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    • 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

    • In a Glass Darkly

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, David Horovitch, Jonathan Keeble, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Demons, vengeful spirits, insanity, premature burials, and lesbian vampires. In a Glass Darkly contains five diabolical tales of horror and mystery that will get the heart racing. Each story, including the famous "Green Tea" and "Carmilla", is presented as a case from the posthumous papers of Dr. Martin Hesselius, a metaphysical physician who has no doubt as to the existence of supernatural phenomena - unlike our anxious protagonists....

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

    • By: Compiled by John Kavanagh
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Nicholas Boulton, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century.

    "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven," "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Secret Rose": these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • 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 25
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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

    • The Prince of Midnight

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was once a legendary highwayman. Now he's a recluse in a ruined French castle, with only a half-wild wolf for a companion. When Lady Leigh Strachan comes looking for a man to aid in her revenge, she's disillusioned to find that the famed Prince of Midnight couldn't help even if he cared to - which he doesn't. S. T. Maitland wants nothing to do with his legend, or with this fierce, beautiful, broken woman... until the old thrill of living on the cutting edge of danger begins to rise in his blood again.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Life & Works - Johannes Brahms

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, Jasper Britton, Karen Archer, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fine study of Brahms' life & work

    • By Rodney Wetherell on 24-02-2017

    Non-member price: $34.12

    • 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

    • 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 13
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully read

    • By Ms Krake on 16-12-2018

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Fair, Bright, and Terrible

    • Welsh Blades, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Laura Kinsale presents a second novel by talented new author Elizabeth Kingston. Fair, Bright, and Terrible is the riveting companion to The King's Man. Wales is conquered, and Eluned has lost everything: her country, her husband, her hope. All that remains is vengeance, and she will stop at nothing to have it. When Robert de Lascaux is asked to marry the woman he has loved for eighteen years, he never hesitates. No wealth has ever mattered to him as much as Eluned has.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The King's Man

    • Welsh Blades, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Ranulf Ombrier is notorious throughout England for his skill at swordplay and murderous reputation. But after years of doing his king's bidding, he follows his conscience away from Edward, all the way to the wilds of Wales. Gwenllian of Ruardean, Welsh daughter of a powerful Marcher lord, has every reason to leave Ranulf for dead when one of her men nearly kills him. As a girl she was married by proxy to a man Ranulf murdered, only to become a widow before she ever met her groom.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Besotted with the Viscount

    • By: Susanna Malcolm
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • House of Cads

    • Ladies of Scandal Series, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a Frenchwoman of highly questionable upbringing, Marie-Anne de Vauteuil was shunned by genteel society. But then, an invitation to London on a mission of mercy from the very family who cast her aside lands her back in society - and into the arms of a man who is nothing but trouble. Wealthy American businessman Mason is a) accidentally engaged, b) desperate to get out of it, and c) neither wealthy nor a businessman. When he meets Marie-Anne, she makes him rethink his life as a fraud, and hoping for something he never believed possible: A proper life with a not-so-proper wife. 

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Midsummer Moon

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • throughly enjoyable and light hearted book. great

    • By Kerry on 29-12-2014

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • 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

    • 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

    • In the Name of the Family

    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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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

    • The Great Poets: W. B. Yeats

    • By: W. B. Yeats
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Marcella Riordan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets, represented by collections of their most popular poems in one program. W. B. Yeats was one of the most beloved poets of the 20th century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and the finest are collected here: "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Lake Isle of Inisfree," "The Secret Rose," and "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven". They are read by a strong cast, led by Olivier award-winner Jim Norton.

    Non-member price: $15.36

    • A Fallen Lady

    • Ladies of Scandal, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    For reasons of his own, Stephen Hampton, Lord Summerdale, is determined to learn the truth behind the tangled tale of Helen's ruin. There is nothing he abhors so much as scandal - nothing he prizes so well as discretion - and so he is shocked to find that he cannot help but admire her. But how can she trust a man so steeped in the culture of high society, who conceals so much? And how can he, so devoted to the appearance of propriety, ever love a fallen lady?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Judy on 03-05-2018

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Flowers from the Storm

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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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

    • Seize the Fire

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Captain Sir Sheridan Drake is no knight in shining armor, even if he happens to be famous for his heroism. An exiled princess with revolutionary ideas is just a convenient opportunity to get himself out of debt. Princess Olympia isn't precisely fairy-tale royalty herself; she's plump and a little shy, and desperate to do something of importance in the world. But though their meeting begins with her hopeless hero worship, a harrowing journey to the bleak edge of the world will transform them both.

    Non-member price: $36.54

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