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  1. 0.8 hrs • 2/6/2017 • Unabridged

    A journey into the depth of Russian countryside where intimate connection with nature comes as a natural way of life. Meet Kassyan, who can communicate directly with birds and other forest creatures. Discover mysterious sweet-voiced oracle bird, The Gamayune living among trees with leaves that fall not, neither in autumn nor in winter, and apples grow of gold, on silver branches, and every man lives in uprightness and content. Read in English, unabridged.

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    Kassyan of Fair Springs

    0.8 hrs • 2/6/17 • Unabridged
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  2. 0.1 hrs • 8/24/2016 • Unabridged

    Many Americans reference the Bill of Rights, a document that represents many of the freedoms that define the United States. Learn more about the First Amendment’s freedom of religion or Second Amendment’s right to bear arms. This audiobook offers a wealth of knowledge about the content of the Bill of Rights.The Bill of Rights is an authoritative guide to all American freedoms. Uncluttered and well-organized, this audiobook is perfect for those who want to study up on the Bill of Rights without needing a law degree to do so.

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    Bill of Rights

    0.1 hrs • 8/24/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 0.3 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Joan of Arc was a fifteenth century French heroine. She was born a peasant girl in eastern France who grew up to lead the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years’ War. She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old

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    Joan of Arc

    0.3 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 0.9 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Audio Theater

    Impetuous Lady Martha and her sister, Lady Julia, are shy country girls, come to London to be presented to society by their Aunt Maybelle, the Duchess—and, if the duchess has her way, to marry well. However, the plain-spoken sisters are ill-prepared to cope with the circumspectly courteous demands of city life and high society. Will Lady Martha survive her encounter with Lord Peter Thornham with her reputation intact, or will his rakish reputation soil another family’s good name? Can quiet Lady Julia rescue her sister from the fate that awaits her, with the aid of the foppish Lord Edward Toffington? Will the London social scene ever be the same? After all, once one’s reputation is already in tatters, one may do and say as one thinks.

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    The Hoyden

    0.9 hrs • 3/24/16 • Audio Theater
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  5. 0.4 hrs • 9/1/2014 • Unabridged

    This short story from the collection Gimpel the Fool, and Other Stories is infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s work. Theodore Bikel reads this tale in classic Yiddish storyteller cadence, injecting special warmth and resonance.

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    The Black Wedding

    0.4 hrs • 9/1/14 • Unabridged
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  6. 0.7 hrs • 9/1/2014 • Unabridged

    “The Spinoza of Market Street” is yet another masterful short story from literary great Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story is set in Warsaw in the days leading up to World War I. There Dr. Nahum Fischelson lives alone in an attic room overlooking Market Street. From on high he observes the crowd below, showing equal disdain for merchants and thieves alike. Rather than mingle with the people, he devotes his time and energy to explicating the philosophical works of Benedict de Spinoza. But before long he will have to break free of his isolation … and perhaps see what else life has to offer.

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    The Spinoza of Market Street

    0.7 hrs • 9/1/14 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.7 hrs • 2/26/2014 • Audio Theater

    Captain Bligh leaves London for Tahiti in charge of his crew on the Bounty. At sea he shows himself to be a brutal and cruel tyrant whilst enforcing discipline—including flogging the men, cutting rations, and over-zealously working them too hard. On the return voyage, first mate Fletcher Christian leads the crew to mutiny and sets Bligh and his supporters adrift on a boat. The former captain’s sudden return comes as a shocking surprise in this gripping and tense drama.

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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    0.7 hrs • 2/26/14 • Audio Theater
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  8. 0.9 hrs • 2/24/2014 • Abridged

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge stands firmly in the pantheon of literary greats. A legendary English poet, a founder of the Romantic movement, and a member of the Lake Poets, his poetry directly and deeply influenced the major poets of the time and he was known by his contemporaries as a meticulous craftsman. Among the profound, original poems we bring you in this audiobooks are “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “Christabel,” “Kubla Khan,” “Frost at Midnight,” and other classics.

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    Coleridge

    0.9 hrs • 2/24/14 • Abridged
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  9. 0.2 hrs • 2/15/2014 • Unabridged

    The troubled infantryman Robert E. Lee Prewitt, one of the key characters in James Jones’ From Here to Eternity, is a former boxer and passionate bugler. His independence and intransigence lead to conflicts with his superior officers and ultimately to his tragic end. In this recording, Jones reads the famous scene where Prewitt plays Taps at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. The passage is a masterpiece of writing, in which Taps becomes “the requiem of the common soldier.” Jones’ emotionally powerful reading brings out the loneliness, fear, dignity, and courage of the soldier’s lot.

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  10. 0.7 hrs • 1/2/2014 • Unabridged

    On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl named Fritha arrives at a remote lighthouse seeking help from its lonely inhabitant: Philip Rhayader, a crippled artist who has established a bird sanctuary on his land. The girl brings to him a wounded snow goose, which the gentle Philip takes under his care. Soon a friendship blossoms as he and Fritha nurse the bird back to health, though as the years pass, Fritha visits the lighthouse only when the snow goose is there. Then the outbreak of World War II draws Philip away from his home to help in the war effort—and suddenly Fritha has a new reason to return to the lighthouse. Beautifully written all the way through to its powerful ending, The Snow Goose has been in print since its original publication in 1941.

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    The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

    The Snow Goose

    0.7 hrs • 1/2/14 • Unabridged
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  11. 0.8 hrs • 12/1/2012 • Unabridged

    The King of Bohemia has hired Sherlock Holmes to recover photos of his affair with the actress Irene Adler, but Miss Adler does not want to give the photos up. What lengths will Holmes go to to retrieve the photos for the King? And how will he fair at the hands of his beautiful quarry? Join Watson as he tells the tale of his good friend and the one he will always refer to as “the woman.”

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  12. 0.7 hrs • 12/1/2012 • Unabridged

    A Christmas goose and a gentleman’s hat, who but the great detective Sherlock Holmes could discover a crime in these lost objects. Join Watson in his telling of this great mystery from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  13. 0.6 hrs • 5/3/2012 • Unabridged

    No one describes the adventures of the lone cowboy better than Louis L’Amour, who portrays the human side of the Old West before the days of law and order. Here is one of Louis L’Amour’s short stories, with text restored according to the state of its initial publication. In “The Lion Hunter and the Lady,” the lion hunter is called Cat Morgan because of his reputation for being able to bag mountain lions alive to sell them to circuses and zoos. As the story opens, Cat is starring down one of the biggest mountain lions he has ever seen. Assisting him is old Long John Williams, a man who is a wizard with a rope, once Cat can lure the prey down onto the ground from a tree. They are interrupted in this work by a lynch posse. Karl Dorman, who is leading the posse, accuses Cat and Long John of having run off his horse herd. It isn’t a question of taking them in to the sheriff. Dorman intends to hang them right there.

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    The Lion Hunter and the Lady

    0.6 hrs • 5/3/12 • Unabridged
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  14. 0.9 hrs • 5/1/2012 • Unabridged

    No one tells tales of the frontier better than Louis L’Amour, who portrays the human side of westward expansion—the good and the bad—before the days of law and order. Here is one of the stories penned by America’s favorite Western author with its text restored to the state of its initial publication in the magazine West in 1950. It starts out innocently enough when Jim Gary comes upon the trail camp of three men pushing a herd of cattle. One of the men has a shotgun, something usually not carried by men on a trail drive, but Jim asks for coffee anyway. Red Slagle, the ramrod of the outfit, is friendly enough—and even offers Jim a job riding herd. Jim can use the money, and the herd is moving the same direction as Jim, who is on his way to work for Mart Ray, an old saddle mate now foreman for the Double A brand. It’s the same brand as that on this herd. In fact, the men even claim they are supposed to meet up with Mart Ray at the end of the drive. It’s lucky for Jim that he happened along—or is it? Jim has his doubts and suspects the herd is stolen.

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    Man Riding West

    0.9 hrs • 5/1/12 • Unabridged
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  15. 0.0 hrs • 9/28/2010 • Unabridged

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary man. Powerful, dramatic, and full of the rich history that has made Carolly Erickson’s novels perennial best sellers, this is the story of the only woman to ever stand up to the Virgin Queen: her own cousin, Lettie Knollys. Far more attractive than the queen, Lettie soon won the attention of the handsome and ambitious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a man so enamored of the queen and determined to share her throne that it was rumored he had murdered his own wife in order to become her royal consort. The enigmatic Elizabeth allowed Dudley into her heart, and relied on his devoted service, but shied away from the personal and political risks of marriage. When Elizabeth discovered that he had married her cousin Lettie in secret, Lettie would pay a terrible price, fighting to keep her husband’s love and ultimately losing her beloved son, the Earl of Essex, to the queen’s headsman. This is the unforgettable story of two women related by blood, yet destined to clash over one of Tudor England’s most charismatic men.

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    Rival to the Queen

    0.0 hrs • 9/28/10 • Unabridged
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  16. 0.9 hrs • 11/4/2008 • Abridged

    Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie is called to the O Bar O Ranch when the foreman, Bert Ramey, disappears with $15,000. But from what Dowdrie can tell, this Ramey was no thief. Karen Ramey tells him that she thinks her foster father may have been murdered, and she is afraid of the new foreman. Meanwhile, Lee Karns, the owner of the ranch, is behaving suspiciously—but how could he be involved with the theft of his own money? For Chick Bowdrie, justice may demand a showdown.

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    Too Tough to Brand

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    0.9 hrs • 11/4/08 • Abridged
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