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    • The Bottle Imp and Other Stories

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Robert Louis Stevenson brings his mastery of story-telling and suspense to these intriguing tales of island mystery. In 1888, a year after leaving England, Stevenson and his wife left San Francisco and sailed to the South Pacific. The beauty, mystery, and lore of the islands captivated the great author, inspiring him to write several wonderful short stories. "The Bottle Imp," the main story in this outstanding collection, is a suspenseful folktale, introducing us to various ghosts, demons, and other frightening creatures. Also included are 3 more examples of Stevenson's masterful but too often overlooked short fiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, not so great sound

    • By Stef on 03-16-06

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Coffin for Dimitrios

    • By: Eric Ambler
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    An early classic of espionage fiction. Through the cafés, trains and nighttime cities of Europe, Charles Latimer follows a twisting trail of drug-smugglers, thieves and assassins that will lead him to Dimitrios.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A most enjoyable history and geography lesson

    • By PearlGirl on 05-02-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Epitaph for a Spy

    • By: Eric Ambler
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Vadassy was just another name on the guest list at the seedy Mediterranean Hotel until he was accused of spying. Then, suddenly, he was on everybody's list.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific listen

    • By Tim on 06-15-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

    • By: Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull, Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    In 1773, 63-year-old literary giant Samuel Johnson joined James Boswell, a 32-year-old Scottish lawyer, on an historic horseback expedition across the Scottish Highlands to the Western Islands. The unlikely duo's travelogue records their fascinating conversations and encounters with great wit and incredible detail. Johnson, one of the 18th century's most celebrated writers, provided an elegant and stately account of everything from Loch Ness's medicinal waters to Scotland's puzzling lack of trees.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tasty, but abridged

    • By Tad Davis on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Written at the turn of the 19th century, before "science fiction" existed as a genre, H.G. Wells' creation was a new departure in literature. The author's deep devotion to social reform led him to use the idea of an extraterrestrial invasion to theorize about a possible violent upheaval in society - instead of "Martians" think "Bolsheviks."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, tight and prescient.

    • By Darwin8u on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Dracula

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Susan Adams, Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    This haunting, unabridged reading from the original 1897 text, recounts with mounting suspense the nocturnal travels of a suspicious count from Transylvania.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mirable Dictu. The Quinary Count No. 1

    • By Doug D. Eigsti on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Adventures in Far-Off Places

    • The Short Story Collection
    • By: Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller, Alexander Spencer, Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    At the turn of the century, the short story form gained enormous popularity. Against the frozen Alaskan landscape of "To Build a Fire", a miner struggles to survive the splintering whiteness of sub-zero temperatures. "Isle of Voices" captures the Hawaii of old, where magic transports a young man to an island of powerful spirits. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" pits a mongoose against a cobra in the steamy beauty of an Indian garden. Recorded Books’ award-winning narrators turn these stories into absorbing productions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wilderness and Colonial fantasies

    • By Mrs. Mina on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Saintly Dr. Henry Jekyll is the epitome of dedication, while the frightening Mr. Edward Hyde commits murder. What strange secret binds these two men in the fog of London?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Norm on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Here are nine of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, tales that showcase the talents of literature's most famous sleuth. This thrilling anthology includes such favorites as "Silver Blaze", in which a prize racehorse disappears; "Yellow Face", where Holmes confesses to a rare error; and "The Musgrave Ritual", one of his most famous cases. The collection concludes with the poignant, historic "The Final Problem", as Dr. Watson recalls Holmes's tragic death at the hands of Professor Moriarty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic tales of the most famous detective

    • By Mark on 05-31-03

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The World of Saki

    • By: Saki (H.H. Munro)
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This volume collects 16 stories from the master of wit and wisdom, Saki, who displayed an incomparable agility with delicate, humorous, stylistic prose. Included here are: "Esmé," about a hyena that adopts 2 British women, "Tobermory," featuring a talking cat, and "Sredni Vashtar," concerning demon worship, as well as "The Easter Egg," "Mrs. Packeltide's Tiger," "The Byzantine Omelette," and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst.Sound. Ever.

    • By thatgirlthere on 07-26-09

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys

    • Excerpts
    • By: Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Samuel Pepys's meticulous chronicles of life in 17th-century England are an exacting record of a unique historical era. Pepys lived through one of the most colorful periods of British history. He witnessed - and recorded detailed accounts of - the execution of Charles I, a civil war, the Restoration, a plague, and the Great Fire of London. His entries also record the minutiae of everyday life - scandals, intrigues, infidelities and vulgarities - presenting a comprehensive portrait of a fascinating era.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Despite the Fuzzy Audio . . .

    • By Ben on 04-27-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Body Snatcher

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    What would you call people who steal the newly buried dead and sell their bodies for medical dissection? In Stevenson's day, they were sometimes called "resurrectionists" - but he calls them "Body-Snatchers" and tells a grisly, memorable story about them. A master of terror and suspense, Stevenson lets his imagination explore the depths of human superstitions. Also included on this recording are the stories "Isle of Voices" and "The Waif Woman."

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Dracula

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer, Susan Adams
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his "Master".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely bad sound quality

    • By J. Hansen on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $18.07