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    • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Collection

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 48 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most prolific authors of his time, eventually gaining recognition for his tales of horror and his uncanny ability to paint a macabre picture with words. The Complete Works Collection of Edgar Allan Poe contains over 150 stories and poems, separated into individual chapters, including all of Poe's most notorious works such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, A Dream Within a Dream, Lenore, The Tell-Tale Heart, and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Collection and Masterful Performance

    • By Gregory on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Faust: Parts I & II

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Faust has long been considered one of the most important works of European literature ever published. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe began writing Faust in the 1770s while still a young man, spending most of his adult life on the project. Faust was finally finished almost 50 years later, near the end of his life. Faust is a philosophical drama full of humor, satire, and tragedy. The demon Mephistopheles makes a bet with God that he can lure Faust from the path of good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance

    • By David Sanders on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 36 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    After reading chivalric romances, Don Quixote becomes infatuated with the idea of being a heroic knight and with the help of his squire sets out to do exactly that. Although Sancho’s adventures continually get him into trouble, he grows and learns from those mishaps, becoming a character that will enchant the listener long after the last words. 

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voyage, many ominous signs of what the pair's fate may be are seen and heard through sermon and prophecy as the two friends ignore the warnings and make their way to the docks. Soon into the trip, the one-legged Captain Ahab announces that the whaling adventure is really a hunt for one very specific large, white sperm whale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the ALL TIME greats

    • By Mark on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      5 out of 5 stars 60

    Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Chesterton

    • By Todd on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Treatise of Human Nature

    • By: David Hume, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    A Treatise of Human Nature is the first work ever published by David Hume, a man who revolutionized our understanding of philosophy. Hume was an advocate of the skeptical school of philosophy and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He looks at the nature of human experience and cognition, showing that philosophy and reason can only be reflections of our nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Formed The Foundation of Modern Philosophy!

    • By Philosopher King on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When it comes to 19th-century French literature, few can compare to Victor Hugo. In 1831, Victor Hugo wrote one of the most memorial gothic stories of all time, Notre Dame de Paris, later changed to The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1833. This amazing story is set in medieval Paris and is centered on the famed Notre Dame cathedral as well as the three main characters: Esmeralda (the gypsy dancer); Quasimodo (the hunchback); and the priest, Claude Frollo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Truly Great Narration!

    • By Barbara Kensington on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Tao Te Ching

    • By: Lao Tzu
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Tao Te Ching is perfect for those who would like to delve deeper into the intriguing nature of the Tao and to gain a deeper understanding of life and the nature of reality. This series of meditations is also a great way to gain a better understanding of ancient Chinese beliefs. In ancient China, Tao, also known as the Way, is believed to be the guiding light of the soul and the very source of existence. For generations, the Tao Te Ching had drawn scholars from around the world, including those who sought understand human existence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oracular, aphoristic style. Verse translation.

    • By cpk on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The Scarlet Letter is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most memorable novels. In this moving story, one sinful act wreaks havoc on the lives of three people. When a beautiful young woman, Hester Prynne, conceives a child outside of marriage, she is punished and humiliated by being required to always wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her clothing. Believing her husband was lost at sea after a shipwreck, Hester takes a lover. When she becomes pregnant, she refuses to divulge the name of the baby’s father. When her husband returns unexpectedly, the lives of all involved are put in turmoil. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The King in Yellow

    • By: Robert W. Chambers
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    This collection by Robert W. Chambers was first published in 1895 and features stories loosely tied together with one theme, the supernatural. Many of the stories in The King in Yellow were not received well by the critics of the time due to their supernatural undertones. Some of the stories mention a play by the same name that had been outlawed in some regions of the world. It was thought that the play could induce madness in those who viewed it. Two of the stories in this book take place in a fictional world of the future 1920s and are macabre in tone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocrity is the Scariest Thing in the World.

    • By D.C. Lozar on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis, and Author Biography

    • By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The Antichrist was aptly named. It is not so much aimed at the expression of any new perspective or in support of the expansion of knowledge but rather represents an effort to undo the religious interference Nietzsche believed worked against the advancement of culture and knowledge. In many ways he was the mouthpiece for the most unfavorable logical conclusions that rose to the fore in the meeting of the scientific and Christian perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant sledgehammer

    • By Pinotwiz on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 28

    The Pilgrim's Progress is written as a dream by author John Bunyan, a strict religious man with Puritan beliefs who began writing the book while imprisoned for his religious convictions. The dream is of a man named Christian who is tormented by spiritual anguish. A spirit guide appears to him and explains to him the path he must take to salvation.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    A Tale of Two Cities is a story of love, mystery, suspense, and action all rolled up into one beautifully written novel taking place in two prominent cities, Paris and London, during the French Revolution. The story follows the release and rehabilitation of Dr. Manette, a man falsely imprisoned in the Bastille in France for almost two decades. While trouble is brewing in France with citizens being starved and taxed to death, Dr. Manette is taken to London by Mr. Lorrie, a prominent business man, and Lucie, Dr. Manette's daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Captivating Story & Fantastic Narration!

    • By David on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    First published in the 19th century, On the Origin of Species is one of the most important and controversial books ever written on human origins. Darwin's work is the cornerstone of the theory of evolution and is as important today as it was when it was released nearly 160 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent Work Well Ahead Of Its Time!

    • By James on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is an action-packed, science fiction novel that was written in 1897 and is told through the eyes of two brothers who live through an alien invasion. The story is an unbiased account and observation of the alien invasion, and has led to the creation of hundreds of books and movies. H.G. Wells is one of the first authors to tackle the "what if" scenario of an alien invasion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly fantastic

    • By Loren on 08-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Ulysses takes us on the journey of two men, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, through an hour-by-hour account of their lives for one day. These men cross paths in a series of coincidental events and listeners learn how interconnected they are even though they are not friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SPECTACULAR!

    • By Mike on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Vanity Fair

    • By: William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Set in Regency England, Vanity Fair follows the lives of two young women from drastically different backgrounds. Becky Sharp is the daughter of a lowly art teacher while Amelia Sedley is the daughter of a wealthy investor. Although the two women are worlds apart in personality and background, Becky and Amelia become friends while in finishing school. When Amelia invites Becky to her family home, events are set in motion that result in both tragedy and fortune.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Phantom of the Opera

    • By: Gaston Leroux
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Something strange is afoot at the Paris Opera House. When staff and performers spot a skeleton dressed in dinner attire, tales of the opera house ghost begin to surface. The new manager dismisses the stories as overactive imaginations, but chaos ensues, and encounters with the phantom become increasingly frightening. Who is the mysterious phantom that haunts the theater after the crowds have left for the night? How can he enter locked rooms and get from place to place so quickly? What is his connection to the beautiful and talented Christine?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    After an escaped prisoner bullies him into freeing him using stolen tools, seven-year-old orphan Pip is made to pay regular visits to the mysterious spinster Miss Havisham, who lives in the wedding dress she wore when jilted at the altar and keeps every clock in her crumbling mansion frozen at the same time. While there, he meets and instantly falls in love with her beautiful but aloof ward Estella

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never forget...

    • By LYNNE on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
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      5 out of 5 stars 58

    The book acts as a guide which explains how Christianity is the best choice for all human beings, not because it's outside of our world and an independent truth, but because it is the answer to our base needs and desires. Only when Christianity is seen as a way of life instead of a belief can the true power of the faith be realized.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very deep expose'

    • By Billy on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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