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  1. The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Narrator: Bill Homewood
    Runtime: 52.75 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made Captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d’If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge. Of all the ‘Masked Avengers’ and ‘Caped Crusaders’ in literature, the Count of Monte Cristo is at once the most daring and the most vulnerable. Alexandre Dumas (père), master storyteller, takes us on a journey of adventure, romance, intrigue, and, ultimately, redemption.
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  2. The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    Runtime: 37.05 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world’s great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.
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  3. The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers

    Narrator: Bill Homewood
    Runtime: 26.2 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Romance, treachery, courage... The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen and France herself.
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  4. Les Miserables

    Les Miserables

    Author: Victor Hugo
    Narrator: Bill Homewood
    Runtime: 68 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets we encounter ‘the wolf-like tread of crime’, and assassination for a few sous is all in a day’s work. We weep with the unlucky and heartbroken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of the soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.
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  5. Dombey and Son

    Dombey and Son

    Narrator: David Timson
    Runtime: 39.0 Hrs - Unabridged

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    Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. Dombey’s dysfunctional relationships are painted against a backdrop of social unrest in industrialised London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged novel is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.
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  6. Resurrection

    Resurrection

    Author: Leo Tolstoy
    Narrator: Neville Jason
    Runtime: 20.2 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognises Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realises his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration. Based on a true story, Tolstoy’s final novel is a deeply moving and compassionate tale of human frailty and reformation.
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  7. Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment

    Runtime: 22 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-striken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it. Dostoyevsky, in masterly fashion, contrasts the comedy and tragedy of life in St. Petersburg with the anguish and turmoil of Raskolnikov’s inner life.
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  8. Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    Author: Daniel Defoe
    Narrator: Andrew Cullum
    Runtime: 11.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    When his ship is wrecked in a storm, Robinson Crusoe finds himself stranded on a desert island with no one to help him and no chance of rescue. Scared and alone, he tries to make a life for himself, building shelters, hunting food, taming animals, crafting boats and making clothes. But just as his life appears to be settled, he sees someone else’s footprint on the beach and a different struggle for survival begins, this time against cannibals and pirates. Published in 1719, the novel was an immediate success and continues to fascinate new generations.
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  9. Silas Marner

    Silas Marner

    Author: George Eliot
    Narrator: Anna Bentinck
    Runtime: 8.6 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Here is a tale straight from the fireside. We are compelled to follow the humble and mysterious figure of the linen weaver Silas Marner, on his journey from solitude and exile to the warmth and joy of family life. His path is a strange one; when he loses his hoard of hard-earned coins all seems to be lost, but in place of the golden guineas come the golden curls of a child − and from desolate misery comes triumphant joy.
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