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    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, "A Room With a View" is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. "A Room With a View" is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Allyson on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • A Passage to India

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 561

    Dr. Aziz is a young Muslim physician in the British Indian town of Chandrapore. One evening he comes across an English woman, Mrs. Moore, in the courtyard of a local mosque; she and her younger travelling companion Adela are disappointed by claustrophobic British colonial culture and wish to see something of the 'real' India. But when Aziz kindly offers to take them on a tour of the Marabar caves with his close friend Cyril Fielding, the trip results in a shocking accusation....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sound quality

    • By Rochelle on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The disregard of a dying woman's bequest, a girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage of an idealist and a materialist intersect at an estate called Howards End. There, the lives of three families become entangled. As chance brings them together, societal conventions come into question as does the ownership of Howards End. Through the fate of the estate - as well as the lives of the families who are affiliated with it - Forster creates a brilliant parallel to the fate of English society itself.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Howards End

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger". When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home - Howards End - to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Narration in Delightful Story

    • By Wren on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Maurice

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 663

    'Ah for darkness...not the darkness of a house which coops up a man among furniture, but the darkness where he can be free!' Maurice Hall knows he must choose between living life in the shadows or denying himself a chance at love and fulfilment. Aware of his attraction to the same sex, in a time where it was considered unlawful and immoral to have homosexual desires, Maurice must decide whether to battle or submit to a prejudiced 20th-century English society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally!!! It's past time!

    • By Christopher P. on 11-18-10

    Regular price: $15.66

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In this rich new audio production, acclaimed British American actress Rebecca Hall brings one of E. M. Forster's most admired works to life in this classic tale of human struggle. A charming young Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch, is wooed by both free-spirited George Emerson and wealthy Cecil Vyse while vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness. Should Lucy choose social acceptance or true love?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short and Sweet

    • By Adam F on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Machine Stops [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The earth's surface is no longer habitable. All humanity is sequestered beneath the ground, couched in isolation and contentment. The Machine provides the needs of humanity. Mankind becomes subservient drones to the life-supporting Machine. But what happens when the Machine stops? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A timeless work of art

    • By Anthony Hall on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    A vibrant portrait of Edwardian England, Howards End examines personal relationships and conflicting values. The Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, and their brother, Tibby, place their values in civilized living, music, literature, and conversation with their friends. The Wilcoxes, Henry and his children Charles, Paul, and Evie, are concerned with the business side of life and distrust emotions and imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgeous

    • By Jeff Lacy on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Machine Stops

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    "The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable

    • By Julie Gray on 10-20-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story of a bourgeois British family and their attempts to contain and control the actions of their relations. The story opens with the widow Lilia Herriton embarking on a trip with her traveling companion Caroline Abbott. In reality Lilias family connived her into going on a trip to distract her from a relationship with a gentleman who does not meet their social scrutiny. But while in Italy a worse disaster befalls the family as Lilia falls in love and marries a younger Italian man.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Howard's End

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisation
    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Mathie, Ann Rye, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Spring 1905, England. When Helen Schlegel goes to stay at Howard's End - the country home of the Wilcox family, her own life, along with that of her sister Margaret, is changed forever. This is the tale of three families at the beginning of the twentieth century: the rich Wilcoxes, the gentle, idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts. Frequently cited as E. M. Forster's finest work, Howard's End brilliantly explores class warfare, conflict and the English character. This BBC dramatisation skilfully brings the classic novel to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun way to listen!

    • By Doglover on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    E. M. Forster's first novel is a witty comedy of manners that is tinged with tragedy. It tells the story of Lilia Herriton, who proves to be an embarrassment to her late husband's family as, in the small Tuscan town of Monteriano, she begins a relationship with a much younger Italian man - classless, uncouth, and highly unsuitable. A subtle attack on Edwardian values and a humanely sympathetic portrayal of the clash of two cultures, Where Angels Fear to Tread is also a profound exploration of character and virtue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stephen Fry + E.M. Forster = Audio Kismet

    • By Megasaurus on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Howards End

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    At the heart of Forester's masterpiece lie two families: the wealthy and business-minded Wilcoxes and the cultured and idealistic Schlegels. When the beautiful and independent Helen Schlegel begins an impetuous affair with the ardent Paul Wilcox, a series of events is sparked: some very funny, some very tragic, that results in a dispute over who will inherit Howards End, the Wilcoxes' charming country home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Something's Missing in this Abridged Version

    • By Deborah on 09-14-09

    Regular price: $12.60

    • A Room with a View (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Set in freewheeling Florence, Italy, and sober Surrey, England, E. M. Forster's beloved third novel follows young Lucy Honeychurch's journey to self-discovery at a transitional moment in British society. As Lucy is exposed to opportunities previously not afforded to women, her mind - and heart - must open. Before long, she's in love with an "unsuitable" man and is faced with an impossible choice: follow her heart or be pressured into propriety.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Room With a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Lucy Honeychurch, accompanied by her vigilant guardian, Charlotte Bartlett, makes her first foray into the world, touring Italy and discovering a country very different to the English countryside she was brought up in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • bought abridged by mistake

    • By Carl Smith on 07-12-08

    Regular price: $11.35

    • A Passage To India

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor. When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    E.M. Forster's Howards End is a vivid portrait of London's golden age, before World War I forever changed its values and culture. Forster brings the great city's upper classes to life, detailing their grandiose spending habits, popular fads, Monet and Debussy, the rise of feminism, and the beginnings of urbanization. More than a mere idealization of pre-war London, Howards End provides insightful commentary on the rapid societal changes that occurred at the onset of the 20th century. Masterfully blending the stories of three vastly different groups of people - the independently wealthy, educated Schlegels; the nouveau riche Wilcoxes; and the ambitious but struggling Leonard Bast - Forster weaves a wonderfully rich, unforgettably poignant novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just Connect

    • By Teresa on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $36.93

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    The story of a young and affluent middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch is wooed by George Emerson and Cecil Vyse whilst vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil, or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Female Narrator is a Must

    • By JGillSt on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Lucy Honeychurch and her older cousin, Miss Bartlett, tour Italy in the springtime. However, the pension they are staying at may as well be in London. The proprietress speaks a London cockney, the meat is overdone, and their windows give them a view of dirty alleys. However, when the socially clumsy Mr. Emerson offer to exchange rooms, this does anything but remedy the situation. You see, nobody knows what to make of the Emersons. It's so hard to know how to respond to people who speak the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good read

    • By Cynthia on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $8.39

    • The Machine Stops

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    This story describes a world of the future in which humans all remain in their cubicles while all their needs are met by a supercomputer called, "The Machine". They communicate with each other and attend "online" classes and meetings through the Machine and people seldom meet face to face. A problem arises when one man, Kuno, decides he is not satisfied with staying in his room and decides to explore outside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Edward on 07-21-09

    Regular price: $5.57

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