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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 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
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      4 out of 5 stars 387

    One of the most important novels in classic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter tackles the subject of adultery, with the notorious Hester Prynne at the forefront of the scandal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the beginning of the novel, Hester is serving time in prison for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet A on her clothing at all times, so she cannot run from her sin no matter where she goes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Thou Wast Not Bold! Thou Wast Not True!'

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The City of God

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 46 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The City of God is one of the most important works of Christian history and philosophy ever written. The writings of St. Augustine are as intriguing to the casual reader as it is to Christian researchers. St. Augustine's work provides insight into Western thought and the development of Western civilizations. The City of God provides the reader with an artful contrast between earthy cities and those in heaven as a representation of the eternal struggle between good and evil. The City of God was originally penned in the early 5th century as a response to the prevalent belief that Christianity was to blame for the fall of Rome. St. Augustine is known as one of the most influential Fathers of the Catholic Church. Born November 13, 354, Augustine would eventually be recognized as a Saint by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Christian Church, and the Anglican Communion. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance

    • By Lana Jackson on 07-08-18

    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 275
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Ivanhoe is the perfect novel for any listener who loves an action-packed adventure based on the mythology and legends of Medieval times in England. Set in the 12th century, Ivanhoe is the story of a young man who joins up with Richard the Lion Hearted during a dark time where England is split between the Normans and the Saxons, pitting friends and family against each other through the conquering of land and the changing seats of the Royal Family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Walter Scott’s Best Works!

    • By Cindy on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In June 1867, Mark Twain set sail for Europe and the Holy Land. Twain recorded this adventurous trip and later turned it into The Innocents Abroad. This book became so popular overseas that it would propel him into an international star. The Innocents Abroad is Twain’s account of his thoughts of the Old World, including Paris, Venice, Pompeii, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, as well as many other noteworthy cities. His disbelief and wonder are told with humor that endeared Twain to American audiences.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of a complicated and broken family headed by a father, Fyodor Karamazov, who becomes entangled with his three sons, whom he neglected, after both mothers died.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Voice for a Great Book

    • By Lisa on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Critique of Pure Reason

    • By: Immanuel Kant
    • Narrated by: Martin Wilson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Published in 1797, the Critique of Pure Reason is considered to be one of the foremost philosophical works ever written. In the Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant explores the foundation of human knowledge and its limits, as well as man's ability to engage in metaphysics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Have For The Philosophy Aficionado

    • By Marcus on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by the renowned playwright and author, Oscar Wilde. It premiered in London on Valentines Day, 1895, and was an instant success. With The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde accomplished what he'd set out to do, which was to make light of the humorous behavior of British high society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Satirical Masterpiece

    • By Carlos on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • The Book of Mormon

    • By: Joseph Smith
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scriptures comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel. The Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and contains texts sacred to the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 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 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 36 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle delves into the question of what is best for mankind and humans as individuals. His conclusion is that happiness is the best possible human condition, though he is not referencing the emotion of happiness. Instead, Aristotle concludes that true happiness comes as a way of life in which the individual contributes to the good of his community, as well as his mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!

    • By Glenda on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Two Years Before the Mast is an American classic published in 1840. This is the account of Richard Henry Dana’s two-year adventure as a sailor. Throughout his time sailing around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim, Dana kept a diary, and on his return to Massachusetts, he wrote this now-loved classic. While attending Harvard College, Dana was stricken with measles, which would ultimately have a detrimental effect on his eyesight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • About the narration

    • By Lynn on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Twelve Years a Slave is an account of actual events that took place in the life of Solomon Northup, during the pre-Civil War era of the 1840s. It follows the trials and tribulations of an educated African American man that was born into freedom and later kidnapped, taken away from his family, and forced into slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!!!

    • By Andrew Robbin on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Plays of Sophocles

    • Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone
    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Sophocles was born at Colonus, near Athens in about 496 BC and is considered to be one of the premier playwrights of Greek tragedy. His stories may have been filled with strife, but Sophocles himself was prosperous and came from a good family. It is said that he was handsome, wealthy, and a highly respected citizen of Athens. During his life, he wrote over 120 plays and was instrumental in how plays would eventually be performed, including the addition of stage props.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Dialogue

    • By Zoe Olvera on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist Papers have long been considered to be some of the most important works in political science ever written. The Federalist Papers establishes a method of constitutional government that was the building block for the type of government the United States has operated under for over 200 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Constitutional Refreshment

    • By Charlie on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    In an attempt to appeal to the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli outlines the way to acquire and retain political power, and how great men should behave in a princely government. The book is divided into four parts - types of principalities and state, proper conduct of a prince as military leader, personal conduct of a prince, and the disparity of Italy's political situation. Many listeners will be able to see principals that Machiavelli advocates for are still used in many political systems today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great way to enjoy Machiavelli

    • By Charlotte on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $14.95

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