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  • Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand | Leonard Peikoff

    Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    This brilliantly conceived book is based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976 entitled, "The Philosophy of Objectivism". The lectures were attended by Ayn Rand, who helped prepare them and who also joined Peikoff in answering questions.

    L. Hattery says: "The very best overview of Objectivism"
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    One day Ceddie Errol is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: for waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl's heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible landlord.

    Paul says: "A Real Boy Becomes a Lord"
  • How to Be a Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth | Martin S. Fridson

    How to Be a Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Martin S. Fridson
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    How to Be a Billionaire is the first comprehensive picture of the real strategies and tactics that built the great business fortunes of modern times. Packed with engaging accounts of titans like Ross Perot, Richard Branson, and Phil Anschutz, it will show you principles that can increase your wealth and business acumen to the mogul level.

    musical engineer says: "Much more than the title implies"
  • Five Children and It | E. Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Curious to see if people on the other side of the globe walk upside down, Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother start digging a hole to Australia. They don’t get too far, however, before they dig up a furry brown creature with bat’s ears. It is a Psammead, an ancient sand-fairy. The Sammyadd, as the children call it, grumpily tells them that he is obliged to grant their wishes, because making people’s wishes come true is what Sandfairies do. However, there is one catch: The wishes come undone at sunset.

    Katherine says: "Charming children’s fantasy"
  • The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit

    The Railway Children

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were quite happy living in their ordinary red-brick house located in the suburbs. But when their father was called away, the children and their mother were compelled to move to a dark, shabby cottage in the country, and their lives changed more then they ever could have imagined. At first the country seemed lonely and dull. Then one afternoon, a walk led them to a railway tunnel. There they met Perks, the porter, made friends with the kind Station Master, and waved to the Green Dragon train.

  • The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales | Kate Douglas Wiggin,Nora A. Smith

    The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kate Douglas Wiggin, Nora A. Smith
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Here is a selection of some of the best-known and best-loved tales of The Arabian Nights, including "Sinbad", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", "Aladdin", "The Talking Bird", and the "Fisherman and the Genie". In this "treasure house of pleasant things" you will find golden palaces, gem studded caves, and breathtaking gardens.

    Joe Pawlowski says: "Lively Nights"
  • The Silver Branch | Rosemary Sutcliff

    The Silver Branch

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    In The Eagle of the Ninth, Marcus Flavius Aquila ventured into the wilds of Caledonia to retrieve the lost Eagle of his father's dishonored Ninth Legion. In this new story of Roman Britain, the mutilated standard is found again by Flavius, a descendant of Marcus, and his cousin Justin, a young surgeon in the Roman army. It is found at a time when conflicting loyalties, violence, and intrigue are undermining Roman rule in Britain.

    Connie H. Liddiard says: "Great historical fiction"
  • Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption | Brenda Spahn,Irene Zutell

    Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Brenda Spahn, Irene Zutell
    • Narrated By Pam Ward, Bahni Turpin, Johanna Parker, and others
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    For Brenda Spahn, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wealth was a lifestyle - until a brush with the law threatened to send her to prison. In those dark moments, Brenda made a promise to God.

    Spared incarceration, a renewed Brenda glimpsed into the lives of women serving time in one of the worst places in America - the JuliaTutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. What she saw prompted a God-inspired vision. With a heart to help and a will that couldn't be crushed, Brenda fought the system and overcame tremendous obstacles to take ex-cons into her home.

    Karen S. Keefer says: "Just touched my heart deeply."
  • I, Juan de Pareja | Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

    I, Juan de Pareja

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    In the era of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyke, Spain had its own great painter: Diego Velasquez. His assistant is an African slave, Juan, who, by helping his master in his studio in the preparation of paints and stretching of canvasses, becomes an artist himself. Self-taught by watching his master's technique, he is torn between the need to keep his secret, for such work as the creation of art is forbidden to slaves, and the desire to reveal his own talents.

    Ralph says: "Beautiful, just beautiful!"
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet | E. Nesbit

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    In this follow-up to Nesbit’s classic Five Children and It, Cyril, Robert, Anthea, Jane, and the Lamb have more magical adventures in store when a mysterious egg hatches in the nursery fireplace. Out comes a flame-colored bird, the Phoenix, who, though a bit conceited, proves very helpful indeed. The bird kindly explains that the second-hand Persian carpet recently acquired for the nursery is actually a flying one. On it, they may travel to any place and time that they wish. But once again, the children find that magic does not always go as planned.

    Katherine says: "Nesbit was an innovative children's author"
  • Mansfield Park | Jane Austen

    Mansfield Park

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Fanny Price, a poor relation of the rich Bertrams, is reluctantly adopted into the family, to be brought up at Mansfield Park, where she is condescendingly treated. Only her cousin, Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities. Fanny soon falls in love with him, but Edmund is, unfortunately, drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford.

    Mumra says: "Monotone narration."
  • The Enchanted Castle | Edith Nesbit

    The Enchanted Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Jimmy, Gerald, and Cathy discover an enchanted garden and wake a beautiful princess from a hundred-year-sleep - only to have her immediately made invisible by a magic ring. The quest to rescue her from her own magic proves difficult, humorous, and at times very frightening.

    Molly says: "Wonderful!"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin’s school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sara’s friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid.

    Victoria Scully says: "Delightful!!!!"
  • The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy

    The Elusive Pimpernel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    In this sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney's arch-enemy travels to England in pursuit of the impudent enemy of the French Republic. Monsieur Chauvelin devises a dastardly plot to annihilate, once and for all, both Sir Percy and his beautiful wife, Marguerite. Lured to France, where the entire town of Boulogne is held hostage on their behalf, they seem to be hopelessly trapped. Will the Scarlet Pimpernel prevail?

    Ian says: "The difficult second album......."
  • Work Less, Make More: Stop Working So Hard and Create the Life You Really Want | Jennifer White

    Work Less, Make More: Stop Working So Hard and Create the Life You Really Want

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jennifer White
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    If you're tired of holding your breath, waiting for exactly the right moment to arrive before you can start living the life you really want, wondering when it will be safe for you to stop working so hard and feeling stressed out, burnt out, and generally dissatisfied with life, this audiobook is for you.

    Akiko says: "Apply it..., and it makes a huge difference!"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

    Dixie says: "Cynical old bag loved it"
  • Welcome, Chaos | Kate Wilhelm

    Welcome, Chaos

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    When an obscure government agent from an anonymous department tried to force Lyle to spy on her mysterious neighbors, she resisted. But the first step had been taken in a life-and-death struggle involving the precarious balance of power that would shift if scientists could extend life for centuries.

    A User says: "Definitely not typical Wilhelm"
  • Cousin Bette | Honore de Balzac

    Cousin Bette

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    The Bette referred to in this magnificent novel's title is Lisbeth Fischer, an excruciatingly cunning poor relation who both depends upon and nurses a terrible grudge against the family of her beautiful cousin, Adeline. That family is slowly being ruined by the uncontrollable sexual appetites of Adeline's husband, Baron Hulot - appetites that will, in time, give Cousin Bette opportunity to exact her vengeance.

    Alain says: "Narrator!"
  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    This classic tale of a remarkable, unaffected five-year-old orphan will charm you, just as Heidi charms her fierce, hermit grandfather when she comes to live with him in the Swiss Alps.

    Julie Tucker says: "A MUST-HAVE!!"
  • The Lantern Bearers | Rosemary Sutcliff

    The Lantern Bearers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    When the last of the Roman Auxiliaries leave Britain forever, they abandon the country to internal strife and the menace of invasion by Saxons. These are dark days indeed for Aquila, a young Roman officer who returns to his family villa to find all that he loves destroyed by the invaders. He escapes slavery only to learn that his sister has married a Saxon, and the knowledge fills him with bitterness.

    Mark says: "Well written"
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