By: Edgar Allan Poe
Narrated by: Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone
Length: 5 hours 18 minutes
Universally acclaimed as the maestro of horror and the morbid, Edgar Allan Poe’s dark gift has for more than a century and a half set the standard for the genre.
Now, Caedmon Audio presents a classic collection of Poe’s most terrifying tales performed by two of the most brilliant interpreters of his work, Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone. Between...Read more » Learn more
By: Maria Dahvana Headley
Narrated by: JD Jackson & Maria Dahvana Headley
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes
"Narrator JD Jackson addresses his listener as "bro" in this decidedly contemporary retelling of the classic saga...His brilliant performance captures all the artistry, wit, and immediacy of this fresh translation, and breathes new life into what for most has been a literary fossil." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
By: John Steinbeck
Narrated by: Richard Poe
Length: 25 hours 18 minutes
The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Read more »Learn more
By: Ralph Ellison
Narrated by: Joe Morton
Length: 18 hours 38 minutes
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching--yet always with... Read more »
By: Betty Smith
Narrated by: Kate Burton
Length: 15 hours 1 minutes
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.
From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for growing up in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn, New York demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit....Read more » Learn more
Narrated by: Roger May & Hillary Maclean
Length: 15 hours 32 minutes
Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre authority John Landis.
This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting... Read more »
By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Narrated by: Dona Jackson
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
Frankenstein is the classic story of of a young doctor, Victor Frankenstein, who creates what comes to be known as "the monster." Interestingly, many people refer to "the monster" as "Frankenstein" when in fact Dr. Frankenstein is the creator of the monster.
Most of the book's narrative revolves around the life of the monster. An outcast from... Read more »
By: Richard Wright
Narrated by: Peter Francis James
Length: 17 hours 45 minutes
Now an HBO Film!
“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was...Read more » Learn more
By: Ray Bradbury
Narrated by: a full cast, J. T. Turner, Anastas Varinos, Matthew Scott Robertson, Daniel R. Gelinas, Teresa Goding, Diane Capen, Marcia Friedman, Lincoln Clark, Diane Lind, Joseph Zamparelli, Shonna McEachern, Alyssa Mello, Tom Berry & Rik Pierce
Length: 1 hours 57 minutes
"By the pricking of my thumbs … something wicked this way comes."
Ray Bradbury has dramatized his literary classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, into this first-class audio drama, produced by the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, complete with a full cast, sound effects, and original music.
"Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show" comes to...Read more » Learn more
By: Ken Kesey
Narrated by: John C. Reilly
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes
A fiftieth-anniversary edition of Ken Kesey's searing American classic.
Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental...Read more » Learn more
By: Sylvia Plath
Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Length: 7 hours 24 minutes
A realistic and emotional look at a woman who falls into the grips of insanity written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath
“It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today
The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant,...Read more » Learn more
By: Henry Miller
Narrated by: Campbell Scott
Length: 10 hours 3 minutes
Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1943. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the...Read more » Learn more
By: George Orwell
Narrated by: Simon Prebble
Length: 11 hours 23 minutes
Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book.
George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities’ will and people live tepid lives by rote.
Winston Smith, the hero with...Read more » Learn more
By: Wallace Stegner
Narrated by: Richard Poe
Length: 12 hours 23 minutes
One of the finest American authors of the 20th century, Wallace Stegner compiled an impressive collection of accolades during his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and three O. Henry Awards. His final novel, Crossing to Safety is the quiet yet stirring tale of two couples that meet during the Great... Read more »Learn more
By: Thornton Wilder
Narrated by: Thom Rivera
Length: 4 hours 17 minutes
“The essence of Mr. Wilder’s book is really the feeling in it; it is a ‘notation of the heart’ with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through it all.” —Times Literary Supplement (London)
"On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five...Read more » Learn more
By: Louisa May Alcott
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Length: 19 hours 38 minutes
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... Read more »Learn more
By: Alexandre Dumas
Narrated by: Richard Matthews
Length: 43 hours 13 minutes
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling... Read more »
By: Robert Penn Warren
Narrated by: Michael Emerson
Length: 20 hours 55 minutes
This landmark book is a loosely fictionalized account of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, one of the nation's most astounding politicians. All the King's Men tells the story of Willie Stark, a southern-fried politician who builds support by appealing to the common man and playing dirty politics with the best of the back-room deal-makers. Though... Read more »Learn more
By: Dante Alighieri
Narrated by: Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart & Louise Glück
Length: 5 hours 4 minutes
Robert Pinsky's new verse translation of the Inferno makes it clear to the contemporary listener, as no other in English has done, why Dante is universally considered a poet of great power, intensity, and strength. This critically acclaimed translation was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the Harold Morton Landon... Read more »Learn more
Narrated by: Ian McKellen
Length: 13 hours 2 minutes
The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, the energy and poetry of Homer's original is captured in a bold, contemporary idiom, giving us an edition of The Odyssey that is a joy to listen to, worth savoring treasuring for its sheer lyrical mastery. This... Read more »Learn more
By: George Eliot
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 31 hours 50 minutes
Middlemarch is a recognized masterpiece that explores the complex social world of nineteenth-century England. It is concerned with the lives of several ordinary people, albeit ones with high social standing.
The novel is set in the small town of Middlemarch and follows the interrelated lives of several characters. At the heart of the book is... Read more »
By: Leo Tolstoy
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
Length: 61 hours 3 minutes
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once a historical war epic, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Noted for its mastery of realistic detail and psychological analysis, it follows the metamorphosis of five aristocratic families against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Individual...Read more » Learn more
By: William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 1 hours 59 minutes
Foretold he will be king, Macbeth embarks on a path of murderous treason, stopping at nothing to seize the throne...
Recorded at Glamis Castle in Scotland with a full cast, Almost Tangible's multi-award winning Macbeth is a gripping, immersive sound experience that puts the listener at the heart of the action in Shakespeare's epic drama about...Read more » Learn more
By: Isaac Asimov
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 7 hours 43 minutes
A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov’s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.
Like most people left behind on an... Read more »