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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 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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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

    • 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 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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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 Anonymous User 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen

    • By Daniela Thelen on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

    • By: Andrew Carnegie
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie allows Andrew Carnegie to give readers a glimpse into his mind, heart, and soul. Called an "example" for the wealthy by former British Prime Minister Gladstone, Carnegie was a humble and gracious man. At only 13 years old, he emigrated to America and began working in a factory to make ends meet. By the time of his death, he was a multimillionaire and one that gave away about 90% of his personal wealth. Carnegie considered it his debt to society to be philanthropic with the excess he had earned.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • 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 CE+8 on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 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

    • Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enjoy two of Milton's most notable poems, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, narrated brilliantly by Ron Welch. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By MANI on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Ugly Duckling

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The ugly duckling

    • By MANI on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Manufacturing Genius

    • By EP on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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