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    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,432
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,037
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,039

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!

    • By james on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Use earphones that are light on bass

    • By Tad Davis on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $60.00

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Romance, treachery, courage... The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles, and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen, and France herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic and well narrated

    • By Benjamin J. Hackett on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $81.19

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 22 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More than I bargained for...

    • By 1DrummingAddict on 07-18-15

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Gargantua and Pantagruel

    • By: François Rabelais
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 34 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Here is a grotesque and carnivalesque collection of exuberant, fantastical stories that takes us from the ancient world through to the European Renaissance. At the heart of these tall tales are the giant Gargantua and his equally seismic son, Pantagruel. Containing magical adventures, maniacal punning, slapstick humor, erudite allusions, and just about any bodily function one can think of, here is quite possibly the zaniest, most risqué book ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Relentless, but repays diligence

    • By livingthedream on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Red and the Black

    • By: Stendhal
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Young Julien Sorel, the son of a country timber merchant, carries a portrait of his hero Napoleon Bonaparte and dreams of military glory. A brilliant career in the Church leads him into Parisian high society, where, 'mounted upon the finest horse in Alsace', he gains high military office and wins the heart of the aristocratic Mlle Mathilde de la Mole. Julien's cunning and ambition lead him into all sorts of scrapes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and wordy

    • By Chrissie on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The most exciting underwater adventure ever! In 1866 a mysterious giant whale savagely attacks ships in international seas. A famous French marine biologist, Pierre Aronnax, joins the hunt to track down and incapacitate the creature. With him are his loyal servant, Conseil, and redoubtable Canadian harpooner Ned Land. They soon find that their enemy is no sea beast but a brilliantly designed submarine. They are captured and imprisoned by its master, the sinister Captain Nemo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good one

    • By Tad Davis on 06-19-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Father Goriot

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Impoverished young aristocrat Eugene de Rastignac is determined to climb the social ladder and impress himself on Parisian high society. While staying at the Maison Vauquer, a boarding house in Paris's rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, he encounters Jean-Joachim Goriot, a retired vermicelli maker who has spent his entire fortune supporting his two daughters. The boarders strike up a friendship and Goriot learns of Rastignac's feelings for his daughter Delphine. He begins to see Rastignac as the ideal son-in-law, and the perfect substitute for Delphine's domineering husband. But Rastignac has other opportunities too....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tom Jones

    • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 37 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Tom Jones, a foundling, is brought up by the kindly Mr. Allworthy as if he were his own son. Forced to leave the house as a young man after tales of his disgraceful behavior reach his benefactor's ears, he sets out in utter despair, not only because of his banishment but because he has now lost all hope of gaining the hand of the beautiful Sophia. But she too is forced to flee her parental home to escape an undesirable marriage and their stories and adventures intertwine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • terrific story BUT

    • By tom on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $45.47

    • The Sign of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Once again, the intrepid Zorro fights for justice! In the fourth of Naxos AudioBooks' Zorro titles, our hero's assistance is sought when the devious Pedro Morelos threatens the fortune of a wealthy heir, Vicente Canchola. Morelos hatches a plot to kidnap the Governor of California and extort profitable trade concessions from him. Zorro overhears this, but will he be able to foil the evil scheme, and stop the Canchola estate from falling into the wrong hands?

    Regular price: $24.49

    • She: A History of Adventure

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Somewhere in Africa, a tiny, primitive tribe, the Amahaggers, live secretly amongst the debris of a lost Egyptian civilization, ruled by the beautiful semi-goddess Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed. Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge academic, is reluctantly drawn into plans for a voyage in search of this legendary queen. With his adopted son, Leo, he sets out on a brave journey, following a trail of clues. Shipwrecked and captured by cannibals, their voyage soon turns into a nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adventure

    • By Craig on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Zorro Rides Again

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Reina de los Angeles is being terrorized by a masked swordsman who marks the faces of his victims with Zorro's trademark Z. But is this the real Zorro? The governor of California offers a reward for the capture of Don Diego Vega (who is known to have previously been Zorro) dead or alive, while an army - led by the ruthless Captain Rocha - is in hot pursuit of the outlaw. Assisted by a coterie of allies and the native Cocopah tribe, Don Diego seeks to establish his innocence and unmask the evil imposter.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated tales of all time, this is both high-octane thriller and fascinating travelogue. Phileas Fogg, intrepid Victorian gentleman about town, accepts a wager that he cannot travel around the world in 80 days. Naturally, he immediately sets off, accompanied by his French manservant, Passepartout. They are pursued by a police officer, Detective Fix, who is foolishly convinced that Fogg is a bank robber. Much hilarity ensues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Around the world in 80 days

    • By Patricia K. on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $29.39

    • The Four Just Men

    • By: Edgar Wallace
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Edgar Wallace’s classic vigilante detective series The Four Just Men – involving four wealthy and resourceful individuals determined to take the law into their own hands – has maintained its popularity for over a century In this, the opening volume, the mysterious Four Just Men punish by death those who are beyond the reach of the law. When Foreign Secretary Sir Philip Ramon’s proposed Aliens Extradition Bill threatens the safety of a Spanish resistance leader, the men warn Sir Sir Philip that he must either withdraw the legislation, or face death.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Allan Quatermain

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in H. Rider Haggard’s marvelous King Solomon’s Mines. This time, grieving from the tragic loss of his son, Quatermain longs to return to his beloved Africa. He sets out in search of a lost white tribe, the Zu-Vendis, ruled by two beautiful sister Queens. Once again, Quatermain’s companions are the indefatigable Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, and the magnificent Zulu warrior Umslopogaas. The journey is incredibly dangerous, and thrillingly told.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Forgotten novels

    • By Mark on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantes, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Chateau d'If prison. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By Archie65 on 01-15-04

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Mark of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The heroic and honorable Zorro, an ace with a whip and a demon with a sword, fights for the poor and oppressed - a far cry from the effete young aristocrat Don Diego, who spends his days reading poetry and dreaming of the beautiful Lolita Pulido. When Lolita's family faces ruin and accusations of treason, Zorro must step in to save her family and her honor. But who is this masked caballero?

    Regular price: $29.39

    • A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The story begins in Hamburg, 1863. The brilliant Professor Lidenbrock, inspired by an ancient, encoded manuscript, impetuously decides to take his reluctant nephew Axel on a seemingly insane mission: to travel down volcanic tunnels to the very center of the earth.

    Regular price: $33.59

    • Shango and the Amazing Magical Sleeping Spell

    • An Aid to Help Parents Put Their Children to Sleep
    • By: Simon S Menzies
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shango and the Amazing Magical Sleeping Spell is one book in a series of books that aim to deal with a number of childhood issues, such as fears, phobias, anxiety, and anger. This book deals specifically with sleep. If a child consistently has difficulty getting to sleep, this could be due to a passing phase or dietary or psychological issues. In the latter, anxiety or depression might be a cause, and if so please see Shango's other books relating to those issues.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Great French Poems

    • 35 Favourites from Villon to Baudelaire in French with English Translation
    • By: François Villon, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Here are 35 of the greatest poems in the French language, carefully selected and read in French by Bill Homewood, the bilingual English classical actor who has spent half his life in France. To help those English speakers with just a little French to appreciate the glories of these poems, he provides his own clear English translations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly great

    • By Walter on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $6.19

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