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    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in the 19th century, On the Origin of Species is one of the most important and controversial books ever written on human origins. Darwin's work is the cornerstone of the theory of evolution and is as important today as it was when it was released nearly 160 years ago.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • The King in Yellow

    • By: Robert W. Chambers
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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    This collection by Robert W. Chambers was first published in 1895 and features stories loosely tied together with one theme, the supernatural. Many of the stories in The King in Yellow were not received well by the critics of the time due to their supernatural undertones. Some of the stories mention a play by the same name that had been outlawed in some regions of the world. It was thought that the play could induce madness in those who viewed it. Two of the stories in this book take place in a fictional world of the future 1920s and are macabre in tone.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Collection

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
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    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most prolific authors of his time, eventually gaining recognition for his tales of horror and his uncanny ability to paint a macabre picture with words. The Complete Works Collection of Edgar Allan Poe contains over 150 stories and poems, separated into individual chapters, including all of Poe's most notorious works such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, A Dream Within a Dream, Lenore, The Tell-Tale Heart, and many more.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • A Treatise of Human Nature

    • By: David Hume, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
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    A Treatise of Human Nature is the first work ever published by David Hume, a man who revolutionized our understanding of philosophy. Hume was an advocate of the skeptical school of philosophy and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He looks at the nature of human experience and cognition, showing that philosophy and reason can only be reflections of our nature.

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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    A Tale of Two Cities is a story of love, mystery, suspense, and action all rolled up into one beautifully written novel taking place in two prominent cities, Paris and London, during the French Revolution. The story follows the release and rehabilitation of Dr. Manette, a man falsely imprisoned in the Bastille in France for almost two decades. While trouble is brewing in France with citizens being starved and taxed to death, Dr. Manette is taken to London by Mr. Lorrie, a prominent business man, and Lucie, Dr. Manette's daughter.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis, and Author Biography

    • By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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    The Antichrist was aptly named. It is not so much aimed at the expression of any new perspective or in support of the expansion of knowledge but rather represents an effort to undo the religious interference Nietzsche believed worked against the advancement of culture and knowledge. In many ways he was the mouthpiece for the most unfavorable logical conclusions that rose to the fore in the meeting of the scientific and Christian perspective.

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    • thought provoking analysis

    • By Anonymous User on 12-12-2017

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Vanity Fair

    • By: William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
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    Set in Regency England, Vanity Fair follows the lives of two young women from drastically different backgrounds. Becky Sharp is the daughter of a lowly art teacher while Amelia Sedley is the daughter of a wealthy investor. Although the two women are worlds apart in personality and background, Becky and Amelia become friends while in finishing school. When Amelia invites Becky to her family home, events are set in motion that result in both tragedy and fortune.

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
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    Ulysses takes us on the journey of two men, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, through an hour-by-hour account of their lives for one day. These men cross paths in a series of coincidental events and listeners learn how interconnected they are even though they are not friends.

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • Faust: Parts I & II

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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    Faust has long been considered one of the most important works of European literature ever published. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe began writing Faust in the 1770s while still a young man, spending most of his adult life on the project. Faust was finally finished almost 50 years later, near the end of his life. Faust is a philosophical drama full of humor, satire, and tragedy. The demon Mephistopheles makes a bet with God that he can lure Faust from the path of good.

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    • Difficult to Listen to

    • By Daniel on 25-06-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
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    Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voyage, many ominous signs of what the pair's fate may be are seen and heard through sermon and prophecy as the two friends ignore the warnings and make their way to the docks. Soon into the trip, the one-legged Captain Ahab announces that the whaling adventure is really a hunt for one very specific large, white sperm whale.

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    • Disappointing Dribble

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-05-2018

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • The Tao Te Ching

    • By: Lao Tzu
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The Tao Te Ching is perfect for those who would like to delve deeper into the intriguing nature of the Tao and to gain a deeper understanding of life and the nature of reality. This series of meditations is also a great way to gain a better understanding of ancient Chinese beliefs. In ancient China, Tao, also known as the Way, is believed to be the guiding light of the soul and the very source of existence. For generations, the Tao Te Ching had drawn scholars from around the world, including those who sought understand human existence.

    Non-member price: $10.08

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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    The Pilgrim's Progress is written as a dream by author John Bunyan, a strict religious man with Puritan beliefs who began writing the book while imprisoned for his religious convictions. The dream is of a man named Christian who is tormented by spiritual anguish. A spirit guide appears to him and explains to him the path he must take to salvation.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • David Copperfield

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 32 hrs and 7 mins
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    David Copperfield is the charming tale of a young boy's journey from an impoverished childhood in Victorian England to a renowned novelist. The story of David Copperfield brings to life some of the most beloved and notorious Dickens characters, including the wicked stepfather, Edward Murdstone; David's friend, Tommy Traddles; Agnes; and the bookkeeper Uriah Heep.

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
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    When it comes to 19th-century French literature, few can compare to Victor Hugo. In 1831, Victor Hugo wrote one of the most memorial gothic stories of all time, Notre Dame de Paris, later changed to The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1833. This amazing story is set in medieval Paris and is centered on the famed Notre Dame cathedral as well as the three main characters: Esmeralda (the gypsy dancer); Quasimodo (the hunchback); and the priest, Claude Frollo.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
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    After an escaped prisoner bullies him into freeing him using stolen tools, seven-year-old orphan Pip is made to pay regular visits to the mysterious spinster Miss Havisham, who lives in the wedding dress she wore when jilted at the altar and keeps every clock in her crumbling mansion frozen at the same time. While there, he meets and instantly falls in love with her beautiful but aloof ward Estella

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    • Heretics

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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    Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Orthodoxy

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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    The book acts as a guide which explains how Christianity is the best choice for all human beings, not because it's outside of our world and an independent truth, but because it is the answer to our base needs and desires. Only when Christianity is seen as a way of life instead of a belief can the true power of the faith be realized.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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    Paradise Lost is one of the most brilliant works of poetry ever written in the English language. With ease and grace, John Milton's words paint a picture of the fall of man, epically layering his words with all the innocence and treachery that such a fantastic tale deserves. Through Milton's words we witness the downfall of Adam and Eve as well as the epic battle between good and evil.

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    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs
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    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is an action-packed, science fiction novel that was written in 1897 and is told through the eyes of two brothers who live through an alien invasion. The story is an unbiased account and observation of the alien invasion, and has led to the creation of hundreds of books and movies. H.G. Wells is one of the first authors to tackle the "what if" scenario of an alien invasion.

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    • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 11 hrs
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    Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, is a personal narrative about Thoreau's solitary living experience near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Starting with the building of his cabin by the pond in 1845, Thoreau recounts his experience away from society and city life. Thoreau spends his time growing beans for money while appreciating the beautiful wilderness around him. Although he lives a solitary life for nearly two years, Thoreau explains that he does not feel as isolated as one might think.

    Non-member price: $34.76

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