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    • Beasts, Men and Gods

    • By: Ferdinand Ossendowski
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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    Dr. Albert Shaw of the "Review of Reviews", after reading the manuscript, characterized the author as "The Robinson Crusoe of the Twentieth Century". I desire, therefore, to assure the reader at the outset that Dr. Ossendowski is a man of long and diverse experience as a scientist and writer with a training for careful observation which should put the stamp of accuracy and reliability on his chronicle.

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    • Over the Top

    • By: Arthur Guy Empey
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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    "Over the Top" (1917) is a World War I memoir by Arthur Guy Empey. From the Foreword: During sixteen years of "roughing it", knocking around the world, I have had ample opportunity of studying, at close range, many different peoples, their ideals, their hopes and principles. Through this I have become convinced of the nobility, truth, and justice of the Allies' cause, and know their fight to be our fight, because it espouses the principles of the United States of America, democracy, justice, and liberty.

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    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Treasure Island" is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Treasure Island is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is also noted as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality unusual for children’s literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels.

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    • By Rich Sobolewski on 02-20-18

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    • Ben-Hur

    • A Tale of the Christ
    • By: Lew Wallace
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
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    "Ben-Hur" is a historical novel by Lew Wallace, a story of a hero named Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman who was falsely accused of an attempted assassination and enslaved by the Romans. Judah first encounters Jesus, who offers him a drink of water and encouragement, as Judah is being marched to a galley to be a slave. Their lives continue to intersect as the story unfolds. Judah survives his ordeal as a galley slave, after befriending and saving the commander of his ship, who later adopts him.

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    • Nights with Uncle Remus

    • By: Joel Chandler Harris
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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    "Nights with Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris is a collection of 71 Afro-American tales, featuring the cunning fox and the more cunning rabbit. "Nights with Uncle Remus" is a storybook dearly loved by children. Besides that, it is an important contribution to the study of Afro-American folklore, and through many years of popularity it has carried a long and learned Introduction, of great interest to students but rather forbidding in aspect to youthful readers.

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    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1892) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a collection of twelve short stories. The stories are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. In general the stories in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holme"s identify, and try to correct, social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice.

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    • Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

    • By: William Henry Hudson
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abel, a young man of wealth, fails at a revolution and flees Caracas into the uncharted forests of Guyana. Surviving fever, failing at journal-keeping and gold hunting, he settles in an Indian village to waste away his life: playing guitar for old Cla-Cla, hunting badly with Kua-kó, telling stories to the children. After some exploring, Abel discovers an enchanting forest where he hears a strange bird-like singing. His Indian friends avoid the forest because of its evil spirit-protector, "the Daughter of the Didi".

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    • The Kama Sutra

    • By: Mallanaga Vatsyayana
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Kama Sutra" is an ancient Indian Hindu text written by Vatsyayana. It is widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behaviour in Sanskrit literature. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kama" which is one of the four goals of Hindu life, means desire including sexual desire the latter being the subject of the textbook, and "sutra" literally means a thread or line that holds things together.

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    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Great Expectations" is a novel fully narrated in the first person about the personal growth and development of an orphan, nicknamed Pip. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch, accosts young Pip. "Great Expectations" is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights till death - and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture.

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    • Nightmare Abbey

    • By: Thomas Love Peacock
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Nightmare Abbey" is a Gothic satire about the romantic movement in contemporary English literature, its morbid subjects, misanthropy and transcendental philosophical systems. Most of the characters are based on historical figures whom Peacock wishes to ridicule. The main character is Christopher Glowry, Esquire, a morose widower who lives with his only son in his shabby family mansion. Mr. Glowry has servants with long faces or dismal names such as Raven, Graves or Deathshead.

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    • The Communist Manifesto

    • By: Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Communist Manifesto" (originally "Manifesto of the Communist Party") is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts.

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    • OK reading. historically interesting

    • By tim on 03-15-18

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    • The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
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    "The River War" is an account by Winston S. Churchill, based on his experiences as a British Army officer, during the Mahdist War (1881- 99) in the Sudan. He tells the story of the British imperial involvement in the Sudan, and the Mahdi War between the British forces, led by Lord Kitchener, and the Dervish forces, led by Khalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad, "The Mahdi", heir to the self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad who had embarked on a campaign to conquer Egypt, to drive out the Ottomans.

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    • By Anonymous User on 10-15-18

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    • The Call of the Wild

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    "The Call of the Wild" is an adventure novel by Jack London. It was published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild.

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    Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist, one of the first fiction writers obtaining celebrity and a fortune. His most famous novel is "The Call of the Wild".

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    • The Magnificent Ambersons

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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    "The Magnificent Ambersons" is a novel by Booth Tarkington. It traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family, between the end of the Civil War and the early 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America. The decline of the Ambersons is contrasted with the rising of industrial tycoons and new-money families, who derived power not from family names but by "doing things".

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    • William Tell Told Again

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    "William Tell Told Again" (1904) is a retelling of the William Tell legend in prose and verse. The main prose was written by P. G. Wodehouse, while the verses were written by John W. Houghton. Excerpt: Once upon a time, more years ago than anybody can remember, before the first hotel had been built or the first Englishman had taken a photograph of Mont Blanc and brought it home to be pasted in an album and shown after tea to his envious friends, Switzerland belonged to the Emperor of Austria, to do what he liked with.

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    • This Side of Paradise

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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    "This Side of Paradise" (1920) is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald about the lives and morality of post-World War I youth, written in three parts: "Book One: The Romantic Egotist", "Interlude", "Book Two: The Education of a Personage". The book ends with Amory's iconic lament, "I know myself, but that is all".

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    • The Battle of Life

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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    "The Battle of Life: A Love Story" is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five "Christmas Books". The setting is an English village that stands on the site of an historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life, hence the title. "The Battle of Life" is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements. (One scene takes place at Christmas time, but it is not the final scene.)

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    • The White Feather

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    "The White Feather" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. When Sheen, a quiet and studious boy, finds himself facing a street brawl between boys of Wrykyn and those of St. Jude's, their sworn enemies, he slips away to safety to avoid the wrath of his masters. However, his cowardliness is noticed by his fellows, who send him to Coventry. In order to save his reputation, he must train secretly under boxing legend Joe Bevan. Can he overcome the many obstacles in his path and restore the school's honor in the ring?

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    • The Royal Book of Oz

    • By: Ruth Plumly Thompson
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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    "The Royal Book of Oz" is the fifteenth in the series of Oz books, and the first by Ruth Plumly Thompson, to be written after L. Frank Baum's death. Although Baum was credited as the author, it was written entirely by Thompson. The Scarecrow is upset when Professor Woggle-bug tells him that he has no family, so he goes back to the corn-field where Dorothy Gale found him to trace his "roots". When he fails to return, Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion set out to search for him. They meet an elderly knight, Sir Hokus of Pokes.

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    • Chancellorsville and Gettysburg

    • By: Abner Doubleday
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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    "Chancellorsville and Gettysburg" (1882) is a war memoir by Abner Doubleday. From the preface: In writing this narrative, which relates to the decisive campaign which freed the Northern States from invasion, it may not be out of place to state what facilities I have had for observation in the fulfilment of so important a task. I can only say that I was, to a considerable extent, an actor in the scenes I describe, and knew the principal leaders on both sides, in consequence of my association with them at West Point, and, subsequently, in the regular army.

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