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    • The Perennial Philosophy

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Oddjobs

    • By: Heide Goody, Iain Grant
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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
    • Different

    • By michael pentecost on 12-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When Christians Were Jews

    • The First Generation
    • By: Paula Fredriksen
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • nothing to see here, nothing to read here

    • By Anonymous User on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Trouble in Nuala

    • Inspector de Silva Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Harriet Steel
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife, Jane, to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala, he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve. Set on the exotic island of Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka) in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and absorbing mystery spiced with humor and a colorful cast of characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope it will be a series

    • By Ms Peach on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • 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 177
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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 183
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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      4 out of 5 stars 172

    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

    • In Other Lands

    • By: Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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: $20.99

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Murder in Mayfair

    • Atlas Catesby Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: D.M. Quincy
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And a new detective is born

    • By Darla McCollim on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Moonstone (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect voice to match a perfect narrative

    • By The End Point on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 998
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 915
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      4 out of 5 stars 916

    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

    • Dark Clouds Over Nuala

    • Inspector de Silva Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Harriet Steel
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Inspector de Silva's back with a new case to solve when the arrival in the hill town of Nuala of the heir to an English earldom leads to a mysterious death. Throw in a mega-rich Romanian count, his glamorous countess and an enigmatic British army officer and the scene is set for another colourful and entertaining mystery. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Mystery

    • By Ms Peach on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 202
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    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

    • Cræft

    • An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
    • By: Alexander Langlands
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In Craeft, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface. His journeys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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 244
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      4 out of 5 stars 205
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      4 out of 5 stars 202

    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

    • Loved by the Dragon

    • Stonefire British Dragons, Book 6
    • By: Jessie Donovan
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    In Seducing the Dragon, Evie and Bram found love in each other. Many trials have hit their clan since their mating ceremony and they've worked together to make the world a better place for Stonefire and other dragon-shifters in the UK.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's time for the baby. Will Evie make it?

    • By cheri on 09-22-16

    Regular price: $6.95

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