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    • Flowers from the Storm

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jeanette on 24-06-2016

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata but especially the devious complexities in Russia, with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls', or serfs, whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters.

    Non-member price: $53.83

    • David Copperfield [Naxos AudioBooks]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 36 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intensely personal David Copperfield (widely regarded to be the most autobiographical of the author’s novels) is one of Dickens’ greatest works. We follow David Copperfield from birth and miserable childhood to inevitable tragedies, until he finally finds happiness later in life. Full of some of the most memorable characters in literary history. Nicholas Boulton’s depiction of the oily Uriah Heep and David Copperfield’s sinister stepfather, Murdstone, do the novel full justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best audible book ever!

    • By Anonymous User on 02-12-2018

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose", where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat", about a reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique take on the absurd. 

    Non-member price: $48.75

    • Against Nature (Against the Grain)

    • By: Joris-Karl Huysmans
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Against Nature was one of the most shocking French novels of the 19th century. When it was published in 1884, it thrilled the aesthetes, the poets, and the intellectuals of Europe on both sides of the Channel (notably Oscar Wilde) because for all its lofty tone, it had, as its core, an unbridled decadence, and it was this same character that challenged, even horrified, established bourgeois society.

    Non-member price: $31.68

    • The Magus

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    John Fowles’s The Magus was a literary landmark of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe goes to a Greek island to teach at a private school and becomes enmeshed in curious happenings at the home of a mysterious Greek recluse, Maurice Conchis. Are these events, involving attractive young English sisters, just psychological games, or an elaborate joke, or more? Reality shifts as the story unfolds. The Magus reflected the issues of the 1960s perfectly, and it continues to create tension and concern today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forty years on: The Magus

    • By dave on 22-04-2017

    Non-member price: $66.63

    • Lady Windermere's Fan

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. The reasons for its continued popularity are not difficult to identify: the play's witty dialogue contains many of Wilde's most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius.

    Non-member price: $18.79

    • The Affair of the Mysterious Letter

    • By: Alexis Hall
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere to live, and expediency forces him to take lodgings at 221b Martyrs Walk. His new housemate is Miss Shaharazad Haas, a consulting sorceress of mercurial temperament and dark reputation.

    Non-member price: $39.01

    • The House on Cold Hill

    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    They said the dead can't hurt you.... They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multimillion-copy best-selling author of Dead Simple, Peter James. Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it!!!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-08-2018

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • Prosperity

    • By: Alexis Hall
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    M'lady's name is Shadowless, cos she's the fastest ship in the sky. And she ain't no everyday airship, she's an aethership, meaning she don't need engines nor turbines nor nowt but an aethermancer and the stars t' guide her. When luckless Dil falls half-dead onto the deck of the skyship Shadowless, he joins an outlaw crew haunted by visions of maelstrom. Driven by a ruthless captain, guided by a pilot with madness in her eyes, they hunt the power that holds up the clouds. Until it turns - to hunt them.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • The Monk

    • By: Matthew Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after 30 years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly converge, torture, murder, incest, rape, poison, and magic prevail, sustained by an elegance in the writing of the 19-year-old Matthew Lewis.

    Non-member price: $46.12

    • Notes from Underground and The Gambler

    • Notes from the Underground and The Gambler
    • By: Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Considered one of the first existentialist novels, Notes from Underground contains one of the most unsettling characters in 19th-century fiction. Resentful, cruel, entitled, and pitiful, Dostoyevsky's Underground Man is a disturbing human being bent on humiliating others for his own amusement. The Gambler is perhaps the most personal of Dostoyevsky's novels. Written to pay off the author's own gambling debts, the book follows the obsessions and anxieties of Alexey Ivanovitch, a sympathetic character who has given in to the forces of addiction. 

    Non-member price: $28.28

    • The Book of the Courtier

    • By: Baldassare Castiglione
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, ‘What should a courtier be like?’ and presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and invites comparisons with Machiavelli’s The Prince.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • A Hero of Our Time

    • By: Mikhail Lermontov
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is an enigma: arrogant, cocky, melancholic, brave, cynic, romantic, loner, socialite, soldier, free soul, and yet, victim of the world, he eludes definition and remains a mystery to those who know him. Just who is he? And what does he hope to achieve? Evolving from first person to third person, and then into a diary, A Hero of Our Time takes on a variety of forms to interrogate Pechorin's cryptic character and his unusual philosophy, providing breathtaking descriptions of the Caucasus along the way.

    Non-member price: $43.05

    • Beware of Pity

    • By: Stefan Zweig
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a young cavalry officer is invited to a dance at the home of a rich landowner. There - with a small act of attempted charity - he commits a simple faux pas. But from this seemingly insignificant blunder comes a tale of catastrophe arising from kindness and of honour poisoned by self-regard. Beware of Pity has all the intensity and the formidable sense of torment and of character of the very best of Zweig's work. Definitive translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Moving

    • By Anonymous User on 10-05-2018

    Non-member price: $45.73

    • The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition]

    • By: John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Laura Paton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment.

    Non-member price: $14.61

    • Glitterland

    • Spires, Book 1
    • By: Alexis Hall
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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    Ash Winters is barely holding on, near drowning in his own darkness and fear. He lives a gray shadow of a life, sullen and cynical, unable to remember hope or happiness - much less the distant, fading glitterball of love. It has to be a sick joke of the universe that he finds himself hooked up with good-humored Essex boy Darian Taylor, a wannabe model in a sparkly jacket and a fake tan. Darian may not be an intellectual giant, but he's hysterically funny, and he's got the courage to challenge Ash to live again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • But wait there's more

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-06-2019

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • In the Name of the Family

    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Name of the Family - as Blood and Beauty did before - holds up a mirror to a turbulent moment of history, sweeping aside the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family; complicated, brutal, passionate and glorious. Here is a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's doomed years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Simone McKegg on 14-01-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Besotted with the Viscount

    • By: Susanna Malcolm
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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    Lord Gideon Birch, wounded former naval Captain and freshly minted Viscount, has a colorful history as a renowned lover of women. But a decade at war has transformed this sensual rake, and what he wants now is only to live a life on his own terms. And so, he comes to the quietest village in England, searching for serenity and instead, encounters an astonishingly enthralling pair of green eyes that unsettle his carefully constructed world.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Justine

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Polly Edsell, Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Underneath the patina of civilized society lies the Sadean demimonde: a bundle of lustful appetites fueled by momentary impulse and a desire for unfettered indulgence. And the target of this savagery: Justine de Bertole, a pious and virginal heroine. Grotesque, inhumane, and compelling, Sade’s novel overturns Rousseau’s views of the social contract, and the common trope that punishment only visits sinners, to deliver a passionate treatise on good and evil, virtue and sin.

    Non-member price: $39.00

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