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    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Andrew Timothy
    • Length: 50 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

    Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

    Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing fast paced action

    • By John H. Foster on 17-12-09

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 37 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia. Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Paul on 06-09-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Lost World

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Richmond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Released in 1912, it tells the story of an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin where prehistoric animals still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between Native Americans and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant adventure but of its time be warned

    • By Andy on 02-05-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Stars Look Down

    • By: A. J. Cronin
    • Narrated by: Arthur Blake
    • Length: 27 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Set in the north of England at the turn of the century, this novel focuses on the lives and times of the people who lived there, describing the suffering of the miners and the advent of World War I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Stars Look Down

    • By Sarah on 19-04-14

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Romola is the fourth novel from the great Victorian novelist George Eliot and her first historical novel. Published in 1862 - 63, it is set in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century and events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. The story is of a girl's devotion to her blind father, her marriage to and betrayal by a young Greek and ultimate life of self-sacrifice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this

    • By Celia on 26-03-10

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Dangerous Liaisons

    • By: Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The story, composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other, tells of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, uncaring of those who face social ruin or whose hearts are broken. It depicts a decadent and corrupt aristocracy exposing the perversions of the so-called Ancien Regime. The relevance of this grew due to the ensuing the French Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new favourite thing!

    • By Monty on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
    • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By James on 10-07-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Duncan Carse
    • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is a classic of American and world literature. Written in 1851, this is the incredible story of the crazed captain Ahab who, consumed by his desire for revenge, drives his crew to scour the oceans of the world for the fearsome white whale, Moby Dick. It soon becomes clear that Ahab will stop at nothing and is prepared to risk everything, his ship, his crew members, and his own life. Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist short story writer, essayist and poet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting classic, ponderous at times

    • By Dez V on 05-05-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Barnaby Rudge

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Published between 1840 and 1841, it is Dickens' first attempt at an historical novel, his only other being A Tale of Two Cities. Full of classic Dickensian characters, the plot is based on the "no-popery" or Gordon riots of 1780 seen through the eyes of the good-hearted idiot Barnaby Rudge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • poorly read

    • By mollyeyre on 05-04-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 25 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens.

    The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

    Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Characters Brought to Life

    • By Steve Flook on 10-02-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    First published in three volumes in 1860 it tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss. Maggie is deeply attached to her brother but their conflicting temperaments and outlook produce only stress and misunderstanding until they are finally reconciled in a moment of revelation before tragedy overtakes them.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott. Written and published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel tells the story of a year in the life of the March family. We hear of their troubles and joys and come to sympathise with each character: maturing Meg, gifted Jo, gentle Beth and lively Amy, as they extend their kindness to all around them. Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was an American novelist.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DidnT get whole book

    • By Anonymous User on 06-08-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Desperate Remedies

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Released in 1896, the story centers around young Cytherea Graye, who becomes a servant to Miss Auclyffe, a woman with a troubled past. There, she encounters Aeneas Manston, the incredibly handsome and charming steward of Miss Auclyffe. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, fascinates the innocent Cytherea though she is in love with another man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Average Hardy,not a Classic.

    • By tonyridgway on 13-02-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Jane Eyre remains a classic of 19th-century English literature and is the most famous and influential novel by Charlotte Bronte. Published in 1847, one of the most popular of all English novels, the story tells of the rise of a poor orphan girl against overwhelming odds. It is a work of fiction with memorable characters and vivid scenes exploring themes that have as much relevance today as in the time it was written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Jacqueline on 04-02-09

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Duncan Carse
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Robinson Crusoe is Daniel Defoe's classic novel of shipwreck and survival, now nearly 300 years old.

    The story is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers. This is the tale of an ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • If you like the 1950's

    • By Her Majesty's Servant on 07-03-15

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Terrific Bargain

    • By James Raeside on 25-01-09

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 39 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Originally serialized between 1843-1844 the story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty tough to get through

    • By J. A. Mulligan on 24-05-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Far from the Madding Crowd

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Published in 1874, it tells the tale of Gabriel Oak, one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top class in every respect

    • By Peter on 16-04-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The young orphan Oliver Twist flees a cruel workhouse for the dirty streets of London, where he falls in with a nefarious gang. As the shrewd Artful Dodger, the menacing Fagin and the vicious Bill Sikes lead Oliver deeper into a criminal life, a dark conspiracy is revealed around him.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Peter Barker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne considered one of the greatest comic novels in English. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My wound in the groin

    • By Jackson on 01-08-12

    Regular price: £12.99

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