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    • 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 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

    • The Kybalion

    • A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
    • By: Three Initiates
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 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 28 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tearless Sorrow

    • By Ladi Thompson on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • On the Shortness of Life: Stoic Principles for Self-Improvement

    • By: Seneca
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    De Brevitate Vitae (English: On the Shortness of Life), written sometime around the year 49 AD by Seneca the Younger, discusses many Stoic principles on the nature of time and humanity itself. Enjoy riveting discussions and perspectives on these themes as Seneca delves into your thoughts. You will be fascinated as you explore one of the greatest minds and his perception of how we should perceive time. Many of the truths you will find in this piece are not only timeless, but pertinent to humanity - even to this day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich formal text

    • By CME on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Poetics

    • By: Aristotle, S. H. Butcher - translator
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory in the West. This has been the traditional view for centuries. However, recent work is now challenging whether Aristotle focuses on literary theory per se (given that not one poem exists in the treatise) or whether he focuses instead on dramatic musical theory that only has language as one of the elements. 

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historic book by a historic figure.

    • By JDD on 01-18-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Analects of Confucius

    • By: Confucius
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Believed to have been compiled and written by Confucius's followers, The Analects is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries. Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Confucius

    • By MANI on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • At the Mountains of Madness

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the Mountains of Madness is a science fiction/horror novella by American author H. P. Lovecraft. The story details the events of a disastrous expedition to the Antarctic continent in September 1930, and what was found there by a group of explorers led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University. Throughout the story, Dyer details a series of previously untold events in the hope of deterring another group of explorers who wish to return to the continent.

    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

    • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    • By: Nikola Tesla
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nikola Tesla is the true unsung prophet of the electronic age, without whom our radio, auto ignition, telephone, alternating current power generation and transmission, and television would all have been impossible. Yet, his life and times have vanished largely from public access. This autobiography gives a unique and personal account of different periods in his life. From Tesla's early life to his end, he embraced a persona of brilliance, ambition, and creativity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tesla was an extremely interesting person.

    • By Heather on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: Stoic Principles for Self-Improvement

    • By: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written sometime between 120-180 AD by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, Meditations has had a lasting literary power for centuries. Aurelius explores his personal exploration through Stoicism and how it impacted his time as a warrior and eventual emperor of the Roman Empire. Though his tenure was riddled with challenge, Aurelius found solace in his practice of stoic philosophy. Meditations serve as the personal account of his reflections, philosophy, and commitment to personal and professional contentment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overly zealous reader

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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. 

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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

    • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled "Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character", for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876, and had finished it by August 3. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Darwin

    • By MANI on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $6.95

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