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    • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    • By: Patanjali
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Patanjali explores yoga fundamentals, one of the six orthodox philosophies of the Hindu religion, and is revered as one of the greatest texts of the practice of yoga. Comprised of 196 aphorisms dating back to 400 CE, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is divided into four chapters that explore the blissful state, the practice, the manifestation, and the liberation stages of yoga.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Calming

    • By Maria on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Letters from a Stoic

    • By: Lucius Seneca
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seneca's Letters from a Stoic is considered one of the thought-leaders of philosophy in the history of classical literature. The compilation offers a comprehensive introduction to the stoic philosophy. Stoicism is Hellenistic philosophy that dominated literature and conversation until around Three AD. Its roots are traced back to ancient Greece at its founding by Zeno of Citium.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Kybalion

    • A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
    • By: Three Initiates
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A must-listen for the progressive mind, The Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece was originally published under the pen name, Three Initiates, in 1908. It claims to have been based on the philosophy of Hermeticism, which became influential to the development of the New Age of Thought in the early 1900s. It is very similar to the advice offered by the Book of Proverbs in the Bible. The book is devoted to exploring seven principles centered around mentalism, correspondence, vibration, polarity, rhythm, causation and effect, and gender.

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    • Good book for basic hermetics.

    • By Kohen Baerhorn on 08-18-18
    • A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
    • By: Three Initiates
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

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    • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

    • By: Olaudah Equiano
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Olaudah Equiano's autobiography challenged minds and hearts in the late 1700s. The first autobiography ever written by a former slave, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is one of the most well-recognized slave-narratives. It was first published in 1789 and gained notoriety as a mechanism for the abolitionist movement in England in 1807. In his work, Equiano illuminates the life of himself as a slave and then a freed man, ultimately becoming a respected politician and philosopher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it.

    • By Hudson Davis on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bacchae

    • By: Euripides
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Bacchae is concerned with two opposite sides of human nature: the rational and civilized side, which is represented by the character of Pentheus, the king of Thebes, and the instinctive side, which is represented by Dionysus. This side is sensual without analysis, it feels a connection between man and beast, and it is a potential source of divinity and spiritual power. In Euripides' plays the gods represent various human qualities, allowing the audience to grapple with considerations of the human condition.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Perhaps Hermann Hesse's most influential and acclaimed work, Siddhartha is a Nobel Prize-winning work originally published in 1922. The protagonist for whom the book is named lives with his father in ancient India and by all accounts is a faithful and devout son. However, he finds himself "going through the motions" so to speak and longs for a deeper meaning and purpose. One day, as he is traveling, Samanas passes through town preaching the enlightenment of asceticism, a rejection of physical desire.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lost in Translation

    • By Patrick on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A must-listen for all Thoreau aficionados, Walden explores the simpler and slower pace of life. A deep exploration into Henry David Thoreau's philosophical and spiritual understandings, Walden captivates with its intrapersonal reflection. Thoreau documents his escape from reality to a simple cabin on Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. "Could he survive, possibly even thrive...living a plain, simple life," Thoreau ponders, and he finds his answer in his semi-anti-social experiment at Walden Pond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walden

    • By MANI on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Twilight of the Idols

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche criticizes German culture of the day as unsophisticated and nihilistic, and shoots some disapproving arrows at key French, British, and Italian cultural figures who represent similar tendencies. In contrast to all these alleged representatives of cultural "decadence", Nietzsche applauds Caesar, Napoleon, Goethe, Thucydides, and the Sophists as healthier and stronger types. The book states the transvaluation of all values as Nietzsche's final and most important project, and gives a view of antiquity wherein the Romans for once take precedence over the ancient Greeks.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Doll's House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Doll's House is a three-act play written by Norway's Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 21, 1879. The play is set in a Norwegian town circa 1879. A Doll's House was based on the life of Laura Kieler, a good friend of Ibsen. Much that happened between Nora and Torvald happened to Laura and her husband, Victor. Similar to the events in the play, Laura signed an illegal loan to save her husband. She wanted the money to find a cure for her husband's tuberculosis.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Notes is considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to as the "Underground Man") who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy. The second part of the book is called "Apropos of the Wet Snow" and describes certain events that appear to be destroying and sometimes renewing the Underground Man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bizarre but also Intrigueing.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Lysistrata

    • By: Aristophanes
    • Narrated by: Claire Heffron
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lysistrata is a comedy by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of a woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace - a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Think and Grow Rich

    • By: Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill. Hill details 13 "steps" in which one can succeed not only monetarily, but in any line of work. Napoleon Hill discusses his time spent with some of the richest individuals of the United States (Andrew Carnegie, Charles M. Schwab, Henry Ford, among various others). He goes into further detail explaining the "Carnegie Secret" and how many billionaires in the US have followed this philosophy.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dating back to 1645, The Book of Five Rings has been translated and republished many times, and expands well beyond its initial following of the practice of martial arts. It is considered the classic text of general martial arts, but has also gained acclaim by business and thought leaders who respect its perspective on conflict resolution. Written by Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings strives to connect philosophy with diligent practice.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1860 Baltimore, Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, already capable of speech. His father Roger invites neighborhood boys to play with him and orders him to play with children's toys, but Benjamin obeys only to please his father. At five, Benjamin is sent to kindergarten but is quickly withdrawn after he repeatedly falls asleep during child activities. At the age of 18, Benjamin enrolls in Yale College, but is sent home by officials, who think he is a 50-year-old lunatic. When Benjamin turns 20, the Button family realizes that he is aging backward.

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    • The Age of Reason

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Age of Reason is a work by English and American activist Thomas Paine, arguing for the philosophical position of deism. It follows in the tradition of 18th-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible.

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    • Age of reason

    • By MANI on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nature

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the essay, Emerson puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define the ways by which humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Communist Manifesto

    • By: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the manifesto was later recognized as one of the world's most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Via Revolution

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Heart of Darkness is a thrilling psychological delve into the deepest African jungles and their isolated populations in the late 19th century. The story captivates listeners through the eyes of an anonymous narrator and his trip guide, Marlow. The story sheds light on the darkness of The Company, comprised of civilized European businessmen, as they erode into a inhumane and evil machine that raids and pillages the local people. Heart of Darkness, a novella, packs a large punch in just a short time as it envelops listeners in the themes of greed, immorality, and deception.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Listen in to this amazingly narrated novella in which the main character, Gregor, wakes up only to discover that he has turned into a giant insect. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Problems of Philosophy

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by Bertrand Russell, in which Russell attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: If it is uncertain that external objects exist, how can we then have knowledge of them but by probability? There is no reason to doubt the existence of external objects simply because of sense data.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping from cover to cover...

    • By Christian on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

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