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    • Hagakure

    • The Book of the Samurai
    • By: William Scott Wilson (translator), Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an 18th-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Way to Experience the Book Again

    • By WildKarrde on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Spiritual and Philosophical Tour-de-Force

    • By Rich on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $58.80

    • 1Q84

    • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Length: 46 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,392
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,368

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've never read a book quite like this one

    • By Joey on 04-23-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279

    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

    • By David on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • The Millennium Series, Book 1
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,371

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

    • By Robert on 12-22-08

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading, disturbing book

    • By Tad Davis on 11-03-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisit the Classics

    • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $18.87

    • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,425

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Audiobook!

    • By Greg on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Don Quixote

    • Translated by Edith Grossman
    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 39 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297

    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece - in literature and narration!

    • By Peter Y. Chapman on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $48.99

    • A River in Darkness

    • One Man's Escape from North Korea
    • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769

    Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awful! And I don't mean the book . . .

    • By DJW on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Dark Forest

    • By: Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,980

    This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking listeners to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion - in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $42.52

    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse, Gunther Olesch - translator, Anke Dreher - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Versatile actor Chris Hendrie breathes life into this poetical and allegorical novel and leads us on a profound spiritual journey to finding enlightenment. With a deep and compelling humanity, its young hero moves through self-discovery into self-knowledge, and finally into pure joy as he encounters the river of life. Published in 1922, this book has inspired millions worldwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By Robert Kimball on 09-08-13

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Season of Storms

    • By: Andrzej Sapkowski, David A French - translator
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Enter the world of The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the world fantasy award for lifetime achievement. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher - two swords, steel, and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another masterpiece from Sapkowski

    • By JJ on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Gilgamesh

    • A New English Version
    • By: Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,790

    This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A defense of this "translation"

    • By George on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $16.95

    • The Complete Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565

    The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best translation I have encountered.

    • By DW on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • The Millennium Series, Book 2
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,635
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,654

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • addicted

    • By Cynthia on 05-12-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Death's End

    • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033

    Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best trilogies I have ever listened to

    • By Patrick on 10-17-16

    Regular price: $37.79

    • Goodbye, Things

    • The New Japanese Minimalism
    • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510

    Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

    • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • The Millennium Series, Book 3
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,352
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,001
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,021

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect.

    • By B.J. on 06-15-10

    Regular price: $31.93

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