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    • 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 225
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4 out of 5 stars 203

    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 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

    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: 37 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 665
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
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      4 out of 5 stars 328

    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 Great Escape

    • By: Paul Brickhill
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

    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 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

    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 856
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
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      4 out of 5 stars 607

    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

    • Captain Blood

    • By: Rafael Sabatini
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    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

    • 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 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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

    • 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 585
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      5 out of 5 stars 511
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      5 out of 5 stars 509

    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

    • Titus Alone

    • Volume 3 of the Gormenghast Trilogy
    • By: Mervyn Peake
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 92

    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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poetic Fantasy

    • By Joseph on 07-20-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Sovereignty of God

    • By: A. W. Pink
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 151
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      5 out of 5 stars 105

    "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

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Tobias Smollett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 36 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 685
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      4 out of 5 stars 305
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      4 out of 5 stars 303

    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
    • Don Quixote (revised sorry)

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-04

    Regular price: $41.97

    • White Hunters

    • By: Brian Herne
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early 20th century, a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters began leading safaris there for money.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating account ....

    • By Stephen on 01-12-07

    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 126
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • Hume in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    David Hume reduced philosophy to ruins: he denied the existence of everything, except our actual perceptions themselves. I alone exist, he argued, and the world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know that the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world, a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.

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

    • By L Mark Higgins on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Return of Tarzan

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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

    • The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance

    • How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World
    • By: Paul Robert Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    In this fascinating true story of artistic genius and personal triumph, the author brings to life Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, two talented, passionate artists, and the competitive drive that united and divided them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly entertaining...

    • By Douglas on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Socrates in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Just a century after it had begun, philosophy entered its greatest age with the appearance of Socrates, who spent so much of his time talking about philosophy on the streets of Athens that he never got around to writing anything down. His method of aggressive questioning, called dialectic, was the forerunner of logic; he used it to cut through the twaddle of his adversaries and arrive at the truth. Rather than questioning the world, he believed, we would be better off questioning ourselves.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I thought it was OK

    • By Theodore on 11-21-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Plato in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles decided to forgo his ambitions as a wrestler. Adopting the nickname Plato, he embarked instead on a life in philosophy. In 387 B.C. he founded the Academy, the world's first university, and taught his students that all we see is not reality but merely a reproduction of the true source. And in his famous Republic he described the politics of "the highest form of state."

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

    • By L Mark Higgins on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes

    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Kierkegaard wasn't really a philosopher in the academic sense. Yet he produced what many people expect of philosophy. His subject was the individual and his or her existence, the "existing being." In Kierkegaard's view, this purely subjective entity lay beyond the reach of reason, logic, philosophical systems, theology, or even "the pretenses of psychology." Nonetheless, it was the source of all these subjects. The branch of philosophy to which Kierkegaard gave birth has come to be known as existentialism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great intros

    • By Peter on 09-05-04

    Regular price: $11.17

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