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    • The Aftermath

    • By: Rhidian Brook
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 87

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • thought provoking novel about morals and war

    • By Beth Anne on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Adam Zamoyski
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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: $39.95

    • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    • By: John Locke
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 30 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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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

    • 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 159
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      5 out of 5 stars 151
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      5 out of 5 stars 150

    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 61
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      5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • Lies

    • By: T. M. Logan
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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
    • WOW

    • By NY mom of 3 on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • 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
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    In the age of Brexit and Trump, the West is buffeted by the tides of isolationism and fragmentation. Yet to the East, this is a moment of optimism as a new network of relationships takes shape along the ancient trade routes. In The New Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan takes us on an eye-opening journey through the region, from China's breathtaking infrastructure investments to the flood of trade deals among Central Asian republics to the growing rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. 

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    '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

    • 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 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Germinal

    • By: Émile Zola
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • The World as Will and Idea, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    The original edition of The World as Will and Idea appeared in 1818, but in 1844 Schopenhauer published an expanded version. It contained the 'Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy', a lengthy document; and Supplements to the First Book ( The Doctrine of the Idea of Perception) and the Second Book ( The Doctrine of Perception or Knowledge of the Understanding).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amplifies and Simplifies Volume I

    • By Gary on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $38.69

    • Six Stories

    • By: Matt Wesolowski
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Helen Johns, Leighton Pugh, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    It's 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who took that fateful trip and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and intriguing

    • By Angela M. Dokos on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Nana

    • By: Émile Zola
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Nana Coupeau is a beautiful woman, able to attract men of enormous wealth with the crook of her finger. Part-time prostitute, part-time actress, she makes her debut in a mediocre operetta The Blonde Venus at the bustling Paris World’s Fair of 1867. She can’t sing, act, or dance, yet she is stunning. Nana soon rockets through elite Parisian society, and, blinded by desire, men crawl to her feet, yielding to her every demand. Affections are manipulated, hearts are broken; fortunes are gutted and inheritances squandered. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and devastating

    • By Tad Davis on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • To Hell and Back

    • Europe, 1914-1949
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb on all fronts.

    • By Russell Moench on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys

    • Volume II: 1664 - 1666
    • By: Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 37 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    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 seventeenth-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, and wine and his peccadilloes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ...but will esteem pleasure above all things

    • By Darwin8u on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 20
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    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

    • The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

    • Essay on the Freedom of the Will, the Basis of Morality
    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The essays in The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics have a rather special place in Schopenhauer’s work, both being written as entries to Scandinavian philosophy competitions, one in Norway and one in Sweden.

    Regular price: $25.41

    • 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 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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 Letters of Pliny the Younger

    • By: John B. Firth - translator, Pliny
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Pliny the Younger (61 CE-c. 113 CE) was a well-connected official in the Rome of the first century, and it is through his ten Books of Letters that we have one of the liveliest and most informal pictures of the period. As a lawyer and magistrate, he rose through the senate to become consul in AD 100 and therefore corresponded with leading figures including the historian Tacitus, the biographer Suetonius, the philosophers Artemidorus and Euphrates the Stoic and, most notably, Emperor Trajan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done...

    • By mohadcheridi on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $26.12

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