THE WILL TO POWER

THE WILL TO POWER

By Friedrich Nietzsche
Read by Michael Lunts
23 hours 23 minutes

Nietzsche never recovered from his breakdown in 1889 and therefore was unable to further any plans he had for the ‘magnum opus’ he had once intended, bringing together in a coherent whole his mature philosophy. Continue Reading →

POLITICS

POLITICS

By Aristotle
Read by Andrew Cullum
10 hours 04 minutes

The title Politics literally means ‘the things concerning the city’. Here, Aristotle considers the important role that politics plays in the life of the community, and its contribution to harmonious and virtuous existence. Continue Reading →

SELECTIONS from PARERGA AND PARALIPOMENA VOLUME 2

SELECTIONS from PARERGA AND PARALIPOMENA VOLUME 2

By Arthur Schopenhauer
Read by Leighton Pugh
15 hours 58 minutes

Volume 2 of Parerga and Paralipomena has a very different character from Volume 1. There are, in total, 31 Essays, 24 of which are presented here. The range of topics is very varied, opening with On Philosophy and Its Method and including On Pantheism, On Ethics, On Jurisprudence, On Men of Learning, On Thinking for Oneself, On Religion and The Vanity of Existence. Continue Reading →

SELECTIONS from PARERGA AND PARALIPOMENA VOLUME 1

SELECTIONS from PARERGA AND PARALIPOMENA VOLUME 1

By Arthur Schopenhauer
Read by Leighton Pugh and David Rintoul
15 hours 58 minutes

 

The two sizeable volumes of Parerga and Paralipomena hold a special place in the output of Arthur Schopenhauer. Parerga means ‘supplementary to a main work, and Paralipomena suggests a further supplement but these two books were anything BUT a casual addition to his major opus, The World as Will and Idea. For a start, it was the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851 which brought Schopenhauer to the attention of the general public, decades after The World as Will and Idea first appeared. Continue Reading →

PHYSICS

PHYSICS

By Aristotle
Read by Peter Wickham
9 hours 54 minutes

No less a figure than Bertrand Russell remarked that Aristotle’s Physics was ‘extremely influential and dominated science until the time of Galileo’. This was despite the fact that this work is as much a collection of ‘lectures on nature’ rather than dealing with the science of physics as we understand the term. Aristotle considers ‘the principles and causes of change, or movement’ behind both animate and inanimate things.’ Continue Reading →

CAPITAL Volume 3

CAPITAL Volume 3

By Karl Marx
Read by Derek Le Page
50 hours 4 minutes

After the detailed history and workings of the development of capitalism in Capital Volumes I and 2, Marx set out, in Capital Volume 3 to consider the future of capitalism, its direction and its inevitable fall from a series of crises and faults intrinsic to the system itself. Published in 1894, 11 years after the death of Marx himself, Capital Volume 3 was the product of the untiring and meticulous work of Friedrich Engels working from Marx’s outline and notes and carried the subtitle The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole. Continue Reading →

MUTUAL AID

MUTUAL AID

By Pyotr Kropotkin
Read by Peter Kenny
8 hours 24 minutes

PYOTR KROPOTKIN (1842-1921), one of the most individual political figures of his time, is best known as an influential anarchist communist. But he was also a scientist, geographer and philosopher, a man who, having grown up on his aristocratic father’s extensive country estate in Russia, had a deep understanding of, and love for, animals (wild and domesticated) the countryside and wildernesses. And all this was underpinned by a life committed to work for the good of humanity. Continue Reading →

APOLOGIA and MEMORABILIA

APOLOGIA and MEMORABILIA

By Xenophon
Read by David Rintoul
4 hours 41 mins

Xenophon was a friend of Socrates and yet his concise  memories of the iconic philosopher have lived under the shadow of the more voluminous accounts by Plato. Yet Xenophon’s two works – Apology and Memorabilia – are, in many ways, more entertaining and more accessible, and they present a different view of the man who embodies a clear mind, temperate, ethical living, sharp intellect and humour. Continue Reading →

THE PROVINCIAL LADY in WARTIME

THE PROVINCIAL LADY in WARTIME

with The Provincial Lady in Russia

By E. M. Delafield
Read by Georgina Sutton
8 hours 5 minutes

The Provincial Lady in Wartime, though the last of the Provincial Lady series, is one of the finest. No further ‘Diaries’ had appeared since The Provincial Lady in America (published in 1934) when, in 1939, Harold Macmillan, then chairman of Macmillan publishers and a fan, made a personal request to  E. M. Delafield for a new book. The onset of the war with Germany was serious but, he said, Britain, was in need of the entertaining but pertinent observations from The Provincial Lady! Continue Reading →

Sagar Arya

Sagar Arya

Sagar Arya is an actor and voice-over artist from India. His television credits include Endeavour, Rillington Place, Cucumber, Lewis, A Touch of Frost, Hunted, Spooks, Casualty and Holby City. He appeared as Claudio in RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing, as well as Twelfth Night (West End), The Great Game (Tricycle) and A Fine Balance (Hampstead). He has also recorded a number of audiobooks including An Era of Darkness, The Sialkot Saga, Annihilation of Caste (Dharma Audiobooks) and Upanishads (Ukemi Audiobooks).

Jonathan Booth

Jonathan Booth

Jonathan Booth has been a narrator and voiceover for over 30 years, working for a huge variety of broadcasters and brands across all media, from hundreds of BBC and National Geographic documentaries to thousands of corporate films to the voice of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In his spare time he enjoys philosophy and cricket.

Nicholas Boulton

Nicholas Boulton

boultonNicholas Boulton trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he won the Carleton Hobbs Award. His theatre credits include An Ideal HusbandAfter the Rain and Arcadia for Trevor Nunn. He has appeared on TV in many productions, including Game of Thrones, and was a member of the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a highly experienced and sought-after reader of classic audiobooks. Land of Men (Wind, Sand and Stars) by Antoine de Sainte-Exupéry is his first recording for Ukemi Audiobooks.

Nigel Carrington

Nigel Carrington

Nigel Carrington is a busy actor and reader in major productions. He played Cornelius and covered Polonius in the celebrity London Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch; and was also in Farinelli starring Mark Rylance. Nigel has numerous audiobooks to his credit – including Max Hastings’ Das Reich and numerous other non-fiction and fiction books

Andrew Cullum

Andrew Cullum 

Andrew Cullum has worked extensively in theatre. His roles range from Richard III, on national tour, to various Pantomime Dames at Christmas. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of them thrillers or historical fiction. He has also written and produced his own play, The Panto Girls, and written a novel, Lights Burning Blue.

Dermot Crowley

Dermot Crowley

Dermot Crowley is a leading Irish actor. He has featured prominently in theatre (he toured worldwide with the Oliver Award winning production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir); and on TV – most recently in the hit series Luther, playing Idris Elba’s boss; and in many films including Return of the Jedi and Octopussy. He recorded Beckett’s Molloy for Naxos Audiobooks, and has followed that with Beckett’s Watt; and shortly to be released How It Is.

Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davies is an Audie Award winning narrator of nearly 200 audiobooks. An actor for over thirty years including appearances with; The RSC, National Theatre, West End (Lion King/Chicago/Mamma Mia), many tours both domestic and international and award winning tv and film, as well as directing award winning theatre for his own company Lunatics and the Poor.

Stephen Hogan

Stephen Hogan

stephen-hoganIrish-born Stephen Hogan was trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Afterwards, he achieved leading roles across several stages including performances at the Royal National Theatre in London and the prestigious Abbey and Gaiety Theatres in Dublin. Hogan began his screen career in 1993 and since that time has accumulated credits both in film and television including Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, Saving the Titanic, Redwater. His seen regularly at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and heard on BBC Radio in single dramas and The Archers.

John Hollingworth

John Hollingworth

John HollingworthJohn Hollingworth studied at Trinity College, Dublin, University of California and RADA. His film work includes The Dark Knight Rises and Dorian Gray. He was Captain Henshaw in the BBC adaptation of Poldark. He has worked extensively on stage at the National Theatre, the Old Vic, Hampstead Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre; he is also a playwright. Le Grand Meaulnes is his first audiobook for Ukemi Audiobooks.

David Horovitch

David Horovitch

David Horovitch has had a long and distinguished career. His appearances in the theatre include many in the West End, the National Theatre and the RSC. Most recently he has appeared in Harwood’s Collaboration in Chichester in which he played Stefan Zweig! On television he is best remembered for his performance as Inspector Slack in Miss Marple and his films include Max and the Oscar nominated Solomon and Gaenor. Among his finest audiobooks are  Ovid’s Metamphoses, Lampedusa’s The Leopard and Hašek’s The Good Soldier Švejk

Bill Homewood

Bill Homewood

billhomewood-1Bill Homewood has worked extensively for television and on stage in the West End, major theatres and the RSC. He has also directed theatre on both sides of the Atlantic, and his various writing credits include Theatrical Letters, published by Marginalia. His many important recordings for Naxos AudioBooks include Les MisérablesThe Count of Monte CristoThe Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. He has lived in France for many years, on a farm with horses, donkeys, dogs and other animals under the shadow of a medieval ruined castle in Languedoc. It is here, in his own studio, that he records. www.billhomewood.com