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    • The Medici

    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • Written by: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence as well as the Italian Renaissance, which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Interwoven into the narrative are the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola.

    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • Written by: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 2016-03-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Orpheus Clock

    • The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
    • Written by: Simon Goodman
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Gutmanns, as they were known, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany's most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many, many others. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing, and their very lives.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

    • Written by: Tim Kasser
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since John Lennon composed "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a drawing given Lennon by his 4-year-old son Julian? Is there some deeper meaning? Professor Tim Kasser goes beyond speculative explanations by applying innovative psychological methods to the song's lyrics and music. He deeply analyzes the song's linguistic structure, its basic theme, and the way its words and music had been used by Lennon in earlier songs.

    Price: CDN$ 16.12

    • One Lucky Bastard

    • Tales from Tinseltown
    • Written by: Sir Roger Moore
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he's an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he is also a tremendous prankster, joker, and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is widely known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun.

    Price: CDN$ 35.18

    • The Birth of an Opera

    • Fifteen Masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck
    • Written by: Michael Rose
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Through a deft compilation of primary sources—letters, memoirs, and personal accounts from composers, librettists, and performers—Michael Rose re-creates for his readers the circumstances that gave rise to fifteen operatic milestones. From Monteverdi and Mozart to Puccini and Berg, each chapter focuses on a well-known opera and tells the story that lies behind its creation.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53