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    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity’s unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity.

    Non-member price: $35.87

    • Zorba the Greek

    • By: Nikos Kazantzakis
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A wonderful tale of a young man’s coming of age, Zorba the Greek has been a classic of world literature since it was first translated into English in 1952 and made into an unforgettable movie with Anthony Quinn. Zorba, an irrepressible, earthy hedonist, sweeps his young disciple along as he wines, dines, and loves his way through a life dedicated to fulfilling his copious appetites. Zorba is irresistible in this charming audio production by veteran narrator George Guidall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A mind blowing book

    • By raz on 16-11-2018

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • Devils

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Exiled to four years in Siberia, but hailed by the end of his life as a saint, prophet, and genius, Fyodor Dostoevsky holds an exalted place among the best of the great Russian authors. One of Dostoevsky’s five major novels, Devils follows the travails of a small provincial town beset by a band of modish radicals - and in so doing presents a devastating depiction of life and politics in late 19th-century Imperial Russia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disquieting character descriptions

    • By Brendan on 02-07-2017

    Non-member price: $68.25

    • Swann's Way

    • By: Marcel Proust, Scott Moncrieff - translator
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Swann’s Way is the first and best-known part of Proust’s monumental work, Remembrance of Things Past. Often compared to a symphony, this complex masterpiece is ideally suited for audio. Listening lets you appreciate anew the incredible beauty of Proust’s language and the uniqueness of his style. The novel’s narrator, Marcel, finds the true meaning of experience in memories stimulated by some random object or event.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Typee

    • A Peep at Polynesian Life
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville’s day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as “a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages," the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.

    Non-member price: $39.00

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread. Fortunately, Brod ignored his friend's wishes and published The Trial, which became the author's most famous work. Now Kafka's enigmatic novel regains its humor and stylistic elegance in a new translation based on the restored original manuscript.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By James Green on 20-03-2016

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Winesburg, Ohio

    • By: Sherwood Anderson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winesburg, Ohio is a little-known masterpiece that forever changed the course of American storytelling. At the center of this collection of stories stands George Willard, an earnest young reporter for the Winesburg Eagle who sets out to gather the town’s daily news. He ends up discovering the town’s deepest secrets as one by one, the townsfolk confide their hopes, dreams, and fears to the reporter. In their recollections of first loves and last rites, of sprawling farms and winding country roads, the town rises vividly - and poignantly - to life.

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On his deathbed, Franz Kafka asked that all his unpublished manuscripts be burned. Fortunately, his request was ignored, allowing such works as The Trial to earn recognition among the literary masterpieces of the 20th century. This brilliant new translation of The Castle captures comedic elements and visual imagery that earlier interpretations missed.

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t waste your time

    • By Stuart on 29-09-2018

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Victory

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From one of the greatest modern writers in world literature comes a magnificent story of love, adventure, and rescue played out against the shimmering South Seas. Alone on a tropical island, a Swedish baron and a beautiful violinist discover the long-lost joys of love. But when two treasure hunters arrive on the beach, the lovers know that evil has invaded their romantic paradise—an evil they are powerless to stop.

    Non-member price: $45.69

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I am a sick man...I am a spiteful man", a nameless voice cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the painful self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn of a lonely individual who has become one of the greatest anti-heroes in all literature.

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quasimodo was born disfigured, hunchbacked and lame, and years spent ringing the bells of the Cathedral of Notre Dame have left him deaf, but also spared him the taunts of the cruel mobs of Paris. Now Quasimodo has fallen in love with the lovely Gypsy girl Esmeralda, the only person who ever showed pity on him - but she faces a death sentence, and only Quasimodo's pure spirit can save her. Or can he?

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Jungle

    • By: Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few books have so affected radical social changes as The Jungle, first published serially in 1906. Exposing unsanitary conditions in the meat-packing industry in Chicago, Sinclair's novel gripped Americans by the stomach, contributing to the passage of the first Food and Drug Act. If you’ve never read this classic novel, don't be put off by its gruesome reputation. Upton Sinclair was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who could turn even an exposé into a tender and moving novel.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Under Western Eyes

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Under Western Eyes, Conrad's novel of political treachery and oppression, begins with a bomb that kills a hated Russian minister of police along with innocent bystanders. A young student named Razumov hides the perpetrator, then betrays him and becomes a spy among his exiled comrades. He faces a moral dilemma from which there is no escape. This masterwork, published six years before the Russian Revolution, is a chillingly accurate prophecy of what was to come.

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • The Devil and Other Stories

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Richard F. Gustafson
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, George Guidall, T. Ryder Smith, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of 11 stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as "The Snowstorm", "Lucerne", "The Diary of a Madman", and "The Devil" are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious thought that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy.

    Non-member price: $40.61

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With his breathtaking social insight and his graceful sentences, Sinclair Lewis—a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner—stands out as one of the most important American writers of the 20th century. At turns lyrically soul-searching and scathing in its honesty, Babbitt captures the essence of the 1920s while remaining a timeless piece of literature. Babbitt, the ultimate conformist and social climber, seeks power in his community and self-esteem from others. Outwardly, he is the ultimate “big booster,” and he toes the company line with “zip and zowie.”

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • B for Babbitt, B for Boring

    • By David on 30-01-2017

    Non-member price: $45.69

    • The Short Story Collection

    • Classic Short Stories
    • By: Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Anton Chekov
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller, George Guidall
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This group of four classic stories from the 19th century includes works that appear in many collections of European literature. Offering tantalizing revelations and unforgettable characters, these tales have delighted readers ever since they were first published. These classic short stories are narrated by two of the most critically-acclaimed readers in the audiobook field: George Guidall and Frank Muller. Their performances bring fresh emotional nuances to the tales while highlighting the wonderful strands of irony.

    Non-member price: $13.19

    • The Stories of I.L. Peretz

    • By: I.L. Peretz
    • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I.L. Peretz, the acknowledged "Father of Yiddish Literature", captured the essence of Eastern European Jewish life. He wrote of the magical quality of kindness, and the bitter fruits of blind faith.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Captains Courageous

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Captains Courageous is Rudyard Kipling’s classic fable of a boy’s initiation into the fellowship of men, played out on the high seas of the late 1800s. When he falls overboard from a luxury liner, Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of an American millionaire, is rescued by a small New England fishing schooner. To earn his keep, Harvey must prove his worth in the only way the skipper and his hardy crew will accept: through the grueling mastery of a fisherman’s skills.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Three Soldiers

    • By: John Dos Passos
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When John Dos Passos published this book in 1921, its explosive portrait of World War I shocked America. Instead of glorifying the Great War, he shows three men caught in a military machine that is as dangerous for them as the foreign terrain and the enemies they fight. Fuselli leaves San Francisco for the front lines in France, anxious to move up the military ladder of success. Chrisfield, a farm boy from Indiana, feels himself swept along as he marches in a sea of other soldiers.

    Non-member price: $45.69

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