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    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written in the mid 1880's by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a critically-acclaimed work centered around the "death of God" and the rise of a superhuman. A philosophical and moral examination of good versus evil, divine versus mortal, and power versus submission are all encapsulated in the musings of Zarathustra. Zarathustra's doctrine is the idea of eternal recurrence, which claims that all events repeat themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Spoke Zarathustra

    • By IndiaC on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Benjamin Franklin was a respected writer, inventor, scientist, and statesman. Franklin had a hand in much of America's history, including the writing of the Declaration of Independence and negotiating in the Revolutionary War. He invented many modern technologies, including the bifocal lens. All of these accomplishments and more are documented by Franklin himself in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. In his life's tale, Franklin chronicles his childhood and young life and then shares how he began and ultimately thrived in his career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Satyasheel Suresh Chaudhari on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • Tao Te Ching

    • By: Lao Tzu
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Tao Te Ching was written around 4 BC but still remains one of the most influential works in the study of "tao". Tao is one of the classical philosophies in the foundation of Chinese culture. In 81 chapters, Lao Tzu uses the tao, or the flow of everything to explore the "Way".The Way refers to the natural unfolding of order and progress into society and into the world. Taoism, or the study of tao, is a personal progression towards ultimate harmony with tao. Tao Te Ching introduces elements such as personal knowledge and virtue in order to move closer toward the goal of tao. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Young Goodman Brown

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Young Goodman Brown" is a short story published in 1835 by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story takes place in 17th-century Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses the Calvinist/Puritan belief that all of humanity exists in a state of depravity, but that God has destined some to unconditional election through unmerited grace. Hawthorne frequently focuses on the tensions within Puritan culture, yet steeps his stories in the Puritan sense of sin.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Plato's Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Plato's The Republic is regarded as one of the most significant works in the history of literature. In it, Plato seeks to define justice - what it means to society, to politics, to humankind. He then hopes to draw a conclusion against mass justice and individual justice. He first defines justice via social classes, but then migrates to the idea that personal justice mirrors that of the organized, or governmental, justice. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy or do any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like this story very much...

    • By Christian on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    • By: Nikola Tesla
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    Nikola Tesla is the true unsung prophet of the electronic age, without whom our radio, auto ignition, telephone, alternating current power generation and transmission, and television would all have been impossible. Yet, his life and times have vanished largely from public access. This autobiography gives a unique and personal account of different periods in his life. From Tesla's early life to his end, he embraced a persona of brilliance, ambition, and creativity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tesla was an extremely interesting person.

    • By Heather on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Art of Money Getting

    • Golden Rules for Making Money
    • By: P.T. Barnum
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    "In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. In this comparatively new field there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are not crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good to know

    • By CE+8 on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    Dating back to 1645, The Book of Five Rings has been translated and republished many times, and expands well beyond its initial following of the practice of martial arts. It is considered the classic text of general martial arts, but has also gained acclaim by business and thought leaders who respect its perspective on conflict resolution. Written by Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings strives to connect philosophy with diligent practice.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Study in Scarlet

    • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Keith Higinbotham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The story begins in 1881, when Dr. Watson, having returned to London after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, visits the Criterion Restaurant and runs into an old friend named Stamford. Watson confides in Stamford that due to a shoulder injury he sustained at the Battle of Maiwand, he has been forced to leave the armed services and is now looking for a place to live. Stamford mentions that an acquaintance of his, Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split the rent at a flat at 221B Baker Street, but he cautions Watson about Holmes's eccentricities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Sherlock Holmes cases....

    • By Christian on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Utopia

    • By: Thomas More
    • Narrated by: Douglas Mcdonald
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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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

    • The Dunwich Horror

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "The Dunwich Horror" is a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. It takes place in Dunwich, a fictional town in Massachusetts. It is considered one of the core stories of the Cthulhu Mythos. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    In the essay, Emerson puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define the ways by which humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Up from Slavery

    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery is his self-reflection that recaptured his younger years as a slave in rural Virginia, his journey through higher education, and his life as a successful, influential statesman. Though he faced numerous hardships including devastating enslavement and surviving the turbulence and devastation of the Civil War, Washington rose to a position of international power and prominence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating journey back in time...

    • By Christian on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Ayn Rand's Anthem is a classic that projects the current societal trends into a new, evolved, futuristic world. Rand paints a dark dystopia in which there are no names, no individuals, no independence - essentially nothing but the collection of government-ordained jobs and lives. Collective thought and action, similar to communism, have overtaken the new world. The story centers around Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 and their forbidden inventions and thoughts.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

    • By: Andrew Carnegie
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie allows Andrew Carnegie to give readers a glimpse into his mind, heart, and soul. Called an "example" for the wealthy by former British Prime Minister Gladstone, Carnegie was a humble and gracious man. At only 13 years old, he emigrated to America and began working in a factory to make ends meet. By the time of his death, he was a multimillionaire and one that gave away about 90% of his personal wealth. Carnegie considered it his debt to society to be philanthropic with the excess he had earned.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story begins on a cold and bleak Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner, Jacob Marley. At home that night, Scrooge is visited by Marley's ghost, who wanders the Earth, entwined by heavy chains and money boxes, forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. Marley tells Scrooge that he has one chance to avoid the same fate: He will be visited by three spirits, and he must listen to them or be cursed to carry chains of his own, much longer than Marley's chains.

    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

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