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Jonathan Keeble

Jonathan Keeble

Jonathan Keeble’s theatre work includes leading roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Coventry, Liverpool, Exeter, Lancaster and West Yorkshire Playhouse. TV includes People Like Us, The Two of Us and Deptford Graffiti. Jonathan has featured in over 250 radio plays for the BBC and was a member of the Radio Drama Company. One of the UK’s leading audiobook readers covering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, he has read, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, Jason and the Golden Fleece, The Golden Ass for Ukemi Audiobooks; and Gautama Buddha for Dharma Audiobooks.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

By Geoffrey Chaucer
Read by Jonathan Keeble
7 hours 43 minutes

Considered one of Chaucer’s finest poems, second only to The Canterbury Tales in richness and depth, Troilus and Cressida is a tragic love story set against the background of the siege of Troy by the Greeks. Written in the 1380s, it presents Troilus, son of Priam and younger brother of Hector as a Trojan warrior of renown who sees, and falls deeply in love with the beautiful Cressida. Continue Reading →

THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE

THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE

By John Maynard Keynes
Read by Jonathan Keeble
8 hours 17 minutes

The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was one of the most important documents to come out of World War 1 – specifically the period of the Armistice and the subsequent settlement negotiations. And, a century on, it remains of particular relevance to our times – an uncompromising and forthright analysis of how international diplomacy can be suffused by personalities, prejudices, personal ambition and outright, uncontrolled feelings of revenge. Continue Reading →

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

By Adam SMITH
Read by Jonathan Keeble and Peter Kenny
3 hours 49 minutes

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists was the final statement by the empiricist philosopher George Berkeley, Bishop of Coyne, (1685-1753) on his views concerning subjective idealism, couched in the famous statement ‘esse is percipi’ – to be is to be perceived (mixing Latin with a bit of English was Berkeley’s idiosyncracy!). Continue Reading →

THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST, AND MONEY

THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST, AND MONEY

By John Maynard Keynes
Read by Jonathan Keeble
14 hours 37 minutes

Keynes’ The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money remains, approaching a century after it first appeared, one of the most important documents on economics, along with Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and Karl Marx’s Capital. Hugely important for much of the 20th century, the General Theory was seemingly overtaken by monetarists but won a new, enduring respect among a new generation of economists and politicians following the financial difficulties which began in 2007/8.  Continue Reading →

JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE

JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE

By Apollonius of Rhodes
Read by Jonathan Keeble
6 hours 17 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

Jason and the Golden Fleece is one of the finest tales of Ancient Greece, an epic journey of adventure and trial standing beside similar stories of Perseus, Theseus and the Labours of Heracles. The finest classic account comes from Apollonius of Rhodes, the Greek poet of the 3rd century BCE and librarian at Alexandria. Continue Reading →

THE GOLDEN ASS

THE GOLDEN ASSTHE GOLDEN ASS Or Metamorphoses

By Apuleius
Read by Jonathan Keeble
9 hours 50 minutes

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This tale of a man who, when tinkering with magic, becomes changed into an ass is one of the most entertaining and remarkable stories from classic Latin literature. It is funny, bawdy, completely approachable – but also shows life from the point of view of a beast of burden in the Roman empire of Second Century CE. Continue Reading →