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    • Sapiens

    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must red for those who love books and those who do not....

    • By suresh kumar on 03-12-18

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great experience

    • By Gaurav Sarup on 28-11-18

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging, Thought Provoking and Insightful

    • By Sharmili Priyadarsini on 09-02-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • 90 Minutes at Entebbe

    • The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
    • Written by: William Stevenson, Uri Dan
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced, hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking of Air France Flight 139 to the final 90-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin's support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities.

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • Progress

    • Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future
    • Written by: Johan Norberg
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's on the television, in the papers, and in our minds. Every day we're bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is - financial collapse, unemployment, growing poverty, environmental disasters, disease, hunger, war. But the rarely acknowledged reality is that our progress over the past few decades has been unprecedented. By almost any index you care to identify, things are markedly better now than they have ever been for almost everyone alive.

    Regular price: ₹585.00

    • After Virtue, Third Edition

    • Written by: Alasdair MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, and offers a tentative proposal for its recovery. While the individual chapters are wide-ranging, once pieced together, they comprise a penetrating and focused argument about the price of modernity.

    Regular price: ₹937.00

    • A History of Japan

    • Revised Edition
    • Written by: R. H. P. Mason, J. G. Caiger
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A classic of Japanese history, this audiobook is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period, A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-Cold War period and collapse of the bubble economy in the early 1990s. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture.    

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • The Way of the Runner

    • Written by: Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A journey into Japan's fabled running culture from the award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans. Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. Marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • Red Flags

    • Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy
    • Written by: George Magnus
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over the past four decades, China's remarkable transformation has garnered admiration but also sparked concern. George Magnus draws on his intimate knowledge of this dynamic nation to uncover the origins of its ascent and show why the economic traps it faces at home and the political challenges it faces abroad pose a serious threat to its continued rise. 

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • Bury the Chains

    • Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
    • Written by: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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    In early 1787, 12 men - a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery - came together in a London printing shop and began a remarkable grass-roots movement, battling for the rights of people on another continent. Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement's leaders pioneered a variety of techniques that have been adopted by citizens' movements ever since, from consumer boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to celebrity endorsements.

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • When Asia Was the World

    • Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East”
    • Written by: Stewart Gordon
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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    Author Stewart Gordon has fashioned a fascinating and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500, a time when Asia was the world, by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers - the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture. 

    Regular price: ₹668.00

    • The Patterning Instinct

    • A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
    • Written by: Jeremy Lent, Fritjof Capra - foreword
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
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    This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different peoples: early hunter-gatherers and farmers, ancient Egyptians, traditional Chinese sages, the founders of Christianity, trailblazers of the Scientific Revolution, and those who constructed our modern consumer society.

    Regular price: ₹937.00

    • The Dream of Enlightenment

    • The Rise of Modern Philosophy
    • Written by: Anthony Gottlieb
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Dream of Enlightenment, Anthony Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period - from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution - Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy.

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • The Prime Ministers

    • An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
    • Written by: Yehuda Avner
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations. The Prime Ministers brings listeners into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • Thinking of Answers

    • Questions in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
    • Written by: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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    In his acclaimed columns in the London Times and Prospect, A. C. Grayling often responds to provocative questions posed by editors and readers. These questions serve as the basis for the essays in Thinking of Answers, among them searching examinations of the following: Are human beings especially prone to self-deception? If beauty existed only in the eye of the beholder, would that make it an unimportant quality? Are human rights political? And more.

    Regular price: ₹836.00