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              The Red Badge of Courage
                

              The Red Badge of Courage (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Crane, Stephen; Narrator Dressler, Roger

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              While considered one of the most compelling stories of warfare of all time, this Civil War classic was written by Stephen Crane, who had never seen a battle when he wrote it in 1895. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

              ISBN 9781531845278
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2016
              Publisher Classic Collection
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Classic Collection (Brilliance Audio)
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              Robinson Crusoe
                

              Robinson Crusoe (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Defoe, Daniel; Narrator Casaletto, Tom

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              Son of a middle-class Englishman, Robinson Crusoe takes to the sea to find adventure. And find it he does when on one of his voyages he is shipwrecked on a deserted South American island for thirty-five years. After scavenging his broken ship for useful items, he had only his ski...lls and ingenuity to keep him alive as there was to be no one else on the island for the next twenty-four years. In the middle of that twenty-fourth year he rescued a native about to be eaten by cannibals who were using his island for a place of feasting. Crusoe named this man Friday, after the day of his rescue. Friday became his faithful servant and friend, even returning with him to England after their deliverance by an English ship. Listeners will enjoy Crusoe's determination for survival against all odds and admire the spirituality that gave him the strength to survive. A hero through the ages, he richly deserves the admiration that has endured over three centuries.
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              ISBN 9781491585337
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2015
              Publisher Classic Collection
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Classic Collection Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
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              The Second World War: The Grand Alliance
                

              The Second World War: The Grand Alliance (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Churchill, Winston; Narrator Rodska, Christian

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              This volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War recounts the events of 1941 surrounding America's entry into the War, Hitler's march on Russia, and the alliance between Britain and America. This edition is part three of Churchill's own abridgement of his original six-v...olume history of the Second World War. Please note: This book was originally published in six volumes: 1. The Gathering Storm 2. Their Finest Hour 3. The Grand Alliance 4. The Hinge of Fate 5. Closing the Ring 6. Triumph and Tragedy Churchill then condensed these into four volumes, which have since been released as one, rather hefty, publication. This is an unabridged recording of Churchill's condensed volume, broken up into four parts, as follows: 1. Milestones to Disaster 2. Alone 3. The Grand Alliance 4. Triumph and Tragedy
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              ISBN 9781491573655
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
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              The New World: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II
                

              The New World: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Churchill, Winston; Narrator Rodska, Christian

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              Between 1485 and 1688, England became a Protestant country under Henry VIII. His daughter, Elizabeth I, battled for succession and supremacy at home, and the discovery of the round world enabled a vast continent across the Atlantic to be explored. While this new era was spawning ...the beginnings of modern America, England was engaged in a bloody civil war and sustained a Republican experiment under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell. This is the second volume in Churchill's famous account. The series remains a testament to the skill and insight of a remarkable storyteller and historian. Don't miss the rest of the titles in this great series! The Birth of Britain: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I ? The Age of Revolution: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume III ? The Great Democracies: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume IV
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              ISBN 9781491573242
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2015
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              The Phantom of the Opera
                

              The Phantom of the Opera (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Leroux, Gaston; Narrator Whitener, Barrett

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              Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera, first published in 1910, remained a perennial favorite throughout the twentieth century and into the millenium. It was adapted to several popular motion pictures and into one of the most successful stage musicals of all time. Its ma...in character, Erik, is a romantic figure and sensitive soul whose appeal reaches across different cultures and times. He is an accomplished composer and musician whose great unfinished work, Don Juan Triumphant, is described as breathtakingly beautiful by the one person he allows to hear it. Erik is an object of pity, whose face has been disfigured from birth, causing him to hide behind a silk mask; and he is hopelessly in love with a young woman. He can never seriously hope she will love him back. Gaston Leroux was born on May 6, 1868 in Paris, but was brought up in Normandy. While attending law school in Paris, his short stories and poetry were published in Left Bank magazines. He gave up law after three years to work for a local paper. It was when he was working for the daily newspaper, Le Martin, that he gained fame for interviewing celebrities. From there he travelled to Asia, Europe, Africa and Russia, often in disguise, to get to leads for stories, and soon became a celebrity himself. In 1907, he decided to become a full-time novelist. In 1919, he formed a film company in Nice, where he had settled in 1908. His final home was in Rue Gambetta, where he died unexpectedly of uremia on April 15, 1927.
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              ISBN 9781491527665
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2014
              Publisher Classic Collection
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              Series The Classic Collection
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              Les Miserables
                

              Les Miserables (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Hugo, Victor; Read by Covell, Walter

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              Les Mis?rables is set in the Parisian underworld. The protagonist, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release, Valjean plans to rob monseigneur Myriel, a saint-like bishop, but cancels his plan. However, he forfeits his parol...e by committing a minor crime, and for this crime Valjean is haunted by the police inspector Javert. Valjean eventually reforms and becomes, under the name of M. Madeleine, a successful businessman, benefactor, and mayor of a northern town. To save an innocent man, Valjean gives himself up and is imprisoned in Toulon. He escapes and adopts Cosette, an illegitimate child of a poor woman, Fantine. Cosette grows up and falls in love with Marius, who is wounded during a revolutionary fight. Valjean rescues Marius by means of a flight through the sewers of Paris. All seems headed for a happy ending until Javert shows up again and this leads to an incredible climax.
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              ISBN 9781491542323
              Released NZ 2 Sep 2014
              Publisher Classic Collection
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              Series The Classic Collection
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              The Birth of Britain: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I
                

              The Birth of Britain: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Churchill, Winston; Narrator Rodska, Christian

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              The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage. For his four-volume work, Sir Winston Churchill took as his subject these great elements in world history. Vo...lume 1 commences in 55 BC, when Julius Caesar famously turned his gaze upon Britain and concludes with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Don't miss the rest of the titles in this great series! The New World: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II ? The Age of Revolution: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume III ? The Great Democracies: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume IV
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              ISBN 9781491572184
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2015
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              Daisy Miller
                

              Daisy Miller (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By James, Henry; Narrator Grimes, Tammy

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              Daisy Miller is a beautiful and flirtatious rich young American visiting a Swiss spa. There she meets upper class expatriate American, Frederick Winterbourne, who is warned about her reckless ways with men by his aunt. Their relationship and Daisy's with the Italian lawyer Mr. Gi...ovanelli leads to a climactic scene in the Coliseum in Rome, followed by tragedy and regret.
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              ISBN 9781491578902
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2015
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              The Iliad
                

              The Iliad (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Homer; Read by Lescault, John

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              The first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet, Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece..., The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. If Homer did in fact exist, this supposedly blind poet was from some region of Greek-controlled Asia-Minor and recited his poems at festivals and political assemblies. The Iliad, deriving its name from the Greek word for Troy, Ilium, recalls the events of the Trojan War and the uncontrolled wrath of the Greek commander Achilles that led to so much destruction.
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              ISBN 9781491527559
              Released NZ 13 Jan 2015
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              The Mill on the Floss
                

              The Mill on the Floss (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Eliot, George; Read by Atkins, Eileen

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              As Maggie Tulliver approaches maturity she enters into conflict with family and community over her desire for self-fulfillment. Eliot's exploration of Maggie's dilemma makes this novel as relevant today as it was in the 19th century.

              ISBN 9781491573198
              Released NZ 10 Feb 2015
              Publisher Classic Collection
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