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    • The Princess and the Goblin

    • By: George Macdonald
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Revolutionary for the time in encouraging children to think like children, the adventure of Princess Irene and Curdie, the boy miner, was to influence generations of writers, including Chesterton and Tolkien. Overflowing with fantastic ideas and images to delight the young and allegory to inspire their morality ‘The Princess and the Goblin’ has remained one of the most exciting tales for over 100 years.Irene lives in a castle on a mountain under which there is a labyrinth of tunnels inhabited by Goblins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Fairy Tale for All Ages

    • By Joseph on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Vicar of Bullhampton

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    This comprehensive novel consists of three subplots which interlink to form the whole and supply a trio of targets at which Trollope aims his proselytising pen. The first treats on the courtship of a woman by a man whom she does not love and with whom she is not compatible. Mary Lowther will not accept such a marriage of dishonesty. The second deals with the plight of a young woman who has fallen prey to the wiles of an evil seducer and subsequently adopts a life of prostitution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Trollope discovery

    • By R. Hughes on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Thirty Nine Steps

    • A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    Among the first espionage thrillers and an acknowledged classic, The Thirty-Nine Steps well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and carries one along with the sheer suspense of the manhunt - a recurring theme in literature - and Hannay’s struggle against the evil that is the ‘Black Stone'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • epic!!!!!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-10

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Captains Courageous

    • By: Rudyard Kipling Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Harvey Cheyne, the pampered son of an American millionaire, is swept overboard from the deck of a liner and picked up by a small fishing boat, one of several trawling the Grand Banks. He is rapidly confronted by the harsh realities of life and comes to terms with himself amid the hard labour and morality of the redoubtable New England fishermen.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 5

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Forsyte feud continues into the next generation with Jolly and Val involved in a drunken bout of fisticuffs.Soames continues to pursue Irene driving her to seek refuge in Paris. Believing that she has a lover, he puts her under surveillance to obtain evidence. Jolyon travels to Paris on the pretext of discussing business and he and Irene spend some time together unaware their movements are being watched.

    Regular price: $13.34

    • Billy Budd

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    On one level...Melville’s tale is an historical adventure telling the story of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the ‘Seventy Four’ HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the ‘Master at Arms’, and the final confrontation results in death. Billy becomes an unwilling martyr - what passes for justice must be implemented because of the rebellious climate of the time.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • The Island of Sheep

    • A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5
    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The last of John Buchan’s thrillers and the final appearance of Richard Hannay now in retirement reverie deep in the comfortable Cotswolds.However, he and Sandy [Lord Clanroyden] are roused to action once more to help the son of a recently deceased treasure hunter, called Haraldsen. The heir is receiving threats from Lancelot Troth, a man who believes himself ill treated financially by Haraldsen’s father and seeks revenge and reparation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A splendid thriller from the dawn of the genre

    • By Gavin Scott on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The phrase 'this book will change your life' has become one of the clichés of the publishing world, but Martin Eden is certainly a novel that merits that observation. Set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Jack London's semiautobiographical narrative tells of working class sailor Eden's struggle to elevate himself to a level of society wherein, he believes, reside the intellect and culture he craves. One of the reasons for this endeavour is Ruth Morse, with whom he has fallen in love.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Autobiography of a Supertramp

    • By: W.H. Davies
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    At the end of the 19th Century W.H.Davies hustled his way across America, working when he could, begging and stealing when he couldn't. He saw life on the breadline. He was beaten up in New Orleans, thrown into prison in Michigan and was present at lynching’s in Tennessee, truly a diarist of the nether side of the American dream. After travelling with some of the most interesting and adventurous characters, an accident forced him to return to a similar poverty filled world back in England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't finish it

    • By Kathie on 09-22-11

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Cousin Phillis

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th Century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community.Seventeen year old Phillis lives on Hope Farm with her parents Minister Ebenezer Holman and his simple wife. Her second cousin Paul Manning, at first reluctantly, comes to visit. He is the son of a rising inventor from Birmingham and is employed as a clerk to Edward Holdsworth, the managing engineer of a railway company laying a line close to the farm.

    Regular price: $13.18

    • The Semi-Detached House

    • By: Emily Eden
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The house is called "Pleasance" and is rented by two sisters, Blanche and Aileen. The story revolves around the fortunes of two neighbouring families of varied social standing. The sisters' semi-detachment is to the Hopkinsons. Whilst Blanche's husband, Arthur, is abroad on a mission, the neighbours soon prove themselves invaluable as friends and Blanche and Mrs Hopkinson discover that their husbands are already acquainted!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delicious

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Three Hostages

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Hannay to the rescue once more! This time...our hero is summoned from his tranquil life in rural Oxfordshire to save the world from a financial conspiracy which threatens the global economy. Hannay comes to believe that the villain behind all this must be Dominick Medina. But can such a brilliant, charming idol of the nation be using Eastern magic to suborn industrialists, magnates and other such pillars of society as his slaves?

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Virgin and the Gypsy

    • By: D H Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Written in 1926...and published posthumously [without the authors customary revision] in 1930, The Virgin and the Gypsy is a minor masterpiece in short story writing. It provides an excellent introduction to Lawrence’s work, being a succinct distillation of his ideas about sexuality and its ability to transcend class barriers. Yvette and her sister Lucille come back from finishing school in Lausanne with a much broader outlook on life than the inhabitants of the cloistered world to which they return.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In 'Washington Square' James treats on a subject about which he was passionate - the relationship between parents and their children. Dr Sloper, a wealthy man, is in a difficult position. His son has died aged three years old. His wife also dies within two weeks of giving birth to their surviving daughter Catherine. She is a plain awkward child, yet capable of giving immense affection. She becomes fascinated by would-be man of the world Morris Townsend, falling in love with him very swiftly. Is Morris a fortune hunter?

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Eugenie Grandet

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At the beginning of the story the heroine lives an unfulfilled life in rural France, her nature crushed by a domineering and miserly father. Gallant cousin Charles arrives and acts as a catalyst on Eugénie's personality and emotions. Will her love survive the strong self-opinion of the young man and the selfishness of her father or is Eugénie's reward destined to be in heaven?

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Coral Island

    • By: R. M. Ballantyne
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Heroes Ralph, Jack and Peterkin set sail on the Arrow and are the only three survivors of a fearful shipwreck. They are washed ashore on a seemingly idyllic coral island.This tranquillity is violently disturbed, first by a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals and then by the invasion of a vicious pirate and his gang of cut-throats. Will the boys thwart their enemies and live to see England again?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of this novel.

    • By Dennis on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Trails Plowed Under

    • By: Charles M Russell Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Cowpunchers, Indians and horses are the heroes and villains of these tales from the early days of Montana and Wyoming, with bear and buffalo also making an appearance. The author's philosophy on such varying topics as marriage, whisky and just staying alive will be of interest to all, cowboy fan or not. Charles M. Russell moved to Montana at the age of 15 and lived there for the rest of his life. 'In the spring I wrangled horses, in the fall I herded beef. I worked for the big outfits and always held my job.'

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Lodger

    • By: Marie Belloc Lowndes Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Mr Sleuth is a good guest, pays handsomely and in advance, needs very little looking after and seems to be a harmless gentleman. But when the murderous exploits of a serial killer known only as 'The Avenger' start occurring closer to home, Mrs Bunting begins to worry about her guest, his curious experiments and nocturnal habits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Fun, Enjoyable Read!

    • By Jaye on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Trilby

    • By: George du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Full of the author's joie de vivre, this tale revels in the artistic life of 19th Century Paris. Three friends, perfect companions for each other, try to make their way as painters in the Bohemian climate of the left bank of the Seine, but then Little Billee falls in love. The object of his affections is Trilby, a gamine figure of the streets and artists' model. Trilby is under the influence of the strange Svengali who hypnotises her to make her sing. It is not Svengali, however, who is responsible for Trilby's downfall.

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Once again Brigadier General Hannay is taken from the trenches of the front line to save his country on a desperate mission. This time he must find the genius behind a vast network of spies infiltrating English pacifists and conscientious objectors. Hannay finds the man only to have him evade capture at the last moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I think this is the best book in the Hannay series

    • By Jazztyke on 09-21-12

    Regular price: $20.24

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