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    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die [Halloween Edition]

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins, Brian Kelly, Josh Smith, and others
    • Length: 47 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: Dracula [Washington Irving], The Dunwich Horror [H. P. Lovecraft], The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Washington Irving], Frankenstein [Mary Shelley], Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson], A Halloween Wraith [William Black], The Turn of the Screw [Henry James], The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe], Carmilla [Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu ], The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux].

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4 out of 5 stars 116

    Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Ghost Story But I'm Still None The Wiser

    • By bookylady on 23-03-16

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman's encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer's fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming Madame Merle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Juliet Stevenson

    • By Bob on 27-10-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Frost at Midnight

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. DS Waters should be on top of the world with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, the body of a young woman is found in the churchyard, and their wedding venue becomes a crime scene. DS Jack Frost has been homeless for the past three months. He's been staying with DC Sue Clarke but with a baby to take care of and the imminent arrival of her mother, she's given him his marching orders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Good as the Original

    • By Flint on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for - except a husband and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the States, Maggie’s millionaire father, Adam, decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled but now poor aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Highly overrated ...

    • By Baggins111 on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £38.49

    • Morning Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    November 5th, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night chasing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human foot. And the night gets worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot inside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. And Superintendant Mullett's attempts to join the Freemasons are being rudely thwarted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ignore other reviewer giving low score...

    • By Matthew Hewittt on 23-11-14

    Regular price: £15.09

    • First Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country’s on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor, DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. Superintendent Stanley Mullett has been at Denton for only six months and is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks, while refurbishing the dilapidated Eagle Lane HQ.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Made me laugh out loud!

    • By Peter on 27-09-11

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Wings of the Dove

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not for me!

    • By gill on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read, wonderfully chosen

    • By Ash Pryce on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Klett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What Maisie Knew was first published as a serial in the Chap Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later in the same year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced and irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Yellowhammer

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    July 1983, Essex. A boy playing hide-and-seek sees a fox tugging at something up on a railway embankment. He approaches it cautiously. Seconds later, a blast is heard, and rooks ascend from the poplars surrounding the farmhouse at which the boy is spending his summer holiday with cousins. DI Nick Lowry is called upon to investigate two deaths at Fox Farm, the home of eminent historian Christopher Cliff. The body in the farmhouse kitchen is Cliff himself, having seemingly taking his own life with an antique shotgun. The fox-disturbed body on the property boundary is as yet unidentified.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Wood
    • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 72

    When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • James's writing is sublime

    • By Mrs on 10-03-13

    Regular price: £25.99

    • 5 Personal Development Classics

    • Five All-Time Bestsellers
    • By: Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Hill, George Lincoln Walton, Henry Thomas Hamblin, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    What would your life look like if you could distill the wisdom of the ages and make it your own? Now you can! Far from being "lost classics", this collection of audiobooks offers timeless jewels from some of the greatest names in personal development. Every success fundamental is explored in detail to bring you keen insights to savor - and use! These rare classics are sure to transform your perspective and your life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • needs a different narrator, boring

    • By littlepredator on 09-03-17

    Regular price: £49.29

    • Fatal Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    May, 1982. Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano, Jimmy Savile has the run of the airwaves and Denton Police Division welcomes its first black policeman, DC Waters -- recently relocated from Bethnal Green. While the force is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries, the body of fifteen-year-old Samantha Evans is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track. Then a fifteen-year-old boy is found dead on Denton's golf course, his organs removed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Comfy Pair of Old Slippers

    • By Simon on 29-03-16

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A wealthy spinster receives a proposal from a dashing suitor, and her father threatens her with disinheritance if she accepts, in Henry James's masterful exploration of the moral consequences of a tender heart's ruthless manipulation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterly story telling

    • By Stephen on 30-05-10

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Ben Elliot
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons that she believes possess their souls....

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Great Ghost Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.

    Regular price: £11.59

    • The Spoils of Poynton

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Mrs Gereth, a wealthy widow, is dreading the day that her son, Owen, gets married. She hopes that he will marry a woman who will appreciate their home and all of its treasures as she does. So she enlists the help of Fleda Vetch to try to corrupt the impending marriage of her son and Mona Brigstock - a philistine who is determined to marry Owen in order to inherit Mrs Gereth’s valuable possessions and home by any means. Meanwhile, Fleda hides her real feelings towards Owen. Even when he ends up feeling the same way, Fleda cannot bring herself to marry him as this would force him to break his engagement to Mona, and thus betray all of her own ideals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly compelling...

    • By Veronica on 28-05-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Daisy Miller is the story of a beautiful, unconventional American girl who becomes the fascination of Frederick Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot. His pursuit of her is hampered by her flirtatiousness and flagrant disregard for the customs and behavior of the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy.  

    Regular price: £9.69

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 'Washington Square' James treats on a subject about which he was passionate - the relationship between parents and their children. Dr Sloper, a wealthy man, is in a difficult position. His son has died aged three years old. His wife also dies within two weeks of giving birth to their surviving daughter Catherine. She is a plain awkward child, yet capable of giving immense affection. She becomes fascinated by would-be man of the world Morris Townsend, falling in love with him very swiftly. Is Morris a fortune hunter?

    Regular price: £15.99

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