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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In an attempt to appeal to the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli outlines the way to acquire and retain political power, and how great men should behave in a princely government. The book is divided into four parts - types of principalities and state, proper conduct of a prince as military leader, personal conduct of a prince, and the disparity of Italy's political situation. Many listeners will be able to see principals that Machiavelli advocates for are still used in many political systems today.

    Regular price: $21.90

    • The Confessions of St. Augustine

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written by Saint Augustine of Hippo, Confessions is the saint's autobiography that features 13 books that detail his early life and his conversion to Christianity as a result of the sin that he had incurred in his youth. Throughout the series, he also delivers his philosophical ponderings and ideas on theology, and it becomes evident that each event that has occurred in his life has had something to do with religion, as Saint Augustine is able to bridge the connections between these two very important topics.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Collection

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 48 hrs and 25 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.

    Regular price: $41.73

    • White Nights and Other Short Stories

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fyodor Dostoevsky masterfully blends realism and romanticism in this heartfelt tale of unrequited love and the human journey. Set in 19th-century St. Petersburg, "White Nights" is the story of a young man's inner conflict and how his feelings of discontent and loneliness draw him to a young woman who has been jilted by her lover. The lonely hearts come together in a sweet and tender bubble of sharing and romance, but will it last?

    Regular price: $28.94

    • The Jungle Book

    • Parts I & II
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Benjamin May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Jungle Book is a series of fables written about wild animals and a boy named Mowgli. Most of the short stories in the collection are about Mowgli, who wanders off into the Indian jungle while being pursued by a vicious tiger, Shere Khan. Shere Khan is lame and cannot catch Mowgli on his first attempt.

    Regular price: $36.20

    • The City of God

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 46 hrs and 31 mins
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    The City of God is one of the most important works of Christian history and philosophy ever written. The writings of St. Augustine are as intriguing to the casual reader as it is to Christian researchers. St. Augustine's work provides insight into Western thought and the development of Western civilizations. The City of God provides the reader with an artful contrast between earthy cities and those in heaven as a representation of the eternal struggle between good and evil. The City of God was originally penned in the early 5th century as a response to the prevalent belief that Christianity was to blame for the fall of Rome. St. Augustine is known as one of the most influential Fathers of the Catholic Church. Born November 13, 354, Augustine would eventually be recognized as a Saint by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Christian Church, and the Anglican Communion. 

    Regular price: $41.73

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
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    Aramis, now a Bishop, visits the Bastille where a prisoner named Philippe, said to be the twin brother of Louis, has been held since birth. Aramis, with ambitions to become the Pope, convinces Philippe that they can overthrow King Louis and put Philippe on the thrown instead with the twin ruling the people and Aramis reigning over their souls. Aramis plots and schemes and is able to sneak Philippe out of the Bastille but things do not go as planned and after a very brief reign of Philippe, Aramis, along with Porthos are on the run as enemies of the crown.

    Regular price: $36.20

    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • 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.

    Regular price: $36.20

    • Ethics

    • By: Benedict de Spinoza
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the mind of one of the world's paramount philosophers comes a profound insight into the universe and man's place in the world. Widely considered to be Benedict de Spinoza's greatest work, Ethics paints an intriguing portrait of reality, the ethical life, and the path to sustainable happiness. Decades ahead of its time, Ethics provides a step-by-step guide to an ethical life. Spinoza provides insights into the human mind, God, emotions, and man's bondage to emotion.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most important novels in classic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter tackles the subject of adultery, with the notorious Hester Prynne at the forefront of the scandal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the beginning of the novel, Hester is serving time in prison for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet A on her clothing at all times, so she cannot run from her sin no matter where she goes.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 23 mins
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    The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of a complicated and broken family headed by a father, Fyodor Karamazov, who becomes entangled with his three sons, whom he neglected, after both mothers died.

    Regular price: $43.45

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sarah Genner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lucy Honeychurch, an upper middle class girl, and her cousin, Charlotte, travel from England to Italy on vacation. While on the trip, the two women share a guest house with a man and his son George Emmerson. After switching rooms to offer the women a better view overlooking the scenic river, the Emmersons and Honeychurches get to know each other better. Mr. Emmerson suggests that Lucy and George may be a good match for each other.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • 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.

    Regular price: $10.08

    • The Arabian Nights Entertainments

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
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    This delightfully narrated classic is a story within a story. In an attempt to postpone execution, the king's new bride spends one thousand and one nights enchanting him with story after story of true love, tragedy, sorcerers, and jinns.

    Regular price: $36.20

    • Leviathan

    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
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    Published in 1651, Leviathan is considered to be one of the most important works of political philosophy and a major contribution to the modern idea of central government. In the mid-17th century, England was going through a turbulent time of change and unrest, which likely shaped Hobbes' ideas on strong government. Thomas Hobbes established the social contract theory. He believed that self-government did not create the ideal state due to the human tendency to be self-serving, something he believed would eventually lead to chaos.

    Regular price: $43.87

    • The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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    Alexei Ivanovich is a Russian tutor working in Germany. His employer, the General, is waiting for his wealthy grandmother to die to pay off his debts so that he can marry Mademoiselle Blanche, while Alexei is in love with the General's beautiful but not so kind stepdaughter, Polina, who is scornful of his devotion to her. Alexei dramatically offers to kill himself for Polina, but she asks him instead to place a bet for her at the roulette table of the local casino. Alexei does, and he wins, but still he cannot sway her.

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    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    Regular price: $43.87

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
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    The story of Tess, daughter of a poor peddler, is one of heartbreak and sorrow, deception and indecency. When sent to live with a wealthy family, the D'Urbervilles, who are not who they appear to be, Tess endures many hardships and abuse, while trying to make a fortune with the family to whom she believes she is related to. The abuse leads to her getting pregnant by a man named Alec.

    Regular price: $36.54

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