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    • 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
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    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.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The World as Will And Idea, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 30
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    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
    • There is no philosophy without Schopenhauer!!!!!

    • By eric carter on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $42.95

    • 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
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      5 out of 5 stars 79
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    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
    • Fascinating insights of the inner world of politics

    • By R. M. Duarte Afonso on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $34.01

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    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 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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 Compleat Angler

    • By: Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, David Timson, Sean Barrett, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, long considered the bible of fishing, is a joyful celebration of the English countryside and the relaxed and reflective lifestyle of the devoted fisherman. Through dialogue between teacher and student, the book sheds a unique light on fishing, baiting, and cooking, including an original recipe for trout. Its music, rhymes, poetry, and humor are all brought to life by a full cast.

    Regular price: $38.49

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

    • By: Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh, David Timson
    • Length: 42 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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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 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

    • Rupture

    • Dark Iceland, Book 4
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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    It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • old fashioned skills

    • By Donna on 02-26-17

    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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    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

    • 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 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    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 World as Will and Idea, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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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

    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys

    • Volume II: 1664 - 1666
    • By: Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 37 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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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

    • Dunkirk

    • By: Joshua Levine
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 65
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    The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat yet a major victory as well. The Nazis had beaten back the Allies and pushed them across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is more about the movie than the event

    • By Jeff on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The War in the West - A New History

    • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance. The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By R on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume III: 1667-1669

    • By: Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh, David Timson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 35
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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 Navy 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, and wine and his peccadilloes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There is nothing like silence - C'est Fini!

    • By Darwin8u on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Ashes of London

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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    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 Golden Age of Murder

    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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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 Life of the Buddha

    • By: Bhikkhu Ñanamoli
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse, Leighton Pugh, Nicolette McKenzie, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    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

    • Agricola, Germania, A Dialogue Concerning Oratory

    • By: Tacitus
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These three vibrant texts show different sides of the Roman historian Tacitus. Agricola was a successful general and Governor of Britain (77-83CE), a task which he carried out with firmness and probity. Tacitus' account of Germania shows a very different land with its many tribes, their habits and qualities in a strongly rural and resistant environment. A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, by contrast, is placed decidedly at the heart of Roman culture, a survey of rhetoric and the art of eloquence.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • 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 3
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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

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