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    • The Prophet

    • By: Khalil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Joe Gomez
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Al Mustafa is a young prophet preparing to depart from the city of Orphalese after a lengthy stay. The citizens beseech him to stay to no avail. Then they ask him to share his wisdom once more. He assents and speaks to them of love, marriage, children, work, joy, sorrow, freedom, teaching, friendship, beauty, and much more, promising to return one day. 

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    • Way of the Lawless

    • By: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Zachary Cowan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    In this extraordinary novel by Max Brand, one of the masters of the Western, the incident that turns Andrew Lanning into a fugitive also marks the start of his rites of passage from youth to adult. Pursued by the formidable Hal Dozier, Andrew grows with every adventure of the fast moving plot which brings the Old West to life in cinematic detail. This is storytelling at its peak, encompassing suspense, wit, and romance in a flowing narrative with a delightful conclusion. 

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    • The Night Before Christmas: A Morality

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Mike Fox
    • Length: 41 mins
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    American writer William Dean Howells delights us with his cautiously cynical yet endearing telling of the night before Christmas at the Fountain household. Published in The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse in 1916, Howells’ sense of realism and social criticism hides behind the humorous banter between Mr. and Mrs. Fountain, as well as relatives passing by. Raging consumerism, New Year’s resolutions, lovingly marital insults, reflections and memories, and a whole bunch of bathrobes! 

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    • The Other Wise Man

    • By: Henry van Dyke
    • Narrated by: Mike Fox
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Henry van Dyke shares a wonderful morality tale in his 1895 The Other Wise Man, as a metaphor for the life of a true Christian. Telling the story of a fourth king who saw the signs but never reached the Christ child in time, van Dyke introduces us to the values of good deeds and charity while searching for the path to Jesus. Because as Jesus keeps eluding the fourth king, he unknowingly gets closer to him with every righteous act he performs. 

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    • Macabre Tales

    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    Fitz-James O'Brien, born in Cork, Ireland, in 1826, is considered an important early writer of science-fiction. His three probably best-known stories are included in this volume. They are “The Diamond Lens”, “What Was It?”, and “The Lost Room”.

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    • Girls: I Love My Little Sister

    • By: Alice Calhoun Haines
    • Narrated by: Anna Grace Conover
    • Length: 30 mins
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    In the beginning, Jane was a lonely child who wanted a friend and was blessed with a little sister who made those lonely days fade away. Jane's days became filled with happiness and wonder as she discovered that her little sister was also her best friend. 

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    • Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    Six of Edgar Allan Poe’s most chilling tales: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Black Cat", "The Raven", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "Shadow," and "The Cask of Amontillado". In each of these tales, the author takes us to the brink of madness with his uncanny ability to paint a macabre picture with words. You might never sleep with the lights out again. 

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    • Melissa Across the Fence

    • By: Augusta Huiell Seaman
    • Narrated by: Joleah Long
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    Set in New York in the early 1900s, Melissa Across the Fence begins with an enchanting description of the grand house next door. "In the rear, a lawn ran right back to the fence broken only by a narrow gravel walk, and with a stone fountain directly in the middle.... But there was one strange thing about the house that puzzled Melissa: Nobody ever seemed to live in it." However, that soon changes when the shut-up house becomes occupied and Melissa sees a mysterious, pale-looking boy always looking out his window.

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    • The Tell-Tale Heart

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 17 mins
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    In this unnerving Edgar Allen Poe tale, our narrator insists on his sanity after carefully calculating and committing the brutal murder of an old man because of his monstrous eye. He argues that it is quite sane to cut the body into pieces and hide it under the floorboards. Will our narrator's guilt be his undoing? To what extent will he go to defend his sanity?

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    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Who among us would not wish the return of our lost loved one? Our narrator, while in the depths of grief for his "Lenore", is visited by a talking raven. Is this supernatural raven a voice from the other side, or is our narrator merely following a slow, sorrowful descent into madness? 

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    • The Cask of Amontillado

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 19 mins
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    What would you do in the name of revenge? In The Cask of Amontillado, our narrator Montresor feels that the pompous Fortunado has insulted him one too many times. Join us as Motresor takes advantage of his enemy's love of wine to exact an unspeakable revenge.

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    • The Black Cat

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 32 mins
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    How easily does love turn to hate? In what is arguably one of Edgar Allen Poe's most disturbing tales, we join our narrator as he cruelly injures and betrays his once beloved cat. Our deeply disturbed narrator shows a malicious streak and lack of conscience that is painful to witness. The narrative forces us to question to what extent we can escape our conscience. As we realize all is not as it seems.

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    • The Pit and the Pendulum

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this tale, our narrator is deemed guilty of an unnamed crime and condemned to death by a tortuous method of which he can only imagine. In complete darkness in a room with only a large pit in the center and rats to keep him company, he soon realizes there is a large bladelike pendulum hanging above him, slowly getting closer to cutting through his chest. 

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    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Del Muldoon
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    Ayn Rand's classic dystopian novel Anthem is about a dark future in which the concept of individuality has been banned in favor of collectivism. People can only refer to themselves as "we," and the concept of "I" is banned. The protagonist of the story is named "Equality 7-2521." Equality is deeply ashamed of having thoughts that are considered heretic in the context of this dystopian society. 

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    • The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Pierre Moreau
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    The Canterville Ghost is a novella by Oscar Wilde. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, on February 23 and March 2, 1887. The story is about an American family who move to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers. It has been adapted for the stage and screen several times. 

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    • Master of the Vineyard

    • By: Myrtle Reed
    • Narrated by: Celine Major
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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    "Why don't you sell the vineyard?" she asked, though her heart sank at the mere suggestion. "Sell it? Why didn't the Ancient Mariner sell his albatross and take a nice little trip around the world on the proceeds? Mother would die of a broken heart if I mentioned it to her. The Marsh family have been the slaves of that vineyard since the first mistaken ancestor went into the grape business."

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Betty's Bright Idea

    • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated by: Melissa Thompson
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Harriet Beecher Stowe is most known for her revolutionary novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin which greatly influenced the anti-slavery movements. Stowe had been active in many different genres, however, including the writing of short stories that further her firm grasp of moral principles. Betty’s Bright Idea shares three short stories exploring themes of charity, sacrifice, and joyful celebrations. 

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    • The Rustlers of Pecos County

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: J Rodney Turner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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    Young Texas Ranger Russ Sittell is undercover searching for the head of a gang of rustlers - working with his ranger mentor and idol, Vaughn Steele. Staying undercover is difficult. Both rangers have difficulty staying focused while falling in love - can they uncover the criminals and keep love in its rightful place? Zane Grey tells the story in The Rustlers of Pecos County

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    • Beyond the Wall

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jim Ellis
    • Length: 21 mins
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    While visiting a friend in San Francisco our narrator hears a knock on the wall during dinner. He and his friend examine the wall to find it is an outside wall and no one could have knocked on it. Our narrator's friend described how he had met a young woman whom he lived next to and they would knock on the walls to each other.... 

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    • A Horseman in the Sky

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jim Ellis
    • Length: 14 mins
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    In this classic by Ambrose Pierce, a soldier falls asleep during war times. When he awakens, he finds an enemy man on a horse - but struggles with himself on shooting him. Instead he shoots the horse, and a comrade sees the horse and the man falling through the sky. 

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