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    • The Tale of Genji

    • By: Murasaki Shikibu, Dennis Washburn - translator
    • Length: 45 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian period (794-1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji - widely considered the world’s first novel - during the early years of the 11th century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, this tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. The Tale of Genji is presented here in a flowing new translation for contemporary listeners.

    Regular price: $52.47

    • Charlotte's Web

    • By: E. B. White, Melissa Sweet
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • Meditations (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, Meric Casaubon
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marcus Aurelius, one of the great rulers of the Roman Empire, sets forth a series of self-reflective essays intended as a guide for his own self-improvement. Written during the turning points of his life and divided into twelve books, Meditations ponders life’s greatest questions in the author’s search for a meaningful existence. Remarkably, they are no different from the questions we ask ourselves today - from finding happiness to understanding our place in the cosmos. Centuries after Aurelius’s death, Meditations remains a profound source of inspiration.

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    • The Pickwick Papers

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear, Neil Gaiman
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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. 

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    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
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    This Audible Exclusive production revisits Charles Dickens’ tragi-comic novel, Little Dorrit. Written during the Crimean War, it a story of fortunes won and lost, and a masterly portrayal of the failings of Victorian Society, with the ever-present spectre of law-enforcement and imprisonment looming over a fearful population. Divided into two parts, Book One: Poverty and Book Two: Riches, Little Dorrit satirises the debtors prisons and the detrimental effect of enforcing a British class system.

    Regular price: $32.71

    • Blood, Sex and Money

    • A BBC Radio 4 Serialisation of Zola's Epic Saga
    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann, Alison Steadman, Samuel West, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
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    First published between 1870 and 1893, Émile Zola’s 20-book cycle chronicling four generations of the Rougon-Macquarts was a shocking exposé of the decadence, degradation and moral decay of 19th-century France. It included some of his greatest novels, among them his masterpiece, Germinal. These innovative, ambitious dramas, first broadcast on Radio 4 over 24 hours in 2015-16, are a radical reimagining of Zola’s classic series, introducing us to 104-year-old matriarch, Dide, imprisoned in an asylum in southern France. 

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    • The Other Side of War

    • With the Army of the Potomac
    • By: Katharine Prescott Wormeley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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    Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. The Other Side of the War reveals the war as experienced by the thousands of women volunteered to work in hospitals and for the Sanitary Commission, the organization that advocated better practices and lobbied for increased supplies. Katharine Prescott Wormeley was one of those volunteers, an American nurse in the Civil War, as well as author, editor, and and one of America’s best-known translators of French language literary works.

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    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Carrie Hope-Fletcher
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    Mary Lennox starts her life as an unhappy victim of circumstance. After the loss of her parents, she moves to rural Yorkshire to live with a distant uncle where she resents the wildness of the countryside. At first, she struggles to find a place in this new existence. Although unsure about her surroundings and its occupants, through the gentle guidance of the maid she gradually becomes interested in the story of Mrs Craven, who apparently used to spend her time in a garden at the house, the key to which has vanished. 

    Regular price: $16.35

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Doctor Dolittle: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1

    • The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle; The Story of Doctor Dolittle; Doctor Dolittle's Post Office
    • By: Hugh Lofting
    • Length: 18 hrs
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    Discover the world of Doctor Dolittle with the first three books of this beloved children’s series! In the first book in the series, The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Doctor Dolittle discovers that he can talk to the animals including Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, and Polynesia the parrot! In The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, Doctor Dolittle takes to the seas for a series of adventures leading him to Spidermonkey Island. And in Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office, John Dolittle sets up a world-wide mail service for animals....

    Regular price: $28.34

    • And Quiet Flows the Don

    • By: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
    • Length: 19 hrs
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    Mikhail Sholokhov’s groundbreaking epic novel gives a sweeping depiction of Russian life and culture in the early 20th century. In the same vein as War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, And Quiet Flows the Don gives listeners a glimpse into many aspects of Russian culture, and the choices a country makes when faced with war and destruction.  

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Cane

    • By: Jean Toomer
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Mirron Willis, Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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    Jean Toomer's Cane is one of the most significant works to come out of the Harlem Renaissance, and is considered to be a masterpiece in American modernist literature because of its distinct structure and style. First published in 1923 and told through a series of vignettes, Cane uses poetry, prose, and play-like dialogue to create a window into the varied lives of African Americans living in the rural South and urban North during a time when Jim Crow laws pervaded and racism reigned. 

    Regular price: $15.43

    • On the Black Hill

    • A Novel
    • By: Bruce Chatwin
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    For forty-two years, identical twins Lewis and Benjamin Jones have shared a bed, a farm, and a life. But the world has scarred and warped them each in different ways. Lewis is sturdy, still strong enough at eighty to wield an ax all day, and though he's hardly ever ventured outside his little village on the English border, he dreams of far-off lands. Benjamin is gentler, a cook whose favorite task is delivering baby lambs, and even in his old age, he remains devoted to the memory of his mother. 

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    • Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839

    • By: Frances Anne Kemble
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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    A personal indictment of the institute of slavery in the Southern United States, as witnessed directly by Fanny Kemble, a British actress in 1838 and 1839. In a very personal way, she relates her many varied experiences, efforts to make life easier for the slaves despite her husband's stubborn resistance. As an English citizen, she had seen the total end of slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833, just a few years before her journey to Georgia. She ends her account with a stirring defense of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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    • Maggie, a Girl of the Streets

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Length: 7 hrs
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    In 1892 Stephen Crane (1871-1900) published Maggie, Girl of the Streets at his own expense. Considered at the time to be immature, it was a failure. Since that time it has come to be considered one of the earliest American realistic novels. Maggie is the story of a pretty child of the Bowery, which is written with the same intensity and vivid scenes of his masterpiece - The Red Badge of Courage. In her short life, Maggie “blossomed in a mud puddle,” was driven to prostitution, and died by her own hand while still a teenager. 

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    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell, Malcolm Bradbury
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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.

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    • A Hero Born

    • By: Jin Yong, Anna Holmwood
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Guo Jing, son of a murdered Song patriot, grew up with Genghis Khan's army.

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    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
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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

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