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    • Our Oriental Heritage

    • The Story of Civilization, Volume 1
    • Written by: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow but picks up steam

    • By Greg Deleersnyder on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

    • or, The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life
    • Written by: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the 19th century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it says—at least they think they do. The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive

    • By Andrew on 2017-12-28

    Price: CDN$ 42.30

    • The Age of Reason

    • Written by: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, published in three parts from 1794, was a best seller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. Promoting a creator-God while advocating reason in the place of revelation, Paine’s controversial pamphlet caused his native British audience, fearing the results of the French Revolution, to receive it with more hostility than their American counterparts.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Leaves of Grass

    • Written by: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the great innovators in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves of Grass is his masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style, combining sensual and mystical sensibilities. Its bold, joyous voice, its expansive optimism, and its transcendental vision made it uniquely American.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Stoner

    • Written by: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, far different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-08-03

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • Written by: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grandpa Simpson Narrator

    • By Daniel Adaszynski on 2018-09-11

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Pierre; or, the Ambiguities

    • Written by: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pierre Glendinning is the 19-year-old heir to the manor at Saddle Meadows in upstate New York. Engaged to the blonde Lucy Tartan in a match approved by his domineering mother, Pierre encounters the dark and mysterious Isabel Banford, who claims to be his half sister, the illegitimate and orphaned child of his father and a European refugee. Driven by his magnetic attraction to Isabel, Pierre devises a remarkable scheme to preserve his father's name, spare his mother's grief, and give Isabel her share of the estate.

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

    • Written by: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These stories display Twain's place in American letters as a master writer in the authentic native idiom. He was exuberant and irreverent, but underlying the humor was a vigorous desire for social justice and a pervasive equalitarian attitude.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • The DIM Hypothesis

    • Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out
    • Written by: Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his groundbreaking and controversial book The DIM Hypothesis, Dr. Leonard Peikoff casts a penetrating new light on the process of human thought and thereby on Western culture and history. In this far-reaching study, Peikoff identifies the three methods people use to integrate concrete data into a whole, as when connecting diverse experiments by a scientific theory, separate laws into a constitution, or single events into a story.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Prometheus Bound

    • Written by: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a jealous Zeus discovers that the compassionate Titan, Prometheus, has introduced the gift of fire to liberate mere mortals from oppression and servitude, he has Prometheus bound to a rocky prison in the Scythian desert, where the god discloses the reason for his punishment.

    Price: CDN$ 16.63

    • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • Written by: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Augustus

    • Written by: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A mere 18 years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power—Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony—young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man’s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome.

    Price: CDN$ 33.83

    • The Shepherd of The Hills

    • Written by: Harold Bell Wright
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1907, The Shepherd of the Hills is Harold Bell Wright's most famous work. In The Shepherd of the Hills, Wright spins a tale of universal truths across the years to the modern-day reader. His Eden in the Ozarks has a bountiful share of life's enchantments, but is not without its serpents.

    Price: CDN$ 20.36

    • Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography

    • Written by: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Franklin’s Autobiography, one of the most regarded works in early American literature, began as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but was soon transformed from reflective personal journaling into a work of national history. Filled with the inimitable nuances & wit of the inventor, philosopher, scientist and statesman, this engaging narration of Benjamin Franklin’s classic is as certain to delight modern readers as it did with his original audience.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    • Written by: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Regarded by many as the most luminous example of Twain's work, this historical novel chronicles the French heroine's life, as purportedly told by her longtime friend--Sieur Louis de Conte.

    Price: CDN$ 27.27

    • Ideal

    • The Novel and the Play
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane, Robin Field
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally conceived as a novel but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal - a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • Written by: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Innocents Abroad is a keenly observant, politically incorrect and often hilarious narration of the author’s cruise to the Holy Land aboard a retired Civil War ship. First published in 1869 and the bestselling of Twain’s works in his lifetime, The Innocents Abroad will delight listeners with the celebrated author’s musings on historic landmarks, cultural differences and silly travelling companions.

    Price: CDN$ 64.80

    • Uncle Wiggily & Mother Goose

    • Written by: Howard Garis
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beginning in 1910, Howard Roger Garis penned an Uncle Wiggily tale every day (except Sundays) for 30 years, much to the delight of both children and adult fans of the elderly gentleman rabbit. Join Uncle Wiggily in outwitting such outrageous creatures as the Pipsiseweh, Skeeziks, Bazumpus, Crozokus and the Scuttlemagoon while teaching heartwarming life lessons. Listeners will be charmed at this newly narrated version of a beloved classic.

    Price: CDN$ 31.95

    • The Adventures of Pinocchio

    • Written by: Carlo Collodi
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. This is not the story we've seen in film, but the original version - full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinocchio.

    Price: CDN$ 23.14

    • Letters from Hawaii

    • Written by: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of letters Mark Twain wrote for a newspaper publication - from a long, turbulent journey to the island to his encounters with the islanders and the myriad Englishmen who have taken up residence on the island.

    Price: CDN$ 32.92

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