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  • The Princess and the Goblin | George MacDonald

    The Princess and the Goblin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Brooke Heldman
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    One of the most successful and beloved Victorian fairy tales... The Princess and the Goblin is the story of Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who come face to face with the dreaded mountain goblins. This children's fantasy novel was originally published in 1872. It uses subtle layers of symbolism to tell a story of courage and honor.

    Eugene says: "Excellent spiritual allegory well read"
  • Flashman: Flashman, Book 1 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman: Flashman, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    The story of what happened to Flashman, the caddish bully of Tom Brown's Schooldays, after he was expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. This is the first of George Macdonald Fraser's hilarious satires starring Harry Paget Flashman.

    ScubaTurtle says: "Flashmaniacs Rejoice!!!"
  • Royal Flash: Flashman, Book 2 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Royal Flash: Flashman, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era. From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.

    hazel says: "Totally fun"
  • At the Back of the North Wind | George MacDonald

    At the Back of the North Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This is the story of the mystical travels of Diamond, a coachman's son, through distant lands and strange events while riding on the back of the beautiful North Wind.

    Heather says: "Great story"
  • Flashman and the Mountain of Light | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    This ninth volume of The Flashman Papers, faithfully edited and transcribed by Fraser, finds that Sir Harry Flashman is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty's Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy's most challenging exploit yet is as politically shrewd and thoroughly lewd as ever.

    L. Mansfield says: "Flashy is Magnificent, Narration is Superb!"
  • The Golden Key | George MacDonald

    The Golden Key

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Paul Eggington
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    Join the children Tangle and Mossy as they embark on a journey of faith, spiritual maturity and sanctification. Richly imaginative and sparkling with mythic qualities, this story communicates the joy of entering into faith as a child, traveling through life with a loving companion, and longing for the heavenly country.

    Christopher Uhles says: "Amazing!!!!!!"
  • The Princess and Curdie | George MacDonald

    The Princess and Curdie

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Ian Whitcomb
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    In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happenings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene's mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a person is at heart.

    Tom says: "Another wonderful George MacDonald book"
  • Flashman in the Great Game: The Flashman Papers, Book 8 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman in the Great Game: The Flashman Papers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
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    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. What caused the Indian Mutiny?

  • Flashman and the Mountain of Light: The Flashman Papers, Book 4 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light: The Flashman Papers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
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    Books four through six in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious best-selling Flashman series, now available in one audiobook for the first time. Flashman and the Mountain of Light: 1845-1846. Given the choice between defending Britannia's frontier against the mighty Sikh army and pleasuring a ravishing maharani in the Court of the Punjab, Flashman knew where he'd rather be. Of course, that was before he found out about the torture chambers or the malevolent influence of the Mountain of Light....

  • Mr. American | George MacDonald Fraser

    Mr. American

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    Mark Franklin came from the American West to Edwardian England with two long-barrelled .44s in his baggage and a fortune in silver in the bank. Where he had got it and what he was looking for no one could guess, although they wondered -- at Scotland Yard, in City offices, in the glittering theatreland of the West End, in the highest circles of Society (even King Edward was puzzled) and in the humble pub at Castle Lancing.

    J. Jason says: "WOW! WHAT A BOOK; WHAT A PERFORMANCE"
  • Flashman for Freedom: Flashman, Book 3 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman for Freedom: Flashman, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery, and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

    K.D. Keenan says: "Perfect for History Lovers"
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald & The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen (Annotated) | George MacDonald,Hans Christian Andersen

    The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald & The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen (Annotated)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By George MacDonald, Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    The Princess and the Goblin was published in 1872. One of the very first fantasy novels this magical classic had a profound influence on the work of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and is loved by fans of fantasy fiction to this day. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives in a remote mountainous region with no one but her nursemaid for company. Then she meets a mysterious old woman and Curdie, a young miner.

    josie says: "Alison Larkin shines!"
  • The Princess and the Goblin | George Macdonald

    The Princess and the Goblin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By George Macdonald
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Revolutionary for the time in encouraging children to think like children, the adventure of Princess Irene and Curdie, the boy miner, was to influence generations of writers, including Chesterton and Tolkien. Overflowing with fantastic ideas and images to delight the young and allegory to inspire their morality ‘The Princess and the Goblin’ has remained one of the most exciting tales for over 100 years.Irene lives in a castle on a mountain under which there is a labyrinth of tunnels inhabited by Goblins.

    Joseph says: "A Classic Fairy Tale for All Ages"
  • Flash for Freedom!: The Flashman Papers, Book 5 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flash for Freedom!: The Flashman Papers, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
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    Flashman must choose - politcs in London or slave trading in Africa - not that it matters really in this hilarious third installement of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference?

  • Flashman at the Charge: Flashman, Book 4 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman at the Charge: Flashman, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    The fourth volume of memoirs of Harry Flashman is presented here for the first time in audio. In this installment, Flash confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade.

    gary simpson says: "Flash man at the Charge"
  • Day Boy and the Night Girl | George MacDonald

    Day Boy and the Night Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Paul Eggington
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    A witch's curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely, a girl is doomed never to sleep at night nor be awake during the daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them. MacDonald's skill and imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy.

    Adam says: "This book is amazing!"
  • Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma | George MacDonald Fraser

    Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
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    George MacDonald Fraser beloved for his series of Flashman historical novels offers an action-packed memoir of his experiences in Burma during World War II. Fraser was only 19 when he arrived there in the wars final year, and he offers a first-hand glimpse at the camaraderie, danger, and satisfactions of service

    Andrew M. Woodward says: "Accents"
  • The Wise Woman | George MacDonald

    The Wise Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Veronica Murphy
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    This is the story of two girls, one is a princess and the other is a daughter of a shepherd; both are spoiled and self-serving. Their lives are changed forever when they encounter the Wise Woman, who undertakes to teach them virtue with an astounding balance of grace and truth. Firm and loving, the Wise Woman is everything a good parent could hope to be, and a refreshing portrayal of the Heavenly Parent in us all.

    Robert says: "Great book!"
  • Royal Flash: The Flashman Papers, Book 2 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Royal Flash: The Flashman Papers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
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    In volume II of The Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent.

    In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beautiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.

    Helen says: "Flashman brought to life!"
  • The Princess and the Goblin: Presented by Blackstone | George MacDonald

    The Princess and the Goblin: Presented by Blackstone

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    The discovery of a secret stairway running to the top of the castle leads Princess Irene to a revelation even more weighty than the fiendish plans of the goblin community that miner boy Curdie has discovered. Will the Princess and Curdie understand the significance of what they have found, or will Harelip and the goblins successfully execute their evil plan?

    S. Helms says: "Not a good choice of narrator"
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