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    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Adam Zamoyski
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Lies

    • By: T. M. Logan
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4 out of 5 stars 111

    Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever

    • By Ms Gayle M. G. on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Adults in the Room

    • My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment
    • By: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      5 out of 5 stars 132
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      5 out of 5 stars 131

    What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best listening book ever

    • By Boris on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $34.01

    • The World as Will And Idea, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
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      5 out of 5 stars 50
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      5 out of 5 stars 49

    Schopenhauer was just 30 when his magnum opus, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung, a work of considerable learning and innovation of thought, first appeared in 1818.

    Much to his chagrin and puzzlement (so convinced was he of its merits), it didn't have an immediate effect on European philosophy, views and culture. It was only decades later that it was recognised as one of the major intellectual landmarks of the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to follow, better than today's fluff

    • By Gary on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $42.95

    • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    • By: John Locke
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 30 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    John Locke and his works - particularly An Essay Concerning Human Understanding - are regularly and rightly presented as foundations for the Age of Enlightenment. His primary epistemological message - that the mind at birth is a blank sheet waiting to be filled by the experiences of the senses - complemented his primary political message: that human beings are free and equal and have the right to envision, create and direct the governments that rule them and the societies within which they live.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exhaustive Philosophic Treatise

    • By No to Statism on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $60.32

    • The New Silk Roads

    • The Present and Future of the World
    • By: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically. Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. 

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

    • Or, How Capitalism Works - and How It Fails
    • By: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important - and difficult - audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others. Taking bankers and politicians to task, he explains the historical origins of inequality among and within nations, questions the pervasive notion that everything has its price, and shows why economic instability is a chronic risk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

    • A Brief History of Capitalism
    • By: Yanis Varoufakis
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis. Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The Life of the Buddha

    • By: Bhikkhu Ñanamoli
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse, Leighton Pugh, Nicolette McKenzie, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    This unique biography, told in a lively manner through six 'voices', presents the Buddha's revolutionary solution for humanity that lends to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. It goes back to the earliest sources of the Buddha's life and teachings, drawing as it does from the Pali Canon which was said to record the words that the Buddha spoke, the events that happened, and his specific teachings on which the world-wide religion was based.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many narrators

    • By CrimsonArrow on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $34.42

    • On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    There is a cause, or a reason, behind everything that happens. This is the fundamental view behind the classical proposition the Principle of Sufficient Reason, which, in 1813, Schopenhauer chose as his subject for further examination in his doctoral dissertation On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason....

    Regular price: $19.41

    • The Golden Age of Murder

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets. This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world's most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should Have Bought the Kindle Book

    • By Sires on 05-09-16

    Regular price: $17.55

    • A Theologico-Political Treatise/A Political Treatise

    • By: Baruch Spinoza
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Though it first aroused anger and controversy rather than admiration and acceptance, A Theologico-Political Treatise was a landmark in the analysis of theology (with particular reference to the Bible and its Jewish and Christian interpretations) and its relationship to philosophy and politics. Spinoza’s scholarly analysis, based on careful study, demonstrated that the Bible was composed by many writers over the centuries - and that even the Pentateuch, the first five books, were not the work of Moses, as was generally assumed at the time.  

    Regular price: $35.23

    • Germinal

    • By: Émile Zola
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Germinal is one of the most striking novels in the French tradition. Widely regarded as Zola's masterpiece, the novel describes the working conditions of French coalminers in the 1860s in harsh and realistic terms. It is visceral, graphic, and unrelenting. Its strong socialist principles and vivid accounts of the miners' strikes meant that the novel became a key symbol in the workers' fight against oppression, with chants of "Germinal! Germinal!" resonating high above the author's funeral.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well performed

    • By Katie Sullivan on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $69.29

    • Koh-i-Noor

    • The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
    • By: William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    On 29 March 1849, the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal act of submission not only swathes of the richest land in India but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jean on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Sorrows of Young Werther

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Werther, a sensitive young artist, finds himself in Wahlheim, a quiet, attractive village in Germany where he seeks solace from the turmoils of love. It is a young spring, and he hopes that arcadian solitude will prove a genial balm to his mind. But his romantic tendency rules otherwise, and he falls in love with Charlotte - Lotte - even though he knows she is affianced to another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance for a classical story.

    • By Bobby M. on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $14.70

    • The Ashes of London

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul's is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man's body has been mutilated, and his thumbs have been tied behind his back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Historical Fiction

    • By Simone on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The World as Will and Idea, Volume 3

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In this final part to Schopenhauer's momentous and hugely influential work, his original and wide-ranging observations are as lively as ever. Though cast as a 'pessimist' by history, he is anything but that to read - and listen to. Here are the last supplementary comments his original work (published 1818), the fruit of decades of further reflection.

    Regular price: $35.42

    • The Aftermath

    • By: Rhidian Brook
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 53

    1946, post-World War II, Hamburg: While thousands wander the rubble, lost and homeless, Colonel Lewis Morgan, charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the denazification of its defeated people, is stationed in a grand house on the River Elbe. He is awaiting the arrival of his wife, Rachael - still grieving for their eldest son - and their only surviving son, Edmund. But rather than force the owners of the house, a German widower and his rebellious daughter, out onto the streets, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged atmosphere, both parents and children will be forced to confront their true selves....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Post WW II Occupied Germany

    • By Sara on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Praise of Folly/Against War

    • By: Desiderius Erasmus
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton, Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    'The Praise of Folly', written in Latin in 1509 and spoken by the goddess Folly (who champions a lively enjoyment of life), was a bold satire on (in the cautious contemporary environment) not only Western classical traditions but also the Catholic Church. Dedicated to More himself, Erasmus wittily challenged entrenched views in so forthright (and humanist) a style that it could have brought him in direct conflict with the papacy. Fortunately the pope, Leo X, enjoyed the humour and the challenge!

    Regular price: $15.79

    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I: 1660 - 1663

    • By: Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh, David Timson
    • Length: 42 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the naval office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life in a Perilous Time

    • By Barbara on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $41.99

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