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    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child. Her father remarries wanting to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks. To Molly, any stepmother would have been a shock, but the new Mrs. Gibson is a self-absorbed, petty widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb! Story and Narration A++

    • By Jo on 05-24-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centers on the story of youthful Molly Gibson, brought up from childhood by her father. When he remarries, a new stepsister enters Molly's quiet life, the loveable, but worldly and troubling, Cynthia. The narrative traces the development of the two girls into womanhood within the gossiping and watchful society of Hollingford.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's not about the ending!

    • By Sandra on 07-25-05

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A House to Let (HCR104fm Edition)

    • By: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When an elderly widower takes up lodgings in London, she develops an interest in the mysterious house to let across the way. What follows is a collection of stories and poetry of the house's previous occupants that gradually builds up the history of the house before the mystery is revealed.  

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Sean Barrett, Paul Panting, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Collection

    • By Emma on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth. Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony and brilliant social observation which link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece - I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    • By Mimi Routh on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Stories to Give You Nightmares

    • Tales of Terror
    • By: M. R. James, Edith Nesbit, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A petrifying collection of classic tales of the paranormal, spooky happenings, gruesome deeds and uncanny apparitions. Guaranteed to disturb your dreams and keep you awake all night.

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Harriet Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The novel provides insight and a bit of satire regarding the everyday humdrum in small towns. Cranford is separated into 16 chapters, opening with a snapshot of Captain Brown and his two daughters who live in the book's namesake town: Cranford. The gossipy women of the town are slow to accept Brown socially, but they eventually welcome him into their circles. Captain Brown is later injured, and the responsibility of the house falls on his younger daughter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I'd rather listen to to lady on my GPS

    • By E. on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Haunted House

    • By: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Scary--But Rather Romantic

    • By Tomsde on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    The Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2 is a celebration of iconic female writers from the 19th and 20th centuries; featuring eight full-length stories relating the many experiences and complexities of womanhood. This collection brings together stories by Katherine Mansfield, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Kate Chopin and Jane Austen.  

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Poor Clare

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The intentional killing of a woman's dog unleashes a torrent of rage. In her desire for revenge, the woman curses the dog's killer: All that the murderer loves most, he will lose. This haunting tale brilliantly demonstrates Elizabeth Gaskell's understanding of the tensions between Catholics and Protestants and the harsh realities of class society.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Women's Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader or listener - such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline, but for those who master it, the rewards are many. In this series of works by our greatest female writers we bring you a selection of those we consider the best. In Volume 1 we bring you the classics 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield, 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin, and 'The Sexton’s Hero' by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Regular price: $3.81

    • Elizabeth Gaskell

    • The Short Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Elizabeth Gaskell is equally well known as Mrs Gaskell. When her mother died, she was three months old and she was sent to live in Knutsford, Cheshire with her Aunt Hannah, this setting would become the basis for her novel Cranford.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Mr. Harrison's Confessions

    • By: Elizabeth C Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Elizabeth Gaskell, famed authour of Cranforn, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. Mr. Harrison's Confessions is a warm, funny portrait of life in a small English town. Narrated by the young Doctor Harrison, we follow his practice and his courting in this charming tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very difficult to listen to

    • By Kristin on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $8.67

    • Gruesome Ghosts: A Short Story Volume

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At some point in our lives we believe that creak, that low moan, that whisper is something unnatural, beyond our comprehension. And in these stories our instincts are right. We are afraid. And we should be. Perhaps even terrified. In this volume our classic authors take different approaches, but the result is inevitably the same. We are hooked by these unknowable forces, our emotions heightened and rattled by the expectation - or shock - of the next few words.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • Great Horror Stories

    • Ghost Tales, Horror Stories, and Supernatural Legends
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection;Some you will remember a long whil

    • By Kyle D Johnson on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $24.78

    • The Femme Fatales of Horror

    • By: Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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    Women, so often referred to as the gentler sex - in this volume at least, this is an unfounded and unlikely description. From their minds and pens comes a series of macabre, twisted tales that are anything but gentle. But as they weave their magic, usually black, and mesh you into their narrative you just know 'sugar and spice and all things nice' are not likely to be what little girls really are made of and certainly not these femme fatales.... 

    Regular price: $8.72

    • A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

    • By: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    A Victorian family gathers round the hearth, and one by one they tell each other their Winter's tales. Charles Dickens begins 'the round of stories they were to relate, as they sat in a goodly circle by the Christmas fire', and then hands over to Elizabeth Gaskell, Samuel Sidney and other respected contributors to the Christmas 1852 number of Household Words.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Great British Short Stories

    • A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written. The Dog – Arnold Bennet, Not On The Passenger List – Barry Pain, The Old Man’s Tale About The Queer Client – Charles Dickens, The Half Brothers – Elizabeth Gaskell, The Veiled Portrait – James McGovan, Markheim – Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bottle Imp – Robert Louis Stevenson, The Adventures Of The Kind Mr. Smith – William J. Locke, The Man Of Mystery – Barry Pain, The Brazilian Cat – Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration

    • By Mike on 02-07-12

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 5

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Vincent Marzello, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Edith Nesbit. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are "The Wedding Knell" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskell, and more.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Women's Short Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Kate Chopin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Women's Short Stories - Volume 4. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline but for those who master it the rewards is many.

    Regular price: $6.19

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