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    • War and Peace

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's not just Big, it's awesome!

    • By Trent DeJong on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 56.41

    • Peter the Great

    • His Life and World
    • Written by: Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 43 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This superbly told story brings to life one of the most remarkable rulers––and men––in all of history and conveys the drama of his life and world. The Russia of Peter's birth was very different from the Russia his energy, genius, and ruthlessness shaped. Crowned co-Tsar as a child of ten, after witnessing bloody uprisings in the streets of Moscow, he would grow up propelled by an unquenchable curiosity, everywhere looking, asking, tinkering, and learning, fired by Western ideas.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Catriona

    • Written by: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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    Catriona, first published in 1893, is the sequel to Kidnapped and continues the adventures of David Balfour and his friend Alan Breck. Balfour returns to the city in order to defend Breck against false charges in the Appin murder. In so doing, he becomes a pawn in a game between feuding Scottish clans; he also sets eyes on a young woman whose involvement in the same matter becomes as central to his actions as his desire to vindicate his comrade in arms.

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 34 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Brothers Karamazov tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters - their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and best work.

    Price: CDN$ 42.30

    • The Perfect Murder

    • Written by: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is Inspector Ghote's bad luck to be landed with the case of the perfect murder at the start of his career with the Bombay Police, for in this most baffling of crimes there is the cunning and important tycoon Lala Varde to contend with. And as if this were not enough, he finds himself having to investigate the mysterious theft of one rupee from the desk of yet another Very Important Person, the Minister of Police Affairs and the Arts.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Les Miserables

    • Written by: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert.

    Price: CDN$ 46.99

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • Written by: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831. It is the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral, who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. When Esmeralda is condemned as a witch by Claude Frollo, the tormented archdeacon who lusts after her, Quasimodo attempts to save her; but his intentions are misunderstood.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Hitler

    • Written by: Joachim C. Fest, Richard Winstton - translator, Clara Winstton - translator
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This masterful biography by one of Germany’s best known journalists was the leading nonfiction best seller in Germany. Fest shows Hitler as the receptacle of the dreads and resentments of a shaken social order, gifted with an uncanny instinct for all that was hollow behind the appearance of power, at home and abroad. Though a warped human being, he was neither clown nor puppet, as many liked to think; Hitler appears here as an enormously astute politician, impressing and hypnotizing Germans and foreigners alike with the scope of his projects and the theatricality of their presentation. Fest uncovers in Hitler a constantly destructive personality....

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • A Mixture of Frailties

    • The Salterton Trilogy, Book 3
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Mixture of Frailties is so much more than the story of Monica Gall's life in London and her education as a singer. It is an account of her education as a human being, and the result is an absorbing novel, comic in the true sense, vivid and frequently moving.

    Price: CDN$ 30.53

    • Merlin

    • Pendragon Cycle Book 2
    • Written by: Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was born to greatness, the son of a Druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors. He was to have a higher destiny: to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty - the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. This is the second book of The Pendragon Cycle.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

    • Ivanhoe

    • Written by: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the reign of Richard I, Wilfred of Ivanhoe earns his father's disapproval by falling in love with Rowena, his father's ward. His father had planned to wed her himself, and reestablish the Saxon line.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Rhetoric, Poetics and Logic

    • Written by: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All effective debaters, whether they know it or not, employ Aristotle's 3 basic principles of effective argument that form the spine of Rhetoric. In Poetics, Aristotle draws a dramatic distinction between poetry and history. This collection also includes Aristotle's body of work that has come to be identified as Logic.

    Price: CDN$ 31.01

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    • Written by: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 41 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Eric on 2019-04-10

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Dogs of War

    • Written by: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a coup d'état in the small West African dictatorship of Zangaro, where a secret source of platinum lies waiting to be exploited.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a Metronome

    • By Allan on 2018-12-26

    Price: CDN$ 29.97

    • Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Essays

    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for the oppressed. "Why I Write" describes Orwell's sense of political purpose, and the classic essay "Politics and the English Language" insists on clarity and precision in communication in order to avoid the Newspeak later described in 1984.

    Price: CDN$ 30.53

    • Leaven of Malice

    • The Salterton Trilogy, Book 2
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening Bellman: "Professor and Mrs. Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetower, Esq., son of ..."

    Price: CDN$ 25.88

    • History of the World (Updated)

    • Written by: J. M. Roberts
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 54 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his monumental History of the World, J.M. Roberts delivered a powerful vision of human history as a story of change, a deliberate shaping of experience and environment. This revised and updated edition takes into account the great range of events and discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • My Early Life

    • Written by: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the classic volumes of autobiography, My Early Life is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan - where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account - and finally in South Africa.

    Price: CDN$ 27.21

    • Tempest-tost

    • The Salterton Trilogy, Book 1
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An amateur production of The Tempest provides a colorful backdrop for a hilarious look at unrequited love. Mathematics teacher Hector Mackilwraith, stirred and troubled by Shakespeare's play, falls in love with the beautiful Griselda Webster. When Griselda shows she has plans of her own, Hector despairs on the play's opening night.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • The Great Terror

    • A Reassessment
    • Written by: Robert Conquest
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The definitive work on Stalin's purges, The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. While the original volume had relied heavily on unofficial sources, later developments within the Soviet Union provided an avalanche of new material, which Conquest has mined to write this revised and updated edition of his classic work.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

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