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    • The Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,383
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36,592

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally! Thank you Audible!

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34,943
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31,973
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32,058

    Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that J.R.R. Tolkien created to provide "the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Greatest Book, with the finest reading

    • By Orson on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,385

    Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Come one, Come all into 1984!

    • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08
    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23,435 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Two Towers

    • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25,242
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,936
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23,002

    The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness - finally

    • By John on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, and others
    • Narrated by: Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, Dennis Dalton, and others
    • Length: 43 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    With this series of lectures, you can encompass 3,000 years of philosophical debate - by the end of next month....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic overview

    • By Robin on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $59.95

    • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • By: Harper Lee
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28,699
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,908
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,828

    Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By Alan on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Return of the King

    • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,497
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,271
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,372

    The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

    • By LJ on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,668
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,390

    This new audio edition, authorized by Fitzgerald's estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured

    • By Darwin8u on 04-09-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Classical Mythology

    • By: Elizabeth Vandiver, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Vandiver
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

    These lectures make classical mythology fresh, absorbing, and often surprising....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Facts behind the Myth

    • By Joshua on 11-05-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,027

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

    • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Catch-22

    • By: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,281

    Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story...Bad Production

    • By Stan on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    • By: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623

    You'll explore the ideas behind modern philosophy's most important movements and thinkers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Occam's Toothbrush on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    • By: Robert C. Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert C. Bartlett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    It is easy to forget that questions about fundamental issues like justice, injustice, virtue, vice, or happiness were not always eternal. They once had to be asked for the first time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15,497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13,585
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13,632

    On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

    • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Fahrenheit 451

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,302

    Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future, narrated here by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

    • By Joel on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: William Golding
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378

    Get ready for an adventure tale in its purest form, a thrilling and elegantly told account of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island....

    • out of 5 stars
    • classic

    • By Randall on 04-25-09

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13,391
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,223
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,169

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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    • Don Quixote

    • Translated by Edith Grossman
    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 39 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138

    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece - in literature and narration!

    • By Peter Y C. on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Myth in Human History

    • By: Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    Myths provide the keys to truly grasping the ways that principles, rituals, codes, and taboos are woven into the fabric of a particular society or civilization....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars, with some caveats

    • By Walter on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

    • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    You learn how drama makes visible the conflicts and wars of culture in ways other forms cannot manage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Course, Great Professor, Great Book!

    • By AnneN on 08-05-14

    Regular price: $59.95

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