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    • A Passage to India

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Dr. Aziz is a young Muslim physician in the British Indian town of Chandrapore. One evening he comes across an English woman, Mrs. Moore, in the courtyard of a local mosque; she and her younger travelling companion Adela are disappointed by claustrophobic British colonial culture and wish to see something of the 'real' India. But when Aziz kindly offers to take them on a tour of the Marabar caves with his close friend Cyril Fielding, the trip results in a shocking accusation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Crapy performance of an insightful work.

    • By ravi on 25-12-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Room With a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lucy Honeychurch, accompanied by her vigilant guardian, Charlotte Bartlett, makes her first foray into the world, touring Italy and discovering a country very different to the English countryside she was brought up in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is perfect. Wish it wasn’t abridged.

    • By Christine Phillips on 16-01-2019

    Non-member price: $16.47

    • A Passage to India

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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    When Adela Quested and her companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the 'real India', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. Through them, Aziz becomes friends with Cyril Fielding.

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • The Machine Stops

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • Howards End

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Howards End is the story of the liberal Schlegel sisters and their struggle to come to terms with social class and their German heritage in Edwardian England. Their lives are intertwined with those of the wealthy and pragmatic Wilcox family and their country house, Howards End, as well as the lower-middle-class Basts. When Helen Schlegel and Paul Wilcox's brief romance ends badly the Schlegels hope to never see the Wilcoxes again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommendation.

    • By wendy on 23-06-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Maurice

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    'Ah for darkness...not the darkness of a house which coops up a man among furniture, but the darkness where he can be free!' Maurice Hall knows he must choose between living life in the shadows or denying himself a chance at love and fulfilment. Aware of his attraction to the same sex, in a time where it was considered unlawful and immoral to have homosexual desires, Maurice must decide whether to battle or submit to a prejudiced 20th-century English society.

    Non-member price: $22.94

    • Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    E. M. Forster's first novel is a witty comedy of manners that is tinged with tragedy. It tells the story of Lilia Herriton, who proves to be an embarrassment to her late husband's family as, in the small Tuscan town of Monteriano, she begins a relationship with a much younger Italian man - classless, uncouth, and highly unsuitable. A subtle attack on Edwardian values and a humanely sympathetic portrayal of the clash of two cultures, Where Angels Fear to Tread is also a profound exploration of character and virtue.

    Non-member price: $28.11

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    The story of a young and affluent middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch is wooed by George Emerson and Cecil Vyse whilst vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil, or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Answers

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-04-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this rich new audio production, acclaimed British American actress Rebecca Hall brings one of E. M. Forster's most admired works to life in this classic tale of human struggle. A charming young Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch, is wooed by both free-spirited George Emerson and wealthy Cecil Vyse while vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness. Should Lucy choose social acceptance or true love?

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When attractive, impulsive English widow Lilia takes a holiday in Italy, she causes a scandal by marrying Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian 12 years her junior. Her prim, snobbish in-laws make no attempt to hide their disapproval, and when Lilia's decision eventually brings disaster, her English relatives embark on an expedition to face the uncouth foreigner.

    Non-member price: $32.15

    • A Room with a View (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Set in freewheeling Florence, Italy, and sober Surrey, England, E. M. Forster's beloved third novel follows young Lucy Honeychurch's journey to self-discovery at a transitional moment in British society. As Lucy is exposed to opportunities previously not afforded to women, her mind - and heart - must open. Before long, she's in love with an "unsuitable" man and is faced with an impossible choice: follow her heart or be pressured into propriety.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceeded my expectations

    • By Melanie James on 01-01-2018

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • A Passage To India

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor. When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court.

    Non-member price: $16.47

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A vibrant portrait of Edwardian England, Howards End examines personal relationships and conflicting values. The Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, and their brother, Tibby, place their values in civilized living, music, literature, and conversation with their friends. The Wilcoxes, Henry and his children Charles, Paul, and Evie, are concerned with the business side of life and distrust emotions and imagination.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The disregard of a dying woman's bequest, a girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage of an idealist and a materialist intersect at an estate called Howards End. There, the lives of three families become entangled. As chance brings them together, societal conventions come into question as does the ownership of Howards End. Through the fate of the estate - as well as the lives of the families who are affiliated with it - Forster creates a brilliant parallel to the fate of English society itself.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sarah Genner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lucy Honeychurch, an upper middle class girl, and her cousin, Charlotte, travel from England to Italy on vacation. While on the trip, the two women share a guest house with a man and his son George Emmerson. After switching rooms to offer the women a better view overlooking the scenic river, the Emmersons and Honeychurches get to know each other better. Mr. Emmerson suggests that Lucy and George may be a good match for each other.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Howards End

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger". When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home - Howards End - to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Shadow Jumper

    • A Mystery Adventure Book for Children and Teens Aged 10-14
    • By: J M Forster
    • Narrated by: Gary Murrell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Jack Phillips's allergy to sunshine confines him to the shadows, leaving him lonely, and at risk of life-threatening burns every time he steps into the light. Shadow jumping on the rooftops at dusk, makes him feel alive. And free. But Jack's condition is suddenly worse than ever, and only his missing scientist dad can save him. As Jack and his new friend, Beth, begin their frantic search and delve into his dad's past for clues, they have no idea what they are about to uncover.

    • A Mystery Adventure Book for Children and Teens Aged 10-14
    • By: J M Forster
    • Narrated by: Gary Murrell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 02-08-2017
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sarah Jane Barry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, "A Room With a View" is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, "A Room With a View" is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. "A Room With a View" is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true love.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • Howard's End

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisation
    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Mathie, Ann Rye, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Spring 1905, England. When Helen Schlegel goes to stay at Howard's End - the country home of the Wilcox family, her own life, along with that of her sister Margaret, is changed forever. This is the tale of three families at the beginning of the twentieth century: the rich Wilcoxes, the gentle, idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts. Frequently cited as E. M. Forster's finest work, Howard's End brilliantly explores class warfare, conflict and the English character. This BBC dramatisation skilfully brings the classic novel to life.

    Non-member price: $15.19

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