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    • Meditations

    • Written by: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listed dozens of times

    • By Steven on 2018-08-18

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To stare into the Abyss

    • By Maxime on 2018-07-15

    Price: CDN$ 79.03

    • A History of Western Philosophy

    • Written by: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 38 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject; it remains unchallenged as the greatest account of the history of Western thought. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great For Listening During Personal Recreation

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-21

    Price: CDN$ 65.85

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • Written by: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • Written by: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic story, with great narration.

    • By Brennan P. on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • On the Origin of Species

    • Written by: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical, and religious debate, revolutionizing every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise, and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and edifying.

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • Middlemarch

    • Written by: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Middlemarch Forever

    • By gwen warren on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator problems

    • By Elcee on 2019-02-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Master and Margarita

    • Written by: Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Devil comes to Moscow, but he isn't all bad; Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing masterpiece

    • By Robert on 2018-12-31

    Price: CDN$ 42.81

    • The Idiot

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Prince Lyov Nikolayevitch Myshkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve? Is he an idealist or, as many in General Epanchin's society feel, an "idiot"? Certainly his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaia, youngest of the Epanchin daughters, and on the charismatic but willful Nastasya Filippovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results.

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • Written by: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Diane P Ward on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Once and Future King

    • Written by: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 33 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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    The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By J Law on 2019-02-25

    Price: CDN$ 65.85

    • Arabella

    • Written by: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Entertaining Book

    • By Kamille Gainor on 2019-01-05

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • The Eagle of the Ninth

    • Written by: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Charlie Simpson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion in Roman Britain, is forced into retirement after receiving a wound in his first major engagement against a rebel British tribe. It allows him the freedom to embark upon a dangerous mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion, which, years before, disappeared in the savage lands of the Picts. Will he find out what happened to the men, led by his father, who never returned? And will he recover the Eagle, the symbol of Roman dominance and power?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long favorite book well read!<br />

    • By Ross Macfarlane on 2017-11-11

    Price: CDN$ 15.98

    • The Canterbury Tales II

    • Modern English Verse Translation
    • Written by: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Frances Jeater, John Rowe, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Four more delightful tales from one of the most entertaining storytellers of all time. Though writing in the thirteenth century, Chaucer’s wit and observation comes down undiminished through the ages, especially in this accessible modern verse translation. The stories vary considerably from the uproarious Wife of Bath’s Tale, promoting the power of women to the sober account of patient Griselda in the Clerk’s Tale.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • Written by: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 22 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Crime and Punishment

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best narrator for the best author

    • By Tade on 2019-03-07

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Cellist of Sarajevo

    • Written by: Steven Galloway
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. A true story of a cellist's resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway's extraordinary novel.

    Price: CDN$ 18.82

    • The Possessed

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Also known as Demons, The Possessed is a powerful socio-political novel about revolutionary ideas and the radicals behind them. It follows the career of Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, a political terrorist who leads a group of nihilists on a demonic quest for societal breakdown. They are consumed by their desires and ideals, and have surrendered themselves fully to the darkness of their "demons". This possession leads them to engulf a quiet provincial town and subject it to a storm of violence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic!

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-23

    Price: CDN$ 36.18

    • Death of a Salesman

    • Written by: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Thomas Mitchell, Arthur Kennedy
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Arthur Miller’s most famous play, Death of a Salesman, has become a key text in Western literature. This unusually powerful recording, made for radio in 1953, was directed by Elia Kazan who premiered the play. It features Thomas Mitchell and Arthur Kennedy as father and son. Willy, a travelling salesman, based in New York, relentlessly chases material success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the same as the script

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-18

    Price: CDN$ 11.29

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