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    • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 C.E. to his death in 180 C.E. He was destined to be a leader, havin being born into a prominent family - one related by blood and marriage to rulers and bankers. During his era, Romans who inherited power and vast fortunes were expected to set an example.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Practical Philosophy

    • By German on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. He was called both "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia" and is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By Mama C on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Travels of Marco Polo

    • By: Marco Polo
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the "Silk Road." His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became one of the world's greatest travelogues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An educational experience.

    • By Doug on 06-23-03

    Regular price: $44.07

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Dostoevsky studied human nature with passion and precision. He plumbed the depths and never winced at what he found, even when it was beyond his understanding. This extraordinary novel is a recital of his findings, told in the story of four brothers: Dimitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly; Ivan, brilliant and morose; Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. What give this story its dramatic grip is the part these brothers play in their father's murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is one of the reasons I joined Audible!

    • By Paul Z. on 01-15-10

    Regular price: $84.00

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 33 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Les Miserables is set in the Parisian underworld. The protagonist, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release, Valjean plans to rob monseigneur Myriel, a saint-like bishop, but cancels his plan. However, he forfeits his parole by committing a minor crime, and for this crime Valjean is haunted by the police inspector Javert. Valjean eventually reforms and becomes a successful businessman, benefactor, and mayor of a northern town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • astounding

    • By Leslie on 07-30-06

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Old Man in the Corner

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Old Man" rivals Sherlock Holmes in his insightfulness but is much closer to Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, in his methods. Like Mycroft, the old man reasons through mystery cases but leaves the legwork to others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Linda on 07-05-14

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Many consider "The Canterville Ghost" the most famous ghost story of all time. It is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and an American ambassador named Mr. Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted castle. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the castle, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted the castle ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, centuries ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By harland armstrong on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Carmen and Other Stories

    • By: Prosper Merimee
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Merimee's most famous work is the novella Carmen, a story about jealousy and unfaithfulness. It inspired George Bizet's world-famous Opera-Comique. Some 50 movie adaptations have been made from the story, several of which are filmings of the opera.

    Merimee was one of the greatest names of the romantic movement in France. Passionate, destructive love was his subject in many short stories.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • The Souls of Black Folk

    • By: W.E.B. Dubois
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    W.E.B. Du Bois said, on the launch of his groundbreaking 1903 treatise, The Souls of Black Folk, "for the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line", a prescient statement. Setting out to show to the reader "the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the twentieth century," Du Bois explains the meaning of the emancipation, and its effect, and his views on the roles of the leaders of his race.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An eloquent & educational history

    • By Chandra on 02-19-05

    Regular price: $29.40

    • Kwaidan

    • By: Lafcadio Hearn
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Based on Japanese literature and foldlore, Kwaidan contains 17 stories. The story of Loichi, the blind biwa player who was called to perform for the dead; of Muso, the journeying priest who encountered a man eating goblin; of the samurai who outwitted the ghost of a dead man. All these plus 14 other spooly tales are included in this collection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories but an old recording

    • By Sad Carlos on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Adventure of the Gloria Scott

    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Adventure of the Gloria Scott appeared in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. This story is unusual in that it is related mainly by Holmes rather than Watson. It is the very first case in which Holmes applied his powers of deduction to solve a case.Up till that time he had treated his deductive powerers as a hobby.

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Mark Twain: Selected Stories

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Ran Alan Ricard, Jim Roberts, Walter Zimmerman, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This collecton features some of Twain's best known stories as well as some lesser-known gems, such as "A Mysterious Visit", "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut", and "The Loves Of Alonzo Fitz-Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • five stars, ten stars, FIFTY stars!

    • By Maynard on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Forty-Seven Ronins

    • By: Takashi Takamia
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    This famous story chronicles the end of the lives of the Forty-Seven Ronin, also know as the Forty-Seven Samurai. It is described by one noted Japanese scholar as the country's "national legend". It recounts the most famous case involving the Samurai code of honor, "bushido".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it

    • By chris on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Herman Melville

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell, John Chatty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Herman Melville, known primarily for his epic Moby Dick, also wrote a number of equally incisive, but much shorter stories. This collection contains four of his best: "Bartelby the Scrivner", "Benito Cereno", "Jimmy Rose", and "The Fiddler".

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 25 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Set during the reign of Louis XIII (1610-43) and based on actual events, The Three Musketeers is perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written. Three Musketeers, loyal servants of the King, are joined by the dashing D'Artagnan, a veritable Byronic hero. These four are pitted against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter. Dumas was quite expert in pacing and varying action while weaving historical fact with purest fiction.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Dumas is King!

    • By Douglas on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Problem of Cell 13

    • By: Jacques Futrelle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Professor Van Dusen solves a variety of different mysteries together with his friend, Hutchinson Hatch, a reporter for a fictional newspaper called The Daily New Yorker. The professor is known as the "Thinking Machine", and he solves problems by the remorseless application of logic. In this story, he thinks his way out of a maximum-security prison.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is the second of the 12 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes in most British editions of the canon and second of the eight stories from His Last Bow in most American versions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful story

    • By Roobie 2 on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Four Million

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts, Cindy Hardin Killavey, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The Four Million was written in 1906 when roughly four million people lived in New York City. It opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only "400" people in New York City who were really worth noticing.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Apology, Crito, and The Republic, Books 1 and 2

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    For those looking for "a taste of Plato", this audiobook is ideal. It includes the full text of "Apology" and "Crito" as well as the first two books of Plato's monumental Republic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Summary

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-09

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Pere Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    One of the greatest of French novelists, Balzac, trained as a lawyer, was a great judge of human nature. In 1833 he conceived the idea of linking together his novels so that they would comprehend the whole society in a series of books. This plan eventually led to 90 novels and novellas (including more than 2,000 characters) that he called "The Human Comedy". Balzac's huge and ambitious plan drew a picture of the customs, atmosphere, and habits of the bourgeois France.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful social novel

    • By Ted on 08-09-04

    Regular price: $38.95

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