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    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,726
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,690

    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

    • 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 931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    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

    • 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 338
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 302

    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 Gulag Archipelago

    • Volume III: Katorga, Exile, Stalin Is No More
    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 37 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 264

    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

    • 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 1,918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488

    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 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 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    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 1,509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

    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

    • 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 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    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

    • 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 515
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 382

    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

    • A History of Warfare

    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    Starting with the premise that all civilizations owe their origins to warmaking, Keegan probes the meanings, motivations, and methods underlying war in different societies over the course of more than two thousand years. Following the progress of human aggression in its full historical sweep, from the strangely ritualistic combat of Stone Age peoples to the warfare of mass destruction in the present age, his illuminating and lively narrative gives us all the world's great warrior cultures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complete, Informative, and Insightful

    • By Dan on 11-07-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • 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 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    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

    • Kidnapped

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 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 1,004
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702

    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

    • 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 699
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    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

    • 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 717
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591

    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

    • 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 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 450

    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

    • 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 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393

    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

    • My Early Life

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    One of the classic volumes of autobiography, My Early Life is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan - where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account - and finally in South Africa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Adventures of a Glow Worm

    • By John on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Sharpe's Sword

    • Book XIV of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    Colonel Leroux is killing Britain's most valuable spies, and it's up to Richard Sharpe to stop him. Thrust into the unfamiliar world of political and military intrigue, Sharpe must tangle with La Marquesa, a beguiling, extraordinarily beautiful woman whose embrace is as calculating as it is passionate. As she leads him through a maze of secrecy, cunning, and deception, Sharpe relentlessly pursues Leroux, determined to exact his revenge with the cold steel of his sword.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharpe's Sword

    • By Jean on 11-06-11

    Regular price: $20.97

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