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    • The James Joyce BBC Radio Collection

    • Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man & Dubliners
    • By: James Joyce, Gordon Bowker
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Frances Barber, full cast, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
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    Three BBC radio productions of major works by James Joyce - plus Gordon Bowker’s fascinating biographical account of his life.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Mysterious Island (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After hijacking a balloon from a Confederate camp, a band of five northern prisoners escape the American Civil War. Seven thousand miles later, they drop from the clouds onto an uncharted volcanic island in the Pacific. Through teamwork, scientific knowledge, engineering, and perseverance, they endeavor to build a colony from scratch. But this island of abundant resources has its secrets. The castaways discover they are not alone. A shadowy, yet familiar, agent of their unfathomable fate is watching. 

    Regular price: $4.99

    • America Is in the Heart

    • By: Carlos Bulosan, Elaine Castillo, E. San Juan Jr., and others
    • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Poet, essayist, novelist, fiction writer, and labor organizer, Carlos Bulosan (1911-1956) wrote one of the most influential working class literary classics about the US pre-World War II, a period and setting similar to that of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row. Bulosan's semi-autobiographical novel America Is in the Heart begins with the narrator's rural childhood in the Philippines and the struggles of land - poor peasant families affected by US imperialism after the Spanish American War of the late 1890s. 

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Ivanhoe (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Michael Page, Rory Barnett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
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    In the wake of the Crusades, Wilfred of Ivanhoe vows to return Richard the Lion Heart to the throne. But the Saxon son’s allegiance to the Norman king, and his forbidden love for Lady Rowena, leave Ivanhoe disinherited from his father. To set his mission on course, he returns to England in disguise and quickly finds himself entrenched in an epic battle for power. As destinies entwine, Ivanhoe fights to restore the crown and marry his queen with help from the healer Rebecca; Robin Hood and his Merry Men; and the Black Knight, the Saxon’s mysterious ally.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Collected Stories

    • By: Saul Bellow, Janis Bellow - editor, Janis Bellow - preface by, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs
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    Here, collected in one volume and chosen by the author himself, are favorites such as "What Kind of Day Did You Have?", "Leaving the Yellow House", and a previously uncollected piece, "By the St. Lawrence". With his larger-than-life characters, irony, wisdom, and unique humor, Bellow presents a sharp, rich, and funny world that is infinitely surprising. With a preface by Janice Bellow and an introduction by James Wood, this is a collection to treasure for longtime Saul Bellow fans and an excellent introduction for new listeners.

    Regular price: $27.26

    • DH Lawrence: A BBC Radio Collection

    • By: D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Andy Hockley, Benedict Sandiford, Cathy Sara, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
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    Crowned ‘the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation’ by EM Forster, DH Lawrence has an undisputed place in England's canon of great authors. In this wide-ranging collection, dramatisations and readings of some of his major works are brought together, exploring themes such as romantic love and sexual desire, individual freedom, class division, war, the beauty of nature and the ugliness of industrialisation.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear, Neil Gaiman
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    When Samuel Pickwick decides to establish and preside over a travelling society, he unknowingly brings together three of the oddest men in all of London; Tracy Tupman, the loveless self-professed ‘ladies’ man, Augustus Snodgrass, the poet who’s never put pen to paper, and Nathaniel Winkle, the endlessly clumsy sportsman.  Introductions made and plans established, the ‘Pickwickians’ set off in search of new adventures outside of the confines of the city. Along with a host of other colourful Dickensian characters such as Mr Pickwick’s love-struck landlady, Mrs Bardell, and his trusty sidekick, Sam Weller. 

    Regular price: $43.63

    • Oblomov

    • By: Ivan Goncharov, C. J. Hogarth
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs
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    This novel centers on the figure of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, a member of the dying class of the landed gentry, who spends most of his time lying in bed gazing at life in an apathetic daze, encouraged by his equally lazy servant Zakhar and routinely swindled by his acquaintances. But this torpid existence comes to an end when, spurred on by his crumbling finances, the love of a woman, and the reproaches of his friend, the hardworking Schtoltz, Oblomov finds that he must engage with the real world and face up to his commitments. 

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

    • By: Allie Esiri
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Allie Esiri's Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is a beautiful book featuring a perfect piece of topical Shakespeare for every day of the year. The daily Shakespeare might be a sonnet, a soliloquy, an extract from a narrative poem or play, or a quote. Each of the 366 pieces includes an introductory paragraph with information about Shakespeare himself, context for his most quoted quotes, Shakespearian language, politics, new worlds, historical context, his rivals, his sources, the seasons and much, much more.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories

    • By: Sherwood Anderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Triumph of the Egg is a fictional panorama of a great region of our country, unfolded by a writer who - to quote the New York Times - "depicts life in the Midwest as Dostoevsky pictured the many colored life of Russia, with almost as wonderful a touch of genius, with a more concentrated and daring skill." This coveted 1921 collection is an example of what a book of stories can be when a writer of vision deals with the materials of American life.

    Regular price: $15.43

    • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • By: Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley
    • Narrated by: Billy Howle, Lucinda Hawksley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Audible presents an original production of the aptly named The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. Following his untimely death at the age of 58, Dickens only managed to publish six of the 12 planned instalments of the story. Though it has gone on to be one of his more popular titles and the source of inspiration for various television, stage and theatre adaptations, no one knows exactly how Dickens planned to end the mystery.  

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell, Malcolm Bradbury
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • A Classic Christmas

    • A Collection of Timeless Stories and Poems
    • By: Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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    During the hectic Christmas season, slow down with these heartwarming stories from some of literature’s most beloved writers. 

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • J. M Barrie

    • The BBC Radio Collection
    • By: Sir James Matthew Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    A BBC Radio collection bringing together full-cast dramatisations of some of J. M. Barrie’s best known and most endearing stories.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • La petite Fadette

    • By: George Sand
    • Narrated by: Elodie Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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    On l'appelait "la petite Fadette", car elle avait la taille d'un farfadet et les pouvoirs d'une fée. Comme sa grand-mère, elle guérissait les hommes et les animaux. Landry, l'un des jumeaux de la ferme voisine, tombe amoureux d'elle. Mais l'amour d'une sorcière est mal vu dans cette famille, et il rend malade de jalousie Sylvinet, l'autre "besson." Après "La mare au diable", et "François le Champi", c'est le troisième roman champêtre de George Sand. Elle y exprime tout ce que la vie lui a appris. L'apparence des êtres ne compte pas, il faut percer l'écorce.

    Regular price: $15.54

    • Misericordia [Mercy]

    • By: Benito Pérez Galdós
    • Narrated by: Israel Elejalde
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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    Galdós siempre vivió entregado a la tarea de escribir. Uno entre los muchos hitos de su dilatada trayectoria es Misericordia, que, por la precisión de sus descripciones y el nítido trasfondo psicológico de sus personajes, se erige en una muestra señera del naturalismo español. La historia de Benigna, la fiel sirvienta que mendiga para mantener a su señora sin que ésta lo sepa, permite a Galdós reflexionar sobre la religiosidad hipócrita y rutinaria de la burguesía en contraposición a la generosidad y la altura moral de una persona humilde.

    Regular price: $10.39

    • Frédéric et Bernerette

    • By: Alfred de Musset
    • Narrated by: Guillaume de Louvencourt
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    Frédéric, jeune étudiant en droit de province, s'éprend de sa voisine, Bernerette. L'affaire est facile, c'est une grisette, de ces femmes qui travaillent mais dont le travail n'a "pas d'importance", et qui souvent sont plus faciles à séduire et à embobiner. Seulement voilà, ce qui devait n'être qu'une amourette de passage devient plus profond. Une romance dramatique d'Alfred de Musset, romantique français par excellence de la première moitié du XIXe siècle, fut aussi un dandy débauché.

    Regular price: $7.74

    • Charlotte's Web

    • By: E. B. White, Melissa Sweet
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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    Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Don, the Story of a Lion Dog

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    Based on some of Zane Grey's own real-life adventures exploring the rugged West with professional guides, including the Grand Canyon area, he here tells the story of hunters with their hounds that go to the rim of the Grand Canyon in hopes of capturing mountain lions alive. This is one of Zane Grey's stories that is especially appealing to young listeners.

    Regular price: $18.16

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