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    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the French Revolution, where a dashing English aristocrat risks his life to enter France and save innocents from the guillotine.

    The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a secret society of English aristocrats who are determined to rescue their French counterparts from execution. Their leader is the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, whose name comes from the drawing of a red flower he uses to sign his messages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • old friend from another time

    • By Judith Conway on 12-03-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    American author Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting and knightly jealousies played out in grand style.

    Non-member price: $15.22

    • Our Island Story, Volume 1: Early History of Great Britain

    • By: Henrietta Marshall
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain). This volume covers the earliest historical period.

    Non-member price: $7.16

    • Our Island Story, Volumes 3 & 4: The Next 250 Years - The Loss of the American Colonies - The Industrial Revolution

    • By: Henrietta Marshall
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain). This combined volume covers the next 250 years and the period from the American Revolution to the Industrial Revolution.

    Non-member price: $8.11

    • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, Laurallee Westaway
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.

    Non-member price: $8.11

    • Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides

    • By: Alastair Rae
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claimed as the first detective story in the English language, Wilkie Collins weaves his classic mystery through a series of often "meandering" narratives by various characters in the book who had first hand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large valuable yellow diamond (the Moonstone) from the room of it's young owner, Rachel Verinder.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • My Man Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!

    Non-member price: $8.11

    • Our Island Story: Complete Set of Five Volumes

    • By: Henrietta Marshall
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman, Laurellee Westaway, David Thorn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A five part series telling The Story of Great Britain from its earliest beginnings to World War I. Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history). Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain).

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are American author Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws, who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor - and deserved misdeeds to the pompous and haughty rich.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (of World War I vintage) but has to flee when his discovery becomes known. He then engages in several hot pursuits and narrow, if theatrical, escapes, but all's well that ends well.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set and written in 1726, This is a marvelously imaginative tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. He finds himself shipwrecked and the prisoner of captors ranging in size from 6 inches tall to 60 feet tall and of various other persuasions. But this is just the beginning of a story written, strangely enough to satirize the foolishness and vices of modern men as they were perceived at the time. No one, young or old, can ever forget the Lilliputians and the Yahoos that starred in these wonderful and riveting stories of long ago.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Little Duke

    • The Childhood History of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy
    • By: Charlotte Yonge
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Based on historical fact, full of intrigue and chivalry at a time when Normandy was not part of France, this is the romantic childhood history of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy. After his father was assassinated, when he was just nine years old, he is kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis of France, who wanted to annex Normandy. But thanks to the bravery and daring of Richard's loyal squire and knight, Osmond de Centeville, he makes good his escape.

    Non-member price: $8.11

    • The Wind in the Willows

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. The animals Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger, and many more share their trials and tribulations as well as joys as they progress through the seasons of the year. The magical fantasy of their journeys starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight and be taken away on the wings of imagination.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Jeeves Takes Charge & Extricating Young Gussie

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The ubiquitous butler, Jeeves, comes to the rescue of his new master, Bertie Wooster, from a fate worse than death, so they say. And in the second tale, poor Bertie is summarily dispatched to New York, by an overbearing aunt, to extract his cousin from an amorous affair with a vaudeville artiste! How absolutely dreadful! Jeeves’ managing of affairs offers such wonderful amusing stories that make us laugh and enjoy his ingenuity to the fullest.

    Non-member price: $6.08

    • Parables from Nature, Volume 1

    • By: Margaret Gatty
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Entertaining stories of nature with a moral lesson thrown in for good measure are fun as well as thought provoking. Children will be enthralled with the intimate look into the lives of the woodland creatures and their way of life. Subtleness in making a moral point is always a strength in Ms. Gatty’s stories.

    Non-member price: $7.09

    • Letters to His Son, 1746-1747

    • On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
    • By: Lord Chesterfield
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first set of an extraordinary collection of 10 sets of personal letters written by Lord Chesterfield to his illegitimate son, young Philip Stanhope, then living abroad with his tutor to further his education. His Lordship, later secretary of state, hoped that his son would follow in his footsetps and took endless pains to instruct him on the essential and finer beharioral traits of a the aristocracy, which might lead him to such dizzying heights.

    Non-member price: $6.14

    • Thomas Wolsey, the Late Cardinal

    • His Life and Death
    • By: George Cavendish
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This extraordinary “eye-witness” account of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's rise and fall from power was written between 1554 and 1558 by his gentleman-usher, George Cavendish, who was privy to so much of the Cardinal's ambitious endeavors. However, Cavendish prudently waited a long time before chronicling his observations for fear of his life, as there were those who may have take his memoirs the wrong way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Topic

    • By TWR on 11-01-2019

    Non-member price: $28.38

    • The Cossacks

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The colorful Cossack way of life is made alive and real in this historical novel.

    Tolstoy's first novel and acknowledged as one of his best, it is based on his own forays into the Caucasus, abandoning his aristocrat life of gambling and carousing in Moscow and volunteering to be attached to the regular army.

    Non-member price: $10.14

    • The Lost Prince

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Lost Prince is the enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true destiny. Twelve-year-old Marco knows he is being trained for something, but he isn't sure what. All his life he has traveled with his father in secrecy, learning many languages and the ways of a gentleman, but forbidden to speak about their country of origin, Samavia. Samavia has been fraught with war for the last 500 years, ever since the prince mysteriously disappeared.

    Non-member price: $29.22

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