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  • The Once and Future King | T. H. White

    The Once and Future King

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

    Robert says: "My favorite book this year."
  • War and Peace, Volume 1 | Leo Tolstoy

    War and Peace, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    A Midwesterner in Jersey says: "A Truly Great Book and a Truly Astounding Narrator"
  • War and Peace, Volume 2 | Leo Tolstoy

    War and Peace, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    Tad Davis says: "A long book, but at least the chapters are short"
  • The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco

    The Name of the Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Umberto Eco
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

    Ryan says: "The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning"
  • Swann's Way | Marcel Proust

    Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Swann’s Way is the first of seven volumes in Remembrance of Things Past. It sets the scene with the narrator’s memories being famously provoked by the taste of that little cake, the madeleine, accompanied by a cup of lime-flowered tea. It is an unmatched portrait of fin-de-siècle France.

    Geoffrey says: "Writing and narration at its best"
  • The Sword in the Stone | T. H. White

    The Sword in the Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    This is one of the most popular re-tellings of the story of King Arthur. Like The Lord of the Rings, this fantasy novel has been equally popular among younger readers and adults. White takes an inventive approach that involves animals who speak and Robin Hood! A true Arthurian classic.

    Shelly M. Felton says: "I've been waiting for this..."
  • The Periodic Table | Primo Levi

    The Periodic Table

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Primo Levi
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is an impassioned response to the Holocaust: Consisting of 21 short stories, each possessing the name of a chemical element, the collection tells of the author's experiences as a Jewish-Italian chemist before, during, and after Auschwitz in luminous, clear, and unfailingly beautiful prose. It has been named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain and is considered to be Levi's crowning achievement.

    Shawn says: "Palatable Horror"
  • 'The Witch in the Wood' & 'The Ill-Made Knight' | T. H. White

    'The Witch in the Wood' & 'The Ill-Made Knight'

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    These two stories are the second and third parts of T. H. White's classic and individual fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. Arthur has become king, Guinevere and Launcelot (The Ill-Made Knight) fall in love, and the kingdom is threatened from the north.

    Shelly M. Felton says: "I've been waiting for this..."
  • The Guermantes Way: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 3 | Marcel Proust

    The Guermantes Way: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. The Guermantes Way is the third of seven volumes. The narrator penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. Proust describes vividly the struggles for political, social, and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. He also finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus.

    David E. Gregson says: "Makes a very big reading project a breeze!"
  • The Social Contract | Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Social Contract

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. In The Social Contract, Rousseau explores the concept of freedom and the political structures that may enable people to acquire it. He argues that the sovereign power of a state lies not in any one ruler but in the will of the general population. Rousseau argues that the ideal state would be a direct democracy where executive decision making is carried out by citizens who meet in assembly, as they would in the ancient city-state of Athens.

  • Resurrection | Leo Tolstoy

    Resurrection

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognizes Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realizes his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration.

    Darwin8u says: "Same Mood, The Same Power, Resurrected"
  • Within a Budding Grove: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2 | Marcel Proust,C. K. Scott Moncrieff (translator)

    Within a Budding Grove: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust, C. K. Scott Moncrieff (translator)
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th century literature. Within a Budding Grove is the second of seven volumes. The young narrator, experiencing his youthful sexuality, falls under the spell of a group of adolescent girls, succumbs to the charms of the enchanting Gilberte, and visits a brothel where he meets Rachel. His impressions of life are also stimulated by the painter, Elstir, and his encounter with another girl, Albertine.

    Darwin8u says: "One young nubile girl and then another ..."
  • Freud: A Very Short Introduction | Anthony Storr

    Freud: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anthony Storr
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Sigmund Freud revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology, which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships. Anthony Storr goes one step further and investigates the status of Freud's legacy today and the disputes that surround it.

    Graziela says: "best for starters and reviewers"
  • Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy

    Jude the Obscure

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Sexually innocent Jude Fawley is trapped into marriage by seductive Arabella Donn, but their union is an unhappy one and Arabella leaves him. Jude's welcome freedom allows him to pursue his obsession with his pretty cousin Sue Bridehead, a brilliant, charismatic free-thinker who would be his ideal soul-mate if not for her aversion to physical love. When Jude and Sue decide to lead their lives outside marriage they bring down on themselves all the force of a repressive society.

    Tad Davis says: "Left reeling"
  • Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4 | Marcel Proust

    Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien, the narrator’s eyes are opened to a world hidden from him until now; he suspects that Albertine is attracted to her own sex.

    Darwin8u says: "Looking back obliquely on Proust's fourth volume"
  • Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men | Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Rousseau's Discourse sets out to explore the origin of inequality among people, a journey that sees him trace the evolution of humans from the savage man to the foundations of civil society. With verve and passion, the philosopher argues that the birth of private property was the "beginning of evil". Throughout the book we are led to consider the development of language, reason, self-preservation, benevolence, pity, and law - all through the lens of perhaps the most original thinker of the 18th century.

  • Candide and Zadig |  Voltaire

    Candide and Zadig

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Voltaire
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Voltaire's razor-sharp satire on philosophical optimism, Candide, is coupled here with another of the author's most celebrated works, Zadig. Both challenge the moral and philosophical orthodoxies of the day with humor and sly wit, while parodying the clichéd formulas of so many contemporary novels.

    Erez says: "Highly recommended"
  • Wessex Tales | Thomas Hardy

    Wessex Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Wessex Tales, a collection of short stories including "The Three Strangers", "The Withered Arm", and "The Distracted Preacher", deals with a number of timeless themes seen so often in Hardy’s work: marriage, class, revenge, and disappointed love. Many of the tales have a supernatural tinge, and all are set around Hardy’s much loved homeland.

    Tad Davis says: "A Sampler"
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War |  Thucydides

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Thucydides
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational inquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war, but also of the future course of human history.

    Daniel Phillips says: "Entire Chapters Are Completely Skipped Over"
  • Thomas Carlyle (1795 -1881) | Thomas Carlyle

    Thomas Carlyle (1795 -1881)

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.

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