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    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

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    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Named a "national institution" by George Orwell, Dickens offers his most popular tale, of the orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London. A novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oliver twist

    • By Martha P. on 08-26-18

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    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 59

    Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in "Jane Eyre". Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration hard to tolerate

    • By Reva Harrison on 09-17-18

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    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of "A Little Princess", one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story, really enjoyed this book.

    • By Vitaly Z on 08-06-18

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    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, "A Room With a View" is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. "A Room With a View" is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Allyson on 10-14-18

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    • Rilla of Ingleside

    • By: Lucy Maud
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon, Erica Collins, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she has great allies in the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty - and in their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So. Many. Awful. Narrators.👎🏼

    • By Erinleamoore on 10-14-18

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    • The Sign of the Four

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    "The Sign of the Four" (1890), also called "The Sign of Four," is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective. The story is set in 1888.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed in narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-20-18

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    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "The Age of Innocence" is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people "dreaded scandal more than disease". This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life - or mercilessly destroy it.

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    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Swept away by a cyclone from the Kansas prairies to the Land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, must find their way home. Traveling to the Emerald City with a new band of friends - the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion - Dorothy's fate is in the hands of a great and terrible wizard. But a wicked enemy stands in her way.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Alicia L. Baker on 09-07-18

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    • The Letters of Jane Austen

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park" and "Emma".

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    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When first published in 1899, "The Awakening" shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation.

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    • Mark Twain - His Life and Work

    • A Biographical Sketch
    • By: William M. Clemens, Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Author and humorist Mark Twain (whose real name was Samuel Clemens) is best known for his novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Originally published in 1892, when Mark Twain was 57 years old, this book is an account of the novelist's life, works, and humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many Quotes Brought Out Twain's Style of Humor

    • By Al D on 08-06-18

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    • The Valley of Fear

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    "The Valley of Fear" is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the real-life exploits of the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the "Strand Magazine" between September 1914 and May 1915.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, classic story. Rough narration.

    • By Luke Sabbann on 08-06-18

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    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    At age 19 Anne Brontë left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. "Agnes Grey" was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess. Brontë depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can affect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. She has only a few choices for employment. Agnes experiences the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals.

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    • The Wonderful Garden

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned.

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    • The Gospel in Brief

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this book, Tolstoy seeks to condense the four Gospels of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, into one, by looking along the lines of the teachings of Jesus Christ found in each book. In doing so, he discovers that the Lord's Prayer is the best summation of all that Christ taught in the Gospels.

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    • Sanctuary

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Edith Wharton's early novella focuses on Kate Orme, who begins the story happily in love with her fiance, only to discover that he hides a terrible secret.

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    • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This story ran as a serial in 1852 in the New York Sunday Dispatch, and for more than 160 years was buried in obscurity, unknown to the world as novel written by Walt Whitman. Zachary Turpin, a graduate student specializing in Whitman's works, had seen in his notes a sketch of a novel including the characters Covert, Wigglesworth, Smytthe and Jack Engle, but no work including these characters had ever been found.

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    • The Death of Ivan Ilyitch

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought. But one day, death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality.

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    • Summer

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 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 story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity Royall, and shares many plot similarities with Wharton's better known novel, "Ethan Frome". Only moderately well-received when originally published, "Summer" has had a resurgence in critical popularity since the 1960's.

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