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AUNT CRETE'S EMANCIPATION

AUNT CRETE'S EMANCIPATION

by Grace Livingston Hill | Read by Anne Hancock

Anne Hancock | Unabridged
Classics

Narrator Anne Hancock is particularly skilled at bringing to life the speech patterns and vocabulary of 1911. She deftly presents polar opposite characters: sweet, humble Lucretia "Crete" Ward and her young, bossy niece, Luella Burton. Impoverished Aunt Crete is forced to live with the Burtons as a Cinderella-like servant. When the family learns that cousin Donald Grant will... Read More

DAVID COPPERFIELD

DAVID COPPERFIELD

by Charles Dickens | Read by Richard Armitage

Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Classics

Charles Dickens's classic receives new life through Richard Armitage's adept narration. Dickens's novels, though epic, tend to be more heavy on character than on action, and Armitage skillfully draws listeners in. Young Copperfield's story takes him on an incredible journey that involves many trials and tribulations as well as dozens of memorable characters who help and hinder... Read More

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

by Sinclair Lewis | Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Classics

This audio version of the Sinclair Lewis classic keeps listeners riveted to Grover Gardner's restrained yet powerful delivery. The 1935 novel, which predicts a dystopian future, is truly crafted for listening. Gardner is masterful at bringing listeners into the workings of protagonist Doremus Jessup's worried mind. The small-town news editor is dismayed at his country's plummet... Read More

THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET

THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 6

by Anthony Trollope | Read by David Shaw-Parker

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

Trollope's final Barsetshire novel brings back many characters in an audiobook that combines mystery and romance. Narrator David Shaw-Parker uses his rich, resonant voice to establish and differentiate those characters through tone and accent, giving the impression of a full-cast performance. He excels naturally at male voices; women's voices are not as distinctive and are... Read More

LE GRAND MEAULINES [THE WANDERER]

LE GRAND MEAULINES [THE WANDERER]

by | Read by John Hollingworth

Ukemi Productions Ltd | Unabridged
Classics

This classic French novel, originally published in 1913, tells the story of a young man of intense and sudden emotional commitments and the conflicts they create. While narrator John Hollingworth's characterizations are admirable, Alain-Fournier's ideas about two of his major characters (and this is a novel about ideas as well as action) sometimes move them completely off the... Read More

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Earphones Award Winner

by Pierre Choderlos de Lacios | Read by Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, Elaine Cassidy, Adjoa Andoh, Edward Holcroft, Morfydd Clark

Audible, Inc. | Audio Program
Classics

This audio production provides a master class in inhabiting character, interpretation of text, and vocal technique. Think that an abridgment of a modern English period drama based on an eighteenth-century French novel about a pair of amoral libertines who ruin their lovers for sport might not be your cuppa? You're not factoring in Janet McTeer's cello voice or outrageously... Read More

MURPHY

MURPHY

by Samuel Beckett | Read by Stephen Hogan

Ukemi Productions Ltd | Unabridged
Classics

The avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett is considered difficult by many readers, but much of his wordplay becomes much clearer when read aloud, especially by narrator Stephen Hogan. Beckett's prose carries much of the sonic burden of poetry, and when performed well, we can hear the music. The story involves philosophy (some of it invented), social satire (of the Irish Free State... Read More

PERSUASION AND POEMS BY JANE AUSTEN

PERSUASION AND POEMS BY JANE AUSTEN 200th Anniversary Edition

by Jane Austen | Read by Alison Larkin

British Classic Audio | Unabridged
Classics

Alison Larkin's lyrical voice celebrates Jane Austen's work in this 200th anniversary audiobook edition. As narrator, Larkin's voice is both commanding and sweet as she portrays the characters in Austen's final completed novel, PERSUASION. She carefully delineates each character as she fluidly moves from the deep tonality of an older gentleman to the high-pitched tones of a... Read More

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