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    • The City of God

    • By: Saint Augustine
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 46 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4 out of 5 stars 164
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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 Mysterious Island

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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 Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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

    • Two Years Before the Mast

    • By: Richard Henry Dana
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sheer Boredom

    • By Robin in Alaska on 01-16-19

    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 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • 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 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 Gathering Murders: Dead Men Tell No Tales...

    • Inspector Torquil McKinnon Series, Book 1
    • By: Keith Moray
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The annual West Uist literary festival - The Gathering - always attracts the best in the business. But with the tiny island population suddenly doubling, the local police force is stretched to breaking point. And this year they have to deal with more than just drunken fights and rowdy behavior. Ranald Buchanan, the local poet, is found dead, with his head brutally caved in, and Inspector Torquil McKinnon is brought in to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting approach to an island life mystery

    • By wisconsinclark on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • The Confessions

    • By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Considered to be the first autobiography of its kind, The Confessions is two distinct books published seven years apart and covers the first 53 years of the author's life. The autobiographies of the time delved primarily into the individual's religious life, but Jean-Jacques Rousseau wanted to do something different. Instead of focusing on faith, he wrote about his thoughts and misadventures.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Big Mistake

    • By Megg on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • 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 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • This Side of Paradise

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Carefree, party loving Amory Blaine leaves his home in Minnesota for Princeton University, with his sight set on a high-energy career in New York City. At Princeton, the ambitious and self-centered Amory longs to be included with the popular crowd, and become one of those he views as entitled, but along the way, he indulges in a string of romances with beautiful, young women. While chasing his golden dream, Amory's youth is slipping away, along with the past. Will young Amory understand how fleeting life is before it is too late?

    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 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Tales from Shakespeare

    • By: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

     

    Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb is a retelling of 20 of Shakespeare’s most beloved stories. Within the pages of this book, the 19th-century authors bring to life the Shakespearean plots and characters of another age in an easy-to-understand prose of a newer generation.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • By: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 Art of War

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Many of the world's leaders have turned to Niccolo Machiavelli's The Art of War as a guide to the fundamentals of war, including Frederick the Great, Napoleon, as well as countless other military leaders. Limited warfare is one of the philosophies promoted in this work. Machiavelli believed that military conflict should be a last resort and should only be considered when diplomacy fails. He was also of the belief that society could only remain stable and secure with a strong state military.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Complete Essays of Montaigne

    • By: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 47 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    One of the most remarkable figures of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne was a brilliant French philosopher and statesman whose work directly influenced René Descartes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Isaac Asimov and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was a humanist and a sceptic, with an insatiable and wide-ranging curiosity. In 1571, on his 38th birthday, he withdrew from public life and retired to the library in his castle tower, where he assembled a body of work that is still highly relevant today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • By Renee Downing on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Carry On, Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    >i>Carry On Jeeves once again follows the humorous everyday lives of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman Jeeves. As the helpful soul that he is, Bertie continues to try to come to the aid of his friends whenever they're in need, and although his intentions are always for the best nothing ever seems to work out quite right for anyone until Jeeves steps in and invariably saves the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply a Masterpiece!!

    • By Alfie on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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