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    • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 C.E. to his death in 180 C.E. He was destined to be a leader, havin being born into a prominent family - one related by blood and marriage to rulers and bankers. During his era, Romans who inherited power and vast fortunes were expected to set an example.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wise and fascinating

    • By Ed on 04-05-14

    Regular price: £11.79

    • Kwaidan

    • By: Lafcadio Hearn
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Based on Japanese literature and foldlore, Kwaidan contains 17 stories. The story of Loichi, the blind biwa player who was called to perform for the dead; of Muso, the journeying priest who encountered a man eating goblin; of the samurai who outwitted the ghost of a dead man. All these plus 14 other spooly tales are included in this collection.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Travels of Marco Polo

    • By: Marco Polo
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the "Silk Road." His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became one of the world's greatest travelogues.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Completely Ruined!

    • By Morag on 12-01-08

    Regular price: £41.39

    • The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange" is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is one of 13 stories in the collection The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Dostoevsky studied human nature with passion and precision. He plumbed the depths and never winced at what he found, even when it was beyond his understanding. This extraordinary novel is a recital of his findings, told in the story of four brothers: Dimitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly; Ivan, brilliant and morose; Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. What give this story its dramatic grip is the part these brothers play in their father's murder.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - dull reading

    • By Ian on 10-01-10

    Regular price: £81.39

    • Manon Lescaut

    • By: Antoine-Francois Prevost d'Exiles
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Manon is just about to enter a convent when she meets the young Chevalier des Grieux, a philosophy student. They flee to Paris together, where they live extravagantly off the money the Chevalier makes cheating at cards, until they are robbed of their possessions. Manon becomes mistress to a wealthy nobleman, and she and the Chevalier steal his money. They are captured and sent to a penal colony in Louisiana.

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Zadig

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the tradition of his very popular Candide, Zadig is what might be called a "philosophical tale." Zadig, a handsome young man with a fine education, is puzzled by the uncertainties of his destiny. He attains great success in government but is unsuccessful in love. Despite his wisdom and shrewdness, he meets with a number of misfortunes. The central question of the story is, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Big Bow Mystery

    • By: Israel Zangwill
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Big Bow Mystery is a masterpiece of the form, as compelling a story today as when it was first published. The author has produced a seminal crime novel - the original "locked room" mystery. With a flair for storytelling and a literate style comparable to his contemporary, Charles Dickens, Israel Zangwill concocts a heady satire of Victorian England, setting his scene in London's picturesque Bow district.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • A Sentimental Journey Through France And Italy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Sterne is one of the most original and unexpected of writers, and A Sentimental Journey differs from other travel books as greatly as Tristram Shandy differs from other novels. Sterne travelled in France during the 1760s and drew on his experiences to write the narrative of Mr. Yorick, the Sentimental Traveller.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by American accent

    • By Jimbo on 25-01-10

    Regular price: £14.29

    • The Haunted Hotel

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Wilke Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the 'superrational'. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong indulgence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story odd audio

    • By Kathryn McIntyre on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Great American Essays

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jim Killavey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 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

    Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Macbook Voice Synth Would Have Been Cheaper

    • By Greg Gauthier on 12-04-16

    Regular price: £12.89

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Benjamin Franklin's wide range of activities and interests opened the doors of the world to him. Printer, inventor, philosopher, ambassador, champion of liberty - his influence has been felt by every American generation. And to everything he touched, including this autobiography, Franklin brought originality and wit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Listening

    • By Owen on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hawthorne approached the Romantic notion of the ability of science to destroy art (or beauty) in the form of fictive "horror stories" of biological research out of control. This story is the best of that group. A devoted scientist marries a beautiful woman with a single physical flaw: a birthmark on her face. Aylmer becomes obsessed with the imperfection and his attempts to remove it via his scientific skills, thus rendering his bride perfect.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Pere Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    One of the greatest of French novelists, Balzac, trained as a lawyer, was a great judge of human nature. In 1833 he conceived the idea of linking together his novels so that they would comprehend the whole society in a series of books. This plan eventually led to 90 novels and novellas (including more than 2,000 characters) that he called "The Human Comedy". Balzac's huge and ambitious plan drew a picture of the customs, atmosphere, and habits of the bourgeois France.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • King Lear meets the French Novel

    • By Steve on 21-11-05

    Regular price: £37.99

    • The Dream Woman

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Wilkie Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the "superrational". Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong interest. "The Dream Woman" is one his most anthologized stories of the supernatural.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The House of the Dead

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The House of the Dead is a fascinating portrait of life in a Siberian prison camp - a life of great hardship and deprivation, yet filled with simple moments of humanity showing mankinds ability to adapt and survive in the most extreme of circumstances. Dostoevsky tells his story in a chronological order, from his character's arrival and his sense of alienation to his gradual adjustment to prison life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The House of the Dead is alive with stunning prose

    • By Peter Jenkins on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £16.19

    • Martin Hewitt, Investigator

    • By: Arthur Morrison
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    These six adventures of Sherlock Holmes' greatest rival will keep you guessing and listening.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Unabridged)

    • By: Fergus Hume
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    One lonely night, a cabbie discovers that his intoxicated passenger has been suffocated with a handkerchief saturated in chloroform. The murderer, the victim, and the motive are all unknown. Fergus Hume's first literary attempt, became the best-selling mystery novel of the 19th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good performance

    • By mandy on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £28.49

    • The Three Muskateers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Set during the reign of Louis XIII (1610-43) and based on actual events, The Three Musketeers is perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written. Three Musketeers, loyal servants of the King, are joined by the dashing D'Artagnan, a veritable Byronic hero. These four are pitted against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter. Dumas was quite expert in pacing and varying action while weaving historical fact with purest fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By a on 09-04-13

    Regular price: £47.49

    • The Phantom Lover

    • By: Vernon Lee
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Phantom Lover" is one of Veron Lee's most famous works. It is a strange but very effective story, about a powerful bond that is so strong it reaches even across death. In many ways it reminds one of Henry James story "The Turn of the Screw". Is it a story of mental illness and weird imaginings - or of life beyond the grave? Either way, it is a look at the interrelatedness of the past and the present, the living and the dead.

    Regular price: £10.19

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