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    • New York 2140

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4 out of 5 stars 141

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book with great characters

    • By Atupele Chakwera on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Pale Fire

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's all very clever but...

    • By CMV on 28-04-17

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Freedom Evolves

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers "yes!" Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of strikingly original arguments - drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy - that far from being an enemy of traditional explorations of freedom, morality, and meaning, the evolutionary perspective can be an indispensable ally.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, but deflationary...

    • By Greg Gauthier on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Bible and the Believer

    • How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously
    • By: Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Can the Bible be approached both as sacred scripture and as a historical and literary text? For many people, it must be one or the other. How can we read the Bible both ways? The Bible and the Believer brings together three distinguished biblical scholars--one Jewish, one Catholic, and one Protestant--to illustrate how to read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament critically and religiously.

    Regular price: £21.09

    • Up the Organization

    • By: Robert C. Townsend, Warren Bennis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Although it was first published more than 35 years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), and The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management. 1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend's best seller first among 80 books that "every manager must read".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb book with a refreshing angle.

    • By Nicky C on 25-07-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

    • By: Bob Shacochis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Renowned through four award-winning stories for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.

    Regular price: £38.69

    • The Enlightenment

    • And Why it Still Matters
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world. Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas that were conceived and developed during the Enlightenment, and which changed forever the intellectual landscape of the Western world.

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Uncertainty

    • Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
    • By: David Lindley
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Werner Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle" challenged centuries of scientific understanding, placed him in direct opposition to Albert Einstein, and put Niels Bohr in the middle of one of the most heated debates in scientific history. Heisenberg's theorem stated that there were physical limits to what we could know about sub-atomic particles; this "uncertainty" would have shocking implications.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Davide Di Maio on 26-10-09
    • Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
    • By: David Lindley
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 15-09-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Keynes

    • The Return of the Master
    • By: Robert Skidelsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Keynes's preeminent biographer, Robert Skidelsky, brilliantly synthesizes from Keynes' career and life the aspects of his thinking that apply most directly to the world we currently live in. In so doing, Skidelsky shows that Keynes's mixture of pragmatism and realism, which distinguished his thinking from the neo-classical or Chicago school of economics that has been the dominant influence since the Thatcher-Reagan era and which made possible the raw market capitalism that created the current global financial crisis, is more pertinent and applicable than ever.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Terra72 on 21-02-16

    Regular price: £15.89

    • Paris Reborn

    • Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
    • By: Stephane Kirkland
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the French masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opra Garnier, was built.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Paris, the story of a modern city

    • By Andrew on 12-11-16

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Babel No More

    • The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    • By: Michael Erard
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages...or seventy? In Babel No More, Michael Erard, "a monolingual with benefits," sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages; Emil Krebs, a pugnacious German diplomat, who spoke sixty-eight languages; and Lomb Kat, a Hungarian who taught herself Russian by reading Russian romance novels.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised Edition
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Arab stereotype portrays the Jew as a brutal, violent coward. The Jewish stereotype portrays the Arab as a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning work, revised in 2002, David Shipler delves into the origins of these prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Shipler examines the process of indoctrination, the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, and the historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Sex at the Margins

    • Migration, Labour Markets, and the Rescue Industry
    • By: Laura Agustin
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • By Hannah May on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • By: Richard Rashke
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Let down by the narration.

    • By John Burns on 26-01-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    • By: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Joe Barrett, Victor Bevine, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered.Bowles' s short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Bend Sinister

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America, and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Beijing Consensus

    • How China's Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the 21st Century
    • By: Stefan Halper
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Beijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washington, but not for the reasons you think. China's challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the listen!

    • By Ryan Clontz on 14-04-12

    Regular price: £17.39

    • A Modest Proposal

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A modest proposal

    • By sherlock on 23-12-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Blood of the Caesars

    • How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar - the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero - while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have been the root cause of the empire's collapse more than four centuries later? This brilliant investigation of Germanicus Caesar’s death and its aftermath is both a compelling history and first-class murder mystery with a plot twist Agatha Christie would envy.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Theology: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: David F. Ford
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    This audiobook offers a concise and original introduction to the whole of the theological discipline. Writing with a focus on Christianity, David Ford provides a trenchant and balanced discussion of the study of faith and religion. He describes the development of the field of theology, and explores such issues as knowledge, community, worship, salvation, God, prayer, and evil. Ford also weaves the idea of the quest for wisdom into the entire fabric of his discussion, and concludes with a look ahead to the theology of the next century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very accessible for the beginner!

    • By Jonathan on 18-11-15

    Regular price: £19.39

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