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    • How to Think

    • A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper's, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America's culture wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us - political, social, religious - Jacobs has learned that many of our fiercest disputes occur not because we're doomed to be divided, but because the people involved simply aren't thinking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How to think is as much art as science

    • By Adam Shields on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Book of Common Prayer

    • A Biography
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer, which first appeared in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating history well-told

    • By Ryan Bradley on 02-01-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Narnian

    • The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Alan Jacobs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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    The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil: these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audiobook attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • C.S. Lewis, lover of fairy tales

    • By RoamingChile on 01-20-06
    • The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Alan Jacobs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 10-12-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Love of Fury

    • A World of Fury, Book 1
    • By: Jacob Alan Richmond
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Percy Mackenzie is a US Air Force pararescue hopeful with a relentless will to protect. Rafiq Itani is an aspiring jihadi with big plans. They don't know each other, and they live on opposite sides of the world. But they share demons from a painful past, which will propel both of them into a fateful and bloody future. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A heartfelt story of war from every angle

    • By H. Kibbe on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Curious Tales

    • 46 Weird and Wonderful Stories
    • By: A. J. Alan, Arnold Bennett, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Red Door audiobooks presents 46 classic tales of the strange from some of the greatest writers of all time. 1. A Joy Ride by A. J. Alan 2.The Death Mask by H. D. Everett 3. Query by Austin Small 4 . The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 5. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 6. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 7. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs 8. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 9 . The Giraffe Problem by Barry Pain10. The Man who Stole a Meeting House by John Townsend Trowbridge 11. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman

    Regular price: $51.64

    • The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stories

    • The Story Mouse, Volume 4
    • By: Alan Smith, Charles Perrault, Robert Southey, and others
    • Narrated by: Alan Smith
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stories is a fun, colourful collection of traditional tales that's a must for younger listeners. From the curiosity of Goldilocks to the resourcefulness of the Three Little Pigs, these stories have been told for generations and are perfect for any young child's audio library.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Decadent Immortals of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and The Public Poetry of W.H. Auden

    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    Literary critic Alan Jacobs on the decadence of Anne Rice's vampire novels and the social themes in W.H. Auden's poetry. Whereas traditionally vampires are portrayed as blood-hungry fiends, Rice's books extol the power and freedom that these immortals enjoy. Jacobs explores the moral and literary consequences of this unabashed celebration of self-indulgence. Then, Jacobs dissects Auden's poetry and explains how the poet returned to the church after realizing that liberal humanism failed to provide answers to the problem of evil.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Twenty Minute Tales

    • Short Stories That Pack a Huge Punch
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A stunning collection of the most significant short stories by some of the world's greatest writers. Each story packs a great tale into around 20 minutes of concise and evocative narrative. Perfect for the 20-minute commute, the jog around the block, or the bed-time wind down.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • no titles. no method to know what you are listenin

    • By JANET GORDON KENNEDY on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $79.12

    • Fifteen Minute Stories

    • 45 Gigantic Little Tales
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, A. J. Alan, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A rich anthology of forty-five great stories by some of the most renowned storytellers in the world. Saki, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, A. J. Allan, Guy Boothby, Jerome K. Jerome and many more giants of the piterary world contribute to this collection of tiny tales which pack a huge punch.

    Regular price: $30.32

    • Halloween Tales

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, A. J. Alan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    A wonderful collection of spine-tingling, imaginative, terrifying but beautifully written tales to keep you hiding under the bedclothes this Halloween.

    Regular price: $16.68

    • Jack & the Beanstalk and Other Stories

    • The Story Mouse, Volume 2
    • By: Joanna Pinnock, Alan Smith, Moy McGowan, and others
    • Narrated by: Joanna Pinnock, Alan Smith, Kathy Clugston
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Stories brings together another four of the world's favourite children's fairytales. Written and read with character and fun, this is storytelling at its best!

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Stories for Uneasy Dreams

    • Tales of Strange Beds and Stranger Nightmares
    • By: E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, A. J. Alan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The stuff of nightmares! A terrifying collection of stories about haunted rooms, strange beds, terrifying dreams and sleepless nights. Listen at bedtime if you dare!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weird narration

    • By Rebecca on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $18.07

    • Masterpieces of Humour

    • By: Mark Twain, W. W. Jacobs, F. Anstey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A delightful collection of humorous classic tales by some of the world's greatest racconteurs.

    Regular price: $35.06