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  • The Ambassador's Mission: Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1 | Trudi Canavan

    The Ambassador's Mission: Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sonea, former street urchin, now a Black Magician, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, a land still ruled by cruel black magicians. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever, and besides, her old friend Cery needs her help.

    breckoz says: "Been a While"
  • Angelina Jolie Speaks as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (03/08/05) | Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie Speaks as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (03/08/05)

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Angelina Jolie
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    Actress Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks at a National Press Club luncheon. Jolie discusses plans for the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, to be based in Washington, D.C.

    luu says: "good to listen to"
  • The Ambassador's Wife: Inspector Samuel Tay, Book 1 | Jake Needham

    The Ambassador's Wife: Inspector Samuel Tay, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jake Needham
    • Narrated By Steve Marvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When bodies of American women start turning up, Singapore CID calls in Inspector Tay. It's a high profile case, and he's the best they have. Then why is it, Tay soon begins to wonder, that nobody seems to want him to find the women's killer? Not the FBI, not the American ambassador, not even his bosses at CID. When international politics takes over a murder case, the truth is the next victim.

    Kathi says: "Not what I'd hoped for"
  • The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, & Institutions | Eugen Maria Schulak,Herbert Unterköfler

    The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, & Institutions

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eugen Maria Schulak, Herbert Unterköfler
    • Narrated By Paul Strikwerda
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    The Austrian School is in the news as never before. It is discussed on business pages, in academic journals, and in speeches by public figures. At long last, there is a brilliant and engaging guide to the history, ideas, and institutions of the Austrian School of economics. It is written by two Austrian intellectuals who have gone to the sources themselves to provide a completely new look at the tradition and what it means for the future.

  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    When Chadwick Newsome lingers too long in Paris, his mother, a wealthy New England widow, sends her fiancé, Lambert Strether, to fetch him home. Newsome refuses, extending his stay, while Strether finds himself lured by the intrigue of Parisian life. Published in 1903, The Ambassadors is regarded as a masterpiece of American fiction for its exceptional structure, its moral significance, and its depiction of the contrasting New and Old World cultures. Henry James considered this his finest novel.

    Donna says: "Worst narration ever"
  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Peter Gray
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    Here is Henry James' dark comedic masterpiece, written in the final period of his life. Lambert Strether goes to Paris to bring back Chad, son of the wealthy New England widow he plans to marry. But he gradually comes to feel that life in Paris may hold more for him than in Woollett, Massachusetts.

    Erez says: "A very problematic reading"
  • The Vondish Ambassador | Lawrence Watt-Evans

    The Vondish Ambassador

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lawrence Watt-Evans
    • Narrated By Scott Slocum
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    Once, not so long ago,a warlock named Vond built an empire in the southern part of the Small Kingdoms. Vond is gone, but his empire survives under the rule of a seven-person Imperial Council and a young regent named Sterren. The Empire of Vond was hardly trouble-free after Vond's departure. Its neighbors are understandably wary of further expansion, there are questions about how Vond's magic became so potent, and so on. Most of the World, though, doesn't care - Vond is off there in the southeastern corner of the World, far away from anywhere important.

    James says: "Finally, an Ethshar audio book"
  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman.

    Patricia says: "Henry James can be hard to follow but worth it"
  • The Ambassador's Daughter | Pam Jenoff

    The Ambassador's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pam Jenoff
    • Narrated By Joanna Daniel
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    Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy. But as she contemplates returning to Berlin and a life with Stefan, the wounded fiancé she hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is not so bad after all. Bored and torn between duty and the desire to be free, Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a secret to protect; and with Georg, the handsome, damaged naval officer who gives Margot a job.

  • The Ambassadors (Dramatised) | Henry James,Graham White (dramatisation)

    The Ambassadors (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Henry James, Graham White (dramatisation)
    • Narrated By Henry Goodman, full cast
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    Adapted by Graham White from the Henry James novel that centres on the predicament of Lambert Strether, a 50-something New Englander lately arrived in Paris. Henry Goodman stars as the hapless protagonist in a novel many critics find James' finest.

    Die Falknerin says: "A brief, charming encapsulation"
  • The Ambassador's Son | Homer Hickam

    The Ambassador's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt and a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine Corps hero and cousin of the President of the United States, is missing and some say he's gone over to the enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow and his ragtag crew are given the assignment to find Armistead, though not necessarily to bring him back alive.

    Richard says: "Hickam is Hilarious!"
  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    James considers this book to be his masterpiece! Various "ambassadors" are sent to Paris to persuade Chad Newsome to return to his New England town and attend to his business interests there. One of these envoys, Lambert Strether, is so impressed with Chad's suavity and charm that he advises him to stay with Mme. de Vionnet in France.

  • The Martian Ambassador | Alan K. Baker

    The Martian Ambassador

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alan K. Baker
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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    London, 1899. It has been six years since the discovery of intelligent life on Mars, and relations between the two worlds are rapidly developing. Three-legged Martian omnibuses stride through the streets and across the landscape, while Queen Victoria has been returned to the vigour of youth by Martian rejuvenation drugs.

  • Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador | James C. Hormel,Erin Martin

    Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James C. Hormel, Erin Martin
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
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    This is the memoir of James C. Hormel - a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family owned the Hormel “empire” and lived in a 26 bedroom house in a small Midwest town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not discussed or accepted. Outwardly he tried to live up to the life his father wanted for him - he was a successful professional, had married a lovely woman, and had children - but as volatile changes in the late 1960s impeded on the American psyche, Hormel realized that he could not hide his true self forever.

    Tinker says: "Fit to Serve against All Odds. A credit to all."
  • Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death | David Whitaker

    Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Whitaker
    • Narrated By Jon Pertwee, Caroline John
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    Seven months after it left the red planet, Mars Probe 7 still hasn't returned to Earth. The Doctor and Liz Shaw join the investigation asa second capsule, Recovery 7, is sent to discover what has happened. But when it returns, something is terribly wrong with its three astronauts... The space-suited figures are kidnapped and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart leads UNIT in a rescue attempt - whilst Liz finds herself at the mercy of dangerous fanatics.

    Andy says: "You Need A Better Medium"
  • The Ambassador | Edwina Currie

    The Ambassador

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Edwina Currie
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    In the year 2099, the free world is dominated by the European Union, climate change and gene therapy. Comprising 42 nations and over a billion people, the EU is more powerful than the United States, and while 'cloning' is not mentioned in polite society, it's happening, and seen as tremendous progress in the battle against ageing and disease.

  • Ambassador in Paris: The Reagan Years | Evan Galbraith

    Ambassador in Paris: The Reagan Years

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Evan Galbraith
    • Narrated By Matthew Davis
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    Evan Galbraith represented America in Paris for four years during the Reagan administration, and here paints a vivid picture of the life of an American ambassador in the grand and glamorous city. Notwithstanding his popularity as a host (he opened up the U.S. embassy to more than 75,000 guests at over 500 events during his stay), Galbraith was often controversial.

    Jason K says: "Extremely boring book"
  • The Cornish Ambassador | Jethro

    The Cornish Ambassador

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Jethro
    • Narrated By Jethro
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    Join Jethro for The Cornish Ambassador, the brand new show from the man with more than his fair share of shaggy dog stories and other nonsense! Plenty of kooky comedy capers and tall tales from the inimitable comedian so come on and enjoy a portion from the man who’s irrepressible, irresistible and un-missable!

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Benjamin Franklin's wide range of activities and interests opened the doors of the world to him. Printer, inventor, philosopher, ambassador, champion of liberty - his influence has been felt by every American generation. And to everything he touched, including this autobiography, Franklin brought originality and wit.

    D. Coulon says: "Interesting, but poor audio"
  • DC Confidential | Christopher Meyer

    DC Confidential

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Christopher Meyer
    • Narrated By Christopher Meyer
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    Christopher Meyer was Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2003, during which time he was an eyewitness to and participant in the events following 9/11 and the preparations for the Iraq war. Never before has there been such a riveting and candid memoir of life behind the diplomatic scenes. Meyer's is an honest account of what he saw, what he heard, and how he felt.

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