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    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,373
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,917

    Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Spiritual and Philosophical Tour-de-Force

    • By Rich on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $58.80

    • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,250

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Audiobook!

    • By Greg on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lolita

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,449

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience

    • By Jim on 10-26-05

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The Anne of Green Gables Collection

    • Anne Shirley Books 1-6 and Avonlea Short Stories
    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis, Tara Ward
    • Length: 73 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 84

    Fans of L. M. Montgomery's Anne Shirley rejoice! Collected here are six of the original Anne Shirley books in the order they were published. This collection includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. Published between 1908 and 1921, these heartwarming tales of hidden hopes and cherished dreams will enchant fans and new listeners alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Part Guide

    • By J. Cooper on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7,463
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,893
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,864

    With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The story was great, McAdams not so much

    • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 Kybalion

    • A Study of Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
    • By: The Three Intiates
    • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

    He was the father of the occult, the founder of astrology, the discoverer of alchemy. He was Hermes Trismegistus, and as the scribe of the gods of ancient Egypt, he possessed all divine knowledge... which he passed on to humanity, though only those who have been tutored in its wonders can fully understand it.In this extraordinary 1912 book, three secret initiates to his teachings - who remain anonymous to this day - share their insight with all who seek to understand the mysterious underpinnings of the universe and our relationship with it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Big bites of ancient (now age?) wisdom to chew on

    • By Diana on 07-24-14

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Clive James (translator), Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 818

    Renowned poet and critic Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation into English verse of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and this translation - decades in the making - gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent and compulsively listenable lyric poem. Written in the early 14th century and completed in 1321, the year of Dante’s death, The Divine Comedy is perhaps the greatest work of epic poetry ever composed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Tad Davis on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 527

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, great Audio Narration

    • By Mozart on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Love in the Time of Cholera

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,946

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Romance, brought to life by Armando Duràn

    • By Anne on 09-05-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hynes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work "her own darling child" and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print." The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen's radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-10-19

    Regular price: $3.90

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Charles Purkey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Duffy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel, "Notes from Underground" marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely necessary.

    • By Capkovan on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • In the First Circle

    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Harry T. Willets - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 99

    Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949. The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country's brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller's identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin's repressive state - or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps, and almost certain death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By HistoricalReader on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Jack Shelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    "Walden" (1854) is a work by Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable happy read

    • By Brian Ankney on 05-31-19

    Regular price: $3.90

    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Sam Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).

    Regular price: $2.91

    • The Master and Margarita

    • By: Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

    The Devil comes to Moscow, but he isn't all bad; Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying Satanic Satire

    • By Jacob on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $31.85

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This story begins at an observatory in England where the narrator witnesses explosions on Mars. This event is followed by what is thought to be a meteor landing not far from the observatory. Once the narrator travels to the spot of the meteor landing he discovers it is actually a cylinder and the cylinder contains Martians. The story chronicles the Martian attacks throughout many parts of England, even devastating London and the narrator escapes with many chilling and near death adventures.

    Regular price: $0.94

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