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AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFE Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Earphones Award Winner

by Sarah Bakewell | Read by Antonia Beamish

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Philosophy & Religion

Existentialism has long fallen out of vogue, but Bakewell's lively history of the existentialist philosophers, expertly read by the inimitable Antonia Beamish, may revive a whole school of thought. Certainly, author and narrator make existentialism entertaining--and comprehensible--for what must be the first time ever. Beamish's rapid shifts from an impeccable British accent to... Read More


BATTLING THE GODS Atheism in the Ancient World

by Tim Whitmarsh | Read by James Langton

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Philosophy & Religion

Whitmarsh offers an academic polemic that explores the first thousand years of documented religious skepticism and atheism. The Greco-Roman ancients, along with the pre-Socratic periods, are mined, as is early Christian history, proving that Western societies did not invent atheism just a few hundred years ago. James Langton's narration is fitting as his highbrow British accent... Read More

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