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    • Faust: Parts I & II

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Faust has long been considered one of the most important works of European literature ever published. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe began writing Faust in the 1770s while still a young man, spending most of his adult life on the project. Faust was finally finished almost 50 years later, near the end of his life. Faust is a philosophical drama full of humor, satire, and tragedy. The demon Mephistopheles makes a bet with God that he can lure Faust from the path of good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance

    • By David Sanders on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Faust

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Tim Habeger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 160
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great work, decent translation, poor narration

    • By Beasley on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Faust

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Auriol Smith, Gunnar Cauthery, Stephen Critchlow, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 286
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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      4 out of 5 stars 249

    Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. Enjoyment rules, until Faust’s emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, and the tragic outcome brings Part 1 to an end. Part 2, written much later in Goethe’s life, places his eponymous hero in a variety of unexpected circumstances, causing him to reflect on humanity and its attitudes to life and death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Goethe's play wasn't usually performed in full...

    • By cheresse on 09-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Sorrows of Young Werther

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    The Sorrows of Young Werther was Goethe's first major success, turning him from an unknown into a celebrated author practically overnight. Napoleon Bonaparte considered it one of the great works of European literature. He thought so highly of it that he wrote a soliloquy in Goethe's style in his youth and carried Werther with him on his campaigning to Egypt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Believe the hype

    • By brenty on 09-24-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Sorrows of Young Werther

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Werther, a sensitive young artist, finds himself in Wahlheim, a quiet, attractive village in Germany where he seeks solace from the turmoils of love. It is a young spring, and he hopes that arcadian solitude will prove a genial balm to his mind. But his romantic tendency rules otherwise, and he falls in love with Charlotte - Lotte - even though he knows she is affianced to another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance for a classical story.

    • By Bobby M. on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $14.70

    • Italian Journey

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Goethe was probably the greatest universal genius who ever lived. Although known primarily as a poet, playright, and novelist, he was also known for his work in anatomy, botany, color, art criticism, and jurisprudence. Many people are deterred from attempting to read anything by Goethe because of his extremely penetrating intelligence and dense prose. But his travel diary, Italian Journey, is by far easier to digest than anything else by him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent unabridged version

    • By Lena S. on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Fausto [Faust]

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Franco Patiño, Aldo Lumbía, Marciel Moya, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    El doctor Fausto es, en cierta forma, un cadáver: vive junto a su propia muerte. En una ciudad decrépita se celebra una convención médica. Allí, Fausto encuentra a Santos, un antiguo paciente que afirma haber sido desahuciado por éste ocho años atrás. Santos es un ser grosero, inquietante y seductor que guiará a Fausto a través de un viaje alucinante por su propia conciencia: Los deseos de Fausto son órdenes para Santos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Find

    • By Lazaro C. Ojeda on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Sorrows of Young Werther (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Composed almost entirely of letters written by Werther to his friend Wilhelm, The Sorrows of Young Werther is a heartbreaking narrative about a doomed love. Werther, a young artist driven more by the heart than by reason, is already enraptured with the elusive Charlotte when she marries another man better suited to her class. To keep Charlotte near, Werther befriends her husband - a bid that becomes a torturous reminder of all he’s lost.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Die Leiden des jungen Werther

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Marek Harloff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Werther begleitet die junge Lotte auf einen Ball. Obwohl er weiß, dass sie verlobt ist, verliebt er sich leidenschaftlich. Als ihr Verlobter Albert von einer Geschäftsreise zurückkehrt, begreift Werther, wie aussichtslos seine Liebe ist...

    Regular price: $8.01

    • Classic German Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Peter Hebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    German short stories began in the late 18th century as brief, beautifully written moral fables. In the following century, style evolved toward realism in parallel with that of other European literature. From the lofty idealism of Goethe to the searing verisimilitude of Mann, German writers of all styles have left us some of the most arresting profiles of the human condition ever conceived.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Ian on 04-26-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Jürgen Fritsche
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Goethes wohl bekanntestes Werk über den Gelehrten Heinrich Faust, der einen Pakt mit dem Teufel eingeht, um seinen Wissensdurst in allen Bereichen des Lebens zu stillen. Ungekürzte Lesung!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic

    • By Fulya on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $8.28

    • Faust

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Hans Eckhardt
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Eines der größten Werke der "klassischen" deutschen Literatur und zugleich eines der meistgefürchteten Schullektüren. Hier in der Nacherzählung von Barbara Kindermann. Und so mancher dürfte beim Hören verblüfft feststellen: Es ist ein Werk, das sich seinen herausgehobenen Status bis heute durchaus zu Recht bewahrt hat. Ein Werk zugleich, das sich leider allzu vielen verschließt, weil sich ihnen der zeitgemäße Zugang nicht eröffnet. Dieses Hörbuch liefert endlich Abhilfe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • abridged version for children

    • By Jane on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $4.43

    • Die Leiden des jungen Werther

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Maximilian Laprell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Der 1774 erschienene Briefroman "Die Leiden des jungen Werther" von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe spielt in der Zeit um 1771 in der deutschen Kleinstadt Wahlheim und handelt von dem jungen Rechtspraktikanten Werther, der sich unglücklich in die bereits verlobte Lotte verliebt und am Ende Selbstmord begeht. Seine Gedanken und Handlungen hält er in den Briefen an seinen Freund Wilhelm fest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narration of this Goethe classic

    • By California_User on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $4.43

    • Die Wahlverwandtschaften

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Udo Wachtveitl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Eduard, ein reicher Baron im besten Mannesalter, und seine Frau Charlotte sind ein liebendes Paar. In der Jugend von den Eltern getrennt, haben sie sich im reiferen Alter wiedergefunden und geheiratet. Ihr idyllisches Leben auf dem gemeinsamen Landgut wird jedoch unterbrochen durch die Ankunft des Hauptmannes, eines Freundes von Eduard, und Ottilies, Charlottes Pflegetochter, und bald ist nichts mehr so wie es war...

    Regular price: $39.45

    • Faust

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is a poem, translated by Bayard Taylor, which tells the beautiful and emotional story of a man who has seen and done it all. However, despite all of his learning and education, his life still feels empty and unaccomplished. He believes wholeheartedly that there is something else out there. Faust, having exhausted all other fields of study, turns to magic for fulfillment. He summons the devil and makes a pact - that if the devil can show him something rewarding and fulfilling, he will give the devil his soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic with Motivated Narrator

    • By Jose on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Jan Terstiege
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Beeinflusst durch die Ereignisse der französischen Revolution und die aufkeimende Freundschaft zu Schiller reifte blickt dieser Roman auf die Lehrzeit eines poetisch gesonnenen Bürgermanns in der vorrevolutionären Gegenwart. Als Finacier einer Schauspielertruppe bricht Wilhelm aus seiner engen bürgerlichen Herkunft aus und blickt hinein in die Welt des Theaters. Was als Irrweg erscheint, entwickelt sich zum Lebensweg; immer wieder neues Irren lehrt Wilhelm zu leben. Lebendige Darstellung der Leidenschaft wechselt sich mit ruhigen Elementen ab.

    Regular price: $19.70

    • L'altro viaggio in Italia. Descrizioni del Bel Paese di scrittori europei dal Cinquecento al Duemila

    • By: Charles Dickens, Montesquieu, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Moro Silo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Tutta un altra Italia. Dimenticate le agiografie e le spettacolari descrizioni delle opere d arte...

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Gert Westphal liest Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • Die große Höredition
    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Gert Westphal
    • Length: 63 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Wenn Deutschlands größter Dichter und Deutschlands bekannteste Stimme zusammenkommen, so ist das ein großer Glücksmoment für den Hörer. Denn wer könnte Goethes Figuren treffender charakterisieren, seine Sprachkunst funkelnder zur Geltung bringen, seine Gedanken souveräner nachvollziehen als der große Goethe-Interpret Gert Westphal? Es scheint, Goethe hat beim Schreiben dieser Worte schon den König der Vorleser vor sich gesehen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content, good performance, terrible Product

    • By Gerhard Hachmann on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $31.29

    • Die Leiden des jungen Werther

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Patrick Imhof
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Goethes erster Roman erzählt die Geschichte der Liebe des jungen Werther zu einer Frau - die bereits vergeben ist. Diese verbotene Liebe endet tragisch.

    Regular price: $6.22

    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Die schönsten Gedichte

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Jürgen Fritsche
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Die schönsten und berühmtesten Gedichte von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, darunter: Mailied, Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, Jägers Abendlied, Der König in Thule, Der Erlkönig, Der Zauberlehrling, Heidenröslein uvm.

    Regular price: $4.43

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