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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 1,158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,045

    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
    • MUST READ

    • By Adam on 12-06-15

    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 2,488
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,827
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,791

    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 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 399
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 329

    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 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 414
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 372

    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 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 1,995
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562

    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 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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

    • Hitler

    • By: Joachim C. Fest, Richard Winstton - translator, Clara Winstton - translator
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 529
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 395

    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 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 1,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    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 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 703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 480

    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 739
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612

    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 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 1,568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

    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

    • The Search for Modern China

    • By: Jonathan D. Spence
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    The history of China is as rich and strange as that of any country on earth. Yet for many, China’s history remains unknown, or known only through the stylized images that generations in the West have cherished or reviled as truth. With his command of character and event - the product of 30 years of research and reflection in the field - Spence dispels those myths in a powerful narrative. Over four centuries of Chinese history, Spence fashions the astonishing story of the effort to achieve a modern China.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read, Difficult Chinese

    • By Patricia on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    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

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    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 Honor

    • Book XVI of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive - a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tired of Sharpe, BUT...

    • By Randall on 04-25-09

    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 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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 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 423
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 308

    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 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 551
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379

    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

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