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    • The History of Rome: The Complete Works

    • By: Titus Livy, Cyrus Edmunds - translator, William A. McDevitte - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 88 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus. The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The horrible book

    • By Amanda on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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    The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of a complicated and broken family headed by a father, Fyodor Karamazov, who becomes entangled with his three sons, whom he neglected, after both mothers died.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Voice for a Great Book

    • By Lisa on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    • By: T.E. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 27 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of T. E. Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt against the Turkish Empire. The book is mostly set in the deserts of Arabia with a great deal of time spent marching through them with camels and the telling of the events through Lawrence's eyes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First hand account of unconventional warfare

    • By Rick on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Pursuit of God

    • By: A.W. Tozer
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Pursuit of God is a deeply spiritual book that focuses on forming a relationship with God through Christianity. In the first chapter, Tozer suggests that in order to know God, one must strip down to the bare necessities and focus entirely on the pursuit. Although putting God first can be difficult, Tozer asserts that doing so will effectively bring God into one's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This will surpass your expectations.

    • By Uncle Dave on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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    Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist Papers have long been considered to be some of the most important works in political science ever written. The Federalist Papers establishes a method of constitutional government that was the building block for the type of government the United States has operated under for over 200 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Constitutional Refreshment

    • By Charlie on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Imitation of Christ

    • By: Thomas A. Kempis
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 15th century, the Augustinian monk, Thomas Kempis authored one of the most profound Christian works to date. The Imitation of Christ focuses on living the life that Jesus and his followers promoted through ministry, emphasizing the need for isolation and prayer, as well as renouncing worldly vanities and searching for eternal truths as a method of getting closer to Christ and God.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • On Liberty

    • By: John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    On Liberty is a book by John Stuart Mill, one of the most celebrated philosophers on the subject of leadership and governing ideals. The book focuses on Mill's philosophy on utilitarianism which is one of his defining principles. The principles of the book are focused on developing a relationship between the ruling authority and liberty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read this.

    • By hrobbins on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Jewish War

    • By: Flavius Josephus
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Jewish rebellion against Rome was a significant turning point in Jewish history. Although Josephus is known for his divided loyalties in the rebellion, his account is the most detailed record available of the Jewish life and revolt under Roman rule. Born in Jerusalem to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry, Josephus was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, hagiographer, and historian.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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    Father Brown was a character created by G.K. Chesterton and draws inspiration from Arthur Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. While Sherlock Holmes' detective career relies on his logic and deduction, Father Brown relies on sympathy and intuition to solve mysteries and crime. The Innocence of Father Brown is a collection of 12 stories that have Father Brown doing what he does best; being a detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Narration

    • By James on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Dante's Divine Comedy is a mythical epic poem adventure in which Dante is guided through heaven, purgatory, and hell. Each after-life division is further divided. The sections of heaven are on different planets and stars, the sections of purgatory are divided along the upward journey of a mountain, and the levels of hell are an upside-down funnel composed of seven rings of punishment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Great Alagory of Modern Times

    • By Lowball on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Essays

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leader in the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He is best known for his political philosophy and ideological thoughts on the moral worth of the individual and his work greatly influenced many of the great thinkers of his time, including Henry David Thoreau.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, Wonderful, and Insightful

    • By Hank on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 advocating for the independence of the American colonies from Britain and is considered very influential in American history. It stresses the logic of America's independence emphasizing the defects of Britain's monarchy and the economic cost of participating in Britain's repeated wars.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though the Romans were known for having contributed much to culture and the arts, there was one facet that was unrivaled when it came to ancient civilizations: their published works. Philosophy was their forte, and it goes without saying that the meditations by Marcus Aurelius is a superb piece of philosophical writings and musings. What is interesting about this collection is that it chronicles his thoughts during the time of his reign as Roman Emperor from AD 161 to 180.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator sounds like a robot

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle delves into the question of what is best for mankind and humans as individuals. His conclusion is that happiness is the best possible human condition, though he is not referencing the emotion of happiness. Instead, Aristotle concludes that true happiness comes as a way of life in which the individual contributes to the good of his community, as well as his mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!

    • By Glenda on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The March of the Ten Thousand by Xenophon is an account of the Greek mercenary armies formed by Cyrus the Younger in an attempt to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes II, with the purpose of gaining control of the Persian Empire. Xenophon was one of the leaders of these mercenaries; his work The Anabasis retells the story of the march to the Battle of Cunaxa. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Enchiridion and Discourses

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    The Enchiridion and Discourses is a compilation of Epictetus's philosophical teachings. Although Epictetus spent much of his life as a slave, he believed that all people were free to control their emotional well-being and live in harmony with their circumstance and those around them. His works are a guide for applying philosophy to day-to-day living. Although many of the great philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, promoted grand ideas, they never approached the subject of integrating those ideas into everyday life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Free Version on Librivox is better

    • By Walt Longmire on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Notes from the Underground is an 1864 existentialist novella written by the Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The speaker, an unknown yet common type of man, writes in first person about his views on Western philosophy, as well as his stark analysis of his own life. The work is written as the ramblings of this retired government employee who seems to have a very pessimistic yet honest opinion on his own life, as well as the world as seen through his eyes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Gambit on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Two Treatises of Government

    • By: John Locke
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two Treatises of Government is a work of political philosophy that outlined a concept foreign to the American people who, at the time, were still under English monarchy. This concept is what we now call democracy and advocated for a system in which all people were afforded rights to freedom and property ownership. The book was intended to push forward the ideas on contract theory and natural rights. Thomas Jefferson borrowed many of the ideas of Two Treatises of Government while writing the Declaration of Independence.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ethics

    • By: Benedict de Spinoza
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the mind of one of the world's paramount philosophers comes a profound insight into the universe and man's place in the world. Widely considered to be Benedict de Spinoza's greatest work, Ethics paints an intriguing portrait of reality, the ethical life, and the path to sustainable happiness. Decades ahead of its time, Ethics provides a step-by-step guide to an ethical life. Spinoza provides insights into the human mind, God, emotions, and man's bondage to emotion.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I am sorry

    • By Arno on 07-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Symposium

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this acclaimed Plato masterpiece, you travel back in time to attend an elaborate high society dinner. At this party, you meet Plato's mentor, Socrates, and the comic poet Aristophanes. During the banquet, each of these men is invited to praise Eros, the god of love and desire. You witness them deliver speeches that embody their wisdom and philosophies on love. You hear Socrates' celebrated account of Diotima, the prophetess who taught him that love is the manifestation of human goodness. Finally, you even hear from the famous Alcibiades.

    Regular price: $14.95

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