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    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Typical James

    • By V. J. Hutchinson on 14-02-2018

    Non-member price: $21.90

    • El Cid: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Modern Classics)

    • By: James Henry Harris
    • Narrated by: Jack Kison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Cantar del Mio Cid (The Poem of El Cid) is the oldest Spanish epic poem preserved. It's based on the true story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, known as El Cid, and it takes place during the Spanish Reconquest. It's the first known extensive narrative work of Spanish literature written in a Romance language, and it was composed around 1200.This text has been carefully written in modern English to allow for easy listening.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Classic Tales Of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • 10 Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: full cast, Henry Goodman, Jodie Comer, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work. One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the 10 dramas in this collection.

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following a violent and messy divorce, young Maisie Farange floats back and forth between her parents, Beale and Ida, who use her as a weapon to torment each other in their ongoing, internecine war. Eventually the parents both remarry, and it becomes clear that the new spouses care more for Maisie than her own parents. Beale and Ida soon embark on a series of extramarital affairs, leaving Maisie in the care of the new step-parents, who begin their own affair with each other.

    Non-member price: $28.28

    • 5 Personal Development Classics

    • Five All-Time Bestsellers
    • By: Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
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    What would your life look like if you could distill the wisdom of the ages and make it your own? Now you can! Far from being "lost classics", this collection of audiobooks offers timeless jewels from some of the greatest names in personal development. Every success fundamental is explored in detail to bring you keen insights to savor - and use! These rare classics are sure to transform your perspective and your life.

    Non-member price: $76.90

    • First Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country’s on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor, DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. Superintendent Stanley Mullett has been at Denton for only six months and is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks, while refurbishing the dilapidated Eagle Lane HQ.

    Non-member price: $22.61

    • The Ambassadors

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    American Lambert Strether is sent to Paris on behalf of Mrs. Newsome, his fiancée, to collect her son, Chad. When Strether finds Chad, he discovers an altered man and becomes introduced to a free and unconventional style of life that soon intoxicates him. His views begin to change; the morality of Woollett, his hometown, becomes foreign, and the "ambassador" loses sight of his mission....

    Non-member price: $56.38

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O' Brien
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    Non-member price: $28.10

    • The Wings of the Dove

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl.

    Non-member price: $60.92

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman's encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer's fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming Madame Merle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ♥Breaking, brilliant, a masterpiece ....

    • By Robyn on 24-01-2018

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this classic tale of the death of childhood, there is a savage comedy that owes much to Dickens. But for his portrayal of the child’s capacity for intelligent wonder, James summons all the subtlety he devotes elsewhere to his most celebrated adult protagonists. In the aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled back and forth between her father and mother and their new spouses, all of whom are monstrously self-involved. Neglected and exploited by everyone around her, Maisie herself becomes a pretext for sexual intrigue when her stepparents become attracted to each other.

    Non-member price: $29.02

    • Frost at Midnight

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. DS Waters should be on top of the world with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, the body of a young woman is found in the churchyard, and their wedding venue becomes a crime scene. DS Jack Frost has been homeless for the past three months. He's been staying with DC Sue Clarke but with a baby to take care of and the imminent arrival of her mother, she's given him his marching orders.

    Non-member price: $32.31

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Wood
    • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for - except a husband and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the States, Maggie’s millionaire father, Adam, decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled but now poor aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably would have been better read as a book.

    • By Jenny on 17-09-2018

    Non-member price: $58.50

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One of the world's most famous intellectual ghost stories, The Turn of the Screw is a haunting tale of suspected supernatural possession. A governess at a country house claims that Miles and Flora, two orphaned children in her care, are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. Are they being dominated by spectral forces, or are they hiding something? Is the governess simply paranoid, or is something else going on?

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Klett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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    What Maisie Knew was first published as a serial in the Chap Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later in the same year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced and irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity.

    Non-member price: $13.69

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following the death of her father, Isabel Archer leaves the comforts of Albany, New York, to stay with her aunt, Lydia Touchett, at her London estate. There she meets Lydia's rich husband, David; her cousin, Ralph; and the Touchetts' proud neighbor, Lord Warburton. Soon, too, come marriage proposals from Lord Warburton and Caspar Goodwood, the son of a wealthy mill owner. Although Isabel declines both offers, she eventually gives her hand to Gilbert Osmond, an American expat in Florence.

    Non-member price: $33.50

    • Morning Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    November 5th, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night chasing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human foot. And the night gets worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot inside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. And Superintendant Mullett's attempts to join the Freemasons are being rudely thwarted.

    Non-member price: $22.61

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Daisy Miller is the story of a beautiful, unconventional American girl who becomes the fascination of Frederick Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot. His pursuit of her is hampered by her flirtatiousness and flagrant disregard for the customs and behavior of the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy.  

    Non-member price: $13.86

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