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    • The Hollow Needle

    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    First serialized in the French magazine Je sais tout, The Hollow Needle was released in 1909. It featured the writer’s famed gentleman burglar, Arsene Lupin, who encountered the surprisingly apt amateur-detective qualities of young Isidore Beautrelet. As fans of Lupin would come to expect over subsequent novels, the burglar nonetheless always remained at least one step ahead of his adversaries, until...

    Regular price: $15.70

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Libby Stephenson, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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    Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first published novel. It tells the much-loved story of the two, very different, Dashwood sisters. Elinor suppresses her own emotions out of a keen sense of responsibility to her family and friends, while Marianne is highly expressive and romantic. When their father dies, British law leaves everything to their half-brother and his tight-fisted wife, and Elinor and Marianne, along with their mother and younger sister, have to move to a cottage on a relative’s estate where they experience the full spectrum of romance and betrayal.  

    Regular price: $22.84

    • The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844

    • By: Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Friedrich Engels spent two years (from 1842 to 1844) in Manchester, England, working at his father's factory. During that period he observed and recorded the effect of the industrial revolution on the labor market and the subsequent condition of what became the working class of England.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A rare disappointment

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $24.27

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, P. J. Morgan, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Persuasion has certain similarities with Emma, another late novel by Jane Austen. In both stories, the heroine is a young woman who lives with her widowed father, and who has an enduring attachment to her eventual spouse from the opening of the action. Persuasion also incorporates certain elements common to Austen's earlier novels, such as characters from the military, visits to Bath and calculating and cynical suitors. In the end, Anne Elliot successfully combats the destructive vanity of her father and the machinations of her villainous cousin William.

    Regular price: $18.56

    • Celebrated Crimes, Volume V

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    The prolific Alexandre Dumas, père, first published his famous eight-volume crime series in Paris in 1839-40. It contained 18 stories, which, as the author notes in the introduction, had “the added value of giving the modern reader a clear picture of the state of semi-lawlessness which existed in Europe, during the middle ages.” In Volume 5, Dumas relates the lengths to which Antoine Derues will go in his pursuit of money, and the consequences of the dark works of Marie Leroux and her partner Claude Perregaud.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Complete Original Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume I

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centerd on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot go wrong with Maupassant

    • By Connie Chen on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Kill (La Curee)

    • By: Émile Zola
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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    Émile Zola's The Kill is one part of the French author's 20-volume series about the fictitious Rougon-Macquart family during the Second French Empire, and it is rich with symbolism. Paris is awakening to unprecedented expansion, the future intoxicating, and in keeping with its penchant for excess, the aristocracy is caught up in the mad dash to devour as much of it as it can.

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    • The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    • The Raven Edition, Volume Four
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Denis Daly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849), The Raven Edition, presents his complete literary output in five volumes. Although best known for his works of macabre fiction, Poe also had a deep interest in scientific discovery and speculative philosophy. This volume contains stories about wild and wonderful experiments and other objects of public curiosity, and essays about language and thought. 

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The Raven Edition, Volume 2

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly, Cate Barratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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    The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. The second volume contains 22 stories, which illustrate the author's fascination with the macabre, the unexpected, and the terrifying.

    Regular price: $21.41

    • The Works of Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven Edition: Volume 5 - Poetry and Drama

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Bob Gonzalez, Cate Barratt, Jennifer Fournier, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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    The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. In addition to 11 prose pieces, volume five contains all of Poe’s verse and also his only play, the unfinished drama, "Politian". Poe’s poetic output consists of 54 pieces, most of them short, but it also includes four longer pieces, The Bells, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and perhaps Poe’s most iconic poem, The Raven.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Five Children and It

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While exploring the beach, four adventurous children make the acquaintance of a very odd creature: a sand fairy. When they have adapted to the brusque and forthright demeanor of the fairy, they discover that he has unusual powers, which he can be persuaded to demonstrate. As a result, the children enjoy many bizarre adventures, some of which are dangerous, but all of which are entertaining. Five Children and It is the first volume of a trilogy.

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    • Didn’t love the narration

    • By MLWood on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $14.27

    • SOMEWHERE for a Hero to Hide

    • Finding SOMEWHERE Series, Book 3
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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    Is there somewhere to hide from the past? Dutch Mulvaney, a hero who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, now carves sea creatures from driftwood and signs them as "Beach Bum." His relocation from the East Coast to the small coastal town of Somewhere in Oregon was a desperate attempt to salvage his sanity and dignity. Now, after a year of solitude, he finally feels ready to venture back into society. Taylor Jones enjoys her job as a waitress at Mama Pink's Diner, the most popular eatery in Somewhere. Daily, she thanks the universe for Edna Pink, the owner. Without Edna's help she could very well be six feet under, with her two precious sons being raised by a crime lord. When a disabled man enters the diner she gets a premonition that her life is about to change. Should she remain in the town she loves, or run yet again?

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    • Somewhere for a hero

    • By Deedra on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Grace Keller Scotch, Elizabeth Klett, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    While studying medicine in the 1870s, Arthur Conan Doyle began writing and a decade later published his first novel featuring famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would soon adopt the short story as his means of portraying the exploits of his brilliant detective, and the first collection of stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1892. 

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Original Short Stories, Volume II

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. His years of service in the Franco-Prussian War provided him with rich material for his work.

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    • 11 Stories, All Good

    • By William E. Hendry on 05-24-18

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    • Twelve Stories of Christmas

    • By: J. S. Redfield, L. M. Montgomery, Richmal Crompton, and others
    • Narrated by: Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales....

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    • Timely Tales in Thirty Minutes

    • By: J. A. Pak, Frank Herbert, May Sinclair, and others
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier, Denis Daly, Suzanne Barbetta, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Spend your next 30 minutes traveling to a future where first adopters have the most advanced robot butlers or where everyone has a superpower - except the young man you just met. Or perhaps you prefer a good hard-boiled detective story or one about a hardscrabble life in the Australian outback. 

    Regular price: $12.85

    • Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

    • By: Stephen Leacock
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of Canada's most cherished writers, British-born Stephen Leacock was probably best known and loved for his works of light humor. First published in 1912, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is one of his most popular and enduring pieces of fiction. This collection of short stories describes the people that comprise a typical but fictional small town in Ontario - Mariposa. The book's appeal lies in the universality of the characters Leacock describes so eloquently, they live out their 'large' lives in the little town.

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    • 813

    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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    Over a 25-year period, author Maurice Leblanc wrote of the exploits of gentleman thief and master of disguise Arsène Lupin, to the delight of readers on the continent and elsewhere. Often referred to as France's version of Sherlock Holmes, Lupin in this early appearance is wrongfully accused of the death of a prominent German millionaire with nefarious plans. The thief and the mysterious killer find themselves in a race to find an incriminating bundle of letters that, in the wrong hands, could change the political map of the world.

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    • Performance creates the experience

    • By Kim on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $22.84

    • Somewhere by the Sea

    • Finding Somewhere Series, Book 1
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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    Faith Bennison suffered a tragedy that changed her life in unimaginable ways. In an attempt to salvage her sanity, she leaves her home in the Midwest and travels to the small Oregon town of Somewhere. As she settles into the day-to-day life at Hope Bed & Breakfast, she makes friends and even meets a man who jump-starts her battered heart. Strange happenings, however, have her questioning her sanity as she tries to make sense of an unfathomable encounter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 1 in the series

    • By MEDY R on 06-08-18

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    • Right Ho, Jeeves!

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Linda Barrans, Terah Lynn Tucker, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (aka PG Wodehouse) wrote in excess of 90 books, 40 plays, and 200 short stories between 1902 and 1974 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest humorists of the 20th century. Right Ho, Jeeves! is his second in a series of books written about a luckless young British millionaire named Bertram Wooster and his sharp valet, Jeeves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By Andrew on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $17.13

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