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    • Earthly Joys

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 17 h et 46 min
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    A traveller in a time of discovery, the greatest gardening pioneer of his day, yet a man of humble birth: John Tradescant's story is a mirror to the extraordinary age in which he lives. As gardener and confidant to Sir Robert Cecil, Tradescant is well placed to observe the social and political changes that are about to sweep through the kingdom. 

    Prix : 16,64 €

    • Waverley

    • De : Sir Walter Scott
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 17 h et 9 min
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    Waverley by Sir Walter Scott is an enthralling tale of love, war and divided loyalties. Taking place during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the novel tells the story of proud English officer Edward Waverley. After being posted to Dundee, Edward eventually befriends chieftain of the Highland Clan Mac-Ivor and falls in love with his beautiful sister Flora. He then renounces his former loyalties in order actively to support Scotland in open rebellion against the Union with England. The book depicts stunning, romantic panoramas of the Highlands.

    Prix : 31,42 €

    • Dictator

    • De : Robert Harris
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 13 h et 46 min
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    There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure, and Cicero’s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and, for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome.

    Prix : 28,62 €

    • The Fox

    • De : Frederick Forsyth
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 8 h et 12 min
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fox by Frederick Forsyth. The 18th novel from best-selling thriller writer Frederick Forsyth, the man who defined the genre. The Fox is based on the stories of British hackers Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love and centres around an 18-year-old schoolboy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is able to penetrate intricate firewalls to access the secrets at the highest level of foreign governments and other major organisations.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Munich

    • De : Robert Harris
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 9 h et 38 min
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    Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade.

    Prix : 22,48 €

    • Buddenbrooks

    • The Decline of a Family
    • De : Thomas Mann
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 26 h et 57 min
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    First published in 1900, when Thomas Mann was 25, Buddenbrooks is a minutely imagined chronicle of four generations of a North German mercantile family - a work so true to life that it scandalized the author’s former neighbours in his native Lübeck.

    Prix : 51,44 €

    • East West Street

    • De : Philippe Sands
    • Lu par : Philippe Sands, David Rintoul
    • Durée : 14 h et 24 min
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    When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials.

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    • Awesome work.

    • Auteur(s) : Saskia Boo le 29/05/2018

    Prix : 20,44 €

    • Bertie Plays The Blues

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 7
    • De : Alexander McCall Smith
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 8 h et 45 min
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    Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return.

    Prix : 17,38 €

    • The Fourth Protocol

    • De : Frederick Forsyth
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 13 h et 52 min
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    Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

    Prix : 20,13 €

    • The Day of the Jackal

    • De : Frederick Forsyth
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 13 h et 2 min
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    One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the O. A. S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

    Prix : 23,60 €

    • East West Street

    • On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"
    • De : Philippe Sands
    • Lu par : David Rintoul, Philippe Sands
    • Durée : 14 h et 29 min
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    When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials.

    Prix : 26,74 €

    • An Officer and a Spy

    • De : Robert Harris
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 16 h et 4 min
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    They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of Fatherland. January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of twenty thousand spectators baying ‘Death to the Jew!’ The officer is rewarded with promotion: Picquart is made the French army’s youngest colonel and put in command of ‘the Statistical Section’ - the shadowy intelligence unit that tracked down Dreyfus.

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    • Dreyfus<br />

    • Auteur(s) : Thomas Neal le 01/01/2018

    Prix : 24,54 €

    • An Uncertain Place

    • De : Fred Vargas
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 10 h et 59 min
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    Commissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a three-day conference in London. Accompanying him are Estalere, a young sergeant, and Commandant Danglard, who is terrified at the idea of travelling beneath the Channel. It is a welcome change of scenery, until a macabre and brutal case comes to the attention of their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard.Just outside the gates of the baroque Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes is found. Not so strange in itself, but the shoes contain severed feet.

    Prix : 22,48 €

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Early Period, Volume 1

    • The Apology, Crito, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus, Ion
    • De : Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Lu par : David Rintoul, full cast
    • Durée : 6 h et 32 min
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    Here are the Socratic Dialogues presented as Plato designed them to be - living discussions between friends and protagonists, with the personality of Socrates himself coming alive as he deals with a host of subjects, from justice and inspiration to courage, poetry and the gods. Plato's Socratic Dialogues provide a bedrock for classical Western philosophy. For centuries they have been read, studied and discussed via the flat pages of books, but the ideal medium for them is the spoken word.

    Prix : 16,96 €

    • In Praise of Shadows

    • De : Junichiro Tanizaki
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 1 h et 28 min
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    In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Through architecture, ceramics, theatre, food, women, and even toilets, Tanizaki explains the essence of shadows and darkness, and how they are able to augment beauty. He laments the heavy electric lighting of the West and its introduction to Japan, and shows how the artificial, bright, and polished aesthetic of the West contrasts unfavorably with the moody and natural light of the East.

    Prix : 12,08 €

    • Earthly Remains

    • De : Donna Leon
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 8 h et 53 min
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    During the interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died, Commissario Guido Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the aftermath he begins to doubt his career choices and realises that he needs a break from the stifling problems of his work. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti is shipped off by his wife, Paola, to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the Venetian laguna.

    Prix : 20,45 €

    • The Consolation of Philosophy

    • De : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 4 h et 54 min
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    The Consolation of Philosophy is one of the key works in the rich tradition of Western philosophy, partly because of the circumstances in which it was written. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c480-c524) was of aristocratic Roman birth and became consul and then master of offices at Ravenna, one of the highest posts under the Ostrogothic Roman ruler Theodoric. But Boethius was unjustly charged with treason in 524, and this led to house arrest, then torture and execution.

    Prix : 13,08 €

    • Heart of Darkness

    • De : Joseph Conrad
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 4 h et 6 min
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    Joseph Conrad's searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever taken. Quite simply the scariest book ever written, this is a searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever undertaken - to the heart of a geographical and psychological wilderness from which no-one returns unscarred. For this isn't simply a journey up an uncharted river into a geographical wilderness; rather, it's a trip deep into our collective subconscious.

    Prix : 13,28 €

    • The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 1

    • Symposium, Theaetetus, Phaedo
    • De : Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translation
    • Lu par : David Rintoul, Hugh Ross, full cast
    • Durée : 8 h et 23 min
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    Here are three important but very different Dialogues from the Middle Period. Symposium, the most well-known in this collection, is concerned with the theme of love. In the house of Agathon, a group of friends - each very different in personality and background - meet to consider and discuss various kinds of love. Each one, Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes (the playwright) and Agathon (a prize-winning tragic poet), presents his particular view in a short discourse.

    Prix : 20,74 €

    • The Socratic Dialogues Early Period, Volume 2

    • Gorgias, Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus, Lesser Hippias, Greater Hippias
    • De : Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Lu par : David Rintoul, full cast
    • Durée : 10 h et 9 min
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    Here, in this second collection of Socratic Dialogues from Plato's Early Period, read by David Rintoul as Socrates with a full cast, are contrasting six works. Often, as with Gorgias, which opens the recording, Socrates combats the popular subjects of sophistry and rhetoric, in direct conversation with Gorgias (a leading sophist teacher), and with one of his pupils, Callicles.

    Prix : 20,74 €

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