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    • Harry Clarke

    • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
    • By: David Cale
    • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 926
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 924

    A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

    • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ambreen Razia
    • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,649
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

    You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

    • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Have a Nice Day

    • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
    • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,522
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,331

    Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By Kate on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane

    • Words and Music
    • By: Patti Smith
    • Narrated by: Patti Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

    Patti Smith: Words and Music features live audio of performances captured over three evenings at the Minetta Lane Theatre, woven into a single, one-of-a-kind audio event.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bonus for fans of Just Kids & M Train

    • By tru britty on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Milk and Honey

    • By: Rupi Kaur
    • Narrated by: Rupi Kaur
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

    Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The audiobook is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes listeners through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and Intense

    • By Britney on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $9.44

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Michael Troy
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further distress the protagonist with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore".

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Girls & Boys

    • By: Dennis Kelly
    • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,316
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,259

    A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have never heard a story performed so well.

    • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Poems of T. S. Eliot

    • Read by Jeremy Irons
    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy Irons' perceptive reading illuminates the poetry of T. S. Eliot in all its complexity. Major poems range from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' through the post-war desolation of 'The Waste Land' and the spiritual struggle of 'Ash-Wednesday', to the enduring charm of 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horribly Frustrating to Follow

    • By AVS on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Poetic Edda

    • Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes
    • By: Jackson Crawford
    • Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen I've been waiting for this

    • By Adam on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Feeding the Dragon

    • By: Sharon Washington
    • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,858

    Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story!

    • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Stories by Heart

    • By: John Lithgow, Ring Lardner, P. G. Wodehouse, and others
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow (The Crown, Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun) brings his latest critically acclaimed Broadway performance to Audible. Stories by Heart celebrates the transcendent power of great literature and serves as a touching tribute to Lithgow’s late father, actor and director Arthur Lithgow. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Longing To See Him In Person

    • By Stephen L Moskal Sr on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Gruffalo

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the all time great childrens books

    • By Daryl on 01-22-10

    Regular price: $4.47

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 825
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 677

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version

    • By Michael G. Stoffel on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584

    New York Times best seller and Whitebread Book of the Year, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why, oh, why is it abridged?

    • By Tad Davis on 09-25-08

    Regular price: $17.46

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553

    A cannon. A strap. Or, you can call it a gun. That's what 15-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That's where Will's now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother's gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he's after. Or does he?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Relevant!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • Hamlet

    • Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Performance great; commentary lacking

    • By Shaun on 09-23-10

    Regular price: $19.09

    • The Poets' Corner

    • The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
    • By: John Lithgow
    • Narrated by: Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Painless Crash Course in the Great Western Poets

    • By Litlovingmama on 10-27-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump

    • By: Robert Sears
    • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    What if there's another side to Donald Trump? A sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing The Donald's words for signs of poetry. What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the President's tweets and transcripts, cutting them up, and reordering them, he unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not very funny.

    • By Cynthia on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $6.38

    • The Canterbury Tales [Audio Connoisseur]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Neville Coghill (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    If you want to understand the daily life and psychology of the Late Middle Ages, Neville Coghill's famous translation of The Canterbury Tales provides one of the very best means of doing so. Within its pages are to be found a broad range of society – high and low, male and female, rich and poor – who express their innermost beliefs and extravagant fantasies in a series of stories they tell as they make their way to Canterbury cathedral.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Medieval Understanding

    • By Troy on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $44.80

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