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  1. 0.6 hrs • 12/4/2015 • Abridged

    Un relato que parte de la tradición medieval: hijo bastardo de la realeza, criado por una familia humilde, y protegido por el rey en el anonimato, se convierte en heredero de la corona por ser, por destino, único heredero. Al pasar de su condición humilde a ser “dueño del mundo”, se siente sobrepasado, y la noche anterior a su coronación, le sobrevienen tres revelaciones a través del sueño.

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    El joven rey

    0.6 hrs • 12/4/15 • Abridged
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  2. 7.5 hrs • 5/13/2015 • Unabridged

    Cupid’s Bedside Book is a wonderful collection of classic stories on the theme of love—a must-listen for the incurable romantic. This collection includes “The Marquise” by George Sand,“The Girl Who Was Tired of Love” by Leonard Merrick,“The Love of Long Ago” by Guy de Maupassant,“The Box Tunnel” by Charles Reade,“The Judgment of Paris” by Leonard Merrick,“Portrait of a Lady” by Jerome K. Jerome,“The Holly Tree” by Charles Dickens,“Immensee” by Theodor Storm,“Cupid and Psyche” by Apuleius, and“The Young Man Who Stroked Cats” by Morley Roberts.

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    Cupid's Bedside Book

    7.5 hrs • 5/13/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 5.0 hrs • 3/31/2011 • Unabridged

    This collection brings together three of Plato’s most enduring classics: the Symposium, the Apology, and the famous “Allegory of the Cave” from the Republic. The Symposium, a dialogue on the nature and purpose of love centered around the ideals of beauty and goodness, is arguably the deepest inquiry of its kind in Western philosophy. The Apology, Plato’s account of the speech given by Socrates at his trial in 399 BC, constitutes an essential defense of Socrates’ life and philosophy. Finally, the “Allegory of the Cave,” written as a fictional dialogue between Socrates and Plato’s brother Glaucon, is a profound commentary on the human understanding of reality. This edition is the translation by Benjamin Jowett.

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  4. 16.6 hrs • 11/17/2008 • Unabridged

    In 1831 Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle for his second expedition surveying the world’s remarkable biological diversity. Not only would the expedition last five years and take the biologist to the farthest reaches of the globe, it would also inspire Darwin’s celebrated theory of evolution by natural selection. The Voyage of the Beagle details and catalogs Darwin’s incredible observations and theories and affords the reader the unique opportunity to witness the natural world unfold through his eyes.

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    The Voyage of the Beagle

    16.6 hrs • 11/17/08 • Unabridged
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  5. 7.7 hrs • 4/1/2004 • Abridged

    Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote Parallel Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Plutarch’s collection of biographies was the first of its kind and easily as groundbreaking in conception as Herodotus’ Histories. Plutarch looked at the great men of the ancient world and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated. Here he considers some of the major figures that had left their stamp on the history of Rome, including generals, rulers, philosophers, and politicians. Roman Lives is the companion volume to Greek Lives, also read with style by Nicholas Farrell.

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    Roman Lives

    7.7 hrs • 4/1/04 • Abridged
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