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    • Why Marx Was Right

    • 2nd Edition
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking 10 of the most common objections to Marxism - that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on - he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions are.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant Narrator

    • By Stephen on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • On Evil

    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    For many enlightened, liberal-minded thinkers today, and for most on the political left, evil is an outmoded concept. It smacks too much of absolute judgements and metaphysical certainties to suit the modern age. In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defence of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artefact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Magnificent book

    • By Joanie on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gospels (Revolutions Series)

    • Terry Eagleton presents Jesus Christ
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: David Holt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume in the Revolutions Series presents Jesus Christ as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. In this new presentation of the Gospels, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful and provocative argument for Jesus Christ as a social, political and moral radical, a friend of anti-imperialists, outcasts and marginals, a champion of the poor, the sick and immigrants, and as an opponent of the rich, religious hierarchs, and hypocrites everywhere

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title

    • By Joe Compton on 06-22-11

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Radical Sacrifice

    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and archaic abnegation. But even in the Old Testament, the dual natures of sacrifice, embodying both ritual slaughter and moral rectitude, were at odds. In this analysis, Terry Eagleton makes a compelling argument that the idea of sacrifice has long been misunderstood. Pursuing the complex lineage of sacrifice in a lyrical discourse, Eagleton focuses on the Old and New Testaments, offering a virtuosic analysis of the crucifixion.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Culture and the Death of God

    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    How to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formidable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates in this thought-provoking audiobook the contradictions, difficulties, and significance of the modern search for a replacement for God. Lucid, stylish, and entertaining in his usual manner, Eagleton presents a brilliant survey of modern thought that also serves as a timely, urgently needed intervention into our perilous political present.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narrator misread some words from book

    • By Wilson Tan on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Meaning of Life

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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    The phrase "the meaning of life" for many seems a quaint notion fit for satirical mauling by Monty Python or Douglas Adams. But in this spirited Very Short Introduction, famed critic Terry Eagleton takes a serious if often amusing look at the question and offers his own surprising answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Philosophizing beyond Nihilism or Fundamentalism

    • By A. Yerkes on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Across the Pond

    • An Englishman's View of America
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Richard Shelton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British, but the English, says literary critic Terry Eagleton, find their transatlantic neighbors just as strange. Only an alien race would admiringly refer to a colleague as "aggressive," use superlatives to describe everything from one's pet dog to one's rock collection, or speak frequently of being "empowered."

    Regular price: $19.95