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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overrated

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-11-2018

    Regular price: $21.90

    • 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

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anna Karenina is widely considered to be one of Leo Tolstoy’s best works. Essentially a tragic love story, Anna Karenina tells the story of the rebellious and beautiful Anna and her passionate affair with Count Vronsky. Anna’s heartbreaking story unfolds against the colorful backdrop of 19th-century Russia, amid a hypercritical and unforgiving society that will never accept her for who she really is.

    Regular price: $41.73

    • Vanity Fair

    • By: William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $43.87

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Collection

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $43.45

    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Agatha Christie wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles during the midst of World War I. The book was published in 1920 and became extremely popular because of the well-grounded plot and interesting characters. The novel is set at Styles Court, a wealthy estate in England during the war. The estate's owner, Mrs. Cavendish, had inherited the estate as well as vast sums of money from her late husband.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle delves into the question of what is best for mankind and humans as individuals. His conclusion is that happiness is the best possible human condition, though he is not referencing the emotion of happiness. Instead, Aristotle concludes that true happiness comes as a way of life in which the individual contributes to the good of his community, as well as his mind.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Secret Agent is a Victorian terrorist tale that has found a new audience with today's audiences. Set in 1866 London, this book tells the story of Adolf Verloc, a shopkeeper turned anarchist.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • The Wind in the Willows

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a delightful children's book that captures the attention of listeners of all ages. Set in England, Grahame brings animals to life for an adventure full of mishaps and lessons. One of the main characters in the story, Mole, befriends the water vole, Rat. Together, they explore the beautiful landscape of England by boat and eventually leading to a visit with Toad.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Crime and Punishment follows the story of a boy named Raskolnikov who commits a heinous crime because he believes he is in fact extraordinary. Through an internal battle of whether to confess or not, we follow him through his interactions with a drunk, a prostitute, the government, and his family. We see him do incredible acts of kindness, suffer the consequence of his crime on a physical level, and fall in love with an unlikely character, all while trying to reconcile his ability to be extraordinary.

    Regular price: $43.87

    • Faust

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is a poem, translated by Bayard Taylor, which tells the beautiful and emotional story of a man who has seen and done it all. However, despite all of his learning and education, his life still feels empty and unaccomplished. He believes wholeheartedly that there is something else out there. Faust, having exhausted all other fields of study, turns to magic for fulfillment. He summons the devil and makes a pact - that if the devil can show him something rewarding and fulfilling, he will give the devil his soul.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • 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

    • Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Series, Book 1

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A classic tale of the journeys and challenges faced by young boys unravels in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The energetic Tom - who lives with his aunt - is frequently made to do things that he simply does not want to do; namely, going to school and to church. His days off are Saturdays, but when he misbehaves, even those are taken away from him by Aunt Polly. Yet after Tom and his friends witness a murder, for whom the wrong person is blamed, his summer of adventures truly begins.

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    • A Boys' Life...

    • By Peter on 09-09-2016

    Regular price: $28.94

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twelve Years a Slave is an account of actual events that took place in the life of Solomon Northup, during the pre-Civil War era of the 1840s. It follows the trials and tribulations of an educated African American man that was born into freedom and later kidnapped, taken away from his family, and forced into slavery.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beyond Good and Evil gives profound insight into the personal philosophies of one of history's greats, Friedrich Nietzsche. Within the work, first published in 1886, you'll find close to 300 of Nietzsche's aphorisms, organized by theme and spanning nine chapters. Nietzsche begins his work by stating that all philosophies are nothing more than the complex personal opinions by the philosophers that put them forth, and that it's the listener's responsibility to weed out the subjective from the true philosophy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible narration. absolute worst

    • By Andrew Taylor on 08-09-2015

    Regular price: $27.79

    • The History of Rome: The Complete Works

    • By: Titus Livy, Cyrus Edmunds - translator, William A. McDevitte - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 88 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus. The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history.  

    Regular price: $41.73

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