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    • The Elephant Whisperer

    • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,030
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,041

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story, beautifully written

    • By Tango on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hero of the Empire

    • The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
    • By: Candice Millard
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531

    At age 24 Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal, he had to do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding work

    • By G on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Confessions of St. Augustine

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressions on first listening to the book.

    • By Jim D on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $27.29

    • God's Smuggler

    • By: Brother Andrew
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,068
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 955

    This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!

    • By Joshua on 06-05-12

    Regular price: $19.49

    • The Last Rhinos

    • My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 542

    When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals. The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a tribute

    • By Elizabeth on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When Giants Walked the Earth

    • A Biography of Led Zeppelin
    • By: Mick Wall
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 630

    They were the last great band of the '60s and the first great band of the '70s. They rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction, and death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for Led Zeppelin Fans

    • By David on 09-14-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Clapton

    • The Autobiography
    • By: Eric Clapton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world, and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as "God". Now, for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty, and painfully honest autobiography.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 10-19-07
    • The Autobiography
    • By: Eric Clapton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 814 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Babylon's Ark

    • The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

    When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq, he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, Anthony defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing, inspiring, and a little meandering

    • By Skipper on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Walking from East to West

    • God in the Shadows
    • By: Ravi Zacharias
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 407

    This is a story about an amazing man. Yet it is also everyone's story about belief - how it begins, how it grows, and the struggles associated with it. Walking from East to West is a heartfelt personal story of one man's discovery that God is the author of our destinies, no matter how dark the shadows that hide the light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Story that Read Like a Great Novel

    • By Daniel J. Isadore on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    • Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 752

    At age 26, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. But he should have known better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HILARIOUS

    • By Elizabeth on 08-17-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Worst Journey in the World

    • By: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    This gripping story of courage and achievement is the account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard, whom Scott lauded as a tough, efficient member of the team, tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes. From there began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worst journey in the world

    • By ellen on 01-11-09

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      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

    • Jony Ive

    • The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products
    • By: Leander Kahney
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747

    The best-selling author of Inside Steve's Brain profiles Apple's legendary chief designer, Jonathan Ive. Jony Ive's designs have not only made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world; they've overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A history of apple though the lens of design

    • By Scott Stamile on 04-16-15
    • The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products
    • By: Leander Kahney
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 839 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Sound Man

    • A Life Recording Hits With the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, the Faces…
    • By: Glyn Johns
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    Born just outside London in 1942, Glyn Johns was 16 years old at the dawn of rock and roll. His big break as a producer came on the Steve Miller Band's debut album, Children of the Future. He went on to engineer or produce iconic albums for the best in the business, including Abbey Road with the Beatles. Even more impressive, Johns was perhaps the only person on a given day in the studio who was entirely sober, and so he is one of the most reliable and clear-eyed insiders to tell these stories today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inner circle snapshots.

    • By Arvid Burns on 07-24-15
    • A Life Recording Hits With the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, the Faces…
    • By: Glyn Johns
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 05-26-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 256 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography, Vol. 1

    • The Early Years, 1834-1859
    • By: C. H. Spurgeon
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    At the age of 17, Spurgeon became pastor to a handful of believers at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, meeting in what had been a dovecote. Within five years, he had become the best-known minister in London. Two years later, following the Sepoy Mutiny, he conducted a service of national humiliation in the Crystal Palace that was attended by 24,000 people. But this volume is far from being a record of human fame and success....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just an autobiography

    • By Matthew on 12-03-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • St. Francis of Assisi

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. This acclaimed biography of Saint Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man "whose whole life was a poem". Here is the Saint Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, and who invented the crèche. Yet Francis also acknowledged the mystic responsibility to communicate his divine experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • About Time

    • By Cristina on 01-01-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Rod

    • The Autobiography
    • By: Rod Stewart
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Rod Stewart was born the working class son of a Scottish plumber in north London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths ranging from gravedigging to professional soccer, it was music that truly captured his heart - and he never looked back. Rod’s is an incredible life, and here - thrillingly and for the first time - he tells the entire thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock ’n’ roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you think he's sexy - or not - give it a go!

    • By Ninotchka on 10-28-12
    • The Autobiography
    • By: Rod Stewart
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 10-23-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 264 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Confession

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Tolstoy’s autobiographical essay is a dissection of his soul, a study of his life’s movement away from the religious certainties of youth, and a vital piece of reading which contextualizes the great works he is best known for. Marking the point at which his life moved from the worldly to the spiritual, Tolstoy’s philosophical reassessment of the Orthodox faith is a work that holds vital spiritual and intellectual importance to this very day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By David Murphy on 05-25-16

    Regular price: $14.98

    • Beatles '66

    • The Revolutionary Year
    • By: Steve Turner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966 - the year of their last concert and of Revolver, their first album created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. Music journalist and Beatles expert Steve Turner investigates the enormous changes that took place in the Beatles' lives and work during 1966.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New information on a pivotal year in Beatles music

    • By tru britty on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Getting Stoned with the Savages

    • A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America. He knew it was time to set off again for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new favorite author!

    • By L. Worthington on 08-28-07

    Regular price: $20.97

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