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    • Charlotte's Web

    • By: E. B. White, Melissa Sweet
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spider web tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

    Regular price: $18.90

    • The Lady with the Dog & Other Stories (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Anton Chekhov is now justly celebrated as one of Russia’s greatest writers, but this reputation was hard won in his time. His work consistently challenged expectations, and his insights were not always easy to see. The continued relevance of his stories, however, has shown that Chekhov was ahead of his time, and the nine short stories collected here showcase his very best writing.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Tale of Genji, Volume 1

    • By: Murasaki Shikibu, Dennis Washburn - translator
    • Length: 45 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian period (794-1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji - widely considered the world’s first novel - during the early years of the 11th century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, this tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. The Tale of Genji is presented here in a flowing new translation for contemporary listeners.

    Regular price: $52.47

    • And Quiet Flows the Don

    • By: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Mikhail Sholokhov’s groundbreaking epic novel gives a sweeping depiction of Russian life and culture in the early 20th century. In the same vein as War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, And Quiet Flows the Don gives listeners a glimpse into many aspects of Russian culture, and the choices a country makes when faced with war and destruction.  

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Japanese Ghost Stories

    • Penguin Classics
    • By: Lafcadio Hearn, Paul Murray
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    In this collection of classic ghost stories from Japan, beautiful princesses turn out to be frogs, paintings come alive, deadly spectral brides haunt the living and a samurai delivers the baby of a Shinto goddess with mystical help. Here are all the phantoms and ghouls of Japanese folklore: 'rokuro-kubi', whose heads separate from their bodies at night; 'jikininki', or flesh-eating goblins; and terrifying faceless 'mujina' who haunt lonely neighbourhoods.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Essays

    • By: George Orwell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With great originality and wit, Orwell unfolds his views on subjects ranging from a revaluation of Charles Dickens to the nature of Socialism, from a comic yet profound discussion of naughty seaside postcards to a spirited defense of English cooking. Displaying an almost unrivalled mastery of English plain prose, Orwell’s essays created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and continue to challenge, move, and entertain. 

    Regular price: $31.47

    • A Hero Born

    • By: Jin Yong, Anna Holmwood
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Guo Jing, son of a murdered Song patriot, grew up with Genghis Khan's army.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Twenty Years After

    • Book Three of the Musketeers Cycle
    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Length: 16 hrs
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    When Twenty Years After opens it is 1648: the Red Sphinx, Cardinal Richelieu, is dead, France is ruled by a regency in the grip of civil war, and across the English Channel the monarchy of King Charles I hangs by a thread. As d’Artagnan will find, these are problems that can’t be solved with a sword thrust. In Twenty Years After, the musketeers confront maturity and face its greatest challenge: sometimes, you fail. It’s in how the four comrades respond to failure, and rise above it, that we begin to see the true characters of Dumas’s great heroes. 

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Three Men in a Boat (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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    In 1889, satirist Jerome K. Jerome fully intended to write a serious travel guide when he and his two best friends embarked on a boating trip up the river Thames to Oxford. But his musings on landmarks and local history were soon hijacked by his own digressive, waggish voice. And so, what began as a peaceful and edifying two-week exploration soon floated upriver into farce - aided, quite naturally, by a portly ration of cheese, some very bad weather, and a dog named Montmorency.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The King in Yellow (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Robert W. Chambers
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is the terrible secret at the heart of The King in Yellow? The forbidden play’s second act is said to drive all those who read it mad. And the sinister text casts its shadow of dread over Robert W. Chambers’s collection of weird, supernatural stories of the same name. Threaded with elements of fantasy, science fiction, the supernatural, and gothic horror, this cult classic continues to inspire the imagination of artists - from H. P. Lovecraft to the writers of HBO’s True Detective - and delight connoisseurs of the macabre.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

    • By: Bartolome de las Casas
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies is the story of the Spanish Dominican priest Bartolome de las Casas, who came to the Americas in the 16th century. Immediately he was struck by the inhumane ways in which the native peoples were treated by the European explorers and conquerors, Las Casas went on to be a leading opponent of slavery, torture, and genocide of the Native Americans by the Spanish colonists.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Crime and Punishment

    • Penguin Classics
    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Brought to you by Penguin. 'Will I really - I mean, really - actually take an axe, start bashing her on the head, smash her skull to pieces? Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood...axe in hand? Lord, will I really?' This new translation of Dostoyevsky's 'psychological record of a crime' gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • At Swim-Two-Birds

    • By: Flann O’Brien
    • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading, he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. 

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    • The Odyssey

    • Penguin Classics
    • By: Homer, Peter Jones, Dominic Rieu
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    The epic tale of Odysseus and his 10-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his wit and native cunning if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Tale of Genji, Volume 2

    • By: Murasaki Shikibu, Dennis Washburn - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 35 hrs
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    Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian period (794-1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji - widely considered the world’s first novel - during the early years of the 11th century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki’s tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature.  

    Regular price: $45.47

    • Far from the Madding Crowd

    • Penguin Classics
    • By: Thomas Hardy, Rosemarie Morgan
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of all the ghostly lore that bedevils Sleepy Hollow, none terrifies more than the galloping spectre of the Headless Horseman. Few in the haunted glen are as susceptible to the tale as the superstitious schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. But just as bewitching - and bewildering - to Ichabod is the elusive coquette Katrina Van Tassel. On an autumn eve, Ichabod attends a harvest party, hoping to finally woo the woman of his dreams. Instead, he sees his worst nightmares come true.

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    • The Red Fairy Book

    • The Andrew Lang Fairy Book Series
    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Three-headed trolls, horses that carry their masters up mountains of glass, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres - these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved.

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    • Men Like Gods

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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    In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple’s trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple’s ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the constraints of government and organized religion, the citizens lead rich, meaningful lives, passed in pursuit of their creative fancies.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Kahlil Gibran's Little Book of Wisdom

    • By: Kahlil Gibran, Neil Douglas-Klotz - editor
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    This book is a collection of Gibran's words on how to live. Here are his thoughts on what it means to live in community and solitude and what gives life meaning, along with his often prescient views on government, organized religion, wealth, and commerce. Gibran's sensibility feels contemporary. He did not recognize any ultimate authority outside of the human soul: "It were wiser to speak less of God, whom we cannot understand and more of each other, whom we may understand." 

    Regular price: $13.97

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