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    • Journey to the West

    • By: Wu Cheng'en, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Journey to the West is one of the Chinese Noble Classics.

    In ancient China a magical monkey appears, creating chaos everywhere he goes. The only way to put his tricks and talents to good use is to make him protector of Xuanzang, a young and handsome monk determined to travel from China to India in search of precious scriptures. Monkey and his fellow disciples, Piggy and Sandy, have to protect Xuanzang from monsters and demons who think they can live forever just by taking bites out of the monk.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • mediocre

    • By Joshua Ostrewich on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Dream of the Red Chamber

    • By: Cao Xuiqin, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the Chinese Noble Classics.

    Baoyu has always believed that he will marry his childhood sweetheart, Daiyu. Daiyu is beautiful and talented, very sensitive, and physically fragile. It is a huge shock to him when he learns that his parents instead want him to marry Baochai, a healthy and considerate girl. Baoyu’s family is fast losing its fame and fortune.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lot left out.

    • By Gloria Chunn on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Three Kingdoms

    • By: Luo Guanzhong, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The Three Kingdoms is one of the Chinese Noble Classics. The great empire of China is in turmoil. As the government becomes increasingly incompetent, warlords and nobles battle for power. In the north is the Kingdom of Wei, headed by cunning and manipulative Cao Cao. In the southeast is the Kingdom of Wu, ruled by masterful and charismatic Sun Quan. In the west is the Kingdom of Shu, commanded by kindhearted and humble Liu Bei.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too short

    • By Steven Shaw on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Beatrice Sampatakou - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Vickers
    • Length: 40 mins
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    It is the ninth year of the Greeks' siege of Troy. Will the fighting go on forever? Achilles, the greatest of Greek heroes, is angered by Agamemnon and decides to withdraw from the battle. What is the reason for his wrath? Is there anything that will make him change his mind and return to the battlefield? Both armies have suffered tremendous losses, and the long war seems to be heading towards a stalemate.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Emma

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Emma is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable retelling of this classic story."I must warn you that you might guess twenty things without being correct.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Water Margin

    • By: Shi Naian, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Although Song Jiang is only a lowly local government official, he is loyal to the emperor and kind to all the citizens in his care. But Song is in trouble. A series of unfortunate incidents have led to him being arrested, and his political enemies are keen to see him sentenced to death. There is still hope, however. One hundred and eight brave bandits from Mount Liang have heard of Song’s good name and are willing to rescue him as long as Song will lead them in rebelling against the corrupt government.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too abbreviated

    • By EVB on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Helen Street (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Shakespeare's celebrated tragedy made accessible as drama for younger listeners whilst remaining true to the Bard's verse and vocabulary. What could be worse than falling in love with your enemy? Romeo Montague thinks he's in love until he meets Juliet Capulet. With her, he discovers what true love really feels like. But their two families are bitter rivals, and no one must know about their secret passion. When Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a brawl, their hopes of happiness seem doomed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not so child friendly

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H G Wells, Eric Brown
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 36 mins
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    No one would have believed that planet Earth was being watched by creatures more intelligent than humankind. But planet Earth was not only being watched--soon it would be invaded by monstrous creatures from Mars who strode about the land in great mechanical tripods, bringing death and destruction with them. What could possibly stop an invading army equipped with heat rays and poisonous black gas, intent on wiping out the human race?

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Beatrice Sampatakou - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Vickers
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After ten long years of war and the fall of Troy, Greek hero Odysseus sets sail for his homeland. His voyage, however, is destined to take much longer than he expects. During his eventful journey, Odysseus comes across all sorts of monsters and mythical creatures and loses his ships and crew. When he finally reaches his beloved island, he finds his queen besieged by suitors who claim his throne. What tricks will Penelope resort to in her effort to avoid them?

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Persuasion

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Eight years ago, Anne Elliott was persuaded that her family's honour was more important than her own happiness. She has suffered ever since. Now the man she turned away has returned. Can Captain Wentworth forgive Anne, or will he be charmed instead by the beautiful Louisa? Will Anne be persuaded to marry her cousin, or will she find the strength to follow her heart?

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Isabel Coe
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." Dante, our young, naive hero, has woken from a deep sleep to find himself in a cold, dark wood. Before he can begin to work out where he is, his path is blocked by a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf. Things get worse from there, and our pilgrim finds himself on a journey through the very depths of hell. Why is he there, and will he ever make it out alive?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Great Narrator. Too short.

    • By Jason Zimmerman on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Patrick Howell, Rob Penman
    • Length: 40 mins
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    "You must hear my tale. You must hear my terrible, terrible tale." Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story. It all began with a desire to help mankind, but where will it end? Frankenstein leads us through vast mountainous landscapes and over frozen seas. Can he stop the fiend’s murderous course? Is he prepared to do what the monster demands? The reader will be shocked and surprised. Is the monster as evil as he seems?

    Regular price: $5.32

    • Wuthering Heights

    • An Accurate retelling of Emily Bronte's Timeless Classic
    • By: Emily Bronte, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Gill Tavner
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    One of a series of retellings of classic world literature from publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also reflect the original author's style. A brilliant introduction to this haunting tale."I saw everything. They told me everything. I played a part in everything."Nelly Dean has spent her life serving the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. She has quite a tale to tell. She wants to tell it to you.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare, Helen Street (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Helen Street
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A retelling of Shakespeare's most famous comedy, made accessible to younger listeners but still true to the Bard's verse and vocabulary. Mischief is in the air when the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel, and Puck is left in charge of the love potion. Four young people are lost in the woods on midsummer's night. Will they find each other and true love, or will Puck's meddling leave them broken hearted and alone?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audible voice acting is superb!

    • By DANAandCREW on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Why is this feeling of regret so familiar to her? Why must she always wish she had done something different? Maggie Tulliver and her brother, Tom, grow up in the mill on the River Floss. Although Maggie adores Tom, she often finds him cruel and cold. All she wants is for life to be full and warm.The Tulliver family’s traditional way of living is threatened by changes beyond their control. Will the educated world of lawyers and lawsuits destroy what generations have enjoyed?

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 41 mins
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    "It’s a woman. She’s dead, I think--dead in the snow at the Stone-pits--not far from my door." Since his arrival in the small village of Raveloe, Silas Marner has been an outsider. Nobody knows where he came from, nobody understands him, nobody dares to invite him in. All of this changes when a little girl wanders through his door one snowy night. What feelings will she stir in Silas’ lonely heart? How will she draw Silas closer to the heart of Raveloe?

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Mansfield Park

    • An Accurate Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Lewis
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Mansfield Park is one of a series ofretellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale."Your little cousin cannot help being dull and stupid."At the tender age of ten, Fanny Price moves from her poor family home to live with her wealthy cousins at mansfield park. Settling into this proud family is only the first of many challenges she will have to face.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BIG Mistake

    • By Margot on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $5.15

    • All Quiet on the Western Front

    • By: Erich Maria Remarque, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 39 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    "There is a whistling sound behind us. Shells pass overhead and explode in a sheet of flame a hundred meters away." When Paul Büumer and his classmates join the army, nothing has prepared them for the death and destruction they witness. Machine guns, huge artillery shells, and poison gas create a nightmare world for these young men and their older comrades. For months and years, attack is followed by counterattack.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Tom Sawyer

    • An Accurate and Entertaining Retelling of Mark Twain's Timeless Cassic
    • By: Mark Twain, Anna Kirwan
    • Narrated by: Bob Karper
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A captivating retelling of Mark Twain's classic adventure story. True to the original in plot, character, themes and style, this is an excellent way for any listener to meet Tom Sawyer for the first time. Tom Sawyer is a respectable boy in a little Mississippi River town. Huck Finn is a freedom-loving, neglected outcast. What better playmate could Tom want?One night, innocent games of pirates and Robin Hood turn serious when the boys witness a murder in the graveyard.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Tempest

    • By: William Shakespeare, Helen Street (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Helen Street
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A violent storm shipwrecks the King of Naples and his noblemen on what appears to be an uninhabited island. They don't know that they have been brought here by powerful magic. Prospero, the mysterious ruler of the island, has a plan, but will he use his magic for revenge or for reconciliation? His daughter, Miranda, has never seen another man except her father. What will she think of the stranger who stumbles into her life? Will Propsero's monstrous servant, Caliban, succeed in overthrowing his master?

    Regular price: $5.15

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