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    • The Divine Comedy

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Original book !

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-18

    Price: CDN$ 75.27

    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    • Written by: Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 126 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century A.D. at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Commentaries

    • Written by: Julius Caesar
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its "golden" age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Jewish War

    • Written by: Flavius Josephus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In AD 66, nationalist and religious revolutionaries in Judaea led a ferocious revolt of the Jewish people against the authority of mighty Rome, culminating in the greatest upheaval and savagery the world had known up to that time. By the end of the conflict seven years later, over one million Jews had perished and tens of thousands were sold into slavery. Until the Holocaust, it remained the greatest tragedy ever endured by a people. How had this once prosperous region been laid low, and by what process did its fratricidal feuds take it down a slippery slope to utter annihilation? Fortunately for us, there was an eyewitness.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • Written by: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    Price: CDN$ 82.80

    • The Metamorphoses

    • Written by: Ovid
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends, seamlessly moving from one story to another in a splendid panorama of savage beauty, charm, and wit. All of the gods and heroes familiar to us are represented. Such familiar legends as Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Daedelus and Icarus, Diana and Actaeon, and many others, are breathtakingly recreated.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Tale as Old as Time

    • By Melissa on 2019-03-04

    Price: CDN$ 82.80

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Historians universally agree that Thucydides was the greatest historian who has ever lived, and that his story of the Peloponnesian conflict is a marvel of forensic science and fine literature. That such a triumph of intellectual accomplishment was created at the end of the fifth century B.C. in Greece is, perhaps, not so surprising, given the number of original geniuses we find in that period. But that such an historical work would also be simultaneously acknowledged as a work of great literature and a penetrating ethical evaluation of humanity is one of the miracles of ancient history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • labeling of chapters is poor.

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-27

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Frederick the Great

    • Written by: Charles Booth Brackenbury
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick the Great, king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, was one of the most remarkable men of the 18th century. Born the son of strict disciplinarian Frederick William I in 1712, he was a most precocious and obstinate young man, and until he actually became king, he never exhibited any signs of becoming a military genius. But the young king displayed an amazing aptitude for military life and plunged into war with Austria over the long-disputed province of Silesia.  

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Iliad

    • Written by: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful, and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century BC, and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Well Done

    • By Hmackdad on 2019-01-10

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Thirty Years War

    • Written by: C. V. Wedgwood
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Initially, the Thirty Years War was precipitated in 1618 by religious conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. But the conflict soon spread beyond religion to encompass the internal politics and balance of power within the Empire, and then later to the other European powers. By the end, it became simply a dynastic struggle between Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain. And almost all of it was fought out in Germany. Entire regions were depopulated and destroyed.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Tom Jones

    • Written by: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 37 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Jones is a splendid Hogarthian panorama of 18th century English life and morals, encompassing both city and country, and comprising some of the greatest comic characters in British literature. First published in 1749, it was an instant success and has gone on to become a classic of its genre. Quite simply, there has never been anything like it.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition)

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This magnificent novel is about the murder of a miserly, aged pawnbroker and her younger sister by a radical, destitute St. Petersburg student named Raskolnikov, and the emotional, mental, and physical effects that follow. It is a remarkable masterpiece about a man's turbulent inner life and his relationship to others and to society at large. Dostoevsky explored the human condition on many levels in this great piece, and among the main themes the novel explores is the rather strange theory that criminals have a spiritual need to be punished - that indeed they demand it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audible production

    • By Maria P. on 2019-03-28

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Histories

    • The Persian Wars
    • Written by: Herodotus, A. D. Godley Translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Herodotus was a Greek historian born in Halicarnassus, subject at the time of the great Persian Empire. He lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484 - c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Socrates. He is often referred to as "The Father of History", a title originally conferred by Cicero. Herodotus was the first historian known to have broken from Homeric tradition in order to treat historical subjects as a method of investigation, specifically by collecting his materials in a critical, systematic fashion and then arranging them into a chronological narrative.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-10

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

    • Written by: Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 83 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) was born to a prominent family in the small Greek town of Chaeronea, about 20 miles east of Delphi in the region known as Boeotia. His best known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek life and one Roman life as well as four unpaired single lives.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Aeneid

    • Written by: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

    Price: CDN$ 81.51

    • The Works and Days

    • Written by: Hesiod, Richmond Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Among the finest poets of ancient Greece was Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, who lived in the eighth century B.C. It is still a matter of dispute whether Homer or Hesiod was the earlier poet, and sometimes whether they were one and the same person! At any rate, Hesiod's incredible poetry serves as a major source for our understanding of Greek mythology, farming practices, time keeping and astronomy. In and of itself, the "Works and Days" is unparalleled in its richness and beauty, easily rivaling Homer.

    Price: CDN$ 22.23

    • The Persian Wars, Volume 2

    • Written by: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We enter directly into the intrigues between the Greeks and Persians. Darius, infuriated with Athens because of her support for the liberation of the Ionian Greeks, initiates the first invasion of Greece, which ends with the Athenian victory at Marathon. When Xerxes ascends the Persian throne a few years later, the war is resumed on a vastly greater scale. In some of the most wonderful prose of all time, Herodotus describes the events ending in the naval battle of Salamis and the clash of armies at Plataea.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • A History of Greece, Volume 1

    • Written by: Cyril Robinson
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A History of Greece is the thrilling story of the rise to power and influence of the greatest civilization the world has ever known. As Cyril Robinson's exquisite narrative unfolds, we find ourselves plunged into mankind's greatest and most magnificent adventure. Also, listen to A History of Greece, Volume 2.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sherlock Holmes is great

    • By Mitchell on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 90.32

    • A History of the Middle Ages

    • Written by: Crane Brinton, John Christopher, Robert Wolff
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A History of the Middle Ages is the amazing story of European man in transition. It is a dramatic chronicle of 1,000 years of political, social, and economic transformation beginning with the dissolution of the classical Mediterranean civilization and ending with the first flowering of the Renaissance. It is also the story of two new religions, Christianity and Islam, both of which were destined to dominate the mind of every person in those new civilizations arising in their wake.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

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