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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 777
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705

    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 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,308
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,630

    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 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 1,854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428

    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 291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 258

    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 278
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 217

    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 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 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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 1,480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 973
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982

    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

    • Kidnapped

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    • 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 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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 484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    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

    • The Odessa File

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 738
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    Frederick Forsyth's spellbinding novels are the natural outgrowth of an adventuresome career in international investigative journalism. Written in Austria and Germany during the fall of 1971, The Odessa File is based on its author's life experiences as a Reuters man reporting from London, Paris, and East Berlin in the early 1960s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic SS Thriller of (fictionalized) History

    • By Scott on 08-09-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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
    • Charming

    • By Katherine on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 703
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578

    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 Company

    • Book XIII of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    Acclaimed as the best of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series, Sharpe's Company finds Richard Sharpe desperate to save his wife and daughter from inside the fortress of Badajoz. "Consistently exciting," says Stephen King. "These are wonderful novels."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharpe's Company

    • By Jean on 06-20-11

    Regular price: $19.57

    • 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 680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    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

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 34 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 373

    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 Enemy

    • Book XV of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious mortal enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage in a strategic mountain pass. On the other side of the pass, Napoleon's Grande Armie seeks to smash through and crash the British army in Portugal. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All around terrific

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-03

    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 974
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674

    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

    • My Early Life

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    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 Revenge

    • Book XIX of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    It is 1814 and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent, if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richard Sharpe, the battle turns out to be one of the bloodiest of the Peninsula Wars, and he must draw on his last reserves of strength to lead his troops to victory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gotta love it

    • By TucsonBaby on 06-18-10

    Regular price: $20.97

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