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    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Profound insight into human existence

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-2016

    Non-member price: $61.47

    • The Trembling of a Leaf

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When noted English writer William Somerset Maugham set off for the South Seas to regain his health, he gathered the materials and wrote the stories represented here. These are among Maugham's best, and the best stories ever written about the exotic South Seas.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Dombey and Son

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this carefully crafted novel, Dickens reveals the complexity of London society in the enterprising 1840s as he takes the listener into the business firm and home of one of its most representative patriarchs, Paul Dombey.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Arthur

    • Pendragon Cycle Book 3
    • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    They called him unfit to rule - a lowborn, callow boy, Uther's bastard. But his coming had been foretold in the songs of the bard Taliesin. He had learned powerful secrets at the knee of the mystical sage Merlin. He was Arthur, Pendragon of the Island of the Mighty - who would rise to legendary greatness in a Britain torn by violence, greed, and war, who would usher in a glorious reign of peace and prosperity, and who would fall at the treacherous hands of the one he loved more than life. This is the third book of The Pendragon Cycle.

    Non-member price: $20.25

    • John Keats

    • Selected Poems
    • By: John Keats
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most distinctive periods in English poetry was the age of Romanticism, a movement which rebelled against the neoclassical forms and celebrated the imagination as a spiritual force

    Non-member price: $20.25

    • Twenty Years After

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.

    Non-member price: $50.72

    • Germinal

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A father and three of his seven children work brutal hours in a mine, facing hazards such as landslides, fire, and poisoned air, to scrape together enough money for food. When their lodger, Étienne, shares ideas about a workers' revolt, the family gradually embraces his plans. Soon the settlement is aflame with resolve to strike for better wages and working conditions. Savage and horrifying events ensue as miners clash with management and with each other.

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • Merlin

    • Pendragon Cycle Book 2
    • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was born to greatness, the son of a Druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors. He was to have a higher destiny: to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty - the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. This is the second book of The Pendragon Cycle.

    Non-member price: $30.35

    • Stonehenge

    • 2000 B.C.
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Four thousand years ago, a stranger's death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn, and his ominous "gift" of gold, precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind's most singular and remarkable achievements.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story massacred by an awful performance

    • By Bernice on 23-06-2016

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • The Way of All Flesh

    • By: Samuel Butler
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This brilliant satirical novel, tracing the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, has continued in popularity since its original publication in 1903. Every generation finds in The Way of All Flesh a reaffirmation of youth's rightful struggle against the tyranny of harsh parents and its admirable will for freedom of personal expression.

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • John Donne

    • Selected Poems
    • By: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The status of John Donne (1572-1631) as one of the greatest poets in the English language is firmly established. He strongly influenced writers of the 17th century, and modern poets such as T.S. Eliot have praised and imitated Donne's work. His poetry is characterized by dramatic, witty, and bold language; by strikingly original imagery; and rhythms based on everyday speech.

    Non-member price: $20.25

    • Julius Caesar

    • Man, Soldier, and Tyrant
    • By: J. F. C. Fuller
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. There is no doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man. But as General Fuller points out, Caesar was more extraordinary for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny than for his skills as a military commander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from the results of mistaken judgments. His unpremeditated Gallic conquest was just one of Fuller's many examples.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Pendragon

    • Pendragon Cycle Book 4
    • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur is King - but treachery runs rampant throughout the beleaguered Isle of the Mighty. Darkest evil descends upon Britain's shore in many guises. Fragile alliances fray and tear, threatening all the noble liege has won with his wisdom and his blood. His most trusted counselor - the warrior, bard, and kingmaker whom legend will name Merlin - is himself to be tested on a mystical journey back through his own extraordinary past. So in a black time of plague and pestilence, it is Arthur who must stand alone against a great and terrible adversary. For only this way can he truly win immortality - and the name to treasure above all others: Pendragon.

    Non-member price: $30.35

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 34 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Brothers Karamazov tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters - their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and best work.

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • The Confessions

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Johnson may have been correct in saying that “Rousseau was a very bad man,” but none can argue that his ideas are among the most influential in all of world history. It was Rousseau, the father of the romantic movement, who was responsible for introducing at least two modern day thoughts that pervade academia. The Confessions is Rousseau’s landmark autobiography. Both brilliant and flawed, it is nonetheless beautifully written and remains one of the most moving human documents in all of literature.

    Non-member price: $45.66

    • Jude the Obscure

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    His last and most controversial novel, Jude the Obscure provoked such widespread and bitter attacks that Hardy claimed it caused him to stop writing novels. The primary causes of the uproar involved Hardy’s frank treatment of sexual themes and his unconventional portrayal of the pillars of Victorian society: the British university system, marriage, and religion. Today, many consider this to be Hardy’s finest work.

    Non-member price: $36.52

    • William Blake

    • Selected Poems
    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the end of his life, William Blake (1757-1827) gave up hope of being widely understood, but the twentieth century brought to his work a new and intense interest and acclaim.

    Non-member price: $13.16

    • Darwin on Trial

    • By: Phillip E. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as simple fact. This easy acceptance, however, hides from us the many ways in which evolution - as an idea - shapes our thinking about a great many things. What if this idea is wrong? What if "evolution" is just a word that covers up scientific ignorance of how the wonders of the living world could have been created? Berkeley law professor Phillip Johnson looks at the evidence for Darwinistic evolution the way a lawyer would - with a cold dispassionate eye for logic and proof.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • My Early Life

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the classic volumes of autobiography, My Early Life is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan - where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account - and finally in South Africa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned a lot I hadn’t known,

    • By Greg Sale on 10-12-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyone - except Father Brown and his rather naïve wisdom. The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine.

    Non-member price: $25.35

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