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    • The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

    • By: Vatsyayana, Sir Richard Burton (translator)
    • Narrated by: Rita Sharma
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Written by the ancient Indian philosopher Vatsyayana sometime between the first and sixth centuries A.D., the Kama Sutra is literally translated as "Aphorisms on Love". It is intended as a manual for not only love and intimacy but also a treatise on the politics and customs of relationships between men and women. The Kama Sutra, while sought after for its instruction on sexual positions, is much more than just a guide for lovemaking. Presented here is the classic translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Lawrence on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Arabian Nights

    • By: Sir Richard Burton
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence, and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist, and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, But Too Short

    • By Peter Schaeffer on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Kama Sutra

    • By: Mallanaga Vatsyayana, Sir Richard Francis Burton (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3 out of 5 stars 12
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      3 out of 5 stars 11

    The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature. It is over 1,700 years old, yet it remains a best seller to this day. Part of the reason, of course, is it's incredible advice and creativity in the art of loving. But it is much more than that.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Empowerment on 03-27-10

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Arabian Nights: The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Seaman

    • By: Sir Richard F. Burton
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Lockwood
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    These tales are told with a rare beauty, rhyme, and rhythm. Richard Burton's translation catches the epic beauty in his unique style. It takes time to get used to Burton's prose poetry, but once you do, the reward is as deep as Shaharazad's story. As a storyteller, it was a joy to narrate these tales and bring the music of the work to life.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca (Unabridged Excerpts)

    • By: Sir Richard Francis Burton
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Explorer, adventurer and linguistic genius, Sir Richard Francis Burton was the first Englishman to enter Mecca, the holy city of Muslims. Fluent in Arabic and the traditions of Islam, Burton joined the hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca - incognito. The Royal Geographical Society hoped Burton's efforts would add detail to the "huge white blot" on their Arabian maps. His resulting Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca was of great anthropological and literary merit, and brought him much notoriety.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Burton Abridged

    • By David B. Fobert on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Entdeck mich 2. Weltberühmte Expeditionen

    • By: Charles Darwin, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Fridtjof Nansen
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold, Johannes Steck, Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
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    In der zweiten Box mit Reisetagebüchern kommen weitere berühmte Forscher, Entdecker und Männer von Welt zu Wort. Charles Darwin reist auf der Beagle bis zu den Galapagos-Inseln...

    Regular price: $13.77