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    • Dr Nikola Returns

    • By: Guy Boothby
    • Narrated by: Peter John Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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    Guy Boothby’s character Doctor Antonio Nikola was one of the first great diabolical criminal masterminds. He was a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu and a sometime literary rival to Sherlock Holmes. He was ruthless in his pursuit of his objectives which range from world domination to cheating death. Here, Wilfred Bruce and Doctor Nikola set off for Tibet in search of a secret society "10 times as powerful as any government or priesthood in the world".

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    • Pastorals

    • By: Alexander Pope
    • Narrated by: Greg Martin
    • Length: 11 mins
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     Alexander Pope wrote the "Pastorals" in 1704 at the age of 16, but it was only in 1709 that the publisher Jacob Tonson included them in his Poetical Miscellanies. The cycle of poems with a preface – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter– were highly stylized and inspired by Virgil’s Eclogues. In the "Pastorals", Pope develops a theory of the relationship between art and nature. 

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    • The Prophet

    • By: Khalil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Joe Gomez
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Al Mustafa is a young prophet preparing to depart from the city of Orphalese after a lengthy stay. The citizens beseech him to stay to no avail. Then they ask him to share his wisdom once more. He assents and speaks to them of love, marriage, children, work, joy, sorrow, freedom, teaching, friendship, beauty, and much more, promising to return one day. 

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    • Way of the Lawless

    • By: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Zachary Cowan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    In this extraordinary novel by Max Brand, one of the masters of the Western, the incident that turns Andrew Lanning into a fugitive also marks the start of his rites of passage from youth to adult. Pursued by the formidable Hal Dozier, Andrew grows with every adventure of the fast moving plot which brings the Old West to life in cinematic detail. This is storytelling at its peak, encompassing suspense, wit, and romance in a flowing narrative with a delightful conclusion. 

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    • The Night Before Christmas: A Morality

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Mike Fox
    • Length: 41 mins
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    American writer William Dean Howells delights us with his cautiously cynical yet endearing telling of the night before Christmas at the Fountain household. Published in The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse in 1916, Howells’ sense of realism and social criticism hides behind the humorous banter between Mr. and Mrs. Fountain, as well as relatives passing by. Raging consumerism, New Year’s resolutions, lovingly marital insults, reflections and memories, and a whole bunch of bathrobes! 

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    • Pericles's Funeral Oration

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Joseph Sepe
    • Length: 18 mins
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    This famous oration included in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War has been credited as highly significant due to its unique nature amongst others in its genre. Following the annual tradition, Pericles delivers his speech at the public funeral for the victims of war. Even though designed to glorify and commemorate the dead, Pericles soon turns his oration into an ode to Athens celebrating the many achievements of this proud city. 

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    • Meditations on First Philosophy

    • By: Rene Descartes
    • Narrated by: Adriel Brandt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    Rene Descartes, mathematician, scientist, and first "modern philosopher", wrote Meditations on First Philosophy, a six-part treatise first published in Latin in 1641, to deconstruct "belief" and, using reason and science, discuss the only things we can truly know for sure. Each of the six parts of this book represents six of Descartes’ meditations that occurred on six subsequent days, making it also, in no small part, an autobiographical piece of work. 

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    • The Other Wise Man

    • By: Henry van Dyke
    • Narrated by: Mike Fox
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Henry van Dyke shares a wonderful morality tale in his 1895 The Other Wise Man, as a metaphor for the life of a true Christian. Telling the story of a fourth king who saw the signs but never reached the Christ child in time, van Dyke introduces us to the values of good deeds and charity while searching for the path to Jesus. Because as Jesus keeps eluding the fourth king, he unknowingly gets closer to him with every righteous act he performs. 

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    • The Young Cottager

    • By: Legh Richmond
    • Narrated by: Joseph Sepe
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Noted for his stories focusing strongly on the religious experiences of the poor and often female members of his community, Legh Richmond can be perceived as something of a revolutionary. Every Saturday afternoon, Richmond would teach local children about God using the abundance of nature and beauty as a catalyst. When 12-year-old Jane Squibb turns ill and he visits her sickbed, he finds in her an old soul filled with great spiritual maturity and remarkable knowledge of the Scriptures. 

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    • A Drama in the Air

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Priscilla Bekka
    • Length: 39 mins
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    This delightful short story was the first work of Jules Verne to be translated into English by Anne T. Wilbur in 1852. Just as the balloon starts rising, a stranger jumps in with the intention of taking it as high as possible without regard to his own safety or that of the pilot. During the long journey, this mysterious passenger relates the historical background of the quest for lighter-than-air travel.

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    • The House of the Dead

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: James O'Connell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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    "The House of the Dead" is a novel published in 1861 by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts.

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    • Uncle's Dream

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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    "Uncle's Dream" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky was written following his five year exile to Siberia where he was sent to serve in a hard labor camp. Following what could only have been a harrowing and harsh existence in Russia's infamous prison for political and social prisoners, one would expect Dostoyevsky's work to have been dark and bitter. Rather, "Uncle's Dream" is a humorous and yet scathing commentary on Russian provincial high-society.

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    • Stories of Ships and the Sea

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    5 Exciting short stories by one of Americas best story tellers: "Chris Farrington: Able Seaman", "Typhoon Off the Coast of Japan", "The Lost Poacher", "The Banks of the Sacramento", and "In Yeddo Bay".

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    • Burning Daylight

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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    "Burning Daylight," Jack London's fictional novel published in 1910, was one of the best selling books of that year and it was his best selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed Burning Daylight was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith.

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    • Macabre Tales

    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    Fitz-James O'Brien, born in Cork, Ireland, in 1826, is considered an important early writer of science-fiction. His three probably best-known stories are included in this volume. They are “The Diamond Lens”, “What Was It?”, and “The Lost Room”.

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    • The Dairyman's Daughter

    • By: Legh Richmond
    • Narrated by: Joseph Sepe
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    Amongst the many historical accounts we have, few are devoted to the voice of those belonging to the lower classes. Reverend Legh Richmond shares the words and experiences of Elizabeth Wallbridge, a young woman from limited means who had found God after a sermon transformed her life. This booklet had a rather wide distribution and carried a great influence due to its cheerful tone underlining a story of wisdom, heroism, and altruism. 

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    • The People of the Abyss

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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    Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work, they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence. He grew to know and empathise with these forgotten (or ignored) people as he spoke with them and tasted the workhouse, life on the streets, and the food, which was cheap, barely nutritious, and foul.

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    • Tales of the Fish Patrol

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: James Hamill
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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    Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot.

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    • The Cruise of the Snark

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith, Frank Phillips
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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    "The Cruise of the Snark" (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes: Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board.

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    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
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    Smitten with a beautiful and cultivated young woman, a bright but uncultured sailor determines to better himself intellectually and socially. Martin Eden turns his attention and energy from drinking and brawling to an aggressive pursuit of self-education through reading. Martin's determined striving leads to a resolve to become a writer himself, but his success comes at the price of disillusionment, leaving him stranded between his proletariat origins and the bourgeois world.

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