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    • We Begin Our Ascent

    • By: Joe Mungo Reed
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sol and Liz are a couple on the cusp. He's a professional cyclist in the Tour de France, a workhorse but not yet a star. She's a geneticist on the brink of a major discovery, either that or a loss of funding. They've just welcomed their first child into the world, and their bright future lies just before them - if only they can reach out and grab it. But as Liz's research slows, as Sol starts doping, their dreams grow murkier and the risks graver.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Perennial Philosophy

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    With great wit and stunning intellect - drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam - Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED it! Huge fan of Huxley, this book is why.

    • By Jon on 11-29-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Good Samaritan

    • By: John Marrs
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Charlotte Cole, Matthew Lloyd Davies, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die. Laura hasn’t had it easy: she's survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn't love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it. But now someone’s on to her - Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very twisty

    • By aycee on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Blue Blooded

    • Lord & Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series, Book 5
    • By: Emma Jameson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Tony Hetheridge is stepping into a new career - private detective. As a chief superintendent for New Scotland Yard, he spent years presiding over the “Toff Squad”, handling murders that intersected with the rich and powerful. Now that mantle passes to his wife Kate, while Tony is free to pick and choose his cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping and great continuity from prior books

    • By Vita Markman on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ice Blue

    • Lord & Lady Hetheridge
    • By: Emma Jameson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
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      4 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard's powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London's fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • English and Exemplary

    • By Sara Ella on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Frozen Hell

    • The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940
    • By: William R. Trotter
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1939, tiny Finland waged war - the kind of war that spawns legends - against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet, their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses - these are the elements of both the Finnish victory and a gripping tale of war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Causes and consequences of ruso-finish 1939 war

    • By William R. Toddmancillas on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Theory and Reality

    • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the listener on a grand tour of 100 years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to follow with

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Ritual

    • By: Adam Nevill
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4 out of 5 stars 107

    When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn't possibly get any worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING AND SCARY

    • By Emily McDonald on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Carpet Diem

    • Or...How to Save the World by Accident
    • By: Justin Lee Anderson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath, and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable ride

    • By John Williams on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Porn Myth

    • Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography
    • By: Matt Fradd
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly Eye Opening

    • By shamusoreagan on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ethics in the Real World

    • 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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    Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful range of topics

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Scandinavia

    • A History
    • By: Ewan Butler
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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    Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, award-winning historian Ewan Butler writes, struggled through unions and separations with both outsiders and each other, developing their own personalities and languages yet retaining their ancient connections.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent History of Scandinavia after the Vikings

    • By Arthur on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Most Good You Can Do

    • How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Effective altruism is built upon the simple, but profound, idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do". Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: To be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Murder in Mayfair

    • Atlas Catesby Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: D.M. Quincy
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1814, Atlas Catesby, a brilliant adventurer and youngest son of a baron, is anxious to resume his world travels after a carriage accident left him injured in London. But his plans are derailed when, passing through a country village, he discovers a helpless woman being auctioned off to the highest bidder - by her husband. In order to save her, Atlas purchases the lady, Lilliana, on the spot to set her free. But Lilliana, desperate to be with her young sons and knowing the laws of England give a father all parental rights, refuses to be rescued.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Sacrificed to the Dragon

    • Stonefire Dragons Book 1
    • By: Jessie Donovan
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 960
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 877
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      4 out of 5 stars 877

    In exchange for a vial of dragon's blood to save her brother's life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He's tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There's only one problem - he hates humans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hey Dragon Man!

    • By bluestategirl on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • In Other Lands

    • By: Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    The Borderlands aren't like anywhere else. Don't try to smuggle a phone or any other piece of technology over the wall that marks the Border - unless you enjoy a fireworks display in your backpack. (Ballpoint pens are okay.) There are elves, harpies, and - best of all as far as Elliot is concerned - mermaids. Elliot? Who's Elliot? Elliot is 13 years old. He's smart and just a tiny bit obnoxious. Sometimes more than a tiny bit. When his class goes on a field trip and he can see a wall that no one else can see, he is given the chance to go to school in the Borderlands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great ride.

    • By Maya Ofek on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Something Blue

    • Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Emma Jameson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Anthony Hetheridge, ninth baron of Wellegrave and chief superintendent for Scotland Yard, will marry Kate Wakefield in three weeks. It's inevitable - the invitations are out, the flowers are ordered, the cake is chosen. But murder waits for no man - and no wedding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good English Scotland Yard Mystery

    • By Marily14 on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blue Murder

    • Lord & Lady Hetheridge, Volume 2
    • By: Emma Jameson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    In London's fashionable Chelsea, a Halloween bash goes terribly wrong. Emmeline Wardle, daughter of a frozen-foods baron, throws a party that results in the demise of two university schoolmates. Handsome golden boy Trevor Parsons is dead. So is pasty computer nerd Clive French. Both died on the Wardle estate within minutes of one another, and both died the same way - an axe to the skull. Given the social connections of all involved, New Scotland Yard sends a real baron to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Crimesolving Team

    • By A. on 01-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Bequeathed a rare diamond by her late uncle, heiress Rachel Verinder has no idea it was stolen from an Indian temple or that it has a cursed history. When the diamond disappears on her eighteenth birthday, multiple suspects - including Rachel’s suitor, Franklin Blake - are implicated in its theft. Determined to prove his innocence, Franklin begins his own investigation. Did one of his fellow Englishmen steal the jewel? Or was it whisked back to India? The case, which unfolds through multiple narratives, takes startling twists and turns in pursuit of the truth.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • A Million Years in a Day

    • A Curious History of Everyday Life from the Stone Age to the Phone Age
    • By: Greg Jenner
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super interesting!

    • By Brandon on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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