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    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful though sound quality poor

    • By Sally P on 10-09-15

    Regular price: £56.29

    • 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 563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    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
    • Great book, just remember when it was written

    • By Benno Boyo on 30-11-16

    Regular price: £45.99

    • 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 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    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

    • 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 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    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

    • 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 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    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

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    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

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 980

    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

    • 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 572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    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

    • 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 1,362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

    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

    • Norwegian Wood

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 368

    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

    • 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 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    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

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    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

    • 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 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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

    • 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 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
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      4 out of 5 stars 601

    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

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679

    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 Iliad

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of 50 critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best of the lot

    • By MR on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £55.59

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sonorous metal

    • By Francis on 06-12-07

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively and fresh

    • By Kirsten on 04-09-12

    Regular price: £60.49

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    "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

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    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

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