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  1. 6.9 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    At Baskerville Hall on the grim moors of Devonshire, a legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead. There are no signs of violence, but his face is hideously distorted with terror. Years earlier, a hound-like beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws was reported to have torn out the throat of Hugo Baskerville. Has the spectral destroyer struck again? More important, is Sir Henry Baskerville, younger heir to the estate, now in danger? Enter Sherlock Holmes, summoned to protect Sir Henry from the fate that has threatened the Baskerville family. As Holmes and Watson begin to investigate, a blood-chilling howl from the fog-shrouded edges of the great Grimpen Mire signals that the legendary hound of the Baskervilles is poised for yet another murderous attack. The Hound of the Baskerville first appeared as a serial in The Strand Magazine in 1901. By the time of its publication in book form eight months later, this brilliantly plotted, richly atmospheric detective story had already achieved the status of a classic. It has often been called he best detective story ever written. It remains a thrilling tale of suspense, must reading for every lover of detective fiction.

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  2. 8.4 hrs • 3/1/2017 • Unabridged

    Shortly after he inherits the powerful position of Lord of Eaton, 10-year-old Richard Ludel disappears from Shrewsbury Abbey, where he had been a student. Did he run away or was he kidnapped? Brother Cadfael suspects the hermit of Eyton Forest, a mysterious man rumored to have holy powers, knows the answer.

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    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

    8.4 hrs • 3/1/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 7.0 hrs • 2/25/2017 • Unabridged

    Mr. Darcy’s younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after… The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love. Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy’s fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana’s domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana’s fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart—and rely on her courage—for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary is Book 1 of the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles and is appropriate for all ages.

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  4. 7.8 hrs • 2/25/2017 • Unabridged

    Can their love withstand the trials of war? Georgiana Darcy and Edward Fitzwilliam want only to be together. But when the former Emperor Napoleon escapes from his exile on the Isle of Elba, Britain is plunged into renewed war with France…and Edward is once more called away to fight. To be with the man she loves, Georgiana makes the perilous journey to Brussels, in time to witness the historic downfall of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. But when Edward is gravely injured in the battle, she will need more courage than she ever knew she had to fight for their future together.

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  5. 8.8 hrs • 2/25/2017 • Unabridged

    A story of hope and second chances in Regency London… Kitty Bennet is finished with love and romance. She lost her one-time fiance in the Battle of Waterloo, and in the battle’s aftermath saw more ugliness and suffering than she could bear. Staying with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner in London for the winter, Kitty throws her energies into finding a husband for her hopelessly bookish sister Mary, and discovering whatever mysterious trouble is worrying her sister Jane. But then she meets Mr. Lancelot Dalton, a handsome clergyman with a shadowed past—and discovers that though she may be finished with love, love may not be at all finished with her. Kitty Bennet’s Diary is Volume 3 of the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles. It can be read alone, but refers to events from Volumes 1 and 2. Kitty Bennet’s Diary is appropriate for all ages.

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  6. 9.8 hrs • 2/17/2017 • Unabridged

    On the deck of his ice-imprisoned ship, explorer Robert Walton watches from a great distance as an enormous apparition travels with much haste across the frozen shore. The next day, Walton fishes from the sea a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein, who shares with Walton the horrifying account of his life and of the "hideous progeny" he set loose upon the world. Frankenstein was written while 19-year-old Mary Shelley vacationed in Geneva with poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. An incessantly rainy summer prompted Byron to challenge the members of the party to write a tale of the supernatural. While listening to a discussion concerning the theory of electrical reanimation, Mary Shelley was struck, almost to terror, with the idea for Frankenstein: "The idea so possessed my mind that a thrill of fear ran through me, and I wished to exchange the ghastly image of my fancy for the realities around ." A universal classic, Mary Shelley's romantic tale of an ambitious doctor who places himself in the dangerous role of God was first published anonymously in 1818. Master narrator George Guidall skillfully brings to life the doctor and his unhappy creation.

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    Frankenstein

    9.8 hrs • 2/17/17 • Unabridged
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  7. 7.5 hrs • 2/6/2017 • Unabridged

    A brilliant anthology of weird and fantastic stories about islands and sea monsters. ‘The Sea-Raiders’ by H. G. Wells ‘Alone on a Wide Wide Sea’ by J. S. Fletcher ‘Dagon’ by H. P. Lovecraft ‘A Tropical Horror’ by William Hope Hodgson ‘No Ships Pass’ by Eleanor Smith ‘Aepyornis Island’ by H. G. Wells ‘The Vengeance of La Maraye’ by J. S. Fletcher ‘Absolute Evil’ by Julian Hawthorne ‘The Shadows’ by Henry S. Whitehead ‘The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand’ by J. S. Fletcher ‘Over the Border’ by Morgan Robertson ‘Treasure Trove’ by Neil Munro

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  8. 8.9 hrs • 1/25/2017 • Unabridged

    The nearing December-May marriage between a wealthy merchant and a resigned bride has one of the lepers at Saint Giles nursing bitter plans for revenge.

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    The Leper of Saint Giles

    8.9 hrs • 1/25/17 • Unabridged
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  9. 7.1 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    Writing in England at the turn of the 20th century, G.K. Chesterton was dubbed the “prince of paradox” for addressing serious questions with his light, whimsical style. In this classic allegory, which has captivated generations since it was first published in 1908, Chesterton tackles such profound concepts as honor, truth, and God with insightful humor and colorful enigma. The seven members of the secret Central Anarchist Council are sworn to destroy the world. For security reasons, each member has named himself after a day of the week. But Thursday is not at all whom he appears to be. Instead of a revolutionary young poet, he has been unmasked as a Scotland Yard detective. Now the other six anarchists are in a state of chaos and can’t trust anyone.

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    The Man Who Was Thursday

    7.1 hrs • 1/17/17 • Unabridged
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  10. 9.6 hrs • 1/4/2017 • Unabridged

    Eleven short stories including The Musgrave Ritual, The Reigate Squires and The Final Problem.

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  11. 9.6 hrs • 1/4/2017 • Unabridged

    When a fatal draught of Monk’s Hood turns up in the dinner plate of a guest at the Shrewsbury abbey, fingers point at half a dozen likely suspects, including an abashed and bewildered Cadfael.

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    Monk's Hood

    9.6 hrs • 1/4/17 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.9 hrs • 1/4/2017 • Unabridged

    As a fictionalized account of the tumultuous career of Paul Gauguin, W. Somerset Maugham’s classic story captured the hearts of a generation. First published in 1919, it provided just the exotic antidote a war-weary world desired. At first, Charles Strickland’s life was unremarkable. A stock broker in London, he dwelled quietly with his wife and two children. All who knew him described him as “very dull.” How shocking it was, then, when he abandoned this respectable identity to wander the world, make a home in Tahiti, and become an unconventional artist who captured passionate images of primitive life. Soon after the publication of The Moon and Sixpence, hordes of young men fell prey to the dreams and wanderlust of its hero. They, too, would leave comfortable middle-class lives for the lure of far off, exotic lands. This stunning, unabridged narration by Neil Hunt will transport you into the artist’s world of vibrant dreams and possibilities.

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    The Moon and Sixpence

    7.9 hrs • 1/4/17 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.5 hrs • 12/28/2016 • Unabridged

    Ivan Goncharov’s masterpiece—a magnificent farce about a gentleman who spends the better part of his life in bed—brilliantly employs humor to explore the absurdities and injustices of an outmoded social order. The book was considered a satire of Russian nobility whose social and economic function was increasingly questioned in mid-nineteenth century Russia. The novel was popular when it came out, and some of its characters and devices have imprinted on Russian culture and language.

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    Oblomov

    6.5 hrs • 12/28/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 8.6 hrs • 12/28/2016 • Unabridged

    Antonia Shimerdas moves to the harsh Nebraska heartland with her impoverished Bohemian family when she is still a girl. For young Jim Burden, who lives with his grandparents on a homestead nearby, Antonia is an embodiment of the female pioneer-self-sufficient, vigorous, and determined to withstand the daily challenges of maintaining home and family in a primitive countryside. When Jim grows up, his memories return to Antonia. In his effort to understand what she meant to him, he creates an enduring picture of the American frontier and of a woman of unusual spirit.

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    My Antonia

    8.6 hrs • 12/28/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 6.7 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    One of the best-loved children’s books of all time is updated for a new generation in a beautifully audiobook edition read by Mark F. Smith.The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists—Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty—have enchanted children of all ages for many years. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. Generations have fallen in love with Kenneth Grahame’s enduring story — and here, in a sumptuous new audiobook edition stunningly recorded by Mark F. Smith, The Wind in the Willows stands poised to capture young readers’ hearts anew.

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    The Wind in the Willows

    6.7 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 7.0 hrs • 12/27/2016 • Unabridged

    The protagonist is seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland. She is invited to spend some time with family friends in Bath where she meets Henry Tilney, and the two fall in love with each other. However, she soon finds herself in a love triangle, with not only Tilney, but another young gentleman called John Thorpe pursuing her. Catherine soon travels to Northanger Abbey, a place she imagines to be beautiful and mysterious based on the Gothic novels she loves to read so much and she has all sorts of adventures that she engages into because of the romantic notions taken from her books. The novel has a happy ending, but until that the reader is in for a lot more adventures and detours. Northanger Abbey is not only the very first, but perhaps also the most charming of all Jane Austen novels. The plot is driven by a sweet, romantic and naïve young lady, but the book is full of witty comments and comic elements that unmask the hypocrisy, the snobbery and the shallow social customs of Austen’s times. In the beginning, Catherine has a hard time trying to decipher the complex communication strategies employed by almost everyone around her, especially as she is probably the only character in the entire novel who does not pretend to be anything else or anything more than she is, but little by little she learns the value of things and she finds out a lot about the power of wealth as well. Coming of age in this case also means the loss of a lot of dreams, but Catherine develops into a responsible and clever young lady able to have real feelings, that is sure.

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    Northanger Abbey

    7.0 hrs • 12/27/16 • Unabridged
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