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  • Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Treasure Island

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    First published in 1883, Treasure Island remains one of Robert Louis Stevenson's best-known and best-loved works.

    A classic coming of age adventure, featuring buried treasure, treacherous pirates, and the eponymous Long John Silver, Treasure Island tells the enthralling story of Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy, who sets sail on an 18th century voyage in search of a pirate's buried gold.

    Dorene Kavanagh says: "Fantastic story, unprofessional recording"
  • The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens

    The Old Curiosity Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens.

    The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

    Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

    Michele says: "Impressive reading"
  • Moby Dick | Herman Melville

    Moby Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Duncan Carse
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    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is a classic of American and world literature. Written in 1851, this is the incredible story of the crazed captain Ahab who, consumed by his desire for revenge, drives his crew to scour the oceans of the world for the fearsome white whale, Moby Dick. It soon becomes clear that Ahab will stop at nothing and is prepared to risk everything, his ship, his crew members, and his own life. Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist short story writer, essayist and poet.

    JAY says: "THANK YOU..."
  • The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.

    Charles says: "Great voice. Struggles with dialect."
  • Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens

    Dombey and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By John Richmond
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    First published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848, it tells the story of Paul Dombey a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while he neglects his affectionate daughter, until he decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk.

    Mary says: "good story, poor recording"
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood | Charles Dickens

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Written in 1890, the story is a murder mystery in which Edwin Drood is supposedly murdered. The novel investigated the characters in a distinctly Dickensian manner from the suspicious and tormented Jasper to the Reverend Crisparkle to Princess Puffer, the enigmatic Datchery and finally the gravedigger and his obnoxious but perceptive boy assistant. But who is the murderer? We will never know.

    w says: "Avoid! Get another narrator."
  • Barnaby Rudge | Charles Dickens

    Barnaby Rudge

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Published between 1840 and 1841, it is Dickens' first attempt at an historical novel, his only other being A Tale of Two Cities. Full of classic Dickensian characters, the plot is based on the "no-popery" or Gordon riots of 1780 seen through the eyes of the good-hearted idiot Barnaby Rudge.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Riots Of '80"
  • The Portrait of a Lady | Henry James

    The Portrait of a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Marvin Kane
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    The novel tells the story of beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong Isabel Archer, as she leaves her native America and embarks on a journey of self discovery in Europe. Published as a book in 1881, it explores his familiar themes including the conflict between American individualism and European social custom and the situation of Americans in Europe. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, betrayal, and sexuality.

    judy wiley says: "The worst listen in over 280 audio books!"
  • Silas Marner | George Eliot

    Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    First published in 1861 it tells the tale of the lonely weaver Silas Marner who, after suffering betrayal and rejection, leaves his community to become a recluse obsessed only with accumulating money. One day Silas's money is stolen by Dunstan Cass, a dissolute son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. The loss of his gold drives Silas into a deep gloom, until one day a little golden-haired orphan girl wanders into his home to change his life forever.

    Tamarack says: "If you like classic literature..."
  • Bleak House | Charles Dickens

    Bleak House

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Maurice Turner
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    Published in twenty monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels. A complex plot, it challenges the reader to make connections--between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims.

    Peda says: "Too hard to listen to"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Duncan Carse
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    Robinson Crusoe is Daniel Defoe's classic novel of shipwreck and survival, now nearly 300 years old.

    The story is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers. This is the tale of an ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God.

    Richard says: "A Classic"
  • The Riddle of the Sands | Eskine Childers

    The Riddle of the Sands

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Eskine Childers
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom and is sited by Winston Churchill as one of the major reasons the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow.

    Nancy says: "Excellent including narration"
  • Dracula | Bram Stoker

    Dracula

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Christopher Saul
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    Dracula is the seminal gothic horror novel of its time as Bram Stoker introduced the world to the legendary vampire Count Dracula. Published in 1897 and told through a series of diary entries and letters, the story journeys into the dark world of Count Dracula through the eyes of several different narrators. The novel explores many themes, the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, post colonialism and folklore.

    Amazon Customer says: "It's a man's world?"
  • Romola | George Eliot

    Romola

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    Romola is the fourth novel from the great Victorian novelist George Eliot and her first historical novel. Published in 1862 - 63, it is set in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century and events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. The story is of a girl's devotion to her blind father, her marriage to and betrayal by a young Greek and ultimate life of self-sacrifice.

    Joseph R says: "Passion, Intrigue and Betrayal"
  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    First published in three volumes in 1860 it tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss. Maggie is deeply attached to her brother but their conflicting temperaments and outlook produce only stress and misunderstanding until they are finally reconciled in a moment of revelation before tragedy overtakes them.

    Thomas H. Kregel says: "Flawed and depressing"
  • Desperate Remedies | Thomas Hardy

    Desperate Remedies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Released in 1896, the story centers around young Cytherea Graye, who becomes a servant to Miss Auclyffe, a woman with a troubled past. There, she encounters Aeneas Manston, the incredibly handsome and charming steward of Miss Auclyffe. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, fascinates the innocent Cytherea though she is in love with another man.

    Diane says: "Really Proper and Slow"
  • The Lost World | Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Lost World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By John Richmond
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    Released in 1912, it tells the story of an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin where prehistoric animals still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between Native Americans and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

    Andrea says: "Fun book, but characters are muddled"
  • A Group of Noble Dames | Thomas Hardy

    A Group of Noble Dames

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Nigel Graham
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    A Group of Noble Dames is an 1891 collection of short stories by great English novelist Thomas Hardy. The ten stories focus on "store of ladies, whose bright eyes rain influence". Hardy delves into the hidden depths of country families to reveal what went on behind the scenes.

  • The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard | Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Peter Gray
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    The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard is a series of comic short sorties by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle telling of the exploits of an uncomprehending French soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. Originally published in The Strand magazine between December 1894 and September 1903 the stories satirise both the stereotypical English view of the French, and - by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view - English manners and attitudes.

    SoftwareRancher says: "A good listen"
  • The Wings of the Dove | Henry James

    The Wings of the Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Marvin Kane
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    This 1902 novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress suffering from an incurable disease, who comes to Europe in search of happiness. Through Milly's experiences in London and the new friends she makes, some with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested, James examines the collision of the emerging New World and Europe.

    Geoffrey says: "Narrative Aberration"
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