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  1. 0.5 hrs • 8/26/2016 • Unabridged

    'Æpyornis Island’ is a short story about a curious eggs from an unknown species. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA.

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  2. 0.3 hrs • 8/26/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer, now best remembered for his science fiction novels, classics as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. The Diamond Maker is about a gentleman’s strange encounter with a vagabond who claims he has found a way to synthesize diamonds! This science fiction staple serves as a conflicted investigation into greed and capitalism. One hot steamy night in London, on a bridge looking over the Thames, a gentleman meets what appears to be a vagabond. The drifter, though looking ragged, has some class about him, and tells a story of being very successful in business. The gentleman is at first amused and then amazed when the vagrant pulls from around his neck a bag of very large diamonds. He tells the frustrating tale of learning how to carve the stones after years of sacrifice and practice only to find them impossible to sell because he is suspected of arson and is being sought after by the police.

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    0.3 hrs • 8/26/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 0.7 hrs • 8/26/2016 • Unabridged

    The Crystal Egg, written by H. G. Wells in 1897, serves as a possible precursor to War of the Worlds. A shop owner buys the contents of a bankrupt antiques shop, and in the contents he finds a crystal ball. He thinks nothing of the ball, until one day he notices it emitting a glow. When he looks into the ball, he gets a fleeting view of a landscape. As time passes, the views become more defined, and strange beings appear. The ball becomes a secret part of his rather dull and unhappy life until a customer attempts to buy the ball. Now what? And can those strange beings also see our world through the ball? Remember, in 1897, life on Mars was a very real possibility.

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    0.7 hrs • 8/26/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 0.2 hrs • 8/26/2016 • Unabridged

    Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels, and is credited with being the father of science fiction. A Deal in Ostriches is an amusing tale about a situation on a ship returning from the Indies with several passengers and five ostriches on board. One of the ostriches swallows a valuable diamond—but nobody knows which bird it was. This leads to an auction of the ostriches, at which the bidding is frantic as the passengers calculate their chances for recovering the precious stone.”

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    0.2 hrs • 8/26/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 11.5 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville’s day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as “a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages,” the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.

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    Typee

    11.5 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 20.6 hrs • 8/19/2016 • Unabridged

    The Iliad is an epic Greek poem written by philosopher Homer, and is considered one of the oldest pieces of western literature still in existence. The story takes place during the last weeks of the ten year Trojan War, with a focus on the quarrels between King Agamemnon and the legendary warrior Achilles. However, this tale’s most famous scene is when the Greek’s give a gift to the Trojans of a large wooden horse, but one that is filled with soldiers, that allows the Greeks to infiltrate the high walls of the city of Troy. Many Scholars believe the Iliad was originally composed in an oral tradition, intended to be heard, not read, making this epic classic a must have for audiobook listeners!

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    The Iliad

    Read by Jeff Harding
    20.6 hrs • 8/19/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 15.5 hrs • 8/19/2016 • Unabridged

    The Odyssey is an epic poem, written by the ancient Greek philosopher Homer, and is considered to be the second oldest piece of western literature still in existence. Scholars believe it was written at the end of the 8th century BC. Still heavily used in schools because of its unique literary makeup and historical value, the poems follow Greek hero Odysseus, as he journeys home after the ten year long Trojan War. His journey home takes another ten years, and Odysseus encounters many obstacles including adverse weather, mythical beasts, and angry gods. Many Scholars believe the Odyssey was originally composed in an oral tradition, intended to be heard, not read, making this epic classic a must have for audiobook listeners!

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    The Odyssey

    15.5 hrs • 8/19/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 8.8 hrs • 8/3/2016 • Unabridged

    Called a Spanish Gothic, this haunting tale of a girl and her bizarre family life during the Franco regime in Spain is available for the first time in English. As 18-year-old Andrea stuggles to transition into adulthood, so does her country.

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    Nada

    8.8 hrs • 8/3/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 1.2 hrs • 8/3/2016 • Unabridged

    A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking, by America’s first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that, like no other, awakens the senses and soul to the ‘absolute freedom and wildness’ of nature.

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    Walking

    1.2 hrs • 8/3/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 7.0 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Despite marriage to a millionaire’s daughter and success as a vice-president of Donaldson’s, Inc., manufacturers of the world-famous Donaldson’s Dog-Joy, Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth’s younger son, still goes in fear of his aunts when at Blandings Castle. Full Moon tells the story of how he faces them down while promoting the love of Bill Lister and Prudence Garland. A charming Blandings comedy with a full Wodehouse complement of aunts, pigs, millionaires, colonels, imposters, and dotty earls.

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    Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse
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  11. 5.5 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Galahad can’t abide broken hearts. So when Sam Bagshott and Sandy, Lord Emsworth’s current secretary, have a falling-out over a bet, Galahad determines to reunite the warring couple. Sam stands to win a sackful if Tipton Plimsoll marries Veronica Wedge, Lord Emsworth’s niece, but there’s a rumor that Tipton is deep in the financial soup. Veronica’s fearsome mother immediately stops all nuptials. To add to the mayhem, the Empress, Lord Emsworth’s beloved prize porker, is discovered drunk. Fortunately, Galahad is on hand to put matters right. Or so he hopes.

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    Galahad at Blandings by P. G. Wodehouse
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  12. 3.8 hrs • 7/14/2016 • Unabridged

    Captain Delano is approached on the open sea by a battered-looking ship lead by Captain Benito Cereno. Cereno, always accompanied by his personal slave Babo, explains that his crew was transporting a group of slaves from Africa when their ship was caught and damaged in severe weather. He is polite but always timid, and requests supplies for his ships remaining journey. Captain Delano agrees to help but begins to notice the strange social interactions and atmosphere of Cereno’s crew and the slaves. Delano begins to believe that Cereno is hiding something, and turns out to be right, as a climactic battle breaks out between the two crews, Benito Cereno greatest secret is uncovered.

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    Benito Cereno

    3.8 hrs • 7/14/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 2.6 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    En el Madrid de 1615, Miguel de Cervantes publica sus Entremeses, siguiendo el estilo de Lope de Rueda quien los llamaba Pasos. El fin del dichos Entremeses es llenar los huecos en las representaciones del teatro " serio,” como la duraciOn de las obras eran muy larga, los Entremeses aligeraban la estancia del pUblico en los teatros, poco a poco dicho gEnero encontrO gran aceptaciOn por el público asistente. Los Entremeses reflejan situaciones de la vida cotidiana, basándose en el doble juego de fantasía y realidad; manejados en comedia y hechos para hacer reIr, refuerza la aceptación del público. Los Entremeses representan una lectura obligada para los jóvenes de esta Epoca, por su importancia literaria, así como por lo imaginativo de las situaciones y por que no ha dejado de estar vigente. A sus 400 aNos de su publicación la sociedad contemporánea se refleja en los Entremeses llegando a la conclusión de que el ser humano sigue siendo el mismo.

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  14. 3.0 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    With the coming of dawn is the coming of death for a captured English officer in British-controlled Palestine. Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter, is his executioner. Ordered to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain’s execution of a Jewish prisoner, Elisha thinks about his past—a sorrowful memory of the nightmare of Nazi death camps. As the only surviving member of his family, he dreamt of a wonderful future in his promised homeland. But instead, he finds himself closer to committing heartless murder with the approach of daylight. Dawn presents a haunting glimpse into the soul of one man and a budding nation.

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    Dawn

    3.0 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 49.1 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell’s great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone with the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire: darkly handsome Rhett Butler and flirtatious Scarlett O’Hara. Behind them stand their gentler counterparts: Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton. As the lives and affairs of these absorbing characters play out against the tumult of the Civil War, Gone with the Wind reaches dramatic heights that have swept generations of fans off their feet. Having lived in Atlanta for many years, narrator Linda Stephens has an authentic ear for the dialects of that region. Get ready to hear Gone with the Wind exactly as it was written: every word beautifully captured in a spectacular unabridged audio production.

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    Gone with the Wind

    49.1 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 4.3 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Beautifully simple and marvelously strong, the stories of Guy de Maupassant have enchanted generations around the world. One of the finest short story writers of all time, de Maupassant believed that the most heart-wrenching and powerful moments in life lay in the simple events of daily life, and he proved it by turning those moments into timeless stories. In addition to “The Diamond Necklace,” this collection includes six of de Maupassant’s most popular stories: “Boule de Suif,” “The Piece of String,” “Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse,” “Mademoiselle Fifi,” “Miss Harriet,” and “The Legend of Mont St. Michel.”

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