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    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 490
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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      4 out of 5 stars 385

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, great Audio Narration

    • By Mozart on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Reality Is Not What It Seems

    • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
    • By: Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell - translator, Erica Segre - translator
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888
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      5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804

    What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed over the last few dozen centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most compelling physics book in at least 10 years!

    • By Kyle on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 36 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 708
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More than funny

    • By Colin on 08-21-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Tractor Who Wants to Fall Asleep: UK English (A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep 3)

    • By: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Do you struggle to get your child to sleep? Discover the miracle book and reclaim bedtime! Join millions of parents all over the world and embrace a bedtime routine that will help your child to relax and fall fast asleep. Let your child be lulled to sleep with Tractor Alex in a sleep-inducing ride around the farm. Along the way they meet Yawning Carrot, Half-Asleep Leon, Sleeping Apples and other friends, who tell them what they do to fall asleep at night. Your child will have a soothing and relaxing experience and can fall asleep quickly - at naptime and bedtime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook is simply amazing

    • By Don Simpson on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $2.73

    • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    • By: T. E. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 25 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    Although T. E. Lawrence, commonly known as "Lawrence of Arabia’, died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the greatest stories ever told.

    • By Stevie on 01-11-13

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Conclave

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 474

    The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An unusual mystery

    • By Steve on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Kissinger

    • 1923-1968: The Idealist
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 33 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Kissinger: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson, read by Roy McMillan. No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the 'indispensable man' whose advice has been sought by every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, Kissinger has also attracted immense hostility from critics who have cast him as an amoral Machiavellian - the ultimate cold-blooded 'realist'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narrative & narrator

    • By William Tutt on 10-10-17

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Plant Messiah

    • By: Carlos Magdalena
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by the flora of his native Spain, he has traveled to the remotest parts of the globe in search of exotic species. Renowned for his pioneering work, he has committed his life to protecting plants from man-made ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative, sometimes irritating

    • By Mrs. Mina on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Landmarks

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks, a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane, read by Roy McMillan. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the book

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart

    • By: Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 498
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      4 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 459

    When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster - drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn't so keen....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fine piece of art!

    • By Mike McGuire on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Love Is Blind

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron - "The Irish Liszt" - the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive - and consort to Kilbarron. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Somme

    • Into the Breach
    • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical research

    • By Brad Hamor on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Pax Britannica

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire —from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The British Empire at it's Peak

    • By Bryan on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $57.39

    • Farewell the Trumpets

    • An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Book 3
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative, and occasionally elegiac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The British Empire Declines and Fades Away

    • By Bryan on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Plant Messiah

    • By: Carlos Magdalena
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin Audio presents The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdalena, read by Roy McMillan. Carlos Magdalena of Kew Gardens is not your average botanical horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants from ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. He is a plant messiah. From the planet's tiniest waterlily - the Nymphaea thermarum - to Huarango trees with roots over 50 metres long, Carlos has a miraculous ability to bring breathtakingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Heaven's Command

    • An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Vignettes, Good Overall Story

    • By Wolfpacker on 06-06-12

    Regular price: $69.29

    • Reality Is Not What It Seems

    • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rovelli is a master

    • By Robert A. Shapiro on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Love Is Blind

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Is Blind by William Boyd. Love Is Blind is William Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Micromastery

    • Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Unlock Your Potential to Achieve Anything
    • By: Robert Twigger
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Forget spending 10,000 hours in the pursuit of perfecting just one thing. The true path to success and achievement lies in the pursuit of perfecting lots and lots of small things - for a big payoff. Combining positive psychology, neuroscience, self-help and more, this delightfully illuminating book encourages us to circumvent all the reasons we "can't" learn and grow (we're too busy, it's too complicated, we're not experts, we didn't start when we were young) - by tackling small, satisfying skills.

    • Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Unlock Your Potential to Achieve Anything
    • By: Robert Twigger
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 03-06-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • First You Write a Sentence.

    • The Elements of Reading, Writing...and Life.
    • By: Joe Moran
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Enter acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic but authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. 

    Regular price: $19.62

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