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Home » Audiobook Genres » Audio books for Mother

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:

Wuthering Heights Audiobook

Wuthering Heights Audiobook
Written by Emily Bronte
Read by Juliet Stevenson

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 Rape of the Lock and Other Poems Audiobook

The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems Audiobook
Written by Alexander Pope
Read by Emilia Fox

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 Mill on the Floss Audiobook

The Mill on the Floss Audiobook
Written by George Eliot
Read by Fiona Shaw CBE

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.

Tennysons Ladies Audiobook

Tennysons Ladies Audiobook
Written by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Read by Lucy Fleming

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.

Persuasion Audiobook

Persuasion Audiobook
Written by Jane Austen
Read by Olivia Williams

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.

My Lady Ludlow Audiobook

My Lady Ludlow Audiobook
Written by Elizabeth Gaskell
Read by Susannah York

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.

Madame Bovary Audiobook

Madame Bovary Audiobook
Written by Gustave Flaubert
Read by Julie Christie

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 affairs.

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.

Jane Eyre Audiobook

Jane Eyre Audiobook
Written by Charlotte Bronte
Read by Emily Woof

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 revolutionary.

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.

Evelina Audiobook

Evelina Audiobook
Written by Frances Burney
Read by Finty Williams Judi Dench Geoffrey Palmer

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.

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