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  1. By John Steinbeck / Narrated by Richard Poe

    The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Read More »

  2. - Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. "¡Despiadado creador! Me has dado sentimientos y pasiones, pero me has abandonado al desprecio y al asco de la humanidad." La historia del joven científico Victor Frankenstein y su "demoníaca criatura" propicia un extraordinario relato de terror y aborda temas fundamentales de la naturaleza... Read More »

  3. Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Tras saber que el Turco baja por la costa con una peligrosa armada, Don Alonso Quijano, el caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, saldrá, una vez más, y con la oposición de su sobrina y de su ama, a una nueva batalla que empezará en la Mancha y terminará en la costa. Vestido con su armadura de estilo... Read More »

  4. Geologist Otto Lidenbrock is perusing an ancient Icelandic manuscript when he discovers a mysterious encrypted note. The message reveals the account of a sixteenth-century explorer who claims to have found a passageway to the center of the earth.

    In his quest to penetrate the planet’s primordial secrets, the impetuous professor, together with his... Read More »

  5. By Alexandre Dumas / Narrated by John Lee

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d’If prison. But it is there... Read More »

  6. By Thomas Hardy / Narrated by Jenny Sterlin

    When the great Thomas Hardy published this heart-wrenching novel, he had no idea it would be his last. But the book stirred so much controversy and protest, Hardy vowed to never write fiction again. Jude the Obscure tells the story of a stonemason, tricked into a loveless marriage, who craves a formal education and a finer existence. Separated... Read More »

  7. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

    It is no surprise that Little Women, the adored classic of four devoted sisters, was loosely based on Louisa May Alcott’s own life. In fact, Alcott drew from her own personality to create a heroine unlike any seen before: Jo, willful, headstrong, and undoubtedly the... Read More »

  8. Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once a historical war epic, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Noted for its mastery of realistic detail and psychological analysis, it follows the metamorphosis of five aristocratic families against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Individual... Read More »

  9. "Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post

    Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .

    The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as... Read More »

  10. By Harper Lee / Narrated by Sissy Spacek

    Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read

    Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred

    One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold... Read More »

  11. By Victor Hugo / Narrated by George Guidall

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les MisErables is legendary author Victor Hugo's masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo's work. Here is the timeless story of the... Read More »

  12. By George Orwell / Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable. The animals of Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm are overworked, mistreated, and desperately seeking a reprieve. In their quest to create an idyllic society... Read More »

  13. Don Quixote is the classic story. Called the first modern novel, this marvelous book has stood the test of time to become irrevocably intertwined with the fabric of society. Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more... Read More »

  14. By E. Nesbit / Narrated by Johanna Ward

    These twelve magical stories contain some of the best things ever written in fairy tales. There are enchanted lands inhabited by kings and queens, princes and princesses who have to outwit wicked fairies and evil magicians. Princess Belinda is condemned to be ugly during the week and beautiful only on Sundays. Kenneth turns into a fish and has... Read More »

  15. By J.R.R. Tolkien / Narrated by Ensemble cast

    The original American full dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio.

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage—and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings... Read More »

  16. Introduction by Diane Johnson
    Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope

    Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

    Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene,... Read More »

  17. House of Names

    “A masterful manipulation of the classic tragedy of Clytemnestra, queen of Mycenae, Colm Toibin’s House of Names is retelling the story of the House of Atreus and her husband, King Agamemnon. Bursting with rage at the betrayal at the hands of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra orchestrates a murderous plot to avenge the death of daughter Iphigenia, slaughtered in sacrifice to supplicate the gods. Upon his victorious return, an unknowing Agamemnon finds himself ensnared in a trap, facing a kingdom full of deceitful families, ready for vengeance and demanding justice for all the ills suffered since his sojourn to fight the Trojan War. I adored Toibin’s beautifully written adaptation of The Orestia by Aeschylus and his prose is promised to please all lovers of the classics.”

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  18. By George Orwell / Narrated by Simon Prebble

    Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book.

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities’ will and people live tepid lives by rote.

    Winston Smith, the hero with... Read More »

  19. One of the great works of American literature, Moby-Dick is the epic tale of one man's fight against a force of nature. The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a... Read More »

  20. Leslie Marmon Silko's sublime Ceremony is almost universally considered one of the finest novels ever written by an American Indian. It is the poetic, dreamlike tale of Tayo, a mixed-blood Laguna Pueblo and veteran of World War II. Tormented by shell shock and haunted by memories of his cousin who died in the war, Tayo struggles on his... Read More »

  21. By Jane Austen / Narrated by Wanda McCaddon

    Often considered Jane Austen’s finest work, Emma is the story of a charmingly self-deluded heroine whose naive matchmaking schemes often lead to substantial mortification. Emma, “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one... Read More »

  22. The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from N. Scott Momaday

    A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather’s, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other... Read More »

  23. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
     
    This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three... Read More »

  24. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Read by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin
    Over thirty hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by... Read More »

  25. By Henry James / Narrated by Lloyd James

    On New York City’s Washington Square lives Catherine Sloper, a shy and plain young woman who is tyrannized by her wealthy, overbearing father. When young Morris Townsend begins to court her, Dr. Sloper distrusts his motives, believing that the young man could not possibly love his daughter. Both lovers are obstinate in their affections; but when... Read More »

  26. By Stephen Chbosky / Narrated by Noah Galvin

    Now with a brand-new afterword to mark the 20th anniversary of a beloved cult classic! The #1 New York Times bestselling coming-of-age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a... Read More »

  27. Christy Huddleston left home at 19 to teach school in the Smokey Mountains. There she came to know and love the wild mountain people with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, their yearning for beauty and truth. Christy found her faith severely challenged in these primitive surroundings; and, confronted with two... Read More »

  28. By Franz Kafka / Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.”

    With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman who, transformed overnight into a giant,... Read More »

  29. From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

    The man who became Father Time.

    In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the... Read More »

  30. By Evelyn Waugh / Narrated by Simon Prebble

    "A work of art as rich and subtle and unnerving as anything its author has ever done" (New Yorker), The Loved One is Evelyn Waugh's cutting satire of 1940s California and the Anglo-American cultural divide.



    Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of... Read More »

  31. Blackstone Audiois proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of Romeoand Juliet, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies. This stunningwork of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is amust-listen.

    A love to die for…

    When you are passionately, purely in love,nothing else matters—not even... Read More »

  32. -Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Una noche todos los animales de la granja del señor Jones se reúnen en el granero para escuchar al viejo Mayor, un cerdo de avanzada edad, que les cuenta que ha tenido un sueño sobre un mundo en el que todos los animales viven libres de la tiranía de sus amos.  El viejo mayor muere poco después de la... Read More »

  33. The award-winning narrator of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass brings the beloved classic The Secret Garden to sparkling new life in this delightful, highly accessible production.

    When her parents die from cholera in India, orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in a cold, dark mansion in England. Then... Read More »

  34. By E. M. Forster / Narrated by Sam Dastor

    When Adela and her elderly companion, Mrs. Moore, arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced British community. Determined to explore the “real India,” they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr. Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. But a mysterious incident occurs while they are... Read More »

  35. By Claude Mckay / Narrated by Dion Graham

    Published for the first time, the pioneering novel of physical disability, transatlantic travel, black modernism, and one of the earliest overtly queer fictions in the African American tradition. Romance in Marseille traces the adventures of a rowdy troupe of dockworkers, prostitutes, and political organizers collectively straight and queer,... Read More »

  36. By Italo Calvino / Narrated by Luis Moreno

    "The true theme of the nineteenth-century fantastic tale is the reality of what we see: to believe or not to believe in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse another world, enchanted or infernal, behind everyday appearances." - from Calvino's introduction to Fantastic Tales Vampires, ghosts, and other horrors abound in this collection of... Read More »

  37. Tomando como punto de referencia la revolución francesa, Dickens muestra los problemas sociales y políticos de Inglaterra, temiendo que la historia se repitiera en su país natal cuando el escribía esta novela._x000D_
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    En el contraste de estas dos ciudades presentadas, Inglaterra se presenta como la confianza, la tranquilidad, el futuro... Read More »

  38. A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narratorsThis recording includes the following stories:- "The Lightening-Rod Man" by Herman Melville- "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce- "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London- "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte- "The New Catacomb" by Sir Arthur Conan... Read More »

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  40. By Joseph Conrad / Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    Inspired by an actual attempted terrorist attack in nineteenth-century London, The Secret Agent offers a chillingly prophetic portrait of contemporary terrorism, even famously inspiring the Unabomber. The literary precursor to the espionage novels of such writers as Graham Greene and John le Carré, Conrad’s intense political thriller resonates... Read More »

  41. By Evelyn Waugh / Narrated by Michael Maloney

    "A hilarious and still timely tale of emerging Africa and declining England" (Time), Evelyn Waugh's third novel helped to establish his reputation as a mater satirist.

    "We are Progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way." When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on... Read More »

  42. By Jane Austen / Narrated by Carolyn Seymour

    The provincial Bennet family, home to five unmarried daughters, is turned upside down when a wealthy bachelor takes up a house nearby. Mr. Bingley enhances his instant popularity by hosting a ball and taking an interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane. Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy, Bingley’s even wealthier friend, makes himself equally unpopular by... Read More »

  43. Shirley Jackson’s deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family takes readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, macabre humor, and gothic atmosphere.

    Six years after four family members died suspiciously of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance;... Read More »

  44. This favorite book for children, based on the author’s own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly,... Read More »

  45. By Homer / Narrated by Ian McKellen

    The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, the energy and poetry of Homer's original is captured in a bold, contemporary idiom, giving us an edition of The Odyssey that is a joy to listen to, worth savoring treasuring for its sheer lyrical mastery. This... Read More »

  46. By James Baldwin / Narrated by Bahni Turpin

    In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad.Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is... Read More »

  47. By Aldous Huxley / Narrated by Michael York

    Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media—has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller’s genius, he weaves these ethical... Read More »

  48. By John Steinbeck / Narrated by Dylan Baker

    John Steinbeck's powerful evocation of the suffering and hardship caused by the Great Depression, and a panoramic vision of the struggle for the American Dream, The Grapes of Wrath includes a critical introduction by Robert DeMott in Penguin Modern Classics. 'I've done my damndest to rip a reader's nerves to rags, I don't want him satisfied.'... Read More »

  49. Wallace Stegner’s uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian, who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family. Through a combination of research, memory, and exaggeration, Ward voices ideas concerning the relationship between history and the... Read More »

  50. This special unabridged, multivoiced production of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothic horror is narrated by film and television star Anthony Heald, joined by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki and actor Simon Templeman, under the direction of award-winning audio producer Yuri Rasovsky.

    Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young... Read More »

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