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    • Shakespeare's Kings

    • The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485
    • By: John Julius Norwich
    • Narrated by: John Curran
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    William Shakespeare may have been the greatest playwright in the English language, but how does he measure up as a historian? In this brilliant comparison between the events and characters in Shakespeare's history plays and the actual events that inspired them, acclaimed historian John Julius Norwich examines the nine works that together amount to an epic masterpiece on England's most fascinating period.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The program demands an optional headline

    • By Jessica on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Inheritor's Powder

    • A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed
    • By: Sandra Hempel
    • Narrated by: John Curran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries of wills that it was nicknamed "the inheritor's powder." But it was difficult to prove that a victim had been poisoned, let alone to identify the contaminated food or drink since arsenic was tasteless. Then came a riveting case.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories, bad construction, uneven reading

    • By Datoms on 10-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How the Economy Works

    • Confidence, Crashes and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
    • By: Roger E. A. Farmer
    • Narrated by: John Curran
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The financial crisis that crested in 2008 destroyed the credibility of the economic thinking that had guided policymakers for a generation. But what will take its place? In How the Economy Works, one of our leading economists provides a jargon-free exploration of the current crisis, offering a powerful argument for how economics must change to get us out of it. Roger E. A. Farmer traces the swings between classical and Keynesian economics since the early 20th century, gracefully explaining the elements of both theories.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Use Once, Then Destroy

    • By: Conrad Williams
    • Narrated by: Lynne Jenson, John Curran
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    These are stories that explore the scarred outposts of desperation and desire, sickness and death, sex and decay. Within this audiobook, you will also find the acclaimed novella Nearly People (nominated for awards by the International Horror Guild and the British Fantasy Society), in which a woman's search for food in a nightmarish city brings her attention from an enigmatic man known as The Dancer, and a host of terrible epiphanies.

    Regular price: $24.95