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  • The Call of the Wild (Golden Deer Classics) | Jack London

    The Call of the Wild (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By Brian Kelly
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    "The Call of the Wild" is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush - a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska, he reverts to a wild state.

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  • The Watson (Golden Deer Classics) | Jane Austen

    The Watson (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Sinead Gallen
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    This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh printed it in his "A Memoir of Jane Austen" in 1871. The title is from him. Mr Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters.

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  • The Raven (Golden Deer Classics) | Edgar Allen Poe

    The Raven (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Edgar Allen Poe
    • Narrated By Brian Kelly
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    When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classical volume, a mysterious tapping against his window disturbs him.

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  • Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (Golden Deer Classics) | Herman Melville

    Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By John Cafey
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    "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his "The Piazza Tales" in 1856. A Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy and any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".

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  • The Cricket on the Hearth (Golden Deer Classics) | Charles Dickens

    The Cricket on the Hearth (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Janet Paulson
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    "The Cricket on the Hearth" is a novella by Charles Dickens, written in 1845. It is the third of Dickens' five Christmas books, the others being "A Christmas Carol" (1843), "The Chimes" (1844), "The Battle of Life" (1846), and "The Haunted Man" (1847). John Peerybingle, a carrier, lives with his young wife Dot, their baby boy and their nanny Tilly Slowboy. A cricket chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the family. One day a mysterious elderly stranger comes to visit and takes up lodging at Peerybingle's house for a few days.

    This Narrator Makes the Difference

    This lesser-known Dickens Christmas story was more popular in its day than "A Christmas Carol," though its sentimental depiction of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2017 by Ruth Green (Bethlehem, PA United States)
  • The Magic City (Golden Deer Classics) | Edith Nesbit

    The Magic City (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Janet Paulson
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    After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. He has trouble adjusting at first, thrown into the world different from his previous life and abandoned by his sister while she is on her honeymoon. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic, he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with.

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  • A Christmas Carol (Golden Deer Classics) | Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tom O'Donnell
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    In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.

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  • The Magic World (Golden Deer Classics) | Edith Nesbit

    The Magic World (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Janet Paulson
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    This collection includes: "The Cat-hood of Maurice", "The Mixed Mine", "Accidental Magic", "The Princess and the Hedge-Pig", "Septimus Septimusson", "The White Cat", "Belinda and Bellamant", "Justnowland", "The Related Muff", "The Aunt and Anabel", "Kenneth and the Carp", "The Magician's Heart".

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  • The Art of War (Golden Deer Classics) | Sun Tzu

    The Art of War (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By John Cafey
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    "The Art of War" is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. "The Art of War" is one of the oldest works on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.

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  • Common Sense (Golden Deer Classics) | Thomas Paine

    Common Sense (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Thomas Paine
    • Narrated By John Cafey
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    Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. This highly influential landmark document attacks the monarchy, cites the evils of government and combines idealism with practical economic concerns.

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  • Heart of Darkness (Golden Deer Classics) | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By John Cafey
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    "The Heart of Darkness" is the story of Charlie Marlow's voyage from the civilized world of Europe into the primitive interior of the Congo of Africa. As a manager of a Belgian ivory company, Marlow travels into the interior of Africa up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, an agent of the ivory company. Deep in the interior of Africa, Marlow finds Kurtz living among the savage natives who revere him as a God.

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  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Golden Deer Classics) | Edgar Allen Poe

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Edgar Allen Poe
    • Narrated By Brian Kelly
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    "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what language was spoken. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human.

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  • Pride and Prejudice (Golden Deer Classics) | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Aisling O'Donovan
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    "Pride and Prejudice" is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense make this her most enduringly popular novel.

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  • Jane Austen's Juvenilia (Golden Deer Classics) | Jane Austen

    Jane Austen's Juvenilia (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Sinead Gallen, Brian Kelly
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    Before becoming the author of such classics as "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", and "Emma", Jane Austen experimented with various writing styles as a teenager in the early 1790s. This is a collection of her juvenilia, including the epistolary novels "Love and Freindship", "Lesley Castle", and "Lady Susan", as well as her comic "History of England" and some shorter pieces. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

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  • Lady Susan (Golden Deer Classics) | Jane Austen

    Lady Susan (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Sinead Gallen
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    Austen's "most wicked tale," "Lady Susan" is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic novel; she has an active role, she's not only beautiful but intelligent and witty, and her suitors are significantly younger than she is.

    Very interesting and well performed!

    The story is told through at least seven narrators in the form of letters to one another, giving multiple perspectives on the plot. The voice actress..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2017 by Bryan Howard ()
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Golden Deer Classics) | Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Golden Deer Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By Steven Meyer
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    This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different characters.

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