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  1. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fifth

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fifth

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 9.3 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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  2. Mother Goose in Prose

    Mother Goose in Prose

    Author: Frank Baum
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 4.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Sing a song o' sixpence, a handful of rye, Four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie; When the pie was opened the birds began to sing, Was not that a dainty dish to set before the King? If you have never heard the legend of Gilligren and the King's pie, you will scarcely understand the above verse; so I will tell you the whole story…
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  3. Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels

    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 2.1 Hrs. - Abridged
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    Travelers visit many strange places. They see very many wonderful things. When they return home they tell wonderful stories about what they have seen.
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  4. Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The classic story, told in the first person by Jim Hawkins, whose mother kept the Admiral Benbow Inn, and who shared in the adventures from start to finish. An old sea dog comes to this peaceful inn one day, apparently intending to finish his life there. He hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors, but despite all precautions, he is hunted out and served with the black spot that means death. Jim and his mother barely escape death when Blind Pew, Black Dog, and other pirates descend on the inn in search of the sea dog’s papers. Jim snatches up a packet of papers to square the sailor’s debt, when they were forced to retreat from the inn. The packet contains a map showing the location of the pirate Flint’s buried treasure, which Jim, Doctor Livesey, and Squire Trelawney determine to find. Fitting out a ship, they hire hands and set out on their adventure.
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  5. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Third

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Third

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 3.3 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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  6. Aristotle: On Poetry

    Aristotle: On Poetry

    Author: Aristotle
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Aristotle’s Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first fully intact philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, the respected Greek sage offers an account of what he calls "poetry" (which the Greeks understood to literally mean "making"), examining its "first principles" and identifying its genres and basic elements, including what he terms drama-comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play–as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and iambic pentameter, which he always associates with wit.
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  7. Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Although April 2, Andersen's birthday, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day, the beloved Dane and author of more than 138 fairytales, wrote with a depth and sentiment that far exceeded mere bedtime stories.
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  8. Plato: On Love

    Plato: On Love

    Author: Plato
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 2.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Plato's dialogue in the Symposium, which has as its topic the subject of love, explores the idea of love as a means of ascent to contemplation of the Divine. For Plato, generally, to love other human beings is to direct one's mind to love of Divinity. One proceeds from recognition of another's beauty to appreciation of Beauty as it exists apart from any individual, to consideration of Divinity, the source of Beauty, to love of Divinity. Influential, particularly in Victorian England, Plato’s thoughts On Love are timelessly presented in this fresh recording.
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  9. Uncle Wiggily & Mother Goose

    Uncle Wiggily & Mother Goose

    Author: Howard Garis
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Beginning in 1910, Howard Roger Garis penned an Uncle Wiggily tale every day (except Sundays) for 30 years, much to the delight of both children and adult fans of the elderly gentleman rabbit.
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  10. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    Author: Sun Tzu
    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 1.68 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The Art of War was written in the 6th century B.C. by the high-ranking military general and strategist, Sun Tzu. Though it is most commonly known as an ancient Chinese military treatise, The Art of War has become more versatile and is currently being used worldwide in business management.
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  11. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Sixth

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Sixth

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 12.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $19.98 Member Price: $15.98 (or 4 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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  12. Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

    Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    “Hey nonny, nonny,” the Bard’s “greatest hits” are all here! Performed with a lively full musical cast interspersed with engaging and informative introductory narrative, this imaginative recording uses song and sonnet from Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies to highlight his works, in his own words. Whether listeners are long-time Shakespearean aficionados or new students of the Englishman’s genius, this educational and entertaining new recording is certain to delight!
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  13. 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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  14. The Adventures of Pinocchio

    The Adventures of Pinocchio

    Runtime: 5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The classic tale of Pinocchio follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy. As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy. Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinocchio.
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  15. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fourth

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fourth

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $11.98 (or 3 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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