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

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

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

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 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,...

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Published: Aug 1995

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captains Courageous (Classic Collecti...

Rudyard Kipling

The tale of an Irish boy raised as an Indian in imperial India. It is the story of his coming of age in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and the "great game" between the British and the Russians for control of Centr...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2006

The Metamorphoses: Classic Collection...

Ovid

First published in A.D. 8, Ovids Metamorphoses remains one of the most accessible and inspirational introductions to Greek mythology.

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2008

Under the Greenwood Tree

Thomas Hardy

One of the most popular of Hardy's novels, this charming pastoral idyll is a lightly humorous depiction of life in an early Victorian rural community. The story delicately balances the concerns of the Mellstock parish choir with a rom...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

World of Wonders (Deptford Trilogy)

Robertson Davies

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies's acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. Worl...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

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

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

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 Master of Ballantrae

Robert Louis Stevenson

Set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, in the exotic French Indies, and in the North American wilderness, the story has as its hero one of the most compelling yet horrifying studies of evil in nineteenth-century fiction-J...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2021

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...

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Published: Apr 1999

Hunger

Knut Hamsun

An outstanding example of psychologically driven modernist fiction, Knut Hamsun's Hunger portrays a struggling artist's descent into madness as his body and mind succumb to starvation.

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

Mark Twain Audio Collection

Mark Twain

'The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.' -- Mark TwainMark Twain (1835-1910) was the first American writer to capture the unique and colorful vernacular of his country's populace. Instead of striving to perfect any particula...

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 2001

The Gambler

Fyodor M. Dostoevsky

The Gambler paints a stark picture of the attractions---and addictions---of gambling. Using skillful characterization, Fyodor Dostoevsky faithfully depicts life among the gambling set in old Germany.

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2010

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monte Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dram...

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 1995

Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales

Mary Sheldon

The late screen legend Audrey Heurn uses music from Maurice Ravel's 'Mother Goose' as the framework for her reading of these favorite fairy tales.

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2007

In the Ravine: And Other Short Storie...

Anton Chekhov

A collection contains the title novella, a minutely-observed look at life in a village through the eyes of one family, as well as eleven short stories, including a wry look at morals and manners in The Chorus Girl, and a melancholic t...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2002

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Evan S. Connell

This audio production features the famous Hollywood couple who starred in the award-winning movie, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Evan S. Connell's saga of marriage, family, and middle age on the plains of Protest...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2007

Siddhartha: A New Translation

Hermann Hesse

A Nobel prize–winning masterpiece, Siddhartha chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha—a spiritual journey that has inspired generations of readers. This audio edition presents ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2008

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