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    • Celtic Mythology

    • Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes
    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4 out of 5 stars 115

    Most people have heard of the Celts - the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western Europe. Despite the pervasive cultural and literary influence of the Celts, shockingly little is known of their way of life and beliefs, because very few records of their stories exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent starter collection

    • By Justin the hermit on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Alexander the Great

    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 582

    Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian Empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By BadGuidance on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • How to Grow Old

    • Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
    • By: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman - introduction, Philip Freeman - translation
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all - and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • How to Be a Friend

    • An Ancient Guide to True Friendship
    • By: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman - introduction, Philip Freeman - translator
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, famous Roman politician and philosopher Cicero offers a compelling guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends. With wit and wisdom, Cicero teaches not only how to build friendships but also why they must be a key part of our lives. For, as Cicero says, life without friends is not worth living. 

    Regular price: $10.49

    • How to Win an Election

    • An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians
    • By: Quintus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman - translator
    • Narrated by: Doug Kaye
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
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      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How to be a politician ...

    • By Benedict on 07-31-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • How to Run a Country

    • An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders
    • By: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman - translator
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest statesman and orator, was elected to the Roman Republic's highest office at a time when his beloved country was threatened by power-hungry politicians, dire economic troubles, foreign turmoil, and political parties that refused to work together. Sound familiar? Cicero's letters, speeches, and other writings are filled with timeless wisdom and practical insight about how to solve these and other problems of leadership and politics. How to Run a Country collects the best of these writings to provide an entertaining, common-sense guide for modern leaders and citizens

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • shorter than I expected

    • By Shawn Whiting on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • St. Patrick of Ireland

    • A Biography
    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their super-natural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the Trinity. But his true story is more fascinating than the myths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Discription

    • By Larry on 08-12-05

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Saint Brigid's Bones

    • A Celtic Adventure
    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In ancient Ireland, an island ruled by kings and druids, the nuns of Saint Brigid are fighting to keep their monastery alive. When the bones of Brigid go missing from their church, the theft threatens to destroy all they have worked for. No one knows the danger they face better than Sister Deirdre, a young nun torn between two worlds.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sacrifice

    • A Celtic Adventure
    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Someone is killing the nuns of Ireland. The grisly discovery of an elderly sister of Saint Brigid's monastery strangled, bled dry, and thrown into a bog is just the beginning. Soon a beautiful young nun is found decapitated and hung from a barren tree. It doesn't take long before the members of the struggling monastic community of Kildare realize that not only are the nuns being hunted by a serial killer, but the murderer is performing the gruesome slayings in the manner of the ancient druid sacrifices.

    Regular price: $17.47