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    • 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

    • Five Children and It

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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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

    • Complete Original Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume I

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centerd on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.

    Regular price: £12.49

    • The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844

    • By: Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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    Friedrich Engels spent two years (from 1842 to 1844) in Manchester, England, working at his father's factory. During that period he observed and recorded the effect of the industrial revolution on the labor market and the subsequent condition of what became the working class of England.

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    • READ BY A MACHINE?

    • By Enobarbus on 31-08-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • A Baker's Dozen - a Christmas Collection

    • By: L. Frank Baum, Jacob Riis, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta, Cate Barratt, Marty Krz, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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     A Baker’s Dozen - A collection of 13 classic Christmas stories.  

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Right Ho, Jeeves!

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Linda Barrans, Terah Lynn Tucker, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (aka PG Wodehouse) wrote in excess of 90 books, 40 plays, and 200 short stories between 1902 and 1974 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest humorists of the 20th century. Right Ho, Jeeves! is his second in a series of books written about a luckless young British millionaire named Bertram Wooster and his sharp valet, Jeeves.

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    • Classic Wodehouse failed by poor narration

    • By Anon on 08-09-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Libby Stephenson, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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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

    • 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

    • The Kill (La Curee)

    • By: Émile Zola
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Émile Zola's The Kill is one part of the French author's 20-volume series about the fictitious Rougon-Macquart family during the Second French Empire, and it is rich with symbolism. Paris is awakening to unprecedented expansion, the future intoxicating, and in keeping with its penchant for excess, the aristocracy is caught up in the mad dash to devour as much of it as it can.

    Regular price: £6.89

    • Timely Tales in Thirty Minutes

    • By: J. A. Pak, Frank Herbert, May Sinclair, and others
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier, Denis Daly, Suzanne Barbetta, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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     Spend your next 30 minutes traveling to a future where first adopters have the most advanced robot butlers or where everyone has a superpower - except the young man you just met. Or perhaps you prefer a good hard-boiled detective story or one about a hardscrabble life in the Australian outback. 

    Regular price: £11.79

    • Twelve Stories of Christmas

    • By: J. S. Redfield, L. M. Montgomery, Richmal Crompton, and others
    • Narrated by: Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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    Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales....

    Regular price: £13.39

    • Poems by T. S. Eliot

    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Denis Daly
    • Length: 55 mins
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    This collection of verse was first published in 1920. It contains 12 poems published in an earlier collection, Prufrock and Other Observations, in 1917, together with 12 later poems, four of which are in French. Both collections were dedicated to Jean Verdenal (1889-1915).   

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    • The Raven Edition, Volume Four
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Denis Daly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849), The Raven Edition, presents his complete literary output in five volumes. Although best known for his works of macabre fiction, Poe also had a deep interest in scientific discovery and speculative philosophy. This volume contains stories about wild and wonderful experiments and other objects of public curiosity, and essays about language and thought. 

    Regular price: £17.09

    • 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

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Grace Keller Scotch, Elizabeth Klett, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    While studying medicine in the 1870s, Arthur Conan Doyle began writing and a decade later published his first novel featuring famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would soon adopt the short story as his means of portraying the exploits of his brilliant detective, and the first collection of stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1892. 

    Regular price: £18.39

    • MacBeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Phil Benson, Jeff Moon, Bob Neufeld, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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    At the center of each of the four great Shakespearean tragedies - Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello - is a powerful figure who is led to destruction by a fatal character flaw. In the case of Macbeth it is ambition. Initially a valiant warrior, and staunch servant of his regal overlord Duncan, Macbeth succumbs to the lure of absolute political domination, which leads to murder, revolt, and comprehensive defeat.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Complete Original Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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    Guy de Maupassant, French master of the short story, had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. Volume IV of his Complete Original Short Stories contains the following: "The Moribund", "The Gamekeeper", "The Story of a Farm Girl", "The Wreck", "Théodule Sabot’s Confession", "The Wrong House", "The Diamond Necklace", "The Marquis de Fumerol", "The Trip of Le Horla", "Farewell!", "The Wolf", and "The Inn".

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition: Volume One

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Denis Daly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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    Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is best known today as a master of macabre fiction, his writings cover a wide range of other forms, including poetry, drama, criticism, and historical commentary. The Raven Edition presents his complete literary output in five volumes, the first of which contains three tributes to Poe and eight of his stories.

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    • Dull, monotone and insipid vocals

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-11-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Leavenworth Case

    • By: Anna Katharine Green
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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    Credited by many as the mother of the detective novel, Anna Katharine Green published her first mystery novel - The Leavenworth Case - in 1878, almost a decade before Sherlock Holmes made his appearance. Green's intrepid Ebenezer Gryce, a seasoned New York detective, takes up the case of a brutally murdered millionaire philanthropist. One of the murdered man's two nieces is set to inherit an immense fortune, and she and her cousin are high on the suspect list. 

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    • The Works of Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven Edition: Volume 5 - Poetry and Drama

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Bob Gonzalez, Cate Barratt, Jennifer Fournier, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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    The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. In addition to 11 prose pieces, volume five contains all of Poe’s verse and also his only play, the unfinished drama, "Politian". Poe’s poetic output consists of 54 pieces, most of them short, but it also includes four longer pieces, The Bells, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and perhaps Poe’s most iconic poem, The Raven.

    Regular price: £10.49

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