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    • All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault

    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks - and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities - and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero-names. Turns out that "accident" was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius's latest diabolical scheme. Now it's up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team's name should be!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to a new series!

    • By Donaithnen on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Russian Stories for Kids

    • The Story of King Frost & King Kojata
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "King Kojata" is a Slavonic fairy tale. A king and a queen had no children. One day, the king was travelling and grew thirsty. He found a spring with a cup floating in it. He did not succeed at trying to grab the cup: it always evaded his hands. When he dropped to drink directly, a creature in the well grabbed his beard and would not free him until he promised to give it something he knew nothing about, and which he would find on his return home.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • King Midas

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The myth of King Midas is a cautionary tale about the dangers of believing that gold should be coveted above all things, and the foolishness of wishing without thinking. It appeared in Ovid's "Metamorphosis", and has inspired many works of art and literature through the centuries. This is a retelling of the complete tale of "The King with the Golden Touch", from the Gordian knot to the ears of an ass, in great detail and with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • 10 Mythological Heroes & Stories

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten mythological heroes and stories from Greek mythology, for a delightful overview of the fundamentals of our culture. This is a selection of the most touching and inspiring stories from Ancient Greece; they have all inspired countless works of art through the centuries, often come from even more ancient myths, and are here retold in a detailed and lively manner.

    Regular price: $6.63

    • 12 Labours of Hercules

    • Greek Mythology
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Twelve Labours of Hercules" are a series of feats ordered by the gods carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, whose name was later romanised as Hercules. The legend was first written whole, as a fixed cycle of twelve labours, in an epic Greek poem now lost, in about 600BC; as they survive in the original source, the labours are not all recounted in a single place, but must be reassembled from many sources. This short story is a retelling of Hercules' legend with an elegant style that will edify children and adults alike.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Expendable

    • League of Peoples, Book 1
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
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    Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred...unless you're an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different - and terrible - ways to die.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd but delightful

    • By Almira on 10-05-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stranded

    • By: Anthony Francis, Anne Bishop, James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Amberlynn Hallett, Taylor Szemerey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The New York Times Best-selling fantasy author Anne Bishop makes her U.S. debut in science fiction with this engaging futuristic novella. The Restorers travel the universe fulfilling a purpose handed down through the generations. They live and die aboard city-ships, never knowing the worlds they create and save. What begins as a disastrous training exercise in creating and balancing ecosystems becomes an unexpected fight for survival. The only hope may be the secret project of an untried Restorer.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ascending

    • League of Peoples, Book 5
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oar is the last of her kind - a resident of the so-called "planet of no return", once the Admiralty's dumping ground for undesirables and those who had become expendable. Oar's transparent body is indestructible. Yet the mind it houses grows weary and will soon surrender to the catatonic torpor that has already claimed the others of her genetically altered human race. But Oar cannot sleep, not yet. There are powerful forces seeking her destruction for reasons unknown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun light read

    • By Ed G on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Hamlet

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play seems to have been one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as "the world's most-filmed story after Cinderella".

    Regular price: $4.40

    • King Lear

    • A Summary of the Play by William Shakespeare
    • By: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 32 mins
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    "King Lear" is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, depicting the gradual descent into madness of the title character after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. The play is derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king; after the English Restoration, it was often revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the nineteenth century, Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements.

    Regular price: $4.40

    • 100 quotes about Hatha Yoga

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hatha yoga is the branch of yoga using asanas, that is to say with an emphasis on the physical exercises aiming to bring the practitioner closer to spiritual health, mastery and enlightenment. These 100 quotes by masters and practitioners alike will help you find the right balance and inspire your physical practice with the spirituality that has always been its true goal. 

    Regular price: $5.51

    • Vigilant

    • League of Peoples, Book 3
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her fahter's hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NOT QUITE A SEQUEL

    • By Professor on 11-22-12

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Alexander I, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tsar Alexander I was the grandson of Catherine the Great. He became Tsar after his father Paul I was murdered and ruled Russia during chaotic period of the Napoleonic Wars. In Russian history, he is known as “Alexander the Blessed”. A legendary ruler, he led his country to one of her greatest triumphs, against Napoleon, although he was often viewed as an enigma by his contemporaries. Discover the life and struggles of one of the most influential rulers through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Phobias and How to Overcome Them

    • By: James Gardner M.D., Arthur H. Bell Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Ron Hippe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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    More than half of all Americans suffer from one or more phobias at some time during their lives. This audiobook draws upon the extraordinary wealth of current scientific and clinical research on phobias, including Dr. Gardner's own experiences with patients, to answer six pressing questions for anyone who suffers from phobias and for friends and relatives of such sufferers.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Commitment Hour

    • League of Peoples, Book 2
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 25th century, Tober Cove is a wonderful place to be. With most of Earth's population long since departed for other planets, and with them the technology that makes such a journey possible, life here is simple and serene - especially for Fullin, a gifted musician whose talent commands many times the wages of a farmer or fisherman. But Fullin is twenty years old. And at that age, each person in Tober Cove must make the most important decision in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Crazy Twists

    • By Diane on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Chinese Stories for Kids

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 25 mins
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    "The Most Frugal of Men" is a funny story about masters of frugality outperforming each other; "The Moon-Cake" about the dangers of asking for a cake that would resemble the moon; "The Ladle that Fell from the Moon" tells about the witty attempt to confound an elderly scammer; "The Young Head of the Family" tells about a father being outwitted by his daughter-in-law; and "A Dreadful Boar" tells how a poor old woman could defend herself of an elf that met her in the form of a wild boar, threatening to devour her granddaughter.

    Regular price: $4.40

    • 14 Tsars, Emperors of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Russian Empire was the third-largest empire in world history, stretching over three continents. It played a major role in 1812-1814 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire extended from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea in the south, from the Baltic Sea on the west to the Pacific Ocean, and (until 1867) into Alaska in North America in the east. Its wide disparities bred dissidence and rebellions; along with its enormous size, this made it a challenge to govern.

    Regular price: $7.74

    • 100 quotes to understand men

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These 100 quotes, often humorous, always striking, aim at disbanding the male masquerade, help you understand at last this enigmatic bunch, and sprinkle your conversation with witticism, once you have decided what you would like to do of them.

    Regular price: $5.51

    • Ivan IV, Called the Terrible, Tsar of Moscovy

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ivan IV the Terrible was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547, then Tsar of All Russia until his death in 1584. He transformed Russia from a medieval state into an empire, though at immense cost to its people, and its broader, long-term economy. He was described as intelligent and devout, yet given to rages and prone to episodic outbreaks of mental instability that increased with his age. In one such outburst, he killed his son and heir Ivan Ivanovich, which left his younger son, pious but politically ineffectual, to inherit the throne.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Alexander II, Emperor of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander II was Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He is remembered as Alexander the Liberator, as he led the emancipation of Russia's serfs; during his reign, he kept seeking peace, although the context of the surrounding countries was proving more and more difficult. Although he went down in history as a reformer, his actions were too little too late for the revolutionaries of late imperial Russia, who managed to assassinate him in 1881.

    Regular price: $2.17

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