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    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Spiritual and Philosophical Tour-de-Force

    • By Rich on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $58.80

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,523
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,121
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,122

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!

    • By james on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,081
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,558

    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

    • By David on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • From This World to That Which Is to Come
    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 923
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two books in one! Terrific narration!

    • By Adam on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,950

    At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very atmospheric and creepy

    • By Kirsten M. Crippen on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • let it flow!

    • By Robert on 06-01-09

    Regular price: $104.99

    • The Once and Future King

    • By: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 33 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,612
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,212

    The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book this year.

    • By Robert on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why can't all literature be like this?

    • By Theodore on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $64.39

    • The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Dubbed the greatest horror story in English by Stephen King, The Great God Pan is an eerie and otherworldly mystery about a diabolical operation and its terrifying repercussions. After rescuing a young woman from the streets of London, Dr. Raymond uses her as a test subject for brain surgery aimed at "lifting the veil" of reality, to see the supernatural and the "great god Pan". The operation is a disaster and leaves the subject lobotomized. Years later, London becomes afflicted with a strange series of male suicides connected to a beautiful but sinister woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance of Fantastic Tales

    • By Gavin Lees on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $47.59

    • A History of Western Philosophy

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 38 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943

    Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject; it remains unchallenged as the greatest account of the history of Western thought. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Works on all levels

    • By Gary on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 410

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, great Audio Narration

    • By Mozart on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Master and Margarita

    • By: Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

    The Devil comes to Moscow, but he isn't all bad; Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying Satanic Satire

    • By Jacob on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $31.85

    • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Stanley Hauer on 08-14-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible book ever

    • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725

    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

    • By Jessica on 02-18-09

    Regular price: $75.59

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Juliet Stevenson is Simply Amazing

    • By Em on 04-15-12

    Regular price: $33.59

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By G. Green on 10-11-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Novels of Charles Dickens: An Introduction by David Timson to A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: David Timson
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128

    David Timson talks about Charles Dickens, much loved for his great contribution to classic English Literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OK book

    • By Slim on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Histories

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By John on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Prince Lyov Nikolayevitch Myshkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve? Is he an idealist or, as many in General Epanchin's society feel, an "idiot"? Certainly his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaia, youngest of the Epanchin daughters, and on the charismatic but willful Nastasya Filippovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Gregory is up to the task.

    • By Reademandweep on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $41.99

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