About Audio books for Mother
An audio book makes the perfect gift for Mothers Day.
Our unabridged audiobooks, read by some of the most celebrated stars of stage, screen and television will bring hours of enjoyment.
If you are looking for a unique gift, look no further than a download from Silksoundbooks. With a download, there's no need to pay for expensive postage or wait in for a delivery, the audiobook is delivered staright to your computer in a matter of moments.
Here are a few suggestions - the favourites of the Silksoundbooks team
- but if you are spoilt for choice and can't decide, we have the answer. A Silksoundbooks gift certificate can be sent by email or printed out - the perfect last minute gift!
Audio books for Mother audio book downloads:
The wild passion of Cathy’s doomed love for
Heathcliffe set against the stormy moors of Yorkshire is brought dramatically
to life in Juliet Stephenson’s intensely moving recording of Emily Brontë’s
great classic Wuthering Heights. This unabridged audio book is available
in MP3 or iPod audiobook format for you to download immediately.
The unabridged audio book The Rape of The Lock satirises a petty squabble over the theft of a lock of hair as recounted to Alexander Pope by a friend. Pope wrote a mock-heroic narrative parodying the gods and goddesses of the epic style. Although comic at times, Pope never loses sight of the fragile nature of beauty.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is considered by many to be the greatest
poet of the eighteenth century and is the third most quoted writer
after Shakespeare and Tennyson.
Emilia Fox has recorded this specially selected audio book of some of Pope’s best loved poems for Silksoundbooks, bringing her own love of the works to her readings.
The story of the rebellious Maggie Tulliver’s tumultuous life in nineteenth century Britain is given a definitive reading by the phenomenal Fiona Shaw.
The Mill on the Floss details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820s and spans a period of 10-15 years, from Tom and Maggie’s childhood up until their deaths in a flood on the Floss.
Maggie Tulliver holds the central role in the book, as both her relationship with her older brother Tom, and her romantic relationships with Philip Wakem, a hunchbacked, but sensitive and intellectual, friend, and with Stephen Guest, a vivacious young socialite in St. Oggs and fiancé of Maggie’s cousin Lucy Deane, constitute the most significant narrative threads.
Enter the vast and romantic poetic world of
Alfred Lord Tennyson, where fascinating women, including the Lady of Shalott,
are revealed and depicted with astonishing understanding. This exclusive and unabridged version of
some of Tennyson’s best loved poetry is available in MP3 or iPod audiobook
format for you to download immediately.
English actress Olivia Williams, well known for her star performances in The Sixth Sense, Rushmore and Miss Austen Regrets reads this unabridged audiobook of one of the world’s favourite classic novels exclusively for Silksoundbooks.
Persuasion, written by Jane Austen is a very funny exploration of the eighteenth century sport of trying to find a decent husband and how to resist the persuasions of those around you who think they know what it is to be successful.
Highly acclaimed actress Susannah York reads this exclusive unabridged audio book of My Lady Ludlow.
Written by Elizabeth Gaskell, creator of the characters that were to become the basis for the hugely successful TV series Cranford, My Lady Ludlow paints a brilliant picture of the shift in power in a rural Northern village, from the velvety feudal Ludlows to the glitter of the new money rattling through the system courtesy of the brazen baker from Birmingham.
Lady Ludlow’s appalling snobbery, prejudice and her bred-in-the-bone conviction as to the superiority of the English aristocracy and their feudal way of life are tested, and found wanting, in this radical tale of the collapse of a social system.
One of the extraordinary things about My Lady Ludlow as a book is that in spite of the creation of a monster of hide bound arrogance and pretention Gaskell cannot help but produce a character that you end up rooting for right up to the wide grin induced by the final twist in the plot.
This very special unabridged audio book of My Lady Ludlow is available for download as mp3 files and in audiobook format for your iPod - only from Silksoundbooks.
Very few novels
have created as much outrage and adoration as Madam Bovary. This unabridged audio book, read by the aclaimed actress Julie Christie tells of Emma Bovary’s attempts to escape the maddening boredom of being
married to the wrong man, in the wrong town, with the wrong picture of
her life via a series of very realistically described adulterous
This ensured that author Gustave Flaubert had practically the whole of
France involved in the hullabaloo that greeted the novel’s publication
in 1856. He was prosecuted for it (unsuccessfully), and then wildly
fêted for it and his establishment as one of the most popular of
literary geniuses is based on it.
Attraction, desire and sex were not proper
subjects for a nineteenth century novel and Charlotte Brontë’s clear and open
handling of all three in Jane Eyre was shocking, exciting and
Jane Eyre - a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan is abused by her aunt and cousins as a child, acquires role models during her education at Lowood Academy, becomes the governess of Thornfield Manor, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; spends time with the Rivers family at Marsh's End and Morton, where cousin St John Rivers proposes to her; and is finally reunited with and marries her beloved Rochester at his house of Ferndean.
Dame Judi Dench leads an all-star cast in this unabridged audio book of Frances Burney’s wickedly funny eighteenth
century best-seller Evelina.
The novel follows
the trials and romantic adventures of a young beauty as she tries
to make her way through Eighteenth Century Britain handicapped by her three
great problems, being poor, being illegitimate – and being a girl.
This unabridged and exclusive recording by Finty
Williams, Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer is available in MP3 or
iPod audiobook format for you to download immediately.