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    • 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
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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

    • Journey to the West

    • By: Wu Cheng'en, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Graham Bill
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Bleak House 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.

    Regular price: $5.45

    • 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 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      3 out of 5 stars 30

    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 Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Beatrice Sampatakou - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Vickers
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Abridged
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      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

    • 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 20
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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

    • All Quiet on the Western Front

    • By: Erich Maria Remarque, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "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

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Beatrice Sampatakou - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Vickers
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • The Water Margin

    • By: Shi Naian, Christine Sun
    • Narrated by: Michelle Tate
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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: $5.45

    • 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: $5.15

    • 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: $5.45

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Isabel Coe
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    "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 Thirty Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Abridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "It wouldn’t be pleasant sharing my flat with a dead body, but there was nothing else I could do."

    Richard Hannay is bored with life in London. Then he discovers a horrible crime and finds himself in the middle of a clever and frightening plot. Can he find the proof he needs to save his country from disaster? When Hannay hides out on the wild Scottish moors, will he escape from the dangerous gang that wants to silence him forever? Who can he trust on his journey?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I. Will. Read. It. Agin

    • By M. Coughlin on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $5.45

    • Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain, Anna Kirwan (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Bob Karper
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Huckleberry Finn 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 original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable retelling of this classic tale.

    Regular price: $5.45

    • The Riddle of the Sands

    • By: Erskine Childers, Tony Evans
    • Narrated by: Rob Penman
    • Length: 38 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    "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

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Sally Welzel
    • Length: 40 mins
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    This is one of a series of six retellings of Jane Austen's great novels, published by Real Reads. It is true to the original in plot and character, as well as is style and syntax. Real Reads are great introductions to the world's great literature, and enjoyable listens in their own right.... The time has come for an unlikely heroine to have a real adventure.

    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

    • 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

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • An Accurate and Entertaining Retelling of Jane Austen's Timeless Classic
    • By: Jane Austen, Gill Tavner
    • Narrated by: Joy Rosselli
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One of a series of six retellings of Jane Austen's great works, this Real Reads Pride and Prejudice is true to the original in many ways. It is true to the plot, character, and themes, and the author successfully imitates Austen's style and syntax. A wonderful introduction to this classic work of literature, and an enjoyable listening experience in its own right.

    Regular price: $5.15

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