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  • The Once and Future King | T. H. White

    The Once and Future King

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "People Who Say They are No Good are Always the"
  • War and Peace, Volume 1 | Leo Tolstoy

    War and Peace, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    A Midwesterner in Jersey says: "A Truly Great Book and a Truly Astounding Narrator"
  • The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco

    The Name of the Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Umberto Eco
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

    Ryan says: "The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning"
  • War and Peace, Volume 2 | Leo Tolstoy

    War and Peace, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    Tad Davis says: "A long book, but at least the chapters are short"
  • Swann's Way | Marcel Proust

    Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Swann’s Way is the first of seven volumes in Remembrance of Things Past. It sets the scene with the narrator’s memories being famously provoked by the taste of that little cake, the madeleine, accompanied by a cup of lime-flowered tea. It is an unmatched portrait of fin-de-siècle France.

    Nancy says: "Stunning"
  • The Sword in the Stone | T. H. White

    The Sword in the Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    This is one of the most popular re-tellings of the story of King Arthur. Like The Lord of the Rings, this fantasy novel has been equally popular among younger readers and adults. White takes an inventive approach that involves animals who speak and Robin Hood! A true Arthurian classic.

    Shelly M. Felton says: "I've been waiting for this..."
  • The Periodic Table | Primo Levi

    The Periodic Table

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Primo Levi
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is an impassioned response to the Holocaust: Consisting of 21 short stories, each possessing the name of a chemical element, the collection tells of the author's experiences as a Jewish-Italian chemist before, during, and after Auschwitz in luminous, clear, and unfailingly beautiful prose. It has been named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain and is considered to be Levi's crowning achievement.

    Shawn says: "Palatable Horror"
  • The Lives of the Artists | Giorgio Vasari

    The Lives of the Artists

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Giorgio Vasari
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    An Italian Mannerist architect and painter, Giorgio Vasari was acquainted with many of the most famous artists of his day. He is best-known today for his biographies of artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Giotto. This recording is read with clarity and authority by Neville Jason.

    Tony DiBiasio says: "A Personal History"
  • Resurrection | Leo Tolstoy

    Resurrection

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognizes Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realizes his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration.

    Pia Crosby says: "One of Tolstoy's less known great novels"
  • Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4 | Marcel Proust

    Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien, the narrator’s eyes are opened to a world hidden from him until now; he suspects that Albertine is attracted to her own sex.

    Darwin8u says: "Looking back obliquely on Proust's fourth volume"
  • Within a Budding Grove: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2 | Marcel Proust,C. K. Scott Moncrieff (translator)

    Within a Budding Grove: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust, C. K. Scott Moncrieff (translator)
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th century literature. Within a Budding Grove is the second of seven volumes. The young narrator, experiencing his youthful sexuality, falls under the spell of a group of adolescent girls, succumbs to the charms of the enchanting Gilberte, and visits a brothel where he meets Rachel. His impressions of life are also stimulated by the painter, Elstir, and his encounter with another girl, Albertine.

    Darwin8u says: "One young nubile girl and then another ..."
  • The Guermantes Way: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 3 | Marcel Proust

    The Guermantes Way: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. The Guermantes Way is the third of seven volumes. The narrator penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. Proust describes vividly the struggles for political, social, and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. He also finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus.

    David E. Gregson says: "Makes a very big reading project a breeze!"
  • The Novels of Charles Dickens: An Introduction by David Timson to The Pickwick Papers | David Timson

    The Novels of Charles Dickens: An Introduction by David Timson to The Pickwick Papers

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By David Timson
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    David Timson talks about Charles Dickens, much loved for his great contribution to classic English Literature. Listen to The Pickwick Papers narrated by Anton Lesser.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not quite an introduction."
  • Freud: A Very Short Introduction | Anthony Storr

    Freud: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anthony Storr
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Sigmund Freud revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology, which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships. Anthony Storr goes one step further and investigates the status of Freud's legacy today and the disputes that surround it.

    Graziela says: "best for starters and reviewers"
  • Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy

    Jude the Obscure

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sexually innocent Jude Fawley is trapped into marriage by seductive Arabella Donn, but their union is an unhappy one and Arabella leaves him. Jude's welcome freedom allows him to pursue his obsession with his pretty cousin Sue Bridehead, a brilliant, charismatic free-thinker who would be his ideal soul-mate if not for her aversion to physical love. When Jude and Sue decide to lead their lives outside marriage they bring down on themselves all the force of a repressive society.

    Tad Davis says: "Left reeling"
  • War and Peace | Leo Tolstoy

    War and Peace

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the story as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    Craig says: "a promising young writer"
  • The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin | Jeremy Siepmann

    The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated By Jeremy Siepmann, Anton Lesser, Neville Jason, and others
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    Frédéric Chopin is the pianist-composer par excellence. Regarded as one of the most mesmerizing performers of his day, he lives on in his music – his waltzes, mazurkas, études, preludes, nocturnes, three piano sonatas, two piano concertos, and much more. Here, his life, from his birth in Poland, his famous affair with the French writer George Sand, to his death at the age of 39 in Paris, is told with his music featuring prominently. We think of Chopin as a "frail, sheltered genius" but this forthright portrait demonstrates he was far more boisterous than that.

    Mary Hawthorne says: "Frederic Chopin"
  • The Sword in the Stone | T. H. White

    The Sword in the Stone

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    The Sword in the Stone is the first novel in The Once and Future King, T. H. White's epic fantasy re-telling of the Arthurian legend. A cartoon adaptation by Walt Disney made it into an enduring favourite for the young.

  • The Social Contract | Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Social Contract

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. In The Social Contract, Rousseau explores the concept of freedom and the political structures that may enable people to acquire it. He argues that the sovereign power of a state lies not in any one ruler but in the will of the general population. Rousseau argues that the ideal state would be a direct democracy where executive decision making is carried out by citizens who meet in assembly, as they would in the ancient city-state of Athens.

  • Evgenii Onegin: A New Translation by Mary Hobson | Alexander Pushkin,Mary Hobson (translator)

    Evgenii Onegin: A New Translation by Mary Hobson

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alexander Pushkin, Mary Hobson (translator)
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Evgenii Onegin is best known in the West through Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. But the original narrative poem (consisting of 389 stanzas, the form of which has become known as the "Pushkin sonnet") is one of the landmarks of Russian literature. In the poem, the eponymous hero repudiates love, only to later experience the pain of rejection himself. Pushkin’s unique style proves timeless in its exploration of love, life, passion, jealousy, and the consequences of social convention.

    Joseph M. says: "'Breathtakingly brilliant tour de force'"
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