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    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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 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 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • 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 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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

    • 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 311
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 201

    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

    • 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

    • Dangerous Liaisons

    • By: Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Duncan Carse
    • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • 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

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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
    • Great story!

    • By Margaret on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $4.25

    • 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 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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

    • The Wings of the Dove

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Marvin Kane
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    This 1902 novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress suffering from an incurable disease, who comes to Europe in search of happiness. Through Milly's experiences in London and the new friends she makes, some with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested, James examines the collision of the emerging New World and Europe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrative Aberration

    • By Geoffrey on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
    • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • 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

    • 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 Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Peter Gray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard is a series of comic short sorties by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle telling of the exploits of an uncomprehending French soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. Originally published in The Strand magazine between December 1894 and September 1903 the stories satirise both the stereotypical English view of the French, and - by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view - English manners and attitudes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By SoftwareRancher on 11-06-10

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Stars Look Down

    • By: A. J. Cronin
    • Narrated by: Arthur Blake
    • Length: 27 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Set in the north of England at the turn of the century, this novel focuses on the lives and times of the people who lived there, describing the suffering of the miners and the advent of World War I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Epic Novel

    • By S. Lev-Ami on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 25 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens.

    The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

    Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive reading

    • By Michele on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Riddle of the Sands

    • By: Eskine Childers
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 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

    • 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story, unprofessional recording

    • By Dorene Kavanagh on 03-13-10

    Regular price: $8.25

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