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Nov 23

Cory Doctorow: “Context” and “Content”

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Cory Doctorow is a sci-fi author and commentator, who is usually to be found in his capacity as co-editor at boingboing. His most recent essay collection, Context covers a diverse set of topics, trying to reconcile the “freemium” nature of the Internet (something we’re strongly in favour of here at emudir) and the need for …

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Dec 30

Edward Gibbon: “The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire”

Edward Gibbon’s enormous “The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire” was – especially by 18th Century standards – a literary success. Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1789, it covers everything from the time of Marcus Aurelius (emperor at the beginning of “Gladiator“, if you’re not up on your Roman history), right through …

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Dec 12

Christmas Carol

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Anyone who is a fan of BBC Radio 4’s excellent The Now Show will already be familiar with the resident songsmith Mitch Benn. What you probably won’t be familiar with, however, is his excellent reading of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”, reposted for this Christmas.

Nov 23


Sometimes though, being read to is sheer bliss. On a car journey the short stories on radio 4 are usually in serial form or just too darn short. So there is a gap to be filled. Enter audiobooksforfree.com