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  1. Absolute Surrender

    Absolute Surrender

    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 4.42 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This book-simple and powerful is the result of Murray's passionate exploration of the issue of surrender: why it's seemingly impossible and yet completely necessary.
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  2. The Prince and the Pauper

    The Prince and the Pauper

    Author: Mark Twain
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 12 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1881, The Prince and the Pauper is one of Mark Twain's earliest social satires. With his caustic wit and biting irony, Twain satirizes the power of the monarchy, unjust laws and barbaric punishments, superstitions, and religious intolerance. Although usually viewed as a child's story, The Prince and the Pauper offers adults critical insight into a people and time period not really all that different from our own.
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  3. As a Man Thinketh

    As a Man Thinketh

    Author: James Allen
    Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
    Runtime: 1.03 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    James Allen's classic As A Man Thinketh. The bestselling classic that inspired "The Secret". As a Man Thinketh, Allen's most famous book, today is considered a classic self-help book. Its underlying premise is that noble thoughts make a noble person, while lowly thoughts make a miserable person. In "As a Man Thinketh," James Allen reveals how our thoughts determine reality. Whether or not we are conscious of it, our underlying beliefs shape our character, our health and appearance, our circumstances, and our destinies. Allen shows how we can master our thoughts to create the life we want, lest we drift through life unconscious of the inner forces that keep us mired in failure and frustration. "The Vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart-this you will build your life by, this you will become." This principle, which others have called The Secret or the Law of Attraction, was clearly and convincingly stated for the first time in "As a Man Thinketh." As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.
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  4. Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    Author: Daniel Defoe
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 2.5 Hrs. - Abridged
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    “Poor Robin Crusoe! Where are you? Where have you been? How come you here?” In Daniel Defoe’s 17th century masterpiece of English literature, hero Robinson Crusoe relates his story of shipwreck, perseverance hope and redemption.
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  5. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fourth

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Fourth

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey.
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  6. Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    The classic story, told in the first person by Jim Hawkins, whose mother kept the Admiral Benbow Inn, and who shared in the adventures from start to finish. An old sea dog comes to this peaceful inn one day, apparently intending to finish his life there. He hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors, but despite all precautions, he is hunted out and served with the black spot that means death. Jim and his mother barely escape death when Blind Pew, Black Dog, and other pirates descend on the inn in search of the sea dog’s papers. Jim snatches up a packet of papers to square the sailor’s debt, when they were forced to retreat from the inn. The packet contains a map showing the location of the pirate Flint’s buried treasure, which Jim, Doctor Livesey, and Squire Trelawney determine to find. Fitting out a ship, they hire hands and set out on their adventure.
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  7. The Arabian Nights Entertainment

    The Arabian Nights Entertainment

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 8.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In an attempt to win the heart of her king and a nightly stay of execution, the beautiful and wise Scheherazade spares her life and enchants her husband with exotic tales of jinn, magic lamps, daring heroics and true love.
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  8. Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Narrator: Dion Graham
    Runtime: 0.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as “other” and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.
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  9. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Primer & First

    McGuffey's Eclectic Readers: Primer & First

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 1.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $8.98 Member Price: $7.18 (or 2 credits)
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    Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey.
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  10. Aristotle: On Poetry

    Aristotle: On Poetry

    Author: Aristotle
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Aristotle’s Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first fully intact philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, the respected Greek sage offers an account of what he calls "poetry" (which the Greeks understood to literally mean "making"), examining its "first principles" and identifying its genres and basic elements, including what he terms drama-comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play–as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and iambic pentameter, which he always associates with wit.
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  11. Is Shakespeare Dead?

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

    From my Autobiography

    Author: Mark Twain
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject. The original publication spans only 150 pages, and the formatting leaves roughly half of each page blank. The spine is thread bound. It was published in April of 1909 by Harper & Brothers, twelve months before Mark Twain's death. In the book, Clemens clearly states his opinion that Shakespeare of Stratford was not the author of the canon, and lends tentative support to the Baconians. The book opens with a scene from his early adulthood, where he was trained to be a steamboat pilot by an elder who often argued with him over the controversy. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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  12. Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Although April 2, Andersen's birthday, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day, the beloved Dane and author of more than 138 fairytales, wrote with a depth and sentiment that far exceeded mere bedtime stories.
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  13. Prometheus Bound

    Prometheus Bound

    Author: Aeschylus
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 1.25 Hrs. - 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 – And in one brief sentence learn the whole at once—All arts among the human race are from Prometheus. Prometheus Bound is one of only seven surviving plays by the prolific Athenian playwright, Aeschylus. Born into a noble family in 525 BC, Aeschylus is credited with having introduced dialogue into the Greek drama, and indeed is a father of modern theater.
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  14. The Diaries of Adam and Eve

    The Diaries of Adam and Eve

    Author: Mark Twain
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 1.75 Hrs - Unabridged
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    Mark Twain spills his wit and whimsical sense of humor onto the pages of his novel The Diaries of Adam and Eve. The story tells of the events that took place in the Garden of Eden prior to the entrance of the deceitful serpent. Intended as a comical insight into the complex relations between men and women. The Diaries of Adam and Eve displays a progression from continual annoyance to a perfect partnership.
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  15. Uncle Wiggily & Mother Goose

    Uncle Wiggily & Mother Goose

    Author: Howard Garis
    Narrator: Robin Field
    Runtime: 6.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $16.98 Member Price: $13.58 (or 3 credits)
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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.
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