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    • Don Quixote

    • Translated by Edith Grossman
    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 39 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193

    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece - in literature and narration!

    • By Peter Y C. on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • By: Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 60 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book that Made Me a Better Person

    • By Coalition Deadboys Podcast on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Gilgamesh

    • A New English Version
    • By: Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402

    This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A defense of this "translation"

    • By George on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Collected Fictions

    • By: Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    From his 1935 debut with "The Universal History of Iniquity", through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but incomplete

    • By Aaron on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 343

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread. Fortunately, Brod ignored his friend's wishes and published The Trial, which became the author's most famous work. Now Kafka's enigmatic novel regains its humor and stylistic elegance in a new translation based on the restored original manuscript.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent New Translation of a Classic Novel

    • By Michael on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Devils

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    Exiled to four years in Siberia, but hailed by the end of his life as a saint, prophet, and genius, Fyodor Dostoevsky holds an exalted place among the best of the great Russian authors. One of Dostoevsky’s five major novels, Devils follows the travails of a small provincial town beset by a band of modish radicals - and in so doing presents a devastating depiction of life and politics in late 19th-century Imperial Russia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent translation and narration

    • By L. Kerr on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Zorba the Greek

    • By: Nikos Kazantzakis
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563

    A wonderful tale of a young man’s coming of age, Zorba the Greek has been a classic of world literature since it was first translated into English in 1952 and made into an unforgettable movie with Anthony Quinn. Zorba, an irrepressible, earthy hedonist, sweeps his young disciple along as he wines, dines, and loves his way through a life dedicated to fulfilling his copious appetites. Zorba is irresistible in this charming audio production by veteran narrator George Guidall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Drink life to the lees

    • By Scot Potts on 04-25-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559

    Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern listeners an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect

    • By Tad Davis on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Johnny Tremain

    • By: Esther Forbes
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    Johnny had been Mr. Lapham's star pupil, a clever, industrious apprentice silversmith. But when Johnny seriously burns his hand in a furnace, he finds himself crippled and with no means of taking care of himself. Soon, trouble reaches Johnny's life in a new way. Swept along in the tide of events leading to the Boston Tea Party and the first skirmishes of Lexington and Concord, Johnny finds a job as message-carrier for the Sons of Liberty. As young and old men alike make sacrifices for a new country, Johnny prepares to take his own stand in the cause for freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing book!

    • By Colleen on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    Quasimodo was born disfigured, hunchbacked and lame, and years spent ringing the bells of the Cathedral of Notre Dame have left him deaf, but also spared him the taunts of the cruel mobs of Paris. Now Quasimodo has fallen in love with the lovely Gypsy girl Esmeralda, the only person who ever showed pity on him - but she faces a death sentence, and only Quasimodo's pure spirit can save her. Or can he?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelmingly sad

    • By Tad Davis on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful narration of a masterpiece

    • By John on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Moon Is Down

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    "Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat." This compelling, dignified and moving novel was inspired by and based upon the Nazi invasion of neutral Norway. Set in an imaginary European mining town, it shows what happens when a ruthless totalitarian power is up against an occupied democracy with an overwhelming desire to be free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my new all-time favorite

    • By J. Reese on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Captains Courageous

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Captains Courageous is Rudyard Kipling’s classic fable of a boy’s initiation into the fellowship of men, played out on the high seas of the late 1800s. When he falls overboard from a luxury liner, Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of an American millionaire, is rescued by a small New England fishing schooner. To earn his keep, Harvey must prove his worth in the only way the skipper and his hardy crew will accept: through the grueling mastery of a fisherman’s skills.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Paean to Boyhood, Atlantic Fishermen, & America

    • By Jefferson on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Call It Sleep

    • A Novel
    • By: Henry Roth
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Lauded as the most profound novel of Jewish life ever written by an American, Call It Sleep seamlessly weaves together the searing pains and subtle joys of immigrant life in New York’s Lower East Side. It is the story of David Schearl, a dangerously imaginative little boy who arrives from Eastern Europe in 1907. Shock by shock, he is exposed to the blows - and occasional pleasures - of life in the crowded tenements.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • masterful reading by George Guidall...i doubt I...

    • By robert on 06-01-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity’s unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great assortment of stories

    • By Himanshu Modi on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    On his deathbed, Franz Kafka asked that all his unpublished manuscripts be burned. Fortunately, his request was ignored, allowing such works as The Trial to earn recognition among the literary masterpieces of the 20th century. This brilliant new translation of The Castle captures comedic elements and visual imagery that earlier interpretations missed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Obscure, enigmatic, and not for everyone

    • By John on 02-08-06

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Winesburg, Ohio

    • By: Sherwood Anderson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Winesburg, Ohio is a little-known masterpiece that forever changed the course of American storytelling. At the center of this collection of stories stands George Willard, an earnest young reporter for the Winesburg Eagle who sets out to gather the town’s daily news. He ends up discovering the town’s deepest secrets as one by one, the townsfolk confide their hopes, dreams, and fears to the reporter. In their recollections of first loves and last rites, of sprawling farms and winding country roads, the town rises vividly - and poignantly - to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Isolation, Loneliness, Love & Midwest Grotesque

    • By Darwin8u on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Democracy in America (Excerpts)

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Alexis de Tocqueville's renowned analysis of American democracy still has relevance today. In 1831 de Tocqueville was sent to America by the French government to study the U.S. penal system, but his real aim was to observe a democratic republic firsthand to see if such an entity could function with dignity and humanity. His travels, which took him to the cities of the Northeast, to the frontier and the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi and through the South, showed him a great deal about the United States. In 1834, he wrote Democracy in America, in which he examines the advantages and pitfalls of democracy, the conditions and conflicts among the races, and the movements that grip the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Miserable Audio Quality

    • By Joseph on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    When young Mattie Silver arrives at her cousin Zeena Frome's farm in the New England village of Starkfield, no one could have imagined the tale of sublime and thwarted passion which ensues. Starkfield, like so many New England village communities, is a place where the emotional terrain resembles the physical: stony, hard, and snow covered much of the year. Ethan Frome - "the most striking figure in Starkfield" - ekes out a bleak living from his ungenerous farm, until Mattie brings love and a dream of escape. The powerful sway of obligation and duty and Ethan's inherent dignity make this novel a great American tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overall a good story

    • By THoward on 01-20-10

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Jungle

    • By: Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424

    Few books have so affected radical social changes as The Jungle, first published serially in 1906. Exposing unsanitary conditions in the meat-packing industry in Chicago, Sinclair's novel gripped Americans by the stomach, contributing to the passage of the first Food and Drug Act. If you’ve never read this classic novel, don't be put off by its gruesome reputation. Upton Sinclair was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who could turn even an exposé into a tender and moving novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a socialist manifesto

    • By Carmen on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $29.95

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