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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,414

    From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You have to know what you get with The Prince

    • By Cody Brown on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • It Can't Happen Here

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,236

    Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find that many of the people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from sex, crime, welfare cheats, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, But Not In Order...

    • By Imagineallthepeople on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Jungle

    • By: Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

    The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen, his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks, and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair’s own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real. Revolutionary. Powerful.

    • By Holly on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Sound and the Fury

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 890

    First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!

    • By Bryan on 12-07-05

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Absalom, Absalom!

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    Absalom, Absalom! tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, the enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson township in the early 1830s. With a French architect and a band of wild Haitians, he wrung a fabulous plantation out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator made the difficult easy.

    • By Elizabeth on 11-16-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • Or, The New Pilgrim’s Progress
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 656

    In June 1867, Mark Twain set out for Europe and the Holy Land on the paddle steamer Quaker City. His enduring, no-nonsense guide for the first-time traveler also served as an antidote to the insufferably romantic travel books of the period.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Twain's Hidden Gem

    • By Cynthia Franks on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Roughing It

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 441

    In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West. Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales. Twain reflects on his scuffling years mining silver in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, being downandout in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The wild humorist of the West

    • By Tad Davis on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Propaganda

    • By: Edward Bernays, Mark Crispin Miller - introduction
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed the "engineering of consent". During World War I, he was an integral part of the US Committee on Public Information, or CPI, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise, and sell the war to the American people as one that would "Make the World Safe for Democracy".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Classic is still very relevant.

    • By E F on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Oil!

    • By: Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 438

    As he did so masterfully in The Jungle, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Upton Sinclair interweaves social criticism with human tragedy to create an unforgettable portrait of Southern California's early oil industry. Enraged by the oil scandals of the Harding administration in the 1920s, Sinclair tells a gripping tale of avarice, corruption, and class warfare, featuring a cavalcade of characters, including senators, oil magnates, Hollywood film starlets, and a crusading evangelist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an outstanding book

    • By Gregory on 05-18-08

    Regular price: $28.54

    • A Tramp Abroad

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    In April 1878, Mark Twain and his family traveled to Europe. Overloaded with creative ideas, Twain had hoped that the sojourn would spark his creativity enough to bring at least one of the books in his head to fruition. Instead, he wrote of his walking tour of Europe, describing his impressions of the Black Forest, the Matterhorn, and other attractions. Neglected for years, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with Twain’s shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A hoot

    • By Tad Davis on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Joan of Arc's life and her accomplishments, as seen through the eyes of her childhood friend, are described with irony and brilliant insight into human nature. This was Twain's last book and he considered it to be his best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A enjoyable recount of an inspiring figure

    • By Nathan on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

    • A Handbook for the Damned Human Race
    • By: Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), and others
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 626

    Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook - an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race - contains 69 aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain’s private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some of Twain's funniest advice/opinions!

    • By Sylvia on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605

    This humorous and nostalgic novel takes the listener back to the carefree days of boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up.

    Just what did boys do in a small Midwestern town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They whitewashed fences, floated down rivers, traded marbles, formed secret societies, smoked pipes, and, on occasion, managed to attend their own funerals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic worth listening to!

    • By UlrikeDG on 10-29-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt’s world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbitt is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn’t understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt finds that his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language: a “Babbitt,” meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a first time Sinclair Lewis listener

    • By Geoffrey on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • All for Nothing

    • By: Walter Kempowski, Anthea Bell - translator, Jenny Erpenbeck - introduction
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In East Prussia, January 1945, the German forces are in retreat, and the Red Army is approaching. The von Globig family's manor house, the Georgenhof, is falling into disrepair. Auntie runs the estate as best she can since Eberhard von Globig, a special officer in the German army, went to war, leaving behind his beautiful but vague wife, Katharina, and her bookish 12-year-old son, Peter. As the road fills with Germans fleeing the occupied territories, the Georgenhof begins to receive strange visitors - a Nazi violinist, a dissident painter, a Baltic baron, even a Jewish refugee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All for Nothing

    • By Lynn on 03-16-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Kenilworth

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this exciting tale, the legend of Amy Robsart and her secret marriage to the earl of Leicester comes alive in a blend of historical fact and fanciful fiction.   

    Regular price: $23.79

    • My Antonia

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Antonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant, learns of the joys and hardships of life as she and her family realize their dream in the Nebraska farmlands. Willa Cather called Antonia "a rich mine of life, like the founders of the early races."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this little book

    • By J.Giesen on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Day of the Locust

    • By: Nathanael West
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the best 100 English-language novels by Time magazine, The Day of the Locust continues to influence American writers, artists, and culture. Bob Dylan wrote the classic song "Day of the Locusts" in homage, and Matt Groening's Homer Simpson is named after one of its characters. No novel more perfectly captures the nuttier side of Hollywood. Here the lens is turned on its fringes-actors out of work, film extras with big dreams, and parents lining their children up for small roles.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, okay, you've convinced me…

    • By Blingus on 02-18-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Herbert A. Kenny (translator)
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    This unique poetic translation by Herbert A. Kenny, historian and poet, is the first that incorporates the Biblical, theological and historical allusions of the greatest poem im Christendom into the text itself. It can now be appreciated without a glossary or accompanying notes. Listen as the liquid lines take you through the horrors of the "Inferno", the mysteries of "Purgatorio" and the glories of "Paradiso".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Built-in study guide

    • By Tad Davis on 06-07-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Rise of Silas Lapham

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Howells’ best-known work and a subtle classic of its time, The Rise of Silas Lapham is an elegant tale of Boston society and manners. After garnering a fortune in the paint business, Silas Lapham moves his family from their Vermont farm to the city of Boston in order to improve his social position. The consequences of this endeavor are both humorous and tragic as the greedy Silas brings his company to the brink of bankruptcy.

    Regular price: $23.07

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