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    • The Science of Getting Rich

    • By: Wallace D. Wattles
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673

    Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book

    • By Maisha on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Vanishing Acts

    • By: Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated by: Jim Jenner, Robert Ramierez, Sharon Washington, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 796

    Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mysterious & terrifying until the very end

    • By Jessica on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Art of Money Getting

    • By: P. T. Barnum
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    In this "mini-book", P.T. Barnum gives practical rules that allowed him to stay out of debt and to acquire wealth. The "rules" are illustrated by homespun stories. While some of these of this may seem like common sense, it is the kind of common sense that Wall Street, the government and many ordinary people seem to have forgetten about in recent years. This is a small book but one that could have large consequences for your financial future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Richard on 01-01-13

    Regular price: $1.37

    • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Arnold Bennett was an English novelist and author. Among his most popular novels are The Grand Babylon Hotel and Anna of the Five Towns. However, none of his novels approached the popularity of his little book, "How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day." It caused a sensation when first printed and continues to be printed and widely read today. In it, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing ) within the confines of 24 hours a day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dated but still.....

    • By Edward on 05-30-09

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Favorite Children's Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abbey Phillips Walker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Killavey, Kevin Killavey, Jim Roberts, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Twenty more stories in this popular series by Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abby Phillips Walker, The Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, Frank Stockton, Henry Beston, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Olive Thorn Miller, Ignas Kunos, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Anna R. Annan.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • *Strange Stories*

    • By Nana x 3 on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Manual for Living

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of its sensibility and its easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless wisdom

    • By Caitlin on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $5.57

    • The Children's Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jim Belushi, Robert Davi, Tate Donovan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Eight of Shakespeare's most celebrated plays have been specifically adapted to introduce young listeners to his works. Based on the work of E. Nesbit, these classic retellings capture the drama and flavor of each original play, while simplifying plot and detail.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories

    • Volume 3
    • By: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Emmett Casey, Ran Alan Ricard, Pat Bottino, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The biggest collection yet of favorite sci-fi stories - 16 full hours!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good selection

    • By Wilbur on 04-06-11

    Regular price: $19.58

    • The Light of Western Stars

    • By: Zane Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Society beauty Madeline Hammond arrives late one night by train to meet her "black sheep" brother. She is immediately swept up in the danger, drama, and excitement of the old West. This thrilling Zane Grey romance is told from the woman's point of view and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, historically accurate story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favorite Zane Grey

    • By Christine A. Farley on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest work is generally thought to be The Great Gatsby. However, he also wrote many wonderful short stories. This one, very much like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," shows Fitzgerald's amazing imagination and creativity. What would it be like, Fitzgerald wondered, to be rich beyond the dreams of avarice? This story is his answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Imaginative Story

    • By Tracy on 02-05-16

    Regular price: $3.47

    • A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

    • A Novel
    • By: Raymond A. Villareal
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen, Christine Lakin, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 18

    This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. Soon, the US government - and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church - must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a steady diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings", rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Dom on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Analects of Confucius

    • By: Confucius
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived from 551 BC – 479 BC. Although he is usually listed as the author of The Analects ( wise sayings ), it was actually a group of his followers, years after his death, who wrote down his words and descriptions of his daily life. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized morality, "the proprieties" - correctness of social relationships - as well as justice and sincerity. A major goal of his conversations was to get his disciples to think deeply for themselves by relentless study of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wise words of a true sage.

    • By Chris on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 4

    • By: Poul Anderson, Ben Bova, Fredric Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Cindy Killavey, Emmett Casey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This fourth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains 22 more gripping tales.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Soul of the Indian

    • By: Charles Ohiyesa Eastman
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939) was a mixed-blood Sioux. He became one of the best known Indians of his time, receiving a bachelor of science degree from Dartmouth in 1887 and a medical degree from Boston University three years later.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Fritz Leiber, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Ben Hurst, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson, Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great selection

    • By Empowerment on 09-05-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Narrative of the Life of Davy Crockett

    • By: Davy Crockett
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Davy Crockett was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee (1786). He was a rugged frontiersman who befriended the Indians and helped keep the peace between them and the settlers. He was elected to Congress and, after losing a reelection bid, died a courageous death at The Alamo (1836). He was, and continues to be, a legendary American hero. This is his story in his own words.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing by Amazon! | GREAT Story!

    • By C. Poteet on 11-18-15

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Machine Stops

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    This story describes a world of the future in which humans all remain in their cubicles while all their needs are met by a supercomputer called, "The Machine". They communicate with each other and attend "online" classes and meetings through the Machine and people seldom meet face to face. A problem arises when one man, Kuno, decides he is not satisfied with staying in his room and decides to explore outside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Edward on 07-21-09

    Regular price: $5.57

    • The Red Badge of Courage

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The setting is the civil war, and the hero (or anti-hero as it seems at first) is Henry Flemming, a young Northern boy who, swept up in the patriotic tide, joins the Union Army. He is plunged into the conflict, and his courage fails him - he runs from his first battle. He finds out later that his side was victorious, and he feels that he will never be able to face himself or his comrades again. He slowly recovers his courage in time for a crucial confrontation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for classroom use

    • By James on 07-19-08

    Regular price: $11.55

    • The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

    • By: H.P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The entire story takesplace in a fabulous world created in the mind of a dreamer, Randolph Carter, and inhabited by weird and awesome creatures. There are cats who fly to the moon, named and unnamable monsters, gigantic flying creatures and a quest to find Kadath, a fortress where the gods live and play. The book is a veritable tour de force of horror and imagination that only the genius of Lovecraft could create.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Torture!

    • By J. on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Guy de Maupassant: Selected Stories

    • By: Guy De Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story as well as one of the form's finest writers. His stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, seemingly effortless dénouements

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best stories and not the greatest reader

    • By elizabeth in la plata on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $13.26

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