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The Treasure in the Forest Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Treasure in the Forest Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Treasure in the Forest Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 19 mins Language: English Release date: 08-26-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. 'The Treasure in the Forest' is the tale of two treasure hunters, Evans and Hooker, who have murdered a Chinese man to steal his map, which locates a buried stash of gold ingots. The Chinese man had boasted that he had ensured the safety of his secret hoard. But what can he have meant by this? When Evans and Hooker arrive at the location of the hoard, the first thing they find is a dead body of another Chinese man. But how did he die? And why did he fail to get away with the gold? Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Model Millionaire Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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Model Millionaire Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Model Millionaire Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: David Timson Format: Unabridged Length: 12 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection. A palmist's prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic woman's lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories that are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is 'The Birthday of the Infanta from A House of Pomegranates', in which an ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess. How will his feelings fare in a cruel society? Editorial Reviews: Steeped in his trademark ironic wit, Oscar Wildes airtight short story "The Model Millionaire" documents the travails of the strapping, charming, and frustratingly destitute Hughie Erskine, who fortuitously stumbles across the 10,000 pounds he so desperately needs to secure the hand of his beloved Laura Merton, the daughter of a retired Colonel, in marriage. The buoyancy of Wildes prose is enlivened by the accomplished vocal stylings of narrator Stephen Critchelow, whose spry, nimble performance injects a kinetic energy into this delightful audiobook. Members Reviews: some of these stories are timeless I really enjoyed most of the stories in this collection. If nothing else they give a window on the popular English perceptions about Americans of the time as well as some (again, for the time) biting satire on English middle-class mores and attitudes. I often re-listen to this collection when I need an antidote to the reverentional treatment that late Victorian England gets on PBS, especially Masterpiece Theatre -- which I enjoy, but come on, in reality the streets were full of horse dung and the upper-class treated the lower classes like they were not human. All in all, well worth the price. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mixer Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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The Mixer Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Mixer Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 59 mins Language: English Release date: 04-09-13 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A story from a dogs point of view. A mongrel and street dog. A real Mixer. Why is this man teaching you to behave against your instinct. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

My Black Mirror Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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My Black Mirror Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: My Black Mirror Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 34 mins Language: English Release date: 05-27-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Wilkie Collins describes a traveller who has a magic mirror in his possession which enables him to recall scenes from his travels. In a series of amusing sketches he relives various travels in the Tyrol and the Alps before taking a decision about his next holiday destination. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Jerry Sciarrio, Kris Faulkner, Kevin Foley, Alex Mickshal, Alex Mickshal, Andrea Bates, Cameron Beierle, Gene Engene Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 10-27-08 Publisher: Books in Motion Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 77 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Dracula begins with the journal of Jonathan Harker, a young solicitor on the way to Transylvania to give information to the mysterious Count Dracula about his new estate in London. Dracula takes the young man prisoner, and Jonathan sees many strange and evil things in the castle before escaping and fleeing into the night. He later decides that he must have been mad. Meanwhile, back in England, Jonathan's fiancée, Mina, is visiting her friend Lucy. Lucy has just decided to marry the Honorable Arthur Holmwood, having had to choose between him and his two friends, Dr. John Seward and Quincey Morris, the Texan. Dracula, who is moving to London to feast on more humans, happens to land in the part of England where Mina and Lucy are staying. His first victim is Lucy. Dr. Seward, who, by coincidence, runs the insane asylum next door to Dracula's primary London home, tries to treat Lucy's "illness". He calls in from Amsterdam his friend and mentor Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Van Helsing figures out what is wrong with Lucy, but cannot save her. By this time, Jonathan has made it home to England and is happily married to Mina. Van Helsing brings together Mina, Jonathan, Arthur, Quincey, Seward and himself and convinces everyone of the reality of vampires and the danger of this particular one, who was in his human life a great warrior and thinker. They have already destroyed the undead Lucy, and they likewise set out to destroy Dracula. Jerry Sciarrio as Jonathan Harker Kris Faulkner as Mina Harker Kevin Foley as John Seward Rebecca Cook as Lucy Westenra Reed McColm as Quincy Morris and Renfield Alex Mickshal as Arthur Holmwood Andrea Bates as Mrs. Westenra Cameron Beierle as Count Dracula Gene Engene as Dr. Van Helsing Members Reviews: Ahh! What Music they Make. The Quinary Count No. 2 I recently undertook the personal challenge to listen to five different versions of DRACULA because listening to Bram Stokers classic years ago made me a fan of audiobooks. I enjoyed that experience so much that I decided to try to determine if I had just gotten lucky or if there was an even better version available. Besides, I wanted to listen to it again. With most books I feel fortunate to have just one audio version available, but with DRACULA there are so many versions offered that listening to them all is not practical. I first figured that I could handle maybe three different versions but then discovered two more that I thought deserved attention. The Audible list had these five that I thought might be contenders: Listed in my order of listening preference: 1) Susan Adams & Alexander Spencer (Recorded Books 1980) 2) Peter Sciarrio & Kris Faulkner & a FULL CAST, (Books in Motion 2008) 3) Greg Wise & Saskia Reeves (BBC Audiobooks 2008) 4) Robert Whitfield (aka Simon Vance), (Blackstone edition 1998) 5) Alan Cumming & Tim Curry & cast (Audible edition 2011) Review for this version: 2) Peter Sciarrio (m) Kris Faulkner (f) & a FULL cast. Dramatized, Books in Motion 2008 [run time 18:11]. This is the only true Full Cast version. Every character, major or minor, is read by a different actor. This version is also unique in the insertion of sound effects in many key dramatic moments. When wolves are mentioned in the story we get to hear their howling.

The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales Audiobook by John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, W. F. Harvey, Barry Pain
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The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales Audiobook by John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, W. F. Harvey, Barry Pain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales Author: John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, W. F. Harvey, Barry Pain Narrator: Barnaby Edwards Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 02-23-15 Publisher: Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Critically acclaimed audiobook reader Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, The Voyage of the Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of vampyres and spirits to devils deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period prove that you need only a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale. Listing: Members Reviews: Best collection I've listened to on Audible The first collection of shorts I have bought on audible and enjoyed everyone. Some I have read before as they are quite popular but this was well narrated and a great mix of terror, creepy, disturbing and scary. Loved it! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fifty Great Classic Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier
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Fifty Great Classic Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fifty Great Classic Stories Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 02-10-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Fifty great classic short stories selected from the works of the best writers of the last century. Members Reviews: Great collection but terrible narrator Is there anything you would change about this book? The narrator's very strange accent is very off-putting, as is the cadence and intonation of her voice. It's hard to get past it and almost ruins what would be an excellently curated collection. What did you like best about this story? It was an interesting and eclectic collection that went from the very funny to the very macabre. Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? No. Do you think Fifty Great Classic Stories needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? Maybe one narrated by a different author?... Very wierd accent. Hard to stay with the tale. Bad What would have made Fifty Great Classic Stories better? A better voice without the forced accent that makes following the stories impossible. Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again? No, Never. Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? No. Never. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Disappointment Any additional comments? The ability to lose yourself in an audiobook with the keys to imagination open has been destroyed by the narrator. personally did not like it never did finish it. I like to know who the authors are and it was confusing it ran together dreadful narration If this book wasnt for you, who do you think might enjoy it more? This was absolutely awful ... I wanted to enjoy it but the awful monotonous droning of Cathy Dobson as the narrator spoilt it totally. I only managed to listed to 1-1/2 stories before snatching my headphones off.... Awful awful awful. So disappointed as I have no doubt the stories are great. How could the performance have been better? see above Any additional comments? Please redo this collection with a different narrator. Just because she's an author in her own right, does not make her a good reader!! I note one other reviewer also made similar comments. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Officers and Gentlemen Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh
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Officers and Gentlemen Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Officers and Gentlemen Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Christian Rodska Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 11-05-15 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Undergoing training on the Isle of Mugg, Guy Crouchback is now attached to a commando unit where the ministry whisky flows freely and HM Forces have to show proper respect to the Laird. But the comedy of Mugg is followed by the bitterness of Crete: the indignity of withdrawal or surrender. Members Reviews: exceptional reading exceptional rendition of the second book of evelyn waugh's trilogy emphasising the humour and pathos within the story. Brilliant narration of a superb story. said it all but must make fifteen words, nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen Brilliant Brilliantly written by the complete 20th century master of the novel and perfectly read by narrator that brings each of the characters alive Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Light That Failed Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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The Light That Failed Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Light That Failed Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: David Thorn, Full Supporting Cast Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 08-29-13 Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Dick Heldar is well known for the drawings he sends home to the London papers from wars in exotic places like Sudan. When he returns to London, he attempts to make a career for himself as a serious artist and reencounters his childhood sweetheart, Maisie. Then he learns that a minor problem with his eyes is actually the onset of an incurable blindness, the result of a head injury during the war. As his vision fails, the light of everything around him - his life, hopes, and dreams - fails with it. Terrible choices must be made between the love of a woman and the love of the men who stood by him at the front. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was popular author and poet. Born in Bombay, India, but raised in England, Kipling established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and Army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907, he became the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize. Members Reviews: Appalling and disgraceful This is the worst production I have come across on Audible to date, after some 30+ titles. Avoid it at all costs. The story may have glimmers of merit but it's poorly sketched and the characters mere shadows. But the production is simply appalling. The narrator is voiced with a proper English accent, but the characters themselves are dramatized by actors, all of whom have this midwest, Minnesota type of accent that is not only inappropriate and jarring every time they open their mouths, but also grates on the nerves after a few minutes. They speak their lines with horrible timing, no sense of what they are saying, it sounds like a bad high school play. They should truly be ashamed of releasing such a monstrosity onto the unsuspecting public. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Door in the Wall Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Door in the Wall Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Door in the Wall Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 41 mins Language: English Release date: 07-30-13 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Door in the Wall is considered by many to be one of Wells' finest works. Narrator Glenn Hascall does a superb interpretation of this work. Members Reviews: DISAPPOINTED!! I AM SO DISAPPOINTED ABOUT MY PURCHASE. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT ANYONE HAD THE NERVE TO SEND THIS OUT. THE BOOK WAS COPIED AND AS SOON AS MY CHILD OPENED IT,IT FELL APART. IT WAS VERY POOR QUALITY. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAME TO SEND THIS OUT. MORE SO TO ATTACH YOUR COMPANY NAME TO IT. THIS IS AWEFUL!!! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Odour of Chrysanthemums Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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Odour of Chrysanthemums Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Odour of Chrysanthemums Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 49 mins Language: English Release date: 11-01-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Elizabeth, a young wife and mother, waits for her husband Walter to come home from the coal mine. She attributes his lateness to him having gone drinking. As time goes on, she goes to look for him and alerts his colleagues. It transpires he has been killed in a pit accident. Elizabeth's mother-in-law helps her to wash the corpse after it is brought home from the mine. The reactions of the two women are in stark contrast - and the experience of laying out the body shows Elizabeth how she and her husband never really knew one another in life. Members Reviews: There is no one better than D.H. Lawrence I fell in love with D.H. Lawrence after reading Odour of Chrysanthemums. It is a love story, it's beautifully written, it's full of emotion. Lawrence isn't for everyone but this story will pull at the heart. It is a story about the human heart and the compassion to love. Five Stars This was a wonderful short story written in excellent English prose and a most enjoyable read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El manuscrito de un loco [A Madman's Manuscript] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens
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El manuscrito de un loco [A Madman's Manuscript] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El manuscrito de un loco [A Madman's Manuscript] Autor: Charles Dickens Narrador: Pablo López Formato: Unabridged Duración: 20 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 04-26-16 Editor: sonolibro Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 2 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Este relato corto aparece como leído antes de irse a dormir por el Sr.Samuel Pickwick, en los divertidos "Papeles póstumos del club Pickwick". La esencia de la historia es la de un hombre que sabiéndose loco, por uno de esos regalos con que la genética a veces nos sorprende, decide ocultar su locura a los ojos de todos. Como es un hombre de gran patrimonio, la relación con él es envidiada por todos y una familia en especial, muy pobre, decide que su hija se case con él, a pesar que ella está enamorada de un muchacho de su edad. Una noche el loco intenta matar a su mujer, sin conseguirlo, pero acaba traspasando su locura a la joven. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Uncommon Prayer Book Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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The Uncommon Prayer Book Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Uncommon Prayer Book Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 33 mins Language: English Release date: 06-21-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is an unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Uncommon Prayer Book". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: CREEPY Creepy near the end but not one of my favourite M R James and I like a quite a lot of his works. This maybe one I need to listen to a few times then it might grow on me, like one of MRJs creepy vines. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

An Evening's Entertainment Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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An Evening's Entertainment Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: An Evening's Entertainment Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 25 mins Language: English Release date: 07-09-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "An Evening's Entertainment". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: Fourteen Gems The 14 stories in this 6-disc set are some of James's finest: "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book," "Lost Hearts," "Count Magnus," "Number 13," "'O Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad,'" "The Mezzotint," "The Ash-tree," "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas," "A School Story," The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral," "The Rose Garden," The Tractate Middoth," "Casting the Runes," and "Martin's Close." In its review London's Observer notes, "David Collings reads wonderfully well," and so he does: His is a pleasant English accent, not hard on this American's ears (and these stories beg to be read by a Brit). With fine pacing Collings handles the different patois of different classes very nicely and works his mouth around the Latin epigrams and mottoes of which the scholarly James was fond. The narration is conveniently bundled into many tracks (18-28, depending on a story's length), allowing convenient skipping or re-listening. The musical interludes between stories are arranged simply, with sinuous mysteriosos: nothing melodramatic, appropriately eerie, perfect for listening on a wintry night when one is in the mood for a good ghost story. The only downside is the price. I shall review the contents of Volume 2 in my well-thumbed edition of James before I decide to spring for it. TRUE AWESOME COLLECTION M. R. James was perhaps the true godfather of writing ghost stories in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. In fact he was the only true classic author in the age of when supernatural and horror classical literature had exploded to a multi-million dollar industry, Mr. James has created more than 37 or even more ghosts stories in his whole life-time plus a few 6 unfinished works and 10 newly discovered unpublished drafts that he never gotten to complete. James has work more of this fictional genre than even Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, H. P. Lovecraft, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and even Bram Stoker. James' works have been made differently to cause more effectiveness towards the turn of the 20th Century and much of his works are still read throughout the United Kingdom as well as even Canada and even parts of Europe that he put or natured his grisly tales around. The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James is the first of two volumes complete and unabridged, each volume features 8 CDs and has a facts and bio towards the author and the reader as well as other facts towards the Ghosts of James' world and imagination. Featuring in this first collection are 14 tales of James' greatest and most pleasing terrors, all perfectly recorded and performed wonderfully by the narrator Sir David Collings.

The Great Ghost Story Collection Audiobook by Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Robert E. Howard, M. R. James, Arthur Gray
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The Great Ghost Story Collection Audiobook by Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Robert E. Howard, M. R. James, Arthur Gray

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Great Ghost Story Collection Subtitle: Over 40 Spooky Tales Author: Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Robert E. Howard, M. R. James, Arthur Gray Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 10-06-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction. And over 20 more gripping ghost stories. Members Reviews: Sound Quality is Too Soft Is there anything you would change about this book? The stories are good, but the speaker is hard to understand. Voice is lovely, but it is soft and often difficult to understand. What did you like best about this story? Classic, spooky stories. What three words best describe Cathy Dobsons performance? Voice is lovely, but she is often difficult to understand. Had to turn volume all the way up, and could follow along, but not easily. Was The Great Ghost Story Collection worth the listening time? Yes, I just wish she would speak louder and clearer. Narrator's style not right for the content This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? The book might have been for me if only the way it was read didn't get in the way. My mood was totally affected by the narration style to the point where I couldn't assess the stories. Would you recommend The Great Ghost Story Collection to your friends? Why or why not? I wouldn't recommend this reading to anyone unless they were about 5-7 years old in which case it might be perfect. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson? Doug Bradley What character would you cut from The Great Ghost Story Collection? Not an appropriate question for a book of stories Any additional comments? I couldn't finish listening to this. Cathy Dobson reads as if narrating a funny fairy story to a class of 6-year-olds. In fact she would be perfect for children's stories but her style, although not unskillful, ruins the mood of these stories for me and makes them all seem faintly comical. The narrator ruins this The stories are fine, but the performance is utterly dreadful. Ms. Dobson has an amateurish sing-song quality that makes each story sound alike. Hard to believe they're passing this off as a professional job and charging real money for it. ONE RECORDING: 25 or more "Collections of...." RED DOOR AUDIOBOOKS : Having recorded 48 hours of short stories read by Cathy Dobson, why not use the same content (over and over again) to produce Collections like this one? While it's a great strategy for the production company, the listener and consumer gets a rough deal. Spending $80 is your choice, but take a look at the other Collections first. And Dobson's narration is rather bland, especially compared with other unabridged versions from various sources. Couldn't stand the reader's dreary voice What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Another reader. I could only stand her for one and a half stories.

The Fenstanton Witch Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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The Fenstanton Witch Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Fenstanton Witch Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 07-09-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Fenstanton Witch". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: The Fenstanton Witch - Chilling Story Would you consider the audio edition of The Fenstanton Witch to be better than the print version? I loved the audio edition of The Fenstanton Witch. I also loved the print version. I enjoy many of M.R. James ghost stories. The "ghost" are more like "demons" as is the case with The Fenstanton Witch. What did you like best about this story? I enjoyed the description of the demon standing over the witch's grave. Which character as performed by David Collings was your favorite? My favorite character is the narrator, the author M.R. James, not a character in the story. The story is read by David Collings. T Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? The story gave me the chills. I smiled. I am a fan of M.R. James. Any additional comments? The British actor, David Collings is my favorite narrator. He is a wonderful narrator for the M.R. James stories. His voice is not a monotone as some of the professional speakers who sound like commericial spokesmen. His voice is not course and irritating like some others. It is clear and well modulated. He is able to change voices according to which character he is reading. He performs distinctive voices for the different characters. David Collings is able to deftly switch from one voice to another with ease. True, even when the characters are speaking to one another or as a group. This is a remarkable ability. Truly creepy and sinister Where does The Fenstanton Witch rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? it's ok What did you like best about this story? The graveyard scene Which character as performed by David Collings was your favourite? the bat Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? yes quite short and you really want to know what happens Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Audiobook by M. R. James
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Audiobook by M. R. James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Author: M. R. James Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 07-07-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 28 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The success of his antiquarian ghost-stories is rooted in his life as an antiquary. Many of his stories revolve around the discovery of an old book or other antiquarian object that somehow calls down the wrath, or at least the unwelcome attention, of a supernatural menace, usually from beyond the grave. James' most important and well-known works are those collected in Ghost Stories of an Antiquary and its sequel, More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. A word of warning: Despite his suggestion in an essay that writers should employ reticence in their work, many of James' tales depict scenes and images of savage and often disturbing violence. Stories included in this collection are: Editorial Reviews: Medieval scholar M. R. James' collection of ghost stories are quite jarring and at times violent. Fittingly, these old-fashioned spooky tales revolve around antiques, often with supernatural powers. At times dark and gruff and at others breathy and frightened, Performer Walter Covell masters a variety of narrators' voices and characters' dialogue. He utilizes skilled variations of pace and accents as well to keep listeners glued to the words he weaves. Ghost story fans, particularly those haunted by the ancient relics, will find themselves jumpy after listening to Ghosts Stories of an Antiquary. Members Reviews: Terrible Recording The narration was great, but the sound quality is horrible! It sounds like it was recorded in the 1800's. Great stories though. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mowgli's Brothers Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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Mowgli's Brothers Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mowgli's Brothers Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 48 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the first story of The Jungle Book, in which the reader is introduced to Mowgli, the jungle boy, and his animal friends. © and (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings Members Reviews: but this booklet is excellent for the new chums I have been a cub scout leader for forty odd years with Australian Scouts. I am well versed in the Mowgli stories etc. and tales by Kipling. So the story Mowgli Brothers is not new to myself, but this booklet is excellent for the new chums, as it does not lead them into the other yarns by Kipling without the base being understood. Kipling has put a lot of thought into the Jungle book tales and the thoughtful intention to be gained from them i.e being a bully and other character building points for the building to assist the youth during this cub scout period.. book as work of art I disagree with the assertion that the elegance of this book won't appeal to children (as is stated in the book description). With my kids, they appreciate well designed and artful things because they are exposed to them. I don't underestimate their ability to discern and appreciate good design. The color of the paper stock complements the engravings and provides a nice ambience to the story. Christopher Wormell is one of my favorite illustrators - check out The New Alphabet of Animals by him. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Bliss and Other Stories Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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Bliss and Other Stories Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Bliss and Other Stories Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 10-01-09 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In the realm of the short story, Katherine Mansfield established a highly original style. Undramatic, poetic, and lyrical, her writing is exquisitely subtle in its treatment of human behaviour. When these 14 short stories were published in 1920, she had already effected a transformation in this form of fiction, and her influence has been deeply felt by subsequent writers. Members Reviews: narrator Big fan of Katherine Mansfield but this narrator is hard to listen to, would be better suited to jackanory. Bliss I have always loved the stories of Katherine Mansfield and to hear Miriam Margoyles read them was a great treat. She is one of my very favoutite actors and when I noticed she was the reader of 'Bliss', I just had to have it. Mansfield Makes Good Audio What made the experience of listening to Bliss and Other Stories the most enjoyable? Her stories really thrive on audio and seem to gain even more life and grace Who was your favorite character and why? Dull question. What about Miriam Margolyess performance did you like? Excellent If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Really? Silly question - as if that were the destiny of all books Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

British Classic Short Stories Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Richard Middleton, Eleanor Smith
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British Classic Short Stories Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Richard Middleton, Eleanor Smith

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: British Classic Short Stories Author: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Richard Middleton, Eleanor Smith Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 1.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers: Plus over 25 more great short story classics. Members Reviews: narration completely detracts. couldn't finish it. narration is awful and completely detracts from some good stories. very disappointed. I should have returned this book straight away. Some good, others not so interesting. I enjoyed some of the stories in this collection, but found myself being lulled to sleep by the narrator's unvaried and rather sing-song voice. I feel that another narrator could have done more justice to these classic short stories. Cathy Dobson does, however, succeed in voicing the various characters Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dracula (Dramatized) Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Dracula (Dramatized) Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula (Dramatized) Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: full cast Format: Original Recording Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-00 Publisher: Monterey SoundWorks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Stylish gentlemen and ladies await their carriages in the Victorian London night. But lurking in the shadows is one of the creatures of the night, one who brings chilling fear to those he encounters, a man who cannot die yet must prey upon the blood of others to prolong his doomed existence...the vampire Dracula. This exciting full-cast presentation is like nothing you've ever heard before! ©1998 Monterey Movie Company, All Rights Reserved Critic Reviews: "Dracula is a paradoxical masterpiece, one of the most remarkable classics in the whole realm of horror fiction." (Horror 100 Best Books) "Students will delight. Teachers could also use [the program] to motivate students to read the book." (School Library Journal) Members Reviews: No horror to speak of I chose this abridged version of Dracula because I wanted to learn the basic plot. I think that this abridgment might have strained out all the fun parts of the book. It seemed to me as though Dracula was a perfectly polite, if mysterious host, and Harker, the guest, comes off as this self-important worry wart with delusions that his host is trying to kill him. It reminded me of any number of old westerns where the cowboy hero fights against the Indian villains. But when you watch those films nowadays, they seem completely silly, and so does this version of the book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Voyage Out Audiobook by Virginia Woolf
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The Voyage Out Audiobook by Virginia Woolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Voyage Out Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Nadia May Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 09-14-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 39 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The narrative shifts focus between its heroine and the peripheral characters with their chorus of viewpoints. For Rachel, the voyage becomes a journey toward intellectual and emotional maturity. Arriving in Santa Marina, a village on the South American coast, Rachel is introduced to a group of English expatriates, among them the sensitive young Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer with whom she falls into a doomed romance. Critic Reviews: "[An] inspired book whose scene is a South Americana not found on any map, reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an Americana whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis." (E.M. Forster) "For all its tragic interest, The Voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative." (New Republic) Members Reviews: Tough to get through this one I'm a big fan of the narrator (Woolf not so much), but it was a chore getting through this one. Mal de Mer This is a great presentations of one of the classics. With Miss Woolf second only to Jane Austen in the density of coverage in popular culture it's well worth a visit and a natural starting point as the first novel in the Woolf ouvre. However, as with her predecessor, The Voyage Out serves principally to highlight what a marvellous achievement Mrs Dalloway was - coming some ten years later when her skills had been honed on Jacob's Room. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Travels with Holmes, Book 1 Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Travels with Holmes, Book 1 Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Travels with Holmes, Book 1 Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Punch Audio, Alex Hyde-White Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 11-17-14 Publisher: catherine kimball Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Travel with Holmes and Watson to solve five mysteries from around the world. Narrated by the award winner and television celebrity, Alex Hyde-White. Members Reviews: Holmes, my dear Watson! Any additional comments? A well written story, each character well outlined. The author wrote the book in such a way that the story was able to be told in a way as to bring the listener into the world of Holmes. The narrator, Alex Hyde-White with his gifted and talented voice brought the characters off of the page, and into a three dimensional mix that allowed the characters to dance thru the imagination and bring you along on Holmes and Watson's travels. This made for a good story. Give the audiobook a listen and begin your travels with Holmes. You won't be disappointed. Overall a great listen!!! Narrative was excellent and the performance of the voice actor was very good at drawing me in to the storyline. great fun! Great detective fun for die hards and new fans alike! great narration and writing! simple, quick moving stories that might not have the complexity of the originals but sure have the heart! this book was provided for free for an unbiased review Only two hours! This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? I wish I would have noticed that this book was only 2 hours long. I used a full credit and I am not happy about it. It was okay, but not worth the price. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventure of the Red Headed League Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Red Headed League Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventure of the Red Headed League Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Full Cast Format: Unabridged Length: 49 mins Language: English Release date: 05-22-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Red-Headed League" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It first appeared in Strand in August 1891, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. Conan Doyle ranked "The Red-Headed League" second in his list of his 12 favorite Holmes stories. It is also the second of the 12 stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which was published in 1892. It is one of Holmes' most intriguing cases, in which he has to solve a problem caused by a strange society in which the only criteria for admission is bright red hair! © and (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League" is surely among the most comical capers to fall under Sherlock Holmes' meticulous gaze. Fiery-maned Jabez Wilson brings his case before Holmes, complaining how he lost a job promised to "all red-headed men who are sound in body and mind and above the age of 21 years". Even Holmes, self-consciously stoic by nature, can't help but laugh. Nevertheless, something's amiss and adventure awaits. Performer Walter Zimmerman - the audiobook authority on all things Arthur Conan Doyle - shines as the jovial John Watson, always brimming with confounded amazement in Zimmerman's capable hands, but perhaps even more excitable given the ridiculous intrigue featured here. Zimmerman counterposes the jocular Watson with his suave, calculating, and strikingly debonair send-up of Holmes. Members Reviews: Wonderful CD I love it. True to the story by Doyle. I would love to have several more CDs. Five Stars It was exactly what I was looking for. I needed it for a class study bradley's review This book was great!!! It left with cliff hangers that made me keep wanting to read more!!! It was one of those books that you could not put down. The plot of the book was there was a man named Mr Jamez Wilson. One day he had applied for a job in the red headed league. Thins job was only open to those men who had red hair. Mr Wilson was a red headed mad so he applied for the job, along with the thousands of others. This job was an easy one. You get payed a lot for only doing a little job like copping down an encyclopedia. Everything went fine for about eight weeks or so until one day when Mr Wilson went to work it was closed down. Mr Wilson had asked the townspeople and no one has even heard of that before. Mr Wilson was confused, so he went to Mr Holmes a very famous detecive to solve this case. Mr Holmes was waiting in a celler full of money on night because he thought it was spusious. The next thing you knew the door opend! You'll have to read to find out what happend after that! Great audio book!!!!! This is an audio book of a legendary story. You will enjoy it if you like mystery novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell
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A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire Author: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Philip Bird Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 12-09-09 Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A Victorian family gathers round the hearth, and one by one they tell each other their Winter's tales. Charles Dickens begins 'the round of stories they were to relate, as they sat in a goodly circle by the Christmas fire', and then hands over to Elizabeth Gaskell, Samuel Sidney and other respected contributors to the Christmas 1852 number of Household Words. Read aloud as they were originally intended to be, these stories of The Host, the Mother, and the Child are joined by the Grandfather, the Nurse, the Charwoman and others to while away the evening with fables, fairytales, ghost stories, and adventures. The stories are: Members Reviews: Good edition Complete edition includes all of the original stories with all authors identified and good footnotes. Makes a great holiday gift. Victorian Writers having fun! This is one of Dickens' first compilations of Christmas stories. At this point, he wasn't using a definite framing device (snowbound hotel guests, shipwreck survivors, etc.), just a group of people sitting around a fire. This collection contains the classic ghost tale "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskell. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Quality Audiobook by John Galsworthy
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Quality Audiobook by John Galsworthy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Quality Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 16 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was an English playwright and novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. 'Quality' is a poignant tale of a master boot maker whose quest for perfection leads to his own tragic downfall. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Residence at Whitminster Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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The Residence at Whitminster Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Residence at Whitminster Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 57 mins Language: English Release date: 06-18-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Residence at Whitminster". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Djurens grd [Animal Farm] Audiobook by George Orwell
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Djurens grd [Animal Farm] Audiobook by George Orwell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Djurens grd [Animal Farm] Author: George Orwell Narrator: Hkan Mohede Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 07-15-15 Publisher: Viatone Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Under ledning av grisarna hller de utarbetade och förtryckta djuren p en bondgrd hemliga möten där de beslutar sig för att göra uppror mot ägaren av grden. Djuren genomför revolutionen och bonden mr Jones drivs bort. De grundar en ny filosofi som de kallar animalismen och sjunger sin egen kampsng. Bondgrden döps om till Djurens grd och djuren föreställer sig att detta är början p ett liv i frihet och jämlikhet. Men gradvis införs en slug och hänsynslös elit som styrs av den intellektuellt överlägsna grisen Napoleon. Djurens grd är en satir i fabelns form riktad mot det totalitära Sovjetunionen. Den kan läsas som en kritik mot Josef Stalins brutala diktatorskap, och flera av bokens karaktärer kan kopplas ihop med historiska personer. Djurens grd publicerades 1945 trots att Orwell skrev boken redan i slutet av 1943, men den refuserades d av alla förlag i Storbritannien, som p den tiden var allierat med Stalin. Djurens grd har sedan blivit en stor klassiker och har tillsammans med 1984 gjort Orwell känd över hela världen. Please note: This audiobook is in Swedish. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A View from a Hill Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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A View from a Hill Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A View from a Hill Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 43 mins Language: English Release date: 07-09-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "A View from a Hill". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: A Lovely Thrill I've listened to most every M.R. James story a hundred times and this is no exception. What it lacks in direct chills it makes up for in the intruiging backstory of the premise and the overall prose. James always has a great way of writing dialogue and it's shown when read aloud. Masterful use of English There's nothing like visiting olde England with her proper ways and dignified manner. M.R.James is a genius at putting the customs of the academics and through Mr. Collings their "just so" proper linguistics and elocution together with masterful regional dialects woven subtlety with the perfect amount of mystery and gothic spookiness the result is a delightful holiday in horror. Rext Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 1 min Language: English Release date: 06-18-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: An Excellent M.R. James Classic! I hear that people either love or hate this story by M.R. James. As you can tell by the rating I gave it, I love it! David Collings has a great voice, and does accents very well. I especially liked his voicing of Collings. At only an hour, it's an easy listen so give it a go. Hopefully you're one of those ones who loves this story! Into the labyrinth Mr. Humphreys has inherited a property from an uncle in eastern England. All goes well as he settles in, aided by an old retainer given to malapropisms, a Mr. Cooper. As James usually does, he creates a cosy, comfortable environment so that he can disturb it all the more thoroughly with a bit of a mystery. In this case, the mystery centers upon a maze, which has always been kept locked. Adorned with a winged dragon and fragments of a Latin inscription about the entrance, its vegetation has been allowed to run wild. With another characteristic James touch, that of the innocent but curious gentleman who inquires into the unknown, Mr. Humphreys decides to map the maze and discover its secrets. Spend a pleasant evening's hour listening to David Collings' wonderful performance of this jewel of a story and find out what happened within. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Open Boat Audiobook by Stephen Crane
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The Open Boat Audiobook by Stephen Crane

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Open Boat Author: Stephen Crane Narrator: Richard Rohan Format: Unabridged Length: 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-15-07 Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: As a well-paid war correspondent, Stephen Crane was shipwrecked en route to Cuba in early 1897. He and a small party of passengers spent 30 hours adrift off the coast of Florida, an experience that Crane would later transform into this, his most famous short story, in 1898. (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc. Members Reviews: Worth hearing again I first read The Open Boat in college and only remembered that I was astonished when I first read it. I'm so glad that Audible offered it, because it was as astonishing the second time, 50 years later. There is real wisdom in this story, and beauty as well. what do you mean by headline? Where does The Open Boat rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? first and only one so far Who was your favorite character and why? the captain, he seems iconic What does Richard Rohan bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? the pace of the story quickens and subsides along the plot lines. I suppose in my mind the reading would not do that Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Alexander Spencer Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 09-12-08 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 55 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Saintly Dr. Henry Jekyll is the epitome of dedication, while the frightening Mr. Edward Hyde commits murder. What strange secret binds these two men in the fog of London? ©1980 Recorded Books (P)1980 Recorded Books Editorial Reviews: Dr. Henry Jekyll is a pillar of the community. Edward Hyde is his antithesis. After Hyde becomes Jekylls houseguest, his friends grow concerned, for where Jekyll is virtuous, Hyde is evil epitomized. Alexander Spencer delivers a compelling performance of Stevensons shocking tale of human duality. He offers a variety of vocal characterizations, making Dr. Jekyll and his learned colleagues excellent examples of cultured and elegant nineteenth-century gentlemen. Spencers characterization makes Mr. Hyde a loathsome, brutal, diabolical fiend. Spencer starts slowly, inviting listeners into the story, and builds tension and horror as the sinister events unfold. Members Reviews: Good read Narrator was near perfect. This is the first time I finished the book, or rather he did. I never knew how much different this book was from the movies. I can see why the movies had to improvise the story as it was told from the points of view of those around the antagonist. Of course the story goes almost entirely in reverse order. Well done. Short and different Any additional comments? I remembered this story from watching Wishbone (a children's tv show going through some of classic books) back in my childhood, and finally decided to read the real thing. The story I remember was a bit more interesting than the real book but it's still a decent read. There isn't a whole lot of character development so it's hard to really get attached to any of the characters. There was a lot of missed potential to delve into the theory of the two halves of man, into morality, into internal perception, which this book just barely touches on. Still, it's fun to listen to the other characters in their confusion and waiting for them to realize who Hyde really is. If you want a quick and easy listen, something a bit different than the average, I would recommend this book. A Classic Everybody knows the story; Audible's version doesn't disappoint. Great story, great performance. It's worth your credit or your money. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Persuasion Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Magda Allani Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 06-07-17 Publisher: Slow Burn Publications Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When choosing a partner, should a young person follow their heart or be guided by the voices of age and experience? In the context of intimacy, can emotion and instinct be wiser than practicality and objectivity? These are the conundrums explored by Jane Austen in this, her final novel. Anne Elliott at the age of 19 was deeply in love with Captain Wentworth, but she was persuaded by Lady Russell - her dead mother's closest friend - to break off her engagement with him because he had neither status nor fortune. Anne loses her bloom and all hope of ever falling in love again, until eight years later, chance brings Captain Wentworth back into her world. Success at sea has earned him wealth and honours, but can he ever get over his anger and hurt pride, and can or should Anne now resist the influence of Lady Russell, who still does not approve of Captain Wentworth? Members Reviews: Wierd narration! If you could sum up Persuasion in three words, what would they be? Persuasion is a favourite of mine How did the narrator detract from the book? She has the most peculiar drawling accent and she put emphasis in a very odd manner. There was no voice characterization and the total effect of her wired enunciation almost ruined the book for me..... fortunately Jane is such a consummate artist that I persevered but I will now have to find another version ot this book from Audible. I will avoid any other books read by this strange narrator however much O love the book :( Any additional comments? Do not encourage this narrator. I do not think she is a professional and detracts greatly from the source material :( Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Holly-Tree Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Holly-Tree Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Holly-Tree Subtitle: A Warm Dickens Christmas Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 03-20-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Holly Tree" is a warm Christmas story by Charles Dickens and a listening treat for adults during the holiday season or almost any time of year. Full of wonderful Dickensian words, phrases, and irony. The story contains a strain of great truth, and love for Americans, who Dickens depicts over-friendly but warm, kindly, generous, and warm hearted. Many listeners have encouraged us to record more short stories rather than novels because they can listen to them on a walk, car ride, or at home in less than 90 minutes. An American voice was used for this recording, due to reader request. Members Reviews: Terrible Audio; Cute Story This sounds like a very old recording, and the narrator was just okay. The terrible audio was distracting from an otherwise cute story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Great British Short Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arnold Bennet, Elizabeth Gaskell, William J. Locke, Barry Pain
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Great British Short Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arnold Bennet, Elizabeth Gaskell, William J. Locke, Barry Pain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Great British Short Stories Subtitle: A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arnold Bennet, Elizabeth Gaskell, William J. Locke, Barry Pain Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 01-12-12 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written. Members Reviews: Awful narration The book is unlistenable as the narrator has unnaturally emphasized and placed inflection, expressing surprise at the end and even in the middle of every sentence. The stories are classics but hard to evaluate given the distracting reading. Can't listen to this! At first I couldn't figure out what this narrator was trying to do with her unbearably singsong voice, then I did some research and realise she is reading for children - her delivery is beyond annoying and I can't listen to her. I really urge you to listen to a sample before you spend money on this oddity! I couldn't get past the second story and am very annoyed, I really wanted to hear these short stories - shame on you Audible for not explaining this is a childrens' book and shame on me for not listening to a sample first! Awful narrator! Only managed a few paragraphs. The narrator's voice is dreadful. Great stories I'm sure but I really couldn't get past the way the narrator dragged out the end of every phrase. Really irritatating narration The narrators performance completely gets in the way of the stories. I tried for an hour but couldn't cope for any longer. Maybe it's just me, but listen to the clip before you consider buying. A shame, because I was looking forward to some classic short stories. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The War of the Worlds Audiobook by H.G. Wells
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The War of the Worlds Audiobook by H.G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The War of the Worlds Author: H.G. Wells Narrator: Alexander Spencer Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 85 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the original work. Written at the turn of the 19th century, before "science fiction" existed as a genre, H.G. Wells' creation was a new departure in literature. The author's deep devotion to social reform led him to use the idea of an extraterrestrial invasion to theorize about a possible violent upheaval in society - instead of "Martians" think "Bolsheviks." Wells' book is a social prophecy, and doubtless that humanistic concern contributed to it becoming one of the seminal classics of science fiction. Editorial Reviews: Alexander Spencer performs H.G. Wells's nineteenth-century science-fiction classic with precise, well-calculated pacing. At first, when the sighting of a meteor shower over London is reported, Spencers delivery is deliberate, matter-of-fact, and measured, but as the story progresses and the terror of the alien invasion grows, his account becomes appropriately intense. Spencer narrates descriptions of the Martians, their destructive, deadly weapons, and their unspeakable acts with growing horror. As the truth of what the invaders have in mind dawns on the speaker, Spencer becomes breathless, his voice rising in pitch and volume. Spencers spot-on storytelling skills enhance Wellss tale of intergalactic devastation and chaos. Critic Reviews: "To bring an entire novel to life without any dull spots is quite an achievement.¿" (Science Fiction Review) Members Reviews: Brilliant, tight and prescient. Brilliant, tight and prescient. Wells is working about 3 themes right on top of each other. He makes us the rabbits, the ants, the colonized and is able to explore not just themes of technology and evolution, but colonialism and imperialism. The Spencer narration, however, just doesn't seem able to carry the full weight of Wells. It was clear, but his clipped reading seemed unable to make the Wells words flow easily. A measured but emotional reading I debated for a long time whether I preferred this version of "War of the Worlds" or the one by Sean Barrett (also available from Audible). I've decided on this one. The pace is slower -- a more charitable description would be "measured" -- but Alexander Spencer registers a far greater range of emotion. In the course of the story, his voice goes from a hoarse whisper to frantic horror to tremulous heartbreak. The story itself is a terrifying one. There's plenty of violent combat for anyone who wants that, but even more terrifying are the descriptions of the people of London in a panicked flight to the north and east; or the narrator's journey through a London devoid of life.

Balthazar Audiobook by Lawrence Durrell
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Balthazar Audiobook by Lawrence Durrell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Balthazar Author: Lawrence Durrell Narrator: Nigel Anthony Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 08-01-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The politics of love, the intrigues of desire, love and murder, moved obscurely in the dark corners of Alexandria's streets and squares, brothels and drawing rooms- moved like a great congress of eels in the slime of plot and counter-plot. In this second volume in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, the story and the characters come more clearly into focus. Darley, the reflective Englishman, receives from Balthazar, the pathologist, a mass of notes which attempts to explain what really happened between the tempestuous Justine, her husband Nessim, Clea the artist, and Pursewarden the writer. Members Reviews: balthazar This is great literature. The reader is excellent when reading lines of English male characters. But any lines of women or Egyptians are so awful as to grate on the ears. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Handful of Dust Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh
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A Handful of Dust Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Handful of Dust Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Andrew Sachs Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 11-05-15 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars. Members Reviews: Scenes from a marriage The sad and bitter tale of a man who, like Job, has everything he cares about taken away from him. Tony Last is the English squire through and through but his very name sounds the doom of his dynasty. Waugh uses his own experience as a cuckold to show the inexorable triumph of the new, commercial England over the older, subtler ways of life rooted in the great country houses and their estates. Andrew Sachs renders an already restrained tale with just the right amount of buttoned-up tension, making the most of the rare moments of black humour. Tony's grieving scenes after his great tragedy pierce the heart with their hopeless irony, as we know full well his wife will not care a jot. Waugh has few greater moments than this. Shatteringly brilliant. What did you like most about A Handful of Dust? The way the story takes you by surprise. What seems like another lively and witty portrait of the Bright Young Things turns into something bleak and grave. What did you like best about this story? The writing is quite beautiful. Waugh at his best, in my opinion. What about Andrew Sachss performance did you like? Andrew Sachs' performance is absolutely outstanding. The depth (and where needed - airiness) and nuance he gives each character, his timing and his reading of the text is both enlightening and moving. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Be careful what you wish for! Any additional comments? My favourite audibook so far! Superb Waugh's lacerating tragi-comedy of 30's society and a genteel marriage falling apart is brilliantly read by Andrew Sachs. A Handful of Dust Brilliantly read by Andrew Sachs, he reads so clearly and with feeling. Interesting story with a twist at the end Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Middlemarch Audiobook by George Eliot
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Middlemarch Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Middlemarch Author: George Eliot Narrator: Carole Boyd Format: Abridged Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-10 Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the great novels of nineteenth-century England, Middlemarch is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait of England during the 1830s. Editorial Reviews: This rendition of George Eliots classic has much the feeling of a "Masterpiece Theatre" production. Carole Boyd is a very professional narrator, who never falls into mere reading. Eliot's sweeping novel, which puts a lens to the fictitious English town of Middlemarch. The complex plot takes the listener into various households and lives, revealing scandal, secret longings, and unexpected ties. Boyd maintains a comfortable pace, and the tone she sets creates a mood that is appropriate for the formality of the writing and the times. She enhances the narrative passages through her consistent enthusiasm and ease of language. Members Reviews: Abridged / unabridged Whilst the narration is clear and I was happy with this abridged version, when I downloaded it to my Kindl it shows as unabridged - which caused me a problem when I decided to actually purchase an unabridged version, resulting in my deleting the wrong file. excellent reading; irritating music Would you listen to Middlemarch again? Why? Very good abridged version of a very long, complex novel. Keeps the main story lines and characters and makes me (at any rate) want to reread the whole book again. Who was your favorite character and why? All the main characters are believable and beautifully written, especially the women. I'm very fond of Mary Garth, practical and sensible like her parents, and , of course, Dorothea. It is fascinating to watch her growth from a naive young girl to remarkable young woman. What about Carole Boyds performance did you like? She really understands the characters and by subtle changes of tone and speed as well as accents brings out the differences in age, gender and social status. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The last scene wit Dorothea and Rosamond when Dorothea pleads for Dr .Lydgate and Rosamond explains about Will Ladislaw's devotion Any additional comments? The intrusive and over-long musical "interludes" prevented my giving this book 5* all round. A few seconds of gentle piano would be quite enough. Don't need the strings! Worst of all it is background to several of the most important and emotional scenes and distracts from their impact. PS I would love to hear Carol Boyd (or John Castle?) reading Wilkie Collins's "No Name" , another long but brilliant Victorian novel. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

An Episode of Cathedral History Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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An Episode of Cathedral History Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: An Episode of Cathedral History Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 39 mins Language: English Release date: 06-18-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "An Episode of Cathedral History". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Members Reviews: Classic Ghost Story A classic M.R. James ghost story about a mysterious tomb in a cathedral. The narration is perfectly suited to the story. Creepy and atmospheric A haunting vampire tale from the king of British ghost stories! No pouty, misunderstood vampires here, this story is old-school. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Green Mansions Audiobook by W. H. Hudson
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Green Mansions Audiobook by W. H. Hudson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Green Mansions Author: W. H. Hudson Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: W. H. Hudson was born in 1841 in Buenos Aires and seems to have been a sort of permanently displaced person. He moved to London in 1869 and wrote a series of remarkable books, most with a wilderness setting. In 1904, when he was 63, he focused on an Indian legend for Green Mansions, a memorable romance of the jungle for which he is now chiefly remembered. His epitaph reads, "He Loved Birds and Green Places and the Wind on the Heath, and Saw Brightness of the Skirts of God." (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings Members Reviews: Good, escapist story The type of story that transports you to a totally different place. Reader was good but had a bit of a Northern accent. This didn't bother me but I suggest you listen to the sample to make sure it's ok for you. Fascinating story Fascinating story and well read. Nasal Narrator The book was recommended and I saw two high reviews and one low. I should have listened. The story was interesting but the narrator was so nasal and monotone that he made the story sound boring. It was hard to stay interested in the book with the narrator so flat. I spent good money so I stuck it out. Very disappointing to have spent this money. Okay story, disappointing reading. The story is good enough, but the narrator reads like a telephone robot. It seems he's not engaged in the story and his odd emphases make the listener flinch. Audiobot. What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I'm 45 minutes in, I have about 8 hours to go, and I want to give up. The reading is unendurable. It's flat, monotonous and rife with poor phrasing. Perhaps a different reader would help, but I'm really struggling to stay interested in the story so I can't offer an opinion on whether it's worth trying to save. How did the narrator detract from the book? At time the reading sounds like a computerised voice, I kept thinking of the "fitter, happier, more productive" voice from Radiohead's 'OK Computer.' Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares Audiobook by J. S. Fletcher, Barry Pain, Stacy Aumonier, W. W. Jacobs, Leonard Merrick, Maxim Gorky, Alexandre Dumas
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Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares Audiobook by J. S. Fletcher, Barry Pain, Stacy Aumonier, W. W. Jacobs, Leonard Merrick, Maxim Gorky, Alexandre Dumas

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares Author: J. S. Fletcher, Barry Pain, Stacy Aumonier, W. W. Jacobs, Leonard Merrick, Maxim Gorky, Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 05-11-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An enthralling collection of strange stories where characters are challenged to do something completely out of the ordinary. Members Reviews: Great Stories, Reader is TERRIBLE Would you listen to Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares again? Why? yes if read by someone else Who was your favorite character and why? duno What didnt you like about Cathy Dobsons performance? Everything, she pauses at the wrong moments, like an alien whose just recently learnt to communicate with humans Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Threat of Scandal Audiobook by Ayr Bray
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Threat of Scandal Audiobook by Ayr Bray

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Threat of Scandal Subtitle: A Pride and Prejudice Sequel Author: Ayr Bray Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 12-15-14 Publisher: Ayr Bray Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 28 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: At 20 years of age, Georgiana Darcy embarks on her third season in London hoping to find true love. Things go terribly wrong when she is implicated in a scandalous affair with the Duke of Rothford and, though she is innocent of wrongdoing, London society shuns her and her reputation is in tatters. For months the Duke has had troubles of his own; the last thing he needs is to be caught up in London's latest scandal with a perfect stranger. The Duke is an honourable man, however, and does his best to clear their names and restore Georgiana's reputation. The Duke's kindness and attentiveness ignite the kind of love in Georgiana she's always dreamed of. She knows a peer of the realm could never marry a mere gentleman's daughter, so she contents herself with simply being near him. But when a new scandal arises, she must leave London and the Duke or risk losing her reputation forever. Members Reviews: Impressive and entertaining! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? I have already recommended this to a friend. The performance was fantastic and the story believable and I got swept up in the story line that I had to do a priorities check and make dinner for my family Which character as performed by Stevie Zimmerman was your favorite? I have admit I enjoyed the presentation of Georgiana because her voice was soft annd breathy and shy just like I think of that character. Her male character voices were believable and I forgot that it was one narrator doing it since it felt like 6! Any additional comments? The story line was fantastic and very impressive. I have to say that I enjoyed how clean it was and was grateful when the last chapter warned the reader that it was for mature readers. I will be honest and tell you I did not listen to the last chapter because of this warning but I have no doubt that the book ended to my satisfaction even without the last chapter. I thought the performance was impressive and she had a soothing voice that drew the listener in. This will definitely be something I listen to over and over again. Ms. Bray spun a tale that touched my heart and made me fall in love with the duke from nearly the very first time I was introduced. very good. Loved it but didn't listen to the last chapter as I don't like scenes of that nature when it comes to P&P sequels or variations. They are just unnecessary. The rest of the book was delightful. Wonderful story This story focuses on Georgiana a few years after the marriage of Darcy and Elizabeth. A rumor is flying through the ton about Georgiana and the Duke of Rothford. As one rumor is squashed another, more vicious rumor is passed around. Who is behind the rumors? What will happen to Georgiana's reputation? A very enjoyable story that s hard to put down. One element of the book I very much appreciated is that the author, at the end of the book, let you know there would be sexual content. There was ample warning and you could make the choice to read the epilogue or not. This made it a book I could readily share with my teenage nieces or mom, Loved this story and narration. Would you consider the audio edition of Threat of Scandal to be better than the print version? About the same. I loved the ebook and now I loved the audio book. Who was your favorite character and why? I adore the Duke of Rothford.

Oscar Wilde: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Oscar Wilde: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Garard Green Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 05-12-10 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this brilliant satire, Oscar Wilde targets the English aristocracy. Lord Arthur's life is thrown into turmoil with the dire prophecy that he will commit murder. His forthcoming marriage postponed, he sets about finding his victim.... This classic story is read for you by Garard Green, who has worked extensively for the BBC and voiced more than 900 films and documentaries. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker, Bleak December
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Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker, Bleak December

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula Subtitle: A Full-Cast Audio Drama Author: Bram Stoker, Bleak December Narrator: full cast Format: Abridged Length: 27 mins Language: English Release date: 06-06-17 Publisher: Bleak December on Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A blood-thirsty fiend preys upon the city at night.... Can the vampire hunter and his associates defeat the creature before it claims the souls of more innocent victims? Bram Stoker's classic tale of terror is brought to life in this full-cast and lushly-scored adaptation, featuring horror film legend Tony Todd (Candyman) as Count Dracula. Cast: Tony Todd (Dracula), Anthony D.P. Mann (Van Helsing), Steven Spencer (Holmwood), Becca Fryer (Lucy), Dave Hudson (Seward), Nikolas Yuen (Renfield), Richard Boyer (Attendant), Ilke Hincer (Ship's Captain), Robin DeKleine-Stimpson (Beggar Woman), Lisa Mann (Woman in Crowd). Music by Brent Holland. Members Reviews: Two Stars Disappointing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol: A Brand New Production (Dramatised) Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol: A Brand New Production (Dramatised) Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol: A Brand New Production (Dramatised) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Donna Coombe Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 11-07-12 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens's classic tale of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. In this all-new full-cast dramatization, we re-live the iconic story where the mean old businessman is visited by the spirits of Christmases past, present and future. With a cast of eleven actors performing the well-known roles of everyone from Jacob Marley to Tiny Tim, this fresh production breathes new life into a much-loved seasonal favourite. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Garden Party Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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The Garden Party Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Garden Party Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Mandy Glasson Format: Unabridged Length: 36 mins Language: English Release date: 07-27-12 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Widely anthologized, The Garden Party is considered Katherine Mansfield's finest piece of short fiction. First published in 1922, it immediately became a classic example of the short story form. Members Reviews: stories Enjoyed this read very much. Characters were made to come alive. Found myself wishing the stories were longer to know more about how their stories went on. Love it Loved this book as I did the last one. Her short stories keep one coming back for more. Think she's wonderful Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Timothy Ackroyd Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Saland Publishing Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Dicken's classic morality tale which lead the way with its themes of nostalgia and festive redemption. Read by leading celebrated British Actor, Sir Timothy Ackroyd. Members Reviews: Extensively abridged although the Reader's voice is exquisite I read A Christmas Carol every year during the Christmas Holiday. There are so many reasons to enjoy this beautiful book, every word of which demonstrates the incredible craft and whimsy of Mr. Dickens. I look forward to some of the smaller sections and descriptions which are perfect examples of the writer's humor and art. I purchased an e-book version of the original book, down to the illustrations and was looking for an unabridged audiobook that I could listen to and read the book at the same time. The product description indicates the audiobook is "unabridged," by definition "not cut or shortened; complete. "an unabridged edition". synonyms: complete, entire, whole, full-length, intact, uncut, unshortened, unexpurgated." Well, this reading does not meet this definition in any way, and leaves out entire paragraphs, words and in some cases the reader restates the comments made by the characters, actually putting words (and NOT Dickens's word) in the mouth of Scrooge and others. Yes, this is a very fine dramatic reading and the Reader has a thrilling voice, but takes liberties with the book that not only make the book and the reading severely abridged, the book becomes less that what it is, a witty and lovely tale if it wasn't kneecapped by Mr. Ackroyd's misplaced economy and editing. If you are looking for an unabridged version of A Christmas Carol, keep on looking and look elsewhere. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Told after Supper Audiobook by Jerome K. Jerome, Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Told after Supper Audiobook by Jerome K. Jerome, Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Told after Supper Author: Jerome K. Jerome, Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Narrator: Robert Bethune, Susie Berneis Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 12-20-07 Publisher: Freshwater Seas Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A few selected Christmas poems and stories round out the program, including the classic story of the Nativity from the Bible. "Told after Supper" by Jerome K. Jerome Here's a hilarious 19th-century piece you've probably never heard of. It's a wonderful spoof of the grand old English tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas. But in Jerome's work, everything goes hilariously wrong, and the narrator of the story even winds up wandering around on the streets, drunk as a lord, somewhat incompletely dressed! "Christmas Trees" by Robert Frost In this early poem, we hear Frost's dry, matter-of-fact New England voice making "a simple calculation" about "Christmas trees I didn't know I had". "Mistletoe" by Walter de la Mare This dreamlike experience of a gentle touch from a special person late on Christmas night is as fine a piece of dreamland as one could wish. "Ring Out!" by Alfred Lord Tennyson A passionate appeal that the new year may be better than the old. "The Three Kings" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The majesty and indeed the worldly wisdom of the three who came to give great gifts to the infant in the manger has never been better expressed. Luke 2:1-20 (King James version) In the beautiful language of the King James Bible - the only successful contribution to literature ever made by a committee - we hear not only how a babe was born, but how his mother came to believe great things of him. Members Reviews: This book should be a Christmas Eve tradition. The Christmas Eve ghost story is a time-honored English tradition, which includes such classics as Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." While I love Dickens, I would suggest giving Scrooge a rest this Christmas Eve and reading "Told After Supper" instead. For one thing, it is much shorter. It is also much funnier. If you enjoy the humor of Mark Twain, P.G. Wodehouse, and Douglas Adams, you will enjoy Jerome K. Jerome. A marvelous read that I am sorry has been so ... A marvelous read that I am sorry has been so overshadowed by the wonder Dickens classic. I am keen to see a return of the Yuletide Ghost Story tradition and no such experience would be complete without Jerome K. Jerome's collection of stories. Funny It the best $4.99 I ever spent. I had to leave the room where my wife and daughter were watching TV. I was making to much noise laughing. What a great little book. Now I know what they meant in the song "Itâs The Most Wonderful Time Of Year" when they sang "There'll be scary ghost stories, And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago". What a great humorist Jerome K. Jerome is. I must have more of his books. Victorian Holiday Classic Jerome K. Jerome will make you laugh out loud. Told After Supper is a humorous and entertaining book. It is in the Victorian style when ghost stories were often told at Christmas. The book is a quick read, and could be read in one sitting. Told after supper is going to be a traditional Christmas read for me now. A Christrmas treat I dearly love this book. Someone gave me an antique copy when I was in grade school and it's wonderful now to have it on my Kindle. For readers who don't know Jerome K.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Audiobook by Howard Pyle
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Audiobook by Howard Pyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Author: Howard Pyle Narrator: David Case Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 12-10-04 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 30 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A beloved legend of all time, Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood tells the compelling tale of the brave, good-humored outlaw and his cohorts Friar Tuck, Little John, and Will Scarlet, as they cavort about Sherwood Forest. However, it is not all sport. Robin Hood and his band must also outwit the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, who will stop at nothing to rid the forest of the outlaw. Editorial Reviews: "You who so plod amid serious things that you feel its shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in this land of fancy...these pages are not for you." So begins David Case in the hilariously proper British accent for which he is famous. He is introducing the Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyles 1883 take on the playful archer, a legendary hero since the Middle Ages. In this two-part audiobook, Pyle and Case regale the listener with all the familiar events and characters: the Sherrif of Nottingham, Friar Tuck, and, of course, Little John. Of additional interest, Pyles text is written in an "old English" dialect that is as delightful as it is entirely invented. Members Reviews: If you love Robin Hood , read this book The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood depicts the REAL Robin Hood. It's written in olde English dialect so it's a little easier to listen to than to read, but either way you'll catch on after a few stories. The narrator is great and does an excellent job changing his voice for different characters. This is a must read/listen for the avid Robin Hood fan. Be prepared though... there's no Maid Marion. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor and partying with the guys didn't leave much time for women. Enjoy. A Merry Adventure The most enjoyable book I have heard. The contemporary movie, "Robin Hood - Men in Tights" captures the light-hearted nature of this tale. I wish it would never have ended. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Small Bachelor Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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The Small Bachelor Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Small Bachelor Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 07-02-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In Prohibition-era America, young George Finch is setting out as an artist - without the encumbrance of a shred of talent. He falls in love with Molly, but Molly's imperious stepmother is having none of it. Poor George doesn't seem to stand a chance. Members Reviews: Pure joy and laughter To me the wonderful stories of P G Wodehouse are the ultimate in "comfort" fiction and always leave me smiling. This particular book is one of my firm favourites. The concept of a little studio flat on the roof of the apartment block, with a fire escape running down to a convenient speak-easy called "The Purple Chicken", has to abound with comedy complications. Among the characters are Officer Garroway the policeman poet, Mullett the Butler, George Finch the artist with no talent, kindly J Hamilton Beamish, who makes a successful living by writing all those "How to become...." books and, of course, the beautiful love interest Molly Waddington, with her ghastly mother and downtrodden father, and many other lovely incidental characters that pop in and out at times. This is a non stop joyful romp of a book and I recommend it gladly. Small Bachelor, Large Laughs If there hadnt been a P. G. Wodehouse, where would we be? Im assuming there were authors like P. G. Wodehouse who wrote books that resembled the ones P. G. Wodehouse wrotethe closest one being, perhaps, Thorne Smith. Ive tried reading Topper, but was put off by a sort of simmering cynicism that I sensed lurking at the root of that book. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe I just pined for the deft, affable, humane hand of P. G. Wodehouse. Which gets back to my original question: where would we be if there had never been a P. G. Wodehouse? He is funny without ever being nasty or bitter (even the gentle swipes at A. A. Milne, who attacked Wodehouse for his World War II broadcasts, can raise a benign smile as you leaf through The Mating Season). Certain of his women are horrible, but their creator stands clear of the popular and over-used charge of misogyny. He is romantic without being erotic. And for all the screwball comedy, he can turn around and touch the heart in the most poignant ways (just look at the last sentence of Summer Moonshine). If there had never been a P. G. Wodehouse, we wouldnt have books like Summer Moonshine. Or The Mating Season. Or The Small Bachelor. Ill use a word I often use when discussing Wodehouse: romp. Small Bachelor is definitely that, made even more enjoyable by Jonathan Cecils wonderful performance. Of course, he has plenty to work with here. J Hamilton Beamish, efficiency expert and author of a seemingly endless series of helpful booklets, is pompous but essentially likeable. George Finch, his friend and the eponymous bachelor of the title, is a talentless artist and a shy lover with whom you sympathize from page one. Mullet, his man, is an ex-con who has given up his former ways and given his heart to Fanny Welch, his pickpocket fiancée. Molly Waddington is cuddly, which is all we can reasonably ask of any heroine. Her father, Sigsbee H., is a downtrodden middle-aged married male, a stock Wodehouse character whom he always manages to make fresh in every new incarnation (this time by giving him a mania for the fiction and films of the Great American West). Mollys stepmother is also a standard Wodehouse type, the domineering, social climbing female who gets her long overdue comeuppance.

The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 31 mins Language: English Release date: 06-18-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Macabre Tales Audiobook by E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, W. F. Harvey, J. S. Fletcher
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Macabre Tales Audiobook by E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, W. F. Harvey, J. S. Fletcher

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Macabre Tales Subtitle: Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories Author: E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, W. F. Harvey, J. S. Fletcher Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 09-24-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness. Plus 40 other macabre stories. Members Reviews: A really great selection of stories Would you listen to Macabre Tales again? Why? yes but in small increments a story or two at a time. Who was your favorite character and why? Since this is a story collection its not a relevant question. Did Cathy Dobson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How? I had trouble staying focused during Ms. Dobson's narration to be honest. She has a lovely voice with a rich timbre but for some reason I could not stay focused and found myself having to rewind frequently because I would zone out during the listening session. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? no Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dracula (Dramatized) Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Dracula (Dramatized) Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula (Dramatized) Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Jason Damron Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 12-09-11 Publisher: BN Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didnt invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the publics imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross paths with the fanged menace. Members Reviews: good story, but get the multicast version I suppose the narrator was acceptable, but I found him boring to listen to. I switched to the multi cast version and loved that one. Well Done. Great performance of a classic story, length is enough to give you pause, but trust me, you will be wishing for a longer car trip or quiet night to keep listening. Abysmal sound dynamics This being one of my favorites, I may be more critical than others, but I found this version disappointing. For one thing,it seems to have been recorded on the basis it would be listened to with headphones,because the decibel level swings from barely audible to ear-shattering from one minute to the next. However, the worst for me was the dreadful rendering of Van Helsing. The character, as presented, has no emotional range at all, even when the emotion is described in the narrative. He rants like a Nazi caricature from Hogan's Heroes. Call me fussy, but I expect a lot more from performance described as a "dramatization. Meeehh... What made the experience of listening to Dracula (Dramatized) the most enjoyable? Dracular is one of my favorite classics. I enjoy the story, but this version is not for me. What did you like best about this story? Overall the story was okay (as far as I could bare) What three words best describe Jason Damrons voice? Everything was going great, I was enjoying the story and the different characters, until I heard the VAN HELSING character. It was so irretating ( So LOUD and ANNOYING!!!). Eventually I eneded up with a headache and couldn't bare it anymore. He ruin the whole story with his damn never ending monologues. Ugh! Also, this man's voice imitating a woman's voice sounds like a tranny. NO! Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Not at all. Any additional comments? Save yourself a headache. Van Helsing....... We all know the story, Bram Stokers classic, this audiobook is advertised as (dramatized) in brackets. This appears to mean somebody has bought a dozen or so sound effects from Ebay, wolf howling, dog barking, door creaking etc which they use at the beginning of the audiobook, then they got bored or forgot to push the buttons. It's a great story, but for me the voice of Van Helsing was very annoying, I understood he was a Dutch doctor, but he sounds like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets on acid, and makes just about as much sense, but see what you think. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Five Short Stories by John Buchan Audiobook by John Buchan
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Five Short Stories by John Buchan Audiobook by John Buchan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Five Short Stories by John Buchan Author: John Buchan Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 02-09-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish writer, barrister, and member of Parliament and later become Baron Tweedsmuir and governor-general of Canada. While he was most famous for adventure stories, such as "The Thirty-Nine Steps", he was also popular for his supernatural horror stories, of which "The Watcher by the Threshold" and "The Wind in the Portico" are prime examples. This anthology brings together five very different examples of Buchan's best work. Members Reviews: Great tales spoiled by the wrong narrator Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? No What did you like best about this story? Buchan writes accessible and exciting stories Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson? Someone with a more appropriate voice, or at least tone. Cathy sounded like she was reading for a childrens group. The stories needed more gravity. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Portrait of Mr. W H Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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The Portrait of Mr. W H Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Portrait of Mr. W H Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: David Timson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection. A palmist's prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic woman's lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories that are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is 'The Birthday of the Infanta from A House of Pomegranates', in which an ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess. How will his feelings fare in a cruel society? Editorial Reviews: This Oscar Wilde story from Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection is centered around the mysterious identity of the person to whom William Shakespeare addressed his sonnets. The possibility that a boy actor in Shakespeare's company named Willie Hughes was the addressee drives the story's characters to despair and desperation as they try to find proof of his existence. Narrator David Timson adopts a knowing, slightly scholarly tone to his performance that is brightened by his depiction of the characters' passionate obsession. Members Reviews: some of these stories are timeless I really enjoyed most of the stories in this collection. If nothing else they give a window on the popular English perceptions about Americans of the time as well as some (again, for the time) biting satire on English middle-class mores and attitudes. I often re-listen to this collection when I need an antidote to the reverentional treatment that late Victorian England gets on PBS, especially Masterpiece Theatre -- which I enjoy, but come on, in reality the streets were full of horse dung and the upper-class treated the lower classes like they were not human. All in all, well worth the price. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Experiment Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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The Experiment Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Experiment Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 14 mins Language: English Release date: 07-12-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Experiment". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: Good old fashioned sinister ghost story Where does The Experiment rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? top 20% What was one of the most memorable moments of The Experiment? The graveyard scene Have you listened to any of David Collingss other performances? How does this one compare? very well, great building of suspense and horror Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? not that kind of story Any additional comments? An excellent combination of superstition and horror. Not one of M. R. James' best Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Yes - it's only 15 minutes long! Would you be willing to try another book from Montague Rhodes James? Why or why not? Absolutely - I've read pretty much all of his work, but this isn't one of his better ones. What about David Collingss performance did you like? Collings has almost the perfect voice for James: well modulated, educated, easy on the ear. The only better narrator I've come across for James was Christoper Lee in the BBC Christmas Ghost Story series (although David Suchet is very good in the Audible recordings), but that's setting a very high benchmark! Do you think The Experiment needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? Odd question - James wrote short stories which were meant to stand alone. You could take this concept and turn it into a much longer novel or a series of stories using the same central idea but that wasn't James' intent. Any additional comments? If you're new to M.R. James, start with 'O Whistle and I'll Come To You' or 'A Warning to the Curious' or 'The Mezzotint'. Great Spooks of Mr M.R.James Another spooky from Mr M.R.James. Has written so many, the man was a genius. Nice to see the full collection on Audible books. 30 at least. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Diary of a Nobody Audiobook by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
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The Diary of a Nobody Audiobook by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Diary of a Nobody Author: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith Narrator: Martin Jarvis Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 05-25-06 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 59 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency. Editorial Reviews: Martin Jarvis simply owns this comic novel about hapless London city clerk Charles Pooter, an endearing stuffed shirt whose life is a series of misunderstandings. Written in 1892 by two actor brothers, one of whom starred in Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas, this fictitious diary gives voice to the grandiose hopes, simple pleasures, near misses, and outright disasters that comprise most peoples' lives. Jarvis's Pooter speaks with orotund vowels and a bemused tone. As this is a diary, Pooter necessarily tells the story, but Jarvis gives such life to Pooter's comments about his companions that we imagine their voices clearly. The diary is interspersed with snippets of period classical music, which add to the all-around pleasure. Members Reviews: Hilarious and Suprebly Read This is one of my favourite books. It is delightful and funny. Gentle humour pervades this endearing tale of an ordinary man, his family and friends of a past era. I laugh aloud with this book. The narrator is marvellous and does not let one joke or nuance slip. I have read this book many times and have listened to the audio book version many times too. Charming and uproariously amusing. Magnificent performance. A happy book! English classic performed very well. Where does The Diary of a Nobody rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Diary of a Nobody is in a class of its own and I do not rank my books. It is amusing and true to its original form, which I first read in the traditional way 30 years ago. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diary of a Nobody? The most memorable moment in Diary of a Nobody is when Pooter paints the bath red and gets into all kinds of subsequent trouble. I also liked it when Willie changed his name to Lupin, consequently shocking his father. Have you listened to any of Martin Jarviss other performances before? How does this one compare? Never listened to Martin Jarvis before, but he does this book 'perfectly' in my opinion. If you could rename The Diary of a Nobody, what would you call it? It is impossible to rename this book. The name is perfect. Any additional comments? I recommend anyone who has not read or listened to this book to get it; curl up on the sofa on a wet and miserable day, with lots of snacks and a nice fire, and get some free laughter therapy. This book belongs in the heart of 'everyman' (and woman). a pleasant period piece I think I would have enjoyed this more if I'd recognized Mr. Pooter. I wonder if he's too far away in time and place for me to "get" the humor in this nicely crafted work. While I recognized (and laughed at) my own obsessions, vanity, and naivite in Adrian Mole's and Bridget Jones's diaries, Mr. Pooter's adventures left me bemused.

The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 1 Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 1 Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 1 Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Charlton Griffin Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 04-15-05 Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Selections: "Markheim" is the story of a man whose life is spiraling out of control. While Markheim is involved in a crime, a "visitor" suddenly appears on the scene who seems to know everything about him. In "A Lodging for the Night" a dissolute Parisian student finds himself forced into accepting the favors of a venerable and respected knight on a cold winter's evening in 1456. The ensuing dinner conversation is spellbinding. "The Body Snatcher" is a supernatural thriller of crime and revenge. An anatomy class needs subjects, and two students become more deeply involved in their procurement than they had planned. A gothic masterpiece! "Stevenson: An Essay", by Edmund Gosse, is the last item on this volume. It is an excellent review of Stevenson's brief life, and it is beautifully written by one who knew the great author personally. Critic Reviews: "The production gives a sense of the joys and dangers of life on the frontier, and it also brings to life Laura's sense of wonder, curiosity, and fun. This is an excellent choice for families to share." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: Perfect This is a wonderful narration - the Gothic music, background noises, change of pacing, everything about it lends to increase the aura. Highly recommended. Look forward to volume 2 (hopefully they will do 'Pavilion on the Links' or other stories from New Arabian Nights). It should be noted "A Lodging for the Night" is Stevenson's first ever published fiction, when he was 22 in 1877. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sense and Sensibility Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Sense and Sensibility Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sense and Sensibility Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anne Flosnik Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 08-22-08 Publisher: Alpha DVD Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 217 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion. Members Reviews: Interesting historically and literarily. The novel is interesting for its characters and the intricate plot, but it's just as fascinating for the glimpse of late 18th century morals and mentalities. There are so many outlandish pronouncements on the superiority of good blood and the inferior character and intellect of common birth that it's hard to tell just how aware Austen was of the irony or sarcasm. At times you think she is deliberately sarcastic, at others you fear she may be serious. The same holds true of religion, gender, and other cultural issues. Whether Austen means to be as satirical as she comes across, I don't know, but the novel is worth it for the values that contrast so often with our ideals of egalitarianism. The story itself is detailed and intricate and full of interesting characters with complex motivations and lots of situational twists. The characters try to solve issues of romance and morality in a culture of stifling gender and class constraints, and the author is brilliant at setting up conflicts and resolving them without stepping outside these constraints. The book in some ways seems to be a criticism of contemporary mores, and in other ways seems an argument for strict obedience to these mores. These constraints make the story even more complex, since many of the sources of conflict come from a society the narrator never wants to actually overcome. It could even be read as a primer on obedience to society's values, no matter the difficulties that causes. The ambiguity of the author's intent make the book even more complex and enjoyable. The narrator is very good, and her straightforward authoritative style is perfect for the ambiguity of the author's message, since you can never accuse the reader of being sarcastic even when you believe she might be. Well worth the listen. Okay This is my second favorite Austen novel, after 'Pride and Prejudice'. It's a lovely story however I just felt the narrator wasn't the right choice. It's amazing how the narrator can make or break a novel. It's worth the price though if you've never read the story. Good way to "consume" this book I had trouble getting into the book, but the audiobook allowed me to follow and enjoy this particular Austen. I much prefer Persuasion and had gotten stuck around 1/4 of the way through Sense & Sensibility in print. Listen to this if you kinda like Austen. Reader was good. Good book to listen to while getting other work done. Best of Austen This is my favorite Austen novel where virtue gets rewarded, and there's hope for even the most self-indulgently melodramatic twit. It's good to come back to the golden oldies now and then. not a big fan of the narrator I love Jane Austen, and I love book tapes. When I found Sense and Sensibility on Audible, I was excited. Although I listened to this book, I have to say the narrator verged on annoying at times. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Trembling of a Leaf - Selected Stories Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham
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The Trembling of a Leaf - Selected Stories Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Trembling of a Leaf - Selected Stories Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 07-25-17 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: With the South Seas as a background for such stories as "The Pacific", "Mackintosh", "The Fall of Edward Barnard", "Red", "Rain", and "The Pool", we experience scenes of passionate love, tragedy, and violence - all described in Maugham's beautiful prose. Members Reviews: Honolulu and points west "... You have never heard of the wise, cynical French duke who said that with two lovers there is always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved; it is a bitter truth to which most of us have to resign ourselves; but now and then there are two who love and two who let themselves be loved. Then one might fancy that the sun stands still as it stood when Joshua prayed to the God of Israel." And how do you think the story which that quote comes from ("Red") works out? There's always more bitter than sweet in these stories, even (especially?) when love is involved. They are told in a crisp, aloof style which has hardly dated. As a sample, I will quote one passage, with some lines of verse which were unfortunately garbled in my Kindle edition (tho' they came out clear when I highlighted them): "By George, I'd like to be in London to-night. Do you know the Pall Mall restaurant? I used to go there a lot. Piccadilly Circus with the shops all lit up, and the crowd. I think it's stunning to stand there and watch the buses and taxis streaming along as though they'd never stop. And I like the Strand too. What are those lines about God and Charing Cross?" I was taken aback. "Thompson's, d'you mean?" I asked. I quoted them. "And when so sad, thou canst not sadder, Cry, and upon thy so sore loss Shall shine the traffic of Jacob's ladder Pitched between Heaven and Charing Cross." He gave a faint sigh. "I've read The Hound of Heaven. It's a bit of all right." "It's generally thought so," I murmured. Wonderful, exotic tales Nobody weaves a story like Maugham. Every tale is a gem. I read this book during a winter blizzard in upstate New York. Maugham's portraits of brown-skinned Pacific Islanders in lava lavas, living their lives under the hot rain came as an image of great comfort to me. Read a good book once in a while! If youâve ever wondered where British writers like John Le Carre, Graham Greene and Len Deighton drew much of their influence, look back to W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most popular writers of the early 20th Century. Thereâs a reason Maugham achieved that status. With elegant, precision-like prose that drills into the human condition while maintaining its empathy, these short stories showcase Maughamâs considerable skills as a writer and stand the test of time. This collection may hearken back to the days of British influence when they were the dominant global power, with its world-weary characters longing for love and status, but they may as well have been written today. Thereâs âMacintoshâ, the classic English fish out of water on a South Sea Island, trying to play by the rules that work back home at Oxford or Cambridge and succumbing to darker techniques with devastating results. Thereâs âThe Fall of Edward Barnardâ but is it really? English wit prevails in the story of a man trying to break away from what is expected of him.

A Neighbour's Landmark Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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A Neighbour's Landmark Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Neighbour's Landmark Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 28 mins Language: English Release date: 07-09-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "A Neighbour's Landmark". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: Archtypical Haunting What did you love best about A Neighbour's Landmark? James's use of the trial as historical background upon which to draw really brings out verisimilitude; often confusing the line between story and legal fact. This technique captures the essence of James's writing and this story in particular is subtle and frightening. What about David Collingss performance did you like? David Colling's is excellent and his performance spare. Well done! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Wailing Well Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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Wailing Well Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Wailing Well Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 24 mins Language: English Release date: 07-09-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "Wailing Well". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: Wonderful Ghost Story M.R. James is my favorite ghost story writer of all time, and I have read all his ghost stories over and over, but I never really thought much of this one till I bought this recording of it and listened to it. James first wrote these stories to be read aloud and I think that this one does not really achieve its full effect until you experience it this way. The reader does a great job here; and the story itself, with it's lighthearted start of dry, somewhat macabre British public school humor leaves one totally unprepared for the gradually creeping advance of true horror that builds almost imperceptibly to a magnificently hair-raising climax that NEVER fails to turn my blood to ice and bring a tear to my eye. I think it is one of the best ghost stories ever written, (though persons who are sensitive about children in ghost stories might want to avoid it.) and I highly, HIGHLY recommend this recording of it. Utterly FAB!!! Really disturbing and sinister Would you listen to Wailing Well again? Why? Yes, it never fails to make my flesh creep What was one of the most memorable moments of Wailing Well? the battle in the forest What about David Collingss performance did you like? so good at revealing only the minimum of information to keep the ending a shock If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? you'll be sorry Any additional comments? a great combination of the mundane and the horrible with a little humour thrown in Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Vol. 3 Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Vol. 3 Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Vol. 3 Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Phil Reynolds Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-16 Publisher: Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Fascinated by the supernatural, Charles Dickens had a passion for the macabre and the afterlife that spawned a fascinating collection of short ghost stories. Dickens' unique blend of fantastic credibility and paranormal absurdity made his form of ghost story an instant success - one that keeps on chilling our spines nearly 200 years later. Volume 3: 'The Signalman', 'The Portrait Painter's Story', 'The Mortals of the House', 'The Ghost in Master B's Room', 'Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain', 'Well-Authenticated Rappings', 'A Child's Dream of a Star'. Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and created some of English literature's most iconic characters, including Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield. About the reader: Phil Reynolds is an experienced stage actor. Recent credits include Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men and Freddy in Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Recent film projects include So What? and The Limes (a story set in the cutthroat world of ice cream men, inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet). Phil can also be heard on several computer games, theme park rides, and guided tours! Members Reviews: Not my cup of tea Disjointed, odd and strange. Tastes like Dickens, but without the character stock. Perhaps it's a bit of undigested beef on Dickens' stomach. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Village That Voted the Earth Was Flat Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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The Village That Voted the Earth Was Flat Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Village That Voted the Earth Was Flat Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 12-01-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet and novelist. The Village That Voted the Earth Was Flat is one of Kipling's rare humorous stories. A group of friends out for a motor jaunt find themselves up on a trumped up speeding charge exacerbated by some outrageously insulting sarcasm from a country town magistrate. The group pit their ample wits and resources to exact their extraordinary revenge.... Members Reviews: EARTH was flat, EARTH was flat How funny! This little book includes just the one story, a human tale of wounded pride and devious revenge. My family of boys was HOWLING with laughter. Read it together. I bet your family will love it, too. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Nineteen Eighty-Four Audiobook by George Orwell
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Nineteen Eighty-Four Audiobook by George Orwell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four Author: George Orwell Narrator: Philip Glenister Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 09-28-09 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 22 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The novel has become famous for its portrayal of surveillance and society's increasing encroachment on the rights of the individual. Since its publication, the terms Big Brother and Orwellian have entered the popular vernacular. This is a special celebratory release to celebrate 60 years since Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published. Members Reviews: Amazing book & Narrater Any additional comments? The narrating of this masterpiece is absolutely amazing. The changes in voice for different characters brought it alive. People say that the little interludes of classical music was disconcerning, but I reckon that it made it seem ever more realistic. The tracks fitted perfectly with the story and flowed brilliantly. A+. A must read. And a wonderful audiobook. Beyond brilliant - a true visionary. The only mistake Orwell makes is in being a bit premature with his predictions. A riveting story that could so easily come to be if we are not careful. A must read as is his Animal Farm as well. Excellent narration brings 1984 alive in 2009 It's some years since I read 1984 and the surprise about this novel is how it has retained its relevance since it's first publication. It is as applicable to modern society as it was when first written. 1984 is not a light listen. It's a thought provoking tale of manipulative social engineering and the loss of both freedom of speech and thought. Philip Glennister's narration is first class. In particular, his soft Irish O'Brien brought the character alive for me. I doubt that his reading of this classic novel can be surpassed. The only negative, in my opinion, is the classical music that plays inbetween chapters. I like classical music and I like audio books but not combined! I found it irksome and didn't appreciate the interruption to the flow of the narration. Although it was not to my taste, it was not enough to spoil the enjoyment of the superb reading and interpretation of the words of Orwell delivered by Glennister. First class narration 1984 is a horrifying tale and not easily forgotten. Philip?s perfect narration brings the story to life and keeps you hanging in until the end. Captivating story and narrator I love this book. I've listened to it several times after downloading it. Philip Glenister gives it the 'edge', emphasising the sinister aspects of the story. He's a perfect choice for the book. Bravo. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection Subtitle: Three Sherlock Holmes Mysteries in One Book Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Simon Prebble Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 05-28-14 Publisher: catherine kimball Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 23 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Three Compelling Sherlock Holmes Mysteries In One Book. Narrated by the celebrity actor Simon Prebble who is also known as an award winner for the best voice in fiction. STORY ONE: The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb. "Ah good morning, John, if we do not hurry then we shall miss the unveiling of the sarcophagus." He leaped up, feeling much better than I did, and chased me into my own room so that I could get changed. There was a large crowd who had come to see the tomb. Holmes and I made our way through. I noticed Ini intently watching us. Mr. and Mrs. Fairfax were standing in the tunnel with someone from the Department of Antiquities. They had been waiting for us. The five of us made our way through the tunnel and back to the tomb. I couldn't wait to see if there really was a Pharaoh in the next room. STORY TWO: The Case of the Cracked Mirror. The fireman had seen a skeleton, wearing a dress coat, whose head was aflame. I was deeply worried for the missing young woman. If she had been taken by the opera ghost, be he flesh or spirit, how would she fare if she rejected his 'love'? All worries were momentarily forced out of my head when a sudden squawk rang out across the opera house. "I cannot believe this! Me; a suspect." STORY THREE: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride. The bride carried no decaying roses but her bridal dress was torn and burnt. Her bare legs, starved needle points, staggered disjointedly. The veil hung low over her face. I had my pistol, however I could not shoot. If it was a ghost the bullet would surely pass through, if it was flesh then I would be shooting dead a woman. Her hands, the fingernails long and cracked, lifted up the veil. Her face! Even in the darkness I could see its ruin. The eyes had been snatched from its sockets, the nose sunken in; all that was left was the mouth. Thin, melted lips parted to reveal brown chipped teeth. Members Reviews: Are you kidding! What did you like best about Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection? What did you like least? I do not like being told that these are stories written by the author. The last time I looked this author did NOT write The Phantom of the Opera. This is a direct rip off.The other 2 stories were also vaguely similar to others. Has Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection turned you off from other books in this genre? Not at all I just will not listen to anything else by this author. Which character as performed by Simon Prebble was your favorite? He is a wonderful narrator for all the characters. If this book were a movie would you go see it? I did it was called The Phantom of the Opera. The other stories no. Any additional comments? Disappointed at the waste of time. A little too far from the essence of Sherlock Holmes The stories miss the mark. Not bad but not great in trying to further capture the characters and personalities of Sherlock Holmes and James Watson. Mystery What did you like best about Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection? What did you like least? I liked the stories. How could the performance have been better? The narrator was boring. He needed to put some drama in his voice. If this book were a movie would you go see it? Yes. Nothing special Simon Prebble's narration was fine, but didn't make these stories stand out at all ... they were just sort of ... there.

Two Doctors Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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Two Doctors Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Two Doctors Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 19 mins Language: English Release date: 06-21-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This an the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "Two Doctors". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: Sinister and disturbing What did you like best about Two Doctors? What did you like least? Made me uncomfortable , some very weird imagery What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting? Most: The document-based story telling Least: The ending What about David Collingss performance did you like? Very creepy Do you think Two Doctors needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? no, Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Interlopers Audiobook by Saki
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The Interlopers Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Interlopers Author: Saki Narrator: Mike Vendetti Format: Unabridged Length: 14 mins Language: English Release date: 08-16-13 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Imagine you are hunting an enemy who happens to be your neighbor, and suppose that your neighbor is hunting you. What makes people who should be friends become fierce enemies? Who is the loser in this deadly fight? The answer may shock you. Members Reviews: Best Short Story Ever! I grew up in cold country with plenty snow and dark forests. I almost was reaching for more clothing as I was totally immersed in this story and setting. It has a real gotcha at the end so start at the beginning and do not cheat. After all it is only about a 1/2 hour read! Too Simple OK a short story should save words and hit you between the eyes but I think this was a bit too shallow (for me anyway!) It seemed too stilted or dated to have the impact that this story was supposed to give , but I am not a real critic and would ask everyone to make up their own minds. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jerome K Jerome: The Short Stories Audiobook by Jerome K Jerome
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Jerome K Jerome: The Short Stories Audiobook by Jerome K Jerome

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Jerome K Jerome: The Short Stories Author: Jerome K Jerome Narrator: James Taylor Format: Original Recording Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 04-16-12 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An early life of poverty exacerbated by the death of his parents in his early teens helped to cruelly mould the young Jerome. After early stints on the railways, as an actor, a journalist, a school teacher, a writer, and a solicitor's clerk he had some minor success with a collection of comic personal essays On the Stage - and Off about his earlier stint as an actor. Shortly thereafter he married and his honeymoon on the Thames became the inspiration for Three Men in a Boat. This, of course, was a wild success both critically and commercially and also his creative high point. Although he was now able to write full time he was never able to again reach the heights of that classic humorous novel. However, he was prolific in the shorter form and it is from that rich seam that these stories have been mined. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume Four Audiobook by John A. Little
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The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume Four Audiobook by John A. Little

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume Four Subtitle: The Kew Gardens Gnomes Author: John A. Little Narrator: Steve White Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 11-06-17 Publisher: MX Publishing Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this series of five short stories, Holmes and Watson continue their late investigations into dark crimes in 1920/30s London, joined by their excitable housekeeper at 221B Baker Street, the brilliant, buxom Miss Lily Hudson, and by Jasper Lestrade of Scotland Yard, the ambitious, respectful son of the late George Lestrade. Thanks to Royal Jelly, Holmes is a fit 74-year-old, who has lost his interest in bees and returned to detecting, joining forces again with his colleague and friend, Dr. John Hamish Watson, a 75-year-old unfit twice-widower, who hankers after the good old days of derring-do. Together they explore the case of the Kew Gardens Gnomes and their fiery vengeance; the Portobello Pornographer and the reappearance of an old enemy; the Camden Counterfeiter and the theft of Doctor Watson's identity; the Kensington Kidnapper and the hefty price on Mrs Hudson's head; and the Undiscovered Country, in which a successful writer is haunted by his most famous character. Members Reviews: More stories rejected by the Strand Magazine... My thanks go out to Steve and Time at MX Books for my copy of this book! John A Little once again delves into that pile of manuscripts deemed inappropriate for publication in the Strand. The first story in the volume, the titular story, is actually quite good. There has been a series of arsons, one of which has killed Wigginsâ wife and two of his children. The unique firebombs used in the crimes are amazing, and the mystery well penned. In the second story, âSherlock Holmes and The Portobello Photographer,â the finding of an obscene photograph in a bag Watson bought for Holmes at a Flea Marketâyes, you read that rightâsends Holmes and Watson after an old enemy. Not bad! The final three stories I do not think were John A Little at his best. All three just didnât get anywhere near the tone or setting of a Holmes story. I understand that these are presented as rejected manuscripts, but Watsonâs style and turn of phrase would still come through even in works not really acceptable for publication. Where Holmes himself does the writing, they are even further from the tone of stories like âThe Lionâs Mane.â To be sure, Little presents the tales as told by two men in their seventies. Watson is dying and in pain, and he drinks more than usual. Holmes has few cases and is hooked on cocaine. But we are still talking about Doyleâs intrepid duo, and they have not been at their best before, and the stories didnât suffer. There were five stories in this volume and only two of them were winners in my humble opinion. So I will give two stars for the two good storiesâ Quoth the Ravenâ Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson Audiobook by E. F. Benson
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The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson Audiobook by E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson Author: E. F. Benson Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 01-12-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost stories. This collection brings together twenty of his most brilliant works. Members Reviews: Great stories, narration average I love the stories of E F Benson, so I was delighted to find a complete set of the ghost stories. I do find the diction of the narrator and her ability to demonstrate the characters somewhat lacking: Not terrible, but not great either. Really wish Greg Wagland would narrate the full set! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Thomas Hardy Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Thomas Hardy Subtitle: Selected Short Stories Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Jill Masters Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 01-17-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 near Dorchester in that part of England he called Wessex. With stories sometimes from his own imagination and sometimes from local tradition, Hardy's work, like Dickens and Trollope, creates a strong sense of mood and location. Hardy hoped to be remembered for his poetry, but ours is not a poetic age. Thus his claim to a new generation of readers rests on his prose. There are great similarities between his era, a time of challenge, and our own. This collection of short stories shows Hardy as his best and includes "The Three Strangers", "The Withered Arm", "The Fiddler of the Reels", "Barbara of the House of Grebe", and "The Distracted Preacher" . Editorial Reviews: English writer Thomas Hardy is now best known for novels like Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. In Thomas Hardy: Selected Short Stories, the listener can also witness his facility in shorter forms. The collection opens with "The Three Strangers", given an energetic performance by Walter Zimmerman, in which an executor takes shelter with an escaped convict. Later, Jill Masters offers a soft-spoken performance in The Distracted Preacher, which concerns a young preacher sent to the town of Nether-Moynton. There he meets a beautiful widow, an innkeeper with an interesting side business. Narrators Zimmerman and Masters use various regional English accents to voice Hardys brilliant evocations of rural England in the 19th century. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of the Unexpected Audiobook by Saki
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Tales of the Unexpected Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of the Unexpected Author: Saki Narrator: Sir Derek Jacobi Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 08-10-16 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Master storyteller, H.H. Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, is famous for his witty, mischievous, and macabre stories of suspense. He specialized in impudent practical jokes, devilish trickery, and incredible yarns and his writing became popular in the early 1900s for its witty and satirical look at the pretensions and ignorance of bourgeois English society. From the eerie yet humorous Gabriel Ernest to the downright chilling The Interlopers, this brilliant collection of tales read by Tony Award-winning British actor, Sir Derek Jacobi, will succeed in bringing both chills and laughs to listeners of all ages. Members Reviews: Classic Edwardian Tales One complaint: Jacobi reads these a little too quickly. I would have liked him to stop and savor the words a bit more, and give the listener time to paint the picture in his mind. I had been curious about Saki for some time, and was aware of his reputation as a top storyteller from England's Edwardian period. I had once seen a short film based on "The Open Window" (which is in this collection) and like it a lot. This turned out to be pretty much what I had hoped it would be - clever short stories set in early 1900s England. Saki was a satirist as well as a humorist, and he pokes fun at the pretensions and ignorance of certain bourgeois attitudes, although no one really is safe, since he has a laugh at trade unionists, spiritualists, and beggars with tales of woe as well. An entertaining listen for fans of English life and letters. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: James Alexander Format: Unabridged Length: 51 mins Language: English Release date: 03-15-13 Publisher: Flowerpot Press Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The King of Bohemia has hired Sherlock Holmes to recover photos of his affair with the actress Irene Adler, but Miss Adler does not want to give the photos up. What lengths will Holmes go to retrieve the photos for the King? And how will he fair at the hands of his beautiful quarry? Join Watson as he tells the tale of his good friend and the one he will always refer to as "the woman". Members Reviews: Good Morning Irene from Amazon This story was my introduction to Sherlock Holmes. It was a short story that was published in a newspaper and one of the few times Holmes is outwitted, this time by a woman. What sparked my interest was book discovered in a local bookstore titled Chapel Noir: An Irene Adler Mystery by Carole Nelson Douglas, the fourth book in the series. It's the continuation of Irene Adler after Scandal in Bohemia. I already ordered the first book, Good Morning Irene from Amazon. It will be a summer read. As to Mr. Holmes! I plan to read more and join the only Holmes Society on the West Coast in my neck of the Gold Country. Fast Read After watching the series Sherlock from BBC I decided I was going to go back and read the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books. The Sherlock episode was entitled A Scandal in Belgravia versus Bohemia. They were very faithful to the book despite it being modernized. I read this book in under 2 hours it was that good. I will read his others as I have the time. I would recommend this book for an insight into Sherlock himself. a good read I had seen the TV version which was very interesting with a confusing plot.so I wanted the book version to read. And it was not disappointing but I am a Sherlock Holmes nut. Conan Doyle never disappoints This brief classic tale has become iconic. It is much quoted in spin off stories written by others. Indeed, Irene Adler is a clever woman! Three Stars FUN READING Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Vol. 2 Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Vol. 2 Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Vol. 2 Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Phil Reynolds Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-16 Publisher: Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Fascinated by the supernatural, Charles Dickens had a passion for the macabre and the afterlife that spawned a fascinating collection of short ghost stories. Dickens' unique blend of fantastic credibility and paranormal absurdity made his form of ghost story an instant success - one that keeps on chilling our spines nearly 200 years later. Volume 2: 'The Ghosts of the Mail', 'Christmas Ghosts', 'To Be Read at Dusk', 'The Baron of Grogzwig', 'The Queer Chair', 'Mr Testator's Visitation'. Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era and created some of English literature's most iconic characters, including Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge, and David Copperfield. About the reader: Phil Reynolds is an experienced stage actor. Recent credits include Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men and Freddy in Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Recent film projects include So What? and The Limes (a story set in the cutthroat world of ice cream men, inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet). Phil can also be heard on several computer games, theme park rides and guided tours! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Stories for Winter Evenings Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, W. C. Morrow, Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, Edith Wharton
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Stories for Winter Evenings Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, W. C. Morrow, Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, Edith Wharton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Stories for Winter Evenings Author: Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, W. C. Morrow, Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, Edith Wharton Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 11-30-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A haunting collection of strange and macabre short stories, ideal for listening to around the fire on a cold winter evening.... Plus many more macabre gothic tales.... Members Reviews: good loved the stories, had to get used to narrator, she was very good on most of the stories Good story horrible narrator A wonderful collection. stories could be hit or miss as in any collection of this kind but generally pretty good. narrator was highly unpleasant, with distracting, affected, and hissing delivery. hard to listen to her for more than 15 minutes and annoyance with her voice distracted from the stories. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Horror Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier, H. P. Lovecraft, Louisa May Alcott, H. Rider Haggard
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Horror Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier, H. P. Lovecraft, Louisa May Alcott, H. Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Horror Stories Subtitle: Tales of Ghosts, Curses, Mummies, and Zombies Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier, H. P. Lovecraft, Louisa May Alcott, H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 12-19-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A spine-tingling collection of weird and wonderful horror stories, featuring ghosts, curses, strange phenomena, ghouls, black magic, and demonic apparitions. Do you dare to listen? Members Reviews: Ugh, more great material ruined by Cathy Dobson What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? A better narrator without the strange cadence and random inflections! What other book might you compare Horror Stories to and why? Other great classic material ruined by Dobson's weird narration. What didnt you like about Cathy Dobsons performance? Everything. She has a British accent, which would usually bode well for this type of material, but in her case it's just awful. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Horror Stories? The scene where Cathy Dobson enters the narrators booth. Boring What disappointed you about Horror Stories? Mostly the narration, but the stories are pretty unhorrific as well. Has Horror Stories turned you off from other books in this genre? Perhaps. Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? Absolutely not. Her performance doesn't make these dated tales to life. What character would you cut from Horror Stories? The narrator. The narrator ruined this book. What would have made Horror Stories better? If the narrator had made an effort to engage the reader with her voice. What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? This collection seemed like the perfect choice. Many of my favorite authors are featured in this anthology. I could not get past the narrator's constant, unchanging way of reading. Listening to the narrator has damaged my sanity What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I don't mean to be unkind but the narrator was definitely not the right person for the job. Having someone else, anyone else, read it would have improved my rating. Who was your favorite character and why? My mind has blanked out all specific memory of the stories to protect me. What didnt you like about Cathy Dobsons performance? Her vocal rhythm is unendurable and monotonous. Every sentence sounds the same as the as the last and the next one; it starts off quietly and then reaches a crescendo and then quietens again. It's not her fault; she's obviously articulate. The fault lies with whoever gave her the job and whoever directed her. Her talents may be better deployed in the field of hypnosis? Terrible reader so oils would could be a great col If this book wasnt for you, who do you think might enjoy it more? The book WAS for me, the reader wasn't! What will your next listen be? Back to an old favourite until I can bear to try this again Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? No What character would you cut from Horror Stories? I don't know I couldn't bear to get past the 3rd chapter Any additional comments? Such a shame - looks like a great collection Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

They Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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They Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: They Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 54 mins Language: English Release date: 01-08-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A long underrated masterpiece of Kiplings brilliant narration, They is a hauntingly beautiful tale of eternal love and loss. During a motor trip, the writer chances upon a country house which is visited by elusive and mysterious children, and meets the equally mysterious blind lady who lives there. Fascinated, enchanted, and yet somehow unsettled by the experience, he finds himself repeatedly drawn back to the house until finally the uncanny truth dawns. "I found hidden villages where bees, the only things awake, boomed in 80-foot lindens that overhung grey Norman churches; miraculous brooks diving under stone bridges built for heavier traffic than would ever vex them again; tithe-barns larger than their churches, and an old smithy that cried out aloud how it had once been a hall of the Knights of the Temple. Gypsies I found on a common where...the gorse, bracken, and heath fought it out together up a mile of Roman road; and a little further on I disturbed a red fox rolling dog-fashion in the naked sunlight." Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Taylor, Patricia Horner Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 12-10-15 Publisher: Narration by George Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Narration by George announces a new production of the timeless classic tale of restoration and renewal by Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol. Come listen to our take on Ebenezer Scrooge, all the Christmas Ghosts - past, present, and future - and the characters who have helped to shape the life of Scrooge up until this Christmas Eve. Hear the sounds of the countryside and city as the specters of Christmas show Scrooge his history and consequences. Trish Horner assists with female voices. A fun tale with a great message. Members Reviews: TV and Movies versions were good, but the book is better. . . One of my co-workers encouraged me to read this since I have only seen the TV/Movie versions. It was a quick read and very enjoyable. Fortunately, the TV/Movie versions weren't too far off the mark. Regardless, there were facets of the story that you would only get through the book, which is why reading the book will always be my favorite option. BAH! HUMBUG!! "God bless Us, Every One" A Christmas Carol is a beloved Christmas favorite. Nothing says Christmas like favorite Christmas stories. This timeless tale has been told in many versions. Iâve seen the movie and play but Iâve never read the book. I thought it was about time to finally read this tale. The illustrations throughout the book were fun to look at. Not common to find illustrations in books today unless they are children stories. Lots of great quotes come from this story but the most famous is BAH! HUMBUG! followed by: "God bless Us, Every One!" Standalone As great to read vs as to watch as a production. We've enjoyed many kinds of productions of this classic Scrooge story. The original makes us 'rise to the occasion' - or at least gets us to mentally take the time to step back in that era. Life was so different, so the real factor is (I think) a little richer, than already assembled viewables. Emotional, and the older language adds some incentive to digging into the story. A must read! Dickens has always intimidated me. Somehow, I made my way through high school and college without having to read one of his novels. Finally, a few weeks before Christmas, I decided to give this a try when I learned it is relatively short. I figured if it took some work, at least it wouldn't take all that long. I'm sorry I waited so long. It was impossible for me to separate this from the many versions of A Christmas Carol I've seen over the years. I loved it. I enjoyed the glimpse into the time and place of the story. The story and theme are, of course, legendary. Don't be intimidated. This is a book everyone should read at least once. Classic I Know I have tried this one before and was distracted within the first five chapters but with the advise of a colleague I am going to attempt this one again. I am late 30's and sometimes have a tough time focusing for long spans of time unless the story is captivating from the get go, you have to appreciate writing for the sake of verb-age and description to get into this. So, because it is a classic and I think the classics should be read - I'll give it another go but not looking forward to it despite the wonderful reviews. Hated Pride and Prejudice too - just depends on personal taste I suppose. Loved The Divine Comedy.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Study Guide to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Audiobook by Richard Kaye
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A Study Guide to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Audiobook by Richard Kaye

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Study Guide to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Author: Richard Kaye Narrator: Julian Sands Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Hachette Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The classic story of 19th-century man's attempt to control nature through science has remained provocative to this day - the possibilities of science have developed to make Mary Shelley's terrifying vision seem less fantastic. This study guide includes background information on Mary Shelley's England, a detailed narrative guide to the novel, dramatic readings, and a critical analysis. Author Richard Kaye has written articles for The New York Times, Studies in English Literature, and other publications. This guide is part of the A+ AUDIO series from Time Warner, an innovative set of study materials that will help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. Look for other A+ titles from Audible in the Education section of Personal Development. Members Reviews: praises for julian sands work in my opinion julian sands did a superb job in making this audio tape, i admit i've been a great fan of his for a long time but he has a wonderful speaking voice and can really tell a story very very well. i highly recommend this audio tape to anyone who considers buying it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Trial for Murder Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Trial for Murder Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Trial for Murder Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 29 mins Language: English Release date: 04-03-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This story wonderfully combines a murder trial and apparitions - or more plainly, ghosts. It describes a moment in the life of a bored bank official who has an alarming experience. A great story, smoothly presented by the pen of Dickens. (American accent narration.) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mr. Huffam Audiobook by Hugh Walpole
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Mr. Huffam Audiobook by Hugh Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mr. Huffam Subtitle: A Christmas Story Author: Hugh Walpole Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 47 mins Language: English Release date: 10-28-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist famous for his skill at scene setting and vivid plots. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s and remains popular to this day. 'Mr. Huffam' is a heartwarming story about a delightful stranger who, on account of his personal bonhomie and his wonderful ability to tell stories, charms the household of Sir Roderick Winslow, from the haughty aristocratic relatives to the domestics. Before they know it, he has moved into the guest room. But who is the jovial stranger, and what does he want with them? When the stranger suggests holding a Christmas party and takes complete control of the invitation list, it is clear that the Winslows are in for a surprise. Members Reviews: Aaaaaaah! Now here is a little Christmas gem Mr Walpole has left us a lovely little reminder of the importance of having a child-like heart. Excelsior! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

After Dark in the Playing Fields Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James
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After Dark in the Playing Fields Audiobook by Montague Rhodes James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: After Dark in the Playing Fields Subtitle: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James Author: Montague Rhodes James Narrator: David Collings Format: Unabridged Length: 9 mins Language: English Release date: 06-21-10 Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is an unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "After Dark in the Playing Fields". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. Critic Reviews: "David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer) Members Reviews: Worth a second listen Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? It is enjoyable and atmospheric, giving a picture of what might be happening in school playing fields 'after dark'. What did you like best about this story? The character of the owl. Have you listened to any of David Collingss other performances? How does this one compare? Excellent as always Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? To begin with it made me confused, I had to listen a couple of times to understand it better. Any additional comments? There is a lot unspoken in this ghost story, much is left to the imagination. Disappointing... What disappointed you about After Dark in the Playing Fields? I bought this and a number of others by the same author hoping for some good old fashioned spooky stories. This was the shortest and therefore a taster.. Can you achieve an atmospheric spooky story in 9 minutes ? .... I think "No" is the answer. I only hope that the longer stories are much better than this. Fortunately 9 minutes is not too much time to waste.... Would you ever listen to anything by Montague Rhodes James again? Yes - I have bought a few in a 40% discount sale, and will give a longer, better known story a chance... What didnt you like about David Collingss performance? Nothing. I can hear that the narrator is skilled, and look forward to a more realistic tale. You didnt love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities? I didn't realise owls could talk...... Any additional comments? Thank-you for your refund policy Audible. Even if I had only lost about 50p I would have felt disappointed. I only hope the others are better..... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Through a Glass Darkly Audiobook by Wilkie Collins, Fitz James O'Brien, William Le Queux, A. J. Alan, Edwin Pugh, George William Curtis
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Through a Glass Darkly Audiobook by Wilkie Collins, Fitz James O'Brien, William Le Queux, A. J. Alan, Edwin Pugh, George William Curtis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Through a Glass Darkly Subtitle: Strange Tales of Optical Distortion Author: Wilkie Collins, Fitz James O'Brien, William Le Queux, A. J. Alan, Edwin Pugh, George William Curtis Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Seven strange stories of intriguing optical illusions. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dramatized) Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dramatized) Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dramatized) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: full cast Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-00 Publisher: Monterey SoundWorks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This exciting full-cast presentation is like nothing you've ever heard before! Critic Reviews: "Here is the tale revitalized by actors who seem to be the characters Stevenson created. So close your eyes, unless you are driving, and diisappear into the tangled web of Jekyll and Hyde." (AudioFile) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Old Ancient Ship Audiobook by Morley Roberts
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The Old Ancient Ship Audiobook by Morley Roberts

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Old Ancient Ship Author: Morley Roberts Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 47 mins Language: English Release date: 11-16-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Morley Roberts (1857-1942) was an adventurer who worked on railways and cattle and sheep ranches all over Africa and the Americas and still found time to write a large number of very varied novels and stories with a zest that only real-life experience can give. 'The Old Ancient Ship' is a mysterious and ghostly sea story. A strange old mariner, Bill Blood, has hitched a ride on a boat travelling to a remote set of islands in the Pacific. When they make a forced stop at one island to repair a leak in the ship, the crew are eager to go aboard the deserted island and explore. Bill Blood goes with them and leads them to an ancient ship full of skeletons lying in the middle of the tropical forest and overgrown with creepers and foliage. Blood tells them the peculiar and terrible tale of the ancient vessel and those who died in her.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires Audiobook by M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, Julian Hawthorne, Mary E. Braddon, E. F. Benson, Guy de Maupassant
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Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires Audiobook by M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, Julian Hawthorne, Mary E. Braddon, E. F. Benson, Guy de Maupassant

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires Author: M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, Julian Hawthorne, Mary E. Braddon, E. F. Benson, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 03-25-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires. Members Reviews: A compelling book--frustrating narration This is a solid collection of familiar classics and somewhat more obscure tales. Most are engaging and a few stand out as especially evocative, eerie, and gripping. Dobson's narration is frustrating. She adopts a perhaps overly portentous voice that sounds like she's narrating a "This week on Random TV Show..." and doesn't really do accents. However, given that most of these stories are first person accounts, that didn't bother me as much as I expected. By the end, I didn't mind it. Still, it will be a deal breaker for many people, I suspect. Overall, a worthy buy if using a monthly credit, especially given both the overall pricetag of this book and the wealth of content therein. But be sure to listen to the preview first. the woman's voice will annoy you most of the stories were good. That's all up to your personal taste . Narrator had a strange habit of emphasizing the last word of each sentence. Not recommended because of narrator What disappointed you about Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires? I found Cathy Dobson's reading style extremely off-putting. Her enunciation is very mannered and unnatural. Perhaps her intention is to create an atmosphere of dread with these supernatural stories, but i really could not endure her voice. I should have returned the book What did you like best about this story? the quality of the stories is good What didnt you like about Cathy Dobsons performance? Weird and pretentious reading style You didnt love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities? there's nothing wrong with the content - the stories are well-chosen classics Any additional comments? I would never again choose anything by this reader Cathy Dobson couldn't listen to it after 15 minutes. nararrators flexion in her voice was very irritating. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Favourite Short Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anthony Trollope, G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy, Katherine Mansfield, Hugh Walpole
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Favourite Short Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anthony Trollope, G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy, Katherine Mansfield, Hugh Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Favourite Short Stories Subtitle: 50 Classic Tales Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anthony Trollope, G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy, Katherine Mansfield, Hugh Walpole Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 05-26-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 1 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A thoroughly engaging collection of classic short stories from some of the greatest writers who lived. Members Reviews: Terrible narrator The stories were ruined by the awful and annoying style of narration. I struggled t8 listen for more than a few minutes at a time. Waste of a credit. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Bob Neufeld, Ron Altman, Ed Humpal, Elizabeth Klett Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 04-28-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens' classic Yuletide tale is one of the most popular tales of personal redemption in world literature, and has been adapted many times for presentation on film and on stage. This dramatic reading features the voices of the Online Stage. All proceeds from the sale of this audiobook will be donated to Concerns of Police Survivors, a non-profit organization which provides support for the families of police officers who lose their lives in the line of duty. The cast of narrators include: Bob Neufeld, Ron Altman, Ed Humpal, Alan Weyman, Elizabeth Klett, Chyanne Donnell, K. G. Cross, Evie Maria, Denis Daly, John Burlinson, Beth Thomas, Charlotte Duckett, Jeff Moon, Amanda Friday, Marty Krzywonos, Becca Maggie, Jennifer Fournier and Brett Downey. Members Reviews: A Christmas Carol Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? A all time classic story, that stands the test of time, and, as always, with Dickens, a message, that can be deciphered. What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Carol? The Ghost(s) visiting Scrooge. What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? The emotions of the characters/ players. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? When Scrooge has his epiphany, and his whole world, and life change. Any additional comments? I was disappointed in the lack of difference/pitch, in the voiced parts. I did not think there was a good blend of voiced parts. I did not particularly like the narrators voice. I purchased this on the strength, of my perception, of Alistair Sims movie performance. My all-time favorite Christmas Carol movie. Heart warming story Lovely story, wonderful language. Acting a little wooden but does not detract too much. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Poor Clare Audiobook by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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The Poor Clare Audiobook by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Poor Clare Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Narrator: Derek Perkins Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 12-30-15 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Originally written for Charles Dickens' Household Words magazine, The Poor Clare is a dark, gothic short novel of thwarted love and a family curse that vividly illustrates the social tensions of Victorian England. The intentional killing of a woman's dog unleashes a torrent of rage. In her desire for revenge, the woman curses the dog's killer: All that the murderer loves most, he will lose. This haunting tale brilliantly demonstrates Elizabeth Gaskell's understanding of the tensions between Catholics and Protestants and the harsh realities of class society. Members Reviews: Great book Elizabeth Gaskell is the greatest. Another perfect denouement from Elizabeth Gaskell! I read The Poor Clare in a book of Gaskell's short works entitle Gothic Stories. The first chapter is very long and full of background which is truly extraneous to the main story. All authors of the nineteenth century were paid by the word and The Poor Clare, like much of Gaskell's work, was first published in a magazine. But we are introduced to a cast of characters and a plot in this first chapter which are essential to the story. The start of the second chapter may be my favorite part of the book because the narrator of the novel chooses NOW to introduce himself! He then goes on to explain his whole life to us from birth to the present day. This account of his life appears to be completely unrelated to anything in the very long first chapter. This second chapter introduces us to a completely new set of characters and a new plot which appears to be unrelated to the first chapter. I LOVE IT! Of course, the plots do intersect before the end of this second long chapter. Its in the second chapter that the supernatural element steps in. Its not a ghost story, but I don't think that I should give away what it is. The genesis of the evil is a curse and one of the morals from this book is that the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children. That is a strong theme of this wonderful short novel and the ending is superb, a perfect denouement which is why we liked North and South so much. Three cheers for Elizabeth Gaskell! Ps. History buffs like myself will love the account in this book of a rebellion in Antwerp against the Austrian army of occupation. Not Gaskell's best As I read the story, I kept wondering if there had been a mistake: Was I really reading Elizabeth Gaskell's work? Had her book title accidentally been placed on some other novelette? (The title of the story only makes sense at the end.) Where most of Gaskell's plots utilize natural means to move the story, this one is anchored in the supernatural. There is a copious amount of backstory before the reader arrives at an explanation that employs no little amount of religious mysticism. I'd liken the story's resolution to a scene from Les Miserables for all of its pathos. I suppose it will please some readers, but I was disappointed. Unusual work A short story which was an unexpected surprise in the subject matter written by Mrs. Gaskill. In this tale it is written about curses, witchcraft, exorcism just to touch on the subject matter. I can't say it was one of her best works but it was unusual and interesting. Two Stars Not one of Gaskell's best but an interesting and unusual potrayal of English post-Reformation Catholicism. With demons. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Umbrella Audiobook by Arnold Bennett
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The Umbrella Audiobook by Arnold Bennett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Umbrella Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 33 mins Language: English Release date: 08-27-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 1 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English author, born in one of the "Five Towns" which form the background of so many of his witty stories. When Professor Malpetant pays an unannounced visit to his sister, Muriel, he finds nobody at home. Both Muriel and her maid, Annie, have gone out, though he finds the door unlocked and takes the opportunity to take a look around the house. In Muriel's bedroom he uses the telephone to call the station and arrange his onward journey to Bristol before setting off for the station. It is only when he is steaming on his way to Bristol that he realises he has left his umbrella in Muriel's bedroom. The unexplained presence of a man's umbrella in Muriel's room plunges the entire household and neighbourhood into crisis. Rumours fly, suspicions and accusations are at first whispered...and later hurled. No umbrella ever caused so much trouble to so many people. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Subtitle: A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Mike Vendetti Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 09-11-12 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens. From the author's preface: "I have endeavored in this ghostly little book to raise the ghost of an idea, which shall not put any readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly." First published in December 1843, the story has been in continuous print ever since. A true treasure that never grows old. Members Reviews: TV and Movies versions were good, but the book is better. . . One of my co-workers encouraged me to read this since I have only seen the TV/Movie versions. It was a quick read and very enjoyable. Fortunately, the TV/Movie versions weren't too far off the mark. Regardless, there were facets of the story that you would only get through the book, which is why reading the book will always be my favorite option. BAH! HUMBUG!! "God bless Us, Every One" A Christmas Carol is a beloved Christmas favorite. Nothing says Christmas like favorite Christmas stories. This timeless tale has been told in many versions. Iâve seen the movie and play but Iâve never read the book. I thought it was about time to finally read this tale. The illustrations throughout the book were fun to look at. Not common to find illustrations in books today unless they are children stories. Lots of great quotes come from this story but the most famous is BAH! HUMBUG! followed by: "God bless Us, Every One!" Standalone As great to read vs as to watch as a production. We've enjoyed many kinds of productions of this classic Scrooge story. The original makes us 'rise to the occasion' - or at least gets us to mentally take the time to step back in that era. Life was so different, so the real factor is (I think) a little richer, than already assembled viewables. Emotional, and the older language adds some incentive to digging into the story. A must read! Dickens has always intimidated me. Somehow, I made my way through high school and college without having to read one of his novels. Finally, a few weeks before Christmas, I decided to give this a try when I learned it is relatively short. I figured if it took some work, at least it wouldn't take all that long. I'm sorry I waited so long. It was impossible for me to separate this from the many versions of A Christmas Carol I've seen over the years. I loved it. I enjoyed the glimpse into the time and place of the story. The story and theme are, of course, legendary. Don't be intimidated. This is a book everyone should read at least once. Classic I Know I have tried this one before and was distracted within the first five chapters but with the advise of a colleague I am going to attempt this one again. I am late 30's and sometimes have a tough time focusing for long spans of time unless the story is captivating from the get go, you have to appreciate writing for the sake of verb-age and description to get into this. So, because it is a classic and I think the classics should be read - I'll give it another go but not looking forward to it despite the wonderful reviews. Hated Pride and Prejudice too - just depends on personal taste I suppose. Loved The Divine Comedy.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Audiobook by Hans Christian Andersen
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Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Audiobook by Hans Christian Andersen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Michael Redgrave Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr Language: English Release date: 07-22-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Michael Redgrave reads 'The Tinder Box', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'The Staunch Tin Soldier', and 'The Emperor's Nightingale'. Members Reviews: Fifth grader loves it! Wonderful! My fifth grader, now 11, is reading this now. She is loving it! It's giving her exposure to and knowledge of these classic tales. So many of these stories have been adapted into plays, movies and musicals that she is familiar with. So, Im thrilled she is now reading the literature from which it all sprung!! Plus, she is learning about Hans Christian Andersen through the annotations. Its so enriching to read these tales in the context of who the author was as a person. She is really into it! She is getting an education on the classics! Superb book for kids in the grades that are suggested in the formal reviews posted in the Amazon description. Excellent Compilation Though the illustrations are scarce, the pieces are artistic and interesting. It would be hard to keep the attention of a very young child because it is so text heavy. Often the translation is a little clumsey and doesn't roll off the tounge well...just one more reason to read aloud slowly so that children can understand and comprehend the content. Rediscovering Hans Christian Andersen I am way above the recommended age for this book, I picked this up on a whim. My childhood's first memories is reading Andersen fairy tales. They were always the oddball stories that didn't conform to any typical mode: most of them included death (Matchgirl, Little Mermaid), had unconventional heroes (Tin Soldier - what kind of hero has one leg?) weren't all sugar-spice-n-everything-nice, and whimsical in the right place. They were inscrutable and strange to a child, but because of or in spite of that, they stuck with you. I'm moved to write a review for this children's book for one reason only: the annotation is superb! I never knew that Andersen worked with toy theatre, or there were parallels in his life and The Ugly Duckling, that he came from poverty and never completely overcame the inferiority complex from his low birth. He was the first to adopt a conversational voice in his story-telling, also the first to give human characteristics and voice to inanimate objects. The details with which he embelished his stories is genius and brilliant; re-reading the description of the Little Mermaid's undersea world confirms that. His fairy tales have a literary element: the details, the drama, the dissonance, the untidiness of real life. I don't think I understood all that when I was 8 or 9, but I wish someone had read this book with me when I was 8 or 9, and explained to me the vanguard genius of Andersen. The stories are beautifully translated, the illustration is fetching, although I don't get the drama-set vibes. There is annotation preceding every tale, and it takes an adult to read and explain this to a young reader. For example, preceding The Little Mermaid, there is a small paragraph dealing with the soul. Young readers will need help with the concept and vocab. I'm happy to have re-discovered Andersen fairy tales through this book, and I heartily recommend it to anyone who grew up with the inscrutable Andersen, adult or child.

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Ulf Erik Bjorklund Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins Language: English Release date: 03-29-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of shorter works on the strange and the macabre, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. The title story "Dracula's Guest" is believed to be the deleted first chapter of Stoker's masterpiece, Dracula. The other nine stories like "The Squaw", "The Judge's House", and "The Burial of the Rats" rank very high among classic tales of horror. Members Reviews: Best one out of the three There are three versions of this book on this site. This one, in my opinion, is the best out of the three. Some of the stories are just okay. Dracula's guest and the judges house were my personal favorites. The narrator was pretty good. He's not good at accents, but each character has their own unique voice. His reading was also quite energetic and really conveyed the emotions the characters were feeling. If you're trying to decide which one of the three versions of this book to get, I highly recommend this one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Thirty-Minute Stories Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, Arthur Conan Doyle, W. F. Harvey, Arnold Bennett, M. R. James
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Thirty-Minute Stories Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, Arthur Conan Doyle, W. F. Harvey, Arnold Bennett, M. R. James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Thirty-Minute Stories Subtitle: A Bumper Anthology of Great Classic Short Stories Author: Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, Arthur Conan Doyle, W. F. Harvey, Arnold Bennett, M. R. James Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 02-08-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A spectacular collection of outstanding half-hour short stories...perfect for commuters or bedtime listening. ...and many more entrancing half-hour tales. Members Reviews: Narrator is really annoying. I have struggled through other books that involve this narrator. She has strange cadences that are quite distracting. As a result, I am returning this book. Not a comment on the quality of the stories just on the quality of the narration. DISAPPOINTED BY THE NARRATOR What disappointed you about Thirty-Minute Stories? I can't even stand to listen to the narrator. She ends her sentences on an UP intonation. She doesn't seem to be reading seriously. It's like sing-sing not dramatic. What about Cathy Dobsons performance did you like? I can't even stand to listen to the narrator. She ends her sentences on an UP intonation. She doesn't seem to be reading seriously. I will never buy another audiobook she reads. I SHOULD HAVE DONE AN ON-LINE LISTEN FIRST. Any additional comments? rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr disappointed to the max Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of London Life Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, W. W. Jacobs, J. M. Barrie, Marie Corelli, Mark Twain, Arthur Quiller-Couch
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Tales of London Life Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, W. W. Jacobs, J. M. Barrie, Marie Corelli, Mark Twain, Arthur Quiller-Couch

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of London Life Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, W. W. Jacobs, J. M. Barrie, Marie Corelli, Mark Twain, Arthur Quiller-Couch Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An absorbing set of stories set in Victorian and Edwardian London. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Best of British Short Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, W. W. Jacobs, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad
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The Best of British Short Stories Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, W. W. Jacobs, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Best of British Short Stories Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, W. W. Jacobs, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A fascinating collection of tales from some of Great Britain's finest classic authors: Members Reviews: Wonderful recollection of pure Brit storytelling Just like reading Mark Twain gets you immediately into the Mississippi, these recollection of British Short stories puts you right into a pure -Brit world of sailors, exclusive clubs, life in the country and the City. Most stories are truly charming. This is the kind of reading you need to leave aside for a while your daily business or non-fiction usual reading Such an annoying voice What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I tried really hard to listen to this book, I had paid for it so did not want to waste my money, but the narrator has such an annoying voice and needlessly extends the ends of sentances that after struggling through the first story I had to give up. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? Ger a different reader Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? Never! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Plot in Private Life Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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A Plot in Private Life Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Plot in Private Life Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Bobbie Frohman Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 06-05-13 Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Originally published as "A Marriage Tragedy" in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, February 1858. William, the narrator and faithful servant to rich widow Mrs. Norcross tells the story of her unhappy second marriage to James Smith. A detective lawyer's clerk, Mr. Dark, both confirms Smith's bigamous remarriage and, following his disappearance, proves Mrs. Norcross and William innocent of murder. Dark also recovers jewellery stolen by the maidservant and establishes her guilt. William's amiable relationship with the experienced detective foreshadows that between Betteredge and Cuff in The Moonstone (1868). William Wilkie Collins (1824 1889) was a very popular Victorian novelist and a close friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens. Collins was a prolific writer, publishing not only novels, but many plays, short stories, and works of nonfiction. The son of a successful landscape artist, Collins developed an early interest in storytelling to disarm bullies at boarding school. As a child, Collins lived and traveled throughout Europe, and to please his father, became a lawyer. Collins sold his first short story at 19, his first novel at 24. He had a very successful career as a master of suspense with a distinct narrative voice, filled with social commentary. Wilkie Collins never actually practiced law, but his knowledge profoundly impacted his writing and he is considered one of the godfathers of the detective novel. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La Ventana Abierta [The Open Window] Audio Libro por Herbert Hugh Monroe
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La Ventana Abierta [The Open Window] Audio Libro por Herbert Hugh Monroe

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: La Ventana Abierta [The Open Window] Autor: Herbert Hugh Monroe Narrador: Sonolibro Formato: Unabridged Duración: 7 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 05-18-11 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 3.5 de 5 de 45 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Una ventana abierta, a veces parece el punto de comunicación entre un mundo y otro... "La Ventana Abierta". Framton Nuttel estaba harto del estrés de la gran ciudad, con lo que siguiendo el consejo de su hermana se decidió a pasar unos días en el campo.También siguiendo el consejo de su hermana fue a presentar sus respetos a la señora Sappleton, más por pura cortesía que por otra cosa, ya que no conocía de nada a la familia. Le recibió una jovencita que dijo ser la sobrina de la señora, y que empezó a contarle una historia que le dejó. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Excelente historia Entretenidos 7 minutos de atención. La música de fondo es innecesaria pero la narración es buena. Short but entertaining listening! For those who enjoy short stories, you might want to get this, it certainly distracts you from what you're doing and takes you inside the story, good job! Inteligentemente graciosa. Corta, pero muy buena narración, que con sutileza y algo de humor, nos presenta sencillas enseñanzas de la vida. Un Cuento Muy Ingenioso y Divertido What about the narrators performance did you like? I am not a native Spanish speaker. The performers speak fairly rapid Castilian Spanish, but I quickly became accustomed to it and followed the story easily. If your Spanish is intermediate or better, give this a listen. Like most of Saki's (H.H. Munro's) stories, it's very witty. Any additional comments? Gracias, Audible, por un cuento muy ingenioso y divertido! Didn't realize it was in Spanish... Any additional comments? Since, I'm definitely not fluent in Spanish, I can't fairly rate this novella. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jeeves and the Impending Doom Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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Jeeves and the Impending Doom Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Jeeves and the Impending Doom Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 41 mins Language: English Release date: 06-16-14 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The double-act of Bertie Wooster and his faithful, omniscient butler Jeeves is the greatest comic pairing in literature. Millions of fans worldwide have laughed at the travails of bumbling Bertie and delighted at the felicitous solutions devised by Jeeves to extricate his master from 'the soup'. In this story Bertie Wooster finds himself on a losing streak and lands himself at the mercy of his aunts, Dahlia and Agatha, and only Jeeves is capable of extricating him from disaster. Members Reviews: There is a certain cadence that a Wodehouse story is best read in- I I can't do it but J Cecil does it best. In the last 5 min. The recording repeated a line 3x. Then a minute later it repeated another line 3 x. Scripted? Didn't seem to be. All in all .... A mediocre Wodehouse story is better than no story of his... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jeeves and the Song of Songs Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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Jeeves and the Song of Songs Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Jeeves and the Song of Songs Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 39 mins Language: English Release date: 06-16-14 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this story Bertie is our narrator, and we become part of the early 20th century life in titled Britain through entering his social circle. Most of what happens to him is unexpected to him and to us, and is hilariously funny. This is a story where Bertie tries his hand at singing. Members Reviews: Affairs of the Heart This unabridged set of audio cassettes is narrated by Alexander Spencer and provides a particularly enjoyable way to experience these marvelous P.G. Wodehouse stories. The Jeeves stories were intended to be read as written-down musical comedy or farces, and a dramatization helps accentuate that delightful aspect of their development. Wodehouse thought that you could either start by writing from life or start from humor. He chose the later, and you'll be glad he did. This set of cassettes features the stories: Jeeves and The Song of Songs; The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy; The Kid Clementina; Indian Summer of An Uncle, The Yuletide Spirit; and The Impending Doom. Each story involves Bertram (Bertie) Wooster and Jeeves as they assist in bring couples together (or keeping them together). In most cases, Bertie gets involved out of family obligations, but friendships also draw him in. He is a very loyal person, and quickly rushes to the rescue (usually by asking Jeeves what to do). I recommend that you listen to the set of audio cassettes called Jeeves Takes Charge prior to listening to these, for those stories precede these in chronological order and include the story of when Bertie and Jeeves first met. If you don't know Bertie and Jeeves, let me fill you in a bit. Bertie is a gentleman who lives off the family money, and enjoys a bit of a carouse. What? He's the most vapid of a particularly vapid group of aristocrats, and this provides room for lots of upper class humor. Bertie is our narrator, and we become part of the early 20th century life in titled Britain through entering his social circle. Most of what happens to him is unexpected to him and to us, and is hilariously funny. Jeeves is the brainest of the brainy, a sort of Sherlock Holmes in livery (he's Bertie's Gentleman's Gentleman), who is constantly finding solutions to the silly countratemps the effete gentry land themselves into. He's not above accepting a gift of a few pounds for his trouble, and is used to getting his way. Here are some of the scrapes that friends and relatives have gotten themselves into: a chum falls for a woman he has just met, tossing Bertie's cousin in the process; another pal has fallen for a wonderful woman, but hasn't got the nerve to tell her so; a casual female acquaintance Bertie has been smitten with in the past persuades Bertie to take her and her cousin out to dinnerand then take the cousin back to school after curfew; an ancient uncle falls for a young waitress at his club; Bertie decides to take revenge on his chum for an old slight with hilarious complications; and another of Bertie's old friends loses his household money for the next six weeks at the races and needs a temporary tutoring job in order to keep out of trouble with his wife. In some of these stories, Bertie bridles at following Jeeves' lead. As a result, Bertie develops his own harebrained schemes that leave him up in the air several times unexpectedly.

Major Namby Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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Major Namby Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Major Namby Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 18 mins Language: English Release date: 01-20-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A brilliant and humorous short story by Wilkie Collins, in which an elderly lady, whose Victorian sensibilities on morals and propriety are finely honed, finds herself living next door to Major Namby, the ultimate neighbour from hell. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Bottle Imp Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Bottle Imp Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Bottle Imp Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Roy McMillan Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the The Body Snatcher and Other Stories collection. The Body Snatchers is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most chilling tales. After many years, a chance encounter between two former medical students forces them to recall their sinister past and foul play that was better left buried. Perfect for long winter nights, these stories have been specially selected to create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Read by Roy McMillan, with Naxos AudioBooks's trademark of carefully chosen music. Editorial Reviews: Keawe buys a magic bottle containing an imp who grants every wish to the bottle's owner. But it comes with a curse, and Keawe must sell the bottle before his death, lest he be sent to Hell. He gets everything he could ever want and sells the bottle, but soon afterwards he contracts a disease. Keawe must retrieve the bottle to cure himself. Robert Louis Stevenson's story is a classic depiction of the consequences of envy and desire, and the composed restraint of Roy McMillan's performance lends the tale a foreboding, almost ghoulish tone as Keawe's fortunes turn to tragedy. Members Reviews: Three Short Stories with Varied Themes - Horror, Lunacy, and Love Robert Louis Stevenson is best known for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but he also created a remarkably varied collection of short stories. This Dover Thrift Edition, titled The Body Snatcher and Other Tales, offers three tales: The Body Snatcher (1881), The Merry Men (1884), and The Bottle Imp (1890). In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century grave robbers provided stolen corpses to medical schools for dissection in anatomy classes. On occasion grave robbers took short cuts, apprehending and murdering individuals on lonely backstreets in London, rather than making a somewhat arduous and risky journey to a rural cemetery. The Body Snatcher is one of Stevenson's most popular short stories, and has been published in many anthologies, especially collections of horror stories. The Merry Men are not inebriated revelers and party-goers, but a local name for fearsome, pounding breakers along the rocky cliffs of a Scottish isle named Aros. This isolated location is the setting for a tale of greed and lunacy. The Bottle Imp is a clever tale of a genie trapped within a round-bellied, narrow-necked, milky white glass bottle. The imprisoned imp satisfies all that the bottle owner desires - love, fame, fortune. But there is a catch: for if a man dies before he sells it, he must burn in hell forever. Despite this ghastly premise, Stevenson has woven an intriguing tale of love and adventure, and of good and evil. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Dinner Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Dinner Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Dinner Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 13 mins Language: English Release date: 04-05-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "A Christmas Dinner" is a perfect demonstration of Dickens' attitude towards the redemptive power of Christmas and the Christmas spirit. This is a lovely short story well worth listening to alongside his more famous writings about the holidays. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Uncanny Short Stories Audiobook by B. M. Croker, Gertrude Atherton, William J. Wintle, Henry S. Whitehead, W. C. Morrow, Hugh Walpole, F. Marion Crawford
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Uncanny Short Stories Audiobook by B. M. Croker, Gertrude Atherton, William J. Wintle, Henry S. Whitehead, W. C. Morrow, Hugh Walpole, F. Marion Crawford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Uncanny Short Stories Author: B. M. Croker, Gertrude Atherton, William J. Wintle, Henry S. Whitehead, W. C. Morrow, Hugh Walpole, F. Marion Crawford Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 01-29-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A spine-chilling collection of creepy, unsettling and unnerving stories. And over 20 more unsettling tales. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Frankenstein Audiobook by Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein Audiobook by Mary Shelley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Frankenstein Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: David Gilmore Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 01-15-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Think you know the classic story by Mary Shelley? It bears little resemblance to the Hollywood tale told and retold dozens of times for the screen. Veteran narrator David Gilmore takes you on the complete horrifying journey as it was actually penned in 1816. Includes Shelley's backstory of how she was challenged to come up with a riveting tale by her husband while on a vacation. The haunted conscience of Victor. The family losses. The tragedy of the monster's existence. It's finally all here for you to know and enjoy in all its gothic darkness. Members Reviews: and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature If you're reading this review, you only have one question. You're not looking for a book review, you already know it's a classic. You already know this is the most original, and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature. You may or may not like the story, but that's a matter of personal taste. A lot of people don't like Shakespeare, but no one questions whether he was a good writer or not. If you don't like the writing style, it's because you aren't familiar with the English of this period. Nearly eighty years before Stoker's "Dracula" ( an idea stolen from Polidori's "The Vampyre", which was an idea stolen from LeFanu's "Carmilla"), this most-original horror masterpiece was born. So, your only question is, "Is this really the uncensored 1818 version? Because I've only seen one other verified version, and it's over twenty dollars in paperback. All the others claiming to be the 1818 version have been disproved." YES, as far as I can tell, it is. The only preface is Shelley's own original. There is no introduction, no commentary or editorial credits whatsoever. There are no illustrations, and the spelling and language have not been edited. Have a good thesaurus handy. So, here it is, the author's original script, no frills, for a bargain price. Which is exactly what I was looking for. Not what the movies would have you believe... I never saw an entire Frankenstein film, only fragments here and there, but those left me with an impression that is far from the essence of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein. For one, Frankenstein is not even the name of the monster; it is the name of the man, Victor Frankenstein, who created the monster. But that is minor. The true surprise was how many issues relevant to today this book brings up--obligation to family; personal responsibility; fate; how far can science ethically go; does man have a right to create life; what is our responsibility for life we've created--these are a few intriguing questions raised. I enjoyed the book, but better than the book was the discussion I participated in with a group of friends; it was definitely one of the best I've ever been involved in. This is a great book to read with a friend or two who will discuss it with you. I think society would be well served if this novel were required reading, especially in every medical school and science and ethics class. We need to think deeply about these issues, and Frankenstein helps us to do so. Another classic worth your time Early into Frankenstein, I might have given it 3 stars because of its old-fashioned language and letter-writing format. I was not interested in Walton's whining to his sister Margaret about loneliness and friendship.

An Anthology of Classic Stories Audiobook by Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce
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An Anthology of Classic Stories Audiobook by Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: An Anthology of Classic Stories Author: Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A treasure trove of short classic stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the world: Members Reviews: Exceeded Expectations Any additional comments? I am not usually a short story collection fan, but this anthology was better than I was expecting. I think the stories were well-selected and tended to be more along the lines of the novels that I enjoy (19th and early 20th century). It was my first introduction to D.H. Lawrence which I enjoyed. I ended up liking the narrator more that I expected as well. I am glad that I chose this title and if you are looking for something thought provoking but with multiple story lines, this is a good option. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Dream Woman Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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The Dream Woman Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Dream Woman Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Unabridged Length: 55 mins Language: English Release date: 05-15-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Wilkie Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the "superrational". Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong interest. "The Dream Woman" is one his most anthologized stories of the supernatural. © and (P)1982 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: In a powerful, ponderous, and seemingly exhausted baritone, audiobook legend Walter Covell performs Wilkie Collins The Dream Woman, a standout tale in Collins catalogue of the supernatural. Like Poe, Bradbury, and Stephen King, Collins spins tales of everyday life rocked disarmingly off balance. In The Dream Woman, Collins guides the listener to a strange room where a woman stands with a knife in her hand. Her potential victim, Francis Raven, becomes haunted by the experience and follows Percy Fairbank, a humorous nobleman who may provide an explanation, to England. The mystery is told in Percys and Franciss alternating voices and is sure to be a welcome guest at any fireside story session. Members Reviews: Terrible audio quality, this product should not be sold at all Make sure not to buy the audio version of this book. The quality is horrible, the audio files have been mixed up so that the narrative is constantly interrupted by parts of lines from other parts of the book. I really don't get why they sell this, it's impossible to listen to the whole book and follow the story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Pilgrim's Progress Audiobook by John Bunyan
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The Pilgrim's Progress Audiobook by John Bunyan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Pilgrim's Progress Author: John Bunyan Narrator: Edward de Souza Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 44 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: For three hundred years The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair and fight the monstrous Apollyon... In Part 2, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them too "the trumpets sound on the other side." Editorial Reviews: Bunyan's classic allegory of the battle of good and evil is clearly delivered in grave, sepulchral tones. Edward de Souza's very British, judicial voice gives credence to court scenes. He depicts Christian as Everyman wading through the slough of Despond, where he meets Mr. Worldly Wiseman and the Evangelist, who hope to delay him on his journey to salvation. When portraying Beelzebub, Souza's voice engages the listener with imperious, commanding, and fearful tones. Funereal organ music provides breaks between scenes and adds to the sense of despair. This novel was first published three hundred years ago; this rendition explains why it is ever popular. Members Reviews: The Reader is a Genius! While I generally prefer unabridged books, I recommend this edition because the reader (Edward de Souza) does such a wonderful job. Bunyan's book can seem pretty dry upon the page - being written in fairly archaic language, and lacking any quotation marks. But de Souza's reading makes the book come alive, so that one can appreciate it for the exciting, imaginative work that it is. Really didn't like the book Would you try another book from John Bunyan and/or Edward de Souza? No What do you think your next listen will be? Not sure Did the narration match the pace of the story? Yes What character would you cut from The Pilgrim's Progress? All of them Any additional comments? I am going into 7th grade and had to read this for school and really did not enjoy one second of it. Great Reading by Edward de Souza Most enjoyable version of this great classic. Max McLean's voice intonations can be a bit annoying on his version. Robert Whitfields version is unabridged, but not as listenable or well done as this.I found this very uplifting. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Pictures Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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Pictures Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Pictures Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Format: Unabridged Length: 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection. One of Katherine Mansfield's finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and "Bliss" displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: "Mr Reginald Peacock's Day", "Pictures", "The Little Governess", "Feuille D'Album", and "A Dill Pickle". Editorial Reviews: Author Katherine Mansfield is well known for her subtle, finely detailed accounts of the joys and sorrows of everyday life, and "Pictures", selected from her short story collection Bliss and Other Stories, displays her characteristic light touch as it follows its protagonist, the impoverished Miss Moss, through a long day in early 20th century London. Narrator Juliet Stevenson employs her somewhat stern and refined voice to great effect in this performance, skillfully drawing out the melancholic, meditative qualities of this deft story in ways that make it impossible not to sympathize, and empathize, with the characters populating Mansfields devastatingly realistic world. Members Reviews: Sadly Lacking in Substance I have an older book from 1973 though I am sure there are others much older. These stories are all about what's going on in the narrator's head. Nothing that actually happens is of any consequence. In fact, the narrators' thoughts are of no consequence either. Someone else reviewed the book, speaking of Mansfield's tragic life and how she kept writing. I would have loved to read stories of that tragic life, rather than a bunch of rich people sitting around, eating, drinking or smoking. Sorry, but this book os short stories did nothing for me. I even skipped through one section, just trying to get to the end. As they say "The truth is stranger than fiction." Mansfield's mistake was in not writing HER TRUTH. I love the book Katherine Mansfield is to me the real struggeling artist. Lots of real raw courage and endurance. Leaving her homeland, having a baby without been married, which was difficult stuff at the time and then heartbreak when it died. A real creative force, who wrote her books even when everything else was falling apart. I would love to be like her. Rotten Print Quality This printing of Bliss and Other Stories is a completely worthless printing. The font size is about 3 pt. or less, literally,and all the stories are run together from one big printout. I love the writer Mansfield, but this printing is physically unusable, a real rip off and a huge disservice to a great writer. Buy her stories, but NOT in this physical presentation of them. Another excellent readine This CD excellent, maintaining the level of the other naxos readings. The stories themselves are overrated, alas; Katherine Mansfield no longer seems to be on a par with D.H. Lawrence, and the stories have eve even 'corny' surprise endings. But if you want to read them the diction is impeccable.

Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus Audiobook by Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus Audiobook by Mary Shelley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 04-30-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Mary Shelley's classic gothic horror novel. The scientific young genius, Frankenstein, discovers a method for creating life in inanimate objects and sets about a project to build a human in his laboratory. He is successful in his aim, but in so doing, unleashes on the world a creature whose physical deformities make him repulsive to everyone who sets eyes on him. Starved of human affection, the monster becomes increasingly vindictive and violent, and turns the full force of his superhuman powers to the task of revenging himself on his own creator. At first, Frankenstein is unaware of the fiend pursuing him. But soon the ghastly horror of his situation becomes terrifying clear... and the only solution is to find and destroy the monster, before he wreaks havoc on the entire world. Members Reviews: Not Bad... Any additional comments? I thought that story was alright but Cathy Dobson's voice was too happy and sing-songy... I was looking for more of a horror story, and I ended up sympathizing with the Monster and wanting to kill Dr. Frank myself... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Youth and Heart of Darkness Audiobook by Joseph Conrad
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Youth and Heart of Darkness Audiobook by Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Youth and Heart of Darkness Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Brian Cox Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In these two magnificent novellas Conrad explores the question of self-discovery through powerful and exciting narratives: In Youth, the experienced seaman Marlow tells the story of a young man's coming of age on his first voyage to the East, while in Heart of Darkness he describes with terrifying depth and vividness the slide into corruption of an idealistic trader, Kurtz, who has become the demi-devil of the Inner Station in the Belgian Congo... To supplement this reading of Heart of Darkness, listen to . Editorial Reviews: The great Scot, Brian Cox, has enjoyed a brilliant career as an actor specializing in Shakespearean drama. He is the perfect choice, therefore, to perform Joseph Conrads demanding and seminal short novels, Youth and Heart of Darkness. Both novels focus on the human condition through the prism of Marlowe, a swarthy English seaman. In Youth, Marlowe suffers a horrendous shipwreck en route to Thailand. In Heart of Darkness, Marlowe sails deep into the African jungle where he meets Kurtz, arguably a personification of the degrading power of imperialism. While the novels were written one year apart, Heart of Darkness is widely considered one of the great works of the English language and is the basis of the Francis Ford Coppolas film Apocalypse Now. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Story of the Bagman's Uncle Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Story of the Bagman's Uncle Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Story of the Bagman's Uncle Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Format: Unabridged Length: 46 mins Language: English Release date: 05-22-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Although best known for such long novels as Our Mutual Friend and The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens also wrote many wonderful short stories with both a supernatural and a humorous twist. This is one of his best. (P)1981 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: "The Story of the Bagman's Uncle" has Dickens' usual ornate language, colorful characters, and bright humor, without the massive length of his more famous novels. This short story has a touch of the supernatural, too - think A Christmas Carol - so expect ghosts! Expect murder! And expect to laugh. It is a delight to listen to Walter Zimmerman read Dickens with a his wry, English accent, transporting listeners to the dark streets of Edinburgh, where almost anything could happen to our poor protagonist. Members Reviews: Good story Ghost story that is also very funny. Well written and well read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A New Cook Audiobook by Neil Munro
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A New Cook Audiobook by Neil Munro

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A New Cook Author: Neil Munro Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 13 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Neil Munro (1863-1930) was a Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author and literary critic who is now mainly known for his humorous short stories. 'A New Cook' is one of Munro's hilarious tales of Para Handy, Sunny Jim and the rest of the crew of the Vital Spark. The ship is welcoming a new cook whose talents include dancing, melodeon playing, practical joking...but sadly not culinary skill. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Northanger Abbey [Swedish Edition] Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey [Swedish Edition] Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Northanger Abbey [Swedish Edition] Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Johanna Fridell Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 10-01-15 Publisher: Viatone Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Catherine Morland är en naiv men godhjärtad 17-rig flicka. Hennes föräldrars barnlösa grannar bjuder henne till Bath, där hon gör sin debut i medelklassens sällskapsliv. Catherine finner snabbt en väninna i Isabella Thorpe med vilken hon delar en brinnande fascination för gotiska skräckromaner. Hon fattar ocks snabbt intresse för den intelligente och kvicke Henry Tilney och utvecklar senare en vänskap med hans syster, Eleanor Tilney, vilket resulterar i en inbjudan till familjens hem: Northanger Abbey. Den gamla klosterkyrkan sätter fart p Catherines livliga fantasi som är pverkad av tidens gotiska skräckromaner (dtidens svar p dagens deckare), men när Henry kon-fronterar henne med sunt förnuft inser hon sanningar som hon tidigare varit blind för. Please note: This audiobook is in Swedish. Critic Reviews: "Northanger Abbey är Austens mest litterära bok, full av anspelningar p den tidens poesi, prosa och historieskrivning. Berättaren pekar p romangenrens spelregler, leker med dem och skrattar t dem." (Sara Danius, Dagens Nyheter) "Northanger Abbey är p mnga sätt den mest uppsluppna av Jane Austens romaner, men är i grund och botten en allvarlig och osentimental kommentar om kärlek och äktenskap i 1800-talets England." (Alix Wilber, Penguin) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Black Narcissus Audiobook by Rumer Godden
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Black Narcissus Audiobook by Rumer Godden

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Black Narcissus Subtitle: A Virago Modern Classic Author: Rumer Godden Narrator: Jilly Bond Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 09-25-14 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: High in the Himalayas near Darjeeling, the old mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. When it was the General's 'harem' palace, richly dressed ladies wandered the windswept terraces; at night, music floated out over the villages and gorges. Now, the General's son has bestowed it on an order of nuns, the Sisters of Mary. Well-intentioned yet misguided, the nuns set about taming the gardens and opening a school and dispensary for the villagers. They are dependent on the local English agent of Empire, Mr Dean; but his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. And the implacable emptiness of the mountain, the ceaseless winds, exact a toll on the Sisters. When Mr Dean says bluntly, 'This is no place for a nunnery,' it is as if he foresees their destiny. Members Reviews: A bit too much madness Found it all a bit too much madness going on- felt my head swimming myself! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Uncommon Stories Audiobook by Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stacy Aumonier, Sherwood Anderson, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, Edgar Allan Poe
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Uncommon Stories Audiobook by Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stacy Aumonier, Sherwood Anderson, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, Edgar Allan Poe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Uncommon Stories Author: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stacy Aumonier, Sherwood Anderson, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 04-14-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A captivating anthology of some of the more unusual short stories written by well-known classic writers. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Haunted House Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Haunted House Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Haunted House Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Christmas Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 04-03-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Another wonderful Dickens short story combining spectral images with Christmas. Wonderful turns of phrase and digressions throughout. To name but one, faithful obstructions, for servants - in other words, easier to do it yourself if not for pride of position. Playful, fun, and illuminating. One of his less listened-to stories; well worth it for anyone, but especially for fans. Members Reviews: Bad story topped by worse narrator I am a big Dickens fan, and I was thrilled to find some new works. After listening, I'm pretty sure Dickens himself didn't boast about this one. The story did have some amusing descriptions of the house and the 12 or so residents who come to investigate the haunting for Christmas. The houseguests promise to say nothing of anything they observe in the supernatural realm until the 12th night of Christmas. The narrator describes some scary things he's observed, then tells us about a dream he had of the time when he was a schoolboy. The end. The big gathering in which all the strange tales were to be told never happens. This was a really, really bad story by anyone, let alone Dickens. The narrator seems to be some random guy with no vocal talent who heard that there was money to be made recording books. It was obviously recorded long, long ago. possibly in a galaxy far, far away, since the audio quality is not good. Every now and then the narrator says "TAPE TWO" or "TAPE THREE". I think this thing cost me $1 on sale. I was robbed. BAD, BAD, BAD Would you try another book written by Charles Dickens or narrated by Deaver Brown? I am a great fan of Dickens What will your next listen be? my next dickens book will probably be The Chimes What didnt you like about Deaver Browns performance? He seemed unable to cope with some of the names. his speech was indistinct. What character would you cut from The Haunted House? I don't know I could not finish the book. shall read it to see if it is as bad as it sounded. Any additional comments? The reviewer from Chicago was very generous in his review. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Shane Sody Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 09-28-10 Publisher: Shane Sody (Sody Audio Books) Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A once-unique story that has spawned hundreds of imitations, it's characters' names have become part of the English language. This novel was a breakthrough in literature for its time, combining horror, science fiction, and psychology, in exploring the dual nature of its hero and anti-hero and, by implication, the potential in all of us to experience both good and evil in our personalities. Now you can have this incomparable story read to you. This audio version is completely faithful to Stevenson's novel. Members Reviews: Classic I read this because it's a classic, and I really love reading classics. This story is very short. I think it took me about an hour to read. I knew the basic premise of the story, but beyond that, the entire plot was new to me. I won't describe the plot because I don't want to spoil anything. However, I love the writing style, and I really like that the story is told by a third party who is friends with Dr. Jekyll. Overall, I give it four stars because I wish it had been a little longer. It felt a little rushed at the end, but maybe I was just reading too fast because I wanted to know what would happen. I would definitely recommend this book. It's an interesting story especially when Dr. Jekyll explains his reasoning. It's a lot of food for thought. Strange, but Great! Well that was odd. When you start reading a Classic, any Classic, you have to remember that it won't written like the books of today. I don't just mean that the wording will be more difficult, or even the sentence structure, I mean the viewpoint that the story is told from. I had expected this to be told from the point of view of the protagonist, Dr. Jekyll. Instead, it was told from the viewpoint of one of his friends, Mr. Utterson. I liked how it was told that way, you were able to see the other characters' reactions to Dr. Jekyll's strange behavior, and the curiosity to what may have caused it. You also are able to see their feelings toward Mr. Hyde, and how they completely disagree with Jekyll's decision to trust Hyde. The majority of the story is told this way. Hyde is a hated man, one who people despise at first glance, thought they can never place just why that is. Jekyll is respected and loved, but has begun to act strangely, with a lot of fear and distress. Nobody can quite figure out why this is, or why he spend time with Mr.Hyde, especially after Hyde murders an important man. Gleefully, he murdered him gleefully. The last two chapters change a bit. The second to last chapter is told as a letter from Lanyon, a friend of both Utterson and Jekyll. It tells of how he did Jekyll a favor, only to discover that Jekyll is Hyde, as Jekyll drank a cure before him. And the last chapter is told from the viewpoint of Dr. Jekyll himself. Now is when it gets weird. I had always thought that Jekyll had some mental issue, then read the book. I discovered that he believed that people were commingled of both good and bad, and this fascinated him. Long story short, he creates an elixir which he believes will separate the parts into two different entities. He succeeds, and for a while is able to switch freely between his different personalities. He enjoys evil-doing as Hyde and is guilt free when he returns to being Jekyll. But you can see him going crazy by his words.

Oh! To Be in England Audiobook by H. E. Bates
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Oh! To Be in England Audiobook by H. E. Bates

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Oh! To Be in England Subtitle: The Larkin Novels, Book 4 Author: H. E. Bates Narrator: Philip Franks Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 10-19-16 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In the third sequel to The Darling Buds of May, Charley and Mariette decide to get baby Blenheim christened, leading to a wholesale christening of all seven of the Larkin children. Chaos abounds as the vicar, Mr Candy, is run ragged by the naughty twins, Zinnia and Petunia, and finds himself the object of desire for Pop's second eldest, Primrose. To top it all off, Pop buys a fairground on a whim, and Mlle Dupont arrives to discover that Pop is not a Lord, nor does he live in a mansion. The result is a celebratory ending and a wonderful tribute to Pop's beloved countryside, with its 'nightingales and blackbirds, bluebells and primroses, haytime and high summer'. Perfick! Members Reviews: Simply perfick! A classic....brilliantly read by Philip Franks. Re-live those fantastic Summer moments of sheer bliss with Ma and Pa Larkin. Oh! To be in England Yet another trip through `nostalgia land` like a warm blanket wrapped around me. I shall soon be going on to book five, the last instalment. Really am enjoying these books and have been reliably informed by the thirteen year old that we have the DVD complete series somewhere in the back of the cupboard! May have to wait until Christmas to put my feet up!!! Thoroughly recommend this audio book as a pleasant interlude to tougher listens. Perfect, just perfect! If you want a breath of fresh air, love, laughter, cheeky moments and escapism of the best kind, listen to these books. Perfect, just perfect as Pa Larkin would say Really good Well narrated. Enjoy listening. Better than the TV series! Whole collection of these books are great. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Novel of the White Powder Audiobook by Arthur Machen
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The Novel of the White Powder Audiobook by Arthur Machen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Novel of the White Powder Author: Arthur Machen Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett Format: Unabridged Length: 45 mins Language: English Release date: 11-17-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A young woman, Helen Leicester, becomes concerned about her brother Francis when he begins spending all of his time locked in his room studying. At first Francis insists that he is fine, but eventually admits that he is not feeling well and agrees to see the family physician. The doctor prescribes a medication - a white powder which is mixed with water - and Francis begins to feel better. However, this "cure" doesn't last very long and Francis begins exhibiting peculiar and disturbing behavior. The horror of the white powder has just begun. Arthur Machen originally wrote this story as part of a series in a book called The Three Imposters. The story stands on its own as one of Machen's classic tales of terror. Members Reviews: Great short for a drive! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes, the story is fum and the narrator did great. Who was your favorite character and why? The sister and her care am love for her brother. Which character as performed by Lee Ann Howlett was your favorite? All she did great If you could rename The Novel of the White Powder, what would you call it? Title is perfect! Any additional comments? The story is great! The narrator was a lady name d Lee Ann Howlett her voice was great to listen to made the story fin great job...I would love to hear more by this narrator! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Doll's House Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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The Doll's House Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Doll's House Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 17 mins Language: English Release date: 08-05-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Katherine Mansfield's heartbreaking story of playground bullying. The Kelvey children are excluded from the schoolyard crowd because they come from a poor family with more than a hint of disreputableness about them. When the Burnell children are given a doll's house and invite their school friends two by two to see it, only the Kelveys are excluded. Until one day, Kezia Burnell decides to invite the Kelveys in to see it.... Members Reviews: A Doll's House What would have made The Doll's House better? Was this a sample? It drew me into the story, then it just ends. What a tease. Has The Doll's House turned you off from other books in this genre? No, just super short stories. What does Cathy Dobson bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? She really brings the children to life, without sounding all squeaky, as most adults sound. You didnt love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities? Well, it began alright. But then it just, ENDED. Any additional comments? Eh, it had potential. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Kim Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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Kim Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Kim Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Margaret Hilton Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 07-03-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 48 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure story, Kim, tells the tale of an Irish soldier's orphan son, who roams the back alleys and bazaars of British-ruled India. The young urchin learns the rules and language of the dirty streets, until he discovers his father's old army regiment. Suddenly, Kim abandons his former life and native customs, buys expensive European clothing, and begins a new career as a secret agent. Both an exciting adventure and a detailed look at a spy's inner conflicts, Kim is one of Kipling's most important and popular novels. Members Reviews: Transported by smells, vistas & atmosphere of Hind This is one of those novels that I read and listened to and instantly regreted not reading earlier when I was a boy. I was able, however, to experience listening to this book with my two kids (one boy 12; one girl 11). It was perfect. I wandered into it expecting a well-written, more or less Empire-centric Colonial novel. It was way more than that. I get the whole Postcolonial Lit thing, but I'm not ready to abandon Kim to this debate or even the Colonial designation. It is so much more. It is an bildungsroman, an adventure story, a wild vibration of the whole of India (North and South, mountains and plains, rich and poor, rivers and roads, believer and unbeliever). I was a tad worried at first that the specificity of the place and time would throw off my kids , but it was like driving through a country bazar in a foreign country. They didn't understand every sign or shout, but were transported by the smells, the vistas and the atmosphere of Kipling's last great masterpiece. I liked Margaret Hilton's narration and for most of the novel she absolutely disappeared behind the prose - a task that isn't easy by Kipling's ability to float and bob between native Hind and English languages. Great book if you can hear it Kim is a great book, a fabulous story and a classic. I gave this a poor rating because the sound quality is so terrible it is almost impossible to hear even in the quietest of listening spots let alone in the traffic jam where I enjoy most of my audiobooks. Problems with narration style This is a great traditional classic with a wealth of information about a distant culture and context. Filled with information and adventure. But the narration is a big problem. The reader delivers every sentence with a very artificial and insensitive pattern of pauses, emphasis and speeds--as if it were all poetry. Much of the book is dialogue and each character has exactly the same intonation--you can listen to huge chunks and eventually only some feature of the content tells you who is speaking--and the content you need takes a long time to pick up because the sentences are all being broken down into little chunks by the unchanging style of reading. It makes an exciting story intolerably boring by the end. Terrible audio quality I had trouble listening to this version of Kim in the car. It's a great story but you should pick one of the higher quality versions. very poor audio What disappointed you about Kim? I know the story, but I couldn't understand this version. What do you think your next listen will be? not sure How did the narrator detract from the book? Not understandable. Gave up after an hour. You didnt love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities? No. And I love the printed version. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Whimsical Tales Audiobook by Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, J. S. Fletcher, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, F. Anstey
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Whimsical Tales Audiobook by Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, J. S. Fletcher, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, F. Anstey

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Whimsical Tales Author: Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, J. S. Fletcher, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, F. Anstey Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-19-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A delightful collection of light-hearted classic stories from some of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian-era writers. Plus many more amusing and witty tales. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol & the Spirits of Christmas (The Prequel) Audiobook by M. Justin Parsons, Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol & the Spirits of Christmas (The Prequel) Audiobook by M. Justin Parsons, Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol & the Spirits of Christmas (The Prequel) Author: M. Justin Parsons, Charles Dickens Narrator: Terry Molloy, Christopher Ryan Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 04-02-15 Publisher: Word Of Mouth Productions Ltd Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The prequel to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come discover that they must answer for their shocking holiday blunders. The three careless spooks misunderstood the slurred words of a toothless Jacob Marley and accidentally haunted Albert Netterscrudge instead of Ebenezer Scrooge. As a result of their visitations, Albert inspires a generation of ghost hunters. Christmas transforms from a holiday of spiritual good will to a holiday of seeking spirits. Can the three phantoms convince Albert to stop chasing ghosts and restore the true celebration of Christmas, or will they be forever trapped in a world without Yuletide Cheer? A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Christopher Ryan, Starring Sophie Aldred, Terry Molloy, and David J Keogh Ebenezer Scrooge receives a chilling visitation from the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley, looking haggard and pallid, relates his unfortunate story. As punishment for his greedy and self-serving life his spirit has been condemned to wander the Earth weighted down with heavy chains. Marley hopes to save Scrooge from sharing the same fate. Marley informs Scrooge that three spirits will visit him during each of the next three nights. Both stories presented together on audio for the first time - Sit back and enjoy both The Spirits Of Christmas and A Christmas Carol - there is nothing that will put you more in the festive spirit. All of the characters are brought to life and acted; this is not just a narration - this is a dramatic audio narration using lavish cast of actors, more immersive and easier to listen to - in the way that Word of Mouth Productions do best. Nobody sounds like us on audio. Enjoy! Oh, and Merry Christmas! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Room in the Tower: An E.F. Benson Ghost Story Audiobook by E. F. Benson
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The Room in the Tower: An E.F. Benson Ghost Story Audiobook by E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Room in the Tower: An E.F. Benson Ghost Story Author: E. F. Benson Narrator: Greg Wagland Format: Unabridged Length: 35 mins Language: English Release date: 11-15-11 Publisher: Magpie Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A recurrent dream you have goes on for years and years. Well, actually, its not a dream, it is, most assuredly a nightmare. Every night in sleep, you encounter the same people, you hold the same conversations, you witness the same disturbing sights and invariably you wake up in a muck sweat, screaming, believing yourself to be in the room in the tower. But its just a nightmare, nothing to it, nothing remotely tangible, until This is the premise of E. F. Bensons celebrated ghost story, The Room in the Tower. E. F. Benson is well known for his Mapp and Lucia novels but his ghost and supernatural stories are marvellous jewels, combining elegant writing and moments of blood-curdling horror. Here Greg Wagland narrates one of the best of them, for Magpie Audio. Members Reviews: BLOODIED CREEPY ! Yes; this is definitely one to give you nightmares if your of that way inclined. I always visualise in my mind these stories as if it is a play or film conjuring up some awful scenes and images on this one! It is bloody. So off for a cup of soothing hot chocolate and to look at some nice images in a book before I nod off ! superb! love this story - i listen to it over and over again! greg wagland is a great narrator, he evokes the period beautifully. he's so restrained in his reading, which is just right for these edwardian ghost stories that are very understated. wasn't very good i did not enjoy this book was hard to follow with a dissapointing ending would not reccomend this to listen to Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Two Tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The New Catacomb and The Beetle-Hunter Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Two Tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The New Catacomb and The Beetle-Hunter Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Two Tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The New Catacomb and The Beetle-Hunter Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Simon Vance Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 01-28-11 Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930) was a British author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science-fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Here are two of his best stories: "The New Catacomb" and "The Beetle-Hunter". Narrator Simon Vance is a native of Brighton, England. After graduating from the Brighton School of Music and Drama, and Leeds University, Vance embarked on a lengthy career with the BBC, in addition to narrating for the Talking Book Service of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Later, he moved his residenhce and narrating career to California. His work has received numerous AudioFile Earphones awards and Audie Award nominations. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Collected Stories Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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Collected Stories Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Collected Stories Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Frank Muller Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Whether it's a 300-year-old ghost who's scared out of his wits, a tenderhearted statue with a mission of mercy, or the suave Lord Savile who cannot commit a crime, the characters in these stories by witty Oscar Wilde make the tales priceless delights. Absurd, ironic, poignant, or scathing, these small gems of the storyteller's art are sure to become favorites. This collection, narrated by Frank Muller, includes "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," "The Canterville Ghost," "The Model Millionaire," "The Happy Prince," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Remarkable Rocket." (P) Recorded Books, Inc. Editorial Reviews: The late Frank Muller, one of the audio industry's most gifted narrators, sinks his talents into this collection of stories from the iconic playwright and storyteller Oscar Wilde. Muller brings his insightful delivery and spot-on English accents to these classic tales of suspense and intrigue. He knows just the right ingredients to put in this enjoyable concoction. Listeners who enjoy witty banter and hairpin plot twists should warm up their earphones, as Muller proves once again why he was one of the very best. Members Reviews: Very Poor Recording I would read anything by Wilde, but listening to this poor recording was torture. poor recording quality ruins a great read Stories are fun, narrator is great, but the poor sound quality ruined it. I'll never read a format 1 again. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Time Machine Audiobook by H.G. Wells
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The Time Machine Audiobook by H.G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Time Machine Author: H.G. Wells Narrator: Ralph Cosham Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Findaway World Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "At once, like a lash across the face, came the possibility of losing my own age, of being left helpless in this strange new world." In H.G. Wells's classic tale, a time traveler journeys to the distant future and finds the earth a lush Eden, populated by the gentle, pacifistic Eloi. However, he soon sees the dark side of this paradise when his time machine is stolen, trapping him in the future. To recover it, he must confront the Eloi's dreaded cousins and masters of the underworld, the Morlocks. Ralph Cosham's excellent performance of this classic distopian novella was the key in earning it AudioFile's Earphones Award. (P) and ©1993 Commuter's Library Critic Reviews: "H.G. Wells's classic novella has never been better read." (AudioFile) "The mind of all of us, and therefore the physical world, would be perceptibly different if Wells had never existed." (George Orwell) Members Reviews: Accessible and entertaining classic The Invisible Man is one of those classics that has been on my TBR for ages, always getting posponed to read other titles instead. But after a mention that this classic was actually quite entertaining, I decided to finally pick it up. And they were right, because I actually found myself having a lot of fun while readingÂThe Invisible Man. Not only is the prose quite easy to read, but the plot itself is both intriguing and entertaining as things start escalating. The character development has been really well done and shows the effects being invisible can have on a man... If you are looking for an accessible and entertaining classic to read,ÂThe Invisible Man is the choice for you. Insightful Read this book for an English class and I thought it was very insightful. It gave very convincing theories on human nature and what possibly could lay ahead of us in the future. to me this book gave the illusion of mystery by not giving some people names. This mystery exemplified the imagery the time travler gave about the future. the ending heightened the mystery seven fold. I was left wanting more, wanting to know more, and wanting to go back to the future with the time traveler. Made me really think about how the time travelers theories are thought out and could potentially actually happen. Definitely a thought invoking read A Great Old War!! This is a good old fashioned yarn. I read the book through in one or two sittings. HG created a sense of menace and despair through the book, which I loved. His descriptions were evocative of the times, and I could almost visualize the destruction taking place, as the book weaved along. The writing is, for our times, old fashioned, yet timeless. The almost forgotten craft of writing is something that was displayed through the book. I lost the part where the Martians were 'destroyed'. It would have been really nice to have had a nice description of this, but you can't have everything in life! If you want a good book to read by the fireside, then this is one I can recommend. Classic Still Has the Attraction and Impact of A Fresh Story! The Time Machine, like all of H.G. Well's works, are classics. However, they still are enjoyable even after the umpteenth reading! I like the old (not the newer) version of the movie as well. This is a Victrorian story, keep it Victorian! Trying to update it in the newer movie was doomed to failure.

Haunting Stories Audiobook by E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, W. W. Jacobs, John Buchan, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. D. Everett, O. Henry
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Haunting Stories Audiobook by E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, W. W. Jacobs, John Buchan, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. D. Everett, O. Henry

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Haunting Stories Subtitle: 25 of the greatest classic ghost stories ever written Author: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, W. W. Jacobs, John Buchan, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. D. Everett, O. Henry Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 12-22-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A creepy anthology of 25 of the most hauntingly scary ghost stories ever written. Members Reviews: Reminded me of when I was read to as a child Is there anything you would change about this book? I enjoyed the collection very much. If youve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare? I like their old spook stories. Would you listen to another book narrated by Cathy Dobson? Yes, I quite like Cathy Dobson's narration. It is the style female readers used when I was a child. This was the way I was taught to read to other people (in the 1950s). Was Haunting Stories worth the listening time? I would set one and play it as I fell asleep every night. Any additional comments? I am not sure why the other listeners hated her delivery so much, since I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. I reckon it has to be some sort of style change that has happened over time. I suppose I simply don't understand how a lady is supposed to read a Victorian ghost story to people. difficult to listen to What disappointed you about Haunting Stories? The reader was terrible. She read in such an affected way it was impossible to concentrate on the stories so I can't really comment on them. I am usually very impressed with the quality of readers but the opposite is the case here. Has Haunting Stories put you off other books in this genre? No, I'll just avoid anything that is read by her. What didnt you like about Cathy Dobsons performance? I have already said it all. Any additional comments? I don't know how someone so bad was allowed to be a reader. Utter rubbish What would have made Haunting Stories better? These writers do not know the definition of 'haunting'. They are bleak bearing on almost dead. Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again? Possibly. Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? NO If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Haunting Stories? I would not have cut anything out.... i would have put some semblense of haunting in... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Trespasser Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence
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The Trespasser Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Trespasser Author: D.H. Lawrence Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Helena Verden, a young woman in her late 20s, and Siegmund MacNair, her violin teacher, are in love. But there is more than one obstacle to their happiness. Siegmund is a married man with children and Helena is full of inhibitions. They spend a week together on the Isle of Wight, their passion remaining unrequited. When they return to London, Siegmund faces a deadlock. Tormented by his family's bitter reproaches, he is nonetheless unable to desert them for Helena. His solution to his dilemma turns a woman's longing for love into tragedy. Lawrence based his novel on the true-life experiences of his friend Helen Corke, as revealed in her diaries. Members Reviews: Interesting but not equal to the famous novels I have read the author's more famous works and liked them very much. This early work recently became available as an audiobook at a reasonable price, so I indulged myself. The story is unsatisfying because it lacks diversity. Lawrence draws an interesting portrait of a married man of about 40, an artist, who starts an affair with a young woman and joins her for a week's holiday on the Isle of Wight. He is bored with his wife but loves his children and knows that this affair will only lead to his own destruction. Whether he and the woman even consummate their affair is unclear -- something I would not have believed based on Lawrence's other books. The novel merely consists of the details of their holiday, his return to his very angry, resentful family, and his suicide. The character portraits are interesting and the author's language is always arresting, but I missed the elaborate narrative development of Women In Love or Lady Chatterley's Lover and the candid sexual themes. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Good Lady Ducayne Audiobook by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Good Lady Ducayne Audiobook by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Good Lady Ducayne Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 03-24-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) was a British Victorian era novelist famous for her sensationalist writing. 'Good Lady Ducayne' is a sensational tale of a young woman, Bella Rolleston, who secures a job as a paid companion to a very elderly and wealthy aristocratic lady who offers her a handsome salary, a winter travelling on the Italian Riviera and the Italian Lakes and very little to do. It all seems too good to be true. And when Bella learns that the old lady's previous two companions died under mysterious circumstances and she herself is becoming paler and sicker...it does seem as though something sinister is afoot. Members Reviews: A curious little tale A simple little story I ran across in grad school - an interesting example of pre-Dracula vampire literature, though there is no supernatural presence in this story. The narration could be better - there is little inflection, no voice difference between characters, and some vocal oddities in cadence - but it is sufficient. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories Audiobook by Hugh Walpole
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The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories Audiobook by Hugh Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories Author: Hugh Walpole Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 01-19-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Hugh Walpole is best known for his Herries Chronicle, a saga of four books relating the history of the Herries family and set in the Lake District in the north of England, where Walpole settled in his later life. The Chronicle was extremely popular, as was another series of books for children, the Jeremy trilogy. Many of his novels were in the psychological horror genre. He also wrote many short stories that were published in several collections. The ones in this recording are: "The Tarn"; "The Silver Mask"; "The Snow"; "The Staircase"; "Tarnhelm"; "The Little Ghost"; "Mrs. Lunt"; "Seashore Macabre"; "The Tiger"; "Field with Five Trees". Members Reviews: Tinny sounding at times The audio book itself isn't bad.. but every so often, the narrator sounds like he's reading out loud in a tunnel. An underwater tunnel. It's a shame because his voice is quite nice. He'd do a great Winnie the Pooh. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Riveting Stories Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, E. F. Benson, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, O. Henry
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Riveting Stories Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, E. F. Benson, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, O. Henry

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Riveting Stories Subtitle: Thirty Gripping Tales by Literary Masters Author: G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, E. F. Benson, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, O. Henry Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 01-13-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A mesmerizing collection of 30 wonderful stories by great classic writers. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 04-04-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When the villainous Mr. Hyde embarks on a series of heinous crimes in London, he proves elusive to the authorities. What is more puzzling is the peculiar last will and testament drawn up by the mild mannered and amiable scientist, Dr. Jekyll, leaving everything he owns to the disreputable Mr. Hyde in the case of his own death or disappearance. As Robert Louis Stevenson's tale unfolds from his masterly pen, the listener is drawn into the mystery and waits with bated breath for the denouement. Gripping! Members Reviews: Classic I read this because it's a classic, and I really love reading classics. This story is very short. I think it took me about an hour to read. I knew the basic premise of the story, but beyond that, the entire plot was new to me. I won't describe the plot because I don't want to spoil anything. However, I love the writing style, and I really like that the story is told by a third party who is friends with Dr. Jekyll. Overall, I give it four stars because I wish it had been a little longer. It felt a little rushed at the end, but maybe I was just reading too fast because I wanted to know what would happen. I would definitely recommend this book. It's an interesting story especially when Dr. Jekyll explains his reasoning. It's a lot of food for thought. Strange, but Great! Well that was odd. When you start reading a Classic, any Classic, you have to remember that it won't written like the books of today. I don't just mean that the wording will be more difficult, or even the sentence structure, I mean the viewpoint that the story is told from. I had expected this to be told from the point of view of the protagonist, Dr. Jekyll. Instead, it was told from the viewpoint of one of his friends, Mr. Utterson. I liked how it was told that way, you were able to see the other characters' reactions to Dr. Jekyll's strange behavior, and the curiosity to what may have caused it. You also are able to see their feelings toward Mr. Hyde, and how they completely disagree with Jekyll's decision to trust Hyde. The majority of the story is told this way. Hyde is a hated man, one who people despise at first glance, thought they can never place just why that is. Jekyll is respected and loved, but has begun to act strangely, with a lot of fear and distress. Nobody can quite figure out why this is, or why he spend time with Mr.Hyde, especially after Hyde murders an important man. Gleefully, he murdered him gleefully. The last two chapters change a bit. The second to last chapter is told as a letter from Lanyon, a friend of both Utterson and Jekyll. It tells of how he did Jekyll a favor, only to discover that Jekyll is Hyde, as Jekyll drank a cure before him. And the last chapter is told from the viewpoint of Dr. Jekyll himself. Now is when it gets weird. I had always thought that Jekyll had some mental issue, then read the book. I discovered that he believed that people were commingled of both good and bad, and this fascinated him. Long story short, he creates an elixir which he believes will separate the parts into two different entities. He succeeds, and for a while is able to switch freely between his different personalities. He enjoys evil-doing as Hyde and is guilt free when he returns to being Jekyll. But you can see him going crazy by his words.

Smith and the Pharaohs Audiobook by Henry Rider Haggard
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Smith and the Pharaohs Audiobook by Henry Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Smith and the Pharaohs Author: Henry Rider Haggard Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When the retiring young bank clerk Smith ducks into the British Museum one day to avoid the rain, he finds himself confronted with the bust of an Egyptian lady so beautiful that he becomes infatuated with her. His obsession leads him to read extensively on the subject of Egyptology, learn to read hieroglyphics, and gradually become an established Egyptologist. Every winter he travels to Egypt and undertakes archeological work. Then, in the third year, he makes an astounding discovery which changes the course of his life forever. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Classic Short Stories Audiobook by Mark Twain, O. Henry, Thomas Hardy, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe
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Classic Short Stories Audiobook by Mark Twain, O. Henry, Thomas Hardy, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Classic Short Stories Subtitle: From the Great Storywriters of the World Author: Mark Twain, O. Henry, Thomas Hardy, Katherine Mansfield, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 03-15-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A vintage collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Beasts And Super Beasts Audiobook by Hector Hugh Munro
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Beasts And Super Beasts Audiobook by Hector Hugh Munro

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Beasts And Super Beasts Subtitle: 36 Short Stories By Saki Author: Hector Hugh Munro Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 09-24-11 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A glittering collection of 36 short stories by Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the pseudonym "Saki". Beasts And Super-Beasts includes many of Saki's best loved tales, exemplifying his witty and multi-layered storytelling, satirizing the habits and morals of British society of his day. "The She-Wolf", "Laura", "The Boar Pig", "The Brogue", "The Hen", "The Open Window", "The Treasure Ship", "The Cobweb", "The Lull", "The Unkindest Blow", "The Romancers", "The Schartz-Metterklume Method", "The Seventh Pullet", "The Blind Spot", "Dusk", "A Touch Of Realism", "Cousin Teresa", "The Yarkand Manner", "The Byzantine Omelette", "The Feast Of Nemesis", "The Dreamer", "The Quince Tree", "The Forbidden Buzzards", "The Stake", "Clovis On Parental Responsibilities", "A Holiday Task", "The Stalled Ox", "The Story Teller", "A Defensive Diamond", "The Elk", "Down Pens", "The Name Day", "The Lumber Room", "Fur", "The Philanthropist And The Happy Cat", "On Approval" Members Reviews: reader is obnoxious This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? The stories lack drama, but the reader is a goody two-shoes and hard to listen to, unless you are enamored of NPR. How could the performance have been better? better reader Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

More Great British Short Stories Audiobook by Mrs Molesworth, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, D. H. Lawrence
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More Great British Short Stories Audiobook by Mrs Molesworth, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: More Great British Short Stories Subtitle: A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales Author: Mrs Molesworth, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 06-25-12 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A fabulous collection of some of the most intriguing British short stories ever written. Includes Members Reviews: Narration very poor What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Different readers picked for sex of book characters, Dobsons does not sound well on speaker Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Child's Story Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Child's Story Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Child's Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 10 mins Language: English Release date: 03-19-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A very short Dickens story relating our journey through life in 5 stages: being merry when very young, playing while a child, in love as a young adult, being busy in middle age with a family, and remembering in old age. Though sad throughout, Dickens has a flash of uplift at the end. A classic story for the Christmas season when one tends to do summing up during the holiday and the almost-new year. Another Dickens must-listen. Read by an American voice by listener request. Members Reviews: Great present for grandfather I bought this book for my father who has just retired. It is a touching book with beautiful illustrations. My daughter enjoyed it but I think that it is a children's book that an adult would appreciate more than a child. If you are looking for a touching book to give your father-grandfather I would recomend this book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

According to Jennings Audiobook by Anthony Buckeridge
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According to Jennings Audiobook by Anthony Buckeridge

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: According to Jennings Author: Anthony Buckeridge Narrator: Simon Vance Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 01-18-12 Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The boys at Linbury Court Preparatory School are eager to speed up the progress of space travel, and none more so than Jennings, whose first task is to find a suitable helmet. But is it really a good idea to take a dome-shaped glass-case, which previously housed a stuffed woodpecker, and place it over his head? Petrified paintpots! Jennings and Darbishire's luck is in when they hitch a ride with an international cricketer, and could it be that they've done something right for once when they attempt to apprehend a suspected burglar? Bat-witted clodpoll! According to Jennings is one of a series of 25 books by Anthony Buckeridge. The Jennings stories originated in a series of radio plays for the BBC s Children s Hour, which proved so popular they spawned this delightful series of books. The tales make liberal use of Buckeridge's inventive schoolboy slang ("fossilised fish hooks!," "crystallised cheesecakes!," and others). Members Reviews: Loved it! Would you listen to According to Jennings again? Why? I would definitely listen to this book again. It had me laughing out loud, and frequently. love it Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Its a good lighthearted read,very enjoyable What other book might you compare According to Jennings to, and why? not sure Which scene did you most enjoy? it was all good, no real bit stood out Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? yes Any additional comments? am going to get the other Jennings books, they will be a long term collection to listen to over and over Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Four Short Stories Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Four Short Stories Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Four Short Stories Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Carl Rigg Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In these stories, Conan Doyle draws the listener in to experience drama, suspense and, ultimately, the shock of surprise. Here is a unique combination of a famous analytical intellect telling spine-tingling tales against a background of turn-of-the-century England. Nothing is quite as it seems. What is the secret of Lot No. 249? What lies in wait for an aviator in the stratosphere? And what lies inside The Sealed Room? Editorial Reviews: Narrator Carl Rigg uses his extraordinary vocal talent to infuse this collection of Conan Doyles most suspenseful stories with a sense of danger and horror. There is exactitude to Riggs delivery that engages the listener both intellectually and emotionally, creating empathy with the characters and their plights. As Rigg employs an authoritative tone for the descriptions, he creates a detailed picture of each scene in the listeners mind. His use of pauses and special emphasis makes this listening experience amazing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Little of What You Fancy Audiobook by H. E. Bates
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A Little of What You Fancy Audiobook by H. E. Bates

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Little of What You Fancy Subtitle: The Larkin Novels, Book 5 Author: H. E. Bates Narrator: Philip Franks Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 10-19-16 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In the final book of the series that began with The Darling Buds of May, the fun-loving Pop Larkin finds himself confined to a bed following a mild heart attack - caused by a little too much of what he fancied. Ma battles with the doctors as she attempts to find an adequate cure, but it turns out that a seductive nurse is all he needs. Pa's spirits truly recover themselves when he is forced to defend his home from the ministry's railway plans. This concludes the tales of H. E. Bates' Larkin family - a winsome gallery of characters who live as many of us would like to live, 'if only we had the guts and nerve to flout the conventions'. Members Reviews: Superb Cap to.a Brilliant Series Brilliantly crafted series of stories about a family we all wish could be our friends for life. This final chapter is the Jewel in the Crown of Bates' masterpiece saga of true human love and simple pleasures.. Beautiful and a touch of true happiness Amusing as ever, the whole Larkin family thrill with their misdemeanours and wonderful acceptance of all life brings them and acceptance of all the people the meet, we could learn a lot from them. A Little of What You Fancy It's a shame I have now come to an end with the Pop Larkin series. This book was slightly heavier for a while with the heart attack, but nevertheless i did enjoy listening to it and was sad to come to an end. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Sherlock Holmes Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes Subtitle: The Flight Collection, Three Sherlock Holmes Mysteries in One Book Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Simon Prebble Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 05-22-14 Publisher: Catherine Kimball Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Three Compelling Sherlock Holmes Mysteries In One Book. Narrated by the celebrity actor Simon Prebble who is also known as an award winner for the best voice in fiction. Story One: "The case of the missing Mayan Codices". "I do not suppose that you have brought your revolver with you Watson?"I shook my head to indicate that my response was in the negative to his question. He turned his head forward again and led us through the kitchen, past several side pantries. As we cautiously inched forward, Holmes observed that the blood trail consisted of droplets of varying size. "Whomever it came from, they must have been applying intermittent pressure on the wound as they walked." Story Two: "Murders on the Voyage to India". Murder; "Murder." The scream echoed down the hallway shaking me from my slumber and into the dim vision of the electric lights. Someone was banging on the door and Watson scrambled to open it. I was bleary- eyed, still feeling a bit desensitized when Evelyn Reed burst in to the door. Her hands were covered with odious red, and tears streaked across her reddened face. "There's been a murder!" She repeated. Story Three: "The Heist". "Gentlemen, I am here to represent the interest of Henry Bank and Trust. We would like to resolve the situation quickly and quietly, so that all the investors can move forward with a minimum of anxiety." Holmes sat across from her, studying her with a nonplussed air. "I must admit" he said, "that I do not know how to assist you. Inspector Lestrade was here earlier, and it appears that you are missing nothing and they have no thieves in custody. When the bank emptied today, everything was in place, except for the criminals." Members Reviews: Not up to the original. Very wordy but nothing note worthy. Not up to the original Sherlock Homes. You can tell where the story line is headed. Fun Read Sherlock Flies! Sherlock Holmes The Flight Collection by Pennie Mae Cartawick delivers a lovely and accurate sensibility concerning Sherlock and his side kick Watson. Is it the power of being born in England that brings the language so easily to match that of the times and power of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Whatever the talents that tip the scale this is a lovely read. The first two stories resound with originality in their plot lines. In the first, a Mayan codex weaves with a group of mythical texts called the Dresden Codices, a museum curator sits bleeding, his reputation on the line because it is believed he stole the valuable texts, and Holmes finds a cigarette butt outside the curatorâs home, a butt that provides valuable information for solving the mystery. Here is one of the strongest points of Cartawickâs writing. Attention to detail, and fully described detail provides the reader with an stable sense of setting, characters and action. In the second story which takes place on the high seas several murders occur. The wrap up to the plot is swift with a few interesting details provided by an albatross and a turtleâs shell. The third story reads startlingly like a movie in which the bank thieves enter the bank but do not exit; no money is taken and none of the hostages hurt.

Tristram Shandy Audiobook by Laurence Sterne
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Tristram Shandy Audiobook by Laurence Sterne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tristram Shandy Author: Laurence Sterne Narrator: Steven Pacey Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 10-25-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Laurence Sternes The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Steven Pacey. "I am got, I know not how, into a cold un-metaphorical vein of infamous writing, and cannot take a plumb-lift out of it for my soul; so must be obliged to go on writing like a Dutch commentator to the end of the chapter, unless something be done...." Laurence Sternes great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate "hero" Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: If you're interested in the history of literature... This is a seminal book in the history of the novel as discussed by Professor Weinstein on the Great Course, "Classic Novels" progrm. Strap yourself in This is perhaps the oddest book ever written with the author jumping in & out of the story. Lines like "Both of our characters have fallen asleep, which is good because it gives me time to discuss my uncle's fascination with fortifications." Thomas Jefferson's favorite book. Very quirky, very funny. Five Stars Why haven't I read this before? NOT unabridged and NOT complete edition. (This review pertains to the "Seven Treasures" edition. Apparently a print-on-demand volume. Unfortunately Amazon often mixes up editions in the review section. At any rate, compare this with any complete edition and you'll see that this text is not complete. Neither does it contain the eccentric illustrations. Moreover the "publisher": â Doesn't bother to retain the author's original italics â Misspells "gentleman" (as "gentelman") when he affixes the title of the book to the head of each chapter â Spreads the text across abnormally wide margins, making it difficult to read, but easy for him to print. (It's more like a small telephone book.) â Supplies no reference for the edition on which this is based, supplies no introduction, has none of the book's illustrations, and gives no credit for the anachronistic, Edwardian fellow on the cover (150 years out of place). In essence, there is no editor. This (Seven Treasures Publications) is just a print-on-demand job, based on an "edition" known only to them. It's surely not the complete text. And any "publisher" who spells "gentleman" as "gentelman" needs to go back and finish Tenth Grade. Five Stars It's a classic for a reason Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sikes and Nancy Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Sikes and Nancy Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sikes and Nancy Subtitle: Dickens on Dickens Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Gerald Dickens Format: Unabridged Length: 40 mins Language: English Release date: 06-24-11 Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens' most notorious reading from the classic Oliver Twist is performed by his Great Great Grandson Gerald Dickens. Causing ladies in the audience to faint and Dickens himself to collapse, Nancy and Sikes always shocked the audience. The drama and the passion of Nancy's murder are still as powerful and chilling as it was in Charles Dickens' time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Chronicles of Clovis Audiobook by Hector Hugh Munro
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The Chronicles of Clovis Audiobook by Hector Hugh Munro

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Chronicles of Clovis Author: Hector Hugh Munro Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 05-20-11 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A masterful collection of 28 short stories by Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the pseudonym Saki. The Chronicles of Clovis includes many of Sakis best known tales, exemplifying his witty and multi-layered storytelling, satirizing the habits and morals of British society of his day. Members Reviews: Saki's always a treat Would you listen to The Chronicles of Clovis again? Why? Probably not. What other book might you compare The Chronicles of Clovis to and why? Many other very British and very funny authors. Think PG Wodehouse, early Evelyn Waugh, Jerome K. Jerome. What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike? The choice of a female narrator for the male POV character jarred. I think I was spoiled by hearing the Stephen Fry Reads Saki stories first. That set very high expectations. There was nothing wrong with the narration; it was thoroughly professional. It just didn't match up to my expectation. I did listen to the sample, and thought this would not be an issue for me. I was wrong. Who was the most memorable character of The Chronicles of Clovis and why? Clovis, of course, as the archly witty POV character, and poor, supplicant Conradin in Srendi Vashtar. Any additional comments? I first read these stories probably 40 years ago, and go back to the Saki short stories from time to time over the years. This is literary comfort food. Great stories, inept casting I've listened to other Cathy Dobson narrations and she's perfectly well-suited to some literary styles. But not this one. H.H. Munro (Saki) published this collection of stories in 1912, bringing to life his most memorable character, "Clovis Sangrail." If Clovis is not actually telling the story, the action is seen from his viewpoint. I couldn't get used to a woman's narration of his stories. I felt the same way about Barbara Leigh-Hunt's narration. It's just inept casting, not the fault of the reader herself. Clovis is such a character! He's rich, elegant, naughty, sophisticated, highly intelligent...the pure distillation of Saki. He demands an actor who is capable of epitomizing all these things and more, with just the right touch. I enjoyed Derek Jacobi, Frederick Davidson, and Alexander Spencer as Clovis. There are a few stories here that do not appear with any frequency elsewhere: Hermann the Irascible, Filboid Studge, The Story of St. Vespalus, and the Way to the Dairy, etc. On the other hand, they are hardly the best Saki has to offer. If you're new to Saki, I would look to "The Selected Short Stories of Saki" read by Frederick Davidson and Nadia May. It is quite extensive, gives value for money, and the performances are perfectly suited to the material. OK BUT Struggled to finish, the reader voice was not altogether suited to these stories. The stories are OK but rather dated in a way that is unattractive today. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The King's General Audiobook by Daphne du Maurier
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The King's General Audiobook by Daphne du Maurier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The King's General Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 04-29-08 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 65 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Exclusively from Audible When the skeleton of a young cavalier was found by William Rashleigh at Daphne du Maurier's beloved mansion, Menabilly, she once again found inspiration in her surroundings. Putting pen to paper, Daphne created The King's General, a historical tale which takes place during the English Civil War and introduces one of du Maurier's greatest heroines: Honor Harris. Honor is a beautiful, brave and kind protagonist, a true embodiment of the name by which she goes. Her journey proves challenging as her hopes for marrying the man she loves are dashed when she is left incapacitated. Unwilling to let life pass her by, Honor decides to educate herself in order to gain a true understanding of England's political climate and the devastating impact it would come to have. Steadfast, caring and intelligent, this heroine embodies female empowerment and resilience in a war-torn England. Having finished the story during the Second World War, parallels are often drawn between Honor and du Maurier herself. Not only was the author describing the frustration of having to stay at home while men fought, through first-hand experience, but much like Honor's love interest, Daphne's husband was a general in the military. An artful and escapist tale, The King's General reveals a gothic side to Daphne du Maurier's writing which constantly leaves the listener wanting more. Narrator Biography Whether she's up on stage, behind the microphone or in front of the camera, Juliet Stevenson never fails to charm her audience. Her acting roles have cemented her status as one of the great British actresses of our time. Her popular performances of hits such as Apple Tree Yard, the book that was turned into a TV series that people just couldn't stop talking about, have earned her an overwhelming amount of well-deserved praise for her spoken word talents Juliet graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and later became a member of its artistic council. Her theatre experience is vast and includes parts in Measure for Measure, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Burn This and Death and the Maiden. She is also known for her film career in works such as Bend It Like Beckham, Emma, Truly Madly Deeply and Mona Lisa Smile. Juliet Stevenson has been BAFTA-nominated and been the winner of a Laurence Olivier Award. In 1999, she was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, for her services to Drama. Juliet's other audiobook narrations include Sense and Sensibility, North and South, The Portrait of a Lady and Madame Bovary. These and many more can be found at Audible. Members Reviews: "Generally" Good, pun intended I listened to "The King's General" right before reading Ken Follett's "A Dangerous Fortune" and listening to these two books back-to-back clarified my evaluation of this one. "General" is historical fiction, but Follett plays in that genre too so I don't think the comparison is entirely unfair. Daphne Du Maurier is the superior writer-- some of her passages, descriptions, metaphors are memorably rendered. Follett is the more natural storyteller, he is able to establish a pace that keeps the reader engrossed, eager to find out what happens next.

The Adventures of Bertie and Jeeves Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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The Adventures of Bertie and Jeeves Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Bertie and Jeeves Subtitle: Volume 1 Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Charlton Griffin Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 03-13-06 Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 45 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 1975), a native of Guildford, England, was probably the greatest writer of comedy in the 20th century. With each passing year, his work continues to grow in popularity. Jeeves, the omniscient, highly competent valet, and Bertie Wooster, the upper-class, feather-brained gadabout, are his two most famous creations. His stories are generally characterized by intricate plots dealing with human foibles and complex, romantic entanglements. This series of short stories are perfect examples of his style. The four stories in this collection were the very first pieces Wodehouse published about his famous duo. They already demonstrate his mastery of style, language, and complex imagery which was so marvelously sustained in his material for the ensuing 60 years. These short stories are jewels of comedic brevity and masterpieces of stylistic unity. The stories in this collection are: Members Reviews: almost unlistenable Would you try another book from P.G. Wodehouse and/or Charlton Griffin? I'm a Wodehouse fan, but the Charlton Griffin narration is horrendous. Complete with tinkling 20's ragtime background music, this production is cheesy and grotesque. What other book might you compare The Adventures of Bertie and Jeeves to and why? After listening Frederick Davidson's elegant and understatedly humorous readings of other Wodehouse books, this came as a very bad surprise. What didnt you like about Charlton Griffins performance? It was just too corny, campy, cheesy. A good narrator should disappear into the background and support the written word. Griffin's performance does the opposite. And--I wouldn't have thought this possible--ruins the stories. Any additional comments? Please have Frederick Davidson narrate this! Not good on any level I really did not like this book. The characters are shallow and I was unable to develop any interest at all in what happens to them. The plot seemed pointless and completely failed to capture my interest. Worst of all was that the narration is simply annoying. The nasal quality of all the characters may be music to a British ear, but this American just couldn't stand any more after the first hour. And it really wasn't particularly funny. Truly Dreadful. Great Book. Ruined by Narration. How to ruin a Classic story. The accents are just awful. I am not sure what they are, but they certainly aren't British. I get the impression this guy is American attempting a British accent. I feel truly sorry for the American public if this is what they thought we sounded like early in the 20th Century!! Giving it 1 star was generous Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com