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    • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l

    • The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981

    In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the feint of heart

    • By joseph on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,449
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,792
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,756

    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Work of genius

    • By James on 02-13-06

    Regular price: $41.97

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: David Case, Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 574
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 489

    The year 1866 was marked by a unique incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, and rumors agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, especially seafaring men. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the governments of several states on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lousy translation

    • By Tad Davis on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Gulag Archipelago

    • Volume III: Katorga, Exile, Stalin Is No More
    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 308

    In this final volume of a towering work that is both literary masterpiece and living memorial to the untold millions of Soviet martyrs, Solzhenitsyn's epic narrative moves to its astounding and unforseen climax. We now see that this great cathedral of a book not only commemorates those massed victims but celebrates the unquenched spirit of resistance that flickered and then burst into flame even in Stalin's "special camps."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If the whole series is too daunting, read this one

    • By Howie on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Kidnapped

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    In this spirited and romantic saga, a young heir named David Balfour meets his miserly uncle Ebenezer, who has illegally taken control of the Balfour estate. Ebenezer kidnaps David and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery on a ship to the Carolinas. A couple of days into the voyage, a shipwreck throws David together with David Break, a Scotsman returning from political exile in France, and the two of them journey together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great reader.

    • By Kappavpi on 02-06-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 41 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

    Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

    • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

    Regular price: $39.99

    • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume II

    • The Destructive-Labor Camps and The Soul and Barbed Wire
    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 351

    This second volume in Solzhenitsyn’s narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' "Destructive-Labor Camps" and the fate of prisoners in them—felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food or clothing, and subject always to the caprices of the camp authorities. Most tragic of all is the life of the women prisoners and the luckless children they bear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic of horror, history, & philosophy

    • By Thucydides on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Road to Wigan Pier

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    When Orwell went to England in the 30's to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experiences. He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on the scant, cheerless diet of the poor. He went down into the coal mines and walked crouching, as the miners did, through a one- to three-mile passage too low to stand up in. He watched the back-breaking, dangerous labor of men whose net pay then averaged $575 a year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frederick Davidson's a Great Reader

    • By Debali on 01-11-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sharpe's Tiger

    • Book I of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

    1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines, in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out of India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Believe the Hype!

    • By Angela on 03-15-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Hitler

    • By: Joachim C. Fest, Richard Winstton - translator, Clara Winstton - translator
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This masterful biography by one of Germany’s best known journalists was the leading nonfiction best seller in Germany. Fest shows Hitler as the receptacle of the dreads and resentments of a shaken social order, gifted with an uncanny instinct for all that was hollow behind the appearance of power, at home and abroad. Though a warped human being, he was neither clown nor puppet, as many liked to think; Hitler appears here as an enormously astute politician, impressing and hypnotizing Germans and foreigners alike with the scope of his projects and the theatricality of their presentation. Fest uncovers in Hitler a constantly destructive personality....

    Regular price: $52.47

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425

    In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, marred by narration

    • By Kirby on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Sharpe's Triumph

    • Book II of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724

    The paths of treachery lead Sharpe's company to join the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, to take on the Mahratta horde. Sharpe must survive the carnage and live to tell the tale of what will be remembered as one of the greatest battles of the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great series!

    • By Mike Hart on 03-04-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 390

    The Brothers Karamazov tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters - their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and best work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration not to everyone's taste

    • By Grant on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Sharpe's Gold

    • Book IX of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    Only a year after its stunning victory at Talavera in July of 1809, Wellington's Peninsular Army, vastly outnumbered and its coffers empty, was on the brink of collapse. The Spanish government had fallen, the last Spanish armies had been crushed by the French, and all that was left were the peassants fighting the guerrilla, the "little war." But Wellington had one hope left.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun

    • By jim on 10-16-03

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth, with his handy umbrella, who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems. This collection includes 12 mysteries solved by Father Brown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Character Development

    • By Donna M. Yuengling on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Orwell's own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrator's poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with great sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The King of Boldness, Clearness, and Audacity

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Sharpe's Rifles

    • Book VI of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    It's 1809 and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety - and the only means of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction at it's best.

    • By Joe on 09-30-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Citizens

    • A Chronicle of the French Revolution
    • By: Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    From one of the truly preeminent historians of our time, this is a landmark book chronicling the French Revolution. Simon Schama deftly refutes the contemporary notion that the French Revolution represented an uprising of the oppressed poor against a decadent aristocracy and corrupt court. He argues instead that the revolution was born of a rift among the elite over the speed of progress toward modernity and science, social and economic change.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome magisterial book, defective audio

    • By Hmmm.... on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Sharpe's Eagle

    • Book VIII of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 465

    Here is one of those rare novels, the first in an epic series, that completely transports the listener to an unforgettable time and place in history. At Talavera in July of 1809, Captain Richard Sharpe, bold, professional, and ruthless, prepares to lead his men against the armies of Napoleon into what will be the bloodiest battle of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great and you don't have to have read the others

    • By Nicholas Winn on 02-18-03

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Peter the Great

    • His Life and World
    • By: Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 43 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 616
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    This superbly told story brings to life one of the most remarkable rulers––and men––in all of history and conveys the drama of his life and world. The Russia of Peter's birth was very different from the Russia his energy, genius, and ruthlessness shaped. Crowned co-Tsar as a child of ten, after witnessing bloody uprisings in the streets of Moscow, he would grow up propelled by an unquenchable curiosity, everywhere looking, asking, tinkering, and learning, fired by Western ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Adam on 10-26-11

    Regular price: $34.96

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