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    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,076
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,853
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,857

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured

    • By Darwin8u on 04-09-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,769
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357

    Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14,940
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13,078
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13,126

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

    • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35,083
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35,304

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally! Thank you Audible!

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 639

    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wicked Dastardly Fun

    • By Elana on 05-15-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,271

    Narrator Dan Stevens ( Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Modern Prometheus

    • By Anon on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Travels with Charley in Search of America

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,587

    In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the Journey

    • By Rebb on 12-15-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,549
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30,642

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last - The Definitive Recording!

    • By L. N. on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Hyde Pierce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,765

    A Signature Performance: Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce delivers an air of lovable self-importance in his rendition of the classic social satire that remains as fresh today as the day it was published.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Timeless Tale For Children and Adults

    • By Shane on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537

    In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar Performance Elevates Austen’s Work

    • By Gretchen SLP on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • By: Harper Lee
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27,568
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,897
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24,826

    Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By Alan on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen to Before You Die 1

    • By: Lewis Carroll, Joseph Conrad, Miguel de Cervantes, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Contents: "Alice in wonderland", "Heart of darkness", "Don Quixote", "Curious case of Benjamin Button", "The Raven", "The metamorphosis", "The call of the wild", "The art of war", "The war of the worlds", "Apology of Socrates".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just recycled free content and NOT unabridged

    • By jpr on 04-11-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Return of the King

    • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14,816
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,636
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,738

    The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

    • By LJ on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,697

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Come one, Come all into 1984!

    • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08
    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22,678 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Two Towers

    • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24,096
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,890
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21,961

    The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness - finally

    • By John on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Call of the Wild

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

    Rediscover one of literature’s most beloved classics, richly reissued in a pivotal new audio recording. Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black) delivers a stirring performance of Jack London’s fierce yet tender tale of loyalty between man and beast, told from the point of view of a dog.    

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Call of the Wild

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Fleeing a disastrous marriage, Helen Huntingdon retreats to the desolate mansion, Wildfell Hall, with her son, Arthur. There, she makes her living as a painter. Finding it difficult to avoid her neighbors, she is soon an object of speculation and gossip. Brontë portrays Helen's eloquent struggle for independence at a time when society defined a married woman as her husband's property.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Brontë!

    • By oseedee on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,132

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just wonderful.

    • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Feminine Mystique

    • By: Betty Friedan
    • Narrated by: Parker Posey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 680
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 587
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586

    The book that changed the consciousness of a country - and the world. Landmark, groundbreaking, classic - these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name", that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A landmark book of its time and relevant now

    • By Anthony on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 493

    Mrs. Dalloway, perhaps Virginia Woolf’s greatest novel, vividly follows English socialite Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares for a party in post-World War I London. Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening ( American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right) brings Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness style of storytelling to life, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life in a brilliant performance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly enjoyable

    • By january on 03-01-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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