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    • The Myth of Sisyphus

    • By: Albert Camus
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply a must read

    • By Joeb on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Tao Te Ching

    • The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao
    • By: Lao Tzu, John Minford - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    This translation of the Chinese classic, which was first published 25 years ago, has sold more copies than any of the others. It offers the essence of each word that makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Part history, part geneology.

    • By Todd S Cutler on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Rebel

    • By: Albert Camus
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he reveals how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tyrant

    • Shakespeare on Politics
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too Close for Comfort

    • By C. Gross on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Hour of Peril

    • The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
    • By: Daniel Stashower
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award-winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot", an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War. In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a "clear and fully-matured" threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of 13 days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good if unbalanced

    • By Rodney on 02-10-13

    Regular price: $31.95

    • A Call for Revolution

    • A Vision for the Future
    • By: Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    This eloquent, impassioned manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It's his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than a call for revolution. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best of all Dalai Lama books!

    • By Elan Sun Star on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The Purple Decades

    • A Reader 
    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Before he became a best-selling novelist (The Bonfire of the Vanities), Tom Wolfe was an essayist and keen observer of 1960s and 1970s culture for Esquire and Rolling Stone. (This is the man who coined the phrase "Me Decade", after all.) This ear-candy collection of 20 essays and articles narrated by Edoardo Ballerini was handpicked by Wolfe and includes some of his best-known nonfiction work.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Six Memos for the Next Millennium

    • By: Italo Calvino, Geoffrey Brock - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one "memo" each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Penguin Book of Hell

    • By: Scott G. Bruce - editor
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to 21st-century visions of Hell on Earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through 3000 years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a 12th-century Irish monk - a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, in which gluttons, liars, heretics, murderers, and hypocrites are made to endure crime-appropriate torture; and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Haiti After the Earthquake

    • By: Paul Farmer
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Edoardo Ballerini, Edwidge Danticat
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    On January 12, 2010, a major earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people died, and the greater part of the capital was demolished. Dr. Paul Farmer, U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, who had worked in the country for nearly thirty years treating infectious diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS, and former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, had just begun to work on an extensive development plan to improve living conditions in Haiti.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you read one book about Haiti make it this one

    • By Bryan on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Sting Man

    • Inside Abscam
    • By: Robert W. Greene
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The Sting Man is the amazing inside story of Mel Weinberg, one of the most fascinating fast-buck operators to ever live, and the incredible scandals he masterminded. Hustling his way from the streets of the Bronx to hawking bogus businesses around the world, Weinberg netted millions and famously dreamed up Abscam - the infamous FBI-run sting operation of the late 1970s that would bag seven congressmen and one U.S. senator.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Almost felt like I got conned myself. Worthless.

    • By Richard Delman on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Impulse Society

    • America in the Age of Instant Gratification
    • By: Paul Roberts
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Paul Robert digs down to the economic roots of the problem, shows how it has metastisized to affect every facet of our lives and our ability to navigate the future. In clear, cogent prose that mixes illuminating analysis and vibrant reporting, Roberts not only tells the fascinating story of how the impulse society came to be, but shows how, perhaps, a healthier society may still be possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Must-Listen for Millenials

    • By Doug - Audible on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Pump House Gang

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A collection of non-fiction essays about the counter-culture of the 1960s that dives deep into the issues that marked the era: female empowerment, increasing freedom around sexuality, vibrant subcultures, and the rise of psychedelic drugs. In this sprawling work, Wolfe profiles Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and compares him to Jay Gatsby, interviews one of the first women to get breast implants, and hangs out with freewheeling surfers (aka The Pump House Gang).

    Regular price: $29.95

    • American Hate

    • Survivors Speak Out
    • By: Arjun Singh Sethi
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Appeal to the World

    • The Way to Peace in a Time of Division
    • By: Dalai Lama, Franz Alt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Already a major international best seller, now available in English for the first time: In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion - values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world. "All people are united in the pursuit of happiness and the desire to avoid suffering," His Holiness reminds us. "This is the source of humanity's greatest achievements."

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Collection of Sand

    • By: Italo Calvino
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Italo Calvino's unbounded curiosity and masterly imagination are displayed in peak form in Collection of Sand, the last of his works published during his lifetime. Here he applies his graceful intellect to the delights of the visual world in essays on subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps to Mexican temples and Japanese gardens.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful prose, topics, and narration

    • By Dn8sk!#Ujka on 06-02-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan

    • Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
    • By: Aaron Glantz (editor), Iraq Veterans Against the War
    • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland, Julia Farhat, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    In spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans to expose war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic gathering, which show the reality of life in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Iraq & Afghanistan Vets Tell It Like It Is

    • By Susie on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • My Struggle Book 1

    • A Death in the Family
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father and his bewilderment and grief on his father’s death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives.

    Regular price: $27.71