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    • Earthly Joys

    • Tradescant Novels, Book 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    John Tradescant’s fame and skill as a gardener are unsurpassed in 17th-century England, but it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him an invaluable servant. As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not Gregory s best

    • By david schaben on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Munich

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history...decent novel

    • By Elizabeth on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • An Officer and a Spy

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 987

    Paris in 1895: Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of 20,000. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus' guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top Notch Historical Fiction

    • By Ryan on 03-18-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Early Period, Volume 1

    • The Apology, Crito, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus, Ion
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    Here are the Socratic Dialogues presented as Plato designed them to be - living discussions between friends and protagonists, with the personality of Socrates himself coming alive as he deals with a host of subjects, from justice and inspiration to courage, poetry and the gods. Plato's Socratic Dialogues provide a bedrock for classical Western philosophy. For centuries they have been read, studied and discussed via the flat pages of books, but the ideal medium for them is the spoken word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, insightful, stimulating

    • By Jeff Lacy on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $17.69

    • Buddenbrooks

    • The Decline of a Family
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 27 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    First published in 1900, when Thomas Mann was 25, Buddenbrooks is a minutely imagined chronicle of four generations of a North German mercantile family - a work so true to life that it scandalized the author’s former neighbours in his native Lübeck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where Have You Been All My Life, Thomas Mann?

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $51.95

    • The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

     Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a US Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By T. Bellan on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Dictator

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    At the age of 48, Cicero - the greatest orator of his time - is in exile, separated from his wife and children, tormented by his sense of failure, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. And yet, in the words of one of his most famous aphorisms, "While there is life, there is hope." By promising to support Caesar - his political enemy - he is granted return to Rome. There, he fights his way back to prominence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Where there is life, there is hope."

    • By Margaret on 01-17-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Joseph Conrad's searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever taken. Quite simply the scariest book ever written, this is a searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever undertaken - to the heart of a geographical and psychological wilderness from which no-one returns unscarred. For this isn't simply a journey up an uncharted river into a geographical wilderness; rather, it's a trip deep into our collective subconscious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing prose, breathtaking story.

    • By David J. Langrock on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Socratic Dialogues Early Period, Volume 2

    • Gorgias, Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus, Lesser Hippias, Greater Hippias
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, full cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Here, in this second collection of Socratic Dialogues from Plato's Early Period, read by David Rintoul as Socrates with a full cast, are contrasting six works. Often, as with Gorgias, which opens the recording, Socrates combats the popular subjects of sophistry and rhetoric, in direct conversation with Gorgias (a leading sophist teacher), and with one of his pupils, Callicles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an excellent performance

    • By Christopher Powell on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $21.63

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Late Period, Volume 1

    • Timaeus, Critias, Sophist, Statesman, Philebus
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, David Timson, Peter Kenny, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    These five very different Socratic Dialogues date from Plato's later period, when he was revisiting his early thoughts and conclusions and showing a willingness for revision. In Timaeus (mainly a monologue read by David Timson in the title role), Plato considers cosmology in terms of the nature and structure of the universe, the ever-changing physical world and the unchanging eternal world. And he proposes a demiurge as a benevolent creator God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly performed and antidote for what ails us

    • By Gary on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Hunting the Eagles

    • By: Ben Kane
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead, and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived, and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy or to recover his legion's lost Eagle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical fiction

    • By Aaron on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Pied Piper

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France, but during his stay the Nazis invade. Howard must try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who are forced to stay behind in order to help the Allied war effort. As the conflict grows closer, the roads become impassable and Howard also comes across five more children who need his help. He ends up leading this motley group of youngsters through the French countryside, constantly beset by danger yet heroically protecting his charges.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My All Time Favorires

    • By Susan on 12-09-13

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Middle Period, Volume 3

    • The Republic
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowlett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Republic is perhaps the single most important, the most studied and the most quoted text of all of Plato's Socratic Dialogues. Through the medium of Socrates, Plato outlines his view and ideas concerning the ideal working of the city-state. Socrates narrates a conversation that took place the previous day with Cephalus, Glaucon, Thrasymachus and others. The dialogue is organised into 10 books and covers a broad range of topics, including the ideal community and the ideal rulers of the community.

    Regular price: $25.90

    • In Praise of Shadows

    • By: Junichiro Tanizaki
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Through architecture, ceramics, theatre, food, women, and even toilets, Tanizaki explains the essence of shadows and darkness, and how they are able to augment beauty. He laments the heavy electric lighting of the West and its introduction to Japan, and shows how the artificial, bright, and polished aesthetic of the West contrasts unfavorably with the moody and natural light of the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting pov

    • By Mary on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Consolation of Philosophy

    • By: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    The Consolation of Philosophy is one of the key works in the rich tradition of Western philosophy, partly because of the circumstances in which it was written. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c480-c524) was of aristocratic Roman birth and became consul and then master of offices at Ravenna, one of the highest posts under the Ostrogothic Roman ruler Theodoric. But Boethius was unjustly charged with treason in 524, and this led to house arrest, then torture and execution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Self-Help Bestseller since 524 AD

    • By John on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Eagles in the Storm

    • By: Ben Kane
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The date is 15 AD. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren't nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion's eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius - devious, fearless - is burning for revenge of his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to the last word

    • By Justin on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 1

    • Symposium, Theaetetus, Phaedo
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translation
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Hugh Ross, full cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Here are three important but very different Dialogues from the Middle Period. Symposium, the most well-known in this collection, is concerned with the theme of love. In the house of Agathon, a group of friends - each very different in personality and background - meet to consider and discuss various kinds of love. Each one, Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes (the playwright) and Agathon (a prize-winning tragic poet), presents his particular view in a short discourse.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not theaetetus

    • By Joshua on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $21.63

    • The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 2

    • Phaedrus, Cratylus, Parmenides
    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Laurence Kennedy, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The remarkable range of Plato's Dialogues is vividly demonstrated by these three works. It opens with Phaedrus, a highly personal discussion between Socrates (David Rintoul) and the young, love-struck Phaedrus (Gunnar Cauthery). They go for a walk outside the walls of Athens and, under a plane tree by the banks of the Ilissus, talk about love - erotic and 'Platonic' love. Socrates endeavours to steer Phaedrus away from infatuation and show him that real love is based on concern for the beloved.

    Regular price: $18.97

    • The Forgotten Highlander

    • My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
    • By: Alistair Urquhart
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 148

    Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese ‘hellships’ which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued by a whaling ship. He was taken to Japan and then forced to work in a mine near Nagasaki.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC

    • By Jacob on 05-25-10

    Regular price: $14.01

    • The Golden Egg

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 22
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaners has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A British Brunetti

    • By PhilR on 06-05-13

    Regular price: $20.97

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