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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 999
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 905

    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 Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

    • Incredible Real-Life Murders
    • By: Robin Odell
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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 Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • 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 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Shamela

    • An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Tom Burke, Neville Jason, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Shamela is a bawdy, spirited, and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson's hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson's Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson's novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen after Pamela

    • By Johanna on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $12.59

    • 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 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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
    • Riveting Story with a Memorial Ending

    • By ken lain on 01-24-19

    Regular price: $18.59

    • 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 30
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      5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • 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 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Another Bloody Century

    • By: Colin Gray
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Many nations, peoples and special interest groups believe that violence will advance their cause. Warfare has changed greatly since the Second World War; it continued to change during the late 20th century, and this process is still accelerating. Political, technological, social and religious forces are shaping the future of warfare, but most Western armed forces have yet to evolve significantly from the Cold War era when they trained to resist a conventional invasion by the Warsaw Pact.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • repetitive?

    • By Julie A Good on 12-30-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Cursed

    • By: Thomas Enger
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy where she has recently been grieving for her dead father, her husband discovers that her life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what's more, she appears to be connected to the murder of an old man gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • 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 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • 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 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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 Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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 death 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. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 33 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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 Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 29 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • Pendragon

    • Dark Age, Book 1
    • By: James Wilde
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is the beginning of a legend. Long before Camelot rose, a hundred years before the myth of King Arthur was half formed, at the start of the Red Century, the world was slipping into a dark age.... It is AD 367. In a frozen forest beyond Hadrian's Wall, six scouts of the Roman army are found murdered. For Lucanus, known as the Wolf and leader of elite unit called the Arcani, this chilling ritual killing is a sign of a greater threat. But to the Wolf the far north is a foreign land, a place where daemons and the old gods live on.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Phineas Redux

    • The Pallisers, Book 4
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 29 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Returned from Ireland after the death of his wife, Phineas Finn has a newfound ambition to rise through the ranks of English politics. But not long after regaining his seat in parliament, Phineas's luck begins to desert him. His reputation is tarnished after the press circulate rumours of an affair with Laura Kennedy, and his ambitions are frustrated by opposition from within the Party. Then, when his Party rival Mr Bonteen is discovered dead, all fingers point towards Phineas, leading to his incarceration and humiliation at the dock.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 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 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • One's Company

    • A Journey to China in 1933
    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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: $20.72

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