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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Performance

    • By Rich Sobolewski on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reader from wrong side of Atlantic

    • By john H on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • 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.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Greylorn

    • By: Keith Laumer
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The murmur of conversation around the conference table died as the World Secretary entered the room and took his place at the head of the table. “Ladies and Gentlemen,” he said. “I’ll not detain you with formalities today. The representative of the Navy Department is waiting outside to present the case for his proposal. You all know something of the scheme; it has been heard and passed as feasible by the Advisory Group. It will now be our responsibility to make the decision."

    Regular price: $5.88

    • The Mysterious Island

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 21 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. During their stay on the island, the group endures bad weather, and domesticates an orangutan, Jupiter. There is a mystery on the island in the form of an unseen deus ex machina, responsible for Cyrus' survival after falling from the balloon, the mysterious rescue of Top from a dugong, the appearance of a box of equipment (guns and ammunition, tools, etc.).

    Regular price: $6.86

    • Chancellorsville and Gettysburg

    • By: Abner Doubleday
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Master of the World

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Master of the World" is a "black novel," filled with foreboding and fear of the rise of tyrants such as the novel's villain, Robur, and totalitarianism. Set in the summer of 1903, a series of unexplained events occur across the Eastern United States, caused by objects moving with such great speed that they are nearly invisible. The first-person narrator John Strock, "Head inspector in the federal police department" in Washington, DC, travels to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to investigate. He discovers that all the phenomena are being caused by Robur, a brilliant inventor.

    Regular price: $6.86

    • Nights with Uncle Remus

    • By: Joel Chandler Harris
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • OK reading. historically interesting

    • By tim on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $6.43

    • 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".

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The First Battle of Bull Run

    • By: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The First Battle of Bull Run" (the name used by Union forces), also known as the "First Battle of Manassas" (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861 in Prince William County, Virginia, just north of the city of Manassas and about 25 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.C. It was the first major battle of the American Civil War. The Union's forces were slow in positioning themselves, allowing Confederate reinforcements time to arrive by rail. Each side had about 18,000 poorly trained and poorly led troops in their first battle.

    Regular price: $5.88

    • Ben-Hur

    • A Tale of the Christ
    • By: Lew Wallace
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I ended up exchanging it

    • By D. Hile on 01-20-19

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the shore of the Mississippi. Huckleberry "Huck" Finn and his friend, Tom Sawyer, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures. Huck is placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who, together with her stringent sister, Miss Watson, are attempting to "sivilize" him and teach him religion. Finding civilized life confining, his spirits are raised somewhat when Tom Sawyer helps him to escape one night past Miss Watson's slave Jim, to meet up with Tom's gang of self-proclaimed "robbers."

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Sense & Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Sense and Sensibility" is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, "Sense and Sensibility" is set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By Ruth Scott on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $4.89

    • This Side of Paradise

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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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".

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Star Born

    • By: Andre Norton
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The travelers had sighted the cove from the sea - a narrow bite into the land, the first break in the cliff wall which protected the interior of this continent from the pounding of the ocean. And, although it was still but midafternoon, Dalgard pointed the outrigger into the promised shelter, the dip of his steering paddle swinging in harmony with that wielded by Sssuri in the bow of their narrow, wave-riding craft. The two voyagers were neither of the same race nor of the same species, yet they worked together without words, as if they had established some bond which gave them a rapport transcending the need for speech."

    Regular price: $12.79

    • Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

    • By: Mary Mapes Dodge
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The novel takes place in the Netherlands and is a colorful fictional portrait of early 19th-century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor. The book's title refers to the beautiful silver skates to be awarded to the winner of the ice-skating race Hans Brinker hopes to enter. The book is also notable for popularizing the story of the little Dutch boy who plugs a dike with his finger.

    Regular price: $14.76

    • The Battle of Life

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.)

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Lost World

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Lost World" describes an expedition to a plateau in South America where prehistoric creatures including dinosaurs still survive. This book is a part of the Professor Challenger Series by Doyle. Professor Challenger is an aggressive, hot-tempered, dominating figure, and also a pretentious and self-righteous scientific jack-of-all-trades.

    Regular price: $11.80

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