List of 14 Audiobooks That Are Great for Learning English
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|Drive Time English: Intermediate–Advanced Level||Living Language||Living Language||Self-help book||Drive Time English: Intermediate–Advanced Level uses a four-step approach to improve your English without the use of a printed book. This innovative program includes eight hours of instruction on eight CDs – four intermediate CDs and four advanced CDs – that you can use anywhere and anytime.|
|The Wind in the Willows||Kenneth Grahame||Michael Hordern||Novel||Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.|
|Robinson Crusoe||Daniel Defoe||Simon Vance||Fiction||Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on April 25, 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.|
|A History of the English Language||Michael Drout||Michael Drout||Literature||Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated – including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift.|
|Easy American Idioms||Living Language||Living Language||Literature||
Easy American Idioms cuts through the confusion and teaches natural-sounding conversational English. It focuses on everyday situations: meeting people, expressing likes and dislikes, working, shopping, socializing, sports, television, going out, and more. Each section features useful and appropriate idiomatic expressions with dialogues interspersed between lessons.
|Howards End||E.M. Forster||Steven Crossley||Fiction||
Howards End is a tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic. When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.
|Dracula||Bram Stoker||Alan Cumming||Horror||This audiobook captures Dracula's authentic horror and power by returning to Bram Stoker's original storytelling structure – a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters.|
|Romeo and Juliet||William Shakespeare||full cast||Fiction||The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Romeo and Juliet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.|
|Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland||Lewis Carroll||Scarlett Johansson||Fiction||Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson brings a palpable sense of joy and exuberance to her performance of Lewis Carroll's enduring classic. From the White Rabbit and Mad Hatter to the Cheshire Cat and Queen of Hearts, she imbues each madcap character with a distinct voice and personality that will leave a lasting impression long after the adventure is over.|
|Pride and Prejudice||Jane Austen||Rosamund Pike||Romance||One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike. Pike's attention to detail, literary background, and performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.|
|The Jungle Book||Rudyard Kipling||Alan Munro||Fiction||The first collection of Kipling's classic tales includes "Mowgli's Brothers," "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack," "Kaa's Hunting," "Road-Song of the Bandar-Log," "Tiger! Tiger!," "Mowgli's Song," "The White Seal," "Lukannon," "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," "Darzee's Chant," "Toomai of the Elephants," and more.|
|The Time Machine||H.G. Wells||John Banks||Science Fiction||A Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802701 AD and encounters the Eloi, an elfin species childishly afraid of the dark. But they have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race – the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels, if he is ever to return to his own era.|
|The Picture of Dorian Gray||Oscar WIlde||Russell Tovey||Fiction||The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in the July edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Now, this special anniversary edition marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was passed in England.|
|The Adventures of Pinocchio||Carlo Collodi||Simon Vance||Fiction||Once upon a time, there was a talking, walking, dancing piece of wood. His name was Pinocchio, the marionette created from an enchanted log by Tuscan woodcarver Geppetto. The miraculous puppet dreams of being a real boy, but he has a mischievous streak. Pinocchio fights, kicks, lies, and runs away before Geppetto can teach him the lessons of life.|