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    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,043
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,788
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,779

    Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Oleg Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings listeners deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lost almost a nights sleep to this... and well worth it.

    • By George Smith on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Hero with a Thousand Faces

    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, John Lee, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

    Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good if hungry for more Campbell

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Spy Among Friends

    • Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361

    Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War - while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a spy novel

    • By Kate M. on 08-15-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • A Book for All and None
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Common (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 348
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
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      4 out of 5 stars 302

    Composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is the most famous and influential work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The work is a philosophical novel in which the character of Zarathustra, a religious prophet-like figure, delivers a series of lessons and sermons in a Biblical style that articulate the central ideas of Nietzsche's mature thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No truths just perspectives

    • By Gary on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Talking to Robots

    • Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures
    • By: David Ewing Duncan
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and AI intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Out of Our Minds

    • Learning to Be Creative
    • By: Ken Robinson
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
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      4 out of 5 stars 257
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      4 out of 5 stars 255

    There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a different narrator

    • By Kathryn on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $23.62

    • Supergods

    • What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
    • By: Grant Morrison
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 639
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634

    From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind's great modern myth: the superhero. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Grant Morrison draws on art, science, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of the superhero - why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are... and what we may yet become.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Geek Gospel

    • By Amazon on 08-22-11
    • What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
    • By: Grant Morrison
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 07-22-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 703 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Mythologies

    • The Complete Edition, in a New Translation
    • By: Roland Barthes, Richard Howard (translator), Annette Lavers (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    When Roland Barthes's groundbreaking Mythologies first appeared in English in 1972, it was immediately recognized as one of the most significant works in French theory - yet nearly half of the essays from the original work were missing. This new edition of Mythologies is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic. It includes the brilliant "Astrology", never published in English before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and engaging

    • By Chris Hall on 01-08-19

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

    • By: Immanuel Kant, Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Immanuel Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, first published in 1785, lays out Kant's essential philosophy and defines the concepts and arguments that would shape his later work. Central to Kant's doctrine is the categorical imperative, which he defines as a mandate that human actions should always conform to a universal, unchanging standard of rational morality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Categorical Imperatives for Everyone

    • By Darwin8u on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

    • By: Simon Critchley
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    From the moderator of The New York Times philosophy blog "The Stone", an audiobook that argues that if we want to understand ourselves, we have to go back to theater, to the stage of our lives.  

    Regular price: $24.50

    • McMafia

    • A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
    • By: Misha Glenny
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Misha Glenny's groundbreaking study of global organized crime is now the inspiration for an eight-part AMC crime drama starring James Norton (War and Peace), Juliet Rylance, and David Strathairn. In this fearless and wholly authoritative investigation of the seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares, veteran reporter Misha Glenny travels across five continents to speak with participants from every level of the global underworld. What follows is a groundbreaking, propulsive look at an unprecedented phenomenon from a savvy, street-wise guide.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile Overview

    • By Roy on 05-14-10
    • A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
    • By: Misha Glenny
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 182 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Empires of the Weak

    • The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World
    • By: J. C. Sharman
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war from 1500 onward. Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans had no general military superiority in the early modern era. Sharman shows instead that European expansion is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default.

    • The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World
    • By: J. C. Sharman
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-14-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Economics

    • The User's Guide
    • By: Ha-Joon Chang
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4 out of 5 stars 145

    In his best-selling 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of the predominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works - in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it if you keep an open mind

    • By Viktor on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Don't Even Think About It

    • Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
    • By: George Marshall
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely creative and thought-provoking

    • By Eric L, Montreal on 04-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Paper Money Collapse

    • The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown
    • By: Detlev S. Schlichter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    All paper money systems in history have ended in failure. Either they collapsed in chaos, or society returned to commodity money before that could happen. Drawing upon novel research, Paper Money Collapse conclusively illustrates why paper money systems - those based on an elastic and constantly expanding supply of money as opposed to a system of commodity money of essentially fixed supply - are inherently unstable and why they must lead to economic disintegration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book that everyone should read!

    • By Ivanhoe on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jerusalem

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day, and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism, and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to absorb as audiobook, excellent as a read

    • By Andries Gouws on 04-14-16

    Regular price: $22.38

    • What Went Wrong

    • Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
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      4 out of 5 stars 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 111

    For many centuries, the world of Islam was at the forefront of human achievement: the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great place to start

    • By Jason on 03-22-06

    Regular price: $27.95

    • A Meaning to Life

    • By: Michael Ruse
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Does human life have any meaning? Does the question even make sense today? For centuries, the question of the meaning or purpose of human life was assumed by scholars and theologians to have a religious answer: Life has meaning because humans were made in the image of a good god. In the 19th century, however, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution changed everything - and the human organism was seen to be more machine than spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An honest assessment of life's meaning

    • By Log Jammin on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Logic of Life

    • The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Life sometimes seems illogical. Individuals do strange things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, mug each other. Love seems irrational, and so does divorce. On a larger scale, life seems no fairer or easier to fathom - why do some neighborhoods thrive and others become ghettos? Why is racism so persistent? Why is your idiot boss paid a fortune for sitting behind a mahogany altar? Thorny questions, and you might be surprised to hear the answers coming from an economist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enlightening & good fun

    • By Rebecca on 01-28-08
    • The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 180 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Maisky Diaries

    • Red Ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943
    • By: Gabriel Gorodetsky
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records, let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary grippingly documents Britain's drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative look at the Soviet perspective

    • By Mike From Mesa on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $39.95

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