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    • War and Peace 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "War and Peace" (1869) is a classic novel by Leo Tolstoy, which is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements. The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book Dismal narration

    • By Wendy E on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook

    • By: Maria Montessori
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Montessori devoted her life to the teaching and understanding children. This remarkable work is one of the greatest guides and insights in children's way of thinking for all teachers and parents. Maria Montessori brought new life to the field in the late 19th and early 20th century. In her own words: "If we give children 'the means of existence', the struggle for it disappears, and a vigorous expansion of life takes its place."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why is the reader a man?

    • By Catherine Lawrence on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $7.46

    • Pollyanna

    • By: Eleanor H. Porter
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Pollyanna" is a best-selling novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is considered a classic of children's literature, with the title character's name becoming a popular term for someone with the same very optimistic outlook. Also, the subconscious bias towards the positive is often described as the Pollyanna principle... The title character is named Pollyanna Whittier, a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern and cold spinster Aunt Polly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my lifetime hero!

    • By Lori Morrison on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $7.46

    • The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The River War" is an account by Winston S. Churchill, based on his experiences as a British Army officer, during the Mahdist War (1881- 99) in the Sudan. He tells the story of the British imperial involvement in the Sudan, and the Mahdi War between the British forces, led by Lord Kitchener, and the Dervish forces, led by Khalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad, "The Mahdi", heir to the self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad who had embarked on a campaign to conquer Egypt, to drive out the Ottomans.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Pilgrim'S Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream" is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. The protagonist is an everyman character, and the plot centers on his journey from his hometown, the "City of Destruction" ("this world"), to the "Celestial City" ("that which is to come": Heaven).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be ready to rewind at times....

    • By Susant_ms on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Republic" (380 BC) by Plato is a Socratic dialogue, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. As Plato's best-known work, it has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities.

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    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Treasure Island" is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Treasure Island is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is also noted as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality unusual for children’s literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Performance

    • By Rich Sobolewski on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1892) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a collection of twelve short stories. The stories are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. In general the stories in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holme"s identify, and try to correct, social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice.

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    • The Communist Manifesto

    • By: Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Communist Manifesto" (originally "Manifesto of the Communist Party") is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • OK reading. historically interesting

    • By tim on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $6.43

    • Passing

    • By: Nella Larsen
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Light-skinned black woman Irene Redfield meets an old childhood friend - Claire - who is now "passing" as a white woman... Claire is married to a racist white man, who doesn't know she has African American blood. Despite the danger of being found out by her husband and society at large she finds herself helplessly drawn to Irene's world. An absolutely fascinating listening experience on many levels simultaneously.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I Read the Book Instead

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $11.59

    • A Diary from Dixie

    • By: Mary Chesnut
    • Narrated by: Mary Baker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was an aide to President Jefferson Davis. It is a fascinating narrative of all the years of the American Civil War. It focuses on the daily lives and hardships of all who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political elite. Mary Chesnut's prose has lost none of its provocative bite through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read—unique view of Antebellum, bellum & post bellum Southern life

    • By harsh critic on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

    • By: Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" (1883), Friedrich Engels explains that Marxism is scientific socialism. Engels claims that whereas utopian socialism is idealist, reflects the personal opinions of the authors and claims that society can be adapted based on these opinions, scientific socialism derives itself from reality. It focuses on the materialist conception of history, which is based on an analysis over history, and concludes that communism naturally follows capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Text

    • By Lisa on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Twice Told Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hawthorne published several short stories in various periodicals, which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales". Much of his writing is placed in New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement, and more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. This edition contains 40 short stories.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Catherine Abbott
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Women in Love" is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence published in 1920. It follows the loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an alienated intellectual who articulates many opinions associated with the author.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Catherine Abbott

    • By galtina on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $11.59

    • The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt

    • By: Theodore Roosevelt
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses" is a collection of Theodore Roosevelt's published commentaries and public addresses on what is necessary for a vital and healthy political, social and individual life. Roosevelt states the main point of his speech in the opening remarks: "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife.

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    • Tess of the D'urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: George Doyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Tess of the d’Urbervilles" (1891) is a novel by Thomas Hardy. Tess Durbeyfield is the oldest child of John and Joan, uneducated peasants living in an impoverished rural village in Wessex, during the Long Depression of the 1870s. One day, her father is given the hint that they may have noble blood and that they are successors of a noble Norman family D'Urberville. Tess' fortune is changed after one accident and she decides to visit Mrs. D'Urberville, a rich widow who lives in the nearby town, and "claim kin".

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    • Nights with Uncle Remus

    • By: Joel Chandler Harris
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Nights with Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris is a collection of 71 Afro-American tales, featuring the cunning fox and the more cunning rabbit. "Nights with Uncle Remus" is a storybook dearly loved by children. Besides that, it is an important contribution to the study of Afro-American folklore, and through many years of popularity it has carried a long and learned Introduction, of great interest to students but rather forbidding in aspect to youthful readers.

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    • Orley Farm

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Francis Reed
    • Length: 32 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Orley Farm" is a novel by Anthony Trollope. When Joseph Mason of Groby Park, Yorkshire, died, he left his estate to his family. A postscript to his will, however, left Orley Farm to his much younger second wife and infant son. The will and the postscript were in her handwriting, and there were three witnesses. A bitterly fought court case confirms the postscript. Twenty years later Lady Mason lives at Orley Farm with her son. Samuel Dockwrath, a tenant, is asked to leave.

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    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    "The Portrait of a Lady" is the title of this masterpiece. Isabel Archer - beautiful, young and spirited - visits her wealthy relatives in England, rejects marriage proposals by two more or less worthy suitors, inherits a fortune and then is manipulated into marriage to one of the most cruel creatures imaginable: Gilbert Osmond... This is just scratching the surface of this colossal, monumental work, so rich in both its prose, its characters and its many, many themes.

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    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: William Martin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne is an adventure classic. The main character is Phileas Fogg, a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Forster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman, Jean Passepartout as a replacement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $7.35

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