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    • The 100-Year Life

    • Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
    • By: Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your handbook for a 100-year lfe

    • By Sergio Faria on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Fall of Heaven

    • The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran
    • By: Andrew Scott Cooper
    • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In this remarkably human portrait of one of the 20th century's most complicated personalities, author Andrew Scott Cooper traces Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He highlights the turbulence of the postwar era, during which the shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent account of a pivotal and sad time

    • By Guerin Shea on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Oil Kings

    • How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
    • By: Andrew Scott Cooper
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Struggling with a recession... European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans... A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s. The Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. Brilliantly reported and filled with astonishing details about some of the key figures of the time, this is the history of an era that we thought we knew, an era whose momentous reverberations still influence events at home and abroad today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, but ignores the economic side

    • By Walter on 04-15-12
    • How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
    • By: Andrew Scott Cooper
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 271 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Aphrodite

    • The Origins and History of the Greek Goddess of Love
    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Attempting to cover all the forms the "Goddess of Love" encapsulates is no small affair. The roles she played in romance, marriage, procreation, and all of the other desires of humanity were myriad, but the aim of this book is to paint a slightly different, perhaps more esoteric version of Aphrodite from the usual image of her in mythology books.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hercules & Jason and the Argonauts

    • The Legendary Stories of Ancient Greece’s Most Famous Heroes
    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are few mythological characters that require less of an introduction than Hercules. His "labours" are known and have been reimagined by cultures far beyond their Greek beginnings, and he continues to influence modern culture in more ways than any other ancient Greek hero.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Loki: The Origins and History of the Famous Norse Trickster God

    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Much of what is known of the Norse myths comes from the 10th century onwards. Until this time and, indeed, for centuries afterwards, Norse culture (particularly that of Iceland, where the myths were eventually transcribed) was an oral culture. In fact, in all Scandinavian countries well into the 13th century laws were memorized by officials known as "Lawspeakers" who recited them at the "Thing." The Thing was the legislative assembly in Scandinavia "held for judicial purposes". One of the most famous of these Lawspeakers was the Icelander Snorri Sturluson, a masterful writer who wrote the Prose Edda in the 13th century. There are other sources for the Norse myths, namely the later "Poetic Edda", a collection of poems and prose work, and other sagas but the Snorri's Prose Edda is the most complete work whose attribution is known to modern scholars.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sooo dry

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ragnarok: The Origins and History of the Apocalypse in Norse Mythology

    • By: Andrew Scott, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most fascinating elements of Norse cosmology is the fact that its end is foretold in crushing detail. This end of times will come about in a mighty battle called "Ragnarök", an event translated as either "the Fate of the Gods" or (in Richard Wagner's re-imagining) "the Twilight of the Gods." Ragnarök: The Origins and History of the Apocalypse in Norse Mythology looks at the story and the legendary Norse mythology behind it.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Týr: The Origins and History of the Norse God of Law, War, and Justice

    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Much of what is known of the Norse myths comes from the 10th century onwards. Until this time and, indeed, for centuries afterwards, Norse culture (particularly that of Iceland, where the myths were eventually transcribed) was an oral culture. In fact, in all Scandinavian countries well into the thirteenth century laws were memorized by officials known as “Lawspeakers” who recited them at the “Thing.” The Thing was the legislative assembly in Scandinavia “held for judicial purposes”. One of the most famous of these lawspeakers was the Icelander Snorri Sturluson.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Poseidon

    • The Origins and History of the Greek God of the Sea
    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poseidon is one of the most easily recognizable characters in all of ancient Greek mythology. His signature trident is iconic; one sight of it invariably floods the modern mind with images of aquatic chariots and daunting typhoons. But there is so much more to the character of Poseidon than maritime denizens and disasters, which shouldn't really come as a surprise.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • How Work Will Change When Most of Us Live to 100

    • By: Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Today in the United States there are 72,000 centenarians. Worldwide, probably 450,000. If current trends continue, then by 2050 there will be more than a million in the US alone. According to the work of demographer Professor James Vaupel and his co-researchers, 50% of babies born in the US in 2007 have a life expectancy of 104 or more. Broadly the same holds for the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Canada and for Japan 50% of 2007 babies can expect to live to a staggering 107.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin

    • The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer
    • By: Scott Andrew Selby
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the Nazi war machine caused death and destruction throughout Europe, one man in the Fatherland began his own reign of terror. This is the true story of the pursuit and capture of a serial killer in the heart of the Third Reich. For all appearances, Paul Ogorzow was a model German. An employed family man, party member, and sergeant in the infamous Brownshirts, he had worked his way up in the Berlin railroad from a manual laborer laying track to assistant signalman. But he also had a secret need to harass and frighten women.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting subject poorly told

    • By Anna Jensen on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • What Younger Workers Can Learn From Older Workers, and Vice Versa

    • By: Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Coaching and mentoring across age groups makes sense. There is surely much each can learn from the other. We typically imagine that the young can help the old understand technology and the old can impart general wisdom.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Baldr: The Origins and History of the Famous Norse God Whose Death Leads to Ragnarok

    • By: Andrew Scott, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    One of the most influential and famous of the Norse Gods, Baldr "the Bright", Odin’s second son, occupies a place in Norse mythology like no other. His fate was either that of the harbinger of doom or of salvation, depending on the interpretation of his myths. His story is one of the few that plays a pivotal role in the early days of the gods, as well as in their cataclysmic end - Ragnarök - and was even one of the very few to return to the light after the devastation.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Freyr: The Origins and History of the Norse God of Love and Fertility

    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    Much of what is known of the Norse myths comes from the 10th century onwards. Until this time and, indeed, for centuries afterwards, Norse culture (particularly that of Iceland, where the myths were eventually transcribed) was an oral culture. Freyr: The Origins and History of the Norse God of Love and Fertility looks at the stories about the legendary Norse deity. You will learn about Freyr like never before.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Theseus and the Minotaur

    • The History of One of Greek Mythology's Most Famous Legends
    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Ray
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Countless civilizations have come and gone over the course of time, but interest in mythology is one of the great constants. People have approached myths from countless angles, some denigrating and self-righteous, others earnest and open-minded, but there is something mystical and universal in all myths that speaks to the reader across the years, regardless of what they know of historiography or "schools of thought".

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Axmann Conspiracy

    • The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S. Army Defeated It
    • By: Scott Andrew Selby
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A trusted member of Hitler’s inner circle, Artur Axmann, the head of the Hitler Youth, witnessed the Führer commit suicide in Berlin - but he would not let the Reich die with its leader. Evading capture, and with access to remnants of the regime’s wealth, Axmann had enough followers to reestablish the Nazi party in the very heart of Allied-occupied Germany - and position himself to become dictator of the Fourth Reich. U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps Officer Jack Hunter was the perfect undercover operative.

    Regular price: $18.20

    • Apollo

    • The Origins and History of the Greek God
    • By: Andrew Scott, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Apollo's history is a confusing one," said the renowned poet and mythologist Robert Graves. This notion is also illustrated in a quote from the sixth century BCE Homeric Hymn to Apollo, which gives the listener a brief glimpse into the confusion surrounding Apollo's multi-faceted nature.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Mythology of the Trojan War

    • The History and Legacy of the Mythical Legends About the Battle for Troy
    • By: Andrew Scott, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Believed to have been penned around the eighth century BCE or seventh century BCE, the Iliad and the Odyssey served as both entertainment and a moral guidebook of sorts for the ancient Greeks, as well as the foundation for Western literature. Although there is some scholarly debate regarding the epic's authorship, it is generally attributed to Homer. Given that he lived nearly 2800 years ago, not much is actually known about Homer; even his birthplace is debated.

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    • Jason and the Argonauts

    • The Origins and History of the Ancient Greeks' Most Famous Mythological Hero
    • By: Andrew Scott, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of Jason and his crew of Argonauts is one of the best-known and most beloved myths of all time. Blockbuster movies have been made about it, and legendary explorer and historian Tim Severin even constructed a replica of the Argo in 1984 and succeeded in sailing it to Colchis (modern-day Georgia). In the ancient world too, this myth was told and retold time and again.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ares

    • The Origins and History of the Greek God of War
    • By: Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ares, the god of war and personification of all that is reactionary and violent, is remembered today as the hated, unshakeable, and infallible embodiment of the violence prevalent in war and society at large, but surviving evidence suggests that this may not have always been the case. To understand that, it's necessary to remember that Greek mythology has been filtered and tempered by centuries of editors and zealots and fickle word of mouth.

    Regular price: $6.95

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