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    • The British in India

    • A Social History of the Raj
    • By: David Gilmour
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Full of illuminating anecdotes drawn from memoirs, correspondence, and government documents, The British in India weaves a rich tapestry of the everyday experiences of the Britons who found themselves in “the jewel in the crown” of the British Empire. David Gilmour captures the substance and texture of their work, home, and social lives, and illustrates how these transformed across the several centuries of British presence and rule in the subcontinent, from the East India Company’s first trading station in 1615 to the twilight of the Raj and Partition and Independence in 1947.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb. Loved every beautifully read minute!

    • By Rosemary on 01-31-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Black Genesis

    • The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy PhD
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting a hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization. Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but were also an advanced civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and Bold<br />

    • By Barclay Brown on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1

    • An Introduction
    • By: Michel Foucault
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Why has there been such an explosion of discussion about sex in the West since the 17th century? Here, one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic, and political forces that have shaped our attitudes toward sex. In a book that is at once controversial and seductive, Michel Foucault describes how we are in the process of making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire, rather than the increase of pleasure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grateful for Foucault on Audible!

    • By D. Wooten on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Seven Daughters of Eve

    • The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of both the Ice Man's discovery and his age, which was put at over 5,000 years, fascinated scientists and newspapers throughout the world. But what made Sykes's story particularly revelatory was his successful identification of a genetic descendant of the Ice Man, a woman living in Great Britain today. How was Sykes able to locate a living relative?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read

    • By Phoebe Grubbs on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Good Book

    • A Humanist Bible
    • By: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, and the literary skill to conceive of a powerful secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A. C. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious bible drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Morality 2.0

    • By Zack on 06-30-11

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Invention of Russia

    • From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War
    • By: Arkady Ostrovsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    The end of Communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently anti-American and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those days to the autocratic police state of Putin's new Russia? The Invention of Russia reaches back to the darkest days of the Cold War to tell the story of the fight for the soul of a nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow at first, but hang in there, it's worth it!

    • By Don Earl Kauffman on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Goodness Paradox

    • The Strange Relationship Between Peace and Violence in Human Evolution
    • By: Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Throughout history, even as daily life has exhibited calm and tolerance, war has never been far away, and even within societies, violence can be a threat. The Goodness Paradox gives a new and powerful argument for how and why this uncanny combination of peacefulness and violence crystallized after our ancestors acquired language in Africa a quarter of a million years ago. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important! Fascinating. Narrated wonderfully.

    • By Midwest Grandpa on 05-17-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Augustine

    • Conversions to Confessions
    • By: Robin Lane Fox
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Saint Augustine is one of the most influential figures in all of Christianity, yet his path to sainthood was by no means assured. Born in AD 354 to a pagan father and a Christian mother, Augustine spent the first 30 years of his life struggling to understand the nature of God and his world. He learned about Christianity as a child but was never baptized, choosing instead to immerse himself in the study of rhetoric, Manicheanism, and then Neoplatonism - all the while indulging in a life of lust and greed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Eric Pope on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Scandinavians

    • In Search of the Soul of the North
    • By: Robert Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: We fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system and their healthy outdoor lifestyle; we glut ourselves on their crime fiction. Even their strangely attractive melancholia seems to express a stoic, commonsensical acceptance of life's vicissitudes. But how valid is this outsider's view of Scandinavia, and how accurate is our picture of life in Scandinavia today?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • String of digressions paints cultural picture

    • By Le Sabre US on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Long Hangover

    • Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past
    • By: Shaun Walker
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In The Long Hangover, Shaun Walker provides new insight into contemporary Russia and its search for a new identity, telling the story through the country's troubled relationship with its Soviet past. Walker not only explains Vladimir Putin's goals and the government's official manipulations of history, but also focuses on ordinary Russians and their motivations. He charts how Putin raised victory in World War II to the status of a national founding myth in the search for a unifying force to heal a divided country, and shows how dangerous the ramifications of this have been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very educational

    • By Andrew Tuohy on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Great Pearl Heist

    • London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace
    • By: Molly Caldwell Crosby
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London’s perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other - a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective - in the greatest jewel heist of the new century. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker. Word of the “Mona Lisa of Pearls” spreads around the world, captivating jewelers as well as thieves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Read

    • By Rodney on 12-18-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • globalization

    • n. the irrational fear that someone in China will take your job
    • By: Bruce C. Greenwald, Judd Kahn
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ideas about globalization have become so completely accepted that they are now embraced as the conventional. This book presents a very different position, based on a serious look at the history of globalization and a reader-friendly presentation of the economic data that dramatically refute the accepted truths advanced by so many commentators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, but a little technical

    • By Roy on 02-20-09

    Regular price: $18.20

    • A Man of Letters

    • By: V. S. Pritchett
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    V. S. Pritchett is widely - and justly - regarded not only as one of the finest short story writers of this century, but as a critic and essayist of astonishing range, perception and originality. Combining an unpretentious common sense with a rare genius for the illuminating insight into the familiar and the neglected alike, his criticism is all the more valuable in an age in which the study of literature has become increasingly arid and arcane.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Lasting Impressions

    • By: V. S. Pritchett
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The essays in Lasting Impressions have never before appeared in book form and together they make up, in the author's own words, a journey through different countries and different generations. The subjects range from Bruce Chatwin and Salmon Rushdie to Simon de Beauvoir and Bernard Shaw, from Lorca and Flaubert to John Updike and Walker Percy, from P. G. Wodehouse and Molly Keane to Andre Malraux and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Now or Never

    • Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future
    • By: Tim Flannery
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The best-selling author of The Weather Makers returns to the subject of climate change with a thought-provoking and powerful argument for immediate global action and a wide range of innovative, deeply pragmatic ideas to help solve the crisis.

    • Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future
    • By: Tim Flannery
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99