Recommended Classics CD Audioooks

Go Set a Watchman CD

Harper Lee

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.Originally written in the m...

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Published: Jul 2015

The Good Earth: Classic Collection

Pearl S. Buck

The story begins on the wedding day of farmer Wang Lung and follows his simple, often one-sided view of the Chinese culture, times, and his connection with the land. The land is a recurring theme throughout the novel, seemingly nurtur...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2007

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

Unabridged, 17 CDs, 21 hours Read by Dylan Baker The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized-and sometimes outraged-millions of readers At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, a...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2011

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. We have begun publishing his many works for the first time as blackspine Penguin Classics fea...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2011

The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The chief thing is that they all need him' -thus Dostoyevsky described Prince Myshkin, the hero of perhaps his most remarkable novel. As the still, radiant center of a plot whose turbulent action is extraordinary even for Dostoyevsky,...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 1995

The Pearl

John Steinbeck

Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.Simply enter the coupon code STEINBECKPEARL at checkout.This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. Thi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2011

Ulysses

James Joyce

A few intuitive, sensitive visionaries may understand and comprehend 'Ulysses,' James Joyce's new and mammoth volume, without going through a course of training or instruction, but the average intelligent reader will glean little or n...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 1994

Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh's classic novel retold, and now a major motion picture from Miramax. Academy Award and Tony Award Winner Jeremy Irons--who has starred in films such as Lolita, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Reversal of Fortune--narrates,...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2008

Sea Wolf, The

Jack London

The danger lay in the heavy fog which blanketed the bay, and of which, as a landsman, I had little apprehension.' This is the first line that the listener hears in this tale of a man uprooted and thrust into the unfamiliar and dangero...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2001

Jared (Shadow Wranglers)

Sarah McCarty

In the second entry in the Shadow Wranglers series, when female vampire Raisa is forced to accept protection from tough, ruthless vampire Jared Johnson, she finds it increasingly difficult to resist his forbidden allure while keeping ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2011

Malone Dies

Samuel Beckett

This is the second in the famous trilogy of novels written by Samuel Beckett in the late 1940s. An old man is dying in a room. His bowl of soup comes, his pots are emptied. He waits to die. And while he waits, he constructs stories, m...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2004

The Complete Lord of the Rings Trilog...

J. R. R. Tolkien

The set gathers for the first time both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in audio format. These are the original American dramatizations as broadcast on public radio. The packaging features original art from John Howe, renowned To...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2012

The Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens

In 'The Pickwick Papers', Dickens' reached his peak of humor. First commissioned to match illustrations that had benn done, 'The Pickwick Papers' took on a life of its own. Serialized in 20 monthly installments from March 1836 to Nove...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 1998

Longbourn

Jo Baker

• Pride and Prejudice was only half the story • If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she'd most likely be a sight more careful with them.  In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2013

Alice'S Adventures In Wonderland Cd (...

Lewis Carroll

In an enchanting performance, two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field takes us on a topsy-turvy adventure through Wonderland. Irresistibly delightful, fascinating and funny, Ms. Field's stunning interpretation brings Alice, th...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2000

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Authur Conan Doyle

In this unabridged collection are four more individual cases for Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. Once more, they are solved by this bloodhound of a genius.

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2003

Lady Chatterley's Lover

D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover was the subject of one of the most infamous trials of the 20th century when its publisher, Penguin, was prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. Finally, after testimony from expert witnesses for the defe...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2008

Peony of China

Pearl S. Buck

Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid - an awkward role in which she is more a servant, but less a daughter. As she grows into a lovely, provocative young woman, Peony falls in love with the family's only son...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

Life on the Mississippi

Mark Twain

The Mississippi River and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. Known as ''America 's river,'' the popularity of Twain's steamboat and steamboat pilot on the ever-changing Mississippi has endured for over a centur...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2010

Agnes Grey

Anne Bronte

Drawing on her own experiences, Anne Bronte wrote her first novel out of an urgent need to inform her contemporaries about the desperate position of unmarried educated women driven to take up the only 'respectable' career open to them...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2007

Emma

Jane Austen

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma's interfering ways, and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. When she attempts to find humble Harriet a suitable husband, no one emerges unchanged. The reading is supplemen...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 1996

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing o...

Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome's comic masterpiece---and one of the best-known classics of English humor---follows the misadventures of three bungling, Victorian-era bachelors who take off on a rowing excursion up the Thames.

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

Time Machine & The War of the Worlds

H. g. Wells

The Time Machine, Wells' first novel (published in 1895) and The War Of The Worlds (1898), comprise two great firsts in the history of science fiction. Respectively, they were the first novels to center around time travel and the firs...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Advent...

Arthur Conan Doyle

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead of mysterious causes, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson must investigate the age-old rumors that a hound haunts the Baskerville estate and the eerie lands of the Dartmouth moors.

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2005

Persuasion

Jane Austen

Deepens and confuses our apprehension of Jane Austen. The earlier books set such store by fine manners that it's alarming to find her not merely loosening her respect for them but hinting that they are popularly used as cover for emot...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 1996

The Pilgrim's Progress (Great Epics)

John Bunyon

Bunyan’s allegory uses the everyday world of common experience as a metaphor for the spiritual journey of the soul toward God. The hero, Christian, encounters many obstacles in his quest: the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanit...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 1999

Barnaby Rudge (Classic fiction)

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge, one of only two historical novels by Dickens, deals with the 'Popery' riots of 1780. Read here by one of Britain's most popular readers, Sean Barrett, (his reading of Bleak House was widely praised) in a useful 6CD abri...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2009

A Death in the Family

James Agee

Winner of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Decades after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his fam...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2011

The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot

Rebellious and affectionate, Maggie Tulliver is always in trouble. Recalling her own experiences as a girl, George Eliot describes Maggie’s turbulent childhood with a sympathetic engagement that makes the early chapters of The M...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2006

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young M...

James Joyce

Joyce’s bildungsroman--his first novel--traces the development of Stephen Daedalus, Joyce’s alter ego. In order to pursue his artistic calling, Stephen, like Joyce, must reject his family, religion, and native land. At the...

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 1995

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