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    • On the Nature of Things

    • By: Lucretius
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This famous work by Lucretius is a masterpiece of didactic poetry, and it still stands today as the finest exposition of Epicurean philosophy ever written. The poem was produced in the middle of first century B.C., a period that was to witness a flowering of Latin literature unequaled for beauty and intellectual power in subsequent ages. The Latin title, De Rerum Natura, translates literally to On the Nature of Things and is meant to impress the reader with the breadth and depth of Epicurean philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece

    • By Lawrence on 11-23-08

    Regular price: $30.80

    • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 1

    • Columbus, Magellan, and the Early Explorations
    • By: Paul Herrmann
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 254
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    In the space of 400 years, Western man methodically set out to explore and map the entire earth. During some of the most dangerous expeditions ever mounted, an extraordinary group of determined men forced passages through vast oceans, dark jungles, and withering deserts. Never has their like been seen since. What drove these soldiers, sailors, and civilians to leave the comforts of civilized life and face the horrors of shipwreck, starvation, cannibals, and disease?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discover this Book

    • By Howard on 01-04-05

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Meditations are a series of private reflections written in Greek by a Roman emperor immersed in the administration of an empire beset by wars on its frontiers and natural disasters in its interior. It is the work of a great man seeking philosophical and spiritual solace in the midst of human chaos and uncertainty. This beautiful piece of ancient literature has been the companion of many leaders over the centuries who turned to inner reflection in times of unrest. Its Stoic philosophy has been much admired and emulated.  

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 2

    • Captain Cook and the Scientific Explorations
    • By: Paul Herrmann
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 144
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    As the 18th century approached its midpoint, commercial and military competition between the European states became fierce. And whoever obtained accurate information about distant lands would hold an advantage. Were there continental landmasses in the Pacific? Was there a Northwest Passage to Japan and China? What lay in the interior of Africa? Was it possible to cross the Sahara? Where did the rivers Nile and Congo originate?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and moving

    • By Aaron on 05-09-05

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    • By: Henry Louis Mencken
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 84
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    Mention the name of Friedrich Nietzsche almost anywhere and you are apt to receive a strong emotional response, either negatively or positively. Few persons will say they have no opinion. And for good reason. Employing some of the most withering attacks and scathing criticism conceivable against, among other things, Christianity, education, government, Wagner, and the judicial systems of his day, Nietzsche was a one-man wrecking ball of European society in the latter half of the 19th century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting introduction to Mencken

    • By Len on 08-11-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Hellas

    • A Short History of Ancient Greece
    • By: Cyril Robinson
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Ancient Greece was the most fascinating and influential civilization of all time, and this concise history tells you why. From the Myceneans and Minoans to the Spartans and Athenians, the full panoply of Greek civilization is represented in this short work. And there is hardly any aspect of importance in our own civilization today which cannot point to its origin in that great Aegean society of city states and warrior tribes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truly awful

    • By Justin on 10-12-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Waking Up

    • By: Swami Yogeshananda
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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    In Waking Up, Swami Yogeshananda takes on some of the most profound questions that mankind has ever thought to ask. Using Vedanta, a spiritual philosophy that harmonizes the basic tenets of all the world's religions, Yogeshananda seeks to broaden one's faith, whatever it may be, and exapnd the world's capacity for compassion. This is a far-reaching book with infinite spiritual possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • quick comprehensive intro to vedanta hinduism

    • By Ulrich on 05-17-05

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Enlightened Despots

    • By: Geoffrey Bruun
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the death of Louis XIV in 1715 until the onset of the French Revolution in 1789, there occurred a profound evolution in the thinking of political philosophers, whose epoch is known as The Enlightenment. There were three men whose writings were to be most responsible for this intellectual whirlwind: Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Leaders that could have done better!

    • By Neil Chisholm on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $14.95