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    • 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 1,538
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

    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

    • 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 251
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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

    • The Great Escape

    • By: Paul Brickhill
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020

    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

    • 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 163
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      5 out of 5 stars 120
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      5 out of 5 stars 117

    "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 Children's Homer

    • By: Padraic Colum
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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 Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 912
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
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      4 out of 5 stars 661

    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 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    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 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 216
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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

    • 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 688
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      4 out of 5 stars 308
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      4 out of 5 stars 306

    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

    • Captain Blood

    • By: Rafael Sabatini
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels, praises this hearty saga as "one of the great unrecognized novels of the 20th century." Doctor Peter Blood's quiet life is shattered when he is convicted of treason for helping a wounded nobleman in the 1685 rebellion against King James II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding rendition of classic swashbuckler

    • By Gary on 03-27-04

    Regular price: $23.07

    • 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 131
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Churchill

    • By: Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 682
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
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      4 out of 5 stars 346

    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

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    One of the greatest prose writers and social commentators of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley here introduces us to a delightfully cynical, comic, and severe group of artists and intellectuals engaged in the most free-thinking and modern kind of talk imaginable. Poetry, occultism, ancestral history, and Italian primitive painting are just a few of the subjects competing for discussion among the amiable cast of eccentrics drawn together at Crome, an intensely English country manor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bloomsbury in a blender, 1922

    • By Zaubermond on 01-02-17

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Sartre in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • 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

    • 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 355
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      4 out of 5 stars 232
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    • Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    We see our age as the greatest in human history, filled with seemingly unending originality. Yet such dynamism is not a necessary characteristic of great eras. Among the most long-lasting and stable civilizations was that of medieval Europe. There stasis was achieved, and with it a stability that permitted the development of structured thought and intellectual embellishment of unparalleled degree.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A mixed bag

    • By RAC on 11-26-05

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Return of Tarzan

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis. It was a city of hideous men - and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Tale of Tarzan of the Apes!

    • By Lady M on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Men of Iron

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • Men's Private Parts

    • A Pocket Reference to Prostate, Urologic, and Sexual Health
    • By: James H. Gilbaugh Jr.#M.D.
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Never has the subject of men's health attracted more attention than in this era of optimal living. In this revised and updated edition of Men's Private Parts: A Pocket Reference to Prostate, Urologic, and Sexual Health, the author, known for years to readers of the Men's Health newsletter as "Dr. Private Parts", tackles men's most delicate health questions with reassuring authority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every man needs to know how to run his manhood

    • By George Seimon on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $12.57

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