The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

This collection of bush ballads, published in 1895, contains some of the most iconic pieces of Australian poetry and has served as the source material for many paintings, films, and stage presentations. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

Right Ho, Jeeves!

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (aka PG Wodehouse) wrote in excess of 90 books, 40 plays, and 200 short stories between 1902 and 1974 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest humorists of the 20th century. Right Ho, Jeeves! is his second in a series of books written about a luckless young British millionaire…

The Book of Modern British Verse

The Book of Modern British Verse, edited by William Stanley Braithwaite (1878-1962). This anthology, first published in 1919, is very much a record of its time. Many of the poems deal with the cataclysmic trauma of World War One and the emergence of a new world order after the fading of the Edwardian era. Among…

The Art of War

Sun Tzu on The Art of War The oldest military treatise in the world Translated by Lionel Giles. Narrated by Denis Daly. Although the historicity of Sun Tzu is today in dispute, his short treatise on the art of war has remained a preeminent classic of military philosophy and practice. In this small audiobook, the…

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition: Volume One

Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is best known today as a master of macabre fiction, his writings cover a wide range of other forms, including poetry, drama, criticism, and historical commentary. The Raven Edition presents his complete literary output in five volumes, the first of which contains three tributes to Poe and eight of his…

Winsome Winnie

Stephen Leacock was a prolific and brilliant writer, whose tongue-in-cheek writings have been amusing Canadian fans for decades. He first published Winsome Winnie in 1920 as part of a compendium of short stories entitled Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. It relates the trials and tribulations of the recently orphaned and penniless Winnifred Clair….

The Prince

This treatise on politics was the fruit of Machiavelli’s many years of experience as a diplomat and historian and circulated in 1513 but not published until 1532. It was dedicated to Lorenzo de Medici, a member of the ruling dynasty of Florence. In Machiavelli’s view the ideal ruler is an effective executive rather than a…

Omar Khayyam

John Pollen (1855-1923) was an official in the Indian Civil Service. A keen linguist, he learned Russian, Esperanto, and Persian and in 1915 published an English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. His collection contains 158 quatrains and includes a set of seven prefatory quatrains by Andrew Lang and a foreword by the Aga…

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Isaac Dooman (1857-1931), clergyman, traveler, and linguist, was born in Iran. For 25 years he served as an Episcopalian missionary in Japan and later moved permanently to the United States. One of his four children was Eugene Dooman, who became an influential diplomat and who had a significant role in wartime negotiations between Japan and…

Alice in Wonderland

Join seven-year-old Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole to have an adventure in Wonderland, in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel beloved by children and adults alike. Alice encounters many strange and curious creatures in Wonderland, including the anxious White Rabbit, the rather unhelpful Caterpillar, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and his guests…