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  • The Way of All Flesh | Samuel Butler

    The Way of All Flesh

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Samuel Butler
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
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    (40)
    Story
    (37)

    This brilliant satirical novel, tracing the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, has continued in popularity since its original publication in 1903. Every generation finds in The Way of All Flesh a reaffirmation of youth's rightful struggle against the tyranny of harsh parents and its admirable will for freedom of personal expression.

    Jake says: "Really spectacular"
  • The Way of All Flesh | Samuel Butler

    The Way of All Flesh

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Samuel Butler
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
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    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    With The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler threw a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published in 1903, a year after Butler's death, the novel is a thinly disguised account of his own childhood and youth "in the bosom of a Christian family." With irony, wit, and sometimes rancor, he savaged contemporary values and beliefs, turning inside-out the conventional novel of a family's life through several generations.

    Marjorie says: "poor narrator"
  • The Way of All Flesh | Samuel Butler

    The Way of All Flesh

    • ABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Samuel Butler
    • Narrated By Tom Conway
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    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    The Way of All Flesh is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published, it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Way of All Flesh | Daniel Ward

    Sherlock Holmes: The Way of All Flesh

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Daniel Ward
    • Narrated By David Ian Davies
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    (13)
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    Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate when the body of an Italian diplomat is discovered in the River Thames, his torso horrifically mutilated. Fearing the political repercussions - the diplomat being in London to initiate talks regarding a secret naval treaty between the two nations - the Government entrust Holmes with the delicate task of uncovering the truth behind the brutal murder. Events take a shocking turn, however, when a young solicitor is found slain in the East End, his body similarly mutilated.

  • The Way of All Flesh | Tim Waggoner

    The Way of All Flesh

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tim Waggoner
    • Narrated By Gregory Zarcone
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    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    In a world where zombies battle the living, which is more terrifying? David is trapped in a nightmarish version of his hometown, pursued by crimson-eyed demons and insane cannibals, with no idea how he got there. At every turn he's taunted by a mysterious youth named Simon who knows far more than he lets on. David's sister, Kate, fights for survival in a world decimated by flesh-eating zombies - and her brother's one of them. She's determined to put a bullet in David's brain to set him free.

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