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Judith Paris Audiobook by Hugh Walpole
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Judith Paris Audiobook by Hugh Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Judith Paris Author: Hugh Walpole Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 10-12-17 Publisher: Assembled Stories Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Newly born Judith is found in by eccentric Squire Gauntry in the chilled sombre ruin of a house on a bitter winter's night, her parents having died at her birth. With such a tenuous start, the child grows up to have an intense lust for life and curiosity for every new experience. She is the natural heir to both her parents' temperaments. With the wilfulness of her mother and the stubbornness of her father, she is redeemed by a compulsion to tell the truth and a willingness to help anyone she loves in time of trouble or distress. Judith is a generation apart from the Herries family at Uldale, but the world is changing dramatically for all branches of the family. 'Liberty is the right of every human creature.' That basic tenet of John Wesley's new creed was embraced by revolutionaries worldwide, and the storming of the Bastille in France has a profound impact. Once more the Herries clan lose a leading member, and Judith is thrown back on her own resources. Then, on the brink of womanhood, she meets a childhood friend again: the dark and dangerous Georges Paris. Critic Reviews: "In recording every word of this gigantic saga for his own company, Peter Joyce took on a huge challenge, although for a man who has recently recorded Hamlet with every part played by himself, perhaps it seemed less daunting! Over two years Joyce spent 300 hours in the studio to record the Chronicle's four volumes in 100 hours, in addition to time taken to prepare the 3000 pages for reading aloud. The result is extraordinary: an exceptional and indelible listening experience. A writer well overdue for a revival has been rescued. Joyce doesn't just read: he creates and extends Walpole's magnificent theatre." (The Spectator) 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://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Little Princess Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 12-09-16 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Attending a school for young ladies, the ever-changing fortunes of Sara Crewe are embellished by her lively imagination. Along the way she invites some wonderfully memorable characters to join her in her fantasies. Members Reviews: Love the story Until now I had only seen the movie. The book has a little different story line. As always the book was better than the movie and I love the movie. This book is wonderful! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Alices Adventures in Wonderland Audiobook by Lewis Carroll
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Alices Adventures in Wonderland Audiobook by Lewis Carroll

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Alices Adventures in Wonderland Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Jack Chekijian Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 09-01-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Wry, dry, and arch, this production of Lewis Carroll's classic tale of a fall through a rabbit hole to a fantasy world is otherwise just as familiar as ever. After a century and a half, Alice's adventure in Wonderland, one of the finest examples of literary nonsense, continues to attract listeners. Members Reviews: Good rendition of the classic! Fascinating to hear the old text without the distraction of pictures! And who could have envisioned back then that we could listen to this while at the gym, or *what's a subway*? I like the ponderous way that Chekijian narrates this one, as this allows the listener to enjoy the flights of fancy so much more! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Anton Lesser Format: Abridged Length: 34 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 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 Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear. Editorial Reviews: In this section of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the knight Arveragus is abroad, while his wife Dorigen is courted by Aurelius. She rejects his advances, joking that she will marry him only if he can perform an impossible task. With the help of a magician, Aurelius does as Dorigen requested, and Arveragus allows Dorigen to keep her promise, despite her objections. Aurelius refuses her, however, when he sees the love they have for each other. Anton Lesser uses a deliberate style to lend accessibility to Chaucer's language, and his emotional precision has a sensitivity that exposes the story's power. Members Reviews: one of the edifying tales Chaucer in modern translation, in rhyming couplets. Lovely reading by Anton Lesser. I could listen all day. Good listen Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes. It's inexpensive and good. I think that it's helpful to listen to a modern English translation before diving into the Middle English version. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)? It brings the Middle Ages to life. What about Anton Lessers performance did you like? Great reading. Audiobooks should be read by professional actors, like this. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Charles Dickens: A Collection of Readings Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens: A Collection of Readings Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Charles Dickens: A Collection of Readings Subtitle: Dickens on Dickens Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Gerald Dickens Format: Abridged Length: 36 mins Language: English Release date: 11-11-11 Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This short collection of readings from Charles Dickens pulls together stories from various parts of his life as well as from the novels themselves. Read by Charles great great grandson Gerald Dickens, the collection comprises extracts from Dickenss autobiographical fragment; The Pickwick Papers: The first appearance of Mr Samuel Weller; Martin Chuzzlewit: A pleasant little family party at Mr Pecksniff's; The writing of Dombey and Son: Letters sent from Dickens in Switzerland whilst writing the first parts of the novel Bleak House; The beginning of the novel A Tale of Two Cities: The stoppage at the fountain. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cautionary Verses Audiobook by Hilaire Belloc
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Cautionary Verses Audiobook by Hilaire Belloc

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Cautionary Verses Author: Hilaire Belloc Narrator: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 12-10-07 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Here is a timeless classic in an exclusive audio edition featuring Matilda, who told such dreadful lies; George, who played with a dangerous toy and suffered a catastrophe of considerable dimensions; and many, many other colourful characters. Witty, memorable, and always instructive, join the many generations who have laughed together and enjoyed Belloc's unique and biting humour. © and (P)2004 CSA Telltapes Ltd. Members Reviews: I can't remember where I found out about this book but I checked it out of my local library and loved it and ended up getting th It was so hard to find this book on Amazon. I wanted the one with all seven books in it plus the original illustrations. I finally found it. I can't remember where I found out about this book but I checked it out of my local library and loved it and ended up getting the overpriced eBook. This is another book like max and Moritz or struwwelpeter, full of dark cautionary tales about children who do awful things, like tell lies and burn for it, or eat pieces of string (was that really a thing back then?!), or are just plain nasty. The rest of the book is about beasts and the alphabet and are, in my opinion, Subpar to th verses but I think this is a great book and well worth the time. Great book, but the paperback construction is lacking. The content is great, but the paperback version isn't constructed very well. Pages started falling out not too long after we started reading through it. Five Stars Gift book Five Stars Nothing compares to these pitch perfect English ditties. And the illustrations are so much fun. One Star Too tiny. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Oliver Twist Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Oliver Twist Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Oliver Twist Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 09-19-05 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 39 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Hear Dickens' gift for social commentary in this classic story of the poor orphan, Oliver. In this time-tested classic, Dickens aimed to expose the filth of the London underworld as well as attack the inhumanity of the New Poor Law of 1834. This audiobook is a stunning performance by the award-winning Miriam Margolyes, who is considered one of the most knowledgeable and brilliant actors/interpreters of Dickens. (P)1993 HNP Critic Reviews: "Acclaimed Dickens interpreter Miriam Margolyes does an unabridged reading of Oliver Twist that is a revelation. Margolyes forced me to see a book I hadn't read since high school in all its complexity. With her voice, she conveys Dickens' fury at the suffering of children, his seething contempt for well-fed adults, his rage at corrupt officials. Margolyes' performance is so magnificent that she doesn't so much read Dickens as inhabit his people." (USA Today) Members Reviews: Excellent! One of the better audiobooks I've purchased. Ms. Margolyes is a wonderful narrator and she is able to create believable voices for all the characters. Great story, very bad quality recording This is a great story and the narrator is very good. Unfortunately, there is a lot of background noise. I did let the Audible.com people know. Hopefully, the quality issue will be resolved. One of the best narrations on audible Miriam Margolyes is fabulous in the reading of this great Dicken's novel. If there are ten great audible reads this is one of them! Audio Newbie Miriam Margoylis is an amazing reader. It is difficult to believe that it is only one person reading - considering the voices and characatures. As far as Dicken's Oliver Twist - his anti-semitism offended me and found that the book goes on and on and on - probably because it was written in monthly installments and he needed to stretch it. To enjoy the writings and tolerate the cartoonish characters and not dismiss the novel as a children's tale - it is important to remember that his writings were a landmark for his time and his depiction of poorly treated children were meant to and succeeded to incite public reform. Can't Hear It Can't review the performance because the tape is barely audible. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Warden Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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The Warden Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Warden Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Margaret Hilton Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 25 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Trollope's classic novel features Reverend Septimus Harding, the elderly warden of the Barchester alms-house, which provides charity for the town's neediest citizens. However, for a man devoting himself to helping the poor, Reverend Harding's salary is rather lucrative. Aiming to ease his conscience and quiet his neighbors' whispers, he decides to divest himself of all the income he earns at the alms-house. But instead of making his life easier, Reverend Harding's decision causes unforeseen complications. The first of his Barsetshire series, this novel provides a detailed, gently satirical portrayal of 19th century British life. Editorial Reviews: In Anthony Trollopes early novel - the first in his six-part Chronicles of Barchester series - Barchester is a fictional cathedral town in mid-19th-century England. While most of Barchesters inhabitants are happy at the novels start, the town is caught between its feudal past and its more socially and politically fragile future. Under the sway of Margaret Hiltons high British dialect, the listener is introduced to the traditionalists Septimus Harding and his son-in-law, Archdeacon Grantly, and to John Bold, a reformer who works on behalf of the poor. In the ensuing stand-off, a host of philosophically loaded characters are brought under the satiric and conservative vision of one of Englands foremost chroniclers of change. Members Reviews: The Warden This recording is almost impossible to understand. The sound quality is muffled and indistinct. The highest quality download is "2." I gave up trying to listen after 30 minutes. Don't buy this The audio is entirely unsatisfactory, the recording is from 1988, poorly transferred and the title should be dropped. The sample is not reflective of the quality of this title, I couldn't listen for ten minutes. 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://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Frankenstein Subtitle: The Modern Prometheus Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Gregg Rizzo Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins Language: English Release date: 03-20-17 Publisher: Essential Audiobooks LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Few creatures of horror have seized imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and listeners and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Members Reviews: and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature If you're reading this review, you only have one question. You're not looking for a book review, you already know it's a classic. You already know this is the most original, and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature. You may or may not like the story, but that's a matter of personal taste. A lot of people don't like Shakespeare, but no one questions whether he was a good writer or not. If you don't like the writing style, it's because you aren't familiar with the English of this period. Nearly eighty years before Stoker's "Dracula" ( an idea stolen from Polidori's "The Vampyre", which was an idea stolen from LeFanu's "Carmilla"), this most-original horror masterpiece was born. So, your only question is, "Is this really the uncensored 1818 version? Because I've only seen one other verified version, and it's over twenty dollars in paperback. All the others claiming to be the 1818 version have been disproved." YES, as far as I can tell, it is. The only preface is Shelley's own original. There is no introduction, no commentary or editorial credits whatsoever. There are no illustrations, and the spelling and language have not been edited. Have a good thesaurus handy. So, here it is, the author's original script, no frills, for a bargain price. Which is exactly what I was looking for. Not what the movies would have you believe... I never saw an entire Frankenstein film, only fragments here and there, but those left me with an impression that is far from the essence of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein. For one, Frankenstein is not even the name of the monster; it is the name of the man, Victor Frankenstein, who created the monster. But that is minor. The true surprise was how many issues relevant to today this book brings up--obligation to family; personal responsibility; fate; how far can science ethically go; does man have a right to create life; what is our responsibility for life we've created--these are a few intriguing questions raised. I enjoyed the book, but better than the book was the discussion I participated in with a group of friends; it was definitely one of the best I've ever been involved in. This is a great book to read with a friend or two who will discuss it with you. I think society would be well served if this novel were required reading, especially in every medical school and science and ethics class.

The Canterbury Tales: The Summoner's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Summoner's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Summoner's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Stephen Tompkinson Format: Unabridged Length: 39 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks' third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of England's early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the 21st century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed! Editorial Reviews: Some listeners might associate Geoffrey Chaucer and his transcendent Canterbury Tales with required reading - boring, old, suitable only for English class analysis. But get that thought out of your head and prepare to experience Chaucer as you never have before with this rich, theatrical performance of "The Summoners Tale". Translated into modern English and performed with dramatic verve by skilled voice actor Stephen Tompkinson, this recording brings Chaucers biting satire and witty prose to life in a truly transformative way. Tompkinsons rolling tones are a pleasure to listen to, and he throws himself headfirst into his performance, deftly shading the inhabitants of this story with his nuanced vocal characterizations. Members Reviews: Great edition, just wish Can't go wrong with Chaucer. Great edition, just wish, they would have split it into two volumes, or maybe even three with the third being the dictionary as a separate book. Would gladly pay extra for having three instead all in one. Happy reading!!! Chaucer This book arrived quickly and its in current English. Reading Chaucer is difficult when you're accustomed to reading today's modern literature. But this makes it easier. Enjoyable A must read for those who enjoy the classics! Beware of the sycophant! (this and other caveats) In the Nun's Priease Tale, Chaucer utters the most startingly 4 words constructed: Beware of the sycophant! Each tale, like the latter, also contains a moral. The best book in the English language this side of Shakesphere. Five Stars Nice to listen to every month! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fanny Hill Audiobook by John Cleland
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Fanny Hill Audiobook by John Cleland

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Fanny Hill Subtitle: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Author: John Cleland Narrator: Justine Eyre Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 02-24-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963, an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the 18th century, John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best-selling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly colored by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures. The moral outrage that this has always provoked has only recently been countered by serious critical appraisal. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Imperial Palace (Dramatised) Audiobook by Arnold Bennett, James Hilton
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Imperial Palace (Dramatised) Audiobook by Arnold Bennett, James Hilton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Imperial Palace (Dramatised) Author: Arnold Bennett, James Hilton Narrator: NBC Theater Format: Abridged Length: 55 mins Language: English Release date: 05-18-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Published in 1930, the year before Bennett's death, this novel follows the daily workings of a hotel modelled on the Savoy Hotel in London. The central character, Evelyn Orcham, is the director of the hotel. Also included is a recording of James Hilton talking about Arnold Bennett. Members Reviews: Poor audio quality This audible title is very scratchy to the ear. Technically not a good production. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Doctor Marigold Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Doctor Marigold Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Doctor Marigold Subtitle: Dickens on Dickens Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Gerald Dickens Format: Unabridged Length: 57 mins Language: English Release date: 06-06-11 Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Gerald Dickens, the great great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads one of his more unusual novels, Doctor Marigold. First introduced in 1865, The Adventures of Doctor Marigold pulls the audience into the story until they become part of this gentleman's life. Members Reviews: Dickens at his best This brief short story is a first person account of the life of a "Cheap-Jack", a kind of salesman or barker at fairs, who sells cheap, everyday items to the poor. Dickens clearly is in love with the typical non-stop patter or auctioneer's song that these men engaged in, and samples of these day-long chants make up much of the book. The story that moves all this forward is the man's love for his wife, daughter, and granddaughter. Dickens does his usual masterful job of pulling at your heartstrings and bringing everything to a teary, happy ending. But make no mistake, the real love affair is between Dickens and the English language. A gem. Smashing Dickens Evening This was truly delighul. Gerald Dickens performed the entirety of Dickens' little-known short story with such flare that I could envision the poor deaf and mute Sophy standing right by his side. After the monologue, the audience was invited to a reception where we sipped wine, nibbled dessert treats and chatted with the actor and many of those involved in staging the annual Dickens festival in Rivereside. I got to hobnob with Queen Victoria! Excellent, as always Dickenson knows how to spin a story. He does not mock his characters, as a rule, and, no matter their station, gives us insight into why we should care. This is a short story,, but powerful and well told. Fan of Charles Dickens but not much time for reading? Read this! I recently had the experience of seeing a live reading/performance of this story performed by Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of it's author, Charles Dickens and, being a fan of both the author and the actor relations and having not previously read the story, I wanted to read it before seeing it. Luckily for me (a bit of a slow reader), this was a short story and I was able to read it in a day's time. Like many of Mr. Dickens' writings, this one covers a wide range of social topics of his time and emotions (it's both sad and uplifting). Dickens at his best If you have, are, or have had, Deaf in your family or friends you will be interested in this highly intelligent treatment of the subject during a time when Deaf were not well treated or well thought of. If you are interested in how life was lived in Dicken's time this book is revealing. It is obvious why this work was not a classic. It does not strike most people's "chord" as some of his others did. Being interested in history and interested in Deaf Culture I found the book a very worthwhile read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mary Audiobook by Mary Wollstonecraft
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Mary Audiobook by Mary Wollstonecraft

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mary Subtitle: A Fiction Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Narrator: Nicola Barber Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 10-16-13 Publisher: Harmonic Wave Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This story is, in essence, the novelization of Wollstonecraft's ultimate work, Vindication of the Rights of Women. It follows a girl who grows up in a moderately wealthy English family in 18th century, trying to find love and individuality in a time when such concepts are incomprehensible to society. Mary, the main character, follows life and love through a turbulent series of ups and downs while trying to remain true to herself. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was a British feminist, writer, and philosopher. She is best known for her treatise A Vindication for the Rights of Women which puts forth that women are not naturally inferior to men and it is their lack of education that leads them to appear so. Members Reviews: Eh It was okay. I can see why some might really enjoy it, as it has some interesting characterization. But I just couldn't sink my teeth into it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Canterbury Tales: The Friar's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Friar's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Friar's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks' third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of Englands early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the 21st century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed! Editorial Reviews: Narrator Tim Pigott-Smith's performance is a wonderful illustration of the pleasures of storytelling. In this modern-verse rendition of "The Friar's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Pigott-Smith inhabits the Friar's voice like a well-tailored suit as the Friar tells the humorous story of a summoner who is an extortionist, thief, and bawd. The summoner meets a yeoman who turns out to be the devil himself, and the two unsurprisingly get along quite well. But later, when he is cursed by a woman he tries to extort, the summoner is taken by the devil to hell, where the Friar clearly believes he belongs. Listeners will particularly appreciate Pigott-Smith's enjoyable deployment of different accents for the characters. Members Reviews: Great edition, just wish Can't go wrong with Chaucer. Great edition, just wish, they would have split it into two volumes, or maybe even three with the third being the dictionary as a separate book. Would gladly pay extra for having three instead all in one. Happy reading!!! Chaucer This book arrived quickly and its in current English. Reading Chaucer is difficult when you're accustomed to reading today's modern literature. But this makes it easier. Enjoyable A must read for those who enjoy the classics! Beware of the sycophant! (this and other caveats) In the Nun's Priease Tale, Chaucer utters the most startingly 4 words constructed: Beware of the sycophant! Each tale, like the latter, also contains a moral. The best book in the English language this side of Shakesphere. Five Stars Nice to listen to every month! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Chimes Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Palmer
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The Chimes Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Palmer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Chimes Author: Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Palmer Narrator: Geoffrey Palmer Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 02-08-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Dickens lesser-known Christmas novella, The Chimes, read by the actor Geoffrey Palmer. Toby Trotty; Veck, a downtrodden ticket-porter, is struggling with a decision. Will a visitation from spirits help him see the light? Scathing, dark, but also heart-warming, The Chimes is a thought-provoking Christmas read for fans of Dickens social commentary. Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: Good... but Flawed Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Sure, I enjoyed this book and don't regret the listening time. I just won't be listening to it again. To me, a three-star review doesn't mean it's a bad book, it's just... average. If youve listened to books by Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Palmer before, how does this one compare? I have no complaints with the narrator, but he couldn't raise this above a three-star. This is Dickens going for a not-so-subtle social commentary on poverty, of course. It's just a bit heavy-handed in this one, and I finished the story not uplifted so much as feeling I'd had a narrow escape from a very, very hopeless tale. I'm sure that's what he was going for but, really? There are so many other ways to say the same thing, and Dickens does it well in other books. What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike? Geoffrey Palmer beats the "Dickens on Dickens" version hands down, as that rendition is over the top. At least I didn't feel I was being beaten over the head with the "hopelessness" in an already fairly bleak tale. Was The Chimes worth the listening time? Sure, listen to it. It's, after all, NOT "A Christmas Carol," so if you need something different at Christmas, there's this. But I wouldn't recommend spending a credit on it, or spending full price. Any additional comments? This is NOT a bad book, how can Dickens ever be, really? But there's a whole helluva lot out there that is worth listening to. If you want something GREAT? Oh, DO get "Jacob T. Marley!" Now there's another, more delightful way to spend your Christmas! A lesser Christmas tale This was a bit of a chore to listen to and seemed to push Dicken's political cause at bit too clumsily. I really wanted to like this and hoped it was a good fit with the Christmas Carol. It was okay at the start but then it just seemed to drag. The supernatural parts, which I guess were to be like Scrooge's visit by the 3 ghosts, weren't that great, to me.

The Adventures of Robin Hood Audiobook by E. Charles Vivian
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Audiobook by E. Charles Vivian

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Adventures of Robin Hood Author: E. Charles Vivian Narrator: Dan Elsea Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 12-16-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Robin and Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet, and evil Prince John - these names have been the stuff of legend for over a thousand years. But they were scattered legends until E. Charles Vivian gathered the tales and distilled them into this novel, codifying the classic story we know today of the man who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Follow along with the hero of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, to the climatic attack on the castle known as Evil Hold. Editorial Reviews: E. Charles Vivian immerses the listener in his classic and adventure-filled retelling of the Robin Hood legend. The Adventures of Robin Hood sees the swashbuckling outlaw battling the Sherriff of Nottingham and other brutal Normans in Sherwood Forest. Hes accompanied in his exploits by his "Merry Men": Little John, Will Scarlett, and Friar Tuck. The storys lighthearted hero robs from the tax-collecting rich to feed the poor but also has time to rescue Maid Marian from an arranged marriage to the villainous Isambart de Belame. In a light English accent, Dan Elsea performs this adventure story, and portrays its various heroes and villains, with energy and excitement. Members Reviews: Classically good This story was so good I listened to it over and over again. My brother didn't listen to the whole story but he got hooked. He would ask a question like, "Who is guy of gisborne?" Or he would say, "The narrator sounds really good."A good story for all ages. A must listen to. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Royal Flush Audiobook by Margaret Irwin
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Royal Flush Audiobook by Margaret Irwin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Royal Flush Author: Margaret Irwin Narrator: Lucy Scott Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 01-15-15 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is not an historical novel in the ordinary sense. It is something new: the life of an actual royal family, whose story is so rich and varied that it falls naturally into the form of a modern novel. The heroine is Princess Henrietta of England, known to family as Minette. She is the Duchess of Orleans, and linked dramatically to the fate of her brother, Charles II, and that of her cousin, Louis XIV. Members Reviews: I love historical fictions about Louis XIV and all his surrounding ... I love historical fictions about Louis XIV and all his surrounding characters. Minette (the youngest sister of Charles II of England, and soon-to-be sister-in-law to Louis XIV) is no exception! Too few books have been written about her amazing life. Royal Flush is a good book. I agree with other reviews: If you're not already familiar with her life and the characters in it, this book is not where you want to begin! The book does wander on many occasions, causing the reader to re-read a bit to gather their thoughts together again. I do have complaints about the book, however. Margaret Irwin is a great author, but something about this particular book doesn't match up to her writing abilities in her other books. For one, there is too much "he" "she" "her" "him" references in the pages. Sometimes, when talking about multiple characters at once, you lose the thought of exactly "who" she is referring to! Another enormous complaint, and this may be only with the Kindle copy which I'm reading, is the horrible spelling and grammar in many places in the book! An editor is desperately in need! They may be simply typo errors, but there are so many of them, they become very distracting! Historical novel Margaret Irwin brings history to life. I have become a lot more interested in English history since reading her novels. Minette is the youngest daughter of Charles1 of England and his wife Queen Henrietta. Minette and her mother escape to France before Charles is beheaded by Oliver Cromwell. There they live on charity provided by the French court of LouisXIV. A bit dated, but still rewarding In this novel Irwin recounts the life of Henrietta Anne (Minette) daughter of Charles I of England, and begins when a young Minette and her mother are in exile in France during England's Civil War. Eventually Charles Stuart regains the crown and Minette marries the younger brother of Louis XIV, Philippe Duke of Orléans - but Philippe's temper, vanity and penchant for *pretty* young men are not conducive to wedded bliss and Minette soon find herself growing closer to Louis. Much beyond this I don't want to say - if you're familiar with Minette's history you know what happens and I don't want to spoil it for the rest of you. This is the first book by Irwin I've read and while I enjoyed her writing, but be warned it is dated (first published in 1932) and best taken in small daily doses and not in one lump read. I found myself a bit lost at times with several of the secondary characters and their multiple names/titles and would have appreciated a who's who reference guide, although you don't find those often in older novels. If you've never read anything on Minette and/or the court of Louis XIV I don't recommend this as a starting point - you'll be tossing it by page 100.

Candida Audiobook by George Bernard Shaw
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Candida Audiobook by George Bernard Shaw

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Candida Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 01-04-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this poignant play Candida, the wife of the Rev. James Morell is loved by the sensitive young poet, Eugene Marchbanks. The two men agree that Candida must make her choice. But she has different ideas. Members Reviews: The play Candida is witty and engrossing - and in its day was quite the scandalous amusement. The play Candida is witty and engrossing - and in its day was quite the scandalous amusement. I had never read George Bernard Shaw before. My only awareness of his works had been watching `My Fair Lady' - which is based on his play Pygmalion. I am impressed. His dialogue kept me reading. It flowed flawlessly. His characters are believable and endearing. Candida's father is amusing. The side characters were not irrelevant - they added to the storyline. I really enjoyed this play, enough to download every play George Bernard Shaw wrote available on Kindle. The banter between Candida and Eugene is flavorful. I appreciate her wise thinking. He was head over heels for her, and she was flattered by the attention. She enjoyed his company, but she knew their age variance really did make a difference. I especially thought it poignant that she told him to repeat after her "When I am 30- she will be 45. When I am 60 she will be 75." Eugene was a dreamer and held a romanticized view of life, without considering all consequences. He was raised affluent, and in a sense looked down on Candida and her husband, a Christian clergyman. He didn't mean to, honestly, in my opinion. He was just raised with money and servants, and didn't believe that Candida should do household chores. But to me, Candida enjoyed doing the chores. She is a nurturer. She enjoys feeling needed. Her husband does not realize what he has in her. He doesn't fathom ever being without her; maybe he takes for granted that she will always be there. Candida has a deep respect for her husband. Although I believe he was not set for confrontation. It was easier for him to spend time away speaking then face `feelings' at home. I also believe that sometimes he felt it was his duty to honor the speaking engagements, and that took its toll on home life. I could be completely wrong on my analysis of Candida... but it's what I took from it. Read it and see what YOU take from it. Strongly recommended. **Side comment** The next read after Candida should be "How He Lied To Her Husband" as it ties into Candida. The book was basically just a printed out version of ... The book was basically just a printed out version of a PDF copy of the play. There was still a header at the top of every page from the original PDF, as well as a disclaimer at the beginning of the play that was clearly meant for the online version of the play. Also, the formatting was confusing and distracting to read. Two Stars Bought for a class assignment Candida Met my need. Excellent I would recommend this to anyone. There were no problems with shipping. The product arrived on time and as stated. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Daniel Moran
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Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer: CliffsNotes Audiobook by Daniel Moran

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer: CliffsNotes Author: Daniel Moran Narrator: Dan John Miller Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 03-16-11 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The CliffsNotes study guide on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and "The Secret Sharer" supplements the original literary works, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the works, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand these works. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Heart of Darkness and "The Secret Sharer". Reading a literary work doesnt mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Conrad's Heart of Darkness and "The Secret Sharer". CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and "The Secret Sharer", check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. Members Reviews: Five Stars great. useful worthwhile to read when reading Conrad's novella. Points out some subtleties that one might miss. excellent My son needed a resource for his English class on this novel. Cliffs Notes gave him the literary assessments needed - he got an "A" and that's what mattered. A "must have" companion to the book... This is a well written study guide to one of the greatest novels ever written. It helps to unravel all the layers, symbols and themes of Conrad's masterpiece. Without it, I am sure I would not have appreciated the book as much as I do. Essential companion for the book Anyone who has had to read either of these titles for school knows that teachers find a lot more in them than first meets the eye. Cliff Notes are a great way to gain insight into books and get a feel for the various interpretations. NOTE TO STUDENTS: You still have to read the book, folks. This just helps you understand it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

De Profundis Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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De Profundis Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: De Profundis Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Corin Redgrave Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 04-20-11 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Performed by Corin Redgrave in Reading Prison to mark Oscar Wilde's centenary. With an introduction by Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's grandson. ©2005 L'Ocean (P)2005 L'Ocean Members Reviews: Unworthy to comment, but here goes What did you love best about De Profundis? The performance and the final passages. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? Not an appropriate question. I guess I would have had Mr Wilde find the humble cure he thirsted for upon release from prison and produce more work rather than succumb to the drain of society. What about Corin Redgraves performance did you like? Very expressive performance well beyond a simple reading with the wonderful hint of Irish accent. Also very appropriate echoes from the walls within which your man was encarcerated. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Passages like that about the balm to be found in the Any additional comments? This is a very short work, but it does give a direct insight into the way the life of an interesting man was virtually snubbed out after he was torn from the pedestal he never really needed. It is worth a little trip to Wikipedia to find out something of the context that surrounds this epistle from the depths. But perhaps also worth listening to it for yourself before you read any kind of literary criticism of it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sir John Gielgud Audiobook by William Shakespeare, William Morris
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Sir John Gielgud Audiobook by William Shakespeare, William Morris

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sir John Gielgud Author: William Shakespeare, William Morris Narrator: John Gielgud Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 06-17-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A celebration of one of the world's best loved actors, Sir John Gielgud. Here you can hear him perform his classic roles and read some of his favourite poetry. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Very Best of Robert Browning Audiobook by Robert Browning
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The Very Best of Robert Browning Audiobook by Robert Browning

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Very Best of Robert Browning Author: Robert Browning Narrator: James Mason Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 08-06-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Includes: 'Ring and the Book' (Extract) 'Fra Lippo Lippi' 'The Barretts of Wimpole Street' - The Three Love Scenes 'Andrea del Sarto' 'The Bishop Orders His Tombs' 'My Last Duchess' 'The Pied Piper' 'Love Letter from Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett' 'How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix' Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Vanity Fair Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray
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Vanity Fair Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Vanity Fair Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Narrator: Edward Petherbridge Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 07-05-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This book comes with an introduction and notes by Owen Knowles, University of Hull. Thackeray's upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer. Although subtitled 'A Novel without a Hero', "Vanity Fair" follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives. Through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world. Members Reviews: Thackeray's Vanity Fair: The Victorian Society When I read the book I got the impression that I was given a unique oportunity to look at the Victorian society and recognise the things that were both good and bad about it. The novel is "without a hero", as Thackeray proclaims, but it is about the life and development of two women Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley. By comparing and contrasting the two of them, Thackeray manages to show his readers that society in the Victorian Era influenced the development of the character of his heros, but not to the point of actually making them what they turn out to be. It is a wonderful book, full of insight and ever so true for our own time as well. If you want to know many truths about the Victorians and their lives, that's the book to read... You will, undoubtedly, enjoy the experience Thackery is more than happy to offer several pages of explanation and further clarification Where most authors would make a statement, and perhaps give a paragraph or two of explanation, Thackery is more than happy to offer several pages of explanation and further clarification. The word usage is perhaps more flowery than modern writing, but the characters are interesting. Becky Sharp would nowadays be either written up as a success story or have enough money to bury the unflattering past. Vanity Fair makes the point that this was a bad time to be without money, for both men and women alike. Good read prior to watching the movie This book is a social commentary on the life in the early 1800s. Society's rules are rigid and social climbers are not looked upon with favor. Poverty is deemed a personal fault as well as a social stigma. Becky Sharp is a clever girl who gets her way but ultimately gets ground down by society. She proves herself to be more than a schemer but is not able to achieve the socal status she craves. Her friend Amelia, as clueless as she can be is ultimately saved from a life of unhappiness through Becky's intervention. Lots of subplots, deviousness, snobbishness, manipulation etc. Life hasn't changed too much. Money is still power, however in those days the upper class could live a long time on credit and their name. Thackeray is none too subtle as to his contempt for social classes and the power they have over the lower classes. I recommend this and then see the movie with Reese Witherspoon. Favorite Victorian Novel I wish there was an inexhaustable reserve of Victorian novels like this one but of course there comes a point when you've read them all. This ranks in my top 20 favorite novels of all time. Seems to me if I remember correctly a bit of a twist ending. Compelling characters and great story. Great story A very interesting tale. Sometimes long winded.

Barnaby Rudge Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Barnaby Rudge Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Barnaby Rudge Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Hagan Format: Unabridged Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 07-23-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 38 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: The Riots Of '80 Where does Barnaby Rudge rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Since I have been listening to mostly classics lately, I will answer this by saying in the top 20 at least. Other reviewers have said that they couldn't get into the story. It was not the case for me. I have enjoyed every single moment of this book. (Yes, even with George Hagan's mistakes). I bought this book a long time ago and finally got around to listening to it. And I have enjoyed it thoroughly. Who was your favorite character and why? Barnaby Rudge probably because of his being simple and his always cheerfulness and fresh look on life. Have you listened to any of George Hagans other performances before? How does this one compare? I listened to Nicholas Nickleby and enjoyed that performance. This one compares to it equally. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Too long for that. But if I could've, I might have. Any additional comments? This was Charles Dickens first attempt at an historical novel years before he did "A Tale Of Two Cities." Not knowing much about the Gordon Riots, I have learned a lot about them just from listening to this book. I would say Mr. Dickens did a good job on this book and I could see how this helped prepare him for "A Tale Of Two Cities" later on in his writing career. Couldn't even finish this one! Maybe that excludes me from writing a review, but this book has so many unengaging characters that I just couldn't stay with it. If there's a plot, it's too obscure or scattered for me to follow. George Hagan tries his best but I wonder if any reader could render this into a meaningful novel. Maybe it's just me. Barnaby ... Drudge? This novel is not rated among Dickens' best works. Sadly the reader quickly grasps why. In general, it is difficult to identify or even sympathize with any character. In particular, many of the characters are just strange. Barnaby Rudge himself is, as Dickens puts it, an "idiot boy". His pet is a raven ... who actually speaks sentences, though admittedly with a croaky voice. Readers also encounter a brutal hangman and a blind beggar who manages to travel by foot through the 18th century English countryside. This very long historical novel is set in the context of little known anti-Catholic riots. The plot is convoluted and very difficult to follow. Unexpectedly from Dickens, much violence is described in detail, mostly against property but also against human beings. The narrator sides with reason against prejudice but the reader still feels uneasy. Definitely, this work is recommended only to die-hard Dickens fans. poorly read I enjoyed the story but was disappointed in the reading of it, the narrator was full of stumbles and mistakes - and corrections. His voice was beautiful and mellifluous - I felt that the book being so long tested the narrator's ability. Very poorly narrated! What would have made Barnaby Rudge better? While the book itself is what you'd expect from Charlie Dickens, unfortunately the narration will drive you mad ... it's clearly not edited, and the mistakes the reader makes come frequently.

Ivanhoe Audiobook by Walter Scott
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Ivanhoe Audiobook by Walter Scott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Ivanhoe Author: Walter Scott Narrator: Jim Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 02-16-09 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Walter Scott gathered a popular audience, larger than any audience before. A great innovator, he created one of the outstanding literary forms of the past 200 years - the historical novel. In Ivanhoe, Scott brings to life 12th century England. The disinherited knight Ivanhoe, his fair lady Rowena, Richard the Lion-Hearted and Robin Hood - these are people shaped by the forces of tradition, molded by their nation's history. (P)1986 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe takes place in the 12th century and follows one of the last remaining Saxon nobles, Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Set shortly after the crusades, Robin Hood, by the name of Locksley, is one of Scott's more famous characters. With his classic tenor voice, Jim Killavey serves as a good guide for Scott's Middle Ages. He harnesses the vernacular of the time with ease and his formality, although stiff in moments, fits the work's tone. Killavey's diction is quite remarkable, and he utilizes his deeper register to capture these masculine characters' voices. Members Reviews: Wonderful Good tales are good - no matter how old. Fascinating story. Well read, too. ROBIN HOOD Aside from being a source for the legend of Robin Hood, Ivanhoe is a boring adventure with a smattering of muddled history, stilted romance, and legendary valor. This is a story of twelfth century England, a time of great conflict between Christians, other-believers like Muslims and Jews, and non-believers (pagans that believe in many gods or no God). Layered into this religious conflict is Anglo/Saxon resentment of Norman control of England. Ivanhoe creates the legend of Robin Hood with an introduction of Norman-King Richard the Lionheart and his brother, Prince John, to characterize the era. This is during the time of the Crusades when Saladin is spreading Muslim beliefs through the world with conquests in Syria and the Middle East. Sir Walter Scott may be a better writer than is shown in Ivanhoe but for adventure and romance, Alexander Dumas is a better practitioner of the art. Terrific story! Not my favorite narrator... Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Story: The poetry that opened each chapter gave such a marked elegance to the text and a chivalrous ambience to the portrayal of the people. The description of the land and the manner and attire of the people were so carefully detailed as to be perfect for a student studying the time period. Historical references were intermingled with a delightful story of honor and avarice, fortune and despair, which made you admire and feel for even some of the most despised characters. Narrator: I originally began to listen to this book narrated by Jim Killavey, and although it has high reviews, I personally found his voice or possibly the recording a little grating. So halfway through, I bought the recording by Michael Page whose voices are so expressive and distinct, that I understood the book better. I enjoyed Michael Page's version greatly, and even laughed out loud at some of the ways he expressed some of the lines of the jester and Cedric. But don't take my word for it. Listen carefully to the samples from both, and pick for yourself! Disappointed 19th Century yarn set in Norman England, written by a Scotsman, read by an American. Should have listened to it first. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Gulliver's Travels Audiobook by Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels Audiobook by Jonathan Swift

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Gulliver's Travels Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Paul Albertson Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 04-08-08 Publisher: Alpha DVD Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 51 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Lemuel Gulliver travels to the remote country of Lilliput, where he encounters the six-inch-tall Lilliputians. On his next journey, he is captured by a 60-foot-tall native of Brobdingnag. His next journey takes him to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, and Luggnagg, where he meets a race of people devoted to music and mathematics. On his final journey to the country of the Houyhnhnms, he meets the subhuman race of Yahoo's and the intelligent horses that rule them. Members Reviews: Boring I know this a classic but i found it to be so boring that i didn't continue past half way, it was interesting enough at first (maybe the first hour of listening) but soon became very redundant,i think the story is cool but as much as i tend to dislike the practice, it would be better abridged. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Cricket on the Hearth Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Cricket on the Hearth Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Cricket on the Hearth Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Cole Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: There is the warmest of Christmas fires in this hearth. It was reportedly written in a matter of weeks as part of Dickens' journalistic output, to catch the Christmas deadline. Unlike his other seasonal stories, this is not a supernatural tale but one of the perfect domestic scene with which Dickens was so obsessed throughout his writing. It is all here: the warmth of home, the loving little woman, the children, the food and the laughter. All the things that go to make an idealised Christmas are rolled into one very warming story. The book was a huge commercial success and the best selling of all five of the Christmas books. At the outset its sales doubled that of both The Chimes and A Christmas Carol. William Makepiece Thackeray described it as "illuminated with extra gas, crammed with extra bonbons, French plums and sweetness".... Members Reviews: Amusing Short cute tale. Not what I expected, but good read with a simple message. Not a Christmas tale, just general everyday magic. eye of the beholder This is one of the few things written by Charles Dickens that I had not read. I enjoyed the book immensely! The book company makes literature available in various print sizes. This print variations is a huge help! I can share great literature with family and friends that may need larger print. I even find it helpful for myself when my eyes are tired. I have purchased many books by this company through Amazon and have never been disappointed in their products! Cricket on the hearth Charles Dickens books are a wonderful insight into the time in which they were written. The writing can be difficult to understand at times, but that was the language of the day. People had a misunderstanding and doubt with others that we still have today. I enjoyed the positive, cheerful ending. This is the second OLD copy of Cricket on the ... This is the second OLD copy of Cricket on the Hearth I have purchased through Amazon--for my two children with new houses and fireplaces. They got the cricket and the book. Charles Dickins' The Cricket on the Hearth If you are a fan of the Dickens style or if you like delightful stories where animals have human characteristics you will find The Cricket on the Hearth a fun story to read. I recommend it for enjoyment. This was something I placed in my Kindle reader from Amazon. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of King Arthur and the Round Table Audiobook by Andrew Lang
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Tales of King Arthur and the Round Table Audiobook by Andrew Lang

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tales of King Arthur and the Round Table Author: Andrew Lang Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are of Celtic origin. It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain. Minstrels and storytellers travelled through the land in the centuries after this, telling tales of chivalry and heroism, and the legends of King Arthur grew up across Britain and parts of Europe. Andrew Lang's collection of Arthurian legends is one of the most complete and comprehensive ever written and is more accessible than most. He has drawn extensively on the "Historia Britonum", which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, as well as Thomas Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" and a number of stories of the Holy Grail which are of French origin. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mercury Theatre: The Man Who Was Thursday - September 5, 1938 Audiobook by Orson Welles
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Mercury Theatre: The Man Who Was Thursday - September 5, 1938 Audiobook by Orson Welles

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mercury Theatre: The Man Who Was Thursday - September 5, 1938 Author: Orson Welles Narrator: Orson Welles Format: Original Recording Length: 57 mins Language: English Release date: 02-11-15 Publisher: ABN Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse. Members Reviews: original radio drama It is an abridged version of the novel done for radio broadcast with the great Orson Welles as the narrator and star. Its a good story that I feel might have lost dune interesting detail from the conversion. If you liked it. check out Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus by John C. Wright for a modern version of the tail. Its in his short collection The book of feasts and seasons. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) Audiobook by John Ruskin
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John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) Audiobook by John Ruskin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) Author: John Ruskin Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 14 mins Language: English Release date: 12-11-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. Editorial Reviews: In "The Extension of Railways in the Lake District: A Protest," John Ruskin argues against a proposed expansion of the railway into the beautiful natural area of the Lake District. Ruskin earned fame as a 19th-century English art critic. Neville Jason selected this essay for its intellectual depth and performs it as a passionate plea. With a voice both academic and mature, Jason employs an appropriately cultured tone. Clear diction and deliberate pacing make the old-fashioned syntax listener-friendly. An experienced actor and voice over artist, Jason has earned both a Talkies Award and an Audiophile Earphone Award. Members Reviews: Slow and delicately built So. That's why he's famous. This gives you a little glimmer of one of the most prolific writers, ever. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Flatland Audiobook by Edwin A. Abbott
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Flatland Audiobook by Edwin A. Abbott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Flatland Subtitle: A Romance of Many Dimensions Author: Edwin A. Abbott Narrator: Robin Field Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 10-19-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: With this satirical novella, English schoolmaster Edwin A. Abbott provides both a mathematical fantasy and pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. The narrator, "A. Square", resides in the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland. When he is visited by a sphere, he is suddenly faced with proof of the existence of three dimensions and is forced to see the limitations of his world. In a foreword to one of the many publications of this novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as the best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions. As such, this novella is still popular among mathematics, physics, and computer-science students. Critic Reviews: This pre-Einstein geometrical fantasy is one of the best things of its kind that has ever been written, for it is more than an ingeniously sustained fantasy: it is a social satire, with wit as sharp as the sub-lustrous end of a Flatland woman; it is an easy philosophical introduction to the fourth dimension; and it is a rebuke to everyone who holds that there is no reality beyond what is perceptible by human senses. ( Saturday Review) Members Reviews: Don't bother with this edition I've read Flatland several times in printed form -- it's one of my favorite books. I got this edition free, but even at that, this isn't worth it. The illustrations are missing, and for this book they're not just a nice addition; the pictures are crucial to following the story. (Also, the text makes references to the pictures.) There are also some mangled words and other problems. If you're about to read this excellent book for the first time, you'd be robbing yourself of the experience by trying to follow this garbled, text-only version. If you're already a fan, you'll just find this edition frustrating. So, whether or not you've read Flatland before, please spend the $1 for a nice, edited version with the illustrations included:Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Illustrated) A classic Flatland is a mathematical journey and a satire of culture and societal structure. Short in length but deep in thought! Plus, this edition is beautiful. Five Stars Delightful introduction to some important math (and sociological) issues. Four Stars Slow to process, but opened my mind to the possibility of a fourth dimension. Thought provoking! A great example of how social commentary is truly timeless. This is a vintage tale best characterized as sci-fi or fantasy, yet the descriptions of how certain classes are treated are utterly chilling in the most up-to-date sense. No need to be a mathematician to âgetâ the principles illustrated here â the points are easily taken. NOTE: I do wish an effort would be made to include the diagrams in these old books that have been put into digital format by volunteers (for whom I am grateful). This one would really benefit from their inclusion! But I really enjoyed it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Man Who Was Thursday Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton
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The Man Who Was Thursday Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Man Who Was Thursday Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: Orson Welles Format: Abridged Length: 52 mins Language: English Release date: 05-13-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consists of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday. In his efforts to thwart the council's intentions, however, he discovers that five of the other six members are also undercover detectives; each was just as mysteriously employed and assigned to defeat the Council of Days. They all soon find out that they are fighting each other and not real anarchists; such was the mastermind plan of the genius Sunday. In a dizzying and surreal conclusion, the six champions of order and former anarchist ring-leaders chase down the disturbing and whimsical Sunday, the man who calls himself "The Peace of God". Members Reviews: Twist and turns. There is a a wild adventure that takes place. You keep reading to see how it turns out. You think you are reading a London period piece only, then it takes you on a philosophical ride that you don't see coming in the beginning chapters. It is a engaging page turner. An epic battle. A mystery. And much much more. I shall be thinking about this story for a long time. So many levels of meaning. Beginning with local political intrigue, its scope soon expands to cosmic intrigue. Question after question. Surprise after surprise. Triumph after triumph. Something a bit different from 1908 This is sub-titled: A Nightmare. Gabriel Syme is a Police detective and poet who infiltrates a meeting of anarchists,joins becoming member code name "Thursday. This is written in 1908 when the anarchists were a movement. The cynic in me thought that they can't have been much of anarchists if they were having organised meetings but there you go. He soon finds out that no one is who they appear to be. Many scenarios later there is a confrontation with the head anarchist ,Sunday, and all is found to be well proving that goodness will prevail in a wicked world. The clue is in the sub-title, its a feat of imagination where Chesterton goes with his characters but once its apparent what is happening it takes a bit long to come to a conclusion in my opinion. This is not a Father Brown story by any stretch, very different. If you enjoy the metaphysical give this a go, its short and won't take too much of your time. The Man Who Was Thursday 4stars. I would have given 5 as the book kept my interest all along, but it ended so abruptly, and I didn't really understand the ending. you'll love this book If you want a story that just keeps opening more and more doors on the road of nightmares, you'll love this book. It's very well written and every twist takes the reader further into the nightmare in a totally believable way. I enjoyed reading the book very much and highly recommend it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sense and Sensibility Audiobook by Jane Austen, Dove Audio - producer
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Sense and Sensibility Audiobook by Jane Austen, Dove Audio - producer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sense and Sensibility Author: Jane Austen, Dove Audio - producer Narrator: Glenda Jackson Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 08-07-17 Publisher: Raffin Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This Jane Austen novel tells the story of the Dashwood sisters: cautious, level-headed Elinor and the impulsive, lively Marianne. A satire of the romantic novel, a popular genre in 18th-century Britain, this timeless story is a study of love and marriage through the eyes of two very different heroines, one representing sense, or logic, and the other presenting sensibility, or emotionalism. Members Reviews: It's One Heavy Book So I just wanted to let others know that this collection is one giant book of all Austen novels combined. You can't tell from the picture, but I was actually expecting (and hoping for) individual books packed in one box like other book collections I have. So I was definitely a bit disappointed when I received this book. And while I am used to reading large books like David McCullough biographies, this compilation is by far the heaviest I have in my possession. I'm not sure I will be able to read this in bed or even hold it up in my arms for any long period of time. So beware. I would have chosen differently if had this information when I was contemplating purchase. EMMA A lot of water under the bridge since first reading this book many years ago. I do not know why I liked it so much them...possibly I was blinded by adolescents and want everyone to have a loving mate and played match maker myself thinking also I was above others..shame on me!! This book the second time around was so frustrating I could have screamed in parts. How dare Emma feel so superior in her small town and looked for others to make over in her image. How dare she play match maker with every eligible bachelor and made in the area thinking she knew best. Was she a true friend visiting all the families and offering her solicitations as if she were the queen and it being a big gift to shower her presence with others (all of whom she felt were inferior) on a regular basis. Glad to have revisited this book and will revisit others but don't think they will be by Jane Austen. My book was downloaded onto my Kindle from Amazon. Its starts off Emma becoming good friends with a girl named Harriet Emma Woodhouse is a young girl growing up in a family of wealth and high class. Throughout the story, Emma becomes what some would call a matchmaker. Its starts off Emma becoming good friends with a girl named Harriet. Harriet doesnât know her parents therefore she doesnât have money or a high social ranking. Emma attempts to set her up with two different men and both come crashing down miserably. Emma attempts to help everyone Emma falls in love with a man by the name of Frank Churchill. She thinks they will wed, but later on you find out heâs already secretly engaged to a woman by the name of Jane. Emma is devastated by this but begins to reflect upon her feelings. She ends up confessing her love for her brother in law Mr.Knightley who has been guiding her throughout the story and Harriet marries Mr. Martin. Jane Austenâs writing style was very witty, short, and sweet. She used clever wording that packs a punch in short sentences. The sentences could be unfinished and have dashed, which was used for emphasis on the urgentness and feeling of the character talking. The mood of the story is somewhat ironic. The author seems to have a deep connection with the characters, but likes to show their flaws and insecurities by making fun of them. All the characters seemed believable. I could relate them to people in my life.

Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Bronte
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Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Bronte

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is skillfully read by actress Juliet Stevenson. "The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself" Passionate, poetic, and revolutionary, Jane Eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. The story of a defiant, fiercely intelligent woman who refuses to accept her appointed place in society - and instead finds love on her own terms - has become famous as one of the greatest romances ever written. But it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character, and a transformative work of the imagination. Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series features affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: Just Brilliant Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre to be better than the print version? It was always a favourite story but, listening to Juliet Stevenson read it was just wonderful. She brought the characters and the scenery to life and I listened to it in one session just couldn't turn it off. Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevensons other performances before? How does this one compare? No I haven't but I'll be looking out for other books she's read on audible If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? A beautiful love story A Perfect Example Before you can appreciate an opinion it would be beneficial to know something of the source. I am a straight man in his 40s who has recently enjoyed reading (or listening to) Jane Austin novels. I think my enjoyment in them stems from them being so far removed from my lifestyle and vantage point. however, while they were very good, I found in each of them one flaw or another. I found no such flaws in Jane Eyre. I had been doubtful that I would like Jane Eyre as I believed it would be nothing but the prattlings of a weak and tormented young lady. Imagine my surprise when she turned out to be strong willed and intelligent, yet still tender. The story, too, was much more complex and intriguing than I originally had thought. At one point I even thought I had stumbled onto a horror mystery book. And what of the narration? Well, let us just say that I would marry Juliet Stevenson sight unseen just to have her read to me every day. She has a wonderful voice and a perfect reading style for books of this type. I hope this review helped you to make up you mind to purchase this audiobook. Now, I must leave you to finished my breakfast and search for my next book. Good day to you. A Classic! Where does Jane Eyre rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Not a bad abridged version. Brillant, clear and engaging narration. The narrator does a very good job. The book is ofcourse a classic. I have seen virtually all the film versions and read the book several times but this audiobook still manages to engage me and kept me listening through the night. Can't wait to get other audiobooks by the same narrator. The story is of course a classic and worth revisiting time and time again without tiring.

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Christmas Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Bill DeWees Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 08-29-11 Publisher: Simply Media Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens beloved Christmas story is here narrated by Bill DeWees, with his special inflection to make the story English but easily understood by Americans. This is particularly nice to hear in relistenings during the holiday season - and year round. Members Reviews: TV and Movies versions were good, but the book is better. . . One of my co-workers encouraged me to read this since I have only seen the TV/Movie versions. It was a quick read and very enjoyable. Fortunately, the TV/Movie versions weren't too far off the mark. Regardless, there were facets of the story that you would only get through the book, which is why reading the book will always be my favorite option. BAH! HUMBUG!! "God bless Us, Every One" A Christmas Carol is a beloved Christmas favorite. Nothing says Christmas like favorite Christmas stories. This timeless tale has been told in many versions. Iâve seen the movie and play but Iâve never read the book. I thought it was about time to finally read this tale. The illustrations throughout the book were fun to look at. Not common to find illustrations in books today unless they are children stories. Lots of great quotes come from this story but the most famous is BAH! HUMBUG! followed by: "God bless Us, Every One!" Standalone As great to read vs as to watch as a production. We've enjoyed many kinds of productions of this classic Scrooge story. The original makes us 'rise to the occasion' - or at least gets us to mentally take the time to step back in that era. Life was so different, so the real factor is (I think) a little richer, than already assembled viewables. Emotional, and the older language adds some incentive to digging into the story. A must read! Dickens has always intimidated me. Somehow, I made my way through high school and college without having to read one of his novels. Finally, a few weeks before Christmas, I decided to give this a try when I learned it is relatively short. I figured if it took some work, at least it wouldn't take all that long. I'm sorry I waited so long. It was impossible for me to separate this from the many versions of A Christmas Carol I've seen over the years. I loved it. I enjoyed the glimpse into the time and place of the story. The story and theme are, of course, legendary. Don't be intimidated. This is a book everyone should read at least once. Classic I Know I have tried this one before and was distracted within the first five chapters but with the advise of a colleague I am going to attempt this one again. I am late 30's and sometimes have a tough time focusing for long spans of time unless the story is captivating from the get go, you have to appreciate writing for the sake of verb-age and description to get into this. So, because it is a classic and I think the classics should be read - I'll give it another go but not looking forward to it despite the wonderful reviews. Hated Pride and Prejudice too - just depends on personal taste I suppose. Loved The Divine Comedy.... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Trilby Audiobook by George du Maurier
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Trilby Audiobook by George du Maurier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Trilby Author: George du Maurier Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 11-08-10 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Full of the author's joie de vivre, this tale revels in the artistic life of 19th Century Paris. Three friends, perfect companions for each other, try to make their way as painters in the Bohemian climate of the left bank of the Seine, but then Little Billee falls in love. The object of his affections is Trilby, a gamine figure of the streets and artists' model. Trilby is under the influence of the strange Svengali who hypnotises her to make her sing. It is not Svengali, however, who is responsible for Trilby's downfall. Du Maurier surely lays that blame on the class system of the time. It is not Trilby's lifestyle that brings tragedy but Victorian attitudes - the worthy encompassed by the inevitable. It is a love story brim full of rumbustious reminiscence with dark undercurrents about mesmeric possession of the soul - an obsession of the period. About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as "excellent", "remarkable", "entrancing", "superb", "magic for sure", "masterly", "wonderful", "a class act" and "a splendid example of audio at its best". Critic Reviews: "Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent) Members Reviews: tedious Trilby I have wanted to read this book for many years and was prepared to love it. Unfortunately I gave up after a few chapters as George seems incapable of one word if twenty will do. I was bored by the whole thing, a good edit is required to render this charmless tale interesting. I dont have the time to stick with it, i am moving on. Sorry. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Doyle: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Doyle: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Doyle: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Rupert Degas Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 09-13-10 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: With a horse between his thighs and a weapon in his grip, the dashing Brigadier Etienne Gerard, Colonel of the Hussars of Conflans, gallops through the Napoleonic campaigns on secret missions for his beloved Emperor and his country. He encounters danger and hair-breadth escapes but never loses his bravado, his eye for a pretty girl, his boastfulness or his enormous vanity. Gerard is Conan Doyles most lovable character. At times hilarious, at times touching, these stories are amongst Conan Doyles most popular. Editorial Reviews: Conan Doyle originally published the humorous stories in this 1896 anthology in "Strand" magazine, where Sherlock Holmes had long comfortably dwelled. These are the first-person war stories of Etienne Gerard, a dandyish, opinionated, conceited, randy, dull-witted, and fearless officer in Napoleon's army. In the canon of satirical military figures Gerard stands (at attention, of course) squarely between Baron Munchausen and the Good Soldier Schweik. Militarism, English boorishness, and French arrogance get the worst from Conan Doyle here. Narrator Rupert Degas exhibits plenty of vigor but little comic finesse. He plays Gerard with a French accent and fully voices the other characters, playing the various accents convincingly while skimping on characterization. Members Reviews: Conan Doyle writing style of 1890 - 1910 ish A gentler, comic, rendition of the Napoleonic Wars from the point of view of a man of those times. "Gerard is modeled on the real-life Baron Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin de Marbot, a noted French light cavalry officer during the Napoleonic Wars" (Wikipedia). Rupert Degas does a good job of hinting at the hubris of Gerard, who is very loath to mention his qualities, unless given the chance. His accents, oral caricatures, are just right; women histrionic, heroes manly. Yet, he does so leaving dignity to them. Writing of its time; simple, lite and enjoyable. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Cole Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 11-02-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Christmas wouldnt be Christmas without A Christmas Carol. At the time Dickens was writing it, many of the time-honoured customs linked with Christmas were beginning to disappear. It is largely due to this book that we carry with us much of the imagery that is now associated with the traditional celebration and spirit of Christmas. When it is said 'that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed that knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!', it is to the Christmas of Scrooge, of Bob Cratchit, of Tiny Tim, of Christmas trees and roast goose, of the triumph of philanthropy over self-interest and familial love over mercenary considerations that our thoughts turn. But Dickens' intention when writing the story was a far less sugary one. Its working title was The Sledgehammer - so serious was its intent to expose and revile social injustice and poverty. Dickens suffered considerable hardship and poverty during his childhood - indeed, the Cratchits' house may be modelled on the small four-room house in Camden Town, London, where Dickens lived as a boy, and the character of Tiny Tim is echoed in Dickens' sickly youngest brother, who was known as Tiny Fred. It is a serious book as well as a sentimental one: when we contemplate Bob Cratchit's working conditions, when Scrooge is told that many would rather die than go to the workhouse, and we hear him respond, 'If they would rather die...they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population', the satire is hard hitting. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ghost Pirates Audiobook by William Hope Hodgson
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The Ghost Pirates Audiobook by William Hope Hodgson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Ghost Pirates Author: William Hope Hodgson Narrator: Harry Shaw Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 01-28-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Mysterious deaths and disappearances on a doomed ship on its final voyage. Another ship appears out of nowhere, then vanishes. A single survivor of the Mortzestus gives his account of terror and haunting on the high seas in this classic tale by master writer William Hope Hodgson. Members Reviews: Strange Tides This is the story of the merchant ship Mortzestus on it's final voyage. The story is told from the ships only survivor, who recounts how some unknown horror gradually pulled the ship to its ultimate doom. I tracked this novel down, because H.P. Lovecraft lavished praise on it as a first rate horror story. The beginning is slow, but Lovecraft fans in particular will find a lot to interest to interest them. Lots of otherworldly, possibly inter dimensional, horrors abound here. The only drawback is the narration. This novel has a lot of technical ship jargon (Hodgson was a sailor in addition to horror novelist) so the book is already a bit dense. Add to this the soulless, bored sounding narration of Harry Shaw and it really does hurt the suspense. Still, it wasn't enough to kill my enjoyment. Go check it out! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Treasure Island Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Treasure Island Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Gabriel Woolf Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 09-24-08 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 30 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1883, Treasure Island remains one of Robert Louis Stevenson's best-known and best-loved works. A classic coming of age adventure, featuring buried treasure, treacherous pirates, and the eponymous Long John Silver, Treasure Island tells the enthralling story of Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy, who sets sail on an 18th century voyage in search of a pirate's buried gold. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: Fantastic story, unprofessional recording I am enjoying the story despite the distracting throat clearing and congestion problems that were recorded and not edited out. I wish I had purchased the reading by Alfred Molina instead. So much fun to listen to! This was a treat, I love Gabriel Woolf, who knew he could move from the evil father Karamozov to Long John Silver, to an innocent youthful protagonist and be so perfectly able to bring them all to life! The story is wonderful and just as exciting as it was when I read it 40 years ago. Makes you want to revisit all of the classics. Story almost ruined by sniffling reader This is a great story, but I'm also sorry I didn't purchase the other version since this narrator obviously had a cold. The sniffling and throat clearing are very distracting, not to mention the accent sounds fake, and the reader seems to stumble over his words from time to time. Very disappointing. Fifteen men on a dead man's chest? 'Treasure Island' - what magical images those two small words conjure up! One of the most adapted books in the English language, here are Robert Louis Stevenson's words presented verbatim in a well-paced action narrative that grips from the first few minutes onwards. Two hundred and more years have not aged the book at all, despite the spawning of hundreds of imitators. I have not had the pleasure of the company of this book for more than thirty years, but time has not diminished the story and rose-tinted spectacles have not washed out the bright-drawn characterisation. Buried within the main plot is a story of morality and trust. This type of sub-plot is unusual as the book is aimed squarely at the gung-ho! action adventure; it is all the more remarkable considering when the book was written. At the end of the story I was left hanging between mild distaste and outright dislike of the Long John Silver character. The only thing that slightly spoiled the rendition of this book for me was the reader's accent. Considering that most of the characters came from the West Country and outright reference was made to Bristol, the accent adopted by the reader seemed to float somewhere between East Devon and the Northumbrian coast. As a twenty-year resident of rural Dorset, it sounded very odd indeed. Excellent listen. A great, classic book full of adventure, heroics, skulduggery and pieces of eight. A real pleasure to listen to for it's innocence and escapism. Well read and highly recommended. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Compleat Angler Audiobook by Izaak Walton
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The Compleat Angler Audiobook by Izaak Walton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Compleat Angler Author: Izaak Walton Narrator: Alex Warner Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 03-04-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Complete Angler has been in print for over 350 years. Just a how-to book on fishing would not have created such a popular work. Walton's comments on how to catch and prepare numerous varieties of fish create a pleasant leisure read for any fisherman. His anecdotes are as fresh and contemporary today as they were in his century. Editorial Reviews: Before there was Norman McLean's A River Runs Through It, there was Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler. The subtitle of Walton's classic 17th-century "discourse" on fish and fishing is "The Contemplative Man's Recreation", and for good reason. At turns mirthful, lofty, poetic, and didactic, Angler is a marvelous mixture of instruction manual, dialogue, and work of art. The audiobook requires a classic British voice, and Alex Warner delivers with a pitch-perfect performance. His noble accent seems to emerge from centuries past, and a listener has never heard a more genteel voice discuss frogs and worms with utter earnestness. Critic Reviews: First published in 1653, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler celebrates the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton infused his work with anecdotes and commentaries on catching and preparing everything from carp to trout, chub to pike. This modern Ecco Press edition is enhanced with a new introduction by Thomas McGuane and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The Compleat Angler is as fresh and relevant today as it was two and a half centuries ago. The Compleat Angler continues to be "must" reading for every new generation of fishermen (and fisher women!) who have ever picked up a pole, line and lure to set forth on one of human kind's oldest pastimes -- fishing. (Midwest Book Review) Members Reviews: Feels only slightly better than those cheaply Barnes & Noble classics sold for ... Well done, clean text version. Only minus is the paper quality. Feels only slightly better than those cheaply Barnes & Noble classics sold for around ~$10. In Defense of Contemplation "We'l rejoice with my brother _Peter_ and his friend, tell tales, or sing Ballads, or make a Catch, or find some harmless sport to content us, and pass away a little time without offence to God or man." -- Izaak Walton, _The Compleat Angler_ Izaak Walton (1593-1683), ironmonger, biographer, and fisherman may be said to have been a man who valued the contemplative over the active life. In today's world of hustle and bustle and time clocks, there is something to be said for a man like Walton, who knows how to take it slow and easy. His masterpiece, _The Compleat Angler_ (begun 1653), is in part a practical guide to fishing. For many years, it could be found in fishermen's creels.

Kim Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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Kim Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Kim Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 05-23-06 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 60 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Kipling creates a harmonious picture of India that unites the secular and the spiritual, the life of action and that of contemplation. It is the story of the orphaned son of an Irish soldier, Kimball O'Hara, who spends his childhood as a vagabond, traveling through India with an old Tibetan lama, enthralled by the "roaring whirl" of the country's colorful landscape and by the diversity of its people. ©1982 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: Two great foreign empires wage a hot and cold war for supremacy and wealth in the troubled region stretching from Persia to India to the mountains of Tibet. Along the way, a Buddhist lama seeks enlightenment and enlists the help of a poor, white soldiers child. This is not todays edition of The New York Times, this is Rudyard Kiplings probable masterpiece, 1901s Kim. The legendary Walter Covell performs Kiplings elegant prose with his natural, swarthy East Coast delivery, and listeners are treated to an epic as palatable to children as it is fascinating to adults. Using "The Great Game" between Russia and the British Empire as its political backdrop, Kim is also a study in love, discipleship, and landscape. Members Reviews: A Ripping Yarn Equal parts travelogue, picaresque adventure and spy novel, this is great story tells how a plucky Irish orphan who has grown up in the Bazaars of India decides to accompany a Tibetan lama on a quest for a sacred river. On the way he becomes embroiled in British spy intrigue with Russia. I liked the narrator and thought he did well with different voices for the various characters. But it's the story that makes this a must hear. YOu will be transported to India of the 19th century with all its different cultures and peoples. Magical This recording does more than justice to Kipling's great tale. The voices the narrator is able to assume enriched my experience of a lifetime favorite. Poor audio Would you try another book from Rudyard Kipling and/or Walter Covell? The quality of the audio recording of this book is very poor, very difficult to listen to and understand. OK If you need to know what is going on at all times in a book, this tale is not for you. On the other hand Kim does paint an evocative picture of a very particular time and place - the Great Game in India-Pakistan in the late 19th century. The character of Kim is enjoyably described as is that of Mahboub Ali (sp?). The reading is ok although I personally did not like the way that the Lama was made to sound. The recording is very uneven and of relatively low quality. Try another version I had always overlooked this classic, thinking of it as a kid's book -- but the novel is great listening - or could be. The sound quality on my download was poor, and I disliked the narrator- he seemed to be sight reading with little interest in many places. I passed up a 4.95 sale version of a less expensive version, mistakening thinking price reflected quality of audiobook, which of course it does not always. Unless you like this narrator based on another listern, perhaps you shouldn't risk enjoyment of a truly classic tale (and nice prose) by downloading this version. 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://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Tale of Two Cities Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Tom Baker Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 08-17-09 Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Set against the bloody background of the French Revolution, this is perhaps Dickens' most famous work. Doctor Manette, his devoted daughter Lucie, and the young French aristocrat Charles Darnay are memorable characters. Above all the others rises the reckless Sidney Carton, whose selfless love makes him one of literature's great heroes. (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC Members Reviews: Brilliantly read by Tom Baker You wouldn't think anything could make this classic any better, but Tom Baker's narration is exquisite. I hope he can be persuaded to read more Dickens. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Treasure Island Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Treasure Island Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Kara Shallenberg Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 06-08-17 Publisher: Paperless Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders. Treasure Island is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. It was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym "Captain George North". It was first published as a book on November 14, 1883, by Cassell & Co. Members Reviews: All the ingredients, but this book does not work for me Treasure, adventure, suspense, deceit, a charismatic bad guy, good guys on the run, history coming to life, threats everywhere, games of deadly hide-and-seek -- this book has everything! I don't know why, though, but the book just left me feeling flat. I've read and enjoyed other classic kids and YA books such as "The Three Musketeers" and "Little Women", but this one was like a ride on a roller-coaster ... on a day when I'd rather be at the planetarium. Treasure island Fun story although very different from the movie I remember watching as a child. I did have to read some things twice as this was not a book I could read with distractions due to the dialogue. Overall. It was good an I am glad I read it. Brush up on your Pirate speak and grab ye map, matey. Treasure Island: loaded with lots of gun play and swashbuckling action; just what every boy needs in his life. This is guaranteed to exercise the imagination of young and old alike. Themed around the hunting of treasure, I think the story is more a study in character, morels and integrity. Oh, and donât forget the cool geographic descriptions of Skeleton Island; be sure to read the second half of the book with a treasure map handy if at all possible. My kids loved it They. Ant really sit through listening to it being read to them seeing that it doesn't have pictures; but being able to read it and relate the story to them was a satisfying experience for us. Thank you Kindle Not a good audio experience Ordered as an audio book but had to listen to with the text to audio version which is mechanical and therefore difficult to listen to. If I did something wrong then I apologize for being technically inept. The book itself is a classic and I enjoyed the story very much, but it was painful to listen to without the correct tones and inflections. 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://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Chimes Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Cole Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the second in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season and is the immediate successor to A Christmas Carol. Filled with an array of comic characters, The Chimes tells the story of Toby Veck, a humble porter whose loses his faith in human nature at the hands of his presumed social superiors but regains it thanks to the spirits of the bells. The book was actually written while Dickens was living in Italy but remains a quintessentially English tale. Like its predecessor, it carries a heartfelt plea for charity and brotherhood and examines such distressing themes as suicide and infanticide as well as the question of whether the poor have any right to live at all. The book also continues its predecessor's vigorous satire on the social injustices of its day and is perhaps more explicit and confrontational in its approach. Contrary to his wish to be buried in Rochester Cathedral, Dickens was buried in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey. The inscription on his tomb reads, "He was a sympathiser to the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by his death, one of England's greatest writers is lost to the world." Members Reviews: New Year's Day and a Wedding Not Dickens' best, but still rather good. His writing here has a certain restless, almost hyper, quality. The action takes place over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Dickens' satiric puncturing of the self-proclaimed 'friends of the poor' is a delight and wouldn't need much changing to bring it up to date for the 21st century. It all ends happily with, appropriately, a wedding. May each New Year be Happier than the last! There were a lot of words and phrases I didn't quite understand, but I understood the point and lesson. This book was good and it makes a good companion book with A Christmas Carol. I enjoyed it. A follow-up to "A Christmas Carol" This Christmas novella (actually it is a New Year's story) is not as good as Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," but it is a solid book with a moral and a supernatural element (in this case: goblins). Parts of the story are quite bleak and there is very little humor. But if you like Dickens' other works, you will probably like this one, too. A little dark If you like Dickens then you'll like this little Christmas story. I personally like The Christmas Carol better; I found this one a little too dark for me. I liked the first half - the second half was too ... Seemed less complete than A Christmas Carol, and not nearly as memorable. I liked the first half - the second half was too 'dream-like' for me. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Análisis: La Fierecilla domada - William Shakespeare [Analysis: The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare] Audio Libro por Online Studio Productions
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Análisis: La Fierecilla domada - William Shakespeare [Analysis: The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare] Audio Libro por Online Studio Productions

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: Análisis: La Fierecilla domada - William Shakespeare [Analysis: The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare] Autor: Online Studio Productions Narrador: Online Studio Productions Formato: Unabridged Duración: 43 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 07-28-15 Editor: Online Studio Productions Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 1 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Una delicia absoluta. Centrada en el áspero comportamiento de una bella doncella renuente a casarse (Catalina Minola), sus páginas refieren la desesperación de su padre, el rico mercader Bautista Minola; su hija menor, Blanca; y los tres pretendientes de ésta. Su consternación es evidente. Según la costumbre, el mercader no puede casar a la hija menor, si la hija mayor aún es soltera. La llegada a la ciudad de Petrucchio, un joven despreocupado y dispuesto a cortejar a Catalina, cambiaría la vida de todos los involucrados. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Pride and Prejudice Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Pride and Prejudice Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Harriet Stevens Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 06-01-15 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Romantic scandal, English aristocracy, and familial controversy come together in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to make for quite the enjoyable listen. As the novel opens, we are introduced to the Bennet Family, whose five daughters have reached the age of marital eligibility. When the dapper (and single) Mr. Bingley and his friend, Mr. Darcy, move into the Bennets' neighborhood, talk in the Bennet house is occupied by musings of engagements, specifically between the eldest daughter, Jane, and Mr. Bingley. As the novel progresses, however, a series of social missteps and faux pas serve to foil some of the plans of the Bennet family, causing engagements to break and characters to turn on one another. Despite the familial strife, there are a few surprises that Austen cleverly sneaks into the novel, as she proves once again that not all characters can be judged by first appearance. The author beautifully showcases her artistic mastery of the English language as she intertwines plot with suspense and much more. In a time when social standing was of utmost importance, Austen proves there is a certain dynamism that drives each and every one of us. Members Reviews: Can you ever have too many copies of P&P? This book is just gorgeous! I already own a few copies of Pride and Prejudice so I didn't need another but this was too cute to pass up. It's a generous size, the colors are bold and bright and the illustrations are whimsical and fun. A great gift for any jane Austen fan, even if she already owns a few copies ;) Great classic Jane Austen is always a good read. Her ability to write and appeal to many angles is impressive. She writes in a sophisticated way, with a great setting and characters. The plot is well crafted and every detail is taken care of. The characters are thought out and grow as the story continues. Not many surprises in that area. But it is a great book to get lost in. Its fun to read again and again. There is a reason it has been made in TV series and movies time and time again. Definitely a book everyone needs to read. A romance that sugarcoats nothing "It is a trope universally acknowledged that a romantic hero and heroine who loathe each other will eventually fall passionately in love." Hundreds of romance novels penned since Pride and Prejudice feature a sparring couple who fall in love despite a strong initial dislike of one another. However, I've never read one that used this trope as wonderfully as Jane Austen's masterwork. I came to Pride and Prejudice relatively spoiler free, and although it did not engage my emotions like Sense and Sensibility did, and it started out slowly for me, I was soon enthralled by Austen's characters, their witty observations and the story of prejudiced Elizabeth Bennett and proud Mr. Darcy. Austen had an unerring eye for human foibles, and her writing about them is so spot on I wanted to stand up and cheer. "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?" "We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing." "Elizabeth found that nothing was beneath this great lady's attention, which could furnish her with an occasion of dictating to others." "Marriage ...

Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Persuasion Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Glenda Jackson Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 12-09-14 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Jane Austen's rich and charming novel about a virtuous young woman's search for love amidst the fickle world of country gentry in Regency England is one of her most memorable works. Anne Elliot exists in a world where shallowness and hypocrisy present a challenge to her own centered values and tender emotions. Anne vies for the affections of the man she loves while at the same time her willpower is threatened as she battles the conventions of a proper parochial society. Jane Austen's masterful writing combines finely balanced humor and stirring insight to make this the crowning achievement of her illustrious career. Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Glenda Jackson retired from her acting career in 1992 to stand for election to the House of Commons and became a Member of British Parliament. Members Reviews: It's One Heavy Book So I just wanted to let others know that this collection is one giant book of all Austen novels combined. You can't tell from the picture, but I was actually expecting (and hoping for) individual books packed in one box like other book collections I have. So I was definitely a bit disappointed when I received this book. And while I am used to reading large books like David McCullough biographies, this compilation is by far the heaviest I have in my possession. I'm not sure I will be able to read this in bed or even hold it up in my arms for any long period of time. So beware. I would have chosen differently if had this information when I was contemplating purchase. EMMA A lot of water under the bridge since first reading this book many years ago. I do not know why I liked it so much them...possibly I was blinded by adolescents and want everyone to have a loving mate and played match maker myself thinking also I was above others..shame on me!! This book the second time around was so frustrating I could have screamed in parts. How dare Emma feel so superior in her small town and looked for others to make over in her image. How dare she play match maker with every eligible bachelor and made in the area thinking she knew best. Was she a true friend visiting all the families and offering her solicitations as if she were the queen and it being a big gift to shower her presence with others (all of whom she felt were inferior) on a regular basis. Glad to have revisited this book and will revisit others but don't think they will be by Jane Austen. My book was downloaded onto my Kindle from Amazon. Its starts off Emma becoming good friends with a girl named Harriet Emma Woodhouse is a young girl growing up in a family of wealth and high class. Throughout the story, Emma becomes what some would call a matchmaker. Its starts off Emma becoming good friends with a girl named Harriet. Harriet doesnât know her parents therefore she doesnât have money or a high social ranking. Emma attempts to set her up with two different men and both come crashing down miserably. Emma attempts to help everyone Emma falls in love with a man by the name of Frank Churchill. She thinks they will wed, but later on you find out heâs already secretly engaged to a woman by the name of Jane. Emma is devastated by this but begins to reflect upon her feelings. She ends up confessing her love for her brother in law Mr.Knightley who has been guiding her throughout the story and Harriet marries Mr. Martin. Jane Austenâs writing style was very witty, short, and sweet.

David Copperfield Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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David Copperfield Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: David Copperfield Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 30 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 01-15-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Through young David's trials with the Murdstones and Uriah Heep, his experiences with the Peggoty family and his love for Emily, Dora, and Agnes, we watch as he grows from a young lad to maturity. This is a heartwarming story, told with great humor and compassion. Members Reviews: Is this a race? Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? I would recommend another narrator. Any additional comments? I love this book, and Flo is easy to understand but her pace is much too fast. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Robinson Crusoe Audiobook by Daniel Defoe
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Robinson Crusoe Audiobook by Daniel Defoe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Robinson Crusoe Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Tony Britton Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 04-01-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Defoe's masterpiece is part adventure and part do-it-yourself book. It describes the experiences of the resourceful sailor and castaway Robinson Crusoe. After escaping shipwreck and being swept on to an island with nothing but his wits, Crusoe survives - and even prospers - through his ingenuity and perseverance. He builds his own dwelling and makes furniture and clothes. He lives alone until the arrival of cannibals brings him an unexpected companion and the chance landing of mutineers gives him the opportunity to return home. Members Reviews: Classic story, well worth rereading The last time I read this book was close to 60 years ago, while still in high school, where it was assigned, as one of the required books for the term, in our Freshman English class. That was way back, when schools actually required students to read at least 4 books, each semester of every year, just for their English course. While the syntax and language are, at times, arcane, the story is a classic one, to which I recommend all readers. Good man found his way I read this book , when I was 10or 12 years old. I was amazed how I saw Robinson Crusoe and Friday this time. I saw a man doing penance for some wrong dealings , and earning his way back to society. A classic I tried to read this book when I was a teenager and I was put off by the language and writing style. This time I stayed with it and was glad I did. The writing style is quite a bit different than today's. Some of the sentences in this book were three pages long. I viewed it on a Kindle and was glad to have the dictionary available to look up some of the terms used. Overall a very good book. It dragged in some spots, especially when he spends forty pages discussing why the settlers should marry the women they've lived with. The scanning was haphazard - there was no editing after it was scanned, so page numbers and odd notations are scattered randomly throughout. It was free, so I can't complain too much. Perfect for someone who still enjoys picking up a book! Purchased as a gift for a family member. This was not a new copy and I did not want a new one. The condition was exactly as stated in the description. Classic story and the great feel of an old book. Quite a combination. Good read! How do you get as old as me and not have read Robinson Crusoe? I don't know the answer to that question. My grandson suggested that I read it, and I did. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Very Best of Geoffrey Chaucer Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Very Best of Geoffrey Chaucer Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Very Best of Geoffrey Chaucer Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Cecil Trouncer, J. B. Bessinger Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 06-22-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Cecil Trouncer and J. B. Bessinger Jr. read a selection of Chaucer's work, including 'To Rosamond', 'The Pardoner's Tale', and 'The Wife of Bath's Tale'. Members Reviews: Chaucer It's hard to find readings in Middle English, so these are wonderful. The quality of the recordings is a bit disappointing as there is a lot of noise in it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Hagan Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 01-05-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 22 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens, unfinished at the time of his death. Written in 1890, the story is a murder mystery in which Edwin Drood is supposedly murdered. The novel investigates the characters in a distinctly Dickensian manner from the suspicious and tormented Jasper to the Reverend Crisparkle to Princess Puffer, the enigmatic Datchery and finally the gravedigger and his obnoxious but perceptive boy assistant. But who is the murderer? We will never know.... Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: Avoid! Get another narrator. I do enjoy unabridged Dickens read by Brits, but the narrator is truly dreadful, although likely the producer is more to blame for not forcing the voice actor to do more takes. The stuttering and stammering get increasingly annoying and more frequent as it goes along. One of the lowest quality narrations I've heard here. Content excellent as always from Dickens, so I'm willing to try another version. Avoid this one, even if the price is tempting. Awful reading I've been listening to books on tape, cd, etc. for almost 20 years, including almost all of Dickens, and this is absolutely the worst reading job I've ever heard - please remove this version from your list, since it will give YOU a bad reputation. Worst Production Ever!!! I have read somr books for Taping For The Blind in Houston where I live. I have made some mistakes while reading, but none approaches the performance of this production. Cheap or not, leave this one alone!!! George Hagan is good, but this stinker should have never made it into production. Take my advice, and the reviewers above. If nothing else, find the book in print and read it out loud yourself. You will definitely do a better job than this guy! Nuff said about that. What is here is here. This is a great example of what happens when you rush a production through. Stick with Walter Covell. He's much better. Rich, colourful and full of suspense. Beware of disappointments as this is Dickens's last unfinished novel and such a shame. You do actually know 'who did it' as the plot begins to close in on the culprit. You do not however get to see him put bang to rights or find out what happens to all the characters in the end. That said this is a lively and colourful novel with Dickens's typically larger that life characters. These are ably brought to life by George Hagan whose characterisations are well honed. He is not afraid of the female voice and he does it very well. He is in fact one of the best narrators I have heard, so good I could'nt wait to get back to the story after a break. I particularly liked the character Grewgious a socially inept gentleman but never the less incredibly shrewd and absolutely devoted to his ward Miss Rosa Bud. I write this in December and what better time to listen to some stories from Dickens. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë
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Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 07-06-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 93 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Jane Eyre, a young orphan, leads a lonely life at a boarding school until she's old enough to take a job as a governess for the wealthy and mysterious Mr. Rochester. Over time, she falls in love with her stern employer, but happiness still eludes her - even on her wedding day. What is the mad secret Rochester is hiding? Editorial Reviews: Flo Gibson brings dramatic intensity and an intimate tone to her performance of Charlotte Brontës 1847 novel, Jane Eyre. The title character is an orphan raised by her cruel aunt. After a trying experience at boarding school, she falls in love with Rochester only to have their potential marriage thwarted by a dangerous secret that leads to her temporary downfall. Critics have since cited a modern sensibility in Brontës exploration of female identity and class relations. With her confiding, raspy voice, Gibson draws listeners toward her in her portrayal as the title character in this classic. Members Reviews: Jane Eyre I enjoyed this book- it is a great escape! My memories of reading it as a girl were re-lived. The sound quality was not good though, and in future I will only get books that are in the highest sound quality-, A Genuine Masterpiece This book is a genuine 19th century masterpiece. Charlotte Bronte's tale of this young woman's life journey reached out to me across the centuries and touched me deeply. Flo Gibson is a talented narrator with perfect annunciation. However, she reads at a very fast clip, so I often found it challenging to keep pace with her. The quality of the recording seemed a bit grainy, too; I found it helpful to check out the book from the local library and follow along in print to gain full comprehension of the text. The narrator didn't suite me so well I really love the book Jane Eyre and I do think that Flo Gibson (the narrator) does a good job with it. She's good at capturing each character, the mood, etc. However, I personally did not enjoy her voice so well. She has a really low, deep voice and she sounds very bitter while reading this book. Perhaps it's because the character Jane in the book is supposed to be a bitter character and she is telling the story in first person. But I still didn't like Flo Gibson's voice. I like listening to pretty, melodic voices. That's just my personal preference. But since, as of now, this is the only unabridged reading of Jane Eyre on audible.com right now, I still highly recommend it. If the narrator's voice doesn't bother you, I think you would give it 5 stars. Audible Ecstasy! Five stars and more! Would that all the great classics were available unabridged and so well read. Legendary performance Any additional comments? The story of Jane Eyre is one of the greatest works of British literature. It's fun, intense, strange and gothic. Even my young children loved it.The joy of this version, though is Flo Gibson's performance. Just listen to the sample, and you can immediately tell that you are listening to something special. She nails all the characters and narration, of course, but she manages to go well beyond that.I've listened to this version twice on CD, and just purchased it to be able to hear it again. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Pilgrim's Progress Author: John Bunyan Narrator: Gary Martin Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 02-12-07 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the most popular stories ever written, this allegory tells of Christian, an Everyman character, who makes his way from the "City of Destruction" to the "Celestial City" of Zion. Christian finds himself weighed down by a great burden he carries from reading a book (obviously the Bible). This burden, which could cause him to sink into hell (Tophet), is Christian's acute, immediate concern, and impels him to a crisis: what to do for deliverance. © and (P)1986 Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: The original composition of The Pilgrim's Progress began while John Bunyan was serving a lengthy prison sentence for preaching outside of the auspices of the Church of England. Now, Bunyan's allegorical work is regarded as one of the most significant pieces of English literature. British actor Gary Martin takes this nearly 400-year-old text and gives it a new life in this production. Whether listeners are interested in the historical or religious importance of this story, Martin's performance makes it easy to engage with the timelessness Christian's journey. Members Reviews: Bad copy This particular copy is incomplete...don't buy this one, get the other unabridged one, it works correctly Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Rogue's Life Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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A Rogue's Life Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Rogue's Life Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Bernard Mayes Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 11-07-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 64 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Propelled into society by his ever-hopeful father, Frank is introduced to a variety of professions in order to make his fortune. Not industrious by nature, however, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by his 25th birthday, he has failed medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery. Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit to until he meets Alicia Dulcifer and her inexplicably wealthy father. Proffering his own take on picaresque storytelling and with many a grain of truth for 20-somethings today this is Wilkie Collins at his entertaining best. Members Reviews: One Twisting, Turning, Fun Book! This is a fun book! Having recently finished The Moonstone and The Lady in White (several times), I thought I had a handle on Mr. Wilkie Collins' style and subject matter. Was I ever so wrong. This book is written as if autobiographical as he looks back on his well meaning and hard-working youthful self who just couldn't get things to work out. He stumbled out of one career and scrape into another with sometimes alarming frequency. He got tossed out of the house by his family, thrown into debtor's prison, took up forging old masters paintings. Then he meets his dream woman, lost her, had to search the country for her, then his life really took a turn for the unexpected and sometimes bizarre. The author writes in a matter-of-fact, self-deprecating manner about the most trying turn of events and dramatic setbacks. The narrator, Bernard Mayes, is splendid. I wouldn't characterize his style as BBC World Service where the most catastrophic events are reported as calmly and detached as possible but it is something of that nature. In any case, Mr. Mayes is perfect for A Rogue's Life. Funny and Well Read A very enjoyable listen. The narrator is great. Not at all your usual Wilkie Collins. Nothing supernatural, or dark. Just a well-writing, funny, romantic, sometimes satirical story of a charming young man with no particular calling making an unconventional beginning in life Very Enjoyable Sit back and enjoy. Very entertaining the scrapes that main character gets into, with the final one in the name of love. First chapters set the stage, and albeit are a little slow, but hang on, you get sucked in and can't wait to find out what happens next. A Lot Of Fun!! This story is simply delightful and fun. You can't help but be entertained by the path and career choices of the main character Frank. Pleasantly amoral, he gets into one scrape after another and always land of his feet but never for long. This is Wilkie Collins at his comical best! Like is very good friend Charles Dickens, Collins would write any genre brilliantly. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Very Droll Sometimes so much so that one is put in mind of the TV character Buzz Killington. Nonetheless, there are giggles to be had here. It would have been better if the author had used more "showing" and less telling. It is in "journal" form more than fictional form (dialogue, rich details, etc.) For good droll British humor, George Grossman's TALES OF A NOBODY is better. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Oliver Twist Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Oliver Twist Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Oliver Twist Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 07-06-99 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 40 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Orphaned at birth, Oliver Twist is brought up in a workhouse, sold to an undertaker, and generally ill-treated. Hoping to escape his melancholy existence, Oliver flees to London. With each step of his journey, he travels deeper into a world populated by depraved villains, wicked pickpockets, and sinister opportunists. But there is a secret to Oliver's birth that promises to change everything. A grim but vivid portrait of the Victorian era, Oliver Twist is the novel that gave voice to the world's forgotten and defenseless people. Editorial Reviews: Award-winning American voice actor Flo Gibson, known for her interpretation of classic novels, gives a first-rate performance of Oliver Twist by Victorian writer Charles Dickens. The title character, an orphan, has the worst imaginable childhood. He toils in a workhouse and then works for an undertaker. He later flees to London, where he becomes entangled with a group of young pickpockets, led by the criminal mastermind Fagin. Will Oliver be able to survive an onslaught of misfortune? Will he finally find a home and the happiness he so deserves? Members Reviews: Hard to understand The content of Oliver Twist is excellent, however, the quality of the voice recording is so difficult to understand that I felt I was continually deciphering a code to be able to follow the story line. It made the experience less than enjoyable. Good book, good narration, bad recording I was very pleased with Flo Gibson's narration of this classic, but there's at least one gap of about 3 minutes in the action- unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the climaxes to the story! In case you want to listen to this recording anyway, and read the missing part, it's Chapter XLVII, "Fatal Consequences," and can be found on Project Gutenberg. Excellent An expert and moving reading. Spoiled by the narration. I suppose it's my own fault for not listening to the sample before buying, but how on earth can you listen to Oliver Twist narrated by an American? Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Parade's End - Part 1: Some Do Not ... Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford
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Parade's End - Part 1: Some Do Not ... Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Parade's End - Part 1: Some Do Not ... Author: Ford Madox Ford Narrator: John Telfer Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The first volume of Parade's End introduces the central characters: Christopher Tietjens, a brilliant, unconventional mathematician; his dazzling but unfaithful wife Sylvia; and the young Suffragette Valentine Wannop. It starts with the cataclysmic meeting of Tietjens and Valentine: a weekend whose violence prefigures the coming war. It ends in 1917 as the two are on the verge of becoming lovers, before Tietjens prepares to return to the Front and probable death. Some Do Not ...is an unforgettable exploration of the tensions of a society facing catastrophe, as the energies of sexuality and power erupt in madness and violence. Members Reviews: A Wonderful & Complex Narrative Where does Parade's End - Part 1: Some Do Not ... rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? Certainly one of the best 20th century books I have listened to. The characters are so well crafted and the story is woven in a complex shifting of time and context. What was one of the most memorable moments of Parade's End - Part 1: Some Do Not ...? There are many memorable moments: the story is told from within a pressure cooker of emotional constraint. The interaction of Mrs Tietjens, her mother and their priest is chilling and crisply honest. The scene where Christopher Tietjens and Valentine Wannup are lost in the fog and the horse is injured by the General's car is an interesting investigation of what makes Tietjens tick. Any additional comments? I look forward to reading the following books in the Parade's End series. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Cousin Phillis Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-10 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community. Seventeen-year-old Phillis lives on Hope Farm with her parents Minister Ebenezer Holman and his simple wife. Her second cousin Paul Manning, at first reluctantly, comes to visit. He is the son of a rising inventor from Birmingham and is employed as a clerk to Edward Holdsworth, the managing engineer of a railway company laying a line close to the farm. When Paul introduces his new employer and friend to Phillis he little realises the traumatic effect this will have on the young girl. Elizabeth Gaskell is never judgemental and sketches a subtle portrait of an unsophisticated mode of living that once touched by irresistible forces will never be the same again. About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as excellent, remarkable, entrancing, superb, magic for sure, masterly, wonderful, a class act and a splendid example of audio at its best. Critic Reviews: "Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent) Members Reviews: Cousin Phillis A pretty ordinary Victorian story. Not necessarily one I would recommend or want to read again. It was probably too short for any real development of character. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Picture of Dorian Gray Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Don Hagen Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins Language: English Release date: 01-29-10 Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: With a dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty, Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for sparkling prose and astute social observation to The Picture of Dorian Gray. After the artist Basil Hallward paints his portrait, Dorian Gray frivolously wishes that the picture change, yet he remain the same. Allured by his perverted friend, Henry Wotton, Gray jumps into a life of depravity and sin. With each sin Dorian commits, the painting of him grows increasingly hideous, showing him what is happening to his soul. Taking the listener in and out of London drawing rooms through a life of sex, lies, murder, and crime, this melodrama about moral corruption has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years. Members Reviews: Beautiful Book What I liked: It was very well written, the narrative and characters were very interesting with right amount of details. Makes you reflect on how to live your life and how your choices can affect it. What I didnât like: The book starts with great philosophical content. However the middle of the book drags out a little too much. I kept waiting for the big moral of the story but it didnât really have an end that wraps things up, the moral happens through the book and is left for reader to question things as they develop by themselves. I didnât really care for the jump in time and how major details were omitted by author. I Good book, I didn't like it much though The Picture of Dorian Gray is a heart breaking story of the effects of selfishness and narcissism. I am not a huge fan of literature that utilizes characters that are all wit and no substance. I feel that is the way with most of the characters in this book. Lord Henry is one-dimensional and his personality consists of nothing more than witty ways of saying the same thing over and over. Dorian Gray shows hints of complexity throughout the book, but his choices, not to mention his total lack of making decisions based on what he thinks rather than other people, force him into the one-dimensional corner as well. I liked the overall story and appreciated the message that although Dorian Gray could escape the corporeal negatives his actions would have caused that the mental trauma is what got to him. I feel that it is well written with a good story. I dock a star because I just don't like the non-stop witty and empty characters. Classic Lit for a Literature Lover So far as Classic literature goes, Dorian Gray is very readable. It's fairly slow to start (one of the drawbacks of reading on a Kindle is that it's very easy to glance at the bottom of the page and think "hey, I'm 30% of the way through the novel and the plot is only just now getting started") and if you're at all familiar with the premise, you have a pretty good idea of where the story's going. However, since the specific plotpoints in this book are less widely known than a lot of other Classics, there's still room for tension, surprise, and engagement. Not for people with short attention spans Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this book. I wanted to read this book so I can say I read at least one 'classic' as an adult.

Bleak House Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Bleak House Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Bleak House Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Sean Barrett Format: Abridged Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 05-10-07 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The long, drawn-out case of Jarndyce versus Jarndyce provides the background to this novel, which takes us into Dickens' world of impoverished people on the street, lovers fallen on hard times, and the grand riches of the upper classes. It is read movingly by Sean Barrett. Editorial Reviews: Audio is a great way to enjoy Dickens, especially as he himself believed the best way to deliver his material was to read it aloud. By turns darkly humorous, horrific, and poignant, this is great entertainment. Narrators Sean Barrett and Teresa Gallagher more than hold their own with the complex story and multitude of characters. Gallagher breathes new life into young Esther, portraying her with charm and intelligence and avoiding the cloying sweetness she is frequently accused of. Barrett gives weight and voice to the loftiest and lowest members of mid-nineteenth-century British society, while drawing out every ounce of humor in what can be, in the right hands, a very funny novel. Critic Reviews: "Vigorous satire....[with] a host of interesting minor characters." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature) Members Reviews: Excellent Excellent book and narration. Tried a different narrator first but stopped and bought this very instead. Excellent. Can't understand female narrator Dickens can be hard to understand, because there is a huge culture gap between his time and ours. His verbosity, convoluted syntax, and strange vocabulary can make reading difficult and listening even more difficult--to say nothing of his excessive sentimentality and over-dramatization. According to Wikipedia, Bleak House has 18 main characters and 36 minor characters. Evidently, this did not tax his readers, but it is a bit much for me. I needed a short explanation sometimes, to remind me who some of these people were. I had little trouble understanding the male narrator, but I could hardly understand the female narrator, she read so quickly. She seemed to think she was reading to a Victorian audience, not someone in the American colonies. Wonderful narrators! A Dickens' story wonderfully told! Two narrators were selected and for the length of the work able to be captivating. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: John Nettles, David Calder, Janet Dale Format: Original Recording Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 08-31-07 Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Drunk on rum at a country fair, Henchard sells his wife to a sailor for five guineas. Unable to find, them and overcome with guilt and remorse, he vows to be teetotal for 21 years. Many years later his wife seeks him out in Casterbridge, where he has gained both wealth and the well-respected position of mayor. His family restored to him, Henchard's happiness should be complete. But beneath the surface still smoulders the same impetuousness and temper that, combined with fate, bring about his degradation and ruin. Critic Reviews: "The foremost novelist of his time." (Geoffrey Harvey, The Complete Critical Guide to Thomas Hardy) Members Reviews: The Mayor of Casterbridge. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.Thomas hardy always sets the scene and atmosphere so well. The narration was very good , I liked the different characters and dialect. Going to buy some more Hardy. enjoyable story and presentation I thoroughly enjoyed this classic novel. It was easy to follow, not too long and easy to listen to. Some of the classics can be a bit of a slog. This was enjoyable and not as long winded as some can be. The Mayor of Casterbridgge (dramatized) I have not been able to receive this audio book on my Kindle, so have had to buy another version. Why I do not know. Please help!! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mill on the Floss Audiobook by George Eliot
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The Mill on the Floss Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mill on the Floss Author: George Eliot Narrator: Sara Kestelman Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 02-08-06 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father's enemy; and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin; but the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie's struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy. (P)1998 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.; ©1998 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. Editorial Reviews: Sara Kestelman offers an introspective performance of George Eliots 1860 novel about country life, The Mill on the Floss. Members Reviews: A moving masterpiece George Eliot was truly a writer ahead of her time. she definitely knows how to create characters which have soul and substance. Mill on the floss is much more then a mere tragic story; if the reader looks more carefully she or he can see the various social themes that Eliot tackled in this book. Themes I might add that are still around today. The rich against the poor, eg, Edward Tolliver's struggle against Wickem. Sexism, prejudice against people with disabilities, hypocrisy social judgement and morality. All these issues were raised in this story of family love, duty and trajedy. This book though classifyed as classic literature can still teach us a lot about the human condition. Its underlining messages still very much relevant today. I especially found the scene of maggie and Steven in the Inn very poignant. one could truly feel what Maggie was going through at that moment. Another outstanding scene was the one where Tom confronts Philip in the woods and berates him for having the boldness to court his sister. pointing out his deformaty he usues it as a weapon to drive Philip to the ground despite the fact that class wise philip was above Tom. George Eliot (Mary Anne Evens) must be laughing somewhere seeing how her books are still talked about today. Finally, I have to congradulate Naxos on producing another great audiobook. Sara Kestelman does an excellent job at narrating this lovely story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Canterbury Tales: The Clerk's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Clerk's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Clerk's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Charlie Simpson Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Canterbury Tales II: Modern Verse Translation collection. Four more delightful tales from one of the most entertaining storytellers of all time. Though writing in the thirteenth century, Chaucer's wit and observation comes down undiminished through the ages, especially in this accessible modern verse translation. The stories vary considerably from the uproarious Wife of Bath's Tale, promoting the power of women to the sober account of patient Griselda in the Clerk's Tale. Editorial Reviews: Charlie Simpsons robust voice and authentic British accent lend a sense of grandeur to "The Clerks Tale", this first story of Group E in Geoffrey Chaucers seminal Canterbury Tales, the saga of an Italian marquis who marries the peasant Griselda and forces her to endure a series daunting tests, including the staged kidnapping of her children, so that she could prove her loyalty to him. Though written over 600 years ago, timeless themes resonate throughout this classic read by the talented Simpson, who expertly captures the rhythm of Chaucers verses. Members Reviews: Great edition, just wish Can't go wrong with Chaucer. Great edition, just wish, they would have split it into two volumes, or maybe even three with the third being the dictionary as a separate book. Would gladly pay extra for having three instead all in one. Happy reading!!! Chaucer This book arrived quickly and its in current English. Reading Chaucer is difficult when you're accustomed to reading today's modern literature. But this makes it easier. Enjoyable A must read for those who enjoy the classics! Beware of the sycophant! (this and other caveats) In the Nun's Priease Tale, Chaucer utters the most startingly 4 words constructed: Beware of the sycophant! Each tale, like the latter, also contains a moral. The best book in the English language this side of Shakesphere. Five Stars Nice to listen to every month! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Canterbury Tales: The Manciple's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Manciple's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Manciple's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Sean Barrett Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks' third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of England's early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the 21st century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed! Editorial Reviews: Geoffrey Chaucers bleak Manciples Tale, with its portrayal of betrayal and revenge, is also a fable of why all crows are black. The modern English translation by Frank Ernest Hill is provided a multi-faceted performance by Sean Barrett, who evokes the different characters and their dramas through exemplary control of voice and tone. In this, another of the medieval masters tales told by 14th-century pilgrims to the shrine at Canterbury, a crow informs the god Phoebus his wife has betrayed him. After killing her and destroying his instruments Phoebus turns on the messenger, plucking out all the white feathers, leaving the bird looking as we know him today. Members Reviews: Great edition, just wish Can't go wrong with Chaucer. Great edition, just wish, they would have split it into two volumes, or maybe even three with the third being the dictionary as a separate book. Would gladly pay extra for having three instead all in one. Happy reading!!! Chaucer This book arrived quickly and its in current English. Reading Chaucer is difficult when you're accustomed to reading today's modern literature. But this makes it easier. Enjoyable A must read for those who enjoy the classics! Beware of the sycophant! (this and other caveats) In the Nun's Priease Tale, Chaucer utters the most startingly 4 words constructed: Beware of the sycophant! Each tale, like the latter, also contains a moral. The best book in the English language this side of Shakesphere. Five Stars Nice to listen to every month! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Canterbury Tales: The Merchant's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Merchant's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Merchant's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Clive Swift Format: Abridged Length: 35 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear. Editorial Reviews: In "The Merchant's Tale", from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Merchant tells the story of an old knight named January who wishes to marry in order to have an heir to his fortune. He chooses a beautiful young maiden named May, but when January is struck blind, May takes his handsome young aide, Damian, as her lover. With this tale, the Merchant reinforces his negative view of both marriage and women. Chaucer can be tricky to perform, but Clive Swift manages to be both loose and precise as he navigates Chaucer's language with an impressive and melodic dexterity. Members Reviews: Too much is abridged... Too much has been unnecessarily cut from this story. The translation is good, so is the performance. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Coming of Bill Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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The Coming of Bill Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Coming of Bill Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 09-29-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The nearest Wodehouse ever came to a serious story, The Coming of Bill is a fascinating blend of social commentary and light comedy. Kirk, an impecunious artist of perfect physique, and Ruth, a spoilt heiress, were blissfully happy through their early days of marriage and the birth of their first son. But when Kirk returns from a trip to Columbia to find Ruth under the thumb of her Aunt Laura, an advocate of eugenics, parenting philosophies divide them. It takes a series of comic mishaps, featuring a galaxy of vintage Wodehouse characters, to retrieve the familys happiness from the overbearing aunt. Members Reviews: Don't Pluck This Lemon in the Garden of Literature Not, that is, if you've reveled in the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster, the schemes of Ukridge and the insanity of Blandings Castle. Not, in other words, if you're looking for more of the same fast-paced, incisively-written, ludicrous hilarity these works dish our with such a lavish hand. Things start out in the normal way. We have a fine portrait of the kind of character who always ends up snootered by the better sort in Wodehouse's world: a female writer of theosophical tracts, a confirmed spinster who is somehow an expert on raising children and a rabid eugenicist armed with all the latest, up-to-date, sterilized thinking and gadgetry that go with that particular branch of lunacy. Holding herself so high above the common run of human kind (especially men, whom she views almost purely in the light of breeding stock) that she disdains to accept any blame when she runs over a pedestrian with her car, the seasoned Wodehouse reader will snuggle a few inches deeper into the old arm chair and await with relish the inevitable downfall. It comes, but in the most unsatisfactory (for the Wodehouse devotee) way--only after strained family relations (usually such a gold mine of humor for Wodehouse) sudden deaths, an unhappy marriage, expeditions to the South American jungle, another tragic death by fever, a headlong plunge into financial ruin, an all-too-real portrait of marital separation and a well-meant kidnapping. Kidnapping is a theme Wodehouse has a lot of fun with from time to time--see The Little Nugget, Piccadilly Jim or The Mating Season where Jeeves lures Aunt Agatha's son, young Thos, away from his school to play chess with Cora Star, the film actress. Here it's the desperate last move of a desperate father. At times it almost seems like Wodehouse should be writing under a pseudonym: Rosie M. Banks. It all turns out, of course, Love triumphs. But the way there isn't the usual Wodehousian romp. There must be a back-story to this book, a reason why it can't make up it's mind to be a comedy or a tragedy, a serious examination of human life or a farce. The publication date, 1920, lands it squarely in the Jeeves-and-Wooster zone, (My Man Jeeves, 1919 and The Inimitable Jeeves, 1923), the first glimmerings of Blandings Castle (Something Fresh, 1915 and A Damsel in Distress, 1919) and the teeing-off of the great golf sagas (The Clicking of Cuthbert, 1922). As Wodehouse entered his early 40's he truly hit his stride, embarking on those story lines that would make his books essential to those of us who like their literature bright and light. Maybe someone bet him he couldn't write something serious.

The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: NBC University Theatre Format: Original Recording Length: 51 mins Language: English Release date: 05-18-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a tragic novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). This dramatic performance is by the NBC University Theatre. Members Reviews: Maybe if I read it voluntarily... Had to read this for my English class, and it was easier to slog through than P&P, but not by much. These kind of literary "masterpieces" do amaze me with their complexity, but they force a style of reading that is the antithesis of enjoyable: slow, meticulous, and constantly searching for big ideas. I personally enjoy Crime and Punishment more, placing this at a rather distant second for my required readings so far. Selfcenteredness A tale of how one person can impact so many lives through selfcenteredness. This classic novel is difficult to put down. A must read. A Tragic Mayor To my surprise, I found the book riveting. The characters are extremely vivid, and Hardy pulls off a tragic novel about a hero who is probably most memorable because of his flaws. Michael Henchard is, in many respects, contemptible, but in others, always honorable - a contradiction in terms, and like a true tragic hero, larger than life - noble but with an immoderate disposition. Thankfully, I read this on Kindle because there were many, many words I was unfamiliar with, and having a dictionary at hand was an enormous advantage. The story is engaging, moving, and quite wonderful in my opinion. GREAT Edition!! This 1964 Heritage Club Edition is a treasure! The hardcover is appropriately decorated with motiffs of Casterbridge. The wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker are wonderful and unique! Of course, the story reads like a tragedy - Henchard is certainly his own worst enemy. On the other hand, Thomas Hardy's prose is certainly wonderful reading, unlike many 20th century so-called literary authors. Hardy's descriptive analyses of places and characters are exquisite, including the historical aspect of the English countryside near Casterbridge. The secondary characters are varied, some solid and some weak in spirit. Henchard seems to use them all to his detriment and the detriment of others. Elizabeth-Jane and Farfrae give the story balance and in the end are winners despite Henchard's downward spiral. This review is not in any way a descriptive review of the book's story line. However, there are hopes that your interest has been peeked and that you will give this book a complete reading. Also, there are DVD's of this story which can be accessed on Amazon. This writer watched a DVD initially and then read the book. After doing so I believe that reading the book first would be a better choice. The two edged sword We see Henchard's pride and stubbornness, and the amazing results he encounters. Hardy portrays a scene with four characters, each with their own agenda. One can easily visualize the humor and tension, as two rivals attempt to be competitive and civilized. I enjoy Hardy's style as he makes a sweeping statement, and by deft strokes fine tunes the scene. Definitely a bittersweet story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Where Angels Fear to Tread Audiobook by E. M. Forster
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Where Angels Fear to Tread Audiobook by E. M. Forster

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Where Angels Fear to Tread Author: E. M. Forster Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 02-17-12 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This brilliant novel depicts cultural clashes between a middle-class English family and a penniless Italian. His marriage to a young widow from Sawston leads to a tumultuous situation within the family. Members Reviews: Ironic Humor I wasn't quite certain what to expect I dove into my first experience with Forster. I've heard opinions on him ranging from "brilliant" to "depressing tripe." I'm not willing to go quite so far as "brilliant," but it's much closer to that mark than the latter. All right, yes, it *is* depressing in many respects. But the subtlety, the irony, the characterizations, and the downright humor is a delight. I look forward to the rest of his books. What I remembered What I remembered from this novel was the opera scene (still glorious) and the tragic climax (still brutal so that I slowed down coming up to it in hopes of preventing its appearance). What I forgot was how witty it was, how warm, how accomplished for such an early novel in a writer's career. In short, it was actually better than I remembered, a rare accomplishment for an author I love so much. Not as magnificent as Proust nor as fine a writer as James, but equally as wise as both and much more welcoming than either. I liked this book I liked this book. I read it for my IB English class and enjoyed deciphering the hidden messages within it. It's a very dry read at some parts but overall it is very well written. I'd recommend this book to anyone. Very operatic story I read this because Opera San Jose (California) has commissioned an opera, to appear next spring (2015) based on this book. So I wanted background to appreciate the opera. It is the kind of good news-bad news book that could make a very good opera. I did not like it at all I did not like it at all. There was not enough character development for me to get to know the protagonists and either like them or not. I could not find the point of this story. This seems to me to be an episode without a beginning or an end. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mrs. Dot Audiobook by William Somerset Maugham
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Mrs. Dot Audiobook by William Somerset Maugham

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mrs. Dot Author: William Somerset Maugham Narrator: Leanne Yau, Richard Andrews, P. J. Morgan, Chris Marcellus, David Prickett, Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 01-31-17 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A rich widow finds that the man she wishes to marry is already engaged. He has just suddenly become a peer and cannot, he thinks, break his promise. Mrs. Worthey (Mrs. Dot) - Leanne Yau; Freddie Perkins - Richard Andrews; Miss Eliza MacGregor - PJ Morgan; Gerald Halstane - Chris Marcellus; James Blenkinsop - David Prickett; Lady Sellenger - Linda Barrans; Nellie Sellenger - Amanda Friday; Charles - Noel Badrian; Mr. Wright - Andrew Harrington; Mr. Rixon - Ron Altman; George - Denis Daly. Stage directions read by Michele Eaton. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Best of Saki Volume 3 Audiobook by Saki
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The Best of Saki Volume 3 Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Best of Saki Volume 3 Author: Saki Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 08-17-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this third volume, there are 21 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma Police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon, and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School. Later he travelled in Europe with his father. He joined the Burma police, but resigned after a year because of ill health and returned to England where he began his writing career as a journalist and short story writer for magazines and newspapers. Saki is regarded as a master of the short story. At the start of the First World War he refused a commission, enlisted as a private, and went to France where, in November 1916, he was killed by a shot to the head, his last words being "Put that bloody cigarette out." Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Thirty-Nine Steps Audiobook by John Buchan
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The Thirty-Nine Steps Audiobook by John Buchan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Thirty-Nine Steps Author: John Buchan Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 05-19-14 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This classic thriller, set in England prior to World War II, involves murder, mystery, a country-wide chase, espionage and international intrigue. Members Reviews: avoid Poor narration This is one to avoid. The narration is far to fast by an American speaker who has no empathy with the text Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Man Who Would Be King Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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The Man Who Would Be King Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Man Who Would Be King Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Mark F. Smith Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 05-01-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A British newspaper editor in India does some favors for a memorable pair of strangers who confide in him their plan to become kings in Afghanistan. Then, two years later, he has a bizarre return visit - kings they have become, sure enough, but they've found the price of kingly mistakes was very high! Members Reviews: Well Done Mark F Smith is one of the great narrators of our time. This is a perfect read for short time and highly recommended. I couldn't get interested, as hard as I tried What disappointed you about The Man Who Would Be King? I thought the story had more to it... but it was plain boring and it dragged many times. Would you ever listen to anything by Rudyard Kipling again? No. How could the performance have been better? Not sure it had much to do with the performance. What character would you cut from The Man Who Would Be King? The narrator. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Major Barbara Audiobook by George Bernard Shaw
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Major Barbara Audiobook by George Bernard Shaw

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Major Barbara Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 08-22-14 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Barbara, the granddaughter of an earl, is busy saving souls in the Salvation Army while her father, maintaining that poverty is the worst of crimes, runs a munitions factory. Members Reviews: A Writer of His Time and Also of Our Time This play discusses an issue that is very timely. What do we do to address the problem of poverty? It is also a bit of a period piece on Victorian England society. Well worth reading. For the real literature and sociology/economics buff, read the opening essay. Religious issues are also dealt with in an interesting way. Saw the movie and then wanted to read the play ... Saw the movie and then wanted to read the play. Different from anything I have ever read before. I try to remember that it was written in the early 1900's so values and thoughts were expressive of that time period. I don't agree with the conclusion, but Shaw definitely makes one think, which may have been what he was striving for. Great book, Enjoyed it more than I anticipated I brought this for my required reading in an upper level Economics course and I was thoroughly surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading it. It's a quick and easy read with a lot of humor. There will be clear favorites among the characters although some of them you will ask yourself why you like them so much. On paper Undershaft is more of an antagonist than anything else but you will find yourself liking him anyways. All in all the themes and issues presented by Shaw's characters are done brilliantly and it's worth more than just one read. Salvation Army Major Barbara is a key player in her local chapter of the Salvation Army, but she really has a lot to deal with as the daughter of a major arms manufacturer and billionaire. Can she save the soul of her wayward father, as well as the other souls under her care? Or will her father show her that there is another way to life, even in a factory of death? At what price is salvation? Good play but horrendous typesetting The Penguin Classics '01 paperback edition is laden with typographic errors. The spacing between individual letters is inconsistent on numerous occasions, which can be rather jarring to the eyes when "it" becomes "i t" whereas the rest of the line is densely packed. The typesetter even got the most brilliant idea by turning "flourish" into "'tourish". Although I enjoyed reading the play, my experience was marred by these misprints. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Pardoner's Tale Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Pardoner's Tale Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Pardoner's Tale Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Robert Ross Format: Unabridged Length: 28 mins Language: English Release date: 10-31-08 Publisher: Saland Publishing Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Read in Middle English by Robert Ross. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Nicest Girl in the School Audiobook by Angela Brazil
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The Nicest Girl in the School Audiobook by Angela Brazil

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Nicest Girl in the School Author: Angela Brazil Narrator: Harriet Walter Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 06-19-07 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Angela Brazil wrote school stories for girls throughout the first half of the 20th century. She was the first author to relate this experience from the girls' perspective, offering a more sympathetic and intimate view of school life. Funny, touching, and wonderfully "jollyhockey sticks", The Nicest Girl in the School remains one of the most popular of her stories. It features Patty Hirst and her cousin Muriel Pearson, and tells of their turbulent times together at Morton Priory, even including a near-death experience! It is superbly read by Harriet Walter, one of Britain's finest actresses. © and (P)2006 CSA Telltapes Ltd. Critic Reviews: "A gem." (Sunday Times) Members Reviews: Recording a little jumbled--one scene out of order Any additional comments? One Christmas scene is given after the author has read the words "The End." I was glad it was there, because I wondered what had happened. The book is suitable for eight or nine year olds. It is a very sweet old fashioned story about an English boarding school. I could see the influence of this type of book on J.K. Rowling when she wrote about the train ride to Hogwarts and other aspects of school life. The reader, Harriet Walter is a great actress, which is why I bought the book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lady Chatterley's Lover Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence
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Lady Chatterley's Lover Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Lady Chatterley's Lover Author: D.H. Lawrence Narrator: Emilia Fox Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 06-13-05 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 111 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Lady Chatterley's Lover was the subject of one of the most infamous trials of the 20th century when Penguin was prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. However, with expert witnesses for the defence, including E.M. Forster, Penguin was acquitted and permitted to publish in 1960. The book became a best seller largely on account of explicit scenes of a sexual nature and use of four letter words. However, re-reading again over 40 years later, one realises that although the sex scenes are still graphic even today, the book is about much more than sex. It covers love, class, disability, family relationships, infertility, politics, and that 'bitch-goddess' success. © and (P)2003 CSA Telltapes Ltd Members Reviews: Taboo for a reason This book caused much stir among readers for a good reason. Creative descriptions but a good plot as well. The author makes us feel for the protagonist and almost cheer for her. I would not recommend letting children read this. Less is not more... Although well done and read, the cheat version of DH Lawrence's classic can never stand up to the novel as originally penned. Boring Book, Shallow Characters I know this is a classic and I really wanted to like it. But I disliked the main characters. I found them to be shallow and boring and couldn't wait for the book to be over. :( I don't know Maybe this book was really explicit and great in its day, but besides the porn scenes and descriptions of anatomy, I don't see what was so literarily great with this novel. I suppose if you are interested in it from the historical viewpoint, if you want to know why this was a highly sought after and critically publicized banned book in the early twentieth century then take a listen. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Allan Quatermain Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard
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Allan Quatermain Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Allan Quatermain Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Fred Williams Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 11-01-05 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 49 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This sequel to King Solomon's Mines is filled with the spirit of adventure. Thrilled by rumors of a lost civilization, three Englishmen decide to travel to the heart of Africa with their Zulu guide where they meet with continual peril: an attack by a cruel warrior tribe, the scorch of underground volcanic fires, and an encounter with a huge species of ferocious black crab. Exhausted and depleted of supplies, the men at last arrive at a mysterious city in the highlands of the interior. More problems arise when one of the Englishmen falls in love with one of the twin queens who rule the land. (P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks Members Reviews: so-so This is done in that rather cheap 'flying by the seat of his pants' narration- as if the reader was meeting the text for the first time and begins each sentence not knowing quite how, or when, it is going to end. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: One of Trollope's best short novels tells of a father's vacillation over his daughter's wish to marry his nephew, who is a scamp and a wastrel. Although a sad tale, it is nonetheless brightened with Trollope's inevitable touches of humor. Members Reviews: that made me quite sad.. What could have happened to dear Trollope at or about the time of his writing Sir Harry H. of H, there's no knowing....a mystery why this story is steeped in such utter hopelessness and consequent despair......a true mystery....that made me quite sad.....why would he depict so great an obstinacy which ends up destroying a family that could otherwise have survived bigger ills, particularly when there seemed to be so much togetherness and deep love in them?????? P:S: I geatly enjoyed the writing itself, specially the asides and some of the more "humorous" comments. Too unbelievable I thought this was going to be a story of redemption,which bothered me, but I could have handled it better than what happened. It was hard to believe that a young girl would be so insanely self sacrificing to someone so undeserving, especially since she hardly knew him. She cooked up a fantasy in her head built on stubbornness and prayer and couldn't let go of it. I have seen Trollope create this kind of woman before and they always frustrate me. I hope they don't really exist in real life. Three Stars requested gift? Moving tale of parents and child The conflict between Sir Harry and his daughter over a worthless suitor could have been written yesterday. Trollope's descriptions of the father's devotion and pain, the daughter's struggle for independence and blindness toward her lover's flaws, are timeless. Not Trollope's best Enjoyable but I found Emily Hotspur aggravating. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Return of the Native Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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The Return of the Native Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Return of the Native Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Patrick Tull Format: Unabridged Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 07-08-11 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Virginia Woolf once called Thomas Hardy "the greatest tragic writer among English novelists". His atmospheric novels were often considered shocking upon their publication. In this classic, Clym Yeobright returns to Egdon Heath from Paris, intending to settle down and improve the lives of his townspeople. But the alluring and mysterious Eustacia Vye has other plans. Like so many of Hardys masterpieces, The Return of the Native is both a rich character study and a critical examination of Victorian society. Editorial Reviews: Hardy's classic unfolds slowly and atmospherically, guided inexorably toward its conclusion by a master storyteller. Narrator Patrick Tull would seem to be a great choice, given his gravelly British accent and his excellent character voices. His effort falls short, though, because he speaks too quickly and in too low a register for listeners to understand him. His focus is on being conversational and with getting the accents right, rather than diction. Members Reviews: Wonderful Would you consider the audio edition of The Return of the Native to be better than the print version? I would. I love Patrick Tull's voice, and for some reason the density of Hardy translates really well to audio (especially with such a gifted narrator). I think I appreciate Hardy's long descriptions of setting much more than I would when reading, given that our modern tastes are a little more sparing. What did you like best about this story? The forehead slapping decisions of the two sets of couples. And when the young boy is gambling. Have you listened to any of Patrick Tulls other performances before? How does this one compare? I have listened to his version of Dickens' Hard Times, which is why I bought this edition. I love, love, love his voice. He has such skill with women, especially. Dickens has a wider variety of characters than Hardy, so Dickens was, in that respect, more fun. But man oh man, when Eustacia is lamenting her scourging, I really felt like I was listening to *her* and not Tull at all. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? When the Reddleman wins back the guineas. And when Eustacia hears the "frog" on the second 5th of November. Any additional comments? I think that classics like this one are really done a wonderful service with such careful and artful narration. Even as a literature lover, I simply don't have the time to sit down and really immerse myself in a book like this, but when I enjoy it this way, I get to savor it while doing all sorts of other things. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Historia de dos ciudades [A Tale of Two Cities] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens
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Historia de dos ciudades [A Tale of Two Cities] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: Historia de dos ciudades [A Tale of Two Cities] Autor: Charles Dickens Narrador: Joaquin Rodrigo Madrigal Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 41 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 08-09-16 Editor: Alberich Ediciones Mexico Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Esta gran novela es un clásico de la literatura inglesa del "siglo XIX". Trataparalelamente las realidades de Inglaterra y de una Francia revolucionaria.Tomando como referencia la revolución francesa, Charles Dickens muestralos problemas sociales y políticos de Inglaterra, temiendo que la historiase repitiera en su país natal cuando el escribía esta novela. En el contraste de estas dos ciudades presentadas, Inglaterra se presentacomo la confianza, la tranquilidad, el futuro asegurado, mientras Francia seconvierte más y más peligrosa a medida que avanza la novela. Los actosde violencia realizados por el pueblo francés, están dentro de las escenasmás memorables del libro. Dickens rechaza la violencia revolucionaria ensus dos formas, tanto es su forma popular, por las masas, como en suforma institucionalizada como es el terror. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Es genial, una obra maestra. Permite ambientarse perfectamente ... Es genial, una obra maestra. Permite ambientarse perfectamente en la época e imaginar todo a como se va leyendo; no obstante, la traducción al español tiene algunos errores, faltan tildes, comas, mayúsculas y cosas similares. También es importante mencionar que es un libro realmente grande físicamente, más ancho y largo que lo normal. Esto particularmente no lo veo positivo pues se gasta más papel imprimiendo así. Saludos desde Costa Rica. Buen final Estas últimas semanas me he descargado desde Amazon.es en mi lector de libros digitales Kindle 4 novelas: - ÂHistoria de dos ciudades -Charles Dickens- - ÂMoby Dick -Herman Melville- - ÂRobinson Crusoe âDaniel Defoe- - ÂEl tango de la Guardia Vieja -Arturo Pérez-Reverte- Los tres primeros gratis, el último me ha costado 13.81 dólares. Después de descargármelos me he hecho estas preguntas: ¿Por qué no he tenido que pagar nada por los tres primeros? ¿No tienen derechos de autor? La respuesta está muy bien explicada en este enlace. Dice que internacionalmente por regla general âque puede cambiar en algunos países- la protección de derecho de autor dura hasta que el autor fallece más los 50 años posteriores. Charles Dickens falleció en 1870. Herman Melville en 1891. Daniel Defoe en 1731. Ha pasado más de un siglo desde que murió el último de estos tres autores y de ahí que podamos leer sus libros gratis en Kindle. En Amazon.es al buscar el libro encontré esta nota: Âeste libro ha sido convertido a formato digital por una comunidad de voluntarios. Si una comunidad de voluntarios hiciera lo mismo con ÂEl tango de la Guardia Vieja estaría violando las leyes de copyright, por encontrarse el autor en vida. ¿Cuál es el objetivo de los derechos de autor? ÂRecompensar económicamente a los autores por el acto creativo, incentivándolos así para seguir creando obras.Â. Me parece muy justo y con placer pago los $ 13.81 que me ha costado la última novela de Reverte esperando que vengan más. Una de las fotografías más famosas de la historia es la que le sacó Korda a Che Guevara durante un funeral.

The Best of Saki, Volume 2 Audiobook by Saki
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The Best of Saki, Volume 2 Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Best of Saki, Volume 2 Author: Saki Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins Language: English Release date: 06-14-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this second volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School. Later he travelled in Europe with his father. He joined the Burma police but resigned after a year because of ill health and returned to England, where he began his writing career as a journalist and short story writer for magazines and newspapers. Saki is regarded as a master of the short story. At the start of the First World War, he refused a commission, enlisted as a private, and went to France where, in November 1916, he was killed by a shot to the head, his last words being "put that bloody cigarette out". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Persuasion Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Geraldine McEwan Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Jane Austen's Persuasion, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is read by the actress Geraldine McEwan. "Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded every enjoyment of youth; and an early loss of bloom and spirits had been their lasting effect" Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a moving, masterly, and elegiac love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. It tells the story of Anne Elliot who, persuaded to break off her engagement to the man she loved because he was not successful enough, has never forgotten him. When he returns, he brings with him a tantalising second chance of happiness... 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: Persuasion is not Austen at her best Would you listen to Persuasion again? Why? I doubt it. How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable? The story felt a bit rushed. Austen did not delve as deeply into her characters as when she is at her best. The story was a bit too predictable. Which character as performed by Geraldine McEwan was your favorite? Ann Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No Absolute Perfection I have read this book many times and always manage to find something new. I think it is one of the finest examples of Austen's genius. Listening to this narration by the incomparable Geraldine McEwan's has only served to enhance the experience, she does more than justice to Austen's skill and and ascerbic wit as a social commentator, with her wonderfully entertaining performance. Absolute Perfection on every level. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dombey and Son Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Dombey and Son Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Dombey and Son Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Andrew Sachs Format: Abridged Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 02-06-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens classic tale of family and power. Read by Andrew Sachs. Dombey and Son are both a firm and a family and the ambiguous connection between public and private life lies at the heart of Dickens novel. Paul Dombey is a man who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business: calculatingly, callously, coldly and commercially. Through his dysfunctional relationships with his son, his two wives, and his neglected daughter Florence, Dickens paints a vivid picture of the limitations of a society dominated by commercial values and the drive for profit and explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love. Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: GREAT READ. WELL WORTH THE $$$ Would you consider the audio edition of Dombey and Son to be better than the print version? DEFINITELY, COULD LISTEN WHILE DOING DISHES, LAUNDRY, ETC. COULD REALLY GET INTO THE BOOK AND ACTUALLY BE THERE. What does Andrew Sachs bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? LOVE HIS VOICE AND TYHE ACTION HE PLACES INTO EACH CHAPTER Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? HELD ME THROUGH THE ENTIRE READ. Another great narration by Andrew Sachs Would you listen to Dombey and Son again? Why? Let me address the elephant on the page before I say anything else. Why did I rate a 5 to both the performance and the story, but drop a star for the overall rating. It's a simple matter really, I'm not a fan of abridged books. Audio or otherwise. I prefer the story as written. While I a fan of Charles Dickens written, having read most of his works, I am now listening for personal reasons. That is to hear various narrators perform audio versions of Dickens work as a way to hear how it is done by a wide variety of narrators. I have several novels by Dickens done by different narrators. As an audio book narrator myself, it is always good to be listening to as many books as possible. What did you like best about this story? Andrew Sachs, once I stumbled upon him, has become one of my favorite audio book narrators. Andrew disappears into the story and to the characters. When he reads, there is no Andrew, there is only the story. This is the work of a master storyteller. Have you listened to any of Andrew Sachss other performances before? How does this one compare? This is possibly the 6th work by Andrew Sachs I have in my collection. I have no favorites, well, perhaps Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He tells each story in the voice it needs. The characters are well rounded...no "phoning in" by Andrew. Any additional comments? I do hope that one day I, using either my given name, or my nom de guerre of Scott MacDonald, that I can be as good a narrator as people like Andrew Sachs. (RIP) He doesn't know it, but I consider him as a mentor. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Pigeons from Hell Audiobook by Robert E. Howard
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Pigeons from Hell Audiobook by Robert E. Howard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Pigeons from Hell Author: Robert E. Howard Narrator: Jim Roberts Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-11 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Robert E. Howard, best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian, also wrote stories in a diverse range of genres. He was particularly masterful with horror stories. This 1938 spell-binding story is one of his best. In 1983, Stephen King, wrote that he considered Pigeons from Hell to be "one of the finest horror stories of our century". With a decaying Southern family, a gruesome murder, a strange sort of "undead" creature and, of course, evil pigeons, it makes for a story that will send a chill down your backbone. Members Reviews: A Short Masterpiece of Gothic Horror Robert Howard, famous for his Conan sagas, also wrote many pulp horror stories and was a pen pal of H. P. Lovecraft. This is a well crafted tale of Gothic horror, which begins when our hero, Griswell, and his buddy Branner make the mistake of spending the night in a deserted southern plantation mansion. Griswell gets an unpleasant surprise when he wakes up to find his buddy converted into zombie who is attacking him with an axe. Griswell flees in terror, has a chance meeting with Buckner, the local sheriff, and the two return to the haunted house to unravel the mystery. Very dark and highly suspenseful, as the plot unfolds to reveal a spine-tingling web of voodoo, a cursed cruel slave-owning family and vengeful ex-slaves practicing the dark arts. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a well-written horror tale. Well narrated. classic the performance is not very good but the story is worth hearing. it's classic horror, almost Lovecraftian. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Oliver Twist Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Oliver Twist Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Oliver Twist Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: John Lee Format: Unabridged Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 01-11-11 Publisher: Listening Library Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, and the Artful Dodger, to name a few Dickens's second novel is a compelling social satire that has remained popular since it was first serialized in 1837-39. The text for this Modern Library Paperback Classic is taken from the 1846 New Edition, revised and corrected by the author. It includes new explanatory notes and an appendix, A Brief History of the English Poor Laws. Critic Reviews: "The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive, and must follow him whithersoever he leads." (William Makepeace Thackeray) Members Reviews: TV and Movies versions were good, but the book is better. . . One of my co-workers encouraged me to read this since I have only seen the TV/Movie versions. It was a quick read and very enjoyable. Fortunately, the TV/Movie versions weren't too far off the mark. Regardless, there were facets of the story that you would only get through the book, which is why reading the book will always be my favorite option. BAH! HUMBUG!! "God bless Us, Every One" A Christmas Carol is a beloved Christmas favorite. Nothing says Christmas like favorite Christmas stories. This timeless tale has been told in many versions. Iâve seen the movie and play but Iâve never read the book. I thought it was about time to finally read this tale. The illustrations throughout the book were fun to look at. Not common to find illustrations in books today unless they are children stories. Lots of great quotes come from this story but the most famous is BAH! HUMBUG! followed by: "God bless Us, Every One!" Standalone As great to read vs as to watch as a production. We've enjoyed many kinds of productions of this classic Scrooge story. The original makes us 'rise to the occasion' - or at least gets us to mentally take the time to step back in that era. Life was so different, so the real factor is (I think) a little richer, than already assembled viewables. Emotional, and the older language adds some incentive to digging into the story. A must read! Dickens has always intimidated me. Somehow, I made my way through high school and college without having to read one of his novels. Finally, a few weeks before Christmas, I decided to give this a try when I learned it is relatively short. I figured if it took some work, at least it wouldn't take all that long. I'm sorry I waited so long. It was impossible for me to separate this from the many versions of A Christmas Carol I've seen over the years. I loved it. I enjoyed the glimpse into the time and place of the story. The story and theme are, of course, legendary. Don't be intimidated. This is a book everyone should read at least once. Classic I Know I have tried this one before and was distracted within the first five chapters but with the advise of a colleague I am going to attempt this one again. I am late 30's and sometimes have a tough time focusing for long spans of time unless the story is captivating from the get go, you have to appreciate writing for the sake of verb-age and description to get into this.

The Canterbury Tales: The Physician's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales: The Physician's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Audiobook by Geoffrey Chaucer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Canterbury Tales: The Physician's Tale (Modern Verse Translation) Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Narrator: Michael Maloney Format: Unabridged Length: 19 mins Language: English Release date: 11-14-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks' third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of England's early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the 21st century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed! Editorial Reviews: This entry in Geofrey Chaucers venerated Canterbury Tales serves as a moral allegory concerning the knight Virginius, described as "rich in honor and nobility", and the desperate measures he must resort to to protect his only daughter from ignominy when the fiendish judge Appius orchestrates a nefarious plot to enslave the beautiful young Virginia in this rapturous audiobook superbly performed by Michael Maloney, whose vibrant, soulful performance, particularly his portrayal of the villainous Appius, elevates Chaucers lyricism and will leave an indelible impression in the minds of listeners. Members Reviews: Great edition, just wish Can't go wrong with Chaucer. Great edition, just wish, they would have split it into two volumes, or maybe even three with the third being the dictionary as a separate book. Would gladly pay extra for having three instead all in one. Happy reading!!! Chaucer This book arrived quickly and its in current English. Reading Chaucer is difficult when you're accustomed to reading today's modern literature. But this makes it easier. Enjoyable A must read for those who enjoy the classics! Beware of the sycophant! (this and other caveats) In the Nun's Priease Tale, Chaucer utters the most startingly 4 words constructed: Beware of the sycophant! Each tale, like the latter, also contains a moral. The best book in the English language this side of Shakesphere. Five Stars Nice to listen to every month! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Bleak House Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Bleak House Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Bleak House Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Beatie Edney, Ronald Pickup Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 07-26-06 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' epic Bleak House, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Ronald Pickup and Beatnie Edney. As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums. Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: Poor narration. The narrator was so bad I had to buy a different version with another narrator Dickens might go far This is only my second Dickens. I preferred Great Expectations. It was a good story but there were too many characters for an audiobook. The performance was very well done. I preferred the female narrator to the male. For some reason a man playing a woman jarrred much more than a woman playing a man. A Valiant Effort, But Don't Expect "Great" I've heard a few Dickens works in audio form, and other than "A Christmas Carol" (which many amateurs can bring to life) Dickens' works seem much more tedious in this form than they are in written form. In this narration, Beatie Edney and Ronald Pickup do a very good job, but I found my mind wandering quite a bit, and had to rewind now and again to catch up to the story line and characters. If you hate lawyers like I do, you'll enjoy Dickens sharp satire of the British legal system and its parallels to this day and age in which law suits never seem to die. The book is a classic and definitely worth your time, but not as entertaining as some others I have found. beware for study I downloaded this version, as it is the penguin version that I need to study for an enl-lit BA. The text of the book is modernised only very slightly. The story is Well read, however, there are great chunks of text missing from the audio, these will need to be read manually. Brilliant Dickens I had watched Bleak house on the television and wanted to read the book to get more from the story but really struggled to read it. I downloaded the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed it and went onto read the book after, I find listening first helped me get into the style of writing more easily. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Virgin and the Gypsy Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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The Virgin and the Gypsy Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Virgin and the Gypsy Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Georgina Sutton Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 12-27-13 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In a claustrophobic household, oppressed by her blind, toad-like grandmother and a cowardly, conventional father, Yvettes exuberance seems doomed to suppression. But meeting a gypsy awakens unfamiliar emotions in her, making her challenge the familys accepted morality. As she wavers between conformity and rebellion, a flash flood threatens her home, her world, and her life. This short novel deals with all the major themes of sexuality and identity that made Lawrence one of the most original and influential writers of the 20th century; and it is a satirical, atmospheric, moving and surprising masterpiece. Members Reviews: Waking up the senses A young woman living a restricted life in the parsonage of her rector father miles from the nearby small town is restless and rebellious (mostly emotionally) and waiting for something to happen, some great love to come along, at least a way out of her staid life. When she meets a handsome, prideful, and slightly sinister gypsy, her senses come alive. When he saves her from a flood and spends the night with her (perhaps?), she is no longer an immature, rather spoiled ingenue. Lawrence is a great writer of human emotion, although his style for describing things is unique and may need getting used to. He has to be read in the context of his times. Longing For Love In this book, Lawrence is in usual top form in describing the longing of a young girl, a virgin, for the slightly unconventional. Her vision of her future being a stayed and commonplace marriage to one of the local boys of character and money, she longs for something else before that fate befalls her. She does find that love, very much by accident. She comes across a Gypsy and she falls deeply and viscerally in love with him. Yet, she is coy and she is proper about it. Although she badly wishes to be with him, she understands the potential scandal of such a union. Her father being one that is a non-believer, despite his position as the rector; she sees his revulsion for those things of the body. The rector's wife had left him for an impoverished boy. She sought something the rector just could not provide to her. Even though she was his everything, he was not able to make her feel the love she wished deeply even to her bones. Her daughter too felt that there was more than just the future she envisioned. She felt that it was not a matter that could be ignored. It was a matter that had to be satisfied and soon. But how to do so, without being seen as a prostitute by her own family; that was the mystery and the beauty of the book. Finally, amongst a great flood and terror that is more frightful than can be imagined, she finds herself with the Gypsy in her own bedroom, safe from the outside world of people because of the isolation and protection afforded by an unanticipated flood. Here she makes the passionate love to him that she had heretofore only dreamed about. Here she becomes a woman, and becomes a lover at the same time. As always, Lawrence fills the text with serious metaphor and memory. He uses symbolism, systematically revealing the undercurrents of his character's huge love and anticipation with thinly veiled double entendres and images. This book is specifically recommended for Lawrence readers, but in addition, the book is highly recommended to those seeking love and those fulfilled in love. Five Stars Great book Subdued and Sexy D.H.

Treasure Island Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Treasure Island Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: David Ian Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 01-23-07 Publisher: One Voice Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 40 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The excitement, adventure, and magical sense of time and place, outraying from the heart of Robert Louis Stevenson's 18th-century pirate tale, is captured in all its glory by actor David Ian Davies in this new One Voice Recordings release. Be swept away by the story of young Jim Hawkins, caught up in his journey to the Caribbean islands upon a ship with a memorable and explosive crew, and led by the cryptic map from a Dead Man's Chest. ©2006 One Voice Recordings, All Rights Reserved. Critic Reviews: "Thrilling fights and adventures." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature) "Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing." (J.M. Barrie) Members Reviews: great narration! the narator did a phenomenal job portraing the characters. The story is unforgettable. couldn't wait to find out the fate of John Silver Heck of good story and liked very much I thought it was one of the best stories you could of made for audio listening and one that stays in my mind. I love listening to it and rate it one to listen to! Predictable, but enjoyable First off- Recording quality is excellent. Other than the cheesy music which begins every chapter, I have no reservations. The quality of the story? Its good. Its a simple story, with nothing terribly complex or insightful, but its good. A "brain candy" book for people from some years ago perhaps. Very much enjoyed it, and would recommend it to anyone looking for an escape on a pirate adventure for a while. Young boys especially should read this. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Group of Noble Dames Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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A Group of Noble Dames Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Group of Noble Dames Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Nigel Graham Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 07-23-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 19 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The ten stories focus on "store of ladies, whose bright eyes rain influence". Hardy delves into the hidden depths of country families to reveal what went on behind the scenes. Part I - Before Dinner The First Countess of Wessex Barbara of the House of Grebe The Marchioness of Stonehenge Lady Mottisfont Part II - After Dinner The Lady Icenway Squire Petrick's Lady Anna, Lady Baxby The Lady Penelope The Duchess Of Hamptonshire The Honourable Laura Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: Some good, Some boring This was a good collection of stories, while some take a while to ponder before you actually get the concept, and the sad part is, by that time the excitement of the story has worn off. However, that is only a fraction of the stories. Many of the others are just plain disturbing and terrifyingly real. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Fortress Audiobook by Hugh Walpole
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The Fortress Audiobook by Hugh Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Fortress Author: Hugh Walpole Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 10-13-17 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Walter Herries establishes himself in Keswick and constructs an imposing property overlooking Uldale, further encroaching upon the peaceful lives of Jennifer and the children. Adam resolves to pursue a career in London, much to his mother's displeasure. He meets the Chartist campaigner Caesar Kraft and lives with him and his daughter Margaret. On a visit to the capital, Elizabeth Herries chooses the opportunity to escape from her unhappy life, but is finally pursued by John. Uhland Herrries' obsession with and hatred of John Herries grows amidst self-contempt and scorn for his father. The eagerly awaited Chartist procession comes to a tragic end for both Adam and Margaret while the confrontation that Uhland desires and John dreads comes to reality and will scar the family for the next 30 years. Speculation that Judith will reach her 100th birthday is rife, but the feud still exists, and the attitude of the younger generation seems to predict that it may continue as devil-may-care Benjamin - son of Elizabeth and John - and Ellis - Will's boy, and unable to connect with his emotions - meet in London. Meanwhile, the beautiful, tempestuous and determined Vanessa grows to maturity in Cumberland. Critic Reviews: "Joyce gives all Walpole's drama an extra indelible dimension. Joyce tempers his voice not merely to produce a vast panoply of emotions, but also to convey the maturing of a character." (The Spectator) Members Reviews: Boeing Flying Fortress I get the feel of the aircraft and what World War 2 was about. Fighting in two theaters, more than one plane can do. But the Fortress was that plane. Five Stars nice reading Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El Hombre Invisible [The Invisible Man] Audio Libro por H. G. Wells
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El Hombre Invisible [The Invisible Man] Audio Libro por H. G. Wells

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El Hombre Invisible [The Invisible Man] Autor: H. G. Wells Narrador: Staff Audiolibros Colección Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 36 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 07-27-17 Editor: Audiolibros Colección Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Griffin es un joven científico con aspiraciones de lograr algo revolucionario en el campo de la ciencia. Tras largos y penosos experimentos, consigue obtener un producto capaz de hacer invisibles a objetos, animales y, por fin, también a personas. Él mismo realiza el experimento de hacerse invisible y da resultado. Pero es precisamente entonces cuando comenzarán sus verdaderos problemas. Lo que en un principio pensó que iban a ser ventajas se convierte en una cadena de inconvenientes, tan difíciles de salvar, que sólo encontrarán su desenlace con el propio fin de su invisibilidad y de su vida. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: good I really like this book, this book was enjoy full to read. In the future I will read it again. Good book. Seeing is Believing A truly epic novel. The storyline is original and surprisingly believable even in our modern times. The main character is revealed in a wonderfully logical yet mysterious way that draws one in and doesn't let go. If you're up for a unique adventure unlike any taken before, grasp this classic in both hands and hang on for the ride of a lifetime. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Pericles Audiobook by William Shakespeare
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Pericles Audiobook by William Shakespeare

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Pericles Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: full cast Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 03-15-16 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2015 production of Pericles, Shakespeare's first romance. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen. Pericles, prince of Tyre, sets out to woo a princess and sails headlong into harrowing adventure. Pursued by an evil king, Pericles is blown from port to exotic port. Along the way he finds the love of his life, then loses her and their infant daughter in a storm-tossed sea. Happily, this is a romance - Shakespeare's first - where, in true storybook fashion, miracles reunite the lost with those who love them, bringing joy and safe harbor at last. Members Reviews: Five Stars good quality One Star Lots of spelling errors. Poorly done edition. It's Shakespeare I read this in college and I don't remember much, not one of his best plays, but still worth reading. Shakespeare Bows Out Shakespeare's last play. Enjoyable read. Five Stars It's Shakespeare. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Hound of the Baskervilles Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Hound of the Baskervilles Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Michael Page Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 09-29-15 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: At Baskerville Hall on the grim moors of Devonshire, a legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead. There are no signs of violence, but his face is hideously distorted with terror. Years earlier, a houndlike beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws was reported having torn out Hugo Baskerville's throat. Is Sir Henry Baskerville, younger heir to the estate, now in danger? Enter Sherlock Holmes, summoned to protect Sir Henry from the fate that threatens the Baskerville family. As Holmes and Watson begin to investigate, a blood-chilling howl from the fog-shrouded edges of the great Grimpen Mire signals that the legendary hound of the Baskervilles is poised for yet another murderous attack. Members Reviews: I envy anyone who has not read this novella. This is Doyle's longest and most complete story. We get to know several characters besides Holmes and Watson. Doyle describes Dartmoor and the Grimpen Mire with tantalizing details. If you are not familiar with any of the movies, radio or TV adaptations, you have a rare treat in store. But even if you have been a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes it is worth another read. Absolutely Classic Story The classic Holmes story. It can be a bit wordy at times but the reasoning behind that was to involve the reader in the general moodiness and atmosphere of the story. This isn't THE Holmes story to read if you are just becoming acquainted with Holmes, but it is very worthwhile reading once you've been introduced to him via some of the short stories or perhaps even A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. Old school detective story If you want to start with Holmes, start here. Many old school stories don't hold up well, this does. For cultural literacy reasons alone it's worth the time (it's a quick read) but it's also a good story. Call it up on the Kindle for a buck and enjoy the bus ride. One of the best It was fun to have a Holmes novel with Watson taking center stage. This is a classic. Doyle makes you picture and actually feel the moor. Do yourself a favor and read this one. (One star is taken off for the incredible amount of typos.) Sherlock Holmes rocks Sherlock Holmes is the best. Read every story over and over again. Love this one because it proves that answers don't have to be fanciful to be right. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Nicholas Nickleby [Phoenix Books Edition] Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Nicholas Nickleby [Phoenix Books Edition] Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Nicholas Nickleby [Phoenix Books Edition] Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Paul Scofield Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs Language: English Release date: 01-14-15 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The welfare of children - a theme that ennobles many of the novels of Charles Dickens - captures the sympathy of our century as profoundly as it did that of the author's own contemporaries. Following the history of a fatherless young man, his mother, and his sister as they find themselves at the mercy of a greedy and unscrupulous uncle, Nicholas Nickleby is both a vivid indictment of the exploitive, brutal boarding schools of the late 19th century and a celebration of a little family's resilient generosity of spirit. English stage and screen actor Paul Scofield's performance captures the warmth and charm of this story and its array of colorful characters. Scofield is regarded as one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time and is best known for his Academy Award winning performance as Sir Thomas Moore in the 1966 film A Man For All Seasons. Critic Reviews: "Excellent reading, sonorous and compelling." (Audiofile Magazine) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Gripping Stories Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, James Joyce, John Buchan
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Gripping Stories Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, James Joyce, John Buchan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Gripping Stories Subtitle: Tales of Adventure, Horror and Mystery Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, James Joyce, John Buchan Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 04-08-13 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A fabulous anthology of some of the finest stories ever written. Members Reviews: Nothing was to my Liking What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? The Narrated was not up to par by a long shot. No have never listened to a book with her as one before but did not care for her at all. She to me was not interesting, in making it the book come alive. What was most disappointing about the authorss story? I listened to the first one & part of the second, have read them but the telling was not enjoyable. How did the narrator detract from the book? Sorry the book did not seem to be as one a woman would have narrated. You didnt love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities? Well known of all the stories of the book, so did not get too far into it. I fast forwarded through the first one, was the narrator, mainly. Any additional comments? Just did not like the Narrator was most of it, but was not enjoying it at all. dreadful narration, couldn't follow story. I would not recommend this narrator. I found her hard to listen to. don't often give bad reviews Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cousin Rosamund Audiobook by Rebecca West
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Cousin Rosamund Audiobook by Rebecca West

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Cousin Rosamund Author: Rebecca West Narrator: Harriet Carmichael Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 02-22-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Cousin Rosamund unfolds the final chapters of the saga that began with The Fountain Overflows, Rebecca West's acknowleged masterpiece, and continued with This Real Night. As the glitter of the 1920s gives way to the Depression, Rose and Mary find themselves feted and successful pianists. But their happiness is diminished by their cousin's unfathomable marriage to a man they perceive as grotesque. Lacking her cousin Rosamund's intuitive understanding, Rose looks to the surrogate wisdom of Mr Morpurgo, while quiet days with Aunt Lily and the Darcys at their pub on the Thames offer respite from the tensions of foreign concert tours. With approaching middle age Rose gains in perspective. Yet the most exciting development still awaits her: the discovery of and delight in her own sexuality. Critic Reviews: "A lastingly important English writer." (Marghanita Laski ) "Rich, generous, and consoling in spirit." (Hilary Spurling, Observer) "Rebecca West, highly intelligent, highly gifted, vital, original, combative, formidable and kind was a great woman." (Victoria Glendinning ) Members Reviews: Three and done and Wow am I glad. Bottom Line First: Cousin Rosamund is Dame Rebecca Westâs concluding book in her Saga of the Century trilogy. It is not up to her standards and can be very aggravating. The narrator, the no long pre-pubescent Rose Aubrey is like her twin sister Mary an accomplished, world traveling concert pianist. Adult as her life may be she is still immature and opinionated. She is unaware of the larger world and of her own humanity. What had been the precocious insights of the child has devolved into the too precious blatherings of a woman moving inside a highly protected cocoon. Unlike the previous books when Dame West knew exactly when turn the plot into a driving force that sweeps away the safe artificial world of her characters; Cousin Rosamund collapses into an obvious and conventional conclusion. If like me you do not like leaving a trilogy unfinished; that is about as much of a recommendation as I care to make. I remain a fan of Dame Rebecca West. So far I have only read her fiction and until Cousin Rosamund her other books earned my admiration. I have not yet read her non-fiction and I will not let this experience keep me from those books. In the first two books the Aubrey children and circle of friends deal with among other things gentile poverty and an unreliable if principled father. The narrator becomes a skilled pianist while other characters seek out their destinies as a nurse or house wife. There are events dramatic, the murder of a close family friend and tragic, the loss of the Aubrey parents. I am not sure what about these event are particular to the period roughly the Fin de siècle to this book the period between World War I and II. There are only barest of references people and events outside of the small circle of characters. There is mention of fashion, the more modern the less complementary. World War I does make a brief and dramatic appearance, but the same events could have been worked into the plot line of any of the mini wars of the Pax Britanica. How this justifies the trilogy as the Saga of the Century is not clear. And so to book 3, Cousin Rosamund. The Aubrey circle has addressed poverty, war, death and a few other excitements. The new generation is at work and one by one finding love.

The Prussian Officer Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence
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The Prussian Officer Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Prussian Officer Author: D.H. Lawrence Narrator: Jill Tanner Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 08-10-12 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Twelve short stories: "The Prussian Officer", "Goose Fair", "The Thorn in the Flesh", "The Shades of Spring", "Daughters of The Vicar", "A Fragment of Stained Glass", "Second Best", "The Shadow in the Rose Garden", "The White Stocking", "A Sick Collier", "The Christening", "Odour of Chrysanthemums". Members Reviews: Good Tale, Well Told Interesting tale very well told. A strange and violent story of an enlisted man's pent hate for a cruel officer he is tasked to serve. I enjoyed Lawrence's vivid descriptive writing, a classic. Essense of Lawrence. This story is perhaps Lawrence's best short story as well as a superb introduction to his work. The the message is that we must let our sexual lives take us where our instincts will. To repress is to die. Violent! I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like D.H. Lawrence. He paints clear word pictures--and I didn't like what I saw. Love his style I had not read any DH Lawrence works in about fifteen years. I ordered this short story and was immediately swept into the hot, humid day and the roiling emotions. Loved it. dh lawrence ages well Sons and lovers will always be my favorite, but one must read more Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Semi - Attached Couple Audiobook by Emily Eden
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The Semi - Attached Couple Audiobook by Emily Eden

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Semi - Attached Couple Author: Emily Eden Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 01-20-11 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Emily Eden was the daughter of the 1st Baron Auckland, a close confidant of Pitt. She was thus well placed to observe the manners and mores of nineteenth century aristocracy. A huge admirer of Jane Austen, her works reflect this in their perception, tongue in cheek humour and benevolence toward the victims of her pen. 'The Semi Attached Couple' is a revealing insight of attitudes and customs within marriage. Miss Eden asks, among other questions, what happens to a man, immediately after marriage, who believes his wife dislikes him? This set in a context in which people 'may all hate, all envy, all rival each other; they may say everything that is ill-natured and do everything that is mischievous but the general effect, as painters would call it, must be harmony'. Critic Reviews: About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as "excellent", "remarkable", "entrancing", "superb", "magic for sure", "masterly", "wonderful", "a class act" and "a splendid example of audio at its best". Members Reviews: For Jane Austen readers: witty & great characters Where does The Semi - Attached Couple rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? An enjoyable witty read. The book is about a young wealthy couple; who like many of their time marry without knowing much about each other. We follow them and their friends, relations, and servants through their first year of a rocky marriage. Much of the story is viewed through the eyes of their neighbors, Mrs. Douglas and Miss Eliza Douglas. Imagine Jane Austen's books with politics thrown in and you get the idea of the book. Emily Eden wrote two books in the mid 1800's, this one and a Semi-Detached House. Eden's favorite author was Jane Austen and it shows. A sense of humor and great secondary characters make this book stand out. Eden's plots are more contrived than Austen's but her wit makes her a worthy successor. Eden provides more awareness of the outside world and politics than Austen which I found intriguing. There is a detailed description of a election in a small town which is funny and fascinating and well worth reading the book for. Who was your favorite character and why? Mrs Douglas is a wonderful character! In Emily Eden's words: "People may go on talking for ever of the jealousies of pretty women; but for real genuine, hard-working envy there is nothing like an ugly woman with a taste for admiration." In general, Eden does a great job with the unlikable characters. Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Joyce? Peter Joyce was an odd choice for this book. He did the older characters, both male and female, very well. But he did not do young people well and the book is populated with primarily young characters. He is particularly bad at young women and so I would have preferred a woman narrator since we so often look through the eyes of Eliza Douglas, a naive girl. His young men are too gruff or whiny. I am glad I read the book before listening to it and could picture the characters in my mind rather than in his voice. An interesting and enjoyable 'find' Emily Eden is a neglected 19th century writer. Although not of the standard of Jane Austen, this book is nevertheless worth listening to. It is a gentle story with some humour included.

The Poetry of Emily Brontë Audiobook by Emily Brontë
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The Poetry of Emily Brontë Audiobook by Emily Brontë

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Poetry of Emily Brontë Author: Emily Brontë Narrator: Emma Topping Format: Unabridged Length: 38 mins Language: English Release date: 07-27-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Whilst best remembered as the author of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë was also a celebrated poet. Here, Emma Topping reads her finest poetry. Members Reviews: Great narration of Emily Brontë's poetry Short but excellent overview of some of Emily Brontë's best poems including 'Self-Interrogation' and 'Imagination' Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Poetry of Wales Audiobook by Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths, Wilfred Owen
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The Poetry of Wales Audiobook by Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths, Wilfred Owen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Poetry of Wales Author: Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths, Wilfred Owen Narrator: Sian Phillips, Angharad Rees, Richard Mitchley, Glyn Houston Format: Unabridged Length: 54 mins Language: English Release date: 07-08-10 Publisher: The Copyright Group NET Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This proud nation with its long history - sometimes rough, hewn from bleak landscapes, and sometimes gently soft from its comforting voices - has produced a long succession of artists and poets. In the latter category, Louis MacNeice most probably stands pre-eminent; his words and phrasing are on a plane few can equal and most are in awe of. But in this volume we do put forward others who have their own words and voice to add to this rich tapestry - Wilfred Owen, Henry Vaughan, George Herbert, and Edward Thomas amongst them. Members Reviews: Wonderful collection of poetry Would you consider the audio edition of The Poetry of Wales to be better than the print version? Poetry is always better read aloud! Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes, and it is a length that one could do it. Any additional comments? This collection of Welsh poetry has wonderful narrators. I liked the poem selection. For me, collections like this are great to listen to in the evening when I am winding down. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sherlock Holmes: Murder Beyond the Mountains, and The Book of Tobit Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sherlock Holmes: Murder Beyond the Mountains, and The Book of Tobit Audiobook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sherlock Holmes: Murder Beyond the Mountains, and The Book of Tobit Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud Format: Original Recording Length: 48 mins Language: English Release date: 06-15-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud presents more tales of Sherlock Holmes Members Reviews: My Goodness "HOLMES GETS WED" Old Sherlock from around 30/40's. Nice to have in my Sherlock Holmes Collection ( I own every single Holmes on Audio so far) These two Sherlock & Watson are not to everybody's taste (the old organ frightens me to bits each time somethings bad happens ) but these are the original recordings & should be treasured as part of the Holmes history. Good fun & frolics old style. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Almayer's Folly Audiobook by Joseph Conrad
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Almayer's Folly Audiobook by Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Almayer's Folly Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 08-17-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Set in Malaya, Almayer's Folly is Joseph Conrad's first novel. In it, he charts the decline of a Dutch merchant after a 25-year struggle against overwhelming odds. Though married to a bitter and hateful Malayan wife, Almayer refuses to accept the financial ruin which he has precipitated. Instead, he dreams of fantastic wealth and a return to the civilization of his youth, accompanied by his loving daughter, Nina. But when Nina turns away from his elusive fantasies to the stark reality of her native lover, Almayer must face his inevitable destruction. (P)1996 Blackstone Audio Inc. Members Reviews: Obsession, alienation, failure and forgetting. Not my favorite Conrad, not even second tier, but it is still worth the listen. This was Conrad's debut novel and you can see flashes of his big themes (not yet mature) swirling in the deep water of his words. 'Almayer's Folly' reminded me of a gloomy, obsessive Melville novella or an alienated E. M. Forester story. It is one of those novels that if you love Conrad, you will want to read eventually (I'd read Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, Lord Jim, and Typhoon first). If your only exposure to Conrad is 'Heart of Darkness' and you aren't quite sure you liked that ... I'd skip this one. fantastic it is hard to imagine this as a first novel of any writer. i enjoyed it so much. the reader is very professional. he reads a bit fast, and it took me a few minutes to catch up with him. in the beginning of the book you see Almayer waiting for someone, and then the book goes back in time to give background information. it lags a bit there, but that does not last long and then the book moves forward. so much love, so much hatred in such a short novel. the main character is a man, but the book is really about three women and what they do for love. the book is not as verbose as something like The Heart of Darkness, nor as filled with metaphor or what you might call "artistic touches". it is a pretty straight forward story set in a dark world. it is amazing how he can create those dark worlds. the entire book has a kind of darkness spread out over it, yet it was not in the least depressing. it was a great read and i will listen to it again, probably many times. somewhere in the middle of the book is a description of a young slave woman. conrad s compassion and understanding of her emotions and her ignorance is astounding. i had to listen to it again before moving on. Dark and stimulating This was Joseph Conrad's first published book and it bears many of the hallmarks of his later fiction: alienation of European man in the East; the unbridgeable racial and cultural divides; the calsh between illusion and reality; and the brooding backdrop of the jungle and the sea. Not a happy book, but a powerful read: another chance to marvel at the fluency and power of Conrad's prose. I enjoyed it but then Conrad is possibly my favourite classical author! Well narrated too. If you do like this book, try "Lord Jim", "Nostromo" and "Heart of Darkness". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Castle of Otranto Audiobook by Horace Walpole
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The Castle of Otranto Audiobook by Horace Walpole

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Castle of Otranto Author: Horace Walpole Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 07-26-06 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder, and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight, and dark castle walls, mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole's tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre. Editorial Reviews: The accomplished English actor Neville Jason brings his superb dramatic skills to this classic Gothic novel, generally regarded as the first of its kind. A supernatural gloom hangs over the tale of a haunted castle, a fateful prophecy, a forbidden romance (complete with trysts near a tomb), a secret prince, and more than one murder. This is an abridged version, and a perfect way to experience the deservedly famous title that established so many conventions of the genre. Jason's narration is subtle and smooth, dramatic when called for in moments of passion, but otherwise understated and calm. Members Reviews: A Book in Some Ways Ahead of its Time A book of its time and in some ways before its time, foundational in some ways, it is by no means epic fantasy or great literature. Set in an imaginary Italy - admittedly an early "alternate reality" - the story is a morality play of sorts, introducing odd - dreamlike - elements. Recommended not so much for sheer entertainment as for bringing to the reader some deeper understanding of western fantasy, especially as developed over the last two hundred or so years in the English language. It may very well be considered a four or five star work by some, but others not prepared for it will dismiss it with one or two. So for aficionados to the time or of the genre or of both, it will be a worthwhile read. This reader enjoyed it for what it is. Omg the intro.... I enjoyed the story, but the intro to this is insane. It is LONG winded and very opinionated. I read through it out of sheer cynical amusement. Historically significant I read this novel in a Gothic literature course in college. I recall finding it tedious. I wanted to give it another chance and I enjoyed it much more now that I will not be tested on it. This novel is frequently cited as the first truly gothic novel. The author, Horace Walpole, deserves credit for the mysterious atmosphere, the supernatural apparitions, the will of the spirit world to set right an injustice from the past, the exotic setting (Catholic Italy). If you enjoy the modern gothic writers (for example Ann Rice) and modern movies about zombies and teenage vampires you might find this book tedious as I did in college. The prose style tends to ramble through long, long paragraphs, and the pacing of the plot is uneven. Nevertheless I enjoyed the unexpected plot twists and the supernatural elements. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in the development of the Gothic novel and you like a good read about a haunted castle with a secret. 'Cuz it was on the "should" list. I went looking for a Gothic romance and, of course, Castle of Otranto kept coming up as a 'must read' and it sounded like the place to start. Knowing it had been written in the 1700's, I was expecting a weighty tome, hundreds of pages long and full of endless sentences and flowery prose.

Knock Four Times Audiobook by Margaret Irwin
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Knock Four Times Audiobook by Margaret Irwin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Knock Four Times Author: Margaret Irwin Narrator: Zara Ramm Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 01-20-15 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This, unlike most of Margaret Irwin's books, is not an historical novel. It is a peep-show at recent times, so fantastically gay that this, our London, appears as the iridescent scene of a pantomime or holiday charade. What happened behind the door at which one had to knock four times? Many wildly incongruous happenings, but chiefly an attack on other doors, the 'everlasting doors' of Prince's Gate, Queen's Gate, Emperor's Gate, to make them open wide to the rash young adventurer Dicky who had once gatecrashed them, but was resolved to 'spurn Kensington, march on Mayfair,' and conquer both the New World and the Old. How Dicky fought his way to fortune, and how Celia fought hers to freedom from behind the Gates of Kensington, by knocking four times on Dicky's door, is told in this story, which dances along as irresponsibly as a soap bubble against its brilliantly realized background, shading from the raffish to the respectable. For all its laughter and absurd situations, it is marked with the humorous sympathy and integrity that have distinguished all Margaret Irwin's work. Margaret Irwin (1889-1969) was educated at Clifton High School in Bristol, and then at Oxford University. She began writing books and short stories in the early 1920s. She married children's author and illustrator John Robert Monsell in 1929. Irwin was praised for her historical accuracy in her novels, and she wrote passionately about the English Civil War. In The Proud Servant she caused generations to fall in love with the ill-fated but charismatic Earl of Montrose, Charles I's Commander in Scotland. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Scarlet Pimpernel Audiobook by Emmuska Orczy
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The Scarlet Pimpernel Audiobook by Emmuska Orczy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Scarlet Pimpernel Author: Emmuska Orczy Narrator: Christopher Cazenove Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 01-06-15 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In 1792, during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine. Members Reviews: Review for Scarlet Pimpernel Do you like the book Count of Monte Cristo? If so, the Scarlet Pimpernel is a good recommendation for you as the storyline is also full of suspense. However, don't hold your expectations too high because the storyline isn't as intense, and it's really a short book compares to the Count of Monte Cristo. No major issues, no twists or tragic relationship, and the setting is more of a political one instead of the beauty of the sea or the darkness of jail. The schemes are not as intelligent but there are still several surprises at the end of the book. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a good book for learning a little about the French Revolution and for killing time. An engaging story As I began to read Orczy's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" it seemed I had plunged myself into the middle of a complex collection of events. The story begins with a rescue, an unhappy marriage, and many mysteries, and only as the story progresses does one begin to understand each character in depth. I enjoyed the consistent flow that the story followed; getting more interesting with each chapter, and growing gradually in intensity. I rated this book with four stars mostly because of its intriguing story line. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance and adventure, or anyone looking for an inspiring story about moral decisions and human nature. The only reason I do not give this book five stars is because it has a few repetitive phrases throughout the book. The repetition seemed unnecessary to me, but I could understand if others thought it to be important. Over all good read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved it even if one scene was a bit implausible. I do not want to spoil any part of the book, so all I will say is that part of the ending seemed impossible. I enjoyed everything about the characters, style of writing, plot, etc. A classic I love this book and especially the characters and imagery it evokes. An old tale beautifully told. I will be reading it over and over again. Excellent Melodrama My interest was piqued after watching the 1930s classic of the same title staring Leslie Howard. I would heartily recommend both the book and (this) version of the movie even though the existing copy is quite grainy. Later versions of the movie simply do not capture the spirit of the book. Baroness Orczy has a wonderful command of the English Language for one not born to the tongue. The book is melodrama, not literature but is highly satisfying for its language, plot devices, and character development. At its core it is a love story in which the protagonist, Sir Blakeney, one of the wealthiest men in England, plays the fop while plotting daring rescues of French nobility from the embrace of Madam Guillotine. He and his wife are estranged. Madam Blakeney is a most clever and witty French actress and ex patriot who has discovered her husband is nothing but a worthless fop. He believes she is a tool of the French Committee of Public Safety (the feeding machine of Madam Guillotine).

The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Galsworthy, D. H. Lawrence, George Gissing, H. Rider Haggard
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The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Galsworthy, D. H. Lawrence, George Gissing, H. Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories Author: Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Galsworthy, D. H. Lawrence, George Gissing, H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 05-30-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The golden age of the short story was in Victorian and Edwardian times, when authors made a living by contributing to literary magazines and journals. These popular journals threw up such literary greats as Dickens, Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Jerome K. Jerome. Many of the great writers are undeservedly neglected by modern audience...but what a pleasure it is to rediscover the literary treasures that delighted our great grandparents! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

In Chancery Audiobook by John Galsworthy
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In Chancery Audiobook by John Galsworthy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: In Chancery Subtitle: The Forsyte Saga, Book 2 Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 06-22-12 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "Indian Summer of a Forsyte", an interlude, recounts the lyrical last days of old Jolyon Forsyte as he basks in the glow of his visits with the beautiful Irene. In Chancery deals with Soames' divorce and marriage to a French woman, Annette, and the love story of Irene and young Jolyon. Members Reviews: Masterful Story Telling The second volume of John Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga is a masterful work. The characters, while very wealthy and privileged, have lives are replete with pain, love, loneliness, regret, and joy. This book which centers around the stigma of divorce, surely was more provocative is his time than it is today, yet one can clearly see the difficulties it presented in turn-of-the-20th century Britain. His writing style was absolutely masterful with some of the most beautiful phrasing I've ever read. Before reading this book, I didn't realize he won the Nobel Prize for literature. I can easily see why. I am even more amazed that he isn't a better known literary figure today. Poignant and Credible This short novel is poignant. It involves perhaps the most sympathetic character of the Forsyte Saga--Old Jolyon--dying.Even though I've read Indian Summer before, I turn the pages dreading the end. I fear that, the older I get, the sadder--or maybe, more relevant the book becomes. The qualities that set Old Jolyon apart from his siblings--love of beauty and capacity to care for another--are in full bloom. And, as in The Man of Property, the love object is Irene. Jolyon is 81; Irene, 28. This relationship knows limits; yet, what is available to both is touching, and makes a thoughtful reader consider and appreciate the extent to which his or her life includes the qualities that Old Jolyon cherishes. English Upper Middle Class Americans did not come up with conspicuous consumption. A glimpse into the inner workings of how the British upper middle class defines itself and those around them. More than a soap opera.... In this, the second book of the Forsyte Saga, Galsworthy continues his look at an upper-middle class family in late Victorian England, concentrating mainly on the doings of Soames Forsyte and his wife Irene. At the end of book one, The Man of Property, Irene had left her husband after he raped her. This book begins twelve years later, when Soames comes to feel that he needs a son to inherit all the wealth he has so lovingly accumulated. He decides to seek a divorce so that he may remarry, but when he meets his former wife again his old passion is reawakened, and he begins to stalk her to browbeat her into coming back to him. When his first cousin, young Jolyon, helps Irene to escape from him, a family feud begins which will surely extend through the generations. All of this sounds rather like a standard soap opera, but Galsworthy's extraordinary writing talent makes it so much more. It is also a picture of changing times in attitudes toward standards of conduct and of the roles and rights of women. Soames, who could have been portrayed in an entirely unfavorable light, is afforded a measure of sympathy as a man who has been shaped by his country's and his family's viewpoints concerning the importance of reputation and property who is thus entirely bewildered when his former wife refuses to conform to his wishes, even though she tells him she detests him. Galsworthy is a wonder of a writer.

Idle Ideas in 1905 Audiobook by Jerome K. Jerome
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Idle Ideas in 1905 Audiobook by Jerome K. Jerome

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Idle Ideas in 1905 Author: Jerome K. Jerome Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 10-10-17 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The third and final collection in this series of reflections written by one of the wittiest and most whimsical men to press pen against paper. As well as his usual take on the foibles of his fellow Englishmen and women, Jerome ruminates, in his typically liberal fashion, about far-flung countries such as Russia, Africa and China. Jerome was never a 'jelly-bellied flag-flapping imperialist', and his vision, experience and worldliness are revealed to us in the following essays: The author's insightful and entertaining discussions demonstrate yet again that history has a lot to teach us - if only we would listen! Members Reviews: J.K. Jerome the timeless master humourist at the top of his form Some of JK Jerome's books haven't been out of print for over 120 years. This one has, but that doesn't make it any less of a great book. Hilarious, filled with awe inspiring foresight, the great man explains human nature in the most kind and accurate way using deft humor. Idle Ideas in 1905 Insightful as always and in places hilarious. I love the short story/essay format. I am a great Jerome fan and have read almost all his books. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Celtic Dragon Myth Audiobook by J. F. Campbell
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The Celtic Dragon Myth Audiobook by J. F. Campbell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Celtic Dragon Myth Author: J. F. Campbell Narrator: Jack Chekijian Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 07-11-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Scottish folklorist J.F. Campbell weaves together a tale of dragons from a Celtic perspective. It is an intricate, perhaps symbolical story that was passed by word of mouth though the ages - involving not just dragons, but also mermaids, giants, and fairies. Campbell was also known for his four-volume work Popular Tales of the Western Highlands. Members Reviews: What a treasure! Beautifully read by Jack Chekijian. It was hard to pause and leave this audio. I felt this story bringing to life the old ways and knowings. I was completely mesmerized and delighted. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Sign of Four Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Sign of Four Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Sign of Four Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Anthony Goring Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 02-12-16 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign of the Four is one of many fun mystery novels featuring the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Doctor Watson. In the 1800s, Sherlock's newest client, Mary Morstan asks for Holmes' help because after returning from India, Mary's father had agreed to meet her at a hotel but never showed up. And he mysteriously went missing. In addition, Mary has received a pearl every year since responding to an ad in a newspaper saying that she was wronged in some way. Sherlock discovers that Mary had read this advertisement shortly after her father's friend, Mr. Sholto, had died and that the two must be connected. The only other clue that Sherlock and Dr. Watson have to rely on is Mary's father's map of a fortress. The map has the names of four criminals on it; these criminals are the "four" alluded to in the title of the novel. Wrapped in mystery, the tale of Mr. Morstan's disappearance is slowly revealed, as Sherlock discovers that Mr. Morstan and his friend, Mr. Sholto, had met to divide a treasure from India on the night of Mr. Morstan's disappearance. Mr. Sholto's son is the one who had been sending Mary the pearls, and the three must uncover who left the words "the sign of the four" in a note on Mr. Sholto's body. Members Reviews: Good fun book I enjoy Sherlock Holmes books and movies. This was a good fun one to read. Good plot and I like books that take place in that time of history. A Absolute Must Read... also Kindle Version Review First of all this is a wonderful story and the second in the Holmes canon. This not a short story but a novel, actually the second novel (total of 4 novels) with the other 50+ stories being short stories. This ideally should be read second, afterA Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1)(where Watson and Holmes meet). Sign of Four is where Watson meets his wife but that is not the focus of the strory. After reading The Sign of Four, and assuming you are still into reading SH, and you will be, your next book should ideally be the short stories in theThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This is the order in which they were written and the character introduced to readers in the late 19th century. This work is a real page turner with 12 chapters - the 12th and final chapter takes up almost 25% of the novel and is the back story which shows the motivation and context for the crime - much like part 2 in Study in Scarlet. The story begins by introducing us to Holmes between cases, where he may sit around all day, everyday, injecting himself with his 7% solution of cocaine to pass the time. Yes, cocaine was legal back then and even Freud prescribed it to patients and used it himself - no wonder he was obsessed with sex. Of course once a case comes his way he no longer needs cocaine or morphine to pass the time and becomes energized unravelling subtle clues missed by Scotland Yard's best. Here is an excerpt... "My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tarzan of the Apes Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: David Plinge Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 06-05-13 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this, the first book of the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, little baby Tarzan is adopted by the mighty "she" ape Kala after his parents Lord and Lady Greystroke are abandoned on the African shore by pirates and subsequently die. Tarzan grows up to be the mightiest of the apes, King of the Jungle, and will eventually find his Jane at the end of the vine. Members Reviews: Welcome to the Jungle Thereâs something about the character Tarzan that still resonates with people today even more than 100 years after he was originally created. Television shows, radio shows, feature films, comic book adaptations, animated shows, and animated features have all contributed to this mythic character, while also mostly leaving some of the more unpleasant stuff aside. It can certainly be troubling to some to go back to the source of it all, Tarzan of the Apes, only to discover that it is chock full of sentiments that todayâs readers may take great offense to. The discussion of racism and sexism in this novel, and frankly, of many thousands of novels written in less enlightened times than our own, is valid and worth having, but I wonât be having it here. Readers sensitive to those topics may want to proceed into Tarzan with caution or not at all. That saidâ I had a great time reading Tarzan of the Apes, but it is absolutely a pulp novel. The plot is well known to most, the details probably less so, but there isnât anything ground breaking going on here. Or is there? Itâs hard to say. On one hand, like I pointed out above, Tarzan has been around for over a hundred years now. That certainly doesnât rank him in Shakespearean terms, but outside of Sherlock Holmes, Zorro, or James Bond, I canât think of many other characters that have persisted quite like that, barring the entrance of comic book super heroes. Tarzan serves as a kind of model man for young boys â like the ultimate Boy Scout. The boy Tarzan, like many boys, is born and feels mundane until that first look in the water reveals he is actually special. And over time, he learns to do things others canât. This is the super hero origin part of the story, and it begins early on. Tarzan becomes capable of physical feats that mere men are not while at the same time, the other side of him becomes the learned English gentleman. In many ways, he foreshadows Bruce Wayne and Batman, except the disguise for Tarzan is absent. He lost his parents, was an outsider, trains his mind and body to super human levels, then re-enters society as a regular man. Outside of the losing your parents part, it isnât hard to imagine this journey as that of a young boyâs fantasy. That alone doesnât seem like quite enough to carry a dime story novel for a century though. Is there more? I feel like the further men of our current culture are separated from their traditional primitive roles of hunter gatherer, the greater the need and difficulty finding value and meaning in oneâs own existence becomes. In that sense, I feel like Tarzan speaks to all the guys out there that are mild mannered, sit at a desk all day doing accounting or insurance adjusting or whatever, and go home to throw something in the microwave, and just donât feel fulfilled. They wish they could have their cake and eat it too. They want to hunt there food, trudge through the jungle back to home, and slap their kill down on the table.

Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë
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Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Judi Pennington Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 08-14-12 Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: After living a miserable life with her aunt, ten year old orphan Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a boarding school for poor children. Within her petite frame and simple manner lies a heart full of passion and spirit. Jane learns to hide her temper, but the injustices of the world still burn in her soul. At the age of eighteen, she takes a job as governess in the home of Edward Rochester, but soon realizes that there is something odd in the house and regularly sees shadowy figures and hears voices. As she and her new employer develop a deep affection for each other, the secret of the Rochester household threatens to keep them apart. Members Reviews: A new favorite. I count this amongst my favorite classical stories as it has unexpected twist and surprises. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Joseph Andrews Audiobook by Henry Fielding
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Joseph Andrews Audiobook by Henry Fielding

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Joseph Andrews Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Sean Barrett Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 06-28-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Henry Fieldings Joseph Andrews, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Sean Barrett. "Kissing, Joseph, is but a prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing? Henry Fieldings riotous tale of innocents in a corrupt world was one of the earliest English novels, blending bawdy slapstick, philosophical musing, and pointed social satire to create a work of moral complexity and generous, life-affirming humanity. Published in 1742, it tells the story of the chaste servant Joseph Andrews who, after being sacked for spurning the advances of the lascivious Lady Booby, takes to the road, accompanied by his beloved Fanny Goodwill and the absent-minded, much put-upon Parson Adams. There they encounter robbers, tricksters, seducers, mishaps, and strange twists of fortune in a series of adventures filled with exuberant comedy. 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: Funny & Entertaining I enjoyed this book very much. I read this for an assignment in one of my English classes. We had read Pamela before reading this, so the humor of the story was fully appreciated. I highly recommend reading Samuel Richardson's Pamela before reading this to get the full effect. completely abridged Would you try another book from Henry Fielding and/or Sean Barrett? Sean Barrett was certainly not the problem with this audiobook. It was whoever decided to edit it that was the problem. Has Joseph Andrews turned you off from other books in this genre? Meh, it's 18th Century literature. One of the first novels ever written. Much of 18th century literature is like this and not for everyone. What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? A clarity which I appreciate. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Joseph Andrews? That's the problem. Many paragraphs are cut from this audiobook. It's rather distasteful. Any additional comments? I needed to read this book for my 18th Century Literature class. Because of the style its written in, the lack of standardization of English grammar back in the 1700's, and my dyslexia I thought it would be helpful to have the audio book to follow along with as I followed my book. WRONG. This audiobook cuts out so many sentences and paragraphs that I couldn't possibly get a proper reading for a college level analysis. Do not buy this book if you want to actually say you've 'read' it. You'll miss 20% of the entire book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë
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Jane Eyre Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Annette Grunnet Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 10-13-11 Publisher: Viatone Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Jane Eyre blev udgivet i 1847 af Charlotte Brontë under pseudonymet Currer Bell. Forfatteren var total ukendt, men romanen blev rets bestseller og mtte genoptrykkes igen og igen. Den blev Dronning Victorias ynglingsroman og er i dag en af de mest populre klassikere. Lserne blev betaget af Jane Eyres svre barndom som en forldrels Askepot, hendes tid p kostskole, den romantiske krlighedsaffre med Rochester og de gotiske elementer med hemmelighedsfulde og dramatiske begivenheder. Please note: This audiobook is in Danish. Critic Reviews: "Bogen er den dag i dag tilfredsstillende for fantasien, fordi den rummer alle de elementre nskedrmselementer og samtidig flger urtypen p en rigtig historie - selve eventyrets linje. Der er ikke s forfrdelig mange bger i verdenslitteraturen, der har denne elementre dragning, og de der er der, elskes uforandret gennem generationer." (Elsa Gress) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Barchester Towers Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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Barchester Towers Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Barchester Towers Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Margaret Hilton Format: Unabridged Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 07-20-11 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: First, a warning: If you havent read any Trollope, start with The Warden; its the first in a series of which Barchester is second. Next, a rather shocking warning: Trollope may be as addictive as a soap opera. It has plenty of the right ingredientsarchly drawn characters and plots that enmesh the listener in the daily ups and downs of those characters lives. Of course, the great crevasse that divides your average daytime soap from Barchester Towers is the elegance and skill of the writer and the witty invention from which he draws his charming and classic fantasies. Editorial Reviews: Margaret Hilton imparts restraint and understatement to her performance of Anthony Trollopes 1857 novel, Barchester Towers. The second installment in Trollopes "Chronicles of Barsetshire series, this novel takes place in the city of Barchester, where the beloved bishop has died. Bishop Proudie takes his position, accompanied by his intrusive wife, Mrs. Proudie. Meanwhile, the bishops unlikeable chaplain, Mr. Slope, has ordered clergyman Dr. Stanhope back from Italy. He is accompanied by his scandalous daughter, Madeline. These characters and others add to this satirical story about religious hypocrisy. Hiltons unabridged performance carries the subtly ironic edge that characterizes Trollopes prose. Members Reviews: Trollope's not for me Is there anything you would change about this book? I would like the book to be kinder to its characters - they are all ridiculed and satirised and it's difficult to listen to a book in whose characters the author seems to find no redeeming features. What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!) I haven't listened to the end - I'm going to return it. What do you think the narrator could have done better? The narrator could have altered her tone a little - it was all read in a rather arch, floating tone. I could have done with someone who sounded more interested in conveying a story than reciting lines as if she was a in a play. If this book were a film would you go see it? Yes - as I think the characters were interesting and I love a good period drama Any additional comments? I have heard so many good things about Anthony Trollope but this book left me feeling frustrated and tired. It may have been the narration or the story itself but I will have to try the text version before I try another Trollope audiobook. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Robinson Crusoe Audiobook by Daniel Defoe
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Robinson Crusoe Audiobook by Daniel Defoe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Robinson Crusoe Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Dick Hill Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 01-04-08 Publisher: Alpha DVD Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 64 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this classic, a young Englishman is shipwrecked on a desert island in the Caribbean with only a few supplies. Robinson Crusoe builds a house, a boat, and a new life. His life on the island is threatened by frequent visits from cannibals. Crusoe saves a captive named Friday from the cannibals, gaining a companion and loyal servant. Thus begins their quest to be rescued from the island. ©1719 Public Domain; (P)2007 Alpha DVD LLC Members Reviews: Classic story, well worth rereading The last time I read this book was close to 60 years ago, while still in high school, where it was assigned, as one of the required books for the term, in our Freshman English class. That was way back, when schools actually required students to read at least 4 books, each semester of every year, just for their English course. While the syntax and language are, at times, arcane, the story is a classic one, to which I recommend all readers. Good man found his way I read this book , when I was 10or 12 years old. I was amazed how I saw Robinson Crusoe and Friday this time. I saw a man doing penance for some wrong dealings , and earning his way back to society. A classic I tried to read this book when I was a teenager and I was put off by the language and writing style. This time I stayed with it and was glad I did. The writing style is quite a bit different than today's. Some of the sentences in this book were three pages long. I viewed it on a Kindle and was glad to have the dictionary available to look up some of the terms used. Overall a very good book. It dragged in some spots, especially when he spends forty pages discussing why the settlers should marry the women they've lived with. The scanning was haphazard - there was no editing after it was scanned, so page numbers and odd notations are scattered randomly throughout. It was free, so I can't complain too much. Perfect for someone who still enjoys picking up a book! Purchased as a gift for a family member. This was not a new copy and I did not want a new one. The condition was exactly as stated in the description. Classic story and the great feel of an old book. Quite a combination. Good read! How do you get as old as me and not have read Robinson Crusoe? I don't know the answer to that question. My grandson suggested that I read it, and I did. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Lifted Veil: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader Audiobook by George Eliot
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The Lifted Veil: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Lifted Veil: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader Author: George Eliot Narrator: Michael T Downey Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 10-13-17 Publisher: James Harris Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. This book has been carefully adapted into modern English to allow for easy listening. Members Reviews: Strange, and not entierly sure thats the point. This book was.....odd. Not necessarily in a terrible way but I am not sure if it was intended to be strange or not. It could be the way it was adapted but honestly I don't think that's it. Michael Downey did a solid job with the narration and kept me along for the ride even despite this though. Long story short the books not bad but I feel like I missed something yet have no idea what it was. May just be me though. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Great!! Great narration for this literary classic. I really enjoyed listening to this! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it. Classic story of supernatural George Elliot's The Lifted Veil tells the story of a man who believes he has some psychic abilities, particularly precognition and hearing what others are thinking. It is effectively split into two major parts, the first being the characters history and what he knows and believes about his powers and the second half being the story of his relationship with his dead brother's wife, Bertha. Both parts work together to build an interesting and suspenseful tale. Originally released in 1859 this is one of the early supernatural thrillers, and in that context is is a very interesting story. It has aged reasonably well, even when much of the style has been built upon and used ad naseum now. Even with the adaption for the modern reader that has been applied it still has an old timey feeling in the writing. The words may have been updated by the style is still mid-19th century. Narration by Michael T Downey is pretty good. Easy to listen to, well paced, and engaging with the story he does good work. The production quality leaves something to be desired, with some noises etc heard occasionally, but nothing too distracting. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. That would be creepy! The idea of knowing what people think about me because of hearing heir thoughts creeps me out. This is something I do not need or want to know. It does however make for an interesting story and I'm curious about what the original version of the story is like. The story is really well written and held my attention strongly. There was just enough detail to draw me in without giving too much. Intriguing characters. The narration was very good, the delivery did a great job of conveying emotions and had a natural flow. I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review. If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below. Eminently interesting! This is a fascinating story told by a brilliant author! My first introduction to this writer.

The School for Scandal Audiobook by Richard Sheridan
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The School for Scandal Audiobook by Richard Sheridan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The School for Scandal Author: Richard Sheridan Narrator: Edith Evans, Cecil Parker, Harry Andrews Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 01-26-09 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sheridan's most famous play, The School for Scandal, has been called "the best existing English comedy of intrigue". A favourite with audiences and critics alike since its premiere in 1777, this play is a classic English comedy of manners. Full of satirical wit, it subverts the Georgian social mores of its day with subtlety and charm. This historic recording features Edith Evans, Cecil Parker and Harry Andrews: Some of the finest actors of their generation. Editorial Reviews: Richard Sheridan's subversive 18th-century comedy of manners School for Scandal comes thoroughly to life in this entrancing audiobook thanks to incandescent performances from Edith Evans, Harry Andrews, and Cecil Parker. These skilled voice actors adeptly draw out the humor of this satirical work, hamming up their performances and fully inhabiting their characters, guiding listeners effortlessly through the twists and turns of this complex and convoluted play. Evans, Andrews, and Parker produce performances so distinctive as to render confusion nearly impossible; indeed, listeners will find themselves wholly drawn into this world of salacious secrets, threats, and gossip, entranced by the plot of this captivating work as it unfolds. Members Reviews: Five Stars Good! Read it! It's a classic âï Perhaps The Greatest Comedy of the Era Playwright, poet, and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) did not produce many works--some sources note that he was frequently afflicted with writer's block--but among them were two titles that have remained constants of world theatre since the moment of their debut: THE RIVALS (1775) and THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (1777.) In may respects THE SCHOOL SCANDAL anticipates the slightly later novel LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (1782) by de Laclos, for both works present portraits of a hypocritical social world that amuses itself--and fiercely manipulates others--through rumor, scandal, and extra-marital affairs. But where LIAISONS is essentially a portrait of evil machinations that succeed against virtue, SCANDAL is a witty portrait of evil machinations that fail when confronted by personal integrity. Witty and tone and sparkling with wickedly amusing malice, it is a gossamer farce that draws heavily upon the earlier Restoration styles of Wycherly and Congreve but molds them into a less uncompromising turn of mind. The central plot turns upon two brothers, Joseph and Charles Surface, both of whom are wards of the wealthy but long absent Sir Oliver. Joseph appears to be an upstanding member of society; Charles appears to be a wild spendthrift--but appearances are deceiving, for in truth Joseph is miserly and vicious where as Charles is generous and open-hearted. The Lady Sneerwell has determined to have Charles for a lover; as such she works with Joseph to break Charles' attachment to Maria, who is the ward of Sir Peter Teazle. Although the plot arises from Lady Sneerwell's determination to capture Charles Surface, the actual focus of the play falls on Sir Peter and Lady Teazle. Sir Peter sought and married a significantly younger and socially unstudied country girl--but once she set foot in London she unexpectedly transformed into a lady of fashion. Indeed, Lady Teazle has fallen in with Lady Sneerwell and her malicious circle, where talk consists almost exclusively of maliciously witty gossip that greatly damages its subjects.

The Woman Who Did Audiobook by Grant Allen
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The Woman Who Did Audiobook by Grant Allen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Woman Who Did Author: Grant Allen Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 10-11-17 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Woman Who Did, written in 1893 wholly and solely to satisfy the author's conscience, was perhaps the most controversial book of the late 19th century. Certainly, it was a succès de scandale and a commercial triumph. The heroine, Herminia Barton, chooses to live unmarried with her lover. When he dies, she endures many a trial for her beliefs - particularly after the stigma of bearing his child - being cast out from both families. Unfortunately the Women's Movement, whose views the book purported to represent, rejected it as unhelpful to their cause - but the author was quite sure of his own intentions and the strength of his heroine's convictions. 'But surely no woman would ever dare to do so', said my friend, 'I knew a woman who did', said I, 'and this is her story.' Critic Reviews: "Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent) Members Reviews: Five Stars Book was great quality, wasn't my favorite read but was definitely a New Woman text!. Loved this book I really enjoyed this book. I felt she made choices that were really very quite difficult and unusual for Victorian times. She stuck to her guns,, and like all of us, was made to bear the consequences of her choice. Highly recommend ! Story of futility I did not like this book. The woman in the story endures self-imposed difficulties, with no final accomplishment. Very frustrating and annoying story. Only suggested for those highly interested in women's studies. A Revelation! Groundbreaking for its time. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Women's studies. Yes, it is amazing that women used to live like this! I highly recommend this book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Open Window Author: Hector Hugh Munro Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 mins Language: English Release date: 04-29-11 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Framton Nuttel pays an unannounced call on Mrs. Sappleton and finds himself in the midst of a macabre spectacle which is not as it seems. Hector Hugh Munros genius storytelling at its best. ©2011 Red Door Audiobooks (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks Members Reviews: Good One from Saki Saki should be better appreciated-- try this one. 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://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Tale of Two Cities Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Anton Lesser Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens' only historical novel, sets personal happiness against the terrors of the French Revolution where the search for social justice sacrifices individual rights. Dr. Manette has emerged from eighteen years of unjust imprisonment in the Bastille. By an ironic twist of fate, his daughter Lucie's marriage draws the family into a terrifying web of circumstance which, it seems, can only end in death by the guillotine. For more informative lectures about this work, don't miss . Members Reviews: Great performance A fantastic performance but the book is very heavily abridged and some chapters do feel rather short. The music is great too, although given the short running time there is rather a lot of it. A Tale well known A moving story narrated excellently by Anton Lesser. Also to enhance the experience is the appropriate orchestral music to add atmosphere and suspense. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Thirty-Nine Steps Audiobook by John Buchan
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The Thirty-Nine Steps Audiobook by John Buchan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Thirty-Nine Steps Author: John Buchan Narrator: Michael Ward Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 02-10-17 Publisher: Michael Ward Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the classic adventure of Richard Hannay, who upon being buttonholed at his door by a mysterious stranger called Franklin P. Scudder, finds himself drawn into adventure and international intrigue with Europe on the brink of war, and the fate of England at stake. Members Reviews: Well worth a listen Really enjoyed this book, so differently from the film versions, and I have enjoyed watching them, looking forward to trying the other Richard Hannay stories. The 39 steps, a classic short story This story really raced along, a good listening experience. Good narrating and voice work. Always good to hear the original work compared to the old film versions. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Poems Audiobook by Robert Browning
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Poems Audiobook by Robert Browning

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Poems Author: Robert Browning Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 06-01-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 1 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Robert Browning (1812-1889), playright and poet, is known and admired for his dramatic monologues in blank verse, of which he is a recognized master. He was not always popular in his own time but is now considered one of the foremost poets of Victorian England. This volume contains some of the best of the monologues including "Porphyria's Lover", "How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix", "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church", "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came", and "My Last Duchess", as well as "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and shorter descriptive lyrical poems. Members Reviews: A beautiful volume of Robert Browning's poetry One of the things that gives me great pleasure is to unwind at the end of a long, stressful day with a volume of poetry, anything from the older classics to more contemporary volumes. I'm a great fan of Elizabeth and Robert Browning's poetry and was delighted to find this handsome volume of Robert Browning's poetry in the 1979 The Easton Press edition, which is part of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. The series is known for its high quality and attention to details, evidenced in the genuine leather bindings, gilded edges, moire endleaves, and a satin ribbon page marker. There is a brief introduction followed by poems organized under the following headings: Lyrical Poems and Dramatic Lyrics Dramatic Monologues Quest, Illusion, Faith Appendix - Notes, Index of First Lines, Index of Titles The archival quality, acid-free paper ensures that this book and the rest in the series will endure the test of time, and makes this edition an heirloom-quality book that will enhance the library of any collector. Has all the classics Browning's most famous poems are in here and the ones that he is known for in the literary world. Introduces Dramatic Monologue to poetry scene in Victorian age. Five Stars This was just beautiful, and was so happily received. Thanks kindly! Five Stars Excellent product and timely delivery. Classic Poetry Browning is a genius. He is always relevant. The book was delivered on time and was crucial for my project. I am enjoying it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Laodicean Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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A Laodicean Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Laodicean Subtitle: A Story of Today Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Clive Chafer Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 04-08-16 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Paula Power, the daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, inherits De Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions a young architect from London, George Somerset, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula. But Paula, the Laodicean of the title, meaning a person who is lukewarm or halfhearted, is torn between George's admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking outlook. Paula's vacillation in her romantic life is also reflected in her views about religion, politics, and social progress, a dilemma faced by people in the Victorian era as industrialization was beginning to greatly change their lives. Paula will have to decide between the two men, however, or risk losing them both. Members Reviews: It's my favorite. A 'Laodician' is someone who is 'lukewarm I've been on a binge reading Thomas Hardy. Just finished this lesser-known of his novels. It's my favorite. A 'Laodician' is someone who is 'lukewarm, neither hot nor cold,' a quote from The Biblical Book of Revelation. But there is very little religious about the novel. It's about a wealthy woman who can't make up her mind between status and love. This is a typical Hardyesque dilemma. Check out The Return of the Native- another of my favorites- and Desperate Remedies. Those who don't get past Tess Durbyville and Far From the Maddening Crowd miss much. A Hardy with modern relevance To today's reader the novel will seem to start slowly. But trust Hardy to set up plot twists and ethical dilemmas that will haunt you long afterwards! He wrote this as a 'modern' story. It's not one of his very best, but it's well worth reading for anyone interested in the impacts of technology on human behavior-- the risks of relying on technology for 'truth'. His 19th century forms of technology were naturally more primitive than ours, but the issues he raises resonate strongly today. Hardy on the whole hates happy endings but this book has one Very well done. I got into the characters and the story was well developed. Hardy on the whole hates happy endings but this book has one, maybe. Interesting story line A rather dark plot line, typical of Hardy, throughout the last two thirds of the book; but the overall story line is refreshingly different and enjoyable. The enigmatic Paula makes it impossible to guess the ending, especially with all the sinister influences surrounding her. A thoroughly enjoyable page turner. Another hearty Hardy. This story has it all. Upstanding and low characters, romance for some, fiendish plots for others, castles, history and intriguing twists and turns. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol [AudiobookstoLife Edition] Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol [AudiobookstoLife Edition] Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol [AudiobookstoLife Edition] Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Chris Hendrie Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 12-16-14 Publisher: Chris Hendrie/AudiobookstoLife Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Written over 170 years ago, this brilliant Dickens classic continues to inspire the Christmas Spirit for millions of people! It tells the wonderful story of old sinner Schrooges transformation from "Bah, Humbug" through a night of eye-opening spirit visitations, to his remarkable redemption at the end, as his heart is reborn. It is a great story told with exceptional skill! Dickens' beautifully drawn characters spring to poignant life as read by veteran voice actor Chris Hendrie. Revisiting this story is a wonderful way to celebrate in the holiday spirit of Tiny Tim with "God bless us, everyone!" Members Reviews: Dickens' Christmas Carol Will Live Forever! Dickens at his best! Wonderful story, great characters, brilliant writing! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

G K Chesterton (1874 - 1936) Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton
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G K Chesterton (1874 - 1936) Audiobook by G. K. Chesterton

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: G K Chesterton (1874 - 1936) Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 9 mins Language: English Release date: 12-06-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. Editorial Reviews: This installment in the Favorite Essays series presents G. K. Chestertons "On Lying in Bed", a deliciously languid reflection on sleep, laziness, activity, and what makes life worth living. Chesterton, a 19th-century jack-of-all-trades whose fiction and essays have entered the canon of classic English prose, has a beautiful unhurried style of writing, and leaps lightly from idea to idea in this thought-provoking piece, letting his mind wander where it might. Neville Jasons plush, rolling tones further enrich this sleepy lyric essay, and listeners will enjoy lazing about in this masterful work. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) Audiobook by Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) Audiobook by Samuel Johnson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) Author: Samuel Johnson Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection. Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity. Editorial Reviews: Having basically written the dictionary, Samuel Johnson is one interesting thinker. Here, Neville Jason has collected two of Johnson's best essays: "Solitude Not Eligible" and "Good Humor". In the former, Johnson argues that a lonely life makes poor sense. In the second, he praises the will to please; good humor, he explains, is the "balm of being". In his smooth and deep voice, Jason handles highbrow vocabulary with ease. Still, the outdated syntax proves trying at times. Perhaps let the illustrious words wash over you once and then give this production a second listen to get to its meat. Members Reviews: Master of the English Language A compilation essays composed by the man who created the Dictionary of the English Language all later English dictionaries are patterned after. His style of writing is challenging. He is quick witted, a top notch moralist and moralist. He lived most of the eighteenth century. He will make anyone ponder long after putting the volume down the subjects he has covered. Refreshing A refreshing change from modern tendencies to strive for becoming bigger, better, brighter, faster, funnier, first. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

English Translation and Classical Reception Audiobook by Stuart Gillespie
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English Translation and Classical Reception Audiobook by Stuart Gillespie

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: English Translation and Classical Reception Subtitle: Towards a New Literary History Author: Stuart Gillespie Narrator: Alex Hyde-White Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 04-13-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: English Translation and Classical Reception is the first genuine cross-disciplinary study bringing English literary history to bear on questions about the reception of classical literary texts, and vice versa. The text draws on the authors exhaustive knowledge of the subject from the early Renaissance to the present. Members Reviews: TRANSLATION Dr. Stuart Gillespie, among other qualifications, is a scholar of Shakespearean literature at the University Of Glasgow, Scotland. English Translation is an intellectually dense examination of the art of translation; particularly translation of ancient classics like The Iliad, The Odyssey, and works of Ovid, Juvenal, and Horace. Gillespies book is a warning to book critics that are not authors but interpret authors work. If a critic fails to understand trans-formative moments, by those authors that can create trans-formative moments, then the critics critique is a failure. Gillespie suggests that critics that are not authors should not be critics; i.e. a little too harsh for this ignorant critic. This is an interesting and insightful book that would be more fun to one who understands Latin. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Wild Life in a Southern County (Excerpted Essay) Audiobook by Richard Jeffries
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Wild Life in a Southern County (Excerpted Essay) Audiobook by Richard Jeffries

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Wild Life in a Southern County (Excerpted Essay) Author: Richard Jeffries Narrator: Simon Vance Format: Unabridged Length: 32 mins Language: English Release date: 12-10-13 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Richard Jefferies remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. Best known for his articles and stories published in the Live Stock Journal, he draws from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born. Here he examines the habitats of the Downs and the birds and animals that live there. Written in Jefferies' highly descriptive style, the essay conveys a sense of wonder evoked by the natural world. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. Members Reviews: Art & Emotion Go Hand in Hand! This book is a scholarly read and Jane Harrison shows how man has always dealt with rituals to celebrate new life or some rite of passage. He could be seen enraptured in a dance or a song as he asks the gods to show mercy for rain, a healing or for food. She shows how these ancient rituals evolved into art forms such as choral readings, dance forms and even drama itself. Also, Greek sculpture was developed as a demure way to give homage to the gods. The one common thread behind all of the art forms was high emotional energy because the needs were so great. She then moves towards the premise that art is borne out of emotion and when man has a dire need, he becomes active and participatory. She then shifts to the artist himself and says he speaks when he is vexed or his feelings are deeply stirred. It is the artistâs duty to transfer those feelings into some medium and this expression will eventually be seen as a spoken truth whether done through writing, painting or drama. The artist normally has a keener emotion and though often perceived as somewhat removed or aloof from practical life, it is his responsibility to tell what he sees and feels. A Lasting Classic by a Lasting Scholar Jane Ellen Harrison was one of the great classical scholars of her time, at a time when women were scarce in academia. She had the respect of other scholars in her field too and was an inspiration to the next generations. She was far ahead of her time as a multi-disciplinarian bringing all her knowledge in various fields to bear in her works. This book is seminal for the ritual and art of ancient times. Five Stars good resource for rituals Ian Myles Slater on: Short Book, Large Concepts "Ancient Art and Ritual" is a short, "popular" book by Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), who was a classical scholar by training, and a student of anthropology (or sociology) when Frazer's "The Golden Bough" was still astonishing (or infuriating) classicists with its message that the customs and beliefs of "beastly heathen savages" might shed light on those of the Greeks and Romans. (Who were, of course, strictly speaking, "beastly heathens" themselves.... Not to mention some of their other customs.) On top of this, she pioneered the role of professional academic for women; separating the two aspects in some of the negative reactions to her work can be difficult. Those curious about her now have a very good Wikipedia article to refer to, so I'll forgo a biographical sketch, and a lot of bibliographic detail on her publications. (This takes advantage of well-documented modern studies, Sandra J.

The Vicar of Wakefield Audiobook by Oliver Goldsmith
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The Vicar of Wakefield Audiobook by Oliver Goldsmith

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Vicar of Wakefield Author: Oliver Goldsmith Narrator: Charlton Griffin Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 12-15-12 Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: From the instance of its first publication, in 1766, Oliver Goldsmith's novel of Christian piety and endurance has stood the test of time. The story is told in the first person by a vicar, Dr. Primrose, who, along with his wife and six children, lives a rural idyllic life in a country parish. It is a very sophisticated work which contrasts the forces that separate religious principal from the actual experiences of life. It is also a delightful, sentimental work whose amusing characters are both wise and foolish, brave and cowardly, rich and poor, as well as honest and knavish. In other words, this is a work of timeless beauty and attraction. Listen as 18th-century English country life unfolds before you in a tale of morals and materialism. Members Reviews: Free version impossible! I got the free version and it is almost impossible to read on my kindle, due to errors in punctuation and format. I need to finish this for my book club and will probably buy another version soon. Yes! A really fun read from the 18th century. I enjoyed this so much, that I tried to find a movie or miniseries to prolong the pleasure! Three Stars 3 stars Four Stars Nice read Four Stars A good "old fashioned read". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Seven Poor Travelers Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Seven Poor Travelers Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Seven Poor Travelers Subtitle: A Charles Dickens Christmas Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Deaver Brown Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 03-20-12 Publisher: Simply Media Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A classic Dickens Christmas story full of love, loss, regret, and reuniting. At listener request an American voice was used to make the audio more accessible to North American listeners. The story begins by relating the hardships the English were enduring at the time of the writing and tells of a dear soul who had endowed an inn for poor travelers to give room and board to destitute visitors for one night. Dickens ironically points out that the travelers got about 1/30th of the value, while the management and lawyers of the trust got the other 29/30ths. After a Christmas Eve feast, the narrator tells a story about Richard Doubledick, saved by an officer friend , who became his friend for life until his death at Waterloo. Richard later met the French officer who killed his friend and used forgiveness to get over it, which lead to them and their children becoming lifelong friends. This is a classic story about generations of salvation and friendship. "The Seven Poor Travelers" is a wonderful introduction to Dickens for students who wish to dabble first before taking on his longer novels. Members Reviews: awful the readrr broke up sentences making the story hard to follow. it seemed he was not enjoying the storyb and just wanted to get it over with Sub-standard narration I tried my best to persevere, but I managed less than ten minutes before I had to stop the torture to my ears. Having listened to Peter Bachelor's narration of Oliver Twist prior, perhaps my standards are too high. I will however, endeavour to find this book narrated by someone else. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Audiobook by Lewis Carroll
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Audiobook by Lewis Carroll

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Roger Blake Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 07-19-12 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: There's nothing quite like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Described by The Times on its first publication in 1865 as an excellent piece of nonsense', this inspired tale of a young girl's adventures in a strange and magical world has gone on to become one of the most popular books ever written, translated into over 125 languages and said to be the most frequently quoted book after the Bible, the Koran, and Shakespeare. Members Reviews: The Best Kindle Option Available I took a gamble on buying this edition when no one had reviewed it yet. I tried several other Kindle editions available and had found them truly appalling in terms of formatting. This however, is significantly better, featuring well structured chapter breaks and all the original illustrations, which enhance the story a lot. Furthermore, considering it contains both books, plus the excellent Hunting of the Snark, it is a fantastic price. However, there are still some glaring mistakes, such as some formatting bugs in a few of the poems and spelling errors in places (such as at the start of Looking Glass, where some of the Ls are replaced with 1s - I guess a scanner did the 'writing here'). 5 stars for the great price and superior formatting over the other options. -1 star for the glaring lack of proof reading from the publisher. Good book A classic children's book that never gets old. I bought it for my daughter and we read a chapter every night. The only issue I have is that it's a little smaller than I expected, but that's okay. Fun and ridiculous, as intended Playful poetry may be more amusing for adults. In any case I finally learned about the Boogum. What fun! Theres some discussion that there is a hidden message in his poem. If so, I admit to it being way over my head! Italicized Text?! I really wanted to like this--the original illustrations are beautifully reproduced--but bizzarely, half the books are italicized in their entirety, making them pretty much unreadable. If this were fixed, I'd give this 5 stars. Outstanding, of course. There is nothing for me to add to the mountains of praise already out there for this masterpiece of nonsense literature â arguably the finest sustained piece there is, with only William Gilbert and Thomas Hood to rival it. As the Victioran languge is sometimes a little dated, readers might care to go instead for Martin Gardnerâs Annotated verion that explains everything in detail (too much detail for some tastes). The Annotated Hunting of the Snark (The Annotated Books) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

She Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard
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She Audiobook by H. Rider Haggard

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: She Subtitle: A History of Adventure Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Bill Homewood Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 11-16-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Somewhere in Africa, a tiny, primitive tribe, the Amahaggers, live secretly amongst the debris of a lost Egyptian civilization, ruled by the beautiful semi-goddess Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed. Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge academic, is reluctantly drawn into plans for a voyage in search of this legendary queen. With his adopted son, Leo, he sets out on a brave journey, following a trail of clues. Shipwrecked and captured by cannibals, their voyage soon turns into a nightmare. This masterpiece of suspense and adventure, by the author of King Solomons Mines, contains some of the most sensual, gently erotic passages in 19th-century literature. Editorial Reviews: This imaginative classic from the late 1800s is expertly narrated by Bill Homewood. The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly, a Cambridge University professor, and his ward, Leo Vincey, to a lost kingdom in central Africa. After a shipwreck, they encounter a primitive people called the Amahagger in the lost kingdom of Kor and a mysterious white sorceress who reigns as the all-powerful "She-who-must-be-obeyed." Homewood exquisitely captures the wonders and horrors encountered by these Victorian gentlemen on their adventures. His calm, well-paced narration adds a dimension of reality to a tale of natives, murder, and rage. Modulations of tone and inflection add to a performance that keeps listeners entranced. Members Reviews: Classic Fantasy-Adventure "She" was first published in 1886, and is written in the florid literary style of the day, but it still reads like the wind. Haggard was a born storyteller, and he never lets his overblown prose slow down the pace of this adventure. It is no wonder that this book has never been out of print in the last 124 years and has sold a reported 44 million copies. The plot involves three Englishmen who follow the clues written on an ancient piece of pottery to find a fabulous kingdom hidden in the interior of Africa, where a strange lost race is ruled over by "She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed," a mercurial Queen with supernatural powers, including near-eternal life. The suspense and action rarely flag, and the story set the pattern for countless "lost world" and "lost race" stories that followed, most notably those of Edgar Rice Burroughs. A great read. One caveat: the $1.00 Kindle version has some typos, and the author's illustrations are missing. a classic tale of a Lost World In the style of the times, this is a tale of adventure passed off as truth by the narrator. Unique is that this is purportedly the first instance of the use of a lost civilization in science fiction and it carries many of the hallmarks that later authors shall employ. In particular, a remote civilization cut off from the world in a volcanic caldera. Also, in the style of the day, the characters oft wax philosophical, which can bog down the adventurous nature of the tale. But I find it something I like about early science fiction. good read of an old book Pros: it is very nice to be able to read a long out-of-print book without breaking the bank. the paper stock was a decent weight and the binding was adequate to not fall apart. Cons: the publisher has a caveat that the scanning used to create this publication is not perfect and typos were not corrected.

Don Juan in Hell Audiobook by George Bernard Shaw
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Don Juan in Hell Audiobook by George Bernard Shaw

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Don Juan in Hell Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Agnes Moorehead Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 08-06-10 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The play Don Juan in Hell originated as Act 3, Scene 2, of Man and Superman and is a spirited debate between Heaven and Hell. It was written by Irish playwright and a master of social commentary George Bernard Shaw (1856 1950), who is probably most famous for Pygmalion amongst his 60 plays. Shaw was the only person to ever win a Nobel Prize in literature and an Oscar. This famous performance features Charles Boyer as Don Juan, Charles Laughtonas the Devil, Cedric Hardwickeas the Commander, and Agnes Moorehead as Doña Ana. Members Reviews: extraordinay rendition of a fascinating story Where does Don Juan in Hell rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? very high up indeed. the story itself is fasccinating an intensely thought provoking. the performers have got deep into their respective characters What other book might you compare Don Juan in Hell to and why? for ideas and phiosophy - gibran's prophet and wanderer. for performance - code of the woosters by wodehouse Which scene was your favorite? towards the end where juan relates the types of people who tried to attract him and then rejected him and why Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? the ideas were so powerful that i listened to it twice in succeession Any additional comments? don juan's character, possibly because of hs nationality, has an accent that was not fully clear at times Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Brideshead Revisited Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh
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Brideshead Revisited Audiobook by Evelyn Waugh

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Brideshead Revisited Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Jeremy Northam Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 09-26-08 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A study of faith and disillusionment in a glamorous upper-class world, Waugh's most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping multi-character-study of aristocratic life behind closed doors. Charles Ryder meets Sebastian, a member of the aristocratic Flyte family, at Oxford. He then begins to spend time at the family home, Brideshead, where he is welcomed into the fold and enjoys a decadent high-society lifestyle. Things start to unravel, however, when Charles notices the cracks in the veneer: his perception of the naivety of the family's devotion to the Catholic faith, and his friend's increasing drink habit. Tangled webs of love and obsession also threaten to break up the at first happy idyll. Examining the complexity of relationships and the strength of belief, 'Brideshead Revisited' is an intense listen and a riveting one. Members Reviews: An entertaining and emotionally satisfying listen I loved this narration of Brideshead Revisited. Not having read the book or seen the TV series for over 25 years I couldn't remember much beyond the Oxford scenes and the Catholic thread; so I was revisiting it with an open mind. I found it an involving story, superbly narrated by Jeremy Northam, and ultimately very moving and thought provoking. Jeremy Northam is the perfect narrator for Waugh Would you listen to Brideshead Revisited again? Why? This era & author have fallen out of fashion but this story is expertly woven Who was your favorite character and why? Sebastian, gorgeous fey and troubled. Which character as performed by Jeremy Northam was your favourite? Charles. Jerem Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Sebastian's decline into alcoholism and the text-book deceit used to achieve and maintain that state. Any additional comments? Just a lovely and beautifully narrated spoken book for the commute to work. Apparently a classic Perhaps its my own ignorance, but I hated this book it was boring from start to finish. The narrator did a decent job of building up and tension etc but it just want for me. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Turn of the Screw Audiobook by Henry James
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The Turn of the Screw Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Turn of the Screw Subtitle: Young Adult Classics Author: Henry James Narrator: Emma Fielding, Dermot Kerrigan Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins Language: English Release date: 08-14-09 Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Released in our new Young Adult Classics format, Henry James's classic ghost story is a masterpiece of the supernatural. The tale is taken from the diary of a governess, who describes her mounting sense of paranoia at the relationship between her two wards and the ghostly figures that haunt the estate. Menacing, ambiguous and haunted by a pervading sense of evil, The Turn of the Screw is one of the most powerful and enduring tales of the 19th century. Emma Fielding gives a compelling reading of a story in which nothing is certain, and madness lurks around every corner. Members Reviews: ZZZZZzzz.... IDK if it's me or if this book was really that bad. Number one: I kept falling asleep during the reading of this book. It wasn't very interesting at all. The end was the worst part. Maybe it was the narrator or just the way the book was written. I kept getting confused and had to start the whole thing over at least three times. Ive never had this problem with any of the books Ive listened to with Audible. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: 'Youth' and 'Heart of Darkness' Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Jim Roberts Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 10-23-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Heart of Darkness features Marlow 22 years later and deals with maturity and old age.This highly symbolic story follows Marlow as he recounts his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary. Marlow was employed to transport ivory downriver, but his more pressing assignment was to return another trader, Kurtz, to civilization in a cover up. Kurtz had an unsavory reputation throughout the region. The last sentences in the story, including Kurtz words ,"The Horror, The Horror," are among the most famous in English literature. Editorial Reviews: Polish-born English writer Joseph Conrad has influenced writers from Ernest Hemingway to V. S. Naipaul with his worldly perspective and insight into the human condition. This audiobook brings listeners two of his greatest stories, Youth and Heart of Darkness. Both pieces draw upon Conrads experience as a sailor. The first story, Youth, is about a young seamans misadventures, including a violent storm and an onboard fire, aboard a ship called Judea. The second story, the classic Heart of Darkness, tells the tales of one mans search down the Congo River for the mysterious ivory trader named Mr. Kurtz. With a slight New York accent, Jim Roberts delivers a ringing, smooth reading of these classic works. Members Reviews: Not what was offered I purchased this audible exclusively because in Amazon was offered as including The End of the Tether. The Audible version DOES NOT include it. Beware Great Novella ruined by narrator. One of the all time great stories and its prologue, put simply, ruined by the narrator's droning delivery, constant mispronunciations and an east coast accent that insists on putting R's on any word that ends in a vowel. Even though you get the earlier "Youth", this reading is NOT worth it, in my oppinion, at any price. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tom Jones, Volume 3 Audiobook by Henry Fielding
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Tom Jones, Volume 3 Audiobook by Henry Fielding

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tom Jones, Volume 3 Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Charlton Griffin Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 05-07-07 Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 58 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Tom Jones is greatly admired not only for the meticulous craft with which it was written, but also for its humor, objectivity, and penetrating psychological depth. It is without a doubt one of the great contributions to the English novel, and as such will always maintain a place of honor in world literature. Through the minute examination of the motives of his characters, Henry Fielding revealed many universal truths about human nature. That he could do so by employing the comic style of mock-heroic literature is all the more extraordinary. In Volume 3, we find our hero in London. Everything now comes to a crescendo of furious activity and comic missteps. Tom actively pursues Sophia, whom he loves desperately. However, his feelings are misrepresented to her by the wiles of Lady Bellaston, who desires Tom for herself. As other incidents pile into the plot, Tom finds himself becoming ever more estranged from his beloved Sophia. And when Squire Western and Blifil arrive, things look bleak indeed. However, it is always darkest before the dawn, and all's well that ends well. Critic Reviews: "Fielding is generally agreed to be an innovating master of the highest originality....He devised what he described as 'comic epics in prose', which are in effect the first modern novels in English....[Tom Jones] is generally regarded as Fielding's greatest." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature) Members Reviews: A revolution in it's time to still charm 250 years later! The story is so engaging that I entirely forgot it's age. Fielding's wit and sarcasm still bite and it would be a very dark heart indeed that is not entirely satisfied with the conclusion. It is well worth the many-hour listen! (Knowing a smattering of Latin definitely enriches the humorous experience, though nothing is lost of the plot if you are an adamant disciple of living languages only.) Story was slow and long, but ended well! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? It depends on the friend. The great moments of humor and enlightenment were punctuations on a much more mundane text. I felt there was too much character development for some, and not enough to others. What about Charlton Griffins performance did you like? Griffin did great, though I couldn't tell the Irish accented characters apart. A lot of emotion, and he pulled off timing on the comic parts perfectly. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Tom is probably like most people--easily influenced by passion yet putting on airs about being full of honor, trust, and dignity. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Christmas at Thompson Hall & Two Heroines of Plumpington Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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Christmas at Thompson Hall & Two Heroines of Plumpington Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Christmas at Thompson Hall & Two Heroines of Plumpington Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Dianne Burroughs Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-05 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "Published posthumously in Good Cheer, the Christmas edition of Good Words in 1882, The Two Heroines of Plumplington is both unique and representative of his work. It is unique because it is the only one of his short stories set in Barsetshire; it is representative because it expounds on his favorite theme, the politics of love and society. The story comes after a lifetime spent observing and recording with keenly accurate details the habits of men and women in the ways of the world. He was, as Sadleir has said, socially speaking the wisest of English novelists, and it is that wisdom which makes The Two Heroines of Plumplington the culmination of the comic war waged in the name of social politics. The Two Heroines of Plumplington also gives the lie to the idea that increasing bitterness with life led to the darkening of Anthony Trollope's writing. This is as light and happy a story as they come." (The Trollope Society) Critic Reviews: "This [Christmas at Thompson Hall ] is an excellent story, with good characterization, and is a great, great 'page turner'. There are many aspects of this tale I admired." (Robert Wright) Members Reviews: Such Good Yarns abd Nicely Narrated I thoroughly enjoyed both stories. They were so much fun and gave me another insight into this author. Very amusing and thoroughly delightful. Beautifully narrated too. Bad Trollope Who knew that Trollope also wrote dull, stupid, unrealistic stories? Not me. I didn't even get to the second story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ivanhoe Audiobook by Walter Scott
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Ivanhoe Audiobook by Walter Scott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Ivanhoe Author: Walter Scott Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 12-06-07 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Norman-Saxon conflict is vividly described with battle scenes, medieval pageantry, and romantic escapades. The hero Sir Wilfred Ivanhoe, the lovely brave Jewess Rebecca, Richard the Lion-Hearted, and Robin Hood and his merry band are just a few of the chivalrous characters. ©1997 Audio Book Contractors, Inc.; (P)2007 Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Members Reviews: I suspect that he was overwhelmed and killed by his own guilt when his heart was broken by the beautiful Rebecca. In a sense The writing for this classic book is old fashioned and tarried. The hero in this book seems to be King Richard, the Lion-heart, who has given more attention, descriptions and character dimensions by the author. He in result has become a character more interesting than the chivalrous Ivanhoe who even though has been given the title of the book. The final combat scene between Ivanhoe and Bois-Guilbert, to me, is an anti-climax, without clearly shown how Bois-Guilert being defeated and die by Ivanhoe. I suspect that he was overwhelmed and killed by his own guilt when his heart was broken by the beautiful Rebecca. In a sense, he is quite romantic, from the modern point of views. Referring to the Modern Library Classics paperback edition No wonder this novel is a classic! I'm sure there isn't much I can add to the praises of Ivanhoe. I will just say that I enjoyed it very much. I mostly wanted to comment on the edition that I read. I purchased The Modern Library Classics (paperback) edition. The quality of the book is fair, for a paperback. There are a few footnotes throughout the book and quite a few notes on the text in the back of the book, some were written by Scott himself. I only found a few of these notes to be helpful; as for the rest, they did nothing to enhance my understanding of the text and some left me with even more questions than when I started. Many of them refer to other books for further explanation. Also, there are quite a few phrases throughout the story in Latin and French. Some are explained in the text while the rest are left untranslated. I wish their translations would have been included in the above mentioned notes. I wish there had been a pronounciation guide for the names of the characters as well. I would give the book 5 stars but for the problems I mentioned above. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the middle-ages, knights, chivalry, King Richard, etc...even if you have no particular interest in these things, you should at least give the book a chance. After all, it's a classic and as with most classics, you can hardly ever go wrong. Fun Adventure, A Bit Slow In Places I guess I am a romantic. I liked the action and the thought that men did the right thing because it was the noble thing to do. I was a little disturbed by the Christian treatment of the Jews, which was a key theme throughout the story. My only criticism is that right when I thought the action would "heat up," the author chose to describe some scene - like the castle of Coningsburg. Also, I expected the storyline to be more developed in places and it just ended abruptly. I was pleasantly surprised to see Robin Hood integrated into the story. Overall, I enjoyed reading it as a work of historical fiction. This hasn't changed in the last century, or so. ... My favorite part is when we are transported to "another part of the forest" to continue the tale.

Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Persuasion Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Persuasion Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anne Flosnik Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 05-17-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 40 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Jane Austen's final novel is the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who gets a second chance. As a teenager she becomes engaged to a man who seems perfect for her, Frederick Wentworth. But she is persuaded to break the engagement off by her friend, Lady Russell, who believes that he is too poor to be a suitable match. The episode plunges Anne into a period of bleak disappointment. Eight years later, Frederick returns from the Napoleonic Wars flushed with success. Anne's circumstances have also changed; her father's spendthrift ways mean he has been forced to lease the family home to a naval family. Will Anne and Frederick rediscover their love? Can their changed fortunes inhibit their feelings? Persuasion is a story of self-knowledge and personal regeneration, of social change and emotional politics. It is Austen's most mature work, and also her most wickedly satirical. Members Reviews: Spreading ???Purification and Perfume??? in Bath Anne Elliot is an intelligent, well-read, sensible, kind, and appealing Jane Austen heroine. Her vain, snobbish, and foolish family is woefully unworthy of her and takes her for granted. Eight years before the novel begins, Anne was persuaded to break off her engagement with one Frederick Wentworth, a handsome young naval officer, because he had no money or family name. As the novel opens, her father???s lavish lifestyle has put Anne???s family in such dire financial straits that they must rent out their estate and relocate to cheaper lodgings in Bath, which initiates a chain of events by which Wentworth, now a wealthy captain, re-enters Anne???s life. But what about that gentlemanly widower cousin of Anne???s who wants to marry her? If you???ve read other Austen novels, you may guess the what will happen in Persuasion and find resemblances between it and her other works: middle-class or upper-class family dramas about marriages and money starring emotional heroines who are more sensible than the people around them. And I can???t help but feel that the role played in Persuasion by Anne???s rheumatic widow friend Mrs. Smith is a little too convenient. Regardless of the degree to which Austen is writing her usual story in Persuasion, however, her prose is a delicious delight, especially when read by Ann Flosnik. Her voice, slightly nasal and deep, warmly sympathetic and amused, and ever clear and expressive, is perfectly suited to Austen???s witty and empathetic delineation of the foibles and devotions of the British middle and upper class. And there are many great lines, as when a naval officer mentions the examples in literature of the fickle nature of women???s hearts, so Anne replies, "Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has???been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything." Persuasion is a funny and moving novel, with plenty of interesting thoughts on gender, class, love, and family. A wonderful story well read The story itself is fine elegiac and satisfying. It is beautifully read, and I enjoyed it throughly and quickly, I could hardly put it down. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Kidnapped Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Kidnapped Audiobook by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Kidnapped Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: James Macpherson Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 11-07-06 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Set in the tumultuous times of the Jacobite rebellion, Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped is a classic adventure story that has enthralled generations. Members Reviews: Classic A first time read. I was enthralled with the travelogue as much as the plot. I have read a little of the Scots rebellion and their support of the bad king ... This brought home the feelings of the people, always in danger, afraid of reprisals, impotent to change things. A book for today. Interesting adventure story This was a great book to read while listening to an audio version. I enjoyed the adventure of it, though I have to admit, I often got lost in the language and dialect and spurts of Latin spoken by certain characters. It seemed to end abruptly in my opinion. Perhaps I will read it again in the future and appreciate it more. Required reading for all young readers. This is a classic. I had it as a child. I read it to my children, and I bought this copy to read to my grandchildren. Of course it is predictable to me. To a first time reader (or listener) it great. This is very confusing. The description seems to present ... This is very confusing. The description seems to present this as an unedited and unabridged version; however, there is a chapter at the beginning of the book that is confusing. I could not determine if this was an unabridged version, mashup or the original. I had to order a different copy... A Ripping Good Yarn A classic. My family enjoyed reading this book aloud together, and we've also enjoyed various movie and mini-series versions. A great exciting adventure full of Scottish flavor. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Pride and Prejudice Audiobook by Jane Austen
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2018-03-20 11:22:43 UTC 12:43:00
Pride and Prejudice Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Pride and Prejudice Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Catherine O'Brien Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 02-14-17 Publisher: Essential Audiobooks LLC Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, Pride and Prejudice was penned as a popular entertainment. But the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775 -1817) transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of the English language. Members Reviews: Pride and Prejudice is extraordinary The narrator was fantastic with a great fluency and good distinctions between characters. The performance was a little choppy and the first and last 10 seconds of a chapter played the same piano note. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Kyle Munley Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 05-24-16 Publisher: Author's Republic Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold-hearted man of business and has little time for the good humor and charity of the Christmas season. But that's about to change. A visit from his deceased business partner sets in motion a night in which Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Will his listen to their messages? Will he heed their warnings? Ebenezer Scrooge is about to take a Christmas journey that he won't soon forget. Members Reviews: A true Christmas classic Perhaps the best version of A Christmas Carol, this edition is simply amazing! Love this purchase! Charles Dickens' classic novel in a great edition An amazing edition of A Christmas Carol, probably the most popular piece of fiction that Charles Dickens ever wrote. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Charge of the Light Brigade Audiobook by Alfred Lord Tennyson
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2018-03-20 11:22:43 UTC 00:03:00
Charge of the Light Brigade Audiobook by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Charge of the Light Brigade Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrator: Phillip J. Mather Format: Unabridged Length: 3 mins Language: English Release date: 04-05-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Phillip J. Mather's masterful rendition of this timeless classic is a must-listen for any with an interest in and respect for the past. "Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the then Poet Laureate, wrote evocatively about the battle in his poem 'Charge of the Light Brigade'. Tennyson's poem, written on December 2, 1854 and published six weeks after the event on December 9, 1854, in The Examiner, praises the Brigade ('When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made!') while trenchantly mourning the appalling futility of the charge ('Not tho' the soldier knew, someone had blunder'd.... Charging an army, while all the world wonder'd'). Tennyson wrote the poem inside only a few minutes after reading an account of the battle in The Times, according to his grandson Sir Charles Tennyson. It immediately became hugely popular, and even reached the troops in the Crimea, where it was distributed in pamphlet form." (Wikipedia) Members Reviews: Watch out for length! I neglected to see that this epic poem is 3 min long. Read it, don't but it. It is a very important English poem Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Peter Pan and the Inconsiderate Waiter Audiobook by J.M. Barrie
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Peter Pan and the Inconsiderate Waiter Audiobook by J.M. Barrie

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Peter Pan and the Inconsiderate Waiter Author: J.M. Barrie Narrator: Alison Larkin Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 03-09-16 Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Earphones Award Winner Award-winning narrator, comedienne, and best-selling author of The English American, Alison Larkin brings the classic story of Peter Pan to a new American audience in this brilliant, "hugely entertaining" recording. When Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow, he teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the island of Neverland, where they embark on an "awfully big adventure". Followed by J. M. Barrie's short story "The Inconsiderate Waiter." In the world of the Victorian Club, it does not do for a gentleman to be seen to take an interest in a member of the working class. How dreadfully inconvenient then, when the narrator's waiter begins to reveal a personality and feelings of his own. Additional commentary by Alison Larkin on life "betwixt and between" England and America. Title and end music by Emmy Award-winning composer, Gary Schriener. Critic Reviews: "The well-known characters in the much-loved story of PETER PAN are enlivened with humor and excitement in this gem. Narrator Alison Larkin breathes a unique personality and voice into each character. Peter's cockiness, Tink's spunk, Hook's rants, and all the other distinctive voices combine for an enjoyable listening experience. The icing on the cake is the less-well-known short story THE INCONSIDERATE WAITER, a humorous look at the British class system of 1898. Larkin gives a perfectly snooty voice to the narrator, an upper-class gentleman who is pulled out of his comfort zone by William, an inconsiderate waiter who has the impertinence to involve him in a personal dilemma. An entertaining look at the battle between a man's social status and his humanity." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: great story! plus a great short story I love the story of Peter Pan! and this is an amazing audio book of it! such a classic! I grew up reading this book with my grandparents reading it to me. It was such a great memory I have of them, and I couldn't help thinking of them all the way through it. such a good book! and the narrator does a great job breathing this story to life! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Fantastic Classic Storytale Brought to Life!!! Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes I would because many people are only familiar with Peter Pan from the Disney Movie or the stage production and those two leave so much of the story out. This audio book you get the full flavor of the story of Peter Pan and the other story the Inconsiderate Waiter both excellent tales for children of all ages. What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!) My reaction was a smile of course for both stories. What does Alison Larkin bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Ms. Larkin does an amazing job that makes these stories come to life. She has the perfect voice and accent for them. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The death of Tinkerbell still moves me. She drinks Peters medicine that Hook has poisoned to save him. And the Narrator tells the audience that the only way she can be saved is for children and people to clap their hands.

Beowulf Audiobook by Seamus Heaney
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Beowulf Audiobook by Seamus Heaney

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Beowulf Subtitle: A New Translation Author: Seamus Heaney Narrator: Seamus Heaney Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins Language: English Release date: 08-20-15 Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Seamus Heaneys new translation of Beowulf is a work that is both true to the original poem and an expression of something fundamental to Heaneys own creative gift. One of the great classics of English literature, it tells the story of a hero who wins glory and learns wisdom and is then called upon to face a final test against the monstrous. There are obvious parallels to be found in the history of the 20th century, and Heaneys Beowulf cannot fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, revealing psychological and spiritual truths that are both permanent and liberating. Critic Reviews: "Heaney's intelligence, fine ear and obvious love of the poem bring Beowulf alive as a melancholy masterpiece, a complex Christian-pagan lament for duty, glory, loss and transience. Heaney has done it (and us) a great service." (Claire Harman, Evening Standard) "A wonderfully unfazed and unfussy riding round the great barrow of the text itself." (Paul Muldoon, Times Literary Supplement) "The whole performance is wonderfully intermediate - poised between the Bible and folk wisdom, between the Light Ages and the Dark Ages - and at the same time pulverisingly actual in its language. He has made a masterpiece out of a masterpiece." (Andrew Motion, Financial Times) Members Reviews: Beowulf This is the version translated and read by Seamus Heaney. I've had the book for years but never ventured in. I will now after hearing of Beowulf's brave exploits and heroic qualities. Heaney read well and the translation loses nothing of the sense of ancient history and myth. A really great introduction to a wonderful take. I listened on my walk to work and was often moved to tears. Beautiful poem read by one of the greatest poets Such a pleasure to be able to hear the late, great Seamus Heaney read his version of this classic tale. Wonderful. Beautiful. Honour without irony. Grave and just. Better than reading it; lovely to listen to Heaney read it himself. Enjoyed it very much. Abridged and declaimed This recording is significantly abridged from the printed text and also differs in small details within the lines that are represented. While it may be heretical to say so, I'm not sure that Heaney is the best reader of his own text: he appears to have gone for a kind of epic declamatory style that becomes rather monotonous. Of course it's always interesting to hear the author reading their own work, but I'd be interested to hear it in a rendering by an accomplished actor. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Alice Dugdale Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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2018-03-20 11:22:44 UTC 02:07:00
Alice Dugdale Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Alice Dugdale Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 10-19-15 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Plain Alice suffers in silence while the much sought after Major cavorts with the beautiful Gerorgiana Wanless. Members Reviews: ALICE DUGDALE - A NEAT SHORT STORY FOR LOVERS I READ THIS AS A SHORT STORY IN A LARGER COLLECTION. IT IS TYPICAL OF ALL TROLLOPE SHORT TALES - IT HAS A PLOT, MUCH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, MUCH PHILOSOPHY ABOUT LOVE AND LIFE, AND HAS A MEANINGFUL CONCLUSION. TOO MANY SHORT STORIES JUST SEEM TO BE MOOD PIECES AND WANDER. NOT TROLLOPE! THIS STORY CONCERNS THE LOVE BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN AND HOW OTHER FACTORS - FAMILY AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND MORES - EXERT AN INFLUENCE - USUALLY DETRIMENTAL. HOWEVER, IN THE END, TRUE LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS, NOT WHAT OTHERS THINK, THE FAMILIES DESIRE, OR SOCIETY DICTATES. IF YOU LOVE TROLLOPE, READ ALICE DUGDALE. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com