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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
    • Story
      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

    • 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 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    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 1,516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

    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
    • Performance
      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 Children's Homer

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

    • 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
    • Performance
      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 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
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      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

    • 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 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 112

    "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

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • 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

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      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

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good Audio Book

    • By Tobin on 04-08-04

    Regular price: $19.57

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      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

    • Grail

    • The Pendragon Cycle, Book 5
    • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Drought, plague, and war have left the Isle of Mighty battered and the beloved King Arthur grievously injured. But astonishingly, the High King lives, his wounds healed by a sacred and secret relic: the Holy Grail. Now, in this time of rampant disease and death, the great king wants to share the Grail's curative powers with all who require it. But with the Grail, evil has entered the royal court, in the guise of a beautiful maiden who seduces the King's most loyal champion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The brilliant conclusion

    • By James on 11-03-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • 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

    • C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography, Volume II

    • The Full Harvest
    • By: C. H. Spurgeon
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Throughout the autobiography, Spurgeon records those aspects of life that only an autobiography can: his family circle, the daily labor behind his public works, and the feelings which led him to resist the reformation of the Faith of the Churches. Above all, he records his experiences of God's grace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than just an autobiography

    • By Matthew on 12-03-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Heidegger in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    One of the two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and its fundamental question was, "What is the meaning of existence?" For Heidegger, this question could not simply be "analyzed away". It was beyond the reach of logic or reason. It was the primary "given" of every individual life. To confront it, Heidegger needed to develop an entire new form of philosophy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Less isn't more

    • By Michael on 07-21-06

    Regular price: $13.96

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