A Sensory Journey Through Literature with these 5 Audiobooks and Virtual Tours

For those staying at home during the pandemic, the entertainment options might soon run low. So, this might be a good chance to sit back and listen to a classic audiobook while watching a relaxing virtual tour. 

You can now listen to hundreds of free audiobooks, with Audible’s new service which features selections that are likely to appeal to all. 

From literary classics to educational texts, OnlineCasinos.co.uk has compiled a list of audiobooks and paired them with virtual tours so that you can experience the location while you enjoy the literature. 

Jane Eyre 

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic classic is an early exploration of women’s independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. 

Actress Thandie Newton delivers this classic book to life which depicts Jane Eyre’s intimacy and depth while conveying how truly progressive Brontë was in an era of extreme restraint.

While your ears are taken on a journey why not let your eyes see the classic Jane Eyre come to life on stage with the National Theatres 2015 rendition of Jane Eyre which was filmed live. The play premiered on April 9 and will be available on demand until the 16th April. See it on Youtube.

Or explore the virtual literary tour of the bronte sisters and discover the places that inspired the three sisters via Google Arts and Culture.
View it here.

Romeo and Juliet

In the world’s most celebrated and lyrical love story, the sublime devotion of two young lovers transcends their timely deaths. The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love, they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune. Despite the passion and innocence of their love, they fall victim to the enmity between their families, and their story ends in tragedy.

Be taken back in time and explore Verona with Romeo and Juliet and listen as Joseph Fiennes and Maria Miles bring the two star crossed lovers to life. Elizabeth Spriggs also plays the Nurse.

Whilst listening to the famous play with your ears, allow your eyes to enjoy this virtual tour of Verona, the city of Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet. Explore the city of Verona made famous by Shakespeare with this 360° Virtual Tour 

Sit back and enjoy this virtual tour of Verona, the city of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Walk through its narrow lanes, see the imposing arena, and explore numerous lively piazzas here.

The Jungle Book

Children and adults alike have read and loved Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book—and continue to do so. Here Blackstone offers this collection of moral fables in its entirety.

Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikkitikkitavi, a courageous young mongoose who battles the sinister black cobra Nag; Toomai, the boy who works with elephants; and more will delight listeners both young and old. 

These classic stories brim with adventure and thrills as the lively characters fend off ferocious tigers and deadly snakes, slip through the jungle to watch elephants dance, and seek refuge from dangerous hunters.

Sit back and relax whilst listening to these classic fables and take a tour of central Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park. Created from 360-degree images and atmospheric sound effects the tour heads through light-filled caverns, passing a 70 metre-tall stalagmite called Hand of Dog, and huge sinkhole jungles. The audiobook and virtual tour are the perfect combination for a sensory journey.
Explore the tour here.

Atlas Shrugged

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts?

In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? And why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies but against the woman he loves?

Tremendous in scope and breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, an electrifying moral defense of capitalism and free enterprise which launched an ideological movement and gained millions of loyal fans around the world.

Take a virtual tour of the Railroad museum in Pennsylvania while listening to this classic novel for the perfect relaxing escape.
Take the tour here.

Pride and Prejudice 

Set in a small English village during 1812, this classic novel is one of the greatest love stories ever told!

A poor country squire is trying to find husbands for his five daughters. When one of them, Elizabeth, meets rich Mr. Darcy at a dance, they don’t find much in common. But during the next few months, they overcome their differences and fall in love.

While listening to the love story unfold, feast your eyes on the virtual tour of Chatsworth House which was used in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy.
Take the tour here

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