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    • Natural Born Heroes

    • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid follow-up

    • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • I Am Dynamite!

    • A Life of Nietzsche
    • By: Sue Prideaux
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Nietzsche wrote that all philosophy is autobiographical, and in this vividly compelling, myth-shattering biography, Sue Prideaux brings listeners into the world of this brilliant, eccentric, and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand history's most misunderstood philosopher.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating; tragic

    • By Cineaste21 on 12-30-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • For the Glory

    • Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr
    • By: Duncan Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 225
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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      5 out of 5 stars 212

    Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian Sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The challenge of a life lived for God's Glory

    • By David on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Let Me Not Be Mad

    • My Story of Unraveling Minds
    • By: A. K. Benjamin
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    What do doctors actually think about when you list your problems in the consulting room? Are they really listening to you? Is the connection all in your head? Every day for 10 years - even while his hospital became the set for a reality television series - clinical neuropsychologist A. K. Benjamin confronted these questions, and this book is his attempt to tell the truth about what happens in these rooms in hospitals the world over. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Snowden Files

    • The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man
    • By: Luke Harding
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    It began with a tantalizing, anonymous email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important Book

    • By Man from Van on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • J. M. W. Turner

    • Ackroyd's Brief Lives
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. His father was a barber, and his mother came from a family of London butchers. "His speech was recognizably that of a Cockney, and his language was the language of the streets." As his finest paintings show, his language was also the language of light. Turner’s landscapes - extraordinary studies in light, colour, and texture - caused an uproar during his lifetime and earned him a place as one of the greatest artists in history.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Sakura Obsession

    • The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms
    • By: Naoko Abe
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer, Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Collingwood Ingram - known as “Cherry” for his defining passion - was born in 1880 and lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and change. Visiting Japan in 1902 and again in 1907, he fell in love with the country’s distinctive cherry blossoms, or sakura, and brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England, where he created a garden of cherry varieties. On a 1926 trip to Japan to search for new specimens, Ingram was shocked to find a dramatic decline in local cherry diversity. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Notes on Blindness

    • A Journey Through the Dark
    • By: John Hull
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Days before the birth of his first son, writer and academic John M. Hull started to go blind. He would lose his sight entirely, plunged into darkness, unable to distinguish any sense of light or shadow. Soon, he had forgotten what his wife and daughter looked like. In Notes on Blindness, John reveals his profound sense of loss, his altered perceptions of time and space, of waking and sleeping, love, and companionship. With astonishing lucidity of thought and no self-pity, he describes the horror of being faceless, and asks what it truly means to be a husband and father.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • House of Nutter

    • By: Lance Richardson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    From an early age, there was something different about Tommy and David Nutter. Growing up in an austere apartment above a café catering to truck drivers, both boys seemed destined to lead rather humble lives in postwar London - Tommy as a civil servant, David as a darkroom technician. Yet the strength of their imagination (plus a little help from their friends) transformed them instead into unlikely protagonists of a swinging cultural revolution. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • I Am Dynamite!

    • A Life of Nietzsche
    • By: Sue Prideaux
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of Western thinking. The death of God, the Übermensch and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical, and in this myth-shattering book Sue Prideaux brings listeners into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • For the Glory

    • The Life of Eric Liddell
    • By: Duncan Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eric Liddell was as close to a saint as any man in modern history has been. Renowned for his athletic prowess, it was also his deeply entrenched values that set him apart from the crowd. These qualities were never better illustrated than in the 1924 Paris Olympics when, having declined his place in the 100 metres owing to the fact that the race was run on a Sunday, he produced an astonishing performance to win gold in the 400 metres and captured the hearts of the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring book

    • By Hanno on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $24.78