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    • 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 40,303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,401
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36,610

    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 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 34,951
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31,980
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32,065

    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
    • Greatest Book, with the finest reading

    • By Orson on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 23,438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,388

    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 23,438 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • By: Harper Lee
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28,705
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,914
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,834

    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

    • 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 25,243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,937
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23,003

    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 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 15,498
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,272
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,373

    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

    • 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 13,669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,391

    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

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,031

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

    • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Catch-22

    • By: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,282

    Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story...Bad Production

    • By Stan on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15,499
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13,587
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13,634

    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

    • Fahrenheit 451

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,753
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,303

    Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

    • By Joel on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13,392
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,224
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,170

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: William Golding
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378

    Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

    • out of 5 stars
    • classic

    • By Randall on 04-25-09

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Emma

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,775
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,795
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,716

    This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

    • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878

    The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unsatisfying

    • By Tad Davis on 01-28-19

    Regular price: $44.95

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,500

    George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words! This must-read is also a must-listen!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you hate spoilers, save the intro for last.

    • By Dusty on 02-18-11

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Grapes of Wrath

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,527

    At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I could give it 10 stars!

    • By P. Minor on 07-18-14

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Invisible Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,880
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,879

    Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

    • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • East of Eden

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,609
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,794

    This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why have I avoided this Beautiful Book???

    • By Kelly on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Screwtape Letters

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,529

    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One to Read Again and Again

    • By E. Pearson on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $12.57

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