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  • Women in Love | D. H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    A powerful and engrossing tale of extremes and extremists, D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love follows the passionate relationships of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen, with their respective lovers, the ominous Gerald Crich and the charismatic but fragile Rupert Birkin.

    Mindy Kirkton says: "narrator not so great"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Andrea Emmes
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    Little Women, set in the 19th century follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as they live, learn, love, and grow as young pilgrims and blossom into fine little women. Based on the author's childhood, Little Women is one of the most beloved stories in American literature. It continues to touch listeners both young and old. Alcott takes you on a prolific journey which will make your heart swell, your soul laugh, and your heart ache as we experience the lives of the March sisters as they endure their lessons, scrapes, castles in the air, their romances, and more.

    Cyn says: "A classic"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

    Joseph R says: "A Book which keeps one guessing --- wrong"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
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    Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The book was an immediate commercial and critical success. Little Women has three major themes: domesticity, work, and true love. It has been made into innumerable adaptations for stage and screen and is an American classic.

    Doug says: "Timeless story, terrible narration"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work."

    Madelynn says: "Great Narration"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.

    Nina says: "definitely worth a listen"
  • The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one) | Louisa May Alcott

    The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one)

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Catherine O'Brien
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    Little Women itself “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth.” Little Women has been read “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well.” Alcott “combines many conventions of the sentimental novel with crucial ingredients of Romantic children's fiction, creating a new form of which Little Women is a unique model.”

    Richard says: "poorly edited recording"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    Louisa May Alcott’s heartwarming tale of the indelible bond between sisters. This treasured novel, drawn in part from Louisa May Alcott's personal experience, brings to life the provincial yet abundantly full lives of the March sisters. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy manage to lead an interesting existence despite their father's absence at war and their family's lack of money. Whether they're putting on a play or forming a secret society, their gaiety is infectious. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

    Amazon Customer says: "I love it!"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
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    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    David says: "Gripping novel, excellent production"
  • Excellent Women | Barbara Pym

    Excellent Women

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Barbara Pym
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'. As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks.

  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
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    Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of this, Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy - united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

    beth says: "Classic!"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
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    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    JGrace says: "Another multi-cast winner"
  • Men Without Women | Ernest Hemingway

    Men Without Women

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    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach
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    First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these 14 stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would occupy his later works: the casualties of war, the often uneasy relationship between men and women, sport and sportsmanship.

    Danny Uebbing says: "loved the ending"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ian Holm
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    Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers, and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. This gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication.

    Leslie Grey McCawley says: "The outstanding narration is what I enjoyed most"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
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    Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

    Liz says: "Excellent Writing; Superb Narration"
  • Women in Literature: The Short Story | Kate Chopin,Edith Wharton,Willa Cather

    Women in Literature: The Short Story

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    • By Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather
    • Narrated By Cindy Hardin Killavey, Walter Zimmerman
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    This is an eclectic collection of short stories from some of the world's most beloved authors, including Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather.

  • Letters of a Woman Homesteader | Elinore Pruitt Stewart

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

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    • By Elinore Pruitt Stewart
    • Narrated By Gwen Hughes
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    Letters of a Woman Homesteader is a frontier classic by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, a widowed young mother who accepted an offer to assist with a ranch in Wyoming. In Stewart's delightful collection of letters, she describes her homesteading experiences to her former employer, Mrs. Coney.

    Dolly Jane Prenzel says: "Every woman in the US should read this book."
  • Excellent Women | Barbara Pym

    Excellent Women

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Barbara Pym
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
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    Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman's daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those excellent women - the smart, supportive, repressed women whom men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighbors - anthropologist Helena Napier; Helen's handsome, dashing husband, Rocky; and Julian Malory, the vicar next door - the novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived.

    Sara says: "Still Waters Run Deep"
  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Andrea Giordani
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    Through a series of calculated moves that involve death and a large inheritance, a small community is rocked and shrouded in mystery at the hands of the conniving Sir Percival Glyde, who is interested only in making himself wealthy at the hands of others.... Celebrated as one of the first popular mystery novels, The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, skillfully incorporates the twisting and turning of more than a few plot lines that all manage to converge beautifully at the end of the work.

    James D. Coburn says: "horrible technically - echoes at most of the words"
  • Good Wives | Louisa May Alcott

    Good Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Good Wives continues the story of the Little Women, the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they approach womanhood. Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons. Laurie remains irrepressible, with his high spirits and sense of fun, though his pursuit of Jo’s affections seems unlikely to succeed....

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