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    • The Shortest History of Germany

    • From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel: A Retelling for Our Times
    • By: James Hawes
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871 - yet today, Germany is the world's fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal democracy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator can’t pronounce German

    • By Vauras Ilmari on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Perennial Philosophy

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    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
    • Great Content.

    • By blueberryd on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Oddjobs

    • By: Heide Goody, Iain Grant
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    Morag Murray works for the secret government organization responsible for making sure the apocalypse goes as smoothly and as quietly as possible. In her first week on the job, Morag has to hunt down a man-eating starfish, solve a supernatural murder, and, if she's got time, prevent her own inevitable death. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The end is nigh! Ish.

    • By Georgy on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Porn Myth

    • Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography
    • By: Matt Fradd
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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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

    • Never Enough

    • By: Roxie Noir
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies, Tatiana Sokolov
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    Marisol locks me out of my own concert by accident. She's wearing a suit at a rock show, searching for her lost law school textbook, has no idea who I am, and for the first time in years, I'm hooked. She's smart, driven, and utterly gorgeous. The sort of girl who earnestly believes in following the rules and hates when others don't. I'm a huge rock star, recovering addict, and general f--kup. Our relationship is for show and that's all. But with every smile, every laugh, and every breathtaking glance at her curves, I want her more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good

    • By OR Avid Reader on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Ritual

    • By: Adam Nevill
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • The Good Samaritan

    • By: John Marrs
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Charlotte Cole, Matthew Lloyd Davies, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • Shining in the Dark

    • By: Hans-Åke Lilja - editor
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy, Robert Petkoff, Corey Brill, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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    Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand-new anthology of horror stories to celebrate 20 years of running the number-one Stephen King news website on the web! This anthology includes both original stories like a brand-new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In), very rare reprints like "The Blue Air Compressor" by Stephen King, and at least one classic tale that inspired Lilja's love of the macabre at a very young age!

    Regular price: $17.00

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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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

    • The Great Mortality

    • An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
    • By: John Kelly
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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    La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, 25 million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history - a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Start with Chapter 15 of 16 in Audio Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Now It Can Be Told

    • By: Philip Gibbs
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Philip Gibbs served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. In this book he relays the experiences of British soldiers and offers a detailed narrative of the events of World War I, while trying to draw broader conclusions about the nature of war and how it can be prevented in the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unusually worthwhile listen.

    • By Alan on 08-19-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking ideas

    • By J. Fizzle on 11-24-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Sacrificed to the Dragon

    • Stonefire Dragons Book 1
    • By: Jessie Donovan
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 180
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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
    • Hilarious and emotional!

    • By JusticeReads on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • When Christians Were Jews

    • The First Generation
    • By: Paula Fredriksen
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers the question of how Jewish missionaries ended up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. As her account arcs from this group’s hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement’s midcentury missions, to the city’s fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How Christianity Began

    • By Edmo11 on 03-05-19

    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 60
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    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: $24.95

    • Theory and Reality

    • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great conceptual stew

    • By Daniel A. Demski on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Sea Queen

    • The Golden Wolf Saga, Book 2
    • By: Linnea Hartsuyker
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    Six years after The Half-Drowned King, Ragnvald Eysteinsson is now king of Sogn, but fighting battles for King Harald keeps him away from home, as he confronts treachery and navigates a political landscape that grows more dangerous. Ragnvald’s sister Svanhild has found the adventure she craves at the side of the rebel explorer Solvi Hunthiofsson, though not without a cost. She longs for a home where her quiet son can grow strong, and a place where she can put down roots, even as Solvi’s ambition draws him back to Norway’s battles again and keeps her divided from her brother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better

    • By SydSavvy on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The 007 Diaries

    • Filming Live and Let Die
    • By: Sir Roger Moore, David Hedison - foreword
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film's production which was published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From the previous October, when he was unveiled as the new 007, through to his first scenes on location in New Orleans and his final shot in New York, Moore describes his whirlwind journey as cinema's most famous secret agent. Taking in the sights of Jamaica before returning to Pinewood Studios, Moore's razor wit and unique brand of humor is ever present.  

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Seditious Affair

    • Society of Gentlemen, Book 2
    • By: K. J. Charles
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
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    Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He's not lovable or even likable. He's an overbearing idealist, a radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution...and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has discovered the ideal meld of intellectual companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual commands. But, unbeknownst to Silas, his closest friend is also his greatest enemy, with the power to see him hanged - or spare his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adults falling in love!

    • By Hank C. on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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