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    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Count of Monte CristoNarrated by Bill Homewood

    • By Martin on 18-08-11

    Regular price: £32.89

    • A History of Western Philosophy

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 38 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject; it remains unchallenged as the greatest account of the history of Western thought. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for all philosophers!

    • By Yas on 08-07-14

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Last two words are missing which is a nuisance..

    • By trufflesmummy on 19-07-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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      4 out of 5 stars 197

    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent book!

    • By C.H. on 23-09-15

    Regular price: £70.99

    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important text on self-reflection and improvement

    • By James Riley on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
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      5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All consuming

    • By Caro on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 36 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Mother and Father of all novels

    • By P on 22-02-12

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 406
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
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      4 out of 5 stars 270

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Richard on 02-04-12

    Regular price: £98.49

    • Kafka on the Shore

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

    Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new dimension of fiction and sleep

    • By Clare on 24-07-08

    Regular price: £59.09

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Persuaded.

    • By M on 18-10-13

    Regular price: £31.59

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
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      4 out of 5 stars 574

    This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sean Barrett does justice to this wonderful text.

    • By Booklover on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £64.99

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, Addictive, Rewarding

    • By Antti on 26-08-14

    Regular price: £55.19

    • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic reading

    • By Francis on 01-05-07

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Master and Margarita

    • By: Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    The Devil comes to Moscow, but he isn't all bad; Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid

    • By Sydney on 19-11-09

    Regular price: £29.89

    • Norwegian Wood

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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      4 out of 5 stars 352

    Toru Watanabe, approaching middle age, hears The Beatles song "Norwegian Wood" in an airplane and, with Proustian vividness, it transports him back to his student days in Japan with Naoko, Midori, and Storm Trooper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By C. on 13-03-13

    Regular price: £45.59

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
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      4 out of 5 stars 238

    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pure enchanting magic...

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-11

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Here is the full-cast production of Shakespeare's classic love story, fully dramatized from the complete text, and starring Michael Sheen as Romeo and Kate Beckinsale as Juliet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely beautiful and exquisite!

    • By Emma on 04-05-13

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    • By: T. E. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Although T. E. Lawrence, commonly known as "Lawrence of Arabia’, died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to Start, then Astonishing

    • By Eugene on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £42.69

    • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The Edge is a land of two worlds: above and below. It took me my childhood to learn about above; when I was 19, I went to learn the wonders of below: a world of darkness and silence, so dark that you can see the lights of brain cells discharging; so silent that blood in the veins can be heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book superbly narrated.

    • By Michael on 09-05-08

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gain Entrance

    • By Diane on 23-06-14

    Regular price: £19.09

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