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    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • A Book for All and None
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration!

    • By Judd on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $25.90

    • A Brief History of the Celts

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Peter Berresford Ellis
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dry, but overall interesting

    • By Lokkish on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Antichrist, Ecce Homo

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    The Antichrist and Ecce Homo were two of the last works written by Friedrich Nietzsche just before his mental collapse in 1889. Though both written in 1888, they are very different in content and style. In The Antichrist, Nietzsche expands on his view that the submissive nature of Christianity undermined Western society, depressing and sapping energy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reader-Listener in Washington, DC

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $24.30

    • 1913

    • The Eve of War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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    Christmas 1913: In Britain, people are debating a new dance called ‘the tango’. In Germany, they are fascinated by the wedding of the Kaiser’s daughter to the Duke of Brunswick. Little did they know that their world was on ‘The Eve of War’, a catastrophe that was to engulf the continent, cost millions of lives, and change the course of the century. And yet behind the scenes, the Great Powers were marching towards what they thought was an inevitable conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is What Wasn't Taught in School.

    • By upfrontboi on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Brands and Branding

    • The Economist
    • By: Rita Clifton
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Although the balance sheet may not even put a value on it, a company's brand or its portfolio of brands is in many cases its most valuable asset, accounting for as much as 70% of a firm's market value in some cases. This book argues that because of this and because of the power of not-for-profit brands like Oxfam, all organisations should make the brand their central organising principle, guiding every action and decision.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, expansive and actionable look at brands

    • By Adam on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Business Strategy

    • The Economist
    • By: Jeremy Kourdi
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    A business's overall strategy may be set at board level, but many people throughout the organisation will be involved in deciding that strategy and implementing it - making decisions that are strategic in nature. On these decisions hangs the future of the business: how successful it is, even whether it is successful. Yet business history is full of strategic decisions, both big and small, that were weak, poorly conceived and consequently disastrous.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    A very accessable guide that fills the gap between academic analysis and less-critical retellings of the myths and legends. Marytn Whittock provides an accessible overview while also assessing the current state of research regarding the origins and significance of the myths. Since all records of the myths first occur in the early medieval period, the focus is on the survival of pre-Christian mythology and the interactions of the early Christian writers with these myths.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Murray on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus

    • The Economist
    • By: Tim Hindle
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Get yourself up to guru speed. This insightful guide, which has proven hugely popular around the world in hardback, not only includes the most significant ideas that have influenced the management of business over the past century, but it also includes entries on the most influential business thinkers of the past and present.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Ashenden

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. Multilingual, knowledgeable about many European countries, and a celebrated writer, Maugham had the perfect cover, and the assignment appealed to his love of romance, and of the ridiculous. The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as its absurdity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a jolly gay time at the spying business

    • By tom on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • A Crime in the Family

    • A World War II Secret Buried in Silence - and My Search for the Truth
    • By: Sacha Batthyany
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    One night in March of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border, a local countess hosted a party in her mansion, where guests and local Nazi leaders mingled. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Around midnight, some of the guests were asked to "take care" of 180 Jewish enslaved laborers at the train station; they made them strip naked and shot them all before returning to the bright lights of the party.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • A Crime in the Family

    • By: Sacha Batthyány, Anthea Bell - translator
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford, Karen Cass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all before returning to the bright lights of the party.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The King of the Rainy Country

    • By: Nicolas Freeling
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This was the end of the story that had started "Once upon a time, in a rainy country, there was a king...." The end had not happened in a rainy country, but on a bone-dry Spanish hillside, 300 metres from where Van der Valk had left a lot of blood, some splintered bone, a few fragments of gut, and a ten-seventy-five Mauser rifle bullet. No one had broken any laws. But a handsome, middle-aged millionaire had disappeared with a naked girl. And Van der Valk was given the job of finding out why.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Words of Mercury

    • Tales from a Lifetime of Travel
    • By: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Artemis Cooper - editor, Rolf Potts - foreword
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The adventures of Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor, Britain's most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople - the entire length of Europe - at the tender age of 18. Sleeping in barns, monasteries, and, on occasion, aristocratic country houses, the young adventurer made way his through the Old World just as everything was about to change.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The West End Front

    • The War Time Secrets of London's Grand Hotels
    • By: Matthew Sweet
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    It’s the Second World War and the Savoy, the Dorchester, and Claridge’s teem with those determined not to allow Hitler to impact on their way of life. Spies: Meet Marie-Jacqueline Lancaster, the woman from M15 who has the gravy browning licked from her legs by Dylan Thomas. Royals: Meet Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, born in a suite at Claridge’s that was declared Yugoslav territory for the night. Players: Meet Joyce Stone, whose husband leads the band at the Dorchester. West End Front is a witty and eye-opening account of the extraordinary events that unfolded under the reinforced ceilings of London’s grand hotels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For the rich war life didn't involve coupons

    • By Neil Chisholm on 11-12-13

    Regular price: $35.52

    • A Long Silence

    • Van der Valk, Book 10
    • By: Nicolas Freeling
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A Van der Valk Thriller - For Piet Van der Valk it was just another ordinary case. No crime had been committed. It was just a matter of following a lead on a wealthy Amsterdam jeweller. But two bullets put paid to Van der Valk's curiosity. For Piet Van der Valk, this ordinary case turns out to be his last.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Irresistible Persuasion

    • The Secret Way to Get Yes Every Time
    • By: Geoff Burch
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Getting what you want isn't easy. Why? Because most of us have no clear idea what we're looking for a lot of the time. The key to being brilliantly persuasive and influential is knowing exactly what you want before you set out to get it. Irresistible Persuasion presents a process that you can apply to any situation: You choose your starting point and your goal, and then just join the dots. It's the only way to make success inevitable.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not overly impressed

    • By James on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $20.06

    • Book of Isms

    • The Economist
    • By: John Andrews
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A wonderfully illuminating and witty guide to every -ism you could ever want explained. Entries include every -ism under the sun, from Absurdism to Militarism to Zoroastrianism.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • An Instance of the Fingerpost

    • By: Iain Pears
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Roger May, Christopher Oxford, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Set in Oxford in the 1660s – a time and place of great intellectual, scientific, religious and political ferment – this remarkable novel centres around a young woman, Sarah Blundy, who stands accused of the murder of Robert Grove, a fellow of New College. Four witnesses describe the events surrounding his death: Marco da Cola, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion;

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow Buildup, but worthwhile

    • By Tee on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $21.37

    • Love in Amsterdam: Van De Valk, Book 1

    • By: Nicolas Freeling
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Alluring, unstable, and frantically self-absorbed, Elsa de Charmoy was a dangerous woman, and now she's a dead one, shot with a gun bought by her former lover. Sulking in an Amsterdam jail, he swears it's been years since he saw Elsa, but Inspector Van der Valk isn’t quite ready to be persuaded. Like Inspector Maigret (to whom he is often compared), Van der Valk tends to pick apart the details, ideally over a good meal. And while Van der Valk's ruminations may frustrate his more action-minded colleagues, they inevitably yield a surprising resolution.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Great Turning Points in British History: The Twenty Events that Made the Nation

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    Twenty of the most crucial moments in Britain's history. BBC History Magazine asked a selection of leading historians to choose and describe the twenty most important turning points in British history from AD 1000 to 2000. Collected together, their choices present a new way of looking at our nation's story.

    Regular price: $15.48

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