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    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Ivanhoe is the perfect novel for any listener who loves an action-packed adventure based on the mythology and legends of Medieval times in England. Set in the 12th century, Ivanhoe is the story of a young man who joins up with Richard the Lion Hearted during a dark time where England is split between the Normans and the Saxons, pitting friends and family against each other through the conquering of land and the changing seats of the Royal Family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Walter Scott’s Best Works!

    • By Cindy on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The City of God

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 46 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The City of God is one of the most important works of Christian history and philosophy ever written. The writings of St. Augustine are as intriguing to the casual reader as it is to Christian researchers. St. Augustine's work provides insight into Western thought and the development of Western civilizations. The City of God provides the reader with an artful contrast between earthy cities and those in heaven as a representation of the eternal struggle between good and evil. The City of God was originally penned in the early 5th century as a response to the prevalent belief that Christianity was to blame for the fall of Rome. St. Augustine is known as one of the most influential Fathers of the Catholic Church. Born November 13, 354, Augustine would eventually be recognized as a Saint by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Christian Church, and the Anglican Communion. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance

    • By Lana Jackson on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In June 1867, Mark Twain set sail for Europe and the Holy Land. Twain recorded this adventurous trip and later turned it into The Innocents Abroad. This book became so popular overseas that it would propel him into an international star. The Innocents Abroad is Twain’s account of his thoughts of the Old World, including Paris, Venice, Pompeii, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, as well as many other noteworthy cities. His disbelief and wonder are told with humor that endeared Twain to American audiences.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Confessions of St. Augustine

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Written by Saint Augustine of Hippo, Confessions is the saint's autobiography that features 13 books that detail his early life and his conversion to Christianity as a result of the sin that he had incurred in his youth. Throughout the series, he also delivers his philosophical ponderings and ideas on theology, and it becomes evident that each event that has occurred in his life has had something to do with religion, as Saint Augustine is able to bridge the connections between these two very important topics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent

    • By andresmessina on 06-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Compiled by Thucydides, an Athenian historian and general during the Peloponnesian War, The History of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) is considered to be one of the first scholarly historical works ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By Allison on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by the renowned playwright and author, Oscar Wilde. It premiered in London on Valentines Day, 1895, and was an instant success. With The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde accomplished what he'd set out to do, which was to make light of the humorous behavior of British high society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Satirical Masterpiece

    • By Carlos on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Two Years Before the Mast is an American classic published in 1840. This is the account of Richard Henry Dana’s two-year adventure as a sailor. Throughout his time sailing around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim, Dana kept a diary, and on his return to Massachusetts, he wrote this now-loved classic. While attending Harvard College, Dana was stricken with measles, which would ultimately have a detrimental effect on his eyesight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • About the narration

    • By Lynn on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last of the Mohicans

    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The Last of the Mohicans is a riveting tale set during colonial times, when the French and Indian War is in full swing in the western part of New York. During an attack by the French on a British outpost, two young sisters, Alice and Cora, are guided through the forest by an Indian guide and a British Army Colonel, to find their father. Several strangers they meet along the way join them on their journey which include two Mohican companions, who are the very last of their kind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT!!!

    • By Yasmine on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mysterious Island

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Like many Jules Verne classics, The Mysterious Island takes you on an unforgettable journey of adventure and reflection. During the American Civil War, a group of Union soldiers escape their confederate captors when they steal a balloon. What they didn't anticipate is the violent storm that awaits them and leads them into uncharted territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Jules Verne’s Best

    • By Deena on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Plays of Sophocles

    • Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone
    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Sophocles was born at Colonus, near Athens in about 496 BC and is considered to be one of the premier playwrights of Greek tragedy. His stories may have been filled with strife, but Sophocles himself was prosperous and came from a good family. It is said that he was handsome, wealthy, and a highly respected citizen of Athens. During his life, he wrote over 120 plays and was instrumental in how plays would eventually be performed, including the addition of stage props.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Dialogue

    • By Zoe Olvera on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Articles of Faith

    • By: James E. Talmage
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    This classic of Mormon literature is based on a series of theological lectures by Talmage, which were created for use in religious education. James E. Talmage was an English chemist and geologist, who moved to the United States and became a prominent figure in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This book provides commentary and doctrinal references for each of Joseph Smith's Thirteen Articles of Faith that form the core beliefs of the LDS Church.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoils a very good book

    • By Ryan Jorgensen on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    In an attempt to appeal to the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli outlines the way to acquire and retain political power, and how great men should behave in a princely government. The book is divided into four parts - types of principalities and state, proper conduct of a prince as military leader, personal conduct of a prince, and the disparity of Italy's political situation. Many listeners will be able to see principals that Machiavelli advocates for are still used in many political systems today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great way to enjoy Machiavelli

    • By Charlotte on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Secret Agent is a Victorian terrorist tale that has found a new audience with today's audiences. Set in 1866 London, this book tells the story of Adolf Verloc, a shopkeeper turned anarchist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typically good Conrad but . . .

    • By Tom on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie & The Gospel of Wealth

    • By: Andrew Carnegie
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Andrew Carnegie immigrated to the United States with his parents as a young child. He began his climb to the top as a modest errand boy and eventually moved into the steel industry. By the time he was an adult, Carnegie was one of the richest men in the country. Known as a generous man, he spent a great deal of his fortune investing in organizations that aimed to advance social progress and improve conditions for people of all classes. Andrew Carnegie was also intensely interested in world peace and the security of democracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First half was great! Second half got borring

    • By Gabriel Afana on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Leviathan

    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Published in 1651, Leviathan is considered to be one of the most important works of political philosophy and a major contribution to the modern idea of central government. In the mid-17th century, England was going through a turbulent time of change and unrest, which likely shaped Hobbes' ideas on strong government. Thomas Hobbes established the social contract theory. He believed that self-government did not create the ideal state due to the human tendency to be self-serving, something he believed would eventually lead to chaos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the philosophical minds

    • By Nicole on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Leaves of Grass is the written expression of Whitman's view of life and humanity in the form of poetry. The author masterfully connects each poem in some way, while infusing his prose with his own philosophy. This collection is unique for its time due to the emphasis the author puts on pleasures of the flesh, without resorting to symbolism to any great extent.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a cold stilted reading

    • By M McVey on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      5 out of 5 stars 40
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      5 out of 5 stars 40

    One morning the residents of an English estate, Styles, are horrified to find the lady of the manor in the throes of fatal strychnine poisoning. They seek the help of Poirot, a refugee who is staying in a nearby village after fleeing Belgium during World War I. On the day of her death, Mrs. Inglethorp was overheard arguing with an unknown man and became so upset that she altered her will, but no one can find a copy of it and a murderer is on the loose.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Adversary

    • Tommy & Tuppence, Book 1
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    It's a race against the clock in this tale of danger and intrigue. In the glitzy era of the 1920s, charming armature sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence set out to solve the mysterious disappearance of a client and unravel a mysterious plot involving blackmail, international intrigue, and perhaps even the sinking of the Lusitania. When labor unrest erupts in England, the situation could turn deadly if a state secret falls into the wrong hands, but Tuppence has no qualms in accepting a job offer to stop that from happening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your typical Agatha Christie tale

    • By Steven on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Idylls of the King

    • By: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    This series of poems covers the story of the legendary hero, King Arthur, beginning with his first encounter with Guinevere, the woman who would become his queen on his search for the Holy Grail, to the betrayal of Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, and finally ending with Arthur's last battle. First published between 1859 and 1885 as a series of twelve poems, Idylls of the King retells the story of King Arthur with a unique and Victorian flavor beloved by many.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells the story of the lawyer Gabriel John Utterson as he investigates some disturbing incidents involving his old friend, the talented doctor Henry Jekyll, and his mysterious and sinister new companion, Edward Hyde. The lawyer is worried about his friend after he changes his will to include Hyde in case of his death or disappearance. Fearing that the doctor is being blackmailed by the stranger, the lawyer sets out to confront him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde come to life!

    • By Dan on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $6.95

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