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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
    • Great text, terrible reading

    • By Fahim Ahmad on 26-02-2018

    Non-member price: $61.47

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wealthy and old, Martin Chuzzlewit, Sr. is surrounded by greedy relatives hoping to obtain a portion of his estate upon his death. Of his two descendants, born and bred in the same heritage of selfishness, one, Martin Jr., has the good fortune to transform, while the other, Jonas, does not and receives a fatal penalty.

    Non-member price: $50.72

    • Twenty Years After

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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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

    • An Old Man's Love

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    Fifty-year-old William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned and penniless daughter of an old friend, and gradually finds himself falling in love with her. But Mary has already given her heart to the young John Gordon, who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields. Gordon's sudden return after a three years' absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff's proposal, precipitates the crisis at the centre of the story.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Hudson Taylor

    • The Man Who Believed God
    • By: Marshall Broomhall
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Hudson Taylor is one of the most remarkable of Christianity's heroes. A gawky, determined Yorkshire boy of commonplace origins, mediocre education, and uncertain health, Hudson Taylor lived in the assurance that under God's direction he would someday evangelize China's 400 million souls. Today he is remembered both as the founder of the world-famous China Inland Mission and one of history's great men of faith.

    Non-member price: $26.61

    • 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

    • Rhetoric, Poetics and Logic

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All effective debaters, whether they know it or not, employ Aristotle's 3 basic principles of effective argument that form the spine of Rhetoric. In Poetics, Aristotle draws a dramatic distinction between poetry and history. This collection also includes Aristotle's body of work that has come to be identified as Logic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive and Surprising

    • By Anonymous User on 27-05-2017

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • The Belly of Paris

    • By: Émile Zola, Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although it is little known in this country, The Belly of Paris is considered one of Émile Zola’s best novels. Set in the newly built food markets of Paris, it is a story of wealth and poverty set against a sumptuous banquet of food and commerce. Having just escaped from prison after being wrongfully accused, young Florent arrives at Paris’ food market, Les Halles, half starved, surrounded by all he can’t have, and indignant at his world, which he now knows to be unjust. He finds that the city’s working classes have been displaced to make way for bigger streets and bourgeois living quarters, so he settles in with his brother’s family.

    Non-member price: $33.47

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Classic for a Reason

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-09-2018

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Making Sense of Wine

    • By: Matt Kramer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Since its first publication in 1989, Matt Kramer's extraordinarily accessible guide to wine has become a classic. Where others talk jargon about centrifuges, steel tanks, and acidity levels, Kramer talks about wine itself. The result is an enriching experience that goes far beyond knowing how to read a label or impress a waiter.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Stonehenge

    • 2000 B.C.
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 7
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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 Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    • By: Robert Southey
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having entered the British Navy at the age of 12, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of 20. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed at Cape St. Vincent and the Nile, but failed at Tenefife and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar yet ahead of him, his ardent passion for Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British Ambassador, cast a heavy shadow over his career.

    Non-member price: $27.28

    • 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 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

    • Three Men on the Bummel

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George, Harris, and J. decide to take a cycling trip through the Black Forest - to be accomplished on a tandem plus one. Whether it is Harris's harrowing experience with a Hanoverian road-waterer or George's valiant attempt to buy a cushion for his aunt, their experiences are hilarious - - and they may even offer some important lessons to all who may be contemplating a cycling trip in the U.S.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Don Juan

    • By: Lord Byron
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Byron's exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, a handsome and charming young man naturally gifted with the ladies. After his first illicit love affair at the age of 16 in his native Spain, he is exiled to Italy. Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Greece, where he is sold as a slave, and to Russia, where he becomes a favorite of the Empress Catherine, who sends him on to England.

    Non-member price: $33.47

    • Quo Vadis

    • A Narrative of the Time of Nero
    • By: Henryk Sienkiewicz
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marcus, a Roman officer in Nero's army, risks his career, his family, and even his life when he falls in love with a Christian woman named Callina. In order to win Callina's love, Marcus must come to understand the true meaning of her religion, even as Rome sinks under the excesses of Nero and Christians are thrown to the lions. Quo Vadis brims with passion and life as it explores one of the turning points in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-2017

    Non-member price: $43.84

    • The Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Aeneid is one of the greatest works in all of world literature. It is filled with mythology, history, and archaeology; it is infused with patriotism, religious feeling, and pathos; it is rich in adventure and romance. As the story begins, a storm shipwrecks Aeneas and his Trojan followers near Carthage in North Africa. There, Aeneas falls in love with Dido, queen of Carthage. But the gods order him to leave for Italy. In despair, Dido commits suicide. Upon finally reaching Italy, Aeneas goes down into the lower world and learns about his future descendants, the Romans.

    Non-member price: $27.38

    • The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Webster's Dictionary gives the meaning of the word "miasma" as "an infection floating in the air; a deadly exhalation". And in the opinion of Mr. Robert Ferguson, that description, though perhaps a little too flattering, on the whole summed up Master Roland Bean pretty satisfactorily. Until the previous day, Master Bean had served Mr. Ferguson in the capacity of office-boy. But there was that about Master Bean which made it practically impossible for anyone to employ him for long.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • The Wreck of the Titan

    • By: Morgan Robertson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robertson's story, written 14 years before the historic event it presaged, parallels the descriptions and fate of the Titanic with psychic precision. His tale, however, doesn't end with the passengers' watery demise; rather, it chronicles the detective work instigated by members of Lloyd's of London, embroiling Scotland Yard, when word comes in that the heavily insured ship has sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

    Non-member price: $30.42

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