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    • The Great Heresies

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: RJ Bayley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hilaire Belloc examines the five most destructive heretical movements to have affected Christian civilization: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism (Cathar), the Reformation (Protestant), and the modern phase. Belloc describes how these movements began, how they spread, and how they continued to influence the world up until the time of his writing (1936).

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    • By Marita on 06-05-2019

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • The Servile State

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Jackson Moss
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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    In this 1912 classic, wide-ranging polemicist Hilaire Belloc presents a new economic history of Europe and makes his case for "Distributism", the author’s answer to the instability of capitalism and the stringency of socialism. Belloc outlines the major economic transitions through the history of the West, arguing that the civilization began as servile and dependent upon slavery and only emerged with the advent of the Christian faith. The Middle Ages are highlighted as the optimal condition, marked by a fair distribution of property.  

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • The Crusades: The World's Debate

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: RJ Bayley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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    Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) - one of the most prominent Catholic authors of his time - gives a common-sense explanation of why the Crusades were necessary and why they ultimately failed. Writing in 1937, following the demise of the Ottoman Empire, Belloc believed that the West had finally gained the advantage over its mortal foe; however, he also includes a prophetic warning concerning the eventual resurgence of Islam and its enduring desire to destroy Christendom. 

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    • By Amazon Customer on 18-01-2019

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

    Non-member price: $15.22

    • Cautionary Tales for Children

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 19 mins
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    The Victorians had a fondness for scaring their offspring straight with cautionary tales - moral stories featuring children who misbehaved and suffered the consequences. Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales are a parody of the Victorian moral fables: irresistible, irreverent and downright jolly.

    Non-member price: $10.34

    • The Man Who Made Gold

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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    Professor Charles Lexington led a placid and uneventful life until he made the mistake of discovering a way by which lead could be turned into gold. A Mr. Bowry volunteered to help the Professor capitalize the discovery, and from then on things began to happen. Before Professor Lexington got back to Earth he had been a match seller on the streets of London, an end man in a minstrel show, an inmate of a charitable institution, and a plumber.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Cautionary Verses

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Joyce Grenfell
    • Length: 23 mins
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    "Cautionary Tales", humorous poems with an implausible moral, are the most widely known of Hilaire Belloc's writings. Supposedly for children, they, like Lewis Carroll's works, are more to adult and satirical tastes. Here, Joyce Grenfell reads a selection.

    Non-member price: $8.38

    • Cautionary Verses

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Here is a timeless classic in an exclusive audio edition featuring Matilda, who told such dreadful lies; George, who played with a dangerous toy and suffered a catastrophe of considerable dimensions; and many, many other colourful characters. Witty, memorable, and always instructive, join the many generations who have laughed together and enjoyed Belloc's unique and biting humour.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • The Postmaster General

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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    This novel tells of that simple person Wilfrid Halterton, Postmaster-General in Mrs. Boulanger's second administration, that of 1960.The placing of the big Television Contract comes within the domain of the Post Office, and Halterton is soon deeply involved in a tangle of intrigue where his simplicity makes him an easy victim to clever financiers and politicians.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Hilaire Belloc

    • Cautionary Verses
    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Joyce Grenfell
    • Length: 24 mins
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    These humorous verses were originally written for children but the taste is much more to an adult liking. They are strange, perverse and the morals they provide….well, that’s for you to decide. Luckily Joyce Grenfell is narrating so it’s double the experience

    Non-member price: $3.26