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    • Ragged Dick

    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Ragged Dick is the story of a young bootblack living and working in the streets of a post-Civil War New York City. It follows his rise from a street kid to the respectable middle class. The original publication came to depict a time of post-war struggle through the eyes of its young victims, vagabond children. Originally written as young-adult moral tales using the classic rags-to-riches theme, Ragged Dick is also Algers' timeless snapshot into an all but forgotten period in American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless<br />

    • By lucy on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $8.39

    • Poesie di Natale [Christmas Poems]

    • lette dai bambini per i bambini [Read by Children for Children]
    • By: Clement C. Moore, Henry W. Longfellow, Margaret Evans Price, and others
    • Narrated by: Irene Monticelli, Adam Failla, Mina Bertolotto, and others
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nella notte di neve, con case e alberi che brillano bianchi, arriva volando dal paese dei ghiacci la slitta di Babbo Natale con le otto renne. Nella notte stellata, i tre Re Magi seguono la luminosa cometa per trovare Gesù Bambino cavalcando tra dune di sabbia. Il piccolo Teddy Malleen va in visita da Babbo Natale con la sua macchina volante, e l'anno dopo tornerà al Polo in compagnia dell'amico Orso. Le calze in attesa dei doni sono appese ai caminetti e Babbo Natale dovrà cercare di far felici tutti i bambini.

    Regular price: $1.33

    • Strive and Succeed

    • Or The Progress of Walter Conrad
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and bravery. Walter Conrad is sent to Portville to see if his father's estate is being defrauded. Though only 15, Walter obtains the job of school teacher - and finds it challenging to maintain order in the school.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ragged Dick

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a rags-to-riches tale aout an honest, ambitious, and generous young bootblack from lower Manhattan in the late 1800s.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not realistic in today's world - but a fast read

    • By Kindle me this: on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Ragged Dick

    • Or Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Ragged Dick details the adventures of Richard Hunter, a homeless boy who earns a living shining shoes on the streets of Manhattan in the mid 1800s. Inspired by a customer he meets, Dick resolves to improve his situation, finds a roommate who can act as his tutor, and overcomes adversity with wit and good cheer. First published in book form in 1866, Ragged Dick was Alger's first great publishing success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming tale...

    • By P. M. Lipker on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ragged Dick

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ragged Dick is Horatio Alger's most notorious short story that helped shaped American identity and shed light on the number and severity of boys living on the street in New York. Listen about how Ragged Dick starts out as a street boy and bootblack and eventually pulls himself up by his bootstraps.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bound to Rise (Or, Up the Ladder)

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    An inspirational story about how individual traits and efforts help one to rise and progress. It is the story that eloquently compares and contrasts between two characters, their attitudes, efforts and consequently their success and failure. The book remains an inspiration for those who are ready to put in efforts and move ahead in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!!

    • By braceanil on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Only an Irish Boy (Stories of Success)

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Andy Burke is as witty as he is hard working, even if he is Only an Irish Boy!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Young Adventurer

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Horatio Alger, was a 19th-century American author who wrote over 100 novels. Many of his works have been called "rags to riches" stories, describing how down-and-out boys achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, and concern for others. Because of this Alger is a a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Fame and Fortune

    • or The Progress of Richard Hunter
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and brovery. Alger was born near Boston, attended Harvard and moved to New York City in 1866. Alger is one of America's all-time, best-selling fiction authors. Fame and Fortune continues the story of Richard Hunter begun in Ragged Dick with a plot by his enemies....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Mark the Match Boy

    • Or Richard Hunter's Ward
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and bravery. Mark the Match Boy recounts the adventures of a boy ill suited to life on the streets of New York and his fortunate association with Richard Hunter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My thoughts

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Young Miner

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Continue the journey with Tom Nelson as he tries to strike it rich in California. Horatio Alger was once crowned "America's best-selling author of all time." His works are back and they read like never before. You will fall in love with these stories of success!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mark the Match Boy

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The story of a lowly matchboy and his rise to success with the help of Mr. Richard Hunter.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Andy Grant's Pluck

    • Stories of Success
    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Andy Grant is forced to drop out of Penhurst Academy in order to help his father on the farm. Accepting this, Andy returns home to and decides to form his own fate. With the help of a wealthy benefactor, Andy moves from his small town and is lead through work and travels across the country.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Young Adventurer

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Tom Nelson embarks on the journey of a lifetime in an effort to put his maturity and hard work to the test.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fame and Fortune

    • By: Horatio Alger
    • Narrated by: Ben Gillman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Continue the tale of Ragged Dick as he becomes Richard Hunter in Fame and Fortune. Horatio Alger was once crowned "America's best-selling author of all time." His works are back and they read like never before. You will fall in love with these stories of success!

    Regular price: $14.95