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monarchy DSMonarchy ♥ ♥ ♥

 Read by David Starkey,♥ ♥ ♥ ♥;   10:09

The Crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe.  David Starkey emphasises the Crown’s endless capacity to adapt to circumstances and reshape national policy, whilst he unmasks the personalities and achievements, the defeats and victories, which lie behind the kings and queens of British history. Each of these monarchs has contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language, and government which survives today.

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The Secret History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Donna Tartt
22:8

Bunny is dead. Richard along with his Greek Studies classmates are responsible for the murder Bunny only to cover up another shameful secret .  Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

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Tipperary  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Frank Delany

14 discs

Set in Ireland just before the War for Independence and covering the trials of the Civil War Years,  Charles O’Brien, a healer meets the graceful yet cold April Burke, the only child of a noble Irish family. In an effort to woo her, Charles convinces April to petition for ownership of the castle as her birthright. Yet this castle, languishing in disrepair and abandonment causes an outrage in the community when the English lady comes to take her claim.   April rejects Charles more than once and it all is recorded for a History teacher to discover many years later and find more than their love story in the pages of Charles’s account.

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The Wisdom of History ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by J. Rufus Fears

18 discs

Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we’ve never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.


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Lost to the West ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Lars Brownworth
8 discs

In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire’s existence.  An absorbing look at the forgotten Byzantine Empire, its surprising role in shaping Western civilization, and the lessons it holds for modern societies.

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I am America! (and so can you) ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Stephen Colbert

3 discs

A humorous collection of the authors most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on the American family, race, religion, sex and sports written in the style of a typical pundit’s “fight for the traditional values” and serving comentary and satire along the way.

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Cold Mountain  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Charles Frazier

cold-mountainA breathtaking account of one man’s voyage home from the front at the end of the Civil War. Epic in sweep and heartbreakingly told, this is the rarest of audiobooks, combining superior literary quality with a tremendous story.

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