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    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well narrated audio of a masterpiece.

    • By J. Glemby on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 84, Charing Cross Road

    • By: Helene Hanff
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    When Helene Hanff makes an innocent inquiry about the possibility of purchasing hard-to-find books through Marks and Co., Booksellers, she begins a 20-year love affair with Frank Doel, the proper English bookseller who answers her letter and sends along her first order in the fall of 1949. They are two very unlikely correspondents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Story About How Books Connect People

    • By Kitty on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Golden Ocean

    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    This is the first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea, a precursor to the Aubrey/Maturin series. The Golden Ocean shares the high-seas adventure and rich humor of this triumphant series, invoking the eloquent style and authentic historic atmosphere that O'Brian fans love so much. In 1740, two young Irishmen, lifelong friends Peter and Sean, join Commodore Anson and his crew on their quest for fortune and fame on the golden ocean.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patrick O'Brien at His Best!

    • By Collcolleen on 02-12-04

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    E.M. Forster's Howards End is a vivid portrait of London's golden age, before World War I forever changed its values and culture. Forster brings the great city's upper classes to life, detailing their grandiose spending habits, popular fads, Monet and Debussy, the rise of feminism, and the beginnings of urbanization. More than a mere idealization of pre-war London, Howards End provides insightful commentary on the rapid societal changes that occurred at the onset of the 20th century. Masterfully blending the stories of three vastly different groups of people - the independently wealthy, educated Schlegels; the nouveau riche Wilcoxes; and the ambitious but struggling Leonard Bast - Forster weaves a wonderfully rich, unforgettably poignant novel.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • very poor recording

    • By carolyn benaroya on 01-14-06

    Regular price: $36.93

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Orthodoxy was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 indispensable spiritual classics of the past 1500 years. It is the personal journal of one man’s search for understanding culminating in his conversion to Catholicism. Written with wisdom and wit, G.K. Chesterton captures the very nature of faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Near perfect

    • By Blayne Thomas Dennis on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Innocent

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    War-weary Berlin has much to offer Leonard Markham, a young, naive postal engineer: first the arts of sophisticated intrigue, then the delights of sexual pleasure. But Leonard's new knowledge carries a heavy price, dragging him and the listener into a new type of story that is exhaustively suspenseful and utterly irresistible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Lifelike Knot of Possibilities

    • By Kenneth on 05-10-05

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Fist of God

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces. Despite Allied scepticism, Major Mike Martin, an SAS man who can pass as an Arab, is sent into Kuwait to assess Iraqi strength and help the resistance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ALONZO

    • By lloyd on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Haunting of Lamb House

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins, Davina Porter, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Aiken makes use of the hallmark of Gothic fiction—the haunted house—in this story of three authors whose lives become inextricably tied to Lamb House, a Georgian mansion situated in the town of East Sussex, England: Toby Thomas, who lived there in the 18th century; followed by Henry James, who discovered Toby’s mysterious diary a century later; and ending with E.F. Benson, who struggled to put the agitated ghosts of Toby and Henry James to rest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to like it

    • By Kerrie on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Holy Grail

    • By: Sir Thomas Malory
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Merlin, Arthur, Galahad, Lancelot - the names conjure images of knights in armor during the age of chivalry. When Le Morte D'Arthur was first published in 1485, it was the first time the mélange of medieval tales had been given unity, form, and the English language. Sir Thomas Malory, an English knight born in the early 1400s, wrote Le Morte D'Arthur - a set of 8 romances having to do with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table - when he was in Newgate Gaol. The Holy Grail is one of the most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Four hours to find the Holy Grail

    • By Phebe on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The War with Hannibal

    • By: Titus Livius Livy
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Hannibal’s military campaign against Rome inspired its citizens with the same panic that would later terrify Europeans beset by Mongol invaders from the East. A sworn enemy of Rome, Hannibal succeeded as leader of the Carthaginian forces at the age of 26, following the death of his brother-in-law Hasdrubal. On joining his troops, Hannibal launched an attack on the Roman-held city of Saguntum, beginning the Second Punic War and a process that seemed almost predestined as his army swept like a scourge round the Mediterranean shores.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NOT unabridged

    • By Rebecca on 01-19-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn Robbins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    E.M. Forster's masterful, romantic comedy of manners tells the tale of an Englishwoman who steps out of her rigid, hierarchical society to find love. Lucy Honeychurch lives in Windy Corners, her family's country estate in Suffolk, England, where she is engaged to the respectable, fastidious Cecil Vyse. But she cannot forget a man named George Emerson, whom she met by chance on a trip to Florence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great novel from Edwardian England

    • By Welsh Texan on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Conquest of Constantinople

    • By: Geoffroy de Villehardouin
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This first-hand account of the noble, barbaric Fourth Crusade was written by Geoffroy de Villehardouin, a French nobleman who played a leading role in the war. The First, Second, and Third Crusades were an effort by Christians to free the Holy Land from the Turks, but the Fourth Crusade degenerated into a war of conquest amongst fellow Christians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A too often forgotten time in History

    • By James on 02-02-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Voyage of the Beagle

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Charles Darwin was appointed naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, which left England in 1831 to map the coast of South America and then circumnavigate the globe. As Darwin explored, he came to dispute the idea that catastrophic upheaval created mountains and shaped the earth - and if geological change came slowly, could not living species also evolve the same way?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good version ruined by poor quality audio

    • By steve on 08-16-06

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Restoration

    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Restoration is a panoramic novel of life in 17th-century England, from the restoration of vitality to the empire after the onslaughts of the London fire and the plague, to the restoration of purpose and wakefulness in the life of Robert Merivel, who places his faith in the greatest symbol of a forward-moving era - the King.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Linda J. Westerschulte on 03-14-13

    Regular price: $31.49