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    • The Kill (La Curee)

    • By: Émile Zola
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Literary Lapses

    • By: Stephen Leacock
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
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    Born in England in 1869, Stephen Leacock would immigrate to Canada and become a teacher, political scientist, and writer. He would ultimately come to be best known and loved as a humourist. Literary Lapses was first published as a collection of sketches in 1910, although many of the individual stories were first printed in various newspapers and periodicals, such as Punch, New York Life, and the Detroit Free Press.

    Regular price: $12.85

    • 813

    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Performance creates the experience

    • By Kim on 09-04-16

    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

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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.

    Regular price: $14.27

    • The Story of the Amulet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is final installment in Edith Nesbit's classic trilogy of time-traveling adventures by four enterprising children.

    Regular price: $17.13

    • The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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    In The Phoenix and the Carpet, five adventurous children are given a carpet that, unknown by their parents, contains a magic egg that hatches into a phoenix. A series of escapades ensues, some amusing, others dangerous and but all of which are entertaining.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • 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

    • 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.

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Somewhere to Spend Christmas

    • Finding Somewhere, Book 2
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the bus Sunny Fairbanks is traveling on stops for a layover in the small seaside town of Somewhere, she decides to walk on the beach at sunrise - and falls in love with the area. Her decision to remain in Somewhere for a few days is solidified when she steps on a shard of glass. A young man jogging along the shoreline comes to her aid, and she is forced to do something she hates - accept help. Welcome to Somewhere, Oregon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed book 2 as much as book 1!

    • By Pam C on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Nonsense Novels

    • By: Stephen Leacock
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    Nonsense Novels was first published in 1920 yet a century later remains a huge favorite among Stephen Leacock fans. The British-born Canadian writer was renowned for his humor, and Nonsense Novels epitomizes both this skill and his mastery of the ridiculous. From an ill-fated Middle Ages romance to the dubious skills of a pitiful private eye and the happy outcome of a generations-old Scottish feud, Nonsense Novels is a tremendous listen.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • 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....

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Macbeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Phil Benson, Jeff Moon, Bob Neufeld, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the center of each of the four great Shakespearean tragedies - Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello - is a powerful figure who is led to destruction by a fatal character flaw. In the case of Macbeth it is ambition. Initially a valiant warrior, and staunch servant of his regal overlord Duncan, Macbeth succumbs to the lure of absolute political domination, which leads to murder, revolt, and comprehensive defeat.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Somewhere by the Sea

    • Finding Somewhere Series, Book 1
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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
    • Somewhere By the Sea

    • By Deedra on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • 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

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The invisible man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.

    Regular price: $14.95

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