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    • Tao Te Ching

    • The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao
    • By: Lao Tzu, John Minford - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or “Book of the Tao,” is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the “Way”: harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher thought to have been a contemporary of Confucius, it is the essential text of Taoism, one of the three major religions of ancient China.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works

    • By: Shinzen Young
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For decades, one of the most engaging teachers of our time has illuminated the many dimensions of awakening - but solely at his live retreats and on audio recordings. Now, with The Science of Enlightenment, Shinzen Young brings to listeners an uncommonly lucid guide to mindfulness meditation for the first time: how it works and how to use it to enhance your cognitive capacities, your kindness and connection with the world, and the richness of all your experiences. As thousands of his students and listeners will confirm, Shinzen is like no other teacher you’ve ever encountered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you are thinking of listening to this book - do

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • My Struggle Book 1

    • A Death in the Family
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father and his bewilderment and grief on his father’s death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-16

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Tyrant

    • Shakespeare on Politics
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.  

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Beasts

    • What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good Evil
    • By: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the 20th century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other killed none. Jeffrey Masson’s fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no better than a beast"), and claim the high ground for our species.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking!

    • By natasza on 27-07-16

    Regular price: £16.69

    • Light Falls

    • Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein
    • By: Brian Greene
    • Narrated by: Brian Greene, Paul Rudd, Peter Ganim, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Best-selling author, superstar physicist, and cofounder of the World Science Festival Brian Greene (The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos) and an ensemble cast led by award-winning actor Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) perform this dramatic story tracing Albert Einstein's discovery of the general theory of relativity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, irritating presentation.

    • By Heisenberg on 12-08-17

    Regular price: £14.09

    • How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

    • Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
    • By: David Hu
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes listeners on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Haiti After the Earthquake

    • By: Paul Farmer
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Edoardo Ballerini, Edwidge Danticat
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On January 12, 2010, a major earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people died, and the greater part of the capital was demolished. Dr. Paul Farmer, U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, who had worked in the country for nearly thirty years treating infectious diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS, and former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, had just begun to work on an extensive development plan to improve living conditions in Haiti.

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Impulse Society

    • America in the Age of Instant Gratification
    • By: Paul Roberts
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paul Robert digs down to the economic roots of the problem, shows how it has metastisized to affect every facet of our lives and our ability to navigate the future. In clear, cogent prose that mixes illuminating analysis and vibrant reporting, Roberts not only tells the fascinating story of how the impulse society came to be, but shows how, perhaps, a healthier society may still be possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • We learn from history that we do not learn from...

    • By Thabo Hermanus on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • An Appeal to the World

    • The Way to Peace in a Time of Division
    • By: Dalai Lama, Franz Alt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Already a major international best seller, now available in English for the first time: In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion - values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world. "All people are united in the pursuit of happiness and the desire to avoid suffering," His Holiness reminds us. "This is the source of humanity's greatest achievements."

    Regular price: £9.69

    • Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan

    • Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
    • By: Aaron Glantz (editor), Iraq Veterans Against the War
    • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland, Julia Farhat, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans to expose war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic gathering, which show the reality of life in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Call for Revolution

    • A Vision for the Future
    • By: Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This eloquent, impassioned manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It's his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than a call for revolution. 

    Regular price: £14.69

    • American Hate

    • Survivors Speak Out
    • By: Arjun Singh Sethi
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

    Regular price: £18.29