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    • 100 quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

    • By: Mahatma Gandhi
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mahatma Gandhi is a world-famous pacifist figure who managed to lead the Indian independence movement against British rule by employing nonviolent civil disobedience. His ethics and unwavering stance inspired movements for civil rights and freedom all across the world, long after his assassination in 1948.

    Regular price: $5.51

    • Marquis de Sade : Best Of - 120 Days of Sodom / Philosophy in the Boudoir / Justine or the Misfortune of Virtue

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Discover an abridged version of Marquis de Sade most famous and outrageous masterpieces: "Philosophy in the Bedroom" ("La philosophie dans le boudoir"), "Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue", and "The 120 Days of Sodom".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not worth the purchase price

    • By C. Adamo on 03-17-17

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    • 100 quotes by Carl Jung

    • By: Carl Jung
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jung regarded the unconscious and its symbolic content as crucial to our psychological development; among the central concepts of analytical psychology is individuation, which is the lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self. Jung considered it to be the main task looming over every human being in their development, and experimented with a variety of practices to dive always deeper into it. These 100 quotes have been carefully selected to introduce you to his character and his way of thinking, and to inspire you into making your own discoveries about the unconscious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking. Mentor. Concise. Simple. Deep.

    • By Andy on 04-29-18

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    • Philosophy in the Bedroom

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera, Tiffany Hofstetter
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    "Philosophy in the Bedroom" ("La philosophie dans le boudoir") was written in 1795 by the Marquis de Sade, while imprisoned in the Bastille. It is a work of erotism, laced with socio-political subversion. The main characters are libertines, who decided to give a young maiden their own brand of sex education. They explain to her that pleasure is the most important goal of all, and then proceed with affirming that she will not be able to feel "true pleasure" without pain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the complete story.

    • By river murphy on 08-18-16

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    • 100 quotes by Albert Einstein

    • By: Albert Einstein
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Albert Einstein is widely considered as one of the greatest minds that ever lived. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics alongside quantum mechanics, and penned the world's most famous equation, E=mc².

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    • 100 Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 24 mins
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    In his lifetime, Ralph Waldo Emerson was the most widely known man of letters in America, establishing himself as a prolific poet, essayist, popular lecturer, and advocate of social reforms. He was considered one of the great orators of the time, and his enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. As a poet and philosopher, he led the Transcendentalist movement, which professes the belief that everything in ouf world is a microcosm of the universe, and in the infinitude of individual man.

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    • Micromegas: A philosophical short story

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1752, "Micromegas" is one of Voltaire’s best-known works. It is a tale of mordant irony, and actually the original science-fiction short story. Arriving on Earth from the star Sirius, the gigantic explorer Micromegas discovers the people of Earth, so small compared to him that he first believes that no creature this size can hope to achieve any degree of intelligence; he will soon discover the ways and thoughts of these diminutive people, who clearly have an over-inflated idea of their own importance in the universe. Voltaire's extrapolations of sun-powered interstellar flight, alien civilizations, and the two moons of Mars, are designed to make us see ourselves in a new light and laugh at what we find.

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    • 100 Quotes by Winston Churchill

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman, orator, and author who, as prime minister, rallied the British people during World War II and led Britain to an allied victory. Churchill's "bulldog" spirit seemed to summarise the mood of the British people even during the bad times, such as Dunkirk, and the inspirational victories, such as the Battle of Britain. His was a brilliant mind, full of wit and intelligence; his oratory brilliance and his admirable style led him to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful funny concise modern clear

    • By Andy on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $4.40

    • 120 days of Sodom

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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    "The 120 Days of Sodom" is "the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began". It was written by the Marquis de Sade, a french noble man, in the space of 37 days, while imprisoned in the famous parisian Bastille. Fearing confiscation, the Marquis de Sade, Donatien-Alphonse-François, had to write it on a continuous roll of paper, made up of small pieces glued together. The original manuscript is now on display in Paris, and is the third most expensive kept in France, insured for 12 million euros.

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    • By Lena on 12-05-16

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    • 100 quotes by Mark Twain

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mark Twain is one of the wittiest and most prolific writers of all time. He is mostly known for "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and its sequel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", which is often called the Great American Novel.

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    • Arsène Lupin, gentleman-thief: 15 stories

    • By: Maurice Leblanc
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifteen grippling short stories of Arsène Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered.

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    • Japanese Poetry

    • By: divers auteurs
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The classical poetry of Japan focuses on direct experience of fleeting moments, in total contrast with its Occidental counterpart. These seminal poems were passed down orally, before great collections assembled works of art spanning several centuries in written form as early as the 8th century, from the Kojiki to the Kokinshu.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable poetry

    • By David on 11-13-16

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    • Justine, or The Misfortunes of the Virtue

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    "Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue", is an early work by the Marquis de Sade. It is a novella, written in two weeks while he was imprisoned in the famous Bastille. Unlike some of his other works, it is not just a catalogue of sadism. It is meant to bring new life to an old genre, which had the reader accustomed to see virtue eventually triumph after trials only meant to bring out its value. Sade would have none of that in Justine: in her quest for virtue, the main character keeps falling into terrible situations, which humiliate her and present her with sexual lessons hidden under the mask of virtue.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the whole book--not even an "abridged" version

    • By Autumn Lauren Vowles on 09-30-16

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    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Art of War", by the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, was written in fifth century BC and remains one of the most influential strategy treatises of all time. It was held as the most important military treatise for 1500 years, and has now a pervasive influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. The ancient wisdom of this ultimate guide to combat strategy is indeed applicable in all areas of life by anyone willing to ensure every kind of victory.

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    • 10 Mythological Heroes & Stories (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten mythological heroes and stories from Greek mythology, for a delightful overview of the fundamentals of our culture. This is a selection of the most touching and inspiring stories from Ancient Greece; they have all inspired countless works of art through the centuries, often come from even more ancient myths, and are here retold in a detailed and lively manner.

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    • 100 Quotes by Aristotle (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pupil of the great Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is a massively influential figure in Western philosophy. Cicero described his literary style as "a river of gold". Modern ethics are based on his ideas about virtue; his writings literally encompassed all the scientific knowledge of the time and beyond, so much that many of his findings were still considered cutting-edge many century afterwards. Aristotle also shaped modern logic, and put his mark on all subsequent philosophy and theology. We have selected for you 100 of his most profound and influent quotes, so that you can see for yourself how modern these fundamental ideas still are. Nourish your daily life with Aristotle's Ethics, strengthen your thoughts with his Logic, and adopt his scientific ways for a clearer life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By Dawn on 09-18-16

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    • 100 quotes by Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 19 mins
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    One of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin was also a genius who managed to excel in an astounding variety of domains. These 100 quotes have been carefully selected to introduce you to his vision of life, sometimes humorous, always wise; they will provide you with solid advice and sharp witticism, in a convenient and efficient format. 

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    • Orpheus (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 21 mins
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    The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is the ultimate tragic love story. It is perhaps one of the most famous Greek myths, and the greatest artists have composed masterpieces to honour these two great lovers who lost their chance at reunion. The earliest account comes from Ibycus (circa 530 BC), a Greek lyric poet. This short story is a mixture of the various existing versions, presenting the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in all its details, all the way to Orpheus' death at the hands of the Bacchantes.

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    • Echo and Narcissus (Greek Mythology)

    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The myth of Echo and Narcissus appears in Ovid's "Metamorphosis", a Latin mythological epic from the Augustan Age. It is one of the most touching stories ever written and has inspired countless works of art through the centuries. The nymph Echo angers Hera, queen of the gods, who curses her: henceforth, Echo will only be able to repeat the last words that struck her ears. One day, the beautiful Narcissus, son of a nymph and a river god, passes through the forest.

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    • 100 quotes by Spinoza (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

    • By: Baruch Spinoza
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Baruch Spinoza was one of the most important and controversial thinkers of the 17th century. He rejected both the mind-body dualism of Descartes and traditional religious views, which got him violently attacked for atheism while he was actually seeking to redefine God as the whole of the laws of Nature. His metaphysics are a brilliant attempt to reconcile human freedom with a belief in scientific explanation, and his Theological-Political Treatise, the first argument for democracy by a major philosopher, contributed as much as the Declaration of Independence or Thomas Paine's Common Sense to modern liberal, secular, and democratic thinking.

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