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    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688

    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading for literary critics, feminists,

    • By Seth H. Wilson on 07-15-13

    Regular price: $14.17

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747

    Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Perfect Abridgement

    • By M on 05-28-09

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essential

    • By Matthew on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Goodbye to All That

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    A famous autobiographical account of life as a young soldier in the first World War trenches. Robert Graves, who went on to write I, Claudius, has given to posterity here one of the all-time great insights into the experience of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving

    • By Jean on 11-10-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Our Man in Havana

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381

    In a legendary novel that appears to predict the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, Graham Greene introduces James Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman whose life in transformed when he is asked to join the British Secret Service. He agrees, and finds himself with no information to offer, so begins to invent sources and agencies which do not exist, but which appear very real to his superiors.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Delete the Music and It Would Be Fine

    • By Jean on 08-05-11

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Dante's Inferno (Dramatised)

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Corin Redgrave
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    This original and refreshingly different dramatisation follows Dante, "lost in a dark wood", who is met by Virgil, who takes him on a tour of the underworld: a place he could end up if he decides to take his own life. Corin Redgrave is the voice of Dante.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dante's Inferno

    • By Robert on 10-17-09

    Regular price: $6.39

    • The Count of Monte Cristo [Abridged]

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    An epic literary adventure considered a classic around the world. The story centers around Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who finds himself arrested, accused of treason, and relegated to the bowls of the island fortress of Chateau d'If, all on his wedding day. The ensuing drama of his escape, revenge, and quest for the treasure of Monte Cristo is one reread by thousands every year.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It good but..

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $8.25

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The book is divided into three sections, marking the three villas in which the family lived on the island. Apart from Gerald (the youngest) and Larry, the family comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This should be required reading

    • By Ilona on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Carry On, Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever-popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: "Jeeves Takes Charge", "Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest", "The Artistic Career of Corky", "The Aunt and the Sluggard", "Clustering Round Young Bingo", "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg", and "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great introduction to Jeeves

    • By Eunique on 09-30-08

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Short Stories

    • The Nostalgia Collection
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, Saki
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Edward Hardwicke, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cracking stories, but no table of contents!

    • By Frances on 03-27-11

    Regular price: $13.85

    • A Passage To India

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor. When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $14.68

    • The Third Man

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films. It's a thrilling story of black-marketeering set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers: Russia, Britain, France, and America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narration

    • By Gurth W. on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Collection and Production

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy "All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds". However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured, and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disasterous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travellers take.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why the music?

    • By Michael Howard on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Inimitable Jeeves (Unabridged)

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    The first volume of Wodehouse's brilliant complete and unabridged short stories. Originally a semi-novel, this version contains self-contained stories which are nonetheless linked, often by Bingo Little, an endearingly hopeless chap and a serial romancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Jeeves audio book I've read!

    • By Stephen T. Hamner on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $11.99

    • A High Wind in Jamaica

    • By: Richard Hughes
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    Set in the 19th century against a backdrop of island life and the vast surrounding seas, A High Wind in Jamaica is the gripping story of the Bas-Thornton children, whose parents send them back to England following a hurricane in the postcolonial Caribbean they call home. Having set sail, the children quickly fall into the hands of pirates. As their voyage continues, things take an awful turn

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite novels

    • By Dan Harlow on 07-07-13

    Regular price: $15.90

    • Scott and Amundsen

    • Their Race to the South Pole
    • By: Roland Huntford
    • Narrated by: Tim Piggott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    This is a brilliant dual biography charting British Robert Scott's and Norwegian Roald Amundsen's race to the South Pole during 1911-12. Huntuford's is the accepted, definitive account of the race and a reassessment of the two men. Thoroughly researched, revealing the adventures and misfortunes that befell them both, he describes the driving ambitions of the era, and the complex, often deeply flawed individuals who were charged with carrying them out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but could have been great

    • By Pierre on 05-19-08

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listening

    • By Peggyo on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $13.34

    • Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The second instalment of this wonderful collection of short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucket loads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse's sparkling comic invention?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator

    • By Tad Davis on 06-09-11

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Casanova

    • By: Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 285

    The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged?! No!

    • By Siobhan on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $11.72

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