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    • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

    • By: C. G. Jung
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
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    In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

    • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $34.42

    • Capital: Volume 1

    • A Critique of Political Economy
    • By: Karl Marx, Samuel Moore - translation, Edward Aveling - translation
    • Narrated by: Derek Le Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    It can be said of very few books that the world was changed as a result of its publication - but this is certainly the case of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1818-1883). Volume 1 appeared (in German) in 1867, and the two subsequent volumes appeared at later dates after the author's death - completed from extensive notes left by Marx himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Economics Text - A Good Listen

    • By Earth Lover on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $57.59

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • A Book for All and None
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration!

    • By Judd on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $25.90

    • The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

    • By: John Maynard Keynes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    First published in 1936, Keynes’ ideas had evolved during the difficulties following World War 1 in Europe, and the US crash and the Depression of the 1920s-'30s and the misery of mass unemployment. He deplored the situation where a few individuals or companies stored massive wealth while vast numbers experienced poverty and insecurity (his alarm bells ring today!) and sought to promote initiatives where governments could intervene with social projects to keep money fluctuating.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and easy to understand

    • By Luis on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Conquest of Bread

    • By: Pyotr Kropotkin
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In The Conquest of Bread, first published in 1892, Kropotkin set out his ideas on how his heightened idealism could work. It was all the more extraordinary because he was born into an aristocratic land-owning family - with some 1,200 male serfs - though from his student years his liberal views and his fixation on the need for social change saw him take a revolutionary path. This led rapidly to decades of exile. It is a passionate, even a fierce polemic for dramatic social change. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “All is for All”

    • By Gabriel on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $20.83

    • The Enchiridion & Discourses

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Haward B. Morse
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    The Enchiridion is the famous manual of ethical advice given in the second century by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus. Born to a Greek slave, Epictetus grew up in the environment of the Roman Empire and, having been released from bonds of slavery, became a stoic in the tradition of its originators, Zeno (third Century BCE) and Seneca (first century CE).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiration from thousands of years ago

    • By Jose on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $28.03

    • The World as Will And Idea, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
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    Schopenhauer was just 30 when his magnum opus, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung, a work of considerable learning and innovation of thought, first appeared in 1818.

    Much to his chagrin and puzzlement (so convinced was he of its merits), it didn't have an immediate effect on European philosophy, views and culture. It was only decades later that it was recognised as one of the major intellectual landmarks of the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to follow, better than today's fluff

    • By Gary on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $42.95

    • A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

    • By: Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall - translation
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    This series of 28 lectures was given by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, during the First World War and first published in English in 1920. The purpose of this general introduction was to present his work and ideas - as they had matured at that point - to a general public; and even though there was to be considerable development and change over the ensuing years, these talks still offer a valuable and remarkably approachable entry point to his revolutionary concepts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Spectacular

    • By Thomas on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $37.62

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Early Period, Volume 1

    • The Apology, Crito, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus, Ion
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
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      5 out of 5 stars 58
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      5 out of 5 stars 58

    Here are the Socratic Dialogues presented as Plato designed them to be - living discussions between friends and protagonists, with the personality of Socrates himself coming alive as he deals with a host of subjects, from justice and inspiration to courage, poetry and the gods. Plato's Socratic Dialogues provide a bedrock for classical Western philosophy. For centuries they have been read, studied and discussed via the flat pages of books, but the ideal medium for them is the spoken word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, insightful, stimulating

    • By Jeff Lacy on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $17.69

    • The World of Yesterday

    • Memoirs of a European
    • By: Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell - translator
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 177
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      5 out of 5 stars 165
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    Stefan Zweig's memoir, The World of Yesterday, recalls the golden age of prewar Europe - its seeming permanence, its promise and its devastating fall with the onset of two world wars. Zweig's passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the brink of extinction. It is an unusually humane account of Europe from the closing years of the 19th century through to World War II, seen through the eyes of one of the most famous writers of his era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lucidity whilst Civilization reverts to barbarism

    • By none on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $34.42

    • The Interpretation of Dreams

    • By: Sigmund Freud
    • Narrated by: Derek Le Page
    • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud is one of the most significant books of the 20th century. Though dreams and their role in human consciousness have been a continuing thread in religion and art and life down the centuries, Freud's look at the subject through the prism of his emerging practice and study of psychoanalysis provided a startlingly new and challenging perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading

    • By Benjamin Myers on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $47.22

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Late Period, Volume 1

    • Timaeus, Critias, Sophist, Statesman, Philebus
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, David Timson, Peter Kenny, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    These five very different Socratic Dialogues date from Plato's later period, when he was revisiting his early thoughts and conclusions and showing a willingness for revision. In Timaeus (mainly a monologue read by David Timson in the title role), Plato considers cosmology in terms of the nature and structure of the universe, the ever-changing physical world and the unchanging eternal world. And he proposes a demiurge as a benevolent creator God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly performed and antidote for what ails us

    • By Gary on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Capital: Volume 2

    • A Critique of Political Economy
    • By: Karl Marx
    • Narrated by: Derek Le Page
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Following Marx’s death in 1883, Engels was able to step into the breach and, drawing on Marx’s extensive notes and writings, complete volume 2 of Capital, leading to its publication in 1885. Here, Marx turns his attention to the money owner, the money lender, the wholesale merchant, the trader and the entrepreneur or 'functioning capitalist.'  

    Regular price: $60.32

    • The Thirteen Principal Upanishads

    • By: uncredited
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Upanishads are mankind's oldest works of philosophy, predating the earliest Greek philosophy. They are the concluding part of the Vedas, the ancient Indian sacred literature, and mark the culmination of a tradition of speculative thought first expressed in the Rig-Veda more than 4,000 years ago. Remarkable for their meditative depth, spirit of doubt and intellectual honesty, the Upanishads are concerned with the knowledge of the Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, and man's relationship with it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful! Just blessing Wonderful!

    • By Vishnu Seenath on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $17.12

    • Metaphysics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Aristotle's Metaphysics was the first major study of the subject of metaphysics - in other words, an inquiry into 'first philosophy', or 'wisdom'. It differs from Physics which is concerned with the natural world: things which are subject to the laws of nature, things that move and change, are measurable. In Metaphysics, the study falls on 'being qua being' - being insofar as it is being; the causes and principles of being, the causes and principles of substances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More relevant and needed than ever before!!!

    • By Dino Valente on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $30.26

    • Utilitarianism/On Liberty

    • By: John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated by: Derek Le Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    John Stuart Mill (1808-1873) was a torchbearer for liberal thought in the 19th century, including liberty of the individual and freedom of speech, and he championed women's suffrage in Parliament. A remarkable man - he learned Greek aged three and at eight had read Herodotus, Xenophon and Plato - he campaigned all his life for a just society. These two essays are his key works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For deep thinkers

    • By Vincent on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $23.02

    • The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom)

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Michael Lunts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom) is one of Nietzsche's greatest books. His wonderfully fertile mind roams over mankind, his thoughts, his emotions, his behaviour and his weaknesses with remarkable clarity, with insight - but also with humour!In this work are 383 separate paragraphs, some short, some long, but all singular observations - the epitome of his famous aphoristic style. 'Morality is the herd instinct in the individual.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am now a full-fledged fan of Nietzsche

    • By Ron on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $20.96

    • Buddenbrooks

    • The Decline of a Family
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
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      5 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    First published in 1900, when Thomas Mann was 25, Buddenbrooks is a minutely imagined chronicle of four generations of a North German mercantile family - a work so true to life that it scandalized the author’s former neighbours in his native Lübeck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where Have You Been All My Life, Thomas Mann?

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $51.95

    • The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

    • Essay on the Freedom of the Will, the Basis of Morality
    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The essays in The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics have a rather special place in Schopenhauer’s work, both being written as entries to Scandinavian philosophy competitions, one in Norway and one in Sweden.

    Regular price: $25.41

    • On Anger, on Leisure, on Clemency

    • Essays, Volume 2
    • By: Seneca
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
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      5 out of 5 stars 41
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      5 out of 5 stars 40

    'On Anger' is one of Seneca's most important essays. At some length he investigates the nature of anger: how and why it emerges, the effect it has on the individual and those to whom it is directed, and how to manage it and prevent it even from arising. For, Seneca considers, anger simply serves no purpose - it does not bring courage in war, prevent others misbehaving or punish miscreants. In short it has a negative effect on all. In 'On Leisure' he takes a short look at what is really meant by the term.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stewart's narrations are very good

    • By Ron Peters on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $15.79

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