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    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Arnold Bennett was an English novelist and author. Among his most popular novels are The Grand Babylon Hotel and Anna of the Five Towns. However, none of his novels approached the popularity of his little book, "How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day." It caused a sensation when first printed and continues to be printed and widely read today. In it, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing ) within the confines of 24 hours a day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dated but still.....

    • By Edward on 05-30-09

    Regular price: $3.47

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Eric Brooks
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 170

    This classic personal time-management book, originally published in 1908, has inspired generations of men and women to live deliberate lives. Not just another collection of timesaving tips, this book is more of a challenge to leave behind mundane everyday concerns, focus on pursuing one's true desires, and live the fullest possible life. Reflection, concentration, and study techniques make it easier to accomplish more truly rewarding undertakings than anyone ever dreamed possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, well read.

    • By Lauren on 02-21-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Old Wives' Tale

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: David Haig
    • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    The Old Wives' Tale is broken up into four parts, and the lives of two sisters are laid bare: one timid and unassuming, the other romantic and adventurous. From working as children in their family's drapery shop to their later years, Constance and Sophia's journey through life could not be more different. While one travels the world and defies male expectations, the other becomes a dutiful wife and mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved Every Word

    • By Virginia Waldron on 12-13-11

    Regular price: $22.71

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Are you really "living", or just existing? Do you want to improve yourself or just continue to muddle through? Do you use the time given you each day, or just throw most of it away? These questions Bennett asks each of us, and for those who want to really live and learn, offers very valuable advice.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not as expected

    • By Victor on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $2.79

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Arnold Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    With the advent of the modern corporate workplace in the twenty-first century, more and more people are toiling away behind desks, wearily clocking the standard forty-hour week. By 1910, writer Arnold Bennett had observed a worrying trend of exhausted wage-earners whose waking hours revolved around their jobs and who had little time to spend on the business of actually living.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Mental Efficiency and Other Hints for Men and Women

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Arnold Bennett was an English writer who wrote both novels and practical self-help books. One of his most famous works is How to Live on 24 Hours a Day. This book contains nine practical and often humorous essays. The titles are "Mental Efficiency", "Expressing One's Individuality", "Breaking with the Past", "Settling Down in Life", "Marriage", "Books", "Success", "The Petty Artificialities", and "The Secret of Content".

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Strange Riddles

    • Stories of Puzzles and Intrigues
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    1. "The Mysterious Card" by Cleveland Moffett 2. "The Card Unveiled" by Cleveland Moffett 3. "The Problem of the Five Marks" by Melville Davisson Post 4. "A Terribly Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins 5. "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe 6. "Who Killed Charlie Winpole" by Ernest Bramah 7. "The Comedy at Fountain Cottage" by Ernest Bramah 8. "The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles" by William Le Queux 9. "The Hair" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Haunted Dolls’ House" by M. R. James, and many more....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Grade of D.

    • By Janet Mader on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $101.02

    • Thirty-Minute Stories

    • A Bumper Anthology of Great Classic Short Stories
    • By: Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A spectacular collection of outstanding half-hour short stories...perfect for commuters or bedtime listening. 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Well' by W. W. Jacobs, 'The Scrupulous Father' by George Gissing, 'The Debt' by Edith Wharton, 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post, 'The Purple Wig' by G. K. Chesterton, 'Pickman's Model' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'Humplebee' by Geroge Gissing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is really annoying.

    • By TERENCE on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $113.75

    • Great Classic Crime Stories

    • Tales of Murder, Robbery, Extortion, Blackmail, Forgery, and Worse
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    A grisly collection of despicable crimes told by some of the world's best writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reader is ill-suited for the material

    • By LaurelNYC on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $51.64

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 7

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Arnold Bennett, Daniel Defoe, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Richard Mitchley, Bill Wallis, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Rudyard Kipling, Guy De Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Arnold Bennett, Daniel Defoe, Edith Nesbit and M.R. James. 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 include "My Own True Ghost Story" by Rudyard Kipling, "The Horla" by Guy De Maupassant, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Selection of Classic Horror!

    • By Robert on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $10.21

    • Helen with the High Hand

    • By: Arnold Bennett Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Helen Rathbone meets her elderly uncle, James Ollerenshaw, in Bursley Park, after an estrangement of several years. Both are very strong-willed, independent characters. Helen has an extravagant lifestyle and likes to spend money while the old man has lived a thrifty life and intends to continue in the same way. However, they develop a friendship which progresses rapidly, and Helen moves in to James' house to look after him.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Grim Reaper's Bedside Story Book

    • Tales of Gruesome and Unusual Deaths
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Sherwood Anderson, Alexander Pushkin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A highly unsettling collection of macabre stories in which death and the dead are key themes. Moon’s Gibbet by Egerton Castle, A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby, The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy, The Pistol Shot by Alexander Pushkin, The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe, The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins, The Famous Race between the Hearse and the Steamroller by Sidney Keyes, The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, Nine O’Clock by Wilkie Collins, The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin.

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Card

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Arnold Bennett's... splendidly comic portrayal of Edward Henry Machin, known as Denry to his mother to save time, is set in Bursley, one of the author's Five Towns of Staffordshire. Starting in 1897, when Denry first saw the smoke of the potbanks, the tale chronicles his rise to fame and wealth including such events as improving his exam results to guarantee success, adjusting the guest list of the municipal ball to include himself and then daring to ask the Countess of Chell to dance!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What fun!

    • By E. W. Sawyer on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Riceyman Steps

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It is 1919 shortly after the termination of the 1st European holocaust. Henry Earlforward, a middle aged North London Bookseller, courts and marries Violet Arb, a widow who has inherited the confectioners shop opposite his own premises in Riceyman Square. Henry and Violet engage the services of Elsie as ‘charwoman’.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Anna of the Five Towns

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Set in stifled, industrial Staffordshire in the late 19th century, against a strong evangelical background, Anna of the Five Towns tells of the courting of hard businessman Ephraim Tellright's daughter by prosperous and accomplished Henry Mynors. As her father's fortune grows, so does Anna understanding. She realises her legacy and responsibility for the possible ruination of her father's tenants, Titus Price and his son, Willie, who also loves her.

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Imperial Palace (Dramatised)

    • By: Arnold Bennett, James Hilton
    • Narrated by: NBC Theater
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Published in 1930, the year before Bennett's death, this novel follows the daily workings of a hotel modelled on the Savoy Hotel in London. The central character, Evelyn Orcham, is the director of the hotel. Also included is a recording of James Hilton talking about Arnold Bennett.

    Regular price: $7.47

    • The Grand Babylon Hotel

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "The Grand Babylon Hotel" is a novel by Arnold Bennett about the mysterious disappearance of a German prince. The protagonists are an American millionaire, Mr. Racksole, and his daughter Nella. While staying at the supremely exclusive Grand Babylon Hotel, Nella asks for a steak and Bass beer for dinner, but the order is refused. To get her what she wants, Racksole buys the entire hotel. Strange things are happening in the there.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Card

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Stanley Green
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Card" is a comic novel by Arnold Bennett, published in 1911. Like much of Bennett's best work, it is set in the Potteries District of Staffordshire. It chronicles the rise of Edward Henry ("Denry") Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley (a fictitious town based on Burslem). This is accomplished through luck, initiative and a fair bit of guts!

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Fifty Weird Tales

    • Strange and Intriguing Stories
    • By: Barry Pain, Arthur Conan-Doyle, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    A rich collection of diverse and fascinating stories by famous classic authors. 1.The Bus Conductor by E. F. Benson 2.The Murderer by Perceval Gibbon 3.The Death Mask by H. D. Everett 4.Caterpillars by E. F. Benson 5.His Brother’s Keeper by W. W. Jacobs 6.The Secret of the Black Bag by William Le Queux 7.A Joy Ride by A. J. Alan 8.The Perfect Murder by Stacy Aumonier 9.The Furnished Room by O. Henry 10.The Squaw by Bram Stoker 11.The Dust Cloud by E. F. Benson 12.The Idiot by Arnold Bennett

    Regular price: $51.64

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Paul Darn
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    With the advent of the modern corporate workplace in the twenty-first century, more and more people are toiling away behind desks, wearily clocking the standard forty-hour week. By 1910, author Arnold Bennett had observed a worrying trend of exhausted wage earners whose waking hours revolved around their jobs and who had little time to spend on the business of actually living. Self-improvement was Bennett's prescription for a speedy escape from the woes of the rat race.

    Regular price: $4.58

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