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Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)
1.  Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics) by William Thackeray
The list author says:
  "Take this - allegedly the longest book in the English Language..."
6.22   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Vanity Fair (Classic Fiction)
2.  Vanity Fair (Classic Fiction) by William Makepeace Thackeray
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  "...Skillfully read to you by Jane Lapotaire in a mere 5 CD's! Time saved: 33 hours"
19.10   Used & New from: 8.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

War and Peace (Penguin Classics)
3.  War and Peace (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "Or take this - the book you always promised you would read as a New Years Resolution. But is a tome at 1408 pages..."
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War and Peace: v. 1
4.  War and Peace: v. 1 by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "...Condensed down to a mere(!!) 70hours on 55 CD's! Time saved: at least 50 hours (though you will get sooo bored of his voice by then that you'll start to speak like him!)"
61.12   Used & New from: 35.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Don Quixote (Wordsworth Classics)
5.  Don Quixote (Wordsworth Classics) by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
The list author says:
  "That other long, essential classic. Europe's first modern novel, relatively short (800 pages), but difficult to read as is an old book.."
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Don Quixote
6.  Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
The list author says:
  "...Shortened to a 5 cds. Time saved: 60 hours!"
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The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
7.  The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) by Homer
The list author says:
  "Not long but the oldest novel of Europe & so difficult to read. Knowing its contents is therefore of merit..."
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The Odyssey (Radio Collection)
8.  The Odyssey (Radio Collection) by Homer
The list author says:
  "... This dramatisation renders the Odyssey simply & effectively. Though not 100% faithful, it is still a superior rendition."
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Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
9.  Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "Said to be the best novel ever written, but loooong..."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

Moby Dick (Classic Fiction)
10.  Moby Dick (Classic Fiction) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "...Bill Bailey (not the comedian!) gives a grumpy yet gritty version of the story in a staggering 3 cds! Time saved: 55 hours."
15.45   Used & New from: 5.93
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
11.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
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  "You may have read this but, if you haven't, then it is 1500 words, which are frequently abridged on film..."
Used & New from: 4.67
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (BBC Radio Collection)
12.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (BBC Radio Collection) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "... Chopped down to 12 CDs and 13.5 hours, with no abridgements. Time saved: over 100 hours!"
Used & New from: 77.57
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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)
13.  Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics) by Mary Shelley
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  "A treacle-like series of monologues, which will leave you despairing of mankind..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)

Frankenstein (Classic Fiction)
14.  Frankenstein (Classic Fiction) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The list author says:
  "...Reduced to a semi-dramatised 3 hours of intriguing dialogue. Time saved: 25 hours."
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The War of the Worlds
15.  The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The list author says:
  "A bleak yet worthwhile story of Martians invading Earth (not done justice by the film)..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (511 customer reviews)

The War of the Worlds (Classic Radio Sci-Fi)
16.  The War of the Worlds (Classic Radio Sci-Fi) by H. G. Wells
The list author says:
  "... Undoubtedly far superior in audio format (as Orson Welles proved...) Time saved: 15 hours."
13.94   Used & New from: 8.85
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
17.  Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics) by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "Hardcore,difficult book, but one which that is always pretentiously quoted by people who've read it (e.g. Neil Strauss "Style") Is 1040 pages btw..."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

Ulysses (Modern Fiction)
18.  Ulysses (Modern Fiction) by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "... Shortened to 3 CD's in all AND (as a bonus) the narrative structure flows better in audio format (with the added explanatory value of Jim Norton and Mrs Riordan's voices'). Time saved: 83 hours!"
11.89   Used & New from: 5.90
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
19.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Hardy
The list author says:
  "A classic, but difficult to approach & can be quite melancholy..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
20.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Hardy Thomas
The list author says:
  "... Construed as 6 CD's, with wonderful narration by Eleanor Bron. Much shorter too - saves 40 hours!"
14.99   Used & New from: 4.46
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

The Warrior Chronicles (1) - The Last Kingdom
21.  The Warrior Chronicles (1) - The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "The whole series of Bernard Cornwell books. Easy to read, but consumes lots of free time at 264 pages approx/ book and 7 books..."
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The Last Kingdom (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1)
22.  The Last Kingdom (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1) by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "... Transformed into 12 CD's of the very best in audio book tales. Saves only 10 hours a book, but this series is good either read OR heard."
Used & New from: 4.48
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NIV Pocket Bible: New International Version
23.  NIV Pocket Bible: New International Version by International Bible Society
The list author says:
  "The Bible? On Audio book?? You bet! 1264 pages that are compulsory reading (as even Richard Dawkins admits...)"
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Inspired by the Bible Experience: The Complete Bible
24.  Inspired by the Bible Experience: The Complete Bible by Various
The list author says:
  "... Simplified to 80 CD's. Unfortunately no chapter numbers & lots of annoying music, but nothing's perfect! Time Saved: at least 25 hours."
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Passing Time in the Loo, Vol. 1
25.  Passing Time in the Loo, Vol. 1 by Steve Anderson
The list author says:
  "All in all, this list shud save 483 hours (followed faithfully!). However, the inspiration 4 this list is a masterclass in blagging the classics... P.S. Any issues, comment on one of my reviews..."
16.95   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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