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    • The Persians

    • Translation by F L Light
    • By: Aeschylus, F L Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Persians: A Translation from Aeschylus There is no drama where the total multiplicity of horror in defeat is more cogently presented than in the Persians by Aeschylus, who fought in the Athenian triumph at Salamis, where the Persian fleet was rammed and wrecked.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Garbage

    • By Nancy on 09-25-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Suppliants

    • Translated by F L Light
    • By: Aeschylus, F L Light (translator)
    • Narrated by: Beth Bostic
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The fifty daughters of Danaos have with their father fled by ship from Egypt, escaping compulsatory marriage with their fifty cousins, the sons of Aegyptos. They arrive in Argos, where, by supplication to the king and people, they seek refuge from their cousins, who sailed in pursuit. Their devout abhorrence of the marriage is the weightiest theme of the play.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Argonautica of Apollonius

    • Jason and the Argonauts
    • By: Apollonius, F L Light
    • Narrated by: Christian Carvajal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 10
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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    A passage of diverse heroics and distant perseverance in quest of the Golden Fleece is with transcendent narrative and canonic rhythm in the Argonautica recounted. Jason and the Argonauts, sailing from Iolcos on the Argo, pass into the Euxine, or Black Sea, on their voyage to Colchis at the eastern end of the sea. F L Light's translation re-embodies the motive energy of metric Apollonius in this epic of golden probation in endurance and dispatch.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • terrible recording, one of the poorest stories of antiquity

    • By Alican G. on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Oedipus the King

    • A Translation by F.L. Light
    • By: Sophocles, F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Aristotle's assertion that in Greek tragedy there is no loftier work than Oedipus the King cannot be lightly contradicted. This drama is endued fearfully with nature, as she works against the conscientiousness of measure found in man. Heretofore no translation of this play has been a poem of Sophoclean worthiness and work. The rhythmic stature of this translation runs with the Greek in heat and light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oedipus a twisted story of murder and incest

    • By Cindy Rice on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Prometheus Bound

    • Translated by F.L. Light
    • By: F.L. Light (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
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    After Zeus has learned that Prometheus stole his sovereign property, fire, and conveyed it to mankind, he orders Hephaistos, under the direction of Power and Force, to bind his adversary to an arduous crag of most difficult remoteness on the earth. As the Titan responds to this punishment, the reader is inspired with the fire of individual affirmation, devoted indomitably to life and liberty.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rough

    • By thew40 on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Antigone: Translated by F. L. Light

    • By: F. L. Light (translator), Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Jesse M. Bernstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Prince Kreon, enforcing an arbitrary mandate, is enraged that Antigone would abide by a natural law of sisterly respect in contradiction of his will. As neither can be reconciled with the other's acts, the drama grows devoutly tenebrous. This translation is iambic, as is most of the text in Greek.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unsure if you should buy

    • By Baila Berman on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Iliad: Unabridged for Audible

    • By: Homer, F L Light - translator
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
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    Frederick Lazarus Light's resolve to write a greater Iliad in English than Homer composed in Greek is manifest. This translation impersonates Homeric Greek. It runs with Achilleus and like man-shattering Hector in the shock of arms is resolutely sharp. As unrelenting as sublimity, not yielding lyrically, unprosaically vindicating Homer's vision, the brightest labor has been attempted and is brought over as a consummate attempt.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Odd editing of peculiar pronunciation

    • By Tanya on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Likely Cato

    • In Likeness of a Play
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cato, the enemy of Caesar, escaped with other Roman senators and remnant legions from the battle of Pharsalus to the Libyan coast, where again Caesar defeated them. The senatorial generals decide to sail for Spain, but Cato prefers to stay in Utica, where no pardon from Caesar he'd permit.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Siblings Burbage: A Play with Shakespeare

    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cuthbert and Richard Burbage inherited the theater from their father, James, who was its builder and manager. Upon jarred transactions with their landlord, they resolve both to raze and restore the theater, preparing for a shift across the Thames. The Siblings Burbage presents the dramatic troubles of this action. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English, with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Amazing Insecurity

    • The Essexual Shakespeare: Dramas with Shakespeare, Volume 2
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: John Feather
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The day before the rebellion of the Earl of Essex in London, the Lord Chamberlain's Men performed upon commission Richard II, a play wherein Bolingbroke might be taken for Essex and King Richard for Queen Elizabeth. Amazing Insecurity presents two scenes from that performance, as revised by F. L. Light in Sophoclean English classicized. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Shakespeare Versus Keynes

    • Either the Bard or the Boinard
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Otto Flynn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1564, Shakespearean judgments on Keynesian legislation, Shakespear Versus Keynes reveals that winning never multiplies from wasting, that affluence is not accrued from effluence, that profit is no fruit of prodigality, that thrift befits a thriver more than losses of lavishment, and that owners are more procreant than the disowners taxing them. Each judgment is a couplet in compact pentameter. No slackness is allowed.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • I Am the Raleigh: The Trial of Sir Walter

    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Ryan McBurney
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    A few months after the accession of King James in 1603, Sir Walter Raleigh and his friend, Henry Lord Cobham, among others, were accused of treason. I am the Raleigh is a drama of Sir Walter’s trial, when he strove with Edward Coke, the great accuser, to exonerate himself.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • At Labored Variance

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Jesse Matthew Bernstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In three forcible disruptions, first in April 1885 and last in March-April 1886, the Knights of Labor assailed locomotive operations or stopped work on railroads which were controlled directly or influentially by Jay Gould. Though both Terence Powderly, the chief executive of the Knights, and Gould decried the strikes, they could not easily resolve their labored variance. This play is one of the Gouldium, a series of dramas on the life and times of Jay Gould. As in most of these plays there are seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral episodes.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Interfected Fisk

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: CB Droege
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Edward Stokes, from one the wealthiest families of Philadelphia, often impoverished himself in the illicit casinos of New York City. Associated with James Fisk in a business and cohabiting with Fisk’s former mistress, he contrived with her to bring various suits for monetary awards against the Prince of Erie. When Stokes was indicted for blackmail on a charge by Fisk, he declared, "This is the end!" This drama is part of the Gouldium, a series of plays on the life and times of Jay Gould.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Graspers and Holders

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Jay Gould returns to Colorado in a second attempt to combine the Kansas Pacific Railroad and her extensions with the Union Pacific. His chief adversary in this drama is a renowned Civil War reporter, Henry Villard, who represents the senior bondholders of the extensions. This play is one of the Gouldium, a series of dramas on the life and times of Jay Gould. As in most of these plays there are seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral episodes.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • My Daughter Iphigenia

    • A Sacrificial Drama in One Act
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Carl Schwaber
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This drama follows the myth of Iphigenia at Aulis, where she is subject to human sacrifice by her father Agamemnon. He draws her and Clytemnestra, her mother, thither with a promise of marriage to Achilles. The necessities of sacrifice are both in dialogue and in choral poetry weighed and judged. This play concludes either in an epiphany of wisdom or of violence. A form for tragedy in English, distinguished by seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances, is established in this play.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Gould and Game Routed

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Holding the Presidency of Erie Railway, Jay Gould fought against an insurgent board of directors that sought his dismissal. This drama portrays the historic broil between him and James McHenry's supporters for control of the largest railroad in the United States. This play is the fifth in a series on Jay Gould, The Gouldium, now amounting to twenty four dramas. The drama is framed like a Sophoclean tragedy, with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral episodes of New York reporters.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Johnstown Frick

    • Henry Clay Frick in Drama (Volume 2)
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Megan Mateer
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, under erosive overflows from eight inches of rain, dissolved, a flood unloosing on the narrow valley below, with Johnstown 14 miles down. This drama presents Henry Clay Frick, a founding member of the South Fork Fishing Club, which owned the dam and Lake Conemaugh behind it. His response to the devastation is dramatic. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Grasp Gould!

    • A Drama of the Gouldium
    • By: F L Light
    • Narrated by: Joe Smith
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The longer that Jay Gould was chief shareholder of Union Pacific, the more advancements for the railroad and for his own system of roads he procured. His adversaries in this drama are the executives of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad who disputed the rates and branches of the Iowa Pool of railroads with him. There are also reconcilements in this play, first with Carlos Greeley of the Kansas Pacific bondholders and the other with Henry Villard.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Disparities Are Just Deserts

    • 1844 Couplets in Contention
    • By: F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Disparities are just deserts, between the good and bad in competition seen. 1844 maxims of rhythmic justice and assertive rhyme, carried forward in the cause of human dissimilarity upon competitive pretensions for rewards, merciless poetry manifest. Successful emulation in enterprise these unemasculated couplets may inspire.

    Regular price: $14.95

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