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    • The Magus

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 493
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
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      4 out of 5 stars 448

    John Fowles’s The Magus was a literary landmark of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe goes to a Greek island to teach at a private school and becomes enmeshed in curious happenings at the home of a mysterious Greek recluse, Maurice Conchis. Are these events, involving attractive young English sisters, just psychological games, or an elaborate joke, or more? Reality shifts as the story unfolds. The Magus reflected the issues of the 1960s perfectly, and it continues to create tension and concern today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystical Morality Tale of Love, Reality, Fidelity

    • By W Perry Hall on 03-24-14

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Besotted with the Viscount

    • By: Susanna Malcolm
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Lord Gideon Birch, wounded former naval Captain and freshly minted Viscount, has a colorful history as a renowned lover of women. But a decade at war has transformed this sensual rake, and what he wants now is only to live a life on his own terms. And so, he comes to the quietest village in England, searching for serenity and instead, encounters an astonishingly enthralling pair of green eyes that unsettle his carefully constructed world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous Narrator

    • By Cate F. on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata but especially the devious complexities in Russia, with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls', or serfs, whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have never truly been struck as an American,

    • By Matt on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $37.10

    • Against Nature (Against the Grain)

    • By: Joris-Karl Huysmans
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Against Nature was one of the most shocking French novels of the 19th century. When it was published in 1884, it thrilled the aesthetes, the poets, and the intellectuals of Europe on both sides of the Channel (notably Oscar Wilde) because for all its lofty tone, it had, as its core, an unbridled decadence, and it was this same character that challenged, even horrified, established bourgeois society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is outstanding

    • By Zaubermond on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $21.63

    • Beware of Pity

    • By: Stefan Zweig
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 36

    In the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a young cavalry officer is invited to a dance at the home of a rich landowner. There - with a small act of attempted charity - he commits a simple faux pas. But from this seemingly insignificant blunder comes a tale of catastrophe arising from kindness and of honour poisoned by self-regard. Beware of Pity has all the intensity and the formidable sense of torment and of character of the very best of Zweig's work. Definitive translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite authors

    • By Zaubermond on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $31.23

    • A Fallen Lady

    • Ladies of Scandal, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 422

    For reasons of his own, Stephen Hampton, Lord Summerdale, is determined to learn the truth behind the tangled tale of Helen's ruin. There is nothing he abhors so much as scandal - nothing he prizes so well as discretion - and so he is shocked to find that he cannot help but admire her. But how can she trust a man so steeped in the culture of high society, who conceals so much? And how can he, so devoted to the appearance of propriety, ever love a fallen lady?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intelligent writing and perfect narration

    • By Marcheta on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose", where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat", about a reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique take on the absurd. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Diary of a Madman and other stories

    • By mdc on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Flowers from the Storm

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214

    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Justine

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Polly Edsell, Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Underneath the patina of civilized society lies the Sadean demimonde: a bundle of lustful appetites fueled by momentary impulse and a desire for unfettered indulgence. And the target of this savagery: Justine de Bertole, a pious and virginal heroine. Grotesque, inhumane, and compelling, Sade’s novel overturns Rousseau’s views of the social contract, and the common trope that punishment only visits sinners, to deliver a passionate treatise on good and evil, virtue and sin.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • David Copperfield [Naxos AudioBooks]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 36 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 271
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      5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    The intensely personal David Copperfield (widely regarded to be the most autobiographical of the author’s novels) is one of Dickens’ greatest works. We follow David Copperfield from birth and miserable childhood to inevitable tragedies, until he finally finds happiness later in life. Full of some of the most memorable characters in literary history. Nicholas Boulton’s depiction of the oily Uriah Heep and David Copperfield’s sinister stepfather, Murdstone, do the novel full justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickens would be proud

    • By ML on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $35.28

    • The King's Man

    • Welsh Blades, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
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      4 out of 5 stars 389

    Ranulf Ombrier is notorious throughout England for his skill at swordplay and murderous reputation. But after years of doing his king's bidding, he follows his conscience away from Edward, all the way to the wilds of Wales. Gwenllian of Ruardean, Welsh daughter of a powerful Marcher lord, has every reason to leave Ranulf for dead when one of her men nearly kills him. As a girl she was married by proxy to a man Ranulf murdered, only to become a widow before she ever met her groom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome story & narration!

    • By bookworm2bookworm on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • House of Cads

    • Ladies of Scandal Series, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    As a Frenchwoman of highly questionable upbringing, Marie-Anne de Vauteuil was shunned by genteel society. But then, an invitation to London on a mission of mercy from the very family who cast her aside lands her back in society - and into the arms of a man who is nothing but trouble. Wealthy American businessman Mason is a) accidentally engaged, b) desperate to get out of it, and c) neither wealthy nor a businessman. When he meets Marie-Anne, she makes him rethink his life as a fraud, and hoping for something he never believed possible: A proper life with a not-so-proper wife. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful historical romance!

    • By Maria Rose on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Shadow and the Star – Victorian Hearts, Book 2

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    In defense of her honor, innocent Leda Etoile has burned all her bridges and taken refuge in her tiny attic room in a shabby boarding house in London. But her last safe haven is invaded when she wakes to find a man hidden in the dark - a man with golden hair and the face of a fallen angel, who moves in the night like a shadow. Will he be her savior, or her ruin? Samuel Gerard draws her inexorably into the richest circles of aristocratic England. But even as Leda falls in love with a man she can never have, she must keep his secrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story - Wished it was longer!! ;-)

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 11-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Four Arthurian Romances

    • By: Chrétien de Troyes
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes form the wellspring of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Stories of knightly valour in the Welsh Marches had existed before the 12th century, but it was the magnificent poetry and imagination of Chrétien, the 12th century French poet and trouvère, which brought alive the great characters of Arthur, his wife Guinevere, Lancelot and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ukemi Audio: Doing the Lord’s Work

    • By John on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $35.49

    • In the Name of the Family

    • A Novel
    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    It is 1502, and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, age 22 - already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans - is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best historical fiction novels

    • By GrandmaNurseHeather on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Lessons in French

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

    Trevelyan d'Augustin and Lady Callista Talliafaire were secret sweethearts, until the day her father dismissed him with a whip across the face. Ten years and three jiltings later, shy Callie is resigned to a quiet village life as the late earl's spinster daughter. But now Trev has returned from his estates in France, upending everything, dragging her into adventures, stealing Hubert the prize-winning bull, and flinging Callie's heart into mayhem again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Holy Cow!! What A Lovely Romance!! ;-)

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-24-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Monk

    • By: Matthew Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after 30 years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly converge, torture, murder, incest, rape, poison, and magic prevail, sustained by an elegance in the writing of the 19-year-old Matthew Lewis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome story and well read

    • By Gerald Faist Jr. on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Shadowheart

    • Medieval Hearts, Book 2
    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    A fatally dangerous man...and the woman who stands in the way of all he's ever desired. Beautiful and ruthless, the elegant assassin Allegreto will stop at nothing to regain his rightful place. And the perfect instrument has just fallen into his hands, in the lovely form of Lady Elena - the long-lost princess of the land he intends to wrest back from his enemies. But she is no mere maiden to be possessed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Kinsale Winner!

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 01-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Book of the Courtier

    • By: Baldassare Castiglione
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, ‘What should a courtier be like?’ and presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and invites comparisons with Machiavelli’s The Prince.

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Daphnis and Chloe

    • By: Longus
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Daphnis and Chloe is a gem from the pen of the otherwise unknown second-century CE Greek writer Longus. It is the only work of his to survive, and little is known of him. Though perhaps overshadowed by the Roman magnificence of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (dating from a century earlier), Longus’ story entranced the choreographer Michel Fokine, who persuaded the French composer Maurice Ravel to write music for a ballet on the love story as part of the Ballets Russes’ season in Paris in 1912. Ravel, inspired, produced one of the most ravishing scores of the Impressionist period. 

    Regular price: $10.13

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