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    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • From This World to That Which Is to Come
    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 686

    For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two books in one! Terrific narration!

    • By Adam on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $44.09

    • The Monk and the Philosopher

    • A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life
    • By: Jean-Francois Revel
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Twenty-seven years ago, Matthieu Ricard gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism - not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters. Years later, this project was born, and Richard met with his father, Jean-Francois Revel - a French philosopher who became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. At an inn, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

    • Incredible Real-Life Murders
    • By: Robin Odell
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164

    A gripping collection of stories of human criminality at its most bizarre.

    These unusual, sensational murders recall not only gruesome historical crimes, but also touch on shocking and macabre modern murders. Included are details of groundbreaking advances in crime detection, law enforcement, and forensic science. This is the top-secret report on the most grisly, and unusual, criminal activity of our time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True Crime for the Beach or Vacation Reader

    • By Sires on 05-06-13

    Regular price: $8.52

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Before Sir Florian Eustace dies, he gives his beloved wife Lizzie a beautiful and expensive diamond necklace valued over £10,000. Dispute soon rages between the Eustace family and the manipulative and conniving Lizzie: it's claimed that the diamonds are a precious family heirloom, but Lizzie argues they were a gift. Is she lying? As the family's lawyer determines to reunite them with the jewels, Lizzie resorts to increasingly desperate measures, until one day the jewels are stolen. Who is responsible? The Eustace Diamonds is a wonderfully absorbing blend of cynicism and humor.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Warden - Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 1

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Loved and appreciated by all with whom he works, Harding lives an ordered, regular life in his protected religious environment. Then one day, a young reformer feels he has uncovered a mismanagement of funds and Harding is held to blame. The accusation comes as a shock not only to Harding himself but also to the cathedral community. It then comes to wider notice when the cause is taken up by a national newspaper.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I kept waiting for something to happen

    • By Joan on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Barchester Towers, Book 2

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Barchester Towers, the sequel to The Warden, is the second novel in Trollope's major series, the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It focuses on the power struggle between Archdeacon Grantly, Mr. Slope and the Proudies as they fight for control of the diocese of Barchester. Meanwhile, another struggle is taking place for the heart of Eleanor Bold. Who will win her? The vile Mr. Slope, the idling Bertie Stanhope or someone else entirely?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle comedy, good company

    • By jdukuray on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • One's Company

    • A Journey to China in 1933
    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Catching all the fascination and humour of travel in out-of-the-way places, One's Company is Peter Fleming's account of his journey through Russia and Manchuria to China when he was Special Correspondent to The Times in the 1930s. Fleming spent seven months with the "object of investigating the Communist situation in South China" at a time when, as far as he knew, "no previous journey had been made to the anti-communist front by a foreigner", and on its publication in 1934, One's Company won widespread critical acclaim.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Dr Thorne

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 3
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    It tells the tale of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, a couple intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Frank is engaged in a fierce battle with his family as his mother vehemently opposes the marriage and pushes him to marry a wealthy heiress; however, Frank shuns her attempts and is determined to accept Mary on her own terms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trollope and a worthy narrator

    • By Ollie on 10-06-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Small House at Allington

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 5
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The fifth novel in the Chronicles of Barsetshire, The Small House at Allington, concerns the lives of the two Dale girls, Lily and Bell, who live at the Small House. While Bell is in love with the local doctor James Crofts, Lily is pursued by two men: the worldly, rich and handsome Adolphus Crosbie and the poor but honest Johnny Eames. With each determined to gain her hand in marriage, who will she choose?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story and I will listen to it again!

    • By Esther Juon Veitch on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $35.28

    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 37 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile. In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet - until the corruption catches up with him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but no heroes here

    • By Tad Davis on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 33 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Young, attractive and wealthy, Alice Vavasor is a woman in the prime of her life. And yet one question torments her: "What should a woman do with her life?" Torn between the kind but dull Mr. Grey and her dangerous and exciting cousin George, she is prone to constant indecision and uncertainty, much to the detriment of Mr. Grey. Can You Forgive Her? is a crisp and engaging novel, brimming with romance, humor, and pathos. It is the first of six in Trollope's celebrated Palliser series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator!

    • By A. Dionysia on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places

    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Alex Norton, Charles Reston, Constantine Gregory, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The great explorers were the celebrities of their day - the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert, or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from beyond the grave. Journalists vied for their stories and publishers rushed their firsthand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 2

    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Perhaps England's greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three?

    The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne, together with their brother Patrick, are famed throughout the world. And amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course, being Brontë's, they were rather good at that too.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Great Poets: John Clare

    • By: John Clare
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late 20th century. Known by his contemporaries as the Peasant Poet, he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Last of the Few

    • The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
    • By: Max Arthur
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, David Shaw-Parker, Patience Tomlinson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and enlightening.

    • By Charles Gent on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $18.59

    • Narrative Verse, Volume 1

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Alfred Noyes, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 1 we bring you 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' - Oscar Wilde; 'The Highwayman' - Alfred Noyes; and 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    Regular price: $6.38

    • The Jungle Book

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Ralph Mowat (editor)
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In the jungle of Southern India the Seeonee Wolf-Pack has a new cub. He is not a wolf - he is Mowgli, a human child, but he knows nothing of the world of men. He lives and hunts with his brothers the wolves. Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther are his friends and teachers. And Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, is his enemy.Kipling’s famous story of Mowgli’s adventures in the jungle has been loved by young and old for more than a hundred years.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Siege at Peking

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In June 1900 the foreign legations at Peking were attacked by troops of the Boxer rebellion and Imperial Chinese troops. The ensuing siege lasted 55 days and shook the world. In this work, Peter Fleming traces its history and impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old school, but engaging

    • By J. on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $25.04

    • Phineas Finn

    • Palliser, Book 2
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Phineas Finn, a handsome young man of 23, comes to England to make his fortune in parliamentary politics. But despite all his aspirations, Finn is haunted by ethical questions as his personal convictions conflict with his duty towards his party. Loyalty versus honor, love versus money, and privacy versus prominence: our eponymous hero faces a variety of dilemmas as he navigates his way through the House of Commons.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Emigrants

    • Why the English Sailed to the New World
    • By: James Evans
    • Narrated by: David Shaw Parker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    During the course of the 17th century, nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see the friends and family who stayed behind. Why did so many go?

    Regular price: $20.24

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