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    • In His Own Words

    • Conversations with Meister Eckhart
    • By: Meister Eckhart, Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Andy Harrison, Simon Parke
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Conversations with Meister Eckhart is an imagined conversation with this 13th-century mystic, around such themes as detachment, which he famously placed above love; spirituality; God; the soul; and suffering. But while the conversation is imagined, Eckhart's words are not; they are authentically his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Medieval Mysticism for Modern Ears

    • By Troy on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Conversations with Van Gogh

    • By: Vincent Van Gogh, Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Andy Havill
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Vincent van Gogh is best known for two things – his sunflowers and his ear-cutting. But there are many other ways of knowing this remarkable son of a Dutch pastor, who left his chill homeland for the sunshine of Arles in the South of France; and left us over a thousand frank letters of struggle and joy, to help us glimpse his inner world. Vincent came late to painting after spending time in London trying to be a Christian missionary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Imaginary Premise...

    • By Douglas on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Conversations with Jesus of Nazareth

    • By: Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Simon Parke, Andrew Havill
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Many admire his spiritual teachings; some go further and claim him as the messiah, while a few deny he ever existed at all. But everyone has an opinion about this obscure preacher who lived his brief life in one of the less significant regions of the Roman Empire; and who, in being crucified, died the traditional death for criminals and trouble-makers. Jesus lived in turbulent times. Under Roman rule, Judea was a hotbed of nationalist, political and religious interests, all vying for power.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Excessive interviewer intrusion

    • By Zaubermond on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $14.01

    • In His Own Words: Conversations with Leo Tolstoy

    • In His Own Words
    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Andy Harrison, Simon Parke
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When most think of Tolstoy, they think of the great author. For his last 30 years, however, Tolstoy walked a different track. In Conversations with Leo Tolstoy, Simon Parke grants us the honour of sitting with the great man, towards the end of his life, and gives us the chance to chat with him. The conversation is imagined, but not Tolstoy’s answers. This is Tolstoy is his own words, drawn from his extensive books, essays, and letters.

    Regular price: $14.01

    • A Beautiful Life

    • Ten New Commandments: Because Life Could be Better
    • By: Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Simon Parke
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The idea for the book came to Simon Parke whilst on a train from Edinburgh to London. He had been leading a weekend on the Old Testament's Ten Commandments, and felt uneasy. What had struck him, was the fact that while the commandments demand that we be good, they don't tell us how to be good. 'They tell us what to do,' says Parke, 'but not how to be - and how to be is the more important of the two, as all our doing arises from our being.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Small on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $10.84

    • A Vicar, Crucified

    • By: Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Bob Sinfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Abbot Peter has recently swapped leadership of a remote monastery in the Sinai desert for retirement in the bleak and stormy English seaside town of Stormhaven. When the local vicar is discovered crucified naked, in the vestry, the Abbot is invited to act as a Special Witness investigator. He partners the attractive and ambitious Detective Inspector Tamsin Shah - and discovers a surprising connection along the way. Shocked by such cruel death, the church community adjusts to the knowledge that the murderer is one of them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you're looking for something really unusual...

    • By Kathi on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $10.32

    • One-Minute Mystic

    • By: Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Simon Parke
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 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

    'Need a break from the mayhem of the modern world; or maybe from the mayhem of your inner life? Then why not give yourself permission to pause?' Such is the invitation at the heart of this book, which arises from Simon Parke's popular weekly columns of the same name in the Daily Mail, which calls them 'meditations to wake up your mind and your soul'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Moment Can Mean So Much

    • By Troy on 03-22-13

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Shelf Life

    • By: Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The day I was appointed Chair of the shop union was the same day the Pope was elected. There the similarities end, however. For while his elevation took place beneath the fine art of the Sistine Chapel, with the mysterious white smoke rising, mine took place in the cold store, with nothing more mysterious than the bacon delivery and yesterday's waste...A vicar for twenty years, Simon Parke trades in his dog collar for a job on the tills in his local supermarket.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Conversations with Arthur Conan Doyle

    • In His own Words
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Parke
    • Narrated by: Andy Harrison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    At the end of the 19th century, perhaps every man wanted to be Arthur Conan Doyle. He had written historical novels, short stories of horror and the supernatural; and displayed huge energy and talent in a variety of fields. He was a fine cricketer (he once took the wicket of the great WC Grace); played football, rugby and golf. He had trained and practiced as a doctor; campaigned for underdogs, like the falsely accused George Edalji; he liked fast cars and the new and dangerous invention of the aeroplane.

    Regular price: $11.44