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  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East | Michael B. Oren

    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Patrick Marstall says: "Great overview of Middle East troubles"
  • The Sword and the Shield | Christopher Andrew,Vasilli Mitrokhin

    The Sword and the Shield

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Christopher Andrew, Vasilli Mitrokhin
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    This book reveals the most complete picture ever of the KGB and its operations in the United States and Europe. It is based on an extremely top secret archive which details the full extent of its worldwide network. Christopher Andrew is professor of modern and contemporary history and chair of the history department at Cambridge University, a former visiting professor of national security at Harvard, a frequent guest lecturer at other United States universities, and a regular host of BBC radio and TV programs.

    Clydene says: "Great book on the history of the KGB"
  • The Great Escape | Paul Brickhill

    The Great Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Paul Brickhill
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men for every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year. With only their bare hands and crude homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German clothes.

    6catz says: "Fascinating and exciting!!"
  • The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life | Armand M. Nicholi

    The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Armand M. Nicholi
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Renowned psychiatrist and educator Armand Nicholi here presents a fascinating comparison of the beliefs of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. In the 20th century, no spokesman was more prominent for nonbelief than Sigmund Freud, and no one argued for belief more successfully than C. S. Lewis. From pain and suffering to love and sex, from God to morality, Lewis and Freud carefully argued opposing positions and even considered the chief objections to their positions.

    Glenda says: "Excellent rivals!"
  • The Idiot [Blackstone] | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, testing the wreckage left by human misery to find "man in man."

    Tad says: "Intense and painfully sad"
  • Churchill | Roy Jenkins

    Churchill

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

    K. Ray says: "Best of British Political Soap Opera"
  • The Children's Homer | Padraic Colum

    The Children's Homer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Padraic Colum
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    This reissue of the 1919 classic combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Beloved by generations, Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of these epic adventures is remarkably fresh, consistently spellbinding, and unmatched for its richness and poetry.

    Marius says: "A great listen for adults as well"
  • The Pilgrim's Progress | John Bunyan

    The Pilgrim's Progress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Bunyan
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.

    Tobin says: "A good Audio Book"
  • The Worst Journey in the World | Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    The Worst Journey in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    This gripping story of courage and achievement is the account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard, whom Scott lauded as a tough, efficient member of the team, tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes. From there began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region.

    A. Massey says: "What a story!"
  • God's Smuggler | John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill

    God's Smuggler

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    As a boy, he dreamed of being an undercover spy behind enemy lines. As a man, he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades, his life story has awed and inspired millions. This best-selling memoir recounts the incredible efforts of the young Dutch factory worker to transport Bibles across closed borders, and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.

    Elizabeth says: "Tremendous story."
  • Defying Hitler: A Memoir | Sebastian Haffner

    Defying Hitler: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sebastian Haffner
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    When the famous German author Sebastian Haffner died at the age of 91 in 1999, a manuscript was discovered among his unpublished papers. The book was begun in 1939, but with the advent of World War II, Haffner had set it aside. His family made the decision to publish it, and the book became a best seller in Germany in 2002. Spanning the period from 1907 to 1933, it offers a unique perspective on how the average educated German grappled with the rise of Hitler.

    Douglas says: "Great Read"
  • The Sovereignty of God | A. W. Pink

    The Sovereignty of God

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By A. W. Pink
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    "Present day conditions," writes Pink, "call loudly for a new examination and new presentation of God's omnipotence, God's sufficiency, God's sovereignty. From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, that God still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible, it is being tested by fire, and there is no fixed and sufficient resting place for the heart and mind but in The Throne of God.

    Willie says: "Not your typical Christian book..."
  • Garcia Marquez in 90 Minutes | Paul Strathern

    Garcia Marquez in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Latin American literature was never primitive; yet, from its beginnings, it was suffused with a fresh, often childish lyricism. Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands on the shoulders of a great Latin American literary heritage, but he is a modern rarity: a writer with aspirations to high art who also remains hugely popular. For those who fall under his spell, his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the richest literary dreams ever written.

    DMC says: "Very good introduction to Marquez"
  • Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes | Paul Strathern

    Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    We see our age as the greatest in human history, filled with seemingly unending originality. Yet such dynamism is not a necessary characteristic of great eras. Among the most long-lasting and stable civilizations was that of medieval Europe. There stasis was achieved, and with it a stability that permitted the development of structured thought and intellectual embellishment of unparalleled degree.

    Ron C says: "A mixed bag"
  • The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World | Paul Robert Walker

    The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paul Robert Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    In this fascinating true story of artistic genius and personal triumph, the author brings to life Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, two talented, passionate artists, and the competitive drive that united and divided them.

    Douglas says: "Surprisingly entertaining..."
  • Captain Blood | Rafael Sabatini

    Captain Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rafael Sabatini
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels, praises this hearty saga as "one of the great unrecognized novels of the 20th century." Doctor Peter Blood's quiet life is shattered when he is convicted of treason for helping a wounded nobleman in the 1685 rebellion against King James II.

    Gary says: "Outstanding rendition of classic swashbuckler"
  • Crome Yellow | Aldous Huxley

    Crome Yellow

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    One of the greatest prose writers and social commentators of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley here introduces us to a delightfully cynical, comic, and severe group of artists and intellectuals engaged in the most free-thinking and modern kind of talk imaginable. Poetry, occultism, ancestral history, and Italian primitive painting are just a few of the subjects competing for discussion among the amiable cast of eccentrics drawn together at Crome, an intensely English country manor.

    Die Falknerin says: "Bloomsbury in a blender, 1922"
  • Nietzsche in 90 Minutes | Paul Strathern

    Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Paul Strathern
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe in the early 1900s. Though his philosophy is more one of aphorisms than a system, it is brilliant, persuasive, and incisive. His major concept is the will to power, which he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Christianity he saw as a subtle perversion of this concept, thus Nietzsche's famous pronouncement, "God is dead."

    Peter says: "A short biography"
  • The Endless Knot: Song of Albion, Book 3 | Stephen R. Lawhead

    The Endless Knot: Song of Albion, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Picture a world intricately entwined with our own, yet separate, pulsing with the raw energy and vivid color of Celtic myth come to life. Picture Albion.

    G. Parish says: "Endure to your final reward"
  • Absolute Truths | Susan Howatch

    Absolute Truths

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Charles Ashworth, the bishop of Starbridge, is a man of great accomplishment, confidence, and conviction, with a reputation as a no-nonsense bishop - until his beloved wife dies. Bereavement overwhelming his spiritual equilibrium, his strict morality is quickly revealed to him to be nothing more than a facade. Spiralling downwards, Ashworth knows he must find his way out of the maze of his own psyche. In doing so, he must face the absolute truths - both good and bad - of his past that may be the only keys to his future.

    Jeanette Finan says: "Magical Writing"
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