Phil Nadel ’84, Bill Diamond ’84, and Hilary Pushkin ’90 Launch The Library of Classics
Inspired by a love of great literature learned while students at Saint Andrew’s, Phil Nadel '84, Bill Diamond '84, and Hilary Pushkin '90 recently joined efforts to launch a new product called The Library of Classics. Their goal as a group is to make great literature more easily accessible to the public at large.
The Library of Classics is an MP3 player that comes preloaded with the 100 greatest books of all time in audio book format. The collection includes classics like: Tom Sawyer, Moby Dick, Romeo and Juliet, Oedipus Rex, A Tale of Two Cities, Little Women, The Apology of Socrates, Walden, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Candide, Art of War, and 88 more. All of the books are narrated by expert narrators and digitally enhanced for the best possible sound quality. In addition to more than 560 hours of classic literature, the collection also includes 50 great classical music pieces by composers like: Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Chopin, Wagner, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, and more.
“We were inspired by the English teachers we had while we were students at Saint Andrew’s, including Bari Attis, David Jones, and Joyce McPeake,” said Phil Nadel '84. “We were taught a love for great literature as a result of our exposure to, and analysis of, the classics. As a result, we put the project together to make these great works more easily accessible to more people.”
To make things easier for their customers, the group has:
- Provided the books in audio book format because many people find listening easier and more enjoyable than reading
- Preloaded all of the books and music so that the consumer doesn’t have to do any of the work
- Provided a very portable and compact MP3 player, belt clip and car adapter to increase the opportunities for experiencing these classics (while exercising, traveling, driving, commuting, etc.)
- Priced the whole thing for only $99 (less than $1 per book)
For more information about the The Library of Classics, please visit www.enjoytheclassics.com or contact Phil Nadel '84 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-852-7377, ext. 201