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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (208)
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    (208)

    Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

    Ashley says: "Very Good!"
  • FREE: A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens,R. D. Carstairs - adaptation

    FREE: A Christmas Carol

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated By Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    Overall
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    (28)
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    'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

    C.P. says: "Great Listen"
  • To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harper Lee
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    Overall
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    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

    Frances says: "Transported to the wold of Scout and Jem."
  • Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
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    (116)
    Story
    (116)

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

    Belinda says: "Wonderful reading of a gorgeous book"
  • Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy

    Anna Karenina

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

    Jodie Baker says: "Long but worth it"
  • The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Book 2 | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (116)

    Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

    Corne says: "Good detail"
  • Brave New World | Aldous Huxley

    Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    Overall
    (107)
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    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Nienke Lucas says: "Worth revisiting"
  • The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings, Book 3 | J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (105)
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    Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

    David Lazzari says: "The Lord of the Rings - The return of the King"
  • The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

    Adam says: "Enjoyable & a reminder of a well spoken novel"
  • Meditations | Marcus Aurelius

    Meditations

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated By Duncan Steen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    Oyvind says: "Great book"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Narrator Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 | C.S. Lewis

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Lucy has stumbled upon a marvellous land of fauns and centaurs, nymphs and talking animals. But soon she discovers that it is ruled by the cruel White Witch, and can only be freed by Aslan, the great Lion, and four children.

    Henry says: "timeless"
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Dramatised) | Robert M. Pirsig

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Robert M. Pirsig
    • Narrated By James Purefoy
    Overall
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    James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery and starring James Purefoy, this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.

    Alice says: "This is immersive."
  • Catch 22 | Joseph Heller

    Catch 22

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joseph Heller
    • Narrated By Trevor White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

    Stuart says: "Brilliant!"
  • Anne of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Anne of Green Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated By Rachel McAdams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

    Emma says: "Rachel McAdams shines as narrator"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Thandie Newton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

    Alex says: "A LADY'S TALE"
  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations | Jane Austen

    The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Julie McKenzie
    Overall
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    A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

    Dean Spilias says: "Abridged, but well done."
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway

    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
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    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    Mick says: "Hated it"
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,Robert Fagles - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
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    (29)
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    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    Michael says: "my favorite book performed brilliantly"
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