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    • 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

    • Silver Blaze (Unabridged)

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One of the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, "Silver Blaze" focuses on the disappearance of a famous race horse on the eve of an important race, and on the apparent murder of its trainer.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • 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

    • The Forty-Seven Ronins

    • By: Takashi Takamia
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This famous story chronicles the end of the lives of the Forty-Seven Ronin, also know as the Forty-Seven Samurai. It is described by one noted Japanese scholar as the country's "national legend". It recounts the most famous case involving the Samurai code of honor, "bushido".

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Gold Bug

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and master of the horror tale, is also credited by many with inventing the American mystery story. "The Gold Bug" is one of his most famous stories. It was first published in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper in June 1843, after Poe had won a competition held by the paper and received a prize of $100.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing special

    • By Adam on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £7.49

    • The Wondersmith

    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Fitz-James O'Brien was an Irish-born poet, journalist, and short-story writer who migrated to America in 1852. He died from an injury acquired during the Civil War. O'Brien was called "the preeminent writer of supernatural stories of his time", and he is best remembered for two or three widely anthologized stories that border on science fiction. Among them is this masterpiece.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Uncomfortable listening at times

    • By Nelly_dog on 31-10-05

    Regular price: £6.49

    • 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 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

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • The Familiar

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell, Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was one of the major figures of 19th-century supernaturalism. He helped move supernaturalist fiction away from the gothic's emphasis on external sources of terror and toward a focus on the effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist and horror literature that continues today. "The Familiar" is one of his most terrifying tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery start to end.

    • By BigBaby on 07-04-14

    Regular price: £7.69

    • 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 Mystery of the Yellow Room

    • By: Gaston Leroux
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Gaston Leroux is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera. However, he also wrote some excellent detective stories. In fact,Leroux's contribution to French detective fiction is considered a parallel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's in the United Kingdom and Edgar Allan Poe's in America. In this, his most popular mystery, rival detectives try to crack a case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story

    • By the one and only!! on 12-04-16

    Regular price: £19.89

    • The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is the second of the 12 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes in most British editions of the canon and second of the eight stories from His Last Bow in most American versions.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • 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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • A Case of Identity

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A Case of Identity is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is the third story in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The story revolves around the case of Miss Mary Sutherland, a woman with a large income due to the interest from a fund set up for her. She is engaged to a quiet Londoner who has mysteriously disappeared. Sherlock Holmes's solves the case rather easily, much as it puzzles Watson.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • 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 Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Many consider "The Canterville Ghost" the most famous ghost story of all time. It is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and an American ambassador named Mr. Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted castle. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the castle, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted the castle ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, centuries ago.

    Regular price: £1.39

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