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    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,864

    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More collections like this, please!

    • By Myusollo on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $67.20

    • The Egyptian

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    The world of ancient Egypt springs magnificently to life in this astonishing historical novel of love, war, political intrigue, and religious revolution. Told from the first-person point of view, it is the story of Sinuhe, physician to the royal court of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his successors in the middle of the tumultuous 14th century B.C. From his exalted position, Sinuhe was able to observe and participate in some of the most intimate and important decisions that affected the powerful Egyptian kingdom of the 18th Dynasty during a very troubled period of its history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really old story told in beautiful way

    • By honest critic on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Complete Short Stories, Volume One

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    There have been few masters of the short story as popular as W. S. Maugham. His dry wit, worldweary loftiness, pungent cynicism, and penetrating powers of observation have contributed to the creation of some of the greatest short stories ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterful production of Maugham's short stories.

    • By J. J. Kuzma on 09-07-13

    Regular price: $44.80

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

    Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a list of what you'll find in Volume 3

    • By T. on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    French literature may be said to begin with the ninth century "Song of Roland," and it has since then churned out masterpiece after masterpiece in every century right up to the present. Beginning with Balzac and Dumas in the early part of the nineteenth century and proceeding to Sartre and Camus at the midpoint of the twentieth, the stories in this collection showcase the talents of some of the greatest French masters of the short story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great intro to French lit

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume 1

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (1860-1904), was born in Russia at Taganrog on the Sea of Azov. His name has become synonymous with a certain literary style much admired and widely copied since his death. Typically, a Chekhov story is a "mood", a state of mind, usually with regard to relations between one person and another. Under the influence of the constant, infinitesimal, and unforeseen pinpricks of life, there occurs a gradual transformation of that state of mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories.

    • By Saman on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume 3

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) took his reading material quite seriously. He said, "When I read a book, I seem to read it with my eyes only. But now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me." Maugham's work has certainly become a part of millions of his fans today. To judge by his short story masterpieces, it was in the tiny crevasses and pinched corners of humanity that Maugham illuminated those elemental qualities that were to fascinate him all his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator and great book, rare indeed

    • By Erik on 08-08-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Etruscan

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Beginning in Ionia in 498 BC with the burning of the Lydian capital, Sardis, the story of Lars Turms sweeps across the Mediterranean to Delphi, Athens, then Sicily, before finally ending in Rome and ancient Etruria. Along the way, we encounter Greek warriors and pirates, Carthaginian merchants and princes, strange priests and priestesses, and trading centers, great and small. It is a fascinating glimpse of a world on the verge of wrenching change. Few cultures will survive unscathed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprised fan......

    • By garret on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are seven masterpieces that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that surrounds the soul of a great nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully performed!

    • By James on 07-08-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,957
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,941
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mouth watering

    • By David on 03-30-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic German Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Peter Hebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    German short stories began in the late 18th century as brief, beautifully written moral fables. In the following century, style evolved toward realism in parallel with that of other European literature. From the lofty idealism of Goethe to the searing verisimilitude of Mann, German writers of all styles have left us some of the most arresting profiles of the human condition ever conceived.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Ian on 04-26-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Complete Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In 1938 Maugham wrote, "Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that now, looking back on it, I can hardly distinguish one from the other." Maugham also wrote that most of his short stories were inspired by accounts he heard firsthand during his travels to the lonely outposts of the British Empire. In volume three of this series, we present all of the remaining short stories which Maugham published after World War I and which he subsequently caused to be republished in various collections.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complete list of Short Stories

    • By Julieta de los espíritus on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $44.80

    • The Dark Angel

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Ancient Constantinople, the glorious capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for over 1,000 years, and the jewel of Christendom, is the setting for this incredible historical novel. No other city in the world could compare with it in grandeur, splendor, and wealth. And when it fell to the Turks in 1453, it must have seemed like the end of the world to Christians. Famed author Mika Waltari takes us into the last months of this dying city as revealed in the diary of John Angelos, a strange man hopelessly in love with the daughter of an eminent Byzantine official.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully written with a top notch narration

    • By JimB on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Classic Irish Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Seamus O'Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Irish have always had a knack for telling wonderful stories, and their fantastic ability has been recognized from early Gaelic times. For centuries, stories of all kinds have been offered to friends and strangers alike as a form of entertainment and communication. Today in Ireland, the short story is revered even above the novel. Hearing these magnificent stories, we become aware of more than just the humor and travail of a small island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent audio book!

    • By Tim on 11-19-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The greatest short story writers strive to achieve a single, dramatic effect, a feature which the early masters of this genre perfected. Although the short story came from Europe, it was reborn in America and reached a pinnacle of superb form on these shores by the turn of the 20th century. In so many of our best writers, we hear echoes of a pioneer ethos that sustains the heart of a great literature. Here are 12 of America's best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun listening too

    • By Michael on 10-01-06

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    No nation has ever achieved the literary diversity of America. From nativist humor to immigrant triumph, Americans have recorded their visions and hopes better than anyone

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a list of what you'll find in Volume 2

    • By T. on 04-24-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just few hors d'oeuvres of Russian literature

    • By john on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Suleiman the Magnificent: Sultan of the East

    • By: Harold Lamb
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Suleiman the Magnificent is the story of the Ottoman Turks' greatest leader. He came to power at the early age of 25 in 1520. Before his death in 1566, he had altered the power structure and geography of Eastern Europe, and Turkey had become the dominant naval power in the Mediterranean. Suleiman's reign would mark the high tide of Turkish power in Asia Minor and Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book great for history buffs

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $39.20

    • The Roman

    • By: Mika Waltari
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    This fascinating historical novel brings to life the ancient Roman Empire with all its decadence, vice, virtue, courage, splendor, and magnificence. Told from the first-person point of view, and closely following actual historical events and personalities, this is the story of Minutus Manilianus, a Roman knight who comes to manhood during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Skillfully recapturing the essence of the period in its vast tapestry of color, drama, beauty, and menace, Waltari weaves a masterful plot beginning in the eastern Mediterranean port city of Antioch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Passion of the Roman

    • By Robert on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $45.49

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