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    • Objectivism

    • The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
    • By: Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    This brilliantly conceived book is based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976 entitled, "The Philosophy of Objectivism". The lectures were attended by Ayn Rand, who helped prepare them and who also joined Peikoff in answering questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very best overview of Objectivism

    • By L. Hattery on 06-24-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • How to Be a Billionaire

    • Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth
    • By: Martin S. Fridson
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    How to Be a Billionaire is the first comprehensive picture of the real strategies and tactics that built the great business fortunes of modern times. Packed with engaging accounts of titans like Ross Perot, Richard Branson, and Phil Anschutz, it will show you principles that can increase your wealth and business acumen to the mogul level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much more than the title implies

    • By musical engineer on 11-15-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Silver Branch

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In The Eagle of the Ninth, Marcus Flavius Aquila ventured into the wilds of Caledonia to retrieve the lost Eagle of his father's dishonored Ninth Legion. In this new story of Roman Britain, the mutilated standard is found again by Flavius, a descendant of Marcus, and his cousin Justin, a young surgeon in the Roman army. It is found at a time when conflicting loyalties, violence, and intrigue are undermining Roman rule in Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical fiction

    • By C. Liddiard on 01-12-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Enchanted Castle

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Jimmy, Gerald, and Cathy discover an enchanted garden and wake a beautiful princess from a hundred-year-sleep - only to have her immediately made invisible by a magic ring. The quest to rescue her from her own magic proves difficult, humorous, and at times very frightening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Molly on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • La Vagabonde

    • By: Colette
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Largely autobiographical, La Vagabonde recalls Colette's own years as a dance hall performer in turn of the century Paris, where she takes the listener backstage and into the demimonde of Renée Néré, an aging dancer, mime, and failed writer. Successfully evoking the excitement, the sounds, smells, tastes, textures, and colors of the Parisian dance hall, Renée describes her romance with her admirer, Maxime, and the downward slide of a young Piaf type singer named Jadin.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Vapid Characters

    • By Pam on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cynical old bag loved it

    • By Dixie on 03-25-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Shining Company

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A white stag and a dagger transform the life of Prosper, a Welsh chieftan's son. With Conn, his bodyservant, he leaves his isolated valley and joins the war band of King Mynyddog the Golden as a shieldbearer. For the Saxons have returned to threaten the northern tribes of Britain, and the Shining Company - a brotherhood of three hundred chosen warriors - must make a desperate attempt to repel invaders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Kathleen on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Cousin Bette

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The Bette referred to in this magnificent novel's title is Lisbeth Fischer, an excruciatingly cunning poor relation who both depends upon and nurses a terrible grudge against the family of her beautiful cousin, Adeline. That family is slowly being ruined by the uncontrollable sexual appetites of Adeline's husband, Baron Hulot - appetites that will, in time, give Cousin Bette opportunity to exact her vengeance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator!

    • By Tambi on 12-03-06

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Double Vision

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Double Vision follows Kate, a sculptor whose photojournalist husband is killed in Afghanistan, and Stephen, a journalist who, after covering September 11 with Kate's husband and then being betrayed by his wife, has determined to retire to a small town and write a book about violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Jill on 06-10-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • I, Juan de Pareja

    • By: Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    In the era of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyke, Spain had its own great painter: Diego Velasquez. His assistant is an African slave, Juan, who, by helping his master in his studio in the preparation of paints and stretching of canvasses, becomes an artist himself. Self-taught by watching his master's technique, he is torn between the need to keep his secret, for such work as the creation of art is forbidden to slaves, and the desire to reveal his own talents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, just beautiful!

    • By Ralph on 11-13-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • St. Peter’s Fair

    • The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In the summer of 1139, there is a pause in the civil war racking the country, and St. Peter’s Fair promises to bring some much-needed gaiety to Shrewsbury—that is, until the dead body of a wealthy merchant is found in the river Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? If so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Cadfael

    • By Carol on 08-11-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Lantern Bearers

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When the last of the Roman Auxiliaries leave Britain forever, they abandon the country to internal strife and the menace of invasion by Saxons. These are dark days indeed for Aquila, a young Roman officer who returns to his family villa to find all that he loves destroyed by the invaders. He escapes slavery only to learn that his sister has married a Saxon, and the knowledge fills him with bitterness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written

    • By Mark on 04-17-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Outcast

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    When a Roman ship is wrecked on the coast of Britain, Beric, the infant son of a Roman soldier, is the only survivor. Beric grows up with a Briton tribe, but to his foster people he remained an alien, one of the Red Crests. So when bad times come, the tribe holds him responsible and casts him out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent story

    • By Mark on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • I Will Repay

    • By: Baroness Emma Orczy
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    It has been 10 years since Juliette de Marny's father asked her to swear revenge upon Deroulede for the death of her brother in a duel. At last, she finds herself in Deroulede's house, with an easy opportunity to betray him to the citizens of France for conspiring against the people. But Juliette realizes, too late, that she is in love with Deroulede.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When Orczy is at her best...

    • By Douglas on 10-02-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 474
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 360

    Fanny Price, a poor relation of the rich Bertrams, is reluctantly adopted into the family, to be brought up at Mansfield Park, where she is condescendingly treated. Only her cousin, Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities. Fanny soon falls in love with him, but Edmund is, unfortunately, drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone narration.

    • By Jenny on 06-19-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Arabian Nights

    • Their Best Known Tales
    • By: Kate Douglas Wiggin, Nora A. Smith
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Here is a selection of some of the best-known and best-loved tales of The Arabian Nights, including "Sinbad", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", "Aladdin", "The Talking Bird", and the "Fisherman and the Genie". In this "treasure house of pleasant things" you will find golden palaces, gem studded caves, and breathtaking gardens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively Nights

    • By Joe Pawlowski on 04-14-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Miss Brenda and the Loveladies

    • A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption
    • By: Brenda Spahn, Irene Zutell
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Bahni Turpin, Johanna Parker, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    For Brenda Spahn, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wealth was a lifestyle - until a brush with the law threatened to send her to prison. In those dark moments, Brenda made a promise to God.

    Spared incarceration, a renewed Brenda glimpsed into the lives of women serving time in one of the worst places in America - the JuliaTutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. What she saw prompted a God-inspired vision. With a heart to help and a will that couldn't be crushed, Brenda fought the system and overcame tremendous obstacles to take ex-cons into her home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grace, God . . . and Giving Back

    • By Debbie on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin’s school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sara’s friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Between spiritual and bourgeois dream

    • By moma on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In this follow-up to Nesbit’s classic Five Children and It, Cyril, Robert, Anthea, Jane, and the Lamb have more magical adventures in store when a mysterious egg hatches in the nursery fireplace. Out comes a flame-colored bird, the Phoenix, who, though a bit conceited, proves very helpful indeed. The bird kindly explains that the second-hand Persian carpet recently acquired for the nursery is actually a flying one. On it, they may travel to any place and time that they wish. But once again, the children find that magic does not always go as planned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The great book

    • By Gina Johnson on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    One day Ceddie Errol is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: for waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl's heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible landlord.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Boy Becomes a Lord

    • By Harriet on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $20.97

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