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    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Clive James (translator), Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 866
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
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      4 out of 5 stars 807

    Renowned poet and critic Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation into English verse of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and this translation - decades in the making - gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent and compulsively listenable lyric poem. Written in the early 14th century and completed in 1321, the year of Dante’s death, The Divine Comedy is perhaps the greatest work of epic poetry ever composed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Tad Davis on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tyrant

    • Shakespeare on Politics
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too Close for Comfort

    • By C. Gross on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Fall

    • By: Albert Camus
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.  

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Metamorphosis

    • A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
    • By: Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Victor Bevine, Christa Lewis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 503

    Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Lampros on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Why Read the Classics?

    • By: Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction, he was also an uncanny reader of literature, a keen critic of astonishing range. Why Read the Classics? is the most comprehensive collection of Calvino's literary criticism available in English, accounting for the enduring importance to our lives of crucial writers of the Western canon. Here - spanning more than two millennia, from antiquity to postmodernism - are 36 immediately relevant, accessible ruminations on the writers, poets, and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Italian Folktales

    • By: Italo Calvino
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 28 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Chosen as one of the New York Times's 10 best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of the great folklorists.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Charterhouse of Parma

    • By: Henri Beyle Stendhal
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    In the coming-of-age story, we follow a young Italian nobleman, Fabrizio Valserra, Marchesino del Dongo, on many adventures, including his experiences at the Battle of Waterloo, and romantic intrigues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing novel finally available on audio!

    • By Grant on 03-23-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Marcovaldo

    • or The Seasons in the City (Translated by William Weaver)
    • By: Italo Calvino, William Weaver - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams - but the results are never the expected ones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator and wonderful story

    • By Dn8sk!#Ujka on 12-17-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Ballad of the Sad Café

    • By: Carson McCullers
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, Therese Plummer, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers' best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose cafe serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind", McCullers' first published story, written when she was only 17, about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Donald on 04-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Clive James - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The most captivating part of perhaps the greatest epic poem ever written, Dante's Inferno still holds the power to thrill and inspire. The medieval equivalent of a thriller, Inferno follows Dante and his faithful guide, Virgil, as they traverse the complex geography of hell, confronting its many threats, macabre punishments, and historical figures before reaching the deep chamber where Satan himself resides.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Into the War

    • By: Martin McLaughlin, Italo Calvino
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These three stories, set during the summer of 1940, draw on Italo Calvino's memories of his own adolescence during the Second World War, too young to be forced to fight in Mussolini's army but old enough to be conscripted into the Italian youth brigades. The callow narrator of these tales observes the mounting unease of a city girding itself for war, the looting of an occupied French town, and nighttime revels during a blackout. Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War is one of Calvino's only works of autobiographical fiction.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Ballad of the Sad Café

    • By: Carson McCuller
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Barbara Rosenblat, David Ledoux, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A classic work that has charmed generations of listeners, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Café. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces listeners to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place.

    Regular price: $19.95