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    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice in Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films ( The Dark Knight Rises), lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant narration

    • By Julia Brown on 30-11-14

    Regular price: £11.29

    • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • By: Harper Lee
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,688
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369

    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You have to listen to this!

    • By David J Avery on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Catch 22

    • By: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Trevor White
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

    At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well read

    • By A G R on 03-02-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could be a better investment than the movie

    • By Anthony on 02-06-13

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Fahrenheit 451

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

    Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story, worth getting into...

    • By Mr on 27-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Of Mice and Men

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Clarke Peters
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945

    Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they’ll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn’t know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss’s daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enlightening

    • By KAREN on 10-09-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Grapes of Wrath

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

    Shocking and controversial when it was first published, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of Dust Bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like thousands of others, are forced to travel west in search of the promised land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book with a great voice

    • By James on 16-04-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Godfather

    • By: Mario Puzo
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,311
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,133
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,129

    A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT MISS THIS!

    • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Haunting of Hill House

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 582
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 584

    Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By Stephen on 09-01-11

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Sula

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Two girls who grow up to become women...two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • On the Road

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Matt Dillon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 421

    Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty, a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read this book and explode across the stars

    • By Gabe Fleming (Audible staff) on 26-05-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Galt would have liked it

    • By Alan Michael Forrester on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Old Man and the Sea

    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: Donald Sutherland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great reading of greater work

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-17

    Regular price: £16.89

    • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For whom the bell tolls

    • By Martin on 17-10-10

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 333

    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent book!

    • By C.H. on 23-09-15

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • more for reading visually than in audio

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Elijah Wood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A slow, meandering journey

    • By Paul on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    • 50th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Ken Kesey, Robert Faggen (introduction)
    • Narrated by: John C. Reilly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond excellent

    • By Roddy on 22-05-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Cannery Row

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Trevor White
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora, of the flaming orange hair and taste for Nile-green dresses, runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency and a generous heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes listening is better.

    • By Sylvia on 28-11-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Stoner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Williams, John McGahern - introduction
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478

    Waterstone's book of the year. Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013, translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe. William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probably one of the finest books I have listened to - why isn't this book better known?!

    • By ADRIAN M WATTS on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

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