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    The Magic Mountain [BBC Radio] by Thomas Mann (2001) MP3, CBR 128 kbits

            «The Magic Mountain» takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps–a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War. To this hermetic and otherworldly realm comes Hans Castorp, an “ordinary young man” who arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years, during which he succumbs both to the lure of eros and to the intoxication of ideas.   Original Title: The Magic Mountain [BBC Radio] Year: 2001 Language: English Author: Thomas Mann Producer: Olwen Wymark Music Composed by: Colin Sell Directed by: Alison Hindell Narrator: Paul Scofield,…

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    Thomas E. Mann — It’s Even Wоrse Thаn It Looks (2012) MP3, CBR 64 kbit/s

          Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process. Congress is deadlocked, and its approval ratings are at record lows. America’s two main political parties have given up their traditions of compromise, endangering our very system of constitutional democracy. And one of these parties has taken on the role of insurgent outlier; the Republicans have become ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, and ardently opposed to the established social and economic policy regime.Here, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein identify two overriding problems that have led Congress-and the United States-to the brink of institutional collapse.   Original Title: It's Even Worse Than It Looks:…

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    Erich Maria Remarque — All Quiet on the Western Front (1994) MP3, VBR ~135 kbit/s

        Paul Baumer is just nineteen years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the inscrutable world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.   Original Title: All Quiet on the Western Front Year: 1994 Language: English Author: Erich Maria Remarque…

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    William Shakespeare — Henry V [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) MP3, CBR 320 kbit/s

            Henry V is a study of kingship, patriotism, and heroic determination tempered by tender comedy as Henry courts Katherine, princess of France. Henry, the noble and courageous young king of England, decides to invade France, believing he has a rightful claim to the throne. At Agincourt he leads his army into battle against the powerful French forces and, against all the odds, wins a famous victory. Henry is played by Jamie Glover, Brian Cox is the Chorus, and the Hostess is played by Elizabeth Spriggs.   Original Title: Henry V Year: 2014 Language: English Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Brian Cox, Jamie Glover, Bill Nighy, Elizabeth Spriggs…

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    William Shakespeare — Henry VI, Parts 1-3 [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) MP3, CBR 320 kbit/s

            The all-conquering King Henry V is dead and the throne is occupied by his infant son, Henry VI. The good Duke Humphrey of Gloucester has been appointed protector, but a struggle for power soon develops between the young king’s Lancastrian relatives and the powerful house of York under Richard Plantagenet. Meanwhile the French, led by Joan of Arc, the maid of Orleans, threaten to win back the territories lost to Henry V.   Original Title: Henry VI, Parts 1-3 Year: 2014 Language: English Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: David Tennant, Norman Rodway, John Bowe, Amanda Root et al. Publisher: Arkangel ASIN: B00K7N5CK8 Duration: 8 hours and 30…

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    William Shakespeare — Antony and Cleopatra [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) MP3, CBR 320 kbit/s

            Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman world, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra. Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the queen of Egypt prove impossible to resist. From one of history’s greatest love stories Shakespeare builds this magnificent tragedy of the clash between love and duty. Cleopatra is played by Estelle Kohler, Mark Antony by Ciaran Hinds, Ian Hughes is Octavious Caesar, and David Burke is Domitius Enobarbus.   Original Title: Antony and Cleopatra Year: 2014 Language: English Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Estelle Kohler, Ciaran Hinds, Ian Hughes, David Burke et al. Publisher: Arkangel ASIN:…

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    William Shakespeare — Twelfth Night [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) MP3, CBR 320 kbit/s

            Shakespeare’s most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: Confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia’s arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him. Niamh Cusack is Viola, Jonathan Firth is Orsino, Amanda Root plays Olivia, Dinsdale Landen plays Sir Toby Belch, and Julian Glover is Malvolio.   Original Title: Twelfth Night Year:…

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    William Shakespeare — Twelfth Night [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) FLAC, lossless

            Shakespeare’s most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: Confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia’s arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him. Niamh Cusack is Viola, Jonathan Firth is Orsino, Amanda Root plays Olivia, Dinsdale Landen plays Sir Toby Belch, and Julian Glover is Malvolio.   Original Title: Twelfth Night Year:…

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    William Shakespeare — The Merchant of Venice [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) FLAC, lossless

            In Shakespeare’s most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid. The golden world of Portia’s Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare’s most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax. Portia is played by Hadyn Gwynne and Shylock by Trevor Peacock. Julian Rhind-Tutt is Bassanio, and Bill Nighy is Antonio.  …

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    William Shakespeare — Henry IV, Parts 1-2 [Arkangel Shakespeare Collection] (2014) FLAC, lossless

            This play introduces Shakespeare’s greatest comedic character, the dissolute knight Sir John Falstaff. While King Henry’s England is threatened by rebellion, the king’s scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns of London, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earl of Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. Can Hal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence of Falstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaff come together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury. Hal is played by Jamie Glover and King Henry by Julian…