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Something Wicked This Way Comes Audiobook by Ray Bradbury
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Something Wicked This Way Comes Audiobook by Ray Bradbury

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Diane Capen, J. T. Turner, Anastas Varinos, Daniel R. Gelinas, Teresa Goding, Matthew Scott Robertson Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 03-15-17 Publisher: Blackstone Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Ray Bradbury has dramatized his literary classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, into this first-class audio drama, produced by The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, complete with a full cast, sound effects, and original music. Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show comes to Greentown, Illinois, one week before Halloween. Two boys, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, soon discover the evil of this carnival, which promises to make your every wish and dream come true. But with those wishes and dreams comes a price that must be paid. Behind the mirrors and the mazes is the nightmare of a lifetime. Instrumental soloist: Jeffrey Gage Producers: Mark Vander Berg, Jerry Robbins, Chris Snyder Director: Nancy Curran Willis Produced by The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air Full cast of narrators includes Marcia Friedman, Lincoln Clark, Diane Lind, Shonna McEachern, Joseph Zamparelli, Alyssa Mello, Tom Berry, and Rik Pierce. Members Reviews: This Story is a Classic Phenomenal Story that has an actual lesson to be learned if you just listen carefully Something Not Too Shabby This Way Comes This is classic tale performed in a classic style . Bradbury's somewhat heavy-laden horror tale is cut down to size and brought to life with no attempt to make it contemporary. This audio play has kept faith with the original book released some 55 years ago. As such it's a reasonably accessible way either to re-visit the story or even hear it for the first time. As a novel Something Wicked This Way Comes was fairly light on dialogue and heavy on quite heavy prose. As such its translation to an audio play means that it did seem to jump around a little and anyone new to the story might find it a little harder to follow. Given the classical form I think that the cast do an excellent job with it. To my ears the sound was beautifully mastered because there are multiple voices, lots of music and a plethora of sound effects including some nice bass-laden thunder. With all that going on it would have been easy for the voices to get lost a little but they remained crystal clear throughout. Overall I'd say it was a pretty decent short listen and it makes a really good fist at providing an accessible way to enjoy this classic horror story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Love of the Last Tycoon Audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Love of the Last Tycoon Audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Love of the Last Tycoon Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Brian Sutherland, Lauren Fortgang Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 03-21-17 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Last Tycoon, edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson, was first published a year after Fitzgerald's death and includes the author's notes and outline for his unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday. Members Reviews: I love his writing I love his writing. The reader is left to conclude what happens, but I am still glad it was published. Five Stars My wife enjoyed the book. thumbs up Really enjoyed this series. The Locw of the Last Tycoon Quite good. There was quite a bit about how movie studios operated at the time without sounding like a textbook but written within the fabric of the story. I did not quite understand soe of it but it could be the difference in the time it was written. It told a sad but beautiful story and I wished it had not ended as it did but another ending would not have been as meaningful. A great unfinished novel. Fitzgerald died at age 44 leaving unfinished what probably was going to be his second great novel. There are two versions of the novel which have been reconstructed using the completed fragments and incomplete notes left by the writer. This is one of the two published versions. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Sea Wolf Audiobook by Jack London
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The Sea Wolf Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Sea Wolf Author: Jack London Narrator: Arthur Addison Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 11-26-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: At the center of this exciting sea adventure lies the epic battle between Humphrey Van Weyden, "civilized man" and the tyrannical captain Wolf Larson. It is a battle for the survival of the fittest. It is a battle for life, love, and for one man's soul. Members Reviews: Stay with it After reading The Call of the Wild and White Fang, I dove into The Sea Wolf. Wait! This one is different..slogging through character development and philosophy that seemed to go nowhere, I almost gave up. Don't. Stick with Mr. London through the story and you'll be rewarded with a satisfying story, character insight and thought-provoking outcomes. True to form, his beautiful use of language and structure is challenging but delicious. Jack doesn't spare the drama in his depiction of life at sea. For literature fans who eschew pop novels, this one's a treat. One great work of fiction One great work of fiction, The Sea Wolf, tells and incredible tale based, I understand, partly on a character the London knew. The other, The Cruise of the Snark, gives London's account of his experience of having a boat built to sail around the world and his voyage from San Francisco to the Solomon Islands. I was glad to have previously read Melville's Typee, the book that inspired the cruise of the Snark, when I read about London's visit to the island. Good Version by Flying Fish Publishers Thought I'd go shopping for an alternative book of "Sea Wolf" with illustrations after having purchased the Xist version around the same time and found this one to be better. I always find illustrations help to bring the story more to life and was pleased with the purchase overall, tho I would have enjoyed it more were there more illustrations and less duplication. A good book of a well-crafted sea story! so that it could be easily understood by a child Buyer Beware! The Townsend Library Edition of The Sea Wolf is HEAVILY edited, or rather, paraphrased. Each paragraph has been rewritten using much simpler words and ideas, so that it could be easily understood by a child. If you want the experience of Jack London's wonderful writing, DO NOT buy this edition! It is worse than Sparknotes for just summing up what the book actually says. Even though there is a note from the publisher that the book has been "carefully edited," the extent to which the book is different from the original is not clearly conveyed. An Excellent Read Simply, an excellent read. Interesting story, quality writing, and deep character development. For me, this is one of those books [another is Old Man And the Sea, perhaps The Great Gatsby] I will read again and again over the decades. There are precious few books I would re-read, but re-reading this one and others is like listening to an old friend re-tell a story of his or her while we share a particularly pleasing libation and pick at some warmed cashews. Tangentially, as I read this, I could see Gregory Peck in the role of Wolf Larsen. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Miss Lonelyhearts Audiobook by Nathanael West
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Miss Lonelyhearts Audiobook by Nathanael West

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Miss Lonelyhearts Author: Nathanael West Narrator: L. J. Ganser, Kevin Pariseau Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 06-01-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 47 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Miss Lonelyhearts is Nathanael West's second novel. It is an Expressionist black comedy set in New York City during the Great Depression. In the story, Miss Lonelyhearts is an unnamed male newspaper columnist writing an advice column, which is viewed by the newspaper as a joke. As "Miss Lonelyhearts" reads letters from desperate New Yorkers, he feels terribly burdened and falls into a cycle of deep depression, accompanied by heavy drinking and occasional barfights. He also suffers from the pranks and cynical advice of his editor at the newspaper, named "Shrike", which is also a type of predatory bird. Miss Lonelyhearts tries several approaches as a way out of this depression (including religion, escaping to the countryside, and sex) but only ends up more confused. The general theme of the novel is one of extreme disillusionment with Depression-era American society, a consistent theme throughout West's novels. However, the novel is essentially a black comedy and is characterized by an extremely dark but clever sense of humor and irony. The novel can be treated as a meditation on the theme of theodicy, or the problem of why evil exists in the world. The novel's protagonist is psychologically overwhelmed by his perception of this evil, which is treated as an explanation for his increasingly desperate psychological condition. Although the characters of Miss Lonelyhearts are grotesque caricatures, the periodic letters sent to Miss Lonelyhearts, which describe real people with real insoluble problems, serve to ground the novel's Expressionism in reality. Members Reviews: mixed up This has an excruciatingly bad ten or twelve minute critical introduction. After that comes one of the creepiest well-known works of modern American fiction, read in a way that clouds but does not obliterate the tone and madness of the story. It's hard to understand why so many audiobook narrators read in cartoon-character voices. Oh well. The gist of Miss Lonelyhearts is here. A bit Gatsby-ish Very good look at the time period and the struggles of the people and the despair of so many. Excellent and I hope the rest of West shows up soon. Good and surprising in some ways for the time it was written. Charged with Meaning, and Far Leftist Leaning I bought this novella because I read a piece by Harold Bloom, a renowned and prolific lit critic and a Yale humanities professor, describing why he loves MISS LONELYHEARTS. I wasn't nearly as enamored by this 80-page existential black comedy, primarily because the author, Nathanael West, couldn't hide his contempt for all religion nor his dark-red leanings. As the book begins, an unnamed 1933 NYC male newspaper columnist (I'll call "ML") has been assigned to write an advice column (similar in ilk to Dear Abby). ML thereafter starts suffering severe depression under the collective weight of the genuine agony and burdens thrown upon him in the "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts" letters of the readers. At after-hours gatherings, his editor, aptly named Shrike, repeatedly hazes ML, condemning his religion (and art) as the "opiate of the masses" and jokes that ML is "an idealist in collision with humanity." Exacerbating ML's depression is his belief that the Miss Lonelyhearts column is a big farce perpetrated on the public.

The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized) Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas J. Cox
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The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized) Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas J. Cox

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas J. Cox Narrator: Shirley Anderson, David Catlin, Raymond Fox, Joy Gregory, Michael Lapthorn, Heidi Stillman, Andrew White Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 05-21-10 Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic masterpiece The Scarlet Letter is set in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, and concerns the public condemnation of Hester Prynne, who bears an illegitimate child. However, the story is not about adultery, nor is it specifically about sin. Rather, it traces the effect of actual and symbolic sin on the mind and spirit of each character. In the end, The Scarlet Letter comes to stand not for adultery, but for the guilt that is the common experience of all humans. An original audio adaptation of the classic American novel. Members Reviews: Great Version for People With Attention Deficit If you could sum up The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be? Vivid Straight to the point Keeps one's attention What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scarlet Letter (Dramatized)? When after seven hard, lonely years had passed Hester was still in love with Dimmesdale and was willing to sail away with him and make a new life. Which character as performed by the narrators was your favorite? Hester Prynne was by far for me the most liked character. She rose from this sin and became stronger and wiser. She in the story became almost a noble woman and a caregiver to all. After time her noble actions and notable character traits became legendary. Yet her positive society status all stemmed from a sin. Not to say that sin is approved of, however in this particular story God turned the sin into something positive and good. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Having gone through different situations in my life I almost related to Hester. I also at times felt pity for Dimmesdale. The story defiantly struck a chord with me. why is there only 2 chapters I would like to know why I paid to get only 2 chapters of the book Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Custom of the Country Audiobook by Edith Wharton
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The Custom of the Country Audiobook by Edith Wharton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Custom of the Country Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Barbara Caruso Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-12 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 112 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature, Edith Wharton stands among the finest writers of early 20th-century America. In The Custom of the Country, Whartons scathing social commentary is on full display through the beautiful and manipulative Undine Spragg. When Undine convinces her nouveau riche parents to move to New York, she quickly injects herself into high society. But even a well-to-do husband isnt enough for Undine, whose overwhelming lust for wealth proves to be her undoing. Members Reviews: Cannot recommend a better narrator! Edith Wharton's novel is deliciously enjoyable, especially if you delight in watching detestable characters crush one another and see people behave more brutishly and vulgarly than you could have expected. By "people" I primarily mean the wonderfully named Undine Spragg, a social climber who bulldozes as many people as she can to attain an ever escaping, ever elusive goal of social grandeur and wealth. Wharton's satiric, witty, whip-smart writing fairly sparkles here, and the entire novel has lighter touch, perhaps because about half of it is in the mind of a buffoon, rather than the plodding Archer of Age of Innocence, for example. But I really want to write about Barbara Caruso here, who should narrate EVERYTHING. She reads with warmth, humor, wit, and imparts an incredible understanding of each of the characters. I wonder about the difficulty of being a readershe has to play every role, and she does so splendidly. Conflicted characters like Undine, whom one would normally expect to hate, are given depth and conviction. Brava. Wonderful writer. Wonderful reader. I would highly recommend this version of "The Custom of the Country." The reader, Barbara Caruso, does a superb job of conveying moods, characters' distinct personalities, etc. without overwhelming the narration or putting herself (her voice/performance) at the center of the experience. Her voice does not distract but adds to the beauty of a great classic. There is nothing I can say about Wharton's writing that hasn't been said far better by over a hundred years of scholarship already. What a masterful writer she was! Every paragraph is crafted so magnificently that it makes one feel sorry for our contemporary authors who always use the most obvious words and the most unimaginative phrases to say the most common things--thus *not* elevating them (as Wharton does) out of their everyday drabness. One example for all: I recently listened to "The Handmaid's Tale," and I remember thinking "there is not one single beautiful sentence worth remembering"--it's just only plot (and not a well written one at that). An author like Atwood would write that the characters of her story were afraid of getting fat. Fine. BUT Wharton writes of her character that she "shuddered at the thought that she might some day deviate from the perpendicular"... heeeheehee :) GENIUS! *That* is great writing. I highly recommend this fantastic story that captures a certain upper-class (mean) spirit so well to everyone (esp. Americans).

Moby Dick: or the Whale Audiobook by Herman Melville
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Moby Dick: or the Whale Audiobook by Herman Melville

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Moby Dick: or the Whale Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Mark Nelson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-11 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 241 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge. Members Reviews: Solid narration of a timeless classic What made the experience of listening to Moby Dick: or the Whale the most enjoyable? I listen to audiobooks on my way to/from work every morning, and this book took me almost two months to listen to, and it was worth every minute. It's one of those feelings of achievement and satisfaction you get only from finishing something worthwhile. I never read this book growing up, and I anticipated it to be hard enough to follow in print, not to mention in audio form. But Mark Nelson did a fabulous job not only managing all the various accents and voice textures, but also in how he handled all the dialects present in the text. I have an appreciation for anyone who reads a book well, and a book like this is twice as difficult to read aloud as a normal novel. Well worth the time spend listening. What did you like best about this story? I didn't expect all the tertiary information Melville provided about the whaling trade and life at sea. It was an unexpected, but not unwelcome, addition to what I did expect. The narrative portions themselves were so good I listened to some chapters twice, especially the very last chapter. Which scene was your favorite? My favorite scenes have to be when Stubb made the Cook preach to the sharks, and of course the final battle with Moby Dick. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? I was moved by Ahab's existential reflections toward the end of the book, and I was saddened by Ahab's final benevolent desire to see Starbuck make it back to his family. Any additional comments? I never read this book growing up, and I anticipated it to be hard enough to follow in print, not to mention in audio form. But Mark Nelson did a fabulous job not only managing all the various accents and voice textures, but also in how he handled all the dialects present in the text. I have an appreciation for anyone who reads a book well, and a book like this is twice as difficult to read aloud as a normal novel because of all these accents and dialects. Well worth the time spent listening. Can't beat a well read classic for this price! Where does Moby Dick: or the Whale rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far? I had recently read Moby Dick in print form, then listened to this audio version. Don't know if I could have followed the story on the audio without having read it first... it would have required rapt attention. And an occasional pause to consult the dictionary! This was a very enjoyable listen...

Why Read Moby-Dick? Audiobook by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Why Read Moby-Dick? Audiobook by Nathaniel Philbrick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Why Read Moby-Dick? Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Narrator: Nathaniel Philbrick Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 10-13-11 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 95 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The New York Times best-selling author of seagoing epics now celebrates an American classic.Moby-Dick is perhaps the greatest of the Great American Novels, yet its length and esoteric subject matter create an aura of difficulty that too often keeps readers at bay. Fortunately, one unabashed fan wants passionately to give Melville's masterpiece the broad contemporary audience it deserves. In his National Book Award- winning best seller, In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick captivatingly unpacked the story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the real-life incident that inspired Melville to write Moby- Dick. Now, he sets his sights on the fiction itself, offering a cabin master's tour of a spellbinding novel rich with adventure and history. Philbrick skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters-finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. A perfect match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? gives us a renewed appreciation of both Melville and the proud seaman's town of Nantucket that Philbrick himself calls home. Like Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, this remarkable little book will start conversations, inspire arguments, and, best of all, bring a new wave of readers to a classic tale waiting to be discovered anew. Members Reviews: A beautiful love letter to an amazing novel A nice series of loose essays exploring Moby-Dick (don't forget the fierce harpooned-like hyphen), Melville's life and Melville's relationship with the shy Hawthorne. It is a good but way-too-way short look at the annihilation of writing perhaps the greatest of American novels. WRM-D? is a beautiful love letter to an amazing novel and one of America greatest wandering, stoic poets; born 50 years too soon to recognize the joy or satisfaction of seeing his own pages being cut in 20th Century and the Modern world. Good introduction to the book If you're planning to read (or listen to) "Moby Dick," you might want to give this short audiobook a try first. It's a useful audio introduction; it will clue you in to at least some of what Melville was trying to do and what his life circumstances were when he undertook to write the book. (I never knew, for example, that his first draft was a more conventional whaling yarn, and that it was only after meeting Nathaniel Hawthorne that he began to re-envision the story as a much darker, more cosmic tale.) Philbrick does a good job describing his own thoughts and the basic facts of the case. He's much less effective as a narrator when he's reading passages from the novel, which happens quite a bit: if you've experienced Anthony Heald, Frank Muller, or one of the other outstanding narrators of the book on Audible, it will be hard at times to hear Philbrick going through the same material. It's not that he's really BAD, it's just that his straight-ahead delivery is very much at odds with the flights of language so common in Melville. Still, as I said, it's a useful introduction; it has a lot to say about Melville, whaling, mid-nineteenth-century America, the Bible, Shakespeare, and literature in general.

Moby Dick Audiobook by Herman Melville
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Moby Dick Audiobook by Herman Melville

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Moby Dick Author: Herman Melville Narrator: B. J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 04-17-14 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 160 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In the dark depths of the bottomless sea dwells a white demon, taking shape as the Leviathan known as Moby Dick. One year ago, the malefic brute crunched off the leg of the ungodly Captain Ahab, who now swears revenge. So runs the epic tale of Moby Dick, the supernal work of Herman Melville. In this unabridged production, you will walk with the young sailor Ishmael through the fires of life on a whaling vessel. Each character is brought to life by the narration of B.J. Harrison, who also turns Melvilles sometimes over-potent expository information into an easily digestible treat. Members Reviews: Can't argue with a classic What made the experience of listening to Moby Dick the most enjoyable? I've wanted to read this book in its entirety for years but couldn't commit the time. Listening to it however is a breeze. What other book might you compare Moby Dick to and why? Any of the big classics of the 19th century by the likes of: Dickens, Poe, Austen, Twain, etc. Which scene was your favorite? Too many to mention Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Too many to mention Any additional comments? This book is packed with significance and multiple layers. Everyone knows that. But what I didn't know is that it's actually a very easy read, full of light and humorous moments and fantastic adventure. Can't speak for the multiple other narrators whose versions are also available on Audible, but this reader, BJ Harrison, is terrific. Here's another thing: I just finished Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" Stylistically speaking, I'm sure she was influenced by Moby Dick. more than I expected
I've always wanted to Read Moby Dick but I procrastinated. this audio version was excellent and very well performed I would recommend it to anyone looking to finally listen to Moby Dick. Thar she blows! If you could sum up Moby Dick in three words, what would they be? Great American Classic! B.J. Harrison's reading is amazing. He uses a different voice for each character, infusing the characters with their own personalities, thus bringing them to life. He has an incredible vocal range from highest tenor to lowest bass. Ishmael, clearly learned, but an outsider, tells the story of Ahab and his desire to wreak vengeance on the white whale that bit off his leg, thus "dismasting" him. Ishmael explores obsession, madness, violence, love and prejudice by making astute observations on the social mores of the times, which are surprisingly relevant today. One passage that particularly struck me was when Ishmael sees, for the first time, the tatooed countenance of one of his shipmates, Quequeg, a South Seas native, and immediately deems him a savage. However, Ismael quickly realizes that in most ways, Quequeg is more civilized than many of his peers, and acknowledges his error by saying, "Ignorance is the parent of fear." Ismael and Quequeg become fast friends. Some reviewers have been upset by the detailed descriptions of the killing and processing of the whales. While I'm an animal anti-abuse advocate, I feel that those passages are integral to the existentialist nature of the book. I thoroughly encourage you to listen to this unabridged, rather than an unabridged, edition. I can't imagine that the cutting of any passages would do anything other than alter the deeper meaning of the book.

Death of a Salesman: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Jennifer L. Scheidt, M.A.
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Death of a Salesman: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Jennifer L. Scheidt, M.A.

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Death of a Salesman: CliffsNotes Author: Jennifer L. Scheidt, M.A. Narrator: Dan John Miller Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This CliffsNotes study guide on Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Death of a Salesman. Reading a literary work doesnt mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Miller's Death of a Salesman. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Arthur Miller and Death of a Salesman, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. Members Reviews: Helpful Would you consider the audio edition of Death of a Salesman: CliffsNotes to be better than the print version? I've not read the printed Cliff Notes, but the audio version was convenient and helpful. My time was so crazy at the time I needed to read the book. Listening to the Cliff Notes in the car gave me the insight I needed. Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer L. Scheidt, M.A.? Why or why not? If I needed to, I would. Any additional comments? I would like to hear the play too! it really helped me to pass !! I used this to study for my grade 12 .thanks to this ..I got an A Great Aid This is a great way to get a deeper understanding of the overall story. I recommend. why ebook compasion not avaliable This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? what the hell amazon are doing? If the ebook compassion is not avaliable, why don't someone/ some signs tell me before l buy it. I buy a useless book What could Jennifer L. Scheidt, M.A. have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? Make the ebook compassion avaliable as soon as possible Would you be willing to try another one of Dan John Millers performances? Yes, to compensate me Pleasantly surprised I've been reading Miller's death of salesman as a part of a university course and this guide has been truly helpful, just remember that it is import and fun to first read the work, in this I recommend reading it twice before using cliffnotes, and then compare your own ideas, this course by cliffnotes actually gave me much more food for thought than the four lectures at uni, though of course some points of view from the professor were different as were some of my views,but this is a good thing since reader response is infinitive in nature. if you are doubting whether to buy the guide, do it! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Walden Audiobook by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden Audiobook by Henry David Thoreau

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Walden Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: Mel Foster Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 03-03-09 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 52 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Thoreau's journal is an exquisite account of a man seeking a more simple life by living in harmony with nature. In today's fast-paced consumer-driven society, the austere lifestyle endorsed by Thoreau is as relevant and refreshing as ever. Members Reviews: Problem with editing Although this is generally a good reading of this classic work, I must point out that there is a problem with the way the book has been divided into 2 parts. The end of Chapter 9 has been cut off at the end of Part One. Part Two begins with Chapter 10. Thus someone has made an error and left out a portion of the reading, because the reader is cut off in mid-sentence at the end of Part One. Early American Beatnik This is excellent material for the adolescent nonconformist. The language and diction is rather dated, but I got accustomed to it. The reader's style is a believable facsimile of Thoreau himself perhaps, but is a touch clunky and professorial. Great slice-of-life ruminations from an early bohemian living by a deep pond in New England. Disappointed I was hoping for something more from what I thought would be a classic. Occasionally interesting, but more often quite boring. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

King Solomon's Mines Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard
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King Solomon's Mines Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: King Solomon's Mines Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: B.J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 10-22-14 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 61 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Legends tell of an unknown, hidden country where King Solomon's treasure is secreted. Many have searched for Solomon's diamonds and have never returned from their mysterious journey. Sir Henry Curtis' brother was lost on just such an adventure. Now, with a secret map, a regal guide, and the aid of Allan Quatermain, the renowned safari hunter, a group of three Englishmen journey to a secret land of witch doctors, warriors, and ancient mysteries. This is one of the best-selling novels of the 19th century, and has inspired countless adventure stories, including the Indiana Jones movies and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan series. It's an adventure epic you won't want to miss! Members Reviews: It is King Solomon's Mines... What can be said? Brilliant piece of work. I mean, what can you really say that has not already been said? Let's just consider for a moment how many motion pictures came from this book? My favorite, of course, being the Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone version. I saw that back in '87 or 88. Perhaps, earlier than that. This book is a classic, and if not already on the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die, it ought to be! I've been exploring the classics, lately, and they always seem to leave me in awe. The sheer quality of the descriptions are just mesmerizing. You can almost see every location, every rock, grain of sand, bit of vegetation, and body of water the characters are describing for you. I'd have to say, that I am so glad I have read this book because no movie can do it the Justice it deserves. Old style adventure I loved the 1950 movie ( Stewart Granger as Alan Quartermain ). The original story shares very little with the movie versions, but it is interesting to visit the source material. Good narration. Great Classic Great Classic and enjoyed the story throughout. B.J. Harrison has quickly become one of my favorite narrators. He did not disappoint in this telling. Great book and narrator Absolutely loved this thrilling book and great narrator. I highly recommend this terrific classic book. interesting story but.. Dated references to race and animal cruelty made it hard to listen in spots. Did not know that going in. that being said the story was interesting and action packed. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Great Gatsby: A Reader's Guide to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel Audiobook by Robert Crayola
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The Great Gatsby: A Reader's Guide to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel Audiobook by Robert Crayola

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Great Gatsby: A Reader's Guide to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel Author: Robert Crayola Narrator: Sean Lenhart Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 10-15-14 Publisher: Robert Crayola Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This new guide gives you an in-depth analysis of The Great Gatsby, unlocking its more confusing aspects, making the book accessible and enjoyable, and helping you uncover all the details that make up the story. Included in this guide: a biography of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, a look at the book's context, its literary elements, and detailed chapter summaries and analysis. Members Reviews: Three Stars Looking forward to reading the actual book. Five Stars Item was purchased for one of our schools Loved it! Great product! Four Stars OK Five Stars Great Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Jack London
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The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) Author: Jack London Narrator: Roger Dressler Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 06-21-17 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In this classic American adventure, Jack London explores the laws of civilization and wilderness - and the pull of instinct - through the eyes of Buck, a half Saint Bernard, half Scottish shepherd. Stolen from his comfortable life in California, Buck is sold into service as a sled dog during the Klondike Gold Rush, where returning to his primordial nature is the only way for him to survive. London drew on his own experiences as a prospector in the Canadian wilderness, as well as the philosophies of Charles Darwin and Friedrich Nietzsche, for this enduring tale of survival. Revised edition: Previously published as The Call of the Wild, this edition of The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. Members Reviews: A Classic What made the experience of listening to The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) the most enjoyable? My family shared this experience while driving to Alaska and passing through the towns mentioned in the book. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition)? We discussed the book with our children each night. I was wonderful to hear them retell the day's chapters and learn their thoughts on the characters and story. What about Roger Dresslers performance did you like? Mr. Dressler provided great talent to bring voice and human thought to animals. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? A life full of love and sorrow leading to a live well lived. Any additional comments? Listening to this book as a family will make our vacation even more memorable. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Jefferson Bible Audiobook by Thomas Jefferson
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The Jefferson Bible Audiobook by Thomas Jefferson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Jefferson Bible Author: Thomas Jefferson Narrator: Mel Foster Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 45 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In the early 19th century, Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, conceived the idea of extracting a gospel purified of what he saw as extraneous philosophical, mythological, and theological elements. To do so, he took verses from the four canonical gospels and arranged them into a single narrative, focusing on the actual words of Jesus. This work was never published during Jefferson's lifetime but was inherited by his grandson and printed for the first time in the early 20th century. The original bound manuscript, popularly referred to as The Jefferson Bible, is held by the United States National Museum in Washington. Critic Reviews: "[A] fascinating document, telling us a great deal about a great 18th-century mind and its world." (Charles S. Adams, Religious Studies Review) Members Reviews: Thomas Jefferson's religious beliefs Although called the Jefferson Bible, the actual title of the book is The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. It consists solely of quotations Jefferson selected from the the the Christian New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth was composed by Jefferson in four volumes - one each in Latin, Greek, French, and English with The English version being literally cut from the King James Version and pasted onto sheets of blank paper - approximately a decade after he left the US presidency (he was president from 1801 - 1809). It was first released by his grandson in 1895 and was published by the US government in 1904. The original is in one of the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC. The content of the Jefferson Bible along with his letters gives us a clear view of Jefferson's religious beliefs. He was most definitely a theist, ie, he believed in God, specifically the Jewish God. He likely believed in an afterlife and the possibility of hell. He believed in the teachings of Jesus but disbelieved his divinity. The Jefferson Bible excludes the virgin birth, the son of God claims, all miracles, the resurrection, and most supernatural events claimed in Gospels. Yet, it is safe to speculate that Jefferson strongly believed Jesus had a special relationship with God AND that his teachings on morality superseded and replaced all prior religious texts including the Jewish Bible. Jefferson further believed that the rest of the New Testament and all religious beliefs coming from them including the Catholic and mainline Protestant churches were false. They were done in his view for self aggrandizement of the people and groups who wrote or began them. Note that Jefferson specifically included references in the Gospels to and quotes from Jesus of hell, angels, and prophets. The Jefferson Bible is an important historical document because it helps clarify the complex religious beliefs of one of our founders. During Jefferson's 1800 presidential campaign he was accused of being an atheist. He called himself a Christian. If a Christian is defined as one who believes in the divinity of Jesus, he was not Christian. If a Christian is defined as one who believes in God and the teaching of Jesus, Jefferson was a Christian. Rating the Jefferson Bible on Audible is difficult for me. My decision is to rate it as a historical document rather than a religious one because I am not qualified to rate it based on content. I liked it.

The Deerslayer Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper
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The Deerslayer Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Deerslayer Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: Peter Berkrot Format: Unabridged Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 03-28-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 48 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Natty Bumppo , one of the greatest heroes in American literature, is the rugged frontiersman of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels that includes The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. Although it was the final volume to be written, The Deerslayer is the first in the chronology of Natty Bumppos life, depicting the character as a young man testing himself in the wilderness and against enemies for the first time. Set in the 1740s just after the start of the French and Indian wars, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo---known as Deerslayer---and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter's house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom's beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them. One of the earliest novels to be considered truly "American," The Deerslayer is a masterpiece of suspense, adventure, and romance. Members Reviews: A careful writing but uncareful reading I enjoyed the book even after learning that while this is the first of the five Leatherstocking stories chronologically, it was actually written last by Cooper. I had purchased the unabridged version read by Ray Todd but found it lacking. Peter Berkrot's reading is much better by way of accent, inflection, etc. Where his reading fails is in the recording. The audio drops out on a regular basis towards the ends of sentences. It's as if Peter pulled away from the mic at the same time he softened his tone. Listening as I did in a car, it was quite an annoyance. The producers should have caught this early on. This isn't to say you won't like the book. The pace is as glacial as the Glimmerglass lake on which most of the story takes place. Still, though, it is quite nice to read a book from an author who so carefully spelled out the characters both in narration and dialog. Enjoy! Wow Loved the passion. I could almost see the characters and scenery, and action scenes. Pray-Sing-HIM-All-Ways Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

From Poverty to Power Audiobook by James Allen
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From Poverty to Power Audiobook by James Allen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: From Poverty to Power Author: James Allen Narrator: Sean Pratt Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 07-21-11 Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 46 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Although written at the turn of the century its themes are still current. From Poverty to Power is a concise and informative guide to the development of the human spirit. These two books in one: "The Path to Prosperity" and "The Way of Peace," are both inspirational and motivational! Members Reviews: Truth Profound Truth! Prosperity broken down into its most fundamental form. I've read a lot of self help style books and i feel this book slays the rest. Its one of those books you should read or listen to once a year, because it helps you get your mind in the right place. As a successful small business owner i know these words to be a guiding force to live by and i only know this because my father encompassed these traits and lived the title of this book Poverty to Power, but he had to learn these life lessons the hard way. One of the most powerful books ever written This guy paid the price to figure it out I recommend trying to live what he is teaching and you will find enlightenment I listen to this every few months. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

McTeague Audiobook by Frank Norris
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McTeague Audiobook by Frank Norris

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: McTeague Author: Frank Norris Narrator: Wolfram Kandinsky Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 05-01-09 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 48 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: McTeague, a strong but stupid dentist, marries Trina, introduced to him by her cousin Marcus Schouler. When Trina wins $5,000 in a lottery and increases the sum by shrewd investment, Schouler, who had wanted to marry Trina himself, feels cheated. In revenge, he exposes McTeague's lack of diploma or license. Forbidden to practice, McTeague becomes mean and surly, but the miserly Trina refuses to let him use her money, and they sink into poverty. What follows is a descent into the ultimate crime - murder - and life as a fugitive, in a tale that moves toward its harrowing conclusion with the grim power and inevitability of classic tragedy. Critic Reviews: "Wolfram Kandinsky's razor-sharp narration leaves one eager to hear more of Norris's few but outstanding productions as a novelist." (Library Journal) "The first great tragic portrait in America of an acquisitive society." (Alfred Kazin) "The writing is easy and natural, the moral earnestness refreshing and the construction masterful." (Kenneth Rexroth) Members Reviews: A Long-Awaited Audio Book I first bought McTeague as a used book around 1980 because I had read that a great silent film that I had yet to see, Greed, was based on it. It took me a while to get around to reading it, but when I did it grabbed me from the first page to the last. The movie based on it is also great, by the way, which is especially surprising considering how severely cut it was by the studio. I had checked off and on all these years for an audio version of the book, so needless to say I was pleased to see that one had finally been recorded. As expected, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is very dark but frequently very funny. It added to the experience that I listened to most of it in San Francisco, which is where the novel takes place about ten years before the big earthquake of 1906. I was already somewhat familiar with the narrator, Wolfram Kandinsky, and always thought he was pretty good. At the beginning, I found myself wishing that a reader with a more spellbinding voice had been chosen for this book. However, that thought soon went away because Mr Kandinsky is an excellent actor. He's great with all the various characters and the variety of accents. He is also impressive at depicting emotion. Don't miss the wonderful scenery-chewing moment he gives Trina in the latter part of the book. You'll see what I mean when you get to it. brutal realism I don't know when I've spent 14 hours with such unpleasant characters (probably not since I listened to Zola's _Nana_, q.v.). It took me halfway through the first part to get used to Kandinsky's style. Though I appreciated that he has the vocal range to do women's voices expressively, his rendition of McTeague reminded me of Ed Brown of Flumdiddle fame. The book picks up with a change of scene halfway through the second (last) part, and I hadn't expected the gut-wrenching ending, so Norris gets points there both for structure and emotion.

The Rough Riders Audiobook by Theodore Roosevelt
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The Rough Riders Audiobook by Theodore Roosevelt

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Rough Riders Author: Theodore Roosevelt Narrator: Brian Troxell Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 01-25-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 67 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Along with Colonel Leonard Wood, Theodore Roosevelt instigated the founding of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry in 1898 at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Nicknamed the Rough Riders by journalists, the Cavalry engaged in several battles. This is Roosevelts best-selling account of one of the most fascinating regiments in American military history. Editorial Reviews: In Rough Riders, Theodore Roosevelt recounts the exploits of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. Filled with men ranging from Ivy League athletes to glee club singers and Texas rangers, the Cavalry - nicknamed the "Rough Riders" by journalists - engaged in several famous battles under Roosevelt's leadership. The Rough Riders' most legendary deeds were at the Battle of San Juan Hill, and narrator Brian Troxell's energetic performance matches the excitement of Roosevelt's descriptions. Members Reviews: Not sure what I was expecting Would you try another book from Theodore Roosevelt and/or Brian Troxell? Yes Would you recommend The Rough Riders to your friends? Why or why not? I had heard great things about this book, but found it merely interesting. I'm not sure why other readers were so enamoured. What does Brian Troxell bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Very much enjoyed Troxell's narration. Could you see The Rough Riders being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be? Yes - no comment Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Civil Disobedience Audiobook by Henry David Thoreau
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Civil Disobedience Audiobook by Henry David Thoreau

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Civil Disobedience Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: Curtis Sisco Format: Unabridged Length: 58 mins Language: English Release date: 05-13-11 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 53 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Henry David Thoreau's classic essay inspired Martin Luther King, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and many other activists. Members Reviews: Go Henry! Great message. This is important information in our day and age of unjust and immoral laws. Navel gazing we all need in this political times What made the experience of listening to Civil Disobedience the most enjoyable? It's a classic that anyone who wants to be a better person should read. Any additional comments? You see his point and hopefully it helps you to grow. And think more fully of the implications your life can have on others, and the power in one and all of us. Thoreau is brilliant A brilliant example of both literary skill and political thought. The reading is fairly good even if I found the particular North American accent a bit cumbersome - though this is a fairly personal point of pretence. Still it hasn't stopped me listening to this about 6 times. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

White Fang Audiobook by Jack London
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White Fang Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: White Fang Author: Jack London Narrator: William Dufris Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 04-06-12 Publisher: Mission Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and who eventually makes his peace with man. Members Reviews: Best narration on the audible site There are many different versions of White Fang to choose from. After listening to a few of them, I have to say that the one by Mission audio is the best. William Dufris gives each character their own voice. My personal favorite was Grey Beaver. I highly recommend this version. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Mandy Patinkin, Betty Buckley, Walter Cronkite Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 03-17-12 Publisher: Fair Oaks Audio, an imprint of Fair Oaks Press Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 62 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Through his imagined journals of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain wrote what has been called one of the great love stories of all time. Mandy Patinkin and Betty Buckley bring Adam and Eve to life, capturing the expected humor as well as the tender eloquence of Twains most personal, heartfelt writing. In one of his last recordings, Walter Cronkite provides an illuminating commentary on how the author came to reinterpret the Genesis story. This expanded edition, unlike any other version, incorporates previously unpublished passages as well as Mark Twains mislaid final revision of Adams Diary. Critic Reviews: The best of the best. (Publishers Weekly) A treasure. Youll want to listen to this one more than once. (Roanoke Times) An enchanting re-creation. (National Public Radios All Things Considered) Members Reviews: Still the Best Recorded Version This version of a well-loved classic is the best audio version I've found, despite the fact that it's faithful neither to Twain's original manuscript nor to the well-known theatrical adaptation by David Birney (published by Samuel French). Betty Buckley is amazing as Eve, heartrendingly naive, innocent, guileless and sweet. Mandy Patinkin, fabulous actor that he is, is unfortunately not nearly as good; his delivery is far too slow, almost as if he were attempting to stretch out his lines/audio time. You'll find yourself yearning for an older, more seasoned male voice like Hal Holbrook's. Perhaps Patinkin IS trying to stretch out his lines, because this adaptation cuts out a lot of his early lines, steals some of his lines and gives them to Eve, and incorporates a lot of unpublished later Eve's Diary material that stretches Eve's parts out longer than his. Whatever the reason, it is annoying. Also, this version leaves out the usual ending material (40 Years Later, and Adam at Eve's Grave), which is a shame. In addition, the use of a credit on one single hour's worth of entertainment seems excessive. Great Entertainment from the Garden of Eden Where does The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Amoung the best What other book might you compare The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain to and why? n/a Which scene was your favorite? Eve talking about her observations and the man - woman relationship Any additional comments? With Walter Kronkite giving the intro and Mandy Patinkin and Betty Buckley as Adam and Eve this is a splendid, quick moving, insightful, fun listen. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: Robertson Dean Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 12-01-06 Publisher: Books on Tape Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 259 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life. Listen to the classics: download more from . (P)2006 Books on Tape Members Reviews: This review is specific for this edition. The book is always good. However, this narration does not follow with the book in a true unabridged way. I've bought 2 books thinking it might be our book that had the differences only to have large skips in paragraphs and pages. I don't know how far past the beginning this lasts. I wouldn't allow my sons to continue with this audible since we spent so much of the beginning trying to find where he was jumping. Now I'll have to buy yet another Last of the Mohicans audible in hopes of it being a truly unabridged after having bought 2 books trying to solve the problem. Very disappointed. There's a reason this is a classic I saw the movie first so had to get over a disconnect with the way the movie plot diverges from the book. In the end the book won me over and I'm sorry that the movie didn't include the assinine but delightful singing preacher! Will definitely add more Cooper to my reading list after I finish with Dickens. Excellent! A great classic full of adventure and heart. The reader does an excellent job of portraying different characters and handling accents and languages.I hope to find more books read by him. Demanding! Any additional comments? In the old fashioned manner, each chapter of this novel written in 1825 is introduced with a quotation from another work, often by Shakespeare. In general, the writing style is quite formal and flowery, actually outright verbose. This makes it rather laborious to read and strikes a vivid contrast with the relative simplicity of the plot and of the characters. These, in a very confusing way, are often given many names. For example, the same person is called Natty Bumppo, Hawkeye, Oeil de Faucon and La Longue Carabine, all within a few paragraphs. There are definite incongruities in the plot. Beaver huts for instance are mistaken for a human settlement and a man disguised as a bear actually fools Indians who of course have lived in the woods all their lives! There are also anachronisms, such as referring constantly to the Canadas in the plural, whereas in 1757, when the novel is set, before the British Conquest, there was of course only one. This book's interest lies mainly with its North American setting and the fact it was one of the earliest novels to be written here. To the author's credit, it must be pointed out that he displays much respect for the Indians' wisdom and way of life, in marked contrast with general opinion later in the 19th century. Still, its qualities are not enough to make this work truly of major interest today. excellent i wanted to get back to my roots and choce a book from my youth. i made an excellent selection. All u old farts should try this one once again it brings back memories of not gental but simple time in our history. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Long Valley Audiobook by John Steinbeck, John H. Timmerman (Introduction)
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The Long Valley Audiobook by John Steinbeck, John H. Timmerman (Introduction)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Long Valley Author: John Steinbeck, John H. Timmerman (Introduction) Narrator: Holter Graham Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 08-01-12 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 64 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Today, nearly 40 years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. We have begun publishing his many works for the first time as blackspine Penguin Classics, featuring eye-catching, newly commissioned art. This season we continue with the seven spectacular and influential books East of Eden, Cannery Row, In Dubious Battle, The Long Valley, The Moon Is Down, The Pastures of Heaven, and Tortilla Flat. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of listeners and to the many who revisit them again and again. Adopting the structure and themes of Arthurian legend, in Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck creates a Camelot on a shabby hillside above Monterey on the California coast and peoples it with a colorful band of knights. As he chronicles the thoughts and emotions, temptations and lusts of the knights,Steinbeck spins a tale as compelling as the famous legends of the Round Table. Members Reviews: Generally Good Stories, Some are Great This is a selection of short stories about the California Salinas Valley. The collection includes The Chrysanthemums, The White Quail, Flight, The Snake, Breakfast, The Raid, The Harness, The Vigilante, Johnny Bear, The Red Pony, The Murder, and Saint Katy the Virgin. These stories all have at least a touch of the darkness common to much of Steinbecks work, yet almost all of the stories have a strange, subtle and almost mystical power. These stories are generally good, some are great, some are OK. I really liked the voice and tone of the stories and the narration was excellent. This collection pairs very nicely with The Pastures of Heaven. GREAT What did you love best about The Long Valley? The varied stories If youve listened to books by John Steinbeck and John H. Timmerman (Introduction) before, how does this one compare? good as always What about Holter Grahams performance did you like? his voice If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? unanswered questions Any additional comments? the stories ended sp abruptly that I was into the next before I knew it. I did not like that I had no time to process what I had just heard Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Herland Audiobook by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Herland Audiobook by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Herland Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Narrator: B. J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 10-17-17 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Legends tell of a hidden, exotic civilization entirely populated with women. Three overly confident, and overly masculine, explorers plan to discover and overtake the land. What could go wrong? Charlotte Perkins Gilman also wrote the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper". She was raised by her three aunts, one of whom was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Members Reviews: I loved the idea of this plot I loved the idea of this plot: three archetypes of man find a world of women and fight to keep their unsuppressed machismo and misogyny intact. It is such a cool book and such a cool idea. Will definitely get around to drawing some fan art. A riveting rediscovered 100-year-old feminist science fiction novel that reads like it was written today This is a lively page-turner, and the writer's voice is so contemporary it's hard to imagine this was written 100 years ago. This is really a fascinating novel about a land ruled by women. It's funny and very entertaining, told from the point of view of three male explorers who trek into this land and undergo many amusing misadventures. Very interesting treatise on how a society of women would evolve... Of course one has to have a moment of suspension of belief to accept the concept of their motherhood in a society without men, but what a great work on how men view women, their supposed adoration for the 'weaker' sex, yet at the same time, their disgust for the very ideal of women they created. Would a society of only women evolve into a near perfect civilization which strives together for the benefit of the whole, that evolve so they think in terms of 'we' instead of 'I'? A national identity so intuned, so benevolent that every thought of every person was the advancement of every generation to reach a higher 'goodness'. The creation of a perfect culture which has conquered almost every problem faced by modern society, would a community of women separated from any contact with men be able to create that...interesting concept and fascinating reading when put in a fictional story of three men, one a macho blockhead, another a soft idealist and finally the anthropologist who stands as the man in the middle. How would these three very different men survive in such an accomplished society? Great story. Word of warning, there is an abrupt ending, leading of course into a sequel, so prepare oneself for that. Also, it is helpful to remember this was written by a woman who died in the 1930s. Society was indeed different then than now, but surprisingly not as much as one would think. Five Stars if only..... Herland - an interesting concept Out on adventure, three young men in a time period not defined but after planes were on the scene, crash and discover a civilization unknown to the outside world - a group without men for 2000 years. Somehow they evolved in ways unexplainable and succeed in bearing children. These three men come to know three women and marry them with different degrees of success. Way far out concepts, yet interesting to consider how women might succeed in learning to live in harmony without the tension of men. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

To a God Unknown Audiobook by John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (introduction)
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To a God Unknown Audiobook by John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (introduction)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: To a God Unknown Author: John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (introduction) Narrator: Jonathan Davis Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-29-12 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 152 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Set in familiar Steinbeck territory, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man's attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God. Members Reviews: My Favorite Steinbeck; Terrible and Beautiful I love Steinbeck and this has, for many years, been my favorite and was not available on Audible until recently. This early Steinbeck has exceptional writing and numerous elements appearing in his later works, in a pure, condensed, and powerful form. This novel has potent mystical imagery which might not sit well with some religious folks. Perhaps that is why this novel does not get the attention I think it deserves. The excellently narration complements the intensely beautiful and terrible writing. Like the Grapes of Wrath, this is an intense read without a lot of fun but with a thoughtful concentrated unflinching examination of life and death. Classic and Amazing Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? This book is so good, and the narrator's voice matches the idea of the characters and setting perfectly. Such a good listen. :) Early Steinbeck and Good Narrator I've recently read and listened to most of Steinbeck's major works, and now want to work through his lesser known works. To a God Unknown was a good story. The subject matter and themes were interesting to me, so that probably helped my appreciation of it all. While this book definitely isn't as good as his other pieces, it was interesting to see all the hints of things to come. Jonathan Davis did a very good job as the narrator. Very professional and he suited the material very well. Interesting minor, early Steinbeck novel An early Steinbeck filled with amazing biblical, pagan, and Greek images. The novel essentially relates the relationship between Joseph and his homesteading out West with his family. It is a story of four brothers who move from the East (Vermont) to the West (California) to homestead the land. Joseph Wayne isn't the oldest, but he is the leader/patriarch of the brothers ever since their dying father gave him his blessing (hints at Isaacs blessing on Jacob). Joseph is convinced that his father's spirit abides in a large oak tree on his farm. He communes, talks, seeks advice and sacrifices to the Oak. It isn't my favorite Steinbeck, but there were parts that were amazing and powerful. Great performance, very good story Where does To a God Unknown rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? A very well narrated audiobook. Solid performance! What other book might you compare To a God Unknown to and why? Compared to other works by John Steinbeck I'd say this one is a bit less compelling. Definitely a good read, full of symbolism in the good old-fashioned and thought provoking Steinbeck style, but (to me) it still ranks below his other works. What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Although I occasionally disagreed with the narrator's interpretation of the tone, he brought a very credible rendition of the characters' voices, accents and feelings throughout most of the story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition] Audiobook by Henry James
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The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition] Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Turn of the Screw [Classic Tales Edition] Author: Henry James Narrator: B. J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-16 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 28 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A country governess is hired to raise two orphaned children in a lonely estate in Essex. But mystery surrounds the house, the grounds, and the children. Haunting questions arise, and Henry James pens one of the most famous ghost stories. Members Reviews: Needs a female narrator The book is well written, and I enjoyed the story, but even though the story is being recounted by a man, it really should have been done in a females voice. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of the Alhambra Audiobook by Washington Irving
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Tales of the Alhambra Audiobook by Washington Irving

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of the Alhambra Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Kevin Foley Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-23-10 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 31 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the most entertaining travelogues ever written, Washington Irving's Tales of the Alhambra is a heady mix of fact, myth, and depictions of secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts, and fragrant gardens, described in a wistful and dreamlike eloquence. Irving, who also penned "Rip Van Winkle" and "Sleepy Hollow," wrote Tales of the Alhambra during a stay at the legendary Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The Alhambra is a combination fort, palace, and gardens dating from the thirteenth century, filled with fantastic Arabic architecture (ornate plasterwork, ceramic tiles, sculpted marble fountains, and archways) and plenty of room for imagining the days of its former greatness, which Irving brings to life most memorably. Even though Tales of the Alhambra is over 170 years old, it seems as if it was written yesterday. There are tales of princes, genies, lost and found loves, enchanted treasures, battles, hellish headless horses, and commentary on the Spanish landscape and nature of the Spaniards that he lives with. Full of bewitching music, the smell of roses and exotic perfumes, fiery sunsets, and the ghosts of the past, Tales of the Alhambra is a sensory treat as well. Members Reviews: A Fascinating Travelogue, History, and Fantasy In Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving recounts his 1829 sojourn from Seville to Granada and his stay in the marvelous Moorish castle-palace, the Alhambra. He engagingly describes the Spanish landscape and people and the Moorish civilization that played such a vital role in Spain for so many hundreds of years. Irving???s writing is vivid, imaginative, beautiful, and witty. And he clearly loved the enchanting courtyards, gardens, fountains, rooms, decorations, inscriptions, towers, walls, and vistas of the ???pile??? that epitomized the romantic heart of Spain for him: ???Perhaps there never was a monument more characteristic of an age and people than the Alhambra; a rugged fortress without, a voluptuous palace within; war frowning from its battlements; poetry breathing throughout the fairy architecture of its halls.??? In addition to telling the history of the Alhambra, Irving retells the tales set in or around it that he heard from local people or read in old manuscripts. The tales are humorous, eerie, or moving fantastic legends that feature Christian or Moorish characters from throughout the history of the Alhambra: ancient necromancers, chivalric knights, love-struck princes and princesses, talking birds, enchanted soldiers, phantom armies, foolish kings, sensual Padres, discreet duennas, spying barbers, punctilious governors, roguish bandits, proud poets, poor students, magical treasures, and more. Reader Kevin Foley is professional, but almost too bland and metronomic, so that at times I wished that Ralph Cosham had read this book, the full, revised, 13.5 hour 1851 edition, instead of the 8.5 hour 1831 first edition. Foley does spark into life when he reads Spanish or English with Spanish or Moorish accents or English spoken by a hawk, an owl, a bat, a swallow, a dove, a raven, or a parrot. And Irving is so excellent that I do recommend this audiobook for anyone who has visited the Alhambra or who is thinking of doing so.

Thug Notes Audiobook by Sparky Sweets, PhD
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Thug Notes Audiobook by Sparky Sweets, PhD

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Thug Notes Subtitle: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature Author: Sparky Sweets, PhD Narrator: Greg Edwards Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 08-18-15 Publisher: Random House Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 83 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series Thug Notes. In this audiobook you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of 16 of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, Thug Notes has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. Critic Reviews: "Thug Notes is taking wonderful literature and making it understandable, embraceable and making it usable." (Tavis Smiley) Members Reviews: Awesome performance! This is one of the books that is a must-listen! Hilarious, insightful, educational, engaging and entertaining throughout! Greg Edwards does a phenomenal job! Looking forward to the next book by Dr. Sweets Best notes EVER!!! Never has paraphrasing been so hilarious and informative. Where was this, when I was younger??? Great book. Exelent, but lacks a conclusion. The book was really fun to listen to but was missing a clear ending. it just dropped off. would be better if it had a summary/conclusion. Love it! Highly recommend it! It's fun, humorous and very educational. Greg Edwards / Sparky Sweets, PhD translates classical works into modern times without losing their meaning and message. Wonderfully Helpful. Very interesting and clarifying in the case of literary works that are less easy to comprehend upon first reading. Still I abstained from from listening to the Crime and Punishment analysis since I haven't finished the book itself yet. The performance is great, feels as if I'm listening to a crazy long episode of thug notes. I only wish it could be longer and more detailed about each classic it covers, since sometimes it does feel like it was rushing through. Definitely worth the money, and I'm glad I didn't listen to the Crime and Punishment section yet since now I have more to look forward to! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cane Audiobook by Jean Toomer
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Cane Audiobook by Jean Toomer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Cane Author: Jean Toomer Narrator: Sean Crisden Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 01-14-13 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 24 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept. Critic Reviews: "This book should be on all readers' and writers' desks and in their minds." (Maya Angelou) "By far the most impressive product of the Negro Renaissance, Cane ranks with Richard Wright's Native Son and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as a measure of the Negro novelist's highest achievement. Jean Toomer belongs to that first rank of writers who use words almost as a plastic medium, shaping new meanings from an original and highly personal style." (Robert A. Bone, The Negro Novel in America) Members Reviews: Well-Executed Classic This audiobook is a perfect example of how to artfully narrate a classic, and I was delighted to see it offered on audio. The reader gets the accents right, can pronounce everything he has to, and more importantly hits the perfect tone, not overacting the dialogue or injecting pathos, which lesser readers would be tempted to do. Instead, there's a restraint to the narration, which makes the few places where he does indulge a character voice, such as the super-bad King Barlo in the "Esther" story, all the more impactful. I found myself easily slipping into Toomer's imagistic trance, not pulled out by any affectations of delivery. Bravo Sean Crisden! It should be noted that this is a complex, experimental book that rewards rereading. I'm not sure if listening is the way to go if it's your first time through, but as someone who has read and reread this book over the years, I loved hearing this audio version. It took me deeper into the text that reading alone has. I found the reader especially good with the poetry, where again the reader resisted over-emoting. The last section, Kabnis is a bit plodding, as it is written like a play, and the narrative doesn't always flow. But this is no fault of the reader; it's the text as Toomer wrote it. Too often, classic, challenging works are severely botched in their audio versions. I hope producers and actors will follow the example that this one sets. When Robots Read, and I'm a Fan of Robots... Toomer's CANE contains some of the most musical language in Black lit. So musical in fact that Gil Scott-Heron put it to music in the late seventies. This reader erases every trace of music from the text. It's virtually unlistenable. I don't imagine I'll buy anything else read by this narrator. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Rip Van Winkle [Classic Tales Edition] Audiobook by Washington Irving
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Rip Van Winkle [Classic Tales Edition] Audiobook by Washington Irving

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Rip Van Winkle [Classic Tales Edition] Author: Washington Irving Narrator: B.J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 39 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-17 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Rip Van Winkle lived in a quiet colonial town, and had a habit of attending to everyone else's chores. Henpecked and poor, he goes squirrel hunting in the woods one day, only to exit twenty years later. Members Reviews: enjoyable Any additional comments? I enjoyed this short listen and I love BJ Harrison's narration. He has a great narrating voice. An Amazing Tale I absolutely loved this book. It was a great story and exceptionally well read. What a lovely setting. I felt pity for Rip in the beginning, and felt sorrow for him in the end. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Captain Blood Audiobook by Raphael Sabatini
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Captain Blood Audiobook by Raphael Sabatini

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Captain Blood Author: Raphael Sabatini Narrator: B. J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 03-07-12 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 71 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Doctor. Scholar. Soldier. Peter Blood has been all these. But when he is exiled and sold unjustly into slavery, he finds there is another title he must own - Pirate. Now a man without a country, he wreaks his revenge upon the Spanish Main as a buccaneer. The only thing that saves him from absolute dissolution is the love he still harbors for Miss Arabella Bishop. Now, he is forced to balance the dictates of his conscience with his natural genius for piracy. Members Reviews: Absolutely enthralling! If you could sum up Captain Blood in three words, what would they be? Intriguing, exciting, strength What did you like best about this story? It never stops - the story always moves forward! The narrarator was incredible!!! He really did a great job!! Have you listened to any of B. J. Harrisons other performances before? How does this one compare? No but I plan on looking him up and getting more of his work. He is great!!! Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? My favorite chapter is "Thief and Pirate". It moved me and was so well written Any additional comments? I highly recommend this book- should be a must read for all!! Rather entertaining This was a good story, not great. It felt like pirates of the Caribbean sort of. It was the kind of story where you know what's going to happen but it's still entertaining to listen to. The narration is great. I love the accents that guy does. He's pretty good at them. I'm glad I listened to this book. wonderful nonstop from beginning to end a masterpiece of a story in immense detail....I almost passed it up thank god I didn't... Swashbuckling defined! Is there anything you would change about this book? Yes. I love pursuits and escapes. Blood fleeing alone in desperation would have been good but he's always with friends. What other book might you compare Captain Blood to and why? Treasure Island. Pirates, gold, murder etc. What about B. J. Harrisons performance did you like? He's good at fake accents. British , Irish , Spanish If this book were a movie would you go see it? No. Any additional comments? Great value at $3.95! great adventure novel loved it great characters great performance. my new favorite adventure classic. captain blood is my new favorite hero Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Poems by Walt Whitman Audiobook by Walt Whitman
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Poems by Walt Whitman Audiobook by Walt Whitman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Poems by Walt Whitman Author: Walt Whitman Narrator: Mark Moseley Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 03-14-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A collection of poems written by the revered American poet, essayist, and journalist. Included are selections from this most famous work, Leaves of Grass, as well as Drum Taps and Songs of Parting. Editorial Reviews: The great Whitman was a humanist. His writing bridged the gap between transcendentalism and realism. Whitman defined what it means to be a citizen of America in concrete and mythical terms. This particular text was culled together for an English audience. It contains excerpts from Leaves of Grass, but also includes parts of Drum Taps. Additionally, a good portion of this text is devoted to examining and rebutting negative critiques of Whitmans work by British critics. Narrator Mark Moseley patiently and succinctly recites the literary arguments. But Moseleys voice blossoms with love and empathy as he shares Whitmans poetry. Whitmans passionate explanations of personhood, society, and nature are winsomely rendered and thoroughly celebrated by Moseley. Members Reviews: Sound Bad sound in some parts. Why does it happen? I would like to know why. Amazon Ripoff What disappointed you about Poems by Walt Whitman? I bought the audible version and then went to my cloud to download the audiobook so I could listen to it but it wasnt there. Guess I got ripped off. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Nature Audiobook by Sam Torode - foreword, Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature Audiobook by Sam Torode - foreword, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Nature Author: Sam Torode - foreword, Ralph Waldo Emerson Narrator: Sam Torode Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 05-01-17 Publisher: American Renaissance Books Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" is perhaps the greatest original work of philosophy written by an American. This specially-prepared edition includes a foreword on the origin and significance the book. "Emerson defined genius as the ability to see the miraculous in the commonplace, and to take old truths and express them in a new way. "Nature" is a perfect example of such genius. Its pages are alive, brimming with fresh and startling insights grounded in the soil of ancient wisdom." (From the foreword) Members Reviews: A treasure... I love how the philosophical words of Emerson have been made timeless and modern with these beautiful photos and this presentation. This short book (76 pages) juxtaposes ancient and modern ideas in a very attractive and thought-provoking way. Emerson's ideas are prophetic and the editor, Sam Torode, has written an insightful forward and afterword. This booklet is shorter and more beautiful than I had anticipated, which means I will be rereading it often. Five Stars Awesome transaction. A+ Breath Taking in words and vision I loved this book, an dreadingn it made me feel connected to myself and the world in a different way. It isn't the book, it's just me Really, I'm certain that it isn't the book, it's just me. I think I just am not interested in pondering at this time. Essential American Literature Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson's first book, is his manifesto and thus the birth of Transcendentalism and true American Romanticism. It got little initial attention but has come to be seen as one of his major works. Though not as famous or acclaimed as later Emerson, it is of great significance not only historically but in terms of his career and the many he influenced. It is remarkable just how much of his writing is here in embryo; in a large sense, he spent the rest of his career refining this. Many key concepts are here: nature's all-encompassing beauty and force, our place in regard to it, art's role, and of course deduction of God from nature. Some speculations are more philosophical, historical, or critical, but all lead to these basic points, which are Transcendentalism's cornerstones. Emerson's characteristically optimistic thought is here in full, as is his signature poetic prose. He now unfortunately has the reputation of being somewhat impenetrable or simply impractical, but it is important to realize that he wrote for the masses; unlike nearly all philosophers, he did not rely on jargon or polysyllables. Time has of course obscured him somewhat, but he is still notably accessible compared to others. Yet his writing has a rare beauty rarely approached in any prose, much less philosophy; it is often as close to poetry as prose can be. That Emerson enjoyed writing - perhaps not the drudgery but certainly the exploration - is clear; he often works himself up to such a pitch that he positively rhapsodizes, producing near-lyrical beauty even when writing about the most abstract metaphysics. Nature has a consummate example - the "transparent eyeball," perhaps his most famous passage. The book has much to tell us even after all these years, and it is indeed somewhat ironic that factors ostensibly making it archaic - greater industrialization, ever-expanding technology, deforestation, etc. - in many ways make it really more relevant than ever.

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Audiobook by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Audiobook by Henry David Thoreau

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: Philippe Duquenoy Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs Language: English Release date: 03-21-16 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 32 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, is a personal narrative about Thoreau's solitary living experience near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Starting with the building of his cabin by the pond in 1845, Thoreau recounts his experience away from society and city life. Thoreau spends his time growing beans for money while appreciating the beautiful wilderness around him. Although he lives a solitary life for nearly two years, Thoreau explains that he does not feel as isolated as one might think. He encounters several different animals, and he studies each of them in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and survival. From the birds that watch him in the trees to the fish in the pond, Thoreau believes that each creature has a lesson to teach. The sound of the train on the tracks near the pond reminds him that society and technology are a stone's throw away, and the noises lead him to contemplate the benefits of living away from the constant pressures of social interactions and expectations. This philosophical narrative includes a sprinkle of humor, but the main focus is on living life to the fullest and on appreciating the world outside material needs. In the final chapter of this book, you'll find an essay titled "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience", in which Thoreau contends that people should not allow the government to control or limit their principals, and it's an individual's duty to stand up to and not comply with such attempts by the government. Thoreau was mainly inspired to write this piece due to his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War. Members Reviews: A Wonderful Classic! Walden is Henry David Thoreaus account of living on Walden Pond in Massachusetts and reflecting on society and city life. Included in this edition is Thoreaus essay, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, in which Thoreau examines the government, and argues that it is an individuals duty to challenge the governments decisions, a very good addition. In Walden, Thoreau reflects on a solitary life he lived for two years, musing about animals, the plants he grows, and the sound of the train on the tracks. In doing so, Thoreau gained a deeper understanding of life and survival through studying all the nature around him. In many ways his experiences can translate to peoples lives in today's society. It really gets you thinking about life and makes you think about and examine your own existence as it challenges its readers to challenge social norms. Overall this was a very well read book and great piece to add to your collection. Last, let me say that the narrator was truly a delight to listen to with his clear articulation and charming British accent.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Dick Hill Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 06-13-17 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Refusing to be civilized by Southern society or cowed by his drunken father's lashings, young Huckleberry Finn decides he has only one option left: fake his own death and hop a raft down the Mississippi River. Instead of carrying him far from trouble, though, Huck's raft delivers him to a place of moral uncertainty. Mark Twain unwinds Huck's harrowing journey to manhood with satirical wit, revealing the troubled history of the American South, where slavery held sway long after the Civil War ended. Huck's relationship with runaway slave Jim forces him to confront his beliefs about friendship and freedom. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn includes editorial revisions. Members Reviews: Great Bedtime Reader All of the Illustrated Chosen Classics are great bedtime readers. My wife sits in the hall of the children's bedrooms and reads these stories to them at bedtime. The difference between these books and the traditional novels is that these stories move very fast. My son, in particular, will hear one of these abridged classic novels and, if he likes it, will then read the full unabridged version on his own. Kind of gives our kids a taste of the classics without having to start reading a really large and sometimes overwhelming looking book. My son is 10 and my daughter is 15. We have about 30 of these types of books in our library. A Classic Still Like many people of my age (62), I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a child because at that time it was widely perceived to be a child's or young adult's book. This is unfortunate as it is not nor has it ever been directed at the young. In my rereading I discovered for the first time why it is still called the original great American novel. Huckleberry, like Twain, is opinionated and perceptive. His narration and point of view drive the novel forward. Rather than relegate this work to the children's shelves or castigate it as racist, folks should embrace this novel for what it is, a bildungsroman that shows the growth of a country as well as the growth of its young protagonist. It captivated a classroom full of surly teens I teach English, and the junior year in North Carolina is devoted to American literature. I approached Huck Finn with no small amount of trepidation because of Twain's use of vernacular. I ran into the same problem with "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and solved that by listening to Ruby Dee's audio recording, which students loved. I purchased this recording of Huck Finn, and it was to die for fabulous. Students read along in their books as we listened to the recording, and it helped bring the characters and the story alive for them. They laughed when I hoped they would laugh, and they understood the novel so much better by being able to listen to it. This recording was invaluable. Reading this book as an adult is a whole different ... Reading this book as an adult is a whole different experience. I'm fairly sure the versions I read as a child were watered down.

The Dunwich Horror Audiobook by H. P. Lovecraft
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The Dunwich Horror Audiobook by H. P. Lovecraft

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Dunwich Horror Author: H. P. Lovecraft Narrator: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 01-09-14 Publisher: FNH Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 93 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H. P. Lovecraft's The Dunwhich Horror. Lavina Whateley has birthed an abomination, and now it's got free. First one family and then another are wiped off the face of the Earth, and this is just the beginning of the plan. Dr. Armitage, the Librarian at Miskatonic University, is scared. He's pieced together the clues and has a dreadful inkling of what is abroad. This ageing doctor may be the world's only hope. Members Reviews: Great story and performance This is a great horror story and FMH's performance is top-notch, giving the listener a great feel for the atmosphere of creepiness that Lovecraft intended. loving Lovecraft
great storytelling. wonderful narration. I can not wait to listen to the rest of lovecrafts works Recommended version FNH gives a fantastic performance with great inflection, a pleasing voice, and with great diction. Good story, hard to listen Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? Yes, this book is a must to anyone interested in Lovecraft's stories.But don't pick this version. There are free versions of this story on Librivox and I'm sure the performance is better. For this version, I had a hard time to follow the narrator. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot? Anyone without the strong accent. I'm pretty fluent in English (I'm a Francophone from Montreal, Canada), but I was having a hard to fully understand what he said. Choose a different version. Story is great but the narrator utterly fails to convey the tone and atmosphere of the book. Their are plenty of different versions with a different narrator. I would recommend one of them. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ethan Frome Audiobook by Edith Wharton
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Ethan Frome Audiobook by Edith Wharton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ethan Frome Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: John MacDonald Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 01-04-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In a small New England town, Ethan Frome aches for the love of his wife's cousin who is sharing their home. This beautifully written story is full of love, irony, and, ultimately, deep tragedy. Members Reviews: Five Stars Exactly as expected. Excellent I was very satified with the quick service that I received. Ofcourse I will continue to use the service when it is permitted for me to do so. Thank You Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Leaves of Grass Audiobook by Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books
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Leaves of Grass Audiobook by Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Leaves of Grass Subtitle: The Original 1855 Edition Author: Walt Whitman, American Renaissance Books Narrator: Sam Torode Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-10-17 Publisher: American Renaissance Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: When Walt Whitman self-published "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems - but none matched the raw power and immediacy of the first edition. This volume presents the 1855 "Leaves of Grass" in its entirety, unchanged, along with Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous letter to Whitman. Members Reviews: Great Poetry Marred by Mispronunciations What three words best describe Sam Torodes performance? Pleasant voice and pace but far too many mispronunciations. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No. Over four hours of poetry should be enjoyed slowly. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Harvester Audiobook by Gene Stratton-Porter
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The Harvester Audiobook by Gene Stratton-Porter

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Harvester Author: Gene Stratton-Porter Narrator: Mary Starkey Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 05-21-08 Publisher: Books in Motion Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 43 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the charming story of David Langston, a young man in search of the woman of his dreams. She came to him in a vision and he knows he must find her. ©1911 Gene Stratton-Porter; (P)1990 Books in Motion Members Reviews: Possibly My Most Unusual Listen Ever An adult fairy tale? Adult, not as in X-rated, that is; it is as pure and clean as the main character, David Langston, the woodsman. I just kept thinking over and over, "How strange." Which is not to say I didn't like it. I listened all the way through, fascinated by the whole thing. Yes, you could say it was fascinatingly odd yet often beautiful! First, I must address the narration. Mary Starkey seems like a very nice person, but I think she needs more experience narrating, maybe even more feedback or training. Her voice lacked expression and she read extremely fast. This is a very wordy book with much dialogue, which became all jumbled together due to the speed of narration and lack of pauses. It seemed the narrator was in a big hurry and just sped along, often not conveying the emotion or action. This, in addition to mispronouncing many words, words which are really commonplace. Over and over she mispronounced 'ginseng' to sound like 'GIN(hard G)-SING'. This herb played a big role in the story and the word was used over and over again grating on me quite a bit. Most other mispronounced words were used less frequently and not so bothersome. THEN, I never heard so many instances of pages turning and a chair creaking! Uncanny. As for the story, as I wrote above, it was a fairy tale romance. Written by Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924). Her bio says she had 50 million readers and was translated into several languages. In this story, a young woodsman, naturalist type who makes his living off the land harvesting and selling leaves, flowers, roots for their medicinal qualities, debates the need for acquiring a wife. His dog finally tells him the time has come, yet he is somewhat disgruntled about dealing with the intrusion of a wife, until he dreams of the one and only girl he must have. Throughout the story, he refers to her as "the girl of my dreams" or "my dream girl". This is the story of his search for her and what happens when he finds her. The story is plentifully interspersed with descriptions of plants and flowers and birds, lots and lots of references to nature. I would imagine this aspect of the story could be considered to be beautiful, but like the rest of the story, it was sped through by the narrator. This tale was very childlike and dreamy. Sometimes the author got carried away and it became downright strange, such as the part where the woodsman went on and on about the importance of a man being thoroughly clean. The Harvester was a truly different listen for me. I don't even know what more I could say about it. I can imagine some listeners absolutely loving it, particularly fans of romance or young girls who dream of romance. I know I would have enjoyed it more with a better narrator, someone who took their time and allowed the listener to enjoy the unfolding of the story and its characters. I am rating it 3 and a half stars. Really worth hearing I just finished listening to this last week. I loved, loved it. It's a very romantic story--a bit over the top in some ways--but lovely nontheless.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Mark F. Smith Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 01-19-18 Publisher: Paperless Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry 'Huck' Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective, and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. "The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. "Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language." [Wikipedia] Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tarzan of the Apes Audiobook by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Tarzan of the Apes Audiobook by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tarzan of the Apes Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Peter Batchelor Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 10-05-16 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 24 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A classic of literature and the author's best-known work. Adapted many times for cinema. A major motion picture in summer 2016. Members Reviews: An unlikely, yet wonderful story. A story to love for all time. So much deeper and fuller than the movies based on these stories. Edgar Rice Burroughs did not have internet resources to double check his "ape info," so just let the story take you and forget the details. This narrator, Peter Batchelor, is among my favorites. great story. sudden ending. this is one of those everyone thinks they know and so they never read. such a fun story. I had no idea it was "to be continued". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Masque of the Red Death Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe
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The Masque of the Red Death Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Masque of the Red Death Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 17 mins Language: English Release date: 08-23-12 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 35 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Prince Prospero invites several dozen of the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. Prospero orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst a general atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry of a mysterious hooded stranger dressed all in red. Members Reviews: mediocre The editing was frustratingly choppy, and the reader must have had strep throat or something. His rasp sounds painful. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Shadows on the Rock Audiobook by Willa Cather
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Shadows on the Rock Audiobook by Willa Cather

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Shadows on the Rock Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Ann Marie Lee Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 09-27-16 Publisher: Random House Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: "Superbly written, with that sensitivity to sunset and afterglow that has always been Miss Cather's." (The New York Times) Willa Cather wrote Shadows on the Rock immediately after her historical masterpiece, Death Comes for the Archbishop. Like its predecessor, this novel of 17th-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to that new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697 Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to 12-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends - and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder. Members Reviews: Another great Willa Cather novel Like Willa Cather's other novels, Shadows on the Rock tells a beautiful story of pioneers, this time in Quebec. There are many memorable characters and wonderful stories within the larger one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Editha Audiobook by William Dean Howells
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Editha Audiobook by William Dean Howells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Editha Author: William Dean Howells Narrator: Donna Barkman Format: Unabridged Length: 33 mins Language: English Release date: 11-20-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: While known primarily as a novelist, Howells' short story Editha (1905) appears in many anthologies of American literature. Editha is a young and very patriotic young landy. Her lover, George, is not quite as enthused about her "my country right or wrong attitude," but she convinces him to join the army to fight a "just" war. The results of this decision are very unexpected and very thought provoking. This is a very powerful story and is more the type of writing one would expect from the Vietnam War era, rather than the end of the Victorian era. ©1905 public domain; (P)1984 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: This short story, written at the beginning of 20th century, is audacious for its time; the plot revolves around radical ideas of patriotism, country, and female power. Almost documentary in its realism, Dean Howell's story is as powerful as any of his better-known novels. The audiobook edition is narrated by Donna Barkman, whose low, resonant articulation perfectly reflects this rather serious, and deeply thought-provoking audiobook. Inspired by American attitudes toward the Spanish-American war, "Editha" is essential listening for anyone with an interest in history, both global and literary. Members Reviews: Powerful story I had never heard of William Dean Howells but the description of the story made it sound interesting. Was it ever! Turned out to be a very powerful story on the horror of war and the danger of blind patriotism. Very well done and well read. It actually had two surprise endings and the final one packed quite an emotional punch. Critical listening What made the experience of listening to Editha the most enjoyable? Audio versus print form. What did you like best about this story? That it was available as an audiobook for completion of my University English course assignment. What does Donna Barkman bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Emphasis. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes. Any additional comments? I am pleased that selections from Norton's Anthology of Literature are available as audiobooks for completion of University assignments. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Darkness There Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, M. S. Corley - illustrator
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Darkness There Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, M. S. Corley - illustrator

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Darkness There Subtitle: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe Author: Edgar Allan Poe, M. S. Corley - illustrator Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 07-26-16 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Each story explores a different twist of madness, murder, and melancholy, from the horror of being buried alive in "The Fall of the House of Usher" to the desperate case of two gruesome killings in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." The heartbeat of paranoia in "The Tell-Tale Heart," the razor-sharp claustrophobia in "The Pit and the Pendulum," and a mourner's torment in "The Raven" reveal - and revel in - life's creepiest and craziest. These tales are not for the faint of heart or the thin of skin. Members Reviews: Not Not for me not my type of book however, the narrator was excellent. I did not enjoy. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Scarlet Letter (Annotated) Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter (Annotated) Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Scarlet Letter (Annotated) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Cori Samuel Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 12-22-17 Publisher: Paperless Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork." Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Two Years Before the Mast Audiobook by Richard Henry Dana
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Two Years Before the Mast Audiobook by Richard Henry Dana

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Two Years Before the Mast Author: Richard Henry Dana Narrator: David McCallion Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 12-22-17 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Two Years Before the Mast is an American classic published in 1840. This is the account of Richard Henry Danas two-year adventure as a sailor. Throughout his time sailing around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim, Dana kept a diary, and on his return to Massachusetts, he wrote this now-loved classic. While attending Harvard College, Dana was stricken with measles, which would ultimately have a detrimental effect on his eyesight. Instead of going on a Grand Tour of Europe as most young men did in that era, he decided to work as a sailor, believing the open sea would be good for his health. Born in 1815, Richard Henry Dana was an American lawyer and politician who would become best known for being a champion of the common man. Members Reviews: It's called a classic because it is one. Not to be missed. I can't explain how I lived so long without reading this book, and I certainly regret having been so long in doing so. It is justifiably called a "classic." As a long-ago sailor, I found the descriptions of life at sea on a sailing vessel the answer to any complaints I ever had about my brief career aboard. As a Californian, I was fascinated with Dana's descriptions of the often forbidding coast of the Golden State, and life in that still wild country, and its few primitive cities.. Most importantly, as one who treasures good writing, I was carried along by his perceptive understanding, and vivid pictures of the harsh existence of a clipper's crewman. A Classic worth reading anytime, and more than once! This is a classic in American literature, as well as history, including quite a bit of early California history. This should be required reading in California High Schools! I was born and raised in California, loved it's history, and never knew about some of the events portrayed in this book. The authors experiences and his life afterward are also compelling non-fiction. Five Stars Fascinating account of life as a common seaman in the 1830's. Open and honest. interesting but slow slow read Two years roughing it at sea in the 1830's..... This is the way it was on a merchant ship sailing around the Horn to California from Boston circa 1834-6. Besides getting a vivid picture of life on a sailing ship I also learned a lot about early days in California under Mexican rule. Some 24 years or so later Dana returned to California and writes of the enormous changes he saw - mostly a result of the Gold Rush of '49. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

In Dubious Battle Audiobook by John Steinbeck
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In Dubious Battle Audiobook by John Steinbeck

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: In Dubious Battle Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 04-13-11 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 170 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This 1936 novelset in the California apple countryportrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism. Members Reviews: The best story - ever ! Awesome narrator !!!!!!!!! Would you listen to In Dubious Battle again? Why? Yes, great story of the ever present struggle of Little Man and Big Man and how Group Man must be smarter than Small Men are dumb. What did you like best about this story? The narrator is fantastic - changes sound to capture all the characters (voices, personalities, etc). Steinbeck is the Yoda of exposing and exploring the nature of men. He brings in thru the back door and into the living room without telling you which house you are in Which character as performed by Tom Stechschulte was your favorite? London Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Didn't want to "put it down", but it is pretty heady stuff, so you might need a break in the middle. Any additional comments? This is better than reading it and better than a movie Gripping and relevant I'd call this a political thriller. Was amazed at how relevant it still is. Steinbeck's command of story and character is excellent, as is the narrator's performance. Highly recommended, even for a first timer to Steinbeck. amazing
loved it! it was another awesome story from John steinbeck. from an Era that he does so well! highly recommend if you love john steinbeck do not miss this book! Seemed to drag on Any additional comments? I'm new to audiobooks and Steinbeck, listened to Of Mice and Men and absolutely loved it. I do like how Steinbeck writes and describes everything. In Dubious Battle comes and goes with me. At times I really like the story then at times I feel like the story just keeps going and going and doesn't get anymore interesting. I have about 3-hrs left but doubt my opinion will vary much upon completion. However, I plan on listening to East of Eden and would like to listen to more Steinbeck. I would just think that there are better Steinbeck's out there. The narration is very good though. selfless attempts to get decent wages for working. If you could sum up In Dubious Battle in three words, what would they be? fighting the good fight What was one of the most memorable moments of In Dubious Battle? memorable is not the word. but i found these men had high values and they were selfless. they were fighting for every wage earner that was not being paid fairly for their work. What about Tom Stechschultes performance did you like? wonderful. and the reader brings a lot to the book. five star reader! If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? swimming upstream Any additional comments? this was not one of my favorite steinbeck books, but still i rated the story a 4. i think steinbeck could write a good book in his sleep. he just can't go wrong. he had so much talent! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Elmer Gantry Audiobook by Sinclair Lewis
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Elmer Gantry Audiobook by Sinclair Lewis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Elmer Gantry Author: Sinclair Lewis Narrator: Anthony Heald Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 03-06-08 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 471 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The title character starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Throughout the novel, Gantry encounters fellow religious hypocrites. Although often exposed as a fraud, Gantry is never fully discredited. Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark American novel and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. It portrays the evangelistic activity that was common in 1920s America as well as attitudes toward it. Members Reviews: Halleluja, Brother Lewis! This book was the first one by Sinclair Lewis I had ever read, and from the synopsis I was half expecting something along the lines of Faulkner, whom I don't find too thrilling, to put it delicately. What a pleasant surprise! The book is extremely energetic, sarcastic, psychologically credible and just plain fun. A thrilling ride from start to finish. The narrator, Anthony Heald, also delivers an outstanding performance. He has a very pleasant voice and an impressive control of accents: apart from the many American voices, the occasional British accents are 100% convincing, and his German accent would almost convince a native speaker (but not quite). In short: a wonderful audiobook. Both the author and the narrator are going on my list. How a book SHOULD be written. I wish all books could be written this well. The character development was absolutely amazing. Elmer Gantry was lovable and dreadful all at the same time. I want a sequel only to know him again. He was so well developed. So clear and real. The use of language was well thought out, intentional, meaningful, enticing and entertaining. Sinclair Lewis reminds me of John Steinbeck in his clarity. My only complaint -- and I fear this is because I am a child of TV/video games/movies, etc -- is the story was not captivating. Elmer WAS captivating and his character (and the voice of the reader) really carried me through the entire book. The story itself was plain. But it didn't seem to matter much as Elmer and the reader made up for that. I loved it. I would definitely recommend it. I wish all books were written with this much detail, clarity and care. This is a work of art. Not some silly "journal -entry-stream-of-consciousness" garbage that happened to sell a million copies because everyone reads while their on their treadmills and talking on their blackberry. This book is fun Elmer Gantry is a classic without the weighty mindnumbing prose that can accompany the label, "classic." The characters are well developed and interesting and the time listening went by quickly because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. If you are like me and left this book off of your reading list, don't wait a minute more. Be careful, you may loose your religion! still too relevant! As wonderful as Burt Lancaster was in the classic movie based on this novel, the film doesn't come close to capturing the social commentary and humour in Elmer Gantry. I thought this would be dated, even corny, but Elmer could be journeying through some of today's megachurches, or peddling by turns the gospel of prosperity as a televangelist OR the laws of success as a new age guru. He could have been the architect of the ascendancy and co-opting of the religious right in recent U.S.

The Pastures of Heaven Audiobook by John Steinbeck
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The Pastures of Heaven Audiobook by John Steinbeck

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Pastures of Heaven Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Sean Runnette Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 04-01-13 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 96 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Today, nearly 40 years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. We have begun publishing his many works for the first time as Penguin Classics. This season we continue with the seven spectacular and influential books East of Eden, Cannery Row, In Dubious Battle, The Long Valley, The Moon Is Down, The Pastures of Heaven, and Tortilla Flat. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of listeners and to the many who revisit them again and again. Members Reviews: Golden, mythical America Any additional comments? A funny thing happened to me as I was reading this book - I forgot that Steinbeck wasn't quite being literal. Yet the characters fell so alive, the valley seems like such a real place that you fall into its spell almost immediately. Not until the end when the tourists are looking down into the valley (much like how the book begins) do we feel how Las Pasturas del Cielo is a promised land and we are all still wandering around the dry California scrag like so many little American Moses'. I wonder how someone who has never lived in America would feel about this book? I've been reading a lot of novels from Russia and I always wonder what it is I'm missing because I am, in fact, unaware of all the nuance that a Russian author would take for granted of his Russian reader. And would a Russian not quite feel everything that an American would feel reading Steinbeck? The distance that separate us socially as a culture, our yearning for something new and to always be on the move, the easy calm mixed with religious firmness ... are these things unique to America? I don't know. I do know that Steinbeck writes about the inner yearning and nostalgia and dreams of Americans with an ease as gentle as the calm breeze of the valley of this book. He's writing about ideals, about something much more firm than a place in the ground - he's writing about us as a people in all our varied eccentricities, our hopes and our failures and above all, our idea of what we want our lives (and our country) to be about. Here in this book is a place where harsh politics and extremist religions are tempered with hard work, good neighbors and family. People are good, and though they may not always see eye to eye, they know how to work out their differences honorably. That's why Las Pasturas del Cielo isn't a real place, and that's why the tourists at the end can't seem to figure out that living in heaven is as simple as just walking out of the desert and into the valley. Life is complicated, life moves quickly, we grasp onto things that aren't really firm in hopes of finding happiness in things. And yet Las Pasturas del Cielo is still there, waiting, and hoping we will all get our acts together, put aside the things in life that aren't really that important, and just 'go home'. Steinbeck is writing about a very conservative ideal, but it's the American ideal. It's quaint, it's hard work, but it's full of a joy and a simplicity we wish we had more of. Anyway, this is a wonderful book but it's easy to forget what an artistic masterpiece this is because of its simple, idealist subject matter.

The Gilded Age Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Gilded Age Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Gilded Age Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Robin Field Format: Unabridged Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 04-06-16 Publisher: Mission Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America - an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his collaborator, Charles Dudley Warner, attack the greed, lust, and naiveté of their own time in a work that endures as a valuable social document and one of America's most important satirical novels. Members Reviews: The Brilliant Satire Of Twain "The Gilded Age" was my first Kindle book. I read it along with a history of the Progressive Movement, which was enjoyable and useful for placing myself in late 19th-century America. Twain created a satirical tragedy that masterfully encapsulates the excess of the Gilded Age, and the distractions that drove our entire society into a ditch. It's brilliance is manifested by its relevance to our world today, almost 140 years after its publication. The story describes a fundamental aspect of human nature that we all need to examine more closely. Mark Twain is such an American treasure; I wish he had a contemporary counterpart. Three Stars no comment Best lotion I have used in the last 25 years! Not only do I absolutely LOVE the smell, it works amazing. It smells like a perfumed lotion, and I always get complimented after I tan...asking what kind of perfume I am wearing. If you like more of a subtle fragrance, this may not be for you. This lotion is great and gives you a deep bronze quickly This lotion is great and gives you a deep bronze quickly. I love it. My only complaint is that it is thick and takes a while to get it rubbed in everywhere, but then again the thickness is probably a sign of good quality. Gilded Lotion Shipped on time with no problems. Love this product. After a few times tanning with it I am already considerably darker. Love the smell of the lotion. No problems with streaking or anything else. Perfect dark tan all over. Love it, would order again. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Great Classic Stories II Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde
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Great Classic Stories II Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Great Classic Stories II Author: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde Narrator: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, Robert Fass, Bronson Pinchot Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 10-14-10 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 53 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more! Narrators include Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, Robert Fass, Bronson Pinchot, and other talents, for a superb listening experience! Members Reviews: Another great selection of stories This second collection of "Great Classic Stories" is just as rewarding as the first, with something for everyone, including comedy, tragedy, suspense, and romance. From Huxley's brassy lunchtime companion to the sad teller of Gilbert's love story, nearly every story reveals an unforgettable character or two, and the narrators are first-rate. I particularly enjoyed Bill Wallis and Simon Vance. Here are the stories in order: YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN by Nathaniel Hawthorne THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO by Edgar Allan Poe COUSIN WILLIAM by Harriet Beecher Stowe HOW I EDITED AN AGRICULTURAL PAPER by Mark Twain A PIECE OF STRING by Guy de Maupassant ANGELA, AN INVERTED LOVE STORY by W. S. Gilbert THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE by Oscar Wilde THE STORY OF AN HOUR by Kate Chopin A JURY OF HER PEERS by Susan Glaspell ARABY by James Joyce THE MARK ON THE WALL by Virginia Woolf THE INTERLOPERS by Saki HEAD AND SHOULDERS by F. Scott Fitzgerald THE STRANGER by Katherine Mansfield THE BLIND MAN by D. H. Lawrence NUNS AT LUNCHEON by Aldous Huxley Entertaining! This audio book would have been worth the purchase if only for the reading of Mark Twain's "How I Edited An Agricultural Paper." I bust up laughing every time I hear that story! However, this audio book is filled with great short stories and are sure to entertain and are read by a variety of great readers. I would recommend this to anyone! Great Classic Stories II The audible download does not itemize this book by each story so I have no way to find a specific story and play it. I see no index or table of contents to review to know titles, author, narrator, etc. Maybe I am missing something but that is a huge drawback. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Uncle Tom's Cabin Audiobook by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Audiobook by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrator: Sean Crisden Format: Unabridged Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 10-20-10 Publisher: Hudson Capital Pty Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 100 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In this anti-slavery novel by the American author Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin is centered on the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters - both fellow slaves and slave owners - revolve. This emotional novel portrays the reality of slavery while also stressing that Christian love can defeat something as damaging as enslavement of fellow human beings. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling book in the 19th century, and second best-selling following the Bible. Members Reviews: The Narrator's Performance is AMAZING! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes, because the narrator was able to bring the book to life beautifully. What did you like best about this story? I enjoyed how Harriet Beecher Stowe showed a different side of slavery up-close and personally. She was able to allow the reader to connect with the characters and really get to know them on a deeper level. What about Sean Crisdens performance did you like? Sean did an amazing job! He had a different voice for every character, which made it easy to tell who was speaking. The voices he was able to do were simply wonderful - he brought each and every character alive. The way he allowed each character to speak showed so much more depth about their personalities. If you could take any character from Uncle Tom's Cabin out to dinner, who would it be and why? Uncle Tom, because he has so many valuable and coveted positive character traits and is a truly good person. I would try to learn some life lessons from him. Any additional comments? I had to read this book for school, and Sean Crisden really helped me to get into the book. I'm not a huge "bookworm," so having the audio was great! Amazing Story...Emotionally Stirring Performance.. What did you love best about Uncle Tom's Cabin? This performance is unlike any other others. I was amazed by how the author, through the performers, described the characters, as if you actually knew them ... I empathized with them and experienced their lives. I enjoyed the multi-voice discourse among the characters. I loved the twists and turns of the story. Superb! Best ever narration. Fantastic all the way around. Can't believe this wasn't required reading in my school daze. Great story and I love the way it was written. Very glad I listened to it instead of trying to struggle through it phonetically. Definitely one to keep in the library! The narration is probably the best I've ever heard. Great story! Wow what a story! I got this because we are reading in English and I have to say I really enjoyed this! I bought the paper copy as well and I'm glad I did. I can see myself reading this for a second time. Very powerful story and you come to love the characters in it. The speaker of this audible did a very great job too with their being so many characters I knew each one by the voice. Well done! A "Must Read" This classic tale, which is often credited with helping to change America's views on slavery just before the Civil War, is gripping and becomes even more powerful when, at the end of the book, the author explains that she is speaking from experience and many of the characters in the book are based on real people who lived the horrors of slavery.

Heart of Darkness Audiobook by Joseph Conrad
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Heart of Darkness Audiobook by Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Heart of Darkness Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: B.J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 02-17-12 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 47 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A weary pilgrimage amongst hints for nightmares. This is how Marlowe describes his journey into the Belgian Congo. And while Europeans go mad, Corporations turn tyrannous, and the legend of a great Ivory hunter is dangled before him, Marlowe observes everything with a keen eye, as we journey with him, into the Heart of Darkness. This audiobook also includes another short story featuring Marlowe, "Youth". Members Reviews: Narration not good. I really enjoyed listening to "Kidnapped" with B.J. Harrison as narrator. I don't know what happened here. I found that his voice did not match the characters, and often he would hush to a whisper for no reason.I could not finish it. Maybe one day I'll get this book by another narrator. Mesmerizing Great narration, it draws you in. Hardest part is not listening to the whole thing in one sitting. Confusing Diction The word choice is so deep and confusing, it's hard to understand what is going on. Absolutely hated this book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: Jonathan Oliver Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 08-21-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 99 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: Great voice. Struggles with dialect. Although I think I could listen to the soft purr and swift precision of the narrator's speech for years on end, to my ears, he fails to render the dialog in this book authentically. Most of it is overwrought, sounding more like caricatures than characters. There's no evidence of an authentic accent in the Native American characters and, worst of all, Hawkeye, the central character, is performed as if he were some transplanted Cajun rather than a colonial American frontiersman. For an example of what I mean, listen to Raymond Todd's reading of The Deerslayer. To me he gets it right. Todd's dialog sounds more authentic and carries the story better. Mr. Oliver doesn't even approximate the characters' speech as the author renders it on the page. It ruined the experience for me. I downloaded a different version. Cooper is Poorly Understood James Fenimore Cooper's books require a respect for the political tensions of an early formed nation and an appreciation for the racial and ethnic mix of people who were shaping it. Unfortunately, Jonathan Oliver seems to have little understanding of these subtleties. In his reading, he pauses in the wrong places, gives the wrong dialect to Hawkeye, and pays little homage to the Native Americans. He also mispronounces American place names. I gave up listening to him after Chapter Four and found another reader. Sweet Reasonably well read, and of course this is a beautiful and timeless story. I wish we had more authors like this fellow. One for the ages. Frustrating The narration was so bad that I couldn't understand what was being read. Might just be me, but I had to turn it off after 20 minutes of strained hard listening. Extremely frustrating, very let down. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Shepherd of the Hills Audiobook by Harold Bell Wright
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The Shepherd of the Hills Audiobook by Harold Bell Wright

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Shepherd of the Hills Author: Harold Bell Wright Narrator: Jack Sondericker Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-07 Publisher: Books in Motion Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 58 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Strangers aren't well received in the Mutton Hollow neighborhood of the Ozarks. But there was something different about this old gentleman. The cut of his clothes revealed he was obviously from the world beyond the ridges. He carried himself with the unconscious air of one long used to power and influence. His face was marked deeply by pride - pride of birth, of intellect, of culture - but there was more, the countenance of one fairly staggering under a burden of disappointment and grief. No one knew his past, or why he came to the hollow. But his quiet presence was soon to be felt by every family in Mutton Hollow. (P)2005 Books in Motion Members Reviews: a timeless masterpiece When I was growing up, sometime in the late 50's or early 60's, my father told me the best book he'd ever read was "When a Mans a Man" by Harold Bell Wright. I read it, enjoyed it, don't know that I thought it was the best book I'd ever read but it was a good story. Recently I recommended it to my 21 year old son who read and enjoyed it. As a kid I also read "The Sheperd of the Hills" now some 50 years ago, I also saw the movie starring John Wayne. It was all good. But, reading it again now I was amazed at how much I enjoyed the story, it's a timeless story that anyone can read and think about wanting to lead the same kind of life, away from the city, peaceful, with some meaning. Food for thought for sure. This book is now 104 years old........ They don't write books like this anymore. A simple story about the value of simplicity. I found it to be old-fashioned in the best possible way. excellent story A great telling of the hill people in a refreshingly good light masterfully written and told Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

My Antonia Audiobook by Willa Cather
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My Antonia Audiobook by Willa Cather

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: My Antonia Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jim Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 01-08-10 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 52 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: My Ántonia is considered one of the greatest novels by American writer Willa Cather. It is the final book of the "prairie trilogy" of novels by Cather that also includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he travels to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Ántonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and we view Ántonia's life, including its struggles and triumphs, through his eyes. Members Reviews: Worst Narrator Ever! Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cindy Hardin Killavey and Jim Killavey ? Anybody Any additional comments? I have listened to dozens of audio books and I have never heard a narrator this bad. It sounded like "text to talk" half the time. It was so grating I had to stop listening. I decided to just read the book and it was wonderful. I am so disappointed I wasted money on this recording. I will keep note of this narrator to make sure I never have to listen to him again! Just read the book, the audio version horrible! Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? A friend, no. An enemy who I wanted to suffer horrifically, poorly read narrative by a person with an incongruous accent, poor cadence, and no humanity in their speech, perhaps. Would you ever listen to anything by Willa Cather again? Based on this terrible experience, no. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cindy Hardin Killavey and Jim Killavey ? Siri would have read this with more emotional depth and conversational rhythm. If this book were a movie would you go see it? No, it would not make an interesting film. Any additional comments? I have never before encountered such a horrible narrator! His voice was so lacking in depth or emotion that he quite honestly sounded like an inexpensive text-to-speech robot. His Bostonian accent was completely incongruous with the story, set in the Midwest, and he made listening to the already dry story complete drudgery! Imagine the Mayor of Springfield from The Simpsons, only without any actual human intonation. Primative beginnings Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? I might recommend this to some people who would be interested in the settling of Nebraska but not entertainment value. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? I would have ended the book after the people moved to the town. The first half was fine but the second half was all narrative. The individual people had no character and their stories were too erratic. Which character as performed by Cindy Hardin Killavey and Jim Killavey was your favorite? I liked the primary character, Jim, when he was young but not when he was an adult. Did My Antonia inspire you to do anything? No. Any additional comments? Even where the story was good, the character development was poor. Stephen Hawking with a Boston accent Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? If they were reading it themselves. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? Changed the narrator.

Once There Was a War Audiobook by John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
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Once There Was a War Audiobook by John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Once There Was a War Author: John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor) Narrator: Lloyd James Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 08-28-14 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 88 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-the-frontlines account of World War II - now with a new introduction. In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime. Members Reviews: The greatest war story(ies) ever told I have read many war biographies and accounts of WWII, including Churchill's, but none come close to bringing WWII to life like this book does. Although stripped of specific details by the censors, the stories lose nothing from the omissions for Steinbeck has done a masterful job of reaching deep into the lives of the men and women of the allied forces and giving them expression that is pure gold. I have lived as an infantry soldier and these words ring so true and deep that one wishes there were volumes of these stories somewhere. Although Ken Burns did much of this for the Civil War, the main difference is that Steinbeck brings his deep understanding and empathy for the common person to the description of events. You will not be disappointed, even if you do not care much for Steinbeck's other works. Great stories Worthy of your time. A look at the war through the eyes of a true observers of the world. Empathetic and Respectful view of the men of WWII Over the past two months while reading classics as part of a personal challenge I have fallen in love with the prose of John Steinbeck. Now I intend to find and read everything he wrote! This is my first read of one of his nonfiction books, and my first review of less than 5 stars. However, if there were half stars I would certainly give this one a solid 4.5 stars! These stories come from John's experiences as a war correspondent during WWII in England, Italy and northern Africa. The beauty of the stories is the way John writes about each soldier with love and respect. He tries to tell the story of their humanity and frailty. This book will not teach you a great deal about WWII unless you know very little, but it will give you insight into the individual men who touched John while he served. He writes with humor, frankness, admiration and love. He has a true empathy for these men, and it is palpable as you read this little book. LLoyd James was very good -- but I missed Gary Sinise who was so good that I felt like he embodied John Steinbeck. wonderful insightful book Would you consider the audio edition of Once There Was a War to be better than the print version? I have been on a Jon Steinbeck kick and I loved this. His everyday details about the reality and sometimes the every day heros of war is illuminating and very down to earth. Have you listened to any of Lloyd Jamess other performances before? How does this one compare? no but he was great Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? don't have to you can read it in segments which is great Immediately Started the Book Over to Listen Again This collection has got to be my most cherished book from audible.

Billy Budd Audiobook by Herman Melville
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Billy Budd Audiobook by Herman Melville

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Billy Budd Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Michael Lackey Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 10-15-13 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 31 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen. Members Reviews: H2O here isn't wide, but deep w/ strong currents Reading 'Billy Budd' left me thinking of David Foster Wallace and his unfinished novel The Pale King. Both are unfinished literary works that -- despite their roughness (and yes incompleteness) -- seem to suggest or hint that if given time/space/temperament, etc., Melville and Wallace could have produced works equalling their respective magna opera. Both are full of a confident stillness that hint at a genius between the words and a soul and art floating just under the text. Is Billy Budd a greater work than Moby-Dick? Pshaw! Of course not, because perfection. But it shows that that damn book about an enigmatic, amelanist whale was not a fluke. Billy Budd's simplicity and shortness is deceptive -- the water here isn't wide, but it is deep with strong currents. At the end of reading this I was left with a dreamy visual of a giant wave which looks destined to break in a tremendous fashion against the ship I am sitting in. At the very last moment, however, the swell rolls under my lonely craft. While the ship survives, there is that one full-stop second; that heavy moment as the wave passes UNDER the portside where your bodymindandsoul recognizes the strength of the ocean and the power of that one beautiful wave that barely missed destroying you. TraFALgaaar The narrator pronounces Nelson's great battle TraFALgaaar. He also pronounces forecastle just like it is spelled in contradiction to the pronunciation used by every sailor ever. Kind of hard to get past this in a book about sailing....by Melville. Could be better It has long sentences and many diversions which makes us difficult to understand but I enjoyed this book Ugh Hated this book from start to finish. Sure glad we weren't assigned Moby Dick. the performance was adequate. So many hours I can't get back. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Gift of the Magi Audiobook by O. Henry
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The Gift of the Magi Audiobook by O. Henry

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Gift of the Magi Author: O. Henry Narrator: Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Lissa Lia, K. Anderson Yancy Format: Unabridged Length: 21 mins Language: English Release date: 01-12-13 Publisher: SonicMovie.net, ChicagoWood Media, Wollcott & Sheridan Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the greatest love stories ever! A couple struggling to make ends meet finds themselves with nothing with which to buy the other a Christmas gift. Through extreme personal sacrifice, they manage to give one another the best gift they - or anyone - could ever receive. Members Reviews: The Gift of the Magi This is a Christmas favorite from my childhood. While I enjoyed the performance, there was too much filler at the end of the recording. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Professor's House Audiobook by Willa Cather
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The Professor's House Audiobook by Willa Cather

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Professor's House Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Sean Runnette Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 09-27-16 Publisher: Random House Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A study in emotional dislocation and renewal. Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50s, has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels. Members Reviews: Slow start I found this hard to get into at first. I felt it was slow and difficult to see the plot. I stuck with it and found the narrator to be engaging. It is sentimental story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ohio River Valley Trilogy Audiobook by Zane Grey, Raging Bull Publishing
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The Ohio River Valley Trilogy Audiobook by Zane Grey, Raging Bull Publishing

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Ohio River Valley Trilogy Author: Zane Grey, Raging Bull Publishing Narrator: J Rodney Turner Format: Unabridged Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 04-14-17 Publisher: Raging Bull Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This Raging Bull Publishing Box Set contains three classic Western books by Zane Grey including: Betty Zane Inspired by the life and adventures of his own great-great grandmother, Betty Zane was Zane Grey's first novel and launched his career as a master writer of rousing frontier and Western adventures. Betty Zane is the story of the events culminating in the last battle of the American Revolution, when 200 Redcoats from British-controlled Detroit along with 400 Shawnee Indian attacked the small, wood-palisaded Ford Henry on the western frontier. The heroine of the battle - a young, spunky, and beautiful frontier girl - was Betty Zane. The Spirit of the Border He was known as Deathwind to the Ohio Valley Indians, and now Lewis Wetzel must single-handedly save Fort Henry. Armed only with his long rifle and knife, he heads out on a one-man rampage to stop the bloody border wars, to face down Chief Wingenund and to avenge the brutal missionary massacre at Village of Peace. The Last Trail A woman is kidnapped from Fort Henry by a band of renegades and hostile Ohio Valley Indians. Now, Lewis Wetzel and Jonathan Zane take pursuit. With no hope of survival, they follow the trail into the unknown wilderness, vowing it to be their last venture. At trail's end, they will face their bloodiest battle. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Henry & June Audiobook by Anais Nin
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Henry & June Audiobook by Anais Nin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Henry & June Author: Anais Nin Narrator: Cherie Lunghi Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 06-20-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 81 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: 'I really believe that if I were not a writer, not a creator, not an experimenter, I might have been a very faithful wife.' Nin's passionate and consuming relationship with Henry & June transformed a previously monogamous wife into an uninhibited and sexually liberated woman. Henry & June is a forthright and riveting account of a woman discovering her sensuality. Our production is read by Cherie Lunghi. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company she has appeared in London and Stratford in many of its productions. Amongst her many film appearances have been Roland Joffe's 'The Mission', John Boorman's 'Excalibur' and Kenneth Branagh's 'Frankenstein'. Members Reviews: Confusing Narrator The narrator's voice is a low, breathy contralto. Very low. Although she is an excellent reader, the deep quality of her voice makes this already melodramatic text a caricature of itself. It flattens the quality of the listening experience, and makes it hard to take the content seriously. Not Just These Days To me the story is very telling of the kind of being man (and woman) really are. The story coming from 1931, my generation has been told that the 1970s were the years of the sexual revolution. To the contrary of this story, it may have happened way before then and before this writing. While most people will never go to the depths that are told in this book, the sexual mind will take them there time and time again regardless of your public portrayal. You know it's true. A quest into human mind I was more captivated with the narration than I thought I would be. There is something poetic about the flow of thought, even if it does suddenly leap somewhere totally new and is at times hard to follow. An interesting view into the mind of someone who tries to find themselves in a world too rigid for their needs. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Garrison Keillor Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 10-29-04 Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 36 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Young Huck is an industrious, fiercely independent boy who escapes his abusive, drunken father and sets out on an unforgettable journey down the Mississippi River. Enjoying his freedom, he befriends a kindhearted slave named Jim, whose suffering teaches Huck powerful lessons about racism, personal liberty, and the complexities of life. Revolutionary for its realistic dialogue and uncompromising plot, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is arguably the greatest of all American novels, and a powerful sequel to Mark Twain's lighthearted classic, Tom Sawyer. Critic Reviews: "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." (Ernest Hemingway) Members Reviews: Abridged version left some holes I skipped this book in the required reading list in High School, so I am now trying to fill the gaps left in my education. I really enjoyed the story, as I expected I would. However, since I read the abridged version, it wrapped up very quickly and left some unanswered questions. The narration was first rate, however. just outstanding I would listen to Garrison Keillor read the phone book, but his voice combined with Twain's classic prose and characterizations is just the highest listening experience a person could ask for. Keep reading, Garrison! Garrison Keillor amazing, but missing chapters Although the audiobook is missing quite a bit of Mark Twain's original writing, the incomparable Garrison Keillor makes up the difference. A more than solid reading of a timeless classic. I just wish they hadn't skipped over a large chunk of the story, such as the attempted grifting of the orphan girls, and Huck's improbable meeting of Tom Sawyer 1000 miles away from their home, and their adventure in trying to free Jim from captivity. What can a person say but" Excellent!" Great classic story told by Garrison Keeler. Keeler makes Huck, Jim and the rest of the characters come alive like no other can. Fantastic story and a fantastic listen. You will not be disappointed. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Benito Cereno Audiobook by Herman Melville
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Benito Cereno Audiobook by Herman Melville

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Benito Cereno Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Pete Cross Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 07-14-16 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Captain Delano is approached on the open sea by a battered-looking ship led by Captain Benito Cereno. Cereno, always accompanied by his personal slave, Babo, explains that his crew was transporting a group of slaves from Africa when their ship was caught and damaged in severe weather. He is polite but always timid and requests supplies for his ship's remaining journey. Captain Delano agrees to help but begins to notice the strange social interactions and atmosphere of Cereno's crew and the slaves. Delano begins to believe that Cereno is hiding something and turns out to be right. As a climactic battle breaks out between the two crews, Benito Cereno's greatest secret is uncovered. Members Reviews: An indictment of slavery from a viewpoint of mora ambiguity Melville's prose is ornate and difficult to read, yet the story is gripping. An American merchant ship, the Bachelor's Delight, sailing up the west coast of South America encounters the San Dominick, a Spanish slave ship that is obviously in distress. Wanting to give assistance, the ship's captain, Amasa Delano, boards the ship and tries to find out from the captain, Benito Cereno, what has happened. What he sees -- an absence of ship's officers and of most of the crew, and Black who are freely moving about the deck of the ship without being confined to the lower decks astonishes him. Cereno's woeful story makes no sense to Delano, but Cereno's Black servant, Babo, will not leave him alone to ask further questions. The pacing of this book is masterly as Delano's suspicions grow and he gradually becomes aware of the grisly events aboard the San Dominick. The book is told from Delano's viewpoint -- and as such is morally ambiguous from the modern reader's point of view. Good Short Novel! If you like Melville, but don't have time for one of his longer works (Moby Dick, etc.) this might be just the one for you! This edition of the kindle-book is okay. You know how some of them are cheap and full of typos; this one is not. Give it a try! You might like it. It has a suspenseful story line. a sad commentary on the institution of slavery This lesser known novel of the sea by Herman Melville offers a glimpse into the slave trade as it occurred in the New World a couple of centuries ago. It is based on a true event, a rebellion on a slave ship in the waters off South America. The "hero" is a decidedly clueless, but good-natured ship's captain; the "villains" are slaves who try to win their freedom while at sea but do not have the skills to pilot the ship to freedom. A massive deception is at the center of the plot, but its success is not entirely convincing. Still, something like this apparently happened, and it's a sad tale in a sad history of the colonializing of the Americas and the human practice of slavery. Melville specializes in epic sad tales. What is reality? A combination of a Stevenson yarn and a house-of-mirrors, B. Cereno will hold your interest as the sad story unfolds. What is real and what is merely perception? A fascinating study of a fictional relationship, this is weird but good reading. Neat Novella..................... Melville presents a tantalizing tale of a slave rebellion aboard ship, at the turn of the 19th century.

A Rose in Bloom Audiobook by Louisa May Alcott
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A Rose in Bloom Audiobook by Louisa May Alcott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Rose in Bloom Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Barbara Caruso Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 01-31-13 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 47 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Returning to the "Aunt Hill" from a two-year trip around the world, 20-year-old Rose Campbell suddenly finds herself surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them! Rose is rich and pretty, and she suspects many of these suitors are more interested in her wealth than her dreams. But she is determined to live her own life and find her own love, despite the many plans of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Louisa May Alcott wrote this delightful sequel to Eight Cousins at the request of her many fans. Members Reviews: Still a good book Where does A Rose in Bloom rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? In the middle of the pack. What did you like best about this story? It is a clean and inspiring story where family relationships are very important. Which character as performed by Barbara Caruso was your favorite? Mac was the best. I must say that I did not like most of the male characters - the worst one being uncle Alec who sounded like a woman. Rose's voice made her sound childish which made me dislike her at times. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The book is quite moving. Any additional comments? This is an old fashioned book that may sound preachy to younger audiences. I read this book when I was 7 or 8 years old and loved it. This time I felt it was a bit wordy. I still recommend it highly. Enjoyable This was an enjoyable to listen to, the reader kept my interest. Very fun and light. A follow up to Eight Cousins Any additional comments? Good innocent entertaining book. Rose was introduced in Eight Cousins. At the end of that book she and her friend/maid left for a continental tour with her uncle. In this book Rose and her friend return and they and most of the cousins are now grown up. The families are very close and Rose is particularly close to two of her male cousins. Her friend/maid is very close to another one of Rose's cousins. The book is entertaining but I must admit it is a little too much goody goody preaching toward the end. I know that being good is admirable, but it can be a little tedious too. It is also very class conscious, which was typical of the times in which the story is set but difficult to understand in today's world. Barbara Caruso is a wonderful talent and she narrates this book perfectly. Charming reminiscent of gentler times I adore Barbara Caruso as a narrator and she truly does this beautiful piece justice. I don't think Alcott ever wrote a bad book and this is another wonderful read in her excellent repertoire. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Edith Wharton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Dick Hill Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 11-21-17 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Revised edition: Previously published as The Age of Innocence, this edition of The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. Members Reviews: A Wharton Masterpiece THE AGE OF INNOCENCE Although this is a love story on many levels, The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, is, also, a documentary of a culture- in this case, the elite rich society of New York in 19th century America- who buries its own dreams and deepest desires behind the greater need to be accepted and approved by oneâs own âreference group.â The book hinges on the words people are âchained to separate destinies,â and proceeds to illustrate how this is true of rich and poor alike. This star-crossed love story centers on a love triangle. Rebelling against a long-time, smothering tradition, a young, idealistic man, Newland Archer, marries his loving and sweet-natured-but, boring and traditional- wife, May, under pressure from friends and family. The complication comes when he falls head over heels in love with his wifeâs cousin, the Countess Ellen Olinska, who has recently come home. To the disapproval and shock of her family and New York society she has deserted her husband, a rich, albeit unsavory French Count. The Countess is a beautiful Bohemian âoutcastâ central to the story because she dares to have the courage to reject that which is destructive to her true nature, making her misunderstood by her family and friends. However, her integrity, compassion, and joie de vivre make her a sympathetic and irresistible character to all who know her, especially the men, who fall under the spell of her charms and are depicted as being in a much better positon to flout the chains of society in contrast to the women of the time. Archer loves the Countess Olenska because she possesses the attributes he most wants himself, and she is a metaphor for freedom of choice in that she defies the expectations of her sex and the confines of society in exchange for being true to her own ideas of integrity and proper behavior. A heart-wrenching story of unrequited love, it depicts the forces that band together to bring the protagonists to heel and keep them chained to separate destinies. Their personal desires are squelched by family and friends in the name of dutiful honor and expectations amidst the rigid judgment and hypocrisy of their unyielding, self-righteous social class. Edith Wharton was a master at evoking the social mores and confines of the society she grew up in, and is often a society that she seems to condemn for its snobbery and hypocrisy. Even though the book depicts New Yorkâs upper crust of the 19th century, it is âeverymanâs story,â because itâs a reminder to us all that, although we can exist in a world to which we may not want to belong, our choice to remain there may come at the steep and personal price of dream walking through life. This story is so beautifully written and is evocative of human nature which demands that men and women put duty, honor, and pride above all else regardless of individual liberty and personal happiness. In the concluding pages, the reader has an epiphany that one comes to terms with the sweet fragileness of our memories by consciously choosing to reject choices that may expose and destroy perceived perfection in order to maintain the dream of what might have been. So, it is with Archer.

The Hamlet Audiobook by William Faulkner
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The Hamlet Audiobook by William Faulkner

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Hamlet Author: William Faulkner Narrator: Joe Barrett Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 12-17-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 160 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of the Snopes family in Frenchman's Bend, a small town built on the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes wily, energetic, a man of shady origins quickly comes to dominate the town and its people with his cunning and guile. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of William Faulkner's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview where James Atlas interviews James Lee Burke about the life and work of William Faulkner begins as soon as the audiobook ends. Members Reviews: Great narrator, great book, better read than heard The narrator of this book is excellent. The stories themselves are excellent. The complexity of Faulkner's sentences and story structure, however, often forced me to rewind, because I wasn't certain if I had missed something. Each story was fascinating, with tales of trickery and veniality mixed in with occasional kindness and hope. I certainly cannot fault the narrator, who does a wonderful job with accents and differentiating the different speakers. Having read (in print) other books by Faulkner, I knew that he loves a rambling sentence, and always tells a moving tale. If I had read this book (in print) before, perhaps I would not have been as confused by the sometimes abrupt turns the stories took. It's book well worth reading, beautifully narrated, but I would recommend that if you haven't encountered Faulkner before, or if you like obvious continuity, you get the print edition. And We Thought Control Freaks Were a New Phenom What did you love best about The Hamlet? I did not "love" The Hamlet. I was fascinated by it, kind of like being fascinated by a snake. These are mostly not nice people Faulkner writes about. He's not mocking them. He's reporting. The images are vivid and the language is a treasure. I loved listening to the words. But it is not a comfortable book. Well-Read I like the way the reader does the accents. He's not a southerner but he does well enough that you can tell the character who is speaking by the way he reads - except, of course, when Faulkner himself forgets who is speaking - I still don't completely understand the book and probably never will, which is a good thing, because it's like a gold mine you can go back to over and over again and it never runs dry. Their Only Chance to be Beautiful? Faulkner's language is absolutely gorgeous, moving in wafts of sense-filled images through the reader/listener's mind and Joe Barrett's reading of it is perfection. I have read most of Faulkner's novels more than once (Absalom, Absalom, being my favorite). But times have changed and I was surprised by my patience being tried by the less-than-desirable characters. Getting older, I also find myself less patient with aspects of stories than seem contrived to shock; after decades of news, movies, and reading I find little actually shocking about "human" behavior so the attempts seem more artifice than art.

Intruder in the Dust Audiobook by William Faulkner
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Intruder in the Dust Audiobook by William Faulkner

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Intruder in the Dust Author: William Faulkner Narrator: Scott Brick Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 10-30-07 Publisher: Random House Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 97 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Intruder in the Dust is at once an engrossing murder mystery and an unflinching portrait of racial injustice. Set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County, it is the story of Lucas Beauchamp, a black man wrongly arrested for the murder of Vinson Gowrie, a white man. Confronted by the threat of lynching, Lucas sets out to prove his innocence, aided by a white lawyer, Gavin Stephens, and his young nephew, Chick Mallison. ©1948 Random House, Inc.; Copyright renewed 1975 Jill Faulker Summers; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc. Members Reviews: Excellent characterization, fine suspense Faulkner's style is not easy, so anyone who reads him or listens to him should expect to work a bit. However, there are major rewards for the effort. The central character in this story, a proud mixed-race man who is charged with murder and assumed to be guilty because he is Afro-american in the South many years ago, is one of the most satisfyingly depicted black male characters in all of American literature. Faulkner's expertise in drawing this man, Lucas Beauchamp, and in depicting his dialect, his speech patterns, is beyond reproach. As you listen, you will see this man in your imagination as clearly as you see yourself in a mirror. The plot is that of a mystery being solved. Lucas sits patiently in jail as the white roughnecks in the community plot to take him out and lynch him....Lucas is patient and confident because he knows he did not murder the dead white man, and he knows a way to prove it, and he manages to set in motion certain actions that will bring the truth to light...if the actions can be completed (by two boys, one white, one black) before the lynch mob gets Lucas out of jail for the rope and gasoline party they have in mind. You will wonder after enjoying this fine story if the author of To Kill a Mockingbird was inspired by the tale. Intruder preceded Mockingbird by several years, and the themes and story line and characters are closer to each other than I would be comfortable with had I written Mockingbird. Intruder is one of Faulkner's most accessible books. You will not be disappointed. A true classic This is one of my favorite books, although many do not consider it one of Faulkner's best. Faulkner was gifted with the ability to write memorable quotes of dialogue, and there are some gems here. Reading Faulkner always requires concentration, but it's worth the effort. In this story he takes a very simple plot, occurring over a very short time frame, and creates a fascinating work by exploring what the characters think about themselves and their community. One note of caution: the book is full of a few words that have become racial hot buttons. The story is set in the South in the 1950's. These words don't bother me - I'm not afraid of words, and they are true to the setting of the story - but it's something a reader who is unfamiliar with Faulkner should be aware of. I really don't like Faulkner, keep tht in mind [{ "answer" : "Best- action scenes= best. It's like being in the center of a thunderstorm- there's so much going on at once but you feel so totally alive at that moment even though it should be horrifying Worst- Literally everything else. This guy writes 5-page long sentences that are confusing af.

Uncle Tom's Cabin Audiobook by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Audiobook by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrator: Buck Schirner Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 01-14-15 Publisher: The Classic Collection Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 70 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Neither before nor after the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin has a woman ever so moved America to take action against injustice as Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the abolitionists' message to the public conscience. Indeed, Abraham Lincoln greeted Stowe in 1863 as "the little lady who made this big war." Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the Underground Railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada. As the Harrises flee to freedom, another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale. Too loyal to abuse his master's trust, too Christian to rebel, Tom wrenches himself from his family. Befriending a white child, Evangeline St. Clare, Tom is purchased by her father and taken to their home in New Orleans. Although Evangeline's father finally resolves to free his slaves, his sudden death alters their fates, sending Tom farther downriver to Simon Legree's plantation, and the whips of Legree's overseers. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. Members Reviews: Inspiring Buck Schirner was an expert in taking on the voice and language of the characters. He made the book come alive for me. This book is thought provoking as one considers hypocrisy and self-centered living as opposed to Tom's humility and self-sacrifice for his fellow slaves. It inspires me to do something and be a voice for the voiceless as Tom and George did. reader was great! really gave life to characters. reader brought the characters to life, I almost felt like I had met them too Loved it! The different voices of the people really illustrated the different character personalities. It kept me completely engaged! great american classic loved it. the narration is amazing. wnjoyed the book a great deal. recommend it to everybody Must Read Unbelievable story, so beautifully written. It won't disappoint. I highly recommend this book to everyone. The narrator was wonderful as well. This book will be in my top 10 of all time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Travels in Alaska Audiobook by John Muir
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Travels in Alaska Audiobook by John Muir

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Travels in Alaska Author: John Muir Narrator: Noah Waterman Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 04-26-12 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 64 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: "In mid-July of 1879, John Muir sailed for the first time through the sheer-walled fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage. 'Never before this,' he wrote, 'had I been embosomed in scenery so hopelessly beyond description.' During the previous 15 years, Muir had vanished into the north woods of Canada, walked a thousand miles from Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico, and nested himself in the granite heart of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Wild nature burned with volcanic intensity in the core of John Muir's soul. And here - amid the mountains, glaciers, and islands of Alaska - he found a wildness to match his own." (Richard Nelson) Members Reviews: Book great, narration destroys This is a wonderful book of Muir's trip to Alaska in the late 1800's, full of delightful detail about geography, views, native culture and great stories ab out both Alaska and his travels. However, the narration is appalling and destroys the beauty of the book. The narrator speaks VERY quickly, in a sing-song sort of style with no regard for the text and no attempt to interpret what he is reading as most of the good narrators do. The same style, inflection and speed apply even when he is reading stories iwth different characters or describing Muir's first view of Glacier Bay and Muir's corresponding awe. The style is frustrating at best and I found it infuriating after a very short while. As a result, the book is very difficult to listen to (and I am a native Eastener used to fast speech). I had to resort to running the book on a slower rate on my I-Pod to get anything which allowed me to enjoy even a little of the beauty of the book - however this creates an echo. The echo, though, is better than the breakneck narration as taped. What a pity. This is a book that deserves a wonderful narrator with some acting ability to interpret the text. Think how great it could be, for instance, with a James Earl Jones sort of voice. As it is, a wonderful book is destroyed. Listen to the book for the text which is a wonderful narrative of Alaska. Just be prepared to have to deal with a very poor narration. Slow it down I can't say much for the content of the book yet, but the narrator seems to be engaged in an attempt to set a new record to read the book the fastest. It's so hurried as to make it tense to listen to. Don't waste your $ on audiobook, read the book I am halfway through this listen and find the story fascinating, the descriptives of Alaska and its inhabitants a century ago incredible. However, the reader Noah Waterman reads so fast, like he can't wait to get it over with, so that the grandeur of the descriptives are lost in speed, the flavor and ambience I had expected are washed away in hurry hurry hurry. I do plan to stay with this to the end but I was sorely disappointed. Being a long-time user of audiobooks, this is the first one I wish I had passed up. I am planning to read the book so I can savor John Muir's adventures, allowing the time to process and experience the mental imagery of a place still so beautiful, in words it is indescribable. Narration I found the narrator difficult to follow. He speaks quickly and this has constant very detailed descriptions.Americans may not have a problem (I'm English). Great at .75 Speed As per the other reviews it is read very fast. I found the .75 speed to work well.

Anti Federalist Papers Audiobook by Patrick Henry
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Anti Federalist Papers Audiobook by Patrick Henry

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Anti Federalist Papers Author: Patrick Henry Narrator: John Klickman Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 10-05-16 Publisher: BN Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties. Members Reviews: A must read for anyone whos trying to understand the constitution better Patrick Henry laid out good questions and Gave answers to things that were left on said in the Federalist papers. Great additional insight into thought processes and it beats of our founding fathers. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Most Dangerous Game Audiobook by Richard Connell
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The Most Dangerous Game Audiobook by Richard Connell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Most Dangerous Game Author: Richard Connell Narrator: Peter Husmann Format: Unabridged Length: 58 mins Language: English Release date: 04-02-13 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 67 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Widely anthologized and the author's best-known work, The Most Dangerous Game features as its main character a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean. There he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. The story is an inversion of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. Adapted many times to stage and screen. A thrilling listen! Members Reviews: Excellent. Great short story with a performance to match. This was for a project but I honestly have listened to it several more times just because. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories Audiobook by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories Audiobook by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Narrator: Kirsten Potter Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 04-11-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 267 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This collection brings together 12 of the finest short stories of prominent American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman's best-known work, was first published in 1892 and represents an important examination of 19th-century attitudes toward women's physical and mental health. Written as a collection of journal entries by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to her bedroom, the story depicts the narrator's descent into psychosis as her confinement gradually erodes her sanity. This collection also includes the stories "The Giant Wistaria", "According to Solomon", "The Boys and the Butter", "Her Housekeeper", "Martha's Mother", "A Middle-Sized Artist", "An Offender", "When I Was a Witch", "The Cottagette", "Making a Living", and "Mr. Robert Grey Sr." Members Reviews: Feminist literature or Lovecratian horror? Charlotte Perkins Gilman was famous as a 19th century feminist author, and apparently she's taught in a lot of feminist/women's studies courses. I was vaguely interested in her most famous story, The Yellow Wallpaper, so when this collection was an Audible deal of the day, I went ahead and downloaded. I'm glad I did. I'll get to the title story in a minute, but I found the other short stories - which were all about a woman being presented with a choice (usually in the form of a man). Clearly there is a feminist undertone to each story, though bear in the mind this is 19th century "First Wave" feminism, so it remains largely a given that even a spirited, talented, independent-minded woman is still going to marry eventually. But Gilman was first and foremost writing short stories meant to have a beginning, middle, and end, and does not beat her readers over the head with any "message." In that respect, these stories were quite enjoyable, some of them having an O. Henry twist. I particularly , in which a moralistic, wealthy old spinster aunt promises her two nephews $50 (a small fortune, especially to children) if they forego butter for an entire year, believing butter is bad for children and too "rich." They do, and when the year is up, the old hag gives them their $50 in the form of membership pledges in a missionary society. The reader seethes with anger along with the boys at the injustice of it, but Gilman delivers a satisfying coda to the story. Some of the stories are really just simple romances, though with a slightly feminist spin, but all of them showed that Gilman was a master of characterization and not bad as a prose stylist either. Now, The Yellow Wallpaper is famous because it represents an early feminist look at the treatment of women and mental health. The main character is a wife suffering in the aftermath of some sort of nervous breakdown and made to stay in an upstairs room decorated with a hideous yellow wallpaper that she abhors. She wants to leave, she wants to do something, she craves mental stimulation, but her kind but egostistical and patronizing physician husband refuses to let her go anywhere or lift a finger.

Dandelion Wine Audiobook by Ray Bradbury
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Dandelion Wine Audiobook by Ray Bradbury

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dandelion Wine Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: David Aaron Baker Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-17 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future. Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer. Members Reviews: Five Stars I loved this book, but I was the only one in my book club who did. wonderful copy The format of this edition is WONDERFUL! The size makes is so easy to hold- the paper quality is the best, print type great! I bought all Bradbury titles that were available. Ray Bradbury is America's premier 20th century sci-fi writer- however he best writes of the inner workings of humankind. Dandelion Wine gives the reader a glimpse of Bradbury's later works. This book is the quintessential summer read- he perfectly captures the freedom that being young in summertime brings. This coming of age book presents the gamut of emotions that human's posses and the age that this is discovered. The relationship between Douglas and Tom is a perfect piece of growing up as brothers as they encounter the world of small town America, Greentown, in the freedom of summer. quit reading not for me I Made A Mistake By Not Reading This Before I love Bradbury and have loved his writing since the mid-60s. But Dandelion Wine never appealed to me. No rockets, no Martians, no dinosaurs, no tattoos magically come to life. It's just another coming of age story. But I looked inside and read the first section, in which Douglas acts as a symphony conductor in the upstairs window of his grandparents house waking Green Town early on the first morning of summer. I was hooked. Yes, it's just a coming of age story, but one in the hands of a writer with the soul of a poet. If, like me, you've ignored this work, do yourself a favor and read this. It's inspired me to visit some of Bradbury's works I've missed along the way. Five Stars thank you Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead Audiobook by Charles River Editors
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Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead Audiobook by Charles River Editors

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Scott Clem Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 09-12-17 Publisher: Charles River Editors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: "Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution.... The only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." (Ayn Rand) The seminal events in Ayn Rand's life occurred when she witnessed firsthand the Bolshevik Revolution and the ultimate Communist victory as a teenager. Rand's experience with the maelstrom of this revolutionary zeal and cultural breakdown greatly contributed toward the formation of Rand's philosophy of objectivism, individualism, and antireligious ideas. During her last year of high school, she was introduced to the history of the United States and immediately decided to make America her model of what an ideal society should look like. Rand came to the United States as a young woman for a visit in 1925 and, as fate would have it, she never returned to Russia. When Rand first embarked on writing The Fountainhead, her first major literary success, she intended to deliver a book that incorporated her philosophies on 20th century society while telling a story that was less politically inclined than her initial novel, We the Living, which was set in postrevolutionary Russia and promoted her tough, unwavering stand against communism. In The Fountainhead, Rand took many of the seeds of individualism that she sowed in We the Living, enhancing and heightening them into her new book's dominant theme. The Fountainhead clearly represents Rand's disdain for and rejection of the notion of collectivism, and holds not merely individualism but also objectivism, a philosophy attributed to the writer herself, as components critical to man's ideal state. Members Reviews: do not buy The cover of this book is made to look like you are getting the actual books of the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. It is neither of those books. In .small writing it has the rest of the title. This is someone's published book report on these books, and a mediocre one at that. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mark of Zorro (Dramatized) Audiobook by Yuri Rasovsky, McCulley Johnston
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The Mark of Zorro (Dramatized) Audiobook by Yuri Rasovsky, McCulley Johnston

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Mark of Zorro (Dramatized) Author: Yuri Rasovsky, McCulley Johnston Narrator: Val Kilmer Format: Original Recording Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 04-06-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 36 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013 Based on Johnston McCulleys The Curse of Capistrano first published in 1919. Set in Los Angeles during the era of early 19th-century Colonial Spanish California, the story introduces us to wealthy, young aristocrat Don Diego de la Vega, son of the richest ranchero in the country.Don Diegois an idler who has never concerned himself with more than the cut of his clothes. Unlike other full-blooded youths of his age, he presents himself as a fop, lacking in vigor, vitality, and strength. But Vegas timorous reputation is merely a mask to conceal his alter egoEl Zorro. As Zorro, dressed in black and wearing a mask, he is transformed into a cunning swordsman who fearlessly pulls off dashing and daring escapades in his quest to avenge the helpless, aid the poor and oppressed, and punish cruel officials. Deemed an outlaw by Californias corrupt governor, he is ever-hunted by the Commandante of La Reina de Los Angeles, Capitan Ramón, and his henchman, Sergeant Pedro Gonzalez. Forced to find a wife or lose his inheritance, Diego sets off to romance the fiery, outspoken Lolita Pulido, the most beautiful señorita in Los Angeles. Unimpressed with Diegos passionless efforts to win her affections, Lolita finds herself attracted to the dashing and courageous Zorro. With the Pulido family having beenimpoverished by the corrupt governor, her father would see her married to the rich Don Diego. At the same time, the nobly born but morally dissolute Captain Ramón has also taken an interest in the fair señorita, making matters worse. As tensions heighten between Ramón and the Pulido family and pursuit of the masked avenger intensifies, Zorro leaves his mark on those who would perpetrate injustice. The Mark of Zorro, masterfully adapted into a full-cast audio drama by the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear especially for Blackstone Audio, is an exciting, action packed, swashbuckling adventure that will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Critic Reviews: A succession of thrills from first page to lastOriginalCaptivating. (Boston Traveler) Members Reviews: Over the Top Fun It's sometimes easy to forget just how much fun Zorro really is, even with all the cheese of the genre and the naivete of the story. But as a lifelong fan of the character, I keep coming back time and again to sample the different versions, and invariably I walk away with a big grin when I find one like this. Zorro is best when played straight, even if the story around him is over the top, and Val Kilmer deserves high praise for pulling it off in classic style. If you know the story, have fun with this take on it. If not (how is that possible?!), this is about as good of an introduction as you could ask for. An excellent adventure story Full of humor, snark and action, this audiobook is well worth the listen, though it alters a few things from McCulley's original version. The most notable alteration, and the only reason I gave this particular version 4 stars instead of 5, is that it entirely skips the d??nouement, a.k.a. the last couple pages of the written version. Audio listeners thus miss out on Zorro's reveal, which entirely changes the end of the story. It's a shame, really, because this is otherwise a gloriously fun recording. So much fun! One of the best! An amazing cast including Val Kilmer mixed with music and great sound effects.

The Call of the Wild Audiobook by Jack London
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The Call of the Wild Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London Narrator: Mark F. Smith Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-22-17 Publisher: Paperless Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. London spent almost a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903 and was published a month later in book form. The book's great popularity and success made a reputation for London. As early as 1923, the story was adapted to film, and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations. Members Reviews: The nature of the beast The internet meme about how dogs were wild and fierce, then they saw we had couches? TL;DR: This book is the reverse of that. Buck is a pampered, favored house pet given the run of the property at all times. He's well cared for and rules his domain. A gambling gardener steals him to pay off a debt, and Buck's easy life is shattered. He's broken by harsh men, beat into submission to be rebuilt as a strong, tireless sled pulling machine. He runs on a small ration of fish per day, learns the ways of the sled dog, and slowly takes over as leader of the pack. (Vroom vroom!). When he's too tired to continue, he's taken in by another caring man who fights for him and saves him. In the end, he answers the call of the wild and dominates his new domain. Amazing! Of you're a dog lover, you'll love this book about survival of the fittest; the power of a dog's determination and love for a kind loving owner . Nick must survive and overcome many obstacles and misgivings and cruelty before he can recognize that life is more than the daily toil. I really enjoyed Jack London's style and ability to tell a powerful story and convey a powerful meaning. Once you read this book, written through the eyes of the hero, Buck, you have to wonder what "man's best friend" really thinks about humans. Great read! Great symbolism! This book contains two stories: The call of the Wild and To Build a Fire. The call of the Wild was a difficult read for me. At one point the animal cruelty was so much I put the book down and vowed never to pick it up. But I did pick it back up and Iâm so glad I did. Londonâs use of symbolism and the way he captures human nature is brilliant. I loved the philosophy in To Build a Fire, and I found many of the same themes echoed in both stories. Riveting Catching up on books I should have read in my youth. It is about a dog named Buck and how he went from a life of comfort and was sold into servitude. He made the best of it and through his adventures grew emotionally and smarter. As with other books, sometimes the author shortened the story instead of completing it. Maybe he got tired of the subplot or ran out of ideas. The last story was not shortened. The viewpoint was from storyteller and not the dog.

The Beautiful and Damned Audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Beautiful and Damned Audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Beautiful and Damned Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Don Hagen Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 09-16-10 Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: F. Scott Fitzgeralds second novel is a cautionary tale of reckless ambition and squandered talent, set amid the glitter of Jazz-Age New York. The novel tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and his alcoholism. At once a morality tale, a meditation on love, money, and decadence, and a social document, the novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what will soon be known as Café Society. As with his other novels, it is a brilliant character study and an early account of the complexities of marriage and intimacy, believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald. Members Reviews: Lordy. Two people, who have no business getting married, end up falling in love with each other Lordy. Two people, who have no business getting married, end up falling in love with each other. Anthony is a dull intellectual and Gloria is a capricious flapper, and they somehow manage to fool each other and themselves that they are meant to be. And naturally, their worse instincts make it into a nightmare marriage. (To be fair, I don't want to say whose fault it is...but it's definitely a lot more Anthony's fault). And that's not even considering the wide assortment of friends, 1920's young aristocrats meandering away their lives until they're 29 and looking in the mirror, and finally notice that they aren't immortal. The book is just shy of being a great book. But the first half is thunderously slow-paced, a little too on-the-nose about how much Anthony and Gloria putter around. And the second half...there's a lot to unpack there, but I'm not sure if the conclusion is executed well enough to earn the ending. But it's clear that Fitzgerald was well on his way of refining his style and themes of empty decadence and tragic romance. ...And it's also clear that Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda had issues. Write what you know, I guess. Great Fitzgerald as always, The Audio book read by William Dufris makes it even better This is by far one of my favorite books of all times, and having listened to the Audio Book read by William Dufris, I enjoyed it even more. His voice talents are amazing and he really immerses the reader/listener into the book. The Sad tale of being the spoilt brat of life, is beautifully portrayed and complemented by Fitzgerald's writing style. I'll definitely re-read this book again in a few years times Absolutely touched The beautiful part of this book with the short stories is amazing. I loved every story R.M Drake wrote. Each spoke to me in a different way, as if I could relate it to my own life. I felt moved and touched by each and every short story. Some reviews complain they didn't like the stories at all, but in my opinion, I couldn't have enjoyed any other just like these. I will never forget these stories I have read and I hope he makes another book similar. I rather read them than his quotes/poetry any day. Hands down, one of his best books I've read this far. This book is a real disappointment. The novel must be in the public domain ... This book is a real disappointment.

Darkwater Audiobook by W. E. B. Du Bois
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Darkwater Audiobook by W. E. B. Du Bois

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Darkwater Subtitle: Voices from within the Veil Author: W. E. B. Du Bois Narrator: Dion Graham, Bernard K. Addison, Mirron Willis, Bahni Turpin, Lisa Reneé Pitts Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs Language: English Release date: 08-08-14 Publisher: Skyboat Media, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 28 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The distinguished American civil rights leader, W. E. B. DuBois first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems individually in 1920 in the Atlantic, the Journal of Race Development, and other periodicals. Reflecting the author's ideas as a politician, historian, and artist, this volume has long moved and inspired readers with its militant cry for social, political, and economic reform. It is essential reading for all students of African American history. Members Reviews: Magnificent! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? I would recommend the audiobook of Du Bois' "Darkwater" to a friend because it is his best book. I love his "Souls of Black Folk," but "Darkwater" took me into the uncharted territory of Du Bois interweaving essays, poetry, and short stories. His standout proto-feminist essay "The Damnation of Women" is one of the earliest and greatest feminist essays by a man and in the short story "The Comet" Du Bois writes a science fiction story that is both political and entertaining. I highly recommend "Darkwater" as THE Du Bois book to give to friends. What other book might you compare Darkwater to and why? "Darkwater" has no other comparison. It is singular in a class by itself. It is even better than Hemingway's first book "Three Stories and Ten Poems." In "Darkwater," Du Bois is at the top of his game as a deep, creative thinker. Have you listened to any of the narratorss other performances before? How does this one compare? I have not listened to any of the five narratorss other performances before, but they did a masterful job in switching off to perform essays, stories, and poetry as if they were their own thoughts and words. I heard Du Bois' mind at work. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes, I want to listen to this book all in one sitting. It is deep, meandering, but with a sharp focus. It is not widely known that Du Bois wrote poetry and short stories. As a poet and short story writer myself, I cheered to read the little known work of this master writer. Any additional comments? Do not stop at reading Du Bois' "The Souls of Black Folk." Read his "Darkwater" as well. If given a choice, I would choose "Darkwater" over "Souls." It is fun, creative, and political. I sense and grasp this man in his entirety when I listen to "Darkwater." Brilliant! He was writing 100 years ago, but the brilliance of Du Bois is absolutely relevant today. Breathtaking work! A look inside Mr. W.E.B Du Bois mind. I enjoyed the book, A peek inside Mr. Du Bois thoughts. Worth your time Wonderful DuBois essays are still startling relevant today. I really liked that each essay was read by a different person---it made it much easier to recognize the shifts in topic/essay. The only improvement I'd want is to have each essay dated so it's a little easier to discern what historical events sparked each essay. Stunning A book I didn't know I needed in my life and yet one I don't think I could now live without. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Golden Bowl Audiobook by Henry James
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The Golden Bowl Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Golden Bowl Author: Henry James Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, Simon Prebble Format: Unabridged Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 04-25-11 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 90 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Published in 1904, The Golden Bowl is the last completed novel of Henry James. In it, the widowed American Adam Verver is in Europe with his daughter Maggie. They are rich, finely appreciative of European art and culture, and deeply attached to each other. Maggie has all the innocent charm of so many of James' young American heroines. She is engaged to Amerigo, an impoverished Italian prince; he must marry money, and as his name suggests, an American heiress is the perfect solution. The golden bowl, first seen in a London curio shop, is used emblematically throughout the novel. Not solid gold but gilded crystal, the perfect surface conceals a flaw; it is symbolic of the relationship between the main characters and of the world in which they move. Also in Europe is an old friend of Maggie's, Charlotte Stant, a girl of great charm and independence, and Maggie is blindly ignorant of the fact that she and the prince are lovers. Maggie and Amerigo are married and have a son, but Maggie remains dependent for real intimacy on her father, and she and Amerigo grow increasingly apart. Feeling that her father has suffered a loss through her marriage, Maggie decides to find him a wife, and her choice falls on Charlotte. Charlotte's affair with the prince continues, and Adam Verver seems to her to be a suitable and convenient match. When Maggie herself finally comes into possession of the golden bowl, the flaw is revealed to her, and, inadvertently, the truth about Amerigo and Charlotte. Fanny Assingham (an older woman, aware of the truth from the beginning) deliberately breaks the bowl, and this marks the end of Maggie's innocence. She is no pathetic heroine-victim, however. Abstaining from outcry and outrage, she instead takes the reins and maneuvers people and events. She still wants to be with Amerigo, but he must continue to be worth having and they must all be saved further humiliations and indignities. To be a wife she must cease to be a daughter; Adam Verver and the unhappy Charlotte are banished forever to America, and the new Maggie will establish a real marriage with Amerigo. Editorial Reviews: For those who love Henry James, The Golden Bowl is often a favorite. For those who dont, it may be better tolerated than some of the others. Whichever category is yours, this version is an ideal place to revisit your position on The Master. Katherine Kellgren does a miraculous job with Jamess famously endless sentences. She keeps the rhythm and structure of each one clear without losing sight of its emotional content and its pace within the story - a feat something like running a hurdle course. Best of all, she creates vivid characters and makes the tensions among them truly absorbing as a sweet, rich American father and daughter find themselves in the toils of European sophisticates and in crisis everyone behaves beautifully. Critic Reviews: Katherine Kellgren does a miraculous job with Jamess famously endless sentences. She keeps the rhythm and structure of each one clear without losing sight of its emotional content and its pace within the storya feat something like running a hurdle course. Best of all, she creates vivid characters and makes the tensions among them truly absorbing as a sweet, rich American father and daughter find themselves in the toils of European sophisticates and in crisis everyone behaves beautifully.

The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Buck Schirner Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 10-10-17 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A portrait of Colonel Pyncheon looms over his family in the house of the seven gables - an ominous reminder of the curse he left behind over a century ago. The shadow still falls over the New England mansion's current residents, siblings Clifford and Hepzibah - unless they can expose the one secret that offers an escape from the hex. Set in seventeenth- and nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic tale was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials and by a family home that still stands today. With the town's horrific history, the house became, for Hawthorne and his readers, an important metaphor for ancestral burden. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as The House of the Seven Gables, this edition of The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. Members Reviews: The House of Secrets This was for me a unusual read, I enjoyed it but yet at the same time it was a up hill road of twists and turns. Some leading no where. Such a plot! Not too give way the ending but that was the very best part of the whole book. My heart was so wrenched with the family for the troubles they had to go through. The love that was felt by them as a family was the deepest that can be had. It made it all worth it. As a classic this is well worth the read. Great--for fans of Hawthorne classics! This is another good Hawthorne book. It builds the characters descriptively so your mind's eye is there. It gives a peak of how things were in that era. Written in his usual, exquisite, expressive use of the English language. Worth the read so far Purchased for our daughters AP Lit course - it has great use of vocabulary and type is large enough to annotate side margins. Message if you have specific questions about story line as she has not completed reading as of yet... Better the second time. I read this when I was in my teens in junior high and am cycling back through the classics in my mid 60's this was better than I remember and the plot and pacing was amazing considering when it was written. Can't beat it if you have never read it. Good book Will make you realise how stale and limited language has become these days. Hawthorne had a vocabulary and used it. Its an old book but a good story.! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Dupin Mysteries Audiobook by Edgar Allen Poe
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The Dupin Mysteries Audiobook by Edgar Allen Poe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Dupin Mysteries Author: Edgar Allen Poe Narrator: Bill Nighy Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The three tales that make up Edgar Allan Poe's The Dupin Mysteries introduce us to the cracking character of Chevalier Auguste Dupin. As a rationalist and practitioner of brilliant deduction, he was to become the template for most of the detective fiction that followed speedily in his wake. The first tale, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", details a form of murder solving that was to become only too familiar. Using his extraordinary intellect, Dupin solves a seemingly baffling crime from the clues left by the perpetrator - clues overlooked by mere mortals like the police. Narrated by his friend and admirer, and documenting an eccentricity that charms the reader into liking what would otherwise be an insufferable arrogance, the stories bear the obvious mark of what was to become the most famous of detectives: Sherlock Holmes. He is very much a Poe creation, with the gore and horror of the murder details described with a relish and a realism not allowed by many other writers. Members Reviews: Bill Nighy is snsx Bill Nighy was great! A really superb performance. I struggled with the story itself though. It was hard going Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Iron Heel Audiobook by Jack London
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The Iron Heel Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Iron Heel Author: Jack London Narrator: Mike Vendetti, Darla Middlebrook Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 12-20-13 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 42 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Jack London, famed for his tales of adventure, was also a science fiction writer only rivaled in his time by the great H. G. Wells. The Iron Heel is a dystopia that would, in part, inspire George Orwell's masterwork, 1984. The Iron Heel tracks the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States of America - and the doomed attempt to counter it. It is a novel more relevant today than it was in its day. Hear the "tale of capitalist oppression" that George Orwell couldn't stop thinking about. Members Reviews: Brilliant argument against oligarchy, okay... ... at best, novel. Calling this a novel of ideas might be a misnomer, because I'm not sure there's a novel here. The characters resemble mouthpieces for political views more than they do real people. I understand the value of this book. Were it not for The Iron Heel, perhaps 1984 wouldn't have been written. So it's worth a read/listen in regards to its influence on Orwell and others. Isolated, taken solely on its on merits, I can't say it was a satisfying read. Great story, terrible production and performance The combination of poor production and terrible performance makes this interesting story barely listenable. sad Socialist Dogma Not Jack London's best. More Wishful-thinking than a novel. and Easily the worst reading performance ever. Terrible narration. This is a great book but I couldn't make it through the audio book due to the narration. When it's not flat and boring it's practically slurred in an attempt to sound "male." Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Bulfinchs Mythology Audiobook by Thomas Bulfinch
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Bulfinchs Mythology Audiobook by Thomas Bulfinch

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Bulfinchs Mythology Subtitle: The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes Author: Thomas Bulfinch Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 05-04-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 38 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in three separate volumes from 1855 to 1863, Bulfinch's Mythology quickly became the standard source of classic tales from ancient Greece and Rome, the Norse tradition, and beyond. This edition contains the full text of The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, the first volume of Bulfinch's seminal work. From stories of the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus to retellings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, from descriptions of mythological monsters to tales of Hindu and Egyptian deities, Bulfinch's versions of these classic stories bring their characters to life. Throughout the text, Bulfinch includes examples of literary interpretations of and allusions to the various stories and points out proverbial expressions that have their origins in the mythology he relates, making this a vital reference for students of literature as well as a delightfully vibrant collection of the stories that form our cultural heritage. Members Reviews: new stories, and covers alot. the narrator was okay I didn't like the way he pronounce the few names but I don't think I should down him entirely for that. there were stories I had never heard before even though I've listened to many mythological books. I like the north myth part at the end it's not as comprehensive. but I would say this is a book that covers everything in Greek some Egyptian, Norse myths. I probably listen to it again on a ride if I just wanted to hear mythology Dreadful narration The book would be very interesting but for the pathetic and amateurish narration. The narrator does not appear to be able to read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 2: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and 'Reanimator' Audiobook by H. P. Lovecraft
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H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 2: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and 'Reanimator' Audiobook by H. P. Lovecraft

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 2: 'The Call of Cthulhu' and 'Reanimator' Author: H. P. Lovecraft Narrator: Garrick Hogan Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 09-13-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 68 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Howard Phillips Lovecraft is among the greatest American writers of fantasy and the supernatural. Born in 1890, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, his health was uncertain from childhood and he led a sheltered early life. His semi-invalidism enabled him to read omnivorously, and as a shy imaginative child he began to invent what would in his adult life become a whole macabre fantastic world of his own, peopled by creatures out of his own weird imagination. As an adult he was retiring, almost a recluse. Tall, thin and pale, but with bright alert eyes, he was much given to wandering his native city in the dark hours of the night, and he became a devoted student of its antiquities. He began to write early, but had nothing published nationally until he was in his twenties. He set many of his stories around the imaginary town of Arkham, and invented an entire mythology of his own, its core being the demoniac cult of Cthulhu, based on the lore or legend that the world was at one time inhabited by another race who, in practising black magic, lost their foothold or were expelled, yet live outside, ever ready to take possession of this earth again. Since his early death in 1937 his stories have increasingly grown in popularity. He encouraged younger writers, and a number of authors have continued to develop in their own stories the cult of Cthulhu. In this volume our tales are "The Call of Cthulhu" and "Reanimator". They are read for you by Garrick Hagon who began his acting career as a boy, playing the part of the Prince of Wales to Alec Guinesss Richard III at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. He Has done much radio drama, and his long list of television appearances include Colditz and Dr Who. Among his many films are Star Wars, Cry Freedom, A Bridge Too Far, and Batman. Members Reviews: Discovery of an old want I had wanted to read Lovecrafts books as a kid, but never took the time. I love Horror and Science fiction and have a friend that off and on has suggested I take the time and "just do it". I am glad I did, the intricacy's of his stories is captivating and well worth the time. The use of vocabulary is thought provoking. The books, having been written at a time that Society was not as developed as it is today, give an insight into the past that most of us never knew. I highly recommend these stories. Ramblings of A Madman These stories are beautiful, and maddening. The narrator was good, but you can hear him audibly swallowing repeatedly, and it is nerve-racking. Also, his pronunciation of some things, not the Mythos or names but certain common words is irritating. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ransom of Red Chief Audiobook by O. Henry
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The Ransom of Red Chief Audiobook by O. Henry

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Ransom of Red Chief Subtitle: An O. Henry Story Author: O. Henry Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 29 mins Language: English Release date: 04-04-11 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Ransom of Red Chief" may be the most widely read story in grammar, middle, and high school. Young people can relate to 10-year-old Red Chief, his father who makes the kidnappers pay him back in order to take Red Chief off their hands (plus come in darkness so others dont jail them), and all the antics and excitement of it all. It is not read or heard widely after one leaves high school, which is a shame, because it is such a magical story about expectations being crushed by realities, and the turn of events, which O. Henry was so masterful at achieving, as in "The Gift of the Magi", the other best known O. Henry story, which Simply has also recorded. A final thought for the listener: Is there anyone similar to O. Henry in style? We cant think of anyone, and that is another reason to listen to these stories. We believe most Southwestern humor in short stories is even better heard than read. As with all Simply short stories, you should enjoy the ideas put forth in the introduction and afterword. Members Reviews: Do not buy this rendition! What did you like best about The Ransom of Red Chief? What did you like least? I love this O. Henry classic. As always the irony of the characters and story line is entertaining. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ransom of Red Chief? Poor Bill is abused time after time by Red Chief. When he is the "hoss" for their excursion, Bill finally loses his patience and feels that he has finally triumphed. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown? I would have cast anyone but this narrator. He stumbles over and mispronounces words. A large portion of sentences are left out. I tried to use this with my class, but after a couple of paragraphs gave up. If this book were a movie would you go see it? I would definitely go see the movie. Any additional comments? Audible needs to preview all material before putting out for the public. Hilarious proverb This makes for side-splitting reading and, had the narrator been a smoother reader, would have been an even better listen. No one can be less than delighted with Johnny, and we have to admit that Sam & Bill got more than their just desserts! A gem of a story, but with edits "The Ransom of Red Chief" is one of O. Henry's best-known short stories, with a plot that's easy to follow, but enough amusing twists, sparkling imagery, and oblique references to entertain adults as well as children. The narrator has the perfect voice for reading this tale; I only wish that his presentation had been a bit more polished. There are a couple of pauses where he seems to stumble over a word, and his phrasing is occasionally a bit off. Also, although the text is unabridged, it has been edited - some words have been replaced with simpler or less offensive options ("undeleterious" becomes "harmless", "philoprogenitiveness" becomes "family ties", and the n-word is gone completely). Although I can understand the removal of "n*ggerhead" (an adjective used to describe a rock), I was disappointed that some of the more challenging vocabulary has also been removed. One of the joys of reading, for me, is the discovery of new words, and the enjoyment of the author's use of them.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audiobook by L. Frank Baum
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audiobook by L. Frank Baum

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs Language: English Release date: 10-08-12 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the classic story of fantasy that has delighted readers young and old for decades. Dorothy finds herself transplanted to the magical land of Oz when her house is sucked up by a tornado. To get back home she must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard to help her get back to Kansas. Along the way she meets several interesting characters, including the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, who join her on her travels to ask the Wizard for help of their own. Members Reviews: 5 stars There's something fun and very "escapist" about Oz 3.5 stars There's something fun and very "escapist" about Oz. It's a nice trip into a fantasy land where nothing too deep or evil is happening. I think there's a little bit of meaning in some of the things. Such as a man without a heart not realizing he has all the qualities of a person with one, and so on. Overall it's just one of those quick, easy, breeze through reads that I might not enjoy so much if I just read it as an adult. But because it's part of my childhood I can overlook the lacking parts and just go for the ride. A classic of American Literature Obviously there is more material in the book than the movie, including more detailed back stories for the Tin Woodsman and the flying monkeys. Some readers may find some material redundant (for example, there are many scenes at Emerald City). However, this is a lively read, and anyone who is interested in American Literature and/or exploring more of Oz, should enjoy this book. The Book is always better The book is always better than the movie. I enjoyed comparing and contrasting the two versions of this story. The written story was very different than the movie but both adventures bring you back to "there's no place like home." Great Book Great read. I loved it. It's quite the adventurous book. There is so much going on, so many different characters you meet, and so many different creatures in the book that you rarely get bored. I was rather intrigued from start to finish. There were a lot of times when I would find myself getting lost in the book, and picturing myself in that situation. The book is truly magical and wondrous and really enjoyable. Excellent book and an excellent read Excellent book and an excellent read. It is no wonder it has endeared the hearts of millions of children from one generation to the other. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Innocents Abroad Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Innocents Abroad Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Innocents Abroad Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Robin Field Format: Unabridged Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 09-20-10 Publisher: Mission Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 99 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: What do you get when you combine classic travel literature with the inimitable wit of Mark Twain? The Innocents Abroad is a keenly observant, politically incorrect and often hilarious narration of the authors cruise to the Holy Land aboard a retired Civil War ship. First published in 1869 and the best selling of Twains works in his lifetime, The Innocents Abroad will delight listeners with the celebrated authors musings on historic landmarks, cultural differences, and silly travelling companions. Members Reviews: A step in the right direction. Until recently, "The Innocents Abroad" was only available read by Flo Gibson. The Flo Gibson reading is one of the most horrible readings available. I was glad to have this narration available. However, it's got issues: first of all, goofy music at the beginning of each chapter, first it was banjo, then crazy computer music. The narrator adds some cheesy editorial "ahems" and some other noises that I don't think were present in the text. He also reads very slow in an attempt at a drawl. I was so glad to get a version other than Flo Gibsons, and was happy enough until I listened to Bronson Pinchots "Autobiography," then I knew how this book should have been done. The Innocents Abroad is a great read, good enough to make up for the shortcomings of this narration, but we can wish for a Bronson Pinchot reading. Channeling Mark Twain Robin Field comes about as close to channelling Mark Twain as it's possible for someone to do in the electronic age. Contemporaries described Twain's voice as a somewhat high-pitched drawl, and Field's reedy voice comes close to matching that description. He delivers Twain's observations on the Mediterranean world and the people who travel to see it with mostly deadpan humor, occasionally pausing slightly for timing or not-quite-clearing-his-throat for emphasis. For a long time, the only version of this book available on Audible was narrated by Flo Gibson; and while Flo Gibson is always a delight to hear, this reading is clearly more Twain-ish. The book itself poses some problems for the reader in the 21st century. Twain spares no one his satiric eye; the "quaint" customs of Old Europe come in for particularly acidic commentary, as do the fawning antics of the New World travellers. But it's when the book veers out of Europe and into the Muslim worlds of Turkey, Syria, and Palestine that Twain's voice becomes a bit grating. Twain had few equals when decrying the ravages of poverty close to home, but for some reason when he got to the Middle East, his usual compassion deserted him, and the behavior of people trapped in brutal poverty -- alternately begging, feuding, and slumped in despair -- seems to have aroused a sense of moral indignation at the victims. Still, Twain was a hard-nosed reporter to his core, and it would be difficult to find more precisely-observed pictures of unfamiliar sights than the ones he sets forth here. This isn't the funniest of his travel books, but it's a good place to start. An epic journey with digressions What did you love best about The Innocents Abroad? Well, Mark Twain is delightful the 5th time or the 100th time, and this is a book that had stayed with me 25 years, so needed revisiting.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Audiobook by Mark Twain
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Jeff Hays Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 10-23-15 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 96 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Mark Twain's comic classic, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, is brought to life in audio by narrator Jeff Hays. After being knocked unconscious by a crowbar, Hartford, Connecticut, man Hank Morgan awakens to find himself in the legendary realm of Camelot, 1,300 years in the past, at the point of a lance. Though the savages in this ancient land immediately see fit to imprison him, Hank learns to use his modern 19th-century knowledge to easily outwit everyone he comes across, including King Arthur himself. With only a little effort, he establishes himself as a powerful sorcerer, feared by all and known only as "The Boss". Twain lays out his criticisms of the South, monarchy, and chivalry in this hilarious, heart-wrenching, epic romp of social commentary. Experience it as though you were in King Arthur's court yourself, with this unique take on the timeless time-travel adventure. Members Reviews: Classic Social Commentary Read Very Well If your exposure to Mark Twain is limited to the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer, then I highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with this classic social commentary. While I don't agree with all of the books positions, it was still a refreshing listen and one that I enjoyed. Jeff did a wonderful job narrating the book, providing clear narration and differentiating between each of the character voices well. If I had one complaint, and this is really just nitpicking on my part, I felt the accent for someone from Connecticut to be a little off, but overall, I very much enjoyed it! This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Social Satire by the King of Satire What did you love best about A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court? This is the classic tale by Mark Twain. It is a humorous critique of the justice system, technology, human rights, the class system and war. Mark Twain is the master of satire, so while the book covers these heavy issues, the story remains jaunty and jocular. The narrator is well matched to the book and gives an excellent performance. Who was your favorite character and why? Henry Morgan, the main character, because he is a classic con-man with good intentions. He is a snob and a bit of a blowhard, but he means well. Twain makes him the perfect spoof character and you cheer for him, even though you don't really like him. Have you listened to any of Jeff Hayss other performances before? How does this one compare? Not yet, but I will in the future. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? It is a Twain satire. It makes you laugh and think. Any additional comments? This is a great classic to encourage your high school student to listen to and discuss with you. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. What a romp! Granddaddy of all time travel novels "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com." First I have to say, I had never read this book before, despite being an aficionado of the time travel 'genre'. It is also my first actual read of anything by Mark Twain other than the Huck Finn that was assigned reading at one point or another in my schooling. The whole experience of this book was unexpectedly different than anything I had expected.

To Kill a Mockingbird: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Tamara Castleman
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To Kill a Mockingbird: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Tamara Castleman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: To Kill a Mockingbird: CliffsNotes Author: Tamara Castleman Narrator: Kate Rudd Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 03-22-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 22 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This CliffsNotes study guide on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries, and expanded glossaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read To Kill a Mockingbird. Reading a literary work doesnt mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. Members Reviews: Super well done I liked everything about this audiobook - the voice, the content, the enthusiasm and the insights, including historical observations. I was looking for a commentary worthy of such a classic, and this is it. The Audible for my smartphone did not work This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? book is great, had issues with the Audible program. Any additional comments? Audible needs to fix their smartphone app so purchasers can actually listen to their purchase. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Daisy Miller Audiobook by Henry James
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Daisy Miller Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Daisy Miller Author: Henry James Narrator: Peter Marinker Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 25 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Published in 1878, portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne. Winterbourne's pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. The novel coments on the contrast between American and European society that is common to James's work. American-born English author Henry James (1843- 1916), was one of the founders and leaders of realism in fiction and is considered to be one of the great British novelists. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: Great story! Where does Daisy Miller rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Great story! I love Henry James and Peter Marinker's performance is very good. Nice short novella. Who was your favorite character and why? Daisy What about Peter Marinkers performance did you like? Very well done. Great Short American-British Classic to Listen To I am a fan of British classic novels, and would highly recommend this one. A great and fun short novel to read and even better to listen to. Everything is as described and a twist at the end. I would read more of Henry James' novels and listen to Peter Marinker again. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Call of the Wild Audiobook by Jack London
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The Call of the Wild Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London Narrator: Bill Roberts Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 02-18-09 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 48 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic tale, but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature. Now in unabridged form in a new reading by William Roberts. Editorial Reviews: In the great tradition of classic animal stories, Jack London's famous tale is wrenching. From the peril Buck the sled dog faces in the Arctic to the suffering he endures under brutal masters, listening to his adventure is no tame experience. William Roberts has a voice that could have belonged to one of this era's gold panners. He sounds like a grizzled man who would never display overt emotion but who, nonetheless, can tell a captivating yarn. While Roberts doesn't use great character range, he lets London's writing - especially the passages about the mysterious, enchanting call of the wild - ring with its startling beauty. Members Reviews: Bill Roberts is the best. Bill Roberts makes this book. He brings the story to life. Thanks to his narration, you can imagine you are on the ice with the sled dogs. Wow Such violence; I was remembering that I read this story as a youth and thought it was no big deal, but now, wow... Props for a classic story that speaks to not only man's harsh actions but animals as well. Lost of violence and cruelty that is presented as a part of real life. The story is actually bland being a gold rush and sled dog story going here and there, but the interactions and relationships between the characters is what rips at your core and makes it a great listen. Good audio quality. Good book, good narrator.... London is one of my favorite writers and the narrator does a good job with this audio but personally, I enjoyed reading the book much better. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Aspern Papers Audiobook by Henry James
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The Aspern Papers Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Aspern Papers Author: Henry James Narrator: Jeremy Northam Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 28 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the wittiest and most scathing of Henry James' novellas, The Aspern Papers chronicles the attempt to extract the valuable letters of the famous and recently deceased poet Jeffrey Aspern from the hands of his past lover and formidable adversary in the battle, Juliana Bordereau. The plot was reputedly suggested to James by a story he heard of an illicit attempt to get hold of several of Lord Byron's letters. Set in a gloriously described Venice, James winds the tension of the story around the efforts of the annoymous and amoral hero to enveigle his way into the trust of Bordereau via the arms of her spinster sister. The suspense of the tale builds right up until the last moment of the story with a beautiful twist in the tale. James himself hated any form of intrusion into his privacy, and the sense of danger with which he fills the story as the papers get closer to being obtained and published stirs the suspense of the story right up until the last minute, when the beautiful twist in the tale is revealed. Members Reviews: Perfect Henry James writes beautifully the truth of human nature and human experience. He is divine. Cat and mouse This is a beautifully written story of a game of cat and mouse, but who is who? The setting in Venice plays also a great role. Jeremy Northam's interpretation is perfect. All in all a very great pleasure in all aspects. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Summary & Analysis of Lord of the Flies by William Golding Audiobook by Austin Galloway
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Summary & Analysis of Lord of the Flies by William Golding Audiobook by Austin Galloway

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Summary & Analysis of Lord of the Flies by William Golding Author: Austin Galloway Narrator: JD Kelly Format: Unabridged Length: 29 mins Language: English Release date: 10-23-17 Publisher: Austin Galloway Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In the midst of a wartime evacuation, a British airplane crashes on or near an isolated island in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. The only survivors are boys in their middle childhood or preadolescence. Two boys - the fair-haired Ralph and an overweight, bespectacled boy nicknamed "Piggy" - find a conch, which Ralph uses as a horn to convene all the survivors to one area. Ralph is optimistic, believing that grown-ups will come to rescue them but Piggy realizes the need to organize: ("put first things first and act proper"). Because Ralph appears responsible for bringing all the survivors together, he immediately commands some authority over the other boys and is quickly elected their "chief". He does not receive the votes of the members of a boys' choir, led by the red-headed Jack Merridew, although he allows the choir boys to form a separate clique of hunters. Ralph establishes three primary policies: to have fun, to survive, and to constantly maintain a smoke signal that could alert passing ships to their presence on the island and thus rescue them. The boys establish a form of democracy by declaring that whoever holds the conch shall also be able to speak at their formal gatherings and receive the attentive silence of the larger group. Jack organizes his choir into a hunting party responsible for discovering a food source. Ralph, Jack, and a quiet, dreamy boy named Simon soon form a loose triumvirate of leaders with Ralph as the ultimate authority. Upon inspection of the island, the three determine that it has fruit and wild pigs for food. The boys also use Piggy's spectacles to create a fire. Though he is Ralph's only real confidant, Piggy is quickly made into an outcast by his fellow "biguns" (older boys) and becomes an unwilling source of laughs for the other children while being hated by Jack. Simon, in addition to supervising the project of constructing shelters, feels an instinctive need to protect the "littluns" (younger boys). Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Age of Innocence Audiobook by Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence Audiobook by Edith Wharton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Age of Innocence Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Lorna Raver Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 11-27-07 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 233 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Newland Archer is about to announce his engagement to the docile May Welland when he meets her cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska. Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York earned her the first Pulitzer Prize for literature ever awarded to a woman. ©2007 Public Domain; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio, Inc. Members Reviews: The Best of Its or Any Day This is the best. I am an audiobook addict, and it gets no better than this. If you saw the Jeremy Irons movie by Scorsese, it is a very pale copy. Wharton's prose is rich, her characters fully alive, her acute observations succinctly worded, and her multi-generational plot quietly devastating. By the final pages of the last chapter, I had a steady lump in my throat. The reader is masterful in her pacing, clarity and array of voices...almost like listening to the author herself, communicating to us her large-canvas, minutely described vision of a world we will never see again--old New york.. Terrific story, TERRIBLE narrator! This is one of the best novels ever, but the narrator sounds like she smokes 3 packs a day. The novel says that Madame Olenska has a "faint foreign accent", but the narrator gives her some weirdo Russian-sounding accent, even though Madame was American-born and -raised. It was terribly distracting and annoying. Somebody did a lousy job of editing this in the studio as well. Halfway through a paragraph, the narrator stops, says, "Let me take that again" in her normal voice, then proceeds to read the same paragraph over. There's no excuse for that. I love this book, and wish I could trade this recording in for a better one. It was awful. Better Than Austen This is definitely an old classic worthy of time to isten. I was fearful that it began much like the Jane Austen novels, but it has more meat to grab your interest. The narration was interesting. There was good diferentiation between characters. I did find it odd having a woman narrate a story told by a man. Perfect Match of Reader and Material Where does The Age of Innocence rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? High, it was delightful. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Age of Innocence? The beautifully ironic tone in which the opening scenes are read. Which scene was your favorite? Few or no weaknesses in this novel. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? Poor Little Rich Boy Learns to Live Any additional comments? The narrator is pitch perfect; everything about her works: her voice, her tone, her speed, her light, deft interpretation of the material. I can't imagine this book being more charming or more fun than when read by Lorna Raver. MEN AND WOMEN Edith Whartons The Age of Innocence exposes false notions of equality in America and reflects on the human frailty and strength of men and women. Wharton lived through the turn of the 19th into the 20th century in America. She lived an adult life of luxury in New York, and later in France. Wharton writes about American society; i.e. she exposes New Yorks upstairs, downstairs snobbery in the early 20th century. In telling the tale, Wharton sharply defines the battle of the sexes, duplicity of romance, and folly of youth.

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays Audiobook by Mark Twain
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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: How to Tell a Story and Other Essays Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Brian Troxell Format: Unabridged Length: 47 mins Language: English Release date: 01-24-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 149 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: American writer Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, has given us some literary gems with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and his travel adventures in 19th-century Europe and to Australia and New Zealand. In How to Tell a Story and Other Essays, Twain discusses the telling of stories, rather than providing more stories. Humor, Twain says, is American while comic is English and witty is French. He follows this typically brilliant essay with examples of storytelling and some intriguing experiences of "mental telegraphy". Editorial Reviews: One of America's most renowned storytellers, Mark Twain was not stingy with sharing his techniques. In the audiobook How to Tell a Story and Other Essays, Twain delves primarily into how to tell humorous (as opposed to comic or witty) stories, that most difficult of narrative genres. Voice talent Brian Troxell tells stories like "The Golden Arm" and "The Wounded Soldier" almost as successfully as Twain might have done, while simultaneously delivering Twain's instructions as he proceeds. In other words, Troxell both pauses and ensures that the listener notes the pauses. "The Golden Arm", which sounds like a campfire story supplemented with stage directions, is written in so-called Negro dialect, and is much easier to hear than to read. Members Reviews: Does not disappoint! Very funny! Both the storytelling of Mr. Clemens and the reading of Mr. Troxell make this a laugh-out-loud and very fast 47 minutes! Doubtless Mark Twain is one of history's most comic geniuses! Great Stuff!! Would you listen to How to Tell a Story and Other Essays again? Why? Yes! Timeless and counter-intuitive wisdom from an American Treasure. What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Tell a Story and Other Essays? The title essay was very interesting. I had never considered joke telling in this way. Which scene was your favorite? NA Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? NA Any additional comments? NA nothing beats the down to earth Twain I only wish it was longer! Narration was excellent, Mr. Troxell brought Twain's words to life! Not impressed at all I learned very little from this essay except one good joke. To be honest, I don' think this essay is worth the time to listen to or the money spent on it. Never the less, I did and I accept what little I got from it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living Audiobook by Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living Audiobook by Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living Subtitle: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race Author: Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), Mark Twain Narrator: Grover Gardner Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 05-30-12 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 669 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook - an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race - contains 69 aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twains private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars. Culled from Twains personal letters, autobiographical writings, speeches, novels, and sketches, these pieces are delightfully fresh, witty, startlingly relevant, and bursting with Twains characteristic ebullience for life. They also remind us exactly how Mark Twain came to be the most distinctive and well-known American literary voice in the world. These texts, some of them new or out of print for decades, have been selected and meticulously prepared by the editors at the Mark Twain Project. Critic Reviews: This wonderful book illustrates precisely why we can never have enough Twain. His humor is timeless, his wisdom about all things without equal. (Ken Burns, American director and producer) This is a masterfully edited compendium that does Twain proud. It captures the note-taking, aphorism-creating, angry-letter-writing essence of Twains brain in a way essential, I think, to understanding the man, and by extension, the history of the United States and the nature of life on Earth. (Dave Eggers) This book is a delightful read all the way through. (San Francisco Chronicle) Members Reviews: Mark Twain is Hilarious! Mark Twain is insightful and funny and no matter how much time passes his work will still be relevant. He just gets people, and he knows how to take everyday stories and bring out the humor in them. I loved it! Some of Twain's funniest advice/opinions! What did you like best about this story? I have read almost all of Twain's books over the years. What I so liked about this one is that some of the best snippets are taken from his many and varied writings and presented under the tongue-in-cheek title of "Helpful Hints for Good Living". Much of the book is amusing in the very least and outrageously funny at times! What about Grover Gardners performance did you like? Gardner's reading is a bit quick at times. It is not what I would call restful. But then, it is fitting for the subject matter. I feel as though Twain might have narrated that way too. Any additional comments? If you like Mark Twain, you will like this collection. If you are unfamiliar with Twain, this may give you some idea of what his various books are like as you hear selections from them. Good Living, Good Listening Any additional comments? Bravo to the academics who collated and collected Twain essays for this piece, and bravo that it finally has become an audio book. Twain's mellifluous linguistic prestidigitation benefits greatly from oral application, and this engaging dispensation satiates and satisfies both in intensity and dosage.

The Jungle Audiobook by Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle Audiobook by Upton Sinclair

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Jungle Author: Upton Sinclair Narrator: Raimundas Jonas Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 11-04-10 Publisher: Hudson Audio Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 23 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This 1906 novel by Upton Sinclair emphasizes the predicament of the working class and illustrates the corruption of the American meatpacking industry in the early-20th century. The story sets off with a dramatic portrayal of a Lithuanian wedding feast, which introduces the listener to all of the major and secondary characters: Jurgis Rudkus (originally "Rudkos"), his bride Ona, their extended family, and their friends. Drawn away from Lithuania by assurances of work, the Rudkus family arrived in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago at the end of the 19th century, only to learn that their dreams of a modest life are not likely to be fulfilled. The family had previously imagined that only Jurgis would support them in America; however one at a time, all of them - the women, the young children, and Jurgis' sickly father - are all required to look for jobs to contribute to the scanty family income. They are confronted with a ruthless world of work in the Chicago Stockyards, where everybody has his or her price, where everyone in a position of power - including government inspectors, the police, and judges - must be rewarded, and where blacklisting is common. A sequence of ill-fated events - accidents at work, a number of deaths in the family that under normal conditions could have been avoided - draws the family toward ever more tragedy. Members Reviews: Last Chapter Repeated Chapter 31 and 32 were the same. I'm not sure if the last one was repeated or they repeated the second to last and didn't provide the last one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

On the Decay of the Art of Lying Audiobook by Mark Twain
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On the Decay of the Art of Lying Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: On the Decay of the Art of Lying Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Larry G. Jones Format: Unabridged Length: 15 mins Language: English Release date: 12-11-17 Publisher: Audio Sommelier Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a classic essay penned by Mark Twain in 1880. This narration is performed by Larry G. Jones. Members Reviews: Twain's sly wit keeps you laughing Mark Twain may just be one of the best American writers to have graced my bookshelf. The man's sly wit, topical humor and easy-going manner make me love him more and more with each book I read. This book is no exception. Tongue firmly in cheek, Twain informs the reader on the art of lying and how to be successful in pursuing it. If you're a Twain fan, you'll want to read this book. And if you're not, you should read this book and become one! Even silence is a lie. An essay of which the main point is: lying is universal, we all do it and it occurs everyday. Twain advocates however for "judicious", practiced and graceful lying. Lying meant to pacify peoples hearts and not soil yourself in their eyes by espousing the 'brutal truth' is the key, otherwise you're doing an injustice to both yourself and he you're telling the "truth" to. Sparing people's feelings, raising their heavy hearts and lightening their sorrows... that's the tact behind a good, well timed / placed lie. A very humanitarian effort, if you will. I personally advocate for the latter - I'm a 'brutal truth' kind of person. However, even I know when to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate times to lie. Also, contrary to many held opinion - to remain silent about something has great potential to be a lie. Realistically morally unrelenting. Twain has delivered hard truths about lies in this gem of an essay. His humor and ruthless honesty may leave one with unnecessary pretense feeling naked and afraid as it were when discussing the practicalities of lying in everyday life, and the impracticalities of unnecessarily ruthless honesty. The irony of his story is only matched by its wit and is certainly rivaled by its wisdom. His core message is founded on what has been called "street smarts" before: the sense of when to tell a judicious white lie. His advice on the matter will no doubt prove timeless. Typical Twain This is classic Mark Twain. Turning words into clever hooks that sink deep into our consciousness and pull us on a joyous journey. We may find ourselves days, weeks later, pondering how those thoughts got there. Read and enjoy the ride. Thought provoking. This book would be great for someone who is excessively blunt in their opinions of others. I think it does a good job of hi-lighting how others can inflict more pain with their version of honesty than a kinder person would with their version of honesty. Emotions, feelings, and observations in general are so subjective, that you can choose to see others in a way that always paints them positively no matter who they are and what defects they posses. You can only see the good if you want to. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ragged Dick Audiobook by Horatio Alger Jr.
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Ragged Dick Audiobook by Horatio Alger Jr.

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ragged Dick Author: Horatio Alger Jr. Narrator: Don Hagen Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 08-05-13 Publisher: Harmonic Wave Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 28 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Ragged Dick is the story of a young bootblack living and working in the streets of a post-Civil War New York City. It follows his rise from a street kid to the respectable middle class. The original publication, released as a six volume series, came to depict a time of post-war struggle through the eyes of its young victims, vagabond children. Originally written as young-adult moral tales using the classic rags-to-riches theme, Ragged Dick is also Algers' timeless snapshot into an all but forgotten period in American history, and the ever relevant struggle for economic and social status. Horatio Alger was born on January 13, 1834 in Chelsea, Massachusettes. Alger began writing in earnest and being a published author at the age of 17. After graduating from Harvard, Alger obtained a position in ministry in a Unitarian Church, but was dismissed on scandalous and incriminating charges. Around 1866, Alger moved to New York, a time that marked the beginning of a very successful writing career. Around this time, the Ragged Dick series was being published as a serial, and in 1868 it was published as a complete novel. In New York City, Alger took a special and personal interest in the street children and became a frequent visitor to their popular haunts. Perhaps this is what gave him a clear insight into their trials and tribulations and aided in creating the simple yet timeless story of Ragged Dick. Eventually, Alger took two street children into his home and informally adopted them. Members Reviews: A good story about a time the is long past. What made the experience of listening to Ragged Dick the most enjoyable? I enjoyed the spoken word of the time. What did you like best about this story? This was a good example of how people could and should treat each other. Have you listened to any of Don Hagens other performances before? How does this one compare? This was my first time I listening to Don Hagen and I look forward to finding something of interest with that has him performing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The House of Pride Audiobook by Jack London
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The House of Pride Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The House of Pride Author: Jack London Narrator: Patrick Girard Lawlor Format: Unabridged Length: 39 mins Language: English Release date: 12-17-10 Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc. Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The House of Pride, written by iconic American author Jack London (1876-1916), was first published in December 1910 issue of The Pacific Monthly. Author Jack London wrote The Call of the Wild and many other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commerical magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing. Narrator Patrick Girard Lawlor, a classically trained stage actor, has performed on-stage throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared in several feature films, as well as on the TV series L.A. Heat. His extensive work as an audiobook narrator has garnered numerous awards, including the Audie Award nomination. Members Reviews: Pleasant Short Stories of Hawaii The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii provides a brief snapshot back in time to what remains the most isolated, populated place on earth. London captures the caste system, the constant fear of leprosy, and the rise of multiculturalism in Honolulu through a series of intriguing short stories. Worth a read, particularly for those with an interest in Hawaii. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Light Years Audiobook by James Salter
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Light Years Audiobook by James Salter

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Light Years Author: James Salter Narrator: Mark Boyett Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 62 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness - and then felt compelled to destroy it. Members Reviews: A story of ordinary unhappiness The book covers most of the life of Nedra and Ivri, a middle-class suburban couple with two children. They go through life withouth true values, intimacy and any deep sense of realities. There are hopes (no true passions) and rather trivial dreams (traveling to Europe, glamour , wealth, the sexy secretary..) ; their life fades away and ends almost like a candle that has burned out in the dark. Beautifully written, but unengaging , sad and,at times , almost boring. Elegant and elusive I understand why other writers prize James Salters as a novelist. His scenes are vivid, evocative, and also oblique. There is a fascinating combination of detail given and fact withheld. Like Proust, he tells you a lot--but leaves out a lot as well. His prose recreates the feeling of certain friendships: colorful and engaging in the moment, and then somewhat puzzling in the aftermath. Yet the characters take on so much life in Salter's masterful hands. I greatly enjoyed "Light Years": arty but not arch, poetic but not self-indulgent--nothing goes on too long, everything proportionate. And no one writes similes like Salter. I reveled in it, but readers who are in search of straightforward, page-turning narrative could get frustrated This is literary fiction of the highest quality. The narrator Mark Boyett, is very good in all the important ways--his rhythm is just right, he evokes the different characters (with their many foreign accents) nicely, and he doesn't moon over the lyrical sections. My only gripe is that he mispronounces foreign words from time to time, a pet peeve of mine: he says "restina" for "retsina," for example, puts the wrong accent on the Italian word "facile..." You get the picture. It's a small blemish on a fine achievement. Boyett found the right tonality for this delicate novel, which I would not have thought conducive to an audiobook. Old school unabashed alpha male What made the experience of listening to Light Years the most enjoyable? I love the spare writing style and the unabashed view into the mind of an uncompromised alpha male. It's a rare thing in good literature. Acceptable in MadMen days, but cowed in our age of gender equality. Glad that there is equality, but men and women are NOT the same. What about Mark Boyetts performance did you like? He reflected the personality of the main character very well. Not my favorite purchase, not my worse... Story was well written, but it bore me at times. Wasn't excited to find out the end. It took me a while to finish. Salter's fine poetic prose IA beautiful melancholy novel of a certain time and place, well read.

Pudd'nhead Wilson Audiobook by Mark Twain
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Pudd'nhead Wilson Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Pudd'nhead Wilson Subtitle: A Tale by Mark Twain Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Richard Henzel Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 07-24-06 Publisher: Big Happy Family, LLC Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 142 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This humorous, dramatic, and sometimes shocking novel, set in the pre-war south, is the tale of Roxy, a beautiful and intelligent slave woman who contrives to save her own light-skinned child from being "sold down the river". She successfully switches her baby with the master's own child, starting a chain of events that lead to surprising and tragic results. This book is considered by many to be Mark Twain's best book dealing with the cruelty, horror, and inhumanity of slavery in 19th century America. Pudd'nhead, the title character, not only provides humorous aphorisms and wry observations on the little river town, he also proves to be the catalyst that solves the mystery, radically changing the lives of all of those involved. Interestingly, Mark Twain's use of fingerprints as evidence in a fictional criminal trial predated the official acceptance of such evidence in actual U.S. courts by two years. This recording is a recreation of Mark Twain's own reading, just as his family might have heard the story for the first time in the family library. Critic Reviews: "Superb...one of the best readings of a Mark Twain book to which I've ever listened, and I've listened to almost all of them. An energetic and remarkably impassioned narration that brings out the powerful emotions and ironies of one of Mark Twain's complex works and adds new dimensions." (R. Kent Rasmussen, author of Mark Twain A to Z and audiobook reviewer for Library Journal) Members Reviews: great reader, great tale I just loved this recording. I wish i could find more of Twains works with this narrator. He does an outstanding job. I would recommend this book to anyone; and in this case, with such an excellent reader, i would rather listen to it than read it off a page--he adds so much. Phenomenal Read This was an extremely well-performed, adapted reading of the book. I felt the differences in the character and narrative voices were distinct and added flare to the overall auditory experience. This book is gripping from beginning to end as Mark Twain developed a thick and interesting plot that laces thought provoking questions and self-reflection throughout. I would recommend this book for any writer and/or reader. Good Plot too often this has happened in the slavery days. unfortunately her motherly love worked against her. first rate Wow, the publisher's summary got it right when they called "Pudd'nhead Wilson" "humorous, dramatic, and sometimes shocking." Even apart from the commentary on slavery, this is an excellent detective story in its own right. For the interested, in the second paragraph of chapter 25 of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," Twain writes a little more about his thoughts on the institution of slavery. Well worth the listen, disturbing parts and all. In fact, one of the roles of great literature may be to bother us in some way, forcing us to ask questions, jolting us into thought. Terrific performance I really enjoyed this. The reader does a fabulous job bringing Twain's language and irony to life. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Life on the Mississippi Audiobook by Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Life on the Mississippi Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Stephen L. Vernon Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 12-06-17 Publisher: A. R. N. Publications Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The mighty Mississippi River is the backdrop for this charming and adventurous tale. Samuel Clemens, who is better known as Mark Twain, began his Mississippi adventure as a riverboat captain and decided to pen a journal, recording the Mark Twain classic, Life on the Mississippi. Twain writes of the history of the river and relates his own adventures and misadventures as he seeks his fortune. During Mark Twains time on the Mississippi, not only was he inspired to write Life on the Mississippi, but his experiences would also motivate one of his greatest novels of all time, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Life on the Mississippi is a first-hand account of river travel during the American pre-Civil War era and one of Twains finest works. Members Reviews: Mark Twain at his very best. Twain's knowledge and love of the Mississippi combined ... Mark Twain at his very best. Twain's knowledge and love of the Mississippi combined with his writing style make Life on the Mississippi come alive. Here is where Twain shines. He takes you in and Takes you on an unforgettable journey. Just fantastic! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mysterious Stranger Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Mysterious Stranger Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Mysterious Stranger Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Don Randall Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs Language: English Release date: 10-17-06 Publisher: Divergent Arts LTD Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 61 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Considered one of Twain's most important short works, The Mysterious Stranger tells the story of the devil coming to a medieval village in the persona of a beautiful, lovable, yet exasperatingly amoral young man. Befriending a small group of boys, Satan exhibits strange charm, compassion, and indifference as the tale comes to a surprising comclusion. © and (P)2006 Ascendant Audiobooks LLC Members Reviews: Very Poor Narration I got, perhaps 10 minutes into the story before stopping it. The Narrator is very difficult to listen to. He recites the story rhythmically as if it were poetry (which it's not), offers no characterizations, and has some very irritating vocal habits (like a very bizarre pacing of the word "and"). It's absolutely maddening! I'd recommend looking for a recording with a different narrator, if possible. The narration is perfect for the story. Any additional comments? I felt as if I was being read to by ol' Sam Clemens himself. Don Randall captured the spirit of the period better than I would have hoped he would, especially after reading some of the negative reviews.. Indeed, a very thought provoking piece, and I feel one of Twain's best. Especially the ending. Excellent Story I am new to the audiobooking experience and so I cannot judge the performance. This story is difficult to read with the depth of feeling of the words and the narrator did his best. As to the story itself, it is a familiar one. An angel appears before a group of young men, exposes their gentle minds to the truth and in the end they have nothing left to cling. The story is written in wonderful Twainian irony, one can see plainly that the punished are innocent though the narrator (blinded by prejudices) cannot. Twain here uses the story-telling medium as thought experiment and his experimental results are fascinating. Twain here is a very serious philosopher, and one cannot help but be affected by the power of his demonstrations. I would recommend that one read a different Twain novel first, else one might be deceived into thinking his wit could only be used negatively, but this is sure to reveal much anyone who reads it. Not standard Mark Twain story, but very good any Would you consider the audio edition of The Mysterious Stranger to be better than the print version? Don't know, I didn't read the print version. What did you like best about this story? I really liked the consistency of the characters, even though some of their actions were really unlikable! I like the overall, (lesson?) theme. How did the narrator detract from the book? I just didn't like the narrator's overall feeling Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? I liked when the friend died, despite the fact that that sounds negative. It was part of the reality. Seriously. Worst Narrator Ever. Buy a different 1. This is just awful. I've heard its a great story, but get the other version. Imagine if Casey Kasum and a boring old preacher reciting bible verses had a baby. That's how this guy reads it. His voice is okay, but his cadence is so bad, that its a waste of money to buy this, because you won't listen to the whole thing. Theres another version that's a few bucks more. Go for that one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Laddie Audiobook by Gene Stratton-Porter
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Laddie Audiobook by Gene Stratton-Porter

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Laddie Subtitle: A True Blue Story Author: Gene Stratton-Porter Narrator: Laurie Klein Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-21-08 Publisher: Books in Motion Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 99 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a captivating, good-humored look at family life in a small farming community in Indiana in the early 1900s. ©1913 Gene Stratton-Porter; (P)2004 Books in Motion Members Reviews: My Favorite Book Growing Up! The description of this book, given by Audible, gives no hint of what a wonderful book this is. It is told from the viewpoint of a girl who is the youngest of 12 children and who adores her older brother, Laddie. The book is a wonderful portrait of an amazing family full of love and integrity. It is also a love story and a mystery. It beautifully describes farm life in the early 1900s. I have read this book over and over, and shared it with many people. My only complaint is with the woman who reads the book. While she is an excellent reader and does the women's voices really well, when she is reading "Little Sister's" lines she sounds like she is reading to three-year olds. It is way too cutsy and detracts from the story. And for some reason, whenever she reads a man's lines, especially the younger brother, she sounds like Donald Duck. She uses this really weird voice for all the men. It is really anoying. Even though this is told from a child's viewpoint, it really isn't a children's book. I think I read it first when I was 11 or 12 - and that's about the age it would take to really get all the nuances in the book. If you have an older brother you love, you will enjoy this book! An American Classic Let me start by saying I am not the target audience for this book. I am a 38 year old male and listened to this book by assignment. Of the books I was assigned this initially was the one I was least excited about. But this ended up being my favorite. The story and writing are excellent. The characters and story are interesting and best of all there are a number of important themes and lessons to read and ponder. This book will take you back to a simpler, and I would argue, better time. I helped me appreciate some of the principals my generation has lost. Unlike other reviewers I thought the narration was good and appreciated the narrator using different inflections to distinguish the characters. This is a true american classic at it's finest and should be required reading. Highly recommended. A True blue Story Life in rural Indiana in the early 1900s is the essence of this book. It is told from the viewpoint of Little Sister, the youngest in a farm family of 12 children. Little Sister, who we never find out her real name, adores her brother Laddie. When she was born, none of the other children wanted another baby except Laddie. He takes her under his wing and helps to raise her with a true and noble spirit like the Crusaders. The mystery that runs through the story concerns the British family, the Pryors, who live in the community. The father declares there is no God and this sets all the neighbors against them. But something is wrong with the family. There has to be a reason they left England and settled in Indiana. Laddie falls in love with the daughter, Pamela, and sets out to win her. A beautiful classic. The narrator leaves much to be desired. This is a beautiful story that would make you laugh and cry and finish it feeling good. I'm not sure why this narrator was chosen. She reads well but the voices she uses . . . especially for Leon, is terrible.

The Damnation of Theron Ware Audiobook by Harold Frederic
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The Damnation of Theron Ware Audiobook by Harold Frederic

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Damnation of Theron Ware Author: Harold Frederic Narrator: John Chatty Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-11 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Damnation of Theron Ware is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. The Washington Post compares it to An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. The novel reveals much about turn-of-the-century provincial America, religious life, and the depressed state of intellectual and artistic culture in small towns. The story deals with the life of a Methodist pastor named Theron Ware who recently moved to small town in upstate New York. Theron has a number of experiences that cause him to begin to question the Methodist religion, his role as a priest and even the very existence of God. Edmund Wilson called this novel, "Frederic's most brilliant achievement." Members Reviews: Often-overlooked American classic Would you try another book from Harold Frederic and/or John Chatty? Frederic's stature as a author of merit rests on this work, but--like Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) it's enough. Unlike Lee's novel, it addresses America's struggle with religious fanaticism rather than race. What could Harold Frederic have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? The novel's deterministic plot is unrelieved by humor, and characters lack sympathy. How could the performance have been better? This book deserves better narration. THe reader drones from start to finish, with no variation in pitch or dialect to distinguish the speech of various characters. Unfortunately, this is the only audible version currently available. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Tramp Abroad Audiobook by Mark Twain
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A Tramp Abroad Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Tramp Abroad Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Grover Gardner Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 76 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In April 1878, Mark Twain and his family traveled to Europe. Overloaded with creative ideas, Twain had hoped that the sojourn would spark his creativity enough to bring at least one of the books in his head to fruition. Instead, he wrote of his walking tour of Europe, describing his impressions of the Black Forest, the Matterhorn, and other attractions. Neglected for years, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with Twains shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative. Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, and England, A Tramp Abroad includes among its adventures a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mont Blanc by telescope, as well as the authors attempts to study art - a wholly imagined activity Twain authenticated with his own wonderfully primitive pictures. This book reveals Mark Twain as a mature writer and is filled with brilliant prose, insightful wit, and Twains unerring instinct for the truth. Critic Reviews: [A Tramp Abroad] is delicious, whether you open it at the sojourn in Heidelberg, or the voyage down the Neckar on a raft, or the mountaineering in Switzerland, or the excursion beyond the Alps into Italy. (William Dean Howells) Members Reviews: A hoot This is a hoot, as Mark Twain goes on a "walking tour" of the forests of Germany and the mountains and lakes of Switzerland. ("Walking" is in quotes because he spends most of his time on trains or cadging rides from raftsmen on the Nekar River.) There's quite a bit of real history and folklore here, as well as some beautiful travel writing; but Twain can't resist the temptation to pad his mountain-climbing and forest-browsing exploits with tall tales worthy of ... well, Mark Twain. It's hard to imagine that anyone could listen to Twain's description of arduously "climbing" one of the Swiss Alps -- actually, tracing the view to the top of the mountain by means of a hired telescope -- without roaring with laughter. His travelling companion, in real life the pastor Joe Twichell, here referred to as Twain's "agent, Harris," gets to play the straight man for much of Twain's humor. It's not as well known as some of Twain's other travel books, but it's as funny and delightful as the best of them. Grover Gardner gives his usual outstanding performance. Thoroughly enjoyable! Few authors could ever come close to the nuanced comedy found in Twain. Poignant and hilarious moments all written masterfully. The appendix on the German language and boiling thermometers to mark altitude nearly killed me. Grover Gardner is perfect and you feel as if Mark Twain is speaking to you directly. A little slow, but still entertaining I love to read travel stories about the places I visit before I go on trips, and I read this book before traveling to Germany. It does have some of Twain's signature wit and humor, but it also drags a bit at times. If you are a big fan of Mark Twain or have an interest in Germany or German culture, you will likely enjoy it. It is fun and entertaining at times, but it does not have the pacing or storyline that tend to make travel books gripping.

The Circular Staircase Audiobook by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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The Circular Staircase Audiobook by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Circular Staircase Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 22 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Rachel Innes rents a summer house that is full of hidden rooms and sinister happenings. Chilling horror, romance, and rollicking humor permeate this suspenseful mystery novel. Members Reviews: Publisher's fault for lower rating than this work deserves. I read The Circlar Staircase years ago, and added to my Kindle just to re-read when I got bored. Unfortunately the publishers did not keep this in it's original format and in the conversion process, either inserted or left in countless errors. This low star review is not for the author and this work, but for the publisher who should have deleted several in your face mistakes. Technology is readily available, but I feel the publisher didn't want to add even that tiny expense to take away from their end profit on this one. Excellent! This is my first experience with Rinehart & I loved it! Sure, some things are dated & will make folks uncomfortable (namely, comments about "negroes" but the character is obviously well loved) but if you don't let that hang you up, the book is enjoyable. The start of the if-I-had-but-known! mystery genre. I loved the first hand telling of events as they chronologically occurred. Fans of Christie, Sayers, or anyone looking for a good mystery are sure to love this book. Such fun! The story is so lovely in it's nostalgic settings and narrative. A great read on a rainy lazy day! Mary Roberts Rinehart's books are s treasure. Highly Disappointing I am generally a mystery lover and have read virtually everything that Agatha Christie has ever written. When I learned that Mary Roberts Rhinehart has been called the "-American Agatha Christie," I ordered several of her books, including The Circular Staircase, and was I disappointed. There are so many characters that I found it difficult to distinguish one from the other. The mystery is nonsense and includes so absurdity as no one can recognize a character with whom she has had close contact after he disguises himself by merely changing his clothing and growing a mustache. There are basically no clues and, when the mystery is resolved, my reaction was "who cares?" In summary, all I can say tedious, dated, unnecessarily confusing, pointless and a waste of time. Three Stars Again, read this a very long time ago. It was a first attempt book and it shows Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Typee Audiobook by Herman Melville
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Typee Audiobook by Herman Melville

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Typee Author: Herman Melville Narrator: John L. Chatty Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 07-15-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 27 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: It was published in 1846, five years before Moby Dick, and was the most popular of the author'sworks during his lifetime. The book is an idyll of four months among primitive South Sea islanders. However, the books also shocked its original audience with a truthful account of Polynesian tribal life, including their very liberal sexual practices. Typee won Melville great fame during his life and remains a favorite today. Editorial Reviews: Typee is Herman Melville's first book, a predecessor to Moby Dick, and, in fact, is inspired by the author's own exploration of the Marquesas Islands. Tired of being at sea for many months, the narrator and his friend flee their cargo ship at the first spotting of land. Luckily, they have chosen a beautiful island in the Maquesas, but unluckily, the locals might be cannibals. Audio performer John L. Chatty luxuriates in Melville's elaborate descriptions of the rich setting, from the detailed accounts of the voluptuous Marquesan girls to the imagery of the ship's licentious crew. Chatty's pacing is leisurely and his articulation is excellent, although at moments his voice could use more varied inflection. Overall, adventure fans will find Typee a thrilling audiobook. Members Reviews: Both an Adventure and a Lecture I agree with a previous reviewer's comment that the reader is a little monotonous in his reading voice. It is a bluff male voice such as might be suitable for a sailor, but it lacks range. This problem is perhaps made worse by the fact that Melville launches into some heavily discursive passages in which he berates the unfortunate effects of the so-called "civilized" Europeans on the South Sea natives. These comments were a much-needed corrective at the time of the book's original publication, but they have the effect of taking the reader out of the novel. Typee is really only an adventure novel in the first section and briefly again at the end. In the middle is a long section describing the lifestyle of the Polynesians prior to being heavily impacted by European visitors. It is an idyllic life in which little work is required and the natives, who are feared as barbarous and violent, prove to be mostly benign and hospitable. I wouldn't rate this book as being on par with Moby Dick because the themes are so bluntly stated, as though the narrator had decided to step out of the narrative in order to deliver a lecture. Yet it was fascinating in what it depicts and is still a worthwhile listen. Pitifully monotone narrator. This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? Anyone with a bad case of insomnia. Would you recommend Typee to your friends? Why or why not? No, .kg with this narrator, although I like Melville. What didnt you like about John L. Chattys performance? It was devoid of any Passion and completely monotone. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Disappointment. Any additional comments? It needs another narrator who will do it justice. Wonderful book, dull recording Typee is one of the books that I loved as a young lad. It sparked my imagination and captivated me. Unfortunately, Mr. Chatty's breathing pace and reading pace did not match the sentences, sometimes leading to split sentences and even run-together paragraphs. Several times there were mispronunciations.

The Catcher in the Rye: by J.D. Salinger - Summary, Review & Analysis Audiobook by Save Time Summaries
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The Catcher in the Rye: by J.D. Salinger - Summary, Review & Analysis Audiobook by Save Time Summaries

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Catcher in the Rye: by J.D. Salinger - Summary, Review & Analysis Author: Save Time Summaries Narrator: Matthew Pilch Format: Unabridged Length: 45 mins Language: English Release date: 03-19-14 Publisher: Save Time Summaries Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: This summary for J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is just the companion you need to enter the broken mind of Holden Caulfield, a character who for more than 50 years has been one of modern literature's most iconic figures. The disturbed teen stands at the center of this controversial novel that was banned in its day for its language, sexuality, and blasphemy. Years later, the book was tied to the infamous shootings of John Lennon and Ronald Reagan. Yet, despite the controversies, this classic The Catcher in the Rye has endured as a must-read. This guide to The Catcher in the Rye helps you unravel the enigmatic mind of the novel's anti-hero, as you explore the equally mysterious Salinger. His The Catcher in the Rye carried autobiographical elements. This expert summary includes chapter overviews and analyses to help you understand the complex layers of the story. Follow the downward spiral of Holden's mental state. Read about The Catcher in the Ryes themes of isolation, grief, and salvation. Use the detailed character analyses to make connections between these themes and the people in Holden's world. This summary also includes other valuable highlights, such as critical interpretations of the novel over the past 50 years. Is The Catcher in the Rye a rebellious coming-of-age tale? Is it merely a dark portrait of a descent into madness? This summary and analysis helps you form your own answers. Members Reviews: Catcher in the Rye Lacked substance pertaining to the story and persons written about. could have had more clear explanation of sceans very useful It suggests buying the novel first then reading this, however I disagree, this is an excellent overview of the novel, it would be far better to have read this first, if not you would find Catcher in the Rye very hard to be involved in Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Sea-Wolf Audiobook by Jack London
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The Sea-Wolf Audiobook by Jack London

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Sea-Wolf Author: Jack London Narrator: Stephen Hoye Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 02-02-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 70 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: When Humphrey Van Weyden finds himself struggling in the freezing waters of San Francisco Bay, he thinks the worst that can happen to him is drowning. After he is rescued by the Ghost and its captain, Wolf Larson, Humphrey discovers that there are fates far worse than death. On Larsen's hell-ship, the dilettante hero is forced to slave as cabin boy and humble seaman. Over the seven months' voyage to the sealing grounds off Siberia, he engages in an epic duel with his ruthlessly Nietzschean skipper, a conflict that must end with the death of one of them. In Humphrey's story, Jack London recalls his own adventures on a sealing vessel at the age of 17. And in the vivid dialogs between Larsen and Van Weyden, he gives the clearest definition of his savage philosophy of life. Members Reviews: Great in every way What did you love best about The Sea-Wolf? A true classic and the way Stephen Hoye read it was perfect. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sea-Wolf? Wolf Larson is an amazing creation. What about Stephen Hoyes performance did you like? His voice doesn't distract at all. His many voices and accents were perfect throughout. Any additional comments? Listen to this version! Great classic I really enjoyed the narrator's voice for Wolf Larsen. It was confident and husky and puzzled all in the perfect proportions. great narration good story. interesting mix of sea adventure with a little romance. some of the philosophies expressed may be a bit painful for the idealist. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Subtitle: Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Series, Book 2 Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Stephen L. Vernon Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 06-24-15 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 36 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn delivers the details of Huck Finn's life after the landmark novel Tom Sawyer, at the end of which Huck becomes fairly rich for a young person. In a stroke of maturity, however, Huck entrusts his small fortune to Judge Thatcher, who he can rely on for safekeeping. The next day, Huck's biological father comes into town in pursuit of his son and the money. Having lost the chance at the latter, his father kidnaps him, forcing Huck to fake his own death just to escape. Thus begins one of the most gripping cross-state adventures in literary history, as Huck joins a slave named Jim and the two of them plot their respective flights down the Mississippi River. Throughout the novel, Huck and Jim find themselves in a series of potentially compromising situations, especially since Jim is an escaped slave and there is a price put on his head. Huck eventually reunites with his old friend Tom Sawyer, who delivers a piece of news to him about Jim and Jim's former owner that is both shocking and joyful. A true masterpiece in exposing race relations as well as a young man's knack for adventure and misfortune is widely represented throughout this novel, which contributes to its timeless placement in the literary canon. Members Reviews: Great Bedtime Reader All of the Illustrated Chosen Classics are great bedtime readers. My wife sits in the hall of the children's bedrooms and reads these stories to them at bedtime. The difference between these books and the traditional novels is that these stories move very fast. My son, in particular, will hear one of these abridged classic novels and, if he likes it, will then read the full unabridged version on his own. Kind of gives our kids a taste of the classics without having to start reading a really large and sometimes overwhelming looking book. My son is 10 and my daughter is 15. We have about 30 of these types of books in our library. A Classic Still Like many people of my age (62), I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a child because at that time it was widely perceived to be a child's or young adult's book. This is unfortunate as it is not nor has it ever been directed at the young. In my rereading I discovered for the first time why it is still called the original great American novel. Huckleberry, like Twain, is opinionated and perceptive. His narration and point of view drive the novel forward. Rather than relegate this work to the children's shelves or castigate it as racist, folks should embrace this novel for what it is, a bildungsroman that shows the growth of a country as well as the growth of its young protagonist. It captivated a classroom full of surly teens I teach English, and the junior year in North Carolina is devoted to American literature. I approached Huck Finn with no small amount of trepidation because of Twain's use of vernacular. I ran into the same problem with "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and solved that by listening to Ruby Dee's audio recording, which students loved. I purchased this recording of Huck Finn, and it was to die for fabulous. Students read along in their books as we listened to the recording, and it helped bring the characters and the story alive for them.

Moby Dick [Spanish Edition] Audio Libro por Herman Melville
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Moby Dick [Spanish Edition] Audio Libro por Herman Melville

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Moby Dick [Spanish Edition] Autor: Herman Melville Narrador: Staff Audiolibros Colección Formato: Abridged Duración: 3 hrs and 2 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 07-27-17 Editor: Audiolibros Colección Categorías: Classics, American Literature Resumen del editor: Ismael un joven con experiencia en la marina mercante, decide que su siguiente viaje será en un ballenero. El joven entabla una amistad con el arponero Queequeg, con quien se enrolan en el Pequod, dirigido por el misterioso y autoritario capitán Ahab, un viejo lobo de mar con una pierna construida con la mandíbula de un cachalote. Ahab revelará a su tripulación que el objetivo del viaje, más allá de la caza de ballenas en general, es la persecución tenaz a Moby Dick, enorme ballenato que lo privó de su pierna y que había ganado fama de causar estragos a todos los que intentaron cazarla. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Melville fantastic, spanish edition disaster. The spanish edition has mistakes, errors, and was difficult to read and understand. La edición spanish está plagada de errores, de edición principalmente. También padece omisiones de frases completas. Así como una diferente numeración de los capítulos comparado con la edición inglesa, ya que me tomé el trabajo de comparar ambas, viendo que no comprendía el texto spanish, mi lengua materna!! Herman Melville tiene toda mi admiración, y Moby Dick es una obra maestra de las ballenas y todo lo que las rodeó en aquellos tiempos, actividad humana inclusive. This is not a good Spanish edition This is not a good Spanish edition! Actually is a very very bad edition... The translation is so bad.. Looks like a joke. I feel cheated... I buy something that is not good,I make no sense... Never buy this!! Five Stars A very hard read in spanish but worth the endeavor. Very good version for Kindle app on Android The stories are excellent. The kindle version (which I got for free - thanks Amazon!) worked very well. I did find a few spelling errors towards the end of The Mysterious Island, but overall, both books were very well adapted to the kindle app on my phone. Malísima traducción La traducción es malísima, parece hecha por google translate. Sirve de experiencia, antes de comprar ver una muestra Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

False Dawn Audiobook by Edith Wharton
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False Dawn Audiobook by Edith Wharton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: False Dawn Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Derek Jacobi Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 12-01-09 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The first of four novellas, together called Old New York, set in the mid-1800s. Lewis Raycie is sent on a Grand Tour of Europe with instructions from his father to acquire a collection of accepted Art Works. His father's dream is to own a Raphael; instead, Lewis returns with a priceless collection of Renaissance masterpieces by Piero della Francesca and others of equal stature. They are, however, unknown in America. His father is appalled and disinherits him. His family ridicules him. But it is only after Lewis dies that the magnificent collection gets the recognition it really deserves. Members Reviews: Classic Wharton My review is of the Kindle edition, which worked fine. The Table of contents entries are linked to the first page of each novella so you can easily navigate. If you enjoy Edith Wharton's other books you will like this collection. Each novella is set in a different decade from the 1840's to the 1870's. You can expect well-drawn characters and Wharton's memorable descriptive turns of phrase. "False Dawn: The 'Forties" and "The Spark: The 'Sixties" are told more from a male perspective, and possibly for that reason are less effective. "The Old Maid: The 'Fifties" is more concerned with female characters, and to me is reminiscent of Wharton's short story "Roman Fever". I thought that "New Years Day: The 'Seventies" was the best of the group. In the middle it has the feel of "House of Mirth". And the ending is unexpected. "False Dawn" and "The Spark" concern the artistic blindness of the rich and powerful. They both treat underestimated and unappreciated historical literary or artistic figures. "The Old Maid" and "New Years Day" both cover the familiar Wharton subject of societal censure. I rate "Old New York" somewhere between the group "House of Mirth", "Age of Innocence", "Ethan Frome" and the group "The Reef", "Twilight Sleep", "Summer". This is, of course, a matter of taste. If you like good, classic American literature, you can't go wrong with this one. A must for any Wharton fan What can be written about Edith Wharton's uniquely American point of view of a New York that has long since disappeared that hasn't already been elaborated on. She is by far my favorite author and any bibliophile will truly benefit from incorporating Wharton into their personal libraries. She captures a woman's voice like few authors have, describing it in brilliant and accurate terms. I wish I had Wharton's ease with descriptive language to convey how fortunate we are to have such literature at our disposal. Do yourself a favor and read anything Wharton. Five Stars great, thank you! A Classic, Can Be Read and Reread Many Times I ordered this by accident (I already have a copy). This book is a wondeful book about social class and the barriers that woman faced in the era in which it was writte. Fast forward, I often see similar barriers today. I love the complexity of these short stories. Even if you are familiar with the author's writings, you will be glad you read this small book. Subtle, deep analysis of relationships Edith Wharton never leaves her theme of independent women and the costs they pay in life, love and society for being honest.

The Country of the Pointed Firs Audiobook by Sarah Orne Jewett
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The Country of the Pointed Firs Audiobook by Sarah Orne Jewett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Country of the Pointed Firs Author: Sarah Orne Jewett Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: With humor and compassion we enter the world of a small seacoast village located in northern Maine, where courage and caring are beautifully exemplified. Members Reviews: The place is the story. Simple and beautiful. You can see, feel, and smell the Maine coast. Although there is not much dialogue, the little the characters do speak brings them to vividly to life. Elegant Reading this book was like having tea with an elderly relative. Pleasant, but I was ready to leave. There was not really a story, but lovely descriptions of people and places in a very specific time and place. Slow paced and enjoyable It took me a while to get into this book but I was rewarded for my persistence. No big plot twists, just well written prose describing life and people in a Maine fishing village. A relaxing read. Five Stars Great book. Beautiful book to read any time of the year Beautiful book to read any time of the year. Jewett takes you to a time long forgotten. Elegant prose and far more complicated and technically masterful than it may seem on the surface. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Kate Chopin Collection Audiobook by Kate Chopin
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Kate Chopin Collection Audiobook by Kate Chopin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Kate Chopin Collection Subtitle: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories Author: Kate Chopin Narrator: Victoria Mcgee, Jane Leclercq Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 05-08-12 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 25 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: From 1892 to 1895, Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby", a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm "(1898). "The Storm" is a sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball," which appeared in her first collection of short stories, Bayou Folk. Chopin also wrote two novels: At Fault (1890) and The Awakening (1899), which are set in New Orleans and Grand Isle, respectively. The people in her stories are usually inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her works are set in Natchitoches in North Central Louisiana. Within a decade of her death, Chopin was widely recognized as one of the leading writers of her time. In 1915, Fred Lewis Pattee wrote, "some of [Chopin's] work is equal to the best that has been produced in France or even in America. [She displayed] what may be described as a native aptitude for narration amounting almost to genius." Members Reviews: Out of Date Late nineteenth century time period. Depressed wife and mother. Unconcerned husband. Could not finish this one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tristessa Audiobook by Jack Kerouac
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Tristessa Audiobook by Jack Kerouac

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tristessa Author: Jack Kerouac Narrator: Mike Dennis Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 01-25-16 Publisher: The Devault-Graves Agency Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In 1955, novelist Jack Kerouac detoured from his cross-country American travels to Mexico City, where a group of junkie expatriates he had known from the New York City post-war scene had gone for the cheap and plentiful supply of heroin and morphine. Fellow beat writer William S. Burroughs, who had been a part of the Mexican expatriate community, had introduced Kerouac to Bill Garver (named Old Bull Gaines in the novel), a much-older, long-term addict who had in turn introduced Kerouac to Esperanza Villanueva, whom Kerouac named Tristessa in the novel. Kerouac fell under the spell of Esperanza's dark allure and exotic surroundings, and hoped to re-experience the "fellaheen nights" of his joyous adventures with Mexicans in his past. Esperanza/Tristessa, however, proved to be a far more troubled and contentious companion than Kerouac had bargained for. Kerouac had entered a particularly contemplative time in his life - he had discovered an inner peace through Zen Buddhism and was practicing an ascetic lifestyle that included celibacy - a choice he later regretted. Although Kerouac managed to control his alcoholic tendencies much of the time in Mexico, Tristessa sank deeper and deeper into the belly of morphine addiction. Kerouac returned to Mexico City a year later (1956) hoping to resume his platonic friendship with Tristessa and perhaps even pursuing a physical relationship with her only to find a desperately junk-sick, emaciated Tristessa who could barely function. Shocked, disappointed, and largely ignored by his brown-skinned goddess, Kerouac left Tristessa trembling and barely coherent, taking only his notebooks and memories from the unpleasant experience. Blending his incandescent, highly-evocative, careening prose with alternately blissful and rueful meditations based on his Zen and Catholic teachings, Jack Kerouac in Tristessa documents a painful episode in the "beatest" of his beat style. Members Reviews: Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Haunting This book was assigned to me for an English class. I didn't think I would like it, but I wound up loving it. Jack Kerouac's writing style is mesmerizing and wonderfully artistic. Although the story of Tristessa is sad and heartbreaking, it is unforgettable. I was greatly helped by the endnotes in this annotated edition of the book as well as some good supplemental materials at the end. I made a terrific grade on my essay. And I can still smell the Mexico described in this short but beautiful little Beat generation treasure. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Call It Sleep Audiobook by Henry Roth
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Call It Sleep Audiobook by Henry Roth

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Call It Sleep Subtitle: A Novel Author: Henry Roth Narrator: George Guidall Format: Unabridged Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 04-10-12 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 74 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Lauded as the most profound novel of Jewish life ever written by an American, Call It Sleep seamlessly weaves together the searing pains and subtle joys of immigrant life in New Yorks Lower East Side. It is the story of David Schearl, a dangerously imaginative little boy who arrives from Eastern Europe in 1907. Shock by shock, he is exposed to the blows - and occasional pleasures - of life in the crowded tenements. Members Reviews: Very good. An A1 Story, well written, well read. loved it. Read the book years ago, glad to see it offered in Audio format! nothing there Would you try another book from Henry Roth and/or George Guidall? No more Henry Roth. Yes to George Guidall as I love his voice. What was most disappointing about Henry Roths story? It promised to give me a look into the life of a jewish child immigrant living in New York. It didn"t. The story is full of half thoughts and sentences which I could not understand. More than half of the book is about "Mama, oh, oh, oh". Which character as performed by George Guidall was your favorite? The rabbi. You didnt love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities? No. Any additional comments? No. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: Bill Weideman Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 02-04-15 Publisher: The Classic Collection Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Last of the Mohicans is an epic story of romance and adventure on the American frontier. It is a story of love and loyalty and of America's coming of age. While the French and Indians besiege Fort William Henry, Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of the English commander, are on their way to join him. They are accompanied by Major Duncan Heyward, Alice's fiancé, and by the treacherous Indian Magua, who secretly serves the French. Magua plans to betray the party to the Iroquois and to claim Cora as his squaw, but he is foiled by the scout Hawkeye and his companions, Chingachgook and his son, Uncas, who deliver the girls to their father. After the fall of the fort, the girls are given safe passage by the French, but Magua captures them, and they become prisoners of the Indians. To rescue Alice and Cora, Hawkeye and Uncas lead the Mohicans against the Hurons, an action filled with unforeseen consequences for all of them. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. Members Reviews: Classic The classic story of Chingachgook and Uncas, Last of the Mohicans brings the story alive, with great narrative, character development and insights - though culturally and time limited - into the relationships between First Nations and the British and French at the time of the French and Indian War. A classic. My 9 year old couldn't stop reading. We did ... My 9 year old couldn't stop reading. We did a lot of research trying to get a copy that was going to be worthwhile and this exceeded our expectations. Nice edition for young readers. Very fine edition for young readers. Very well illustrated in hardbound. No dust jacket but a kid would probably just tear it anyway. All in all a very good way to introduce young readers to this classic. Classic read Cooper's tale of 1757 is not only a classic it is also a great description of that period of American history which defined the course of the nation. I loved it then I last read "Last of the Mohicans" when I was six years old. I loved it then, and I got to love it again. It is window into a segment of US history that helped define our nation, minus the spin. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ballad of the Sad Café Audiobook by Carson McCuller
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The Ballad of the Sad Café Audiobook by Carson McCuller

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Ballad of the Sad Café Author: Carson McCuller Narrator: Suzanne Toren, Barbara Rosenblat, David Ledoux, Therese Plummer, Kevin Pariseau, Joe Barrett, Edoardo Ballerini Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 10-27-16 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A classic work that has charmed generations of listeners, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Café. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces listeners to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind", McCullers's first published story written when she was only 17 about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South's finest writers. Members Reviews: Considered one of her classics Needs a thoughtful read and time to contemplate. Multi-layered story and the reader must account for the time period and adjust modern values to work in a completely and to some alien era. the ballad of the sad cafe The ballad of the sad cafe is a gem by itself. The other stories vary in quality, the last story one of the best. Happy with purchase and vendor Item as described,arrived quickly. Happy with purchase and vendor.. How it had been whritten more better than about it had been written How it had been whritten more better than about it had been written. Its Great beatiful style and language. Alliens must study english by reading books by Carson McCullers. Great Great book even though it was used. I enjoyed it and passed it along to a friend. Would buy again Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Uncle Tom's Cabin Audiobook by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Audiobook by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrator: Susie Berneis Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 05-08-14 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 49 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In debt, Kentucky farmer Arthur Shelby reluctantly decides to trade two of his slaves. The two, middle-aged Uncle Tom and young Harry, are to be sold to Mr. Haley, a detestable slave trader. Eliza, Harry's mother and Mrs. Shelby's maid, overhears the details of the arraignment, warns Uncle Tom, and flees with Harry to the north. Eliza and Harry barely make it across the Ohio River before slave catchers can catch up with them. On the run, Eliza and her family seek shelter and safety. Meanwhile, Uncle Tom, who refused to run away, is separated from his family and sold down river. As novel progresses, the juxtaposed narratives highlight the harsh reality of slavery. Members Reviews: Great I enjoyed the narration. What a sad yet triumphant novel. Triumphant for Tom, Eva, St. Clair, George, Eliza, Ophelia, Topsy, the Shelbys, all rising above the fray and looking to God for ultimate redemption. life changing a beautiful story of finding freedom and the cruelties of slavery. heart wrenching truth, but need to be heard by all. Classic, but not a masterpiece Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? I always wanted to read this book. I chose the audible version simply due to time, and I am glad I listened and not read. Had I read the book, I would have put it down. The other reason to listen/read this book is because it, like many good books, are on the "banned book" list by those that like to control morality through bans, laws, and control. In the end I was glad to finally check the book off. What about Susie Berneiss performance did you like? The performance was spectacular and flawless. I was pleasantly surprised at the flow of some of the words and terms that would make most people stumble and stutter. Was Uncle Tom's Cabin worth the listening time? I believe it was worth listening to. The accomplishment of saying the book is done overreaches the content however. Any additional comments? The book is littered with Christianity references, which isn't offensive - despite not being a Christian - but is nonetheless a bit too much for my palate. Those that can't stand a few hours of those types of references might want to steer away. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Audiobook by Allan Gurganus
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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Audiobook by Allan Gurganus

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Author: Allan Gurganus Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Format: Unabridged Length: 49 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 01-18-18 Publisher: Recorded Books Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and fans alike fell in love with the voice of 99-year-old Confederate widow Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heroines in American literature. Lucy married at the turn of the 20th century, when she was 15 and her husband was 50. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique perspective on Southern history and Southern manhood. Lucy's story encompasses everything from the tragic death of a Confederate boy soldier to the feisty narrator's daily battles in the Home - complete with visits from a mohawk-coiffed candy striper. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a marvel of narrative showmanship and proof that brilliant, emotional storytelling remains at the heart of great fiction. Members Reviews: A Different POV of the times before, during, and after the Civil War an epic novel, covers some of the territory of GWTW, but from a very liberal peace-loving pov. The main character, the oldest living confederate widow, tells many tales to a young reporter with humor, intelligence, and compassion. The 'sex and violence' is in the form of recollecting the past--a Civil War--a 15-year-old bride--a terrible hunting accident-- so it's not shocking at all, but very honest and earthy. Characters black and white, minor and major are deeply and colorfully drawn--unforgettable. Compelling I first read this book when I was 13 or 14 and felt compelled to purchase and read it again. It is about war and love and family, how one can become a veteran of a veteran of war. It is about how tragedy doesn't end when someone dies but how their tragedy can ripple out into other lives, even those that began long after the death. Anti-War Story I bit overly long, with passages that were too painful to read. I had to psych myself up for it. It is a good anti war story. Five Stars This is such a great read. I still haven't finished it. I'm enjoying it very much though. Not Your Romantic Fluff! This book is quite interesting, funny, poignant! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie Audiobook by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie Audiobook by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Narrator: David Stifel Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 08-02-17 Publisher: Spoken Realms Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A classic tale of doomed romance, Longfellow's classic epic poem reminds us that man's inhumanity to man and refugees have been with us many centuries. The story of how the Cajuns came to Louisiana is only a part of this moving, evocative poem. Two lovers separated by a cruel fate stand against a canvas of America in the making. Members Reviews: Ethnic cleansingâ âof sorts. I recently read Kate ChopinâsThe Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions)which, in part, depicted the French influence on the culture and society in Louisiana at the end of the 19th Century. Although I had once briefly worked in the northern part of Louisiana, several decades ago, I was only vaguely aware how this French influence occurred, with hazy notions connected with the expulsion of the âAcadiansâ from Canada. I knew of this poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which commemorates the event, and finally decided to read it. There was an expulsion of approximately 12,000 descendants of French settlers from the Maritime Provinces of Canada over a decade, from 1755-64. This occurred during what is most often called the French and Indian Wars in North America. The expulsion was conducted by English authorities. Most interestingly, NONE of those expulsed were moved to Louisiana. The first wave were moved to the original 13 colonies; and since that was considered a failure, the second wave was moved to England and France. It was those who went to the latter who were the ones who migrated on to Louisiana. Wordsworth wrote this poem almost a century after the original event. He wrote the poem in dactylic hexameter, which was the âepicâ poem form used by Greek and Roman poets. The form means that each line is composed of six âfeet,â ideally composed of one long and two short syllables each. Who amongst us knows that meaning without looking it up? I might have once known that for the high school test, but it was forgotten within 24 hours. The poem is set in Grand-Pré, which is on the central west coast of modern day Nova Scotia. Wordsworth depicts an idyllic pastoral scene, with sturdy Norman homes dotting the landscape. Evangeline is the daughter of Benedict Bellefontaine, wealthiest farmer, age 70, my coeval. She has eyes only for Gabriel, son of Basel Lajeunesse, the blacksmith. They become engaged, and then the English show up, about half way through the poem, with their expulsion orders (the justification for such an order is never given in the poem.) Benedict never leaves his native land; Gabriel and Evangeline are split up in the confusion of the evacuation, and placed on different ships. Both are briefly in Louisiana at the same time, but not together. A ânew and improvedâ pastoral scene is depicted, as Longfellow says: âHere no hungry winter congeals our blood like the rivers; Here no stony ground provokes the wrath of the farmer.â Through time and space the two protagonists wander, across America with Evangeline often just a few days behind Gabriel, never quite catching him, until (gulp!) old age, in Philadelphia, of all places. This edition introduced me to a British publisher called âForgotten Books.â They have almost a half million titles in print. They reproduce long out-of-print works. Regrettably they provided no details on the original edition. Furthermore, the reproduction is of so-so quality, a criticism I saw in a review of one of a book on Calculus, by Phillips.

The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Four Audiobook by Oscar Wilde, L. Frank Baum, H. P. Lovecraft, G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Four Audiobook by Oscar Wilde, L. Frank Baum, H. P. Lovecraft, G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Four Author: Oscar Wilde, L. Frank Baum, H. P. Lovecraft, G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: B. J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 39 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-17 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Comedy, mystery, classic horror, children's stories, adventure and more! The range of titles available in the complete fourth season of The Classic Tales Podcast is unparalleled! It contains 29 audiobooks, including two complete novels and three newly recorded stories. It's over 39 hours long! Whether you like fairy tales from Oscar Wilde and L. Frank Baum, HP Lovecraft's horror, adventure with The Scarlet Pimpernel, or mystery from GK Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you will find every tale stretches your imagination while presenting plenty of food for thought. So pick up the fourth season of The Classic Tales Podcast, and take a journey through the greatest stories the world has ever known! Complete list of titles: Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Audiobook by Anita Loos, Jenny McPhee (introduction)
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Audiobook by Anita Loos, Jenny McPhee (introduction)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Subtitle: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady Author: Anita Loos, Jenny McPhee (introduction) Narrator: Patrice ONeill Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 07-15-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 33 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The delirious 1925 Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority than Edith Wharton called "the great American novel". If any American fictional character of the 20th century seems likely to be immortal, it is Lorelei Lee of Little Rock, Arkansas, the not-so-dumb blonde who knew that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Outrageous, charming, and unforgettable, she's been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe, and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger, with an insatiable appetite for orchids, champagne, and precious stones. Here are her "diaries", created by Anita Loos in the Roaring Twenties, as Lorelei and her friend Dorothy barrel across Europe, meeting everyone from the Prince of Wales to "Doctor Froyd" - and then back home again to marry a Main Line millionaire and become a movie star. In this delightfully droll and witty book, Lorelei Lee's wild antics, unique outlook, and imaginative way with language shine. Members Reviews: A Girl Like I Loves This Book, Which Is An Audio Book I can't say enough good of this novel. It is conscious of literary form the way Gertrude Stein's poetry is, and it is a biting and effervescent satire of sexual hypocrisies and gender objectification of the Jazz Age. McPhee writes a marvelous introduction, and the narrator is spot- on. Brava to all! Great story This was an exciting discovery for me. Anita Loos, the author, has put into words something about men that remains true and funny to this day, over 80 years after first being published. It tells stories on men and is also a great little history of the 1920's. It is very funny and highly recommended. The narrator is absolutely perfect for this book and I hope she does a lot more work for us. Preferred book much over the movie the book has a wonderful and beautiful ambience to it and is one of my favorite reads Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Scarlet Letter Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter Audiobook by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Scarlet Letter Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Bob Sessions Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 06-28-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Bob Sessions. "Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers - stern and wild ones - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss." Fiercely romantic and hugely influential, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of Hester Prynne, imprisoned, publicly shamed, and forced to wear a scarlet for committing adultery and bearing an illegitimate child, Pearl. In their small Puritan village, Hester and her daughter struggle to survive. In this searing study of the tension between private and public existence, Hester Prynnes inner strength and quiet dignity secure her place as one of the first great heroines of American fiction. Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: Good reading of a classic It's a great book. Only a bit wordy. Overall I enjoyed listening to it. Nice Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

- [The Great Gatsby] (Audio Drama) Audiobook by Francis Scott Fitzgenrald
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- [The Great Gatsby] (Audio Drama) Audiobook by Francis Scott Fitzgenrald

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: - [The Great Gatsby] (Audio Drama) Author: Francis Scott Fitzgenrald Narrator: - - Wang Yang, - - Peng Lele Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 11-07-17 Publisher: BOVCM Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The complete list of narrators includes - - Junyue. Please note: This audiobook is in Mandarin. : / : / Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Great Gatsby: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Kate Maurer, Ph.D.
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The Great Gatsby: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Kate Maurer, Ph.D.

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Great Gatsby: CliffsNotes Author: Kate Maurer, Ph.D. Narrator: Joyce Bean Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The CliffsNotes study guide on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Great Gatsby. Reading a literary work doesnt mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. In this audiobook: Members Reviews: Helpful Supplement Clff Notes are always helpful. You must read the book, but this provides insight that is not always apparent to the reader. Got an A Did what I needed it to do. Helped me write a paper with great insights. Excellent. Good overview of great Gatsby The Cliff Notes provide a good overview and summation of the great Gatsby. The essays are well written and thoughtful, although there could be a few more of them. The skim the surface but do not provide an in-depth analysis. Five Stars Well DUH - it's CliffsNotes so you can't go wrong. I have loved the works of F I have loved the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald for many, many years. I have also read his biography written by Sheila Graham. Still, I found many new facts and explanations for his writing style in CliffsNotes. I enjoyed the book, very much. My advice is to read The Great Gatsby and also CliffsNotes. If you read only one or the other you will be missing out on a lot of enjoyment. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Hustler Audiobook by Walter Tevis
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The Hustler Audiobook by Walter Tevis

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Hustler Author: Walter Tevis Narrator: Joe Barrett Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 03-22-16 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 49 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: To Fast Eddie Felsen, a young pool hustler, there was only one thing that mattered: to make the big time and the big money in the world of pool by beating the best in the country. Hustling suckers in small towns for good stake money was practice for his goal, and when he felt ready he went to Bennington's pool hall in Chicago to find Minnesota Fats. Eddie and Fats pit nerve against skill in a fantastic match over an unbroken 36 hours. Eddie's final painful loss teaches him that nerve alone isn't enough - guts, stamina, and character make the difference between winners and losers. It takes an interlude with Sarah, an alcoholic and a born loser, to bring the lesson home, and the shrewd advice and backing of Bert, a professional gambler, to put it into practice. Bert knows talent without character is nothing and stakes Eddie to a climactic all-or-nothing rematch. When it is over, Eddie knows a great deal more about big-time pool, about money, and about himself. In beating Fats he became the best in the country. Members Reviews: Love Tevis in general Though this "format" of brash youngster going against the King/establishment has become a bit cliche in structure (see all Tom Cruise movies where he plays same character repeatedly) I still enjoyed this early Tevis. It is a classic and though it is rather linear and stripped down it works. There are a few surprises still. Tevis knew what he was doing and gets better in next novels. There are hints of more mythic elements in this with the lame girl and limping janitor hinting at some wasteland motif, but he doesn't dwell on or develop this until his more poetically and symbolically written Man Who Fell to Earth and Mockingbird. And the film of this, classic as it is and well done, changes some things, one of which I can understand whether i liked it or not, and the other which I think detracts from one of his main themes at the end. You don't need to know pool to enjoy it and I was unfamiliar with a few items, but it is still well written and drew me to research a couple things. There are a few great videos on youtube with Willie Mosconi who I believe was a consultant on the film, and Minnesota Fats who was not real, but claim-jumped and moniker taken by New York Fats I believe. In either case good novel. it was a good book. I liked the story and the deta It was a good book. I liked the story and the detail that they put in Pool life It was a good easy listen, not to much fat in the story! Some great points! better than the movie never will you find a more direct route into the soul of a pool player than by listening to the hustler. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Audiobook by James Weldon Johnson
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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Audiobook by James Weldon Johnson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Author: James Weldon Johnson Narrator: Bill Andrew Quinn Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 12-09-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 21 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than 90 years after its original anonymous publication, a classic of American fiction. The first fictional memoir ever written by an African-American, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man influenced a generation of writers during the Harlem Renaissance and served as eloquent inspiration for Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, and Richard Wright. In the 1920s and since, it has also given white readers a startling new perspective on their own culture, revealing to many the double standard of racial identity imposed on black Americans. Told by a bi-racial man whose light skin allows him to "pass" for white, the novel describes a pilgrimage through America's color lines at the turn of the century - from a black college in Jacksonville to an elite New York nightclub, from the rural South to the white suburbs of the Northeast. This is a powerful, unsentimental examination of race in America, a hymn to the anguish of forging an identity in a nation obsessed with color. And, as Arna Bontemps pointed out decades ago, "the problems of the artist [as presented here] seem as contemporary as if the book had been written this year." Members Reviews: A Bit Disappointed... I have always wanted to read this book. Now that I have, I am a bit disappointed. It was going along very well, but by the time it reaches chapter 11, there seemed to be some rush to finish. Johnson only spent about 2 chapters depicting his life passing as a White man, even though that is the name of the book. He only related to passing as White in relation to the meeting and marrying of his wife. His life and travels and experiences were very interesting, but when it came time to address the subject matter of the title, it came up very short. It was as though he grew tired of his own story and just wanted to hurry up and finish. And I think this approach cheated the reader from getting to know what it really was like for him. I was very much looking forward to his latter experiences because he depicted his earlier experiences so well, which drew me in. Unfortunately, the reader gets abandoned at the end after spending so many hours getting into the story. Also, the narrator who performed the book was very distracting. For some reason, his voice did not lend itself to the story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fahrenheit 451: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Kristi Hiner
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Fahrenheit 451: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Kristi Hiner

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fahrenheit 451: CliffsNotes Author: Kristi Hiner Narrator: Tim Wheeler Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The CliffsNotes study guide on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Fahrenheit 451. Reading a literary work doesnt mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. Members Reviews: Well executed, though not very enlightening The quality and performance were great, but the content doesn't add much to Bradbury's novel. A decent refresher for the work. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans Audiobook by James Fenimore Cooper

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: William Costello Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 05-24-06 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 34 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Last of the Mohicans follows Hawkeye and his Indian companions as they become involved in the bloody French and Indian War. It is a classic exciting adventure story full of battles, captures and rescues. Members Reviews: Reading is fairly lifeless The reader fails to bring characters to life, and sounds as if he gets lost in the words and fails to attribute meaning to them. It's hard to listen to, and failed to grasp the attention of my mind's eye. It's a Classic for a Reason Really enjoyable and thought provoking. Enjoyed the various characters and the detailed depiction of another era. A good read. Beautiful. Rich. A Windows into another time. Much easier for me to follow the story in Audible than reading it. With the disclaimer that my eyes are blue, I felt James Fenimore Cooper had a rare insight into the native cultures than many of his time. I felt he saw that we are all, in the end, human and in that classification, share the quaities of good, evil, compassion and love: That there are individuals in every race that manifest the spectrum of creativeness or destruction, honor or cowardice. I feel enriched by having read this tale. disappointed I loved the movie, but the audio will bore you to death. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

An Old-Fashioned Girl Audiobook by Louisa May Alcott
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An Old-Fashioned Girl Audiobook by Louisa May Alcott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: An Old-Fashioned Girl Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Anne Johnstonbrown Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 01-28-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 40 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: A country girl named Polly is visiting city friends and comes to realize that this world is quite different than which she has left. Here people are judged according to their dress and manner of speech rather than for their honesty and hard work. Yet all who meet Polly cannot help but be enamored of her; her sweet simplicity is unlike any that they have ever seen, and soon everyone comes to realize that Polly is not someone to be laughed at and ridiculed, but someone to put upon a pedestal for failing to become willing prey to the cynicism of the times. Members Reviews: A favorite story, read horribly! Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? It's a wonderful story, but this was painful to listen to. What was one of the most memorable moments of An Old-Fashioned Girl? I have always loved this book and even own a first edition of it. I have read it countless times and thought having the audiobook would be a treat. Boy was I wrong. All the fun moments that I loved reading myself were butchered by the narrators over dramatized reading. What didnt you like about Anne Johnstonbrowns performance? The reader, Anne Johnston Brown read the story with over exaggerated accents that completely distracted from the story. Her attempts at a country accent for Polly came across as uneducated and unintelligible. Same with Tom...not quite sure what she was going for there. There was no need to overdramatize such a simple, wonderful story. Very disappointed with the audiobook. Any additional comments? So saddened by this performance. If this was someone's first exposure to this lesser known Louisa May Alcott treasure they would turn it off and not finish - missing out on the sweetness of wonderful love story. Sadness I was so excited to find one of my favorite girlhood books available on Audible. Imagine my disappointment when the main character is made to sound more like Tammy Tell Me True. This is NOT a story about a hillbilly girl. I hope at some future time Audible will redo the book with a better narrator. Louisa Mae Alcott must be turning in her grave! Love the story, don't care for the narration Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? I absolutely love this story and have for years. I was disappointed in this narration - the reading is very mechanical with over-done drawls for the character voices that don't seem to fit the characters. I would absolutely recommend the story, but not this narration. I'm hoping to find a different narration that I like better. What other book might you compare An Old-Fashioned Girl to and why? Little Women. It's a comparison of an old-fashioned life of work and character compared to a frivolous, giddy "fashionable" life. The conclusion is similar to Little Women - showing the value of work and purpose in life. How did the narrator detract from the book? I don't like the character voices. The drawling tones don't match my mental images for the characters. The narrator is so focused on enunciating every sound that the prose comes across as very mechanical. It's hard to get into the story because the reading is so measured and enunciated. If this book were a movie would you go see it? I love the story, so I would go see it and hope that the dramatization lived up to my mental images. Any additional comments? Love the story.

Little Women Audiobook by Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women Audiobook by Louisa May Alcott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Little Women Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Sandra Burr Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-14 Publisher: The Classic Collection Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Louisa May Alcotts heartwarming tale of the indelible bond between sisters This treasured novel, drawn in part from Louisa May Alcott's personal experience, brings to life the provincial yet abundantly full lives of the March sisters. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy manage to lead an interesting existence despite their father's absence at war and their family's lack of money. Whether they're putting on a play or forming a secret society, their gaiety is infectious. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. Members Reviews: I love it! It was one of the best books I ever listened to. I really in joyed it !!!!!!!!! nice book this was a very enjoyable book to listen to. very lighthearted and fun. I had not read it since I was a child. Nice to be able to listen to. Beautiful book and Narrator Loved this story and the narrator was great. I would highly recommend listening to this book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Audiobook by Harriet Jacobs
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Audiobook by Harriet Jacobs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Author: Harriet Jacobs Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 06-30-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 158 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a slave in 19th-century North Carolina, from her relatively happy childhood to the brutality she experienced as a teenager and young woman to her eventual escape to the North. One of the few slave narratives written by a woman, Jacobs's work deals frankly with the horrors of slavery, shedding light on the abuses female slaves in particular often endured at the hands of their masters. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a gripping, unflinchingly honest account of slavery, one that stands as an important counterpoint to male slave narratives by such authors as Frederick Douglass. Members Reviews: WELL WORTH YOUR CREDIT! I enjoyed this book. I learned quite alot of this time that I did not know. Being Canadian, this was not a subject that was ever taught in our schools.( Perhaps that has changed now, I dont know. ) This was a time in history that was more horrific than I even thought. And yet ,throughout this story, there was a constant thread of love and hope. There is quite a lot of focus on the relationship between Harriet and her grandmother. This relationship was simply amazing in it's power and strength. I came away from this book better for having listened to it, on so many levels. What an amazing woman Harriet was, as was her family. Very highly recommended. A joy! Lisa Reneé Pitts' voice is so sweet, and the writing so lush, this story became what I looked forward to most about getting home! As someone with hardly one cultural tie to speak of with African American history I found this a real education, and as such an impassioned first hand account, made it incredibly relatable. Would absolutely recommend! Great Book!!! What can say...this was a well written book, I highly enjoyed it from beginning to end!! I loved the main character she was amazing!! Must Read What an amazing story! Well written and hard to read. Such a hard look at history. What a struggle for freedom, but all worth it. To think about being hidden in a small garret for seven years to avoid a slave owner's wrath and I'll treatment is an atrocity to mankind's history. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Beautiful and Damned Audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Beautiful and Damned Audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Beautiful and Damned Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Gregg Rizzo Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 05-19-17 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, and his courtship and relationship with his wife Gloria Gilbert. It describes his brief service in the Army during World War I, and the couple's post-war partying life in New York, and his later alcoholism. Gloria and Anthony's love story is much more than just a couple falling in love. Their story deals with the hardships of a relationship, especially when each character has a tendency to be selfish. Members Reviews: Lordy. Two people, who have no business getting married, end up falling in love with each other Lordy. Two people, who have no business getting married, end up falling in love with each other. Anthony is a dull intellectual and Gloria is a capricious flapper, and they somehow manage to fool each other and themselves that they are meant to be. And naturally, their worse instincts make it into a nightmare marriage. (To be fair, I don't want to say whose fault it is...but it's definitely a lot more Anthony's fault). And that's not even considering the wide assortment of friends, 1920's young aristocrats meandering away their lives until they're 29 and looking in the mirror, and finally notice that they aren't immortal. The book is just shy of being a great book. But the first half is thunderously slow-paced, a little too on-the-nose about how much Anthony and Gloria putter around. And the second half...there's a lot to unpack there, but I'm not sure if the conclusion is executed well enough to earn the ending. But it's clear that Fitzgerald was well on his way of refining his style and themes of empty decadence and tragic romance. ...And it's also clear that Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda had issues. Write what you know, I guess. Great Fitzgerald as always, The Audio book read by William Dufris makes it even better This is by far one of my favorite books of all times, and having listened to the Audio Book read by William Dufris, I enjoyed it even more. His voice talents are amazing and he really immerses the reader/listener into the book. The Sad tale of being the spoilt brat of life, is beautifully portrayed and complemented by Fitzgerald's writing style. I'll definitely re-read this book again in a few years times Absolutely touched The beautiful part of this book with the short stories is amazing. I loved every story R.M Drake wrote. Each spoke to me in a different way, as if I could relate it to my own life. I felt moved and touched by each and every short story. Some reviews complain they didn't like the stories at all, but in my opinion, I couldn't have enjoyed any other just like these. I will never forget these stories I have read and I hope he makes another book similar. I rather read them than his quotes/poetry any day. Hands down, one of his best books I've read this far. This book is a real disappointment. The novel must be in the public domain ... This book is a real disappointment. The novel must be in the public domain because this volume is soul-less, lacks any publication history, except that of the Seller. Even the cover illustration is inappropriate. I expected a high quality paper back with the appropriate publication history and perhaps some remarks about Fitzgerald and the book itself.

The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) Audiobook by John Steinbeck
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The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) Audiobook by John Steinbeck

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Daniel Chacon, Shirley Knight, Mike Buie, Jeffrey Donovan, Shannon Cochran, Maurice Chasse, Emily Bergl Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 03-12-10 Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 106 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad familys trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Starring Shirley Knight as Ma Joad, Frank Galatis heart-wrenching adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man. A full-cast production featuring: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Francis Guinan, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz,Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston, and Kate Williamson, with live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band. Members Reviews: Dramatization killed it for me This was my first listen to a dramatized version of a book and I realized I do not like them. I thought the story was solid but the acting made it hard to follow for me. I missed the language of it. I enjoy the explanations of setting and character. I think I'd like to try the unabridged, undramatized version to see if I like that any better. Sad and Beautiful Where does The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? This was so good! There were many recognizable voices to represent each character. This family struggled so hard to survive and went through so many trials and tribulations. I'm not sure I would have been able to get through the book had I read it, but listening to this soundtrack kept it interesting. This was my first time listening to this classic and I was shocked by the ending. a must for any one If you could sum up The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be? timeless, humane, beautiful. What other book might you compare The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) to and why? Tim Winton's Cloudstreet. Similar story about human kind. Have you listened to any of the narratorss other performances before? How does this one compare? no Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? the ending was beautiful. Gripping story. I had read this book in eighth grade and now with new interest in refugees and migrants, I decided to revisit it. This is a great story and the dramatization in this audiobook is fantastic. I felt like I was there the whole time Classic John Steinbeck's finest. A classic work that tells the important story about what it means to be human. Read it again Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Financier Audiobook by Theodore Dreiser
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The Financier Audiobook by Theodore Dreiser

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Financier Author: Theodore Dreiser Narrator: Geoffrey Blaisdell Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 08-01-08 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 109 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The first in a "trilogy of desire", The Financier tells the story of the ruthlessly dominating broker Frank Cowperwood as he climbs the ladder of success, his adoring mistress championing his every move. Based on the life of flamboyant finance captain C. T. Yerkes, Theodore Dreiser's cutting portrayal of the unscrupulous magnate Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime. Members Reviews: Outstanding classic, great narrator Geoffrey Blaisdell, the narrator, brings Dreiser's characters and 1870's Philadelphia setting alive in this compelling study of a maverick stock operator. This is what "Wall Street" or "Bonfire of the Vanities" should have been. If you're looking for insight into the world and minds of the "Masters of the Universe", you'll find that human nature is timeless, and that the American financial and legal systems, which Dreiser describes in detail, haven't changed that much. The book opens shortly before the US Civil war and ends with the panic of 1873, when financial houses in New York and Philadelphia rose to prominence funding the Union's side of the Civil war and the subsequent railroad boom. The books character's are strongly drawn and compelling - especially the protagonist, Frank Cowperwood, and his mistress Eileen Butler. Dreiser's prose is a thing of beauty and his eye for detail is unmatched. I'm proud of Blackstone for reviving this worth book, and hope they will record all three in the series. READS LIKE 2012 HEADLINES! Do not be misled by the title. This is a novel. It is about generational families and their ways of surviving when uncontrollable events threaten their ways of life. The book was first published in 1912. It is set in the last quarter of 19th Century. The too big to fail financial houses in that era had names like Cook, Vanderbilt, Gould, Morgan etc.. The newspaper headlines then might have appeared in todays Wall Street Journal. This was the period after the ending of the Civil War and at the beginning of the Great American Expansion to the West; a period marked by unrest, social change and financial turmoil. As always in periods of change, there are great opportunities for the building of great fortunes for those with the required intellect, insight, and discipline and for the fortunes accumulated in the past to melt away as new players and rules enter the game. The main characters are in Philadelphia with financial contacts in New York City, Boston and other commercial centers on the East Coast. The triggering event for the story was in the great Midwest: The Great Chicago Fire. The destruction of the financial, commercial, transportation and manufacturing districts triggered a financial panic for banks and securities houses from Chicago to Wall Street. Dreiser uses this setting to develop and illustrate his classic tale of love, money, power, politics, greed, lust, broken homes and prison time for the weak and for the strong. It is the story of an intellectually gifted young man who is rapidly rising in the financial and social worlds and is dealt a staggering blow when he cannot get the resources to allow him to stay afloat during the panic triggered by the Great Chicago Fire. Dreiser shows how in times of crisis the character of people is revealed, whatever their rungs on financial, political and social ladders may be.

Daisy Miller Audiobook by Henry James
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Daisy Miller Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Daisy Miller Author: Henry James Narrator: Kitty Hendrix Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 03-21-17 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Daisy Miller portrays the courtship of a beautiful American girl by Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy. Henry James uses Daisy's story to discuss what he thinks Europeans and Americans believe about each other, and more generally the prejudices common in any culture. Daisy Miller was an immediate and widespread popular success for James, despite some criticism that the story was "an outrage on American girlhood". The story continues to be one of James' most popular works, along with The Turn of the Screw and The Portrait of a Lady. This narration is from the original text that was published in 1879. In 1909 Henry James published a second version of Daisy Miller, which, in spite of his preferring it, never had the critical or commercial acclaim of the earlier version. Members Reviews: Interesting look back Any additional comments? This was an odd but interesting read. Not my normal taste but I appreciated the research done and how it related to other Henry James novels. Winterbourne becomes infatuated with Daisy but Daisy Miller is attracted to a young Italian. Unfortunately his actions were too little too late.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I Am Lost For Words I got this book via audiobook boom. I listened to the entire book and the best I can say is that the narrator was very good. The story centered around an American family touring Europe. The daughter Daisy Miller is the central character and the way people who have too much money and too little to do other than gossip treat her. I think. It may also be about her not knowing how to treat a man who is interested in her. Or it may be about the man not knowing how to treat the woman he is interested in. In the end, he discovers how he should have treated her but it is too late because she is dead. Good quick read Any additional comments? Daisy Miller by Henry James was a good read. Daisy Miller was a beautiful young American woman traveling in Europe with her famil. Winterbourne becomes infatuated with Daisy even though she becomes infatuated with a young Italian. This was a great quick read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Patrick Fraley Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 12-14-10 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 27 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain is revolutionary. It offers both brilliant humor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom. Huck, the narrator, is shrewd, ingenious, and literal--he reports on everything he sees, which allows the listener to experience the hypocrisy of "sivilization." This superb reading by Patrick Fraley is rich in the color and adventurous spirit of the Mississippi River. It captures the world and people that Mark Twain knew and loved. Members Reviews: Great story telling Huck Finn is one of the greatest American novels and a brilliant satire. If you were forced to read it in high school and didn't like it, forget about that and give it a fresh look. The book is not only insightful, it is also a pleasure to read. (True the n-word is offensive, but just listen to Pap's rant about voting and you'll understand the the use of the word exposes the ignorance of the people who use it.) Many books have been written about the story, so I'll just say a few words about the narration. Patrick Fraley's narration is brilliant. He does the accents well without overdoing them. He can handle multiple voices within a scene. Most important he understand the humor of the book. He has a knack for comic timing that enhances Twain's humor and satire. And he can switch (as the book does) from funny to somber in a way that captures meaning. Very Enjoyable The narration was a little over-dramatic but I got used to it. I enjoyed the story very much. A true unabridged version with full Ch 16 This audio version is truly unabridged, with the original manuscript version of Ch. 16. Many printed and audio editions have an edited version of Ch. 16, which Twain shortened at the request of his editor. However, this removed portion contains some of Twain's sharpest satire on American culture. Perfect Narrator Patrick Fraley is the best narrator I've listened to. His voice characterizations are spot-on - his wide-ranging talent is phenomenal. I laughed to the point of tears throughout the whole book. I didn't remember Huckleberry Finn being that funny when I read it in high school. Patrick Fraley made the book incredibly entertaining. I highly recommend this audio version!! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Bondwoman's Narrative Audiobook by Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates
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The Bondwoman's Narrative Audiobook by Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Bondwoman's Narrative Author: Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates Narrator: Anna Deavere Smith Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 05-24-02 Publisher: Hachette Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 113 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: The Bondwoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk...or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels. This program includes an exclusive interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Critic Reviews: "Thanks to the unrelenting probe of a Harvard University historian, again, we get the story from the woman's mouth itself. We learn the day-to-day experiences of a bondwoman through her fiction. We see in the intimacy of Craft's novel the gross, ugly vulgarity of the 'peculiar institution'." (Maya Angelou) "Let it be emphasized that this novel is not simply a historical document but also a vivid, compelling narrative." (Booklist) Members Reviews: Poor reading of an important book Listening to Hannah Craft's "The Bondwoman's Narrative" I had the unique experience of realizing that I could have done a better job of reading -- and I'm no good at it. The reader, Anna Deveare Smith, demonstrated very little feeling for the text, and even seemed to allow her mind to wander while reading. Ms. Smith also used the unfortunate technique of reading dialogue very rapidly when trying to convey emotional intensity. When I first heard that Henry Louis Gates, Jr. had discovered a manuscript that was very likely the first novel written by a black woman in America, I was excited and impatient to read it. I am pleased to report that "The Bondwoman's Narrative" is a good yarn (several good yarns, really) that incorporates a number of literary traditions, including the sentimental novel, the gothic novel, adventure fiction, and slave narrative. With all this to recommend it, Ms. Smith's reading is so clumsy that I could not stand to finish "The Bondwoman's Narrative" in audio form. On a positive note, the audio book includes a fantastic interview with Gates about his discovery of the manuscript and his subsequent sleuthing to verify its authenticity and confirm the racial identity of the author. Loved it!!! What did you love best about The Bondwoman's Narrative? The rich language which transported me in time. Who was your favorite character and why? Hannah by far was my favorite character. I loved how she leaned on scripture to get through the bad times. But Lizzie was a fun character too. Not what I was hoping for The reader was different from what I'm used to, but very appropriate for the voice of the main character of the book. The story was interesting but not very well written or overly believable. READ THIS BOOK The first novel written by a slave woman, and maybe the first novel by a black woman. This novel is great. And the fact that Hannah Crafts never had a formal education it is excellent. In fact most of the corrections she made improve the book. In the hardcopy edition of the book the information by Dr. Gaines about the book is facinating. This book is somthing that transcends race. READ THIS BOOK. The Bondwoman's Narratve Although the protagonist speaks with a remarkably cultured voice for a slave, the cloying and often flat descriptions do sound authentic to the period.

One of Ours Audiobook by Willa Cather
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One of Ours Audiobook by Willa Cather

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One of Ours Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Kristen Underwood Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-08-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 61 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In One of Ours, Willa Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. It is a canny and vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic. Members Reviews: Claude search Would you listen to One of Ours again? Why? Yes. In fact, I plan to. I feel Cather has delivered a meaningful novel but I am too ignorant to translate it. I have marked this as re-readable because I want to read it again a few years from now. I would to relive Claude's struggle and perhaps understand him better than I did this time around. He deserves as much. What was one of the most memorable moments of One of Ours? There are several memorable moments to this book. There was the time when Claude first found happiness in education - and then his father callously broke him. The last scene in the book was also quite memorable....but has admittedly caused me much confusion. I won't go into other examples so as not to spoil the story but they also don't seem to matter. I have fully accepted that I probably do not quite understand the book....but the more I think of it the more I question whether the book is about Claude at all....that it is instead about the change in American culture and customs from an Agricultural based economy to a more technology and convenience driven economy. I remain quite confused on the title. , How could the performance have been better? Underwood's performance was very mechanical to me. Part of the joy of audiobooks is the benefit of having a bit of emotional play to the narration. Underwood was dry and business-like. I also didn't like how her voice made Claude's voice seem more feminine and tender. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? It left me confused. It has been awhile since I have thought so much about a book after reading it. I have read dozens of reviews from others; 3-4 analyses of the book; a terribly-written college essay found on the internet. I feel like the book wants to tell me something and I want to hear it....I'm just not ready yet. Coming of Age/World War I Story Half the book is about Claude's coming of age in the Midwest. He becomes disappointed with life as he grows into adulthood. He has to take over the family farm and end his university studies. Not only that, but he marries someone he shouldn't have. Cather writes well, but the protagonist and his plight is far from compelling. The other half is about Claude joining the military and fighting in World War I. Perhaps it's unfair, but I couldn't help but compare this to All Quiet on the Western Front. And the latter book covers all aspects of that war -- its horror and senselessness, its costs in lives and humanity -- much, much better. Additionally, a lot of minor storylines are left unresolved. For example, his wife goes to China to help her ailing missionary sister and that's it. We never hear about her again. Finely crafted anti-war novel Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize winning 1922 novel of a young Nebraska farm boy's experience in The Great War. Highly recommended. Slow and Boring....zzzz I purchased this book because I really liked My Antonia, a masterpiece of Cather. I have read O'Pioneers-beautiful, but not like My Antonia.

Tarzan of the Apes Audiobook by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Tarzan of the Apes Audiobook by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tarzan of the Apes Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Simon Prebble Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 06-09-14 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 90 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: When Tarzan is orphaned as a baby deep in the African jungle, he is saved from certain death when he is adopted by a she-ape. Raised as one of her own, Tarzan learns the way of the Kerchak - the tribe of great apes who rule the jungle. They teach him how to survive, to hunt, to swing through the trees, and to communicate with the other animals of the jungle. By the time he is a young man Tarzan has the courage and strength of 10 men. But it is his human brain that allows him to be the King of the Apes. And Lord of the Jungle. But when his jungle domain is disturbed by the arrival of "civilized" men, Tarzan begins to wonder about his true identity. Members Reviews: Wonderful Fun! I truly enjoyed listening to Tarzan of the Apes. After sampling all the versions currently available I ended up choosing this version, narrated by Simon Prebble, and I am so glad I did. The narration was just perfect and my only disappointment was that he does not narrate the other books and I had to choose another narrator for book 2. As for the book itself...it is a lot of fun. Edgar Rice Burroughs is becoming one of my favorite authors, having also enjoyed the John Carter books. Tarzan has a lot of different adventures and he doesn't meet Jane until well into the story...but EVERY adventure Tarzan has both before and after meeting Jane is interesting and fun to listen to. Due to the length...I was not able to listen to this all in one sitting but I REALLY wanted to and had a hard time turning it off. The ending was rather sad and left me wanting more...so I have already downloaded and listened to the second book. You will not be disappointed in continuing this story if you enjoyed this first book. Highly recommend for a fun adventure story. Excellent all around. I'm very fussy about narration and this performer is as good as they get. I am not writing more because I'll die if I don't download book 2 immediately. Old world storytelling. True adventure! The narrator is perfect. The prose is succinct yet expansive. The conjured imagery is beyond modern silver screen technology. Don't miss this. great potential--not realized I tried to hang in there for the story--which had great potential--but the ending stuck. Loved it! I downloaded this upon recommendation from my daughter. I loved it! My only regret is that I could not sit and listen from beginning to end without interruption. I HIGHLY recommend this particular narrator, he definitely brought the characters to life. He had me in stitches at times! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Defence of Duffer's Drift Audiobook by Ernest Dunlop Swinton
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The Defence of Duffer's Drift Audiobook by Ernest Dunlop Swinton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Defence of Duffer's Drift Subtitle: and The Battle of Booby's Bluffs by Major Single List Author: Ernest Dunlop Swinton Narrator: John Lee Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 12-31-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1907, The Defense of Duffer's Drift is a classic essay on small unit tactics based on author Ernest Dunlop Swinton's experiences in the Boer War in South Africa. Members Reviews: journey from inexperienced to competent leader What did you like most about The Defence of Duffer's Drift? I took a chance with this book. I am interested in historic conflicts and it intrigued me as from the title it was obviously tongue in cheek. I enjoyed the way the character changed as he gained more experience. in reality there must have been a lot of officers whose only experience was in the classroom. What about John Lees performance did you like? I thought that the narration was good and brought the characters to life. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? It was interesting when the characters began to really understand the part that everyone had in the conflict and they realised the importance of communication and cooperation with the other units. Any additional comments? As I said I took a chance with this book as I thought that it might be too repetitive but it was surprisingly enjoyable. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Kate Chopin
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The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition) Audiobook by Kate Chopin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition) Author: Kate Chopin Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-18 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: On vacation in Grand Isle, Louisiana, a married woman falls in love with a charming, attentive young man. The relationship spurs Edna Pontellier to explore her longing for independence and creative fulfillment. It also compels her to defy conventions, rejecting the constraints of marriage and motherhood. First published in 1899, Kate Chopin's novel drew criticism for its daring portrayal of female infidelity. Rediscovered decades later, it is now lauded for its lyricism, honesty, and astute social commentary. A groundbreaking feminist work and a landmark of modernist literature, The Awakening depicts one woman's journey to define her true self. Revised edition: Previously published as The Awakening, this edition of The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. Members Reviews: An actual good classic I am a 31 year old man, and while I don't think anyone would consider me a "manly man", I'm also far from the type of person people would think would enjoy this book. It's the metamorphosis of a reserved typical (for the time) caterpillar of a woman who grows or "awakens" into a free spirited, ambitious, outspoken, independent woman. The writing is awesome. In the beginning I really didn't care for the plot much but wanted to give it a try because it's considered a classic and was very controversial for the time. For about the first 30% I really wasn't excited to pick it up and read it, but every time I did, I really enjoyed reading it just because of how well it was written. Then the metamorphosis begins, and I really think there's no better word to describe the change that Kate Chopin masterfully (and I've never once used that word) portrayed. And I love reading that old-time English, but a lot of books it's so old that it's barely understandable to me. This was a perfect mix to me. It had me trying to speak like that since I've finished. All that said, I can easily see why someone would be turned off by the plot (though not angry at it as so many seem to be) since it's very plain and simple. But if you give it a chance, the writing and the beautiful way she makes the character grow and change is well worth whatever problems you have with it. No Wonder Men Were Horrified by This Book! Pssstâ.Want to read a book that was so scandalous when it was published that critics vilified it as "morbid, vulgar and disagreeable"? But that's not the worst of it. Those same critics were most horrified by its amoral portrayal of adultery. Published in 1899, this classic feminist work by Kate Chopin is now considered one of the great American novels, focusing on a woman's sudden blossoming of sexual passion as it conflicts with all the things proper society expects of her. Edna, age 28, is married with two children and living an upper class life in New Orleans with summers spent on Grand Isle. Over the course of six months, she discovers not only the power of lust and love, but also the power within herself to be an independent woman. No wonder men were horrified by this book. Brilliant. An author before her time What can I say about Kate Chopin that hasn't already been said more eloquently? Her writing leaps from the pages. Her characters are no mere sketches, but real people with hearts and minds and life.

Washington Square Audiobook by Henry James
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Washington Square Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Washington Square Author: Henry James Narrator: Adam Sims Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 12-29-16 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Set in New York City during the 1840s, the story follows Ms. Sloper's conflicts with her concerned father, who attempts to thwart Mr. Townsend, and her busybody aunt, who encourages the attachment. But amid all the duplicity and folly, Ms. Sloper slowly grows towards independence and maturity, and begins to make her own decisions. Members Reviews: What?? The ending was so unsatisfying. But the performance of the story was great! Thanks Audible Not a Henry Hames fan On all technical aspects, this book was excellent; however, the story simply did not appeal to me, James created a long narrative for a very simple plot. I usually love Victorian literature, and am used to the long explanations and detailed emotional descriptions of things, but this book was a real slog to get through. I am sure many others will enjoy it though, and overall it is in good form. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lewis and Clark Audiobook by William R. Lighton
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Lewis and Clark Audiobook by William R. Lighton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Lewis and Clark Author: William R. Lighton Narrator: Kevin Stilwell Format: Unabridged Length: 70 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 04-13-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, American Literature Publisher's Summary: In the years 1804, 1805, and 1806, two men commanded an expedition which explored the wilderness that stretched from the mouth of the Missouri River to where the Columbia enters the Pacific, and dedicated to civilization a new empire. Their names were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This book relates that adventure from its inception through its completion as well as the effect the expedition had upon the history of the United States. Editorial Reviews: The expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson and led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from 1804 to 1806 is a well-known venture to chart and explore the northwestern area of what became the United States. Here is an account in their own words of that journey, from the notes taken by Lewis and Clark. The audio contains countless remarkable stories, however it is very near to the original source document and Kevin Stilwell, who performs the journals steadily and unwaveringly, powers through the sometimes challenging accounts with journalistic gravity, rewarding any Lewis and Clark fanatic or student of early American history with a valuable and intimate look at one the countrys most renowned expeditions and its first impressions of the land. Members Reviews: I've never heard the word etcetera so many times What disappointed you about Lewis and Clark? Virtually every thing said in this book is repeated at least twice, making the book twice as long as it should be. This includes each date and who is speaking. After about a half hour you want to quit listening. What did you like best about this story? The actual stories told by Lewis and Clark are very interesting in spite of their being told twice for each day's story and each person's story for that day. Did the narration match the pace of the story? No, it was slower because of both repeating the narrative and repeating the dates over and over again. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lewis and Clark? I actually wouldn't cut much of the story out except the repetitive stating of etcetera, etcetera over and over again.. I would just tell the story once instead of twice. That would cut listening time to about 30 hours instead of the 70 hours and 28 minutes that will take to listen to this story unless I go completely crazy hearing every passage repeated twice or more times and the word etcetera spoken thousands of times during that 70 hours and 28 minutes.Yet in those 30 hours you would hear every word Lewis and Clark originally wrote, missing nothing except the repetition.In fact, I may go to the LewisandClarkTrail.com site and just read their words exactly as they wrote them. It would be a bit harder since they are written verbatum with all of the spelling of that time included.An example of a passage I just listened to about 1 hour ago:September 30, 1804 (Camped on a sandbar in Sully County, South Dakota, just below the mouth of Cheyenne River)"had not proceeded on far before we discovered an Indian running after us, he requested to come on board and go up to the Recorees we refused. Soon after I descovered on the hills at a great distance great numbers of Indians which appeared to be making to the river above us, we proceeded on under a Double reafed Sail & some rain.