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DAISY MILLER

DAISY MILLER

by Henry James | Read by Kitty Hendrix

Listen2aBook.com | Unabridged
Classics

Narrator Kitty Hendrix deftly transports listeners to the aristocratic echelon of Europe in this 1879 classic. American Frederick Winterbourne and his Aunt Costello are at a hotel in Switzerland when he observes the beautiful young American of the title. Hendrix outdoes herself with both male characters during an amusing conversation between Daisy's younger brother, Randolph,... Read More

DEAD SOULS

DEAD SOULS

Earphones Award Winner

by Nikolai Gogol | Read by Nicholas Boulton

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

There are many voices, of many classes and temperaments, for Nicholas Boulton to portray in this audiobook. He meets the challenge with a wide range of British class and regional accents, along with character voices. More of a challenge is the range of moods, from comedy to near-tragedy, and the problematical text, which lacks an ending as well as several chunks toward the end.... Read More

GOOD WIVES

GOOD WIVES

by Louisa May Alcott | Read by Liza Ross

Naxos AudioBooks | Abridged
Classics

GOOD WIVES is the second half of Alcott's beloved classic, LITTLE WOMEN. Liza Ross does a lovely job of narrating this abridged version about the March sisters, beginning with Meg's marriage and ending with Jo's. The story is told through narrative and letters, mainly from Amy and Jo's perspectives as they have adventures in Europe and New York, respectively. Ross gives each... Read More

HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

by Anthony Trollope | Read by Nigel Patterson

Listen2aBook.com | Unabridged
Classics

While narrator Nigel Patterson is less than superb with his American regional accents, and he doesn't create distinct voices for the many characters in this audiobook, he is marvelous with the varied emotions of those characters. Trollope keeps us clear on who is speaking, so individual voices are not necessary, and if we can't always distinguish between Trevelyan, Stanbury,... Read More

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Earphones Award Winner

by Jane Austen | Read by Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents | Unabridged
Classics

Jane Austen's classic novel about sisters Elinor and Marianne has been produced on audio many times and featured many talented narrators. This version stands out as one of the best. Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect English accent sweep the listener back in time, right into the lives of the characters.... Read More

THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER

THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER

by Wolfgang von Goethe | Read by Leighton Pugh

Ukemi Productions Ltd | Unabridged
Classics

Written in 1774 when Goethe was just 24, this short novel is a series of letters written by a young man in the throes of impossible love with a woman who is engaged to someone else. Leighton Pugh is marvelous in his role as narrator. Although the epistolary form means there's little opportunity for multiple voices, Pugh changes the color and timbre of his narration in all the... Read More

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

by Henry James | Read by Penelope Rawlins, Ben Elliot

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

An unnamed governess arrives at a sprawling English estate and immediately finds herself both charmed and mystified by her new charges--the darling young niece and nephew of a wealthy absentee landlord. Ben Elliot, who reads the prologue, and Penelope Rawlins combine a skillful delivery of Henry James's careful nineteenth-century prose with a more modern pace that will keep... Read More

THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

by Henry James | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

The melodic quality of Henry James's prose is even more so as Juliet Stevenson narrates. Kate Croy, a British beauty without means of her own, and Milly Theale, a wealthy American with no living family, are an interesting pair of opposites. They soon find themselves in the midst of a tragic romantic triangle. Stevenson is masterful in guiding the listener through what could be... Read More

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