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    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,610
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,525
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,521

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life

    • By Derek on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Tao of Pooh

    • By: Benjamin Hoff
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,984
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,977

    Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Learning Taoism through storytelling

    • By A. Yoshida on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Problem of Pain

    • By: C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    For centuries Christians have been tormented by one question above all, "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Extraordinary Little Book

    • By David on 04-14-07

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

    Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • IMHO, TGD is Lewis' Best Work of Fiction

    • By Tim on 06-02-05

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Crashed

    • How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    • By: Adam Tooze
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Adam Tooze
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    Crashed is a dramatic new narrative resting on original themes: the haphazard nature of economic development and the erratic path of debt around the world; the unseen way individual countries and regions are linked together in deeply unequal relationships through financial interdependence, investment, politics, and force; the ways the financial crisis interacted with the spectacular rise of social media, the crisis of middle-class America, the rise of China, and global struggles over fossil fuels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By William Tutt on 08-08-18
    • How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    • By: Adam Tooze
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Adam Tooze
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 294 ratings

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Spies of No Country

    • Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel
    • By: Matti Friedman
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The four spies at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Intended to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations, the unit consisted of Jews who were native to the Arab world and could thus easily assume Arab identities. In 1948, with Israel's existence in the balance during the War of Independence, our spies went undercover in Beirut, where they spent the next two years operating out of a kiosk....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant

    • By David Mane on 06-23-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • People Who Eat Darkness

    • The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
    • By: Richard Lloyd Parry
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,040

    Lucie Blackman - tall, blond, 21 years old - stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, and Lucie’s desperate but bitterly divided parents. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult or snatched by human traffickers? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? And what did her work as a hostess in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo really involve?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the audiobook against I rate all others.

    • By El_Ron on 03-08-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Miracles

    • By: C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    "The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this." This is the key statement of Miracles, in which C.S. Lewis shows that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in His creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christianity for

    • By Philip on 03-06-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Consolations of Philosophy

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    Alain de Botton has performed a stunning feat: He has transformed arcane philosophy into something accessible and entertaining, useful and kind. Drawing on the work of six of the world's most brilliant thinkers, de Botton has arranged a panoply of wisdom to guide us through our most common problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cheering, empathic, helpful

    • By Austin on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $19.56

    • The Architecture of Happiness

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of chairs, walls, buildings, and streets that surround us. And yet, a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED it!

    • By JJ HUNSECKER on 12-23-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

    • The Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
    • By: Kate Summerscale
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 821
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
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      4 out of 5 stars 698

    In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection. At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention; there were only eight detectives in all of England and rarely were they called out of London, but this crime was so shocking that Scotland Yard sent its best man to investigate, Inspector Jonathan Whicher.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic Murder at dawn of detective bureau

    • By Jennifer on 08-20-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

    • A Biography: Books That Changed the World
    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Thomas Paine was one of the greatest political propagandists in history. The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the uprising of the French people, Paine's text is a passionate defense of the rights of man. Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not exactly what I expected.

    • By Katy on 03-04-10

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Status Anxiety

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    This is a book about an almost universal anxiety that is rarely mentioned: an anxiety about what others think of us, about whether we're judged a success or a failure, a winner or a loser. This is a book about status anxiety. Best-selling author Alain de Botton asks, with lucidity and charm, where our worries about status come from and what, if anything, we can do to surmount them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book about one of society's worst diseases

    • By Jesse on 02-02-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Marx's Das Kapital

    • A Biography: Books That Changed the World
    • By: Francis Wheen
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In this brilliant book, Francis Wheen, the author of the most successful biography of Karl Marx, tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx's 20-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Born in a two-room flat in London's Soho amid political squabbles and personal tragedy, the first volume of Das Kapital was published in 1867 to muted praise. But after Marx's death, the book went on to influence thinkers, writers, and revolutionaries.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • misleading book title

    • By Anonymous User on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Aleppo Codex

    • A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible
    • By: Matti Friedman
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    A true-life thriller about the journey of one of the world's most precious manuscripts - the 10th-century annotated Hebrew Bible known as the Aleppo Codex - from its hiding place in an ancient Syrian synagogue to the newly founded Israel. Using his research, including documents that have been secret for 50 years and interviews with key players, AP correspondent Friedman tells a story of political upheaval, international intrigue, charged courtroom battles, obsession, and subterfuge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • don't quess at pronunciation of foreign words

    • By dlb on 05-28-12
    • A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible
    • By: Matti Friedman
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 04-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 93 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Short History of Drunkenness

    • How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry from the Stone Age to the Present
    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Almost every culture on Earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. Making stops all over the world, A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous and interesting!

    • By Ambariffic on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Temp

    • How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary
    • By: Louis Hyman
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Temp tells the story of the unmaking of American work through the experiences of those on the inside: consultants and executives, temps and office workers, line workers and migrant laborers. It begins in the '60s, with economists, consultants, business and policy leaders who began to shift the corporation from a provider of goods and services to one whose sole purpose was to maximize profit - an ideology that brought with it the risk-taking entrepreneur and the shareholder revolution and changed the very definition of a corporation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prepare to be mad. then Prepare to vote

    • By Bryan on 05-29-19
    • How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary
    • By: Louis Hyman
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 08-21-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Supreme Command

    • Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime
    • By: Eliot A. Cohen
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    The relationship between military leaders and political leaders has always been a complicated one, especially in times of war. When the chips are down, who should run the show, the politicians or the generals? In Supreme Command, Eliot Cohen examines four great democratic war statesmen - Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion - to reveal the surprising answer - the politicians. The generals may think they know how to win, but the statesmen are the ones who see the big picture.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ten Philosophical Mistakes

    • Basic Errors in Modern Thought - How They Came About, Their Consequences, and How to Avoid Them
    • By: Mortimer J. Adler
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In this delightfully lucid and accessible audiobook, America’s foremost philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler, explores 10 errors in the development of modern thought and examines the serious consequences they have in our everyday lives. Some of these mistakes include: (1) The mistake of identifying happiness with a good time rather than with that which is good for us; (2) The failure to differentiate between the perceptual and the conceptual realms of thought, by which the human mind is distinguished from the animal mind; and (3) The failure to acknowledge free will, which leads to the rejection of moral responsibility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Defense of Adler's "Ten Philosophical Mistakes."

    • By Gaggleframpf on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    • Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone
    • By: Richard Lloyd Parry
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. There he encountered stories of ghosts and hauntings and met a priest who exorcised the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village that had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting True Story You Didn't Hear On The News

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $23.95

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