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    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical, and religious debate, revolutionizing every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise, and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and edifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great piece of history!

    • By Mário on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Siege of Krishnapur

    • By: J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt, and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Enneads Volume 1 (1-3)

    • By: Plotinus, Stephen McKenna - translator
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Plotinus (204/5 -270 CE), born in Lycopolis, Egypt, when it was part of the Roman Empire, was a major figure in the philosophical school later called Neoplatonism. Neoplatonists viewed reality as deriving from a single force or figure expressed as 'the One'. Two further concepts from Plotinus, 'the Intellect' and 'the Soul', are also principal features of his philosophy. These proposals led to the work of Plotinus forming a bridge between Plato and the monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as well as Gnosticism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exemplar for Spirituality

    • By Gary on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $30.16

    • An Introduction to Giacomo Casanova's "The Story of My Life"

    • By: Anthony Anderson, Peter Wickham
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Peter Wickham talks about the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova, and his explosive autobiography, The Story of My Life. Perhaps best known for his serial womanizing, Casanova led an extraordinary life with many wild and incredible adventures, many of which are contained in The Story of My Life. Listen to The Story of My Life, read by Peter Wickham. 

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Tallarn

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 45
    • By: John French
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Peter Wickham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    As the Warmaster's campaign of galactic domination continues, his generals seek out fresh battlefields to conquer. After leaving the Crone World of Iydris behind, Perturabo strikes for Tallarn. A bitter, vengeful primarch, the lord of the Iron Warriors unleashes a deadly bombardment against the world, killing millions but entrenching the survivors. A brutal, all-consuming armoured conflict ensues, the greatest of the war and one that grinds down all combatants over more than a year of relentless battles.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • troubles to follow

    • By Anonymous User on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

    • By: James Runcie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelnuts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not The Masterpiece Mystery Grantchester

    • By Sara on 06-28-15

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

    • By: Bhante Henepola Gunarantana
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

    • A Meditator's Handbook
    • By: Ajahn Brahm
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one in a thousand

    • By Yetanotherguy on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Story of My Life, Volume 2

    • By: Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 40 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova’s extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe - from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to Germany, with Venice at their heart. He falls madly in love, has wild flings and delirious orgies, and encounters some of the most brilliant figures of his time, including Catherine the Great, Louis XV, and Benjamin Franklin.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Karma

    • What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters
    • By: Traleg Kyabgon
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The Buddha's teaching on karma (literally, "action") is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that abound in popular culture, especially oversimplifications that make it seem like something not to be taken seriously.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little over my head

    • By girlie4zuz on 02-11-17
    • What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters
    • By: Traleg Kyabgon
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 10-14-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Story of My Life, Volume 1

    • By: Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 47 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova's extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe - from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to Germany, with Venice at their heart. He falls madly in love, has wild flings and delirious orgies, and encounters some of the most brilliant figures of his time, including Catherine the Great, Louis XV and Benjamin Franklin. He holds a verbal dual with Voltaire and finds himself hauled before the court multiple times.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Time of Singing

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court in 1177 to settle a bitter inheritance dispute with his half-brothers, he encounters Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance of an interesting story.

    • By Kimberly on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $19.25

    • Tour de France

    • By: Graeme Fife
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. Moreover, the book now celebrates a truly historic event: The 99th edition of the race was won, for the first time, by a Briton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By E. J. Fronczek on 03-09-17

    Regular price: $26.85

    • A Treacherous Coast

    • By: David Donachie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Winter 1795. Lieutenant John Pearce, reckoning to have finally ditched his old enemy, Admiral Hotham, has found a new one in Henry Digby, previously a friend. Meanwhile, Pearce's pregnant and recently widowed lover is adamant they cannot be seen together for the sake of their unborn child as she seeks respectability in society. Aboard HMS Flirt as part of the squadron led by Horatio Nelson, Pearce and his Pelicans soon join them on a reconnaissance which results in the destruction of a key French battery.

    Regular price: $21.37

    • The Good Heart

    • A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thupten Jinpa (Translator), Robert Kiely (Editor)
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In this landmark book of interfaith dialogue, the Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus, commenting on well-known passages from the four Christian Gospels including the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, and others. Drawing parallels between Jesus and the Buddha - and the rich traditions from which they hail - His Holiness delivers a profound affirmation of the sacred in all religions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Warning: This is a very stiff narration

    • By anon. on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Call of the Lion

    • The Horus Heresy
    • By: Gav Thorpe
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Dark Angels Legion is couched in layers of mystery and secrecy, harkening back to the days of the knightly orders of Caliban that helped to raise their infant primarch. But Lion El'Jonson's greatest strength often proves to be one of the most divisive issues amongst his sons - rarely can any two commanders agree upon one single course of action from the start. As they seek to bring the world of Byzanthis to compliance, Chapter Masters Astelan and Belath are among those with very different notions of what victory might require.

    Regular price: $8.52

    • The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Dubbed the greatest horror story in English by Stephen King, The Great God Pan is an eerie and otherworldly mystery about a diabolical operation and its terrifying repercussions. After rescuing a young woman from the streets of London, Dr. Raymond uses her as a test subject for brain surgery aimed at "lifting the veil" of reality, to see the supernatural and the "great god Pan". The operation is a disaster and leaves the subject lobotomized. Years later, London becomes afflicted with a strange series of male suicides connected to a beautiful but sinister woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance of Fantastic Tales

    • By Gavin Lees on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $47.59

    • A Place Beyond Courage

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    It is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high, as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as does his family. His wife, fragile, naïve Aline is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hit and Miss

    • By AvidReader on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $32.91

    • A Sea of Troubles

    • By: David Donachie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    1794. In the wake of the Glorious First of June, Lieutenant John Pearce has pressing matters to attend to. He must undertake an urgent commission from Lord Hood, track down midshipman Toby Burns, and placate Emily Barclay. Meanwhile smugglers whose ship Pearce inadvertently stole, are on his tail. And it is not only John Pearce who has his fair share of trouble. The triumphant Channel Fleet returns, but the battle is already the subject of controversy –and Ralph Barclay is accused of holding back from the action.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Pelicans are reunited

    • By Jean on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Bosworth 1485

    • Psychology of a Battle
    • By: Michael K. Jones
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because it marks the break between medieval and modern; yet how much do we really know about this historical landmark? Michael K. Jones uses archival discoveries to show Richard III's defeat was by no means inevitable and was achieved only through extraordinary chance. He relocates the battle away from the site recognized for more than 500 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last I am able to grasp this important history!

    • By Nancy in NC on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $6.99

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