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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
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    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
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    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

    • 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
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    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: $8.72

    • How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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     The book, written by Arnold Bennett in 1910, is part of a larger work entitled "How to Live". In this volume, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing) within the confines of 24 hours a day. The book includes the following chapters: The Daily Miracle, The Desire to Exceed One's Programme, Precautions before Beginning, The Cause of the Trouble, Tennis and the Immortal Soul, Remember Human Nature, Controlling the Mind, The Reflective Mood, Interest in the Arts, Nothing in Life is Humdrum, Serious Reading, Dangers to Avoid.

    Regular price: $2.91

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Arnold Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: $5.45

    • Mental Efficiency and Other Hints for Men and Women

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    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

    • The Old Wives' Tale

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: David Haig
    • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Stanley Green
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" is a collection written by English writer Arnold Bennett (1867-1931). It was first published in 1912. These satirical stories draw on the author's experience of life in the Potteries, as did most of his best work. This collection includes 22 tales of life in the five pottery manufacturing towns of Staffordshire.

    Regular price: $7.54

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    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

    • The Card

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

    • The Card

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thompkinson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written in 1911, The Card is the story of Edward Henry (Denry) Machin, who rises from washerwoman's son to the Mayor of Bursley (Burslem in the Potteries town of Stoke-on-Trent) via a mixture of gentle deceit and personal hype. He is literally a trickster of confidence. His rise to fame is begun at an exclusive ball to which he has got himself invited, where he has the audacity to claim a dance with the glamourous but imposing Countess of Chell.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • 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
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    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

    • Imperial Palace (Dramatised)

    • By: Arnold Bennett, James Hilton
    • Narrated by: NBC Theater
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
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    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: $6.10

    • The Old Wives Tale

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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    Spanning nearly half a century, The Old Wives Tale is epic in scale and scope, tracing as it does the effects of time on two sisters and their surroundings. The novel is a domestic story told with tenderness, and is concerned not with heroic statesmen or soldiers, but with small details of daily life in a way which demonstrates Bennett’s great debt to French realist writers. The action is concentrated mainly within the provincial town of Bursley, a startling contrast to Paris where Sophia and Gerald elope.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Regent

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Stanley Green
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Regent" or "A towns story of adventure in London" is a story about London's upper class society in the Victorian era. The protagonist Edward Henry is a self-made successful entrepreneur, a "nouveau riche". He is a charming and clever man, but unfortunately with no artistic taste. Despite his wealth and accomplished political influence, he becomes bored in the small town so he heads up to London in order to get back into the competitive and exciting "game" of business.

    Regular price: $7.54

    • Hot Potatoes

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When local musical prodigy, Gilbert Swann, is selected to play the violoncello with the visiting London orchestra during the musical festival in the five towns, his mother is convinced that he will be the cornerstone of the entire event. When local dignitary Mrs. Clayton-Vernon invites Gilbert to dinner before the concert with her cousin, the famous conductor from London, she sees this as recognition of his musical genius. A sudden cold snap on the day, however, makes Mrs. Swann fearful that Gilbert's hands will get cold on the journey from Mrs. Clayton-Vernon's house to the concert.

    Regular price: $7.63

    • 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 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

    • Curious Tales

    • 46 Weird and Wonderful Stories
    • By: A. J. Alan, Arnold Bennett, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Red Door audiobooks presents 46 classic tales of the strange from some of the greatest writers of all time. 1. A Joy Ride by A. J. Alan 2.The Death Mask by H. D. Everett 3. Query by Austin Small 4 . The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 5. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 6. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 7. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs 8. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 9 . The Giraffe Problem by Barry Pain10. The Man who Stole a Meeting House by John Townsend Trowbridge 11. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman

    Regular price: $54.54

    • Dark Tales

    • Uncanny and Unsettling Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Maxim Gorky, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of strange and often grisly tales by some of the world's greatest writers, ranging from mildly unsettling to hair-raising.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • A Bracelet at Bruges

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'A Bracelet at Bruges' is a mystery story about a lost diamond bracelet. Initially there does not appear to be any mystery about the loss. Kitty Sartorius, the famous actress, visiting Bruges with her friend Eve Fincastle, had just passed the valuable trinket to her new acquaintance Madame Lawrence to look at, when the latter accidentally dropped the jewellery into the canal. But despite the best efforts of the Bruges police department to drain the bottom of the canal over several days, the bracelet does not reappear. 

    Regular price: $5.45

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