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    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Colin Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    This quintessential coming-of-age novel describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. It is set in Ireland during the 19th century, which was a time of emerging Irish nationalism and conservative Catholicism. Highly autobiographical in nature, the work is also notable for its being the first one in which Joyce uses innovative “stream of consciousness” writing style. A Portrait... follows Stephen Dedalus from his babyhood into early adulthood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Thank Goodness for Mr Farrell

    • By Joanie on 02-25-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading, disturbing book

    • By Tad Davis on 11-03-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, and others
    • Narrated by: Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, Dennis Dalton, and others
    • Length: 43 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic overview

    • By Robin on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $59.95

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193

    Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not to be rushed but to be savored

    • By J. Stirling on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,829
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,092

    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Work of genius

    • By James on 02-13-06

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,790
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,310
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,313

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!

    • By james on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Don Quixote

    • Translated by Edith Grossman
    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 39 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191

    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece - in literature and narration!

    • By Peter Y C. on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $48.99

    • All Quiet on the Western Front

    • By: Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,081
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,073

    Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

    • By Alan on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Wealth of Nations

    • By: Adam Smith
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 773

    The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly accessible

    • By Monte on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    • By: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633

    What is reality? Ask yourself whether you can actually know the answer, much less be sure that you can know it, and you've begun to grapple with the metaphysical and epistemological quandaries that have occupied, teased, and tormented modern philosophy's greatest intellects since the dawn of modern science and a century before the Enlightenment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Occam's Toothbrush on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • By: Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 60 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book that Made Me a Better Person

    • By Coalition Deadboys Podcast on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,652
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ulysses (Unabridged)

    • By Peter Deane on 01-22-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Stranger

    • By: Albert Camus
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,769

    Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is amorality bad?

    • By Rolando on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Crime and Punishment (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    Living in a squalid room in St. Petersburg, the indigent but proud Rodion Raskolnikov believes he is above society. Obsessed with the idea of breaking the law, Raskolnikov resolves to kill an old pawnbroker for her cash. Although the murder and robbery are bungled, Raskolnikov manages to escape without being seen. And with nothing to prove his guilt and a mendacious confessor in police custody, Raskolnikov seems to have committed the perfect crime. But in Dostoyevsky’s world of moral transgressions, with its reason and its consequences, Raskolnikov’s plan has a devastating hitch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Hank pelley on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Stanley Hauer on 08-14-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Irresistible Romp!

    • By Gillian on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 57 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely awful narrator!

    • By Janneke on 02-22-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Crime and Punishment [Trout Lake Media Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    A young student is haunted by the murder he has committed. Overwhelmed afterwards by guilt and terror, he confesses and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine Book, Awful Narrator

    • By N. Casper on 10-14-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 36 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702

    The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More than funny

    • By Colin on 08-21-11

    Regular price: $39.95

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