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  • Candide |  Voltaire

    Candide

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Voltaire
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

    Z. Peterson says: "Best possible reading of this best possible story"
  • Favorite Children's Poems | Edward Lear,Lewis Carroll,Robert Browning,Rudyard Kipling

    Favorite Children's Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, and others
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Here is a collection of 41 favorite classic children's poems by some of our best loved writers, including Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, and others.

  • The Best of Saki – Volume 3 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki – Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this third volume, there are 21 glittering examples.

  • Reginald |  Saki

    Reginald

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Reginald, published in 1904, was the first of Saki's collections of short stories. The eponymous Reginald is an effete, cynical young man-about-town whose character is a vehicle for Saki's delicious biting wit satirizing Edwardian high society.

    Die Falknerin says: "I'm not above rubies..."
  • The Best of Saki - Volume 1 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    P O. says: "Good performance of storytelling Saki"
  • The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen | Rudolf Erich Raspe

    The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Rudolf Erich Raspe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    This is the first volume of The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron relates his fantastical experiences and exploits, telling of the many singular incidents such as climbing to the moon on a beanstalk, riding on a cannon ball, being swallowed by a fish and being rescued from its insides, flying on an eagle from Margate to America, and many other incredible adventures, and challenges anyone who doubts him, asserting he is "a traveler of veracity!"

  • The Best of Saki, Volume 2 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this second volume, there are 22 glittering examples.

  • Poems | Edgar Allan Poe

    Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is known mainly for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural, and is an acknowledged master of those genres, he thought of himself primarily as a poet. Here is a collection of over 30 of his poems, including two of the best known: "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee".

  • Ghost Stories | E. F. Benson

    Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day, it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. This collection of 10 stories exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of ghostly and macabre tales.

  • The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Raven

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater | Thomas De Quincey

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

    Virginia Waldron says: "Abrupt Ending...."
  • Ghost Stories - Volume Two | M. R. James

    Ghost Stories - Volume Two

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By M. R. James
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The six stories in Volume Two are: "The Ash Tree", "Martin's Close", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", "After Dark in the Playing Fields", and "Wailing Well".

  • More Strange Tales | E. Nesbit,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,M. R. James, Saki,Hugh Walpole,E. F. Benson,F. Marion Crawford,Ambrose Bierce

    More Strange Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    Die Falknerin says: "An interesting selection and great narrator"
  • William Shakespeare - Sonnets | William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare - Sonnets

    • UNABRIDGED (20 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Presenting a selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are, in order: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116, 34, 54, 12, 66, 77, 60.

  • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E. W. Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The first collection of the exploits of A.J. Raffles and his friend Bunny Manders was published as The Amateur Cracksman in 1899. The characters of Raffles and Bunny were possibly inspired by his brother-in-law's creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, although they are on the opposite side of the law.

  • The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems | Lewis Carroll

    The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The author of the famous Alice books also wrote many poems notably in the humorous and nonsense genres. "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits)", published in 1876 and possibly his best known and most accomplished verse, is presented here together with another of his longer poems, "Phantasmagoria" and "Melancholetta", "Sea Dirge", "Size and Tears", plus five poems from Alice.

  • The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Black Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is known for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. "The Black Cat" is one of his most celebrated. In it the narrator tells of his growing hatred for his pet cat and how in a drunken rage he maims the animal by cutting out one of its eyes. Worse is to follow when, in an episode of alcohol-induced depravity, he kills the cat by hanging it from a tree, with the most horrifying of consequences.

  • Ghost Stories - Volume One | M. R. James

    Ghost Stories - Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By M. R. James
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    M.R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The seven stories in this Volume One are: "A School Story", "Rats", "A Warning to the Curious", "Two Doctors", "The Haunted Doll's House", "Casting the Runes", "There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard".

  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination | Edgar Allan Poe

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Here is a collection of nine tales of the macabre and the supernatural from the acknowledged master of these genres. They are: "The Black Cat", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "The Premature Burial", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Oval Portrait", "Berenice", and "Ligeia".

  • Favourite Classic Poems | Robert Browning,Rudyard Kipling,Thomas Hardy

    Favourite Classic Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    collection of favorite classic poems by some of our best loved poets, including Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, William Butler Yeats, Thomas Love Peacock, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Shakespeare, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and others.

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