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    • The Professor's House

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A study in emotional dislocation and renewal. Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50s, has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • O Pioneers!

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Kathryn Yarman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    O Pioneers! is a story of the immigrants who came to America to build new lives for themselves. Struggling against poverty, ignorance, drought, and storm, they came to love and understand the land, until it rewarded them with a richness exceeding all imaginings.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • My Antonia

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet, but vaguely disappointing

    • By Mirium on 18-07-09

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Death Comes for the Archbishop

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • more relevant to the Americas

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-18

    Regular price: £27.19

    • My Ántonia (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Orphaned at age ten, Jim is traveling west to his grandparents’ home in Black Hawk when he first meets Ántonia, the daughter of a Bohemian family who settles on a neighboring farm. Through sunbaked summers and frigid winters, Ántonia bears the hardships of a young immigrant as she longs for a vanishing past. 

    Regular price: £6.49

    • O Pioneers!

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A master of transportive description

    • By Walloper on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £15.59

    • My Mortal Enemy

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1926, this book is Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and oddly prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of happiness and the sanctity of the hearth.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • O, Pioneers!

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life on The Divide was a struggle for the pioneering Bergson family. Alexandra, all at once tough as nails and tender as a budding blossom, faces and conquers the harsh realities of early settlers in Nebraska. The struggle for life, love, and meaning permeate this timeless classic. Willa Cather captures the imagination with her vivid portrayals of landscape and the enduring desire to achieve a dream.

    Regular price: £14.79

    • The Song of the Lark

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Thea Kronberg has a voice that can call down angels and the soul of a Colorado pioneer girl. But as she develops her talents and devotes herself to the life of an artist, she must consider the cost of the creative path she follows. Willa Cather's classic novel is full of the breathtaking beauty of the American frontier and the spirit of the people who live there.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow burner

    • By Helena on 25-11-12

    Regular price: £33.39

    • My Antonia

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Mondelli
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    r the death of his parents, Jim was sent to live with his grandparents in Black Hawk Nebraska. There he befriended Antonia, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants. Years later, Jim, now a successful lawyer in New York, returns to his childhood home and Antonia. Jim's love for Antonia has endured, much as she herself has endured tragic circumstances.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • O, Pioneers!

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Alexis O'Donahue
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father's dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • The Song of the Lark

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    After studying piano as a child, Thea Kronborg leaves her family and their frontier town of Moonstone, Colorado, to pursue music in Chicago. There, her instructor insists that her singing voice is her greater gift, and she begins to work on mastering her craft. Seeking to become one of the world's greatest opera singers, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment that takes her across the world. 

    Regular price: £21.19

    • "April Twilights" and More

    • "April Twilights", Selected Poems by Great Poetesses and Selections from the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • By: Willa Cather, Christina Rossetti, Sarah Teasdale, and others
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Willa Cather's early poem, "April Twilights," serves as a precursor to themes of love and nature that appear in her later novels. This collection also includes poems by poetesses Christina Rossetti, Sarah Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Amy Lowell, as well as a sampling of works by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Regular price: £12.49

    • Classic Christmas Stories

    • A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales
    • By: L. M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, and others
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Catch the holiday spirit with this magical collection of beloved Christmas tales. Christmas favorites from L.M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte and Anthony Trollope are lovingly recorded and presented here in one enchanting volume.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • My Antonia

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Antonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant, learns of the joys and hardships of life as she and her family realize their dream in the Nebraska farmlands. Willa Cather called Antonia "a rich mine of life, like the founders of the early races."

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Lucy Gayheart

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    At the age of 18, Lucy Gayheart heads for Chicago to study music. She is beautiful and impressionable and ardent, and these qualities attract the attention of Clement Sebastian, an aging but charismatic singer who exercises all the tragic, sinister fascination of a man who has renounced life only to turn back to seize it one last time. Out of their doomed love affair - and Lucy's fatal estrangement from her origins - Willa Cather creates a novel that is as achingly lovely as a Schubert sonata.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • My Ántonia

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    My Ántonia chronicles the life of Ántonia, a Bohemian immigrant woman, as seen through the eyes of Jim, the man unable to forget her. Jim, now a successful New York lawyer, recollects his upbringing on a Nebraska farm. Even after twenty years, Ántonia continues to live a romantic life in his imagination. When he returns to Nebraska, he finds Ántonia has lived a battered life and is now abandoned by the very man to whom she dedicated her life.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Song of the Lark

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The daughter of a Swedish minister growing up in Colorado, Thea Kronborg's musical talent sets her apart from her contemporaries. Driven by her determination to satisfy her artistic impulse, she moves to Chicago, where she falls in love with a wealthy married man. Her ability to resolve the tensions between her personal and professional lives and to communicate through her art makes her an unusual and thoroughly modern heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story of an aspiring singer.

    • By Grete Buck on 08-01-18

    Regular price: £22.39

    • O Pioneers!

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Betsy Bronson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Alexandra Bergsons, the daughter of Swedish immigrants, inherits her family's ailing farm in Hanover, Nebraska upon the death of her father. Over the years, she turns the farm into a successful enterprise. However, success has not brought peace, as passion and love intervene.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    • By Sandy on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Shadows on the Rock

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to 12-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche.

    Regular price: £27.19

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