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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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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 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 Enchiridion and Discourses

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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    The Enchiridion and Discourses is a compilation of Epictetus's philosophical teachings. Although Epictetus spent much of his life as a slave, he believed that all people were free to control their emotional well-being and live in harmony with their circumstance and those around them. His works are a guide for applying philosophy to day-to-day living. Although many of the great philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, promoted grand ideas, they never approached the subject of integrating those ideas into everyday life.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Herland

    • By: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated by: Joanna Bates
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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    Herland takes the listener on a fascinating journey into a utopian society comprised entirely of women. A society with no men also means no conflict, resulting in a war-free existence. It is a perfect world, but only if you are female. Three men set out on a journey into uncharted territory to discover for themselves if the legend of an all-female society is a myth or actually a reality. Tracking down the mythical realm of women poses plenty of challenges, but what they ultimately find is both enchanting and frightening.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • 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.

    Regular price: $43.45

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 36 hrs and 21 mins
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    After reading chivalric romances, Don Quixote becomes infatuated with the idea of being a heroic knight and with the help of his squire sets out to do exactly that. Although Sancho’s adventures continually get him into trouble, he grows and learns from those mishaps, becoming a character that will enchant the listener long after the last words. 

    Regular price: $41.73

    • The Plays of Sophocles

    • Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone
    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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    Sophocles was born at Colonus, near Athens in about 496 BC and is considered to be one of the premier playwrights of Greek tragedy. His stories may have been filled with strife, but Sophocles himself was prosperous and came from a good family. It is said that he was handsome, wealthy, and a highly respected citizen of Athens. During his life, he wrote over 120 plays and was instrumental in how plays would eventually be performed, including the addition of stage props.

    Regular price: $29.22

    • The Prince and the Pauper

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Brian Hall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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    Set in the 16th century, this classic is the enchanting story of two London boys of opposite social standings. Edward, the Prince of Wales is tired of his life as a royal, so when he encounters a street urchin by the name of Tom who happens to look just like him, the two exchange clothes and roles for a short time. This stunt forever changes the lives of both boys.  

    Regular price: $27.79

    • 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

    • Symposium

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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    In this acclaimed Plato masterpiece, you travel back in time to attend an elaborate high society dinner. At this party, you meet Plato's mentor, Socrates, and the comic poet Aristophanes. During the banquet, each of these men is invited to praise Eros, the god of love and desire. You witness them deliver speeches that embody their wisdom and philosophies on love. You hear Socrates' celebrated account of Diotima, the prophetess who taught him that love is the manifestation of human goodness. Finally, you even hear from the famous Alcibiades.

    Regular price: $21.90

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
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    Compiled by Thucydides, an Athenian historian and general during the Peloponnesian War, The History of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) is considered to be one of the first scholarly historical works ever written.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
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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

    • 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.

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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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

    • 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

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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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

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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    The 15 short stories that make up James Joyce's Dubliners give a realistic account of the life in and around Dublin, Ireland, in the early 20th century. In many of the short stories within the work, Joyce includes the Irish struggle for self-identity through epiphanies from the main characters.

    Regular price: $28.94

    • 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

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
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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

    • The Critique of Pure Reason

    • By: Immanuel Kant
    • Narrated by: Martin Wilson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
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    Published in 1797, the Critique of Pure Reason is considered to be one of the foremost philosophical works ever written. In the Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant explores the foundation of human knowledge and its limits, as well as man's ability to engage in metaphysics.

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