Classic Audio Books


Considering I have been buying audio books like crazy for over 15 years, I have many classic audio books in my collection.  Over the years there are three that have become my all time favorite classic audio books.  Trust me you won’t want to stop listening to them once you start! Following are three of my very favorite classic audio books.

A Tale of Two Cities

The first of my favorite classic audio books is Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities.  It is rich in detail and highly educational.  Not being a big history buff it was a great way for me to learn about the French Revolution without being bored to tears.  I especially enjoyed the glimpse it provided of the aristocratic lifestyle.

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A Tale of Two Cities is full of intriguing plot twists, which is one of the things I enjoy most in classic audio books.  I would find myself lost in the story, oblivious to time and not wanting to stop.  It is full of suspense.  This story is evergreen in its message and appeal.  Dickens is truly one of my favorite authors.

Celestine Prophecy

Another one of my favorite classic audio books is the Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.  This revealing and enlightening book will give you a new perspective into your own life as well as the world in general.  Redfield masterfully shows how so many things that happen in our lives aren’t merely chance happenings. This book challenged me to look at many things very differently.  It reminded me that you can find your “way” by paying attention to your heart. (Okay, that’s a bit deep, but I do have my moments of great introspection!)  Truly one of the best of the classic audio books!

1984

The third on my list of favorite classic audio books is the rather eerily prophetic 1984 by George Orwell.  This is a phenomenal book that challenges how we look at governmental control and how fragile and precious our personal freedom really is.  Orwell’s depiction of this frightening dystopian society called “Oceana” definitely has made me very aware of the dangers of totalitarianism.

1984 is particularly haunting in audio form.  I found my skin literally crawling as Orwell described a world where “Big Brother” could control your thoughts and enforce terrifying consequences for those who refuse to conform and obey.  It is so easy to take our individual freedom for granted. Of all the classic audio books, this one should be required listening.  In fact, my 14 year old daughter and I have already listened to this together, leading to many great discussions.

Like these, many of the classic audio books are not only entertaining; they are thought-provoking and educational as well.  I love the collection that I have accumulated over the years.  If you haven’t started collecting your own set of classic audio books, I highly recommend doing so.  You will enjoy them for years and years to come!  Following are several other classic audio books I highly recommend:

•    Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
•    A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
•    King Solomon’s Mines, by H.R. Haggard
•    Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
•    Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
•    Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
•    Call of the Wild, by Jack London
•    The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
•    Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer
•    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Author Conan Doyle

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