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    • Passing

    • By: Nella Larsen
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Light-skinned black woman Irene Redfield meets an old childhood friend - Claire - who is now "passing" as a white woman... Claire is married to a racist white man, who doesn't know she has African American blood. Despite the danger of being found out by her husband and society at large she finds herself helplessly drawn to Irene's world. An absolutely fascinating listening experience on many levels simultaneously.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Howards End

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Howards End" is a novel by English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist E. M. Forster. It was first published in 1910. "Howards End" is considered by some to be Forster's masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked "Howards End" 38th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It's about social conventions, codes of conduct, and personal relationships in turn-of-the-century England. This is also a story of difference between the middle class and the poor.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible abridgment.

    • By Christine on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $11.59

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    "A Little Princess" is a beloved classic of English children's literature. Captain Crewe, a wealthy young English widower, enrolls his seven-year-old daughter Sara, who has been living in India, at Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, in order to prepare her for a future life in society. Crewe dotes on his daughter, ordering and paying for her special treatment at the school, such as her own room fitted with extra luxuries, her own maid, and her own carriage for rides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the story but

    • By K. Degraaf on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

    • By: Harriet Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The atrocious but true story of slavery in the United States until the Civil War. It is the personal history of Harriet Jacobs and her enslavement and subsequent escape to the North, after spending seven years hidden in a crawlspace. The stunned listener also gets to know of the mistreatment of the other slaves. We hear how slavery as practiced by the South was degrading to both blacks and whites.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 01-24-18

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    • The Odd Women

    • By: George Gissing
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    An absolutely fascinating, trailblazing and early work of feminism and social realism! This novel reflects the important sexual and cultural issues of the late nineteenth century. Here, women are portrayed as "odd" and marginal in relation to an ideal. Set in a smoggy London, our heroines range from the idealistic, financially autonomous Mary Barfoot; to the Madden sisters who struggle to get by in low paying jobs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A clear eyed observation of women awakening to independence

    • By Katie on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Quicksand

    • By: Nella Larsen
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Like most of us in our twenties, Helga Crane, our American heroine and teacher in the rural South; is filled with the desire to be more than she is and to feel the world more intensely. She therefore dismisses her native Chicago, New York's Harlem, Copenhagen even. She also passes on opportunities for extended family, for marriage, and for true love. What is always latent in this truly remarkable work; is how much the background of 1920's American racial segregation defines Helga's malaise, and how much - paradoxically - is of her own doing.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Orphaned into the authority of her Aunt Reed and subjected to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre still manages to hold on to her integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield and falls in love with the brooding and mysterious Mr. Rochester; but there will be quite a few complications in the way of their happiness. This is a classic and enduring masterpiece, multilayered in meaning and showing the listener many of the challenges facing women during the Victorian era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jane Eyre

    • By Delores J Dyjak on 04-13-18

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    • 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 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "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 Return of the Soldier

    • By: Rebecca West
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 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

    In 1916, on an isolated country estate just outside London, Captain Chris Baldry, a shell-shocked captain suffering from amnesia, comes home to the three women who have shaped his life. Will these three strong and devoted women help him regain his memory and his sense of purpose and send him back to the front; or will he descend further into the catacombs of oblivion?

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Story of Avis

    • By: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Success for a woman means absolute surrender, in whatever direction. Whether she paints a picture, or loves a man, there is no division of labor possible in her economy. To the attainment of any end worth living for, a symmetrical sacrifice of her nature is compulsory upon her." That is the dilemma this powerful and beautifully observed work centers around.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • The Glimpses of the Moon

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "The Glimpses of the Moon" is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer Edith Wharton (1862-1937). It was published in 1920. Set in the early 1920s, this novel continues Edith Wharton's examination of New York society. Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are both barely getting by in the wealthy social circles they move in and they can't afford to get married. They make a deal. They will get married and stay together as long as they can but when they run out of money, they can divorce each other.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave

    • By: Aphra Behn
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A short novel by a woman first published as early as in 1688! On that merit alone it is interesting. But there is more. This is a fictional work purporting to be the story of an African prince who eventually ends up in Surinam as a slave. It is also the very touching love story of the prince and his one and only love - despite the common practice of polygamy. Tragedy and revenge, or tragic revenge, if you will, is also another strong element of the story.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "The House of Mirth" (1905), by Edith Wharton, is the story of Lily Bart, a well-born, but penniless woman of the high society of New York City, who was raised and educated to become wife to a rich man, a hothouse flower for conspicuous consumption. As an unmarried woman with gambling debts and an uncertain future, Lily is destroyed by the society who created her.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After her parents' bitter and brutal divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself pushed back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a tool for provoking one another. And when both parents move on and remarry, Maisie - solitary, observant and wise beyond her years - is drawn into a messy and very adult world of lies and betrayal; until she is finally forced to choose her own way of independent living.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Austen's last novel, published posthumously. A timeless masterpiece, rich in everything: keen observation, characterizations, wonderful prose and a meaty plot and subplot(s)... in short, everything that we expect from and love about the great author! Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth meet and fall in love; but Anne's entourage, especially mentor Lady Russell persuade her not to act on her feelings, as the deem the young naval officer not suitable.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to. poor reading

    • By Go mair on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Summer

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a powerful and tragic work by the masterful author about a girl's sexual awakening. Of course, there are consequences involved; she is a poor girl in a small western New England town. This book deals with both sexuality and class distinction and touches on incest as well. While these topics are more or less openly debated today, they were considered scandalous at the time of publication.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • News from Nowhere

    • By: William Morris
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This fascinating work centers around the encounter between a visitor from the nineteenth century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future without class segregation and with direct democracy without government al empowerment. Inspired by the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx; this novel is not only a statement of egalitarian convictions but a great early contribution to the utopian genre! This work could be seen as a kind of utopian counterpart to George Orwell's famous and deeply pessimistic, dystopian novel 1984.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dream or vision?

    • By Kate Perkins on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Fifth Queen

    • By: Ford Madox Ford
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Fifth Queen" trilogy is a series of connected historical novels by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. It consists of three novels: "The Fifth Queen; And How She Came to Court" (1906), "Privy Seal" (1907) and "The Fifth Queen Crowned" (1908), which present a fictionalized account of Katharine Howard's arrival at the Court of Henry VIII, her eventual marriage to the king, and her death. The "Fifth Queen" trilogy has an omniscient narrator.

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    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This early novel is often called Jane Austen's Gothic parody. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers are quintessential gothic ingredients; but the listener is also rewarded with Austen's typical and wonderful sense of satirical humor! Our heroine is Catherine Morland, a seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family friend, Catherine falls in love with Henry Tilney, who invites her to visit his family estate, Northanger Abbey.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Susan D. White on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort (The War on All Fronts)

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort" is a collection of magazine articles by the American writer Edith Wharton on her time in France during the First World War, including her visits to the French sectors of the Western Front. The individual articles originally appeared in Scribner's Magazine in 1915. Part of the "The War on All Fronts" series, the book was published in 1918.

    Regular price: $7.12

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