MP3 audiobooks with a british accent, and associated media files to download and keep.

Tuesday 27 December 2011

How to Care for the Insane

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of How to care for the Insane. In 1886 William Granger the superintendent of an insane asylum, having spent years in these establishments he realised that the behaviour and training of the attendents and nurses was rather woeful.

He then wrote and published this book, which is a facinating insight into the mental health care training of the late 1800s.

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Saturday 3 December 2011

The Black Stone

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of Robert E. Howard's, The Black Stone.

This story is one of Howard's stories that can be considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos (H.P Lovecraft's worlds).

A young man reads an ancient tome called "Nameless Cults" and discovers in it references to an artifact called "The Black Stone". Worshipped and abhorred, the stone grabs the man's attention and he delves deeply into its mysterious history, until he finds that it truely exists and so embarks on a trip to visit the stone, where he discovers the dark and horrifying truth.
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Friday 2 December 2011

The Story of the 9th Kings in France

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of "The Story of the 9th Kings in France.

The 9th Kings was a territorial infantry battalion when the Great War (World War I) began. On the 4th of August 1914, a telegram containing one word arrived at their headquarters: "Mobilise!" This book follows the unit from mobilisation in 1914 through to the demobilisation in 1918 after the armistice. Along the way, they take part in all of the big battles, Somme, Arras, Ypres along with a near continuous series of skirmishes and patrols while in the front line.

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Friday 11 November 2011

Sci Fi Shorts Volume 1

Sci Fi Shorts is a collection of classic science fiction stories from the "Golden" age of space stories. This group of nine unabridged short stories by seven authors covers such adventures, as hidden aliens on earth, a conquored humanity, super villians made by super science and time travel.

142 minutes of classic Sci Fi.

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Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil War

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of "Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil

War". This collections of narratives all told by people who were actually part of the various adventures was first published in 1885 and was received very well by the public who caused it to have a further five reprints during the next few years.

Inside you'll hear about a number of famous escapades that took place during the Civil War, from a civilian with Unionist sympathies but living in the South, through to the unparalleled locomotive chase that inspired Buster Keaton's all time classic silent movie "The General".

You'll also hear stories of capture, escape, recapture and final breaks for freedom.

Then in the tradition of "The Great Escape" you be able to read about a tunnel to freedom that allowed 79 men to escape their enemy captors.

If you like true life adventures then this book is for you. Over 8 hours of story.

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Tuesday 1 November 2011

The Shadow Out of Time

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H.P. Lovecrafts The Shadow Out of Time.

Professor Nathaniel Wingate is mad, or was mad, or is becoming mad and he doesn't know which. A few years ago he feinted and woke up a different person, years later after a second feint he was himself again. He had no memory of the time between the feints, and began an investigation into his own actions during that time. What he found was inexplicable and horrifying. His investigation that would lead to revelation and a horror that would shake his mind, and set the future of mankind.

The Shadow out of time was written in 1935 and was first published in the June 1936 edition of Astounding Stories magazine. It has become a classic of Science Fiction Horror and often cited as one of Lovecraft's finest works.

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Thursday 13 October 2011

On the Kings Service: Chaplain to the Forces, 1914-1916

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of On the Kings Service.
Rev. Innes found himself at a recruiting barracks when the first world war broke out. In this narrative ,he reports on how vast numbers of volunteers sweapt into the barracks, which found itself desperately short of material to clothe and equip so many men.

His duties soon move him over to France, where, in between his religious duties, he finds himself helping in the hospital with the vast number of wounded that came back from the lines. We then follow him towards the front, where his medical and religious duties combine to allow him to give comfort to the men and a mere medical hand could not procure.

The book is made up of anecdotal memories and occasional reports from the front that combine to give the listener a small insight into how a religious man lives and operates behind the front lines.

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Saturday 1 October 2011

The Discovery of Witches

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of "The Discovery of Witches". In 1645 Matthew Hopkins began his career as Witchfinder General. He travelled the country searching for witches and wizards, those he found, he had put to death.

Questions were raised by judges and priests when he they saw him convicting hundreds of men and women. To answer their questions Matthew wrote and published this explanation of his methods and motivations.

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Tuesday 13 September 2011

The Whisperer in Darkness

FNH Audio presents this full and unabridged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's The Whisperer in Darkness.

Albert Wilmarth is literary professor at the Miskatonic University, who strongly disagrees with the recurrent rumours of strange life forms appearing in the hills of Vermont. He writes to the local paper to put across his point of view and becomes embroiled in a controversy.

Then he receives a letter from Henry Wentworth Akeley who begs that Wilmarth let the argument in the press die away. Intrigued by the request Wilmarth starts a prolonged correspondence with Akeley who says he has proof that there is something unnatural in the hills...

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Sunday 7 August 2011

How I Filmed the War

FNH Audio present this full and unabridged reading of "How I Filmed the War". During the first World War the British war office commissioned Geoffrey Malins to film the goings-on at the front. He became famous for his film of the attacks that took place during the battle of the Somme, the film being released to great acclaim.

This books tells of his exploits before, during and after the battle of the Somme. You'll hear of his extreme bravery under fire, how he crawled through the mud with the front line troops, how he stood under sniper fire and even how he flew in a aeroplane above the front line, all to get film.

The story revealed is a personal one, one mans journey under fire and amongst the men he considered heros. There are amusing anecdotes, touching moments of melancholy and death defying moments of tension.

Duration 6 hours 30 minutes
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Saturday 11 June 2011

Flying for France

This is a complete and unabridged MP3 audio book (talking book) covering the war time activities of  THE American Escadrille.  During World War I, before America entered the war, many Americans volunteered to fight for the French.

These valiant volunteers fought in all the arms of the French military sevices and not least, in the air.  Formed into air units of their own these Amercans trained, fought and died together, fighting for freedom and liberty.

This audio book was written by one of these volunteer fighters.  As well as this first person narrative describes the training and the combat, the latter chapters include letters written by and between the pilots.

Length 2 hours 14 minutes. Listen to a sample
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Saturday 28 May 2011

The 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry 1914 - 1918

This is a complete and unabridged MP3 audio book (talking book) covering the war time activities of the 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry during the first world war. It was published in 1921, just a few years after the end of the Great War. The author was Colonel F.L. Morrison C.B., D.S.O., V.D who served with the battalion during the war.

The book opens with the battalion setting sail for the East, destined to take part in the Gallipoli campaign. On arrival they find themselves with only a couple of days to acclimatise before being thrown into the trenches.

They have to come to terms with a lack of supplies, terrible weather and constant attacks. The book details all of the combat actions that the 5th take part in on the peninsular. As you listen you'll become familiar with the individual trenches and some of the personalities.

With the evacuation of Gallipoli the 5th find themselves off to the desert and Cairo. We get to follow them as they defend Suez, cross the Sinai and battle at Gaza and beyond.
Redoubt in Mahamdiya

The story continues as they leave Palestine for the dirt and mud of the Trenches in France. It's here that the battalion wins its first Victoria Cross of the war.

This book is a fascinating insight into the workings of a WWI battalion in action. From the digging of trenches to the organisation of a solid defensive position and the patrolling of no-mans land. It's also sprinkled with occasional amusing anecdotes which show the spirit of man shining in even the most desperate of situations.

Length 7 hours 49 minutes. Listen to a sample

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Saturday 16 April 2011

Great Britain at War

This is a complete and unabridged MP3 audio book (talking book) of a book published in 1917 at the height of the first world war (WWI).  The author Jeffery Farnol is better know for his works of romantic fiction, but in this departure Jeffery recites the events observations and anecdotes of his tour of Great Britain's war effort.

The book follows Jeffery as he visits a number of key locations around Britain and on the continent, each demonstrating how members of English society have come together to work towards the goal of "defeating the hun".

On a visit to a naval dockyard, he reports on how the ships are being constructed, takes us on a tour of a destroyer and introduces us to the crew. He also visits a machine gun factory, and discovers how the great guns are built. His tour continues onto the continent where he visits a hospital, a training camp, and artillery battery at the front in action.

While in France he discovers  the horrors of war, learning that it's more than just guns and glory, there's blood and death close at hand.

A visit to an active aerodrome shows us the newly arrived aircraft, and from the people there we learn of their daring in combat. Finally the tour draws to an end at Ypres, knows simply as "wipers" to the troops.  A place of great history and architecture now turned to ashes and rubble. Yet, despite the destruction,  the author finds glory, honour and even hope for a better future.

This fascinating insight into Britain during the peak years of the WWI war effort is available for you to listen to in  MP3 format. Included in the package is an EPUB version of the books text.

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Monday 4 April 2011

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

This is a complete and unabridged MP3 audio book of H.P. Lovecrafts novel "The case of Charles Dexter Ward".

Charles is a young man, a young man with a passion, a driving passion, a love of the past. What starts as the curious interest of a young boy, growths up with the youth to become the obsession of the man. His friends turn their back on him, he becomes reclusive. His few new friends are dark and mysterious, ominous even.  And then... Charles starts to change.

Follow the exploits of Charles' family as they try to discover the truth about what is happening to their beloved son.  Feel their dread and despair as they aided by the family doctor, discover the horrifying truth.

This story, written in 1927 by the master of horror, is today a firm stalwart of period macabre.  The progression of the story, the revelations constantly astound and excite the mind of the reader.  A Homesian style investigation by the family doctor is as facinating as it is horrifying.

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Sunday 27 March 2011

Accidental Flight

The robot tried to escape.
This MP3 audio book contains an unabridged reading of "Accidental Flight" by F..L. Wallace.  This story appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine in April 1952.  As well an the MP3 recordings this digital download includes a scanned PDF of the magazine itself.

The Handicap Haven is an asteroid, it's also home to the "accidentals".  A collection of humaities rejects, people saved from death but multilated in ways that the delicate sensibilities of the future can not bare to look at. The Earth of the far future is a place for beautiful, young looking, perfectly formed people where the slightest imperfection is a crisis, and those that can't be "fixed" are exiled.

But the residents of the "Haven" have had enough, they are tired of living useless lonely lives. They are frustrated and angry, it can only lead to one thing. Revolution.

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Saturday 19 March 2011

At the Mountains of Madness

Mountain of Madness?
This MP3 audiobook is a complete and unabridged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's famous story "At the Mountains of Madness".  The story is related by one of the two survivors from a polar expedition. Unlike other polar explorers who may have died from cold, starvation or simply getting lost, in this story things are somewhat different.

The survivor is desperate to prevent a new polar expedition because there are "beings" there, strange murderous beings. There are things that man should not see beyond the recently discovered mountains at the pole. Scientists listening to the story told by the survivors have assumed that the teller has gone mad because what they describe just can not be. Or can they...

The narrator relates the full story of the doomed expedition and as we listen the growing sense of curiosity we feel turns slowly to horror at the events that unfold.

This classic story first appeared as a serial in the 1936 editions of Astounding Stories magazine.  It is one of the most well known of Lovecraft's stories and a firm favourite with his fans.

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