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    • The Delta Of Venus

    • By: Anais Nin
    • Narrated by: Ingrid Pitt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Anais Nin is undoubtedly a great writer. In Delta of Venus she welcomes us into a world of new experiences where she demands that 'sex be mixed with tears, laughter, promises....new faces, dancing and wine.' This ground breaking collection of stories explores aspects of female sexuality long unexposed until Anais opened what she herself was to call 'that Pandora's box.' It is brave, fearless and compelling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator

    • By dania on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very authentic and insightful

    • By baref on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 2 - Their Finest Hour

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill’s sense of history is profound. 'If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.' In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilisation, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the Christian Rodska version instead

    • By Mark on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Three Men In A Boat

    • By: Jerome K Jerome
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks – not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.’s small fox-terrier Montmorency.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe I missed something.

    • By Paranatural on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Natural History of Selborne

    • By: Gilbert White
    • Narrated by: James Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    More than any other writer Gilbert White (1720-93) has shaped the relationship between man and nature. A hundred years before Darwin, White realised the crucial role of worms in the formation of soil and understood the significance of territory and song in birds. His precise, scrupulously honest and unaffectedly witty observations led him to interpret animals’ behaviour in a unique manner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Ian on 09-20-12

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Justine

    • Volume 1
    • By: Marquis De Sade
    • Narrated by: Susan Penhaligon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The Marquis De Sade completed the first draft of Justine Volume 1, a powerful and compelling descent into the realms of sexual perversity and sado masochism, during two weeks in 1787 while a prisoner in the Bastille. Sexual degradation, humiliation and erotic pain are eloquently and openly explored in a novel that was to become the most famous and infamous of all de Sade's work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The philosophies of De Sade shown clearly.

    • By Livingston on 09-16-11

    Regular price: $5.77

    • Shakespeare's MACBETH

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • way overhyped

    • By sascha krohn on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $1.02

    • Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    These four stories test Father Brown in many ways, creating headaches a plenty. However, Father Brown is nothing if not redoubtable and whilst Chesterton's stories are, in his own words, "very slight and improbable", his method is all his own. Bill Wallis captures perfectly the mood and tone of Father Brown in this collection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By chambs on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $5.96

    • Crime & Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Henry & June

    • By: Anais Nin
    • Narrated by: Cherie Lunghi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Anais Nin wrote her diary at the end of 1931, at the close of a sexually tumultuous and emotional year as part of a ménage a trois with fellow writer Henry Miller and his beautiful wife June Mansfield. 'I really believe that if I were not a writer, not a creator, not an experimenter, I might have been a very faithful wife.' Nin's passionate and consuming relationship with Henry & June transformed a previously monogamous wife into an uninhibited and sexually liberated woman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but...

    • By leanne noble on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 4 - The Hinge of Fate

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Although the Grand Alliance was now in place, Churchill knew that it would take precious time before it would be able to effectively engage and subdue the enemy. Disaster was upon him almost at once. With the entrance of Japan into the global conflict, our Far East possessions were under immediate threat. Singapore and the Philippines fell. In Africa, Rommel took Tobruk. At sea, the loss of ships mounted. His task seemed ever greater, but his spirit, his resolve, his belief in his people's ability to overcome the terrible evil of Nazism was unshakeable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repeat of Volume 3

    • By William on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    With the beach landings of June 6th in the greatest amphibious assault ever seen the final phase of the war had begun. Churchill could survey his task with an easier mind. His relationship with Stalin was becoming increasingly more difficult as Stalin’s moves replaced one terror with another. Churchill was anxious to move forces through Italy to relieve the military pressure on Normandy and Stalin yet limit the advance of Soviet forces into Central and Eastern Europe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gouge!<br />

    • By PAUL on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 3 - The Grand Alliance

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The Blitz continued to rain down on the shell and morale of the Nation’s defences. In the cold grey waters of the North Atlantic wolfpacks of enemy U boats hunted down with ruthless efficiency the supply lines that could keep Britain in the war. Through the year the enemy produced many of their grandest victories but Britain was able to stabilise its position in the Middle East although setbacks at the hands of the newly arrived Rommel, the Desert Fox, were encountered in North Africa.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying, gratuitous soundtrack

    • By Ellen on 01-07-12

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 7

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Arnold Bennett, Daniel Defoe, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Richard Mitchley, Bill Wallis, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Rudyard Kipling, Guy De Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Arnold Bennett, Daniel Defoe, Edith Nesbit and M.R. James. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories include "My Own True Ghost Story" by Rudyard Kipling, "The Horla" by Guy De Maupassant, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Selection of Classic Horror!

    • By Robert on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $10.21

    • Jack London: The Short Stories

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Jack London's tales of man's struggle against the forces of nature are universally popular. Best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, London was also a prolific writer of short stories. This collection brings together four of his finest, all depicting the harshness of life in the frozen arctic wastes.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Life and Music of George Gershwin

    • By: Ean Wood
    • Narrated by: Sheridan Morley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Gershwin's musical genius is undeniable and this book explores both the man and his works with extensive material from the Gershwin's family archive, exclusive interviews with musicians and other unique sources. This fresh account is further livened by a splendid reading from Sheridan Morley who contributes to this entertaining and informed account of one of America's greatest composers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview of major works

    • By Tim Gray on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $6.50

    • The Birds & Don't Look Now

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Du Maurier is of course world famous for many of her novels. These two stories are perhaps even better known as films ( The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock and Don't Look Now by Nic Roeg), but here we bring you the full terrifying texts, superbly read by Peter Capaldi, who brings the true dimension of these works to the imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five star everything

    • By Kelley on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Poetry of Scotland

    • By: Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Hannah Gordon, Daniela Nardini, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It’s proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Poetry of Scotland

    • By Sandy on 07-30-11

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Story of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful tale of true love having to struggle against duty and pride. It has three separate interlocking stories set in Athens, a woodland, and the realm of the fairies - all under a moonlit sky. This is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, and this reading unfolds the plot quickly while retaining its charm.

    Regular price: $1.32

    • The Story of Shakespeare's As You Like It

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Brian Holland Rose
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    As You Like It is one of Shakespeare's comedies featuring women dressed as men, brothers reconciling, and wrongs put to right.

    The fair Rosalind falls in love with the strong Orlando and Rosalind's companion to Orlando's brother. Told here as a fairy tale, it makes a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for youngsters and the uninitiated alike.

    Regular price: $1.02

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