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    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H G Wells
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

     If you had discovered a way to become invisible, would it bring you tremendous power? Or tremendous problems? 

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Rosmersholm

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: John Burlinson, K. G. Cross, Alan Weyman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Rosmersholm is a play surrounding the deep and intense political and cultural change in Norway in the middle of the 1880s, a period during which the traditional ruling class were forced to relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest of society. We follow Johannes Rosmer, a pastor who has resigned from his position; Rebecca West, a woman who sees Rosmer's potential and believes she can help him to realize his dream of creating a world of "happy, noble people"; and Headmaster Kroll, Rosmer's former best friend.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly, Marty Krzywonos, Alan Weyman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Oedipus the King is the story of a man whose life is destroyed by his own good intentions. When a terrible secret from his past is brought to the light of day, the consequences are chilling - and ineluctable.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Lyric Dramas - Six Plays from Japan

    • By: Basil Hall Chamberlain translator
    • Narrated by: Leanne Yau, Alan Weyman, Andrew Coleman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These six plays are Japanese classics from the 14th century and are presented in the order of a traditional Nō programme. Nō, the Japanese word for "skill", is a form of Japanese musical drama that originated in the eighth century, and is the oldest major theatre art that still survives today. Alongside Nō plays were kyōgen plays, which were short works typically inserted as a comedic interlude of sorts between the more classical Nō performances.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Stoic Paradoxes: A New Translation

    • By: Quintus Curtius - translator
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Cicero's Stoic Paradoxes is a brilliant and accessible summary of the six major ethical beliefs of Stoicism. The nature of moral goodness, the possession of virtue, good and bad conduct, the transcendence of wisdom, and the sources of real wealth are all discussed with the author's characteristic intensity and wit. This is the only existing modern translation of this little-known classic, as well as the most detailed study. Translator Quintus Curtius has returned to the original Latin texts to provide a modern, fresh interpretation of these forgotten classics. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding telling of Cicero's essays.

    • By K. Z. Howell on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ring and the Book

    • By: Robert Browning
    • Narrated by: John Burlinson, Bob Neufeld, Sara Morsey, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Ring and the Book is a verse novel of sex, lies, and murder, authored by Robert Browning, and it is widely considered to be one of the greatest literary works of the 19th century. It’s a “true crime” story based on the proceedings of a Roman murder trial held in 1698. Each of the 12 books consists of a dramatic monologue in the voice of a different character involved in the tale.

    Regular price: $35.70

    • The Creditor

    • By: August Strindberg
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman, John Burlinson, Jennifer Fournier, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Swedish playwright August Strindberg was one of the founding fathers of naturalistic theater. A feature of many of his plays is the minute dissection of attitude and motivation by individuals within tightly bound groups. As in the present drama, such relentless inspection of behavior often has drastic consequences. Thekla, married to the needy Adolf, has a surprise encounter with her former husband, the lordly Gustav. Or is it really a surprise?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this is my favorite play

    • By David Larson on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Emma

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Libby Stephenson, Amanda Friday, Alan Weyman, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Emma was the last completed novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of a spirited and opinionated young woman who lives with her widowed father and who has an unfortunate penchant for interfering in the love life of those around her. As others in her small circle gradually find partners, the question which is at the center of all Jane Austen novels remains to be answered: how will Emma find a husband for herself?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable book.

    • By healthyisbeautiful on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Happy Prince & Other Tales

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Craig Franklin, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This beautiful collection contains five fairy tales by the celebrated British writer Oscar Wilde: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket." These timeless tales are performed by a full cast, and will delight listeners of all ages with their whimsical characters, moving situations, and touches of ironic humor. Presented by The Online Stage.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ron Altman, Phil Benson, Marty Kris, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Shakespeare's King Lear ranks with Sophocles' Oedipus as a tragic hero destroyed by his own good intentions. From the moment when Lear unfolds his darker purpose, we are drawn into an ineluctable chain of events that leads through betrayal, deceit, destructive family conflict, reconciliation, despair, and death. Considered by many to be the most grueling of Shakespeare's tragedies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful performance - except Lear

    • By Fificat on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Four Plays

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This collection contains Oscar Wilde's four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance. All of them satirize upper-class English society of the 1890s, dramatizing scandalous secrets, political and marital intrigue, and dandyish bad behavior with Wilde's trademark wit and wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic voice performance!

    • By Kristina Hernandez on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Twelve Stories of Christmas

    • By: J. S. Redfield, L. M. Montgomery, Richmal Crompton, and others
    • Narrated by: Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales....

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Just So Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: P. J. Morgan, Noel Badrian, Susan Iannucci, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling's delightful collection of imaginative tales about natural history has captivated children and adults alike since its publication in 1902. Here stories are presented in dramatic format by members of The Online Stage. Stories include:"How the Whale Got His Throat", "How the Camel Got His Hump", "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin", "How the Leopard Got His Spots", "The Elephant's Child", "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo", and more.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Mixer

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    By the witty author of the Jeeves and Wooster stories. The life of a simple dog is full of misunderstandings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the love of his dog.

    • By LadyReader on 08-13-16

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Pandora's Box

    • By: Frank Wedekind
    • Narrated by: Ron Altman, Charlotte Duckett, Marty Kryz, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This play is the sequel to "Earth Spirit", in which the adventurous and manipulative Lulu marries and rids herself of three husbands, only to be arrested for the murder of the third. In "Pandora’s Box", Lulu escapes from prison only to be forced in the life of a courtesan. Reduced to desperate poverty, she meets her end at the hands of murderous customer in London. In Wedekind’s sordid morality tale, all Lulu’s main associates suffer premature and unnatural deaths, except for the degenerate Schigolch, who is one of the most unpleasant characters in the European drama.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • King John

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Craig Franklin, Andy Harrington, Alan Weyman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Life and Death of King John was probably written in the 1590s but not published until the First Folio in 1623. Of Shakespeare's 11 history plays, King John is the one which deals with the story of a monarch most removed from Shakespeare's time. The historical remoteness of this ruler, and also the fact that he had no genealogical links with the Tudor dynasty, enabled Shakespeare to present him in a warts and allà fashion.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Leanne Yau, Glenn Hascall, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in which Gregor Samsa, a respectable employee and dutiful son, wakes to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Metamorphosis

    • By Deedra on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Nightingale and the Rose

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a fable about real and fake love, with a typically Wildean twist.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Five fables: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", "The Remarkable Rocket". Each illustrates a moral, contrasting fake with real, selfishness with unselfishness, though Wilde wrote "I like to fancy that there may be many meanings in the tale". First published in 1888.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Wurzel-Flummery

    • By: A. A. Milne
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall, Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two British members of Parliament - one an elder conservative, the other a younger man with a liberal bent (and an eye on the older man's daughter) face a difficult choice. Some stranger has left each of them a considerable fortune on condition they give up their well-respected family names and adopt that of Wurzel-Flummery.  

    Regular price: $7.13

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