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    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When it comes to 19th-century French literature, few can compare to Victor Hugo. In 1831, Victor Hugo wrote one of the most memorial gothic stories of all time, Notre Dame de Paris, later changed to The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1833. This amazing story is set in medieval Paris and is centered on the famed Notre Dame cathedral as well as the three main characters: Esmeralda (the gypsy dancer); Quasimodo (the hunchback); and the priest, Claude Frollo.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Collection

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 11
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    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most prolific authors of his time, eventually gaining recognition for his tales of horror and his uncanny ability to paint a macabre picture with words. The Complete Works Collection of Edgar Allan Poe contains over 150 stories and poems, separated into individual chapters, including all of Poe's most notorious works such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, A Dream Within a Dream, Lenore, The Tell-Tale Heart, and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I could not stand the narrator's voice

    • By Anonymous User on 13-07-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • David Copperfield

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 32 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    David Copperfield is the charming tale of a young boy's journey from an impoverished childhood in Victorian England to a renowned novelist. The story of David Copperfield brings to life some of the most beloved and notorious Dickens characters, including the wicked stepfather, Edward Murdstone; David's friend, Tommy Traddles; Agnes; and the bookkeeper Uriah Heep.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • A Treatise of Human Nature

    • By: David Hume, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    A Treatise of Human Nature is the first work ever published by David Hume, a man who revolutionized our understanding of philosophy. Hume was an advocate of the skeptical school of philosophy and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He looks at the nature of human experience and cognition, showing that philosophy and reason can only be reflections of our nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A cumbersome masterpiece

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-03-18

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Ulysses takes us on the journey of two men, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, through an hour-by-hour account of their lives for one day. These men cross paths in a series of coincidental events and listeners learn how interconnected they are even though they are not friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book (literally)

    • By M. R. Beaumont on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Faust: Parts I & II

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    Faust has long been considered one of the most important works of European literature ever published. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe began writing Faust in the 1770s while still a young man, spending most of his adult life on the project. Faust was finally finished almost 50 years later, near the end of his life. Faust is a philosophical drama full of humor, satire, and tragedy. The demon Mephistopheles makes a bet with God that he can lure Faust from the path of good.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is absolutely useless

    • By Amazon Customer on 29-10-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in the 19th century, On the Origin of Species is one of the most important and controversial books ever written on human origins. Darwin's work is the cornerstone of the theory of evolution and is as important today as it was when it was released nearly 160 years ago.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voyage, many ominous signs of what the pair's fate may be are seen and heard through sermon and prophecy as the two friends ignore the warnings and make their way to the docks. Soon into the trip, the one-legged Captain Ahab announces that the whaling adventure is really a hunt for one very specific large, white sperm whale.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long in the tooth

    • By Nelly Pledge on 19-05-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins begins with Mr. John Herncastle stealing a mysterious yellow diamond from the statue of a sacred Indian god while fighting with the British army in India. The diamond makes it way to back England after John Herncastle returns from his tour with the British army. The sacred diamond is bestowed to a young woman, Rachel Verinder, a relative of John Herncastle, on her 18th birthday.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis, and Author Biography

    • By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The Antichrist was aptly named. It is not so much aimed at the expression of any new perspective or in support of the expansion of knowledge but rather represents an effort to undo the religious interference Nietzsche believed worked against the advancement of culture and knowledge. In many ways he was the mouthpiece for the most unfavorable logical conclusions that rose to the fore in the meeting of the scientific and Christian perspective.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    A Tale of Two Cities is a story of love, mystery, suspense, and action all rolled up into one beautifully written novel taking place in two prominent cities, Paris and London, during the French Revolution. The story follows the release and rehabilitation of Dr. Manette, a man falsely imprisoned in the Bastille in France for almost two decades. While trouble is brewing in France with citizens being starved and taxed to death, Dr. Manette is taken to London by Mr. Lorrie, a prominent business man, and Lucie, Dr. Manette's daughter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic, really enjoyed it.

    • By JonnieBoy on 18-09-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    After an escaped prisoner bullies him into freeing him using stolen tools, seven-year-old orphan Pip is made to pay regular visits to the mysterious spinster Miss Havisham, who lives in the wedding dress she wore when jilted at the altar and keeps every clock in her crumbling mansion frozen at the same time. While there, he meets and instantly falls in love with her beautiful but aloof ward Estella

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evergreen

    • By ejaik on 10-06-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is an action-packed, science fiction novel that was written in 1897 and is told through the eyes of two brothers who live through an alien invasion. The story is an unbiased account and observation of the alien invasion, and has led to the creation of hundreds of books and movies. H.G. Wells is one of the first authors to tackle the "what if" scenario of an alien invasion.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • feedback.

    • By Helen on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 36 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After reading chivalric romances, Don Quixote becomes infatuated with the idea of being a heroic knight and with the help of his squire sets out to do exactly that. Although Sancho’s adventures continually get him into trouble, he grows and learns from those mishaps, becoming a character that will enchant the listener long after the last words. 

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Vanity Fair

    • By: William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in Regency England, Vanity Fair follows the lives of two young women from drastically different backgrounds. Becky Sharp is the daughter of a lowly art teacher while Amelia Sedley is the daughter of a wealthy investor. Although the two women are worlds apart in personality and background, Becky and Amelia become friends while in finishing school. When Amelia invites Becky to her family home, events are set in motion that result in both tragedy and fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply excellent

    • By Alan Hughes on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Pilgrim's Progress is written as a dream by author John Bunyan, a strict religious man with Puritan beliefs who began writing the book while imprisoned for his religious convictions. The dream is of a man named Christian who is tormented by spiritual anguish. A spirit guide appears to him and explains to him the path he must take to salvation.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Initiation into Philosophy

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography
    • By: Emile Faguet, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Initiation into Philosophy is a broad overview of the development of philosophy. Emile Faguet covers all major philosophical developments from the ancient times to the modern era, showing the tracks of the growth of reason over the course of Western civilization. He shows how each philosophical movement initiates and lays the groundwork for the next. This is essentially a comprehensive review of the study of thought and the conception of the world.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Science of Human Nature

    • Unabridged Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis, and Author Biography
    • By: William Henry Pyle, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy, Brigid Reale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Science of Human Nature is a comprehensive introduction to psychology from the standpoint of an educator. Pyle examines the nature and purpose of psychology and the potential this science has for education and for other aspects of life. Due to the emphasis on education, this text is replete with useful and practical knowledge on how to learn and to teach.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Daniel Deronda is a clever and generous young man who has yet to find his true direction in life, much to the dismay of Sir Hugo, who has helped raise him. While in Germany, Daniel meets the attractive and headstrong Gwendolen, who's lost a fortune at the roulette table that her family cannot afford to lose, before returning to England. Back in London, Daniel rescues a singer Mirah from drowning herself, then begins to find purpose in helping her search for her family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The first book abandoned

    • By Mrs A Masson on 07-10-18

    Regular price: £28.99

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