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Аудиокниги

Аудиокниги на английском языке с параллельным переводом.

The Gift Of The Magi, O. Henry (Дары волхвов, О. Генри)

Аудиокнига на английском Дары волхвов (The Gift Of The Magi)с текстом и параллельным переводом на русский язык. Рождественская новелла, написанная О. Генри в 1905 году в самой старой таверне Нью-Йорка — «Pete’s»

Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling (Просто сказки, Редьярд Киплинг)

Аудиокнига на английском Просто сказки (Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling)с текстом и параллельным переводом на русский язык.

Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (Рассказы, Эдгар Аллан По)

Эдгар Аллан По — родоначальник детективной литературы. На сайте представлены аудиокниги с самыми известными рассказами автора, с оригинальным текстом на английском языке и параллельным переводом на русский.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish, J. D. Salinger (Хороший день для рыбки-бананки)

Хороший день для рыбки-бананки (A Perfect Day for Bananafish), с текстом и параллельным переводом на русский язык. Это первый из «Девяти рассказов», известного сборника, который сделал Сэлинджера знаменитым.

Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne (Вокруг света за 80 дней, Жюль Верн)

«Вокруг света за восемьдесят дней» — популярный приключенческий роман Жюля Верна о путешествии англичанина Филеаса Фогга и его слуги Жана Паспарту. Аудиокнига на английском языке, с текстом и переводом на русский.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Charles Dickens

Рождественская песнь (Christmas Caro) Чарльзя Диккенса — одна из самых популярных рождественских сказок в Великобритании. Аудиокнига на английском, с текстом и параллельным переводом на русский язык.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Портрет Дориана Грея, Оскар Уайлд)

Портрет Дориана Грея (The Picture of Dorian Gray)на английском, с текстом и параллельным переводом на русский язык. Полная версия романа Оскара Уайлда.

Sonnets by William Shakespeare (Сонеты, Уильям Шекспир)

Сонеты Уильяма Шекспира на английском, с текстом и параллельным переводом на русский язык.Весь цикл сонетов распределен по отдельным тематическим группам.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Ромео и Джульетта, Уильям Шекспир)

Аудиокнига на английском с текстом в оригинале и параллельным переводом на русский язык. Трагедия Шекспира, которая рассказывает о любви юноши и девушки из двух враждующих старинных родов — Монтекки и Капулетти.События происходят в эпоху Раннего Возрождения

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Аудиокнига «Приключения Алисы в стране чудес (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) с текстом на английском и параллельным русским переводом. В ней рассказывается о девочке по имени Алиса, которая попадает сквозь кроличью нору в воображаемый мир.

Mr. Smith’s new nose — Новый нос Смита

«Well, Mr. Smith, if you prefer a different type of nose, we have a large selection available.»
«I think this nose is a bit too small.»
«Small noses are very fashionable this year, Mr. Smith, very fashionable.»
«Do you think it suits me?» asked Mr. Smith.
«I think it looks very nice,» said the shop assistant.
«OK, I’ll take it!»

On the airbus home, Mr. Smith called his wife on his wristphone.
«Hello dear! Do you like my new nose?» Mrs. Smith looked at her husband’s new nose on the videophone monitor on the wall in the kitchen.
«I think it’s a bit too small, dear,» she said.
«Small noses are very fashionable this year,» replied Mr. Smith, «very fashionable.»

«It’s all so easy now,» thought Mr. Smith. «A hundred years ago, it was impossible to change your body. Or almost impossible – there was the old-fashioned ‘plastic surgery’, but it was expensive, painful and dangerous. Ugh! Now, thanks to our 22nd century genetic engineering, we can change our bodies when we want!»
He looked at his new small nose in the mirror, and thought about how fashionable he was. He was very happy with his new nose. The only problem now, he thought, was that he needed some new hair to go with his new nose.

He looked on the Internet for some new hair, but the Internet was so slow. Eventually he decided to go to Bodyco in person.
«Good morning, Mr. Smith,» said the Bodyco shop assistant. «How can I help you today?»
Mr. Smith remembered the robot shop assistant in the Bodyco shop a few years ago. The robot was friendlier and more efficient, but too many robots made too much unemployment, and the robot was replaced by a human.
«I’d like some new hair, please.»
«Certainly, Mr. Smith. What type of hair would you like? Short, blond hair goes well with a small nose. How about short, blond hair?»
Mr. Smith looked at his hair. It was old and grey. Yes, he thought, short and blond. When he was young he had short, blond hair. He wanted to look young again.
«Yes, I’ll have short blond hair please. Could it be a bit curly as well?»
«Curly?» asked the shop assistant.
«Yes, you know, curly – not straight!»
«Yes, Mr. Smith, I know what ‘curly’ means, but curly hair isn’t very fashionable this year.»
«Isn’t it?»
«No, it isn’t.»
«But I like curly hair!»
«Very well, Mr. Smith – short, blond, curly hair. Would you like anything else? We have a special offer on ears this week.»
«Ears?»
«Yes, Mr. Smith, the things you hear with.»
«I know what ears are! What type of ears are on offer?»
Mr. Smith went out of the shop with new short, blond, curly hair, and two new ears.

After this, his interest in his new body started to grow. In the next few weeks he bought new eyes (green, unusual but fashionable), new hands, new arms, new knees and new feet. Mrs. Smith was happy because Mr. Smith’s new feet didn’t smell as bad as his old feet.
His body was now completely different.
«Am I the same man I was a few weeks ago?» thought Mr. Smith. «I have a new nose, new hair, new ears, new eyes, hands, arms, knees and feet. But I have the same brain — so I think I’m the same man.» He thought he was the same man, but he wasn’t sure.

One morning, he woke up and his new nose didn’t work.
«What’s the matter?» asked Mrs. Smith
«My new nose doesn’t work – it’s blocked.»
«Maybe you’ve got a cold,» suggested Mrs. Smith.
«That’s impossible! This is a genetically engineered Bodyco nose! It doesn’t get colds!»
But it was true – the new nose did not work. It was blocked and Mr. Smith couldn’t smell anything.
He went back to the Bodyco shop.
«Good morning, Mr. Smith,» said the assistant. «What would you like today?»
«I want a new nose,» said Mr. Smith.
«You already want a new nose!» said the surprised shop assistant. «But you’ve only had this one for a month! Don’t worry, small noses are still fashionable!»
«No, you don’t understand,» said Mr. Smith. «I want a new nose because this one doesn’t work!»
«That’s impossible,» said the shop assistant. «You have a genetically engineered Bodyco nose. It can’t go wrong!»
«But it has gone wrong,» replied Mr. Smith. «It’s blocked and I can’t smell anything».
«What have you used your nose to do, Mr. Smith?» asked the shop assistant.
«What have I done with my nose? That’s a stupid question! I haven’t done anything unusual with my nose. I’ve used it to breathe and to smell, as usual!»
«If you have not used your nose correctly, Mr. Smith, it is possible that it will not work correctly.»
«That’s absurd!» shouted Mr. Smith. «I want my money back! I want a refund!»
«I’m afraid that we do not give refunds, Mr. Smith. There was no guarantee with this nose.»
Mr. Smith was so angry that he didn’t know what to say. He walked out of the shop, and didn’t say anything.
But now he had a big problem: a useless nose. Fashionable, yes. Useful, no.

Unfortunately, his problem started to grow. The next morning he woke up and found he couldn’t hear anything. Then his new blond hair went grey. Then his new knees didn’t move. Then he couldn’t see a thing with his unusual green eyes. His fingers fell off, one by one.
Eventually, Mrs. Smith put him in their aircar and flew to the Bodyco shop. She carried her husband into the shop, because now he couldn’t walk.
«Good morning Mr. Smith,» said the shop assistant. «What can I do for you today?»
«Mr. Smith wouldn’t like anything new at all today, thank you,» replied Mrs. Smith. «But he would like his old body back!»
«I’m afraid we don’t give refunds, Mrs. Smith.»
«I don’t want a refund,» explained Mrs. Smith. «I want my husband’s original body again! I liked it more than this new one!»
«I’m afraid that’s very difficult, Mrs. Smith,» said the shop assistant. «We are an environmentally-friendly company. All our old bodies are recycled.»
«But the new body parts that you sold him don’t work! What can he do now?»
«He could buy a reconditioned body.»
«What’s a ‘reconditioned’ body?»
«It’s an old body that has been modified.»
«Can I have a look at one?»
«Certainly.» The shop assistant spoke to his computer, and a reconditioned body appeared. It was a very familiar body. Mrs. Smith recognised the big nose and the grey hair.
«But that’s my husband!» shouted Mrs. Smith. «That’s the original Mr. Smith!»
«Yes, that’s right,» said the shop assistant. «We reconditioned Mr. Smith’s old body».
«Can he have his old body back then, please?»
«Certainly, Mrs. Smith. That’ll be 100,000 euros please»
«100,000 euros!» shouted Mrs. Smith. «That’s very expensive, isn’t it?»
«Mr. Smith has been reconditioned!»

Mr. Smith got his own body back, and Mrs. Smith flew him back home in the aircar.
«I’m myself again!» he shouted.
«Not exactly,» said Mrs. Smith. «You have been reconditioned.»
«What does ‘reconditioned’ mean?»
«Well,» said Mrs. Smith. «I think it means that you have a new brain!»
«I think that will be very useful,» said Mr. Smith.
«I think so too, dear» said Mrs. Smith.

The Errors of Santa Claus — Ошибки Санта Клауса

It was Christmas Eve.

The Browns, who lived in the adjoining house, had been dining with the Joneses.

Brown and Jones were sitting over wine and walnuts at the table. The others had gone upstairs.

«What are you giving to your boy for Christmas?» asked Brown.

«A train,» said Jones, «new kind of thing — automatic.»

«Let’s have a look at it,» said Brown.

Jones fetched a parcel from the sideboard and began unwrapping it.

«Ingenious thing, isn’t it?» he said. «Goes on its own rails. Queer how kids love to play with trains, isn’t it?»

«Yes,» assented Brown. «How are the rails fixed?»

«Wait, I’ll show you,» said Jones. «Just help me to shove these dinner things aside and roll back the cloth. There! See! You lay the rails like that and fasten them at the ends, so —»

«Oh, yes, I catch on, makes a grade, doesn’t it? just the thing to amuse a child, isn’t it? I got Willy a toy aeroplane.»

«I know, they’re great. I got Edwin one on his birthday. But I thought I’d get him a train this time. I told him Santa Claus was going to bring him something altogether new this time. Edwin, of course, believes in Santa Claus absolutely. Say, look at this locomotive, would you? It has a spring coiled up inside the fire box.»

«Wind her up,» said Brown with great interest. «Let her go.»

«All right,» said Jones. «Just pile up two or three plates something to lean the end of the rails on. There, notice way it buzzes before it starts. Isn’t that a great thing for kid, eh?»

«Yes,» said Brown. «And say, see this little string to pull the whistle! By Gad, it toots, eh? just like real?»

«Now then, Brown,» Jones went on, «you hitch on those cars and I’ll start her. I’ll be engineer, eh!»

Half an hour later Brown and Jones were still playing trains on the dining-room table.

But their wives upstairs in the drawing-room hardly noticed their absence. They were too much interested.

«Oh, I think it’s perfectly sweet,» said Mrs. Brown. «Just the loveliest doll I’ve seen in years. I must get one like it for Ulvina. Won’t Clarisse be perfectly enchanted?»

«Yes,» answered Mrs. Jones, «and then she’ll have all the fun of arranging the dresses. Children love that so much. Look, there are three little dresses with the doll, aren’t they cute? All cut out and ready to stitch together.»

«Oh, how perfectly lovely!» exclaimed Mrs. Brown. «I think the mauve one would suit the doll best, don’t you, with such golden hair? Only don’t you think it would make it much nicer to turn back the collar, so, and to put a little band — so?»

«What a good idea!» said Mrs. Jones. «Do let’s try it. Just wait, I’ll get a needle in a minute. I’ll tell Clarisse that Santa Claus sewed it himself. The child believes in Santa Claus absolutely.»

And half an hour later Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Brown were so busy stitching dolls’ clothes that they could not hear the roaring of the little train up and down the dining table, and had no idea what the four children were doing.

Nor did the children miss their mothers.

«Dandy, aren’t they?» Edwin Jones was saying to little Willie Brown, as they sat in Edwin’s bedroom. «A hundred in a box, with cork tips, and see, an amber mouthpiece that fits into a little case at the side. Good present for Dad, eh?

«Fine!» said Willie appreciatively. «I’m giving Father cigars.»

«I know, I thought of cigars too. Men always like cigars and cigarettes. You can’t go wrong on them. Say, would you like to try one or two of these cigarettes? We can take them from the bottom. You’ll like them, they’re Russian — away ahead of Egyptian.»

«Thanks,» answered Willie. «I’d like one immensely. I only started smoking last spring — on my twelfth birthday. I think a feller’s a fool to begin smoking cigarettes too soon, don’t you? It stunts him. I waited till I was twelve.»

«Me too,» said Edwin, as they lighted their cigarettes. «In fact, I wouldn’t buy them now if it weren’t for Dad. I simply had to give him something from Santa Claus. He believes in Santa Claus absolutely, you know.»

And, while this was going on, Clarisse was showing little Ulvina the absolutely lovely little bridge set that she got for her mother.

«Aren’t these markers perfectly charming?» said Ulvina. «And don’t you love this little Dutch design — or is it Flemish, darling?»

«Dutch,» said Clarisse. «Isn’t it quaint? And aren’t these the dearest little things, for putting the money in when you play. I needn’t have got them with it — they’d have sold the rest separately — but I think it’s too utterly slow playing without money, don’t you?»

«Oh, abominable,» shuddered Ulvina. «But your mamma never plays for money, does she?»

«Mamma! Oh, gracious, no. Mamma’s far too slow for that. But I shall tell her that Santa Claus insisted on putting in the little money boxes.»

«I suppose she believes in Santa Claus, just as my mamma does.»

«Oh, absolutely,» said Clarisse, and added, «What if we play a little game! With a double dummy, the French way, or Norwegian Skat, if you like. That only needs two.»

«All right,» agreed Ulvina, and in a few minutes they were deep in a game of cards with a little pile of pocket money beside them.

About half an hour later, all the members of the two families were again in the drawing-room. But of course nobody said anything about the presents. In any case they were all too busy looking at the beautiful big Bible, with maps in it, that the Joneses had brought to give to Grandfather. They all agreed that, with the help of it, Grandfather could hunt up any place in Palestine in a moment, day or night.

But upstairs, away upstairs in a sitting-room of his own Grandfather Jones was looking with an affectionate eye at the presents that stood beside him. There was a beautiful whisky decanter, with silver filigree outside (and whiskey inside) for Jones, and for the little boy a big nickel-plated Jew’s harp.

Later on, far in the night, the person, or the influence, or whatever it is called Santa Claus, took all the presents and placed them in the people’s stockings.

And, being blind as he always has been, he gave the wrong things to the wrong people — in fact, he gave them just as indicated above.

But the next day, in the course of Christmas morning, the situation straightened itself out, just as it always does.

Indeed, by ten o’clock, Brown and Jones were playing the with train, and Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Jones were making dolls’ clothes, and the boys were smoking cigarettes, and Clarisse and Ulvina were playing cards for their pocket-money.

And upstairs — away up — Grandfather was drinking whisky and playing the Jew’s harp.

And so Christmas, just as it always does, turned out right after all.

Источники: http://begin-english.ru/audio/audioknigi, http://ouenglish.ru/english-story-audio/3, http://ouenglish.ru/english-story-audio/28

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