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  • The Sufis | Idries Shah

    The Sufis

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    When it first appeared in 1964, The Sufis was welcomed as the decisive work on the subject of Sufi thought. Rich in scope, author Idries Shah explained clearly the traditions and philosophy of the Sufis to a Western audience for the first time. In the five decades since its release, the book has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and has found a wide readership in both East and West. Containing detailed information on the major Sufi thinkers, and literary characters, such as Nasrudin, it is regarded as a key work on both Sufism and Eastern Philosophy.

    Ulrika Eriksson says: "The Sufis is laudable and audible and readable"
  • The Way of the Sufi | Idries Shah

    The Way of the Sufi

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    The Way of the Sufi presents an unparalleled cross-section of material from Sufi schools, Sufi teachings, and classical writings as a basic course of Sufi study. The author begins with the outward aspects of the teaching most likely to puzzle the student coming fresh to the subject. He considers various attitudes to Sufi ideas and evidence of their absorption into medieval Christianity, Hinduism, Jewish mysticism, and modern philosophical teachings.

    Uniqleeme says: "Would Not Recommend."
  • Wisdom of the Idiots | Idries Shah

    Wisdom of the Idiots

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    In Idries Shah's Wisdom of the Idiots, the "idiots" are Sufis, called this because their wisdom penetrates to a depth which renders it inaccessible to the merely intelligent or academically knowledgeable. The stories of the Sufis are tools prepared for a specific purpose. On this level the movements of the characters in a story portray psychological processes, and the story becomes a working blueprint of those processes.

  • The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin | Idries Shah

    The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    Here, in three definitive volumes, Shah takes us to the very heart of this mysterious mentor, the Mulla Nasrudin. They're comprised of skillful contemporary retellings of hundreds of collected stories and sayings bringing the unmistakable wisdom, wit, and charm of the timeless jokester to life.

    Lesley Andrews says: "Insight into being human & wisdin"
  • Moonfleet: A Radio Dramatization | J. Meade Falkner

    Moonfleet: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J. Meade Falkner
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, David Ault, Rob Cattrell, and others
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    Orphaned John Trenchard grows up in the village of Moonfleet with his aunt, entranced by the local legend of the ghostly Blackbeard, who rises each winter night to search for his lost diamond. While conducting his own hunt for the treasure, John is trapped in the church crypt and discovers the true secret of the village: smuggling.

    Mike K of Denver says: "Smuggling is best kept secret!"
  • The War of the Worlds (Dramatized) | M. J. Elliott,H. G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By M. J. Elliott, H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By David Ault, Fred Robbins, J. T. Turner, and others
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    With a full cast and thousands of sound effects, the award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre is proud to present this faithful adaptation of the greatest science fiction novel of all kind, The War of the Worlds. A capsule crashes to Earth in the heart of Victorian England, its planet of origin: Mars. What no-one can foresee is that this is only the beginning of a massive invasion that will see humanity tested as never before.

    Mike K of Denver says: "Best Adaptation!"
  • The Elephant in the Dark: Christianity, Islam and the Sufis | Idries Shah

    The Elephant in the Dark: Christianity, Islam and the Sufis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    In a darkened room, a group of men once sought to examine an elephant. Taking hold of a different part - an ear, a leg, the tail - each one mistook his particular part for the whole. In the darkness each of the men became convinced that the elephant was the object he had felt - a fan, a rope, a pillar, and so on. With this ancient fable, first described by the Sufi Master Jalaluddin Rumi, Idries Shah presents the Sufi perspective that Christianity and Islam stem from one inner origin.

  • The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin | Idries Shah

    The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    The appeal of Nasrudin is as universal and timeless as the truths he illustrates. His stories are read by children, by scientists and scholars, and by followers of philosophy. Sufi scholar Idries Shah assembled this collection of Nasrudin's trials and tribulations from ancient Eastern manuscripts and oral literature, from sources in North Africa and Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia. Many were known to the great Sufi masters, Rumi, Jami, and Attar the chemist.

  • Reflections | Idries Shah

    Reflections

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    Read by David Ault, this unabridged recording of Idries Shah's Reflections is a collection of Sufi fables, aphorisms, and statements that challenge the conditioned mind. The audiobook confronts the listener with unaccustomed perspectives and ideas in an attempt to set the mind free, to see how things really are.

  • Caravan of Dreams | Idries Shah

    Caravan of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Idries Shah
    • Narrated By David Ault
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    Caravan of Dreams distills the essence of Eastern thought in a feast of Sufi stories, sayings, poems, and allegories collected by one of the world's leading experts in Oriental philosophy and Sufism. Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single consciousness, relating Eastern mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology.

    Ulrika Eriksson says: "Awesome Narrator"
  • The Tigers' Second Quest | Lord Steven

    The Tigers' Second Quest

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lord Steven
    • Narrated By Laura Post, David Ault, David McAlister
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    Deep in the jungles of India, nature lived as the Creator intended. Yes, there were those who were predator and those who were prey. But balance was maintained, and the symmetry of life's plan would take your breath away. Then Man came to the jungle. Tiggra, a white Royal Bengal Tiger, and his family must find a way to survive in a world where human and animal fight over dwindling natural resources. But this is a world where Man is king of the beasts and the gun of the killer rules over all.

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