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El retrato de Dorian Gray I [The Picture of Dorian Gray I] Audio Libro por Oscar Wilde
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El retrato de Dorian Gray I [The Picture of Dorian Gray I] Audio Libro por Oscar Wilde

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El retrato de Dorian Gray I [The Picture of Dorian Gray I] Autor: Oscar Wilde Narrador: Víctor Prieto Formato: Unabridged Duración: 4 hrs and 7 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 12-06-10 Editor: NEAR, S.A. Calificaciones: 4.5 de 5 de 2 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)Oscar Wilde nació en 1854, en Dublín. Hijo del cirujano William Wills-Wilde y de la escritora Joana Elgee. Oscar Wilde combinó sus estudios universitarios con viajes por Italia, Grecia, Estados Unidos y Francia, al tiempo que publicaba en varios periódicos y revistas sus primeros poemas. Fue excepcionalmente bien recibido en las universidades y centros culturales británicos y franceses. El éxito de Wilde se basaba en el ingenio punzante que derrochaba en sus obras, dedicadas casi siempre a fustigar las hipocresías de sus contemporáneos. Tuvo una enorme popularidad como dramaturgo, con obras como Salomé, o La importancia de llamarse Ernesto. Su éxito, sin embargo, se vio truncado en 1895 cuando el marqués de Queenberry inició una campaña de difamación en periódicos y revistas acusándole de homosexual. El 27 de mayo de 1895 Oscar Wilde fue condenado a dos años de prisión y trabajos forzados. A pesar de las numerosas peticiones de clemencia de toda Europa, el escritor fue obligado a cumplir por entero la pena. La sentencia supuso la pérdida de todo lo conseguido durante sus años de gloria. Cumplida la condena, emigró a París, donde vivió sus últimos años de vida, con nombre falso, entre penurias económicas y problemas de salud, hasta su muerte, el 30 de noviembre de 1900. El retrato de Dorian GrayEl retrato de Dorian Gray, es la única novela de Wilde, y su autoría le reportó feroces críticas desde sectores puritanos y conservadores debido a su tergiversación del tema de Fausto. En esta novela, Oscar Wilde indaga sobre el mito de la eterna juventud, al recrear el tema de un pacto diabólico para conservar la belleza y permanecer eternamente joven. Un pintor queda fascinado por la extraordinaria hermosura de Dorian, su joven modelo, que vive en plena era victoriana satisfaciendo todos sus deseos, sin límites ni prejuicios. El pintor declara que sería dichoso si Dorian pudiese permanecer para siempre exactamente como es. Este deseo se traduce en un pacto que lleva a Dorian a cometer todo tipo de atrocidades, hasta llegar al crimen. A medida que se desarrolla la novela y que el protagonista se sumerge en el vicio en contraposición con el desesperado anhelo de eterna juventud, se presiente un final terrible. El retrato de Dorian Gray es una extensa alegoría que sondea las profundidades del ser humano y cuya vigencia sorprende en cada nueva lectura de esta magistral obra. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: King Solomon's Mines Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 12-02-10 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: On an ocean liner bound for Natal, adventurer Alan Quatermain is engaged as a guide. Supplied with arms, courage, and determination, he and his group set out through Africa's beautiful but often dangerous and inhospitable wilderness. Their trek culminates in the discovery of a lost sacred mine that could bring them all riches...or death! Members Reviews: Great story, well read but audio could be better What did you like best about King Solomon's Mines? What did you like least? Good classic adventure tale, well read and certainly at a reasonable price. The audio quality is a little muffled, like an old AM radio. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Audiobook by Robert Tressell
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Audiobook by Robert Tressell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Author: Robert Tressell Narrator: David Timson Format: Abridged Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 10-28-10 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is the classic working-class novel. It was written in 1906 by an impoverished house painter, Robert Tressell, and within its framework contains a manifesto for socialism. It tells of the appalling working conditions of a group of painters and decorators and their struggle to survive at the most basic level. It is moving, grimly humorous, and tragic. It has sold over six million copies worldwide since it was published, and it has the power to change lives. Editorial Reviews: This 1914 political novel "of 12 months in hell, told by one of the damned" caustically depicts the plight of English workers, whom the author views as unwittingly complicit in their own exploitation. It's more heartfelt polemic than literature. Blind to their situation, these inadvertent "philanthropists" argue endlessly about it with confrere Frank Own, a clear-eyed socialist. Narrator David Timson excels at the regional and working-class accents the novel calls for. Perhaps of greater importance, he delivers the dialogue and frequently sardonic narrative with the fervor and outrage of a concerned eyewitness. A historically important novel enhanced by a fine oral performance. Members Reviews: I was recommended this... This allegory is amazingly flawed. I was hoping for something to give me a socialist perspective. I was very disappointed. Still relevant today Classic and still so relevant. enjoyable from start to finish. Will reread time after time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cranford Audiobook by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Cranford Audiobook by Elizabeth Gaskell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Cranford Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 09-09-10 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell's best-known work, is a humorous account of a nineteenth-century English village dominated by a group of genteel but modestly circumstanced women. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister, Miss Matty. But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, and the reappearance of long-lost relatives. By eschewing the conventional marriage plot with its nubile heroines and focusing instead on a group of middle-aged and elderly spinsters, Gaskell does something highly unusual within the novel genre. Through her masterful management of the novel's tone, she underscores the value and dignity of single women's lives even as she causes us to laugh at her characters' foibles. Charles Dickens was the first of many readers to extol its wit and charm, and it has consistently been Gaskell's most popular work. Members Reviews: Easy to forget how long ago it was written The town of Cranford is filled with spinster women. They live their lives, they gossip, they attend magic shows, they bury their dead. But, most of all, they love and support each other through everything. For a book written in the 1850s, Cranford can be pretty snarky. Aside from the Victorian style of writing, itâs easy to forget just how long ago Gaskell lived. It is sometimes excessively wordy (it was written originally as a serial after all). Some of the stories are funny. Some are dull. Itâs a pretty good book overall. Not my favorite, but still good to read. I would recommend the DVD of Cranford if you want an easy ... Am re reading this book for a book club. It describes the various social classes in a small village on the verge of the Industrial Revolution and how they interact. I would recommend the DVD of Cranford if you want an easy introduction to the book. I particularly like the well developed female characters who respond to social stresses in a realistic view. Many of the women are strong characters. Read it slowly with a pot of tea and immerse yourself in a world on the world of industrialization. DON'T MISS MRS. McGASKELL'S NOVELS I only recently, and to my surprise, discovered Mrs. McGaskell's novels. I love her writing.Cranston is the second book of hers that I have read: elegant, sweet, poignant. I recommend this and her other novels. I have just started North and South and already am enthralled. If ,like me you enjoy the elegant writing of days gone by and English 1800's settings, do yourself a favor and read her books. Cranford Love these old classics. I do wish that we still practiced these values and virtues in today's world. Wishful thinking. Gentle English humor about life in a small town It took a few pages and a bit of patience to appreciate the voice of the author- but once my modern mind slowed sufficiently to the pace of a small town, and the understated comedy of little quirks and eccentricities of character and custom, it was very enjoyable. Reads very much like a newsy letter from an old aunt whose daily life sees great drama in little things. I laughed out loud more than once- as the writing is both sincere and gently parodying itself at the same time. I finished the book with a smile and a few times was quite touched by the goings on in Cranford.

Idylls of the Kings - Lancelot & Elaine Audiobook by Alfred Tennyson
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Idylls of the Kings - Lancelot & Elaine Audiobook by Alfred Tennyson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Idylls of the Kings - Lancelot & Elaine Author: Alfred Tennyson Narrator: Basil Rathbone Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 02-19-09 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The legends of King Arthur remained one of Tennyson's major interests during his long life. The Idylls of the King is his longest and most ambitious work read here by Basil Rathbone. ©2008 Saland Publishing; (P)2008 Saland Publishing Members Reviews: Oh, to be English !!! I had not heard Basil Rathbone read/perform poetry. He is famous for his Sherlock Holmes portrayals in olden times, when they had steam engines and movies were all in black and white, don't you know.. But this and the final segment found here on Audible are spectacular and make my flesh all aquiver to be English and to hear such beauty and such a wonderful story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Another Trio of Saki Audiobook by Saki
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Another Trio of Saki Audiobook by Saki

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Another Trio of Saki Subtitle: 'The Elk', 'A Holiday Task', and 'The Schartz-Metterklume Method' Author: Saki Narrator: Joy Gelardi Format: Unabridged Length: 34 mins Language: English Release date: 05-20-08 Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Elk" - The grandmother of Bertie Thropplestance is intent on making sure he marries the right woman, and it would seem that their tame elk would have a large part to play in the charade! "A Holiday Task" - a lady has lost her memory and acquires the help of Kenelm Jerton to help her eliminate all the possibilities from her inquiries. A bout of mischievous methods lead to a surprising conclusion. "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" - At a railway station, an arrogant and overbearing woman mistakes the mischievous Lady Carlotta for the governess she expected. Lady Carlotta, deciding not to correct the mistake, presents herself as a proponent of "the Schartz-Metterklume method" of making children understand history by acting it out themselves. She chooses a rather unsuitable historical episode for her first lesson. Members Reviews: Can't hear the brilliance for the godawful voice This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? People who despise nuance and wit Would you recommend Another Trio of Saki to your friends? Why or why not? Some devices won't allow you to hear the audio sample. Beware! Don't buy it if you can't hear the narration first. Even very popular readers might not be to your taste. A grating voice ruins a book. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joy Gelardi? A foppish Englishman. An actor with a fine ear. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Another Trio of Saki? The writing is fine. The narration leaves much to be desired. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The History of Henry Esmond Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The History of Henry Esmond Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The History of Henry Esmond Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Narrator: Edmond O'Brien Format: Abridged Length: 53 mins Language: English Release date: 05-18-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The History of Henry Esmond tells the story of the early life of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England. A typical example of Victorian historical novels, Thackeray's work of historical fiction tells its tale against the backdrop of late 17th- and early 18th-century England specifically, major events surrounding the English Restoration and utilizes characters both real (but dramatized) and imagined. Members Reviews: Most confusing This would be about the most confusing book I've ever read. It reads like a first draft. It was difficult to figure out who the narrator actually was as it kept jumping from different points of view without warning - even in mid paragraph! Great long explanations of battles had me completely mystified. I appreciated the Kindle's button that let me flick through endless pages of explanation about who was the villain of the piece and why. I was previously unclear on this period of English history (early 18th century) and will remain so. I've read other Thackeray novels and thought them quite charming, but this one has to be a thumb's down. Recommended Henry Esmond is among my favorite novels. Thackery brings major historical issues into his plot -- and deep psycholgical insight into his characters. Recommend A beautiful story I had never heard of My imagination was captured from the first page. A book in a beautiful old style, with depth of feeling, and an exciting plot; and with a refreshing honesty and blunt style that I did not expect. Thackeray is now one of my favorites. For anyone who has read and enjoyed Oscar Wilde, I recommend Henry Esmond! And for anyone who hasn't, I recommend Henry Esmond! Henry Esmond is a great story. Thackeray is one of my favorite authors of historical fiction. He has great humorous insights into life. Vanity Fair is my favorite but Henry Esmond comes close. Thackeray at his best Excellent Book, it has encouraged me to read more about the reign of Queen Anne. It has given me an understanding of the Jacobite cause. 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: Roger Blake Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 03-11-08 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Treasure Island has a very stable place in the literary classics cannon, and has inspired countless imitations, including the smash-hit Pirates of the Carribbean films. Members Reviews: The entire point of the book, lost in abridgement. I don't envy those whose job it is to condense an eight-hour read down to almost a quarter of it's original length. It must be nearly impossible to decide what to trim while attempting to maintain the elements that make the full-length version what it is. That being said, the person who cut this book down to size managed to remove the very thing that set this classic apart from its contemporaries, namely the morality tale of trust and friendship woven throughout the adventure. I purchased this audiobook for my nephew. I loved the condensed version I owned on cassette as a child, and knew he would love it too. I decided to give it a listen in order to assess whether or not the vocabulary would be too advanced or the violence too graphic for a five-year-old. Obviously he won't be as familiar with some of the more antiquated language used, but he's a smart kid. He should be able to follow this story, and won't be any more lost than I was with all the nautical terms either. (The following two paragraphs contains spoilers) All this was fine, but what struck me almost from the beginning was the complete lack of any relationship established between the main character and narrator, Jim Hawkins, and the character of the pirate, Long John Silver. In this version they hardly interact at all until after the pirates mutiny a third of the way through the book, and even then only as fair-handed foes. In the original (and other condensed versions), Hawkins and Silver (initially posing as a ship's cook) are fast friends. From there, both the pirate's and the boy's actions and motivations, especially after the pivotal mutiny, are colored by that initial affinity toward each other. At one point, Silver saves Jim from the rest of the pirates, and later switches sides entirely. This decision is made in part to save himself from hanging, of course, but is also made in a conscious effort to align himself with his good and trustworthy friend over the murderous band of pirates, among whom he no longer wishes to count himself. In the end, Silver escapes with a portion of the treasure instead of sailing back to England to face trial, and it is Jim who convinces the other survivors not to pursue him. This particular abridgement strips away every story element I've just mentions, painting Long John Silver as a sneaky, self-serving pragmatist whose only motivations are fortune-seeking and self-preservation. The character is utterly ruined. Jim Hawkins, in turn, is portrayed as a stalwart believer in nonviolence and fair play, who only saves silver to avoid further bloodshed while delivering him to the proper authorities to answer for his crimes. For his part, Roger Blake's oration was well-performed. He was easy to follow, his character voices were diverse and engaging and his changes in pace and tone appropriately matched the moods of each scene. In fact, his reading style made the adventure all the more exciting. In stark contrast however, the abridgement was abysmal. If you want a better abridged version of Treasure Island with an equally engaging performance, look for the one narrated by Jasper Britton.

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: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 10-18-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Miserly Scrooge is taken by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to view scenes of how he has affected the lives of such unforgettable characters as Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Fezziwigs. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Anna Karenina Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy
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Anna Karenina Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Anna Karenina Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Saskia Wickham Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 04-25-07 Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Regarded by many as the world's greatest novel, this is the classic story of Anna Karenina, "grande dame of Petersburg society", who forsakes everything - her marriage, her son, and her position in society - for the dashing Count Vronsky, with tragic consequences. © and (P)1997 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks Members Reviews: Good book I feel I'm not qualified to review this book. I'm just a regular guy, not a literature professor, but maybe my comments will be helpful to some. This book is really good. It's all about the characters. Many times while I was reading I wondered how all of this was going to end. It wasn't like a regular story where there's a pretty clear end goal, like get the bad guy, or solve the mystery. It was more like things are just happening and I wonder what's going to happen next. I thought maybe it's just going to stop abruptly, as if Tolstoy would just suddenly be done writing about all these characters, but it really did have a solid ending to conclude everything. Thinking back on the story I remember many ups and downs and tense moments and light hearted moments, it was very enjoyable and pretty easy to read. One thing that really amazed me was how well Tolstoy could switch between different characters and settings. Everyone had distinct personalities and the way they were all portrayed was with so much compassion and understanding that as a reader I could really see parts of myself in everyone. There was no one character that I related to more than any other. I was able to relate to every single one of them differently. I believe this is the reason Tolstoy is considered a master. The pace of the book is a little slow for me because I'm a slow reader, but in retrospect I feel like the pace was actually pretty good and it only felt slow because I had absolutely no idea where the story was going. Every chapter had something new happening and the story just strolled right along. Probably like riding a tractor for 50 miles. You've got plenty of time to look at all the flowers and clouds and barns and animals along the way, it takes forever, but it never stops moving. It helped a lot to have this book on my kindle because towards the end there was more and more french that was easy to translate with the kindle. The port to the kindle was perfect. I saw no strange spacing or oddly misspelled words. Overall I recommend giving this book a shot. Don't be discouraged by the length. I realize a reader may feel compelled to read this particular book just so they can say that they did. It's got that trophy book status. I feel like that's a bad thing though. If you find yourself a few hundred pages in and are interested in what's going on, then keep going. If however after a few hundred pages you feel like it's a chore to read, then don't bother, it's not going to suddenly become more interesting after any point in the book. It's very consistent, you can trust this author and the translation, the ending won't let you down, there will be no long lulls. What you get in the beginning is what you get through the entire book, it's very steady and very high quality writing. A true classic! I rate this as one if the best fiction books I have ever read, and I am a reader. It was very long, but not tedious.

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: Penelope Wilton Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 08-17-09 Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Jane begins life penniless and plain: an unlikely romantic heroine. But she is as indomitable in spirit as she is frail in appearance. Taking a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall, her relationship with her employer, the enigmatic Mr Rochester intensifies, until she is forced to choose between the desires of her heart and the demands of a 'moral' society. Members Reviews: The free Kindle version is fine... The free Kindle version is fine if you aren't reading the book for study purposes and if you know a tiny hint of French. In fact, I'm of the opinion that reading 160+ year old books on Kindle has the distinct advantage of access to the built-in English dictionary. You can look up archaic words immediately without losing your page, thanks to the 'back' button. I didn't mind the fact that there were no page breaks between chapters as one previous reviewer did. In fact the novel was so gripping and compelling that the very fact that there were even chapters to break it up left me feeling somewhat impatient! The reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 probably has more to do with Kindle books in general rather than this book in particular. It reads as easily as any other book I've read on Kindle. But it's the kind of novel where you want to flip back to a certain section and re-read a portion just because of what is currently being said by the characters, and there is no way to do that. As for the French passages I had mentioned earlier, they are really very few in number and even if you don't know any French, don't let it stop you from reading this novel. They're all things said by one character or another, often repeated in English. (Thank you, Charlotte Bront)! None of it is important to the plot or to the characters themselves. Charlotte Bront shows herself to be an incredibly masterful writer in "Jane Eyre." There were times when I just stopped to admire the style with which she conveyed something and the techniques she used. She is also incredibly insightful into human nature. The main character is an introverted person and all of her thoughts, beautifully laid out, make her into one of the most compelling characters in literature. Although it may be difficult to see this, I do think that the author was showing her feminist colors, such as they were in those days, when she conjured up Jane Eyre. Thanks for making these classic books available for free on Kindle! While not fatal, the flaws are serious enough to prevent Jane Eyre from being a true masterpiece ** spoiler alert ** After my extreme disappointment with Shirley, I returned to Jane Eyre, which I first read as a 'tween and from time to time afterwards would dip back into the romantic bits no St. John!) to finally read it again cover-to-cover. In this novel, Bronte writes like a pro, opening the story with a conflict that immediately engages her readers' interest in Jane and quickly follows up with another that firmly cements that affection. When the evil Rev. Brocklehurst asks Jane what she must do to avoid the eternal torture of hell, she replies, "I must keep in good health, and not die," and her immortality as a literary character is secured. One strength of this novel is the first-person narration with everything seen through Jane's eyes.

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: Jim Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 39 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 04-07-06 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 21 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This novel represents the highest point of Dickens' intellectual maturity. Over the years, it has been one of his most popular books, and it was recently turned into a PBS film starring Gillian Anderson. Critic Reviews: "Vigorous satire....[with] a host of interesting minor characters." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature) Members Reviews: Listen to the sample first From the reviews so far, it looks like this book will be one of those that could generate sharply divided opinions. Few would disagree that it's a great book but some are going to like the reading and some are not. I suppose it's just a matter of taste. My advice - Listen to the sample BEFORE you download the book. Fortunateley, the sample is 10 minutes long - more than enough to let you know if you will enjoy it or not. I listened to the sample and liked what I heard, then got the book and liked it very much. The time to find out if you will like the reading is before you get the book not after. So...my words to the wise are...Don't take my word for it or anyone else's. Let your own ears decide. If you are considering this book, listen to the sample first. Great Listen Bleak House is a satire which looks at the extremely complicated legal system in London as it eats away at the minds and talents of the greedy and nearly destroys the lives of many innocent people. Anyone who has been involved in a legal battle even in these modern times will certainly appreciate it. Listening to BLEAK HOUSE is like going to an immense party where the guests are as varied and colorful a group of people as you will ever meet. There are over fifty characters in the book so you never know who you may show up next. However, they are all delightful. A thoroughly entertaining and engrossing listen: poignant, suspenseful and unforgettable. A great work from a master storyteller! Well read, too. Five stars! Wonderful! Nobody creates characters like Charles Dickens - nobody. As I write this, I am lost in the world of Bleak House and loving it. I find myself looking for excuses, even with the current price of gas, to take long and winding drives so I can listen some more. In a word, although it may not be quite up there with David Copperfield or Oliver Twist, it is vintage Dickens, a little more mature in theme perhaps, but a book suffused with wonderful characters and an engrossing story. I was surprised but pleased that the reader was American. I have tried listening to readers with English accents and usually given up. I'm sure it may give the reading a certain authenticity but it also makes it just a little harder for me to understand, and with a 39 hour book, that would add up. This was an intelligent but unobtrusive reading. The narrator changed his voice enough to let you know a different character was speaking - softening it slightly when Ester was speaking, for example - but did not try to "act out" the whole thing. I like that. I want books I listen to get their look and feel from my "mind's eye", just as in reading the printed page, and not to be forced into a certain way of imagining characters by the reader's acting them out too much. All in all, a wonderful book and a very good reading. I give it 5 stars and look forward to downloading more Dickens as soon as I finish the last few chapters of Bleak House. Time for a drive! Superb Narration The narrator is simply wonderful.

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: Jenny Agutter Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 29 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So opens this famous novel which has become Jane Austen's best loved and best known work. It was in this book that all Jane Austen's talents combined to create not only the most wonderful love story, but dialogue that sparkles with wit and irony, an ingenious and compelling plot, and some of the most unforgettable characters ever created. Members Reviews: Very Enjoyable abridgement This is a very enjoyable abridgement. It is well edtied with very good narration. I prefer the unabridged, but appreciate this one when I have less time......a favorite I return to again and again. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El Extrano Caso del Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde [The Extraordinary Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] Audio Libro por Robert Louis Stevenson
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El Extrano Caso del Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde [The Extraordinary Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] Audio Libro por Robert Louis Stevenson

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El Extrano Caso del Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde [The Extraordinary Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] Autor: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrador: Carlos Zambrano Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 39 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 09-20-05 Editor: Yoyo USA, Inc Calificaciones: 4.5 de 5 de 7 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Dr. Jekyll's desire to rid the world of inhumanity leads to a drug that transforms him into a monster. Opiniones de los miembros: Entretenido La lucha del bien y el mal que vive dentro de nosotros. Un médico que encuentra la forma de dejar salir esa parte malvada de él, que lo va consumiendo. Five Stars Good !! El extrano caso del dr. jekil y mr. hyde No se en que formato prepararon la traduccion, pero tuve que devolverlo, realmente quiero leerlo, pero era imposible, no habia ninguna conexion entre las palabras, no se que puede haber ocurrido. La lucha entre el bien y el mal El contenido de este libro es ampliamente conocido debido a las múltiples versiones para el cine y otras tantas adaptaciones. Pero lo que el libro presenta es el típico caso de la lucha contra el bien y el mal. Freud desarrollaría el tema más adelante. Es el lado bueno y el lado malo que tienen todas las personas, pero llevado al extremo, en un caso de trastorno siquiátrico. Solo puedo añadir que no es lo mismo verlo que leerlo. La literatura es mucha más descriptiva, que el lenguaje visual, aunque no lo parezca. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Lady of Launay Audiobook by Anthony Trollope
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The Lady of Launay Audiobook by Anthony Trollope

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Lady of Launay Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Dianne Burroughs Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 08-02-06 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This little gem of a novella manages to include a number of the same themes found in the longer novels in a much more compact form. Young Bessie falls in love with a man "above her station" and, although the love is returned, the social implications lead to many trials and tribulations before true love conquers all. Members Reviews: A Cinderella Story This story has an attractive fairy tale quality about it. Perhaps it is due in part to the narrator Dianne Burroughs' style but the story is different in feel from other Trollope stories. The language is different from every Anthony Trollope story I have read. I compare it to those of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Frances Hodson Burnett, Louise May Alcott, Eleanor H. Porter or even perhaps Johanna Spyri. I like the story. Like ten year old Fanny Price who was brought to Mansfield Park to grow into the woman who captured Edmund Bertram's heart, six year old Bessie Pryor, a penniless orphan was brought to the house of Launay to grow into a lovely woman and can we be surprised at the results? Did the young man of the house have a chance? Could the old woman win this contest? It is a lovely story. I enjoyed it greatly. Boring Reader, Decent Story This little novel wasn't Trollope at his best (he's much better at extended tomes with complex plots and detailed characterizations); it's a fairly typical story of lovers being thwarted by a class-conscious mother. But the reader was truly dreadful. She seemed to be focusing so much on pronouncing every single consonant that I doubt she even got the gist of what she was reading. At other times, I felt like I was listening to a children's Story Hour reader--and a bad one at that. She'll definitely go on my list of readers to avoid in the future. Trollope deserves better. A narrator for undiscriminating pre-schoolers I will be wary of this narrator, Dianne Burroughs, in future. Her narration of The Lady of Launay is atrocious. I was thankful the book was so short and end the imbecilic word by word dictation. The limited action and internal struggles which Trollope obviously thought out with care demand a fluid and expressive (and urbane) narrator. How does such a poor reading pass production standards? 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 37 mins Language: English Release date: 10-30-08 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An orphan, reared in a workhouse, runs away to London where he is captured by a gang of thieves. The leering Artful Dodger, the murderous Bill Sikes and the master thief Fagin are just some of the unforgettable characters in thsi heart-rendering tale. (P)2008 Audio Book Contractors, Inc. 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

Sorrell and Son Audiobook by Warwick Deeping
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Sorrell and Son Audiobook by Warwick Deeping

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sorrell and Son Author: Warwick Deeping Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 10-10-17 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Captain Stephen Sorrell returns from the First World War decorated with the Military Cross but unnerved by the conflict. His mercenary wife has deserted him for 'one of the fellows who stayed behind' and left him responsible for their son, Christopher. A promised position in an antique shop fails to materialise, and Sorrell faces poverty. Despite losing status, he takes a job as a hotel porter, cleaning shoes and carrying luggage. Thus begins the long climb to financial security - his aim, the best education possible for Christopher to achieve a career that means he will never suffer his father's fate and, in time, that 'Kit' will enjoy a happy and fulfilling marriage. The bond between father and son weathers many a crisis in an uncertain Britain where the class system is eroding and sexual morality, in the '30s, appears to be a thing of the past! A million best seller when it was first published, Sorrell and Son continues to enthral its audience, a most heartwarming story of one man's sacrifice and love for his child. Members Reviews: One of my favorites I read this book because I came upon the DVD (which I now own) in the library. His writing is superb, and lyrical at times.An intelligent, hardworking single dad who deals with all that life throws at him head on in a selfless way. One who loves his son unconditionally. A dad (or mom) a lot of us wish we had had. Sorrell and Son's "Be All You Can Be" This intriguing story takes place in England in the early twentieth century. This book was about a man who devoted his life to making his son's life a success. So many deep intellectual questions are asked, but not necessarily answered about life, marriage,love, career and relationships between father and son, husband and wife, and life in general. Definetly food for thought. He wanted his son to be more than just a worker. He wanted him to be someone special. This story has a surprise and delightful ending. Sorrel and Son Sorrel and Son was a book I read when I was 30yrs. old and now I am 71 yrs. of age. That book helped me to be close to my only child daughter from her young age. That was an example how a parent could be a confidant to a child. That way I developed a bond between my daughter and myself. Today for her and for me the best friend we have is each other. Indeed the book which was purchased from you came in good condition. Again I wanted to read it but could not find it anywhere except in your book store. I am glad you preserved such a valuable book for me to purchase it. I can give my opinion to all parents who read this to purchase this novel and follow and example to your children so that you can become the best friends of your children. It was invaluable to me when I was young. I thank Warwick Deepani for creating those characters which could be so close to our lives. May he rest in peace. I love him as an author. I purchased this book through Amazon.com from worldofbooksusa. Review An old book that was delivered as advertised and in the condition advertised.

The Nonsense of Lear and Phantasmagoria and More Audiobook by Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll
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The Nonsense of Lear and Phantasmagoria and More Audiobook by Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Nonsense of Lear and Phantasmagoria and More Author: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 07-25-17 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The whimsy, fantasy, and absurd humor in Lear's limericks, poems, songs, and stories are ageless in their appeal to young and old alike. Lewis Carroll's "Phantasmagoria", a not-too-terribly-frightening ghost story, adds to the fun. Also included are the following poems by Carroll: "Echoes", "A Sea Dirge", "Ye Carpette Knyghte", "Hiawatha's Photographing", "Melancholetta", "A Valentine", "The Three Voices", "Theme with Variations", "A Game of Fives", "Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur", "Sighs and Tears", "Atlanta in Camden-Town", "The Long Coortin' ", "Four Riddles", and "Fame's Penny-Trumpet". 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: Paul Scofield Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 08-07-17 Publisher: Raffin Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation of the Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce case in the High Court of Chancery, and the familiar Dickensian concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo and the overindulged Harold Skimpole. The story that carries these themes takes the form of a compelling mystery, a romantic tangle of trails followed by three vivid sleuths: the opportunistic Guppy, the sinister Tulkinghorn, and the benevolent Bucket. Only through the skill of Dickens can artfully constructed mystery so intensify and illuminate stringent social commentary. This portrait of London society is often regarded as Dickens' best. Members Reviews: Five Stars Great story, great cast of characters, I plan on looking at it again, love these kinds of good stories. I can see why this was Charles Dickens personal favorite. I find the Kindle to be the perfect way to connect with the age old classics (especially when used in the text to speech mode). In this story young David starts his life six months after the death of his father. His mother is of good character who unfortunately falls under the spell of the charms of a harsh man Murdstone who has an equally despicable sister. Young David is then forced from his home, loving mother and faithful nurse when he is sent first to a harsh boarding school and then to factory work in London. Despite this ill treatment as well as many others, Copperfield remains good nurtured. Dickens always wrote well rounded characters who often encountered true to life difficulty and abuse from those serving their own bent. Often these characters will meet their just deserts by the stories end. How the main characters learn from these trials is something lacking from much of today's fiction. Beautiful, flawed Over long by about 70000 words, David Copperfield nonetheless packs a number of punches along the way. Best line in the book: 'Janet! Donkeys!' Funny, exciting, heartbreaking, plodding, boring, thrilling -- this is the stuff of life in all it's facets. No quibbles. This is a wonderful version of the novel. A beautiful filmed telling of this brilliant novel, possibly the best by Dickens thanks to its many believable characters (the flat vs. round discussion aside) and slowly building, suspenseful plot that manages to be both tragic and comic. Armstrong is perfect as Lady Dedlock, but Esther and Jarndyce and Guppy and Woodcourt and Miss Flyte etc. are also exactly as imagined! If you haven't already watched *all* of this rendition of Bleak House, we are jealous that you have it ahead of you! A timeless classic David Copperfield is a narrative piece written in the voice of an autobiography that takes you on a colorful journey with the title character, beginning with his harrowing birth and childhood. He instantly attaches you to himself by his earnestness and genuine nature. The fascinating characters that surround his story keep the reader enganged throughout the tale. The character development is so complete that you will close the book feeling like you have a new set of associations and are better for it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol: Tradition. Redefined. Audiobook by Andrea Daveline - editor, Charles Dickens, Adam Daveline - editor
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A Christmas Carol: Tradition. Redefined. Audiobook by Andrea Daveline - editor, Charles Dickens, Adam Daveline - editor

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol: Tradition. Redefined. Subtitle: Adapted for the Stage by the MOD Theatre Company NYC Author: Andrea Daveline - editor, Charles Dickens, Adam Daveline - editor Narrator: MOD Theatre Company Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 12-13-16 Publisher: AA Bar Productions LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A ghostly adaptation of the beloved classic. This script was adapted for the stage by MOD Theatre Company for an off-Broadway production at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row. It was adapted from the original text to be performed by eight storytellers who reimagine Dickens' work with skill and dexterity. MOD does for A Christmas Carol what Peter and the Starcatcher did for Peter Pan. Members Reviews: Four Stars a little weird but still amazing book loved it! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mr. Dickens Goes to the Play Audiobook by Alexander Woollcott
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Mr. Dickens Goes to the Play Audiobook by Alexander Woollcott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mr. Dickens Goes to the Play Author: Alexander Woollcott Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 05-16-16 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This collection of letters and excerpts from Mr. Dickens' novels, edited by Mr. Woollcott, shows us how infatuated the author was with the theater. His correspondences with Macready and Forster are brimming with reviews (both good and bad) of plays that the author attended. Mr. Woollcott also included theater-related excerpts from David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and, of course, Nicholas Nickleby. A delight for lovers of Dickens and of the stage! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lord Jim Audiobook by Joseph Conrad
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Lord Jim Audiobook by Joseph Conrad

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Lord Jim Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Gene Engene Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 04-02-15 Publisher: Books in Motion Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This adventure story of the south seas is one of Conrad's best-known works. Jim is a young man who has chosen a career with the Merchant Marines. Early on he is tested by the sea and found wanting. His ship founders on the high seas and sinks. Disregarding the passengers, Jim and the rest of the crew manage to escape in lifeboats. The passengers die with the ship. Haunted by his one act of cowardice, Jim wanders from port to port in search of self-respect. He manages to redeem himself and earn the title of Lord Jim in a dangerous and exciting fashion. Like all of Conrad's stories, it begins a little slow, but as the story unfolds the action builds to an exciting conclusion. Members Reviews: Great, but not the best Conrad Of the Conrad I have read this has the most story, character development, action, and romantic tone, but it maintains the deep existentialist undercurrent of his other works. This is quite a good book, but is my least favorite of the Conrad I have read. Lord Jim asks existential questions. if we are a product of nature, can we be condemned for our actions? Given our powerful inclination for self justification, can we trust our self image at all? Lord Jim is a less pure example of Conrad's writing than is Heart of Darkness or Nostromo. I am happy I read this, but would not recommend it as a first Conrad. I recommend reading Heart of Darkness, if you love that, read Lord Jim. The narration is very good, completely clear, well paced, with strong characterizations. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Damsel in Distress Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse
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A Damsel in Distress Audiobook by P. G. Wodehouse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Damsel in Distress Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 03-20-15 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Comedy reigns supreme as the earl of Marshmoreton's sister's plans for marrying off her relatives to landed gentry go terribly awry! Members Reviews: Entertaining This was made into a movie with Fred Astaire which was good - the book and this reader were more entertaining and satisfying. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La aventura de la caja de cartón [The Adventure of the Cardboard Box] Audio Libro por A. Conan Doyle
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La aventura de la caja de cartón [The Adventure of the Cardboard Box] Audio Libro por A. Conan Doyle

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: La aventura de la caja de cartón [The Adventure of the Cardboard Box] Autor: A. Conan Doyle Narrador: Niloofer Khan Formato: Unabridged Duración: 36 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 03-09-15 Editor: Sonolibro Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: La señora Susan Cushing recibe el correo un paquete que contiene ni más ni menos que dos orejas humanas cortadas que han sido metidas en sal. El inspector Lestrade sospecha que es una broma de unos estudiantes de medicina, pero Holmes sin embargo estas seguro tras examinar el paquete que se trata de la prueba de un crimen importante y como siempre los argumentos de sus explicaciones hacen a todos reconocer su razón. Tras unos interrogatorios y varias observaciones Holmes cree que sabe que es lo que ha pasado y junto con Watson se lanza a intentar demostrarlo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: 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: Oliver Cotton Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 11-18-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Eustacia Vye's great desire in life was to be loved to madness, and in this, one of Thomas Hardy's best-loved novels, one of his most superb female characters conducts her wild and lethal campaign against her rival - the innocent, rather conventional Thomas - against the backdrop of Egdon Heath, the equally wild and lethal Dorset moorland on which Hardy grew up. When Hardy first published the book, it was greeted with both acclaim and outrage. The response to the unfashionably shocking initial ending meant that Hardy was forced to add the sixth and last book to create the happy outcome that the public demanded for the characters he'd persuaded them to mind so much about. This being a book about desire, gratification and marvellous manipulation, he did, however, naturally give them a happy ending on his own terms.... Members Reviews: Excellent story and well read.. Excellent story and well read.. captivating!! Would read or listen again and again. sharing with all my friends. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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: Emily Woof Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 11-16-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Attraction, desire and sex were not proper subjects for a 19th-century novel, and Charlotte Brontë's clear and open handling of all three in Jane Eyre was shocking, exciting and revolutionary. Jane Eyre - a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan - is abused by her aunt and cousins as a child; acquires role models during her education at Lowood Academy; becomes the governess of Thornfield Manor, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; spends time with the Rivers family at Marsh's End and Morton, where cousin St John Rivers proposes to her; and is finally reunited with and marries her beloved Rochester at his house of Ferndean. Author Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was born at Thornton, Yorkshire, to an Irish Anglican clergyman and his wife, Maria Branwell. When Charlotte was four, the family moved to the famed Parsonage at Haworth, which was to prove so influential in her and her siblings' writing. A year later, in 1921, her mother died of cancer, leaving five girls and a boy to be brought up by her sister, Elizabeth - 'Aunt Branwell'. She was the eldest of the three famous Bronte sisters, whose novels have become standards of English literature. Members Reviews: A beautifully read classic Emily woof is the perfect narrator having a young woman's voice appropriate to that of Jane Eyre in her late teens and early 20's . What more can be said about the story line and the characters after almost 2 centuries of comment and discussion. Ive finally read one of the classics as an older man and it's lived up to its mythic status . I hope younger readers and listeners will have the perseverance to read or listen to this book Written at a time when people had much more time to relax and enjoy reading. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Card Audiobook by Arnold Bennett
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The Card Audiobook by Arnold Bennett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Card Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: Stephen Thompkinson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Written in 1911, The Card is the story of Edward Henry (Denry) Machin, who rises from washerwoman's son to the Mayor of Bursley (Burslem in the Potteries town of Stoke-on-Trent) via a mixture of gentle deceit and personal hype. He is literally a trickster of confidence. His rise to fame is begun at an exclusive ball to which he has got himself invited, where he has the audacity to claim a dance with the glamourous but imposing Countess of Chell. His reputation as a card, or someone we all want to talk about, thus confirmed, Denry continues his irresitable rise through the sticky class system of turn-of-the-century Britain using money, influence and the allure of what we have come to call celebrity. With the aid of the Countess, who cannot seem to prevent herself helping him, Denry conquers Bursely, The Five Towns and, as the longevity of the books reputation testifies, the literary world. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Alice's Adventures Underground Audiobook by Lewis Carroll
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Alice's Adventures Underground Audiobook by Lewis Carroll

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Alice's Adventures Underground Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Phil Chenevert Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 06-27-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the handwritten book that Carroll wrote for private use before being urged to develop it later into Alice in Wonderland. It was meant to entertain his family and friends. When a sick child in a hospital enjoyed it so much, the mother wrote him saying it had distracted her for a bit from her pain and led eventually to Carroll expanding the story. Members Reviews: unabridged Love the fact that it was word for word I got a book that has literally pictures of the manuscript Lewis Carroll script Lewis Carroll wrote and it was word for word. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

If Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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If Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: If Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Phillip J. Mather Format: Unabridged Length: 2 mins Language: English Release date: 04-02-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This quintessentially English poem is in the form of a fathers advice to his son on transitioning into manhood. Phillip J. Mathers masterful delivery poignantly captures Kiplings inspirational and timeless philosophy. Members Reviews: A classic poem wonderfully narrated. Would you listen to If again? Why? Definitely, it is a wonderfully inspirational poem. It was given to my husband a long time ago by his father and has been his favourite poem ever since. It hangs in our office and I love it too, it was really nice to hear it narrated. Which character as performed by Phillip J. Mather was your favorite? Phillip J. Mather's quintessentially British voice is perfect for the narration, it epitomises the true British strength of character. Rudyard Kipling's inspiration for this poem was Leander Starr Jameson a man whose characteristics Rudyard recommended young people to live by, all those years ago.. However, the words he wrote still ring true today. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? I found Phillip J Mather's narration sent shivers down my spine and made me proud to be British. Classic poem beautifully narrated I love this poem for its timeless power to provoke the same reaction. I always feel like Ive been picked up by my boot straps and reminded of who I can be. Phillip J. Mather is the perfect narrator for this landmark poem that everyone should hear and own to play again and again. A very special recording. If This is a very short but nice classic poem about a father telling his son what it takes to become a man. The narrator has a deep appealing accent that was a perfect fit for this piece. Inspirational Poem What did you love best about If? The challenging lessons of life along with encouragement and inspiration. Who was your favorite character and why? Rudyard Kipling because of the meaningfulness in what he conveyed What about Phillip J. Mathers performance did you like? I just loved his performance - he brings the story and its meaning alive! Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes, I would, but this was just a short excerpt which I enjoyed. Any additional comments? I could listen to Phillip Mather's narrations forever! Short and Great What does Phillip J. Mather bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Mr. Mather brings the quintessential British finesse to IF that would be absent if anyone else were to narrate. He's delivery is perfect. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Crystal Egg Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Crystal Egg Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Crystal Egg Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Mike Vendetti Format: Unabridged Length: 46 mins Language: English Release date: 04-07-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "The Crystal Egg", written by H. G. Wells in 1897, serves as a possible precursor to War of the Worlds. A shop owner buys the contents of a bankrupt antiques shop, and in the contents he finds a crystal ball. He thinks nothing of the ball, until one day he notices it emitting a glow. When he looks into the ball, he gets a fleeting view of a landscape. As time passes, the views become more defined, and strange beings appear. The ball becomes a secret part of his rather dull and unhappy life until a customer attempts to buy the ball. Now what? And can those strange beings also see our world through the ball? Remember, in 1897, life on Mars was a very real possibility. Members Reviews: Wonderful! This is the first book I've read by H.G. Wells, this book is not as emotional as I thought it would be,but it is a good piece of science fiction that includes fanasty, UFOs, and Spiritualism. For those who like such books should read this. Digital version is unreadable Do not buy this! The transfer from the original is awful. So bad I gave up reading and purchased a different edition. NO Stars. but wonderful book. Cover was ceased at the top, but wonderful book. Ahead of his time Mr. Wells is so talented and this classic sci-fi tale proves the point. What an imagination. Way ahead of his time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Wonderful Garden Audiobook by E. Nesbit
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The Wonderful Garden Audiobook by E. Nesbit

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Wonderful Garden Author: E. Nesbit Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 11-05-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The book The Language of Flowers, an uncle who writes about magic and a wonderful garden combine to create spells and wonders in the lives of four very imaginative children. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Michel de Montaigne (1553 - 1592) Audiobook by Michel de Montaigne
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Michel de Montaigne (1553 - 1592) Audiobook by Michel de Montaigne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Michel de Montaigne (1553 - 1592) Author: Michel de Montaigne Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 18 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is 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: Here, Neville Jason shares three works by French Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne: "Of Idleness", "Of Quick or Slow Speech", and "That We Should Not Judge of Our Happiness Until After Our Death". These nuggets of wisdom from the 16th century have inspired great thinkers for centuries and are foundational to modern skepticism. Jason's performance gives these thought-provokers their due, handling challenging Latin quotations with aplomb. Though the syntax is a tad antiquated, Jason's clear articulation helps ease the experience. Instead of taking a break to watch TV, give your brain something quick and fascinating to chew on with Neville Jason's collected famous audio essays. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) Audiobook by Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) Audiobook by Jonathan Swift

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 12-05-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks 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: Jonathan Swift's brilliant and iconic essay "A Modest Proposal" playfully suggests the Irish solve their population problem by eating their babies, of course. Neville Jason captures the tongue-in-cheek tone pitch-perfectly. He speaks with clarity, capitalizing on seamless enunciation and his lyrical British accent. Jason's series of famous essays provide perfect fillers for that short drive or after-dinner lull. They are quick brain teasers by literature's greats that feed the soul, unlike flipping channels or scrolling around on that phone. Members Reviews: Good Collection This is a good collection of Swift's works. Many of his most famous tales and pamphlets appear in this collection including a Modest Proposal and the Wretched State of Ireland. The collection also includes a Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels. This collection si a very comprehensive and adequate group of all who like Swift. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cumbres Borrascosas [Wuthering Heights] Audio Libro por Emily Bronte
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Cumbres Borrascosas [Wuthering Heights] Audio Libro por Emily Bronte

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: Cumbres Borrascosas [Wuthering Heights] Autor: Emily Bronte Narrador: Matilde Ávila, Aldo Lumbía, Rolando Agüero, Leticia Pou, Conseulo Pinto, Franco Patiño, Miguel Durán Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 15 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 03-27-13 Editor: Audiolibros Colección Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Extraviado en una tormenta en un rocoso páramo inglés, un amable viajero llamado Lockwood queda fascinado con la historia que le narra Nelly acerca de Cumbres Borrascosas, una lóbrega mansión cercana. Mientras el viento ruge en el exterior, el fatigado visitante escucha la triste historia de Heathcliff, un criado, y su inocente amor por Cathy, un espíritu libre que nunca llegó a hacer realidad su fiera pasión por él, porque cuando Heathcliff volvió en su busca después de mucho tiempo intentando hacer fortuna, se encontró a Cathy ya casada con un joven de la alta sociedad. El desengaño destrozó el alma de Heathcliff, pero no logró apagar el fuego de un deseo que arderá en sus entrañas para siempre. Nelly cuenta cómo Heathcliff va tejiendo una trama de venganza. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Una novela espléndida de romances al estilo Shakespeare Sin lugar a duda es una historia entretenida y un poco melodramática. Las continuas muertes de personajes resultan absurdas pero me imagino que en el siglo dieciocho era bastante común perecer bajo designios oscuros, dado a la carencia de uña medicina moderna. Le daría cinco estrellas pero no hallo satisfacción en su conclusión. Le doy cuatro estrellas porque logró mantenerme en hito y avivar mi imaginación y hacerme olvidar de mí alrededor. su portada se ve fea es una imagen bastante pixeleada ... su portada se ve fea es una imagen bastante pixeleada, no lo he podido leer pero comparándolo con el original se puede decir que esta versión es un resumen de la historia, es bastante delgado y simple. Llegó en muy buenas condiciones. Un gran clásico con una excelente traducción al castellano Es un clásico del que no puedo añadir más de lo que ya se escribió sobre él, quizás puedo añadir que la traducción está muy bien lograda y la calidad del texto para Kindle es muy buena. Es un buen libro Está edición me parece buena a pesar que tiene algunas faltas ortográficas no influye en la lectura. El libro me pareció bueno sin ser extraordinario, la historia diferente con protagonistas fuera de lo común con personalidades muy fuertes. Es un clásico y sin duda hay que leerlo pero no me cautivó cumbres borrascosas , el excitante escalofrío Este libro es ideal para una persona joven, a pesar de ser anticuado, juega con los sentimientos ,inevitables de cualquier joven enamorado, incluso con los celos y la envidia, enseña como el empeñares en maldecir a alguien puede terminar condenándonos a nosotros mismos y finalmente, nos deja ese excitante escalofrío y el deseo de volver a temer en los fantasmas, excelente libro. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Parade's End - Part 2: No More Parades Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford
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Parade's End - Part 2: No More Parades Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Parade's End - Part 2: No More Parades Author: Ford Madox Ford Narrator: John Telfer Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the second novel in the series of four, depicting the meeting, courtship and ultimate fulfilment of two modern heroes, Christopher Tietjens and Valentine Wannop, despite social condemnation, personal travails and World War I. Members Reviews: Continues... Part one is excellent and full of events/characters. This one contains one event with in depth observation of war time characters and behaviours. Gonna start next part straight away. Poetic, Complex and Very Moving What did you like most about Parade's End - Part 2: No More Parades? The book retains an intensity and a sense of tragedy throughout. The constant shifting of time and place within the narrative is disturbing in a way that adds to the story. The continued evocation of the phrase "no more parades" is an elegy. Ford can convey a comic and ridiculous side to his characters and their society without undermining the horror of war and its machinations. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Hamlet (Dramatised) Audiobook by William Shakespeare
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Hamlet (Dramatised) Audiobook by William Shakespeare

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Hamlet (Dramatised) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: John Gielgud, Pamela Brown Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 12-29-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarried to the murderer, his uncle. This is widely regarded as the definitive performance of Hamlet, starring Sir John Gielgud and Pamela Brown. Members Reviews: Not all Hamlet They skip scenes and entire paragraphs from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I am very upset with this book. 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: Philip Jackson Format: Abridged Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 12-15-10 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Gullivers Travels has been in print since its first publication in 1726, due to its popularity with young and old alike. As well as a wildly imaginative tale of travel and adventure, it is a comment on human nature and an overblown explorers story, rich in symbolism and humour. Lemuel Gulliver, an English surgeon, sets sail on expeditions to extraordinary worlds. He is twelve times larger than the inhabitants of Liliput, who recruit him into their military, and equally as small to the people of Brobdingnag. His journeys grow more and more strange. Satirical and absurd in its twists and turns, which invariably see Gulliver either fleeing or ejected by the strange tribes of people he meets, this CSA WORD production will be a welcome addition to any audio collection. Now an epic film starring Jack Black and Emily Blunt. Members Reviews: Three adventure tales and biting satire on human nature. JoeDanDonigi Each adventure he encounters radically different problems. The Voyages of Lemuel Gulliver include first, people six inches tall, second a land of giants seventy or so feet tall, and people living in an island-cloud. The fourth voyage, were his men mutiny, foreshadowing the darker side of human nature that follows. They desert on an island where the Houyhnhnms rule. A land of noble talking horses, who can't believe Gulliver has intelligence, ala Planet of the Apes, because the humans/Yahoos on their island seem but. This causes a series of discussions with Gulliver and his "master" a horse who can't grasp lying, greediness and all the various other human frailties. A in his discussions with his master causes Gulliver to be more and more disgusted with the Yahoos on their island and even the humans back home. If knew more about 1850's English history I might of understood the societal, political times of England and Europe in general at that time. There is also an annotated volume which includes more detail. But I didn't read it so don't feel qualified to make an opinion on it, just letting people who are interested informing them it's out there. Photoman35mm A classic I recommend the classic novels in literature to everyone, however, this Novel test your endurance. The beginning of the novel is very good very interesting and reads well. The last roughly 3rd slows down a bit and is difficult to stay with . Over all I did enjoy reading this book . KINDLE VERSION FORMATTING SUCKS THIS REVIEW SPECIFICALLY FOR THE KINDLE EDITION-- I was disappointed with the formatting on this classic. At least on my Kindle Fire, the footnote and endnote shortcuts seem to malfunction. Some bad line breaks and lots of small annoying things contribute to an overall less than satisfactory experience. But it is free. A Fantastic Voyage This is far better than any of the various film versions of this novel. A tv mini series starring Ted Danson seems to get the author's satarical nature instead of just being a voyage to four fantastical lands. Since this was one of my grown son's favorite books, I gave this book to his son ... Since this was one of my grown son's favorite books, I gave this book to his son (my grandson) for Christmas. He loved it! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Christina Georgina Rossetti: The Poetry Audiobook by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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Christina Georgina Rossetti: The Poetry Audiobook by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Christina Georgina Rossetti: The Poetry Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti Narrator: David Shaw-Parker, Ghizela Rowe Format: Original Recording Length: 59 mins Language: English Release date: 04-16-12 Publisher: The Copyright Group Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Christina Georgina Rossetti remains one of the most important poets in the British tradition, both for her own work and those she influenced, most notably Virginia Wolfe. Rossetti is praised for her willingness to explore different genres and poetic forms within her body of work. Thematically, her poems run the gamut from frustrated love, to religion, to the Gothic, and beyond. Her choice of form is equally eclectic. Here, a reading of some of her best work by David Shaw-Parker and Ghizela Rowe. Members Reviews: Who wrote this again....? I use Audible to help me sleep, and I thought "I'll download some lovely poetry." Christina Rossetti's poetry is indeed lovely, but the fact that they prefaced every poem with the poet's name was not. It was hugely irritating. I know who wrote it - I downloaded the bleeding thing! Irritation is not at all conducive to peacefully drifting off to Dreamland. Not recommended. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Second Jungle Book Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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The Second Jungle Book Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Second Jungle Book Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 03-30-12 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The jungle boy Mowgli's adventures continue, culminating in his finding his mother and being forced to decide between a life in civilization or a life in the jungle. Interspersed are three stories: "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat", "The Undertakers" and "Quiquern". Members Reviews: A true classic. You might know the jungle book by the Disney version, but have you ever wondered were that story came from? Well Rudy Kipling's tail is were the story begins. The book is not the disney version, I repeat it is NOT the disney version. This book is a collection of stories written by Rudy taking place in india. I very much enjoy this collection and also own the hard copy in addition to the kindle version. As soon as I downloaded this list night I couldn't help but dive in and re read a classic. So if you like short stories, grab your cat, dog, or teddy bear ( what ever is the most snugly ) and curl up for a entertaining read. Fine Story and Active Table of Contents... Also has an interesting short biography of the author at the close together with about a dozen photos of the man which was a definite plus. Very good book! A book of delightful short stories and poem-song 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling is a book of delightful short stories and poem-songs about talking animals. Five of the stories follow Mowgli, who as a human toddler was separated from his parents after Shere Khan, the tiger, tried to attack the family in the jungles of India. Instead of ending up as a meal for Shere Khan, Mowgli is raised eventually by two wolves who see him as one of their cubs. But first, a meeting was called and the ethics of adopting a manchild were debated by the pack. The matter is settled when Baloo, the bear, agrees to accept Mowgli as a student to teach him the Law of the Jungle; and Bagheera, the black panther, agrees to take the pack to a newly killed bull in exchange for Mowgli's acceptance into the pack. The wolf pack take the deal, but Shere Khan becomes Mowgli's mortal enemy. Mowgli has a number of adventures which are not all entirely pleasant, but I have this strong feeling it was on the whole fun to be a feral child! Other talking animal stories are included which showcase a variety of wild and domesticated animals who find Mankind and Nature directs them towards certain choices and troubles. Their personalities and inclinations direct their fates somewhat, but, gentle reader, I found them all to be wonderful creatures. However, I admit to favoring Rikki Tikki Tavi, the mongoose, most of all! Mature children will adore this book, especially if they are able to get an edition with illustrations, but if you are familiar with the Disney movie version only, I must emphasize the unabridged book version has animal deaths, by hunting. Classic tale with some unusual chapters This is my first time to read this classic story and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. The first few chapters do remind you of the Disney movie and I thought it had a fun appeal for kids and adults alike. However, when we read the chapter "White Seal", I was confused. It seemed odd to jump from the jungle with Mowgli to a story about Kotick, the white seal. Even after reading the entire chapter, I have no idea why this was put into the book....a word of warning if you are reading with your kids (which I was), it does describe the beating of seals and skinning for their coats.

The Secret Garden Audiobook by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Secret Garden Audiobook by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Secret Garden Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 03-30-12 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: There is a special magic in Mary and Dickon's discovery of the hidden garden which spreads its wonders to the invalid Colin. This recording was selected as a "Notable Children's Recording of 1988" by the American Library Association. Members Reviews: A true classic This story was always my wife's favorite. She forced us to watch the movie one day and both my daughter and I fell in love with the story with her. I'm not sure exactly what is so captivating about this story but it seems to draw you in. I guess it's the story of these children who are living in a shadow type of life and figure out on their own how to live in the sunlight. I don't want to say much more on the story or it may ruin it for some. Well written story. Great for all ages. What a wonderful job Burnett does bringing this book to life What a wonderful job Burnett does bringing this book to life. Three children who needed each other came together and since I don't want to ruin the story for others who may want to read this book, I will not spoil it. The book made me laugh, cringe, happy, and sad. I couldn't put the book down. I will say when life throws you lemons make lemonade. This book clearly demonstrates that. Do not miss the chance to read this book. It is that good! Wonderfully evocative children's tale. One of my all time favourite childhood books, I have reread this so many times over 50+ years that I have lost count. The robin, Dickon, the garden, Ben Weatherstaff, the lingo, the house - all speak to me of my Yorkshire childhood. To this day I still want a walled garden of my very own. Sadly, this may be a book that will not appeal to this age's techy kids, but I hope it still gets read in some little corners, somewhere. Hopefully, classics like this will never rust and fade away. Wonderful on so many levels that I thoroughly enjoyed it A classic I had not read as a child. Wonderful on so many levels that I thoroughly enjoyed it, even as adult reading. The metaphor of the garden coming to life was beautifully crafted and the characters are well developed. One slowly starts to like even the least likeable ones, as they start to blossom and come to life, just like the garden. With the current research on neuroplasticity and our ability to change our brains and health by changing the way we think, the metaphysical use in Burnett's day of positive thinking no longer sounds like it is only part of the fringe element, instead it is proving to be a powerful tool for changing people's lives - just like it did for the characters in this book written at the turn of the century. Read this again, you will cheer on the female characters! I read this as the leader for a group of Middle/High School students who wanted to read classics during the spring/summer. I enjoyed the strong female characters and the entire story. We were able to have a great discussion about comparing lifestyles and classes. This was a fun read and I was glad this was on our classics list. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Hole in the Wall Audiobook by Arthur Morrison
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The Hole in the Wall Audiobook by Arthur Morrison

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Hole in the Wall Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins Language: English Release date: 06-14-11 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Arthur Morrison... grew up in the East End of London and was familiar with life on the dockside. He tells the story of The Hole in the Wall through the eyes of young Stephen Kemp, taken to live with his grandfather after the death of his mother. Nat Kemp is determined to keep his grandson apart from the seamier side of the Docklands but Stephen has a natural inquisitiveness that will not be quelled. What is the secret behind the collapse of the shipping firm Viney and Marr? What are the sins Stephen speaks of when he says, My grandfather was a Publican and a sinner as you will see. His public house was The Hole in the Wall on the river's edge at Wapping and his sins, all of them that I know of, are recorded here. Listen and find out as the yarn, full of skulduggery, rattles along to the finish. 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: Enjoyed it. Another old novel, based in tragedy and hardship, working its way through misadventures and ruthless selfishness, coming out .... well, no spoilers, OK? There's nothing profound or startling here, but it's a good story and I enjoyed it. a late victorian Oliver Twist An interesting take on the East End narrated through the eyes of a young boy although the narratorial style gets a little ham-handed at times. The Hole in the Wall It's Ok, but just that. A must read! This is another great work from England. All I can say is read this. I wished my Grandfather was as loving as the one portrayed in this short novel. Wow This book is gold medal because it very fun to read read and because the mystery makes me bite my nails. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot
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Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Silas Marner Author: George Eliot Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 05-28-10 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Silas Marner, which first appeared in 1861, is a tale about life, love, and the need to belong. Accused of a crime he didn't commit and unjustly forced from his home town, Silas the weaver lives a reclusive and godless life, finding love and companionship only in material objects. It takes the theft of his gold and the discovery of an abandoned infant to remind him of the importance of human relationships and faith. Author George Eliot carefully weaves the interaction of plot and character, and, in so doing, depicts Silas Marner's redemption and rebirth through his love and protection of the orphaned girl and the possibility of losing her. Throughout the book, Eliot also takes the opportunity to voice her feelings about industrialization, religion, and social-class distinctions. Members Reviews: "Hope for the Hopeless . . ." This was a fine story and novel, almost a novella as it is not lengthy. This is a story about a weaver and the weaving trade in days gone by. It is a story about a steady personality (the protagonist) who overcomes devastating adversity and personal cruelty under small favourable circumstances which are both unpredictable for the reader and could be true to life. This novel, could be based on a true story for its detail and convincing authenticity of trade and character development. The storyline lent itself well to being dramatized with Sir Ben Kingsley playing "Silas" in the 1980's BBC production which adheres well to the intention expressed in the novel by George Eliot The paperback by George Elliot makes a fine gift for a young person starting life. not just for high school students Most of my friends read Silas Marner in high school English and still shudder, but my high school marched to a different drummer (or none) and I had never read it. No one would pretend that it is one of George Eilot's masterpieces -- it's no Middlemarch, not by a long shot. But even in its much smaller way, it has all the germs of her intelligence, literary style, and human compassion, even when tainted by a certain predictability and triteness of plot. It also has Eliot's greatest weakness, which is that she seems to lose interest in the central situation she creates once it has been fully developed, and as in many of her (greater) books, rushes to the end once it is in sight. Still, no person who wishes to be thought literate in English literature should not have read Silas Marner. For whatever shortcomings it may have, it's a page turner by a literary master. It's a classic! I very much enjoyed this classic book. I was never required to read it in school, so had no preconceived opinion about it. It was a sad tale with a happy ending of the "and they lived happily ever after type." The only reasoning I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of all the detail. Like a lot of classics, there was so much detail that I neither wanted nor understood. For the most part, I just skimmed over it. Nevertheless, I found it a good story, well worth the time to read. Sorry I didn't read it earlier I was supposed to read this book in 9th grade but didn't. Fudged my way through. Now, fifty-four years later, I regret not doing my assignments. Eliot accurately captures the lifestyle and culture of 19th century rural England. She also clearly demonstrates the unconscious loss a hoarder and a loner sustains.

The Flight of the Falcon Audiobook by Daphne Du Maurier
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The Flight of the Falcon Audiobook by Daphne Du Maurier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Flight of the Falcon Author: Daphne Du Maurier Narrator: James Callis Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins Language: English Release date: 02-02-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 25 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: It is 500 years since Duke Claudio the Falcon lived his brutal life in Ruffano, Italy. Now, the modern-day town has forgotten its violent history. Its university has a shiny new Commerce and Economics building - but have things really changed? Critic Reviews: "[T]our guide Armino Fabbio has returned to his childhood home, now alcoholic and homeless, after the murder of an old family servant. There he finds his brother Aldo, supposedly killed during the war; Aldo in turn believed Armino and their mother had also been killed. Aldo, insane and vicious, undertakes a play about the founder of Ruffano, Duke Claudio, against a backdrop of political unrest and town and gown conflicts. It is a dark, harsh tale of good and evil, with family secrets unearthed amidst incest, murder, rape...this is not light listening. James Callis's reading is very good, with fine pacing and easily distinguishable voices." (Library Journal) Members Reviews: a trip to Italy Absolutely wonderful! like taking a trip to Italy and living the story, The narrator made it deliciously Italian with hypnotic descriptions of the places and the characters. I loved it . twisted family secrets, unraveled with a grand finale. Better than Gone Girl Before I bought this product, I knew nothing about it save that it was written by Daphne Du Maurier, read by James Callis and set in Italy. This is uncharacteristically impulsive of me but I was rewarded with a fantastic, yet heartwarming, thriller. For most of the book, I was convinced I knew the correct solution, only to have it exploded in the final few minutes. I have recently read Gone Girl and I would say that this book is far more gripping. Disappointing The least engaging of du Maurier's tales I've read. Not helped by the poor acting. Most of the audio books have excellent actors reading but this one is dire. Rushing through as if he's bored, trying to "act" but all very wooden and cringeworthy. Waste of money!! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Good Soldier Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford
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The Good Soldier Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Good Soldier Subtitle: A Tale of Passion Author: Ford Madox Ford Narrator: John Michaels Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 05-05-10 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion has been called the perfect novel, and "one of the 15 or 20 best novels produced in English in our [20th] century". Ford contrasts perception verses reality masterfully as he portrays two perfect couples through the narrative of the cuckold American husband, Dowell, a classic unreliable narrator. The Ashburnhams, a perfect upper middle class English couple, haven't spoken to each other in private for years. Teddy Ashburnham, the "Perfect Soldier", and seducer of Florence, eases the frustration of a sexless marriage through a series of affairs, which the wife, Leonora, overlooks until his dalliance with Florence, whom she can't stand. Dowell assumes the position of nursemaid to Florence, who convinced him on their wedding night that her heart is too weak for sexual excitement. Two wealthy couples, one English and one American, meet at a spa in Germany and spend several years in comfortable friendship until it is revealed that the American wife and the English husband are carrying on an affair that the English wife knows about but the American husband does not. After the deaths of the adulterers, more and more is uncovered about both the conduct and emotional meaning of the affair. The story, narrated by the American husband, is in some sense a detective story, but he is no investigator. The facts come to him unwillingly, since he would prefer not to know. The suspense depends not on what happened, but on the narrator's interpretation of the powerful emotions manifested in very small gestures and remarks. Members Reviews: Completing my English major education Saw a reference to this in a New York Times article and realized I knew nothing about Ford Maddox Ford. So, for the first time in many years I read a novel with a yellow marker in hand. The concept of an "Unreliable narrator" allowed me to approach this story in a layered way. This is a short book but it's worth taking a longer time to read it. Five Stars Excellent read Pretty decent short novel I bought and read this book after telling my dad who is an English Teacher that I enjoyed Lolita by Nabokov. He said this is another unreliable narrator book and the descriptions seemed decent so I tried it out. It was a pretty decent read. With that being said, I feel it's pretty slow paced and not as much of a page turner as other things I've read. I would still recommend you check it out though. Wonderful book This is a wonderfully written and carefully structured novel. It is not a page turner, but you will enjoy it if you appreciate great writing, appreciate nuance and savor the experience of reading carefully. It is not an "easy" book. However, it deservedly ranks among the classics in literature. Anyone who appreciates well-written fiction must read this book. Some love this novel and it is considered a classic Some love this novel and it is considered a classic . I did not get really care for it. It is too rambling for me. The characters are not relatable. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Light That Failed (Dramatised) Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling
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The Light That Failed (Dramatised) Audiobook by Rudyard Kipling

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Light That Failed (Dramatised) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: The NBC University Theater Group Format: Abridged Length: 54 mins Language: English Release date: 02-18-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Artist Dick Heldar returns to 1890's England from the war in the Sudan after sustaining eye injuries and turns to painting for a living. While his realistic paintings of scenes from the war in Sudan slowly achieve a certain popularity, he ekes a living painting romanticized portraits. Eventually, the old war injury to his eyes starts getting worse and Heldar realizes he is going blind. Before he completely loses his sight, Dick resolves to paint his masterpiece, Melancholia, using a prostitute named Bessie as a model. He drinks heavily to keep his eyesight going. Dick deliberately drives Bessie to hysteria to get the right expressions. Dick's eyesight fades just as he completes his masterpiece, and he collapses in exhaustion. Bessie returns and destroys the painting in revenge, smearing the still wet paint across the canvas. When Dick invites his friend, Maisie, to view his masterpiece (which he can no longer see), she cannot bring herself to tell Dick about his ruined canvas. Bessie returns and reveals she has destroyed his masterpiece. In despair, Dick travels back to the Sudan and joins his old company. He persuades his friend Torpenhow to put him on a horse and joins the charge into enemy lines with the other soldiers, where he is quickly shot and killed. Members Reviews: This is a nicely done volume This is a nicely done volume, and the price is right. Thanks to Amazon for making such world literature available at the click of a mouse. I am impressed by the sheer volume of work that Kipling put out. It is very much tied to its time and place - Colonial England in the Victorian era. It emphasizes virtues that seem quaint by today's standards. It would be a wonderful source for assignments to high school or college students. It would assault their every notion about race, culture and gender - and might even educate a few in the process. Some good material not usually seen On one hand, this book had a number of short stories I had not read before. One thing I found interesting after reading several stories, was that some characters appear in more than one story. I enjoyed the stories, many of which were about life in India during the period that England ruled there. On the other hand, it did not have some of Kipling's "standards," like The Jungle Book and Kim. It's not labelled as "The COMPLETE Works," just "The Works." However, I did not find it difficult to navigate, because you simply click "Go to" and it lists the individual stories and chapters. I don't know if this is because I was reading on a Kindle Touch, but I did not have the problem that other reviewers did. Not as advertised. This may be ignorance on my part, but I was expecting 8 separate volumes as the same printed edition. Not one book with just a few of his select works. And some of you many be wonder what I expected for $34.59? All his works are in the public domain. I returned it. Wretchedly formatted. Choose the Delphi Press edition instead This was an offering I was delighted to see, given my liking for Kipling. But the formatting--or lack thereof--was a profound disappointment. It was evidently scanned in from a print edition and computer formatted without human review. The poetry, especially, is all but unreadable, appearing as a series of paragraphs consisting of run-on sentences rather than quatrains.

SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide to The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Audiobook by Thomas Hardy, Mike Reeves
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SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide to The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Audiobook by Thomas Hardy, Mike Reeves

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide to The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised) Author: Thomas Hardy, Mike Reeves Narrator: Full-Cast featuring Joan Walker, Harry Myers, Coralyn Sheldon Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 06-14-06 Publisher: SmartPass Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Full-cast performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the novel. Hardy's world is brought to life in this vivid drama that sets the scene, tells the tale, and puts the characters on trial using theatre-in-education techniques to examine "the leaden gloom of one who has lost all". © and (P)2000 SmartPass Ltd. Critic Reviews: "Excellent resource." (Special Children magazine) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Poems of Charlotte Brontë Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë
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The Poems of Charlotte Brontë Audiobook by Charlotte Brontë

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Poems of Charlotte Brontë Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Jan Hartley Format: Unabridged Length: 31 mins Language: English Release date: 03-31-09 Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This audiobook collects together ten of her best works of poetry, first published in the collection 'Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell' in 1846. This contained poetry by all three Brontë sisters, writing under pseudonyms to avoid contemporary prejudice. Members Reviews: Notes From the Heart I don't "do" much poetry but I have a special place in my heart for the Bronte sisters who I view as a single literary corporation. Long segments of their prose are almost wild unrestrained poetry; I think of "Jane Eyre", "Villette", "Wuthering Heights", "Agnes Grey", etc. even parts of Charlotte's letters. So doing Bronte poetry is not really the same as doing poetry: my guy-think, don't you know. Also, the Brontes even at their most fanciful, stuck pretty close to what they knew. One could, without much trouble, shuffle each of these poems into Elizabeth Gaskell's "The Life of Charlotte Bronte". Jan Hartley did an absolute fabulous narration. I don't know where she hails from but her voice carries a sense of the inner-music, determination, isolation and hard knocks one imagines was the life of the Brontes. I have only one quibble, the word "Unabridged". Frankly, I don't see why all of the three sister's poems were not included; one more hour would have finished the job. Just a suggestion; I got more than my money's worth. One of my creative writing professors, William "Kit" Hathaway called his sections "poultry" classes. He along with the likes of Warren Eyster and Simone Di Piero did their level best to pound some "poultry" and a bit of literature into my thick head, without much success. The English Department probably breathed a long sigh of relief when I graduated. My professors would have been shocked if they knew much more than the requirements I read but I wound up with an abiding affection for prose from about 1600 to about 1950. Poetry, not so much but I have given it a heroic try. Yet, even poetry has rubbed off on me a bit because I tend to prefer "poetic" prose such as the Bronte sisters' or Thomas Hardy's writings while, for instance, Hemingway and many modern writers leave me where they found me. I would read the Bronte's laundry list. Esential reading for Brontë fans Well narrated book, although the music before each poem is relatively too loud and jarring. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tom Jones Audiobook by Henry Fielding
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Tom Jones Audiobook by Henry Fielding

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tom Jones Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Nigel Davenport Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 07-23-08 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Tom is thrown out of his foster father's house for "crimes" that he didn't commit, and proceeds to have numerous bawdy adventures and fights, eventually finding that only his true love can save him from a life that could possibly end at the gallows. Members Reviews: Delightful and entertaining 314. The History of Tom Jones: a foundling by Henry Fielding (Novel-Audible/E Book-Fiction) 5* I read along with the Audible of the novel which I found a highly delightful and entertaining experience. The narrator, Bill Homewood, who performed the audio version of the work was excellent doing the various characters as well as the invisible narrator (author) of the story. The Synopsis is as follows: A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squireâthough he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins. A vivid Hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections, Tom Jones is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic novels in English literature. It is rather brilliant, and there is no lack of shenanigans as we follow Jones through his history and the reader never knows when and where the author will abruptly go off on a tangent, told in a most eloquent manner, end with a flourish and no doubt tossed his quill down and took a bow. I am either taken in by some farce or thoroughly enchanted by this author. As Fielding is rather the loquacious writer this read comes in Audible time at almost 38 hours or roughly 1,000 pages but worth every minute spent on it. The book itself is five stars! This is a review of the Oxford Classic Kindle edition. The book itself is one of the greatest novels ever written; this is maybe the third time I've read it. Fielding is a master of irony, by which I mean genuine irony, not the mean sarcasm that often passes for irony these days. Fielding is never mean-spirited. His irony is generous and his humor is benevolent. His characters are three-dimensional, never all good or all bad. Before reading this, I had been re-reading several Dickens novels, and the contrast is enormous. A Dickens villain is a villain to the core, and his heroes (and especially his heroines) are saints. Tom instead is a young man with many faults, but a great heart. Sophia, his beloved, is a genuinely good person, but she's got a certain fiery spirit, and has her moments of doubt and remorse. I advise you to read every word of this novel. It's divided into books, and the first chapter of each book is an address to the reader, expounding Fielding's theories on literature and on human nature. An impatient reader might be tempted to skip these, but that would mean missing a lot of worthwhile and enjoyable reading. I have some quibbles with the Kindle edition. There were some mistakes in the passage from print to pixels, but they were not excessive. The biggest problem is that the excellent notes often have a reference to another note, with the page number, e.g., a note might be only "See note on page 85." As the book proceeds, more and more of the notes are references to earlier notes.

The Mayor of Casterbridge Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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The Mayor of Casterbridge Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mayor of Casterbridge Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Martin Shaw Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 01-22-08 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An interesting novel due to its depiction of a violent love/hate relationship between two men, this story highlights the strains of competition in pre-industrial rural society. Michael Henchard attains the position of town mayor, but the lies that lead him there leave the door open to a dramatic newcomer to expose his fundamental flaws. © and (P)2007 CSA Telltapes Ltd 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

Great Expectations Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Andrew Timothy Format: Unabridged Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Serialised between December 1860 to August 1861, it tells the heartwarming story of Pip, a poor boy who gets an unexpected chance to move up in society. 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: 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

The Pickwick Papers Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Pickwick Papers Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Pickwick Papers Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Paul Scofield Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 09-24-09 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Helped by Sam Weller, Pickwick's faithful manservant, the Pickwickians bumble through hilarious romantic misadventures and other twists of plot, encountering such characters as the tricky Job Trotter, his quick-witted master Alfred Jingle and the greedy Mr Stiggins along the way. Members Reviews: Love Charles Dickens and it was really a joy to ... Love Charles Dickens and it was really a joy to read. Hated to get to the end of the book. Felt like a friend. Great edition! This item took a very long time to arrive - two weeks longer than the deadline, although that is probably due to the problems we've been having with imported products here in Brazil. That said, the edition is absolutely lovely, the facsimile of the edition originally printed in 1937, and a lot lighter than you'd expect a book of this size (which is great if you carry your books around to read them on the tube like I do). A must have for all us book geeks. Four Stars Dickens, through and through. Picaresque classic Came back to the Pickwick Papers after 30 years -- a school assignment then, a pleasure read now -- and the things I enjoyed remained the same: Dickens' understated humor, his deliberately flowery descriptions, the unexpected pathos of the durance vile in the Fleet. But the more mature version of me is maybe better able to appreciate the wonderful characters created by Dickens, some of whom, such as Pickwick, have become archetypes. The serial nature of the original work, combined with the sometimes hurried circumstances of its creation, sometimes show through, but the story and characters hold up and are timeless despite the passage of nearly two centuries. While I have made it a Christmas tradition to read ... While I have made it a Christmas tradition to read A Christmas Carol every December, I have never read much of Dickens other work. I read this book intending to read through the rest of the body of his work. I won't be doing that after all. Perhaps my 21st century lifestyle is incompatible with the flowery, convoluted style and unending sentences of his work. That and the killing off of Nell and this deus ex machina way of dealing with Quilp left me cold. Sorry, Charlie. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tom Jones Audiobook by Henry Fielding
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Tom Jones Audiobook by Henry Fielding

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tom Jones Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: John Sessions Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 04-25-07 Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Tom Jones is widely regarded as Fielding's greatest novel, a wonderful, picaresque adventure that takes Tom, a foundling, on a hilarious and by turns scandalous journey, rife with amorous encounters that often incur the wrath of those around him. © and (P)1997 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks 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: Delightful and entertaining 314. The History of Tom Jones: a foundling by Henry Fielding (Novel-Audible/E Book-Fiction) 5* I read along with the Audible of the novel which I found a highly delightful and entertaining experience. The narrator, Bill Homewood, who performed the audio version of the work was excellent doing the various characters as well as the invisible narrator (author) of the story. The Synopsis is as follows: A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squireâthough he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins. A vivid Hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections, Tom Jones is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic novels in English literature. It is rather brilliant, and there is no lack of shenanigans as we follow Jones through his history and the reader never knows when and where the author will abruptly go off on a tangent, told in a most eloquent manner, end with a flourish and no doubt tossed his quill down and took a bow. I am either taken in by some farce or thoroughly enchanted by this author. As Fielding is rather the loquacious writer this read comes in Audible time at almost 38 hours or roughly 1,000 pages but worth every minute spent on it. The book itself is five stars! This is a review of the Oxford Classic Kindle edition. The book itself is one of the greatest novels ever written; this is maybe the third time I've read it. Fielding is a master of irony, by which I mean genuine irony, not the mean sarcasm that often passes for irony these days. Fielding is never mean-spirited. His irony is generous and his humor is benevolent. His characters are three-dimensional, never all good or all bad. Before reading this, I had been re-reading several Dickens novels, and the contrast is enormous. A Dickens villain is a villain to the core, and his heroes (and especially his heroines) are saints. Tom instead is a young man with many faults, but a great heart. Sophia, his beloved, is a genuinely good person, but she's got a certain fiery spirit, and has her moments of doubt and remorse. I advise you to read every word of this novel. It's divided into books, and the first chapter of each book is an address to the reader, expounding Fielding's theories on literature and on human nature. An impatient reader might be tempted to skip these, but that would mean missing a lot of worthwhile and enjoyable reading. I have some quibbles with the Kindle edition.

Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot
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Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Silas Marner Author: George Eliot Narrator: Scott Diskin Format: Abridged Length: 53 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-08 Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A village recluse, miserly and lonely, is robbed of all his worldly goods but discovers in a young orphan girl that love is more valuable than money. ©2007 Listener's Digest Inc; (P)2007 Listener's Digest Inc Members Reviews: "Hope for the Hopeless . . ." This was a fine story and novel, almost a novella as it is not lengthy. This is a story about a weaver and the weaving trade in days gone by. It is a story about a steady personality (the protagonist) who overcomes devastating adversity and personal cruelty under small favourable circumstances which are both unpredictable for the reader and could be true to life. This novel, could be based on a true story for its detail and convincing authenticity of trade and character development. The storyline lent itself well to being dramatized with Sir Ben Kingsley playing "Silas" in the 1980's BBC production which adheres well to the intention expressed in the novel by George Eliot The paperback by George Elliot makes a fine gift for a young person starting life. not just for high school students Most of my friends read Silas Marner in high school English and still shudder, but my high school marched to a different drummer (or none) and I had never read it. No one would pretend that it is one of George Eilot's masterpieces -- it's no Middlemarch, not by a long shot. But even in its much smaller way, it has all the germs of her intelligence, literary style, and human compassion, even when tainted by a certain predictability and triteness of plot. It also has Eliot's greatest weakness, which is that she seems to lose interest in the central situation she creates once it has been fully developed, and as in many of her (greater) books, rushes to the end once it is in sight. Still, no person who wishes to be thought literate in English literature should not have read Silas Marner. For whatever shortcomings it may have, it's a page turner by a literary master. It's a classic! I very much enjoyed this classic book. I was never required to read it in school, so had no preconceived opinion about it. It was a sad tale with a happy ending of the "and they lived happily ever after type." The only reasoning I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of all the detail. Like a lot of classics, there was so much detail that I neither wanted nor understood. For the most part, I just skimmed over it. Nevertheless, I found it a good story, well worth the time to read. Sorry I didn't read it earlier I was supposed to read this book in 9th grade but didn't. Fudged my way through. Now, fifty-four years later, I regret not doing my assignments. Eliot accurately captures the lifestyle and culture of 19th century rural England. She also clearly demonstrates the unconscious loss a hoarder and a loner sustains. Is there a moral here? Perhaps more of a reminder to us of where gold really lies. An outstanding story. This is a fabulous story. I have read it many times in a regular edition. This edition is very large with small print. It is like a large sheet of paper. I bought it for my granddaughter and she still has not read the book due to the size I imagine. Sad for her and for me. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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: Paul Scofield Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-07 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In David Copperfield, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are invoked in relation to a range of male characters and situations. David is haunted by the memories of people and places he's been before. It is in the character of Uriah Heep, however, and in David's perception of and relationship with him, when the story is at its most supernatural. Members Reviews: Five Stars Great story, great cast of characters, I plan on looking at it again, love these kinds of good stories. I can see why this was Charles Dickens personal favorite. I find the Kindle to be the perfect way to connect with the age old classics (especially when used in the text to speech mode). In this story young David starts his life six months after the death of his father. His mother is of good character who unfortunately falls under the spell of the charms of a harsh man Murdstone who has an equally despicable sister. Young David is then forced from his home, loving mother and faithful nurse when he is sent first to a harsh boarding school and then to factory work in London. Despite this ill treatment as well as many others, Copperfield remains good nurtured. Dickens always wrote well rounded characters who often encountered true to life difficulty and abuse from those serving their own bent. Often these characters will meet their just deserts by the stories end. How the main characters learn from these trials is something lacking from much of today's fiction. Beautiful, flawed Over long by about 70000 words, David Copperfield nonetheless packs a number of punches along the way. Best line in the book: 'Janet! Donkeys!' Funny, exciting, heartbreaking, plodding, boring, thrilling -- this is the stuff of life in all it's facets. No quibbles. This is a wonderful version of the novel. A beautiful filmed telling of this brilliant novel, possibly the best by Dickens thanks to its many believable characters (the flat vs. round discussion aside) and slowly building, suspenseful plot that manages to be both tragic and comic. Armstrong is perfect as Lady Dedlock, but Esther and Jarndyce and Guppy and Woodcourt and Miss Flyte etc. are also exactly as imagined! If you haven't already watched *all* of this rendition of Bleak House, we are jealous that you have it ahead of you! A timeless classic David Copperfield is a narrative piece written in the voice of an autobiography that takes you on a colorful journey with the title character, beginning with his harrowing birth and childhood. He instantly attaches you to himself by his earnestness and genuine nature. The fascinating characters that surround his story keep the reader enganged throughout the tale. The character development is so complete that you will close the book feeling like you have a new set of associations and are better for it. 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: John Sessions Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that, is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highland, Alan Breck. Editorial Reviews: Lush music introduces this gripping tale and returns as the appropriate accompaniment when the action ebbs and flows. John Sessions's performance is splendid; his rich Scottish accent characterizes young David Balfour, and he portrays slimy Uncle Ebenezer with just the right tone. However, Sessions's best creation is the ship's captain, who sounds just like every sea captain should - gruff and strong willed. The subtle humor of porridge for every meal is revealed by Sessions's pronunciation of the lackluster dish. Sound effects add the perfect touch; listeners will feel that they're at sea when they hear summer storms and sea gulls. This is armchair adventure at its best. Members Reviews: Fantastic reading. Shame about the length! A wonderful reading by John Sessions who blasts life into Stevenson's characters and brings out the excitement, romance, humour and tragedy found in the novel. This is an example of the performance really enhancing the original text - I enjoyed it so much that I've already listened to it several times. The only problem is that this is an abridged edition - indeed all of the readings by Scots actors (Sessions, James MacPherson, Tom Conti, plus a newly-released Penguin audio book read by Robbie Coltrane) are ridiculously truncated, whilst the unabridged versions are narrated by a motley group none of whom can pull off even one decent Scots accent, never mind the variety of regional accents required to do justice to this great story. A full-length version by one of our character actors and please, one with the skill or the background to read a 7-hour novel with convincing Scottish accents - Sessions or Coltrane, perfect - is definitely overdue. A highland adventure A true classic! Masterly narrated. Brilliant adventure placed in an authentic Scottish time & place setting. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Mill on the Floss, Volume II Audiobook by George Eliot
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The Mill on the Floss, Volume II Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mill on the Floss, Volume II Author: George Eliot Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 08-17-06 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The childhoods of Maggie and her brother, Tom, and their conflicts and growth in a narrow, tradition-bound society lead to tragedy. (P)2006 Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sense and Sensibility Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Jill Masters Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 02-19-04 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 82 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Rule by head or rule by heart? Elinor Dashwood is a great believer in "sense," while her exuberant younger sister Marianne feels keenly that only "sensibility" (what today we'd call passion) serves to guide the heart. Through vicissitudes and, in the case of Marianne, outright betrayal by her lover, these two women learn the value in the other's outlook, and thereby prepare themselves for later domestic bliss that is the hallmark resolution of Jane Austen's novels. © and (P) Jimcin Recordings Editorial Reviews: Told in refined and elegant British narration by Jill Masters, Jane Austens beloved comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility, follows the Dashwood sisters and their distinctly varied perspectives on life and love and the pursuit of happiness. Facing financial destitution due to the recent death of their father and a miserly half-brother, the practical Elinor and romantic Marianne struggle with the apparent step back in class and their dimming prospects of suitable marriage, even as they both fall wildly in love with two very different gentlemen. A funny, heartfelt story of societal expectations and the support of sisters thats stronger than oak. Members Reviews: Nicely Done Great book and very good reading. British accent gave it just the right "authentic touch." Great story nicely read Perhaps the disagreement about narrators of Austen's books comes from the stories being so dear to the listeners? It's hard to listen to a book you know well read differently from the way it 'sounds' in your head. I thought the narrator was just fine and greatly enjoyed the book. Find another reader Don't bother listening to this one. S&S is a delightful, wonderful tale that reads beautifully (my 4 year old goddaughter and I read it with no problems last summer) but this reader sucks the life out of the story! On first listen, I thought that it was being read by my Macintosh. Any reader that I can compare to the Victoria voice is not a good reader. Even Elinor could not excuse this reader's lack of passion. The story, of course, is quite wonderful. There are other readers, and I DO hope that Audible investigates them, and spends more time acquiring audiobooks from Blackstone. I have yet to be disappointed by a Blackstone production. Too much sense How very ironic that this classic contrast of the heart and mind lacks any sensibility in the voice of its reader. Surely Marianne Dashwood would have ripped the pages from her hands and demonstrated the proper feeling that this romantic comedy deserves. Pauses, the flat monotone, the lack of emotion or dramatic emphasis, all serve to sap the joy from the experience. The story is a must-read, but this recording will detract from the full effect of Jane Austen's fully illustrated characters. Inexpressive reader As a great fan and frequent reader of Jane Austen, and having enjoyed the audible Pride and Prejudice, I was very disappointed in the reader of this book. I had not noticed that so many of the comments were negative, but will surely pay more attention in the future. Don't waste your time or money on this one. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The New Annotated Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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The New Annotated Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The New Annotated Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Gregg Rizzo Format: Unabridged Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 03-09-17 Publisher: Essential Audiobooks LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse. It then relates the epic battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Narrated by Gregg Rizzo. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and of the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. Members Reviews: Real vampires don't sparkle. Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most famous books ever written, and this volume carries invaluable insight into the world of Dracula and vampires. For example: Did you know that staking a vampire just immobilizes it? This is a must have for every vampire fan. The best Dracula to buy The best Dracula to buy. I have given copies of this annotated version to friends. It is very detailed and very well-researched. Five Stars Hard to find thc classic ! Had to have for my library!! Great book The annotated version of this book offered background information and an added understanding of the story. The hardcover is very nice. Very well done book. The new Annotated Dracula This was my favorite book whenn i ws younger and still read it when I have the time..This a good work and needs to be in any home who Dracula.A+. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Miss or Mrs.? Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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Miss or Mrs.? Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Miss or Mrs.? Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 02-15-17 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this fast-paced novella, we encounter attempted murder, a clandestine marriage, and fraud. Members Reviews: Okay book. This book starts off very slowly and is at times tedious and boring, but if you stick with it the plot builds nicely. I notice that this is often the case with classic books. Basically, this book is about a 38yr old man about to marry a 15-16 year old girl in about 1880 England. The girl wants none of it, she wants her cousin who is in his early 20s. She is weak and afraid to upset her father. She is convinced to marry the cousin secretly through posting of the banns in a remote area where no one will know to contest the marriage. Apparently there is an abduction law for girls under 15 so she cant leave with her new husband. Basically, she is left the last month of her 15th year with her father who is still actively planning the marriage to the older sea captain. Turns out the sea captain has a shady past and is now in some financial mess. He is very suspicious and knows, but cant prove, that something is going on between the cousins. He needs to marry her for her dowry, not just because he covets her. In an attempt to control things, he invites the family out to his country home. There are attempted murders as the plot thickens. The last 20% of the book is quite interesting. I wont actually spoil it all for those who want to read this book. Not Willies best work Disappointed in this particular work. Have read many if his other works with delight, but this one was lacking the good Wilkie touch. Not really my style Not the type of story I have an interest. I'm sure there are others out there who will appreciate the authors topic. A strong yes vote for this writer and this story. Of course any writing done so long ago was in a fashion which does not sit entirely in keeping with the style of today. But it is clear why Dickens said he aspired to be as good a writer as Wilkie Collins. Lovely writing, and a great story if old fashioned. A light and pleasurable to read. To be married or not to be married Nice, rather short story from the Victorian age. Paints an accurate and interesting picture of the moral code of that period. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Hunting of the Snark Audiobook by Lewis Carroll
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The Hunting of the Snark Audiobook by Lewis Carroll

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Hunting of the Snark Subtitle: An Agony in Eight Fits Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Phil Chenevert Format: Unabridged Length: 32 mins Language: English Release date: 10-09-15 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: What a fun and delightfully silly poem! "The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits" is a nonsense poem (although many insist it is an allegory) written by Lewis Carroll. If you think Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was wacky, try this one. Published in 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem, "Jabberwocky", in his children's novel Through the Looking Glass (1871). The plot follows a crew of 10 trying to hunt the Snark, an animal that may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. The Bellman, whose only navigational skills consist of ringing his bell, is my favorite next to the nervous beaver who knits lace most of the time. 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

El caso del puente Thor [The Case of Thor Bridge] Audio Libro por Arthur Conan Doyle
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El caso del puente Thor [The Case of Thor Bridge] Audio Libro por Arthur Conan Doyle

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El caso del puente Thor [The Case of Thor Bridge] Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrador: Jose Díaz Formato: Unabridged Duración: 43 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 04-29-15 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 5 de 5 de 1 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: El antiguo senador Neil Gibson encarga a Holmes investigar el asesinato de su esposa María para así poder eliminar cualquier sospecha sobre la institutriz de sus hijos Grace Dunbar. Al empezar la investigación Holmes enseguida averigua que el matrimonio del señor Gibson había sido un matrimonio poco feliz y que él se sentía muy atraído por la señorita Dunbar. María Simpson fue encontrada en un charco de sangre en el puente de Thor con una herida de bala atravesándole la cabeza y una nota en la mano escrita por la institutriz aceptando encontrarse con ella allí. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Selfish Giant Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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The Selfish Giant Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Selfish Giant Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Michael Gallen Format: Unabridged Length: 11 mins Language: English Release date: 03-12-15 Publisher: Athena Media Ltd. Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Selfish Giant returns home, after being away for seven years, to find children playing in his beautiful garden. It is a garden where the sun always shines and the birds sing. The Giant objects to the children being there and builds a wall to keep them out. From that moment on the garden, which once boasted pink blossoms and peach trees, falls into a perpetual Winter; for no other season will venture there without the children. Until a special little boy comes into the Giant's wintry world. The Selfish Giant is one of Oscar Wilde's best known and heartwarming stories and was published as part of Wilde's collection The Happy Prince and Other Stories in May 1888. The audiobook is narrated by Irish composer Micheal Gallen. Members Reviews: Avoid it if you're not interested in reading christian-esque stuff. Not being familiar with Oscar Wilde's works as well as I should be I guess, the religious bent at the story's conclusion was a bit of an unwelcome twist for me. 1 star for being a lovely tale until the end, plus a second star for the file itself being put together well. No glaring typos or the like. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Man of the Night Audiobook by Edgar Wallace
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The Man of the Night Audiobook by Edgar Wallace

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Man of the Night Author: Edgar Wallace Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 23 mins Language: English Release date: 09-15-14 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Edgar Wallace (1875 - 1932) had no equal in the realm of the pure "thriller." The Man of the Night is a classic example of Wallace's genius. Stepping purposefully out of the dark shop, with a large sharp knife hidden under his coat, the wanted man met a stranger. But it was quite a different kind of stranger than he could have imagined... and what happens next is incomprehensible and inspiring. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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Mrs. Zant and the Ghost Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mrs. Zant and the Ghost Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Caprisha Page Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 25 mins Language: English Release date: 04-09-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: From the author of novels like The Moonstone and The Woman in White, Caprisha Page masterfully narrates the short story Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, the tale of a widower and his daughter as they encounter a mysterious woman in a London park. This chance encounter leads to them along a path that involves lost love, murder, (possibly) a ghost, and a fairly vicious love triangle. Is there a ghost? Can Mrs. Zant be saved? Or is it all merely madness? Members Reviews: Very spooky! I knew this audiobook would be a winner when I saw that it was Gillian Anderson who narrates the story by Wilkie Collins and I wasn't disappointed. I've always been a fan of Gillian Anderson's acting talent. She does such an excellent job with this short story, instilling just the right amount of spookiness in her voice(s). As much as I love to read, I do think that reading this book myself wouldn't have had as much of an impact as listening to Ms. Anderson tell the story. Is the intriguing woman Mr. Rayburn and his little daughter come across in the park a mad woman or is she ill or is something else altogether happening? Her unusual demeanor frightens Lucy, but the woman's sweetness later wins the little girl over. Her effect on Mr. Rayburn is definitely a positive one and he wishes to help her. The story Mrs. Zant tells is a most unique one. This short story is superbly written by Wilkie Collins and wonderfully acted out by Ms. Anderson. If this audiobook version doesn't give you chills, not much else out there will! A Victorian Tale of Ghosts and Deceit. *Audiobook Review Mrs. Zant and the Ghost is not a scary story, but a sweet one. Narrated by Gillian Anderson, the short story by Wilkie Collins is brought to life. Just not a good life... The story tells of a woman dealing with the spirit of her long, lost husband. She needs help because her brother-in-law is quietly taking advantage of her. Lucky for her, in comes a good samaritan... I appreciate the story and Collins, but this tale was severly hurt by the narration. Anderson's monotoned voice and lack of inflection made it difficult for me to enjoy., thus I found myself totally uninterested. I may grab an ebook version to be fair about the story, but for now... I wanted to like this story from the Victorian era, but sadly, I feel the narration developed a callous that prevented me. As for the story itself, I think I sorta liked it... I think. If I do purchase the ebook, I'll come back and revise my review, but for now, I'm off to the next read! Mrs. Zant and the Ghost Wilkie Collins Narrated by Gillian Anderson Audible Studios December 23, 2015 Classic Victorian Ghost Story Widower Mr Rayburn is visiting Kensington Gardens with his daughter Lucy when an odd woman startles the young girl. When Rayburn approaches, he sees a pale woman dressed in deep mourning acting in a disturbed manner. He's compelled to assist her, and her story about supernatural forces fascinates him. Collins' The Woman in White is one of my favorite Victorian period Gothic novels, and I love its convoluted plot and fantastic characters. Mrs. Zant and the Ghost is a novella with some similar themes, but I didn't feel the suspense and pure frustrated helplessness that I did while reading the Woman in White. I pitied Mrs. Zant and her plight, but never really got to know her enough to stress over her situation.

Treatise On Good Manners And Good Breeding Audiobook by Jonathan Swift
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Treatise On Good Manners And Good Breeding Audiobook by Jonathan Swift

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Treatise On Good Manners And Good Breeding Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 12 mins Language: English Release date: 02-21-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: It might seem an enlightening idea to take stock of good manners from the perspective of centuries past. Classic author Jonathan Swift deftly takes a look at manners and, through satire, finds a way to add humor to the subject of manners during his era. You will need to remember that this in order to find the nuggets of humor that may be found from the author of Gulliver's Travels. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Vsadnik bez golovy (audiospektakl') Audiobook by Mayne Reid
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Vsadnik bez golovy (audiospektakl') Audiobook by Mayne Reid

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Vsadnik bez golovy (audiospektakl') Author: Mayne Reid Narrator: Vasiliy Lanovoy, Yuliya Lobanova, Oleg Sherbinin, Oleg Bourdelov Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 12-25-13 Publisher: Cdcom Publishing Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Ona doch' bogatogo plantatora, on bednyj mustanger, a znachit, ih ljubov' obrechena preodolevat' prepjatstvija. No poverit li devushka tomu, chto ee vozljublennyj ne stal ubijcej ee brata?Radiospektakl' s uchastiem Vasilija Lanovogo voskresit pered vami znamenituju dramu, razygravshujusja vokrug tainstvennogo vsadnika, kotoryj neutomimo skakal po prerijam... bez golovy. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Members Reviews: my review in ukrainian . . . ! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sons and Lovers Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence
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Sons and Lovers Audiobook by D. H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sons and Lovers Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 11-26-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Set near the Nottinghamshire coalfields where his father was a miner, Lawrence's autobiographical novel explores Paul Morel's relationship with his mother and his passion for two other women. It is a conflict which pits love against possessiveness. Members Reviews: Unsettling relationships ...... This Kindle version is not the unexpurgated test first published by Cambridge University Press in 1992, It is the version extensively edited by Edward Garnett and first published in 1913, and omits approximately 100 pages of Lawrence's original manuscript. Garnett also made several editorial changes to make the text less controversial for the times. This was the only version available to readers for almost 80 years after it was written. "Sons and Lovers" is a semi-autobiographical novel in which the story's main protagonist, Paul Morel, struggles to maintain relationships with two female characters (Miriam and Clara) despite an almost Oedipian relationship with his mother, whose own disastrous marriage drives her to focus an abnormal amount of affection on her sons. Paradoxically he ends up killing his mother (out of kindness) rather than his father. Paul is a frustratingly complex individual and, for me, less than authentic. If this were not so evidently autobiographical I would be more skeptical. Lawrence himself, while the son of an essentially illiterate coal miner and a school teacher, attended Nottingham Grammar School and the University of Nottingham before becoming a teacher himself. His alter ego in the novel, Paul Morel, leaves school at the age of thirteen and becomes employed one year later, taking night school lessons and studying art. Despite his father and presumably his boyhood friends speaking in a thick East Midlands accent (although his mother does not) he seems to develop an almost unbelievably artiiculate manner of speech. Where does something like âOh. You make me knit the brows of my very soul and cogitateâ come from? It doesnât ring true to me, although Lawrence himself was obviously very intelligent. Paul Morel lacks his education however. The seeming oversuse of the word "hate" throughout the text also puzzles me. As an example: "And why did he hate Miriam, and feel so cruel towards her, at the thought of his mother. If Miriam caused his mother suffering then he hated her - and he easily hated her." And this is the girl he is supposedly falling in love with. Perhaps "hate" implied something different almost 100 years ago. Is this an example of semantic drift? I found it disturbing. Despite these minor irritations I did enjoy reading "Sons and Lovers" and immediately went on to read the unexpurgated version of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" which Lawrence wrote towards the end of his relatively short life while living in Italy. I found that to be a much more enjoyable read. Escaping a Hardscrabble Start and Possessive Mother Literature features few characters as blown this way and that and as snuggly tied to a mother's apron strings as Paul Morel, D. H. Lawrence's stand-in for himself. If ever existed a mater as possessive, as obsessed with her son, and as controlling and manipulative as Gertrude Morel, I'm hard pressed at the moment to recall one. Married to a coal miner whom she has grown to hate, invested in a first son who, when on the verge of promise, dies, Mrs.

Greater Love Audiobook by Bram Stoker
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Greater Love Audiobook by Bram Stoker

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Greater Love Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: James Langton Format: Unabridged Length: 33 mins Language: English Release date: 06-20-13 Publisher: Harmonic Wave Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Bill and Joe, two best friends, discover they have both fallen in love with Mary, a girl they have grown up with and enjoyed a close friendship with throughout their lives. They both decide that they do not want to tell her about their feelings, but they must do something about it before another man comes along and steals her away. And so they decide that Joe will go to her first and confess his feelings, and let Mary decide if she feels the same or if she might prefer Bill instead. But even after she makes her choice, the other man winds up making the ultimate sacrifice out of his love for Mary. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous for his Gothic horror novel Dracula. Although he wrote throughout his life while working as a personal assistant and theater manager, he did not achieve much literary fame until after his death. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Fiddler of the Reels Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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The Fiddler of the Reels Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Fiddler of the Reels Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Ken Colley Format: Unabridged Length: 46 mins Language: English Release date: 06-20-13 Publisher: The Lindsay Players Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "Wat Ollamoor - if that were his real name... was a womans man." Occasionally, his dexterous expertise on the fiddle produced a "...moving effect upon the souls of grown-up persons, especially young women of fragile and responsive organization. Such an one was Car'line Aspent.... Though she was already engaged to be married before she met him, Carline, of them all, was the most influenced by Mop Ollamoors heart-stealing melodies...." Published in 1893, The Fiddler of the Reels illustrates Thomas Hardys compassion and understanding of the frailities and susceptibilities of human nature. Members Reviews: I enjoy it each time I am a fan of Ken Colley who is the narrator of this audio book. I have listened to it many times. I enjoy it each time. Mr. Colley's narration is a bit unique in that he doesn't speak as clearly as other book narrators to whom you may have listened. I don't mind it at all and it doesn't take anything away from the listening experience for me. Interesting story that I wasn't familiar with until downloading this audio. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Fatal Gift Audiobook by Alec Waugh
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The Fatal Gift Audiobook by Alec Waugh

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Fatal Gift Author: Alec Waugh Narrator: Aaron Abano Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 04-30-13 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: If you enjoyed the powerful atmosphere of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby you may just have an inkling of the smoothly professional efficacy of Alec Waugh's The Fatal Gift. His novel breathes the values and attitudes of the early decades of the 20th century. Raymond Peronne has wealth, is bright, is devastatingly attractive to women: his fatal gift. Second son of a baronet, Perronne goes to Oxford (from which he is rusticated), then to New York (in the '20s and '30s) and is in Egypt during the war (moving in circles then, as in this novel, inhabited by such as Evelyn Waugh, Claud Cockburn and Robin Maugham). In tense anticipation we watch Peronne, for whom good fortune seems always imminent, fall at every point-until he finds the isle of Dominica and begins a love affair the like of which he has never known. Alec Waugh (1898-1981) was a British novelist born in London and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waughs first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public-school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion. Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society. Despite setting this record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts. He was also a noted wine connoisseur and campaigned to make the cocktail party a regular feature of 1920s social life. Members Reviews: Neglected older brother Alec Waugh absolutely captures the pre-world war 1 rise of a smart wine merchant merchant and his family into respectability and wealth and on into the 1920s. The narrator has the accents and nuances down pat. I remember older people talking this way into the 1950s. The descriptions of character and place are vivid. The story held me and I was very unhappy when I had finished it. Shell shocked veterans and suffragettes are all there. Excellent escapist summer read and written in beautiful prose. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sea Fever Audiobook by John Masefield
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Sea Fever Audiobook by John Masefield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sea Fever Author: John Masefield Narrator: K. Anderson Yancy Format: Unabridged Length: 3 mins Language: English Release date: 03-13-13 Publisher: SonicMovie.net, ChicagoWood Media, Wollcott & Sheridan Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A man reflects on one of his greatest passions. Like all of us, he has things he loves. But for him, one of his greatest loves is...the sea! Members Reviews: Mixed feelings about ourchase I was looking for this poem and am glad I found it. Guess 99 cents is okay. But it is only the one poem and I thought there would be more. Truly it is a magnificent poem!! A His words made it my experience. What a ... A His words made it my experience. What a gift. Five Stars Good old fashioned adventure story, for young and old. Beautiful!! Classic sailing poem, written beautifully and speaks to anyone who loves to sail. Great poem, I highly re commend it. Sea's call John Masefield's poem has always been one of my favorites. I've never quite underwood why, a landlubber for sure, yet the call has always tugged and his words succeed. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

ELLA Audio Libro por Henry Rider Haggard
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ELLA Audio Libro por Henry Rider Haggard

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: ELLA Autor: Henry Rider Haggard Narrador: Sonolibro Formato: Abridged Duración: 5 hrs and 31 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 01-05-13 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 5 de 5 de 1 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Ayesha, a la que nadie se atreve a llamar por su nombre es....Ella. ¿Un pueblo salvaje? ¿Qué pueblo?- No puedo darte ahora muchos detalles. Confórmate con saber que aquella reina, en circunstancias que ya averiguarás algún día, acabó por asesinar a Kalíkrates. La princesa egipcia, su mujer, consiguió escapar y llegar, no sé cómo, a Atenas, donde dio a luz un hijo al que llamó Tisísthenes, que quiere decir El Poderoso Vengador. "Quinientos años o más, después de esto, la familia emigró a Roma en condiciones que ignoro, porque no quedan rastros. Allí, probablemente con la idea de alentar el espíritu de venganza que empezó a infundirse a sus descendientes desde Tisísthenes, la familia asumió regularmente el apellido Vindex, o sea, El Vengador. Este nombre se transformaría en Vincey quinientos años más tarde, cuando su descendiente directo pasó a Inglaterra, alcanzando, en tiempos de Guillermo el Conquistador, grandes honores. Pero, amigo mío, yo te conozco bien, y nunca me has dicho que los Vincey fueran nobles. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Entretenida novela de aventuras y fantasía Del mismo autor de las "Minas del Rey Salomón", ésta novela tiene los ingredientes de aventura, historia legendaria, fantasía y romance en la época Victoriana, lástima que Sonolibro no la hizo en su versión completa. La producción es buena: varias voces y efectos especiales. En esta ocasión no le doy las 5 estrellas porque al parecer hubo un problema en la edición, ya que cerca del final del audiolibro se escucha un tramo de narración con eco (yuxtaposición de textos por unos 10 minutos), a pesar de esto se entiende bien. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Don Fernando Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham
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Don Fernando Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Don Fernando Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Crispin Redman Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 11-16-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Considered by Graham Greene to be Maugham's best work, Don Fernando is a paean to a golden age of enormous creative energy. It discusses the writings of St. Teresa and the paintings of El Greco, and comments with sagacity and wit on such illustrious figures as Cervantes, Velazquez, and the creator of Don Juan. This vibrant assessment of a great people at their greatest hour is full of happy surprises, curious facts, and stimulating opinions that reflect Maugham's lifelong enchantment with the landscape and people of Spain. Critic Reviews: "Maugham's best travel book (Washington Post) "He was a superb storyteller - one of the very best in our language - who wrote with a worldly, sardonic understanding of the human condition (Daily Mail) Members Reviews: Great! One of the best Maugham' work. The spirit of Spain in her golden age. Masterpiece and excellent narration! Thank you for great job! Master storyteller. Maugham exhibits a love of people and helps to immortalise characters that seem from another world. Well read and well worth a listen. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Then and Now Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham
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Then and Now Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Then and Now Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Andrew Wincott Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 11-09-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Maugham found a parallel to the turmoil of our own times in the duplicity, intrigue, and sensuality of the Italian Renaissance. Then and Now enters the world of Machiavelli, and covers three important months in the career of that crafty politician, worldly seducer, and high priest of schemers. Critic Reviews: "Brilliant dialogue writing...as exciting as any gangster story of modern politics." (Spectator ) Members Reviews: One more a great W.S. Maugham's novel Great story and masterly narrated. Andrew Wincott brings listener to the atmosphere of Caesar Borgia's time. The story that can listen not only one time. Thanks for your job! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Parade's End - Part 3: A Man Could Stand Up Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford
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Parade's End - Part 3: A Man Could Stand Up Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Parade's End - Part 3: A Man Could Stand Up Author: Ford Madox Ford Narrator: John Telfer Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A Man Could Stand Up, the third volume of Parade's End, brings Ford's characters to the 'crack across the table of History', across which lie their uncertain post-war futures. Divided into three parts, the novel is a kaleidoscopic vision of a society at climactic moment. The Armistice Day fireworks heard by Valentine Wannop in London with which the novel opens are echoed in the nightmare bombardment of the second part, as we are taken back to the war and Christopher Tietjens, staggering through the mud of 'No Man's Land with a wounded soldier in his arms. The final section returns to Armistice Day and joins the two characters in a frenetic dance, while Tietjens' wartime comrades smash glasses drunkenly around them. Members Reviews: Difficult but Profoundly Moving The method of this book is difficult: it is principally an extended set of internal monologues that carry the story forwards and back in a wash that leaves the reader/listener by turns disoriented and unsatisfied. The first part of the book is the least satisfying in this regard. However, as the story moves into the trenches of the Western Front through the eyes and mind of Christopher Tietjens the sheer emotional power of the story sharpens the senses of the auditor. The narration is effective and adroit but this is a book in which the author weaves the story with an insight and intensity unsurpassed in this sort of historical novel. I feel like a bystander within the narrative muttering "so many mistakes". The gathering together of characters at the end of this book on Armistice Day is poignant and almost overwhelming, with the final book of this story looming with opportunity for disaster. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Parade's End - Part 4: The Last Post Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford
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Parade's End - Part 4: The Last Post Audiobook by Ford Madox Ford

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Parade's End - Part 4: The Last Post Author: Ford Madox Ford Narrator: John Telfer Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 08-09-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Last Post, the fourth and final volume of Parade's End, is set on a single post-war summer's day. Valentine Wannop and Christopher Tietjens share a cottage in Sussex with Tietjens' brother and sister-in-law. Through their differing perspectives, Ford explores the tensions between his characters in a changing world, haunted by the experience of war, facing an insecure future for themselves and for England. The Tietjens' ancestral home has been let to an American, its great tree felled: those like Tietjens who have served in the war find there is no place for them in a demoralised civilian society. The celebrations of Armistice Day have been replaced by the uncertainties of peacetime. 'How are we to live?' asks Valentine, as a death and an imminent birth bring Ford's great sequence to a close. Members Reviews: Claustrophobic, intense yet rewarding This was hard and sometimes frustrating to listen to as it is almost entirely a set of internal monologues. These deliver the plot in random parcels rather than carrying it along. This fourth book in the tetralogy hardly features Christopher Tietjens, the main character of the previous three books. The book presents the social and historical dissonance of the Tietjens brothers. The internal monologue of Mark Tietjens, who is rendered mute and immobile either by a stroke or an unwillingness to accept the nature of post-war England, represents an almost autistic view of England in the 1920s. The tone of the book is plaintive and it is full of both pain and insight, though the later must be mined with some effort. Do not even think of reading Last Post if you have not read the other three books. Another Telfer masterpiece What did you like most about Parade's End - Part 4: The Last Post? John Telfer makes a complex piece of writing so easy to follow. Just try reading out loud one of the conversations from this book to appreciate what is involved. The range of accents is very wide. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? If you can sit for 36 hours (the complete tetralogy) Any additional comments? puts Ford up with the best writers of his generation 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: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-28-11 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Written in 1926... and published posthumously [without the authors customary revision] in 1930, The Virgin and the Gypsy is a minor masterpiece in short story writing. It provides an excellent introduction to Lawrences work, being a succinct distillation of his ideas about sexuality and its ability to transcend class barriers. Yvette and her sister Lucille come back from finishing school in Lausanne with a much broader outlook on life than the inhabitants of the cloistered world to which they return. Their mother left their father for another man leaving a pall of sterility in his newly gathered family: Uncle Fred, Aunt Cissie and Granny the Mater Stifled by the rigidity of life in the rectory in this small village in the East Midlands - a microcosm of established Christian belief, the type of which Lawrence despised - Yvette finds herself drawn to a passing gypsy and her budding flower is awakened by his interest. In a torrential climax which symbolically sweeps away her old life she comes to fully realise and accept her sexual identity. 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: Nice, short story What did you love best about The Virgin and The Gypsy? The story was short and got to the point rather quickly. What did you like best about this story? The narration, and the fact that the story was short. I would have gotten bored if it was any longer. What does Peter Joyce bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? He gave the characters life by the tones he used for each characters. And the pace at which he presented made it feel like the story was moving along smoothly. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Unfinished Portrait Audiobook by Agatha Christie
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Unfinished Portrait Audiobook by Agatha Christie

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Unfinished Portrait Subtitle: A Mary Westmacott Novel Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Lewis Hancock Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 01-24-12 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A newly reissued edition of an Agatha Christie - writing as Mary Westmacott - 'Crime of the Heart' novel about a woman on the verge of suicide. "In Celia we have more nearly than anywhere else a portrait of Agatha." (Max Mallowan) Bereft of the three people she has held most dear - her mother, her husband and her daughter - Celia is on the verge of suicide. Then one night on an exotic island she meets Larraby, a successful portrait painter, and through a long night of talk reveals how she is afraid to commit herself to a second chance of happiness with another person, yet is not brave enough to face life alone. Can Larraby help Celia come to terms with the past or will they part, her outcome still uncertain? Members Reviews: One of the better Mary Westmacott novels . There's a lesson in this book about red flags in a marriage. An earlier time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Nicholas Nickleby Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Nicholas Nickleby Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Nicholas Nickleby Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Michael Siberry Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 02-07-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Charles Dickens comic classic, Nicholas Nickleby, read by Michael Siberry. Around the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family, Dickens created some of his most wonderful characters: the muddle-headed Mrs Nickleby, the gloriously theatrical Crummles, their protégé Miss Petowker, the pretentious Mantalinis and the mindlessly cruel Squeers and his wife. Nicholas Nichlebys loose, haphazard progress harks back to the picaresque novels of the 18th century - particularly those of Smollett and Fielding. Yet the novels exuberant atmosphere of romance, adventure and freedom is overshadowed by Dickens awareness of social ills and financial and class insecurity. 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: Like many of Dicken's novels One must remember that this was written in the 19th century and can be a bit difficult to read, with extremely long and detailed descriptions of location, thought and action not found in today's works. Like many of Dicken's novels, the plot is convoluted and chronicles the tale of a young person and his family who have fallen on hard times and the people who both help and hinder their well being. Highly recommended for those who enjoy these old classics or just the patient reader who enjoys a good story with a happy ending. Dickens shows sometimes in his earlier novels - this is ... Dickens shows sometimes in his earlier novels - this is his 2nd - that he is getting paid by the word/installment. He can get a little wordy. Mrs. Nickleby had one-sentence that was three pages long, but Oh!, what a sentence, he is a magician with verbose characters and narration. but still a great read (or listen) Dickens as usual is a little hard to follow in places, but still a great read (or listen). Five Stars Great novel with pictures Dickens was a genius. Love this story! Dickens was an amazingly prolific writer. His books are challenging but great stories. Having lived in England for a year I enjoy reading about the familiar places there & the local terms & phrases. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El Agente secreto [The Secret Agent] Audio Libro por Joseph Conrad
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El Agente secreto [The Secret Agent] Audio Libro por Joseph Conrad

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El Agente secreto [The Secret Agent] Autor: Joseph Conrad Narrador: Sonolibro Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 7 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 11-01-11 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 3 de 5 de 4 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: El Agente secreto: Verloc vive con su mujer, Vinnie, más joven que el, su suegra y su cuñado, que tiene algún problema mental. Tienen una pequeña tienda en el centro de Londres y una vida bastante normal, al menos en apariencia. Sin embargo el Inspector Heat, no está nada convencido de lo que le dicen las apariencias y sospecha que detrás de esa fachada se oculta un criminal peligroso y aunque no tiene ninguna prueba, es testarudo y va a seguir investigando hasta que la encuentre. El agente secreto, interactuando con anarquistas y comunistas consigue crear una atmósfera de inseguridad contra la que la policía británica se ve incapaz de luchar. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Lamentable Edicion Tengo la sensación que este libro merece una mejor calificación, pero lamentablemente su pésima edición me impidió apreciarlo. Efectivamente, a lo largo de todo el libro aparecen 2 frases intercaladas en cualquier parte que dificultan la comprensión y distraen la lectura. Las frases son: ÂJoseph Conrad  y ÂEl agente secreto Una lástima!!!! La trama parece entretenida, pero no he podido leerlo ... La trama parece entretenida, pero no he podido leerlo completo porque me molesta terriblemente la lectura que el libro venga con fallas de formato. Excelente novela peroâ Excelente novela. Lastima los errores en el formato que hacen ilegible la obra por momentos. Conrad, logra una novela de suspenso muy entretenida y con personajes bien desarrollados. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Lawrence Loves Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence
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Lawrence Loves Audiobook by D.H. Lawrence

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Lawrence Loves Author: D.H. Lawrence Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 07-13-11 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: David Herbert... Lawrence was born into a mining family in Nottinghamshire in 1885. He created his finest work shortly after the finish of the First World War. Two of the themes in his writing are the gradual disintegration of the class system and the customs and sexual mores of people across class divisions. What made Lawrence unusual was the combination of this subject matter with the style of his direct, modern prose. He was a great believer in instinct and intuition and this has the effect, as you listen to his stories, of not knowing what his characters will do nor knowing where they will arrive as a result of their ambivalence. The short stories in this collection reflect Lawrences broad experience of love in all its beauty and anguish. They are presented in this order; The Horse-Dealers Daughter In Love Tickets Please Shades of Spring Two Blue Birds Fannie and Annie Samson and Delilah The White Stocking. 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". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Card Audiobook by Arnold Bennett
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The Card Audiobook by Arnold Bennett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Card Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: Peter Joyce Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 06-21-11 Publisher: Assembled Stories Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Arnold Bennett's... splendidly comic portrayal of Edward Henry Machin, known as Denry to his mother to save time, is set in Bursley, one of the author's Five Towns of Staffordshire. Starting in 1897, when Denry first saw the smoke of the pot banks, the tale chronicles his rise to fame and wealth including such events as improving his exam results to guarantee success, adjusting the guest list of the municipal ball to include himself and then daring to ask the Countess of Chell to dance! Denry is given a week's notice as a result of this last impertinence but soon turns it to his advantage, setting up in business as a Rent Collector and Estate Agent. Eventually Denry becomes Bursley's youngest Mayor having gained the reputation of the Five Towns greatest 'Card'. 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: What fun! This is old-fashioned, simple, good natured fun. Absolutely perfect listening for the morning commute. An Edwardian-era solicitor's clerk goes from rags to riches by taking wacky risks, applying his innate cleverness, and enjoying an endless stream of happy accidents. This author was very popular in his day and I am glad to add him to my library. Old fashioned but wonderful Thought that I must/should get acquainted with Mr Bennett. Well worth it. Now I'll try Virginia Woolf! My money is on Bennett. Great reading by the way The Card This book is very well read by the narrator who has captured the personality of the main character in his voice tone and accent. It's also worth watching the film which can be found on YouTube. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sense & Sensibility Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Sense & Sensibility Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sense & Sensibility Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anna Massey Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 07-05-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. 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.

Tobermory Audiobook by Hector Hugh Munro
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Tobermory Audiobook by Hector Hugh Munro

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tobermory Author: Hector Hugh Munro Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 21 mins Language: English Release date: 05-02-11 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When Mr. Cornelius Appin announces that he has succeeded in teaching the cat, Tobermory, to speak, nobody in the house party believes him. But when Tobermory makes his entrance and begins to reveal the kind of personal secrets only a cat can know about the assembled company, chaos breaks out. Tobermory must be destroyed at all costs. Hector Hugh Munro at his most masterful! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot
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Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Silas Marner Author: George Eliot Narrator: Geraldine James Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 04-12-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Although set in the heart of rural England, in a place still untouched by industrial development or social upheaval, Silas Marner is no idyllic country tale. Eliot depicts village life good and bad: Silass suspicious neighbours are far from perfect and both the squires sons are deeply flawed characters. The hero himself is a naïve individual and in his unhappiness becomes a miser. But the long suffering Silas finds new meaning to life through the love for an orphaned child, and finally this gentle moral fable has a happy ending. Members Reviews: "Hope for the Hopeless . . ." This was a fine story and novel, almost a novella as it is not lengthy. This is a story about a weaver and the weaving trade in days gone by. It is a story about a steady personality (the protagonist) who overcomes devastating adversity and personal cruelty under small favourable circumstances which are both unpredictable for the reader and could be true to life. This novel, could be based on a true story for its detail and convincing authenticity of trade and character development. The storyline lent itself well to being dramatized with Sir Ben Kingsley playing "Silas" in the 1980's BBC production which adheres well to the intention expressed in the novel by George Eliot The paperback by George Elliot makes a fine gift for a young person starting life. not just for high school students Most of my friends read Silas Marner in high school English and still shudder, but my high school marched to a different drummer (or none) and I had never read it. No one would pretend that it is one of George Eilot's masterpieces -- it's no Middlemarch, not by a long shot. But even in its much smaller way, it has all the germs of her intelligence, literary style, and human compassion, even when tainted by a certain predictability and triteness of plot. It also has Eliot's greatest weakness, which is that she seems to lose interest in the central situation she creates once it has been fully developed, and as in many of her (greater) books, rushes to the end once it is in sight. Still, no person who wishes to be thought literate in English literature should not have read Silas Marner. For whatever shortcomings it may have, it's a page turner by a literary master. It's a classic! I very much enjoyed this classic book. I was never required to read it in school, so had no preconceived opinion about it. It was a sad tale with a happy ending of the "and they lived happily ever after type." The only reasoning I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of all the detail. Like a lot of classics, there was so much detail that I neither wanted nor understood. For the most part, I just skimmed over it. Nevertheless, I found it a good story, well worth the time to read. Sorry I didn't read it earlier I was supposed to read this book in 9th grade but didn't. Fudged my way through. Now, fifty-four years later, I regret not doing my assignments. Eliot accurately captures the lifestyle and culture of 19th century rural England. She also clearly demonstrates the unconscious loss a hoarder and a loner sustains. Is there a moral here? Perhaps more of a reminder to us of where gold really lies. An outstanding story. This is a fabulous story. I have read it many times in a regular edition. This edition is very large with small print. It is like a large sheet of paper.

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall Audiobook by Anne Bronte
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The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall Audiobook by Anne Bronte

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall Author: Anne Bronte Narrator: Carole Boyd, David Rintoul Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 03-18-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When a beautiful young woman, thought to be recently widowed, suddenly moves into the half ruined Wildfell Hall with her five year old son, young squire Gilbert Markham and the local residents are intrigued. Gilbert meets the aloof newcomer Helen Graham by chance, falls in love with her, and she with him. Their passion is held in check by her mysterious relationship with the handsome but cruel Arthur Huntingdon. Her dramatic flight from him is revealed in her journal a story within a story. Members Reviews: Anne Bronte's masterpiece First of all, I'm a big fan of 19th century Victorian British literature. I love Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, and so on. Unfortunately, this novel by Anne Bronte has not been given its due. It has definitely taken a back seat to her sisters more famous novels, the eldest Bronte, Charlotte's "Jane Eyre," and the middle sisters, Emily's "Wuthering Heights." Anne died very young of illness in her early 20s, and Emily died too, around the same time. Apparently her surviving older sister, Charlotte had the idea that Anne had written an offensive, inappropriate, and possibly embarrassing book, so she suppressed it. Charlotte seems to have believed that Anne had no authority to write on the subject matter, which delves into some dark places, including just about every kind of human abuse - spousal, emotional, physical, child, drug, alcohol, financial, and even animal cruelty. Apparently for these reasons, Charlotte blocked further publications of Anne's major novel, posthumously, for some time. Also, once it finally resurfaced, sadly, apparently it was largely rewritten by male writers, unauthorized, and what we have today is probably not exactly as Anne Bronte intended, but we can only hope that enough of her story and her personal touch remains. A woman leaving an abusive husband is not so shocking or unusual in terms of today's standards, but in Victorian times, it was not just frowned on and shocking, it was illegal for a woman to leave her husband for ANY reason, or to live off her own income or labor. At that time, unfortunately for all women, the law in Britain still followed the Napoleonic Code, which said that women were basically sub-human, in the same category as children, and mental incompetents. Women had no legal rights to speak of, but that soon began to change for the better, as laws reformed. Nevertheless, our heroine reaches her limits, and at last rebels against her cruel, belittling, abusive husband, for the sake of her child, and they flee. There is a lot of excitement in the story, and twists in the plot. It seems to me, true to life, as far as spousal abuse, and other dysfunctional forms of human relationships. Apparently Anne may have gotten some of her ideas of dysfunctional relationships from observing her brother, who seemed to have substance abuse problems, and her experiences observing the lives of the very wealthy through her time working in aristocratic homes, as a governess. These experiences probably informed her creation of our aristocratic, proud, uncompromising, talented, highly intelligent, but rebellious heroine. However, Anne's personal experiences alone could not have produced this surprising, dark, and unusual story, which in many ways is ahead of its time. Apparently Anne had skill in story telling, and great imagination.

El diablo de la botella [The Bottle Imp] Audio Libro por Robert Louis Stevenson
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El diablo de la botella [The Bottle Imp] Audio Libro por Robert Louis Stevenson

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El diablo de la botella [The Bottle Imp] Autor: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrador: Txema Regalado Formato: Unabridged Duración: 1 hr and 24 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 10-14-10 Editor: NEAR, S.A. Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 2 votos Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) - Novelista, ensayista y poeta escocés, algunas de cuyas obras se han convertido en clásicos de la literatura. Nació el 13 de noviembre de 1850 en Edimburgo. Hijo de un ingeniero, estudió también esta profesión y, más tarde, leyes en la universidad de su ciudad natal. Desde su niñez, sin embargo, siempre había sentido una especial inclinación hacia la literatura. Así es como acabó dedicándose a las letras, y perfeccionando su estilo de tal modo que en pocos años se situó entre los escritores más destacados de su tiempo. Enfermo de tuberculosis, se vio obligado a viajar continuamente en busca de climas apropiados a su delicado estado de salud. Murió en las islas Samoa el 3 de diciembre de 1894 y fue enterrado en la cima de una montaña, cerca de Valima, su hogar samoano. El diablo de la botella Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Good classic tale A pretty good narrator, but it was sometimes difficult for me to keep up due to the continuous loud background music. Also the narration will stop and someone announces the page numbers. Very annoying things in what would otherwise be a nice Spanish rendition of a classic tale. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Wives and Daughters Audiobook by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Wives and Daughters Audiobook by Elizabeth Gaskell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Wives and Daughters Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Patience Tomlinson Format: Abridged Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 08-27-10 Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly, and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth. Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony, and brilliant social observation that link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England. The most mature and rewarding of her novels, Wives and Daughters placed Elizabeth Gaskell in the first rank of English authors. Editorial Reviews: The last work Elizabeth Gaskell produced before her death, Wives and Daughters is a sweeping and affective work set in the mid-19th century in a tiny rural town in England, where young Molly Gibson struggles to adjust to a new life after her father remarries, gifting her with a gorgeous but mysterious stepsister and a haughty, withholding stepmother. Gaskell follows her characters through gossip and tragedy, hatred and love, alongside all the inescapable mundaneness of small-town life. Voice actor Patience Tomlinson's dignified narration emphasizes the strict social observances that ruled the day, while her keen attention to emotional ebb and flow invites listeners into the world of this keen social commentary. Members Reviews: Mrs. Gaskell's Best... "Wives and Daughters" was Elizabeth Gaskell's last, longest, and perhaps best novel. Set in an 1830's rural English village, it deftly mixes domestic drama and comedy with some rather subversive social commentary. At the center of the story is Molly Gibson, the daughter of the village doctor, who has been motherless from a young age and raised by her father. She is modest, considerate, and honest, if a little unworldly. When one of the doctor's trainees takes in a romantic interest in the seventeen year-old Molly, the panicked Mr. Gibson packs her off to Hambley Hall, where Squire Hambley, his invalid wife, and their sons Osborne and Roger treat her as a member of the family. Mr. Gibson rather precipitously proposes to a widowed school teacher, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, who has her own daughter, Cynthia, about Molly's age. Her new family will be a challenge for Molly. The new Mrs. Gibson is vain, shallow, and manipulative, while Cynthia is a pretty and talented flirt who attracts the attention of many young men, including a marriage proposal from Molly's favored friend Roger Hambley. Molly becomes a keeper of confidences and painful secrets; her loyalty to her new sister will involuntarily involve her in Cynthia's indiscretions, which threaten to ruin both their reputations. The novel was written for magazine serialization, with episodic chapters. The characters are well-developed and very human; even the ostensible villains are fully rounded and often sympathetic. The social behavior of men and women is repeatedly constrasted, often for humor but also to highlight contradictions. Mrs. Gaskell takes her time telling the story, but readers won't notice the length. The author died just before finishing the novel; a final note sketches the ending toward which she was plainly heading. "Wives and Daughters" is very highly recommended to fans of Elizabeth Gaskell and her excellent novels. Deliightful I was advised to read Mrs Gaskell as a teenager studying history.

The Very Best of Oscar Wilde Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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The Very Best of Oscar Wilde Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Very Best of Oscar Wilde Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 05-18-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 1 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A selection of Oscar Wilde's finest work including The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince, and The Importance of Being Earnest. 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: Orson Welles Format: Abridged Length: 56 mins Language: English Release date: 05-12-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry under the demoralization of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and a number of unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette. Members Reviews: Surprisingly bad soundtrack. Very disappointing. I assumed it would be of good quality and last quit a bit longer. Wasn't complete book, very disappointed. other cheaper complete versions available so frustrated at my purchase, wasn't clear in product description. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Poems by John Donne Audiobook by John Donne
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Poems by John Donne Audiobook by John Donne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Poems by John Donne Author: John Donne Narrator: Christopher Hassall Format: Abridged Length: 24 mins Language: English Release date: 04-22-08 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Christopher Hassall narrates a selection of Donne's finest work, including "The Good Morrow", "The Funeral", "The Sun Rising", and "Twickenham Gardens". ©2008 Saland Publishing; (P)2008 Saland Publishing Members Reviews: Superb Donne recital, with Comparisons An author search for "John Donne" yields 13 albums on Audible.com, most of them multi-poet anthologies. I own 4 John Donne audiobooks, including this one ??? "Poems by John Donne" (narrated by Christopher Hassall, 24 minutes) ??? plus "Richard Burton Reads the Poetry of John Donne" (35 minutes); "Love Poems" (Edward Herrmann; 2 hours 27 minutes); and "John Donne: Selected Poems" (Frederick Davidson; 3 hours). In my opinion, the two shorter JD albums are far and away the best. You just cannot find better Donne interpreters than Hassall and Burton. These late great British actors are, alas, ill-served by three factors: the recordings are abridged (leaving the listener wanting SO much more), there's no TOC, and the poem titles are not announced. However, the audio quality of both albums is fine. The aforementioned three problems do not plague the 5-to-6-times-longer recordings by Herrmann and Davidson: all poem titles are announced. Herrmann, an American actor, is a decent reader of John Donne, though not in Burton or Hassall's league. Unfortunately the audio fidelity of Herrmann's album is mediocre at best. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the audio quality of Davidson's album. This distinguished British voice actor is well represented on Audible.com, but ??? and this is one BIG but ??? I cannot stand his voice. To say anything more (as I attempted to, in a past review of his "Don Juan"), would probably get this review expunged. Since the qualities that contribute to our enjoyment (or detestation) of a given narrator are mostly subjective ??? e.g., some listeners will complain about a reader's impenetrable English accent whereas others will detect no such "problem"! ??? I will simply urge you make sure you enjoy Davidson before committing to listening to him for ??? 3 hours. But back to this page and "Poems by John Donne" (n. Christopher Hassall). It's hard to do better ??? unless you prefer Richard Burton ??? than these legendary recordings. I highly recommend this album! No titles for the poems Would you consider the audio edition of Poems by John Donne to be better than the print version? only because i can listen again and again with less effort, and in a voice other than my internal voice Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Idylls of the Kings - The Passing of Arthur Audiobook by Alfred Tennyson
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Idylls of the Kings - The Passing of Arthur Audiobook by Alfred Tennyson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Idylls of the Kings - The Passing of Arthur Author: Alfred Tennyson Narrator: Basil Rathbone Format: Abridged Length: 27 mins Language: English Release date: 02-25-09 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The legends of King Arthur remained one of Tennyson's major interests during his long life. The Idylls of the King is his longest and most ambitious work, read here by Basil Rathbone. ©2008 Saland Publishing; (P)2008 Saland Publishing Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Shirley Audiobook by Charlotte Bronte
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Shirley Audiobook by Charlotte Bronte

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Shirley Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: Lia Williams Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 08-19-08 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In Charlotte Bronte's classic, Shirley rejects him as she loves Robert's poor brother, Louis, but has too much pride to admit her feelings. Caroline withers away due to the rejection by Robert until discovering Shirley's governess is her long lost mother which rekindles her life. Robert's obsession with profits means he ignores his workers needs until he is shot by an opposing faction. His experience at relying entirely on other people lead him to realise his mistakes and as his business picks up he helps his workers and reignites his attraction to Caroline. Shirley and Louis overcome their differences to begin speaking to one another in hope of an eventual marriage. Lia Williams, a remarkable talent, reads this English classic. Members Reviews: It's no Jane Eyre but... While not in the same league as her masterpiece, the intense and riveting Jane Eyre, Shirley is nevertheless a marvelously executed time, and is far superior to Bronte's rather insular Villette. With Shirley, set toward the end of the Napoleonic Wars, she demonstrates a clear-eyed familiarity with class divisions and labor strife as well as gender roles. These serve as an ever-present backdrop to developing personal interrelationships of her characters, each of whom are rendered with typical Bronesque detail and humor. Genius Novel An incredibly good book. It is full of Charlotte's wisdom -- She must have been a quiet and shy person in person, but in her writing she did not hesitate to state her opinions. Which she expressed very strongly with the classic English politeness. I this on the kindle I just got (did not want one, told everybody that, had one anyway for my birthday, and I absolutely love it!). First experience with the kindle, and I like its ability to easily look up words and jump to Google and Wikipedia. Plus its highlighting feature. Very nice machine! The first time I read Shirley was a few years ago, and I kept many pages of notes. Anyway, it can take a long time to get through Shirley and that is perfectly OK. Like all Bronte books, it is worth taking slow so you can absorb it. Critics have been hard on this novel, often comparing it unfavorably with Jane Eyre. All I can say is that if Shirley is read with an open mind, it is well worth the effort. Would be good to study the Luddites a bit, first, to understand the historical context. A Delightful Read The reason for the four stars is that I think it is not as good as Charlotte Bronte's best, the incomparable Jane Eyre. But it is, compared with most novels of today, very good indeed. The character of Shirley is wonderful. It is clear that Caroline is the protagonist, and that she is based on Charlotte herself and is therefore given the lion's share of attention. I consider this one of the book's few faults. The character of Robert Moore is beautifully drawn and I disagree with the editors that Louis is not. Although the device of the diary is a bit clumsy, the dialogue between Louis and Shirley is enthralling. Highly recommended. A story by Charlotte Bronte needs no review, but ... A story by Charlotte Bronte needs no review, but I wish it had been given the honor of a faithful translation to an e-book format. There are many, many grammatical errors and other mistakes. For 99 cents, perhaps I shouldn't complain, though. much like Dicken. Some people might find it difficult to ... Written in the old style,much like Dicken.

Adam Bede Audiobook by George Eliot
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Adam Bede Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Adam Bede Author: George Eliot Narrator: Hannah Gordon Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 05-06-08 Publisher: CSA Word Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An absorbing, semi-philosphical tale of love and people driven to extremes. Our hero, a carpenter, loves Hetty Sorel, but she loves Arthur Donnington, a local squire. The story soon progresses onto powerful themes, such as: who has the right to determine who lives and who dies? A non-judgemental examination of human relationships and nature, Adam Bede has been highly praised for achieving something "beyond" realism. ©1995 CSA Word; (P)2007 CSA Word Members Reviews: Her first Novel and possibly the best I never was a re-reader. Until I met George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans). I have loved all her works but I keep returning to this one. Takes place in the late 1700âs in âHayslopeâ,a fictional village probably resembling something she lived in or near, in England. The story is about farm life, class distinctions, and the trauma of thoughtless acts and the prose throughout is beyond beautiful. Youâll want to be like Diana, youâll hope you arenât more like Hetty, and then upon yet another re-read, you may be concerned that you have some traits rather like Arthur D. Beautiful story, sad story, impossible story, resolved at the end, in the only possible solution; will leave you contented and wanting to read more of what she wrote. Mary Ann Nods The dud among Eliot's novels, bound to fail because not the product of her lived experience but an attempt to write a "historical" novel a la Walter Scott. I love George Eliot but the possibility that I'd ever reread this petrified "web of [wo]men" is absolute zero. Adam Bede One of the most amazing books I have ever read. Way to long tho in my opinion. But kept me on my toes the whole time. This is my least favorite Eliot so far and I think there are only ... This is my least favorite Eliot so far and I think there are only a few I haven't read. It didn't seem to go anywhere and the characters's action were frustrating. I've never grown bored with Eliot's philosophizing but it was heavy handed in Romola. A good read! This is an amazing first novel. The writer's position in rural English society enabled close observation of the various social strata and of the individual characters in the story. So, readers are offered acute and detailed insights into a wide range of people and places, with touches of humour, and a gripping central plot with several fascinating sub-plots too - though perhaps the final outcomes may be rather unbelievable in some ways. The reader needs time! - the book was written in 1859, before TV etc, when copious time was available. And in the necessity of the time the female author used a male pseudonym, especially perhaps because of the subject matter, very controversial for the time - and despite her own perilous social status at the time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot
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Silas Marner Audiobook by George Eliot

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Silas Marner Author: George Eliot Narrator: Geraldine James Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 01-22-08 Publisher: CSA Word Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Silas Marner, a weaver, is cast out from his religious community and arrives in Raveloe, where he is feared because of his mysterious nature and brooding manner. When he is left an unwanted child to care for, his love for the child grows, and the unlikely pair find that kindness from the community towards them does too. © and (P)2007 CSA Telltapes Ltd Members Reviews: "Hope for the Hopeless . . ." This was a fine story and novel, almost a novella as it is not lengthy. This is a story about a weaver and the weaving trade in days gone by. It is a story about a steady personality (the protagonist) who overcomes devastating adversity and personal cruelty under small favourable circumstances which are both unpredictable for the reader and could be true to life. This novel, could be based on a true story for its detail and convincing authenticity of trade and character development. The storyline lent itself well to being dramatized with Sir Ben Kingsley playing "Silas" in the 1980's BBC production which adheres well to the intention expressed in the novel by George Eliot The paperback by George Elliot makes a fine gift for a young person starting life. not just for high school students Most of my friends read Silas Marner in high school English and still shudder, but my high school marched to a different drummer (or none) and I had never read it. No one would pretend that it is one of George Eilot's masterpieces -- it's no Middlemarch, not by a long shot. But even in its much smaller way, it has all the germs of her intelligence, literary style, and human compassion, even when tainted by a certain predictability and triteness of plot. It also has Eliot's greatest weakness, which is that she seems to lose interest in the central situation she creates once it has been fully developed, and as in many of her (greater) books, rushes to the end once it is in sight. Still, no person who wishes to be thought literate in English literature should not have read Silas Marner. For whatever shortcomings it may have, it's a page turner by a literary master. It's a classic! I very much enjoyed this classic book. I was never required to read it in school, so had no preconceived opinion about it. It was a sad tale with a happy ending of the "and they lived happily ever after type." The only reasoning I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of all the detail. Like a lot of classics, there was so much detail that I neither wanted nor understood. For the most part, I just skimmed over it. Nevertheless, I found it a good story, well worth the time to read. Sorry I didn't read it earlier I was supposed to read this book in 9th grade but didn't. Fudged my way through. Now, fifty-four years later, I regret not doing my assignments. Eliot accurately captures the lifestyle and culture of 19th century rural England. She also clearly demonstrates the unconscious loss a hoarder and a loner sustains. Is there a moral here? Perhaps more of a reminder to us of where gold really lies. An outstanding story. This is a fabulous story. I have read it many times in a regular edition. This edition is very large with small print. It is like a large sheet of paper. I bought it for my granddaughter and she still has not read the book due to the size I imagine. Sad for her and for me. 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 Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: David Rintoul Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs Language: English Release date: 06-17-08 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In the pantheon of great fictional horrors, Frankenstein's monster perhaps stands the tallest. Mary Shelley's acclaimed masterpiece, about the creation of a monster pieced together from graves, the gallows, and medical school scraps, has lost none of its chilling power to arouse both horror and compassion. (P)2006 Horse's Mouth Members Reviews: and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature If you're reading this review, you only have one question. You're not looking for a book review, you already know it's a classic. You already know this is the most original, and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature. You may or may not like the story, but that's a matter of personal taste. A lot of people don't like Shakespeare, but no one questions whether he was a good writer or not. If you don't like the writing style, it's because you aren't familiar with the English of this period. Nearly eighty years before Stoker's "Dracula" ( an idea stolen from Polidori's "The Vampyre", which was an idea stolen from LeFanu's "Carmilla"), this most-original horror masterpiece was born. So, your only question is, "Is this really the uncensored 1818 version? Because I've only seen one other verified version, and it's over twenty dollars in paperback. All the others claiming to be the 1818 version have been disproved." YES, as far as I can tell, it is. The only preface is Shelley's own original. There is no introduction, no commentary or editorial credits whatsoever. There are no illustrations, and the spelling and language have not been edited. Have a good thesaurus handy. So, here it is, the author's original script, no frills, for a bargain price. Which is exactly what I was looking for. Not what the movies would have you believe... I never saw an entire Frankenstein film, only fragments here and there, but those left me with an impression that is far from the essence of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein. For one, Frankenstein is not even the name of the monster; it is the name of the man, Victor Frankenstein, who created the monster. But that is minor. The true surprise was how many issues relevant to today this book brings up--obligation to family; personal responsibility; fate; how far can science ethically go; does man have a right to create life; what is our responsibility for life we've created--these are a few intriguing questions raised. I enjoyed the book, but better than the book was the discussion I participated in with a group of friends; it was definitely one of the best I've ever been involved in. This is a great book to read with a friend or two who will discuss it with you. I think society would be well served if this novel were required reading, especially in every medical school and science and ethics class. We need to think deeply about these issues, and Frankenstein helps us to do so. Another classic worth your time Early into Frankenstein, I might have given it 3 stars because of its old-fashioned language and letter-writing format. I was not interested in Walton's whining to his sister Margaret about loneliness and friendship. And I found this part of Shelley's writing stiff and uninteresting. That all changed once Walton rescued Victor Frankenstein from the icy sea near the North Pole.

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: Cathy Ritchie Format: Abridged Length: 54 mins Language: English Release date: 08-14-08 Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: When Charles Bingley, a rich, single man, moves to the Netherfield estate, the neighborhood residents are thrilled, especially Mrs. Bennet who intends to marry him to one of her girls. But who can anticipate the effect of his friend, Mr. Darcy, on Elizabeth Bennet, and how his pride and her prejudice are eventually overcome for the good of all. ©2007 Listener's Digest Inc; (P)2007 Listener's Digest Inc Members Reviews: Really good synopsis, but missing so much!! Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? This is a really good cliff notes type copy, but way too short. Would not recommend for a good read. For a good read, buy the whole version, not the abridgement. Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Austen again? LOVED the full version of the book! Love Jane Austen. Have you listened to any of Cathy Ritchies other performances before? How does this one compare? Never heard her before. She was ok. Was Pride and Prejudice worth the listening time? This version was way too short. Need to listen to the longer version, not the abridgement. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Heart of It Audiobook by Elizabeth McNamer
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The Heart of It Audiobook by Elizabeth McNamer

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Heart of It Subtitle: The Canterbury Tales and Paradise Lost Author: Elizabeth McNamer Narrator: Elizabeth Mcnamer Format: Unabridged Length: 52 mins Language: English Release date: 01-28-10 Publisher: Phoenix Books Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Fourth in the new study guide series featuring engaging commentary by writer / lecturer Dr. Elizabeth McNamer on great literary classics. Dr. McNamer now concentrates on Chaucers Canterbury Tales and John Miltons Paradise Lost. Chaucers merry charm and Miltons high seriousness become accessible to modern minds when explored by Dr. McNamer. Chaucers lively, lusty and never boring Pilgrims have tales to tell that for six centuries have delighted the hearts of readers. One of the great epic poems of all time, Paradise Lost tells of Satan and his evil companions who, through pride, lost heaven for mankind. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Aspern Papers Author: Henry James Narrator: Grover Gardner Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins Language: English Release date: 08-06-09 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In this superb novella, a nameless narrator travels to Venice in search of Juliana Bordereau, the former lover of Jeffrey Aspern, a famous and now dead American poet. We witness the battle between a strong-willed woman who is determined to keep the secrets of a famous poet and an unscrupulous man who is equally determined to uncover them. ©2009 Audio Book Contractors, Inc.; (P)2009 Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Members Reviews: Absolutely delightful I enjoyed every second of this audiobook. The writing is simply superb: rich, candid, subtly ironic, seemingly effortless. Almost needless to say, the characters are portrayed to perfection, with psychological and emotional depth. In short, I can't find a bad word to say about this book. I should also note that Grover Gardner, as usual, delivers an impeccable and sensitive performance, never missing the subtle nuances in the text and bringing the book to life. Highly recommended. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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: Christopher Robbie Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1766 and a perennial favourite since then, The Vicar of Wakefield is built around the naive but loveable figure of Dr. Primrose. He and his family live in rural bliss until disaster threatens to destroy their happiness: abduction, impoverishment, and betrayal combine to lay them low, but a surprising figure brings hope when all seems lost... © and (P)1996 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. Editorial Reviews: Oliver Goldsmith's short 1766 novel, is a humorous, sentimental, melodramatic fairy tale - a pious vicar, Dr. Primrose, relates his and his (sometimes feckless) family's travails and changing fortunes. Christopher Robbie reads with the rhetorical formality we would expect of the period and character, and skillfully conveys the vicar's innocent propriety. Robbie also captures Primrose's occasional naïveté and silliness, while keeping him sympathetic. While his voice is pleasant and expressive, his one fault is a nearly constant quaver, as if Primrose were infirm or always on the verge of tears. This is much reduced when he takes on other voices but, nonetheless, mars a fine performance. Members Reviews: An entertaining whimsy. ;) An engaging reading and a charming story. I enjoyed this very much. Classic This is one of those classics that I probably should have read years ago. It's the story of Mr. Primrose, a proud but good man, who suffers at the hands of both ill fortune and human malice. As the novel begins, Mr. Primrose seems to be the man who has everything: a good post in a friendly and peaceful town, a small but sufficient invested fortune, a loving wife whom he equally adores, two beautiful and refined daughters, two honest and hardworking elder sons, and two adorable little ones. But as one would expect from a sentimental novel, trials and tribulations soon begin, bringing him to debtor's prison and to the point of despair. But never fear: through a series of miraculous coincidences, all ends well. Had The Vicar of Wakefield been written within the last 50 years, I would have dismissed it as little more than clich?? and melodrama; but since it was written in 1761, I recognized it as the source of many clich??s to follow and forgive it the excesses and improbabilities of its happy ending. Goldsmith presents a charming portrait of the Primrose family, full of the little details of life in the eighteenth century English countryside. The character of Deborah Primrose, the vicar's adored wife, is particularly well-drawn as a woman devoted to her husband but even more devoted to her ambitions for her daughters--with near-tragic results. While I enjoyed this brief, fast-paced novel, it wasn't exactly a stunner. But I'd recommend it especially to anyone with an interest in the history and development of the English novel. 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: Janet Suzman Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 04-07-06 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A presentation from the BBC Radio Collection. 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. Their actions and such would be different considering it was written in the 1800s, but if I just changed some things around it made me think of my friends and family. The place was believable. It was based in a tiny town in England called Highbury.

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: Dan Lazar Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs Language: English Release date: 12-15-99 Publisher: Books on Tape Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 110 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Here in its entirety is the classic cautionary tale about the pursuit of eternal youth at the expense of the soul. When a beautiful portrait is painted of him, young Dorian Gray makes a vain, rash wish to always remain as beautiful as the painting. His wish comes true, and Gray starts a descent deep into moral decay. As he indulges in excesses and corruption, his physical form remains unblemished - but the portrait becomes decrepit and ugly. Gray's evil deeds eventually grow to include murder and lead him further and further toward Wilde's disconcerting conclusion that "ugliness is the only reality". This classic tale of moral transgression shocked Victorian England and was used against Oscar Wilde when he was tried in court in 1895 for being a homosexual. Members Reviews: The Voice Needs to be Better The Picture of Dorian Gray is an iconic work like, for example, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. It needs a great reader. Unfortunately Dan Janson is not great reader, in fact I am sure I could do better myself. Audible, try again: maybe Jeremy Irons would do it for a grand (he was marvellous in the BBC "A Pair of Blue Eyes"). Great book; Serviciable Narration The book most certainly gets five stars. Every line is quotable, and the parallels between the book and Wilde's own life are fascinating. Consider for example that Wilde writes about a painter, Basil Hallward, who has just finished creating the best portrait of his life -- that of Dorian Gray -- but is afraid to release it because of what people might think. "I have put too much of myself into it," Basil comments, which is just another way of saying "If I put this on display, people will think that I'm gay." Meanwhile, the book itself (as the publisher's summary mentions) does exactly that: It gets used against Wilde to help put him away a few years later. When Wilde emerge from prison, after serving two years, he is a broken man. He is unable to publish books or plays unless he does so anonymously, his wife dies, and he loses visitation rights to his children -- all this because of HIS relationship with a younger man! (Keep in mind that Dorian Gray was written before Wilde had even met Alfred Dougless, the young man in question.) The book stands on its own even without all of the controversy. It's a hybrid tale -- sort of a cross between a Victorian comedy and a Faustian deal with the devil morality tale (all with a delightful homoerotic subtext). The narration, on the other hand, could have been just a tad better, although it certainly was serviceable. Can't really put my finger on what was wrong actually. Just needed to be better. Still Haunted By The Imagery I listened to this book in one day. Five days later I am still haunted by the imagery. Very well written. This novel has everything. It's gothic...it's has lush interiors...it has social commentary. The reader is good as well. Highly recommend. Narration made this one a chore I've been meaning to read this story for many years, now, and I'm glad to have finally done so.

A Christmas Carol [Freshwater Seas Version] Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol [Freshwater Seas Version] Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Christmas Carol [Freshwater Seas Version] Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Susie Berneis, Robert Bethune, Tom Underwood Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 12-19-07 Publisher: Freshwater Seas Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This presentation of the beloved tale tells the classic story of the long night Ebenezer Scrooge spent with the ghosts of Christmas, the lessons it taught him, the change it made in his life, and the joy it brought to him and all who knew him. It tells the story the way Dickens wrote it, including scenes and descriptions other versions skip over.On this recording, the story is not merely read, it comes to life with voices and music. It is fully performed by The Voices of Freshwater Seas, a large group of skilled actors, and underscored with arrangements of over a dozen different seasonal songs and carols. It's also enhanced with both seasonal and ghostly sound effects. Two narrators trade voices back and forth in the beginning, then one voice performs the passages in which Scrooge communes with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The other performs the parts in which things are going on in the real world - or at least the real world as you and I know it! All the major speaking roles are performed by a full cast of wonderful voices for all the characters. You're sure to get a kick out of them! In addition, there is also a full musical underscoring from The Tintinnabulum Project, performed with many kinds of melodic percussion. The bells of Christmas, and the chimes as well, have never rung out so sweetly as they do here, enriching and accompanying Dickens' words. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Great Expectations Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 03-20-12 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In Dickens' most beloved novel, encounters with an escaped convict, the mysterious Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and his ups and downs with the kindly Joe Gargery all influence Pip's expectations and inform his struggle for moral redemption. 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

The Poor Relation's Story Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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The Poor Relation's Story Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Poor Relation's Story Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Michael Page Format: Unabridged Length: 25 mins Language: English Release date: 09-05-17 Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Originally published in the 1852 Christmas edition of Dickens' journal Household Words, "The Poor Relation's Story" takes place during a Christmas feast where a poor relation of the host tells the story of his life. This version of "The Poor Relation's Story" was recorded as part of Dreamscape's The Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens. Members Reviews: Plot and Structure Essay Michael, the main character in, "The Poor Relation's Story" by Charles Dickens, is a male between the ages of 59 and 60. However, the exposition is scattered throughout the story. Michael and his family view Michael as nobody's enemy but his own, which is the complication that begins the growth of the conflict. Michael feels as though he has failed at everything; his business, love life, and his expectations that others had for him have all been unsuccessful. Michael lives on a limited income, he resides in a little room in lodging on Clapham Road and spends his days wandering solitarily about, going from coffee shops to relations or acquaintances homes, to dinner, and then back to his room. Michael seems to be a solitary man, who is lonely and lacks self-esteem. His only companion is his first cousins son, Little Frank, whom is a lot like Michael. Michael and Little Frank have a good bond and would spend their time happily together, both mutually affectionate towards one another without even having to say much to one another. However, Little Franks mother contested to their closeness, which I believe to be the major conflict in the story. Little Frank's mother tells Michael that he "can see him [Little Frank] from a distance . . . without his [Little Frank] seeing me [Michael]." Michael's only non-valuable treasure that he has, which is a miniature of a bright faced boy, is his dying wish to give to Little Frank, along with a note with advice and warning of the consequences of being nobody's enemy but your own. A minor character, John, whom hosts the Christmas party, in which all of the "respected members of the family" attend, is rich and well respected. It is awkward for Michael for the family to beg him to start the "round of stories" by the campfire, for Michael is hesitant yet does as he is asked; only stating that his confession will surprise the entire family. Michael's confession is the climax of the story, when Michael was living with his rich uncle Chill, he proclaimed his love for Christiana whom was the daughter of a friend that Chill knew well. Uncle Chill thought of Michael as a fool, for he had no riches to provide a proper lifestyle for a wife so he kicked him out of his home. Further into the climax Michael recalls his past, stating that it didn't matter his wealth; Christiana and he married and lived in a castle which became their beloved home that all of their children were born into. Michael's business had grown and given him enough financial means to be comfortable and he was strong because he had Christiana's heart. However, the quick gut-wrenching resolution to the story is that Michaels "castle" and all that entails lives "in the air". The twist in the story shows readers that if you can imagine yourself happy, you truly can be; even when your lifestyle is unpleasant it is you who can decide how it affects your outlook on life. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, the Original Short Story Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, the Original Short Story Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, the Original Short Story Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Jennifer Dixon Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 03-23-17 Publisher: Essential Audiobooks LLC Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Supernatural short story written especially for the young Anne (Nannie) Wynne. It was originally published as "The Ghost's Touch" in The Irish Fireside, 30 September-14 October 1885; Harper's Weekly, 23 October 1885; and in The Ghost's Touch and Other Stories (with "My Lady's Money" and "Percy and the Prophet", Harper's Handy Series, no. 30, 1885). William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), was born in London's Marylebone where he lived more or less continuously for 65 years. Today he is best known for The Moonstone (1868), often regarded as the first true detective novel, and The Woman in White (1860), the archetypal sensation novel. During his lifetime, however, he wrote over 30 major books, well over a hundred articles, short stories and essays, and a dozen or more plays. He lived an unconventional, Bohemian lifestyle, loved good food and wine to excess, wore flamboyant clothes, travelled abroad frequently, formed long-term relationships with two women but married neither, and took vast quantities of opium over many years to relieve the symptoms of ill health. Collins's circle of friends included many preeminent figures of the day. He knew the major writers, particularly Charles Dickens with whom he regularly collaborated, as well as a host of minor novelists. His friends and acquaintances included some of the foremost artists, playwrights, theatrical personalities, musicians, publishers, physicians and society figures of the time. Collins's unorthodox lifestyle reveals a cynical regard for the Victorian establishment. This view is reflected in his books together with a sense of humor and a profound understanding for many of the then prevailing social injustices. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Love and Mr Lewisham Audiobook by H.G. Wells
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Love and Mr Lewisham Audiobook by H.G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Love and Mr Lewisham Author: H.G. Wells Narrator: Anthony Ogus Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 01-31-17 Publisher: Paperless Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Love and Mr Lewisham (subtitled The Story of a Very Young Couple) is a 1900 novel set in the 1880s by H. G. Wells. It was among his first fictional writings outside the science fiction genre. Wells took considerable pains over the manuscript and said that "the writing was an altogether more serious undertaking than I have ever done before." He later included it in a 1933 anthology, Stories of Men and Women in Love. Members Reviews: Wells and a Dark Horse of a Story. Published in 1900, HG Wells `Love and Mr. Lewisham' recants the story of a man falling in love, out of love and all of it's associated woes. I find this a very fitting piece of work to represent both the ever occurring, very likely universal human experience. I am, appropriately, somewhat serendipitously, finishing this at a very difficult time in what was once an incredibly fulfilling relationship. Thereby I can relate to the work completely on an emotional level. Major / minor motifs include: socialism, deception as a societal norm / impression, the emotional struggles of marriage, the line between right and wrong, and linked to that - a general sense of epistemology, specifically what is true. Five stars, my favorite this year, a complete dark horse. Possible SPOILERS: Lewisham, a young man with a set `schema' - educational goals, accomplishments and desired achievements - is sure he has his plans all worked out, this is until he is disrupted by a young woman. Courting her briefly she soon steps out of his life and he again resumes his schema (with Socialism being a major motif). Two and a half years later he encounters Ethel (the aforementioned young woman) at a séance. She is part-taking in the ruse under her step-father's tutelage and this disgusts Lewisham (he's a huge proponent of `right' and `wrong', with deception for monetary gain being clearly `wrong'). As the relationship progresses Lewisham marries Ethel to take her away from the life of debauchery and dishonesty she's trying to be cast into. Gradually, after the lofty feelings of the honey-moon phase have subsided and it's `down to business', the world regains its hefty weight and Lewisham finds his feelings ebbing toward Ethel. Accusations are made, bitter words are exchanged, things that shouldn't be said in fact, are. Hurt enters the picture. Emotions flip-flop back and forth from anger to remorse and guilt and back again. Discussing the state of the world with Chaffery (Ethel's step-father) he is informed that `the essential nature of lies and deception of the body politic' (1656) is what keeps the civility amongst the human population; makes the world turn.

Agnes Grey Audiobook by Anne Brontë
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Agnes Grey Audiobook by Anne Brontë

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Agnes Grey Author: Anne Brontë Narrator: Libby Gohn Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 01-02-17 Publisher: Paperless Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Bronte (writing under the pen name of Acton Bell), first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Bronte suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Bronte's own experiences as a governess for five years. Like her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, it addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman. The choice of central character allows Anne to deal with issues of oppression and abuse of women and governesses, isolation and ideas of empathy. An additional theme is the fair treatment of animals. "Agnes Grey" also mimics some of the stylistic approaches of bildungsromans, employing ideas of personal growth and coming to age, but representing a character who in fact does not gain in virtue. The Irish novelist George Moore praised Agnes Grey as "the most perfect prose narrative in English letters", and went so far as to compare Anne's prose to that of Jane Austen. Modern critics have made more subdued claims admiring Agnes Grey with a less overt praise of Bronte's work than Moore. Members Reviews: Although I quite enjoyed the characters After reading 'Wutherig Heights' and 'Jane Eyre', I found this rather tame reading. Although I quite enjoyed the characters, on the whole the novel lacked spark. A happy, rather predictable ending. Sweet and lovely After reading the works of her sisters, I was pleasantly surprised to find no gothic or dark themes in this book at all. Agnes Grey is a lovely book that I read with eagerness and finished with remorse. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I have enjoyed reading the Bronte sisters I was intrigued to find this book by Anne Bronte. I have enjoyed reading the Bronte sisters, but I had not heard of this book. The forward gives lots of interesting information including the fact that this was actually written before Charlotte's "Jane Eyre", which publishers were more interested in. It is somewhat autobiographical. There is one scene of violence against animals, but it isn't too graphic. Suffice it to say that Agnes Grey's charges were definitely hellions, but there is a happy ending for her. The only avenue for poor, single women was the role of governess The interesting angle of this book is the issue of the treatment of women in those early times before women's rights were established. The only avenue for poor, single women was the role of governess, which turned out to be somewhat like indentured servanthood. The realistic portrayal of the spoiled children of the rich was quite effective, no doubt due to the author's personal experience as a governess. And the pressure on women to marry for position (with often tragic results, as in the case of Rose) was due to women having so few choices. But the portrayal of the heroine's love is melodramatic, in my opinion. I didn't find her realistic for any historical period. She was the idealized version of the times, no doubt: all humility, self-effacement, reticent in her dealings with her beloved. I wanted to push her to say something to him to him to let him know she had some feeling for him! Not as passionate as Jane Eyre Enjoyable but not as addictive as her sister's writing .

Robin Hood and His Adventures Audiobook by Paul Creswick
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Robin Hood and His Adventures Audiobook by Paul Creswick

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Robin Hood and His Adventures Author: Paul Creswick Narrator: Jack Chekijian Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 08-16-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: This abridgment of Paul Creswick's retelling of the tales of Robin Hood is a journey through forests and fiefdoms in the company of merry outlaws, ladies of court, and stalwart knights. As Robin awaits the return of England's rightful king from war, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his cronies attempt to hunt down the bandit and his men thriving in Sherwood Forest. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sketches by Boz Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Sketches by Boz Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Sketches by Boz Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 05-06-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Charles Dickens saw his fictional work in print for the first time in 1833 when he was only 21. It was a story called "Mr Minns and his Cousin" and was published in the Morning Chronicle. He wrote more tales and sketches for newspapers and magazines, which were collected and published in book form in two series in 1836 as Sketches by Boz. Here are nine of them: "Horatio Sparkins", "Mr. Minns and His Cousin", "The Great Winglebury Duel", "Mrs. Joseph Porter", "The Bloomsbury Christening", "Miss Evans and the Eagle", "Sentiment", "Thoughts About People", and "Shabby-genteel People". Members Reviews: Charles Dickens early work These are short sketches that are amusing. You can read a few of them at a time and get a kick out them. They are good for reading when you are not really in the mood for deeper and more solid reading. Good summer time reading when you are tired and sunstruck after a long day. Four Stars it's Dickens, what's not to like Sketches by Boz This book helps to bring to life many of Dickens characters, and makes reading all his books much more enjoyable It's Dickens There is nothing new to be said in praising the great man's works. His characters exude a warmth and humanity that go to your heart. Just read with pleasure and drink deeply of this genius. brief read short sketch and not very interesting unless you want to study Dickens completely Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Moth Audiobook by H. G. Wells
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The Moth Audiobook by H. G. Wells

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Moth Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Phillip J. Mather Format: Unabridged Length: 26 mins Language: English Release date: 04-28-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1895, this dark tale from master storyteller, H. G. Wells gives an account of the truly maddening battle for scientific supremacy between two notable entomologists. Members Reviews: Great short story. If you could sum up The Moth in three words, what would they be? creepy, compelling, listening. Which character as performed by Phillip J. Mather was your favorite? I loved Phillip J. Mather's narration of this great short story. A tale of academic rivalry and a feuds which continue beyond the grave. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La Belle Dame Sans Merci Audiobook by John Keats
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci Audiobook by John Keats

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: La Belle Dame Sans Merci Author: John Keats Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 mins Language: English Release date: 03-17-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: John Keats (1795-1821) was one of the great English Romantic poets. 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' is a haunting ballad describing a young knight whose very lifeblood and vitality have been drained by a beautiful but parasitic, fairylike vampire. This knight has now been left as an undead shell of his former self, alone on a barren hillside. Members Reviews: Haunting and Evocative There are so many analyses of this poem; I have none to add. But, for me, it has always been haunting and faintly eerie--after all, " . . . her eyes were wild . . . " Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Tales of Terror Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Tales of Terror Audiobook by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Tales of Terror Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins Language: English Release date: 02-23-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is known principally for his creation of the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, but he also wrote many other novels and short stories in many genres. His short story collection Tales of Terror and Mystery was published in 1922. This present volume features the six tales of terror, which are: "The Brazilian Cat", "The Case of Lady Sannox", "The Terror of Blue John Gap", "The Leather Funnel", "The Horror of the Heights", and "The New Catacomb". Members Reviews: Good Collection and Presentation The Best Of Halloween is a collection of old, spooky stories. Most will be familiar to the reader and don't need to be reviewed. What does need to be reviewed is TBOH collection itself. I found it to be an enjoyable collection. You can get all these works for free elsewhere, but if you want several and you like you Kindle to have fewer items for easier navigation (as I do), then this is a hood way to get them. There is also a section at the end about the history of Halloween that is enjoyable, as well as suggestions for Halloween viewing and a list of film adaptations of all the included stories. I return to a couple of these writings often, particularly at Halloween, and I'm fairly content having them in this form Fun and Easy to Navigate This is a great collection, and obviously very cheap. Some might complain because the works themselves are already in the public domain, but to have them all nicely organized like this, with good formatting, spelling, etc, is definitely worth a dollar. The movie list is also pretty good; I have yet to watch any but I've put a few on my list! Each movie comes with an informative blurb, so you know what you're getting yourself into and why it's a significant (or not-so-significant) adaptation of the novel. Tales Of Terror NEVER Disappoint... Seriously, where are you going to get such a great compilation of classic horror tales for that price. It's TOTALLY worth it (sorry if I sound like a teenage girl, but I get into fanboy mode when I talk about Frankenstein and Dracula). Grab it if you love these stories and are lacking on your e-reader... Hauntingly wonderful! Very well formatted for Kindle, easy to read with those horror stories and authors which define the genre. A must for any fan of terror! So far, this book has provided hours of wonderful terrifying evenings with my family! Very well done! Kudos, as my grand-daughter would say! Five Stars love reading the classics! has all the favorite classic horror Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Alan Howard Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 11-18-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: It was a nightmare from which he was furious to have been woken which triggered Robert Louis Stevenson's most successful and famous work. Having been stirred from what he termed 'a fine bogey tale', Stevenson set about putting his nightmare onto paper. It reputedly took him only three days to write, but the story of a split personality warring with itself between righteousness and immorality is as much a part of modern thought as it became in 1885. The story of the upright and moral Dr. Jekyll and his horrific and uncontrollable other within has been seen as an allegory for the chronic duality of the Victorian era, with its insistence on outward respectability and its underbelly of vice and exploitation. History has it that the first draft of the novella was burnt by Stevenson in response to his wife's criticisms, possibly about the explicitly sexual nature of the wild Mr Hyde's nocturnal exploits. The chilling vagueness of the final version's descriptions of his pursuits adds to the Victorian nature of the story as much as to the horror of the man. But the story is much more than a representation of an age. The psychological clarity of Stevenson's examination of human urges and desires as controlled, or not, by concepts of morality lead to his establishment as a major literary figure. Teamed with the three other unexpected and wittily terrifying stories in this collection, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is likely to send the listener into a short nightmare of their own - one, however, we consider very fine indeed. Members Reviews: Brilliant A brilliant reading of Stevenson's nightmarish tale. There have been so many adaptations of the story that it's hard to recover the shock people must have felt reading it for the first time. Only near the end does the lawyer Utterson discover that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person: until then he tries to piece together the story of what he thinks is blackmail, directed against his valued client Henry Jekyll - Hyde being the blackmailer. Howard's reading suffers in the last chapter - Jekyll's written confession - by trying to make it a straightforward and unemotional narrative of the facts. But despite this miscalculation, it remains one of the best readings of this fine, haunting tale by the Spinner of Tales. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Woman of No Importance Audiobook by Oscar Wilde
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A Woman of No Importance Audiobook by Oscar Wilde

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: A Woman of No Importance Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 10-19-15 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Sparkling repartee and wicked witticisms pervade this play concerning a son born out of wedlock and an American girl's introduction into British society. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Short Stories of W. W. Jacobs Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs
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The Short Stories of W. W. Jacobs Audiobook by W. W. Jacobs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Short Stories of W. W. Jacobs Author: W. W. Jacobs Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: William Wymark Jacobs (1863 - 1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. His most popular works in the early part of the last century were his humorous tales set around the docks of Wapping and in the tap-room of the infamous Cauliflower tavern. Many of his stories were written in a Cockney vernacular and were keenly observant of character. His most famous horror stories are The Monkey's Paw and His Brother's Keeper both of which have been included in numerous anthologies. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La novia del ahorcado [The Girlfriend Hanged] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens
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La novia del ahorcado [The Girlfriend Hanged] Audio Libro por Charles Dickens

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: La novia del ahorcado [The Girlfriend Hanged] Autor: Charles Dickens Narrador: Pablo Lopez Formato: Unabridged Duración: 40 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 07-27-15 Editor: Sonolibro Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: Dos jóvenes viajeros un tanto atolondrados hacen una parada en una casa que se supone encantada y entre bormas se ríen de esas tonterías. Cuando un antiguo reloj empieza a dar las campanadas se les aparece un anciano de ojos hundidos, al que los jóvenes al ver su aspecto con la cabeza ladeada y profundas ojeras, entre risas, no saben reconocer como lo que es: el fantasma de los ojos aridentes y hundidos, del que fue un hombre ahorcado. Please Note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Six Humorous Stories by F. Anstey Audiobook by F. Anstey
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Six Humorous Stories by F. Anstey Audiobook by F. Anstey

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Six Humorous Stories by F. Anstey Author: F. Anstey Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs Language: English Release date: 01-28-16 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934) was an English novelist and journalist who wrote his comic novels and humorous short stories under the pseudonym F. Anstey. This collection presents six of his most popular and well-known tales: Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner's Guide Audiobook by J.T. McDaniel
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Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner's Guide Audiobook by J.T. McDaniel

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner's Guide Author: J.T. McDaniel Narrator: J.T. McDaniel Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 01-14-16 Publisher: C.E.B. Pubs Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Never done Shakespeare before? Wondering what's in store? This brief guide gives an overview of acting in Shakespeare's plays. It covers traditions, the use, or non-use, of accents, hints on characterization, learning to speak in iambic pentameter, and so forth. This audiobook includes a bonus chapter of Shakespearean content not found in the e-book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Solid Objects Audiobook by Virginia Woolf
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Solid Objects Audiobook by Virginia Woolf

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Solid Objects Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 12 mins Language: English Release date: 03-31-15 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: All short stories are open to interpretation and philosophical dialogue, but this memorable tale from acclaimed author Virginia Woolf might be described as a case study in the mentality of hoarding or at the very least an obsession. What would John give up to discover and collect a very unusual group of items? Would this collection improve his life, or would it give way to madness? Narrated by Glenn Hascall. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Apple Tree Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield
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The Apple Tree Audiobook by Katherine Mansfield

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Apple Tree Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Cathy Dobson Format: Unabridged Length: 8 mins Language: English Release date: 02-23-15 Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction and a close associate of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. The Apple Tree is a delightful story narrated from the perspective of a child whose father discovers that he has a rare and valuable apple tree growing in his orchard. The family wait impatiently for the first crop of the magical and splendid apples. Finally the day arrives when they can taste the wonderful red fruits... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Ann Veronica Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Liz Pearce Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 02-04-15 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: At 21 the passionate and headstrong Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to rule her own life. When her autocratic father forbids her, via formal letter, from attending a fashionable art-school ball and even further refuses to allow her advanced study of science, she decides she has no choice but to leave her family home and make a fresh start alone. She escapes the stodgy suburbs to London, enrolling as a student of biology and immersing herself in a world of intellectuals, socialists, and suffragettes. Soon, however, she finds that freedom comes at a price, when she meets the brilliant Capes, a married academic, and falls hopelessly in love. Members Reviews: Brilliant Cast. It's an entertaining novel and will surely stick to your memory for quite sometime. It was appealing with a twist of surprised. "Why can't they be like we were perfect in every way?" "What's the matter with kids today?" Lyrics from "Bye Bye Birdie" Ann Veronica "Vee" asks the question "why can't a woman be like a man" and sets out to find out why. She discovers all sorts of men, some stuffy and some devious. She may one day stumble over the perfect man. She tries to be independent and is thwarted at every turn; that is until she realizes there are better things to do than just compete. We get to grow with Vee and go through several long dissertations, Ayn Rand style, over politics freedom, love, equality, and whatnot. All the talk loses its way and with dumb luck returns to the story. We are treated to a travelogue and scratch ourselves with a long talk about the prison dingies. Just as it, starts to get interest the story stops dead in the middle of a thought. The story is ok and some of the subjects brought up are still relevant today. However, if you look a little closer the story as with much fiction is just a venue to express H.G's concepts of free love. "Why can't they be like we were perfect in every way?" "What's the matter with kids today?" Lyrics from "Bye Bye Birdie" Ann Veronica "Vee" asks the question "why can't a woman be like a man" and sets out to find out why. She discovers all sorts of men, some stuffy and some devious. She may one day stumble over the perfect man. She tries to be independent and is thwarted at every turn; that is until she realizes there are better things to do than just compete. We get to grow with Vee and go through several long dissertations, Ayn Rand style, over politics freedom, love, equality, and whatnot. All the talk loses its way and with dumb luck returns to the story. We are treated to a travelogue and scratch ourselves with a long talk about the prison dingies. Just as it, starts to get interest the story stops dead in the middle of a thought. The story is ok and some of the subjects brought up are still relevant today. However, if you look a little closer the story as with much fiction is just a venue to express H.G's concepts of free love. story is great--the physical object is terrible H.G. Wells' novel itself is great, but if you're going to buy it, buy the Penguin edition. This edition is like something I could've made on my printer at home. The text on the pages is slightly crooked. The font is hard to read. There are typos all over the place--they often put 1 instead of I.

Little Dorrit Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Little Dorrit Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Little Dorrit Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Graham Bill Format: Abridged Length: 48 mins Language: English Release date: 01-20-15 Publisher: Real Reads Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: "She? Thats Little Dorrit. Shes nothing. Shes just a whim." Poor Little Dorrit. Her future looks as bleak as her past and her present. Born and brought up in a debtors prison, she relies on her sewing skills to help support her father. Little does she know that her sewing will soon present an opportunity for change. When change arrives in the form of Arthur Clennam, it is accompanied by secrets and dangers. Who is he? What are his motives for wanting to help Little Dorrit? Follow Little Dorrits tale as it winds its way through London and Italy. Enjoy the rich variety of characters she encounters, and share with her the twists and turns of the road she travels. Critic Reviews: "Miniature masterpieces." (BBC R4 Open Book) "Not every child will get Dickens, but a chance to get to know him should be the birthright of every Briton. Break them in gently. Let schools show Lionel Barts incandescent Oliver! Let younger ones learn the remarkable stories of Pip and Tiny Tim through Gill Tavners excellent condensed Dickens Real Reads and prove that the vast human spirit under that slab in Westminster Abbey is not dead, only sleeping." (The Telegraph) "The Real Reads series is definitely held in high regard here at Scholastic--titles that are that elusive mix of teacher- and student-friendly. I only wish it existed when I was at school so that I knew what happened in the last two-thirds of Jane Eyre!" (Lauren Nightingale, Scholastic Education) Members Reviews: A bit anemic for Dickens ..because (spoilers) no gruesome murders/deaths of a major character. More seriously, the characters in this one are a bit thin compared to his usual creations, and the plot is similarly thin. My fave part of the plot surrounds a massive financial fraud a la Bernie Madoff, and I like the digs at bureaucracy in the form of the Circumlocution office. But if ever there was a Dickens novel where he was phoning it in, this is the one. It's still better than most novels by other folks, which is why I give it 4 stars. I'll still re-read it, along with the other Dickens tomes. Perhaps Dickens greatest novel--a true classic Dickens is the great Soial Critic of the Industrial Revolution and its effects on human society--He reidcules both the idle poor and idle rich and his heroes and heroines are indiioduals who are hard working midle class types contributing to others and who are kind and humane--the greedy and the social snobs are ridiculed unmercifully. His plots are complex thrillrs full of surprises and his characters grow and become moe complex with each page. little Dorrit, his critique of the prison seystem is perhaps his greatest knowledge bur since it is full of surprises i dont want to give anything away. BBC companion book to the 2008 TV series This book edition is the companion novel to the BBC miniseries shown on TV in the UK in late 2008. The series companion book for the PBS USA show in April 2009 was published by Penguin books (ISBN: 0143115871). The book is the complete edition of the Little Dorrit novel by Charles Dickens. It does not have supplemental material that is available in other published editions of the novel. It also does not have any illustrations.

Still She Wished For Company Audiobook by Margaret Irwin
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Still She Wished For Company Audiobook by Margaret Irwin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Still She Wished For Company Author: Margaret Irwin Narrator: Eleanor David Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 01-27-15 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The story moves between the 1920s and the 1770s, following two heroines: twentieth-century Jan Challard, a London girl, and eighteenth-century Juliana Clare, the youngest daughter of an aristocratic Berkshire family. Jan is independent and spirited but leads a humdrum life, working in an office, and walks out with a very suitable young man. Juliana, at 17 years of age, is getting the upbringing of a young lady in the enormous family mansion, Chidleigh, and her life is devoid of excitement and event. The two heroines can see one another from time to time, momentarily, through some rent in the fabric of time but never manage to meet and interact. Their lives converge as Julianas world is turned upside down; her father dies, and her notoriously wicked and mysterious brother, Lucian Clare, returns to take his position as head of the family. Lucian recognizes a supernatural power in Juliana and uses this to reach out to Jan through the ages. Members Reviews: A lovely little gem of a story I didnât know what to make of this novel for the first 20% or so. Though the story is about two women in two different centuries, itâs mostly about the 18th century girl (Juliana), with the 20th century woman (Jan) the frame in the prologue and epilogue (we do see snippets of Jan throughout the middle). Jan and Juliana are psychically sensitive and are able to travel/project themselves across time, with each being able to see the other sometimes. Julianaâs eldest brother (Lucien) has shared dreams with Jan, but he is unable to travel/project as they can naturally. When he learns of Julianaâs ability, he hatches a plan to further his goalsâ After the prologue, Julianaâs story starts slow with a lot of summary/backstory and tell rather than show. I understand the monotony of her life and familyâs history had to be explained, but for a minute it felt like I was reading a synopsis rather than a novel. But somewhere around the 20% point, when Lucien returns to the family (heâd been living abroad until after their father died), the tale picks up and becomes intriguing and atmospheric. Very minor spoilers ahead â none about the novelâs ending or major plot points. All three characters want *more* and donât quite belong. Juliana and Lucienâs family are a typical upper-class line, only random members who have supernatural proclivities and are perhaps morally corrupt pop up from time to time. Whereas Juliana can do the illusion of conventionality (and it might not entirely be an illusion for her), everything about Lucien from his looks to his demeanor signals him as an outcast and other, and he is not content to settle into life as lord of the manor. Jan, with her strange appearance and world, represents an unknown frontier for him. The author does a good job of portraying how even when people have money, position, and are seemingly blessed, they can still strive for whatever else they donât have. In some ways this is a story about restless people who canât quite fit into the lives they have. Lucien at 26 has given up entirely. Jan at 24 tries, but is increasingly less successful. Juliana, the youngest at 17 has so far managed to seem like an ordinary upper-class girl to others, but from the beginning there are glimpses of her internal struggle, although she doesnât know *how* to be anything else either.

Mansfield Park Audiobook by Jane Austen, Janet Chiesa (adaptation)
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Mansfield Park Audiobook by Jane Austen, Janet Chiesa (adaptation)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Mansfield Park Author: Jane Austen, Janet Chiesa (adaptation) Narrator: Audioscape Players Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 09-04-14 Publisher: AudioscapeProductions Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Fanny is brought up with her cousins, Tom, Edmund, Maria, and Julia. She is treated as an extra pair of hands except that is, by Edmund.During her uncle's absence at his estates in the West Indeies, both Maria, (who is engaged to the stupid and wealthy Mr. Rushford), and Julia, fall in love with the fascinating Mr. Crawford, who is a man of little heart.He, however, courts the gentle Fanny who has no doubts about his bad character! 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 Walrus and the Carpenter Audiobook by Lewis Carroll
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The Walrus and the Carpenter Audiobook by Lewis Carroll

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Walrus and the Carpenter Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Glenn Hascall Format: Unabridged Length: 4 mins Language: English Release date: 08-11-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Tweedle Dee and brother Dum recited a bit of Wonderlandic poetry. Nonsensical? Yes, but this is a brilliant sample of the world in which Alice found herself. If there is a moral to this delightful poem it may be that it is not wise to be an oyster. On second thought, perhaps there is no discernible moral - just smile worthy fun. Narrated by Glenn Hascall. Members Reviews: Could not imagine literature without Lewis Carroll If Lewis Carroll has not yet been a discovery of word to paper for your intense imagination and delicious escape, partake if you dare. Fascinating , and addictive ,sad when it reaches a final page. Wonderful Poem This is a classic and wonderful old poem that is very often misquoted. I have loved this great old poem since I was a child. Perennial favorite The Walrus and The Carpenter has been one of my favorites ever since childhood. I downloaded this copy to serve as a handy reference. Five Stars great when I finely found it delivered in the yard waste can No spacing between verses First time purchasing an item for my kindle. I was surprised that I didnt like the layout. It was a vertical scrolling page with no lines between verses. Quite hard to read. I would not recommend this product - unless you know for a fact that Im just a noob who doesnt know how to use the Kindle App. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Joe Harwell Classics Presents Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Joe Harwell
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Joe Harwell Classics Presents Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Audiobook by Joe Harwell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Joe Harwell Classics Presents Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Subtitle: A Story That's Not Just for Christmas Author: Joe Harwell Narrator: W.B. Ward Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 07-24-14 Publisher: Joe Harwell Publishing Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Ebenezer Scrooge is a man who does not recognize the true riches of life, which is the friendship of family and friends. He goes out of his way not to give to others, even those with great need and especially at Christmas. The experiences brought upon Ebenezer on Christmas Eve show him the error of his ways and what he's lost out on by being miserly. Listen to this classic story with your children and grandchildren to show them how even a man with a cold heart can receive redemption. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray
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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) Audiobook by William Makepeace Thackeray

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks 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 19th century, English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray became well known for satirical essays like "Vanity Fair". Here, "Ogres", selected by performer Neville Jason, describes awful monsters who wreck the lives of everyone around them. Period music sets the tone from the start. Neville Jason performs this biting piece in all of its curmudgeonly glory. With years of experience in theatre, Jason handles old-fashioned syntax and the occasional French word easily. Jason has won both a Talkies Award and an AudioFile Earphone Award. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 21 mins Language: English Release date: 12-04-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks 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: Have a few extra minutes? Don't fill those with Facebook or email. Take the time instead to enjoy the words of Charles Dickens, filtered through Neville Jason's clear voice. "The First of May" tells the story of chimney sweeps in London who used to dance as they worked, but now Dickens bemoans that tradition has "decayed". Jason's performance tackles standard-issue Dickens romanticism and nostalgia for childhood and lost customs. His voice is refined and articulate, quite easy on the ears. Overall, the piece provides food for thought mixed with decadent Victorian language. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Merchant of Venice Audiobook by William Shakespeare
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The Merchant of Venice Audiobook by William Shakespeare

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Merchant of Venice Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 11-05-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Shylock demands a pind of flesh from Antonio's body in payment of a loan. Bassanio's wife Portia, disguised as a lawyer, wins the case for Shylock - but with a very interesting string attached. Members Reviews: Many questions This play is really entertaining and funny, with beautiful monologues like "If you prick us, do we not bleed?", the origin (popularizer?) of sayings such as "All that glitters is not gold" and "others have greatness thrust upon them." This story is about tests: the tests with the caskets to win a bride, the test of a pound of flesh, the test with the rings... What was the point of the test with the rings- to prove Portia's cleverness? The play left me with many questions. Is Antonio the title character, and if so, why is he not really in the play at all and why would you name your play after the idiot willing to lend his friend a ton of money just to get a girl? Shylock is cool and persuasive. You can't really fault him for wanting to kill someone ignorant and rude enough to openly mock and hate you while still expecting you to loan him money despite disparaging the profession. There's a promise made but broken due to a technicality, and then broken promises salvaged based on love. Maybe mercy is what Shakespeare preaches when people break their promises unintentionally, or maybe mercy is what happens when you have good intentions, or maybe you can't expect mercy when public opinion is against you, or maybe there's no moral at all. So many questions! Of course it rates a 'five'! It's Shakespeare! As is usually the case with a digitized 'rendering'of a print edition of a work, there are some navigation challenges with this edition of The Merchant. But the minimal footnote edit of this version of the play reduces the annoyance significantly. Kean's notes are a nice touch from a historical perspective. And the Bard is always a bargain for your reading time and dollar. Five Stars Very good I love skylock! Excellent, I enjoyed this so much; I read the tempest after. Skylock is my hero! I want a pound of flesh! I revel in feeding the revenge of the Merchant of Venice And what is my reason? It is a play. Hath not a play pages? Hath not a play words, sentences, soliloquies, diatribes? Sourced from the same brains, embodied on the same pages, scribed with the same ink, collecting dust on the same forgotten library shelf? If you read it, does it not entertain? If you skim the cliffs notes, does it not make sense? If you ignore it, does it not become required reading? If it is like other literature in the rest, it resembles literature in that. If a novel be more highly regarded than a play, what is the result? New York Times Best Seller. If a play be more highly regarded than a novel, what is the result? Why, obscurity in the popular forum. Thus the villany it teaches, teachers will execute, and it shall go onto the syllabus with better the instruction. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Richard Steele (1672 - 1729) Audiobook by Richard Steele
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Richard Steele (1672 - 1729) Audiobook by Richard Steele

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Richard Steele (1672 - 1729) Author: Richard Steele Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 13 mins Language: English Release date: 12-05-13 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 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: Richard Steele's "A Day in London" follows the narrator on a nearly 24-hour journey around this bustling hub in 1712. Our tour guide particularly enjoys watching "agreeable young women". Ultimately, he surmises that empathy - gazing upon strangers as if they were friends - leads to happiness. Neville Jason harnesses his naturally reverberant voice to make this work digestible and engaging. He endows the narrator with an accurate mix on pomp and intellect. In a mere 13 minutes, listeners explore all of London and learn a thing or two from a great mind of the past. Members Reviews: Five Stars Item just as described. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Odour of Chrysanthemums Author: D H Lawrence Narrator: Julia Franklin Format: Unabridged Length: 53 mins Language: English Release date: 01-09-14 Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: In Odour of Chrysanthemums D.H. Lawrence explores the concept of human isolation and the nature of love and relationships. This is the story of Elizabeth, a young wife and mother waiting for her alcoholic husband to return home from what she assumes is another night of drinking... Members Reviews: There is no one better than D.H. Lawrence I fell in love with D.H. Lawrence after reading Odour of Chrysanthemums. It is a love story, it's beautifully written, it's full of emotion. Lawrence isn't for everyone but this story will pull at the heart. It is a story about the human heart and the compassion to love. Five Stars This was a wonderful short story written in excellent English prose and a most enjoyable read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-26-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Eustacia Vye, sensuous and wild as the moors of Egdon Heath, brings nothing but misfortune to her lovers, Damon Wildeve and Clym Yeobright. This, contrasted with the kindness and faithfulness of the reddleman Diggory Venn, Thomasin, and the local furze cutters, all combine to form a gripping tale. Members Reviews: A great classic written by a great author Thomas Hardy truly captures the time and place in this, one of his most famous novels . Although not one of my favorite Hardy novels,it held me fast as they all do. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Store Forventninger [Great Expectations] Audiobook by Charles Dickens
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Store Forventninger [Great Expectations] Audiobook by Charles Dickens

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Store Forventninger [Great Expectations] Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Dan Schlosser Format: Unabridged Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 04-19-13 Publisher: Viatone Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Pip er en forldrels dreng, der vokser op p landet under beskedne kr hos sin diktatoriske ldre sster og dennes godmodige mand Joe. Joe og Pip har et nrt forhold, og det er meningen, at Pip skal flge i Joes fodspor som grovsmed. Langsomt begynder Pip dog at komme i kontakt med overklassen, drmme om et bedre liv og tage afstand fra Joes enkle vrdier. Da han pludselig arver en stor sum penge fra en mystisk velgrer, bliver drmmene til forventninger, og Pip flytter til London for at blive gentleman og klatre op af den sociale rangstige. Her bliver Pip rodet ind i forskellige eventyr og uforudsete hndelser, der modner ham og fr ham til at sge og opdage sandheden om sig selv og sin fortid. Please note: This audiobook is in Danish. Critic Reviews: Store forventinger fra 1860-61, en af Dickens' sene romaner, er mske den bedste af dem alle. Den er stramt fortalt og mere velkomponeret end mange af de vrige. Og s skmmes den ikke af den sukkersde sentimentalitet, han ellers havde en svaghed for. (Mette Winge, Politiken) Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Stolthed og Fordom [Pride and Prejudice] Audiobook by Jane Austen
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Stolthed og Fordom [Pride and Prejudice] Audiobook by Jane Austen

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Stolthed og Fordom [Pride and Prejudice] Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Annette Grunnet Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 04-19-13 Publisher: Viatone Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Da Elizabeth Bennet frste gang mder Fitzwilliam Darcy, finder hun ham arrogant og indbildsk allerede inden, han ved samme lejlighed hjlydt fornrmer hendes udseende. Da hun senere finder ud af, at Darcy er hovedrsagen til, at hendes elskede sster Jane ikke kan f den mand, hun elsker, vokser hendes i forvejen strke modvilje mod ham endnu mere. I den begivenhedsrige fortlling, der herefter flger, udstiller Jane Austen, hvor lidt man kan stole p frstehndsindtryk, ligesom hun p karakteristisk ironisk vis udstiller snobberi, dumhed, selvoptagethed og flosset moral i det 19. rhundredes provinsielle middelklasseliv i England. Det lyder mske trivielt, men det er det ikke. Det er Jane Austen, nr hun er bedst, og Stolthed og Fordom er en af de uomgngelige krlighedsromaner i litteraturhistorien. Please note: This audiobook is in Danish. Critic Reviews: Trods sit antikverede, engelske middelklassemilj med dets liges forldede knsroller evner en roman som Austens Stolthed og fordom (1813) at skildre krlighed og lngsler, s flelserne str tindrende klare for lseren. (Lars Handesten, Berlingske) Stolthed og Fordom handler ogs om det, alle store romaner omhandler: sgningen efter selvet. Og det er den frste store roman, der lrer os, at denne sgning lige s vel kan finde sted gennem smsnak i dagligstuen som i jagten p en stor hvid hval eller i den offentlige afstraffelse af utroskab. (Anna Quindlen, Modern Library) Members Reviews: One Star The translation is aughfull - I'll never buy anotherbook translatede by Amazon And this is the same for Emma! Unacceptable see my review of "Emma" Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El dinero de milady [Milady's Money] Audio Libro por Wilkie Collins
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El dinero de milady [Milady's Money] Audio Libro por Wilkie Collins

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://audiobookspace.com/free Título: El dinero de milady [Milady's Money] Autor: Wilkie Collins Narrador: Emilio Villa, Sonolibro Formato: Unabridged Duración: 3 hrs and 43 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 03-08-13 Editor: Sonolibro Categorías: Classics, British Literature Resumen del editor: El dinero de milady sonolibro dramatizado Incluso en la más honorable mansión británica puede haber un robo. Lady Lydiard todavía no se cree lo que ha pasado, pero lo peor es que todas las sospechas apuntan hacía a su hija adoptiva, Isabel Miller. El abogado de la familia, el señor Troy, va intentar averiguar qué es lo que ha pasado exactamente. Por otro lado el mayordomo de la casa va a investigar lo sucedido a través de un viejo timador conocido por su agudeza a la hora de resolver casos similares. ¿Ha sido realmente Isabel Miller la que ha robado el dinero o ha sido una especie de conspiración para desprestigiarla ante Lady Lydiard? En el seno de la mansión de estilo victoriano, Wilkie Collins nos ofrece una trama cargada de frescura e intriga, acompañada del típico humor inglés que podréis disfrutar en este Sonolibro (Audiolibro dramatizado con voces distintas para cada personaje, música y efectos especiales) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on an island where a mad vivisectionist tries to transform animals into human beings...with monstrous results! Members Reviews: Thought Provoking A thought provoking read. This being the third time I read this tome. Although the premise is far fetched I still wonder about the curiosity of humans to create beings in their own image. In current times the process used by Dr. Moreau is beyond plausible feasibility. Yet we have cloning and robotics and anomalies like the ape that was taught to communicate through sign language. All in the name of advancement and betterment of mankind. Wells remains a favorite author of mine. So What If It's A Classic This review is for the Kindle version with the Audible edition. I enjoyed the book although I can't say that it was the most compelling of stories. It is written well it just did not hold my interest very well. I would call it a mediocre read. An exquisite spell-binding delight; such good company! Anne, Gilbert, Miss Cornelia, Captain Jim, Leslie and their Prince Edward Island co-inhabitants invite us to share their lives and loves. In doing so, each of us is swept away to a place lending hope, warmth, comfort, and inspiration. To this point, Anneâs House of Dreams so wonderfully crowns the saga of Anne of Green Gables. Great read Wells wrote things that were difficult to have imagined during his life time I see why this book is on the 1001 books to read list. Wonderful This is a wonderful story. The portrait of each character is painted with all the colors of humanity. From beginning to end the reader becomes the invisible guest in the 'house of dreams'-sharing the fireside chats between friends, the joys and sorrows that weave there way in and out of each character's life. The wisdom of the elderly, the hopes and struggles of the young and the vivid description of life on the shores of Prince Edward Island make this a delightful read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Catalina Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham
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Catalina Audiobook by W. Somerset Maugham

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Catalina Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Harriet Carmichael Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 11-16-12 Publisher: Audible Studios Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Crippled 16-year-old Catalina is the one person unable to join in the festivities of the Feast of the Assumption. But then she has a vision of the Virgin, and is miraculously cured. In the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, such a claim to blessedness has serious consequences, especially when Catalina seems more inclined to obey her heart than the demands of the Church. The last of Maugham's novels, Catalina is a romantic celebration of Spain and a delightfully mischievous satire on absolutism. Critic Reviews: "From an era that produced George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, and John Galsworthy, Maugham is the great survivor." (Economist) Members Reviews: Five Stars Delightful novel. A good read An interesting book, based on 16th century Spain. Maugham skillfully combines fact and fiction, transporting the reader to a time long ago when burnings at the stake were a commonplace occurence. Catalina is a beautiful girl, crippled by an accident. Forsaken by her lover, she is desolate - when her prayers are literally answered by the appearance of Virgin Mary, bearing a cryptic message which ultimately leads to a miracle cure. From a poor nobody, Catalina becomes an overnight celebrity. What happens then is the rest of the story. Interesting for a look at Maugham's later writings. A strange little book and, I believe, Maugham's last novel. Religious overtones make this story interesting enough, but 3/4's of the way through, the story seems to take a polar shift as if written by a completely different writer! It ultimately disappoints and remains interesting only to diehard or curious fans of Maugham. Lovely This is a lovely story! It's earthy and matter-of-fact in Maugham's unique style. I liked it especially because it's a slap in the face to overt religious self-sanctification. Catalina ... you go girl! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories: Volume 3 Audiobook by Wilkie Collins
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Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories: Volume 3 Audiobook by Wilkie Collins

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories: Volume 3 Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Luke Harrison, Murray Melvin, Sean Connolly Format: Original Recording Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 07-11-12 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: From the pen ofthe author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, comes a collection of lesser known yet equally magnificent supernatural stories! Volume three contains "Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman" (read by Sean Connolly), "Nine Oclock" (read by Luke Harrison), and "Who Killed Zebedee?" (read by Murray Melvin). Be prepared to be terrified and entertained as Wilkie Collins disturbing tales of ghosts, deadly visions, and family curses come to life in this fantastic new collection from Fantom Films. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Pickwick Papers Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Mark Wormald (introduction)
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The Pickwick Papers Audiobook by Charles Dickens, Mark Wormald (introduction)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Pickwick Papers Author: Charles Dickens, Mark Wormald (introduction) Narrator: Dinsdale Landen Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 02-16-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The skilfully abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Dickens; comic masterpiece, The Pickwick Papers, read by Dinsdale Landen. The Pickwick Papers began as a literary spoof centred around sketches of stock sporting fops by caricaturist Robert Seymour. Following the success of Sketches by Boz, Dickens was recruited to compose the words which would accompany the illustrations. Dickens quickly made the project his own and created some of his most popular characters: Samuel Pickwick, and his companions Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass, and Tracy Tupman. At the height of its popularity The Pickwick Papers sold 40,000 copies a month and catapulted the 24 year old Dickens to fame. Members Reviews: A fun-packed romp Where does The Pickwick Papers rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? A fine reading that I owned first on cassette tape. The reading is spirited and does a great job of bringing the range of characters to life. If you know the book, this abridged production is edited in any interesting way: the story is presented without the ongoing Mr Jingle plot line. This works pretty well - it preserves some of the grab-bag feel of the book, and allows the audio to focus more on the central story of Pickwick himself. You do lose Mr Jingle, but if you haven't heard the story before, you won't feel that something is missing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

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: Richard Pasco Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 02-07-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens first historical novel, Barnaby Rudge, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Richard Pasco. Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and private horror, its strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful, disturbing blend of historical realism and Gothic melodrama. 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: An action-packed historical novel This is a well paced and fast-moving historical novel set during the anti-popery riots in London in 1780. Although not as grippingly exciting as Dicken's other historical novel, A Tale Of Two Cities, there is plenty of drama here to sustain the reader's interest. The fictional characters are well woven into the historical setting, and the portrayal of these characters gives the book some of its best comic moments, from the suave Edward Chester, to the vengeful Simon Tappertit, to the spiteful Miss Miggs, to the devious hangman, Dennis. The hero of the book is Gabriel Varden, whom Dickens repeatedly describes, rather clumsily, as "the honest locksmith". Varden has to suffer constant friction in his own household between himself, his wife, his apprentice and his maid, and this agitation reflects the agitation of the masses in the streets. One of the best features of the book is the way it successfully carries a number of plot lines. The main one of these concerns a murder committed many years previously for which no-one has been convicted. There are several other sub-plots such as the tension between the Catholic Haredale and the Protestant Chester, Joe Willet's love for Varden's daughter, the comical scheming of the apprentice locksmith against his master and the presence of a shadowy stranger who pursues Barnaby Rudge's mother. Some elements of the plot fizzle out a bit too easily towards the end, such as the attempt to kidnap Haredale's daughter, but the overall effect of the book is very satisfying. This is one of Dicken's least remembered novels, but I think it is well worth reading and an excellent introduction to his work. Dickens' Other Historical Novel When one says "Charles Dickens" and "historical novel" in the same sentence, the immediate impression is of the French Revolution adventure "A Tale of Two Cities". But Dickens wrote another historical novel 18 years before, in 1841, the complex and colorful "Barnaby Rudge", set during London's anti-Papal riots of June 1780, when there was a reaction against the Catholic influence in Parliament. Populated by a large cast and activated by a plot of intrigue and danger, it is one of the best of Dickens in his early period. In fact, it is perhaps Dickens' most under-rated work. As usual with Dickens, the characters find themselves in a labyrinth of relationships.

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

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Heart of Darkness Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: John Michaels Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 12-13-11 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is widely regarded as one of the significant works of English literature. Conrad takes us not only into the darkness of the early 20th century Congo, but also into the deeper darkness of the human psyche. John W. Michaels' masterful narration of this work takes you into the troubled mind of a man tormented not only by the isolation of the tropical wilderness, but also man's inhumanity to man. Members Reviews: Good performance, challenging story I've listened to another recoding of Michaels, and I found the same characteristics of that audio were present on this one. Great pacing, an pleasant voice to listen too. One problem I did encounter was the volume varied at least twice, however I was unsure if it was my dowload or if it was the recording itself. However, Heart of Darkness is a short, interesting story, but not the most engaging one and the reader may struggle to get through it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Black Beauty Audiobook by Anna Sewell
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Black Beauty Audiobook by Anna Sewell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Black Beauty Author: Anna Sewell Narrator: John Chatty Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-11 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Black Beauty, The Autobiography of a Horse, was written in 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. The book became an immediate bestseller and is one of the best-selling books of all time. In addition to being a wonderful story for both children and adults, it teaches both animal welfare, and how to treat people and animals with kindness, sympathy and respect. Members Reviews: Classic Sinclair I've read this over 20 years ago and I'm rereading it again, just to remind me what life is like if you don't speak up for your rights! Great Book from an era that we maybe repeating, hopefully not. In short, this a fictional (may have possibly happened) story is about an eastern European immigrant couple in search of the "American Dream", but due to extreme unsafe working/living conditions and class inequality, they ultimately succumb to the crushing wheels of progress of the Industrial Revolution. Makes you happy to live in this century This is the story of Jurgis, a Lithuaian immigrant who works in the stockyards of Chicago around the turn of the century. How much have we taken for granted in our day to day lives? Sinclair does a great job of conveying the terrible hardship faced by the unskilled labor force, and what gross injustices were plied against them in their ignorance. I couldn't escape the constant thought of "This could've been me." My ancestors were immigrants and undoubtedly worked in similar conditions.how possibly could people have survived with any hope, with any belief in the goodness of mankind? A telling, frightening story which everyone should be required to read. Beautifully written, compelling story line. Have times changed much? I'd like to think that packing houses are cleaner and safer now. However, the greed at the top is just as bad and this is what struck me most from the book. We seem to be in an environment of an increasing gap of wealth between the average worker and those at the top. Left unchecked, we might see a worker revolution here in the USA. The Jungle as Life This is an important reflection on U.S. society that shows that as much as things have changed in the last century, they really haven't. Originally written to inform and upset the public on the realities of the meat industry, it is also a lesson on survival and Darwinistic behaviors on all levels, and in all demographic sectors. The story goes into history, sociology, social psychology, civil studies, political science, agronomy, economy, and more. You finish the book with not only a new knowledge, but a deeper understanding of how you yourself fits into your modern society and community. Good for rounding out your "classic" reads. I've wanted to read this for quite awhile, as I know that it is considered a classic. It was very useful in informing me of some of the issues of the era in which it was written/set. The author obviously had some passion around the issues and presented the story in a heart wrenching manner. All of that I appreciated. If I were just analyzing it as I would any other book, I don't think it did a good job of tying up some of the questions it raised in the story narrative. In some books that is intentional, in this it did not feel that way. Also, kind of a harsh read for younger/sensitive readers. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

On the Kings Service Audiobook by Innes Logan
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On the Kings Service Audiobook by Innes Logan

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: On the Kings Service Subtitle: Chaplain to the Forces, 1914-1916 Author: Innes Logan Narrator: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 10-12-11 Publisher: FNH Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of On the Kings Service. Rev. Innes found himself at a recruiting barracks when the first world war broke out. In this narrative ,he reports on how vast numbers of volunteers sweapt into the barracks, which found itself desperately short of material to clothe and equip so many men. His duties soon move him over to France, where, in between his religious duties, he finds himself helping in the hospital with the vast number of wounded that came back from the lines. We then follow him towards the front, where his medical and religious duties combine to allow him to give comfort to the men and a mere medical hand could not procure. The book is made up of anecdotal memories and occasional reports from the front that combine to give the listener a small insight into how a religious man lives and operates behind the front lines. Members Reviews: I found it a bit romantic I listed to an abridged audiobook version. It's a simple lovely description of his experience of war. This version seems to lack a depth. It feels reasonably descriptive, but don't see so much of the Reverend in his narrative. If I had to guess, this seems like something to support the troops so is somewhat romantic, somewhat stiff upper lip. I got a little of his work as Chaplain, seems to be mostly focused on everyone else, but with few people to follow. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The History of Tom Jones - A Foundling Audiobook by Henry Fielding
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The History of Tom Jones - A Foundling Audiobook by Henry Fielding

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The History of Tom Jones - A Foundling Author: Henry Fielding Narrator: Maurice West Format: Abridged Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Voice of the Year competition introduced and sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks and The Times books pages, edited by Erica Wagner, took place in Spring 2004. Readers without any formal drama training or professional acting experience were invited to send in recordings of a short extract of either Dickens, Austen or from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and an own choice. The judging panel - Martin Jarvis, Juliet Stevenson, and Anton Lesser, with John Tydeman, David Timson, and Christina Hardyment (audiobook reviewer for The Times), under the chairmanship of Naxos AudioBooks managing director Nicolas Soames chose the winner and finalists from nearly one thousand entries. First prize was to read a classic for Naxos AudioBooks. The winner was Maurice West, a fifty-five-year-old English teacher from Croydon. His chosen piece was from Tom Jones and he was invited to read an extended abridgement 6-CD set of the same novel. We were very impressed by the natural storytelling talent shown by Mr West, with a strong narrative character, a sense of period style as well as a firm grasp of the many characters who appear, said Nicolas Soames. After graduating from Cambridge, Mr West applied to LAMDA on the main acting course and was accepted. Unfortunately, he didnt have sufficient funds to take up the offer and had to confine his thespian interests to amateur dramatics. Now, later in life, he has a chance to open a new thread of activity. This 6 CD recording of Tom Jones is an important addition to the eighteenth-century audio library on Naxos AudioBooks. Editorial Reviews: Maurice West narrates this edition of Fielding's eighteenth-century ribald satire. The title character romps through many erotic adventures before finally being united with his beloved Sophia. West is always in tune with his text; he never fakes his way through long narrative sections and never lapses into repetitive cadences. Although he takes his time getting into the spirit of the narrative voice, he hits the target of his characterizations with panache every time. Other notable pluses are an excellent abridgment and Naxos's trademark musical bridges. Members Reviews: Delightful and entertaining 314. The History of Tom Jones: a foundling by Henry Fielding (Novel-Audible/E Book-Fiction) 5* I read along with the Audible of the novel which I found a highly delightful and entertaining experience. The narrator, Bill Homewood, who performed the audio version of the work was excellent doing the various characters as well as the invisible narrator (author) of the story. The Synopsis is as follows: A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squireâthough he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Audiobook by Jules Verne
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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Audiobook by Jules Verne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Alex Jennings Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 07-11-11 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the "monster" turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the 'Father of Science Fiction', but also a truly fantastic voyage from the lost city of Atlantis to the South Pole. Members Reviews: READ REVIEW FOR ***CORRECT TRANSLATION*** There are three significant translations of this book, and amazon's lacklustre book-sorting system creates nothing but chaos when searching for the correct format / translation of this book. I'm here to help! note: (find the version you are looking for with the ISBN numbers I've provided at the bottom of this review, you can just copy and paste them into the amazon search field and hit GO). Here are excerpts from the three most common translations: Paragraph one, translated by Mercier Lewis - THE YEAR 1866 WAS signalized by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumors which agitated the maritime population, and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the governments of several states on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. Paragraph one, translated by Walter James Miller and Frederick Paul Walter (1996) - THE YEAR 1866 was marked by a bizarre development, an unexplained and downright inexplicable phenomenon that surely no one has forgotten. Without getting into those rumors that upset civilians in the seaports and deranged the public mind even far inland, it must be said that professional seamen were especially alarmed. Traders, shipowners, captains of vessels, skippers, and master mariners from Europe and America, naval officers from every country, and at their heels the various national governments on these two continents, were all extremely disturbed by the business. Paragraph one, translated by William Butcher - The year 1866 was marked by a strange event, an unexplained and inexplicable occurrence that doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Without mentioning the rumours which agitated the denizens of the ports and whipped up the public's imagination on every continent, seafaring men felt particularly disturbed.

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: Deborah Carr Format: Abridged Length: 50 mins Language: English Release date: 05-18-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: An abridged, dramatic version of Brontë's classic novel starring Deborah Carr. Public Domain (P)2010 Saland Publishing Members Reviews: Note quite what I was expecting I was wanting to listen to a quick, easy version of the story, with which to familiarise myself before going to see a comedy play based on the characters. This did the job, although I was not expecting a dramatised version (I should have read the synopsis I suppose). Furthermore I was not expecting such an old recording! It is a bit distorted at times, sounding like a wobbly record player, but it has the charm of an English black and white film from the 1930's or 40's. If you like old films and don't mind a quaint simplistic dialogue, then you will probably enjoy this. I found myself smiling almost all of the way through. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Only Jealousy of Emer Audiobook by William Butler Yeats
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The Only Jealousy of Emer Audiobook by William Butler Yeats

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Only Jealousy of Emer Author: William Butler Yeats Narrator: Paula Bauersmith, Gerald E. McGonagill, John McLiam Format: Unabridged Length: 28 mins Language: English Release date: 02-17-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: The Only Jealousy of Emer is one of Yeat's five famous Cúchulainn pieces and is written with heavy stylistic influences from the Japanese Noh theatre. Readers Paula Bauersmith, Gerald E. McGonagill, and John McLiam are accompanied by The Lou Harrison Ensemble. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Very Best of Thomas Hardy Audiobook by Thomas Hardy
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The Very Best of Thomas Hardy Audiobook by Thomas Hardy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Very Best of Thomas Hardy Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Richard Burton, Michael Redgrave Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 05-24-10 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A collection of Thomas Hardy's poetry and fiction. (P)2010 Saland Publishing 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: Pamela Brown Format: Abridged Length: 1 hr and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 06-11-08 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, British Literature Publisher's Summary: A superb abridged reading of D. H. Lawrence's classic lustful tale. ©2008 Saland Publishing; (P)2008 Saland Publishing Members Reviews: Choose another version This audiobook was very poorly performed: buzzy, background noise, impossible to understand low or soft sections. Recommend you listen to another version. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com