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    • The Poetry of Robert Frost

    • By: Robert Frost
    • Narrated by: Susan Anspach, Roscoe Lee Browne, Elliott Gould, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Drawing upon everyday incidents, common situations, and rural imagery, Robert Frost fashioned poetry of great lyrical beauty and potent symbolism. His language is simple, clear, and colloquial, yet dense with meaning and wider significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully performed masterpieces!

    • By Vicky on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The Complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Lee Browne, Christopher Cazenove, Vanessa Redgrave, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    For sustained dramatic intrigue and sophistication of plot, William Shakespeare's sonnets are at least the equal of his greatest plays. Throughout the centuries since their first publication in 1609, critics, psychologists and curiosity-seekers alike have pondered the nature of the poet's relationships with the mysterious young man, "Mr. W.H.", and the "ill-coloured" Dark lady.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fits infinity in a couplet

    • By Darwin8u on 12-27-17

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Long Goodbye

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Raymond Chandler began his writing career at age 45. His muscular, fast-paced style set the standard for American hard-boiled mysteries. He distilled the essence of life in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s. In The Long Goodbye, private eye Philip Marlowe befriends a down-on-his-luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he's divorced and remarried. She ends up dead. Soon Lennox is on the lam, and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narration

    • By Franklin Tonsoti on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Little Sister

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The Little Sister, one of noir master Raymond Chandler's later novels, paints his darkest portrait yet of the underside of the City of Angels. Detective Phillip Marlowe is once again on the case, helping a "little sister", a sweet young girl from Kansas, find her missing brother in Tinseltown. A blackmailer and an ambitious starlet play key roles in this bleak tale, Chandler's savage indictment of the Hollywood dream factory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A shortened version

    • By Miyeon Ko on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Poodle Springs

    • By: Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Marlowe is back...and he's married to a rich, beautiful society lady who wants him to settle down in the posh desert community of Poodle Springs. Marlowe may have married rich, but old habits die hard: he's hired to recover a gambling debt and soon finds himself in a case involving bigamy, pornography and murder. The first four chapters of this final Marlowe mystery were written by noir master Raymond Chandler at the end of his life. Robert B. Parker was chosen by Chandler's estate to complete his last work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite of Chandler/Parker's Works

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Playback

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Marlowe is assigned to tail classy, well-endowed redhead Betty Mayfield - a cinch, he thinks, until lounge lizard Larry Mitchell turns up dead outside Betty's hotel room a few hours after pawing her in a California club. Filled with Chandler's famed snappy repartee and starkly frightening scenes, Playback simmers with suspense as Marlowe tries to solve a tale of big money - and, of course, murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It doesn't get any better than this!

    • By Old Hippy on 09-04-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Red Wind

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    "There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch." Before there was Philip Marlowe, there was John Dalmas, a character very much like Marlowe. (In some later editions of this short story, the protagonist's name is actually changed to Marlowe's.) Here, he investigates a series of murders in classic hard-boiled fashion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool story, but overpriced!

    • By Old Hippy on 08-28-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Trouble Is My Business

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Private eye John Dalmas sets out to rescue a rich young playboy from the clutches of a fortune-hunting redhead and a blackmailing gambler. But as he through the seamy underside of L.A.'s wealth and glitz, he keeps bumping into dead bodies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth your money.

    • By Manuel on 11-03-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The High Window

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune - the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why abridged?

    • By H.E. Bond on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Lady in the Lake

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe follows the trail of a missing woman in Raymond Chandler's classic mystery tale. Experience Chandler's cool wit and taut language as his most famous character travels through the sunbaked streets of Southern California, unraveling a tangled web of murder and deception. Elliott Gould, who played Marlowe in Robert Altman's film version of The Long Goodbye, once again brings L.A.'s toughest private eye to life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Chandler's best. Convoluted plot.

    • By Tim on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Killer in the Rain

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Here are four classic mysteries from the master of the American detective story. "Killer in the Rain" and "The Curtain" are early works that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character. "Goldfish" and "Finger Man" feature Marlowe at his very best. A must-have collection for every Chandler fan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Old school detective stories... of great value.

    • By Rev. Kate on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Perchance to Dream

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The Sternwood family, immortalized in The Big Sleep, is in trouble again. Lovely Vivian's psychotic sister, Carmen, has disappeared from the sanitarium, and Vivian herself has once again fallen into the clutches of the shady underworld character Eddie Mars. Enter Philip Marlowe, the original tough-but-tender private eye, resurrected by Robert B. Parker, creator of his own phenomenally popular Spenser mystery series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • PARKER CHANNELING CHANDLER

    • By thomas on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Greatest American Poetry

    • By: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill Pullman, Meryl Streep, Elliott Gould, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Elliott Gould, Burt Reynolds, Meryl Streep, and a host of other celebrities read over 100 poems by four of America's greatest poets. Walt Whitman celebrates the brash and rugged individualism of his country in exuberant language. The spare, precise language of Emily Dickinson conveys her penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A good gift, but poorly wrapped

    • By Carol Mead on 11-29-04

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Mandarin's Jade and Other Stories

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    So there I was, holed up in my office, trying to duck the bill collectors, when she walked in. She was the kind of sweet cookie that made your eyes water like you were hit with a 10-ton blackjack. She told me Raymond Chandler created the hard-boiled private eyes that rule American crime fiction, and this collection traces the genesis of Chandler's style in such stories as "Mandarin's Jade", "The Man Who Liked Dogs", and "Try the Girl".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator problematic

    • By Leo W. Buss on 04-02-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Closing Time

    • By: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    An instant classic when published in 1961, Joseph Heller's Catch-22 still ranks among the funniest - and most serious - novels ever written about war. Now Heller has dared to write the sequel to his 10-million copy best seller, using many of Catch-22's characters to deftly satirize the realities and the myths of America in the half century since they fought World War II.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Narrator

    • By Luke Terrell on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Hannukah Lights

    • Stories from the Festival of Lights, Volume 2
    • By: Lucjan Dobroszycki, Daniel Mark Epstein, Marie B. Jaffe, and others
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel, Elliott Gould, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Recollections of childhood celebrations are brought together here, from the Yiddish translation of "A Visit from St Nicholas" to a mother reminiscing about her childhood Hannukah celebrations - or as her Gentile friends call it, "Jewish Christmas".

    Regular price: $9.10

    • Robert Altman

    • The Oral Biography
    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated by: Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Cher, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Robert Altman - visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend - comes roaring to life in this rollicking cinematic biography, told in a chorus of voices that can only be called Altmanesque.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling!

    • By Wise & Careful Shopper on 10-17-10

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Readers Digest's Humor in Uniform

    • A Selection of Classic Comic Anecdotes
    • By: Reader's Digest
    • Narrated by: Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    From basic training to World War II to the Gulf War, America's veterans share their funniest stories in this collection of Reader's Digest's popular "Humor in Uniform" column. Beneath the horror of war lies a rich tradition of comedy and satire, and these anecdotes have entertained readers for decades. Stars of the TV and movie versions of America's favorite military comedy, M*A*S*H, read equally hilarious pieces from all four branches of the armed forces.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Aesop's Fables, Vol. 2

    • By: Aesop, Judith Cummings - contributor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Beacham, Harvey Fierstein, Elliott Gould, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Aesop's Fables present examples of selfishness turning to generosity, deception evolving into honor, and gloom unfolding to pleasure. These are moral tales which have survived since the life of Aesop and have traveled by language and distance. Celebrity performers include Harvey Fierstein, Sharon Stone, Michael York, Eddie Albert, Glenda Jackson, Rod Steiger, Gregory Hines, Cathy Moriarty, Stephanie Beacham, Elliott Gould, and Vanessa Redgrave.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Aesop's Fables, Vol. 4

    • By: Aesop, Judith Cummings - contributor
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould, Vanessa Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dating back to the sixth century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world.

    Regular price: $4.95

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