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  • The Iliad |  Homer,Samuel Butler - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
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    The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The work is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The story concerns events during the 10th and final year in the siege of the city of Troy by the Greeks.

  • The Shade of the Moon: Life as We Knew It Series, Book 4 | Susan Beth Pfeffer

    The Shade of the Moon: Life as We Knew It Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
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    It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

  • Politics |  Aristotle

    Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Aristotle
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
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    Aristotle's Politics is a work of political philosophy. The end of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the philosophy of human affairs. Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory.

  • Five Portraits | Piers Anthony

    Five Portraits

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Piers Anthony
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    Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the best-selling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here's what the author has to say about his new book: "Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it's one of my favorites within the series.

  • Board Stiff | Piers Anthony

    Board Stiff

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Piers Anthony
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    "I'm actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I'm board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance." So begins Piers Anthony's 38th Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Candy looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair reaching down to her breathtakingly slender waist, matching the dark eyes in her lovely face.

  • Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't | Robert G. Kaiser

    Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert G. Kaiser
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    An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works - and doesn’t - that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken - as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest - so is our democracy.

  • Gladiators: Deadly Arena Sports of Ancient Rome | Christopher Epplett

    Gladiators: Deadly Arena Sports of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher Epplett
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    It's hard for modern listeners to truly grasp the spectacle that was arena sports in ancient Rome, which pitted man against man and man against beast in mortal combat. Our modern games of football and hockey, or even boxing and MMA, truly pale in comparison. The Gladiators is a comprehensive survey of these ancient sports, focusing on gladiatorial combat and the beast hunts (venationes).

  • A Warrior's Touch: The Pruxnae, Book 4 | Lucy Varna

    A Warrior's Touch: The Pruxnae, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lucy Varna
    • Narrated By Angel Clark, Matthew Josdal
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    Yasmin Olvera has a man problem. Her brother is in jail for murder, her ex-fiance has inconveniently forgotten he dumped her, and someone is leaving dead animals on her stoop. The last thing she needs is another male thrown into the mix, even a strong extra-terrestrial warrior who's crossed the galaxy to aid her.

  • Nicomachean Ethics |  Aristotle

    Nicomachean Ethics

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Aristotle
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    Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s most famous work on the subject of ethics and virtue. He believed that ethical knowledge is not precise knowledge, like logic and mathematics, but general knowledge like nutrition and exercise. Since ethics is a practical discipline rather than a theoretical one, he thought that to become "good", one could not simply study what virtue is; one must actually be virtuous.

  • The Choosing: The Pruxnae Book 1 | Lucy Varna

    The Choosing: The Pruxnae Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lucy Varna
    • Narrated By Angel Clark, Matthew Josdal
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    Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she's struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents' safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking.

  • The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr. | Debra Komar

    The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.

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    • By Debra Komar
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    Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. - the chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Stikine, in the northwest corner of the territory that would later become British Columbia - was shot to death by his own men. They claimed it was an act of self-defence, their only means of stopping the violent rampage of their drunk and abusive leader. Sir George Simpson, the HBC's Overseas Governor, took the men of Stikine at their word, and the Company closed the book on the matter.

  • The Hideout | Peg Kehret

    The Hideout

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peg Kehret
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    In a moment of madness, Jeremy Holland's parents were killed by a gunman in a Seattle mall. Now he faces a new life with his uncle Ed, a man with a vastly different lifestyle from the one Jeremy is used to. As he sits on the train hurtling toward Chicago, he can barely believe the terrible truth. He has no mother, no father, no home. Suddenly the impossible happens - again - as the train crashes in a blaze of fire, twisted metal, and screaming people. Jeremy staggers off, wandering aimlessly. He finds a deserted cabin in the woods, which seems to be just waiting for him.

  • Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration | Chris Impey,Holly Henry

    Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Chris Impey, Holly Henry
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    Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it

  • Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us About Raising a Family | Stephen H. Segal,Valya Dudycz Lupescu

    Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us About Raising a Family

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Stephen H. Segal, Valya Dudycz Lupescu
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    It takes a starship to raise a child. Or a time machine. Or a tribe of elves. Fortunately, Geek Parenting offers all that and more, with thoughtful mini essays that reveal profound child-rearing advice (and mistakes) from the most beloved tales of geek culture. Nerds and norms alike can take counsel from some of the most iconic parent-child pairings found in pop culture: Aunt May and Peter Parker, Benjamin and Jake Sisko, Elrond and Arwen, even Cersei and Joffrey.

  • Riding Sky High: A Bicycle Adventure Around the World | Pierre-Yves Tremblay

    Riding Sky High: A Bicycle Adventure Around the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Pierre-Yves Tremblay
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
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    Many dream of dropping everything and just traveling around the world. It's a common dream, but few imagine embarking on that journey by bicycle. Exposed to the elements, legs burning, all your possessions strapped to you and your bicycle - it doesn't paint a relaxing picture, but this is just what Pierre-Yves Tremblay did.

  • The Ballad of Jacob Peck | Debra Komar

    The Ballad of Jacob Peck

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Debra Komar
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    On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed and disemboweled his own sister before dumping her lifeless body in a rural New Brunswick snowbank. This is the tragic and fascinating story of how isolation, duplicity, and religious mania turned impoverished, hardworking people violent, leading to a murder and an execution.

  • Predictive Health: How We Can Reinvent Medicine to Extend Our Best Years | Kenneth L. Brigham, M.D.,Michael M. E. Johns, M.D.

    Predictive Health: How We Can Reinvent Medicine to Extend Our Best Years

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    • By Kenneth L. Brigham, M.D., Michael M. E. Johns, M.D.
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    Our health care system is crippled by desperate efforts to prevent the inevitable. A third of the national Medicare budget - nearly $175 billion - is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betray a fundamental flaw in how we think about healthcare: we squander resources on hopeless situations, instead of using them to actually improve health.

  • Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable: How I Tried to Help the World's Most Notorious Mayor  | Mark Towhey,Johanna Schneller

    Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable: How I Tried to Help the World's Most Notorious Mayor 

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Towhey, Johanna Schneller
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    In February 2013, Toronto's former mayor, Rob Ford, was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. Weeks later, he was accused of groping a campaign rival; had to leave a gala for being too intoxicated; and was fired as the coach of a high school football team. The events were part of a stream of Rob Ford "mishaps", which include a DUI; accusations of domestic violence; a trial where the Toronto City Council stripped him of his powers; even accusations of murder.

  • Blood Sports: A Novel | Eden Robinson

    Blood Sports: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Eden Robinson
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    The Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Canada, is about as close to urban hell as you can get in the Western Hemisphere. Yet in this cauldron of drugs, shattered dreams, and extreme violence, Tom Bauer and his girlfriend Paulie - both ex-junkies and parents of baby Melody - are trying to make a life for themselves.

  • A Gentle Murderer | Dorothy Salisbury Davis

    A Gentle Murderer

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    • By Dorothy Salisbury Davis
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    On a hot Saturday night in Manhattan, Father Duffy sits in a confessional, growing alarmed as he listens to the voice of a distraught young man who speaks of bloody hair and a dead woman and a compulsion to do things with a hammer that he does not understand. Before the priest can persuade the man to confess to the police, the killer flees, still clutching the hammer.

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