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    • Thomas Hardy

    • Selected Short Stories
    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jill Masters
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 near Dorchester in that part of England he called Wessex. With stories sometimes from his own imagination and sometimes from local tradition, Hardy's work, like Dickens and Trollope, creates a strong sense of mood and location. Hardy hoped to be remembered for his poetry, but ours is not a poetic age. Thus his claim to a new generation of readers rests on his prose. There are great similarities between his era, a time of challenge, and our own.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • A Scandal in Bohemia

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, full cast
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "A Scandal in Bohemia" was the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories to be published in The Strand Magazine. Holmes did not think much of the "fair sex" until the met a character in this story, Irene Adler, who became to him "the woman".

    Regular price: £4.69

    • A Christmas Guest

    • By: Selma Lagerlof
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A rather unattractive itinerant flute-player and music copyist is sent away on Christmas Eve - causing a family to feel uncomfortably guilty. Lagerlof was a Swedish novelist, who in 1909 became the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Her work is deeply rooted in Nordic legends and history.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Pierre and John

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    First published in 1888 in France, this novel is usually considered Maupassant's best. It is a piercing study of jealousy and suspicion. Pierre and Jean are the sons of a retired Parisian jeweler, M. Roland, living at Le Havre. Pierre is a doctor, whose temperament is somewhat nervous and unsteady. Jean, the younger, has a placid nature and is a lawyer. Both love the widowed young Mme. Rosemilly, who seems to prefer Jean. When Jean inherits a fortune from M. Marechal...

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Tinderbox

    • Hans Christian Anderson
    • By: Hans Christian Anderson
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this story, an old witch takes pity on a poor soldier and gives him a box with remarkable powers. As a result, he has many astounding adventures.

    Regular price: £1.29

    • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Dostoevsky is primarily known for his monumental works like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. However, he also wrote many excellent shorter works that embody the same exploration of human psychology on a smaller scale. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is one of his best short pieces. No less a writer than Virginia Woolf says of Dostoevsky, "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading."

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Rasselas

    • Prince of Abyssinia
    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A literary giant of the eighteenth century, Samuel Johnson made lasting contributions to English literature as an essayist, moralist, poet, biographer, literary critic and editor. His philosophical novella Rasselas became so popular that it was translated into five languages. A new English edition was published every year and even today there are multiple print editions available.

    Regular price: £12.09

    • The Wedding

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is considered one of the greatest Russian writers. His works have had a profound and lasting effect on 20th-century literature. His psychological penetration into the human soul had, in novels like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, a profound influence on the 20th century novel. He also wrote a number of brilliant short stories along these same lines. "The Wedding" is one of his best.

    Regular price: £1.29

    • Nana

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Emile Zola, along with fellow novelists Honoré de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert, was an early realist in French literature. In novels such as Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Zola's Nana, sex and violence were examined with vivid clarity. These realists soon adopted the word naturalism to describe their writings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Damian on 01-03-09

    Regular price: £46.79

    • The Adventure of the Red Headed League

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, full cast
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Arthur Conan Doyle ranked "The Red-Headed League" second in his list of his 12 favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. It is one of Holmes' most intriguing cases, in which he has to solve a problem caused by a strange society in which the only criteria for admission is bright red hair!

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Turn of the Screw has been described by many critics as the most sophisticated and terrifying ghost story in the English language. It is considered one of the great intellectual "spook tales" of all time. The story concerns a naive young governess who is hired to take care of two children in a large mansion in the English countryside. Everything is going fine, until she discovers that the children are not as innocent as they seem.

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Where Love Is, There God Is Also

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Leo Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists for such works as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. He also wrote a number of outstanding short stories. This is one of his best.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great classic audio book

    • By Darren on 15-04-09

    Regular price: £60.39

    • The King of the Golden River

    • By: John Ruskin
    • Narrated by: John Chatty, Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    "The King of the Golden River" is the magical story of a boy named Gluck, his evil brothers, and a dangerous quest to find treasure lurking in the Golden River. It is a classic tale and the only fairy tale the famous English author and critic ever wrote. It could also be classified as a fable or parable since it it explains "how things came to be".

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Poushkin, Gustave Flaubert, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This second wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature.

    Regular price: £23.29

    • How Much Land Does a Man Need?

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tolstoy is primarily know for his impressively long novels, but he also wrote some wonderful short stories. This one, dealing with ambition and greed, has an unforgettable message.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Short Tale

    • By John on 01-05-10

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Overcoat

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The writer who did most to establish prose as a force in Russian literary culture was Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's example combined with the pronouncements of the literary critics of the period, established prose as the literary medium of the future. Fyodor Dostoevsky is supposed to have said, referring to himself and his fellow Realists, "We have all come out from under Gogol's "Overcoat".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking ...

    • By Amanda on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Green Mansions

    • By: W. H. Hudson
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    W. H. Hudson was born in 1841 in Buenos Aires and seems to have been a sort of permanently displaced person. He moved to London in 1869 and wrote a series of remarkable books, most with a wilderness setting. In 1904, when he was 63, he focused on an Indian legend for Green Mansions, a memorable romance of the jungle for which he is now chiefly remembered. His epitaph reads, "He Loved Birds and Green Places and the Wind on the Heath, and Saw Brightness of the Skirts of God."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobot.

    • By Eva O'Donnell on 21-02-14

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Fathers and Sons

    • By: Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Arguably Turgenev's greatest work and certainly one of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons incited protests from all branches of Russian society. Turgenev dramatized the volcanic issues that divided a Russia torn by social unrest and conflict: peasants against masters, generations against generations, and fathers against sons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fathers and Sons

    • By Harriet on 07-09-08

    Regular price: £23.09

    • The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Gambler brilliantly captures the strangely powerful compulsion to bet that Dostoevsky, himself a compulsive gambler, knew so well. The hero rides an emotional roller coaster between exhilaration and despair, and secondary characters such as the grandmother, who throws much of her fortune away at the gaming tables, are unforgettable.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By Andrew on 20-08-13

    Regular price: £26.49

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