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  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich | Eric Metaxas

    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty | Eric Metaxas

    If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Eric Metaxas
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    If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten.

  • Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness | Eric Metaxas

    Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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    What makes a great man great? Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?

  • Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness | Eric Metaxas

    Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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    In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, all of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives - as women.

  • Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery | Eric Metaxas

    Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies.

  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy | Eric Metaxas

    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    From the New York Times best-selling author of Amazing Grace comes an abridged version of the groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.

  • Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life | Eric Metaxas

    Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    What Heaven is for Real did for near-death experiences, Miracles does for the miraculous - provides undeniably compelling evidence that there's something real to be reckoned with, whatever one has thought of this topic before. It provides a wide range of real stories of the miraculous and will engage the listener in the serious discussion that this fascinating and rich subject deserves.

  • The Fool and the Flying Ship | Eric Metaxas

    The Fool and the Flying Ship

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Robin Williams
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    Long ago in Russia, a proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. But when a country bumpkin and his oddball crew of extraordinary friends show up to claim her, the Tsar quickly has second thoughts. Robin Williams is hilarious as he narrates this retelling of a fantastical Russian folktale.

  • Socrates in the City: Conversations on 'Life, God, and Other Small Topics' | Eric Metaxas

    Socrates in the City: Conversations on 'Life, God, and Other Small Topics'

    • ABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Eric Metaxas
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    The Greek philosopher Socrates famously said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Taking this as a starting point, Eric Metaxas founded a speaking series that encouraged busy and successful professionals to attend forums and think actively about the bigger questions in life; thus Socrates in the City: Conversations on “Life, God, and Other Small Topics” was born.

  • Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby | Eric Metaxas

    Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Danny Glover
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    Sassy, sassier, sassiest! That Brer Rabbit was the back-sassiest critter in 10 counties and it got so Brer Fox just couldn't bear it another second. So he stirred himself up a sticky, gooey Tar Baby and left it on a log for Brer Rabbit to run smack into.

  • Puss in Boots | Eric Metaxas

    Puss in Boots

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Tracey Ullman
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    Claude, the youngest son of a miller, feels short-changed when his dearly departed father leaves him nothing more than a retired tomcat. However, when Claude decides to do away with his feline inheritance, the cat devises a clever plan to save his own skin by promising to transform his dim-witted owner into a noble prince.

  • Mose the Fireman | Eric Metaxas

    Mose the Fireman

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Michael Keaton
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    Jump to the clang of the firebell and take a colorful ride through New York in the 1800s with Mose the Fireman. Michael Keaton reads this delightful comic history and musical accompaniment is provided by John Beasley and Walter Becker. This tale echoes all the sights and sounds of early New York through the outrageous exploits and adventures of American's most famous fireman.

  • The White Cat | Eric Metaxas

    The White Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
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    Actress Emma Thompson narrates this story, which is based on an 18th-century French fairy tale. In this magically romantic book, a young prince befriends an enchanted cat-queen. She provides him with the rarities requested by his father, in a series of increasingly difficult challenges to win his kingdom. Their affection for each other blossoms into love, and the prince helps break the spell that an evil gnome has cast over the white cat. Musical accompaniment is by Joe Jackson.

  • Peachboy: A Japanese Folktale | Eric Metaxas

    Peachboy: A Japanese Folktale

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Sigourney Weaver
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    In ancient Japan, a peasant couple discovers a little boy inside a giant peach. Momotaro, the Peachboy, grows up to become a courageous hero who vanquishes forever the evil band of ogres who have been tormenting his people. In this wonderful tale, narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, good triumphs over evil, life overcomes death, and nature flourishes in the face of destruction.

  • Jack and the Beanstalk | Eric Metaxas

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    In this comic retelling, young Jack foolishly sells his family's cow for a handful of magical beans. Overnight, they grow into a beanstalk that reaches up beyond the blue sky itself, leading Jack into a hilarious series of misadventures with a dimwitted ogre and his extra-large spouse.

  • Pinocchio | Carlo Collodi,Eric Metaxas - adaptor

    Pinocchio

    • UNABRIDGED (28 mins)
    • By Carlo Collodi, Eric Metaxas - adaptor
    • Narrated By Danny Aiello
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    In this Italian children's classic, a lonely toymaker named Gepetto creates a small wooden puppet who magically comes to life. In a series of mischievous adventures, Pinocchio thinks he can get by on a variety of clever lies and tricks. There is one problem: his nose grows every time he tells a lie. One way or another, the truth always comes out, and Pinocchio finds out that lying does not pay.

  • The Fisherman and His Wife |  The Brothers Grimm,Eric Metaxas - adapter

    The Fisherman and His Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By The Brothers Grimm, Eric Metaxas - adapter
    • Narrated By Jodie Foster
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    Actress Jodie Foster narrates this classic from the Brothers Grimm. One day, a poor fisherman catches and then frees an enchanted flounder who is able to grant any wish imaginable. A simple man without pretensions, the fisherman would rather leave well enough alone. But his wife's greed forces the fisherman to return to the flounder time after time until it is too late.

  • The Monkey People | Eric Metaxas

    The Monkey People

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Raul Julia
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    Deep in the rain forests of the Amazon jungle, a village of very lazy people wishes to do nothing but lie in their hammocks and think great thoughts. One day, a mysterious man arrives who is able to create monkeys that do absolutely everything for them. Soon, the monkeys multiply and take on every human activity - including complaining.

  • Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin | Eric Metaxas

    Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Geena Davis
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    Actress Geena Davis narrates this touching story about a young Native American girl who gives up a precious birthday gift in order to save her village. This enchanting adaptation by Eric Metaxas is based on a popular Native American legend and embodies the true spirit of selflessness. Original music by Michael Hedges complements the tale. Ages five and up. Part of the Rabbit Ears award-winning series American Heroes and Legends.

  • A Gingerbread Christmas | Eric Metaxas,Tim Raglin

    A Gingerbread Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas, Tim Raglin
    • Narrated By Susan Saint James
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    Christmas has been canceled in the town of Gloomsbury, and something must be done. So the Prince and Princess of Gingerbread attempt to save the day in this fun-filled holiday classic, written by Tim Raglin and Eric Metaxas and read by Susan Saint James. The spirited narration and a lively musical score by Van Dyke Parks will whisk you through this merry tale about the true meaning of Christmas. Ages four and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, Holiday Classics.

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