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    • Madame Bovary

    • 150th Anniversary
    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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    Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman's gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the author's searing castigation, and it is the book's final profound irony that only Charles, Emmaï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿s oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace through his stubborn and selfless love.

    Non-member price: $18.04

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    Non-member price: $13.62

    • Abyss

    • The Return of the Elves, Book 5
    • By: Bethany Adams
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, Claire Bloom - director
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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    After 500 years as a magic teacher, Selia thought she'd seen everything. But nothing prepared her for the chaos of her assignment at Braelyn. Assassins, rogue princes, and a grown, half-human student - all had caught her off guard. Now, things have settled down, and her life has begun to take on a sense of normalcy. Until her seemingly dead husband reappears astride a dragon with a dire warning about Earth.  

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • Romeo & Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom, Alan Bandel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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    A classic staged performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by the Old Vic Company. Starring Claire Bloom and Alan Bandel.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Jane Eyre (Dramatised)

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom, Sir Anthony Quayle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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    A dramatised reading capturing all the passionate intensity of Charlotte Brontë’s great romantic novel.Bronte's infamous Gothic novel tells the story of orphan Jane, a child of unfortunate circumstances. Raised and treated badly by her aunt and cousins and eventually sent away to a cruel boarding school, it is not until Jane becomes a governess at Thornfield that she finds happiness. But it is not long before strange and unnerving events occur in the house....

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    • By Gabbie Joy on 21-08-2017

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • Satisfaction

    • By: K. M. Scott
    • Narrated by: Carrie Piper, Max Lehnen, C. J. Bloom, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cassian March finally found a reason to give up his player ways. Crazy in love, he and Olivia are ready to take the next step and make it official, but just when life is perfect is exactly when everything can slip away.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Somewhere Towards the End

    • By: Diana Athill
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is it like to be old? Diana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. In Somewhere Towards the End she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taight her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation.

    Non-member price: $25.46

    • Romeo and Juliet (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Albert Finney, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    The Montagues and the Capulets, two families of Verona, have been feuding for generations. Young Romeo Montague intends to cause trouble at a Capulet gathering, but while there he sees the Capulet's daughter, Juliet, and falls hopelessly in love. Albert Finney, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, and Hilton Edwards perform an unabridged version of Shakespeare's tragedy about the two young lovers, whose deaths unite their warring families.

    Non-member price: $23.96

    • The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    • By: Caroline Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Caroline Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, Viola Davis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved literature, especially poetry. "Once you can express yourself," she wrote, "you can tell the world what you want from it.... All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words." Now Caroline Kennedy shares her mother's favorite poems and the inspiration behind her strong belief in the power of literature.

    Non-member price: $26.46

    • Thirty Years of Treason

    • Excerpts from Hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities 1938 - 1968: Complete Set
    • By: Eric Bentley - editor
    • Narrated by: Nathan Dana Aldrich, Theodore Bikel, Claire Bloom, and others
    • Length: 41 hrs and 3 mins
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    The testimony that the author has gleaned for this audiobook from the 30-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly listenable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Thirty Years of Treason, Volume 1

    • Excerpts from Hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938 - 1968
    • By: Eric Bentley
    • Narrated by: Nathan Dana Aldrich, Theodore Bikel, Claire Bloom, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the 30-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly listenable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Romeo & Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom, Peter Finch, Old Vic
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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    Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s earliest tragedies and probably the best known of all his works. Few do not know the poignant love story between these two young lovers from rivaling and feuding families tracing the first fresh bloom of their love to their ultimate demise.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Tristan & Iseult

    • By: Joseph Bedier (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 59 mins
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    This legendary and tragic tale of two lovers and their death has seen numerous variations over many centuries, and some say influenced the story of Lancelot and Guinevere.

    Historians suggest that it originally comes from the 12th century, when wandering minstrels and bards would relate the tale, glorifying its epic qualities of chivalry and fidelity.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Scenes from Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Anthony Quayle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    Here are 160 minutes of extracted scenes from Shakespeare’s finest plays, read by a staggering cast. The plays of Shakespeare are fully alive only in performance, and the HarperCollins recordings of the complete plays offer scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Othello, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • The Letters of Heloise & Abelard

    • By: Peter Abelard, Heloise
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The deepest currents of passion seldom break the surface of literature. Romantic classics abound; but however skilled a writer may be in verbalising an emotional experience, he cannot publicly evoke the heat of blood, the yearning of soul, bared in perfect intimacy between two beings. But letters can do this, and songs never meant to be sung by any but the lover, or the beloved.

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • The School For Scandal

    • By: Richard Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Edith Evans, Claire Bloom
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The School For Scandal is Sheridan's master work which wittily illustrates 18th century's aristocrats at play. With pinpoint accuracy Sheridan's characterisation of these decadent ruling classes give it a universal appeal as echoes of both the people and their antics are to be found in each generation.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Song of Songs

    • By: Saland Publishing
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The deepest currents of passion seldom break the surface of literature. Romantic classics abound; but however skilled a writer may be in verbalising an emotional experience, he cannot publicly evoke the heat of blood, the yearning of soul, bared in perfect intimacy between two beings.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom, Albert Finney, Dame Edith Evans
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. The tragic feud between "Two households, both alike in dignity/In fair Verona", the Montagues and Capulets, which ultimately kills the two young "star-crossed lovers" and their "death-marked love" creates issues which have fascinated subsequent generations.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • She Stoops to Conquer

    • By: Oliver Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    She Stoops to Conquer is the comedic drama that depicts the story of Charles Marlow, a wealthy young man who is promised to a woman that he has never met. While he is eager to meet her, Charles is quite shy in the company of women of wealth, however in the company of women of the lower classes he transforms into a lecherous rogue. Learning of this, Kate Hardcastle, the woman he is promised too, pretends to be a serving-maid in order to win Charles's affections.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • All’s Well That Ends Well

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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    When the clever and appealing Helena cures the ailing king of France of an illness, she asks for the hand of Bertram (a proper young Englishman) in return. Her efforts to win Bertram's love are rendered with wit and verve by a distinguished cast, including Claire Bloom, John Stride, Dame Flora Robson, Eric Portman, and Jack MacGowan. This performance brings to life this surprisingly modern play.

    Non-member price: $10.47

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