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    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
    • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strange recording

    • By Kim on 07-21-10

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Dangerous Liaisons

    • By: Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The story, composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other, tells of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, uncaring of those who face social ruin or whose hearts are broken. It depicts a decadent and corrupt aristocracy exposing the perversions of the so-called Ancien Regime. The relevance of this grew due to the ensuing the French Revolution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story.

    • By Steve Inman on 11-10-09

    Regular price: $16.01

    • The Last of the Mohicans

    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great voice. Struggles with dialect.

    • By Charles on 01-29-10

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    First published in 1883, Treasure Island remains one of Robert Louis Stevenson's best-known and best-loved works.

    A classic coming of age adventure, featuring buried treasure, treacherous pirates, and the eponymous Long John Silver, Treasure Island tells the enthralling story of Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy, who sets sail on an 18th century voyage in search of a pirate's buried gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much fun to listen to!

    • By Julia on 10-11-09

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Nigel Graham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The story tells of Jim, a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. One night, when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink, acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great novel, stunning narration.

    • By John on 05-09-10

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Published in 1878, portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne. Winterbourne's pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. The the novel coments on the contrast between American and European society that is common to James's work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Innocence and Crudity

    • By Darwin8u on 02-02-19

    Regular price: $4.25

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 37 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia. Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Brothers Karamozov

    • By Julia on 05-30-09

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Peter Barker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne considered one of the greatest comic novels in English. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic and a hoot

    • By Theodore on 08-28-10

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book which keeps one guessing --- wrong

    • By Joseph R on 04-12-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    First published in three volumes in 1860 it tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss. Maggie is deeply attached to her brother but their conflicting temperaments and outlook produce only stress and misunderstanding until they are finally reconciled in a moment of revelation before tragedy overtakes them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed and depressing

    • By Thomas H. Kregel on 11-23-10

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Lost World

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Richmond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Released in 1912, it tells the story of an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin where prehistoric animals still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between Native Americans and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun book, but characters are muddled

    • By Andrea on 03-23-10

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Andrew Timothy
    • Length: 50 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 205

    The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

    Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

    Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible value

    • By Barnabas' Daughter on 12-17-09

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 39 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Originally serialized between 1843-1844 the story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Save your credits

    • By Mary on 11-25-09

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Far from the Madding Crowd

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Published in 1874, it tells the tale of Gabriel Oak, one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Took a while to get going but worth it.

    • By Kenneth on 03-10-11

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    Jane Eyre remains a classic of 19th-century English literature and is the most famous and influential novel by Charlotte Bronte. Published in 1847, one of the most popular of all English novels, the story tells of the rise of a poor orphan girl against overwhelming odds. It is a work of fiction with memorable characters and vivid scenes exploring themes that have as much relevance today as in the time it was written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent

    • By Tad Davis on 05-17-10

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Duncan Carse
    • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is a classic of American and world literature. Written in 1851, this is the incredible story of the crazed captain Ahab who, consumed by his desire for revenge, drives his crew to scour the oceans of the world for the fearsome white whale, Moby Dick. It soon becomes clear that Ahab will stop at nothing and is prepared to risk everything, his ship, his crew members, and his own life. Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist short story writer, essayist and poet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THANK YOU...

    • By JAY on 12-05-10

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Prince and the Pauper

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Andrew Timothy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    One of the great literary classics of Western literature. Set in 1547, this is the tale of a London beggar boy and the English prince who exchange identities.

    Mark Twain, real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), is one of the Great American Novelists. Friend to presidents, artists, indutrialists and European royalty, Twain is universally renowned for his wit and astute satire.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • don't waste your money on this production

    • By Jessica on 03-25-13

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 24

    Romola is the fourth novel from the great Victorian novelist George Eliot and her first historical novel. Published in 1862 - 63, it is set in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century and events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. The story is of a girl's devotion to her blind father, her marriage to and betrayal by a young Greek and ultimate life of self-sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passion, Intrigue and Betrayal

    • By Joseph R on 10-03-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Riddle of the Sands

    • By: Eskine Childers
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom and is sited by Winston Churchill as one of the major reasons the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrative would have been perfect.....

    • By Doris on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $13.34

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 31 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Middlemarch is considered one of the masterpieces of English fiction. Published in 1874, it is the seventh and penultimate novel by George Eliot. It pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Loved It!

    • By Miss Belgravia on 02-11-10

    Regular price: $15.98

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