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    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,039

    Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible

    • By Gillian on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman's encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer's fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming Madame Merle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't get past the terrible American accents.

    • By Sarah on 04-07-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Wings of the Dove

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not an easy read but SO worth it!

    • By Julie Gray on 10-31-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 5 Personal Development Classics

    • Five All-Time Bestsellers
    • By: Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    What would your life look like if you could distill the wisdom of the ages and make it your own? Now you can! Far from being "lost classics", this collection of audiobooks offers timeless jewels from some of the greatest names in personal development. Every success fundamental is explored in detail to bring you keen insights to savor - and use! These rare classics are sure to transform your perspective and your life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Like a buzzing in my ear

    • By Jas Lai on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $52.50

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Wood
    • Length: 23 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337

    When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By David on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for - except a husband and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the States, Maggie’s millionaire father, Adam, decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled but now poor aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Ambassadors

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    American Lambert Strether is sent to Paris on behalf of Mrs. Newsome, his fiancée, to collect her son, Chad. When Strether finds Chad, he discovers an altered man and becomes introduced to a free and unconventional style of life that soon intoxicates him. His views begin to change; the morality of Woollett, his hometown, becomes foreign, and the "ambassador" loses sight of his mission....

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 33

    A country governess is hired to raise two orphaned children in a lonely estate in Essex. But mystery surrounds the house, the grounds, and the children. Haunting questions arise, and Henry James pens one of the most famous ghost stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a female narrator

    • By Aurora on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $6.29

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    After her parents' bitter and brutal divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself pushed back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a tool for provoking one another. And when both parents move on and remarry, Maisie - solitary, observant and wise beyond her years - is drawn into a messy and very adult world of lies and betrayal; until she is finally forced to choose her own way of independent living.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Morning Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    November 5th, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night chasing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human foot. And the night gets worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot inside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. And Superintendant Mullett's attempts to join the Freemasons are being rudely thwarted.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the original

    • By Nancy on 02-21-14

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The American

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Clifford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "The American" is a novel by Henry James was originally published as a serial in "The Atlantic Monthly" in 1876-1877 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th century American business.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • Classic Tales Of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classics

    • By Amanda on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Published in 1904, The Golden Bowl is the last completed novel of Henry James. In it, the widowed American Adam Verver is in Europe with his daughter Maggie. They are rich, finely appreciative of European art and culture, and deeply attached to each other. Maggie has all the innocent charm of so many of Jamess young American heroines. She is engaged to Amerigo, an impoverished Italian prince; he must marry money, and as his name suggests, an American heiress is the perfect solution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Collapses under the weight of its own brilliance

    • By Erez on 03-18-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O' Brien
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great reader reads a great writer

    • By Seth on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $19.10

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179

    One of the world's most famous intellectual ghost stories, The Turn of the Screw is a haunting tale of suspected supernatural possession. A governess at a country house claims that Miles and Flora, two orphaned children in her care, are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. Are they being dominated by spectral forces, or are they hiding something? Is the governess simply paranoid, or is something else going on?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling, creepy and rich in its ambiguity

    • By Darwin8u on 03-12-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Bostonians

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Henry James' fascinating love triangle involves a male chauvinist, an ardent feminist, and the lovely gifted pawn, Verena Tarrant. As always, James' descriptions and dialogue delight from beginning to end!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible Early James

    • By AR on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $32.86

    • Classic Joseph Conrad and Henry James Dramas Starring Ralph Richardson, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Henry James
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in ‘The Liar’ and 'Four Meetings' adapted from the original story by Henry James.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared.

    Regular price: $5.33

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "The Portrait of a Lady" is the title of this masterpiece. Isabel Archer - beautiful, young and spirited - visits her wealthy relatives in England, rejects marriage proposals by two more or less worthy suitors, inherits a fortune and then is manipulated into marriage to one of the most cruel creatures imaginable: Gilbert Osmond... This is just scratching the surface of this colossal, monumental work, so rich in both its prose, its characters and its many, many themes.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Daisy Miller is the story of a beautiful, unconventional American girl who becomes the fascination of Frederick Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot. His pursuit of her is hampered by her flirtatiousness and flagrant disregard for the customs and behavior of the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great classic novella!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Aspern Papers

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Adams Sims
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Aspern Papers, a cold and ruthless literary biographer travels to Venice on the trail of personal letters belonging to the deceased American poet Jeffrey Aspern. His journey takes him to a dilapidated, rambling house belonging to an elderly woman named Juliana Bordereau and her lonely niece, Miss Tina. Just how far will he go to get what he wants? Will morality confront his personal ambition and literary curiosity?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A strong plot

    • By Tad Davis on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $16.09

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