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    • A Laodicean

    • A Story of To-day
    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
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    Subtitled 'A Story of To-day', A Laodicean occupies a unique place in the Thomas Hardy canon. Departing from pre-industrial Wessex, Hardy brings his themes of social constraint, fate, chance and miscommunication to the very modern world of the 1880s - complete with falsified telegraphs, fake photographs, and perilous train tracks. The story follows the life of Paula Power, heiress of her late father's railroad fortune and the new owner of the medieval Castle Stancy. With the castle in need of restoration, Paula employs architect George Somerset, who soon falls in love with her.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Dodge & Twist

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Tony Lee
    • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Stephen Mangan, Michael Socha, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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    It’s rumoured that Dickens wanted to return to his classic novel Oliver Twist, to bring him back into a later book as an older character, but he never managed this before he died. However, if Oliver had returned, what would he have been like? Would the scars of his childhood affect the man he would become? And what of ‘Dodger’, sent to a land halfway around the world, his friend, mentor and master dead because of Oliver? Dodge & Twist is that story. The tale of two boys, 12 years later, returning into each other’s lives - for both good and bad.

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    • Shakespeare and the Afterlife

    • By: John S. Garrison
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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    Questions of what happens after death were vital in Shakespeare's time, as it is today. And, like today, the answers were by no means universally agreed upon. Exploring how particular texts and characters answer these questions, Shakespeare and the Afterlife showcases the vitality and originality of the author's language and thinking. We encounter characters with very personal visions of what awaits them after death, and these visions reveal new insights into these individuals' motivations and concerns as they navigate the world of the living. 

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    • Shakespeare Tales of Jealousy

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 45 mins
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    Shakespeare often uses expressive language in his portrayal of jealousy. It is a 'green-eyed monster', an object that 'one might fight and conquer', 'an infection which strikes as quickly as the plague'. In this selection of Shakespeare stories, jealousy plays a prominent role, offering us a wonderful opportunity to learn how Shakespeare's characters are dealing with this vice.

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    • Shakespeare Tales of Wisdom

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Shakespeare is often referred to as the great teacher of life and for a good reason, too. His tales offer worldly wisdom on tap and a great abundance of it. In this collection of Shakespeare tales, we offer those that perhaps more than others teach us important lessons. 

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    • Complete Shakespeare Tales

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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    Friendship, betrayal, wisdom, humour, epic romance, jealousy, adventure, bravery and murder. There's everything in those iconic Shakespeare stories. His work transcends generations and appeals endlessly to other writers. His dramatic structures are both simple and complicated, intertwined with numerous relationships, which reappear in our lives again and again. This iconic collection of Shakespeare tales includes 20 of his most prominent works adapted by Edith Nesbit and transformed into modern English.

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    • The Black Arrow

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Frank Phillips
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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    "The Black Arrow" tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organised by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father's murder. Dick's suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him.

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    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski
    • Narrated by: Thomas Goodrich
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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    "Crime and Punishment" opens in 1860s St. Petersburg, where Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished former student, has come psychologically unhinged. He wanders about the city, barely eats, and hatches a vague plan he wishes to "test" one afternoon. He goes to the apartment of an old pawnbroker, who lives with her sister Lizaveta, and pawns his father's watch. Upon leaving, he repeats to himself his intentions: he will murder the old crone and rob her.

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    • Barnaby Rudge

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Grainne Regan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
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    Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, "Barnaby Rudge" is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past.

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    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sarah Jane Barry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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    One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, "A Room With a View" is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness.

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    • Blue Cities

    • By: Alexei Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Sillars
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    A romantic and a dreamer, Alexei Tolstoy never quite came to terms with the conflict between the glorious notion of a revolution to bring equality and justice to the world and its real-life execution, which took place in Russia in 1917. To his great shock and disappointment, Tolstoy discovered equality and brotherhood were not always bestowed on the worthiest of men. "Blue Cities" - the story of a young architect, whose inability to fit in with this strange, altered world eventually leads to a crime - is a literary record of Tolstoy's own thoughts and feelings during that harrowing and confusing time.

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    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Deborah Bell
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    "The Art of War" is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. "The Art of War" is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.

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    • Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol. 2

    • By: Sir Thomas Malory, William Caxton - editor
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
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    This monumental work made the Arthurian cycle available for the first time in English. Malory took a body of legends from Celtic folklore that had been adapted into French literature, gave them an English perspective, and produced a work which ever since has had tremendous influence upon literature. 

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    • Shakespeare: Tales of Friendship and Betrayal

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 43 mins
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    This collection of Shakespeare's tales focuses on themes of friendship and betrayal. Included in this volume: 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona', 'The Comedy of Errors' and 'The Winter's Tale'. Read in English, unabridged.

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    • Edward Mills and George Benton

    • A Tale
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Howard King
    • Length: 19 mins
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    These two were distantly related to each other seventh cousins, or something of that sort. While still babies they became orphans, and were adopted by the Brants, a childless couple, who quickly grew very fond of them. The Brants were always saying: "Be pure, honest, sober, industrious, and considerate of others, and success in life is assured.” The children heard this repeated some thousands of times before they understood it; they could repeat it themselves long before they could say the Lord's Prayer; it was painted over the nursery door, and was about the first thing they learned to read.

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    • Markheim

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Michael Troy
    • Length: 45 mins
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    "Markheim" is a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, originally prepared for the Pall Mall Gazette in 1884, but published in 1885 in The Broken Shaft: Tales of Mid-Ocean as part of Unwin's Christmas Annual. The story was later published in Stevenson's collection "The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables" (1887).

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    • Merry Christmas

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Sheryl Mebane
    • Length: 1 min
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    Enjoy this classic piece, which has also been recorded with a musical interpretation in the narrator's Ring Out Wild Bells collection. 

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    • The Ghost at Massingham Mansions

    • A Max Carrados Mystery
    • By: Ernest Bramah
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Max Carrados is called in to investigate a mysterious ghost which haunts an empty flat in Massingham Mansions in London. Every night gaslights are seen in the apartment, even though the gas has been disconnected. Also water runs in the bath every night, even though the water supply has been turned off. Carrados quickly realises that the detectives on the case are barking up the wrong tree....

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    • The Interlopers

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, Saki
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) is better known by the pen name Saki. He remains hugely popular as a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. The Interlopers is the story of two sworn enemies who find themselves trapped and injured under a fallen tree in a forest at night.

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    • Poetic Christmas: Beloved Holiday Poems

    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, E. E. Cummings, and others
    • Narrated by: Sheryl Mebane
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Enjoy these 10 Christmas pieces by celebrated authors. The experience includes music and a range of lively and touching characters. Add a little poetry to your Christmas! 

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