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    • Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man

    • By: Andrew Lynn
    • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man is unlike any other philosophy book you may have come across. It is inspired by a single concept: that, to thrive in the world, we need ready access to the practical wisdom of our forebears. Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man answers that need by introducing for the general listener the most powerful and enduringly relevant works of great thinkers from around the world.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Art of Manliness

    • Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
    • By: Brett McKay, Kate McKay
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
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    Authors Brett and Kate McKay provide a guide for every 21st-century man to achieve true manliness and live life to its full potential.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent resource for gentlemen

    • By Gunnar Flovenz on 12-21-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Pilgrim's Progress

    • Retold for the Modern Reader
    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    This is an updated version for all ages retold in wonderful storytelling fashion. John Bunyan was a simple maker and mender of pots and pans who received very little education. In spite of that, he penned the most successful allegory ever written. Embark on a perilous journey with Christian, the lead character, from the City of Destruction to the luminous safe haven of the Celestial City. The journey will encourage you to “set your hope fully on the grace to be given you” amidst the obstacles of life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the modern Christian reader

    • By Lisa on 10-11-10

    Regular price: $7.69

    • The Modern Scholar: Classic Foundations

    • Purpose and Tradition in Architecture
    • By: Professor Carroll William Westfall
    • Narrated by: Professor Carroll William Westfall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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    In this engaging series of lectures, Carroll William Westfall, the University of Notre Dame's Frank Montana Professor of Architecture, delves into the classical principles of Western architecture. Exploring features such as ornamentation, decoration, and innovation, Professor Westfall shows how architecture is derived from the very principles that form the cornerstones of our civilization - and, with scholarly precision, he also demonstrates how this field of endeavor is rooted in nature itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly fascinating!

    • By Pierre Gauthier on 06-24-13

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man

    • By: Andrew Lynn
    • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man takes a radically new approach to the question of spirituality. Its purpose is to bring the spiritual classics alive so that they can once again serve their original and true purpose: to guide and inspire us as we make our way through life.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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    Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt examines Dante's greatest work, The Divine Comedy, both in terms of its autobiographical elements and its allegorical meaning for the human race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tour de Force on a Tour de Force

    • By John on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Montessori: A Modern Approach

    • The Classic Introduction to Montessori for Parents and Teachers
    • By: Paula Polk Lillard
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone - educator, childcare professional, and especially parent - seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples, Is a Montessori education right for my child?

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Lock and Key Library: Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Modern English

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thompson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    A collection of short stories from such favorites as Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Rudyard Kipling are joined by others written anonymously in this anthology which will have you scratching your head and listening just a bit longer to discover the key to the mysteries.  

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West III: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Thomas F. Madden, Prof. Monica Brzezinski Potkay
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Thomas F. Madden, Prof. Monica Brzezinski Potkay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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    Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the "dark" ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Modern Scholar: The Modern Novel

    • By: Professor Katherine Elkins
    • Narrated by: Professor Katherine Elkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    A recipient of the Whiting Foundation Teaching Fellowship, Katherine Elkins is also the co-director of the Integrated Program in the Humane Studies at Kenyon College. In this lecture series, Elkins examines the development of the modern novel by investigating four great modernist authors: James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, and Virginia Woolf. The lectures explore the authors’ most respected works and illustrate how each author’s unique style and vision made a major contribution to the look and shape of the novel today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too short, I need more!

    • By Splendifermoose on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $49.94

    • The Canterbury Tales: The Seaman's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus - The Original 1816 Classic

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Shelley's wife Mary, who was then only nineteen, all agreed to each compose ghost stories. Mary Shelley's story came to her during a restive night: "I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion." The result of her vision, which she later published as a full length novel, became the most famous and compelling horror story of all time.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Brandons

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Lavinia Brandon is quite the loveliest widow in Barsetshire, blessed with beauty and grace as well as two handsome grown-up children, Delia and Francis. So thinks their cousin, Hilary Grant, when he comes to stay and - like many before him - promptly falls for his fragrant hostess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a joy!

    • By Bette on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Prince: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader

    • Modern Classics, Book 1
    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Jack Henry Kison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics. This audiobook has been carefully adapted into a modern format to allow for easy listening. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Updated Classic with a solid reading.

    • By Lofi Digital Monk on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: Approaching the Epic in Literature
    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 55
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    From the time of Homer himself in about 750 BCE - the epic has been the most highly regarded of literary genres. It is rivaled only by tragedy, which arose a bit more than two centuries later, as the most respected, the most influential, and, from a slightly different vantage point, the most prestigious mode of addressing the human condition in literary terms. The major epics are the big boys, the works that, from the very outset, everyone had heard of and everyone knew, at least by reputation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful even if you've read the books

    • By amar on 06-15-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Classical Mythology: The Greeks

    • The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Peter Meineck
    • Narrated by: Peter Meineck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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    Through the study of these time-honored myths, the Greek heroes and gods - including Heracles, Zeus, Achilles, Athena, Aphrodite, and others - leap from the page in all their glorious splendor. The following lectures are not only an entertaining guide to Greek mythology, but a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Billy Barker on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $49.94

    • EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots

    • With a Story of Survival
    • By: Jonathan Hollerman
    • Narrated by: Kent Clark
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, but with annoyances

    • By GreenAdam on 04-24-14

    Regular price: $23.08

    • El Cid: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Modern Classics)

    • By: James Henry Harris
    • Narrated by: Jack Kison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Cantar del Mio Cid (The Poem of El Cid) is the oldest Spanish epic poem preserved. It's based on the true story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, known as El Cid, and it takes place during the Spanish Reconquest. It's the first known extensive narrative work of Spanish literature written in a Romance language, and it was composed around 1200.This text has been carefully written in modern English to allow for easy listening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The heroic tale translated simply.

    • By Jan on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Robinson Crusoe (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Roy Marsden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Young Robinson Crusoe has a burning ambition to be a sailor. Paying no attention to his parent's warnings he runs away to sea to embark on an extraordinary series of adventures: struggles with Barbary pirates, a shipwreck and the extraordinary meeting with Man Friday. Roy Marsden plays the older Robinson Crusoe looking back on a life of recklessness, daring and adventure - and the survival of 28 years, two months and 19 days on a desert island.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great way to enjoy historic literature

    • By Mark on 02-20-19

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies
    • By: Professor Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Professor Harold Bloom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shakespeare's seven great tragedies contain unmistakable elements that set them apart from any other plays ever written. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare embodied in the character of Juliet the world's most impressive representation ever of a woman in love. With Julius Caesar, the great playwright produced a drama of astonishing and perpetual relevance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lowest WPM Ever

    • By Ronald on 11-16-11

    Regular price: $49.95

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