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    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    An old mansion in Salem, moss-covered and gabled, broods over the destiny of a distinguished but troubled New England Family, the Pynchons. A haunting, centuries-old curse, a forceful probing of national and personal guilt, a romance between the young heroine and an attractive stranger all intertwine in this classic work by one of America's greatest novelists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Jas on 09-03-07

    Regular price: $16.95

    • The Light That Failed

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This book was published in 1891 and is a story of a lonely child, Dick Helder, who grows up to become a war artist. Following the British army into battle, he experiences many difficulties and internal struggles while providing some outstanding descriptions of the desert and desert warfare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Haunting Novel

    • By Joe Pawlowski on 05-26-06

    Regular price: $48.30

    • The Beast in the Jungle

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The Beast in the Jungle is the tale of a man's habitual obsession with himself and his fate.It is is considered one of James' finest short narratives. The story deals with four universal themes: loneliness, fate, love and death. The saga of John Marcher and his peculiar destiny has inspired many readers who have speculated on the worth and meaning of human life.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Editha

    • By: William Dean Howells
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Editha is a young and very patriotic young landy. Her lover, George, is not quite as enthused about her "my country right or wrong attitude," but she convinces him to join the army to fight a "just" war. The results of this decision are very unexpected and very thought provoking. This is a very powerful story and is more the type of writing one would expect from the Vietnam War era, rather than the end of the Victorian era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful story

    • By Sandinic on 12-07-08

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In this humorous, richly symbolic, meticulously plotted novel, a solitary and simple-hearted weaver has worked his loom in Raveloe and devoted himself to amassing a hoard of golden guineas. However his life is changed forever when tragedy intervenes and he finds himself responsible for the care of a small golden-haired girl.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story is great; narration is bad

    • By N. Dandridge on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Favorite Love Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Wilkie Collins, F. Scott Fitzgerald, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman, Patrick Grimes, Jessica Bradley, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stories of love and romance in 23 varieties.... From the very first lovers - Adam and Eve - to what romance might be like in the future, this collection sparkles with whimsy and goodold fashioned romance. A veritable box of chocolates without the calories!

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Eyes of the Panther & Other Stories

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Donna Barkman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Known for his wit and sardonic humor, Ambrose Bierce wrote horror with the intensity of Edgar Allan Poe. Many think Bierce outdid Poe in the genre. Included are nine short stories: "The Eyes of the Panther", "A Watcher by the Dead", "The Death of Halpin Frayser", "The Suitable Surroundings", "An Adventure at Brownville", "Moxon's Master", "Mysterious Disappearances", "The Famous Gilson Bequest", and "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch".

    Regular price: $12.49

    • An International Episode

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Many critics consider this the best Henry James novelette, surpassing even The Turn of the Screw. Like that story, it has an ending that you will remember for a long time. The story concerns two young men visting the United States from London. They meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. Romantic intrigues, miscommunication and cultural gaffs are plentiful in this short but delightful novel.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The Pupil

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Pupil is an excellent tale from James' middle period. Pemberton, a young American with an Oxford education and but little money, takes a job tutoring Morgan Moreen, the 12-year old son of an American couple living in Europe in a style above their income. The family of the pupil is both comic and unfortunate, and the child himself is vividly drawn. The pupil's parents waffle about paying Pemberton the salary to which they'd agreed in their view, he should be satisfied by his life with them, and by the joy of tutoring young Morgan?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too "read" too quickly...

    • By Arne Saknussmm on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Troll Garden

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Willa Cather was an American author who grew up in Nebraska. She is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains. This collection was published in 1905. Although it is Cather's first collection of short stories, it contains some of her best-known work. All of the stories center around art and artists.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where have you hidden Willa Cather

    • By P. Carson on 03-10-09

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Lost Stradivarius

    • By: J. Meade Falkner
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman, Jim Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Set in Oxford and Naples during the 1840s, The Lost Stradivarius is a tale of demonic possession and of the terrible price paid by "those who would exalt art at the expense of everything else." Though long recognized as a classic and gripping story of the occult, it is also a work which touches the "decadent" years of the nineteenth century at sensitive points: the psychical, the moral, and the aesthetic.

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This novel tells the story of Catherine Sloper, the plain, obedient daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, reckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine's fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James's most piercingly memorable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Heidi on 09-02-06

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tapestried Chamber

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This tale, published in 1828, is based on The Story of an Apparition, a ghost story published in Blackwood's 10 years earlier by an author identified only as A. B. Sir Walter Scott took that rather flimsy story and turned into a masterful tale of the supernatural.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Four stars for this interesting bit of pre-Goth

    • By Douglas on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Seeking a wider horizon, Jane takes employment at Thornfield Hall, where she comes under the spell of Edward Rochester, its owner, a man of savage temperament and desperate unhappiness. The reason for both is linked to a great secret that is kept locked away on the third floor of the mansion. It's final revelation brings an incredible climax to the story and changes both lives forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fine Literature at its best

    • By Daniaell on 02-18-07

    Regular price: $53.30