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    • Night Mission

    • Seven WWII-Era Stories
    • By: Clive Lodge
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Night Mission", with its burning plane, heroism, and greed, was - like the other six short stories in this collection - inspired by Clive Lodge's experiences in World War II and the decade after. "There's No Scar Now" - with its gripping opener, "I killed John James Beresford", is set in Kent and draws on his experience in the Home Guard before he enlisted in the RAF. "The Tunnel", by contrast, is set in peacetime, some years after the war, but reveals how unpunished atrocities of war can haunt a person.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Usually timid and subservient, councilor Golyadkin has lately become worryingly paranoid. After being humiliatingly thrown out of a party for acting erratically, he runs off into the night where he is shocked to come across a man who appears to be his exact double. The double follows him home and begins to insinuate himself into every part of Golyadkin's life, and alternates between befriending him and cruelly taunting him.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Resurrection

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Tolstoy's final novel, a privileged nobleman by the name of Dmitri Nekhlyudov seeks to make amends for a bad deed he committed in the past. In the process, he discovers that he has been living in a world far removed from the reality of the average person.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Resurrection - an entirely new life?

    • By Grete Buck on 31-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of a complicated and broken family headed by a father, Fyodor Karamazov, who becomes entangled with his three sons, whom he neglected, after both mothers died.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The History of Rome: The Complete Works

    • By: Titus Livy, Cyrus Edmunds - translator, William A. McDevitte - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 88 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus. The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Takes patient attention.

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-11-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Devils

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Devils, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is a classic political satire exploring the effects of imported European ideologies such as atheism and nihilism on Christian Russia. Based on the true-life political murder of Ivan Ivanov by the revolutionary Sergey Nechayev, Dostoevsky wrote this tale of society scandals, doomed marriages and fatally misguided idealism after returning from exile in Siberia.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Notes from the Underground is an 1864 existentialist novella written by the Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The speaker, an unknown yet common type of man, writes in first person about his views on Western philosophy, as well as his stark analysis of his own life. The work is written as the ramblings of this retired government employee who seems to have a very pessimistic yet honest opinion on his own life, as well as the world as seen through his eyes.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    • By: T.E. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 27 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of T. E. Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt against the Turkish Empire. The book is mostly set in the deserts of Arabia with a great deal of time spent marching through them with camels and the telling of the events through Lawrence's eyes.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written from his death bed, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant are written by the most well-known Civil War General himself, Ulysses S. Grant. In a review of his life as a private citizen, as well as a general, Grant lets the listener know what a heroic figure he really was. Like so many men before him, Grant describes being pressured into a certain way of life by his father. He never aspired for a military career, but his father insisted on West Point Academy for his schooling.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Two Treatises of Government

    • By: John Locke
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two Treatises of Government is a work of political philosophy that outlined a concept foreign to the American people who, at the time, were still under English monarchy. This concept is what we now call democracy and advocated for a system in which all people were afforded rights to freedom and property ownership. The book was intended to push forward the ideas on contract theory and natural rights. Thomas Jefferson borrowed many of the ideas of Two Treatises of Government while writing the Declaration of Independence.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Symposium

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this acclaimed Plato masterpiece, you travel back in time to attend an elaborate high society dinner. At this party, you meet Plato's mentor, Socrates, and the comic poet Aristophanes. During the banquet, each of these men is invited to praise Eros, the god of love and desire. You witness them deliver speeches that embody their wisdom and philosophies on love. You hear Socrates' celebrated account of Diotima, the prophetess who taught him that love is the manifestation of human goodness. Finally, you even hear from the famous Alcibiades.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely monotonous rendering of a Classic.

    • By Milan Perera on 06-02-19

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The March of the Ten Thousand by Xenophon is an account of the Greek mercenary armies formed by Cyrus the Younger in an attempt to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes II, with the purpose of gaining control of the Persian Empire. Xenophon was one of the leaders of these mercenaries; his work The Anabasis retells the story of the march to the Battle of Cunaxa. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Imitation of Christ

    • By: Thomas A. Kempis
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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    In the 15th century, the Augustinian monk, Thomas Kempis authored one of the most profound Christian works to date. The Imitation of Christ focuses on living the life that Jesus and his followers promoted through ministry, emphasizing the need for isolation and prayer, as well as renouncing worldly vanities and searching for eternal truths as a method of getting closer to Christ and God.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • White Nights and Other Short Stories

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fyodor Dostoevsky masterfully blends realism and romanticism in this heartfelt tale of unrequited love and the human journey. Set in 19th-century St. Petersburg, "White Nights" is the story of a young man's inner conflict and how his feelings of discontent and loneliness draw him to a young woman who has been jilted by her lover. The lonely hearts come together in a sweet and tender bubble of sharing and romance, but will it last?

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle delves into the question of what is best for mankind and humans as individuals. His conclusion is that happiness is the best possible human condition, though he is not referencing the emotion of happiness. Instead, Aristotle concludes that true happiness comes as a way of life in which the individual contributes to the good of his community, as well as his mind.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young Prince Mishkin is that rare thing - a "completely beautiful human being". He is honest, humble, generous, and selfless, but unfortunately these traits mean he is often mistaken for an idiot. Upon his return to St. Petersburg, after being away at a Swiss sanatorium for the treatment of epilepsy, Prince Mishkin is taken under the wing of the wife of General Yepanchin, who arranges for him to live with the family of her money-obsessed friend Ganya.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Insulted and the Injured

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At its heart, The Insulted and the Injured is a story of human tragedy and suffering, but it is also a love story. Narrated by a fictitious young author, Vanya, this book tells the story of Natasha and her lover, Alyosha, who also happens to be the son of the cruel Prince Valkovsky.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Crime and Punishment follows the story of a boy named Raskolnikov who commits a heinous crime because he believes he is in fact extraordinary. Through an internal battle of whether to confess or not, we follow him through his interactions with a drunk, a prostitute, the government, and his family. We see him do incredible acts of kindness, suffer the consequence of his crime on a physical level, and fall in love with an unlikely character, all while trying to reconcile his ability to be extraordinary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea

    • By Bla Bla Bla on 28-09-18

    Regular price: £28.09

    • A Princess of Mars

    • Barsoom Series, Book 1
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    The classic science-fiction fantasy novel A Princess of Mars, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the first in the series that takes place on the planet Mars also called Barsoom. Mars is seen as a hot, dry planet that houses many kinds of alien races including the green Tharks and the Red Martians. John Carter, a former Civil War soldier, is mysteriously teleported to Barsoom when he explores an ancient cave in Arizona.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Essays

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leader in the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He is best known for his political philosophy and ideological thoughts on the moral worth of the individual and his work greatly influenced many of the great thinkers of his time, including Henry David Thoreau.

    Regular price: £23.49

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