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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 €

    • The Blue Salt Road

    • De : Joanne M Harris
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 6 h
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    So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man. Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there - without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed. 

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • 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 €

    • 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 €

    • 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 €

    • 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 : 24,63 €

    • 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 €

    • 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 €

    • 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 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 30 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 €

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Late Period, Volume 1

    • Timaeus, Critias, Sophist, Statesman, Philebus
    • De : Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Lu par : David Rintoul, David Timson, Peter Kenny, and others
    • Durée : 10 h et 41 min
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    These five very different Socratic Dialogues date from Plato's later period, when he was revisiting his early thoughts and conclusions and showing a willingness for revision. In Timaeus (mainly a monologue read by David Timson in the title role), Plato considers cosmology in terms of the nature and structure of the universe, the ever-changing physical world and the unchanging eternal world. And he proposes a demiurge as a benevolent creator God.

    Prix : 22,79 €

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Middle Period, Volume 3

    • The Republic
    • De : Plato, Benjamin Jowlett - translator
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 12 h
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    The Republic is perhaps the single most important, the most studied and the most quoted text of all of Plato's Socratic Dialogues. Through the medium of Socrates, Plato outlines his view and ideas concerning the ideal working of the city-state. Socrates narrates a conversation that took place the previous day with Cephalus, Glaucon, Thrasymachus and others. The dialogue is organised into 10 books and covers a broad range of topics, including the ideal community and the ideal rulers of the community.

    Prix : 24,83 €

    • The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 2

    • Phaedrus, Cratylus, Parmenides
    • De : Plato
    • Lu par : David Rintoul, Laurence Kennedy, full cast
    • Durée : 6 h et 53 min
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    The remarkable range of Plato's Dialogues is vividly demonstrated by these three works. It opens with Phaedrus, a highly personal discussion between Socrates (David Rintoul) and the young, love-struck Phaedrus (Gunnar Cauthery). They go for a walk outside the walls of Athens and, under a plane tree by the banks of the Ilissus, talk about love - erotic and 'Platonic' love. Socrates endeavours to steer Phaedrus away from infatuation and show him that real love is based on concern for the beloved.

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    • An Uncertain Place

    • De : Fred Vargas
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 10 h et 58 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 €

    • 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 €

    • Hellfire

    • De : Karin Fossum
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 7 h et 25 min
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    A mother and child are found brutally murdered in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. A bloody footprint is discovered at the scene, and Chief Inspector Sejer is called to investigate. Meanwhile another mother, dying of cancer, confesses to her 21-year-old son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, whom the boy has become obsessed with, is not his real father. Why do we lie to those closest to us?

    Prix : 22,81 €

    • The Drowned Boy

    • De : Karin Fossum
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 6 h et 30 min
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    'He'd just learnt to walk,’ she said. ‘He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.’ A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, as there is something troubling about the mother’s story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.

    Prix : 23,65 €

    • 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 €

    • Whisky Galore

    • De : Sir Compton Mackenzie
    • Lu par : David Rintoul
    • Durée : 9 h et 30 min
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    It's 1943, and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean Islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There's no conversation, no jollity, no fun - until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune....

    Prix : 20,44 €

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