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Daisy Miller

by Henry James & Susan O’Malley Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“What the European male fails to understand is that the American Girl is innocent by definition, mythically innocent; and that her purity depends upon nothing she says or does…”—Leslie Fiedler

When Frederick,...


Looking Backward

by Edward Bellamy & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The time is tomorrow. The place: a utopian America. The hero: anyone who has ever longed for escape to a better life. This is the backdrop for Edward Bellamy’s prophetic novel about a young Boston gentleman...


The Longest Journey

by E. M. Forster & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Bookish, sensitive, and given to wild enthusiasms, Rickie Elliot is virtually made for a life at Cambridge, where he can subsist on a regimen of biscuits and philosophical debate. But the love-smitten Rickie...


Elizabeth and Her German Garden

by Elizabeth von Arnim & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

"May 7th—There were days last winter when I danced for sheer joy out in my frostbound garden in spite of my years and children. But I did it behind a bush, having a due regard for the decencies..."

Indoors...


The Pilgrim's Regress

by C. S. Lewis & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (May 28, 2009)

The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, a record of Lewis' own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction that eventually led him to Christianity....


The Way of All Flesh

by Samuel Butler & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This brilliant satirical novel traces the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, a young man who survives the baleful influence of a hateful, hypocritical father, a doting mother, and a debauched wife to emerge...


The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Simon Vance & Constance Garnett Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2009)

In The Idiot, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center...


Songs on Bronze

by Nigel Spivey & Yuri Rasovsky Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths which, in a multicultural society, are recognized more than ever...


When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six

by A. A. Milne, Peter Dennis, Don Davis & Christopher Toyne Bother! La Production (April 05, 2005)

Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection "A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics," the forty-four poems from When We Were Very Young and the thirty-five poems of Now We Are Six, performed by Peter Dennis....


Mildred Pierce

by James M. Cain & Christine Williams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred...


Paradise Lost

by John Milton & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2008)

Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise Lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan, his banishment from Heaven, and the ensuing fall of Man with his expulsion from Eden. It is a...


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain, Carl Reiner & New Millennium Audio Raffin (May 01, 2014)

In this mischievous yarn by Mark Twain, a Yankee mechanic named Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious in a fight and awakens to find himself at Camelot in AD 528. Brought before the Knights of the Round Table,...


The Good Earth

by Pearl S. Buck & Anthony Heald Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This Pulitzer Prize–winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him...


The Scarlet Pimpernel

by Emma Orczy & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“Who is this man, this Scarlet Pimpernel?” Each day this question grew more pressing to the rulers of the French Revolution. Only this man and his band of followers threatened their total power. Only this...


The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever written, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who loyally served the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV.

When...


The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer, Martin Jarvis, a full cast & J. U. Nicolson Blackstone Publishing (August 27, 2008)

At the Tabard Inn, thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales...


Swan Song

by John Galsworthy, Frederick Davidson & Phoenix Recordings Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Swan Song is the conclusion of the second trilogy in the Forsyte Chronicles, which is called A Modern Comedy. John Galsworthy's epic story of the moneyed Forsyte family is a fascinating study of the British...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift & Pamela Garelick Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2010)

This enduring classic tells of the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship's surgeon who becomes a castaway in strange and faraway lands. Shipwrecked upon the shores of Lilliput, he encounters...


The Oresteia

by Aeschylus, a full cast, Ian Johnston & Yuri Rasovsky Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The only complete trilogy to survive from ancient Greek theater is presented here in this sound recording of all three plays: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.

In the Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatizes...


To Let

by John Galsworthy, Frederick Davidson & Phoenix Recordings Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

To Let concludes John Galsworthy’s Forsyte Saga, the first trilogy of his epic nine-volume Forsyte Chronicles, which follows the fortunes of the venerable Forsyte family, a moneyed clan whose values are ever...


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London, Ethan Hawke & Dove Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

Jack London's masterpiece describing the timeless bonds between man, dog, and wilderness

Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scotch shepherd, is a bold-spirited dog living the good life in the Santa Clara Valley....


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2008)

Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure—an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous...


Bleak House

by Charles Dickens & Paul Scofield Raffin (July 11, 2017)

Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation...


Les Misérables

by Victor Hugo, Christopher Cazenove & Dove Audio Raffin (June 08, 2015)

Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread...


One More River

by John Galsworthy, Frederick Davidson & Phoenix Recordings Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In John Galsworthy’s last written novel, the conclusion of the final trilogy in his epic Forsyte Chronicles, Dinny Charwell is recovering steadily from her disastrous late love affair while now it is her sister,...


The Time Machine

by H. G. Wells, Ben Kingsley & New Millennium Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

The Time Traveler steps into his machine to embark upon an astonishing journey beyond the frontiers of time, space, and the human imagination. When he emerges, he finds himself in the year 802,700, observing...


The Presence of Christmas

by Various Authors, Bruce Heighley, New Millennium Audio & Harry Nilsson Raffin (July 11, 2017)

The Presence of Christmas contains a heartwarming anthology of stories, poems, and songs of the holiday season with traditional Christmas songs performed by Harry Nilsson.

Stories and Poems:Song from HeavenThe...


The Magnificent Ambersons

by Booth Tarkington & Geoffrey Blaisdell Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Winner of the 1919 Pulitzer Prize when it was first published, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The family serves as a metaphor for the...


Cranford

by Elizabeth Gaskell & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Cranford is Elizabeth Gaskell’s gently comic picture of life and manners in an English country village during the 1830s. It describes the small adventures in the lives of two middle-aged sisters in reduced...


Elsie's Womanhood

by Martha Finley & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2009)

It is time for celebration as Elsie prepares to marry her beloved Edward. Following their wedding, the happy couple honeymoons at Viamede, the childhood home of Elsie’s mother in the bayou region of Louisiana....


Iliad

by Homer, Anthony Heald & W. H. D. Rouse Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2008)

Homer’s Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns, the heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched...


Elmer Gantry

by Sinclair Lewis & Anthony Heald Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Elmer Gantry is the portrait of a silver-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church, yet lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence.

The title character starts out as a greedy,...


The Vicomte de Bragelonne

by Alexandre Dumas & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (April 02, 2009)

Dumas continues his Musketeer Romances with a final trilogy. The Vicomte de Bragelonne opens an epic adventure which continues with Louise de la Vallière and reaches its climax in The Man in the Iron Mask.

It...


Dead Souls

by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Tom Weiner & D. J. Hogarth Blackstone Publishing (July 23, 2009)

Regarded as the first great masterpiece of Russian literature, Dead Souls mixes realism and symbolism for a vivid and highly original portrait of Russian life.

Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial...


The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper, Stefan Rudnicki & Emily Janice Card Blackstone Publishing (February 17, 2009)

In 1757, the English and French are engaged in a savage, bloody war for control of the North American continent. Making tenuous, shifting alliances with various Indian tribes, the two European powers struggle...


The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2008)

On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his...


The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

by Mark Twain, various narrators, Kevin Kennedy & David Thorn et al. Alcazar AudioWorks (January 01, 2006)

David Wilson has earned the unfortunate nickname "Pudd'nhead" from his fellow townspeople, who fail to understand his combination of wisdom and eccentricity. However, he is eventually able to redeem himself...


A Country Doctor

by Sarah Orne Jewett & Kate Reading Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Though not as well known as the writers she influenced, Sarah Orne Jewett remains one of the most important American novelists of the late nineteenth century. A Country Doctor, Jewett’s first novel, is a luminous...


Tanglewood Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a full cast, Alcazar AudioWorks & David Thorn Alcazar AudioWorks (April 14, 2009)

Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes’ escapades. Children will enter a world of magic...


The Rum Diary

by Hunter S. Thompson & Christopher Lane Blackstone Publishing (February 10, 2010)

Begun in 1959 by a then twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan,...


Much Ado about Nothing

by William Shakespeare & a full cast Arkangel (July 01, 2007)

Young Claudio has fallen for thelovely heiress Hero, who also loves him. Their path to the altar looks smooth, until the evil DonJohn intervenes.

All ends happily, thanks to his incompetent assassins and the...


Steppenwolf

by Hermann Hesse, Peter Weller & Basil Creighton Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2008)

With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation

Harry Haller is a sad...


It Can't Happen Here

by Sinclair Lewis & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

First published in 1935, when Americans were still largely oblivious to the rise of Hitler in Europe, this prescient novel tells a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy and offers an alarming, eerily...


Madame de Treymes and Two Novellas

by Edith Wharton & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Madame de Treymes follows the fortunes of two innocents abroad: Fanny Frisbee of New York, unhappily married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive, scion of a great house of the Faubourg St. Germain; and John...


Trilby

by George Du Maurier & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Trilby opens in the Latin Quarter of nineteenth-century Paris, where Trilby O'Ferrall is working as an artist's model. Her grace and ingenuous charm make a poignant contrast to the cruel magnetism of Svengali,...


The Trumpet-Major

by Thomas Hardy & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2009)

Set against the larger-than-life backdrop of the Napoleonic wars, Hardy’s only historical novel tells of the loves and sorrows of ordinary people caught in extraordinary times.

When an anticipated invasion...


Catherine Carmier

by Ernest J. Gaines & D. M. Greene Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 1998)

Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence.

When Jackson returns home to his family after...


The Song of Roland

by Unknown, a full cast & D. D. R. Owen Blackstone Publishing (March 02, 2010)

This classic epic revolves around the battle between the Franks and the Moors in 778.

Though he has grown up in poverty in a cave in Italy, Roland is in fact descended from great heroes of old. Since his youth,...


Short Stories by Saki

by Saki, Frederick Davidson & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Hector Monro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue, and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating...


Cabbages and Kings

by O. Henry & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

O. Henry wove several stories together into this highly episodic narrative, taking his title and inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” in Alice in Wonderland.

The stories...