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    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 880
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
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      4 out of 5 stars 629

    Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, testing the wreckage left by human misery to find "man in man."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Salvation under the weight of our own humanity.

    • By Jacob on 12-20-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Defying Hitler

    • A Memoir
    • By: Sebastian Haffner
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 492
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    When the famous German author Sebastian Haffner died at the age of 91 in 1999, a manuscript was discovered among his unpublished papers. The book was begun in 1939, but with the advent of World War II, Haffner had set it aside. His family made the decision to publish it, and the book became a best seller in Germany in 2002. Spanning the period from 1907 to 1933, it offers a unique perspective on how the average educated German grappled with the rise of Hitler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of moral courage

    • By GLENN on 08-27-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sword and the Shield

    • By: Christopher Andrew, Vasilli Mitrokhin
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 31 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    This book reveals the most complete picture ever of the KGB and its operations in the United States and Europe. It is based on an extremely top secret archive which details the full extent of its worldwide network. Christopher Andrew is professor of modern and contemporary history and chair of the history department at Cambridge University, a former visiting professor of national security at Harvard, a frequent guest lecturer at other United States universities, and a regular host of BBC radio and TV programs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book on the history of the KGB

    • By Clydene on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Six Days of War

    • June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
    • By: Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really 2 Books in One . . .

    • By Tim on 04-05-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Churchill

    • By: Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 678
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 342

    In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of British Political Soap Opera

    • By K. Ray on 12-15-02

    Regular price: $48.97

    • The Question of God

    • C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
    • By: Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr.
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Renowned psychiatrist and educator Armand Nicholi here presents a fascinating comparison of the beliefs of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. In the 20th century, no spokesman was more prominent for nonbelief than Sigmund Freud, and no one argued for belief more successfully than C. S. Lewis. From pain and suffering to love and sex, from God to morality, Lewis and Freud carefully argued opposing positions and even considered the chief objections to their positions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent rivals!

    • By Glenda on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Children's Homer

    • By: Padraic Colum
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    This reissue of the 1919 classic combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Beloved by generations, Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of these epic adventures is remarkably fresh, consistently spellbinding, and unmatched for its richness and poetry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen for adults as well

    • By Marius on 06-29-05

    Regular price: $17.47

    • God's Smuggler

    • By: John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 597
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 521

    As a boy, he dreamed of being an undercover spy behind enemy lines. As a man, he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades, his life story has awed and inspired millions. This best-selling memoir recounts the incredible efforts of the young Dutch factory worker to transport Bibles across closed borders, and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • God is still in control!

    • By De on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Sovereignty of God

    • By: A. W. Pink
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 159
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      5 out of 5 stars 116
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      5 out of 5 stars 113

    "Present day conditions," writes Pink, "call loudly for a new examination and new presentation of God's omnipotence, God's sufficiency, God's sovereignty. From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, that God still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible, it is being tested by fire, and there is no fixed and sufficient resting place for the heart and mind but in The Throne of God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic !!!

    • By Terry on 02-25-04

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Great Escape

    • By: Paul Brickhill
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

    It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men for every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year. With only their bare hands and crude homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German clothes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and exciting!!

    • By 6catz on 10-28-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Tobias Smollett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 686
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      4 out of 5 stars 306
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      4 out of 5 stars 304

    Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a satire on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A MUST READ CLASSIC

    • By Randall on 04-25-09

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Men of Iron

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    This is a story of the days of chivalry in England and of young Myles Falworth, son of a lord unjustly disgraced for treason, who was forced to make his fortune as best he might in the days when men seemed made of iron. How he entered the service of a powerful lord, rose to knighthood, defeated his father's old enemy in thrilling combat, and at last won the friendship of the king is told against a background of the dangerous times of the 14th century that makes them live again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story for younger listeners

    • By Alan Rither on 11-27-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Endless Knot

    • Song of Albion, Book 3
    • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
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      4 out of 5 stars 227
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    Picture a world intricately entwined with our own, yet separate, pulsing with the raw energy and vivid color of Celtic myth come to life. Picture Albion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Endure to your final reward

    • By G. Parish on 12-21-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Gormenghast

    • Volume 2 of the Gormenghast Trilogy
    • By: Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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      4 out of 5 stars 160

    Enter the fantastical world of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Trilogy, one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. Novelist C.S. Lewis called Peake's books "actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A “Supernaturally Outlandish” Masterpiece

    • By Jefferson on 07-27-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Garcia Marquez in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Latin American literature was never primitive; yet, from its beginnings, it was suffused with a fresh, often childish lyricism. Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands on the shoulders of a great Latin American literary heritage, but he is a modern rarity: a writer with aspirations to high art who also remains hugely popular. For those who fall under his spell, his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the richest literary dreams ever written.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good introduction to Marquez

    • By DMC on 05-28-06

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Dracula (Blackstone Edition)

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    In 1897, at the age of 50, Bram Stoker was touring manager to the actor Henry Irving and was enjoying a modest success as a journalist and writer. Publication in that year of Dracula was to bring him international and lasting fame.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still Scary Two Centuries Later

    • By Katrina on 07-23-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe in the early 1900s. Though his philosophy is more one of aphorisms than a system, it is brilliant, persuasive, and incisive. His major concept is the will to power, which he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Christianity he saw as a subtle perversion of this concept, thus Nietzsche's famous pronouncement, "God is dead."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A short biography

    • By Peter on 09-21-04

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Descartes in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Rene Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life. Fortunately, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: "I think, therefore I am." Eventually convincing himself to doubt and disregard sensory knowledge, Descartes found he could prove his existence through his thoughts. This internal information, he believed, was the true reality and external forces were hopelessly deceiving.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In 90 Minutes Series overview

    • By L Mark Higgins on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Sartre in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    During his lifetime, Jean-Paul Sartre enjoyed unprecedented popularity for a philosopher, due partly to his role as a spokesman for existentialism at the opportune moment, when this set of ideas filled the spiritual gap left amidst the ruins of World War II. Existentialism was a philosophy of action and showed the ultimate freedom of the individual. In Sartre's hands, it became a revolt against European bourgeois values.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In 90 Minutes Series overview

    • By L Mark Higgins on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Sins of the Fathers

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In Sins of the Fathers, Susan Howatch takes the reader into the world of the very rich, a family divided from generation to generation by a great fortune and the consequences of a terrible secret that lies at the very heart of their wealth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive!

    • By Nil Van Order on 08-06-10

    Regular price: $34.97

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