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    • The Practicing Stoic

    • By: Ward Farnsworth
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The great insights of the Stoics are spread over a wide range of ancient sources. This book brings them all together for the first time. It systematically presents what the various Stoic philosophers said on every important topic, accompanied by an eloquent commentary that is clear and concise. The result is a set of philosophy lessons for everyone - the most valuable wisdom of ages past made available for our times, and for all time. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • amazing substance with poor delivery

    • By Guilherme Duarte Carvalho on 29-01-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Ancient Greece, Second Edition

    • From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times
    • By: Thomas R. Martin
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century BC. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general audiences alike. Now in its second edition, this classic work now features updates throughout.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Survey

    • By Nik Jewell on 26-04-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Who We Are and How We Got Here

    • By: David Reich
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archaeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry. In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich allows listeners to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understandable and accessible

    • By Yemi on 21-03-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom

    • By: Van K. Tharp, D.R. Barton, Steve Sjuggerud
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom shows you how to know in 30 seconds whether you should be in or out of the market. The authors show you how great investors avoid mistakes, and win big. With Van Tharp's legendary risk-control techniques, learn how the world's most profitable investors reduce their risk and leave their wealth-generating potential unlimited, and how you can too.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good tips but I expeted better from these guys

    • By Leah on 05-12-10

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And his armour fell rattling around him...

    • By P. Ward on 03-11-11

    Regular price: £28.09

    • I and Thou

    • By: Martin Buber
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Martin Buber’s I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born after World War II considers Buber one of its prophets. Buber’s main proposition is that we may address existence in two ways: (1) that of the “I” toward an “It,” toward an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience; (2) that of the “I” toward “Thou,” in which we move into existence in a relationship without bounds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Profound and fresh approach to psychology

    • By Mr. Kevin Snow on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Yellowstone Kelly

    • A Western Story
    • By: Clay Fisher
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Yellowstone Kelly is an Indian fighter and scout like no other. The devil-may-care Irishman can pick off hostiles and quote the classics with equal ease and accuracy. Even the mighty Sioux fear him - or most of them fear him. Sitting Bull's main war chief, the dreaded Gall, fears no man, and Kelly has something of his that the warrior would gladly kill to get back - his woman.

    Regular price: £16.69

    • The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth

    • By: Andrew Carnegie
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    His good friend Mark Twain dubbed him "St. Andrew." British Prime Minister William Gladstone called him an "example" for the wealthy. Such terms seldom apply to multimillionaires. But Andrew Carnegie was no run-of-the-mill steel magnate. At age 13 and full of dreams, he sailed from his native Dunfermline, Scotland, to America. Here, in one volume, are two impressive works by Andrew Carnegie himself: his autobiography and The Gospel of Wealth, a groundbreaking manifesto on the duty of the wealthy to give back to society all of their fortunes.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The God Who Is There, 30th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Francis A. Schaeffer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For decades, The God Who Is There has been the landmark book that changed the way the church sees the world. In Francis Schaeffer's remarkable analysis, we learn where the clashing ideas about God, science, history, and art came from and where they are going. This edition includes a foreword by James W. Sire that places Schaeffer's seminal work in the context of the intellectual turbulence of the early 21st century.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Third Thoughts

    • By: Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and author of the classic The First Three Minutes, Weinberg shares his views on some of the most fundamental and fascinating aspects of physics and the universe. But he does not seclude science behind disciplinary walls or shy away from politics, taking on what he sees as the folly of manned spaceflight, the harms of inequality, and the importance of public goods. His point of view is rationalist, realist, reductionist, and devoutly secularist. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Winning the Loser's Game

    • Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing
    • By: Charles D. Ellis
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This indispensable investment guide asks the question: how can an individual invest successfully when the majority always fails?

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the first true novels in the English language, Robinson Crusoe is the famous adventure of a castaway and his desert-island companion, Friday.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Philosophy and Real Politics

    • By: Raymond Geuss
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But in Philosophy and Real Politics, Raymond Geuss argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do. Far from being applied ethics, politics is a skill that allows people to survive and persue their goals.

    Regular price: £15.49

    • The Six Sigma Way

    • How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance
    • By: Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cost reduction, productivity improvement, customer retention, these are the promises of the Six Sigma quality management system. The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. Now you can learn the roadmap for implementing Six Sigma in your manufacturing or service organization.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sales pitch for the consultants who wrote the book

    • By Christian on 07-08-12

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Roderick Hudson

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When impoverished American sculptor Roderick Hudson creates what is described as a work of genius, he is sent to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and falls in love with a woman he'll never be with. Now on a path to self-destruction, can he be saved from himself?

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Great Fire of Rome

    • The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In A.D. 64, on the night of July 19, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome’s great stadium, the Circus Maximus. The fire would spread over the coming days to engulf much of the city of Rome. From this calamity, one of the ancient world’s most devastating events, legends grew: that Nero had been responsible for the fire, and fiddled while Rome burned, and that Nero blamed the Christians of Rome, burning them alive in punishment, making them the first recorded martyrs to the Christian faith at Rome.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Santa Fe Passage

    • By: Clay Fisher
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kirby Randolph was a tough mountain man. He had promised himself he would get the wagon train to Santa Fe because Aurelie St. Clair was in one of the wagons. She was half Indian, the most beautiful and the toughest girl he had ever seen. 

    Regular price: £16.69

    • Reason and Rationality

    • By: Jon Elster
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the world's most important political philosophers, Jon Elster is a leading thinker on reason and rationality and their roles in politics and public life. In this short book, he crystallizes and advances his work, bridging the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social scientists who use the idea of rationality to explain behavior.

    Regular price: £5.69

    • Why Not Socialism?

    • By: G. A. Cohen
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Cohen's Best

    • By Graziano B. on 04-08-16

    Regular price: £5.89

    • The Church History

    • By: Eusebius, Paul L. Maier - translator, Paul L. Maier - commentary by
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Often called the "Father of Church History", Eusebius was the first to trace the rise of Christianity during its crucial first three centuries from Christ to Constantine. Our principal resource for earliest Chrisitianity, The Church History presents a panorama of apostles, church fathers, emperors, bishops, heroes, heretics, confessors, and martyrs. This audiobook edition includes Paul L. Maier's clear and precise translation, historical commentary on each book in The Church History, and numerous maps, illustrations, and photographs. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A second narrator helpful?

    • By ChangePro on 24-11-18

    Regular price: £27.49

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