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  • The Jungle | Upton Sinclair

    The Jungle

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen, his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks, and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair’s own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.

    Paul Luthi says: "Simply a Great Listen"
  • The Jungle Book I & II | Rudyard Kipling

    The Jungle Book I & II

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Julia says: "Contents"
  • The Jungle: A Signature Performance by Casey Affleck | Upton Sinclair

    The Jungle: A Signature Performance by Casey Affleck

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated By Casey Affleck
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    A Signature Performance: Oscar nominee and passionate vegan Casey Affleck highlights the more-relevant-than-ever issues of business ethics and food production in Upton Sinclair’s meatpacking industry bombshell.

    Kamigaeru says: "Caveat emptor: Powerful book, subpar narration"
  • The Jungle Book | Rudyard Kipling

    The Jungle Book

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
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    The complete collection of Kipling's classic tales. Includes "Mowgli's Brothers", "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack", "Kaa's Hunting", "Road-Song of the Bandar-Log", "Tiger! Tiger!", "Mowgli's Song", "The White Seal", "Lukannon", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Darzee's Chant", "Toomai of the Elephants", "Shiv and the Grasshopper", "Her Majesty's Servants", and "Parade Song of the Camp Animals".

  • The Adventure Collection: Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin | Jonathan Swift,Jack London,Rudyard Kipling,Howard Pyle,Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Adventure Collection: Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Michael Page, Buck Schirner
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    This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations.

    Twin Mom says: "Bad labeling. Great stories though."
  • Jungle of Bones | Ben Mikaelsen

    Jungle of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ben Mikaelsen
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
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    Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs. Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE - but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try.

  • Grasshopper Jungle | Andrew Smith

    Grasshopper Jungle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andrew Smith
    • Narrated By Philip Church
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    In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean. Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.

    NAOMI STEIN says: "Couldn't get past the horrible narrator"
  • The Beast in the Jungle | Henry James

    The Beast in the Jungle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Donna Barkman
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    The Beast in the Jungle is the tale of a man's habitual obsession with himself and his fate.It is is considered one of James' finest short narratives. The story deals with four universal themes: loneliness, fate, love and death. The saga of John Marcher and his peculiar destiny has inspired many readers who have speculated on the worth and meaning of human life.

  • Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music | Blair Tindall

    Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Blair Tindall
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
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    In a book that inspired the Amazon original series starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Malcolm McDowell, oboist Blair Tindall recounts her decades-long professional career as a classical musician, from the recitals and Broadway orchestra performances to the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth in the backbiting New York classical music scene, trading sexual favors for plum jobs and assignments in orchestras across the city.

    G Hassel says: "MITJ or "How I Slept My Way to the New York Phil""
  • The Jungle Book | Rudyard Kipling

    The Jungle Book

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Charles Minx
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    The Jungle Book is a collection of amazing stories written by the famous Rudyard Kipling. The timeless stories enjoyed by both children and adults alike were first published in magazines in 1893-94 and reveal much of Kipling’s India, the country of his birth and where he spent the first six years of his life. The tales in the book are fables where the main characters are animals that teach timeless moral lessons.

  • The Jungle | Upton Sinclair

    The Jungle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated By Michael Lackey
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    Jurgis Rudkus, an impoverished Lithuanian immigrant, takes a lowly job at Brown's slaughterhouse to support his young wife and their relatives. Once admiring America for its potential, Rudkus has found opportunities to be too far out of his reach. After being evicted, Rudkus is living in a slum and deeply in debt - unable to support his family. As he attempts to make ends meet, the oppressive working conditions and crippling poverty begin to take a toll on Rudkus and his family.

    GSS says: "Not for the squeamish"
  • Lipstick Jungle: A Novel | Candace Bushnell

    Lipstick Jungle: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Candace Bushnell
    • Narrated By Cynthia Nixon
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    In her fourth novel, Candace Bushnell writes about three powerful New York City women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success, and betrayal.

    Vicki says: "Great Narration, So-So Story"
  • Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win | Paul M. Barrett

    Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Paul M. Barrett
    • Narrated By Joe Ochman
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    Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco. The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules.

    Adventure Boy says: "An OK account of an epic legal battle"
  • Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival | Yossi Ghinsberg

    Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Yossi Ghinsberg
    • Narrated By Pat Young
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    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet.

    Annie says: "An Okay Survival Story"
  • A Jungle of Stars | Jack L. Chalker

    A Jungle of Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jack L. Chalker
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
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    Paul Carlton Savage died on July 20, 1969, in Vietnam - but that was only the start of his troubles! Approached by a mysterious entity called The Hunter, Savage was offered immortality in exchange for his services in The Hunter's continuing war against The Bromgrev. Suddenly, Savage found himself pitted against an enemy he had never seen, an enemy who could be anyone, anywhere, at any time . . . an enemy determined to destroy him and all who got in his way.

  • The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-fated Race to Connect the Seas | Todd Balf

    The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-fated Race to Connect the Seas

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Todd Balf
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
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    The Darkest Jungle tells the harrowing story of America's first ship canal exploration across a narrow piece of land in Central America called the Darien, a place that loomed large in the minds of the world's most courageous adventurers in the nineteenth century. With rivals from England and France days behind, the 27-member U.S. expedition landed on the Atlantic shore at Caledonia Bay in eastern Panama to begin their mad dash up the coast-hugging mountains of the Darien wilderness.

    Kimra says: "The Darkest Jungle"
  • Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II | Darlene Deibler Rose

    Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Darlene Deibler Rose
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
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    Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

    Red Eagle's Legacy says: "Solid faith in tumultuous times"
  • Alistair McGowan reads The Jungle Book (Famous Fiction) | Rudyard Kipling

    Alistair McGowan reads The Jungle Book (Famous Fiction)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Alistair McGowan
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    Alistair McGowan reads Kipling's enchanting classic, The Jungle Book. Mowgli, a little man-cub, wanders into the lair of Father Wolf and Mother Wolf, who bring him up as one of their own. As he grow he makes friends, but he is always aware that Shere Khan, the tiger who killed his parents, is his enemy. The jungle is not an easy place to be a man-cub. He must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python.

  • The Jungle Book | Rudyard Kipling

    The Jungle Book

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikki-tikki-tavi, 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.

  • Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle | Marc Gonsalves,Keith Stansell,Tom Howes,Gary Brozek

    Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, Tom Howes, and others
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
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    In Out of Captivity, Gonsalves, Stansell, and Howes recount for the first time their amazing tale of survival, friendship, and, ultimately, rescue, tracing their five and a half years as hostages of the FARC. Their story takes you inside one of the world's most notorious terrorist organizations, going behind enemy lines with vivid and haunting imagery.

    Susan says: "great"
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