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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

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • Written by: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyone - except Father Brown and his rather naïve wisdom. The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Looked forward to every part.

    • By McAvoy K on 2019-07-03

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • 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 Life of Thomas More

    • Written by: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Life of Thomas More went straight to #1 on the London Times best seller list when published in the United Kingdom. It remained in that position for over a month, garnering the kind of praise that is rarely given. Thomas More was not only a great man of the church, he was also arguably the most brilliant lawyer the English-speaking world has ever known.

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • The Lyre of Orpheus

    • The Cornish Trilogy, Book 3
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Cornish Foundation, set up with money left by the late art expert, collector, and notable eccentric Francis Cornish, must choose a worthy undertaking upon which to expend a portion of its considerable funds. It is decided that the Foundation will fund the doctoral work of one Hulda Schnakenburg: a grumpy, difficult, and extraordinarily talented music student.

    Price: CDN$ 33.31

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Twenty Years After

    • Written by: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.

    Price: CDN$ 46.26

    • My Experiments with Truth

    • Written by: Mohandas Gandhi
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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    Mohandas Gandhi inspired the spiritual and political souls of millions of people. His concept of nonviolent resistance propelled numerous struggles throughout the world, including the civil rights movement in America. Written after his release from prison, first published in English in 1927, My Experiments with Truth is Gandhi's autobiography, documenting his spiritual journey amidst the political strife of his times.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • The Search for Modern China

    • Written by: Jonathan D. Spence
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of China is as rich and strange as that of any country on earth. Yet for many, China’s history remains unknown, or known only through the stylized images that generations in the West have cherished or reviled as truth. With his command of character and event - the product of 30 years of research and reflection in the field - Spence dispels those myths in a powerful narrative. Over four centuries of Chinese history, Spence fashions the astonishing story of the effort to achieve a modern China.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Orwell's own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrator's poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with great sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only.

    Price: CDN$ 15.55

    • 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

    • A Mixture of Frailties

    • The Salterton Trilogy, Book 3
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 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

    • The Rebel Angels

    • The Cornish Trilogy, Book 1
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A goodhearted priest and scholar, a professor with a passion for the darker side of medieval psychology, a defrocked monk, and a rich young businessman who inherits some troublesome paintings are all helplessly beguiled by the same coed. Davies weaves together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university.

    Price: CDN$ 30.53

    • Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Essays

    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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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

    • 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting history, often misunderstood.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-06-26

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Quo Vadis

    • A Narrative of the Time of Nero
    • Written by: Henryk Sienkiewicz
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marcus, a Roman officer in Nero's army, risks his career, his family, and even his life when he falls in love with a Christian woman named Callina. In order to win Callina's love, Marcus must come to understand the true meaning of her religion, even as Rome sinks under the excesses of Nero and Christians are thrown to the lions. Quo Vadis brims with passion and life as it explores one of the turning points in history.

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • 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

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
    • Written by: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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    After his final trip up the river Thames with his three companions - - Harris, George, and Montmorency the dog - - Jerome K. Jerome sat down to write his proposed book, The Story of the Thames. But before he could tackle the work in the serious manner intended, his humor took over and gave birth to a masterpiece of unquenchable comedy. This is a classic of English humor, justifiably loved around the world.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • 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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