h-lawrence/

 

Title: The New Machiavelli

Author: H.G. Wells

Description: About a political idealist who changes his colours and engages in a sexual adventure, this novel by H.G. Wells generated controversy when it was first published in 1911.

Link: https://librivox.org/the-new-machiavelli-by-h-g-wells/

 

Title: Nina Balatka

Author: Anthony Trollope

Description: A romance set in Prague between a Catholic and a Jew. In this short novel, Trollope moves away from his usual milieu to explore a theme which has universal resonance.

Link: https://archive.org/details/nina_balatka_1504_librivox

 

Title: Love and Mr Lewisham

Author: H.G. Wells

Description: The teaching profession, science and politics in late 19th century England. H.G.Wells’ humorous early novel, drawing on his own life, shows how these – as well as involvement in spiritualism – have to compete with love.

Link: http://bit.ly/1wGZNRV

Reviews:

“Surprising book from Wells. Excellent reading by Anthony Ogus. I really loved this story. Will listen to Mrs. Lewisham next. Thank you Mr. Ogus OOps – there’s no Mrs. Lewisham – I got mixed up with Mrs. Biggs.” Zobert

“Wells’ Love and Mr. Lewisham – probably new to many of us – is a really compelling and often humorous coming of age story. As the hero moves from his late teens into his mid-twenties his reflections on the meaning of life combine faulty logic and clumsy expression with startling wisdom. The reader, Anthony Ogus, does a wonderful job of conveying the combination of sober truth and asinine humor flowing through this really good story. Good job Mr. Ogus!” Kersten

 

Title: Travels with my Opera Glasses

Author: Anthony Ogus

Description: My experiences as an opera-goer, from the 1960s to the present. It deals with the delights and disappointments from seeking out opera performances in different countries.

Link: http://amzn.to/Zus56D

 

Title: The Three Clerks

Author: Anthony Trollope

Description: Romance and crime in the mid-19th century British Civil Service. In this early novel,Trollope draws on his own experiences as a junior clerk in the General Post Office to provide an entertaining and moving account of how ambition within the service can affect friendship and love.

Link: https://archive.org/details/three_clerks_version_2_1401_librivox

Review: “Admittedly I’m a fan of Trollope, but The Three Clerks must be among my favourites now. The dialogues between Undy and Alaric are chilling – Trollope could be describing too many of today’s politicians. So beautifully read by Anthony Ogus.” Margaret 87

 

Title: Pictures from Italy

Author: Charles Dickens

Description: Dickens takes time off his novels to give an account of travels which he and his family undertook in France and Italy. There are vivid descriptions of the places, but also of the people and their lives.

Link: http://archive.org/details/picturesfrom__italy_ao_1302_librivox

 

Title: Kipps

Author: H.G.Wells

Description: A poignant tale about ambition and social class in England in the early 20th century by H.G. Wells, a master of this genre, who drew on features of his own life to provide some of the material.

Link: http://archive.org/details/kipps_1211_ao_librivox

Review: “Great reading of a story I loved. Wells not only conjured futuristic visions, he saw the reality of social and economic repression. His observations are sadly as true today as then. Plus H.G. was a far more sensual and romantic person than I thought. As in Mr. Lewisham, his love ‘scenes’ are very tender and real.” Zobert