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    • The Magus

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    John Fowles’s The Magus was a literary landmark of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe goes to a Greek island to teach at a private school and becomes enmeshed in curious happenings at the home of a mysterious Greek recluse, Maurice Conchis. Are these events, involving attractive young English sisters, just psychological games, or an elaborate joke, or more? Reality shifts as the story unfolds. The Magus reflected the issues of the 1960s perfectly, and it continues to create tension and concern today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystical Morality Tale of Love, Reality, Fidelity

    • By W Perry Hall on 03-24-14

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Collector

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful narration

    • By Sharon on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The French Lieutenant's Woman

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    At Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast, a young Victorian amateur palaentologist, Charles Smithson, is struck by a solitary figure standing at the far end of the Cobb, staring out to sea. It is Sarah Woodruff, known to the locals as 'poor Tragedy' since her apparent liaison with a French sailor who has since deserted her. Although Charles is already engaged to a young heiress, he is immediately beguiled and eventually infatuated with Sarah.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great drama, great reader.

    • By Richard on 04-29-05

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Magus

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: Charles Dance, Full Cast, Hayley Atwell, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate, runs away from his monotonous life to take up a teaching post on the small Greek island of Phraxos. There he meets the enigmatic figure of Maurice Conchis, and slowly gets drawn into a world full of strange encounters and psychological tricks on Conchis' estate at Bourani. When Conchis introduces Nicholas to the enchanting and mysterious Lily Montgomery, reality and illusion begin to intertwine.

    Regular price: $13.08