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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 2,223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,076

    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 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best!

    • By susan von schlegell on 07-29-18

    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 10
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    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: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    "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

    • 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 421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    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

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Henry James' signature theme - the American abroad - centers here on a chatterbox, provincial (not to say ignorant) daughter of a wealthy Schenectady industrialist, as she travels through Europe with her doting, vapid mother and rambunctious young brother. She meets up with one Mr. Winterbourne, another ex-patriate, with whom she flirts before coming to a sad end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good for its time.

    • By Emily Carter on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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 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 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Brilliant

    • By J-me on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Ambassadors

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Henry James can be hard to follow but worth it

    • By Patricia on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The American

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

    • The Ambassadors

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The Turn of the Screw has been described by many critics as the most sophisticated and terrifying ghost story in the English language. It is considered one of the great intellectual "spook tales" of all time. The story concerns a naive young governess who is hired to take care of two children in a large mansion in the English countryside. Everything is going fine, until she discovers that the children are not as innocent as they seem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent all around - great narrator

    • By Diane on 10-07-10

    Regular price: $8.75

    • 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

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Set in New York City during the 1840s, the story follows Ms. Sloper's conflicts with her concerned father, who attempts to thwart Mr. Townsend, and her busybody aunt, who encourages the attachment. But amid all the duplicity and folly, Ms. Sloper slowly grows towards independence and maturity, and begins to make her own decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What??

    • By fabiola on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $29.39

    • The Aspern Papers

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Epstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The Aspern Papers, one of Henry James best-known shorter works, is based on a story he heard about a collector of Shelley's manuscripts who attempted to acquire valuable letters from a mysterious old woman living in Florence. Set in beautiful Venice, James' elegant tale of suspense and romance takes the reader down the canals and inner chambers of a bygone era.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the great novellas

    • By Ron L. Caldwell on 11-07-08

    Regular price: $15.75

    • Yellowhammer

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    July 1983, Essex. A boy playing hide-and-seek sees a fox tugging at something up on a railway embankment. He approaches it cautiously. Seconds later, a blast is heard, and rooks ascend from the poplars surrounding the farmhouse at which the boy is spending his summer holiday with cousins. DI Nick Lowry is called upon to investigate two deaths at Fox Farm, the home of eminent historian Christopher Cliff. The body in the farmhouse kitchen is Cliff himself, having seemingly taking his own life with an antique shotgun. The fox-disturbed body on the property boundary is as yet unidentified.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The innocent and insolent Daisy confronts the traditions of old Europe and confounds all of the people (especially the men) who surround her. All throughout the story, there are classic Jamesian views on the differences between English and American societies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story performed greatly

    • By Tirtza Broideh on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Classic Joseph Conrad and Henry James Dramas starring Ralph Richardson, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Joseph Conrad, Henry James
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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 Tale’ and 'The Black Mate' adapted from the original story by Joseph Conrad and ‘The Aspern Papers’ 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • audio quality is out of date

    • By Don on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $4.12

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