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    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic. Literally

    • By Mr llewellyn on 23-09-15

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absorbing and lively listen

    • By Ruth on 06-02-09

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Novel, Brilliant Performance: Flawless!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Butcher’s Crossing

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    In the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Good

    • By Simon on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Elmer Gantry

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A greedy, philandering Baptist minister, Elmer Gantry turns to evangelism and becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Often exposed as a fraud, he is never fully discredited. Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark American novel and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. It portrays the evangelistic activity that was common in 1920s America as well as attitudes toward it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing use of description and dialogue

    • By shefflad on 26-03-19

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 2

    • 1886
    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number. Raymond Carver once said, “It is not only the immense number of stories he wrote - for few, if any, writers have ever done more - it is the awesome frequency with which he produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heald is unrelentlessly good.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-19

    Regular price: £23.09

    • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot-tall creature and succeeds in animating him, but, horrified by his visage, perceives his creation to be a monster and frightens him away. The monster, wandering in search of human companionship, is spurned and repulsed by all he approaches and learns to hate and to kill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First-Class Reading of this Profound Tale

    • By DR on 25-08-12

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Red Badge of Courage

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Through Henry Flemming, Crane creates a great and realistic study of the mind of an inexperienced soldier trapped in the fury and turmoil of war. Flemming dashes into battle, at first tormented by fear, and later bolstered with courage for the final confrontation. This is a superb and exciting story which places the listener in the midst of the Civil War.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Fathers and Sons

    • By: Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    One of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons dramatizes the volcanic social conflicts that divided Russia just before the revolution, pitting peasants against masters, traditionalists against intellectuals, and fathers against sons. It is also a timeless depiction of the ongoing clash between generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russia first modern classic.

    • By Wras on 05-02-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Iliad

    • The Story of Achilles
    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Homer's Iliad can justly be called the world's greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns, the heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion.

    • The Story of Achilles
    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 01-10-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Odyssey

    • The Story of Odysseus
    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    One of the great masterpieces of Western literature, The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars. Though the stormy god of the ocean is determined to keep him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side.

    Regular price: £17.59

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane arrives to educate the children of the region. This lanky schoolmaster fancies the idea of marrying the Katrina Van Tassel, but there is a problem with his plan. Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt has already set his heart on marrying her. This rivalry climaxes one autumn night with the appearance of the legendary Headless Horseman, allegedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's ok. Just expected more

    • By Caroline on 21-02-15

    Regular price: £9.19