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    • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 C.E. to his death in 180 C.E. He was destined to be a leader, havin being born into a prominent family - one related by blood and marriage to rulers and bankers. During his era, Romans who inherited power and vast fortunes were expected to set an example.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is like the bible to a happy mind

    • By Alex.D on 25-09-2015

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Travels of Marco Polo

    • By: Marco Polo
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the "Silk Road." His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became one of the world's greatest travelogues.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Silver Blaze (Unabridged)

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 57 mins
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    One of the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, "Silver Blaze" focuses on the disappearance of a famous race horse on the eve of an important race, and on the apparent murder of its trainer.

    Non-member price: $2.83

    • Patient Griselda

    • By: Giovanni Boccaccio
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 23 mins
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    "Patient Griselda" is arguably the best and certainly one of the most famous tales from The Decameron.

    Non-member price: $2.83

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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    Benjamin Franklin's wide range of activities and interests opened the doors of the world to him. Printer, inventor, philosopher, ambassador, champion of liberty - his influence has been felt by every American generation. And to everything he touched, including this autobiography, Franklin brought originality and wit.

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    • A very smart but not modest character

    • By Laure on 16-01-2018

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Unabridged)

    • By: Fergus Hume
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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    One lonely night, a cabbie discovers that his intoxicated passenger has been suffocated with a handkerchief saturated in chloroform. The murderer, the victim, and the motive are all unknown. Fergus Hume's first literary attempt, became the best-selling mystery novel of the 19th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, audio quality not so much

    • By Kerri J Robb on 12-02-2018

    Non-member price: $42.65

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Dostoevsky studied human nature with passion and precision. He plumbed the depths and never winced at what he found, even when it was beyond his understanding. This extraordinary novel is a recital of his findings, told in the story of four brothers: Dimitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly; Ivan, brilliant and morose; Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. What give this story its dramatic grip is the part these brothers play in their father's murder.

    Non-member price: $121.87

    • The Forty-Seven Ronins

    • By: Takashi Takamia
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This famous story chronicles the end of the lives of the Forty-Seven Ronin, also know as the Forty-Seven Samurai. It is described by one noted Japanese scholar as the country's "national legend". It recounts the most famous case involving the Samurai code of honor, "bushido".

    Non-member price: $2.86

    • Pere Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    One of the greatest of French novelists, Balzac, trained as a lawyer, was a great judge of human nature. In 1833 he conceived the idea of linking together his novels so that they would comprehend the whole society in a series of books. This plan eventually led to 90 novels and novellas (including more than 2,000 characters) that he called "The Human Comedy". Balzac's huge and ambitious plan drew a picture of the customs, atmosphere, and habits of the bourgeois France.

    Non-member price: $56.51

    • The Haunted Hotel

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wilke Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the 'superrational'. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong indulgence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful recording.

    • By Anne on 27-01-2015

    Non-member price: $28.44

    • Carmen and Other Stories

    • By: Prosper Merimee
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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    Merimee's most famous work is the novella Carmen, a story about jealousy and unfaithfulness. It inspired George Bizet's world-famous Opera-Comique. Some 50 movie adaptations have been made from the story, several of which are filmings of the opera.

    Merimee was one of the greatest names of the romantic movement in France. Passionate, destructive love was his subject in many short stories.

    Non-member price: $18.28

    • Three by Zola

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Emile Zola (1840-1902) was one of the giants of French literature. This collecion of three of his most famous stories illustrates the incredible range of his writing. "Captain Burle" is a dramatic story illustrating the importance of honor in French society; "The Miller's Daughter" is a tale of romance and heroism; and "The Death of Oliver Becaille" recounts the horror of a man who wakes up to find himself buried alive!

    Non-member price: $24.23

    • A Study in Scarlet

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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    This is the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887. In it, Holmes and Watson meet for the first time. It is a fascinating and exciting tale of kidnapping and murder. The detective and the doctor are immediately in fine form as Holmes plucks the solution to the mystery from the heart of Victorian London.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • The Adventure of The Speckled Band

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 45 mins
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    "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is the 8th of 12 stories collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It was originally published in Strand Magazine in 1892. Doyle thought that this was his best Holmes story. In fact, he thought so much of it that he wrote and produced a play based on the story. The play, originally called "The Stonor Case," differed from the story in several details but was essentially the same.

    Non-member price: $6.90

    • The Adventure of the Empty House

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 49 mins
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    The Adventure of the Empty House is the lead story in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, first published in 1903. The author had attempted to kill off Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Final Problem. However, there was such a public outcry that he relented and brought him "back from the dead" in this ingenious story. 

    Non-member price: $6.90

    • Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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    Maurice Leblanc, a writer of detective fiction during the same period as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, created Arsene Lupin, a sort of French Robin Hood. An inventive genius, a master of disguise, and an accomplished actor, Lupin operates in the choice chateaux and salons. He scorns sham and with great disdain leaves his card in a baron's residence. The card reads, "Arsene Lupin, gentleman-burglar, will return when the furniture is genuine."

    Non-member price: $28.44

    • His Last Bow

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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    There is no better description of this book than that of Dr. Watson himself: "The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism. He has, for many years, lived in a small farm upon the downs five miles from Eastbourne, where his time is divided between philosophy and agriculture. During this period of rest he has refused the most princely offers to take up various cases....

    Non-member price: $29.45

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 33 hrs and 19 mins
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    Les Miserables is set in the Parisian underworld. The protagonist, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release, Valjean plans to rob monseigneur Myriel, a saint-like bishop, but cancels his plan. However, he forfeits his parole by committing a minor crime, and for this crime Valjean is haunted by the police inspector Javert. Valjean eventually reforms and becomes a successful businessman, benefactor, and mayor of a northern town.

    Non-member price: $53.48

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell, Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 stories by Arthur Conan Doyle that were originally published in Strand magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. This collection includes some of Holmes' most famous cases.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Mystery of the Yellow Room

    • By: Gaston Leroux
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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    Gaston Leroux is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera. However, he also wrote some excellent detective stories. In fact,Leroux's contribution to French detective fiction is considered a parallel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's in the United Kingdom and Edgar Allan Poe's in America. In this, his most popular mystery, rival detectives try to crack a case.

    Non-member price: $29.70

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