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Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when swee...
Unabridged: 7 hr 26 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes...

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, ...
Unabridged: 7 hr 29 min
Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective
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Ill Be Gone in the Dark, HarperAudio

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

by HarperAudio
Amateur sleuth and true crime journalist Michelle McNamara became obsessed with solving a violent cold case of a serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade in the 70s and...
Unabridged: 1 hr 28 min
Genre: True Crime - Murder - Serial Killers
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Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Moby Dick

by Herman Melville
Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique - but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain A...
Unabridged: 16 hr 25 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit i...
Unabridged: 12 hr 24 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Invisible Man, H. G. Wells

The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells
Terrifically popular science fiction novel by renowned writer HG Wells, about a scientist discovering how to achieve invisibility. But, in his case, being out of sight evidently does NOT mean out of mi...
Unabridged: 3 hr 5 min
Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin...

by Mark Twain
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates an entertaining adventure of Middle America in the 1800's - afloat on a raft on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes his civilized life when he ...
Unabridged: 7 hr 42 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Star Trek Lost Frontier, MJ Cogburn

Star Trek: Lost Frontier

by MJ Cogburn
Star Trek: Lost Frontier is a look at a dark time in the future of Star Trek. It is the dawn of the 25th century and the galaxy is coming-out of a period of great war. The story of Lost Frontier focuse...
Unabridged: 17 hr 1 min
Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction - Adventure
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum
The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are re...
Unabridged: 2 hr 44 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersbur...
Unabridged: 4 hr 30 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Odyssey, Homer

The Odyssey

by Homer
The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a seq...
Unabridged: 7 hr 53 min
Genre: Fiction - Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
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Come Join Us By the Fire, Various

Come Join Us By the Fire

by Various
Nightfire Books, a new horror imprint from Tor Books, is proud to present 35 horror short stories showcasing the breadth of talent in today's field, from genre luminaries including New York Times bests...
Unabridged: 9 hr 45 min
Genre: Fiction - Horror
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The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an En...
Unabridged: 4 hr 23 min
Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction
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Lock and Key The Gadwall Incident, Ridley Pearson

Lock and Key: The Gadwall Inciden...

by Ridley Pearson
The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the stirring digital prequel to the Lock and Key series, which reimagin...
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Dracula, Bram Stoker

Dracula

by Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper art...
Unabridged: 12 hr 1 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can’t help but love. Despite her “tragic...
Unabridged: 6 hr 26 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau
Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the sh...
Unabridged: 9 hr 32 min
Genre: Literary Criticism - American
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The Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss
The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays "the right stuff" and builds a charming colony that later, they do ...
Unabridged: 8 hr 32 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Uncle Toms Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Among the most “banned” books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central t...
Unabridged: 12 hr 4 min
Genre: Fiction
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Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens
This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith’s apprentice and then learns that he has “great expectations&rdq...
Unabridged: 13 hr 39 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde
Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian's picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes...
Unabridged: 6 hr 20 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Art of Public Speaking, Dale Carnegie

The Art of Public Speaking

by Dale Carnegie
The principles of public speaking written by Dale Carnegie decades ago in this book are timeless. They are just as effective in working a crowd in todays society as they were back then. He delves into ...
Unabridged: 13 hr 14 min
Genre: Self-help - Motivational & Inspirational
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War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of...
Unabridged: 3 hr 41 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Power of Concentration, Theron Q. Dumont

The Power of Concentration

by Theron Q. Dumont
Though he wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, Theron Q Dumont is largely a forgotten entity today. In fact, Theron Q Dumont is not even his real name. It is a pen-name adopted by William Wal...
Unabridged: 2 hr 48 min
Genre: Self-help
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Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan

by J. M. Barrie
In both the play and the novel, Peter often visits the real world of London to listen in on bedtime stories told by Mary Darling to her children. One night, Peter is spotted, and while trying to escape...
Unabridged: 3 hr 22 min
Genre: Fiction - Fantasy
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A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries tow...
Unabridged: 10 hr 19 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the m...
Unabridged: 5 hr 1 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt...

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A life lived backwards, with events happening in reverse order forms the strange and unexpected framework of one of F Scott Fitzgerald's rare short stories.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was publi...
Unabridged: 40 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Aesops Fables, Aesop

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop
Volume 1 (Fables 1-25). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop ...
Unabridged: 30 min
Genre: Social Science - Folklore & Mythology
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The Adventures of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi
Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a pupp...
Unabridged: 3 hr 7 min
Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Classics
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As a Man Thinketh, James Allen

As a Man Thinketh

by James Allen
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts, is one of the quotes from James Allen's classic self help books, As a Man Thinketh. Published in 1902, it pr...
Unabridged: 36 min
Genre: Self-help
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A young gambler is found shot dead in a closed room. Dr. Watson, who still mourns the disappearance of his famous friend is intrigued enough to step out of his house and take a look at the crime scene....
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Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott
Set in nineteenth century New England, Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters-Jo, Beth, Amy and Meg. The novel is a classic rites of passage story, that has often split literature cri...
Unabridged: 12 hr 40 min
Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Classics
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Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell
The original title page reads: Black Beauty: Translated from the original Equine by Anna Sewell and this gives the reader an instant glimpse into what the book will be about. As an autobiography writte...
Unabridged: 3 hr 48 min
Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Classics
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The 911 Commission Report, The 911 Commission

The 9-11 Commission Report

by The 9-11 Commission
The 9/11 Commission Report, formally named Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official report of the events leading up to the September 11, 2001...
Unabridged: 15 hr 32 min
Genre: Miscellaneous
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The Canterville Ghost, Oscar Wilde

The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde
An American diplomat's family moves into an ancient stately mansion. They're warned by the owner that it is haunted by a most horrifying and gruesome spirit who had once cruelly murdered his own wife. ...
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White Fang, Jack London

White Fang

by Jack London
Hugely popular among younger readers, White Fang by Jack London was a runaway hit when it first debuted in 1906, as a serial story in the Outing magazine. Since then it continues to enjoy immense accla...
Unabridged: 5 hr 9 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll An...

by Robert Louis Stevenson
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderl...
Unabridged: 2 hr 7 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Fra...

by Benjamin Franklin
Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work Americas first How to S...
Unabridged: 5 hr
Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical
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Through the LookingGlass, Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll
If you've read and loved Alice in Wonderland, you wouldn't want to miss reading about her further adventures, the strange and fantastical creatures she meets and the delightful style and word-play that...
Unabridged: 2 hr 6 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...

by Jules Verne
Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and engi...
Unabridged: 11 hr
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving
Set in the small secluded valley of Sleepy Hollow, Irvings short speculative story follows the rivalry between Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt for Katrina Van Tassels hand in marriage. Mostly inhabite...
Unabridged: 54 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens
The story is about an orphan Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, lea...
Unabridged: 10 hr
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoys psychological novel Anna Karenina follows the life of the enchanting and rebellious Anna who seeks to break free from the shackles of society. Set in late 19th century Russia, Anna is port...
Unabridged: 24 hr 36 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's most well-known play is more than most people realize. While it is the story of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, it is also the story of two families in the middle of a bitt...
Unabridged: 2 hr 10 min
Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Love & Romance
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The Art of War, Sun Tzu

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu
The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teache...
Unabridged: 1 hr 15 min
Genre: Philosophy - Eastern
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The Time Machine, H. G. Wells

The Time Machine

by H. G. Wells
A science fiction novel first published in 1895, The Time Machine was the first depiction of time travel, and the reason Wells consequently coined the term time machine which is now universally recogni...
Unabridged: 2 hr 31 min
Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction
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History of the United States, Charles Austin Beard

History of the United States

by Charles Austin Beard
The Colonial Period. Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history ...
Unabridged: 1 hr 49 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Last Of The Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper

The Last Of The Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper
It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time, and helped establish Cooper as one of the first world-famous American writers.The story takes place in 1757 during the French and Ind...
Unabridged: 11 hr 33 min
Genre: Fiction - Classics
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The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith
Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations gives an in-depth discussion of different economic principles like the productivity, division of labor and free markets. Although written and published more than 200 ...
Unabridged: 6 hr 11 min
Genre: Business & Economics - Economics - Theory
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