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    • Murder by Candlelight

    • The Gruesome Slayings Behind Our Romance With the Macabre
    • By: Michael Beran
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early 19th century, a series of murders took place in and around London that shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes - a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders - was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight but also by the efforts of some of the keenest minds of the period to uncover the most gruesome details of the killings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Victorian True Crime

    • By RosePrincess on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Jefferson's Demons

    • Portrait of a Restless Mind
    • By: Michael Knox Beran
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    In Jefferson's Demons, Michael Knox Beran examines episodes of melancholia in Jefferson's life. In particular, he focuses on the journey Jefferson made to Europe in 1787 to escape the depression that set in due to his tumultuous experience as governor of Virginia following the Revolution and his wife Martha's death. Like Gary Wills' Lincoln at Gettysburg, Beran's revelatory narrative weaves together intellectual history with biography to show how Jefferson embraced the idea of classicism.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of words, little detail

    • By Jonathon Pyles on 02-04-04

    Regular price: $28.95

    • After the Fall

    • By: Michael Knox Beran
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Obama’s last sermon.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Citizen Trump

    • By: Michael Knox Beran
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    People who use the word "buffoon" to describe Donald Trump do so too casually. They overlook the virtuosity of the performance. The yellow hair, the painted face, the histrionic strutting, the naïve egotism - Trump plays the part of Il Capitano, the swaggering soldier of the commedia dell’arte, with a skill the professional actor might well envy. Americans have never seen such a performance, not, at any rate, on the political stage.

    Regular price: $1.95