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    • Iron Gold

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bad way to finish

    • By Anonymous User on 07-09-2018

    Non-member price: $58.50

    • The Path Is The Goal

    • A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation
    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Sherab Chödzin (editor)
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness.

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • The Shortest History of Europe

    • By: John Hirst
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilization. The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of European civilization, describing its birth from an unlikely mixture of classical learning and Christianity and German warrior culture. Over the centuries, this unstable blend produced highly distinctive characters - pious knights and belligerent popes, and beyond - and its coming apart provided the dynamic of European history in modern times.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Hammer and the Cross

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    865 A.D. Warring kings rule over the British Isles, but the Church rules over the kings, threatening all who oppose them with damnation. Only the dreaded Vikings of Scandinavia do not fear the priests. Shef, the bastard son of a Norse raider and a captive English lady, is torn by divided loyalties and driven by strange visions that seem to come from Odin himself. A smith and warrior, he alone dares to imagine new weapons and tactics with which to carve out a kingdom.

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • Four Princes

    • By: John Julius Norwich
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'Never before had the world seen four such giants coexisting. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held Europe in the hollow of their hands.' The colourful story of the four very different men who created our modern world: Henry VIII, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent: popular history at its best from John Julius Norwich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful!

    • By Shmeccles Shwifty on 21-04-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Second Book of General Ignorance

    • Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong
    • By: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong. 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • Tantric Secrets for Men

    • What Every Woman Will Want Her Man to Know About Enhancing Sexual Ecstasy
    • By: Kerry Riley, Diane Riley
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Being a good lover isn't easy. With more freedom, knowledge, and body awareness, today's woman knows better than to settle for predictable, performance-based sex. Tantric Secrets for Men offers everything a man needs to know in order to satisfy a woman's physical, emotional, and spiritual yearnings. Employing the ancient secrets of physical ecstasy, men learn to transform rote sex into passionate lovemaking, pleasure into ecstasy, and partnership into union.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By Ted on 31-07-2016

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Drowned World

    • By: J. G. Ballard
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When London is lost beneath the rising tides, unconscious desires rush to the surface in this apocalyptic tale from the author of Crash and Cocaine Nights. Fluctuations in solar radiation have melted the ice caps, sending the planet into a new Triassic Age of unendurable heat. London is a swamp; lush tropical vegetation grows up the walls of the Ritz and primeval reptiles are sighted, swimming through the newly-formed lagoons.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Practice of Lojong

    • Cultivating Compassion Through Training the Mind
    • By: Traleg Kyabgon, Ken Wilber (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over 20 years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Higgs

    • The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle'
    • By: Jim Baggott, Steven Weinberg - foreword
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. So exactly what is this particle? Why does it matter so much? What does it tell us about the universe? Was finding it really worth all the effort? The short answer is yes. The Higgs field is proposed as the way in which particles gain mass - a fundamental property of matter. It's the strongest indicator yet that the Standard Model of physics really does reflect the basic building blocks of our universe. Little wonder the hunt and discovery of this new particle produced such intense media interest.

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • King Arthur’s Wars

    • The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of England
    • By: Jim Storr
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We speak English today because the Anglo-Saxons took over most of post-Roman Britain. How did that happen? There is little evidence: not much archaeology, and even less written history. There is, however, a huge amount of speculation. King Arthur's Wars brings an entirely new approach to the subject - the answers are out there, in the British countryside, waiting to be found. Months of field work and map study allow us to understand, for the first time, how the Anglo-Saxons conquered England, county by county and decade by decade.

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • Farmageddon

    • The True Cost of Cheap Meat
    • By: Philip Lymbery, Isabel Oakeshott
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health, and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly Informative

    • By Sharon on 24-11-2015

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

    • Walking the Path of the Buddha
    • By: Bhante Henepola Gunarantana
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In the same engaging style that has endeared him to listeners of Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By joe on 23-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Battle for the Ruhr

    • The German Army's Final Defeat in the West
    • By: Derek S. Zumbro
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With Allied armies poised on the banks of the Rhine, Nazi Germany tottered on the brink of collapse. The ensuing battles on German soil - especially those in the so-called Ruhr Pocket - were as fierce and hard-fought as any in the European theater. Going well beyond previous accounts, Derek S. Zumbro chronicles this key military campaign from a unique and fresh perspective - that of the defeated German soldiers and civilians caught in the final maelstrom of the war's Western front.   

    Non-member price: $34.12

    • The Retreat of Western Liberalism

    • By: Edward Luce
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall, treated by the West as an absolute triumph over the East.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It’s all Trump’s fault...

    • By MARK WALMSLEY on 15-09-2018

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Whispering Swarm

    • The Sanctuary of the White Friars, Book 1
    • By: Michael Moorcock
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Almost anyone who has read or written science fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man, from the stories and novels featuring his most famous character, Elric of Melniboné, to his fantasy masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of both the Campbell Memorial and World Fantasy awards for best novel.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • bonkers

    • By Vicki Edgley on 06-01-2017

    Non-member price: $50.69

    • The Ancient Celts, Second Edition

    • By: Barry Cunliffe
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For 2,500 years, the Celts have continued to fascinate those who have come into contact with them, yet their origins have remained a mystery and even today are the subject of heated debate among historians and archaeologists. Barry Cunliffe's classic study of the ancient Celtic world was first published in 1997. Since then, huge advances have taken place in our knowledge: new finds, new ways of using DNA records to understand Celtic origins, new ideas about the proto-urban nature of early chieftains' strongholds. All these developments are part of this fully updated edition.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Seapower States

    • Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict That Made the Modern World
    • By: Andrew Lambert
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge - winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal - turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as "seapowers" informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size. Lambert demonstrates how creating maritime identities made these states more dynamic, open, and inclusive than their lumbering continental rivals. Only when they forgot this aspect of their identity did these nations begin to decline.

    • Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict That Made the Modern World
    • By: Andrew Lambert
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 27-11-2018
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Hitler's Children

    • Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders
    • By: Gerald Posner
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Göring. Hess. Mengele. Dönitz. Names that conjure up dark memories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. They were the architects of the Third Reich. And they were fathers. Gerald Posner convinced 11 sons and daughters of Hitler's inner circle to break their silence. This second generation of perpetrators in Hitler's Children struggle with their Third Reich inheritance. In grappling with memories of good and loving fathers who were later charged with war crimes, these heirs to the Nazi legacy add a fresh and important perspective.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

    • The Untold Story
    • By: Patricia Posner
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little-known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania, who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner exposes Capesius's reign of terror at the camp, his escape from justice, and how a handful of courageous survivors and a single brave prosecutor finally brought him to trial for murder 20 years after the end of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad story, amazing book

    • By Clare on 31-08-2017

    Non-member price: $27.79

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