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    • The Blithedale Romance

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A communal experiment in living a utopian pastoral life is shared by lively, beautiful Zenobia, lovely, gentle Priscilla, their demanding leader Hollingsworth, and Miles Coverdale, but their dreams are interrupted by the realities of human imperfections.

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Buccaneers

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rare happy ending of sorts

    • By judy wiley on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Joan of Arc's life and her accomplishments, as seen through the eyes of her childhood friend, are described with irony and brilliant insight into human nature. This was Twain's last book and he considered it to be his best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A enjoyable recount of an inspiring figure

    • By Nathan on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    The narrow escape of Eliza, the brutality of Simon Legree, the sweetness of little Eva and the kindness and faith of Uncle Tom are all part of this inspiring novel. This audiobook contributed significantly to the arousal of anti-slavery sentiment before the Civil War and helped to pave the way for civility and equal rights. Please be advised that this audiobook contains racial epithets of the period that may be offensive to some of today's listeners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I <3 Flo Gibson

    • By Paige E. on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • At the Back of the North Wind

    • By: George MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    This is the story of the mystical travels of Diamond, a coachman's son, through distant lands and strange events while riding on the back of the beautiful North Wind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When the Angels Are Too Happy to Sing Sense

    • By Vicky on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Cyrano de Bergerac

    • By: Edmond Rostand
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The story of Cyrano, his famous nose, and his undying love for the beautiful Roxanne evokes the spirit and panache of 17th century France.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cyrano de WHO?

    • By David on 12-20-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This is the hilarious story of the American Everyboy. Join the society of such unforgettable characters as the miscievous Tom, kindly Aunt Polly, the heart-stoppingly beautiful Becky Thatcher, the malevolent Injun Joe and a free-spirited young lad by the name of Huckleberry Finn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better than the first time, 60 years earlier

    • By george t. on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Charlotte Temple

    • By: Susanna Rowson
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This satirical novella, published in more than 200 editions, was the biggest seller in the United States prior to Uncle Tom's Cabin. A young English girl is lured to America by a dashing lieutenant. The tragic consequences that follow serve as warning to all innocent, unassuming young ladies.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is a biting and ribald satire of manners and mores disguised as a fantastic journey to incredible lands. Gulliver's wits and endurance are taxed by the fabulous inhabitants of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and other amazing places.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • An Enemy of the People

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Dr. Stockman is ridiculed and persecuted by the town's politicians and townspeople for telling the truth about the town's polluted public baths. This theme of safety warnings and scientific data being ignored for political and economic gain can still be seen almost daily in today's news.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Zuleika Dobson

    • By: Max Beerbohm
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The beautiful, flirtatious Zuleika has the dons and undergraduates of Oxford University literally lining up to die for her in this biting tragic-comic satire.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 29 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In this, the first of the Palliser parliamentary novels, the plight of women in marriage, politics and private life is seen through the eyes of Alice and Kate Vavisor, Lady Glencora and the coquettish Mrs. Greenow.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Complete Book of Dragons

    • By: Edith Nesbitt
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a whimsical look at dragons and their brave adversaries. The tales included in this collection are: "The Book of Beasts", "Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger", "The Deliverers of Their Country", "The Ice Dragon, or Do As You Are Told", "The Dragon Tamers", "The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold", "Kind Little Edmond, or The Caves and the Cockatrice", "The Island of Nine Whirlpools" and "The Last of the Dragons".

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Three Greek Tragedies

    • By: Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Blood, gore, thrills, chills, and romance abound in these plays by three of the great Greek authors. Included are "Medea" by Euripides; "Antigone" by Sophocles; and "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two Minor Complaints

    • By Thomas on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Twain's classic tale of a young boy and his runaway slave friend, Jim, is still one of the best novels about human nature ever written. Readers will delight in the many wonderful episodes, including a deadly feud, the comic grumblings of the Duke and the King and Tom Sawyer's grand scheme to rescue Jim from captivity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyment to listen to

    • By Sam on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics. This is the play that was later to be adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great reader bring characters to life

    • By Joseph on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Orley Farm

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Lady Mason's trial for forgery and perjury shocks the neighborhood. A cast of unforgettable characters views her with disdain, compassion, and disbelief. And then there are the love stories....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreary effort

    • By Sharon on 08-03-13

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Troll Garden

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This varied assortment of Ms. Cather's gorgeous writing includes: "Flora and Her Artists", "The Sculptor's Funeral", "The Garden Lodge", "A Death in the Desert", "The Marriage of Phaedra", "A Wagner Matinee", and "Paul's Case". 

    Regular price: $16.79

    • A Colette Collection

    • By: Colette
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    These glimpses "on tour" of the behind-the-curtain lives of members of the theatrical community are told with a deft hand. Selections include: "The Halt", "A Bad Morning", "The Circus House", "The Workroom", "Matinee", "The Starveling", "Love", "The Hard Worker", "After Midnight", "Lola", "Moments of Stress", "Journey's End", "The Accompanist", "The Cashier", "Nostalgia", "Clever Dogs", "La Fenice" and "The Master".

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana
    • Narrated by: Athur Addison
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    This is the true story of a Harvard graduate who forsook his studies for two years of the grueling life of an ordinary seaman. This exciting tale was the first to realistically describe the lives of the roughly treated, poorly paid sailors of the merchant marine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must reading

    • By Carole B. Regan on 05-14-17

    Regular price: $23.79

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