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    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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

    • 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 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tigers in the mud with plot.

    • By Jonathan M Trdan-Schmidt on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Story of My Life, Volume 1

    • By: Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 47 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 92
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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 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 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 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

    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

    • 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 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

    • By: James Runcie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. Our favourite clerical detective soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting; uncovers the fact that an "accidental" drowning on a film shoot may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The PBS TV Show VS The Series Of Books Dilemma

    • By Sara on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • 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 356
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      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 328

    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 Enneads Volume 2 (4-6)

    • By: Plotinus
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham, full cast
    • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Plotinus, 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
    • Knowing books like this one is Good

    • By Gary on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $42.95

    • A Close Run Thing

    • By: David Donachie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    John Pearce is hiding in Gravelines with his mysterious companion, known to him as Oliphant. Although they find a crew willing to take them back to England, they learn on the journey that Pearce’s old enemies, the Tolland brothers, are still active on the route and may have been responsible for the murder of Catherine Carruthers. Back in England their problems continue: Pearce must seek to mend fences with Emily Barclay, in a relationship in which nothing is simple.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night

    • By: James Runcie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    1955: Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler. Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing, but weak mystery, and awful reader

    • By Maine Colonial 🌲 on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $15.59

    • 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 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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 74 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pandemic 1918

    • The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History
    • By: Catharine Arnold
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. Nowhere escaped this common enemy: in Britain, 250,000 people died, and in the United States it was 750,000, while European deaths reached over two million. The numbers are staggering. And yet at the time, news of the danger was suppressed for fear of impacting wartime morale. Behind the numbers are human lives, stories of those who suffered and fought it - in the hospitals and laboratories. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Calamity in Kent

    • By: John Rowland
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs. The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work next morning, a dead body is locked inside - a man who has been stabbed in the back. Jimmy London, a newspaper reporter, is first on the scene. He is quick on the trail for clues and agrees to pool his knowledge with Inspector Shelley of Scotland Yard, who is holidaying in the area.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Mystery

    • By Paul and Courtney on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

    • By: James Runcie
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife Hildegard go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister injury. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sidney Chambers Matures

    • By Sara on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Elements of Theology

    • By: Proclus
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Proclus - or Proclus of Athens, as he is sometimes known - is widely and rightly considered to be one of the most significant later Neoplatonist philosophers. At age 40 (c.437 CE) or so, Proclus became head of the revived Plato’s Academy in Athens. In his role for the next 50 years, the unmarried Proclus worked hard, combining effectively the roles of administrator, teacher and writer. Astronomy, ethics, mathematics, physics, theology - Proclus tackled all of those topics that together fell under the umbrella of philosophy in his time.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ukemi does it again!

    • By Bulbous Blues on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $15.37

    • Leviathan

    • Or, the Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Born out of the political turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan stands out as one of the most in influential political and philosophical texts of the 17th century. It argues for the restoration of the monarchy in light of the republic and calls for a commonwealth ruled by an authoritative, autocratic figure with absolute sovereignty. This would put an end to all controversy, war, and fear and establish peace via social contract.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is good

    • By Christopher Kawaguchi on 07-07-18
    • Or, the Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Story of My Life, Volume 3

    • By: Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 38 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $41.99

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