Featured: Audiobooks

Do you feel like there isn’t enough time in your day to┬áread a book? Try listening to one of these classic titles on cd.

1984

By George Orwell

1984 depicts a gray world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, quashing freedom in a totalitarian world, where news is manufactured according to the authorities’ will and people live by rote. Winston Smith lives in this social system where surveillance, brainwashing, and execution are the state’s tools for erasing personal will.

Call of the Wild

By Jack London

Buck is living the good life in the soft South when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men and dogs. He adjusts to the grueling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life.

Catch-22

By Joseph Heller

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn’t even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.

The Good Earth

By Pearl Buck

“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 and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall.

Moby Dick

By Herman Melville

Narrated by Ishmael, a member of the Pequod crew, readers are given intimate details of the excitement of whale hunting, the quirks of the ship crew, the mystery of Ahab and the grandeur of Moby Dick. This audiobook is sure to deliver a thrill ride that won’t soon be forgotten.

The Odyssey

By Homer

Homer’s best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War.

 

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

The opinionated Elizabeth Bennet must overcome her prejudice against the rich & overly proud Mr. Darcy before romance can blossom

 

The Red Badge of Courage

By Stephen Crane

In the spring of 1863, while engaged in the fierce Civil War battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him.

Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class.

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