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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 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Isabel Coe
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    "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

    • The Three Kingdoms

    • By: Luo Guanzhong, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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 Water Margin

    • By: Shi Naian, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's Plays Accessible to Children

    • By: William Shakespeare, Helen Street (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Helen Street
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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: $6.54

    • 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 (Adaptation)

    • By: Erich Maria Remarque, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      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

    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Today is Wednesday 2nd October. If I am back in this very room in the Reform Club on Saturday 21st December by eight forty-five in the evening, I win." Phileas Fogg bets £20,000 that he can go round the world in eighty days--a huge sum of money in 1872, worth more than a million pounds today. When he sets off on his amazing journey with his clever servant, Passepartout, they cannot afford the slightest delay.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Odyssey (Adaptation)

    • 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

    • 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: $6.66

    • 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

    • A Christmas Carol

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charles Dickens' Timeless Classic
    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A Christmas Carol is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic and much-loved Christmas tale.Miserable old Ebeneezer Scrooge hates Christmas. Can somebody so selfish, so harsh and so horribly lonely ever change his ways? In one terrifying night, poor Scrooge is haunted by four ghosts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why Change the Story??

    • By Kurt on 12-26-12

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Jane Eyre

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Timeless Classic.
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Gill Tavner
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    One of a series of retellings of classic world literature from publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and theme, Real Reads also reflect the original author's style. A brilliant introduction to Bronte's compelling story.Jane Eyre is poor, parentless and plain. her future looks bleak.Jane's aunt and cousin detest her. Life at Lowood School is cruel and dangerous. What inner strength can young Jane find?

    Regular price: $5.32

    • Great Expectations

    • An Accurate Retelling of Charles Dickens' Timeless Classic
    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Great Expectations is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale.An escaped convict threatens to eat young Pip's heart for breakfast. The ghostly Miss Havisham invites Pip to her eerie home.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • 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: $6.69

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Patrick Howell
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    "‘Breach your last to the sun, Moby Dick!’ cried Ahab. ‘Thy hour and thy harpoon are at hand!’" Why does Captain Ahab look like a man who’s being crucified? How did he come by that hideous scar and the false leg made of a whale’s bone? And why is he obsessed with Moby Dick, the great white whale?Ishmael, the new recruit, has other strange shipmates. There’s Queequeg, for instance, covered in weird tattoos and selling shrunken human heads.

    Regular price: $6.58

    • 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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      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: $6.66

    • The Riddle of the Sands

    • By: Erskine Childers, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "It seems pretty clear to me that sooner or later we’ll be at war with Germany, whether we like it or not."

    Carruthers is looking forward to a relaxing holiday when he sets off for the Baltic Sea. Instead he finds himself at the centre of a complicated and deadly plot. Will Carruthers and his friend, Arthur Davies, discover why the sinister and mysterious Herr Dollman is so interested in their little yacht, the Dulcibella? What does Clara Dollman know about her father’s plans?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently written and narrated

    • By Katherine Herrin on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Heart of Midlothian (Adaptation)

    • By: Walter Scott, Margaret Elphinstone
    • Narrated by: Gavin Wilson
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Edinburgh, 1736. In the town’s grim prison, the Heart of Midlothian, two prisoners await execution. Captain Porteous of the Town Guard has been sentenced to death for ordering his soldiers to open fire on Edinburgh citizens. He hopes for reprieve. The people want revenge. Effie Deans, wrongly accused of killing her newborn baby, will die unless her sister, Jeanie, tells a lie. Jeanie, determined to save her sister, makes a terrifying journey as Effie’s life hangs in the balance.

    Regular price: $6.58

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