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    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This story begins at an observatory in England where the narrator witnesses explosions on Mars. This event is followed by what is thought to be a meteor landing not far from the observatory. Once the narrator travels to the spot of the meteor landing he discovers it is actually a cylinder and the cylinder contains Martians. The story chronicles the Martian attacks throughout many parts of England, even devastating London and the narrator escapes with many chilling and near death adventures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • WHY!!!

    • By Martin Evans on 07-10-18

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    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the opening scene of this story Alice is a young girl living in the country and becomes bored by her sister sitting out in the open field quietly reading. When a white rabbit passes by Alice decides to follow it and when the rabbit pops down a large rabbit hole, well Alice follows as well. Once at the bottom she explores a new and strange world where nothing is as it seems and everything continues to change. She meets bizarre and crazy characters who speak in rhymes, riddles and just plain nonsense.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not the best narration

    • By Kirsty Manning on 14-07-19

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    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "Candide" is a delightful story filled with boundless misadventure while tackling the great philosophical issues of the Enlightenment era. The story is about Candide, a young man who is the illegitimate nephew of a German baron with whom he resides. When it is discovered he is kissing the baron's beautiful daughter he is thrown from the castle where he experiences the horrors of war, poverty, the maliciousness of man, and the hypocrisy of the church.

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    • Collected Stories of William Faulkner

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Denaker, Scott Brick, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This magisterial collection of short works by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner reminds listeners of his ability to compress his epic vision into narratives as hard and wounding as bullets. Among the 42 selections in this audiobook are such classics as "A Bear Hunt", "A Rose for Emily", "Two Soldiers", and "The Brooch".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “Already fled without moving”

    • By DT on 07-03-16

    Regular price: £44.09

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This classic tale of intrigue, mystery and adventure takes place on the ivory harvesting and trade route in the Congo, in the depths of Africa. In this audiobook, Marlow, a sea captain on a ship at anchor, retells a story of his assignment upon a steamer ship in the Congo to a group of his ship mates. During his mission he is asked to retrieve and return Kurtz, an ivory hunter with a resounding reputation where ever his name is mentioned, who delivers more ivory than all the other stations combined, and who has a reverenced effect on the natives.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No, No, No!

    • By Niccolò Machiavelli on 24-03-19

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    • The Call of the Wild

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Call of the Wild" is the story of Buck, a magnificent dog who is stolen from his idyllic life and sold for use on a Yukon dogsled team. His travels are not only of a physical nature, as he learns hard discipline from men who must discipline their dog teams, but his own journey back to his primordial roots in the frozen tundra - the roots of wolf. This amazing story of transformation is beautifully written and provides a glimpse of the hard life in the Yukon Territory during the 1900s.

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    • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    One of the most fascinating psychological struggles of the modern world revolves around the competing tension between existential philosophy and metaphysical spirituality. "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" beautifully encapsulates the extremes of both points of view and provides the listener a front row seat to a battle that still rages today.

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    • Around the World in 80 Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    "Around the World in 80 Days" is an entertaining and light story about Phileas Fogg, a wealthy bachelor who makes a wager with a friend at his club regarding how long it would take for a person to circumnavigate the globe. Not wanting to lose his bet, he immediately embarks on a trip around the world with his valet Passepartout. Follow along on their extravagant adventure on a number of fascinating transportation modes that must be fully completed within 80 days or the bet is lost.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BUY ANOTHER VERSION - Narrators constant mispronunciation spoils Jules Verne’s work

    • By Gavin S. Bailey on 01-02-19

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    • The Judgement

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a short story of Georg Bendemann and his relationship with his aging father. While Georg is telling his father of his friend in Russia his father goes into a rage, ridiculing and degrading his son. Then at the end of his rant he issues his final judgment - death by drowning.

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    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a fantastical comedy about an old man who has read so many books about knights errant that he is convinced that he is one himself. He sets out on a series of adventures with his trusted and true servant Sancho Panza. But with every adventure it is amazing that he is able to survive the story itself.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • First 6 Chapters only

    • By Unazukin on 11-06-19

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    • Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is a story of a bourgeois British family and their attempts to contain and control the actions of their relations. The story opens with the widow Lilia Herriton embarking on a trip with her traveling companion Caroline Abbott. In reality Lilias family connived her into going on a trip to distract her from a relationship with a gentleman who does not meet their social scrutiny. But while in Italy a worse disaster befalls the family as Lilia falls in love and marries a younger Italian man.

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    • The Magic Shop

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a charming tale from H.G. Wells about a young boy named Gip who visits a magic shop for his birthday with his father. But this is not just any magic shop - the shopkeeper insists that this is a genuine magic shop. The story is an entertaining adventure as Gip, like any young boy of his age, experiences the pure enjoyment of true magic while his skeptical father grapples with having to draw the line between slight of hand and genuine magic.

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    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series, "Dubliners".

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    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    "The Metamorphosis", first published in 1915, is the story of Gregor Samsa, a young traveling salesman who lives with his family and financially supports his parents and younger sister. One morning he awakes to discover that during the night he has been transformed into a horrible bug. Although somewhat of a horror genre, the story is often very funny as Gregor, his family, and those around him deal with their own transformations as a result of this odd predicament.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very short story, it only took a couple of hours to read.

    • By Hannah Swinglehurst on 13-04-19

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    • The Red Badge of Courage

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This story is about a young soldier, Henry Fleming, fighting in the American Civil War. It is a vivid and stark portrayal of war on the human psyche, interspersed with symbolic imagery and biblical metaphors. The story realistically portrays the young soldier's physical and psychological struggles after fleeing from his first encounter with a battle. He returns to his regiment to become a strong soldier and even taking on the task of the flag bearer in the final battle.

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    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist ending.

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    • The Mysterious Stranger

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This story is told by Theodor Fischer, a boy who lives in a small Austrian village and quietly exists with his friends, relatives and community. One day a stranger appears in the village and befriends Theodor and his chums. He tells them that his name is Satan and he is the nephew of "the Satan". He is capable of all types of magic, predictions and apparitions that he reveals in various ways to the boys. But throughout the story Satan expels his wisdom on the character and futility of mankind.

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    • Great American Indian Stories

    • By: Charles Eastman
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The lives of the American Indian, as written by Charles Eastman, come to life as they wrestle with the intrusion of the "White Man" and their own survival. You will enjoy this glimpse into the Old West from the perspective of the 19th Century American Indian. Volume One: "The Grave of the Dog", "The Famine", "The Chief Soldier". Volume Two: "The Singing Spirit", "The White Man's Errand", "The Madness of Bald Eagle".

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    • The Prussian Officer

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic short story is a fleeting look at the relationship between a Prussian Captain and his orderly. While the Captain exhibits sexual tension towards the young orderly, the feeling is not reciprocated. As a result, the psychological pressure between the two men escalates to an explosive and devastating conclusion.

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    • The Camel's Back

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this story a young man, recently broken off from a long engagement, attends a gala costume party dressed as a camel. There he is approached by his gal, who does not recognize him in his camel garb, and the comical escapade ensues. This light and amusing story will keep you entertained, right up to the surprise ending.

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