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    • What’s Wrong with the World

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    In this important book, G.K. Chesterton offers a remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues, even more relevant today than in his own time. With a light, humorous tone but a deadly serious philosophy, he comments on errors in education, on feminism vs. true womanhood, on the importance of the child, and other issues, using incisive arguments against the trendsetters’ assaults on the common man and the family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless

    • By Steve Hope on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Power and the Glory

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4 out of 5 stars 234

    Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement in this penetrating novel set in 1930s Mexico during the era of Communist religious persecutions. As revolutionaries determine to stamp out the evils of the church through violence, the last Roman Catholic priest is on the lam, hunted by a police lieutenant. Despite his own sense of worthlessness—he is a heavy drinker and has fathered an illegitimate child—he is determined to continue to function as a priest until captured.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to hear

    • By Vladimir Shklovsky on 05-07-13

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Sailing Alone Around the World

    • By: Joshua Slocum
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum’s own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage of the Spray.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Anniebligh on 04-21-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Socialism

    • An Economic and Sociological Analysis
    • By: Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Published in 1922 during those dark and dreary years of socialism’s near-complete triumph, Socialism stunned the socialist world. Mises has given us a profoundly important treatise that assaults socialism in all its guises, a work that discusses every major aspect of socialism and leaves no stone unturned. A few of the numerous topics discussed include the success of socialist ideas; life under socialism: art and literature, science and journalism; economic calculation under socialism; the ideal of equality; and Marx’s theory of monopolies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spirited reading of an important classical text

    • By Mira Krishnan on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The City of God

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 47 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
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      4 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    Written between A.D. 413 and 426, The City of God is one of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian thought, a book which is vital to the understanding of modern Western society. Augustine originally intended it to be an apology for Christianity against the accusation that the Church was responsible for the decline of the Roman Empire, which had occurred just three years earlier. Indeed, Augustine produced a great amount of evidence to prove that paganism was responsible for this event. However, by the time the work was finished, the book had taken on a larger theme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharp thinker; profound topic; still relevant

    • By William Peterson on 09-24-10

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Histories

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 27 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
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      4 out of 5 stars 221
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing, but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges, who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and usurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians, Herodotus laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pater historiae: Latin, b/c who gets Greek jokes?

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Second World War: A Complete History

    • By: Martin Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, offers a complete history of World War II. It began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. By the time it came to an end on V-Day - August 14, 1945 - it had involved every major power, and had become global in its reach. In the final accounting, it would turn out to be - in both human terms and material resources - the costliest war in history, taking the lives of forty-six million people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading for all students.

    • By Cynthia E Dell on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Inklings

    • C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends
    • By: Humphrey Carpenter
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    During the 1930s at Oxford, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams - remarkable friends, writers, and scholars - met regularly to discuss philosophy and literature and to read aloud from their own works in progress. Calling themselves the Inklings, their circle grew. It was in this company that such classics as The Lord of the Rings, The Screwtape Letters, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe first found an audience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great find for any Inkling fan

    • By TangerineZoso on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    • By: Edmund Burke
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    This famous treatise began as a letter to a young French friend who asked Edmund Burke’s opinion on whether France’s new ruling class would succeed in creating a better order. Doubtless the friend expected a favorable reply, but Burke was suspicious of certain tendencies of the Revolution from the start and perceived that the revolutionaries were actually subverting the true "social order". Blending history with principle and graceful imagery with profound practical maxims, this book is one of the most influential political treatises in the history of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good historical perspective

    • By CMC on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

    • By: Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 41 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 453
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4 out of 5 stars 287

    Considered one of the finest historical works in the English language, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is lauded for its graceful, elegant prose style as much as for its epic scope. Remarkably accurate for its day, Gibbon's treatise holds a high place in the history of literature and remains an enduring subject of study.

    Gibbon's monumental work traces the history of more than 13 centuries, covering the great events as well as the general historical progression. This first volume covers A.D. 180 to A.D. 395, which includes the establishment of Christianity and the Crusades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an age we live in

    • By William Penny on 08-20-08

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Autobiographical Reflections

    • By: Eric Voegelin
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is an ideal introduction to the ideas of a man whom many regard as the greatest thinker of our time. Here we encounter the stages in the development of his unique philosophy of consciousness, his key intellectual breakthroughs, his theory of history, and his diagnosis of the political ills of the modern age. The book provides a veritable catalog of the thinkers who created the intellectual foundation of the twentieth century.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Seizing the Enigma

    • The Race to Break the German U-Boats Codes, 1939–1943
    • By: David Kahn
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    For almost four desperate years between 1939 and 1943, British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolf packs. The Allies might never have turned the tide of that historic battle without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the last great untold stories of World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Various vignettes makes codes breaking come alive

    • By Gary on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • From the Earth to the Moon

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The War of the Rebellion is over, and the members of the American Gun Club, bored with inactivity, look around for a new project. At last they have it: "We will build the greatest projectile the world has ever seen and make the moon our 38th state!" When From the Earth to the Moon was published in 1865, it was regarded as pure fantasy. Who could imagine a rocket that would carry men and animals through space?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good if you like numbers

    • By CSC on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Richard Henry Dana, a law student turned sailor for health reasons, sailed in 1834 aboard the brig Pilgrim on a voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. Drawing from his journals, Two Years Before the Mast gives a vivid and detailed account, shrewdly observed and beautifully described, of a common sailor's wretched treatment at sea, and of a way of life virtually unknown at that time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!

    • By Thomas on 03-15-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Outline of History

    • Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 44 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Adam on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Human Action

    • A Treatise on Economics
    • By: Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 42 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Ludwig von Mises is to economics what Albert Einstein is to physics. Human Action is his greatest work: a systematic study that covers every major topic in the science of economics. It is also one of the most convincing indictments of socialism and statism ever penned. When it first appeared in 1949, it ignited an eruption of critical acclaim.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Intense, requires focus.

    • By Bob on 05-31-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Confessions of Saint Augustine

    • By: Saint Aurelius Augustinus
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Considered to be the first autobiographical work in history, this timeless book is completely applicable to everyone who has experienced the struggle between good and evil in his own soul. Saint Augustine, born in Constantine in 354 C.E., was raised by a devout Christian mother. He abandoned the Christianity of his upbringing and had an illegitimate son. After hearing the sermons of Ambrose, he began his great internal struggle which led to his conversion in 387 C.E. The Confessions describe his conversion, shedding light on the questions that had troubled him on his way to the Cross. Outside Scripture it is the most famous - and perhaps the most important - of all spiritual books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Classic Well Read

    • By Tom Ewald on 04-08-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Politics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Over two millennia after its compilation, the Politics still offers much to consider with regards to political science. Aristotle's succinct and thoughtful analysis is based on his study of over 150 city constitutions and covers the gamut of political issues in order to establish which types of constitution are best, ideally as well as for particular circumstances, and how they may be maintained.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • much more practical than the republic

    • By Seth T on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Trollope

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Anthony Trollope is most famous for his portrait of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England, especially in his Palliser and Barsetshire novels. But he was also the author of one of the most fascinating autobiographies of the nineteenth century. Trollope was born in 1815, the product of a formidable mother and a tragically unsuccessful father who was socially ambitious for his sons. He was the victim of vicious bullying at Harrow and Winchester. But he had inherited his mother's determination, and managed later to carve out a successful career in the General Post Office while devoting every spare moment to writing. How he paid his groom to wake him every morning at 5:30 a.m. and disciplined himself to write 250 words every fifteen minutes has become part of literary legend. His efforts resulted in over sixty books, a sizable fortune, and fame, and his autobiography. Trollope looks back on his life with satisfaction. Perhaps as interesting as the facts he reveals and the opinions he records about Dickens and George Eliot, politics and the civil service are the judgments he passes on his own character.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the meaning of work

    • By Fortunee on 01-05-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Law

    • By: Frédéric Bastiat
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      5 out of 5 stars 54

    First published as a pamphlet in 1850 in response to the socialist-communist plans and ideas being adopted in France at that time, The Law remains equally relevant today, as the same ideas are now sweeping America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reading this should be required by LAW! 😋

    • By R. E. Miller on 07-21-16

    Regular price: $13.96

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