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Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 09-25-08 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: But the Bodkin road to happiness is arduous, and pitfalled through and through. Members Reviews: Not terrible, but nothing to write home about Featuring the cast of characters introduced in 'The Luck of the Bodkins' (also available here), 'Pearls, Girls...' sees Monty Bodkin still pursuing Gertrude Butterwick, self-made men still clashing with trust fund babies, and men's lives being run by battle-axe wives. There are a few good lines, and the narration is as usual very good, but overall there's nothing here that isn't done better in the Jeeves or Blandings series. Really enjoying Wodehouse! Luck of the Bodkins reeled me in with the opening description of Monty about to embark on speaking French and these are no disappointment. The performance fits brilliantly and really brings the story to life! Final outing for. Monty as funny as ever Our hapless hero continues to cause laughs as only a Wodehouse character can - just don't listen when driving - you get strange looks in traffic jams as you're wiping the tears of joy from your face Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Seven Christmas Tales Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, J. H. Riddell, O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Seven Christmas Tales Audiobook by Hugh Walpole, J. H. Riddell, O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Seven Christmas Tales Author: Hugh Walpole, J. H. Riddell, O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 11-23-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Seven contrasting short stories, all set at Christmastime. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Trial for Murder Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Phillip J Mather Format: Unabridged Length: 28 mins Language: English Release date: 04-28-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A superbly crafted Dickens classic, masterfully narrated - a ghostly apparition supervises the trial of his murderer. Members Reviews: A very enjoyable short story. Would you listen to The Trial for Murder again? Why? Yes, it is a very good story and well worth listening to more than once. Who was your favorite character and why? I just love the whole story. Have you listened to any of Phillip J Mathers other performances before? How does this one compare? Phillip J Mather has a wonderfull voice for narrating, I always enjoy listening to him. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Definitely, it is a nice size to do so. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Kew Gardens Audiobook by Virginia Woolf
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Kew Gardens Audiobook by Virginia Woolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Kew Gardens Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 17 mins Language: English Release date: 11-06-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Adeline Virginia Woolf (January 1882-1941) was an English writer and one of the preeminent modernists of the 20th century. "Kew Gardens" is a short story set in the London botanic garden of the same name on a hot July day. The narrative consists of brief evocative snapshots of four groups of people as they pass by a flowerbed. Members Reviews: Profound Observations The art of Virginia Woolf gathers in this small yet profoundly moving observation of the cycle of life. A garden in July becomes a canvas upon which Woolf paints a new and haunting picture of her intricate perspective. Flowers seem more like immense stained glass windows from the vantage point of the snail making its way through a flower bed. Minute clips of towering passersby illustrate the human experience where so much is anything but what it appears to be on the surface. The flower bed magically transforms through the hypnotic prose becoming an endless landscape of challenge, yet more importantly a sacred cathedral wherein the vulnerable snail, a methaphor for the individual, carefully negotiates life inside the surrounding looming beauty. This story crys to be read out loud, and when it is, it shines and verifies the genius of its conception. Beautiful It's like being there. It's the past. It's the present. It's forever. I love this tiny book. I read it over and over. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fifty Weird Tales Audiobook by Barry Pain, Arthur Conan-Doyle, E. F. Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Arnold Bennett
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Fifty Weird Tales Audiobook by Barry Pain, Arthur Conan-Doyle, E. F. Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Arnold Bennett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fifty Weird Tales Subtitle: Strange and Intriguing Stories Author: Barry Pain, Arthur Conan-Doyle, E. F. Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Arnold Bennett Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 hrs and 31 mins Language: English Release date: 11-06-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A rich collection of diverse and fascinating stories by famous classic authors. Plus twenty more gripping tales.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mr. Reginald Peacock's Day Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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Mr. Reginald Peacock's Day Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mr. Reginald Peacock's Day Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection. One of Katherine Mansfield's finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and "Bliss" displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: "Mr Reginald Peacock's Day", "Pictures", "The Little Governess", "Feuille D'Album", and "A Dill Pickle". Editorial Reviews: First published in a British literary magazine in 1917, the audiobook version of Katherine Mansfields captivating "Mr. Reginald Peacocks Day" presents the listener with the titular, strikingly immodest music teacher and the uneasy relationship he maintains with his wife, from whom he seeks the unadulterated praise regularly bestowed upon him by his pupils and colleagues. Narrator Juliet Stevensons evocative performance imbues a realism into Peacocks narcissistic tendencies and the sycophancy of his doting female students in this wry, cynical look at the mundaneness of married life. Members Reviews: Sadly Lacking in Substance I have an older book from 1973 though I am sure there are others much older. These stories are all about what's going on in the narrator's head. Nothing that actually happens is of any consequence. In fact, the narrators' thoughts are of no consequence either. Someone else reviewed the book, speaking of Mansfield's tragic life and how she kept writing. I would have loved to read stories of that tragic life, rather than a bunch of rich people sitting around, eating, drinking or smoking. Sorry, but this book os short stories did nothing for me. I even skipped through one section, just trying to get to the end. As they say "The truth is stranger than fiction." Mansfield's mistake was in not writing HER TRUTH. I love the book Katherine Mansfield is to me the real struggeling artist. Lots of real raw courage and endurance. Leaving her homeland, having a baby without been married, which was difficult stuff at the time and then heartbreak when it died. A real creative force, who wrote her books even when everything else was falling apart. I would love to be like her. Rotten Print Quality This printing of Bliss and Other Stories is a completely worthless printing. The font size is about 3 pt. or less, literally,and all the stories are run together from one big printout. I love the writer Mansfield, but this printing is physically unusable, a real rip off and a huge disservice to a great writer. Buy her stories, but NOT in this physical presentation of them. Another excellent readine This CD excellent, maintaining the level of the other naxos readings. The stories themselves are overrated, alas; Katherine Mansfield no longer seems to be on a par with D.H. Lawrence, and the stories have eve even 'corny' surprise endings. But if you want to read them the diction is impeccable.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man Audiobook by Joseph Lanzara (adaptations), Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man Audiobook by Joseph Lanzara (adaptations), Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man Subtitle: Classic Monster Novels Condensed Author: Joseph Lanzara (adaptations), Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells Narrator: Brad Wills Format: Abridged Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 05-13-13 Publisher: Joseph Lanzara Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Three of the top horror novels of all time have been newly adapted into novellas, and are now side by side in this one audiobook. These world-famous monsters are familiar household names. These are the monsters that authors and filmmakers continue to draw from again and again. And these are stories that introduced them to the world over a century ago. So turn down the lights, and experience triple the action, suspense, chills, and thrills, as you listen to all three classic tales. Members Reviews: Classics make for good, old-fashioned radio drama I have two things to say about Joseph Lanzara and his condensed versions of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Invisible Man. First, thank goodness he wrote it, because I dont think I could have dragged myself through Frankenstein any other way. Second, thank goodness he had Brad Wills read it. Im going to expose my ignorance here, but I am mostly familiar with these stories through the many films and plays that have sprouted from them. I have read Bram Stokers Dracula, though it was a long time ago, but the other two are unfamiliar to me in written form. I applaud Lanzara for plucking out what I assume were the best parts in Frankenstein, though it seems he took great effort to preserve Miss Shelleys language. I wish he hadnt. Its flowery, pretentious and dated, and her use of first person turns all drama into exhaustive exposition. I applaud Miss Shelley for a phenomenal story, but the years have not been kind to her text. So I was thankful for Wills superb character voices. He did his best to lighten the weight of her words and for the most part, succeeded admirably, though I didnt envy him his task. I wish Frankenstein were the last story in the book, because in my very humble opinion, I found it the least interesting of the three. Dracula was like meeting up with an old friend, albeit a friend that had changed a bit from the original, as I recall. I wont spoil this for future listeners, but the twist Lanzara gave Jonathan Harkers character -- though its logical -- was disconcerting, because it was unexpected. Maybe he felt this particular change in the character arc was necessary to condense the book. Hes not the first to approach the story in this way, but if my memory is correct, the original takes a different route. Wills grabs this tale off the printed page and leaps with it onto the stage. If you like old radio dramas, youll love his rendition. I give him credit; Dracula has two strong women characters, and Wills conveys their femininity and strength beautifully, without rising into a falsetto or otherwise trying to do a realistic impression of a womans voice. And his Abraham van Helsing is completely endearing. I listened to Dracula (and the other stories) on a long, July road trip. All the time, I thought how nice it would be to have friends over on a chilly October night, light a fire, turn down the lights and play this story for them. I have to admit, after hours of death, destruction, and wolves howling on the moors (the latter from my own imagination), I was delighted to reach H.G. Wellss The Invisible Man. Of course, Wells and Stoker both wrote closer to our own times, so their language isnt the problem that Shelleys is.

The Brazilian Cat Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Brazilian Cat Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Brazilian Cat Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 49 mins Language: English Release date: 10-12-12 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A young, hard-up aristocrat decides to visit his wealthy relative in the hope of obtaining a loan. When he arrives at Greylands Court, he is warmly greeted by his cousin, but his hostess is strangely hostile. However, her husband urges the young man to pay no attention to her, and invites him to tour his menagerie. There he sees the star of his cousin's collection: a sleek, black Brazilian puma. Members Reviews: Good for a quick listen Just shy of an hour, but truly a magnificent story, in true ACD fashion. Recording was pretty good, but a couple areas had noticeable transitions and one spot had overlapping recordings, so the narrator read the same line twice in a row. All the same, it was a good story. A worthwhile listen. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Clever plot. Interesting characters. Most unusual setting. Gripping from the beginning to the end. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Brazilian Cat? The wife's veiled warnings! What does David Ian Davies bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? David brings the characters to life in his use of dialects. If you could rename The Brazilian Cat, what would you call it? Justly deserved! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Bloodcurdling Ghost Stories Audiobook by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Henry James, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Jerome K. Jerome, William Harris Barham, William Harrison Ainsworth
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Bloodcurdling Ghost Stories Audiobook by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Henry James, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Jerome K. Jerome, William Harris Barham, William Harrison Ainsworth

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Bloodcurdling Ghost Stories Subtitle: Tales Of Terror Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Henry James, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Jerome K. Jerome, William Harris Barham, William Harrison Ainsworth Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-11 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A selection of ghost stories which make your blood run cold. Members Reviews: Lame What disappointed you about Bloodcurdling Ghost Stories? The e-book is lame!!! Both narrators and the stories. What was most disappointing about the authorss story? Not scary.... Even for children. The tone of the narrator does not sound like she expresses fear. How could the performance have been better? Have more emotion when reading. The accent is also irritating to listen too. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bloodcurdling Ghost Stories? I would just have to redo the whole thing Any additional comments? No Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mapp and Lucia Audiobook by E. F. Benson
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Mapp and Lucia Audiobook by E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mapp and Lucia Author: E. F. Benson Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 04-01-10 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Mapp and Lucia is the centrepiece of E. F. Benson's series of Lucia novels - bringing together for the first time the eponymous middle-aged doyennes of polite 1930s society Miss Elizabeth Mapp and Emmeline Luca (Lucia to her friends). Lucia, recently widowed, is the newcomer to the village of Tilling and eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbant Miss Mapp and install herself as its benevolent dictator. In their polite acts of sabotage and ruthless jockeying for the position of cultural arbiter Mapp and Lucia tear up the conventions of drawing-room bridge evenings as their deadly weapons. Things finally come to a head with Miss Mapp's audacious attempt to steal her rival's celebrated Lobster a la Riseholme. E.F. Benson's charming satrical bent turns the pretensions and snobberies of English village life into a vicious comedy. Members Reviews: Brilliant Narration Such a charming a amusing read with the most insightful and apt narration. Marvellous fun. all too short Beautifully read but unfortunately heavily abridged which knocks out much of the original's charm. We're never told, for instance that 'the sostenuto pedal proved a thing of nought' and all the other wonderful E F Benson expressions which make his novels such a joy. But I did liked Margolyles' 'Georgie' voice; deep, lazily drawling without the obvious campness that the charecter's usually laden with. shouldn't be abridged What did you like best about Mapp and Lucia? What did you like least? I love the Lucia stories, especially the verbal duels between her and Miss Mapp. It's such a shame that these have been abridged. Most of the humour has been cut out of the story and leaves it very flat. Would you ever listen to anything by E. F. Benson again? Only if it's unabridged. Did the narration match the pace of the story? Not bad but not good. Could you see Mapp and Lucia being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be? Has been done. Any additional comments? I'm so disappointed that the full length stories are no longer available on Audible. The abridged ones aren't worth buying. Mannered and funny, wonderfully read Would you listen to Mapp and Lucia again? Why? E.F Benson's books are favourites. I will definitely listen to this again. What was one of the most memorable moments of Mapp and Lucia? Shopping baskets on the Green; Susan's Royce and OBE; scheming by the two social lionesses of am English village, fighting for preeminence.. Have you listened to any of Miriam Margolyess other performances? How does this one compare? Miriam Margolyes is a joy. I will listen to anything she reads. Her reading of this and of Dickens and Thackeray are pitch perfect. She lets the humour come from the characters and situation, I have downloaded all the EF Benson Mapp and Lucia books ready by MM>. Any additional comments? Well worth a listen, and abridgement is fine. My only question is why abridge it at all? It is all worth listening to. Perfectamundo! It's impossible to not be drawn into the world of Mapp and Lucia, as well as the superb Georgie. The struggles for power, the subtle ploys and the overt manipulation. Politicians could take lessons from the ladies of Riseholme and Tilling. The stories are read with verve and a full appreciation of Benson's style.

Fairy Tales Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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Fairy Tales Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fairy Tales Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Basil Rathbone Format: Unabridged Length: 43 mins Language: English Release date: 03-13-08 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Here are three of Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tales, including "The Happy Prince", "The Selfish Giant", and "The Nightingale and the Rose". ©2008 Saland Publishing; (P)2008 Saland Publishing Members Reviews: You are never too old for fairy tales delightful stories for adults and the young Five Stars Wilde has a great narrative voice for kids . . . and adults alike. GREAT book- a jewel! Great book, great writing! Highly recommend! Ohh, Oscar you did it again. Oscar, one of the best! Great stories, both children and adults can enjoy. Shows a strong form of storytelling that is lost presently. I must for the Oscar Wilde collection Five Stars Nobody wrote any better fairy tales than Oscar Wilde Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Not George Washington Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse, Herbert Westbrook
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Not George Washington Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse, Herbert Westbrook

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Not George Washington Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Herbert Westbrook Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 07-10-09 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: James Orlebar Cloyster, in order to marry his true love, embarks on a scheme of such clever deception that he very nearly manages to ruin both his romance and his career. Told from multiple viewpoints - that of James, his fiancée, and friends - Not George Washington lampoons London society, literary pretension, the West End stage, playwrights, playgoers, bohemian life, and the newspapers of the day. Members Reviews: Great Book - Horrible Recording Writing is great. Narration is good. Recording is the worst I've ever heard. Crackles and hissing would be fine - I've never been picky about sound quality. This has very frequent skipping where many words are missing. It could be whole sentences missing - it's hard to tell. There are authors where this would be less destructive of the story, but a Wodehouse book is about the beauty of the language and phrasing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Money for Nothing Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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Money for Nothing Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Money for Nothing Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 09-22-09 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated. But will Lester's nephew John win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern's daughter Pat, and restore tranquility to the idyll? It's a close-run thing. . . Members Reviews: The difference between roberts and Roberts Coming out in 1928, between the first collection of Mulliner stories and Summer Lightning in the Wodehouse syllabus, Money for Nothing was written plumb spang in the middle of one of the masters high tides of comic genius. And it shows. We are offered free translations of what dogs are really saying when they bark, whine or snuffle. An extended lecture on roberts, and a man named Roberts who kept roberts. And our first look at Ronald Overbury Fish, who will soon figure largely in Summer Lightening (1930) and Heavy Weather (1933). This first edition of the Last of the Fishes is far more self-assured and intelligent than his later avatar, testimony to Wodehouses ability to never let what hed previously written get in the way of a good storyjust look at Lord Emsworth who, we are told in the first of the Blandings Castle novels, was born in the 1860s (Sunset at Blandings came out in 1977). Or Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, who manages to get married in two different books and yet pops up again and again in later stories, still single, broke and living in rented rooms or, more often, on his friend Corkies sofa. Though the classically convoluted plot of Money for Nothing involves criminal deeds and nefarious neer-do-wells, its all good, clean fun. And as usual Wodehouse also displays his uncanny ability to render an awkward, emotionally complex scene in all its complexityjust listen to John and Pats midnight boat ride on the moat. Wodehouse is never all about laughs, nor without some startling insights into human nature. And Jonathan Cecil's sensitive, perfectly modulated reading expresses it all perfectly. Appalling reading makes it unlistenable Would you try another book written by P.G. Wodehouse or narrated by Jonathan Cecil? Yes to the first. I have read a lot of wodehouse although most much more sparkling rhan this. No to the second What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting? Did not get through it all so cant say it had anything interesting Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Cecil? Someone less bumbling and less profundo. I know he does other wodehouse but the characterisation was simply awful. The american accents simply irritating What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Disappointment.

A Bird on Its Journey Audiobook by Beatrice Harraden
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A Bird on Its Journey Audiobook by Beatrice Harraden

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Bird on Its Journey Author: Beatrice Harraden Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 36 mins Language: English Release date: 11-11-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936) was a British writer and suffragette. A Bird on Its Journey is the story of a mysterious young Englishwoman hiking alone through Switzerland. When she arrives at a mountain hotel, she discovers that the piano is badly out of tune. The young woman, although she is travelling with only a small knapsack, has brought with her a tuning hammer, and she proceeds to tune the piano. The rest of the snobbish English guests assume that the girl is indeed a piano tuner, and as a result they ignore her and consider her impertinent and unfeminine. But the girl has a secret, and she soon has her revenge on the party. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters Audiobook by J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, H. P. Lovecraft, Eleanor Smith, Julian Hawthorne, Henry S. Whitehead
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Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters Audiobook by J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, H. P. Lovecraft, Eleanor Smith, Julian Hawthorne, Henry S. Whitehead

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters Author: J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, H. P. Lovecraft, Eleanor Smith, Julian Hawthorne, Henry S. Whitehead Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 01-11-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A brilliant anthology of weird and fantastic stories about islands and sea monsters. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Halloween Tales Audiobook by E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, A. J. Alan, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan-Doyle, O. Henry
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Halloween Tales Audiobook by E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, A. J. Alan, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan-Doyle, O. Henry

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Halloween Tales Author: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, A. J. Alan, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan-Doyle, O. Henry Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 10-09-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A wonderful collection of spine-tingling, imaginative, terrifying, but beautifully written tales to keep you hiding under the bedclothes this Halloween. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Monkey's Paw Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs
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The Monkey's Paw Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Monkey's Paw Author: W. W. Jacobs Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 25 mins Language: English Release date: 09-01-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Be careful what you wish for. W.W.Jacob's famous horror story about the monkey's paw, a talisman which has had a spell cast on it, enabling three people each to have three wishes...which come true with devastating consequences. Members Reviews: Don't Open the Door! Great short story and oh, the suspence at the end! A good reminder to "be careful for what you wish for, it might come true"! Five Stars good the monkey's paw I read this book when I was in high school. I liked it then. Now I have. My own copy. It is just. A great. Read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Richard E Grant Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Bram Stoker's Dracula, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged audio version is read by the actor Richard E. Grant. "Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window" A chilling masterpiece of the horror genre, Dracula also illuminated dark corners of Victorian sexuality. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to advise Count Dracula on a London home, he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the arrival of his 'Master', while a determined group of adversaries prepares to face the terrifying Count. 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: brilliantly captivating I could not stop listening. well done Richard, well read old chap and as for Bram, well there is nothing much to say about his work on dracula, save for it being a masterpiece that reaches an audience many moons after its first print. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 09-23-11 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger: Sherlock Holmes is summoned by a woman whose face, years before, was horribly disfigured during an attack by a circus lion. Upon his arrival with Watson, the woman, her face perpetually hidden by a heavy veil, tells them she knows she does not have long to live and wishes to finally reveal what really happened on that awful day. Critic Reviews: "The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lord Arthur Saviles Crime and Other Stories Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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Lord Arthur Saviles Crime and Other Stories Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Lord Arthur Saviles Crime and Other Stories Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Rupert Degas, David Timson, Anthony Donovan Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 11-18-10 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A palmists prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic womans lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeares Sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Saviles Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories that are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is 'The Birthday of the Infanta from A House of Pomegranates', in which an ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess. How will his feelings fare in a cruel society? Editorial Reviews: A well-narrated collection features five pieces of short fiction originally published in 1891. The anthology includes Wilde's best-known story, "The Canterville Ghost," a satiric and ultimately touching account of a brash American family frustrating a British ghost, and the enigmatic "Portrait of Mr. W. H.," in which research into the identity of the dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets leads to monomania and suicide. All the selections drip with irony, paradox, and iconoclasm while showing off the author's celebrated cleverness and wit. All three narrators well understand and communicate these qualities. In addition, they mercifully tone down the instances of excessive sentiment that could otherwise tumble them into bathos. Members Reviews: some of these stories are timeless I really enjoyed most of the stories in this collection. If nothing else they give a window on the popular English perceptions about Americans of the time as well as some (again, for the time) biting satire on English middle-class mores and attitudes. I often re-listen to this collection when I need an antidote to the reverentional treatment that late Victorian England gets on PBS, especially Masterpiece Theatre -- which I enjoy, but come on, in reality the streets were full of horse dung and the upper-class treated the lower classes like they were not human. All in all, well worth the price. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Trio of Saki Audiobook by Saki
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A Trio of Saki Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Trio of Saki Subtitle: 'The Storyteller', 'The Open Window', 'Bertie's Christmas Eve' Author: Saki Narrator: Joy Gelardi Format: Unabridged Length: 33 mins Language: English Release date: 05-19-08 Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This audiobook collects three of his finest short stories: "The Open Window" - A man with the unlikely name of Framton Nuttel comes to a country village for some peace and rest. He calls upon a lady his sister used to know; for a few minutes he is left alone with her niece, who has quite an active imagination. She tells Framton a story about the tragedy of the lady's husband and two younger brothers, who had gone hunting one day three years earlier and never returned. The bodies were never found, and because of this, the window from which they left is always kept open. "The Storyteller" - Here is a cynical antidote to crude didacticism. An aunt is travelling by train with three of her nieces and nephews; a bachelor is sitting opposite. The aunt starts telling a story, but is unable to satisfy the curiosity of the children. The bachelor intervenes and tells a different kind of story, which feeds their curiosity and imagination. "Bertie's Christmas Eve" - A Russian peasant tale reveals that the cows may speak at midnight on Christmas Eve. This gives Bertie the perfect excuse to exact a revenge on his meddling and tiresome extended family. Members Reviews: wonderful stories, narration not great If you know Saki's writing then you don't need me to recommend him. If you don't know him, he's PG Wodehouse's evil and perhaps even more brilliant twin. The narration was terrible, sorry, completely wrong for this author's stories. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

One Voice Chronological: The Consummate Holmes Canon, Collection 3 Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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One Voice Chronological: The Consummate Holmes Canon, Collection 3 Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One Voice Chronological: The Consummate Holmes Canon, Collection 3 Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 09-19-07 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Seven more cases solved by Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze: Dr. Watson's introduction to the Holmes case among the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes called "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" is succinct and impossible to improve upon: "There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powers of analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favourite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragic murder of its trainer." The Yellow Face: Whose is the face at the upstairs window, "livid, deadly yellow, and with something set and rigid about it, which was shockingly unnatural?" The Stockbroker's Clerk: Mr. Hall Pycroft has found a new job, but all is not quite as it should be. The "Gloria Scott": The fifth story from Doyle's Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes reveals the roots of the detective's foray into criminology and his very first case as a young college student, when the death of his school chum's father unearths a terrible, tragic series of events upon the high seas, of plotting and murder, of betrayal - and the man's long-hidden secrets of another life. The Musgrave Ritual: Digging into his tin box of papers one day, Holmes recounts for Dr. Watson one of his earliest cases. In it, Holmes must decipher the ancient Musgrave Ritual to solve the mysterious disappearance of schoolmate Reginald Musgrave's butler and maid, after Musgrave terminates the butler for secretly reading the text of the ceremony. The Reigate Puzzle: A holiday in the country after Holmes suffers an attack of nervous exhaustion develops into a crime investigation, and then one of the detective's cases, when a family retainer is murdered but the points of evidence seem completely awry. The Crooked Man: Watson joins Holmes late one night as the detective takes on the case of an army officer who has died an apparently violent death. Critic Reviews: "The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians) Members Reviews: Serviceable Holmes collection This review is of the whole Consummate Holmes Canon collection. I wanted the whole collection of stories in chronological order on audio and this is the only collection I found with a narrator I could stand. (I don't like Covell.) I'm not pleased that the volumes don't correspond to the published collections (e.g., Vol 3 has stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), but at least the stories are in order. If you don't mind some recording-quality oddities, it's a serviceable narration. Davies does a good job with multiple character voices. There are some quirks to the recording. The rhythm of the narration is oddly choppy, often without sufficient natural pauses. (I think this version was produced from another version with sound effects - the last story of volume 9 has the sound effects.

The Red Room Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Red Room Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Red Room Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 26 mins Language: English Release date: 10-01-09 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Once seated and awaiting a quiet night in the room, illuminated by more candles he has found and the newly lighted fireplace, a candle is abruptly extinguished. And then another. And then... Members Reviews: Vivid imagery he Red Room: by H.G. Wells is a horror story about a scientific-minded man who plans to debunk the myth of a haunted room. He enters in the darkness of night, of course, and proceeds to apply the scientific method to what he sees. However, it does not go as planned. Wells is not only a pioneer of Science Fiction, but he is the master of imagery. "A montrous shadow of him crouched upon the wall," is the description of the old man who is present as he is given the instructions on how to find the room. "There is, to my mind, something inhuman in senility, something crouching and atavistic; the human qualities seem to drop from old people insensibly day by day," is his observation of the small group of elderly persons present at the outset of his adventure. Has he misjudged them? It seems so in the light of day. But there is more. "...the passage I was in, long and shadowy, with a film of moisture glistening on the wall, was a gaunt and cold as a thing that is dead and rigid." "...pushed open the unwilling baize-covered door and stood in the silent corridor." "...the moonlight, coming in by the great window on the grand staircase, picked out everything in vivid black shadow or reticulated silvery illumination." "My candle was a little tongue of light in the vastness of the chamber; its rays failed to pierce to the opposite end of the room, and left an ocean of dull red mystery and suggestion, sentinel shadows and watching darknesses beyond its island of light. And the stillness of desolation brooded over it all." "I stood watching the minute hand of my watch creep towards midnight." The imagery Wells evokes is startlingly clear and vivid. You can feel the man's fear as it progresses. "The Red Room" is a short gothic horror story written in 1894, and has to be the progenitor of all horror stories to follow. It's creepy, most especially because it's told in a detailed and believable style. Wells puts you in the room itself, with its creeping darkness. "The Red Room" is a wonderful horror story, exquisitely told, and I award it 5 out of 5 stars. Dark, Deafening Silence. A self-temper trying nameless young man intends to spend the night in `the great Red Room of Lorraine Castle'. He has apparently picked an ominous night, as the haggard looking bar-keeps are suggesting. Taking his 17 candles and proceeding to the Rooms door, where the fellow before our antagonist had died, he takes his chances and enters to hunker down. In un-sequenced bursts his candles die out until he's left in the worst environment ever: darkness, quiet, deafeningly silent darkness which makes the `Fear' palpable. Simply the worst type of thing to haunt a house. But was his unconscious already leaning toward fear because of the legend surrounding the room? An expose of the condition we enter when we're overcome by superstition and lore. Note the fore-shadowing and vivid depictions given of the bar-keep and patrons in their `senility' at the beginning and observe his perception of them at the end. A Wells horror short that's fairly enjoyable. A truly frightening & masterfully written ghost story by H.G.

They Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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They Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: They Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 54 mins Language: English Release date: 06-25-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Kipling was a British author and poet, born in India. He is best known for the many children's tales, his Indian spy novel Kim (1901), a number of poems, and many short stories. This gentle supernatural story is one of his best. © and (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: This moving story from Rudyard Kipling is made all the more poignant thanks to the performances of Walter Zimmerman and Cindy Hardin Killavey. They, a story which has a touching connection to Kipling's own life, follows a man who has lost his way driving across Sussex. He happens upon an estate populated by playing children and a blind caretaker. The man and caretaker share a genial conversation, and then he sets back out on his path. Several weeks later, however, the man finds himself returning to the estate. With a clever delineation of facts and information, listeners soon realize what it is that keeps calling the man back to this mysterious but beautiful estate. Members Reviews: Terrific This is great story and the two narrators did a wonderful job. Highly recommended. Weird! Very strange... started really well actually. Then it got a little stranger and stranger... and the ending was completely non-sensicle to me! Maybe it needs a second listen, or I just missed something completely! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

One Voice Chronological Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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One Voice Chronological Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One Voice Chronological Subtitle: The Consummate Holmes Canon, Collection 2 Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 09-19-07 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle: A precious stone with a history of murders and violence behind it is discovered in the crop of a Christmas goose after being reported stolen yet again, from its owner's jewel case, and the guilt is placed upon a plumber who protests his innocence. The Adventure of the Speckled Band: Sherlock Holmes investigates when a young woman's twin sister is mysteriously murdered in her locked bedroom, leaving in her dying words the only clue with which to begin: "band" and "speckled". The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb: Hydraulic engineer Victor Hatherley arrives at 221-B in a state of hysteria, his thumb grossly amputated from his left hand. The Baker Street duo's foray into the case leads to characters and machinations even stranger and more threatening than the case's grotesque genesis. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor: The groom loses his bride ten minutes after the wedding, and Sherlock Holmes has to find her. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet: A banker accepts a priceless British artifact as collateral for a loan and it is promptly stolen from his home's safe. Circumstances point to the banker's son, who bitterly denies taking it. Holmes allows his investigation to follow the trail of evidence, come what may. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches: When a young governess, unemployed and desperate for a position, accepts a job with a couple living in a remote country home, her positive first impressions of the man and his family begin to change. With a mixture of fear and uncertainty, she asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the increasingly disturbing events that have begun to unfold around her. Critic Reviews: "The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians) Members Reviews: A remarkable achievement In recording all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock Holmes, David Ian Davies has achieved something truly remarkable. To portray a single character is challenge enough. The versatile Mr Davies portrays dozens (perhaps hundreds - I haven't counted them) and makes every one distinct. At times it really is hard to believe that we're listening to just One Voice. These are more than just readings: they are fully developed performances. If you enjoy these grand tales from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", well, One Voice has plenty more! Five Stars THIS IS A GIFT TO ALL HUMANS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of Unrest Audiobook by Joseph Conrad
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Tales of Unrest Audiobook by Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of Unrest Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 01-16-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Such are the ironies of Conrad's earliest short stories, which are not apprentice work but miniature masterpieces in their own right. As astoundingly original in construction as the great novels that were to come, these tales are in many ways more challenging and more disturbing still. A sense of human existence as surprising and often perplexing informs every page of this remarkable collection. Complex, arresting, and unsettling, these are indeed "tales of unrest". Members Reviews: Very poor sound quality I had just finished "Within the Tides" and was really looking forward to listening to this book. Unfortunately this seems to be a digital dub from a consumer grade cassette recording. I gave up after five minutes because the sound was so bad, and the reading so flat. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Relics of General Chassé Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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Relics of General Chassé Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Relics of General Chassé Subtitle: A Tale of Antwerp Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 53 mins Language: English Release date: 12-12-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of England's most successful and respected novelists. 'Relics of General Chassé' is a humorous tale of a corpulent and somewhat dandified clergyman who, while visiting the castle at Antwerp, inadvertently becomes separated from his breeches. What follows shakes him to the core. The breeches fall into the hands of a group of female English tourists who decide to take some sample of the cloth as a souvenir. Having snipped enough of the garment to make a bag, a needle case, a pin cushion, a pair of slippers and some leggings there are only a few seams and buttons left. The clergyman is left in a highly embarrassing position, not least because his nearest spare pair of breeches is in Brussels. What follows is pure comedy.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Bohemian Bag Audiobook by F. Anstey
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A Bohemian Bag Audiobook by F. Anstey

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Bohemian Bag Author: F. Anstey Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 mins Language: English Release date: 12-01-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934) was an English novelist and journalist who wrote his comic novels and humorous short stories under the pseudonym F. Anstey. 'A Bohemian Bag' is the story of a piece of luggage with a perverse mind of its own. The Gladstone bag in question goes on its own travels every time it is left in the care of a railway porter or station master...usually catching up with its hapless owner only days later. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde Subtitle: HCR104fm Edition Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Michael Ward Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 04-15-16 Publisher: Michael Ward Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This timeless classic by Robert Louis Stevenson of man's struggle with his dual nature is brought to life in this audiobook edition. Members Reviews: Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde ....a classic tale What a great listen. An excellent narration of the original work. It actually gets quite sad towards the end. So different, and much better, to listen to the original work compared to the old tv versions Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Black Mischief Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh
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Black Mischief Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Black Mischief Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Michael Maloney Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 11-05-15 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Black Mischief, Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom. Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala", the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies and a good deal more mischief. Members Reviews: A hilarious book beautifully read One of Waugh's most biting satires inspired by meeting Emperor Haile Selassie at Oxford. The reader's plummy rendition of Basil Seal is wonderful. Waugh ridicules the self-serving deluded Brits and French as much as the savage Azanians. I especially enjoyed Emperor Seth's family planning campaign which misfires badly. Excellent narration of a master author There is much more relevance in the writings of mr Waugh than you could guess, 85 years on. The political incorrectness may offend some, and yet such is the subtle humour, extraordinary characters that only he can capture, and brilliant satire that those people may find it hard to place the blame. A great narration of what cannot be an easy book to voice. A spirited rendition Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Not particularly. 'Of it's time,' the story seemed a little dated (how could it not be!) but Michael Maloney gave a spirited performance, sounding reasonably convincing on the many & varied accents, though sounding less assured on the Azanian ones...somewhere in East Africa. What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!) Thinking of character development, I would have liked a bit more of a hint as to the main protagonist's next step. Which character as performed by Michael Maloney was your favourite? Dame Mildred! Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No. Any additional comments? No. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes: A Strange Affair with the Woman on the Tracks Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Sherlock Holmes: A Strange Affair with the Woman on the Tracks Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: A Strange Affair with the Woman on the Tracks Subtitle: A Short Mystery, Book 4 Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Ian Whitcomb, J.W. Terry, Barbara Goodson Format: Unabridged Length: 27 mins Language: English Release date: 08-20-14 Publisher: catherine kimball Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An enhanced audiobook, with complete music score and extensive sound effects to add to your listening experience. Jane screeched at this further betrayal and went for Henry. They began to struggle. Henry was the stronger out of the two, yet the woman's pain was unstoppable. His hands wrapped around her throat and Jane clawed at his face until she fell. She lay there, across the tracks, and was quite still. Mrs. Cavell gasped in shock and Henry ran past us back to the train. We stared down at Jane's body. A Roger Rittner Production. Pulp Radio - Audio Dramas. Narrated by Ian Whitcomb, with Barbara Goodson and J.W. Terry. Announced by Dave Mallow. Members Reviews: Creepy and fun! This short Sherlock Holmes story was a real treat. It centered on a dinner theater given on (and off) a train, and involved diplomats as well as some Sherlock regulars. I was glad Mycroft was utilized as well as he is someone you love to hate and can be a shady character, but in the end usually has Sherlock's back. I found myself trying to unravel all the clues until the end. And then there was another cool, spooky twist at the very end!! This was a neat, short story which I listened to as an audiobook. The characters were spot-on as far as the Holmesian Canon goes. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is a Sherlock Holmes fan. Short & sweet Only criticism is that some of the background sounds distract from the narration. Will listen to again. Nothing to add. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Monkey's Paw Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs
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The Monkey's Paw Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Monkey's Paw Author: W. W. Jacobs Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 22 mins Language: English Release date: 04-24-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A slightly unsettling story of an elderly couple who find themselves in the possession of an enchanted Monkey's Paw that allows the owner three wishes. While this seems either a boon or a dash of nonsense to the couple they ultimately make their first wish. The result was perfectly aligned with their request, but the cost related to the answer was more than they bargained for. A classic cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of always getting what you want and the new chain of events that follow. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. Members Reviews: It was a good story. I Love the message it sends. My favorite part of the story was when the man got the 200 pounds. . Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Body Snatcher Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Body Snatcher Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Body Snatcher Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Roy McMillan Format: Unabridged Length: 49 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the The Body Snatcher and Other Stories collection. The Body Snatchers is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most chilling tales. After many years, a chance encounter between two former medical students forces them to recall their sinister past and foul play that was better left buried. Perfect for long winter nights, these stories have been specially selected to create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Read by Roy McMillan, with Naxos AudioBooks's trademark of carefully chosen music. Editorial Reviews: Narrator Roy McMillan sets a meticulous pace that develops a sense of foreboding from the start of this hair-raising tale from Robert Louis Stevenson. A group of friends are spending a comfortable evening together when one of them, Fettes, meets an old acquaintance that causes him to confess the sinister past that they shared. McMillan's dramatic performance is perfect for the tale's eerie tone, and he animates his characters with distinct voices, particularly Fettes, whose voice betrays a past full of sin and dissipation. Members Reviews: Three Short Stories with Varied Themes - Horror, Lunacy, and Love Robert Louis Stevenson is best known for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but he also created a remarkably varied collection of short stories. This Dover Thrift Edition, titled The Body Snatcher and Other Tales, offers three tales: The Body Snatcher (1881), The Merry Men (1884), and The Bottle Imp (1890). In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century grave robbers provided stolen corpses to medical schools for dissection in anatomy classes. On occasion grave robbers took short cuts, apprehending and murdering individuals on lonely backstreets in London, rather than making a somewhat arduous and risky journey to a rural cemetery. The Body Snatcher is one of Stevenson's most popular short stories, and has been published in many anthologies, especially collections of horror stories. The Merry Men are not inebriated revelers and party-goers, but a local name for fearsome, pounding breakers along the rocky cliffs of a Scottish isle named Aros. This isolated location is the setting for a tale of greed and lunacy. The Bottle Imp is a clever tale of a genie trapped within a round-bellied, narrow-necked, milky white glass bottle. The imprisoned imp satisfies all that the bottle owner desires - love, fame, fortune. But there is a catch: for if a man dies before he sells it, he must burn in hell forever. Despite this ghastly premise, Stevenson has woven an intriguing tale of love and adventure, and of good and evil. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Great Werewolf Classics Audiobook by Saki, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Frederick Marryat, Robert Louis Stevenson, Leitch Ritchie
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Great Werewolf Classics Audiobook by Saki, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Frederick Marryat, Robert Louis Stevenson, Leitch Ritchie

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Great Werewolf Classics Author: Saki, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Frederick Marryat, Robert Louis Stevenson, Leitch Ritchie Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 02-06-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A terrifying collection of classic werewolf stories, ranging from ancient legends to Victorian and Edwardian adaptations on the theme. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Diamond Maker and The Door in the Wall Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Diamond Maker and The Door in the Wall Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Diamond Maker and The Door in the Wall Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: David Thorn Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 06-19-13 Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Two short stories by H. G. Wells displaying his gift for creating thought-provoking themes. "The Diamond Maker" is a story about a chance encounter between two men who then must decide whether they can trust each other. "The Door in the Wall" is a fascinating tale about a successful politician who struggles to merge the beauty of his imagined world with the rationality of real life. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Watsons Audiobook by Jane Austen
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The Watsons Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Watsons Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Gasine Smith Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 09-20-12 Publisher: Palmera Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Emma is obliged to return and live with her widowed father, Mr. Watson, after her aunt who raised her contracts a foolish second marriage. She is one of four daughters and two sons who has been better educated than all her sisters by her wealthy aunt. Emma finds herself chagrined by the reckless behavior of her two sisters trying to chase their future husbands. Members Reviews: Typical Jane Austen Back to the dark days of ' gentle' women having to 'catch' a man with money in order to have a home of her own, as they could not manage their own inheritance. Tale of 'socially inferior lady who marries quite outside her 'class', to the chagrin of her peers. I was no so impressed with Gasine Smith's narration. Her diction was excellent, but her tone rather uninteresting; she did not add any colour to the romance. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

To Be Read at Dusk Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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To Be Read at Dusk Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: To Be Read at Dusk Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 27 mins Language: English Release date: 04-03-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "To Be Read at Dusk" is one of Dickens better ghost/phantasm stories, complete with disappearances and people lost forever through other worldly influences or death. A story within a story told by couriers, go-betweens in the age of Dickens. Members Reviews: Not one of C.D.'s best Not a great story. Very poor Narrator. Not recommended nothing else to say but this stupid app needs 20 words Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Puck of Pooks Hill Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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Puck of Pooks Hill Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Puck of Pooks Hill Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-12 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: On Midsummers Eve, Dan and Una enact A Midsummer Nights Dream three times over - right under Pooks Hill. That is how they meet Puck, the oldest Old Thing in England and the last of the People of the Hills. Through Puck, they are introduced to the nearly forgotten pages of old Englands history and to characters that can illuminate their own historical predicaments. The god Weland is freed from an unwanted heathen immortality by a novice monk, Hugh, who goes on to become a warrior and leader. The centurion, Parnesius, shows an insight that is absent from the higher echelons of the declining Roman Empire in cooperating with the Picts. Originally published in 1906, these 10 stories and accompanying poems were intended for both adults and children. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At 17, he began work as a journalist and then established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize. Critic Reviews: The hidden history of old England, lovingly written by Kipling for his own children, is coupled with a brilliant reading to make this one of the premier family listening events of the year. The story has everything listeners could want: enchantment, high adventure, battles, intrigue, all wrapped up in romantic poetic languagebrought exquisitely to life by [Nadia May]. (AudioFile) [Wanda McCaddon]has the requisite British accent and very good judgment as to how to make the tales exciting yet believable. (Wilson Library Bulletin) Members Reviews: If you like Harry Potter.... If you like Harry Potter, this book is for you! The British have a wonderful tradition of excellent adult authors writing fantasy children's books that are also fun reads for adults. J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter", C.S. Lewis' "Alice in Wonderland" and "Chronicles of Narnia", and J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" all spring to mind. Even J.R.R. Tolkien's "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" were YA accessible and appropriate. But who would have thought Rudyard Kipling falls into this category? The book Puck of Pook's Hill follows two children, Dan and his sister Una, as they spend an enchanted summer in the English countryside. When they perform Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" under the oldest hill in England three times in a row on Midsummer's Eve, who should appear, but the magical faun Puck. In a series of short episodes, Puck introduces Dan and Una to various characters from England's history, including a Roman legionnaire, a Nobleman, a money-lender, a blacksmith, and one of the old pre-Christian pagan Gods -- Weyland. The story-telling is masterful, the writing lyrical, and the plot moves along quite quickly. The story is interspersed with lots of poems by Kipling, who was, after all, a master poet. Puck is the type of book you can read out loud to your children in the evening, and they won't get bored. Each chapter is just the right length for a bedtime story. Or, you can keep it all to yourself and savor every last word of it. The only problem with reading it to your children is that they will ask you millions of questions about it.

Women in Love Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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Women in Love Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Women in Love Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Bob Peck Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 02-13-08 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The bonds between the couples quickly become intense and passionate, but whether this passion is creative or destructive is unclear. In this astonishing novel, widely considered to be D. H. Lawrence's best work, he explores what it means to be human in an age of conflict and confusion. Members Reviews: Four Stars Did not expect the ending AT all. Must Read Absolutely phenomenal book. The writing is beautiful and intelligent. The characters are very vivid but complex and the points made in this story are spot on and completely relevant in our society today. It is one of my favorite books and will definitely be enjoyed by anyone with keen observation and a lack of agreement with society's idolization of mediocrity. I got a good deal out of the book I got a good deal out of the book, I just didn't like the hyper-emotional hand-wringing that dominates a lot of the story (which seems to exist only to support the characters' emotional states). Perhaps I'm too left-brained. My gf wanted me to read this and I'm already taking heat for my take on it. Still, I did read it, and as I say, it has some very good takeaways, but just a bit slow for me. Interesting views on relationships This is a classic! The philosphical underpinnings of this book make it a must read for anyone interested in the dynamics of human relationships. If you don't want to read the book, watch the movie. They are both worthwhile experiences. It's fun to read these classics when you are well seasoned ... I did not understand it until I subsequently read The Rainbow. Since I am not a student in an English class I am just reading what I ignored while pursuing a different course of study. It's fun to read these classics when you are well seasoned in the mysteries of life. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Island of Doctor Moreau Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Island of Doctor Moreau Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Island of Doctor Moreau Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Shane Sody Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 09-28-10 Publisher: Shane Sody (Sody Audio Books) Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The first and greatest "mad scientist" story, from the father of science fiction. Shipwreck survivor Edward Prendick is rescued and dropped off at a remote Pacific Island, where a disgraced British biologist has fled to continue his experimental work on human-animal hybrids. Prendick, at first terrified, later tries to subvert Moreau's domination of the "beast people" and plays a crucial part in the tragedy that unfolds. The Island of Doctor Moreau is part science-fiction and part horror. However, it is much more than that. The novel also raises questions about the ethical limits of scientific experiments, playing God, and the distinction between humans and animals. The Island of Dr Moreau has influenced many later stories and movies, mainly about mad scientists creating part-human, part-animal monsters. Now you can have this incomparable story read to you. This audio version is completely faithful to the H.G. Wells novel. Members Reviews: Background noises distracting Is there anything you would change about this book? I would remove the background noises/music. They are too loud and not done well. I returned the book to get a different narration Great story that should be listened to by all I've never read this story before and I've always heard a lot about it. Here we meet a doctor with the best intentions for all those around him. However, we see that best intentions don't justify the actions. Here we meet a man who ends up by no choice of his own on the 'Island of Dr. Moreau'. We see his journey of seeing something and not understanding it. Like many people he see's something small and thinks something completely different going on that what is. It doesn't make it right. We see his journey to come to an understanding of what he saw. We also see what happens when you do something for what you 'perceive' as the 'right thing' shouldn't really be done. Good Book Would you listen to The Island of Doctor Moreau again? Why? Yes, I'd listen to this book again. I've heard about this book most of my life but never got around to reading it. It opened my eyes to what I've heard. What did you like best about this story? The narrator's voice was perfect for listening over long periods of time. What does Shane Sody bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? He brings his reading style and flow. Ambient Sounds? Not for me... I am sure that Mr. Wells has written another interesting story, but the ambient sounds detract from the reading. I suppose I am particular, but they were noticeable enough that I stopped listening to the book... Be sure to listen to the sample before buying. Modern Writers need to learn something here I really like this book. Perhaps the best I've downloaded yet from Audible.com. The sound effects add a lot to the book. A great read (listen) at halloween time. Modern horror writers (are you reading this King, Koontz, Straub and others) and film makers need to learn how to write and film horror. They think horror should include bloody gross details and language that doesn't take much of an IQ to describe things. They need to learn from authors like H. G. Wells and film makers like Alfred Hitchcock on how to make horror scary.

The Invisible Man Audiobook by H.G. Wells
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The Invisible Man Audiobook by H.G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Invisible Man Author: H.G. Wells Narrator: Vicki Morgan Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: H.G. Wells' classic tale of a man who renders himself invisible is brought to vivid life in this recording. From the eerie arrival at an inn of a mysterious stranger swathed in bandages to the man's final, tragic reappearance, this classic science fiction tale will hold the listener spellbound with its imagination, psychological insight, and scientific inspiration. (P)1986 by Recorded Books, Inc. Editorial Reviews: The story opens when a man covered in bandages, wearing a coat, a hat and gloves, walks into an inn and demands a room. This man, a celebrated scientist, has rendered himself invisible, but he is unable to reverse the procedure. His newfound anonymity fills him with rage and a thirst for revenge. Vicki Morgan's performance is warm and trustworthy. With her charming British accent and her mellifluous voice, Morgan transports the audience to the small English village of Iping.The Invisible Man tells of the possibilities and dangers afforded by scientific advancement. Thrilling and nail-biting, this performance will keep the audience engaged. Members Reviews: Not the best Wells, but worth the effort Maybe not the greatest, but Wells is certainly one of the first and the greats in the Science Fiction pantheon. Like Plato's Ring of Gyges and other morality tales of special powers corrupting, 'The Invisible Man,' is far more than just a story of invisibility. It is a story of the limits of morality and humanity. We are defined by our limits and the interdependence created by those boundaries. Another book I'm amazed I didn't read years ago. Not the best Wells I've read, but worth the effort. Vicki Morgan was an interesting pick for a narrator. At first her narration was a tad distracting, but I soon got used to it. Eventually, she did her job and disappeared into the story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Little Princess Audiobook by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess Audiobook by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Little Princess Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sarah Crewe is treated like a princess at Miss Minchin's boarding school - until her father dies, leaving her peniless. Now she must struggle as a servant to evil Miss Minchin, but the intellgent, kind-hearted girl never loses hope. From her garrett, she soon makes friends and finds incredible adventures. And good will and imagination ultimately triumph by this book's glorious ending. This beloved classic has been continuously in publication since 1905. Experienced Shakespearean actress Wanda McCaddon captures all the drama of Sarah Crewe's adventures as well as the accents of Miss Minchin, the scullery maid, and Sarah herself. (P)1994 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp. Members Reviews: A great classic, classically read Would you listen to A Little Princess again? Why? Yes and I do, regularly. At least once a month or two. It is one of my favorite audio books. What other book might you compare A Little Princess to and why? The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2, by Terry Pratchett. Though Wee Free Men is comedic in style, there are elements of the two characters that very much remind me of each other. I find Tiffany Aiking to be a sometimes arrogant, but otherwise thoroughly charming character. Sara Crue is thoroughly charming almost all the times and those few times when her veneer cracks she becomes even more endearing. Which character as performed by Wanda McCaddon was your favorite? Sarah, "The Little Princess." Who was the most memorable character of A Little Princess and why? Miss Menchant, she was so dire and austere. Having recently re-watched a sociology-anthropological study of Edwardian England, about Manor House life, one sees and is able to physically compare what Sarah and her close friend Becky live through on a daily basis. This book's telling of the era's social hierarchy was beyond accurate to the point of being visceral and real. Any additional comments? I have only one complaint and it's not with the book. I feel that Audible did this recording a disservice by laying the file as a single six hour piece. If not for my kindles ability to set timed sleep and bookmarks I could not go to any particular chapter. Frankly it is well below Audibles regular upload quality. How difficult is it to place some chapter markers in an audio file for crimony sake? Additional: Please note, I've only ever heard this book in audio form. I'm guessing on the spellings of names, having never read the text. Wonderful book I love listening to Wanda McCaddon! The recording leaves much to be desired, but I listened to this book growing up and it is very nostalgic for me and I love it! fun story - not easy to listen to We all remember the Shirley Temple movie, and I don't think I'm spoiling anything to say that the ending in the book is different. That said, I did enjoy the story, but found it difficult listening. I normally have no problem w British accents, but I think this recording is not the best. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

At the Farmhouse Audiobook by E. F. Benson
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At the Farmhouse Audiobook by E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: At the Farmhouse Author: E. F. Benson Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 36 mins Language: English Release date: 09-30-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic "Lucia" novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. At the Farmhouse exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Poor Thing Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Poor Thing Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Poor Thing Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Roy McMillan Format: Unabridged Length: 14 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the The Body Snatcher and Other Stories collection. The Body Snatchers is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most chilling tales. After many years, a chance encounter between two former medical students forces them to recall their sinister past and foul play that was better left buried. Perfect for long winter nights, these stories have been specially selected to create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Read by Roy McMillan, with Naxos AudioBooks's trademark of carefully chosen music. Editorial Reviews: It is not clear if a "bitter poor and bitter ugly" fisherman finds happiness thanks to his supernatural visitor, but after an ocean voyage and communion with the dead, he is able to attract an Earls daughter as his wife. By turns melancholy and haunting, Roy McMillan performs this quirky, eerie fable from Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson, best known for novels such as Treasure Island, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This selection is from The Body Snatchers and Other Stories collection. Members Reviews: Three Short Stories with Varied Themes - Horror, Lunacy, and Love Robert Louis Stevenson is best known for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but he also created a remarkably varied collection of short stories. This Dover Thrift Edition, titled The Body Snatcher and Other Tales, offers three tales: The Body Snatcher (1881), The Merry Men (1884), and The Bottle Imp (1890). In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century grave robbers provided stolen corpses to medical schools for dissection in anatomy classes. On occasion grave robbers took short cuts, apprehending and murdering individuals on lonely backstreets in London, rather than making a somewhat arduous and risky journey to a rural cemetery. The Body Snatcher is one of Stevenson's most popular short stories, and has been published in many anthologies, especially collections of horror stories. The Merry Men are not inebriated revelers and party-goers, but a local name for fearsome, pounding breakers along the rocky cliffs of a Scottish isle named Aros. This isolated location is the setting for a tale of greed and lunacy. The Bottle Imp is a clever tale of a genie trapped within a round-bellied, narrow-necked, milky white glass bottle. The imprisoned imp satisfies all that the bottle owner desires - love, fame, fortune. But there is a catch: for if a man dies before he sells it, he must burn in hell forever. Despite this ghastly premise, Stevenson has woven an intriguing tale of love and adventure, and of good and evil. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Feuille d'Album Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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Feuille d'Album Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Feuille d'Album Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Format: Unabridged Length: 15 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection. One of Katherine Mansfield's finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and "Bliss" displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: "Mr Reginald Peacock's Day", "Pictures", "The Little Governess", "Feuille D'Album", and "A Dill Pickle". Editorial Reviews: Katherine Mansfield's short story follows Ian French, a peculiar and idle young painter who seems to be almost painfully shy. Women attempt to woo him, to no avail; they consider him to be utterly hopeless. But his demure countenance belies his intense desire, as there is one woman he loves, though he has never spoken to her. He is determined to do so. Mansfield crafts an ambiguous structure that morphs from the women's perspective to French's. The clever narrative is performed with wit and sensitivity by Juliet Stevenson, who captures the women's harrumphing frustration and French's lovesick yearning with grace. Members Reviews: Sadly Lacking in Substance I have an older book from 1973 though I am sure there are others much older. These stories are all about what's going on in the narrator's head. Nothing that actually happens is of any consequence. In fact, the narrators' thoughts are of no consequence either. Someone else reviewed the book, speaking of Mansfield's tragic life and how she kept writing. I would have loved to read stories of that tragic life, rather than a bunch of rich people sitting around, eating, drinking or smoking. Sorry, but this book os short stories did nothing for me. I even skipped through one section, just trying to get to the end. As they say "The truth is stranger than fiction." Mansfield's mistake was in not writing HER TRUTH. I love the book Katherine Mansfield is to me the real struggeling artist. Lots of real raw courage and endurance. Leaving her homeland, having a baby without been married, which was difficult stuff at the time and then heartbreak when it died. A real creative force, who wrote her books even when everything else was falling apart. I would love to be like her. Rotten Print Quality This printing of Bliss and Other Stories is a completely worthless printing. The font size is about 3 pt. or less, literally,and all the stories are run together from one big printout. I love the writer Mansfield, but this printing is physically unusable, a real rip off and a huge disservice to a great writer. Buy her stories, but NOT in this physical presentation of them. Another excellent readine This CD excellent, maintaining the level of the other naxos readings. The stories themselves are overrated, alas; Katherine Mansfield no longer seems to be on a par with D.H. Lawrence, and the stories have eve even 'corny' surprise endings. But if you want to read them the diction is impeccable.

A Haunted House Audiobook by Virginia Woolf
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A Haunted House Audiobook by Virginia Woolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Haunted House Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 6 mins Language: English Release date: 10-04-13 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Imagine living in a house over 100 years old, and of course wondering about the former occupants, and now the couple living in the home meets the former residents. Only one problem; the former residents have been dead for many years, and these are the ghosts of the loving couple who lived in the home searching for treasure. Glenn Hascall does a magnificent job performing as the narrator of this charming story by Virginia Woolf. Members Reviews: Terrible I was tricked!! There's nothing here the description is wrong. Don't spend your money on this piece of irrelevant carp. It's just things about the author literally like 4 pages I'm not sure how I feel about this story The flow of the story reads almost like poetry, and sounds pretty, but I didn't feel like there was a lot of substance to the story. ... If the book's narrated by Cathy ... ... If the book's narrated by Cathy Dobson, don't bother wasting a credit on it. If you don't believe me, listen to the audio sample. The inflection in her narrative is so off-putting, it's impossible to listen to. There are a handful of books I would have purchased -- if only they were narrated by anyone other than her. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Enemy Audiobook by Hugh Walpole
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The Enemy Audiobook by Hugh Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Enemy Author: Hugh Walpole Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 28 mins Language: English Release date: 02-23-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist and short-story writer. The Enemy tells the story of a mild-mannered bookseller, Jack Harding, whose life is completely ordered and unremarkable except that he has a terrible enemy - a man named Tonks, who pursues him with uninvited joviality, driving Harding to distraction. Every morning on the way to the station, Tonks seems to lurk in wait for Harding, accosting him with cheery converation and accompanying him all the way to work. Harding cannot pluck up the courage to tell Tonks to leave him alone...until one day Tonks pursues Harding right to his sanctuary: his beloved bookshop. Harding is forced to take drastic action. After that things only get worse, until the absolutely unthinkable happens. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of Unsound Minds Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Barry Pain, W. W. Jacobs, Arnold Bennett, Joseph Conrad, George Eliot
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Tales of Unsound Minds Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Barry Pain, W. W. Jacobs, Arnold Bennett, Joseph Conrad, George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Tales of Unsound Minds Subtitle: Horror Stories of Insanity and Eccentricity Author: Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Barry Pain, W. W. Jacobs, Arnold Bennett, Joseph Conrad, George Eliot Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs Language: English Release date: 02-05-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An unsettling anthology of short stories featuring crazed characters, from the mildly eccentric to the criminally insane. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Madman's Manuscript Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Madman's Manuscript Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Madman's Manuscript Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 25 mins Language: English Release date: 02-05-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 1 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens' disturbing story detailing the memoirs of a deranged psychopath. Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride Subtitle: A Short Story, Book 1 Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Ian Whitcomb, J.W. Terry, Barbara Goodson Format: Unabridged Length: 29 mins Language: English Release date: 08-20-14 Publisher: catherine kimball Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An enhanced audiobook, with complete music score and extensive sound effects to add to your listening experience. The bride carried no decaying roses, but her bridal dress was torn and burnt. Her bare legs, starved needle points, staggered disjointedly. The veil hung low over her face. I had my pistol, however I could not shoot. If it was a ghost, the bullet would surely pass through. If it was flesh, then I would be shooting dead a woman. Her hands, the fingernails long and cracked, lifted up the veil. Her face! Even in the darkness I could see its ruin. The eyes had been snatched from its sockets, the nose sunken in; all that was left was the mouth. Thin, melted lips parted to reveal brown chipped teeth. A Roger Rittner Production. Pulp Radio - Audio Dramas. Narrated by Ian Whitcomb, with Barbara Goodson and J.W. Terry. Announced by Dave Mallow. Members Reviews: Very intriguing and professionally done story What did you love best about Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride? The story is very intriguing and is done very professionally with sound effects and voices. Loved it! What was one of the most memorable moments of Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride? The most memorable moment was when Sherlock met the Faceless bride. Entertaining addition to your Sherlock library This was a enjoyable Sherlock Holmes story and had all the elements of a solid Arthur Conan Doyle story, namely interesting characters, a puzzle, Sherlock being difficult, Watson being decent, some danger, and a little bit of humor. It was definitely scary and creepy, and the ending did surprise me. This was a really good listen as an audio book and perfect for an October night. The actors did a great job, although early on the sound effects may have been a bit too loud along with the talking. At 30 minutes I thought it was a perfect length. A Full Cast Immersion Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? What a wonderful performance, complete with sound effects and voice characters for all roles. What was one of the most memorable moments of Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride? The interplay between Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson is pulled off to perfection. As a child, I used to listen to the Sherlock Holmes radio presentations. This audiobook reminded me so much of those recordings. Have you listened to any of the narratorss other performances before? How does this one compare? This was one of the few full cast performances I have listened to, and it really made the story come to life. Who was the most memorable character of Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride and why? Dr. Watson. As usual, he is the perfect compliment to Sherlock Holmes. Any additional comments? I highly recommend this very entertaining audiobook. The story is well developed and the actors all do a masterful job. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Drakons Collection Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Mark Deakins Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 06-27-14 Publisher: catherine kimball Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Three compelling Sherlock Holmes Mysteries in one book narrated by the celebrity actor Mark Deakins. Story one: "Double Trouble in York" Upon hearing that I had to consciously resist the temptation that I had to peek through the drapes to see if I could catch a glimpse of that scoundrel. Holmes continued, "It is time, Watson." "Time for what?" "Time for you to be viciously murdered in cold-blood. Grab your hat and let us go downstairs." "Murdered?" "Come now, Watson, we mustn't keep your assassin waiting. I assure you everything will be fine." Story two: "The Perilous Jester" "Another body, Holmes!" shouted Watson over the roar of the mob. We were shoved around as a row of policemen attempted to stop the crowd from surging forward. "Go home!" yelled the police, swatting at people with their truncheons, though not to harm them. Story three: "The Castle Orphans" "How often does he visit you?" added Watson, producing his pipe from his pocket. He searched the same pocket for a match, then lit the device. "He visits every week, and every few nights. He likes to sneak in the window and take things back to his castle!" The small girl played with the little tiger upon her knee. Set in the late 19th century, no fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. Members Reviews: Read better. Ok. Read better. NOT SO MERRY IN GOOD OLâ SCOTLAND (The twelth mystery in this Sherlock Holmes ... This review is from: SHERLOCK HOLMES: NOT SO MERRY IN GOOD OLâ SCOTLAND (The twelth mystery in this Sherlock Holmes series. Travel to Scotland and experience kidnapping and thievery. Book 1) (Kindle Edition) In Sherlock Holmes The Draken Collections, Pennie Mae Cartawick writes a captivating Sherlock Holmes adventures with Dr. Watson. The visual descriptions of detective work, constables, guns and murders created in these three stories read like movies appearing right before the eye. An atmosphere conjured with skillful language use, Ms Cartawick has been able to reproduce authentic Sherlock Holmes to the letter.quite beyond the reader's expectation. and we enjoy them anyway Sherlock Holmes, The Drakons Collection by Pennie Cartawick Reviewed by Liz Bearden October 17, 2014 The author, Ms. Cartawick is evidently a Renaissance woman, since she has successfully engaged in a number of vocations, included a number of books on various subjects. I was at first a little unhappy that these three stories were short ones, because typically, I prefer to read long and absorbing books that sometimes keep me awake at night. She has surprisingly mastered the lingo of Holmes, and the atmosphere of the times in her stories, and the plots seem to be all original in nature. I say that because so many mysteries are formula mysteries, and we enjoy them anyway. The only problem with these stories is their length, and the fact that due to the length, there is not time for the twists and turns and numerous clues that a longer book would allow. Anyone who enjoys short stories, would, I think, like her series, since they are easily read in one sitting. However, I would urge that you, Pennie,, indulge those of us who linger over our books, and work on some longer ones.

Harry Esmond's Boyhood Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray
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Harry Esmond's Boyhood Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Harry Esmond's Boyhood Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 18 mins Language: English Release date: 05-07-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Ranked second only to Charles Dickens in Victorian era popularity, William Makepeace Thackeray may be a novelist worth rediscoving. This is a great introductory story of the key figure in the brilliant novel Henry Esmond. Classic literature - classic writer - classic story. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Sealed Room Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Sealed Room Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Sealed Room Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Carl Rigg Format: Abridged Length: 24 mins Language: English Release date: 11-25-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Four Short Stories collection. In these stories, Conan Doyle draws the listener in to experience drama, suspense and, ultimately, the shock of surprise. Here is a unique combination of a famous analytical intellect telling spine-tingling tales against a background of turn-of-the-century England. Nothing is quite as it seems. What is the secret of "Lot No. 249"? What lies in wait for an aviator in the stratosphere? And what lies inside "The Sealed Room"? Editorial Reviews: Best known for his mysteries, particularly those featuring the crime-solving ability of his iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in other genres as well. "The Sealed Room" is a horror tale in the style of some of the American writer Edgar Allen Poes work. Excerpted here from the Four Short Stories collection, it is given a bravura performance by British film and television veteran Carl Rigg, who employs his gravelly baritone in unfolding this discomforting tale of a banker's clerk placed in untenable financial and personal straits by his disgraced father and the mans fanatically loyal servant. Members Reviews: Very odd Certainly is an odd creepy little story which I am not certain how I feel about it. Maybe I need to listen again. I just feel nonplussed. It is well written and read but I do not feel satisfied with the ending. Great expectations without anything great. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Short Cruises Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs
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Short Cruises Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Short Cruises Subtitle: 12 Humorous Short Stories Author: W. W. Jacobs Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 09-01-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: W.W. Jacobs was an English writer, famous for his humorous short stories, particularly those relating the preposterous adventures and misadventures of sailors on leave. This collection, Short Cruises, contains some of W.W. Jacobs' most popular characters, including the night watchman at the docks in Wapping who relates the stories of his friends Ginger Dick, Sam Small, and Peter Russet. Members Reviews: Just Stories These are a collection of Cruising Stories Some were made-up just to sell the book. Don't get me wrong It is a great book to read BUT need to take each Story with a chuckle and a grain of salt. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Great Women Fiction Writers Audiobook by George Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Nesbit
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Great Women Fiction Writers Audiobook by George Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Nesbit

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Great Women Fiction Writers Subtitle: A Collection of Remarkable Short Stories Author: George Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Nesbit Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 05-06-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An intriguing collection of short stories by some of the greatest women fiction writers of the last century. Members Reviews: Mediocre stories and reading Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Only because I was in the car without reliable radio signal, and I paid for it so I was going to listen to it. Would you recommend Great Women Fiction Writers to your friends? Why or why not? No. Some of the stories were OK - and I probably read those 40 years ago. Some were pretty lame. I expected short stories, and the leading novella was way too long for the short trips I intended this book for. Would you listen to another book narrated by Cathy Dobson? No. It's mostly not her fault, but I took a dislike to her 10 minutes or so into the opening novella, which is when I realized the narrator/protagonist was a man as opposed to the Victorian prisspants her reading painted in my mind's eye. It's my own fault for not researching the book better before I bought it. That said, I really don't care for her smooth, plummy Britishness unless the story she's reading demands it. I've been listening to "Tune In," the Beatles bio, and the narrator is amazing - much more life and nuance to his reading. Did Great Women Fiction Writers inspire you to do anything? Research my purchases better in the future. Any additional comments? This was one of the first books I bought, and if the second one wasn't the Beatles "Tune In" bio, I would not have continued with Audible. It seems to be that it's basically just something to fill a square - "Great Women Writers," check. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson Subtitle: A Vintage Collection of Classic Short Stories Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 01-12-12 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Six outstanding tales of suspense and adventure by the master storyteller. Members Reviews: Classic short stories - Ruined What would have made The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson better? A totally different narrator. Unfortunately Cathy Dobson's style of narration completely spoilt this download. In fact I couldn't listen to it all as her voice and style irritated me beyond the chance of enjoyment. In fact I feel like asking for a refund to compensate me for my loss of enjoyment. Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? NEVER Any additional comments? I cannot comment on characters as half way through the first story I gave up trying to listen. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Other House Audiobook by Henry James
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The Other House Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Other House Author: Henry James Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 01-24-11 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In three beautifully crafted, dramatic acts, James's little-known novel unravels the painfully complicated emotional bonds which exist within a group of friends and lovers connected by two neighboring homes as they fight publicly for preferment, reciprocation ,and successful marriage. Editorial Reviews: With the exception of The Turn of the Screw, Henry James is better known for his beautiful, byzantine prose than he is for narratives that will keep a reader up all night, but The Other House is a pause-resister. Perhaps that is what inevitably happens when a plot revolves around a horrific murder committed in the heart of blue-blooded England. Graeme Malcolm, a Scottish television and Broadway actor known for his work on Boardwalk Empire, lends his lovely, mature accent and impeccable meter to James's ornate sentences. As James conceived this novel as a play, it is especially well suited to being performed. Members Reviews: The oddest Henry James novel This novel is unlike anything else produced by Henry James and if you are at all interested, take care NOT to read a word about the novel anywhere, for almost every online account or mention (and every book back cover) gives away a tremendously important detail that should be held for the reading itself. The Other House is Henry James getting as close to Agatha Christie, eerily close (she was six when this book was published in 1896), as could be possible for him and it is indeed that kind of tale, with a far stranger and more disturbing ending than anything she ever wrote. Certainly this is not the first or even second James anyone should read, but some of the customary signs of fine consciousness are there -- which many people like and some people hate. The subtle interchange of hyper-subtle points in conversation (no real people could ever catch the hints offered so delicately by someone else sanding before them). has nothing to do with the Twitter generation. These people are a different species and full citizens of the James universe, even if they live on his oddest planet. This is a genuine page-turner and perhaps not that much more than a pot-boiler -- you decide. It gives nothing away to say that critical comparisons with Ibsen are probably silly, and yet this book does have a strange northern chill. As far as the narrator Graeme Malcolm. He does a fantastic job, as he always does. If at first his frequent pauses seem too frequent, you get used to them soon and then you understand that they do wonders to help the listener follow Henry James famously winding sentences and geometrically multiplied clauses. There is not an ounce of prissiness in Malcolm's readings ever, and it is great to have a Henry James read as he reads it. It would be a fine thing to hear him do The Golden Bowl or The Wings of the Dove, books that are fleshier, even earthier than many think. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Drácula I Audio Libro por Bram Stoker
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Drácula I Audio Libro por Bram Stoker

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Drácula I Autor: Bram Stoker Narrador: Eva Ojanguren Formato: Unabridged Duración: 4 hrs and 59 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 11-08-10 Editor: NEAR, S.A. Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 4 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Bram Stoker (1847-1912), Abraham (Bram) Stoker, nació en Clontarf, Dublín (Irlanda), el 8 de noviembre de 1847. A causa de su inestable salud, sus primeros estudios los llevó a cabo en su hogar, con profesores privados. En su adolescencia será un ávido lector, siendo atraído primordialmente por la poesía de Walt Whitman, con quien entablará amistad con posterioridad. En 1864 estudió en el Trinity College, graduándose en matemáticas y ciencias en 1870. Años después trabajaría como funcionario en el Dublin Castle y como crítico teatral en la publicación Dublin Evening Mail. Sus primeros coqueteos con los relatos de terror los dió en la revista "Shamrock", en donde publicó sus iniciales textos de misterio. En 1876 se marchó a Londres, acompañando al actor Henry Irving. En Inglaterra ambos dirigirían el Lyceum Theatre. Bram Stoker fallecería a causa de la sífilis, el 20 de abril de 1912. Drácula: Jonathan Harker viaja a Transilvania para cerrar un negocio inmobiliario con un misterioso conde que acaba de comprar varias propiedades en Londres. Después de un viaje preñado de ominosas señales, Harker es recogido en el Paso de Borgo por un siniestro carruaje que le lleva, acunado por el canto de los lobos, a un castillo en ruinas. Tal es el inquietante principio de una novela magistral que alumbró uno de los mitos más populares y poderosos de todos los tiempos: Drácula. La fuerza del personaje ha eclipsado a lo largo de los años la calidad, la originalidad y la rareza de la obra de Bram Stoker, sin duda una de las últimas y más estremecedoras aportaciones a la literatura gótica anglosajona. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Great Fortune Audiobook by Olivia Manning
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The Great Fortune Audiobook by Olivia Manning

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Great Fortune Subtitle: Fortunes of War Author: Olivia Manning Narrator: Emilia Fox Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 06-17-08 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Harriet and Guy Pringle, husband and wife, are in Bucharest, where Guy works, at the outbreak of World War II. Throughout the Fortunes of War series, they are forced to leave the country, travelling through Greece and ending up in North Africa. This audiobook has everything: suspense, tension, laughter, tears, travel, and a good dose of action. A detailed account of love against the odds, it makes compulsive listening. Critic Reviews: "The most considerable of our women novelists." (Anthony Burgess) Members Reviews: Boring characters I did not like it when I read it the first time some 25 years ago and I don't like it now. I find it very difficult to identify with the characters or feel any sympathy for any of them Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Weird Stories Audiobook by J.H. Riddell
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Weird Stories Audiobook by J.H. Riddell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Weird Stories Author: J.H. Riddell Narrator: Jill Masters Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 12-15-05 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Riddell's life had horrors of its own, for she was born to wealth but was destitute by the time she reached young womanhood. Following her father's death, she moved to London where she supported her mother and herself by writing. The stories included in this collection are: Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Oscar Wilde's Short Stories Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's Short Stories Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Oscar Wilde's Short Stories Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 06-28-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Oscar Wilde's finest short stories, read by Sir Laurence Olivier and Basil Rathbone, including 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Selfish Giant'. Members Reviews: Poor quality I gave it one star because of the inadequate sound of the audio. The actors' voices in Lord Arthur Sevile's crime sounded muffled and distant. I mean you can't do this to Audible listeners! Why on earth include the works if the rendition sound is close to mute! It would have been different with a film, because when you watch a video sequence the intensity/loudness increases even if the sound is poor because of the background noise, for instance. OK, in short, I'm disappointed. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Saki: Selected Stories Audiobook by H. H. Saki Munroe
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Saki: Selected Stories Audiobook by H. H. Saki Munroe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Saki: Selected Stories Author: H. H. Saki Munroe Narrator: Michelle Ford, Sharon Toze, Benjamin Lind Length: 2 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 04-19-10 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Saki, who's real name was Hector Hugh Munro, was a British writer of witty and sometimes macabre stories. Critics consider him a master of the short story, and he is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Saki wrote hundreds of wonderful stories. Many critics consider these his top ten. The stories in this collection are "The Open Window", "The Schartz-Metterklume Method", "Laura", "Tobermory", "The Toys of Peace", "Sredni Vashtar", "The Interlopers", "Gabriel-Ernest", "The Story Teller", and "Mrs Packletide's Tiger". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mortal Immortal Audiobook by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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The Mortal Immortal Audiobook by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Mortal Immortal Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Jack Benson Format: Unabridged Length: 27 mins Language: English Release date: 05-15-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English romantic and gothic novelist who is most famous as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. She was married to the notable Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She also wrote a number of shorter "tales of the unnatural", of which "The Mortal Immortal", a story of a man who will not die, is the most famous. © and (P)1982 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: The author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, delights with this similarly unsettling short story, "The Mortal Immortal," written in 1833. The protagonist, Winzy, drinks an elixir of immortality only to discover that eternal life is much more torturous than expected. Jack Benson gives an enthralling performance. His deep voice lends itself well to the story's intense and dark tone. His perfect pacing skillfully shifts from slow and deliberate to wild and action-packed. Shelley's gothic short story together with Benson's shadowy voice will delight listeners looking for a fright. Members Reviews: Good for what it is and what it costs I bought this audiobook because it takes far too long for my credits to come in and because I bore easily without something new to listen to. Basically you get what's on the tin with this product. It's a short (27mins) story, written by one of the greatest female authors of all time. The recording is done as an ensemble between three different speakers, so it has the flavour of a dramatisation. It would have got five stars but sometimes the graininess of the recording quality really lets it down. In short, listen to the sample first to make sure your ears are okay with it (it's not all that bad) and then ask yourself whether this is something you want to listen to. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Judge's House Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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The Judge's House Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Judge's House Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Jack Benson Format: Unabridged Length: 47 mins Language: English Release date: 06-18-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Abraham "Bram" Stoker was a Victorian Irish writer. He moved to London and became the business manager for Irving's Lyceum Theatre, a post he held for 27 years. He also wrote novels and short stories to supplement his income. Stoker is best remembered as the author of the hugely influential horror novel Dracula. However, he also penned a number of chilling horror and supernatural short stories. This tale contains elements of both and is one of his best. © and (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: Pioneering master of horror Bram Stoker will have listeners rapt with anticipation in this uncanny account of student Malcom Malcomson, alone in a spooky rat-infested mansion. Actor Jack Benson delivers a performance that stands the test of time, beautifully capturing Stokers macabre cadence. Benson personifies the heedlessly self-assured young mathematician who - against the warnings of townsfolk - takes up residence in a long-abandoned mansion, formerly under the care of a cruel and maniacal judge with a sadistic affinity for the noose. As Malcomson develops a decidedly antagonistic relationship with one of the houses rat inhabitants, the young scholar comes to the realization that perhaps this mansion was never abandoned after all. Members Reviews: Good for the price It's a really good value purchase for the price of it. Pretty short but surprisingly intense chilling short story poorly delivered. it's a spooky tale indeed. the characters are developed sufficiently in the short length. the only failing is the terrible sound quality and poorly delivered narration. it's cheap because it's short. that's no excuse for poor quality. Ok The story was ok, more Poe than Stoker really but it was severely let down by the monotonous dreary voice of the narrator, no emotion shown when reading and seemed to read too fast to build the right amount of tension. Nice bedtime story Good gothic short story. I have only read Dracula before by Bram Stoker. Well worth 95p Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Essential Doris Lessing Audiobook by Doris Lessing
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Essential Doris Lessing Audiobook by Doris Lessing

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Essential Doris Lessing Subtitle: Excerpts from 'The Golden Notebook' Author: Doris Lessing Narrator: Doris Lessing Format: Abridged Length: 48 mins Language: English Release date: 12-14-07 Publisher: HarperAudio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A feminist landmark, The Golden Notebook tells the story of writer Anna Wulf and the crises she faces in her personal, political, and professional life. Confounded by writer's block, the ferociously independent Wulf explores her situation in four notebooks, one for each of the strands in her life. The Golden Notebook is the one in which, struggling to retain her sanity, she brings these strands together. ©1962 Doris Lessing; (P)1984, 1989, 1992, 2008 HarperCollins Publishers Members Reviews: very interesting i enjoyed listening to this cd and found out some information that i never new. very interesting lady and quite a story. Well crafted and enjoyable but now and then a word is lost! The Golden Notebook is a wonderful, well-crafted novel. Doris Lessing's reading is often hurried and now and then a word or phrase is lost. Nevertheless, listening to the author speak is well worth the price. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Magic H's Audiobook by F. Anstey
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The Magic H's Audiobook by F. Anstey

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Magic H's Author: F. Anstey Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 34 mins Language: English Release date: 12-01-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934) was an English novelist and journalist who wrote his comic novels and humorous short stories under the pseudonym F. Anstey. 'The Magic H's' is a humorous tale of a young, rich, eligible and attractive young aristocrat: Harald Hipperholme. Tragically, the young man suffers a speech impediment - he is unable to pronounce the letter H - which in polite London society amounts to social death. The young earl sounds more like a Cockney without his H's. He resorts in the first place to elocution lessons but with no success. Then he tries black magic and conjures up a demon who agrees to help him. But of course there is a terrible catch to the deal.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Far Islands Audiobook by John Buchan
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The Far Islands Audiobook by John Buchan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Far Islands Author: John Buchan Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 53 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish writer, barrister, and member of Parliament and later become Baron Tweedsmuir and governor-general of Canada. While he was most famous for adventure stories, such as 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', he was also popular for his supernatural stories, of which 'The Far Islands' is a prime example. The young boy, Colin, throughout his isolated childhood on the western coast of Scotland, has dreams of a strange path out to sea which leads into a mysterious sea fog. As he grows up the vision develops and changes and he becomes aware of a far island which he can never quite reach.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Tudor Cup Audiobook by Neil Munro
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The Tudor Cup Audiobook by Neil Munro

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Tudor Cup Author: Neil Munro Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 mins Language: English Release date: 10-25-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Neil Munro (1863-1930) was a Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author and literary critic who is now mainly known for his humorous short stories. 'The Tudor Cup' is an amusing tale based on stereotypes. Two crooked London art dealers are set on swindling an eccentric Scottish Laird of a valuable artefact in his collection: a Tudor cup of silver. A similar cup had sold recently at Sotheby's for a small fortune. But the canny Scot sees straight through the swindle and manages to double-cross the duo quite ingeniously. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Red Room Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Red Room Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Red Room Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 09-07-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. The Red Room is the account of the terrifying nocturnal experiences of a young man who volunteers to spend a night in the haunted red room at Lorraine Castle. Members Reviews: Vivid imagery he Red Room: by H.G. Wells is a horror story about a scientific-minded man who plans to debunk the myth of a haunted room. He enters in the darkness of night, of course, and proceeds to apply the scientific method to what he sees. However, it does not go as planned. Wells is not only a pioneer of Science Fiction, but he is the master of imagery. "A montrous shadow of him crouched upon the wall," is the description of the old man who is present as he is given the instructions on how to find the room. "There is, to my mind, something inhuman in senility, something crouching and atavistic; the human qualities seem to drop from old people insensibly day by day," is his observation of the small group of elderly persons present at the outset of his adventure. Has he misjudged them? It seems so in the light of day. But there is more. "...the passage I was in, long and shadowy, with a film of moisture glistening on the wall, was a gaunt and cold as a thing that is dead and rigid." "...pushed open the unwilling baize-covered door and stood in the silent corridor." "...the moonlight, coming in by the great window on the grand staircase, picked out everything in vivid black shadow or reticulated silvery illumination." "My candle was a little tongue of light in the vastness of the chamber; its rays failed to pierce to the opposite end of the room, and left an ocean of dull red mystery and suggestion, sentinel shadows and watching darknesses beyond its island of light. And the stillness of desolation brooded over it all." "I stood watching the minute hand of my watch creep towards midnight." The imagery Wells evokes is startlingly clear and vivid. You can feel the man's fear as it progresses. "The Red Room" is a short gothic horror story written in 1894, and has to be the progenitor of all horror stories to follow. It's creepy, most especially because it's told in a detailed and believable style. Wells puts you in the room itself, with its creeping darkness. "The Red Room" is a wonderful horror story, exquisitely told, and I award it 5 out of 5 stars. Dark, Deafening Silence. A self-temper trying nameless young man intends to spend the night in `the great Red Room of Lorraine Castle'. He has apparently picked an ominous night, as the haggard looking bar-keeps are suggesting. Taking his 17 candles and proceeding to the Rooms door, where the fellow before our antagonist had died, he takes his chances and enters to hunker down. In un-sequenced bursts his candles die out until he's left in the worst environment ever: darkness, quiet, deafeningly silent darkness which makes the `Fear' palpable. Simply the worst type of thing to haunt a house.

Plain Tales from the Hills Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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Plain Tales from the Hills Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Plain Tales from the Hills Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Michael Page Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 11-30-16 Publisher: Recorded Books Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Including the stories "Lispeth", "Beyond the Pale", and "In the Pride of His Youth", this collection tells of soldiers, wise children, exiles, forbidden romances, and divided identities, creating a rich portrait of Anglo-Indian society. Originally published for a newspaper in Lahore when Kipling was a journalist, the tales were later revised by him to re-create as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for readers at home. Far from being a celebration of empire, these stories explore the barriers between races, classes, and sexes and convey all the tensions and contradictions of colonial life. Members Reviews: A true classic. You might know the jungle book by the Disney version, but have you ever wondered were that story came from? Well Rudy Kipling's tail is were the story begins. The book is not the disney version, I repeat it is NOT the disney version. This book is a collection of stories written by Rudy taking place in india. I very much enjoy this collection and also own the hard copy in addition to the kindle version. As soon as I downloaded this list night I couldn't help but dive in and re read a classic. So if you like short stories, grab your cat, dog, or teddy bear ( what ever is the most snugly ) and curl up for a entertaining read. Fine Story and Active Table of Contents... Also has an interesting short biography of the author at the close together with about a dozen photos of the man which was a definite plus. Very good book! A book of delightful short stories and poem-song 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling is a book of delightful short stories and poem-songs about talking animals. Five of the stories follow Mowgli, who as a human toddler was separated from his parents after Shere Khan, the tiger, tried to attack the family in the jungles of India. Instead of ending up as a meal for Shere Khan, Mowgli is raised eventually by two wolves who see him as one of their cubs. But first, a meeting was called and the ethics of adopting a manchild were debated by the pack. The matter is settled when Baloo, the bear, agrees to accept Mowgli as a student to teach him the Law of the Jungle; and Bagheera, the black panther, agrees to take the pack to a newly killed bull in exchange for Mowgli's acceptance into the pack. The wolf pack take the deal, but Shere Khan becomes Mowgli's mortal enemy. Mowgli has a number of adventures which are not all entirely pleasant, but I have this strong feeling it was on the whole fun to be a feral child! Other talking animal stories are included which showcase a variety of wild and domesticated animals who find Mankind and Nature directs them towards certain choices and troubles. Their personalities and inclinations direct their fates somewhat, but, gentle reader, I found them all to be wonderful creatures. However, I admit to favoring Rikki Tikki Tavi, the mongoose, most of all! Mature children will adore this book, especially if they are able to get an edition with illustrations, but if you are familiar with the Disney movie version only, I must emphasize the unabridged book version has animal deaths, by hunting. Classic tale with some unusual chapters This is my first time to read this classic story and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. The first few chapters do remind you of the Disney movie and I thought it had a fun appeal for kids and adults alike.

Five Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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Five Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Five Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 08-13-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885-1930) is recognized as one of the greatest English novelists, poets, playwrights and short story writers. His works address such themes as emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct, wrapped up in gripping plots which range from the poignant to the downright creepy. This collection includes: Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mysterious Tales of Secret Societies Audiobook by A. J. Alan, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Barry Pain
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Mysterious Tales of Secret Societies Audiobook by A. J. Alan, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Barry Pain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mysterious Tales of Secret Societies Author: A. J. Alan, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Barry Pain Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 1.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Six fascinating tales of the mysterious doings of secret societies and gentlemen's clubs. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Stories for Uneasy Dreams Audiobook by E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, A. J. Alan, W. W. Jacobs, O. Henry, M. R. James, Joseph Conrad
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Stories for Uneasy Dreams Audiobook by E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, A. J. Alan, W. W. Jacobs, O. Henry, M. R. James, Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Stories for Uneasy Dreams Subtitle: Tales of Strange Beds and Stranger Nightmares Author: E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, A. J. Alan, W. W. Jacobs, O. Henry, M. R. James, Joseph Conrad Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 10-13-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The stuff of nightmares! A terrifying collection of stories about haunted rooms, strange beds, terrifying dreams, and sleepless nights. Listen at bedtime if you dare! Members Reviews: Weird narration What was one of the most memorable moments of Stories for Uneasy Dreams? These are all good stories, just strange narration. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson? Her voice was fine, but she read it in a weird way, like she was trying to be spooky. It was annoying to listen to. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? The narrator got very annoying. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Quality Audiobook by John Galsworthy
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Quality Audiobook by John Galsworthy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Quality Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 14 mins Language: English Release date: 05-14-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: We've all met true craftsmen; individuals who can do nothing less than their best. Individuals who can't fathom the idea of planned obsolescence. They understand every part of their craft and customize every feature to create a one-of-a-kind result that lasts. This is the essence of this story. No great plot, no superior twist, just a well-crafted story that invites each of us into the heart of a master craftsmen and the passion that drives perfection. A beautiful story narrated by Glenn Hascall. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Short Stories of the Great War Audiobook by John Buchan, Sapper, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, F. Britten Austin, H. W. Nevinson
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Short Stories of the Great War Audiobook by John Buchan, Sapper, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, F. Britten Austin, H. W. Nevinson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Short Stories of the Great War Subtitle: The First World War in Short Fiction Author: John Buchan, Sapper, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, F. Britten Austin, H. W. Nevinson Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 05-05-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A fascinating collection of short stories by great writers that examine aspects of the first world war, from action in the trenches, to the psychological impact of war on individuals and their relationships, to heroic adventure stories, to ghosts and war graves. A wonderful collection! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb Subtitle: A Short Story, Book 2 Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Barbara Goodson, J.W. Terry, Ian Whitcomb Format: Unabridged Length: 31 mins Language: English Release date: 08-20-14 Publisher: Catherine Kimball Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An enhanced audiobook, with complete music score and extensive sound effects to add to your listening experience. "Ah good morning, John, if we do not hurry then we shall miss the unveiling of the sarcophagus." He leaped up, feeling much better than I did, and chased me into my own room, so that I could get changed. There was a large crowd who had come to see the tomb. Holmes and I made our way through. I noticed Ini intently watching us. Mr. and Mrs. Fairfax were standing in the tunnel with someone from the Department of Antiquities. They had been waiting for us. The five of us made our way through the tunnel and back to the tomb. I couldn't wait to see if there really was a Pharaoh in the next room. A Roger Rittner Production. Pulp Radio - Audio Dramas. Narrated by Ian Whitcomb, with Barbara Goodson and J.W. Terry. Announced by Dave Mallow. Members Reviews: Good tale ,well playrd Can't beat a Sherlock tale, performers enjoyed this one and so did I. More short stories for me very soon Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Glad Ghosts Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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Glad Ghosts Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Glad Ghosts Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 10-24-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: D. H. Lawrence's uncanny and erotic story of a family haunted by devastating bad luck which can only be dispelled by the visitation of a mysterious ghost, who spreads happiness wherever she goes. When the narrator goes to visit his old and much beloved friend Carlotta and her husband Luke, who are weighed down by the catastrophic deaths of their three children, he finds that they are burdened also by the vexed and sexually frustrated spirit of the dead wife of another of their house guests. Over the course of the story, they find a way to calm the malicious dead wife and awaken the good ghost, whose nighttime visit to the narrator is both erotically charged and healing in its own way. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ann Veronica Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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Ann Veronica Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ann Veronica Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Melody Grove Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 08-01-13 Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When it was first published in 1909, Ann Veronica caused a sensation, due to Wells' groundbreaking treatment of female sexuality. Twenty-one, passionate, and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her own life. When her father forbids her from attending a fashionable ball, she leaves her family home and makes a fresh start in London. There, she finds a world where she can be truly free. But when she meets the brilliant Capes, a married academic, and quickly falls in love, she soon finds that freedom comes at a price. Members Reviews: A great novel I'm not much of a novel reader, especially of realistic fiction. But I wanted to read this one, just to see how HG Wells handled such a novel. I was also intrigued with the themes I'd read were involved. I immediately felt at home in the milieu of the novel. And though male myself, I completely identified with the young female protagonist, a college student in biology who leaves home to strike out on her own. In the process, she finds out about the ups and downs of "real life". The story is told almost exclusively from her point of view. Of course, the setting is now 100 years ago, but there was almost nothing in the novel that truly dated it. All the characters had motivations and acted in ways that seem completely contemporary today. I became completely enthralled with Ann Veronica's life and adventures, even staying up late to finish the book. She became a real person to me. In terms of this edition of the book, not only are there end notes explaining allusions and other points, but also there is a very useful glossary included which defines unusual words. Of course, there is also a helpful introduction by a contemporaty critic, as well as a preface Wells wrote to an edition of the book published in the 1920s. I can easily see this novel being adapted for Masterpiece Theatre. With enough publicity, I think it could become a top seller again today. It is definitely a story for the ages. "Why can't they be like we were perfect in every way?" "What's the matter with kids today?" Lyrics from "Bye Bye Birdie" Ann Veronica "Vee" asks the question "why can't a woman be like a man" and sets out to find out why. She discovers all sorts of men, some stuffy and some devious. She may one day stumble over the perfect man. She tries to be independent and is thwarted at every turn; that is until she realizes there are better things to do than just compete. We get to grow with Vee and go through several long dissertations, Ayn Rand style, over politics freedom, love, equality, and whatnot. All the talk loses its way and with dumb luck returns to the story. We are treated to a travelogue and scratch ourselves with a long talk about the prison dingies. Just as it, starts to get interest the story stops dead in the middle of a thought. The story is ok and some of the subjects brought up are still relevant today. However, if you look a little closer the story as with much fiction is just a venue to express H.G's concepts of free love. "Why can't they be like we were perfect in every way?" "What's the matter with kids today?" Lyrics from "Bye Bye Birdie" Ann Veronica "Vee" asks the question "why can't a woman be like a man" and sets out to find out why.

Hereward the Wake Audiobook by Charles Kingsley
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Hereward the Wake Audiobook by Charles Kingsley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Hereward the Wake Author: Charles Kingsley Narrator: Sebastian Lockwood Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 07-18-13 Publisher: LumneartsAudio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Hereward the Wake, the last of the Anglo/Saxon/Dane Vikings, will hold out against the impossible force of William the Conquerer. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Hereward, already a great hero, will end up at Saint Etheldredas' Island and Minster, Eely, with his wife, Torfrida, and mother, Lady Godiva. He will ride to battle on his magic mare, Swallow, followed on foot by his right hand man, Martin Lightfoot. This is the best of Charles Kingsley, written in rich language and narrated by storyteller Sebastian Lockwood, himself originally from Norfolk and a great admirer of Hereward the Wake. Members Reviews: What a shame Very poor quality recording, you will get more pleasure reading the book than listening to this Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mrs Craddock Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham
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Mrs Craddock Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Mrs Craddock Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Beth Chalmers Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Bertha Ley comes of age, inherits her father's money, and promptly marries a handsome, calm, and unimaginative man. Bertha is wildly in love with Edward and believes she can be happy playing the role of a dutiful wife in their country home. But, intelligent and sensual, she quickly becomes bored by her oppressively conventional life, and finds her love for her husband slipping away. Originally rejected by publishers, Mrs. Craddock was first published only on condition that certain "shocking" passages were removed. It was 30 years before the full text could be published. Critic Reviews: "He is a decade ahead of D.H. Lawrence in his portrayal of a woman with a passionate sexual attraction." (Washington Post) "Maugham's best work as a novelist.... Ahead of its time." (New York Times) Members Reviews: An absorbing picture of a marriage What made the experience of listening to Mrs Craddock the most enjoyable? What made this book enjoyable was the strong identification I felt with the main character, sharing in particular her claustrophobia and frustration in her marriage with her dreadful husband and his obdurate ignorance. It does of course reflect the mores of the time in terms of the power relationships between husbands and wives, but has a modern sensibility in relation to a woman's physical passions. In fact it is interesting to note that it some passages were censored for nearly 30 years. Who was your favorite character and why? Aunt Polly was in some ways my favourite character because of her acerbic wit, and perceptive insights into the actions and characters of others Have you listened to any of Beth Chalmerss other performances? How does this one compare? This is the only one I listened to Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? It made me quite angry at times, sharing in Bertha's frustration, but this helped engagement in the book. Any additional comments? The book is not unflawed. I would have liked a little more insight into the husband's motivations, and the character of Aunt Polly could have been developed further, but overall and enjoyable read. Hard going! Maugham is writing here tediously long and repetitive passages of his version of the over-emotional and trite sentimentality of 'woman'. Completely without any depth, it has little or no story, poor character development, no humour and no justification except to illustrate that this author had a long way to go in his perception of character to achieve his later greatness. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Captain's Doll Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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The Captain's Doll Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Captain's Doll Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Davina Porter Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 10-10-12 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Captain Hepburn had a wife he didnt love and a mistress who made hand-crafted dolls; in fact, shed made one in the image of the captain, resplendent in his military uniform, and now his wife wants to buy it. In this taut tale, love is a complicated battle, and the soldier is outflanked. Members Reviews: A classic, though not for me Davina Porter, like Patrick Tull, could "read the phone book" and I would enjoy her wonderful range as a narrator. The story is a fine, complex analysis of the times and of war on both men and women. The wife's discussion with Hannale is an subtle play of jealousy and objectivity. Of course a tale by DH Lawrence is superb and deserves 5 stars. I'm only part way through and will return it, as the genre isn't really for me. However, those who appreciate the tale will become absorbed in the masterful reading by Porter. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Queer Client Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Queer Client Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Queer Client Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 32 mins Language: English Release date: 04-05-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 1.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Queer Client" is a desolate story about death and revenge. The tragedy of the story is that every character in the story dies or loses - or both. "The Queer Client" is a remarkable and powerful work about the grim realities of debtor's prison and the fertile ground for despair and revenge found therein. Read by an American voice, by listener request. Members Reviews: See other reviews for this narrator This story slightly better narrated than others by this narrator but still very uneven of pace and flat in delivery Bad recording and Reader!!! What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I have no idea if the story was any good. The reader is so bad I couldnt listent to it!!The recording sounds like it was recorded in a tin can! This readers performance was sooo bad! He was just reading the words and not the story.I was very disappointed because I love Dickens stories. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Rose and the Yew Tree Audiobook by Agatha Christie
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The Rose and the Yew Tree Audiobook by Agatha Christie

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Rose and the Yew Tree Subtitle: A Mary Westmacott Novel Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Daniel Philpott Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 01-23-12 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christies - writing as Mary Westmacott - 'Crime of the Heart' novel about love and anguish across the class divide. Everyone expected Isabella Charteris, beautiful, sheltered and aristocratic, to marry her cousin Rupert when he came back from the War. It would have been such a suitable marriage. How strange then that John Gabriel, an ambitious and ruthless war hero, should appear in her life. For Isabella, the price of love would mean abandoning her dreams of home and happiness forever. For Gabriel, it would destroy his chance of a career and all his ambitions. Critic Reviews: "Quiet and intelligent, with class distinctions which motivate its characters. Miss Westmacott writes crisply and is always lucid much material has been skilfully compressed." (Times Literary Supplement.) Members Reviews: boring huge waste of time. give it a miss. life is too short to bother with lame stories when there are plenty of great novels available Something different Never read one of her none murder books before. Didn't even know she had written any. Was an interesting listen. Worth it I think, although a completely different type of tale. Keep waiting for the murder. Entertaining What did you like most about The Rose and the Yew Tree? Entertaining concept and well delivered What did you like best about this story? Interesting character descriptions and development Have you listened to any of Daniel Philpotts other performances? How does this one compare? This is the first performance I have listened to of Daniel Philpotts, I would happily listen to him again Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The characters were particularly well portrayed, Gabriel was especially interesting Any additional comments? The novel was a light read and not particularly challenging Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventure of the Final Problem Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Final Problem Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventure of the Final Problem Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 36 mins Language: English Release date: 01-13-12 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sherlock Holmes determination to destroy the powerful criminal organization of Professor Moriarty reaches its crisis as Holmes and Watson attempt to track down and finally apprehend the criminal genius behind the most foul and evil events plaguing the good people of England. Critic Reviews: "The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians) Members Reviews: Great customer service from Educational Liquidators Great customer service from Educational Liquidators! My book was severely torn in the mail, and they got out a new copy in the mail right away! These books are interesting versions of Sherlock Holmes individual stories with large illustrations and written for chlldren. Abriged, but really good and faithful versions. Sherlock ... always interesting Read this before going to Switzerland to the real Falls!!! Sure added interest to the story! I loved visiting the Museum in Meiringen after reading this book. Excellent read Another entertaining Sherlock Holmes mystery. Enjoy reading Well, you love action. Are you happy now? Sherlock Holmes is being stalked by a criminal as smart as himself. Bricks nearly crash onto his head, he is almost run over by a speeding carriage, and his house is set on fire. Holmes has a plan but first he must try to elude his stalker, Moriarty. I don't spoil endings, but as for all you action lovers, read this actiony book and then ask yourself: "Am I happy now?" Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

An Anthology of Humorous Stories Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Anstey Guthrie, Harry Graham, Charles Lamb, Ring Lardner
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An Anthology of Humorous Stories Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Anstey Guthrie, Harry Graham, Charles Lamb, Ring Lardner

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: An Anthology of Humorous Stories Author: G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Anstey Guthrie, Harry Graham, Charles Lamb, Ring Lardner Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 12-19-11 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A glittering collection of humorous stories by classic authors. 'The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown' by G.K. Chesterton 'The Talking Horse' by Thomas Anstey Guthrie 'The Seventh Pullet' by Saki 'Biffin on the Bassoon' by Harry Graham 'The Scharz-Metterklume Method' by Saki 'The Chaplet' by Saki 'The Facts' by Ring Lardner 'A Dissertation Upon Roasted Pig' by Charles Lamb 'Fur' by Saki 'The Lumber Room' by Saki' Members Reviews: Humorous? What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? The narrator was over-acting. I listened for the first 20 minutes of the first story and did not even muster a chuckle. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Rendezvous and Other Stories Audiobook by Daphne du Maurier
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The Rendezvous and Other Stories Audiobook by Daphne du Maurier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Rendezvous and Other Stories Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Edward De Souza Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 12-07-11 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 23 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A happily married woman commits suicide for no apparent reason; a young man tries to break some important news to the beautiful girl he had hoped to marry; a con girl plays the same bold game too often and a novelist embarks on a romantic adventure but is woefully disappointed. In all these stories, glimpses into personal lives are vividly portrayed, but they are all written with warmth and are wonderfully evocative. Members Reviews: A rewarding listen If you've not read any du Maurier short stories, what a treat this collection is! Fourteen stories, first published in 1980, are included: No Motive, Panic, The Supreme Artist, Adieu Sagesse, Fairytale, The Rendezvous, La Sainte-Vierge, Leading Lady, Escort, The Lover, The Closing Door, Indiscretion, Angels and Archangels, and Split Second. Each story is a brilliant gem, showing du Maurier to be a master of this difficult form of writing. She is able to fully illuminate character and provide an engaging story question with immediacy and interest. Some stories are heart-breaking, some darkly comic. At times the innocent suffer, at others the arrogant are brought down. Each one improves upon acquaintance, revealing more with each listen. As if that were not enough, Edward de Souza's narration is pitch-perfect. He has the range, sophistication, and emotion to portray each character accurately. If you love a well-turned phrase and a twist in your tales, give this collection a listen. You're sure to be rewarded time and again. Wrap it up Please! I'm a fan of Daphne's novels, but felt left hanging and frustrated with the vague and inconclusive endings of these short stories. Perhaps it's just a literary style that doesn't appeal to me since the ratings were high for this book. Sadness... Best collection short stories Where does The Rendezvous and Other Stories rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Without a doubt this is the best audiobook I have bought so far. What other book might you compare The Rendezvous and Other Stories to and why? Mabey the stories of the standard of Guy de Maupassant and some of the adult short stories of Roald Dahl. What does Edward De Souza bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Total relaxation and immersion in the stories (especially after a long days work) Who was the most memorable character of The Rendezvous and Other Stories and why? Mary Fallon in No motive, a devasting story that is clever,gripping and wonderfully descriptive and emotive. Any additional comments? I will listen to these stories again, many times, over the next few years. They are the epitome of what a good short story is all about. Brilliant Didn't realise what a master of the short story Daphne du Maurier was until I listened to these. Great stories, very varied, nicely read, and many feel very contemporary. Highly recommended. Absolutely loved it. Would you listen to The Rendezvous and Other Stories again? Why? Would definitely listen again to pick up the subtleties of the stories. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rendezvous and Other Stories? The ending of most! Which scene did you most enjoy? I most enjoyed The Lover. Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Neither laughed nor cried but was totally engrossed. Any additional comments? Vintage Du Maurier. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

My Man Jeeves Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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My Man Jeeves Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: My Man Jeeves Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jordan Gaither Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 10-22-10 Publisher: Hudson Audio Publishing Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in the UK in May 1919, My Man Jeeves is a compilation of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. Of the eight stories in the set, half presents the famous characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, whereas the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster. In this classic novel, few of Wodehouses short stories "Leave It to Jeeves" (revised for Carry On, Jeeves as "The Artistic Career of Corky"), "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest" "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg" appeared in the Saturday Evening Post although the book was not originally published in the United States. Members Reviews: Narrator not up to the task Is it possible that there wasn???t a single male actor in the entire British Empire available to narrate this 20th Century British classic? It was a huge disappointment to listen to this recited by an American. I agree with Katherine. Entirely. There were no other British men in the entire world available to read this? Look elsewhere for this story, I am sure SOMEONE out there with an English accent has recorded it. Terrible Other books in the series cover these stories in this book. Jordan Gaither American accent is all wrong. Don't listen to this book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El cuento más hermoso del mundo [The Finest Story in the World] Audio Libro por Rudyard Kipling
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El cuento más hermoso del mundo [The Finest Story in the World] Audio Libro por Rudyard Kipling

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El cuento más hermoso del mundo [The Finest Story in the World] Autor: Rudyard Kipling Narrador: Estíbaliz Lizarraga Formato: Unabridged Duración: 1 hr and 3 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 10-19-10 Editor: NEAR, S.A. Calificaciones: 3.5 de 5 de 6 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) - Novelista inglés, Kipling escribió novelas, poemas y relatos ambientados principalmente en la India y Birmania durante la época de gobierno británico. Nació el 30 de diciembre de 1865 en Bombay y a la edad de 6 años lo enviaron a estudiar a Inglaterra. Regresó a la India y a partir de ese momento trabajó para la Civil and Military Gazette de Lahore en calidad de editor y escritor de relatos. Posteriormente viajó por Asia y Estados Unidos, donde contrajo matrimonio con Caroline Balestier en 1892, y en 1903 se estableció en Inglaterra. Kipling fue un escritor prolífico y popular. En 1907 obtuvo el Premio Nobel de Literatura, convirtiéndose en el primer autor inglés merecedor de este galardón. Su literatura gira siempre en torno a tres ejes: el patriotismo, el deber de los ingleses de llevar una vida de intensa actividad y el destino de Inglaterra, llamada a ser un gran imperio. Falleció el 18 de enero de 1936 en Londres. El cuento más hermoso del mundo - Charlie Mears es un joven con fervientes aspiraciones literarias. Un día, conoce a un escritor experimentado con el que entabla amistad. Charlie no tiene demasiado talento literario, sus versos son mediocres y están llenos de tópicos. No obstante, el escritor descubre en él una capacidad sorprendente para explicar emocionantes historias sobre goletas griegas y barcos vikingos. ¿Cómo es posible que un chico tan joven, que apenas ha leído, pueda narrar aventuras históricas con tanta facilidad y detalle? El escritor entiende el porqué y decide sacar partido de las sorprendentes inmersiones de Charlie en la Historia. Este interesante relato aborda el fenómeno de la mentempsicosis y la reencarnación, teorías poco conocidas en occidente, fruto del milenario pensamiento oriental. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Anthony Trollope Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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Anthony Trollope Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Anthony Trollope Subtitle: The Short Stories Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Eve Karpf, Migel Lambert Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 05-12-10 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Anthony Trollope was an extremely prolific writer, producing 47 novels and five volumes of short stories as well as travel books, biographies, and collections of sketches. Trollopes short stories encompass a variety of themes and are set in a number of different countries. 'Malachis Cove' tells the story of Mally Trenglos and Barry Gunliffe, who both earn their living by gathering seaweed. They are sworn enemies until a near fatal accident seals their fate forever. Father Giles of Ballymoy is a hospitable Irish priest whose strange ways are at first misinterpreted by an English visitor. These stories are read for you by Eve Karpf, who trained at Bristol Old VicTheatreSchool. She is widely experienced both as a reader of audiobooks and as a BBC radio actress. RADA trained Nigel Lambert, a member of the National Theatre who has made numerous appearances for the BBC in fields as varied as classic drama and childrens television Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Frankenstein Audiobook by Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein Audiobook by Mary Shelley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Frankenstein Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Bryan Schmidt Format: Abridged Length: 58 mins Language: English Release date: 07-25-08 Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Frankenstein is the story most people believe they have read, but have not. Others believe they know the story, but do not. It is the most notorious "gothic novel" of all time - ageless in its style and format, and timeless in its delivery of horror, brooding, and suspense. An immortal tale about love, hate, justice, and science at its best - or worst. ©2007 Listener's Digest Inc; (P)2007 Listener's Digest Inc Members Reviews: good deal and fast delivery Very good book. For those of you who have not read Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, and think you know the story of Frankenstein, you are wrong. This book is depressing but spectacular. Well written, eloquent, tension building and a page turner but not as much as a horror story as you may expect read this and I doubt you will be disappointed Frankenstein es una de las mejores obras literarias que he ... Frankenstein es una de las mejores obras literarias que he leído. El cuestionamiento sobre la relación entre creador y su criatura y la fatalidad de la ciencia se plantea de tal forma en la novela que invitan al lector a devorar la obra en poco tiempo. Además, la narración de Shelley es excepcional. Ningún aficionado a la lectura debe morir sin antes leer Frankenstein. Four Stars Interesante Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Chimes Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Chimes Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Chimes Subtitle: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Steven Crossley Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 10-25-16 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In the 1840s Charles Dickens wrote five short stories with strong social and moral messages. "The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In" is the second of these stories, whose predecessor was the famous "A Christmas Carol". "The Chimes" focuses on Trotty, a poor elderly messenger who is filled with gloom over reports of crime and immorality in the newspapers. After losing faith in society, Trotty follows a call to the church bell tower, where he encounters goblins that teach him - and listeners - lessons in the form of visions about the mistreatment of the lower class in society. This story of social awakening inspires listeners to treat everyone with fair kindness. Critic Reviews: "Narrator Steven Crossley deftly transports listeners to 1844 for this second in Dickens's Christmas series.... Crossley cleverly combines the tones of a fairy tale and a horror story." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: Rather obscure. There is a good reason that of the short stories that were written by Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol is the best known. This little tale is much less appealing, though it has some plot devices in common, namely old man has visions of a potential future. It's rather the literary equivalent of eating chaff. Dry and a little indigestible. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Country of the Blind Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Country of the Blind Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Country of the Blind Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 09-21-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer, now best remembered for his science fiction novels and often credited as being the father of science fiction. 'The Country of the Blind' is the strange story of a mountain guide who accidently falls off a cliff ledge in the Andes. He survives the fall unhurt, and finds himself in a remote valley where a tribe lives completely cut off from the rest of the world. A hereditary illness has meant that for 15 generations all the members of the tribe have been born blind. As a result, they now have a highly evolved sense of hearing, scent and touch. 'In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king,' thinks the mountaineer. But he finds that the gift of sight is far less useful or appreciated that he had expected in the country of the blind. Members Reviews: Terrible narration Great story but awful, awful narration makes it almost unlistenable. A robot could do it better. This is a shame backside it's a great story Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Carmilla Audiobook by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Carmilla Audiobook by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Carmilla Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Sandra Elizabeth Cullum Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 04-18-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A tale of vampires, mystery, and romance by a master of the fantasy genre. Joseph Sheridan LeFanu's Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 26 years. A strange woman becomes a guest of the house of Laura and her father by devious means. Disappearances, nocturnal wanderings, sickness, and death ensue, and no one knows what is behind it all. Members Reviews: No Not my cup of tea. And what is the repeat of a chapter at the end? Very odd. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Cold Embrace Audiobook by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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The Cold Embrace Audiobook by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Cold Embrace Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 11-17-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) was a British Victorian-era novelist famous for her sensationalist writing. "The Cold Embrace" is a ghost story about a pair of lovers who promise to be true to each other. The young man declares he will even return from beyond the grave to be with his lover, but she declares that only a suicide can do this, as they are denied entrance to heaven. Shortly after this, the young man travels away and after some time neglects to write anymore. He has forgotton his lover and his promises. Meanwhile the girl's father arranges a marriage for her with a wealthy suitor. There is only one solution...and it is one which will enable her to seek out her first love, even after death.... Members Reviews: Story for a slumber party This is the kind of tale my older sister used to tell me to scare me before bed. If you don't need a slumber party tale don't boher Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Put Out More Flags Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh
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Put Out More Flags Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Put Out More Flags Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Michael Maloney Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 11-05-15 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: What happened to the characters of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies when the war broke out? Put Out More Flags shows them adjusting to the changing social pattern of the times. Some of them play valorous parts; others, like the scapegrace Basil Sea, disclose their incorrigible habit of self-preservation in all circumstances. Basil's contribution to the war effort involves the use of his peculiar talents in such spheres of opportunity as the Ministry of Information and an obscure section of Military Security - adventures which incite Evelyn Waugh to another pungent satire upon the coteries of Mayfair. Members Reviews: For the Waugh mongers Evelyn Waugh's first wartime novel captures the moment when England realised she was at war again, but couldn't work out whether to be pleased or frightened. As a long-standing Waugh fan I had never found this in print, so to encounter it in audio form is almost miraculous. It functions as a kind of "What Katy did next" for assorted characters in Waugh's earlier satirical novels, principally the serpentine Basil Seal, voiced brilliantly by Michael Maloney as an upper-class cad and chancer treating the war as the wiping clean of his personal slate. Those coming to Waugh for the first time will inevitably miss some of the resonances and references, so a little pre-reading would not go astray - Decline and Fall and Black Mischief should cover it. There is a satisfying measure of redemption for most of the characters but you will need to go to Brideshead Revisited for the full working out of Waugh's religious worldview. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ten Tales from the Artist's Studio Audiobook by Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Jerome K. Jerome, Saki, E. F. Benson
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Ten Tales from the Artist's Studio Audiobook by Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Jerome K. Jerome, Saki, E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ten Tales from the Artist's Studio Author: Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Jerome K. Jerome, Saki, E. F. Benson Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 03-02-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A colourful palette of short stories featuring artists and their love of paintings. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Missing Mayan Codices Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick
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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Missing Mayan Codices Audiobook by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Missing Mayan Codices Subtitle: Sherlock Holmes Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Ian Whitcomb, J.W. Terry, Barbara Goodson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 04-23-15 Publisher: Catherine Kimball Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An enhanced audiobook with complete music score and extensive sound effects to add to your listening experience. I do not suppose that you have brought your revolver with you, Watson? I shook my head to indicate that my response was in the negative to his question. He turned his head forward again and led us through the kitchen, past several side pantries. As we cautiously inched forward, Holmes observed that the blood trail consisted of droplets of varying size. "Whomever it came from, they must have been applying intermittent pressure on the wound as they walked." A Roger Rittner Production. Pulp Radio - Audio Dramas. Narrated by Ian Whitcomb, with Barbara Goodson and J. W. Terry. Announced by Dave Mallow. Members Reviews: I want to like this audiobook I was really looking forward to taking in this story, but it is narrated entirely too fast to be enjoyed. In just a few minutes, I found myself disengaged from the storyline. I don't blame the narrator. I blame the producer. This book should have been at least 7 minutes longer, so that it would be enjoyable and easy to follow. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Tale of Two Cities Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Tale of Two Cities Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Tale of Two Cities Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Graham Bill Format: Abridged Length: 48 mins Language: English Release date: 01-20-15 Publisher: Real Reads Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done." Sydney Carton is a lawyer who has wasted his abilities and his life. Now he has to make a difficult choice about what is really important to him, which could be a matter of life or death. The French Revolution is running its violent course; lives are ruined as a new France is created. How did the gentle Doctor Manette and his daughter, Lucie, become caught up in Frances struggles? What is the real identity of the handsome Charles Darnay, who wins Lucies hand in marriage? And why does the shadow of La Bastille Prison hang over them all? The best of times and the worst of times. London and Paris. Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay. A story of contrasts and chaos. Can peace ever be restored in France? Can it ever be restored in the hearts of the people involved? Critic Reviews: "Miniature masterpieces." (BBC R4 Open Book) "Not every child will get Dickens, but a chance to get to know him should be the birthright of every Briton. Break them in gently. Let schools show Lionel Barts incandescent Oliver! Let younger ones learn the remarkable stories of Pip and Tiny Tim through Gill Tavners excellent condensed Dickens Real Reads and prove that the vast human spirit under that slab in Westminster Abbey is not dead, only sleeping." (The Telegraph) "The Real Reads series is definitely held in high regard here at Scholastic--titles that are that elusive mix of teacher- and student-friendly. I only wish it existed when I was at school so that I knew what happened in the last two-thirds of Jane Eyre!" (Lauren Nightingale, Scholastic Education) Members Reviews: Required reading at my high School, I forgot! What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Develop the characters and story. Would you ever listen to anything by Charles Dickens again? I don't think so. Would you be willing to try another one of Graham Bills performances? Yes, I enjoyed the vocals What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Absolutely Nothing! Any additional comments? I would not recommend this to friend or foe! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes Subtitle: The Heist Author: Pennie Mae Cartawick Narrator: Barbara Goodson, Ian Whitcomb, J.W. Terry Format: Unabridged Length: 24 mins Language: English Release date: 10-21-14 Publisher: Catherine Kimball Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An enhanced audiobook, with complete music score and extensive sound effects to add to your listening experience. "Gentlemen, I am here to represent the interest of Henry Bank & Trust. We would like to resolve the situation quickly and quietly, so that all the investors can move forward with a minimum of anxiety. Holmes sat across from her, studying her with a nonplussed air. "I must admit; he said, that I do not know how to assist you. Inspector Lestrade was here earlier, and it appears that you are missing nothing and they have no thieves in custody. When the bank emptied today, everything was in place, except for the criminals." A Roger Rittner Production. Pulp Radio - Audio Dramas. Narrated by Ian Whitcomb, with BarbaraGoodson and J.W. Terry. Announced by Dave Mallow. Members Reviews: Sherlock returns! A must read for Sherlock Holmes fans. The author of this short story has remained true to the original literary Holmes and style of writing, while breathing fresh life into the character with new adventures. In this story the manic genius of Holmes and the complicated relationship between him and Watson seemed particularly at the fore. It also introduces Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Masterpieces of Mystery Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton, O. Henry, A. J. Alan, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Stacy Aumonier, Edgar Wallace
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Masterpieces of Mystery Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton, O. Henry, A. J. Alan, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Stacy Aumonier, Edgar Wallace

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Masterpieces of Mystery Author: G. K. Chesterton, O. Henry, A. J. Alan, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Stacy Aumonier, Edgar Wallace Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 08-08-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A gripping collection of mystery stories, strange tales, and horrible crimes. Members Reviews: Mysteries have changed in 100 years This book was originally published over a hundred years ago, and reading it demonstrates how much tastes and trends have changed in the last century. Although most of the stories did have a murder, there was little explicit description of the crime. The emphasis was on solving the puzzle. The writing style was very different from modern mysteries, also. Quite interesting to see how much has changed, yet how the crux of a good mystery was and is the solution to a puzzle. Interesting reading I enjoyed reading the short stories presented. Plot lines were strong and creative. But I was stunned at the caliber of editing in this publication. The checking of correct punctuation appeared to have been assigned to a third grader. Whoever was responsible for editing did not apply grammar rules to these stories. As a proofreader by profession, it was hard to overlook these errors but, overall, the stories were satisfying. Short Stories I enjoyed each novel in this collection. Each story moves along nicely. The plots are different and keep the readers interesting. Mixed Bag of Older Mysteries Mixed bag. The stories are definitely from a different time period with different beliefs, and they're sort of slow. Some of them also aren't exactly "mysteries" so much as "strange things that happened to the character". I think it would have been better if they had rearranged the order of the stories - the first few bored me so much I stopped reading the book for some time, but some of the later ones are quite good. Connie This writing style is one false ending after another. Just as we settle in to accept fact or guess the ending is another false ending. This story has left the door open for a sequel. This writing style is not for everyone. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sailors' Yarns Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Saki, Joseph Conrad, F. Marion Crawford
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Sailors' Yarns Audiobook by Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Saki, Joseph Conrad, F. Marion Crawford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sailors' Yarns Subtitle: Stories of Sea Dogs and Shipwrecks Author: Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Saki, Joseph Conrad, F. Marion Crawford Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 09-23-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A splendid collection of seafarers' tales. Members Reviews: A poor mix of mundane tales What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I'm a bit biased, because I went into this expecting a bit more ghost stories, tales of phantom ships and drowned men that walk and eerie lights at the head of an unnatural storm. If I encountered just a few more good sea-fairing horror tales, it would have richly improved my experience. Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again? I enjoyed a couple of the offerings, so I'd go for something else by Marion Crawford, for example. Most of the tales were as enjoyable and memorable as a ration of hard tack without grog to wash it down. What aspect of Cathy Dobsons performance would you have changed? The performance wasn't markedly bad, so much as it lacked much to make it special. What character would you cut from Sailors' Yarns? It's hard to pin down individual characters, but the offerings from Ambrose Beirce were as underwhelming as ever, and good standbyes like Saki and Poe left me joyless. Any additional comments? The world needs more nautical horror. A collection of ghost ships and sea monsters pains the genre with its absence. Reader Ruined It It hurt to hear the reader destroy these ancient, wonderful stories. She murdered them. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Kidnapped Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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Kidnapped Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Kidnapped Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Martin Jarvis Format: Unabridged Length: 10 mins Language: English Release date: 08-15-13 Publisher: Canongate Books Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English author and poet born in Bombay, India. Educated in Britain, he later returned to Lahore, India, to work as a journalist. Kipling travelled widely and also lived in Vermont, having married Carrie Balestier, an American. Throughout his life, Kipling never stopped writing. He was greatly revered during his lifetime and received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. Kidnapped examines Kipling's attitudes towards race, and inter-racial marriage in particular, with the amused observations of societal quirks characteristic of his writing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: James Alexander Format: Unabridged Length: 55 mins Language: English Release date: 03-15-13 Publisher: Flowerpot Press Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A nail-biting mystery is for all to enjoy in this classic tale from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The ever faithful companion, Watson tells of his travels with Holmes to the Boscombe Valley to investigate the murder of a local farmer. The victim's son has been accused of this terrible crime but his behavior leads Holmes to suspect there is more to this case than local authorities have been able to determine. Holmes' investigation broadens the search resulting in shocking revelations and the most unpredictable conclusions. Listeners of all ages will be intrigued by this tale from the greatest detective of all time. Members Reviews: Sherlock with a Big Twist.. I didn't even notice this was Sherlock the "V" or 4th until I read it and realized this was a descendant of Sherlock Holmes who lives in Miami on South Beach. It's quite a different re-imagination of the whole concept of Sherlock. I especially like the idea of the irascible unseen cook, Chef Hilario, who never leaves the kitchen at Fleming House. It would be fun to see a TV series like this. Current up to date Sherlock. I liked it very much, Will buy more just to revisit the crazy cast! A very will written novella A very will written novella with interesting well developed characters, a fast moving story line, and a successful conclusion. I would recommend this novella and series too anyone who is looking for a quick read. Enjoy reading Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes team up once again to find out who really murdered Charles McCarthy ... Dr. Watson was no longer living with his friend Sherlock Holmes on 221B Baker Street, but his interest in helping him solve another case was piqued when he received an interesting telegram. Apparently Holmes was looking into the Boscombe Valley tragedy and wanted to know if Watson was interested. It appeared to be one of those simple cut and dried cases with an obvious solution. James McCarthy had murdered his own father, was no doubt the culprit, and that was that. Guilty as charged, but Holmes smelled a rat and wanted to know if Watson would assist in the case. Mrs. Watson urged him to head to Ross and help Holmes crack the case. When the two men met up to go over the case Holmes, true to form, said "I will take nothing for granted until I've looked into things personally." James McCarthy had been seen heading to the Boscombe Pool, gun in hand, and was actually seen arguing with his father. Patricia Moran watched as the argument turned to blows and then fled the scene. A shot while later a bloodstained James ran for help shouting that his father was dead. When Charles McCarthy's body was examined at the scene it was discovered that his "head had been struck by a blunt weapon." Oddly enough, the gun James had been carrying was clean. When James went to trial he refused to disclose what the argument was about. He muttered something about a mysterious missing cloak and someone using a special Australian call to summon him in the same way his father had once done. "Cooee!" James kept rambling on in the courtroom and when he was asked about his father's last words he sounded positively insane. When James said, "No, he seemed delirious, mumbling something about a rat. But it made no sense at all to me," the case became even more mysterious.

The Open Window Audiobook by Saki, Hector Hugh Munro
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The Open Window Audiobook by Saki, Hector Hugh Munro

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Open Window Author: Saki, Hector Hugh Munro Narrator: Kirk Diedrich, Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Lesley K. Peasrson, L. J. Stevens, Heather Wood, K. Anderson Yancy Format: Unabridged Length: 11 mins Language: English Release date: 01-14-13 Publisher: SonicMovie.net, ChicagoWood, Wollcott & Sheridan Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Unknowingly, a man arrives on the anniversary of the Great Tragedy that led to his host having her large French window wide open onto the lawn on an October afternoon in the vain hope that her husband and brothers - whom he learns have been dead three years - will return through it. To his horror, the man shares in the terrors of the day. Members Reviews: Good One from Saki Saki should be better appreciated-- try this one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jeeves: Selected Short Stories Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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Jeeves: Selected Short Stories Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Jeeves: Selected Short Stories Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 01-04-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This selection of hilarious short stories takes the habitually clueless Bertie Wooster to New York. Thankfully, his faithful butler, Jeeves, is along to straighten out the wickets when they get a bit sticky, don't you know. Selections include "Leave It To Jeeves", "Extricating Young Gussie", "Jeeves Takes Charge", "Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg", "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest", "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril", and "The Aunt and the Sluggard". Members Reviews: reader uses little variety Would you try another book from P. G. Wodehouse and/or Flo Gibson? In Jeeves stories the reader must be willing to adopt very different voices for Jeeves and Wooster. Ms Gibson does not do this. Her style is to read uniformly and fast, with repeated tics and inflections largely unrelated to the plot. I heard her read one Henry James story in which her style was tolerable, because the characters' personalities were not dissimilar. But with Wodehouse, her manner does not work. I would not buy this audio again. I'd look for other readers for Wodehouse. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 01-18-12 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A superb collection of stories that will enthral both young and old. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the world's great storytellers, exhibiting astounding versatility in his narration, as he ranges between science fiction (in "When the World Screamed"), mystery and adventure (in "The Lost Special"), horror (in "The Leather Funnel"), action and heroism (in "The Croxley Master") and the ghostly occult (in "The Brown Hand"). This outstanding collection will keep listeners on the edge of their armchairs for 10 hours of breathless excitement and suspense. Members Reviews: Great stories but hard for me to listen to I loved the stories in this audiobook- typical Arthur Conan Doyle. However, the see-sawing lilting narration completed distracted me from the story being read. The narrator read the stories as one might read a story to a child. I cringed the whole time but persevered simply because of my love of Arthur Conan Doyle's writing. Listen to a sample of the narration before buying this. She may sound lovely to you and if so, you will enjoy the audiobook. Exaggerated, strange reading, fabulous stories. Would you try another book from Arthur Conan Doyle and/or Cathy Dobson? The reader is, perhaps, hamming it up -- adding intonations and dramatic weird pauses. It gets in the way of the stories, which are of course great. What on Earth?? What disappointed you about The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? I got Twenty minutes in and could not stand another minute of the Narrators performance What will your next listen be? I've started Zodiac Station How did the narrator detract from the book? Her voice was up in tone then normal then up then normal and all in the wrong places. It drove me insane What character would you cut from The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? I would still like to hear the stories as I'm a huge fan, but not with this Narrator Any additional comments? I also have great Spy stories with this Narrator and it's just the same; urgh Good if you can bear the narration How did the narrator detract from the book? I loved the stories but the narration really intruded. Now I fully realise that some may find her style acceptable but personally I found her voice far too 'watch with mother' and her delayed terminal consonants very irritating. I would strongly suggest listening to a long sample before purchase. I am not sure if I can bear to finish listening to this audiobook! Annoying voice. If this book wasnt for you, who do you think might enjoy it more? I don't think anyone would persevere with this reading Would you ever listen to anything by Arthur Conan Doyle again? Yes, definitely, but with a different reader Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobsons performances? No If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Short Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Cut nothing out Any additional comments? Very disappointed. I love Conan Doyle's work, and could not continue long listening because of the repetitive modulation pattern of the reader. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Saki: 'The Man on the Hill', 'The Cobweb', 'The Interlopers', and 'The Hounds of Fate' Audiobook by Saki
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Saki: 'The Man on the Hill', 'The Cobweb', 'The Interlopers', and 'The Hounds of Fate' Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Saki: 'The Man on the Hill', 'The Cobweb', 'The Interlopers', and 'The Hounds of Fate' Author: Saki Narrator: Patrick Barlow Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 09-13-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Saki was the pen-name of Hector Hugh Munro. One of the wittiest of all short-story writers, he was born in 1870 in Burma where his father, a Scots army officer, was stationed. He was one when the family returned to England to live in North Devon. When his mother died his father, returning to serve in India, put Hector and his brothers and sisters into the care of his own mother and two sisters. The childrens childhood with their aunts was miserable. The aunts hated each other, quarrelled fiercely, and bullied the children mentally. They saw little of other children, and Hectors main enjoyment was drawing. After some tuition with a governess he went to school in Exmouth, and later to Bedford Grammar School. In 1886 his father retired . A kindly man, he took the children to Normandy, to Dresden, to Prague , and to Davos, where they rode, climbed and played tennis, and Hector took lessons in pastel from a painter of birds of prey. As a young man, Hector went as a Police Official to Burma, but returned after two years, made ill by the climate. Recovering, he became a political correspondent for the Morning Post, living in the Balkans, in Warsaw, in Petersburg, and in Paris. He also began publishing the entertaining short stories that made him famous. In 1908 he settled in London, writing stories, playing bridge, and enjoying theatre and ballet. When the Great War broke out he enlisted in the ranks. On 14th November 1916, crouching with others in a shallow muddy shell-crater before an attack on Beaumont Hamel, he was heard to shout Put that bloody cigarette out A moment later he was shot through the head. This volume includes four of his best loved stories: "The Man on the Hill", "The Cobweb", "The Interlopers", and "The Hounds of Fate", read by Patrick Barlow. Patrick has appeared on stage nationwide in such productions as Loot and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his many television appearances include The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole and Victoria Wood - As Seen on TV, but he is probably best known for creating the character of Desmond Oliver Dingle, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of The National Theatre of Brent, that amazing two-man company which has presented on stage and television such productions as Charge of The Light Brigade, Zulu, The Messiah, and The Greatest Story Ever Told. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El ladrón de cadáveres [The Body Snatcher] Audio Libro por Robert Louis Stevenson
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El ladrón de cadáveres [The Body Snatcher] Audio Libro por Robert Louis Stevenson

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El ladrón de cadáveres [The Body Snatcher] Autor: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrador: Sonolibro Formato: Unabridged Duración: 41 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 06-13-11 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 7 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Está todo permitido en la profesión médica, para poder investigar? Unos amigos están una noche bebiendo en una taberna, cuando entra el Dr. MacFarlane, que resulta ser un antiguo compañero de estudios de Medicina de uno de los presentes, Fettes, cuando ambos estaban a las órdens del Dr. Robert Knox. Al mirarse los dos recuerdan las experiancias que vivieron sobre la forma irregular que el Dr. Knox tenía de procurarse el material de investigación. En otros tiempos no existían los donantes de órganos, por lo que había que encontrar lo que el doctor llamaba "donantes involuntarios". Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Excellent. Good story but need a second part. The Narratiosn is in great escenary snd want to continue. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

El Guardavias [The Signal-Man] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens
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El Guardavias [The Signal-Man] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El Guardavias [The Signal-Man] Autor: Charles Dickens Narrador: Sonolibro Formato: Unabridged Duración: 27 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 04-21-11 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 5 de 5 de 4 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: ¿Puede llegar el momento en que un hombre cuerdo no pueda... distinguir entre la realidad y lo imaginario? El Guardavias - Por puro accidente he conocido a un tipo muy interesante: estaba dando un paseo cerca del pueblo y me pareció curioso ver una vía de tren que corría por una especie de desfiladero y bajé a ver. Es un hombre inteligente que probablemente podría haber hecho otras cosas más gratificantes, pero sin embargo decidió ser Guardavías. Pero tiene miedo... hay algo que le asusta... y un hombre racional como el piensa que hay algo de carácter sobrenatural cerca de el. Voy a seguir viéndole. Tengo que ayudarle...y además la cusiosidad me impide dejar de averiguar si realmente hay algo.... Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Excellemt Good story. The autor have a completely spiritu of narrator. The Story need a secon spart. 123. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

El corazón de las tinieblas I [Heart of Darkness I] Audio Libro por Joseph Conrad
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El corazón de las tinieblas I [Heart of Darkness I] Audio Libro por Joseph Conrad

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El corazón de las tinieblas I [Heart of Darkness I] Autor: Joseph Conrad Narrador: Txemi del Olmo Formato: Unabridged Duración: 2 hrs and 13 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 10-29-10 Editor: NEAR,S.A. Calificaciones: 3 de 5 de 3 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Novelista británico de origen polaco nació en Berdichev, (actualmente en Ucrania) en 1857.Quedó huérfano a los 12 años, y a los 16 abandonó la Polonia ocupada por los rusos y se trasladó a Marsella. Durante los siguientes cuatro años navegó en barcos mercantes franceses, posteriormente se puso al servicio de la Marina mercante inglesa y obtuvo la nacionalidad británica. La vida en el mar y en puertos extranjeros constituye el telón de fondo de casi todos sus relatos, pero su obsesión fundamental fue la condición humana y la lucha del individuo entre el bien y el mal. Conrad murió en Bishopsbourne, cerca de Canterbury, en 1924. Influyó de manera decisiva en la novela moderna y es considerado como uno de los grandes escritores modernos en lengua inglesa, cuya obra explora la vulnerabilidad y la inestabilidad moral del ser humano. Este relato es considerado uno de los más convulsivos análisis sobre el espíritu colonial de Occidente. Conrad nos habla de hombres blancos enfrentándose a las incongruencias de sus propios métodos. Una oscura historia sobre el viaje del marinero Marlow por las aguas de un gran río africano, el Congo. Su misión: ir en busca de un agente europeo, Kurtz,un empresario que se había vuelto loco en medio de la jungla. Francis Ford Coppola se inspiró en esta novela para su película Apocalypse Now, aunque ambientada en la guerra de Vietnam. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Mejor que la película... Any additional comments? De este libro se inspiró la película "Apocalypse Now" de Francis Ford Coppola (sólo que esta última sitúa los acontecimientos en Vietnam); sin embargo, el libro me gustó mucho más, los personajes suenan más interesantes y es más ágil en la narración general (recordemos que la película es innecesariamente muy larga). Por otra parte, el narrador del audiolibro es excelente, aunque hubiera prefiero un español latino en lugar del castellano de España. Lo que sí llega a ser molesto en ocasiones es que toda la narración tiene música clásica de fondo y su volumen es algo alto, lo cual distrae y no es necesaria como parte de la narración. Cabe señalar que todos mis comentarios anteriores son aplicables tanto a la Parte I como a la Parte II que se venden por separado. La narración destruye una gran obra What would have made El corazón de las tinieblas I [Heart of Darkness I] better? Otro narrador. Aunque pienso que no es tanto el narrador, si no la escuela: música de fondo, una narración lineal y poco inspirada-- nada que ver con lo que hacen los narradores anglosajones. What other book might you compare El corazón de las tinieblas I [Heart of Darkness I] to and why? Por suerte conocía la obra con antelación, porque si este clásico no hubiera estado entre mi lista de favoritos, esta rendición rápidamente hubiera lapidado mis ganas de oírlo.

The Island of Doctor Moreau Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Island of Doctor Moreau Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Island of Doctor Moreau Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Raimundas Jonas Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 10-22-10 Publisher: Hudson Audio Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: H. G. Wells wrote this science fiction novel during the late 19th century when the European society was absorbed with concerns about degeneration and animal vivisection. The story begins with a protagonist named Edward Prendick who finds himself shipwrecked in an ocean. A passing ship rescues him, and a doctor named Montgomery revives him. He explains to Prendick that they are bound for an unnamed island where he works, together with the animals aboard the ship. When they arrive on the island, however, both the captain of the ship and Doctor Montgomery refuse to take Prendick with either of them, stranding him between the ship and the island. The crew pushes him back into the lifeboat from which they rescued him. When they see that the ship truly intends to abandon him, the islanders take pity and end up coming back for him. Montgomery introduces him to Doctor Moreau, a cold and precise man who conducts research on the island. Prendick was housed in an outer room of the enclosure in which they live. Prendick is exceedingly curious and starts questioning about what exactly Moreau researches on the island. Then, Prendick suddenly recalls that he has heard of Moreau, an eminent physiologist in London before a journalist exposed his gruesome experiments in vivisection. Members Reviews: classic, awesome, amazing and beautifully read. Great book by one of the greats writers of scientific romance! since it's not quite sci-fi yet. Biting social commentary on religion, empire, and the role of science in our lives that is as relevant today as 100 years ago. The reading performance is also spot on. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sir Ralph Richardson reads Joseph Conrad Audiobook by Joseph Conrad
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Sir Ralph Richardson reads Joseph Conrad Audiobook by Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sir Ralph Richardson reads Joseph Conrad Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Ralph Richardson Format: Abridged Length: 53 mins Language: English Release date: 07-22-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Ralph Richardson reads 'The Tale', and 'The Black Mate' by Joseph Conrad. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lucia's Progress Audiobook by E. F. Benson
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Lucia's Progress Audiobook by E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Lucia's Progress Author: E. F. Benson Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 07-19-10 Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Arch enemies Mapp and Lucia return in the next instalment of E.F. Bensons classic series of rural snobbery. Lucia is now a permanent resident of Tilling and continues her way up the social ladder with gusto, making attempts through the Town Council, finance, a platonic marriage, and even the cricket club. Though Miss Mapp will not allow her to take control of the town so easily, Lucia is up to the challenge as usual. Lucia employs her most dazzling ingenuity and cunning as the pair launches into a fresh storming of lethal civilities. Members Reviews: Endlessly entertaining I never get tired of these wonderful (albeit abridged) recordings. Miriam as a narrator is superb. I wish EF Benson had written more about Tilling and Mapp & Lucia but these gems of recordings quell the pangs of disappointment Good but Elizabth's characterisation inconsistent Story enjoyable but Elizabeth's character almost unrecognisable in speech and delivery. Deterred from character's relationships. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Katherine Mansfield Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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Katherine Mansfield Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Katherine Mansfield Subtitle: The Short Stories Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Eve Karpf Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 05-12-10 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: These three stories are amongst the finest by Katherine Mansfield, a woman highly regarded as one of the greatest writers of short stories. In these bittersweet tales, she gently reveals the emotions and feelings within the lives of apparently unexceptional people. Her stories offer a sensitive insight into humanbehaviour, achieved not by creating scenes of high drama, but by revealing the motives and thoughts of believable characters. These stories are read for you by Eve Karpf, who trained at Bristol Old VicTheatreSchool. She is widely experienced both as a reader of audiobooks and as a BBC radio actress. Members Reviews: The stories will make you think. Where does Katherine Mansfield rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? The reading by Eve Karpf was very well done and pleasant to listen to. I am going to search for other performances by Eve Karpf. Any additional comments? It would be helpful if the book description listed the titles of the short stories included in this performance. Short Story Could not follow or get into it. My wife has same comment Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Edward Woodward Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-07 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1897, Dracula has become synonymous with perversion and evil. Members Reviews: ... to read this since it is represented on many great novels lists but can't give it 4 or 5 ... Had to read this since it is represented on many great novels lists but can't give it 4 or 5 stars; but I can give it a solid 3.5 stars. No doubt the book established the norm for Vampires and Gothic literature to which it deserves it's high standing, but is weak in it's repetitive verbiage regarding the constant praising of the main women characters of the story, Lucy and Mina. Once you endure that the story line is captivating and well worth reading. After all it is a classic and has been a favorite for many years. On a side note, I found it interesting to go to maps on my computer to locate the area where Count Dracula lived, Transylvania, and especially the mountain pass near his castle. Even though the story is fiction the places well described in the book become real when you see the surroundings and locations on a map. The Dracula I Never Knew On a recent trip to Romania, I decide to finally go back and read Dracula (had to get tips for how to protect myself). It's a really great story, told through a series of journal entries by all the major characters. Like many novels of its era, the plot velocity is patchy. It starts of well enough and then slows in the middle, finishing rapidly, almost in a rush. If you find yourself getting bored in the middle, force yourself to keep going. It does pay off in the end. The plot is somewhat predictable, but that's also because we've had over 100 years to absorb it. What struck me most about the original story is how much I didn't really know it. Rather, I had been indoctrinated by decades of movies and TV series that all put their own unique spin on vampires and those have so enmeshed with popular culture that nobody knows about the original. So, do yourself a favor and give this a read. It's free and the Kindle version is pretty well formatted and usable. My favorite novel of all time Don't know why, but I love this book. I started reading it again a few days ago. This is about the 8th time I've read it, and it never gets old. I love the romantic language and the chaste, Victorian attitudes. I love the way the horror and terror of Count Dracula is gradually revealed, the frustration and tragic pain of his pursuers, the cat-and-mouse game they play. Who is the pursued and who is the pursuer? I've always marveled that there is no dialogue, per se, in the entire book. Every line of the book is a diary entry, journal entry, newspaper article, bill of lading, telegraph, etc. How he weaves this together into a such a compelling story fascinates me every time I read it. The ending of the book is so exciting, so dramatic, that I am always amazed that, when adapted to a movie, they screw it up every time thinking that their ending is somehow superior. I wish someone would someday faithfully adapt the book to a movie, but after 100 years of bad Dracula movies, that doesn't seem likely. Do yourself a favor and read the original. Reviewed for Midwest Book Review Young London lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to conduct business with Count Dracula, a mysterious and very sinister-looking man who reveals himself only at night.

The Bottle Imp and Other Stories Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Bottle Imp and Other Stories Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Bottle Imp and Other Stories Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Alexander Spencer Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 03-07-11 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Robert Louis Stevenson brings his mastery of story-telling and suspense to these intriguing tales of island mystery. In 1888, a year after leaving England, Stevenson and his wife left San Francisco and sailed to the South Pacific. The beauty, mystery, and lore of the islands captivated the great author, inspiring him to write several wonderful short stories. "The Bottle Imp," the main story in this outstanding collection, is a suspenseful folktale, introducing us to various ghosts, demons, and other frightening creatures. Also included are 3 more examples of Stevenson's masterful but too often overlooked short fiction: "Markheim," "Ollala," and "Thrawn Janet." Critic Reviews: "The stories are all interesting, well-crafted thrillers, full of ghosts, demons, and the undead." (Library Journal) "Fast paced and full of intrigue." (Book Report) Members Reviews: Great stories, not so great sound I read the stories when I was a kid, and they are just as good as I remembered them. The reader is good too. Unfortunately the best available sound quality is really scratchy and staticky, which is why I'm giving the book only 3 stars. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Dead Audiobook by James Joyce
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The Dead Audiobook by James Joyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Dead Author: James Joyce Narrator: Richard Setlok Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Findaway World Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead." A sentimental song performed at a Christmas party brings back the memory of a lost love in this extraordinary short story, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever written. The textured language of Joyce's richly-drawn Dubliners comes to life in this masterful reading, which also includes "Ivy Day in the Committee Room." (P) and ©1993 Commuter's Library Critic Reviews: "...Setlok does a superb job with the dialogue, with the incredible sensuality of Joyce's work, the telling detail, the moments of irretrievable loss." (Audio File) Members Reviews: The Dead by James Joyce This, of course, is a classic. It is a small, intense description of a private party in Dublin in the early 1900's in wintertime. It describes the characters, the events, the atmosphere of the evening and the relationships (sometimes strained) between the different parties at the event. It captures the mood perfectly. The version I purchased from Kindle was annotated which was very helpful from the viewpoint of the famous people of the time who are mentioned throughout and who have since been forgotten. It is a simple story, drawn very much from Joyce's own life, wife, friends and relations. Well worth reading, especially for the last few pages which really capture the moment. There was also a marvellous film adaptation of this story starring Angelica Houston, directed by John Houston which is well worth watching. You will never look at snow with the same eyes again. Five Stars love it First reading didn't thrill me It's only my first reading. I have heard that Joyce can be difficult. I don't know what to make of the narrative. His development of the scene and characters is fantastic. He leads a reader to ask questions and keep going to find the answers around the corner. He gradually unfolds the descriptions that answer the questions. Still, I was left wondering. Maybe it will hit me later. A short and striking piece The prose is excellent, but that is not the entire reason of why I like this piece. Although on my first read of The Dead I did not like it, it always returned to my mind at certain points in my life because of the subject matter. On subsequent readings I realized its beauty. The melancholy expressed over lost love and life in such a short period is profound. The Dead contains great writing. Beware of fake & distracting Kindle Edition illustrations BEWARE OF ILLUSTRATED EDITIONSThe Dead : By James Joyce - Illustrated- completely unrelated and unattractive drawings inserted at random that distract from the text. The story itself is excellent, though. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Garden Party Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Dame Peggy Ashcroft Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 02-19-09 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This recording contains four of Katherine Mansfield's best stories. In The Daughters of the Late Colonel, two sisters are recently bereaved; while in Her First Ball a young girl attends her first dance. The Singing Lesson features Miss Meadows, a music teacher in turmoil; and in The Stranger, a middle-aged couple are reunited. ©1922 Katherine Mansfield Members Reviews: Missing Garden Party I don't know why this is entitled The Garden Party, as it doesn't contain that particular story. It apparently contains The Daughters of the Late Colonel, Her First Ball, The Singing Lesson, and The Stranger. I was interested in this because of the narrator but I particularly wanted to listen to The Garden Party, and was confused for over an hour (there was no garden party), so a little Net research told me I was listening to The Daughters and the Late Colonel and that The Garden Party has completely different characters and subject matter. The title is (apparently) intentionally deceptive, and though I like the narrator and would have been interested if this included The Garden Party, I decided to return this book to Audible and not to reward the publishers' trickery. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Puzzler Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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The Puzzler Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Puzzler Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 33 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet and novelist. 'The Puzzler' is a humorous tale of a young man who is trying to engineer a meeting with an influential law lord whom he hopes will support him with a great business idea. A fortuitous chance means he happens on the law lord while he is conducting a lighthearted experiment with a group of old school friends. They are attempting to see whether a monkey can climb an araucaria (monkey puzzle) tree. The experiment ends in farce as the monkey escapes and gets into the house...exactly at the moment when the owners of the house appear. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Sire de Maletroit's Door Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Sire de Maletroit's Door Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Sire de Maletroit's Door Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: full cast Format: Unabridged Length: 29 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: While Robert Louis Stevenson is most famous for novels like Treasure Island and Kidnapped, he also wrote a number of excellent short stories of suspense. "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" is one of his best. © and (P)1977 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: A dynamic cast brings life to Robert Louis Stevensons thrilling short story "The Sire de Maletroit's Door". On an evening in September 1429, with troops from Burgundy and England milling about town, 21-year-old cavalier Denis de Beaulieu swaggers to a friends home and stays past midnight. On the way back to his inn, he becomes lost. To escape a group of soldiers, he pushes through a mysterious door into a dark interior. When the door shuts, he discovers he is unable to get out. Alain, Sire de Maletroit, appears and gives the young man a choice: marry his niece or face death. Can Denis escape a bloody ending? Members Reviews: PUBLIC DOMAIN WORK Bleh. Quite uninteresting, and predictable. A man somehow becomes trapped in the household of Sire de Maletroit, and is given a choice: marry the Sire's daughter, or be executed. There's a bit of back and forth with the girl, as both profess a desire to not be trapped in a marriage without love, but as both show obvious signs of infatuation with the other. And, of course, in the end, they agree to marriage. There's nothing to really interest the reader, unless you're a fan of Gothic literature and you are SERIOUSLY scraping the barrel for a new read. This story is in the public domain. you can find a free audio version at Librivox.org, or a free etext at Gutenberg.org. awesome story I read this story in my English literature class, and I originally dreaded it, but I LOVED it! I haven't read the Kindle version, but I based this off of my reading experience in literature. The first page or 2 were a little detailed, but as soon as the main character (Denis) goes through the Sire de Maletroit's door, the rest is amazing. It is a very romantic story, and hilarious too. A true romantic comedy, written by a classic author! It is based in France in the fifteenth century. The plot is basically this: A young man is walking in a town, and realizes he is being followed. The only thing he can do is go through a door, even though he has no idea what is on the other side. When he goes through, there is the Sire de Maletroit, who accuses him of having an inappropriate relationship with his niece, and he can now either marry her or be put to death. Denis and Blanche (the Sire's niece) have until the next morning to decide what to do. The story is totally funny and sweet at the same time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Walter Covell, Walter Zimmerman Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 08-25-06 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 112 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 stories by Arthur Conan Doyle that were originally published in Strand magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. This collection includes some of Holmes' most famous cases. The 12 stories in this collection are: Editorial Reviews: Veteran performers Walter Covell and Walter Zimmerman lead this gripping production of classic Sherlock Holmes stories. Get to know the sly Irene Adler in "A Scandal in Bohemia", or follow Holmes into the sordid opium dens in "The Man with the Twisted Lip". Collected here are 12 of some of the most beloved cases from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. This performance of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a great collection for listeners just getting acquainted with the detective or those looking to renew their love for the famous resident of 221B Baker Street. Members Reviews: A master story teller. Sherlock Holmes is a character who needs no introduction, and these stories represent some of the best written about him. The reading are decent, though I find the narrator a touch raspy. That said, I usually dislike cast readings as some of the voices can be difficult to hear in a car, though I have not found that a problem with these at all. I would recommend them to anyone interested in discovering Sherlock Holmes. Exciting Adventures Well Told This recording offers some of the most famous cases read by a cast of actors that bring the stories alive. I'm a fan but not a fanatic, and I enjoyed hearing the stories I had read decades ago (and seen a few years ago) reminding me of the essence of Sherlock Holmes. Lots of fun. The most famous sleuth in the world. What did you love best about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? I love Sherlock Holmes stories. This audible book delivered. There is always an excitement about how the story will end. Anticipating how Sherlock will explain his deductions is a thrill. What other book might you compare The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to and why? Father Brown mysteries can be just as thrilling and he reveals his deductions about the same as Sherlock. What does Walter Covell and Walter Zimmerman bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? It is almost like watching a movie, you see in your mind what is happening. You hear the details. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? They always move me. sub par performance The biggest problem with this audiobook is that the doctor Watson character seems intent on doing his Nigel Bruce through the whole book making it virtually unlistenable. Great stories, not great narration I bought this because I want to listen to the stories as they were originally collected, not in smaller sets or themed sets, of which Audible offers so many. The stories are great, but I was disappointed in the narration. Some of the stories were read by several people and some by only one or two. Most did Watson in an extremely loud and abrasive voice and Holmes in a dull, lifeless voice - neither of which matched my conceptions of the characters. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Great Animal Stories Audiobook by Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, Hugh Walpole, W. W. Jacobs, Elinor Mordaunt, Harry Graham, Geraint Goodwin
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Great Animal Stories Audiobook by Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, Hugh Walpole, W. W. Jacobs, Elinor Mordaunt, Harry Graham, Geraint Goodwin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Great Animal Stories Subtitle: 25 Beastly Tales Author: Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, Hugh Walpole, W. W. Jacobs, Elinor Mordaunt, Harry Graham, Geraint Goodwin Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 10-03-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Great Animal Stories, featuring 25 beastly tales. Including: Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Pursuing Shadow Audiobook by Andrew Soutar
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The Pursuing Shadow Audiobook by Andrew Soutar

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Pursuing Shadow Author: Andrew Soutar Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 18 mins Language: English Release date: 08-23-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Andrew Soutar (1879-1941) was a British author and journalist best known for his novels and short stories. 'The Pursuing Shadow' is the story of Spatz, an unscrupulous and self-absorbed businessman who has left a trail of devastation behind him in the form of destroyed business partners, one of who lost an arm as a result of a suicide attempt when cheated by Spatz. But karma catches up with everyone, and the amputee finally returns to find Spatz at the precise moment of his own downfall. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings Audiobook by H. G. Wells, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, R. Austin Freeman, Beatrice Harraden, Stella Benson, John Galsworthy
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Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings Audiobook by H. G. Wells, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, R. Austin Freeman, Beatrice Harraden, Stella Benson, John Galsworthy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings Author: H. G. Wells, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, R. Austin Freeman, Beatrice Harraden, Stella Benson, John Galsworthy Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 08-16-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A fascinating collection of classic short stories featuring unusual ways of making a living. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Strange Christmas Game Audiobook by J. H. Riddell
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A Strange Christmas Game Audiobook by J. H. Riddell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Strange Christmas Game Author: J. H. Riddell Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 25 mins Language: English Release date: 11-21-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charlotte Riddell (1832-1906), who wrote as Mrs J. H. Riddel, was one of the most popular and influential writers of the Victorian period. 'A Strange Christmas Game' is a brilliantly constructed ghost story with a strange twist at the end. Members Reviews: ... If the book's narrated by Cathy ... ... If the book's narrated by Cathy Dobson, don't bother wasting a credit on it. If you don't believe me, listen to the audio sample. The inflection in her narrative is so off-putting, it's impossible to listen to. There are a handful of books I would have purchased -- if only they were narrated by anyone other than her. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The String Quartet Audiobook by Virginia Woolf
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The String Quartet Audiobook by Virginia Woolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The String Quartet Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 11 mins Language: English Release date: 06-10-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Adeline Virginia Woolf (January 1882-1941) was an English writer and one of the preeminent modernists of the 20th century. 'The String Quartet' is a beautifully written and evocative stream of semiconscious thought stimulated by listening to a string quartet playing a piece by Mozart. Members Reviews: I must have read this brilliant Virginia Woolf short story a dozen times in the ... I must have read this brilliant Virginia Woolf short story a dozen times in the last few days, so much like listening to a string quartet, each exposure deepening my appreciation for details, each word and phrase adding color and texture and bestowing life to a torrent of associations. Where does the string quartet music actually begin and end for the narrator in her account of the eveningâs festivities? Hard to say since the story is told in sensual and turbulent stream of consciousness. We are given hints but only hints, as when we read, âHere they come; four black figures, carrying instruments, and seat themselves facing the white squares under the downpour of light; rest the tips of their bows on the music stand; with a simultaneous movement lift them; lightly poise them, and, looking across at the player opposite, the first violin counts one, two, threeââ Flourish, spring, burgeon, burst!â Ha! Those last four words are snappers for the eye and, most appropriately considering the storyâs title, music for the ear. But what exactly is flourishing, springing, burgeoning and bursting? Perhaps the first notes of the first movement of a string quartet, maybe one by Mozart; or, perhaps the narratorâs mind; or feelings and senses; or some unique combination thereof. And what is her emotional patina? Is she anxious or upset? Reflecting on the narratorâs gushing torrent of thoughts, as if the press of words were unstoppable, one literary critic writes how this short piece reflects something of Virginia Woolfâs bouts with mania, how during one such attack Woolf talked nonstop for three days. There might be an element of truth in the criticâs observation since, for example, here is a snatch of the narratorâs mindstream as she listens to the music: âBut to return. He followed me down the corridor, and, as we turned the corner, trod on the lace of my petticoat. What could I do but cry âAh!â and stop to finger it? At which he drew his sword, made passes as if he were stabbing something to death, and cried, âMad! Mad! Mad!â Whereupon I screamed, and the Prince, who was writing in the large vellum book in the oriel window, came out in his velvet skull-cap and furred slippers, snatched a rapier from the wallâthe King of Spainâs gift, you knowâon which I escaped, flinging on this cloak to hide the ravages to my skirtâto hide...â For me, the narratorâs dizzying stream of consciousness points to how what we hear in music, what images emerge, how our emotions are triggered, has so much to do with our frame of mind. How extreme can such a mental and psychic state affect what we hear? Specifically for the narrator of this story, I wouldnât be surprised if the String Quartet is playing Mozart Quartet in D minor but she is hearing music more akin to Iannis Xenakisâ Tetras. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Sanctuary Audiobook by E. F. Benson
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The Sanctuary Audiobook by E. F. Benson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Sanctuary Author: E. F. Benson Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 48 mins Language: English Release date: 09-16-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic "Lucia" novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. The Sanctuary exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales, this one being particularly disturbing. Members Reviews: Beneath the Judas Tree... While searching for the annual "Ghost Story for Christmas," I came across this almost forgotten Benson tale. While it isn't a good choice for my purposes, it is an incredibly good story indeed. It has the same menacing atmosphere of M. R. James' "Lost Hearts" with a touch of "The Residence at Whitminster" and a dash of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw." That is to say, we worry about innocence and youth in the presence of corrupting influence, and how far that influence will go. There are so many visuals here that would lend the story to a brilliant teleplay treatment. (For all I know, it has been done already). An old estate, the pool and the Judas Tree, the strange characters, the luxurious vestments...all combine to form a vivid and unforgettable picture of a place and time. "Thou art a priest forever..." Benson sometimes "overexplains" in his ghost stories, but he does that less so here, and to good effect. Roy Macready's narration is excellent. I really enjoy his characterizations and his voice. Well done. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Haunted House Audiobook by Virginia Woolf
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A Haunted House Audiobook by Virginia Woolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Haunted House Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Phillip J Mather Format: Unabridged Length: 5 mins Language: English Release date: 05-20-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure - a ghostly couple." "Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury group of intellectuals." (Wikipedia) Members Reviews: A haunting tale. Would you listen to A Haunted House again? Why? Yes, I would, the story is a little confusing at the first listen, I think the depth of the content of it is improved with each listening. What did you like best about this story? I liked the eerie atmosphere, Have you listened to any of Phillip J Mathers other performances before? How does this one compare? I think that Phillip J. Mather's deep and solemn voice is great for this type of story. I also liked him narrating The Oval Portrait. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Alter Egos Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson, Cleveland Moffett, Arthur Conan Doyle, Frederick Marryat, Rudyard Kipling, W. F. Harvey, Saki
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Alter Egos Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson, Cleveland Moffett, Arthur Conan Doyle, Frederick Marryat, Rudyard Kipling, W. F. Harvey, Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Alter Egos Subtitle: Strange stories of split personalities and demonic possession Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Cleveland Moffett, Arthur Conan Doyle, Frederick Marryat, Rudyard Kipling, W. F. Harvey, Saki Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 05-26-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the most enduring themes in literature through the ages has been the internal conflict between two sides of a single character. It manifests itself in different ways, from the classic werewolf story to souls which are invaded by evil spirits to the pseudo sci-fi of Jekyll and Hyde to strange tales of total amnesia, as in Barry Pain's masterpiece "The Missing Years". This collection brings together a selection of different tales, in each of which tension is created when a human soul is split into more than one part. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lote 249 [Lot No. 249] Audio Libro por Arthur Conan Doyle
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Lote 249 [Lot No. 249] Audio Libro por Arthur Conan Doyle

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Lote 249 [Lot No. 249] Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrador: Joan Guarch Formato: Unabridged Duración: 1 hr and 18 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 12-12-14 Editor: Booka Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Este libro de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle narrado en castellano y producido por Booka Audiobooks te estremecerá. No solo por la historia, también por como te la contamos. Con una de las mejores voces del doblaje en castellano y para sumergirte aún más en la historia, también con música original. Conan Doyle no solo creó a Sherlock Holmes y al Doctor Watson, también imaginó a Abercrombie Smith. Un estudiante de medicina del Old College de Oxford que, a través del uso de la magia, logra reanimar una antigua momia egipcia y dirigirla a su antojo. Si quieres saber qué hace con ella, dale al botón de comprar. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Malachi's Cove Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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Malachi's Cove Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Malachi's Cove Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 46 mins Language: English Release date: 06-05-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful and respected English novelists. Malachi's Cove tells the story of Mally, the granddaughter of an old seaweed collector, who takes over the family trade as her "Dada" becomes too old and infirm to carry on. Mally is plagued by interlopers from local farms who come down to collect seaweed in her cove. One in particular, Barty Gunliffe, she resents above all others. So when Mally sees Barty going out towards the great hole, a swirling, seething bottomless whirlpool among the rocks, she is gleeful at the thought of the danger he is in. But when Barty does slip on the rocks, things take a very unexpected turn. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Six Short Stories Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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Six Short Stories Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Six Short Stories Subtitle: The Best of Wilkie Collins Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 05-27-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Six of Wilkie Collins' best short stories: "The Dead Hand", "The Devil's Spectacles", "Major Namby", "Nine O'Clock", "A Terribly Strange Bed", and "My Black Mirror". Members Reviews: Most annoying narrator! I LOVE Wilkie Collins' work and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to it aloud by other narrators. However, the narrator for this particular collection has one of the most grating and affected speech patterns I have ever heard. Her voice quality and tone is lovely, but her habit of ending virtually every sentence with a drawn out last syllable on the final word is so incredibly irritating that I could not even focus on the story line or language. It is like she is conveying, "Aren't I clever and mysterious?" with every frigging sentence! She may be fine in other narratives, but RUN FAST away from this listen and find a better version of Collins' work! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Long Odds Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard
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Long Odds Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Long Odds Subtitle: An Allan Quatermain Adventure Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 36 mins Language: English Release date: 05-15-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Allan Quatermain, or Hunter Quatermain as his friends call him, recounts his South African adventure of hunting four lions. Members Reviews: Why, why why?! This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? People who enjoy self mutilation, I suppose What other book might you compare Long Odds to and why? Haggard's Allan Quatermain novels are fantastic.The story is fantastic, the narrator is god awful and irritating beyond my wildest imaginings. How did the narrator detract from the book? Her accent was horrendous, it made me want to saw my head off with a plastic spoon. What character would you cut from Long Odds? None, they were all wonderful. It was the narrator, her voice should be used to break down terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Any additional comments? I think I've said enough. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Dualitists Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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The Dualitists Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Dualitists Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: James Langton Format: Unabridged Length: 38 mins Language: English Release date: 06-07-13 Publisher: Harmonic Wave Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Dualitists recounts the tale of the Bubb family, childless for very long but finally blessed with twins. Two friends lived in the houses surrounding the Bubbs, Harry and Tommy, but they were forbidden to see each other because of the trouble they caused. Harry and Tommy began to secretly meet in the Bubb's garden, bringing with them their knives and items to destroy with the knives. Soon, items are not enough for the boys and they begin dueling, then killing animals. But their thirst could not be quenched. Things eventually take a very dark turn and Harry and Tommy must be stopped. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Although he wrote throughout his life while working as a personal assistant and theatre manager, he did not achieve much literary fame until after his death. Members Reviews: Four Stars This Bram Stoker short story was adapted into a movie available on amazon streaming prime called the Double Born Free SF Reader Whoa, that story is cold. If you are going to be put off by two evil psychopathic boys plotting to draw the father of two babies into blowing the heads off his babies with a shotgun, then stay well away. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Going into Society Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Going into Society Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Going into Society Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 32 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A hilarious Dickens story, with his masterly story-within-a-story format, about a sideshow and the various characters who inhabit it - especially a dwarf who seeks to gain property and go into society. He gets the money by winning a lottery and does enter into society, with hilarious and sad results. A rollicking good time, "Going into Society" is reminiscent of O'Henry and Mark Twain, too. One of Dickens' best humorous stories. Read by an American voice, per listener request. Members Reviews: awful reader What disappointed you about Going into Society? uggg... had to turn this off after less than a minute. Recording is not professional at all. So hard on the ears. Has Going into Society turned you off from other books in this genre? no. What didnt you like about Deaver Browns performance? awful. Any additional comments? not worth the $1.95. would rather just read the short story myself. I did not enjoy this narrator. He may be fine for Mark Twain or some other American writer but really should leave the works of Mr Dickens alone. Brilliant What did you like most about Going into Society? Beautifully written. Anything by Dickens is always worth listening to. Well read and not too long to get through in one sitting What was one of the most memorable moments of Going into Society? All. Only 32 minutes long Which character as performed by Deaver Brown was your favourite? None Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes Any additional comments? No Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La Casa del Juez [The Judge's House] Audio Libro por Bram Stoker
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La Casa del Juez [The Judge's House] Audio Libro por Bram Stoker

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: La Casa del Juez [The Judge's House] Autor: Bram Stoker Narrador: Sonolibro Formato: Unabridged Duración: 35 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 04-21-11 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 3.5 de 5 de 7 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Mark Jones queria un sitio tranquilo donde estudiar, y lo iba a encontrar.... La Casa del Juez - Cuando llegó la época de los exámenes, Mark Jones empezó buscar un lugar tranquilo dónde poder estudiar, tenía que ser un pueblo donde nadie le pudiera molestar y después de andar por las afueras del pueblo durante un par de horas, encontró la casa que colmó sus expectativas. Más que tranquilidad, de la casa parecía emanar un aire de desolación. Con un escalofrío en el cuerpo la Sra Witham salió corriendo de la casa.... Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: voz no muy convincente el relato es bueno y el momento más memorable es el final, en lo que respecta al narrador lo percibí poco convincente, se necesita una voz más varonil Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cousin Phillis Audiobook by Elizabeth C Gaskell
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Cousin Phillis Audiobook by Elizabeth C Gaskell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Cousin Phillis Author: Elizabeth C Gaskell Narrator: Nicola Bonn Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 02-17-11 Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Elizabeth Gaskell, famed author of Cranford, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. In Cousin Phillis, Paul Manning has only recently left home to work on the railway line for the dashing Mr Holdsworth. Lodging with an Independent Minister on the outskirts of London, he becomes acquainted with his distant cousins, where he is delighted to meet his genial relations, and not least his cousin Phyllis. But when Phyllis falls for the charms of his more sophisticated colleague, Manning's family ties render him powerless to prevent the inevitable heartbreak that ensues. Members Reviews: A good little story. I read this little novella because I heard it said that Gaskell's later works were her best. In the case of Cousin Phillis I would have to diasagree. It was a sweet little story with well drawn characters but the plot was totally predictable. It seems that in 19th century England being disappointed in love almost always led to a long and near fatal illness from which the young lady, if she survived, emerged vastly improved in temperament and virtue and went on to live a quiet, unremarkable, but socially acceptable life. In this story we are presented with a young woman who is already the height of feminine virtue and beauty but who through a very quiet and confined country life as a minister's only child is completely unacquainted with society. She is, though, in possession of a very fine mind that hungers for greater knowledge and is a great reader, educated in latin and greek. It is perhaps this dangerous combination of unworldly naiveté combined with longing after greater knowledge and understanding of the world that leads her to become infatuated with a charming, handsome, well-travelled and yet inconstant young friend of the family. The drama that ensues is exactly what is to be expected from a story of this period, though written in Mrs. Gaskell's engaging style it was well worth reading. Critics Loved It - Abrupt Ending I downloaded thefree Kindle versionof this ebook because I wanted to try another story by Gaskell. I've readThe Moorland Cottageand found that it ended in a strange way. Cousin Phillis was published in parts and appeared as a serial story in The Cornhill Magazine. (per various web resources) This was the second to last title written by Gaskell before her death. Her last novel beingWives and Daughters- one of her most successful titles. Spoiler free plot - Paul Manning is a young man setting out on his own for the first time in the working world. His job as a railway worker takes him far from home. He is a clerk and just learning the ways of career and life. He discovers that he has distant relatives in the area, The Holmans. The head of that household is an extremely hard working farmer and minister. I found him to be a well-drawn and interesting character. The Minister has a plain, simple wife, and a lovely daughter named Phillis. Paul spends a lot of time with this family. The story is about his relationship and interaction with them as well as with his boss, Mr. Holdsworth. It's mostly a family drama, mixed with romance, throwing in religious elements, and a lot of thought provoking sections on duty and life choices. I hate to tell readers NOT to read a book, but I'm close to doing that.

El corazón de las tinieblas II [Heart of Darkness II] Audio Libro por Joseph Conrad
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El corazón de las tinieblas II [Heart of Darkness II] Audio Libro por Joseph Conrad

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El corazón de las tinieblas II [Heart of Darkness II] Autor: Joseph Conrad Narrador: Txemi del Olmo Formato: Unabridged Duración: 1 hr and 44 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 11-01-10 Editor: NEAR, S.A. Calificaciones: 3.5 de 5 de 4 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Novelista británico de origen polaco nació en Berdichev, (actualmente en Ucrania) en 1857.Quedó huérfano a los 12 años, y a los 16 abandonó la Polonia ocupada por los rusos y se trasladó a Marsella. Durante los siguientes cuatro años navegó en barcos mercantes franceses, posteriormente se puso al servicio de la Marina mercante inglesa y obtuvo la nacionalidad británica. La vida en el mar y en puertos extranjeros constituye el telón de fondo de casi todos sus relatos, pero su obsesión fundamental fue la condición humana y la lucha del individuo entre el bien y el mal. Conrad murió en Bishopsbourne, cerca de Canterbury, en 1924. Influyó de manera decisiva en la novela moderna y es considerado como uno de los grandes escritores modernos en lengua inglesa, cuya obra explora la vulnerabilidad y la inestabilidad moral del ser humano. Este relato es considerado uno de los más convulsivos análisis sobre el espíritu colonial de Occidente. Conrad nos habla de hombres blancos enfrentándose a las incongruencias de sus propios métodos. Una oscura historia sobre el viaje del marinero Marlow por las aguas de un gran río africano, el Congo. Su misión: ir en busca de un agente europeo, Kurtz, un empresario que se había vuelto loco en medio de la jungla. Francis Ford Coppola se inspiró en esta novela para su película Apocalypse Now, aunque ambientada en la guerra de Vietnam. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Very Best of Robert Louis Stevenson Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Very Best of Robert Louis Stevenson Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Very Best of Robert Louis Stevenson Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 06-28-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A selection of Robert Louis Stevenson's finest work, including Treasure Island, 'The Suicide Club', The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and 'Markheim'. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Quartet of Saki Audiobook by Saki
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A Quartet of Saki Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Quartet of Saki Subtitle: Mrs Packletide's Tiger, Reginald on Besetting Sins, Sredni Vashtar, The Recessional Author: Saki Narrator: Helen Elizabeth G Format: Unabridged Length: 30 mins Language: English Release date: 06-11-09 Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This audiobook collects together four of his finest short stories: 'Mrs Packletide's Tiger' - in this story, Saki tackles the Victorian-Edwardian fascination with wild-game hunting, as well as the timeless drive to keep up with the Joneses. In this case Mrs Packletide has been outshone by her rival Mrs Bimberton and decides to get ahead - by hunting a tiger. 'Reginald on Besetting Sins' - Reginald tells the unfortunate story of a woman who found problems with being completely truthful at all times. 'Sredni Vashtar' - The story of a young, sickly child, Conradin. When his guardian, Mrs. De Ropp, finds his Houdan hen, it is sold and taken away, but she is unaware of the pet polecat-ferret, called Sredni Vashtar, which Conradin worships as a god. Just before tea, Mrs. De Ropp enters the shed in which the ferret lies in his hutch. As the time slips by without a stirring from the shed, Conradin begins to pray to Sredni Vashtar - and receives his darkest wish. 'The Recessional' - Clovis discusses with Bertie the progress of his 'recessional'; a poem he was challenged to write and get published by Loona Bimberton. He hopes, with the assistance of Mrs Packletide, to win the bet. Members Reviews: reading needs improvement This really has some problems. A good reading requires some kind of interpretation - I mean that the whole book is understood and read in big chunks of meaning. Helen Elizabeth reads sentence by sentence - you can hear the recording clicks in the beggining and end of each sentence - and, as a result, she reads all the sentences with exactly the same intonation, with no sense of the whole. It is worst than a reading by an electronic device such as 'text to speech'. I wouldn't advise this audio-book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Beyond the City Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Beyond the City Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Beyond the City Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Shelly Frasier Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 05-24-01 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Destiny brings three peculiar households together in the placid English countryside. The desire for money and romance drive these Victorians beyond the natural boundaries of their middle-class lives. As the web of lust and deceit draws these accidental neighbors ever closer, a financial scandal befalls one of them. An outside "rank pirate" is linked somehow to one of the neighbors. Who could it be? In this work, Conan Doyle exhibits the practiced subtlety and complexity for which he has become so well known. ©2000 Tantor Media Incorporated Members Reviews: Amusing but not groundbreaking This 1893 novella from the creator of Sherlock Holmes is a reminder that Arthur Conan Doyle was a productive writer across many decades, who worked in genres other than detective fiction. This is a lightweight social comedy, easily read in a couple of hours. It really does not have quite enough going for it to attain classic status--Diary of a Nobody by the Grossmith brothers runs circles around it in wit, invention, style and what it divulges about Late Victorian middle class suburban society. This is the story of four families that live in a new subdivision of the McMansion counterpart of suburban London in the 1890s. There are the elderly spinster sisters, stalwarts of Victorian manners, out of whose family land the subdivision was created; a widower doctor and his two marriageable daughters; a recently retired naval admiral, his wife and adult son; and another young man and his aunt, an attractive woman of a certain age, who stridently advocates suffrage, who is an adventurer and popular lecturer. There ensues some couplings--the daughters and the son and nephew and the doctor and the aunt, but then there are the necessary complications to true love. Two of the three couplings will survive, but all end up happy. The sisters provide amusing perspective of the goings on. Masterpiece Classic could take this and with the right cast and stylish approach make a winsome production. This edition is print on demand. The cover is thick, glossy photo stock, the back cover has a minimal description, and the interior is laid out competently (not all PODs are, believe me) but is minimal, with no critical introduction to put this in context. "Tragi-Comedy of Life Played Out in Three Suburban Villas" âBeyond the Cityâ is a pleasant little piece of light reading. Too long to be a short story, yet too short to be called a novel, I am reluctant to call it a ânovella.â It is more like a drawing room play in narrative form, except that the setting is three recently built and newly purchased up-scale villas in Norwood, a developing suburb south of London. The time period is the 1890s. The setting of the three villas and a commonly-shared tennis court is called âThe Wildernessâ by the real estate developer. Villa #1 is occupied by retired 65-years-old Admiral Hay Denver, his wife of many years, and their adult son, Harold, who works from morning to night in the city on the stock exchange. Villa #2 is occupied by semi-retired 52-year-old Doctor Balthazar Walker, a widower who has come into a considerable inheritance from a grateful patient and prefers scientific research to routine medical practice; his household is completed by his two young daughters, Clara and Ida, both of marriageable age, and a housekeeper. As the story opens, the new owner is moving into Villa #3.

One Voice Chronological Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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One Voice Chronological Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One Voice Chronological Subtitle: The Consummate Holmes Canon, Collection 4 Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 09-19-07 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Resident Patient: When a father and son disappear, Holmes is called in to find out why the doctor's benefactor is now the most frightened man in town. The Greek Interpreter: In this adventure we are introduced to Holmes' brother Mycroft, the only relative of whom Watson's friend openly spoken during their long assocation. Mycroft, says Holmes, is Sherlock's superior but cannot put the gifts to use. They stroll to the singular accomodations of the Diogenes Club, and as Watson becomes acquainted with the elder Holmes, Mycroft introduces them to a Grecian interpreter. The man's story draws the detective and his companion into a case of extortion and violence. The Naval Treaty: Holmes must recover a document, prevent a crisis between England and Italy, and save the career of a rising diplomat. The Final Problem: Sherlock Holmes' determination to destroy the criminal organization of Professor Moriarty reaches its crisis as Holmes and Watson attempt to track down and apprehend its Master. The Adventure of the Empty House: While grieving over his great friend's death, Watson is stunned when Holmes suddenly appears and reveals that he has escaped an untimely end in that fatal struggle with his mortal enemy, Moriarty, at Reichenbach Falls. The underworld suspects this, says Holmes, and Watson is drawn into Holmes's plot to deceive his enemies and foil an attempt upon his life. The Adventure of the Norwood Builder: Young McFarland is accused of the murder of a man who has just left all his goods to the accused in his will. The evidence against the detective's client mounts and Holmes admits to Watson that, perhaps, Lestrade's case is as sound as Holmes believes it is untrue. Critic Reviews: "The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians) Members Reviews: very annoying What would have made One Voice Chronological better? the reader read far too quickly for my enjoyment What do you think your next listen will be? Any Ruth Rendell book How could the performance have been better? the reader should SLOW DOWN Any additional comments? I love Sherlock Holmes (LOVED Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Model Millionaire Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Abridged Length: 11 mins Language: English Release date: 03-09-00 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Hughie Erskine drops in to see his artist friend Alan Trevor who is painting what appears to be a street beggar. Feeling sympathy for the poor wretch, Erskine gives him money. What he does not realize is that the "beggar" is merely posing for the artist and is actually one of the richest men in the world, Baron Hausberg, who does not reveal his identity until Erskine has made a complete fool of himself. Renowned vocal actor David Ian Davies performs Oscar Wilde's classic short story. Editorial Reviews: Oscar Wilde built a reputation in fin de siecle England as a wit, playboy, and playwright. In this story, however, Wilde demonstrates his mastery as a short story writer, as well. In this comic tale, Hughie Erskine must attempt to resolve a mess of mistaken identities. Filled with commentary on art, economics, and society, Wilde's story's humor is only amplified by a delightful performance from David Ian Davies. Davies' wry tone perfectly conveys Wilde's dry British sense of humor. Members Reviews: The Model Millionaire The Model Millionaire is one of the most entertaining Stories ever made. Oscar Wilde has supplied me with some of the most bizarre and twisted images you could never imagine. The Model Millionaire The Model Millionaire is one of the most entertaining Stories ever made. Oscar Wilde has supplied me with some of the most bizarre and twisted images you could never imagine. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

One Voice Chronological Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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One Voice Chronological Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One Voice Chronological Subtitle: The Consummate Holmes Canon, Collection 7 Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 09-19-07 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: A woman's life is thrown into disarray and becomes the object of sudden publicity when she receives a tobacco box filled with coarse salt and...two unmatched human ears. Why has she, of all people, become the recipient of so ghastly a package? The Adventure of the Red Circle: Doyle's inclination to journey to the United States for Sherlock Holmes material again comes to the fore here. Traveling between the two countries, his characters bring their pasts with them, and find they cannot escape their enemies or their demons by traveling to another land. The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans: Mycroft Holmes calls brother Sherlock in to investigate the theft of three key documents that expose the vital workings of the Bruce-Partington project - a turn-of-the-century submarine that promises to make warfare against the British navy vitually impossible. The Adventure of the Dying Detective: This entry in Watson's journal takes place some time after Dr. Watson's marriage and residence away from Baker Street. Watson arrives back at 221-B and is stunned to find his longtime friend Sherlock Holmes languishing in the throes of a terrible disease. Though Watson's first instinct is to help his sinking and delirium-ravaged colleague, Holmes' reactions frustrate and mystify the good doctor. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax: "One of the most dangerous classes in the world", says Holmes, "is the drifting and friendless woman." And Lady Frances Carfax is such, and she has fallen into the clutches of a phony preacher. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot: Watson lays out the truth behind the infamous Cornish Horror case, which begins in 1897 as Holmes is recuperating from a grueling onslaught of difficult cases. Critic Reviews: "The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Haunted House at Latchford Audiobook by J. H. Riddell
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The Haunted House at Latchford Audiobook by J. H. Riddell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Haunted House at Latchford Author: J. H. Riddell Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 07-07-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Riddell's blending of the realistic and supernatural elements was one of her most noticeable and successful achievements. In Essex she found the right dreary setting for The Haunted House at Latchford, "where beyond the fated house and ruined garden lay the belt of pine trees and the lake of the dismal swamp, which had furnished Crow Hall with no less than two tragedies." Members Reviews: Dreadful Would you try another book from J. H. Riddell and/or Walter Covell? Save your money and move on. This has to be one of the most dreadful stories I've ever listened to and a complete waste of my life that I'll never get back. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calavaras County Audiobook by Mark Twain
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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calavaras County Audiobook by Mark Twain

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calavaras County Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Format: Unabridged Length: 15 mins Language: English Release date: 06-25-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Here is Twain's hilarious tale of "Smiley" and his extraordinary frog. © and (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings Members Reviews: well done Very well done reading of classic story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Frankenstein Audiobook by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein Audiobook by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Frankenstein Subtitle: The Modern Prometheus Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Donald White, Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jim Roberts Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 03-07-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The book is both and incredible horror novel and a cautionary tale about a scientist who experiments first and thinks about the consequences later - something we can certainly appreciate today. Editorial Reviews: As much as thrills and chills, Mary Shelley's seminal horror story was innovative for its intricate, character-driven plot, wherein the monster's version of events is pitted against his creator's. This ensemble cast of veteran actors combines to enliven and elucidate Shelleys multilayered narrative. Donald White portrays Victor Frankenstein, consumed by hatred of his scientific monstrosity, but increasingly downtrodden from unspeakable tragedy of his own making. Jim Roberts relates the equally harrowing plight of Victor's monster, abandoned by humankind, fueled by self-loathing and vengeance as he relentlessly pursues Victor to the ends of the Earth. Cindy Hardin chimes in as Elizabeth Lavenza, Victors wholesome and virtuous fiancée. Enacting their characters respective sagas, the performers take turns in the spotlight, combining throughout to deliver colorful dialogue sequences. Members Reviews: Made for a better movie... One of my favorite movies of all time, I've always wanted to read the book and after listening to the book, I still need to read it because the audio version was terrible. A great story and by far the best version of Frankenstein ever made but unfortunately, the greatness of it, just did not translate well for audio. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Goldfish Audiobook by Elinor Mordaunt
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The Goldfish Audiobook by Elinor Mordaunt

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Goldfish Author: Elinor Mordaunt Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 32 mins Language: English Release date: 08-29-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Elinor Mordaunt (1872-1942) was an English author, writer and traveller. She lived extensively in Mauritius, Australia and the East Indies, which provided the inspiration and background for many of her works. 'The Goldfish' is a strange tale set in the murky underworld of the London docklands. Dor, a raffish petty criminal in London, has a treasured goldfish in a bowl, which his lover, Rosa, reluctantly takes care of, although she is secretly insanely jealous of the attention he lavishes on the fish. The goldfish was given to Dor by a Chinese man who conducted a strange ceremony over the two of them and declared that Dor cannot die while the goldfish still lives. And truly it seems that Dor has a charmed life, for several incidents occur, each of which should have resulted in his death. And then Rosa suspects that Dor is seeing another woman...and her rage knows no bounds.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

One Law for the Rich Audiobook by Stacy Aumonier
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One Law for the Rich Audiobook by Stacy Aumonier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: One Law for the Rich Author: Stacy Aumonier Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 mins Language: English Release date: 06-02-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Stacy Aumonier was a British writer best known for his outstanding short stories. Nobel Prize-winner John Galsworthy described Aumonier as 'one of the best short story writers of all time' and predicted that he would 'outlive all the writers of his day'. Aumonier wrote over 85 short stories in his lifetime. He has been described as the 'British Maupassant', owing to his captivating plots and his ability to create complex characters with just a few lines of carefully selected prose. His intensely visual prose meant his works were readily adaptable to the cinema screen, and several of his short stories were adapted by Alfred Hitchcock. 'One Law for the Rich' is the tale of two brothers, one a rich and successful businessman, the other a poor man whose business only just makes ends meet. At a cousin's funeral, both men catch a stinking cold. One is able to afford the best doctors and medicines London can provide...the other must rely on home remedies. But how will each invalid fare? Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher Audiobook by J. S. Fletcher
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2018-03-13 07:10:02 UTC 10:46:00
The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher Audiobook by J. S. Fletcher

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher Author: J. S. Fletcher Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 03-20-17 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius. 1. The Malachite Jar. 2. Green Ink. 3. The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand. 4. The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress. 5. Alone on a Wide Wide Sea. 6. The Influence Fails. 7. The Vengeance of La Maraye. 8. Brown Rats Dock. 9. The Secret of the Strong Room. 10. Mr. Leggatt leaves his Card. 11. The Registered Packet. 12. The White Kid Glove. 13. Against Time. 14. The Man in the Fur Coat. 15. The Permanent Tenant. 16. Room 53. 17. Skinflint. 18. The Secret of the Barbican. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com