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    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851), "Frankenstein" is the best-selling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book horrible narrator

    • By Justin Herrin on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Green Hills of Africa

    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: Josh Lucas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
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      4 out of 5 stars 281

    His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife, Pauline, journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with - big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Life Well Lived

    • By Nick on 10-05-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy. The events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

    Regular price: $3.05

    • Macbeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Might want to Read Along

    • By Syd Young on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    This edition of Romeo and Juliet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play, the incredible romantic story full of passion and wisdom retold in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a complete reading

    • By Melissa B. Holt on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    This edition of Hamlet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Set in Denmark, the story dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This sounds like a robotic reading of Cliff Notes

    • By Gary W. Pearson on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Complete Shakespeare Tales

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Friendship, betrayal, wisdom, humour, epic romance, jealousy, adventure, bravery and murder. There's everything in those iconic Shakespeare stories. His work transcends generations and appeals endlessly to other writers. His dramatic structures are both simple and complicated, intertwined with numerous relationships, which reappear in our lives again and again. This iconic collection of Shakespeare tales includes 20 of his most prominent works adapted by Edith Nesbit and transformed into modern English.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Arabian Nights: Volume 2

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Marty Ross
    • Narrated by: David Ahmad, Raghad Chaar, Mandana Jones, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In Volume 2 of Arabian Nights we return to Sultan Shahriyar’s palace where Scheherezade is using her spellbinding storytelling abilities to save both her and her sister’s lives. As much as the Sultan wants to kill her, each night he is drawn in by her tales and spares them. Scheherezade weaves a long, winding and exciting tale about Sinbad the Sailor, a reckless young man who has inherited his father’s wealth and spends it foolishly. His debts eventually force him to leave Baghdad and find his way alone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Since I was a child, I love Arabians Night Tales.

    • By Anonymous User on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Taming of the Shrew

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Petruchio tames Katherina, an unwilling participant in the relationship, with various psychological torments, such as keeping her from eating and drinking, until she becomes a desirable, compliant and obedient bride. This edition of The Taming of the Shrew is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Matthew Wolf, Julie White, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Calista Flockhart as Juliet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatized drama at its best...

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Three Sisters

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Westfeldt, Sarah Zimmerman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Chekhov’s masterpiece in a full-cast performance starring Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Westfeldt, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little too confusing without staging

    • By Calliope on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. This is one of the most prolific Shakespeare works, featuring themes of passion, jealousy, love, betrayal, revenge and repentance. This edition of Othello is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Almayer's Folly

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Josh Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A European businessman and his Malayan wife have a daughter, Nina. A Malayan prince comes to do trade with the businessman and falls in love with the daughter. Conflict arises when other influences cause distrust in the business partnership and the daughter runs off to be with the prince.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • An Enemy of the People

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Gregory Harrison, Richard Kind, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

     

    When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People. Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved This!

    • By Humming Bird on 04-25-19

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Tempest

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter, Miranda, to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation. This edition of The Tempest is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original work. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Much Ado About Nothing

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. This edition of Much Ado About Nothing is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama.  

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Timon of Athens

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the beginning, Timon is a wealthy and generous Athenian gentleman. He hosts a large banquet, attended by nearly all the main characters. Timon gives away money wastefully, and everyone wants to please him to get more, except for Apemantus, a churlish philosopher whose cynicism Timon cannot yet appreciate. This edition of Timon of Athens is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twelfth Night centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as Cesario, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her, thinking she is a man.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Winter's Tale

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The Winter's Tale follows two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. This edition is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • As You Like It

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    As You Like It follows its heroine, Rosalind, as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love in the Forest of Arden. This edition is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

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