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Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou

Letter to My Daughter

by Maya Angelou

Rent: $6.39

For a world of devoted fans, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers.Dedic...

Unabridged: 2 hr 32 min
Narrator: Maya Angelou
Published: 09/23/2008
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Darkness Visible A Memoir of Madness, William Styron

Darkness Visible

by William Styron

Rent: $6.39

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and a...

Unabridged: 2 hr 13 min
Narrator: William Styron
Published: 10/04/2016
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Hemingway in Love His Own Story, A. E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

by A. E. Hotchner

Rent: $6.49

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke: a ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 16 min
Narrator: Alex Hyde-White
Published: 10/20/2015
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A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid

A Small Place

by Jamaica Kincaid

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From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua. If you go to Antigua as a tour...

Unabridged: 1 hr 48 min
Narrator: Robin Miles
Published: 10/25/2016
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Confessions of an English OpiumEater and Other Writings, Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English OpiumEa...

by Thomas De Quincey

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In 1804, while a student at Oxford, Thomas De Quincey was looking for relief from excruciating pain when a college acquaintance recommended o...

Unabridged: 3 hr 28 min
Narrator: Thomas Witworth
Published: 01/01/2007
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D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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By the end of his life, D. H. Lawrence had despaired of Western civilization, which he felt had corrupted and weakened the human spirit. He b...

Unabridged: 1 hr 53 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 01/27/2009
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Beckett in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Beckett in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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Samuel Becketts work evokes passionate responses: readers and playgoers either revere it or consider it a load of pretentious nonsense. But h...

Unabridged: 1 hr 55 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 01/27/2009
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James Joyce in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

James Joyce in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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From a young age, James Joyce showed a precocious and original intellect and a confidence in his own artistic destiny. He would indeed go on ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 42 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 02/11/2009
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Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone to psychological instability. Throughout her life, s...

Unabridged: 2 hr 1 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 01/27/2009
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Borges in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Borges in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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Weaving fiction with fact, fantastic matter with historical figures, Borges frequent theme of a world where time, culture, and place converge...

Unabridged: 1 hr 49 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 02/05/2009
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Kafka in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Kafka in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

Rent: $4.81

In Kafka in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kafkas life and ideas, and explains their influence on literature ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 8 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 06/27/2005
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Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevskys life and ideas, and explains their influence on l...

Unabridged: 2 hr 7 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 06/27/2005
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There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me, Marie-Francoise Colombani

"There Are Things I Want You to K...

by Marie-Francoise Colomba...

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There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story better than he can, and that is his lifelong companion, Eva Gabrielsson. This is ...

Unabridged: 5 hr 14 min
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 06/21/2011
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Interview with Anne Rice A Conversation between Anne Rice and Michael Riley, Anne Rice

Interview with Anne Rice

by Anne Rice

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This conversation with Anne Rice shows how she emerged from high school determined not to get married unless she could complete her educ...

Abridged: 1 hr 26 min
Narrator: Michael Riley
Published: 07/04/2000
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The Amateur Emigrant, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Amateur Emigrant

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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When Fanny Osbourne summoned from California her famous-he had already published Treasure Island-but penniless fiancE, he could not fail to h...

Unabridged: 4 hr 30 min
Narrator: Donal Donnelly
Published: 02/25/2013
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On the road to find out, Robert C. Brewster

On the road to find out

by Robert C. Brewster

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On the road to find out is a thought provoking memory emoting read for a generation that lived it and for those younger and wise enough to ...

Unabridged: 7 hr 55 min
Narrator: Robert C. Brewster...
Published: 02/05/2016
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A Life of Dante, Benedict Flynn

A Life of Dante

by Benedict Flynn

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Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. Here...

Unabridged: 1 hr 19 min
Narrator: John Shrapnel
Published: 05/01/2001
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Darwin – In a Nutshell, Peter Whitfield

Darwin – In a Nutshell

by Peter Whitfield

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Naxos AudioBooks launches a new 1 CD introductory series In a Nutshell with Darwin, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English...

Unabridged: 1 hr 14 min
Narrator: Peter Whitfield
Published: 02/02/2009
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Jane Austen: A Biography, Elizabeth Jenkins

Jane Austen: A Biography

by Elizabeth Jenkins

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This highly enjoyable account of the life of Jane Austen is regarded as the classic biography of one the greatest English novelists. It illus...

Unabridged: 2 hr 30 min
Narrator: Teresa Gallagher
Published: 05/01/2000
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The Life & Works of W. B. Yeats, W.B. Yeats

The Life & Works of W. ...

by W.B. Yeats

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The Life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one – poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a...

Unabridged: 2 hr 35 min
Narrator: Jim Norton, with D...
Published: 08/01/2004
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How Not to Get Rich The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain, Alan Pell Crawford

How Not to Get Rich

by Alan Pell Crawford

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Mark Twain's lifetime spans America's era of greatest economic growth. And Twain was an active, even giddy, participant in all the great boom...

Unabridged: 5 hr 43 min
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Published: 10/17/2017
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Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions, Alberto Manguel

Packing My Library

by Alberto Manguel

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In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedro...

Unabridged: 3 hr 55 min
Narrator: James Cameron Stew...
Published: 03/20/2018
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Inadvertent, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Inadvertent

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham-Sandy ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 32 min
The Why I Write Series #1
Narrator: Ingvild Burkey
Published: 09/04/2018
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Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales, Marta McDowell

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life

by Marta McDowell

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There aren't many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 38 min
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Published: 12/18/2018
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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery, Catherine Reid

The Landscapes of Anne of Green G...

by Catherine Reid

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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores L. M. Montgomery's deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired he...

Unabridged: 2 hr 27 min
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published: 12/18/2018
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C. S. Lewis A Very Short Introduction, James Como

C. S. Lewis

by James Como

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Beloved by children and adults worldwide, the writings of C. S. Lewis have a broad and enduring appeal. Although he is best known for the ico...

Unabridged: 4 hr 26 min
Narrator: Roger Clark
Published: 02/26/2019
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The Beauty of All My Days, Ruskin Bond

The Beauty of All My Days

by Ruskin Bond

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So here I am, delving into the past like Monsieur Poirot, not to solve a mystery, but to try to understand some of the events that have helpe...

Unabridged: 3 hr 16 min
Narrator: Bhavin Joshi
Published: 06/25/2019
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Goethe A Very Short Introduction, Ritchie Robetson

Goethe

by Ritchie Robetson

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In this Very Short Introduction Ritchie Robertson covers the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832): scientist, administrato...

Unabridged: 4 hr 26 min
Narrator: Nigel Patterson
Published: 06/28/2019
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This House of Sky, Ivan Doig

This House of Sky

by Ivan Doig

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Masterfully crafted with lyrical and haunting language, Doig’s memoir remains an enduring classic, a story to be savored by anyone who ...

Abridged: 3 hr 2 min
Narrator: Ivan Doig
Published: 04/10/2000
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A Life of Shakespeare, Hesketh Pearson

A Life of Shakespeare

by Hesketh Pearson

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A popular biography which looks at the life of the playwright in part through the plays themselves. The intricacies of Elizabethan drama set ...

Abridged: 2 hr 37 min
Narrator: Simon Russell Beal...
Published: 02/01/2001
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Arthur Conan Doyle, A Life, Hesketh Pearson

Arthur Conan Doyle, A Life

by Hesketh Pearson

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Conan Doyle (1859–1930) will always be remembered for the character of Sherlock Holmes, but he was a prolific writer – of sh...

Abridged: 2 hr 38 min
Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith
Published: 07/01/2001
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A Life of Johnson, James Boswell

A Life of Johnson

by James Boswell

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Boswell’s biography of his friend and hero Samuel Johnson is an acknowledged classic, full of humorous anecdote and rich characterisati...

Abridged: 2 hr 36 min
Narrator: Billy Hartman
Published: 01/01/2006
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