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    • The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    Non-member price: $16.40

    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

    Non-member price: $16.25

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

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    • Wild ride

    • By grace on 15-03-2018

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The author of the famous Alice books also wrote many poems notably in the humorous and nonsense genres. "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits)", published in 1876 and possibly his best known and most accomplished verse, is presented here together with another of his longer poems, "Phantasmagoria" and "Melancholetta", "Sea Dirge", "Size and Tears", plus five poems from Alice.

    Non-member price: $6.09

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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    George and Weedon Grossmith were born in London into a theatrical family, and it was natural that they should both take up careers on the stage. Weedon initially studied art but later joined his brother, George, in the theatre.

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    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

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    • Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

    Non-member price: $5.08

    • More Tales in the Dark

    • The Gray Cat and Other Stories
    • By: Barry Pain
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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    Barry Pain was noted for his humorous tales of “Eliza” and her husband, but his tales of the weird and supernatural are equally noteworthy. This volume, More Tales in the Dark, contains eight of them.  

    Non-member price: $7.80

    • Macabre Tales

    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    Fitz-James O'Brien, born in Cork, Ireland, in 1826, is considered an important early writer of science-fiction. His three probably best-known stories are included in this volume. They are “The Diamond Lens”, “What Was It?”, and “The Lost Room”.

    Non-member price: $8.78

    • Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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     Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches was published in 1910 and was the second of Saki's collections of short stories following Reginald (1904). It consists of 15 stories or “sketches” as the author calls them and contains two of his most famous tales: “Gabriel Ernest” and “The Reticence of Lady Anne”. 

    Non-member price: $8.78

    • The Tell-Tale Heart

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is celebrated for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is one of his most famous. In it, the narrator tells how, without any motive, but merely because he is obsessed with his eye (“The eye of a vulture”), he murders an old man, and of the consequences when the murdered man's heart seeks revenge. 

    Non-member price: $1.95

    • The Cask of Amontillado

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is celebrated for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. “The Cask of Amontillado” is one of his terrifying tales of premature burial. In it, the narrator, Montresor, has suffered from “insults and injuries” from his “friend” Fortunato and plans to murder him while he is drunk at the carnival by luring him to a wine tasting in the cellars of his palazzo. He chains him to the wall in a niche that he seals up with mortar, thus entombing him alive. 

    Non-member price: $6.90

    • Tales of the Supernatural

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was born in Dublin, Ireland and is acknowledged as an influential writer in the genre of gothic and supernatural fiction of the 19th century. Many of his short stories were originally published in various magazines. Here are six of them: “The White Cat of Drumgonnial”, “Dickon the Devil”, “The Drunkard's Dream”, “The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts”, “The Vision of Tom Chuff”, and “An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House”. 

    Non-member price: $6.83

    • Ligeia

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 41 mins
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    In this example of the genre, the narrator tells of his adored wife, Ligeia, of her tragic death, and of his remarrying another beautiful woman, Rowena, who after a short and loveless marriage also dies but returns from the dead metamorphosed into his true love, Ligeia. 

    Non-member price: $3.90

    • Nonsense Songs and Laughable Lyrics

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Edward Lear is justly renowned as a writer of humorous verse. His Nonsense Songs were published in 1871 and include probably his best known and most loved poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Laughable Lyrics (1877) contains other popular rhymes, including “The Dong with a Luminous Nose”, “The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo”, “The Pobble Who Has No Toes”, and more. 

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    • The Thing Invisible

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • By: William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 56 mins
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    “The Thing Invisible” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost-finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

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    • The Gentle Grafter

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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    The Gentle Grafter contains 14 tales relating the questionable exploits of “Jeff Peters” (the gentle grafter) and his several “partners in graft”. 

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    • The Gateway of the Monster

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • By: William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 48 mins
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    “The Gateway of the Monster” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost-hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as the collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

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    • Hymn to Proserpine

    • And Other Poems
    • By: Algernon Charles Swinburne
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was a poet, critic, novelist, and playwright. He was born in London and educated at Eton and Oxford and was a contemporary of the Pre-Raphaelites. "Hymn to Proserpine" was published in 1866 in "Poems and Ballads", Swinburne's first collection of poems which was a great success but which contained subjects that were, at the time, very controversial. Other poems in this collection are: "A Ballad of Dreamland", "A Leave-Taking", "At Parting", "August", "Genesis", "Itylus", "Rococo", "Sapphics", "An Interlude", "The Nightingale", "Three Faces", and "Before the Mirror."

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    • Essays

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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    Jerome K. Jerome is of course known for the hilarious adventures of “Three Men in a Boat”. He also wrote many short stories and essays that have all the wit, whimsy, and wisdom of his more famous work. The essays in this volume were published together with “The Diary of a Pilgrimage” in 1891. They are: “Evergreens”, “Clocks”, “Tea-Kettles”, “A Pathetic Story”, “The New Utopia”, and “Dreams”. 

    Non-member price: $11.70

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