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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Earphones Award Winner

by L.M. Montgomery | Read by Rachel McAdams

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Classics

Listeners will relish this production of L.M. Montgomery's classic. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are expecting to foster a boy, who will help on their farm, but it's 11-year-old Anne (with an "e") who arrives from the orphanage. Narrator Rachel McAdams illuminates Anne's anxiety as she voices her fears and expectations to Matthew and Marilla. McAdams's words tumble out of her... Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

by Oscar Wilde | Read by James Warwick, Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents | Unabridged
Classics

What is arguably Oscar Wilde's most popular work has stood the test of time as a classic comedy. In this new audio edition, narrators James Warwick and Alison Larkin take on the roles of all nine characters. Both performers expertly create unique personalities for all the roles, showing the extent of their talents. Even with only two actors at work, it's nearly impossible to... Read More

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

by Jules Verne | Read by Bill Homewood

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

Narrator Bill Homewood slips easily into the persona of Axel, the nephew of a well-known professor with whom he travels to Iceland to begin a journey to the center of the earth. It's the nineteenth century, and Axel is a reluctant adventurer, clearly wanting to please his uncle but feeling nostalgic for home almost from the beginning of the journey. Much of the audiobook is... Read More

LAND OF MEN (WIND, SAND AND STARS)

LAND OF MEN (WIND, SAND AND STARS)

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Bill Homewood [Trans.] | Read by Nicholas Boulton

Ukemi Productions Ltd | Unabridged
Classics

The warm romance of Nicholas Boulton's baritone heightens the lyricism of this classic memoir about airplane flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of THE LITTLE PRINCE. LAND OF MEN is the original title translated from French (TERRE DES HOMMES); the more familiar WIND, SAND AND STARS is the English title. Before he disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission over the... Read More

THE MIMIC MEN

THE MIMIC MEN

by V.S. Naipaul | Read by Sam Dastor

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

Rarely do listeners encounter as unique a protagonist as Naipaul's Ralph Singh. He lives in London, though he grew up in the Caribbean and even shared ruling power for a time on the island with an Afro-Caribbean politician. Sam Dastor's strong narration enlivens Singh as he remembers his childhood and political career. Dastor ensures that Singh's disillusionment becomes evident... Read More

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

by Jane Austen | Read by Rosamund Pike

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Classics

Austen's most well-known work has been enjoyed for more than 200 years. British actress Rosamund Pike is the perfect choice to narrate this novel of manners, and listening to her voice each of the iconic characters is great fun.The story follows the Bennet family, five girls of marriageable age, in nineteenth-century England. Mrs. Bennet, a socially awkward but determined... Read More

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

by Kurt Vonnegut | Read by James Franco

Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Classics

The story of Billy Pilgrim, the time-traveling optometrist, is framed by Vonnegut's experiences as a prisoner of war in WWII. James Franco is an inspired choice as narrator for this anti-war classic. While still young, he still manages to sound world-weary--as if the weight of bombing, prison, and the general destruction of war are pulling him down. Although too sensitive to be... Read More

WASHINGTON SQUARE

WASHINGTON SQUARE

by Henry James | Read by Adam Sims

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

With this performance, narrator Adam Sims sounds both historical and contemporary, bridging the time span between James's nineteenth-century novel and the present day with style. His brisk pace and youthful tone seem modern, while his sharp-edged, superbly enunciated syllables hark back to an earlier time. This dichotomy works to the listener's advantage: One feels transported... Read More

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