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    • Letters from a Stoic

    • By: Lucius Seneca
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Seneca's Letters from a Stoic is considered one of the thought-leaders of philosophy in the history of classical literature. The compilation offers a comprehensive introduction to the stoic philosophy. Stoicism is Hellenistic philosophy that dominated literature and conversation until around Three AD. Its roots are traced back to ancient Greece at its founding by Zeno of Citium.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the essay, Emerson puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define the ways by which humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Manual for Living

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or Manual has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast. Montaigne had a copy of the Enchiridion among his books. Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher. Frederick the Great carried the book with him on all campaigns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever

    • By AMS on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Self Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Self-Reliance, an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841, is arguable Emerson's most influential piece. Self-Reliance does a masterful job expanding on one of Emerson's most frequently spoken themes of how individuals should follow their own ideas and instincts. The essay has three major divisions: the importance of self-reliance, self-reliance and the individual, and self-reliance and society, each containing timeless teachings.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Listen in to this amazingly narrated novella in which the main character, Gregor, wakes up only to discover that he has turned into a giant insect. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Heart of Darkness is a thrilling psychological delve into the deepest African jungles and their isolated populations in the late 19th century. The story captivates listeners through the eyes of an anonymous narrator and his trip guide, Marlow. The story sheds light on the darkness of The Company, comprised of civilized European businessmen, as they erode into a inhumane and evil machine that raids and pillages the local people. Heart of Darkness, a novella, packs a large punch in just a short time as it envelops listeners in the themes of greed, immorality, and deception.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is a timeless and beloved classic. After an uncanny twist of fate, a young boy inherits a Captain's sea chest and its enchanted belongings. Among them, he finds a treasure map. An adventure ensues as the boy, Jim, alongside a true captain, shipmates, and a cook, sets sail for the path to their bounty. However, a mutiny breaks out, and the shipmates divide themselves. Eventually the crew, though saddled with tension, finds the island, but what they find there is more than they ever accounted for.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fragments

    • By: Heraclitus
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Though this Word is true evermore, yet men are as unable to understand it when they hear it for the first time as before they have heard it at all. For, though, all things come to pass in accordance with this Word, men seem as if they had no experience of them, when they make trial of words and deeds such as I set forth, dividing each thing according to its nature and showing how it truly is. But other men know not what they are doing when awake, even as they forget what they do in sleep.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Arrows dark and swift

    • By L. Stepelevich on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Prince of Eridu

    • Novels of Ancient Sumeria, Book 1
    • By: Jesse Hudson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When the jealous high priest of Enki murders the king during a holy festival and stages a takeover of the palace, Crown Prince Ammon-shur must flee for his life with nothing more than the clothes on his back. His faithful bodyguard, Balashi, saves him from capture and death at the hands of his enemies, and together the two make their way to the ancient city of Uruk, home of the ancient and powerful temple of Inanna.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected but delightful nonetheless

    • By Gail N. on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    First published anonymously, Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in the early 1800s, when she was just 20 years old. Frankenstein is the compelling science-fiction drama-romance of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist. Frankenstein goes on to create an irreverent monster-creature through his scientific experimentation. Frankenstein and his creation then go on to pose the question to all - why are we here, what is our purpose? Considered one of the greatest works of literature because of its ingenuity in theme and style, Shelley's Frankenstein is a must-have.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ehem

    • By Daniela Thelen on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Guide to Stoicism

    • By: St. George Stock
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    If you strip Stoicism of its paradoxes and its willful misuse of language, what is left is simply the moral philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle dashed with the physics of Heraclitus. Stoicism was not so much a new doctrine as the form under which the old Greek philosophy finally presented itself to the world at large. It owed its popularity in some measure to its extravagance.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Released in the late 1880s, this thriller is full of an expansive plot full of linguistically suspenseful and surprising elements. Considered to be two of the most well-developed and explored characters in literature history, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde prove to be the perfect characters to expose the duality of man. Stevenson's analysis of good versus evil, or, rather, their ability to coexist, is set against the backdrop of scientific exploration and the entrapment of addiction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tale of good and bad...

    • By Christian on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • All the Worlds of Men

    • The Histories of Earth, Book 3
    • By: Steven J. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    If only the dangers of light travel could be contained within one world. It was easier and safer that way, when our families and the ones that we love were not at risk. But after nearly a year's time, back on Earth, these dangers are beginning again, with a deadly malice. “They” are after Timothy and the rest of the group of light travelers: an unknown enemy who could be anyone or everyone, and all that Timothy has to go on is a note given to him by a mysterious vanishing boy.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Kingmaker's Sword

    • Rune Blades of Celi, Book 1
    • By: Ann Marston
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Triumphing over adversity and evil, Kian dav Leydon brings the fabled Rune Blade Kingmaker back to the Isle of Celi after it was stolen, so the Isle will be ready when and if invasion comes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great start to a series

    • By TU on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beowulf

    • By: Francis Barton Gummere - translator
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Listen to the epic poem of the classic Beowulf, one of the most important works of Old English literature. Protagonist Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, whose great hall, Heorot, is plagued by the monster Grendel. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands and Grendel's mother with a giant's sword that he found in her lair.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great poem...

    • By Christian on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Aizai the Forgotten

    • By: Mary-Jean Harris
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Seventeen-year old Wolfdon dreams of travelling to Aizai, a forgotten realm connected to our world by invisible sol-lines. He begins his search as a word-warrior in his hometown in France in the late 17th century, hunting for rare books that mention Aizai. One obscure book, by the philosopher Paulo de la Costa Santamiguero, has given him a lead to start his journey: to go to the northern coast of Spain where a portal to Aizai supposedly exists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a great book

    • By Belinda on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Prince and the Priestess

    • A Novel of Ancient Sumeria, Book 2
    • By: Jesse Hudson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ammon-shur thought that saving the girl and escaping deadly peril in Uruk meant that he would live a safe and happy life in his new home in Ur. With his business prospering, a new daughter just born and everything looking up he is deliriously happy, but he did not reckon with the spread of a deadly new religion that accompanied a massive expansion of the slave trade. Life and liberty become precious commodities as people across Sumeria and beyond are targeted by roving bands of slavers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THIS BOOK IS A HIDDEN GEM!!!! COULDN'T STOP READIN

    • By John Aldridge on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Western King

    • The Rune Blades of Celi, Book 2
    • By: Ann Marston
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The wanderer Red Kian has ruled Skai as Regent, but now it is time for him to step down. War clouds are gathering. Maedun sorcerers have taken the continent, and Saesnesi raiders are pillaging the islands. But Kian has three sons. One is a prince of Skai blood, one is a wizard touched by Tyadda fire, and one is a dreamer who longs to unite the Celi against their enemies. Who will inherit the rune blade known as Kingmaker? Who will have the power to confront the Black Riders who bring darkness like a cloak to cover the land?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well written book with a great narrator.

    • By Layla on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Robustness

    • Building a Less-Fragile World
    • By: Nicolas Pujol
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Robustness is the ability to deal with stress tests, to act with courage, and to accomplish the necessary while there is time. We live in a world of deficiencies and excesses, and the only miracle - life - exists thanks to balance. Robustness embarks the listener on a hedonist manifesto, a joint venture reconciling the divided domains of science and philosophy.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Prince and the Prophet

    • Novels of Ancient Sumeria, Book 3
    • By: Jesse Hudson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    For Ammon-Shur the struggle to end the slave trade in Sumeria is not going as planned. He has barely survived several attempts on his life and the few people he has been able to save are less than a drop in the bucket compared to the many thousands who are bought and sold across Sumeria every week. When he decides to try a new approach to get people to care about slavery he finds himself in unfamiliar territory as a lifetime of mostly ignoring the gods is suddenly turned on its head by a prophet of the Lord of Light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book!

    • By fern on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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