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    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: P J Morgan, Becca Maggie, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
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    Mansfield Park is the third published and perhaps most subtle of Jane Austen's novels. It tells the story of Fanny Price, who, at the age of 10, is sent from her impoverished household to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle and be raised alongside her cousins. Fanny grows up as a misfit, not truly a member of the Bertram family, but too genteel to feel comfortable with her parents. 

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Libby Stephenson, Elizabeth Chambers, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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    Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennet sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Jane Austen at the height of her powers, complete with ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Hippolytus

    • By: Bob Gonzalez - translator, Euripides
    • Narrated by: P. J. Morgan, Linda Barrans, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Euripides (c. 480-406 B.C.E.) is the author of eighteen extant plays and many more only surviving in fragments. He is the youngest of the three great Athenian tragedians with Aeschylus and Sophocles. Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus and the Amazon Hippolyta, has sworn chaste allegiance to the goddess Artemis, thus severely offending the goddess Aphrodite by failing to revere her. Aphrodite swears revenge and promises that he will die before the day is done, taking with him Queen Phaedra, wife of Theseus.

    Non-member price: $12.40

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, P. J. Morgan, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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    Persuasion has certain similarities with Emma, another late novel by Jane Austen. In both stories, the heroine is a young woman who lives with her widowed father, and who has an enduring attachment to her eventual spouse from the opening of the action. Persuasion also incorporates certain elements common to Austen's earlier novels, such as characters from the military, visits to Bath and calculating and cynical suitors. In the end, Anne Elliot successfully combats the destructive vanity of her father and the machinations of her villainous cousin William.

    Non-member price: $27.19

    • Four Plays

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    This collection contains Oscar Wilde's four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance. All of them satirize upper-class English society of the 1890s, dramatizing scandalous secrets, political and marital intrigue, and dandyish bad behavior with Wilde's trademark wit and wisdom.

    Non-member price: $29.28

    • Wurzel-Flummery

    • By: A. A. Milne
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall, Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Two British members of Parliament - one an elder conservative, the other a younger man with a liberal bent (and an eye on the older man's daughter) face a difficult choice. Some stranger has left each of them a considerable fortune on condition they give up their well-respected family names and adopt that of Wurzel-Flummery.  

    Non-member price: $9.93

    • Right Ho, Jeeves!

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Linda Barrans, Terah Lynn Tucker, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (aka PG Wodehouse) wrote in excess of 90 books, 40 plays, and 200 short stories between 1902 and 1974 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest humorists of the 20th century. Right Ho, Jeeves! is his second in a series of books written about a luckless young British millionaire named Bertram Wooster and his sharp valet, Jeeves.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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    "In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women." This is how our guide and narrator, Mary Smith, introduces us to the small English country town of Cranford. Young, modern Mary gives us her Austen-like view of small-town customs, Victorian values, decorum, and etiquette. Mary gives us a charming, sometimes gently mocking comedy of manners.

    Non-member price: $24.85

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Ben Lindsey-Clark, David Prickett, Erin Louttit, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    A Woman of No Importance takes place in a 24-hour period during a house party hosted by Lady Hunstanton at her country estate. The upper echelons of English society mix, mingle and flirt, including Lady Caroline Pontefract (who is on her fourth husband), the witty and ironic Mrs. Allonby and the dandyish Lord Illingworth. Wilde balances these worldly characters with a visiting young American woman, Hester Worsley.

    Non-member price: $14.49

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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    An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours.

    Non-member price: $14.63

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    Sometimes he came round and patted me, saying in his quiet, pleasant way, "This horse has got a good master, and he deserves it." It was a very rare thing for any one to notice the horse that had been working for him. I have known ladies to do it now and then, and this gentleman, and one or two others have given me a pat and a kind word; but 99 persons out of 100 would as soon think of patting the steam engine that drew the train. This is the heart-warming story of Black Beauty, his masters, and his friends.  

    Non-member price: $19.88

    • The Unexplored Ibsen

    • By: Henrik Ibsen, K. G. Cross - translator
    • Narrated by: K. G. Cross, Andrew Harrington, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    This book contains two plays by Henrik Ibsen. Norma is a satirical opera designed as a dramatic parody of Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma, in which the characters are portrayed as central figures in the political life of contemporary Norway. St. John's Night is a fairy-tale comedy that takes place during a midsummer feast on a farm in Telemark. It is inspired by many sources, most notably A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, and features many of the same themes.

    Non-member price: $13.92

    • Celebrated Crimes - Volume Six

    • By: Alexandre Dumas Pere, George Burnham Ives - translator
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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    In Celebrated Crimes [eight volumes: this version, 1895], Dumas the elder, recognised master of historical fiction (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers) turns to historical fact. In this volume: Joan of Naples. The much-married queen does what she must to survive ‘the violence and treachery of this barbarous age’. ‘An angel soiled by crime, she lied like Satan himself .’ The Man in The Iron Mask (an essay). How much of the well-known story is fact, and how much fiction? 

    Non-member price: $25.86

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Grace Keller Scotch, Elizabeth Klett, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    While studying medicine in the 1870s, Arthur Conan Doyle began writing and a decade later published his first novel featuring famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would soon adopt the short story as his means of portraying the exploits of his brilliant detective, and the first collection of stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1892. 

    Non-member price: $27.85

    • Twelve Stories of Christmas

    • By: J. S. Redfield, L. M. Montgomery, Richmal Crompton, and others
    • Narrated by: Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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    Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales....

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    • The Invisible Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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    What would it be like to be invisible? What would you do? What if you couldn't change back? Griffin, an albino, unlikable, the most gifted physicist the world has ever seen, works himself almost to madness in his quest for invisibility. Once he succeeds, he does not care for it as much as he expected to. Cold, jostled by strangers, attacked by dogs - unable even to eat without becoming visible, he comes to the conclusion that invisibility is good for only one thing - for killing.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Seagull

    • By: Anton Chekhov, George Calderon - translator
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Andy Harrington, Ron Altman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    The Seagull is Anton Chekhov's first major play, originally produced in 1896. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arcadina, and her son, the symbolist playwright Constantine Treplef.

    Non-member price: $14.63

    • Through the Looking Glass

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Miranda Hodges, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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    Lewis Carroll's delightful sequel to Alice in Wonderland finds seven-year-old Alice off on another exciting adventure into Looking-Glass World. On her journey, she meets life-size chess pieces, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, and a host of fairy-tale creatures.

    Non-member price: $16.73

    • Winsome Winnie

    • By: Stephen Leacock
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly, Cate Barratt, Peter Thomlinson, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Stephen Leacock was a prolific and brilliant writer, whose tongue-in-cheek writings have been amusing Canadian fans for decades. He first published Winsome Winnie in 1920 as part of a compendium of short stories entitled Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. It relates the trials and tribulations of the recently orphaned and penniless Winnifred Clair.

    Non-member price: $10.34

    • The Cherry Orchard

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Chambers, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov's final play, first performed in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre and directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. It takes place on the Ranevsky family's country estate, which boasts a large cherry orchard that is in bloom as the play opens. The family is gathering at the estate for a reunion but also to decide how to handle their debts, which have reached a crisis point.

    Non-member price: $14.49

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