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    • The Call of Cthulhu

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    The narrator, Francis Wayland Thurston, recounts his discovery of notes left behind by his grand-uncle, Brown University linguistic professor George Gammell Angell, after his death in the winter of 1926-27. Among the notes is a small bas-relief sculpture of a scaly creature which yields "simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature". The sculptor, a Rhode Island art student named Henry Anthony Wilcox, based the work on delirious dreams of "great Cyclopean cities of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths". Frequent references to Cthulhu and R'lyeh are found in Wilcox's papers. Angell also discovers reports of mass hysteria around the world. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Listen in to this amazingly narrated novella in which the main character, Gregor, wakes up only to discover that he has turned into a giant insect. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Letters to a Young Poet

    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Letters to a Young Poet is a collection of 10 letters written by Rainer Maria Rilke to Franz Xaver Kappus, a 19-year-old officer cadet at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt. Rilke, the son of an Austrian army officer, had studied at the academy's lower school at Sankt Pölten in the 1890s. Kappus corresponded with the popular poet and author from 1902 to 1908 seeking his advice as to the quality of his poetry, and in deciding between a literary career or a career as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    John Milton's Paradise Lost has been captivating audiences since the 17th century. Milton, an acclaimed poet, writes in the style of an epic poem with blank verse. The story centers around the devastating fall of humanity against the Judeo-Christian backdrop. The story unfolds around the Biblical tale of Adam and Eve, who fall prey to temptation and fall from grace. They are ultimately expelled from the Garden of Eden.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Guide to Stoicism

    • By: St. George Stock
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    If you strip Stoicism of its paradoxes and its willful misuse of language, what is left is simply the moral philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle dashed with the physics of Heraclitus. Stoicism was not so much a new doctrine as the form under which the old Greek philosophy finally presented itself to the world at large. It owed its popularity in some measure to its extravagance.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Communist Manifesto

    • By: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    The Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the manifesto was later recognized as one of the world's most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Via Revolution

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, written in the 16th century, is considered one of the greatest political masterpieces of all time. The Prince was extremely innovative, as it was one of the first works to ever explore in-depth political philosophy and strategy. Written in opposition to monarchy and anarchy, The Prince describes how to obtain and master a republic society. Machiavelli explores principalities, military affairs, the prince, and even Italian leadership at the time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Prince

    • By MANI on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Shunned House

    • By: H.P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    For many years, the narrator and his uncle, Dr. Elihu Whipple, have nurtured a fascination with an old abandoned house on Benefit Street. Dr. Whipple has made extensive records tracking the mysterious, yet apparently coincidental, sickness and death of many who have lived in the house for over a hundred years. They are also puzzled by the strange weeds growing in the yard, as well as an unexplained foul smell and whitish phosphorescent fungi growing in the cellar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Shunned House

    • By MANI on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled "Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character", for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876, and had finished it by August 3. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Darwin

    • By MANI on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Autobiography of John D. Rockefeller

    • By: John D. Rockefeller
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    John Davison Rockefeller was an American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history. This autobiography details John D. Rockefeller and his rise to success and is narrated remarkably by Kevin Theis. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • L'art de la guerre [The Art of War]

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Bertie Bosredon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Sun Tzu dit : La guerre est d’une importance vitale pour l’État. C’est le domaine de la vie et de la mort : la conservation ou la perte de l’empire en dépendent ; il est impérieux de bien le régler. Ne pas faire de sérieuses réflexions sur ce qui le concerne, c’est faire preuve d’une coupable indifférence pour la conservation ou pour la perte de ce qu’on a de plus cher, et c’est ce qu’on ne doit pas trouver parmi nous. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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    In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poetics

    • By: Aristotle, S. H. Butcher - translator
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory in the West. This has been the traditional view for centuries. However, recent work is now challenging whether Aristotle focuses on literary theory per se (given that not one poem exists in the treatise) or whether he focuses instead on dramatic musical theory that only has language as one of the elements. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In 1860 Baltimore, Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, already capable of speech. His father Roger invites neighborhood boys to play with him and orders him to play with children's toys, but Benjamin obeys only to please his father. At five, Benjamin is sent to kindergarten but is quickly withdrawn after he repeatedly falls asleep during child activities. At the age of 18, Benjamin enrolls in Yale College, but is sent home by officials, who think he is a 50-year-old lunatic. When Benjamin turns 20, the Button family realizes that he is aging backward.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Utopia

    • By: Thomas More
    • Narrated by: Douglas Mcdonald
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Utopia is a work of fiction and sociopolitical satire by Thomas More published in 1516 in Latin. The story is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social, and political customs. Many aspects of More's description of Utopia are reminiscent of life in monasteries. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Twilight of the Idols

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    In Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche criticizes German culture of the day as unsophisticated and nihilistic, and shoots some disapproving arrows at key French, British, and Italian cultural figures who represent similar tendencies. In contrast to all these alleged representatives of cultural "decadence", Nietzsche applauds Caesar, Napoleon, Goethe, Thucydides, and the Sophists as healthier and stronger types. The book states the transvaluation of all values as Nietzsche's final and most important project, and gives a view of antiquity wherein the Romans for once take precedence over the ancient Greeks.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Gorgias

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC. The dialogue depicts a conversation between Socrates and a small group of sophists at a dinner gathering. Socrates debates with the sophist seeking the true definition of rhetoric, attempting to pinpoint the essence of rhetoric and unveil the flaws of the sophistic oratory popular in Athens at the time. The art of persuasion was widely considered necessary for political and legal advantage in classical Athens, and rhetoricians promoted themselves as teachers of this fundamental skill. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good shit

    • By Benjamin Greene Shock on 09-12-18
    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 05-11-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Considered to be one of Oscar Wilde's most brilliant works, The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for its innovative story line but also its comedic relief and lighthearted banter. The comedy was first performed in London 1895 and has been enjoyed ever since. The inspired and humorous dialogue of Algernon Moncrieff, Jack Worthing, and the other salacious characters keeps readers on the edge of their seats for the next twist and turn. A humorous tale of love and mistaken identity, The Importance of Being Earnest is a well-beloved comedic play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Subtle humor

    • By CME on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Pursuit of God

    • By: A.W. Tozer
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Written by A.W. Tozer in 1948, The Pursuit of God is one of the most critically acclaimed books in Christian literature. The Pursuit of God consists of 10 inspirational chapters which delve into many areas to help Christians improve their relationship with God and attain meaningful lives. “We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.” Those who thirst to grow spiritually and to pursue God, The Pursuit of God is a powerful listen. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A must-listen for all Thoreau aficionados, Walden explores the simpler and slower pace of life. A deep exploration into Henry David Thoreau's philosophical and spiritual understandings, Walden captivates with its intrapersonal reflection. Thoreau documents his escape from reality to a simple cabin on Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. "Could he survive, possibly even thrive...living a plain, simple life," Thoreau ponders, and he finds his answer in his semi-anti-social experiment at Walden Pond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walden

    • By MANI on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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