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    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
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     The Divine Comedy, completed in 1320, is an Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri. It is considered to be the most important work of Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The Divine Comedy consists of three parts, Inferno (hell), Purgatorio (purgatory) and Paradiso (paradise). 

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    • The book is great, the narrator awful

    • By noneofyourbusiness on 06-04-19

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    • Freedom or Death

    • By: Emmeline Pankhurst
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    Emmeline Pankhurst was to women’s suffrage in England what Susan B. Anthony was for the same cause in America. She gave this memorable speech while campaigning in the US. In it, she explains the root trouble women face when campaigning for their rights: “We women, in trying to make our case clear, always have to make as part of our argument, and urge upon men in our audience the fact - a very simple fact - that women are human beings.” Though she faced harsh criticism for her “militant” means of advocacy, she never backed down, and as a result, gained suffrage in her lifetime.

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    • Anne of Avonlea

    • Anne of Green Gables, Book 2
    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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    Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery covers the mid-teenage years of Anne Shirley. She is the new schoolteacher of Avonlea, and Anne meets many new people and gets into several fun mishaps. From accidentally selling her neighbor's cow to painting the town hall a bright, startling blue, the adventures never stop.

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    • The Theogony of Hesiod

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The Theogony (composed c. 700 BC) is a poem by Hesiod (8th-7th century BC) describing the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods. A theogony is a part of Greek mythology which attempts to articulate reality as a whole. Hesiod's work is a synthesis of various local Greek traditions concerning the gods, organized as a narrative that tells of their origin and how they established control over the Cosmos. 

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    • The Shield of Heracles

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 35 mins
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    The Shield of Heracles is an archaic Greek epic poem which was attributed to Hesiod in antiquity. The subject of the poem is the expedition of Hercules and his nephew Iolaus against Cycnus, who challenged Heracles to combat as they were passing through Thessaly on their way to the city of Trachis. 

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    • History of the Britons

    • By: Nennius
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    Ninth-century Welsh monk Nennius has traditionally been linked to this purported history of the indigenous Britons. Written around 828, this history has been notable for its mention of certain historical figures and even saints. Most notable, however, is the very first mention of the historical King Arthur as a military leader. 

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    • The Hesiod Collection

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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    The ancient Greek poet Hesiod lived around the same time as Homer. He is considered to be an economist and also wrote works on mythology, ancient time-keeping, and farming techniques. The Hesiod Collection includes The Shield of Heracles, Theogony (the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods), and Works and Days (a farmer’s almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the art of agriculture).

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    • The Lifted Veil

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    This 1859 novella by George Eliot takes a rather dramatic departure from her usual realistic fiction. Now canonized along with other great works of Victorian horror literature, The Lifted Veil plays with the theme of extrasensory perception. It discusses the power of fate in our everyday lives and even flirts with the possibilities of life after death. 

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    • The Life of Coriolanus

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin - translator, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    One of the many documented lives in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives series, The Life of Coriolanus looks into the controversial life of one of Rome’s most famous generals. When the town of Corioli was under siege, Coriolanus gathered a group of men together to fight for freedom. Always loyal to his town, he advocated during the Roman grain shortage that any grain stocks be divvied out based on loyalty. Because of his harsh views, he was eventually exiled - but he never stopped fighting for what he believed to be right.   

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    • The Life of Sulla

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    The Roman statesman Sulla had the nickname “Felix” - meaning “lucky.” Yet his accomplishments were more a matter of brute force than good fortune. He put an end to a civil war, declared himself dictator, and used his power to bring Rome back to its former value system, purging thousands of Roman enemies along the way. Plutarch’s biography of Sulla shows how one man’s use of force to obtain political power influenced many who came after him, most notably Julius Caesar.   

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    • God and the State

    • By: Michael Bakunin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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    This rather incoherent work by Russian anarchist philosopher Michael Bakunin is described in a way that he described his own life: a fragment. Rife with criticisms on Christianity and the technocracy, Bakunin presses communist values without fear of bordering extremism. Listening to this work is like walking through Bakunin’s disjointed mind; often cutting off and starting mid-sentence, including footnotes several paragraphs long as if his thoughts suddenly start to wander, as well as ending rather abruptly mid-sentence. 

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    • Therese Raquin

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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    Emile Zola applies his keen eye to the human condition in this masterpiece plagued by passions, guilt, and the ghosts that haunt our psyche. Often perceived as a play of temperaments, Zola tells the story of Therese’s unhappy marriage to Camille and her subsequent affair with one of her husband’s friends, Laurent. With his dark symbolism often reaching claustrophobic depths, we become more acquainted with what drives our most animalistic instincts. 

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    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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    Moll hones her ability to convince men that she's a wealthy widow, although throughout the course of the novel, her finances take many a dip, especially after she moves to America like her mother. While there, she continuously tries to evade the law and the harsh sentences that come with some of her money-related crimes and later decides to move back to England after getting her hands on the inheritance money that her mother left her.

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    • Teutonic Myth and Legend

    • By: Donald Mackenzie
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
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    Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873-1936) was a Scottish writer. Teutonic Myth and Legend (1912) is his retelling of the legends and myths of the Goths, Norsemen, Vandals, Burgundians, Franks, Angles, Saxons, and other Germanic tribes. Poems and prose passages from classic literature that are related to these myths are included. 

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    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
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    Through a series of calculated moves that involve death and a large inheritance, a small community is rocked and shrouded in mystery at the hands of the conniving Sir Percival Glyde, who is interested only in making himself wealthy at the hands of others.... Celebrated as one of the first popular mystery novels, The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, skillfully incorporates the twisting and turning of more than a few plot lines that all manage to converge beautifully at the end of the work.

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    • The Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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    Inferno follows Dante through hell, with only an roman poet named Virgil to guide him. Dante loses his way in a forest and stumbles across Hell; but Virgil tells him that if he ventures through hell he can reach Heaven where his beloved awaits.... 

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    • The Life of Antony

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    Mark Antony’s personal life was almost as storied as his immensely successful political career. In Plutarch’s biography, the most striking sections revolve around Antony’s relationship with Cleopatra. Plutarch’s characterization inspired Shakespeare, whose play "Antony and Cleopatra" would not be the same without its influence. With such close ties to Shakespeare, it’s no wonder that the The Life of Antony holds great literary merit all its own.   

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    • Dreadful Narration

    • By Madam V on 02-05-19

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    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 30 hrs and 51 mins
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    In George Eliot's Middlemarch, the idea of marriage and vocation are explored through a small town's community of ordinary people. One of the main characters, Dorothea Brooke, is a kind and good-hearted woman who gives to the poor and helps to rebuild cottages of poor farmers. However, she is also stubborn and very strong-willed.

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    • Dodgy pronunciation

    • By Lisa on 27-06-16

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    • The Mysterious Island

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
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    Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island is an epic adventure story that takes place during the American Civil War era. As a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the novel beings with a group of characters who must band together to survive after they escape imprisonment during the war by stealing a giant air balloon. As fate would have it, they get lost in a storm and crash land on an unknown island somewhere around New Zealand.

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    • Read by a computer

    • By Rory on 11-09-16

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    • Paradiso

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    Dante's Paradise is the third of the three cantos of the Divine Comedy, after Hell and Purgatory. Hell and purgatory are places on Earth, but paradise is a non-material and ethereal place, divided into nine heavens.   

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