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  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

    Gillian says: "Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible"
  • The Wings of the Dove | Henry James

    The Wings of the Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl.

  • The Portrait of a Lady | Henry James

    The Portrait of a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
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    (58)
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    (60)

    The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman's encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer's fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming Madame Merle.

    daniela says: "Narrator missed main character voice"
  • The Portrait of a Lady | Henry James

    The Portrait of a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By John Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
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    (289)
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    When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword and that there is a price to be paid for independence.

    Neil Chisholm says: "An American Jane Austen"
  • H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself | Stephen Jones (editor),Henry James,Washington Irving,Edgar Allan Poe,Rudyard Kipling,Bram Stoker,Robert Louis Stevenson,Guy de Maupassant,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Conan Doyle

    H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Jones (editor), Henry James, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated By Davina Porter, Steven Crossley, Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
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    (85)
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    (83)

    H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work.

    Maliboo says: "Audiobook Contents"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    The Turn of the Screw has been described by many critics as the most sophisticated and terrifying ghost story in the English language. It is considered one of the great intellectual "spook tales" of all time. The story concerns a naive young governess who is hired to take care of two children in a large mansion in the English countryside. Everything is going fine, until she discovers that the children are not as innocent as they seem.

    Diane says: "Excellent all around - great narrator"
  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins, Ben Elliot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
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    (32)
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    Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons that she believes possess their souls....

    M. Woot says: "Excellent all around!"
  • The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition] | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    (17)
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    (15)
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    (16)

    A country governess is hired to raise two orphaned children in a lonely estate in Essex. But mystery surrounds the house, the grounds, and the children. Haunting questions arise, and Henry James pens one of the most famous ghost stories.

    Aurora says: "Needs a female narrator"
  • The Golden Bowl | Henry James

    The Golden Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Simon Prebble
    Overall
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    Published in 1904, The Golden Bowl is the last completed novel of Henry James. In it, the widowed American Adam Verver is in Europe with his daughter Maggie. They are rich, finely appreciative of European art and culture, and deeply attached to each other. Maggie has all the innocent charm of so many of Jamess young American heroines. She is engaged to Amerigo, an impoverished Italian prince; he must marry money, and as his name suggests, an American heiress is the perfect solution.

    Erez says: "Collapses under the weight of its own brilliance"
  • The Bostonians | Henry James

    The Bostonians

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Overall
    (44)
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    From Boston's social underworld emerges Verena Tarrant, a girl with extraordinary oratorical gifts, which she deploys in tawdry meeting-houses on behalf of "the sisterhood of women." She acquires two admirers of a very different stamp: Olive Chancellor, devotee of radical causes and marked out for tragedy; and Basil Ransom, a veteran of the Civil War who holds rigid views concerning society and women's place therein. Is the lovely, lighthearted Verena made for public movements or private passions?

    Francey says: "Fantastic reading!"
  • 5 Personal Development Classics: Five All-Time Bestsellers | Napoleon Hill,George Lincoln Walton,Henry Thomas Hamblin,James Allen,Frank Channing Haddock

    5 Personal Development Classics: Five All-Time Bestsellers

    • ORIGINAL (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Narrated By Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    Overall
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    (5)
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    What would your life look like if you could distill the wisdom of the ages and make it your own? Now you can! Far from being "lost classics", this collection of audiobooks offers timeless jewels from some of the greatest names in personal development. Every success fundamental is explored in detail to bring you keen insights to savor - and use! These rare classics are sure to transform your perspective and your life.

    Peter says: "narrated by boring"
  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Peter Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (30)
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    (15)
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    (14)

    Here is Henry James' dark comedic masterpiece, written in the final period of his life. Lambert Strether goes to Paris to bring back Chad, son of the wealthy New England widow he plans to marry. But he gradually comes to feel that life in Paris may hold more for him than in Woollett, Massachusetts.

    Erez says: "A very problematic reading"
  • Classic Tales Of Horror | Ambrose Bierce,Bram Stoker,Charles Dickens,Henry James,H P Lovecraft,Daniel Defoe,Mary Shelley,W W Jacobs

    Classic Tales Of Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    Overall
    (28)
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    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    Anthony Rebol says: "loved how they were read but..."
  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
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    Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman.

    Patricia says: "Henry James can be hard to follow but worth it"
  • What Maisie Knew | Henry James

    What Maisie Knew

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Maureen O' Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    Seth says: "A great reader reads a great writer"
  • Washington Square | Henry James

    Washington Square

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Donna Barkman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This novel tells the story of Catherine Sloper, the plain, obedient daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, reckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine's fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James's most piercingly memorable.

    Heidi says: "Interesting"
  • Daisy Miller | Henry James

    Daisy Miller

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Kitty Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    Daisy Miller portrays the courtship of a beautiful American girl by Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy.

    Amazon CustomerBeliever says: "I Am Lost For Words"
  • Washington Square | Henry James

    Washington Square

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (5)
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    Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Set in New York City during the 1840s, the story follows Ms. Sloper's conflicts with her concerned father, who attempts to thwart Mr. Townsend, and her busybody aunt, who encourages the attachment. But amid all the duplicity and folly, Ms. Sloper slowly grows towards independence and maturity, and begins to make her own decisions.

    fabiola says: "What??"
  • The Portrait of a Lady | Henry James

    The Portrait of a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (17)
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    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Following the death of her father, Isabel Archer leaves the comforts of Albany, New York, to stay with her aunt, Lydia Touchett, at her London estate. There she meets Lydia's rich husband, David; her cousin, Ralph; and the Touchetts' proud neighbor, Lord Warburton. Soon, too, come marriage proposals from Lord Warburton and Caspar Goodwood, the son of a wealthy mill owner. Although Isabel declines both offers, she eventually gives her hand to Gilbert Osmond, an American expat in Florence.

  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Vanessa Benjamin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    One of the world's most famous intellectual ghost stories, The Turn of the Screw is a haunting tale of suspected supernatural possession. A governess at a country house claims that Miles and Flora, two orphaned children in her care, are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. Are they being dominated by spectral forces, or are they hiding something? Is the governess simply paranoid, or is something else going on?

    Darwin8u says: "Compelling, creepy and rich in its ambiguity"
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