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    • The Age of Genius

    • The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
    • By: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics. Acclaimed philosopher and historian A. C. Grayling points to three primary factors that led to the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Fascinating Footnotes from History

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fascinating Footnotes From History details 100 of the quirkiest historical nuggets - eye-stretching stories that sound like fiction but are 100 percent fact. There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for 11 days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937.

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    • By Nigel on 06-04-2018

    Non-member price: $32.31

    • The Moon

    • A History for the Future
    • By: Oliver Morton
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the moon. 50 years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse - with the whole world watching through their eyes. In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the moon. A counterpoint in the sky, it has shaped our understanding of the Earth from Galileo to Apollo. Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. 

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Divided

    • Why We're Living in an Age of Walls
    • By: Tim Marshall
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New from the number-one Sunday Times best-selling author of Prisoners of Geography. We feel more divided than ever. This riveting analysis tells you why. Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past 10 years, and they are redefining our political landscape.

    • Why We're Living in an Age of Walls
    • By: Tim Marshall
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 10-05-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Unfabling the East

    • The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia
    • By: Jürgen Osterhammel, Robert Savage - translator
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
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    During the long 18th century, Europe's travelers, scholars, and intellectuals looked to Asia in a spirit of puzzlement, irony, and openness. In this panoramic book, author Jürgen Osterhammel tells the story of the European Enlightenment's nuanced encounter with the great civilizations of the East, from the Ottoman Empire and India to China and Japan. A momentous work by one of Europe's most eminent historians, Unfabling the East takes listeners on a thrilling voyage to the farthest shores, bringing back vital insights for our own multicultural age. 

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Real Global Warming Disaster

    • Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?
    • By: Christopher Booker
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This original audiobook considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before.

    Non-member price: $39.47

    • A Good Life

    • Philosophy from Cradle to Grave
    • By: Mark Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
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    Myshkin was born on a certain day and died on a certain day - and some things happened to him in between. These things presented him with ethical questions, and this book is a record of his attempt to answer those questions. Discovered by his son after Myshkin's death, A Good Life is one man's reckoning with the life he has led and the choices he made. It is at once a philosophical handbook for living and a pause-resisting narrative.

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • Making the Monster

    • By: Kathryn Harkup
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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    Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on Gothic horror and science fiction genres. The name Frankenstein has become part of our everyday language, often used in derogatory terms to describe scientists who have overstepped a perceived moral line. But how did a 19-year-old woman with no formal education come up with the idea for an extraordinary novel such as Frankenstein?

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Harry's Last Stand

    • How the World My Generation Built Is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save It
    • By: Harry Leslie Smith
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so you can help change it.... In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran, and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith’s Guardian article – "This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time" – was shared almost 60,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society.

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    • A moving story, brilliantly read

    • By Kman on 06-09-2015

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Blood Ransom

    • Stories From the Front Line in the War Against Somali Piracy
    • By: John Boyle
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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    For the first time in history, the navies of the world have united against a common enemy - a couple of thousand rag-tag, underfed men and boys in the western Indian Ocean. Crammed into open boats and armed with ancient AK-47s, they range up to a thousand miles from home shores in Somalia. No one knows how many die at sea. But occasionally they hit the jackpot, seizing vessels and crews to be ransomed for millions of dollars.

    • Stories From the Front Line in the War Against Somali Piracy
    • By: John Boyle
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 07-05-2015
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    Non-member price: $36.20