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Publisher's Summary

This Audiobook contains the following works:

  • The prophet [Khalil Gibran],
  • Treasure Island [Robert Louis Stevenson],
  • White fang [Jack London],
  • The Time machine [H. G. Wells],
  • The Battle of Life [Charles Dickens],
  • The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle],
  • The Three Musketeers [Alexandre Dumas],
  • The adventures of Pinocchio [Carlo Collodi],
  • Robinson Crusoe [Daniel Defoe],
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain].
©2019 Khalil Gibran (P)2019 MustRead

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No organisation, not brilliant narration

No chapters or breaks between books, no organisation at all except for arbitrary sections which don’t follow book chapters or can just start a book half way though a section. Narration was ok, not great quality audio and tone was a little flat so hard to engage.

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  • Mariusz Woznica
  • 13-06-2019

Table of content for who needs one ;-)

The prophet [Khalil Gibran] - part 1 - chapter 01 to 07
Treasure Island [Robert Louis Stevenson] - part 1 - chapter 08 to 34; part 2 - chapter 35 to 41
White fang [Jack London] - part 2 - chapter 42 to 66
The Time machine [H. G. Wells] - part 2 - chapter 67 to 68; part 3 - chapter 69 to 78
The Battle of Life [Charles Dickens] - part 3 - chapter 79 to 85
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]:
part 3 - chapter 86 to 86 - A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA
part 3 - chapter 87 to 87 - THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
part 3 - chapter 88 to 88 - A CASE OF IDENTITY
part 3 - chapter 89 to 90 - THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
part 3 - chapter 91 to 91 - THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
part 3 - chapter 92 to 92 - THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
part 3 - chapter 93 to 93 - THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
part 3 - chapter 94 to 95 - THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
part 3 - chapter 96 to 96 - THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER'S THUMB
part 3 - chapter 97 to 97 - THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
part 3 - chapter 98 to 98 - THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
part 3 - chapter 99 to 100 - THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
The Three Musketeers [Alexandre Dumas] - part 3 - chapter 101 to 102; part 4 - chapter 103 to 136; part 5 - chapter 137 to 169
The adventures of Pinocchio [Carlo Collodi] - part 5 - chapter 170 to 170; part 6 - chapter 171 to 204; part 7 - chapter 205 to 205
Robinson Crusoe [Daniel Defoe] - part 7 - chapter 206 to 227
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain] - part 7 - chapter 228 to 237; part 8 - chapter 238 to 270

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  • Loren Robertson
  • 15-04-2019

No table of contents

Extremely hard to listen to any of the particular books within this collection. There is no way to find the beginning of a book or to continue listening to the story you are in the middle of when one of the separated bodies of literature ends. There is no cohesiveness between these separated works. I was in the last third of one of the books when the recording ended. The next book in line started with another book altogether. I ended up having to look up the audiobook on Youtube to finish listening to it. I am going to return this audiobook. It is a Librivox recording, and all the stories are easier to listen to elsewhere, or to order separately. I don't suggest this to anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-2019

SCAM

This is a joke. Do not buy!!! It is a trick. These are only small parts of the books listed.

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  • AMU BRASIL
  • 07-12-2019

difficulties with index

Index of collection shows chapters. Due to the fact that collection holds 10 titles it is impossible to locate wich book I am reading. please fix index, showing name of book in chapters. thanks

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  • Irish Raven
  • 30-01-2020

There is a reason this download is cheap

I've never heard worse narration. Its like listening to a half-illiterate relative try to sound out the story. Nope. Just Nope. Maybe if you are capable of tuning out the terrible narration in favor of trying to absorb some classics, but I'd recommend you go elsewhere - this will make you despise otherwise great tales.

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  • L. Smith
  • 15-01-2020

10 Essential Pieces of Literature

I post this review because all the reviews were bad.
I find the Narrate good, ( I don't like high pitch voices ) but now it's not playing.
I've spent .66 cent on worse things.
Enjoy!!

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  • Jeremy E.
  • 12-12-2019

I cannot download this

I wasted 66 cents it would have been a fantastic deal had it worked I have tried 10 × download this and various ways and it will not download to my phone It is almost 90 hours long I don't know if that is why but I could not get this to work Save your money and buy the titles individually

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  • 匿名
  • 11-02-2020

test

It is (as you can already tell by the title) the US variation of the book, with all the oddness that comes with it but it mostly cames out unscathed.
I've heard the UK audiobook before, however, and while Jim Dale comes close, Stephen Fry is the better narrator so I'm doubly annoyed that we don't have the option to buy the Philosopher's Stone version.

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  • Jane
  • 29-01-2020

Could not play on website and could not download

I ordered another book that was only 64 hours, it would not play either, but was able to download. This book would do neither.

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  • Elena
  • 18-11-2019

In German and only first chapter plays.

In German and only first chapter plays. Unfortunately, I do not speak German and - if I did - only the first chapter out of dozens plays any sound.

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  • Christian A.
  • 05-01-2020

Decent, but messy.

Needs to be seperated by book, not chapters.
Better narrator, Taylor, while obviously trying, sadly doesnt do these classic works the justice they deserve.

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  • Kazasid
  • 31-03-2020

hard work, but good performance and great prose

tedious and hard work, and very much a reworking of others works. I wont listen again, and wouldn't recommend it

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  • 匿名
  • 07-05-2021

The second book is about pirates

I'm sorry but this is a scam.
I was truly enjoying this collection of books. Until I heard that this was a Librevox Recordingsand that all Librevox Recordings are part of the public domain.
The reader is Mark F. Smith who did an excellent performance and vollentered his time and effort to make this production. If its mark from N. Carolina opting to monitise his work through Audible it it fine I guess but since the narrator is listed as Mathew Taylor I believe we're dealing with a shady third party.
If Audible would make the Librevox library available for her members for free...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-2020

Problems down loading

The books the narrator and the performance is great, you just can’t download them very well!!!

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  • Alex LeMonte
  • 27-04-2021

Great, but need to have chapters and book titels

It would be great if they let you know which parts of the book you where on.

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  • A West
  • 04-10-2020

very good for the 1st book nice and long

the sound is very good on my PC I have seen the movies but the books are mush better very good for the 1st book nice and long over 87h

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  • Carol B-T
  • 12-06-2021

Dated

These stories were suitablecfor 10 year old boys in the 1950s. No modern authors & no women. Worse, no way to tell where each starts and ends. Poor.

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