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    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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    The book probes the possible roles of four brothers in the unresolved murder of their father, Fyodor Karamazov. At the same time, it carefully explores the personalities and inclinations of the brothers themselves. Their psyches together represent the full spectrum of human nature, the continuum of faith and doubt. Ultimately, this novel seeks to understand the real meaning of faith and existence and includes much beneficial philosophical and spiritual discussion that moves the reader towards faith.

    Non-member price: $31.61

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who served the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. When the dashing young D'Artagnon arrives in Paris from Gascony, he becomes embroiled in three duels with the Three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But when he proves himself by fighting not against, but with, the Three Musketeers, they form a quick and lasting friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite audio book to date.

    • By Xin on 27-07-2016

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Swann's Way

    • By: Marcel Proust
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Swann's Way is the first novel of Marcel Proust's seven-volume magnum opus In Search of Lost Time. After elaborate reminiscences about his childhood with relatives in rural Combray and in urban Paris, Proust's narrator recalls a story regarding Charles Swann, a major figure in his Combray childhood....

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Prophet (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Almustafa has been exiled in the island city of Orphalese for twelve years when he sees his ship coming with the mist. Before he sets sail, the beloved prophet is asked by his followers to impart his truth. In these twenty-eight poetic essays, he offers profound inspiration on such matters of love and friendship, freedom and self-knowledge, joy and sorrow, pleasure, prayer, and death. In doing so, Almustafa offers a universal serenity. A Lebanese émigré to the United States, Gibran wrote The Prophet to transcend the barriers between East and West.

    Non-member price: $6.95

    • Tolstoy

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Master and Man
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In these two famous short novels, Leo Tolstoy takes readers to the brink of despair. At the end of life, worldly ambition offers no consolation for the spiritually empty soul, but Tolstoy is the master of themes and redemption. He turns his morbid topic into hope, leading toward spiritual awakening. Tolstoy offers his readers a lifetime of perspective on death.

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Master and Man
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 16-01-2009
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Non-member price: $25.37