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  • Fanny Hill

    Fanny Hill

    Genre: Classics,Classic Fiction,Classics,Classic Fiction
    Author: John Cleland
    Duration: 03:45:00

    Fanny Hill, one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, traces the rise of its heroine from prostitution to middle-class respectability. Condemned in its own time on grounds of indecency, the book was the subject of several law suits until as recently as the 1960s. For today's reader, the wo ... [ more ]

  • Idiot


    Genre: Fiction,Classics
    Author: Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky
    Duration: 03:59:00

    Prince Lef Mikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful A ... [ more ]

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Classics
    Author: Jules Verne
    Duration: 02:38:00

    The year is 1866. The maritime world is gripped by fear after reported sightings of a huge and terrible sea monster. Monsieur Aronnax, a distinguished Professor of Natural History, pronounces the creature to be a giant narwhal and is invited to join an official expedition to track down the beast. Bu ... [ more ]

  • Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way: Part I

    Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way: Part I

    Genre: Literature,Classics,Literature,Classics
    Author: Marcel Proust
    Duration: 03:57:00

    In The Guermantes Way, Part I, Marcel penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. With his unmatched powers of observation Proust vividly describes the struggles for political, social and sexual supremacy played out beneath a vene ... [ more ]

  • Hound of the Baskervilles

    Hound of the Baskervilles

    Genre: Juvenile & Children's,Classics,Fiction,Children's,Mystery,Ages 9 to 12,Juvenile & Children's,Classics,Fiction,Children's,Mystery,Ages 9 to 12
    Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
    Duration: 03:35:00

    The 'Young Adult Classics' series continues with The Hound of the Baskervilles, the most popular Sherlock Holmes story. It is a chilling tale of a slavering dog on the moor that will excite listeners of any age. The popular classics, presented in an abridged form, are brilliantly brought to life by ... [ more ]

  • The Innocence of Father Brown, Vol. 1

    The Innocence of Father Brown, Vol. 1

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Classics,Novels
    Author: G. K. Chesterton
    Duration: 04:39:00

    Father Brown is an eccentric priest with his own particular ways of dealing with crime. David Timson, having completed the whole of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes canon, a remarkable achievement, turns his hand to the genial but certainly not innocent priest! This collection contains a group o ... [ more ]

  • Kreutzer Sonata

    Kreutzer Sonata

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Leo Tolstoy
    Duration: 03:57:00

    One of Tolstoy's most important shorter works, The Kreutzer Sonata presents a problematic view of the relationship between the sexes and promotes abstinence as the solution. Pozdnyshev jealously observes the intimacy that emerges between his wife and a violin player. Haunted by 'The Kreutzer Sonata' ... [ more ]

  • Voyage to Arcturus

    Voyage to Arcturus

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: David Lindsay
    Duration: 11:18:00

    A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the ... [ more ]

  • The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Franz Kafka
    Duration: 02:34:46

    The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself tr ... [ more ]

  • Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady

    Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Samuel Richardson
    Duration: 12:17:00

    Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become very wealthy only in recent years and is now eager to become part of the aristocracy by acquiring estates and titles through advantageous pairings. Clarissa’s relatives attempt to force h ... [ more ]

  • Lair of the White Worm

    Lair of the White Worm

    Genre: Horror,Classics
    Author: Bram Stoker
    Duration: 05:50:00

    The Lair of the White Worm (also known as The Garden of Evil) is a horror novel by Anglo-Irish author Bram Stoker, who also wrote Dracula. It was published in 1911. This book centers on Adam Salton who is contacted by his great uncle in England, for the purpose of establishing a relationship be ... [ more ]

  • Spinechillers Vol. 1 - Doug Bradley's Classic Horror Audio Books

    Spinechillers Vol. 1 - Doug Bradley's Classic Horror Audio Books

    Genre: Horror,Classics,Anthologies
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 02:37:00

    Volume One introduces classic stories from the original masters of horror, including Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft and Charles Dickens. Read by horror icon Doug Bradley with music and sound design by Alistair Lock. This volume features William F Harvey's original undead hand story 'The Beast w ... [ more ]

  • Divine Comedy

    Divine Comedy

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Dante Alighieri
    Duration: 13:20:00

    One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listening will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible. ... [ more ]

  • Northanger Abbey

    Northanger Abbey

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Jane Austen
    Duration: 07:36:00

    Jane Austen's first major novel, a parody of the popular literature of the time, is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love, marriage, and money. The humorous adventures of young Catherine as she encounters the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Ba ... [ more ]

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Genre: Classics
    Author: Charles Dickens
    Duration: 17:53:00

    Considered by many to be Charles Dickens's finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, the orphan Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with s ... [ more ]

  • Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood

    Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy,Fantasy,Romance,Horror,Fiction,Mystery & Thriller,Suspense,Dark Fantasy & Monster,Classics,Contemporary,Classics,Action & Adventure,Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology,Classic Fiction,Science Fiction & Fantasy,Fantasy,Romance,Horror,Fiction,Mystery & Thriller,Suspense,Dark Fantasy & Monster,Classics,Contemporary,Classics,Action & Adventure,Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology,Classic Fiction
    Author: Sarah Blakely-Cartwright, David Leslie Johnson
    Duration: 07:19:00

    Red Riding Hood'is a gothic and frightening reimagining of this classic tale, soon to be a thrilling film directed by Catherine Hardwicke. ... [ more ]

  • Billy Budd

    Billy Budd

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Herman Melville
    Duration: 03:33:00

    Billy Budd, an orphaned, illegitimate child suffused with innocence, openness, and natural charisma, has been impressed into service aboard the HMS Bellipotent. He is adored by the crew, but for unexplained reasons arouses the antagonism of the ship's Master-at-Arms John Claggart, who falsely accuse ... [ more ]

  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Genre: Mystery & Thriller,Literature,Suspense,Classics,Short Stories,Classic Detectives
    Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Duration: 09:09:00

    In the more than 100 years since Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer in crime fiction. A brilliant London-based consulting detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and ... [ more ]

  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy,Fantasy,Fiction,Classics,Classic Fiction
    Author: L. Frank Baum
    Duration: 03:53:00

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. It was originally published by the George M. Hill company in Chicago, and has since been reprinted countless times, sometimes under the name The Wizard of Oz. The story chronicles the ad ... [ more ]

  • Brothers Karamazov

    Brothers Karamazov

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Duration: 33:19:00

    After spending four years in a Siberian penal settlement, during which time he underwent a religious conversion, Dostoevsky developed a keen ability for deep character analysis. In The Brothers Karamazov, he explores human nature at its most loathsome and cruel but never flinches at what he finds.Th ... [ more ]