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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Hector Elizondo
Grades: N/A
Release Date: June 29, 2011
“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”
 
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Frank Muller
Grades: N/A
Release Date: June 29, 2011
'A red pony colt was looking at him out of the stall. Its tense ears were forward and a light of disobedience was in its eyes. Its coat was rough and thick as an Airedale's fur and its mane was long and tangled.' Jody Tiflin is a ten-year-old boy, living on his father's ranch.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Jerry Farden
Grades: N/A
Release Date: June 15, 2011
"A postwar continuation of Cannery Row, [Sweet Thursday is] every bit as juicy and relaxed as the original. . . . This is comedy--bawdy, sentimental, and good fun.” The Atlantic

In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that is just naturally bad.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: George Guidall
Grades: N/A
Release Date: June 15, 2011
Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community. Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germanyâ's power, this masterful fable uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war--and about human nature.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Jerry Farden
Grades: N/A
Release Date: May 11, 2011
Steinbeck’s tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependent on one another for both physical and emotional survivalPublished in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is. both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Tom Stechschulte
Grades: N/A
Release Date: April 13, 2011
A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence that maps the frontier where the masses become a mobAt once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man’s struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: Gary Sinise
Grades: N/A
Release Date: April 13, 2011
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men remains one of America's most widely read and beloved novels. Here is Steinbeck’s dramatic adaptation of his novel-as-play, which received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play in 1937-1938 and has featured a number of actors who have played the iconic roles of George and Lennie on stage and film, including James Earl Jones, John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
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Author: John Steinbeck | Narrator: John McDonough
Grades: N/A
Release Date: April 13, 2011
"Steinbeck is an artist; and he tells stories of these lovable thieves and adulterers with a gentle and poetic purity of heart and of prose."--New York Herald Tribune

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights.
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Author: Charlotte Bronte | Narrator: Josephine Bailey
Grades: N/A
Release Date: February 08, 2011
Introduction by Diane Johnson
Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope
 
Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work “of great genius.
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Author: Louisa May Alcott | Narrator: Kate Reading
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: February 08, 2011
Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy. these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I.
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Author: Emily Bronte | Narrator: Donada Peters
Grades: N/A
Release Date: November 17, 2009
"After a moment he smiled a teasing smile. 'I still think it would be a better story if either of them had one redeeming quality.'
'I think that may be the point,' I disagreed. 'Their love is their only redeeming quality.'"
--Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
 
Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, Wuthering Heights is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw.
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Author: Homer and Robert Fagles
Grades: N/A
Release Date: August 17, 2006
Dating to the ninth century BC, Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to  the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War.
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