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  1. The Man Who Was Thursday

    The Man Who Was Thursday

    Runtime: 6.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $17.95 Member Price: $14.36 (or 3 credits)
    Regular Price: $17.95 Member Price: $14.36 (or 3 credits)
    This edition of Chesterton's masterpiece and most famous novel, The Man Who Was Thursday, explicates and enriches the complete text with extensive footnotes, together with an introductory essay on the metaphysical meaning of Chesterton's profound allegory. Martin Gardner sees the novel's anarchists as symbols of our God-given free will, and the mysterious Sunday as representing Nature, with its strange mixture of good and evil when considered as distinct from God, as a mask hiding the transcendental face of the creator. The book also includes a bibliography listing the novel's many earlier editions and stage dramatizations, as well as numerous illustrations that further illuminate the text. Illustrated
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  2. The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice

    Narrator: Kevin O' Brien
    Runtime: 7.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.95 Member Price: $10.36 (or 2 credits)
    Regular Price: $12.95 Member Price: $10.36 (or 2 credits)
    The Merchant of Venice is probably the most controversial of all Shakespeare’s plays. It is also one of the least understood. Is it a comedy or a tragedy? What is the meaning behind the test of the caskets? Who is the real villain of the trial scene? Is Shylock simply vicious and venomous, or is he more sinned against than sinning?
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  3. The Innocence of Father Brown

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    Narrator: Kevin O'Brien
    Runtime: 10.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $44.95 Member Price: $35.96 (or 8 credits)
    Regular Price: $44.95 Member Price: $35.96 (or 8 credits)
    One of the most memorable sleuths in the canon of detective fiction has to be Father Brown, the small priest with “a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling”, but who nevertheless outwits the greatest criminal minds with his wisdom regarding human nature.
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  4. Manalive

    Manalive

    Narrator: Kevin O'Brien
    Runtime: 7.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.95 Member Price: $11.96 (or 3 credits)
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    This classic novel by Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a man who may be crazy—or he may be the most sane man of all. Arriving at a London boarding house accompanied by a windstorm, Innocent is soon accused of attempted murder, burglary, polygamy, and desertion of his wife. As the residents of Beacon House try to piece together what this madman is up to, a detective is called upon to unravel the accusations against Smith. Actor Kevin O’Brien of the Theater of the Word gives a dramatic reading of the text.
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  5. Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Narrator: Kevin O'Brien
    Runtime: 25.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.95 Member Price: $11.96 (or 3 credits)
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    First published more than 150 years ago, this monumental work is today being reexamined by critics, scholars, and students. Though "Uncle Tom" has become a synonym for a fawning black yes-man, Stowe's Tom is actually American literature's first black hero, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his oppressors. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a living, relevant story, passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice and inhumanity-and the courage it takes to fight against them.
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  6. Macbeth

    Macbeth

    Narrator: Kevin O' Brien
    Runtime: 6.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.95 Member Price: $10.36 (or 2 credits)
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    Arguably the darkest of all Shakespeare’s plays, Macbeth is also one of the most challenging. Is it a work of nihilistic despair, “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”, or is it a cautionary tale warning of the dangers of Machiavellianism and relativism? Does it lead to hell and hopelessness, or does it point to a light beyond the darkness?
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  7. Lepanto

    Lepanto

    Runtime: 3.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $11.95 Member Price: $9.56 (or 2 credits)
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    Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes neglected this masterpiece of rhyme and meter, History classes have neglected the story of the pivotal battle upon which the poem is based.
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