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    • The War Poems

    • By: Wilfred Owen
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    That it required a horrible war to motivate Wilfred Owen to write some of the 20th century's best poetry is symbolic of that great calamity. In a vivid, languorous, mesmerizing style, Owen has left humanity the language of loss. When the Great War broke out in 1914, Owen, along with millions of his compatriots, were drawn into the maw of the world's first mechanized war.

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Europe Under the Old Regime

    • Power, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Eighteenth Century
    • By: Albert Sorel
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Behind the glittering facade of 18th century European civilization lurked some of the most brutal and cynical power brokers ever to practice the art of diplomacy, and ironically it was their blueprint for conquest that the French Revolution was to utilize so well. Europe Under the Old Regime is actually the preface to Sorel's tremendous and magnificently elaborate work, Europe and the French Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative

    • By Anonymous User on 03-09-07

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A History of the South, Volume 3

    • The Crucible of Modernism
    • By: Francis Butler Simkins
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In this concluding volume, the South finally comes to grip with the modern world. It does so as a result of three events: World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II. At the end of each of these, change accelerates. By the end of World War II, the region is experiencing the kind of prosperity it has never known.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The weaver Silas Marner is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England in the early 19th century. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds, leaves the city in disgrace, and accumulates a small fortune in another town…only to lose it to theft. But he soon adopts an orphan child quite by accident. The exchange of one treasure for another is the heart of the story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story with great life lessons!

    • By Susan Milne on 11-12-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Dickens never employed greater skill or more consummate craftsmanship on any other of his works than he did on A Tale of Two Cities, his magnificent historical novel set during the turbulent era marking the end of Louis XVI's reign. His passionate portrayal of the lives of two groups, one English, one French, caught up in the net of revolutionary intrigue and cruelty, has never been equalled. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Approachable for new Dickens readers

    • By josh on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Europe Since 1815, Volume 3

    • Catastrophe and Renewal
    • By: Mitchell Garrett, James Godfrey
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The ominous forces of militarism, nationalism, and secret alliances were finally set loose by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. As the Central Powers of Austria-Hungary and Germany move to quickly bring the issue to a speedy climax, the wheels begin to come off. Instead of quick victory, a devastating stalemate ensued.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but full of mistakes

    • By Yafim on 07-22-09

    Regular price: $29.95

    • From the Life of a Good-for-Nothing

    • By: Joseph von Eichendorff
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    From the Life of a Good-for-Nothing is like stepping into a delightful 18th-century painting accompanied by the music of Mozart. Every day is warm and sunny, with puffy white clouds, twittering birds, gorgeous flowers, and charming gardens. Sorrow and despair are never to be seen, while amusing characters pass in and out of the chapters. It is a charming world of beauty and adventure, which Eichendorff has created for us. First published in 1826, this is one of the most famous and perennially popular novels to come out of Germany. It is a romantic novella whose main themes are love and voyage.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Count Luna

    • By: Alexander Lernet-Holenia
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Count Luna is the story of Alexander Jessiersky, an Austrian aristocrat who presides over a Viennese transport company. As World War II opens, Jessiersky, who detests the Nazis, is asked by his board of directors to acquiesce in the confiscation of a neighboring parcel of land in order to accommodate expanded war business. Jessiersky refuses to go along, but because of inattention or laziness his board carries out the land seizure behind his back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great literature, great narrator

    • By Theresa on 04-05-04

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Cassique of Kiawah

    • By: William Gilmore Simms
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Cassique of Kiawah is the romantic story of Harry Calvert, a privateer in service to King Charles II of England. Set in the year 1684, it is a colonial romance set in South Carolina. Because of a change of political winds in London, Calvert is hiding his crew and ship in the backwaters near Charleston. He sets out in disguise to see his friend, the governor of Carolina, in order to gauge the situation. But then he learns that his titled older brother, who has become the Cassique (or lord) of the beautiful island of Kiawah, is in the area and has married the woman Harry was previously in love with back in England....

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Frog Tales

    • The Frogs of Sawhill Ponds
    • By: Rex Burns
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In the tradition of Aesop's Fables, The Frogs of Sawhill Ponds are tales for children with mature questions and adults who have not forgotten childhood. Play with ideas and language offers delightful surprise as well as insight into the human condition. Sometimes the listener will not know whether to laugh, cry, or do both; other tales offer witty fun. Those who enjoy Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh, or The Little Prince, will enjoy Frog Tales.

    Regular price: $11.80

    • Frog Tales

    • The Frogs of Sawhill Ponds, Vol. 2
    • By: Rex Burns
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    More fables about the lives of the Frogs of Sawhill Ponds. Benjamin Froglin, Dr. Sigmund Frog, and others return to comment with insight and humor on the issues - serious and light - faced by the pond's inhabitants. As with Volume 1, the tales are addressed to children and adults in order to generate thought and raise questions

    Regular price: $8.26

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