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

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

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

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

Sons and Lovers (Naxos Complete Class...

D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers, Lawrences third published novel, was written by the author at the height of his literary powers. The story of class differences (the relationship between a middle-class woman and a miner) in the tough world of coal mi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2008

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

Demian

Hermann Hesse

A Classic Novel About the Pursuit of Personal Fulfillment--First Time Ever on CD! A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular ac...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2008

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

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

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

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

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

Joseph Conrad

One of Joseph Conrad's greatest works, Nostromo is a gripping tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion that employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men.

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

The Classic Sci-Fi Tale of a Visionary Dystopia -- Released in a New Edition on its 75th Anniversary! On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2003

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

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 Passage to India

E. M. Forster

In Forster’s beautifully written novel about British India at the turn of the century, a simple misunderstanding erupts into hostility. The plot centers on Aziz, a young doctor who is initially tolerant of the British presence i...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

Double Indemnity

James Cain

When smalltime insurance salesman Walter Huff meets seductive Phyllis Nirdlinger, the wife of one of his wealthy clients, it takes him only minutes to determine that she wants to get rid of her husband--and not much longer to decide t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2005

Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sternes most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary eighteenth-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandy is commonly regarded as the forerun...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2009

Sodom and Gomorrah (Remembrance of Th...

Marcel Proust

In CITIES OF THE PLAIN (also known as SODOM AND GOMORRAH), Marcel continues his forays into the aristocratic society into which he has finally been admitted, finding satisfaction but a growing disillusionment as well, and is both fasc...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 1999

Wise Blood

Flannery O'Connor

Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fai...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2010

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

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