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  1. The Swiss Family Robinson

    The Swiss Family Robinson

    Runtime: 11.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Robinson family—a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons— emerge alive from a terrible storm, bringing to land two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, this uplifting tale relates a family’s ingenuity and courage as they struggle to survive on an exotic tropical island.
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  2. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

    A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

    Runtime: 6.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $11.98 (or 3 credits)
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    This now classic book revealed Flannery O’Connor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South. Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces a problem of salvation: the grandmother, in the title story, confronting the murderous Misfit; a neglected four-year-old boy looking for the Kingdom of Christ in the fast-flowing waters of the river; General Sash, about to meet the final enemy.
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  3. 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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  4. Five Children and It

    Five Children and It

    Author: Edith Nesbit
    Narrator: Anna Bentinck
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Abridged
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    Filled with wit and humor, Nesbit’s 1902 fantasy tells the adventure of five siblings sent to spend the summer with their uncle. One day, when the children wander from the strange house by the sea to play in old gravel pits, they uncover 'It' – a prehistoric Sand-fairy.
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  5. Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    Author: Daniel Defoe
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Abridged
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    “Poor Robin Crusoe! Where are you? Where have you been? How come you here?” In Daniel Defoe’s 17th century masterpiece of English literature, hero Robinson Crusoe relates his story of shipwreck, perseverance hope and redemption.
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  6. Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus

    Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus

    Author: Homer
    Narrator: Anthony Heald
    Runtime: 11.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife. Though the stormy god of the ocean has sworn vengeance against him, and witches and sirens try to lure him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side.
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  7. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fourth

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fourth

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey.
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  8. The Dragon and the Raven

    The Dragon and the Raven

    Author: G.A. Henty
    Narrator: Jim Hodges
    Runtime: 7.65 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Saxons and Vikings fought many fierce battles in Britain in the 8th and 9th centuries. During the struggle, 23-year-old Alfred ascended the throne and temporarily beat back the pagan hordes and concluded a peace treaty. Following another war in 878, peace was again achieved; the Danish King Guthrum accepted Christianity and withdrew to East Anglia, and Alfred the Great fortified cities, built a navy, codified laws, and revived learning among the Saxons until his death in A.D. 900.
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  9. The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)

    The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)

    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $16.99 Member Price: $13.59 (or 3 credits)
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    First published anonymously in 1418, Thomas a Kempis's The Imitation of Christ is a classic Christian devotional work that has been read through the ages by such notable figures as Sir Thomas More, John Wesley, and Pope John Paul I. A meditation on spiritual life, it offers instructions for renouncing worldly vanity and discovering eternal truths with the goal of living out the teachings of Jesus by taking inspiration from his life. More widely read and more influential than any spiritual work except the Bible, The Imitation of Christ has offered guidance and solace to people of all faiths since its publication and retains its power today. This edition is the translation by the Reverend William Benham.
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  10. Little Women

    Little Women

    Narrator: Liza Ross
    Runtime: 3.5 Hrs. - Abridged
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    Little Women, closely based on Louisa M. Alcott’s own experience of family life, was first published in 1869 and has never lost its extraordinary power to move and delight: from the heartrending story of gentle Beth to the humorous adventures of tomboyish Jo, and Meg’s vain attempts to cut a fashionable figure in 'society'.
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  11. Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    Author: Jules Verne
    Runtime: 7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Phileas Fogg, a distinguished member of London’s Reform Club, takes up a wager to circle the globe in just eighty days. Fogg makes a fantastic world tour utilizing every means of transportation available in the 1870s. This is a marvelous travelogue mixed with dazzling suspense, delightful fantasy, and lively comedy.
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  12. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Second

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Second

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 2.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $10.98 Member Price: $8.78 (or 2 credits)
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    Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey.
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  13. The Prince and the Pauper

    The Prince and the Pauper

    Author: Mark Twain
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 12 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1881, The Prince and the Pauper is one of Mark Twain's earliest social satires. With his caustic wit and biting irony, Twain satirizes the power of the monarchy, unjust laws and barbaric punishments, superstitions, and religious intolerance. Although usually viewed as a child's story, The Prince and the Pauper offers adults critical insight into a people and time period not really all that different from our own.
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  14. A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Narrator: Anton Lesser
    Runtime: 3.15 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $15.00 Member Price: $12.00 (or 3 credits)
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    A Christmas Carol is the best-known and best-loved of Dickens’ ‘Christmas Books’, and the story of the miser Scrooge’s redemption has become as much part of the Christmas tradition as plum pudding and carols themselves. Will Tiny Tim live to see another Christmas? Can Scrooge recover his humanity and learn to love the fellow men he seems to despise? Dickens will make you laugh and make you cry as you follow Scrooge’s supernatural adventures on Christmas Eve…
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  15. King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table

    King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table

    Narrator: Sean Bean
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.98 Member Price: $10.38 (or 2 credits)
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    These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of his Round Table and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur.
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