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    • Five Plays

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Jeff Moon, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    A collection of four of Chekhov's most popular dramas together with his unusual one-act comedy, The Boor, presented by members of The Online Stage.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett, Amanda Friday, P. J. Morgan, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
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    First published in 1869, Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War. Alcott wrote the book at the urging of the publisher, Thomas Niles, who was seeking a story about girls that would have popular appeal. Although it was commenced essentially as a children's book, it developed into something of a bildungsroman, which touches on more serious issues such as the difficulties faced by single-parent families, the death of a sibling, and fractured relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By MCR. on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £30.89

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Libby Stephenson, Elizabeth Chambers, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennet sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Jane Austen at the height of her powers, complete with ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense.

    Regular price: £22.19

    • Five Children and It

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While exploring the beach, four adventurous children make the acquaintance of a very odd creature: a sand fairy. When they have adapted to the brusque and forthright demeanor of the fairy, they discover that he has unusual powers, which he can be persuaded to demonstrate. As a result, the children enjoy many bizarre adventures, some of which are dangerous, but all of which are entertaining. Five Children and It is the first volume of a trilogy.

    Regular price: £13.39

    • The Green Dwarf

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Andy Harrington, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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    The little known first novella of Charlotte Bronte, The Green Dwarf is a story of adventure, subterfuge, romance, and danger. Lady Emily Charlesworth is awaiting the return of her lover, Leslie, who is a down-on-his luck artist. However, the dastardly, coldhearted Colonel Percy is also vying for her heart and will stop at nothing to make Emily his own.

    Regular price: £10.79

    • The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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    In The Phoenix and the Carpet, five adventurous children are given a carpet that, unknown by their parents, contains a magic egg that hatches into a phoenix. A series of escapades ensues, some amusing, others dangerous and but all of which are entertaining.

    Regular price: £15.29

    • Emma

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Libby Stephenson, Amanda Friday, Alan Weyman, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
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    Emma was the last completed novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of a spirited and opinionated young woman who lives with her widowed father and who has an unfortunate penchant for interfering in the love life of those around her. As others in her small circle gradually find partners, the question which is at the center of all Jane Austen novels remains to be answered: how will Emma find a husband for herself?

    Regular price: £26.79

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Craig Franklin, Amanda Friday, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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     Lucy Honeychurch is a young English girl abroad in Italy for the first time and is ready to experience all the beauty, art, and romance it has to offer. She is hampered by the oppressive attentions of her chaperone, her prim cousin Charlotte, as well as the presence of a substantial British expatriate and tourist community in Florence.  

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, P. J. Morgan, David Prickett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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    Persuasion has certain similarities with Emma, another late novel by Jane Austen. In both stories, the heroine is a young woman who lives with her widowed father, and who has an enduring attachment to her eventual spouse from the opening of the action. Persuasion also incorporates certain elements common to Austen's earlier novels, such as characters from the military, visits to Bath and calculating and cynical suitors. In the end, Anne Elliot successfully combats the destructive vanity of her father and the machinations of her villainous cousin William.

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Leanne Yau, Glenn Hascall, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in which Gregor Samsa, a respectable employee and dutiful son, wakes to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Libby Stephenson, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first published novel. It tells the much-loved story of the two, very different, Dashwood sisters. Elinor suppresses her own emotions out of a keen sense of responsibility to her family and friends, while Marianne is highly expressive and romantic. When their father dies, British law leaves everything to their half-brother and his tight-fisted wife, and Elinor and Marianne, along with their mother and younger sister, have to move to a cottage on a relative’s estate where they experience the full spectrum of romance and betrayal.  

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    • Dreadful

    • By Kate Tuerena on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Ben Lindsey-Clark, Jeff Moon, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde's most famous and oft-produced play. First performed in 1895, and subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", it shows Wilde at his satirical and scathingly witty best. It follows the misadventures of Algy and Jack as they attempt to woo and wed Cecily and Gwendolen under the assumed name "Ernest", much to the disapproval of the aristocratic Lady Bracknell.

    Regular price: £8.29

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Garrison Moore, Rebecca Thomas, Phil Benson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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    The predominant theme in this Shakespearean tragedy, believed to have been written in about 1603, is jealousy and the destruction it causes when allowed to run rampant. It features one of Shakespeare's most compelling villains, Iago, who skillfully manipulates his commander, Othello, into believing that he has been betrayed by his wife, Desdemona, and his closest friend, Cassio.

    Regular price: £11.09

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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    An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours.

    Regular price: £9.39

    • Four Plays

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    This collection contains Oscar Wilde's four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance. All of them satirize upper-class English society of the 1890s, dramatizing scandalous secrets, political and marital intrigue, and dandyish bad behavior with Wilde's trademark wit and wisdom.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Seagull

    • By: Anton Chekhov, George Calderon - translator
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Andy Harrington, Ron Altman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    The Seagull is Anton Chekhov's first major play, originally produced in 1896. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arcadina, and her son, the symbolist playwright Constantine Treplef.

    Regular price: £9.39

    • Dracula

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Amanda Friday, Russell Gold, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
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    Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel is the most famous vampire tale ever told. British solicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself imprisoned in a castle in Transylvania and begins to believe his host, Count Dracula, is not entirely human. As his horror mounts, he suspects that Dracula plans to invade and conquer England, one victim at a time.  

    Regular price: £26.19

    • The Bronte Sisters: A Collection of Poems

    • By: Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, Eva Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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    The Bronte Sisters: A Collection of Poems. While the novels of the Bronte sisters are much beloved, their beautiful works of poetry often go unnoticed. This collection contains all their poetical works, pieced together by Charlotte, who provides illuminating commentary on her dear sisters' words. The collection was first published under the names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. 

    Regular price: £11.79

    • The Story of the Amulet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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    This is final installment in Edith Nesbit's classic trilogy of time-traveling adventures by four enterprising children.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Lady Susan

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Beth Thomas, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lady Susan is an epistolary novel by Jane Austen about a beautiful and manipulative widow scheming to arrange wealthy marriages for herself and her daughter. This book is the basis for the film Love & Friendship, written and directed by Whit Stillman, and starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. This dramatized production is presented by the Online Stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but bad choice of narrators

    • By Catherine on 06-07-16

    Regular price: £9.69

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