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    • The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt

    • By: Theodore Roosevelt
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses" is a collection of Theodore Roosevelt's published commentaries and public addresses on what is necessary for a vital and healthy political, social and individual life. Roosevelt states the main point of his speech in the opening remarks: "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife.

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Heart of Darkness" (1899) is a classic of world literature by Joseph Conrad. He acknowledged that "Heart of Darkness" was in part based on his own experiences during his travels in Africa. In 1890, at the age of 32, he was appointed to serve as the captain of a steamer on the Congo River by a Belgian trading company. The book tells a story about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa.

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    • Grimm's Fairy Tales

    • By: Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Grimm Brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of "Rapunzel", "The Goose-Girl", "Sleeping Beauty", "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White", there are the darker tales such as "Death's Messengers" which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good storytelling.

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    • The Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Republic" (380 BC) by Plato is a Socratic dialogue, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. As Plato's best-known work, it has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities.

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    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Christmas Carol" is the first, and the most famous novella by Charles Dickens in the "Christmas Books" series. Scrooge, an old miser, is "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner". He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug". The tale begins on a "cold, bleak, biting" Christmas Eve in London, exactly seven years after the death of Scrooge's business partner Jacob Marley.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By Anonymous User on 05-15-18

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    • Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

    • By: Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" (1883), Friedrich Engels explains that Marxism is scientific socialism. Engels claims that whereas utopian socialism is idealist, reflects the personal opinions of the authors and claims that society can be adapted based on these opinions, scientific socialism derives itself from reality. It focuses on the materialist conception of history, which is based on an analysis over history, and concludes that communism naturally follows capitalism.

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    • Essential Text

    • By Lisa on 07-24-18

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    • Mosses from an Old Manse

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
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    Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature. Hawthorne's friend Herman Melville noted this aspect in his review about Hawthorne and his "Mosses": "This black conceit pervades him through and through. You may be witched by his sunlight, transported by the bright gildings in the skies he builds over you; but there is the blackness of darkness beyond."

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    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Tale of Two Cities" (1859) is a Dickens' novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The story opens in 1775, when Doctor Manette is reunited with his daughter Lucie after having been locked away in the Bastille for 18 years. Lucie nurtures her half-mad father back to health, but their troubles are far from over, as their lives become entangled with the emigrant son of the Marquis St. Evrémonde, the wayward ne'er-do-well Sydney Carton, and the vengeful Madame and Monsieur Defarge.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't keep my attention

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-26-17

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    • Phaedo

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Phaedo", also known to ancient readers as "On the Soul", is one of the best-known dialogues of Plato's middle period, along with the "Republic" and the "Symposium". The "Phaedo", which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's fourth and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final day. In the dialogue, Socrates discusses the nature of the afterlife on his last day before being executed by drinking hemlock.

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 12-25-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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    • Twice Told Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
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    Hawthorne published several short stories in various periodicals, which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales". Much of his writing is placed in New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement, and more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. This edition contains 40 short stories.

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    • Tess of the D'urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Tess of the d’Urbervilles" (1891) is a novel by Thomas Hardy. Tess Durbeyfield is the oldest child of John and Joan, uneducated peasants living in an impoverished rural village in Wessex, during the Long Depression of the 1870s. One day, her father is given the hint that they may have noble blood and that they are successors of a noble Norman family D'Urberville. Tess' fortune is changed after one accident and she decides to visit Mrs. D'Urberville, a rich widow who lives in the nearby town, and "claim kin".

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    • Essays. The Second Series

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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    "Essays: The Second Series", is a series of essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, published in 1844, concerning transcendentalism. This audiobook contains nine essays: "The Poet", "Experience", "Character", "Manners", "Gifts", "Nature", "Politics", "Nominalist and Realist", "New England Reformers". Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of his age. He was a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of society.

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    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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    "Ethan Frome" is a novel by Edith Wharton, set in the fictional New England town of Starkfield. There a visiting engineer tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with a history of thwarted dreams and desires. The accumulated longing of Frome ends in an ironic turn of events. His initial impressions are based on his observations of Frome going about his mundane tasks in Starkfield, and something about him catches the eye and curiosity of the visitor, but no one in the town seems interested in revealing many details about the man or his history -or perhaps they are not able to.

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    • Boule de Suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    "Boule de Suif" (1880) is a famous novella by Guy de Maupassant. The story is set in the Franco-Prussian War and follows a group of French residents of Rouen, recently occupied by the Prussian army. The ten travelers decide, for various reasons, to leave Rouen and flee to Le Havre in a stagecoach. Sharing the carriage are Boule de Suif or "Butterball", a prostitute; a strict Democrat; a shop-owning couple from the petty bourgeoisie; a wealthy upper-bourgeoisie factory-owner and his wife; the Comte and Comtesse of Bréville; and two nuns.

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Common Sense" is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshalled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places.

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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Prince" (written in the beginning of the 1500s) is a political treatise, sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated "The Prince" to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether the book was a satire.

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    • Mudfog & Other Sketches

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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    The fictional town of Mudfog was based on Chatham in Kent, where Dickens spent part of his youth. When "Oliver Twist" first appeared in Bentley's Miscellany in February 1837, Mudfog was described by Dickens as the town where Oliver was born and spent his early years, making "Oliver Twist" a continuation of "The Mudfog Papers". This allusion was removed when the novel was published as a book, under the title "The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches" (1837).

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    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Metamorphosis" (1915) is a novella by Franz Kafka. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous being Gregor has become.

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    • Interesting book

    • By Kathleen on 09-26-17

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    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevski
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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    "Notes from the Underground" (1864) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is one of the first existentialist novels. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator, who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's "What Is to Be Done?"

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    • it left me perplexed .

    • By Steven a. on 12-16-17

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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890) is a novel by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray is the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme.

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