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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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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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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

    • At the Mountains of Madness

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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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

    • Plato's Apology

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Douglas McDonald
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The Apology of Socrates, by Plato, is the Socratic dialogue that presents the speech of legal self-defense, which Socrates presented at his trial for impiety and corruption in 399 BC.
    Specifically, the Apology of Socrates is a defense against the charges of corrupting the young and “not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel” to Athens.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Self Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Self-Reliance, an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841, is arguable Emerson's most influential piece. Self-Reliance does a masterful job expanding on one of Emerson's most frequently spoken themes of how individuals should follow their own ideas and instincts. The essay has three major divisions: the importance of self-reliance, self-reliance and the individual, and self-reliance and society, each containing timeless teachings.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Written in the mid 1880's by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a critically-acclaimed work centered around the "death of God" and the rise of a superhuman. A philosophical and moral examination of good versus evil, divine versus mortal, and power versus submission are all encapsulated in the musings of Zarathustra. Zarathustra's doctrine is the idea of eternal recurrence, which claims that all events repeat themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Spoke Zarathustra

    • By IndiaC on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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 Ugly Duckling

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The Ugly Duckling tells the story a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from others around him, until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

    • By: Olaudah Equiano
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Plato's Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Plato's The Republic is regarded as one of the most significant works in the history of literature. In it, Plato seeks to define justice - what it means to society, to politics, to humankind. He then hopes to draw a conclusion against mass justice and individual justice. He first defines justice via social classes, but then migrates to the idea that personal justice mirrors that of the organized, or governmental, justice. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Little Mermaid

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Manual for Living

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or Manual has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast. Montaigne had a copy of the Enchiridion among his books. Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher. Frederick the Great carried the book with him on all campaigns.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    • By: Nikola Tesla
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 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

    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

    • This Side of Paradise

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald closely examines post-World War I American culture. Published in 1920, the tale follows Amory Blaine, a Princeton man, and his quest for true love in his adolescence and early adulthood. Blaine leaves the comforts of home to pursue higher education and the affections of Isabelle Borge. However, he soon becomes disenchanted with the tryst and is called to serve in the war overseas. When he returns, he finds himself back in love but playing outside of his league with Rosalind Connage.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Released in the late 1880s, this thriller is full of an expansive plot full of linguistically suspenseful and surprising elements. Considered to be two of the most well-developed and explored characters in literature history, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde prove to be the perfect characters to expose the duality of man. Stevenson's analysis of good versus evil, or, rather, their ability to coexist, is set against the backdrop of scientific exploration and the entrapment of addiction.

    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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    John Milton's Paradise Lost has been captivating audiences since the 17th century. Milton, an acclaimed poet, writes in the style of an epic poem with blank verse. The story centers around the devastating fall of humanity against the Judeo-Christian backdrop. The story unfolds around the Biblical tale of Adam and Eve, who fall prey to temptation and fall from grace. They are ultimately expelled from the Garden of Eden.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Life and Work: An Autobiography of Henry Ford

    • By: Henry Ford
    • Narrated by: Carson Beck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    My Life and Work, the autobiography of Henry Ford (written with Samuel Crowther), gives readers an inside view to the mind and life of a true American dream. Born in 1863, Ford rose from humble beginnings in Michigan to become one of the most well-respected and revered businessmen of the industrial revolution. A true innovator, Ford changed American industry forever with his advances in transportation and technology. His production of the Model T and his process of mass manufacturing forever changed the American marketplace.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Benjamin Franklin was a respected writer, inventor, scientist, and statesman. Franklin had a hand in much of America's history, including the writing of the Declaration of Independence and negotiating in the Revolutionary War. He invented many modern technologies, including the bifocal lens. All of these accomplishments and more are documented by Franklin himself in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. In his life's tale, Franklin chronicles his childhood and young life and then shares how he began and ultimately thrived in his career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By CE+8 on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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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

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