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    • Eugenie Grandet

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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    At the beginning of the story the heroine lives an unfulfilled life in rural France, her nature crushed by a domineering and miserly father. Gallant cousin Charles arrives and acts as a catalyst on Eugénie's personality and emotions. Will her love survive the strong self-opinion of the young man and the selfishness of her father or is Eugénie's reward destined to be in heaven?

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Greyfriars Bobby

    • By: Eleanor Atkinson Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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    Bobby, a sparky, silver-haired Skye terrier, adopts Auld Jock, a worn-out simple shepherd, as his master. Jock is let go by the farmer and dies in poverty, having suffered one winter too many. The farmer tries to reclaim Bobby as a pet for his daughter, but the dog owes allegiance only to Auld Jock, guarding his grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard. His devotion changes the lives of those around him and ultimately the conditions of the poor in Edinburgh. Bobby's loyalty is eventually rewarded, and he becomes a famous dog indeed!

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Sick Heart River

    • By: John Buchan Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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    Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Sir Edward Leithen is told that he has but one year left to live. He relinquishes his law practice and resigns from public office in order to make peace with himself and to reconcile himself with his maker. However, he also wants to die standing, not to creep into the 'bleak bag's end of life'. This will involve one last physical challenge.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • The Vicar of Bullhampton

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
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    This comprehensive novel consists of three subplots which interlink to form the whole and supply a trio of targets at which Trollope aims his proselytising pen. The first treats on the courtship of a woman by a man whom she does not love and with whom she is not compatible. Mary Lowther will not accept such a marriage of dishonesty. The second deals with the plight of a young woman who has fallen prey to the wiles of an evil seducer and subsequently adopts a life of prostitution.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Lost World

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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    Edward Malone, an enthusiastic and ambitious columnist for the Daily Gazette, is urged by the woman he loves to undertake a heroic deed so that he may earn her love in return. In a few weeks, he is bound for the shores of South America in the company of the irascible academic Summerlee and debonair adventurer Lord John Roxton on an expedition to prove the claims of a bombastic genius. They venture to an isolated prehistoric land on top of a huge mountain in the tropical rain forests of the Amazonian jungle.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • The Courts of the Morning

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Richard Hannay introduces this last adventure involving his old friends.

    John Blenkiron discovers that a ruthless industrialist is plotting to destabilise America and cause global turmoil. Although Bavarian born, Castor plans to dominate the world from Olifa, a small country in Latin America. Hannay realises he is now too old for the job of thwarting these evil designs and enlists the aid of his old friend Sandy Arbuthnot, now Lord Clanroyden.

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    • The courts of the morning

    • By dave on 13-03-2019

    Non-member price: $31.45

    • Captains Courageous

    • By: Rudyard Kipling Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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    Harvey Cheyne, the pampered son of an American millionaire, is swept overboard from the deck of a liner and picked up by a small fishing boat, one of several trawling the Grand Banks. He is rapidly confronted by the harsh realities of life and comes to terms with himself amid the hard labour and morality of the redoubtable New England fishermen.

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The phrase 'this book will change your life' has become one of the clichés of the publishing world, but Martin Eden is certainly a novel that merits that observation. Set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Jack London's semiautobiographical narrative tells of working class sailor Eden's struggle to elevate himself to a level of society wherein, he believes, reside the intellect and culture he craves. One of the reasons for this endeavour is Ruth Morse, with whom he has fallen in love.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Nebuly Coat

    • By: J. Meade Falkner Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
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    A chilling tale of suspense with a puzzling mystery at the heart of the story. Architect Edward Westray is sent by his firm to restore Cullerne Minster. The young man believes that more work is needed to secure the bell tower, but his warnings go unheeded. A fellow lodger, the church organist Sharnall, is investigating the belief of the late Martin Joliffe, the landlady's brother, that he, Joliffe, was the rightful heir to the Blandamer title and estates.

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Red and the Black, Volume 1

    • By: Stendhal Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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    Julian Sorel is a handsome, naïve but not wholly innocent young man, born of peasant stock. He is, however, very ambitious and determined to succeed in life and make a career for himself. If this involves lying, guile and hypocrisy - so be it. Not so long ago, two professions would have been open to him - the army or the church - but in the wake of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon, it would be preferable to take Holy Orders.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Sorrell and Son

    • By: Warwick Deeping
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Captain Stephen Sorrell returns from the First World War decorated with the Military Cross but unnerved by the conflict. His mercenary wife has deserted him for 'one of the fellows who stayed behind' and left him responsible for their son, Christopher. A promised position in an antique shop fails to materialise, and Sorrell faces poverty. Despite losing status, he takes a job as a hotel porter, cleaning shoes and carrying luggage. Thus begins the long climb to financial security.

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • New Grub St

    • By: George Gissing Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
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    One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th century, a realistic, gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrity of purpose.

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    • Mournful and brilliant

    • By Peter on 16-12-2017

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Erewhon

    • By: Samuel Butler Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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    Erewhon is not only an adventure story but also Butler's satirical inversion of English customs and philosophy in the 19th century. The explorer Higgs discovers a well organised and civilised country - apparently idyllic. However, the body politic has two ruling obsessions, disease is considered a crime and machinery is seen as a threat to the supremacy of man.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • The Lodger

    • By: Marie Belloc Lowndes Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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    Mr Sleuth is a good guest, pays handsomely and in advance, needs very little looking after and seems to be a harmless gentleman. But when the murderous exploits of a serial killer known only as 'The Avenger' start occurring closer to home, Mrs Bunting begins to worry about her guest, his curious experiments and nocturnal habits.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Trails Plowed Under

    • By: Charles M Russell Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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    Cowpunchers, Indians and horses are the heroes and villains of these tales from the early days of Montana and Wyoming, with bear and buffalo also making an appearance. The author's philosophy on such varying topics as marriage, whisky and just staying alive will be of interest to all, cowboy fan or not. Charles M. Russell moved to Montana at the age of 15 and lived there for the rest of his life. 'In the spring I wrangled horses, in the fall I herded beef. I worked for the big outfits and always held my job.'

    Non-member price: $15.60

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
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    In a fit of drunken bitterness, a young hay trusser, Michael Henchard, sells his wife, Susan, to Mr. Newson, a sailor, at a country fair. The transaction also includes their daughter, Elizabeth Jane. When sober the next day, he regrets his action but looks for them in vain and is eventually told they may have emigrated. Eighteen years later Henchard is the Mayor of Casterbridge, and the people of the town believe him to be a widower.

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Dark Flower

    • By: John Galsworthy Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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    The Dark Flower has a universal theme - the positive powers and the disruptive effects of sexuality and desire. It is the story of Mark Lennan and his infatuation, adulterous affair, conventional marriage and obsession for a younger woman. The author drew on his own experiences for much of the substance of his work and was truly a free thinker with regard to the relationship between the sexes.

    Non-member price: $27.31

    • Helen with the High Hand

    • By: Arnold Bennett Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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    Helen Rathbone meets her elderly uncle, James Ollerenshaw, in Bursley Park, after an estrangement of several years. Both are very strong-willed, independent characters. Helen has an extravagant lifestyle and likes to spend money while the old man has lived a thrifty life and intends to continue in the same way. However, they develop a friendship which progresses rapidly, and Helen moves in to James' house to look after him.

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • Rupert of Hentzau

    • By: Anthony Hope Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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    Anthony Hope was constrained to return to the fictional land of Ruritania by an appreciative public who wanted more swashbuckling and derring-do from the hero Rudolph and more Machiavellian moustache twirling from the suave villain Rupert. The author came up with a literary construction which ensured he would never again have to visit fictional Ruritania - but nothing he subsequently wrote appealed as much as the two Zenda stories.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Simon Called Peter

    • By: Robert Keable
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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    An enthusiastic, committed but naïve priest, Peter Graham, leaves his fiancée, Hilda, to serve as chaplain in France during World War 1. He is rapidly made aware of the British tommies' total indifference to what he has to offer and is appalled at the decline in morality of the officers revealed by their disrespect and attitude towards the local French women, most of who consequently lead lives of easy virtue.

    Non-member price: $29.65

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