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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 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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 195
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      4 out of 5 stars 171
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • 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
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      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

    • The Old Wives' Tale

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: David Haig
    • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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: $22.05

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Arnold Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • 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

    • Helen with the High Hand

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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

    • The Regent

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Stanley Green
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 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

    • 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
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      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

    • 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

    • 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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      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

    • The Grand Babylon Hotel

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • The Old Wives Tale

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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

    • The Grand Babylon Hotel (Classic Serial)

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Full Cast Sessions
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Murder mystery by Arnold Bennett, adapted in two parts by Chris Harrald. Episode 1. American tycoon Theodore Racksole buys Europe's most exclusive hotel on a whim, but is warned by the seller that he will live to regret it. Soon, a mysterious death occurs and Theodore and his daughter Nella find themselves in danger in their own hotel. Episode 2: Having bought Europe's most exclusive hotel, American tycoon Theodore Racksole is thrown in to a world of intrigue, espionage and murder. Starring John Sessions with full cast.

    Regular price: $10.33

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