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    • Kidnapped

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: John L. Chatty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Young David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by his uncle, who then has him kidnapped and forced into servitude on a sailing ship bound for a long voyage. What follows is one of the most spellbinding stories ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Sandinic on 12-06-08

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Pit and the Pendulum

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    When it comes to short stories, Edgar Allan Poe is considered by many to be the master of terror and the macabre. This is one of his most famous stories. It is set during the torturous times of the Spanish inquisition and is a first-person account of a terrifying psychological ordeal. It a masterpiece of suspense and fear, with just a hint of the supernatural.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Herman Melville

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell, John Chatty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Herman Melville, known primarily for his epic Moby Dick, also wrote a number of equally incisive, but much shorter stories. This collection contains four of his best: "Bartelby the Scrivner", "Benito Cereno", "Jimmy Rose", and "The Fiddler".

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The King of the Golden River

    • By: John Ruskin
    • Narrated by: John Chatty, Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    "The King of the Golden River" is the magical story of a boy named Gluck, his evil brothers, and a dangerous quest to find treasure lurking in the Golden River. It is a classic tale and the only fairy tale the famous English author and critic ever wrote. It could also be classified as a fable or parable since it it explains "how things came to be".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By James on 05-05-09

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Peter Pan

    • By: J. M. Barrie
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This classic tale of the boy who refused to grow up and the "Never Never Land" where he lives is a favorite of with children and adults alike. Here are all the memorable characters, Captain Hook who fears the sound of a clock, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lilly and of course Wendy and the Darling children. Take the trip to the second star to the right and refuse to grow up yourself!

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Damnation of Theron Ware

    • By: Harold Frederic
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Damnation of Theron Ware is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. The Washington Post compares it to An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. The novel reveals much about turn-of-the-century provincial America, religious life, and the depressed state of intellectual and artistic culture in small towns. The story deals with the life of a Methodist pastor named Theron Ware who recently moved to small town in upstate New York.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good American version of Great Expectations

    • By macGA on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: John L. Chatty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Edgar Allan Poe's only complete novel, published in 1838. Set in 1827, it is an exciting blend of science, romance, adventure, realism, and supernaturalism. It is based on the actual experiences of J.N. Reynolds, whose book Poe consulted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rather a Fanciful Tale

    • By Terri on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Typee

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: John L. Chatty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Typee is an idyll of four months among primitive South Sea islanders. However, the books also shocked its original audience with a truthful account of Polynesian tribal life, including their very liberal sexual practices. Typee won Melville great fame during his life and remains a favorite today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Both an Adventure and a Lecture

    • By Kenneth on 05-09-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: John L. Chatty
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    This unabridged recording of the classic adventure novel from 1914 tells of an aristocratic English infant, abandoned in the African jungle upon the death of his shipwrecked parents, who is reared by apes. Given the name "Tarzan", meaning "white-skin" in the language of the apes, Tarzan is raised without knowledge of his own kind, until the beautiful socialite Jane Porter sets foot into his secluded life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By William Winton on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Young Goodman Brown

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: John L. Chatty
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, part of Puritan New England, which was a common setting for Hawthorne's work. Its theme is one often used by Hawthorne: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness.

    Regular price: $3.47

    • The White Silence

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Here is one of London's famous stories of the Klondike, where men had to battle the elements, and often each other, to survive.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Purloined Letter

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, John Chatty
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Purloined Letter is one of Edgar Allan Poe's detective stories. It is the third of the three stories featuring the detective C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Mystery of Marie Roget. These stories are considered important forerunners of the modern detective story. The Method Poes detective, Dupin, uses to solve the crime was quite innovative. He tried to identify with the criminal and to "think like he would."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • SO CONFUSED

    • By Me on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of the Macabre

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: John L Chatty, Jack Benson, Jim Killavey, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is of the best "macabre" tales ever written. It is presented here in its entirety along with eight other incredible tales.

    Regular price: $14.70

    • The Raven and Annabelle Lee

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Two of Poe's most famous poems, both dealing with love and loss.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Quality is Mediocre.

    • By Eric on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The God of His Fathers

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Tales of the frozen North and the men and women who dared to challenge it, by the author of The Call of the Wild.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stuff

    • By Glenn on 09-18-07

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Man with the Gash

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: John Chatty
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Here is one of London's famous stories of the Klondike, where men had to battle the elements, and often each other, to survive.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: John Chatty, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Hester Prynne commits adultery in a Puritan settlement and, as a result, is "branded" for the rest of her life by having to wear a scarlet letter "A" on her breast. Throughout the story, a complex relationship develops between Hester, her lover, her husband, and her daughter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Something Missing

    • By Cheryl on 12-04-06

    Regular price: $20.30

    • The Sea Wolf

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: John Chatty, Cindy Hardin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The book begins when Weyden's ship sinks in San Francisco harbor. Rescued by Larson, Weyden is forced to serve as cook's scullion. Larson's heads for the Bering Sea where Van Weyden finds human cruelty matched only by nature but he also finds something else when a young lady is also rescued by Larson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read it!

    • By Jeremiah B. on 06-22-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jack Benson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    This collection consists of the following nine stories: "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", "The Great Stone Face", "My Kinsman, Major Molinaux", "The Minister's Black Veil", "Mr. Higgonbotham's Catastrophe", "The Ambitious Guest", "The Birthmark", "The Minotaur", and "Young Goodman Brown".

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Cask of Amontillado (Dramatized)

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, John Chatty
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The revenge-minded Montresor convinces Fortunato to join him deep in the catacombs, ostensibly to sample some rare wine. The conclusion to this suspenseful story is memorable, to say the least.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Its pretty good, but......

    • By Brent on 09-23-08

    Regular price: $1.95

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