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    • The Everlasting Man

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • The Fist of God

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces. Despite Allied scepticism, Major Mike Martin, an SAS man who can pass as an Arab, is sent into Kuwait to assess Iraqi strength and help the resistance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good book but not a fan of the narrator

    • By Lisa V on 17-03-2017

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Bright Line Eating

    • The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
    • By: Susan Peirce Thompson PhD
    • Narrated by: Susan Peirce Thompson PhD, Tanya Eby, Mel Foster, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    Over 99% of people who try to lose weight don't succeed. They don't get slender and they don't stay slender long term. The average dieter spends a significant amount of money and makes four or five new attempts each year. Four or five new attempts each year with almost no hope of success. Only 1% of people will get down to their goal weight on traditional diets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish it would work for me...

    • By Michelle on 01-11-2018

    Non-member price: $27.85

    • The War with Hannibal

    • By: Titus Livius Livy
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hannibal’s military campaign against Rome inspired its citizens with the same panic that would later terrify Europeans beset by Mongol invaders from the East. A sworn enemy of Rome, Hannibal succeeded as leader of the Carthaginian forces at the age of 26, following the death of his brother-in-law Hasdrubal. On joining his troops, Hannibal launched an attack on the Roman-held city of Saguntum, beginning the Second Punic War and a process that seemed almost predestined as his army swept like a scourge round the Mediterranean shores.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Howards End

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    E.M. Forster's Howards End is a vivid portrait of London's golden age, before World War I forever changed its values and culture. Forster brings the great city's upper classes to life, detailing their grandiose spending habits, popular fads, Monet and Debussy, the rise of feminism, and the beginnings of urbanization. More than a mere idealization of pre-war London, Howards End provides insightful commentary on the rapid societal changes that occurred at the onset of the 20th century. Masterfully blending the stories of three vastly different groups of people - the independently wealthy, educated Schlegels; the nouveau riche Wilcoxes; and the ambitious but struggling Leonard Bast - Forster weaves a wonderfully rich, unforgettably poignant novel.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Food Revolution

    • How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
    • By: John Robbins
    • Narrated by: John Robbins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Here, the man who started the "food revolution" with the million-plus-selling Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. If, according to chaos theory, the beating of a butterfly's wing can cause a hurricane in another part of the world, try this out for chaotic cause and effect: monarch butterflies are dying in droves due to genetically-engineered corn growing in the Midwest. There is also a direct correlation between the Big Mac in your hand and the mile-wide river now running across the North Pole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening

    • By Anonymous User on 31-10-2017

    Non-member price: $25.63

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Orthodoxy was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 indispensable spiritual classics of the past 1500 years. It is the personal journal of one man’s search for understanding culminating in his conversion to Catholicism. Written with wisdom and wit, G.K. Chesterton captures the very nature of faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chesterton at his level headed best <br />

    • By Christopher Mueller on 18-09-2017

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Gareth Tilley (dramatized by)
    • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Meet the Otis family: Mister and Missus, and their four children - Washington; the twins called Stars and Stripes; and their daughter, Virginia. They've just moved from America and into the English country manor of Canterville Chase. Though rumors persist that the house is haunted, the Otis' have none of it, and set about making the house their own. Then come the mysterious clanking chains and the bloodstains on the floor, and soon even the Otis family must come face to face with that most feared of creatures - The Canterville Ghost. But will the Ghost be able to survive his encounters with the erstwhile Americans?

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • Maya Lord

    • By: John Coe Robbins
    • Narrated by: John Coe Robbins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This exotic historical novel tells the fact-based story of the first group of Europeans to encounter the Maya civilization in 1511. Those who survive their initial enslavement react to this fantastic new world in radically different ways. Two eventually rise to become major players on opposing sides of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. One of the survivors is now considered the father of the first Mestizo children, the ethnic group that makes up the majority of the Mexican population.

    Non-member price: $28.94