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For my favorites specifically on Christian history, see the books section of my Christianity page

The Valley of Fear, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow (short stories 1908–1913, 1917), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, by Richard Carrier

The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Will Durant - The Story of Philosophy

The Fall of Constantinople (1453), by Steven Runciman - YouTube Audio Reading

The Normans in European History, by Charles Homer HASKINS

Cardinal Wolsey by Mandell Creighton

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1, by François Pierre Guillaume GUIZOT

Snow in the Summer, by Sayādaw U Jotika

Time and Again, by Jack Finney

The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel HAWTHORNE, read by Mark F. Smith

The Evil Genius, by Wilkie COLLINS, read by Jacquerie

The Death of the Lion, by Henry James, read by Jacquerie

The Circular Study - Anna Katharine GREEN, read by Jacquerie

Far from the Madding Crowd, b Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930)

A Man Called Ove (2012), by Fredrik Backman

The Eye of Osiris, R. Austin FREEMAN (1862 - 1943)

Beartown: A Novel (2017) by Fredrik Backman

Elusive Isabel, Jacques FUTRELLE (1875 - 1912)

The Drums of Jeopardy (1920), Harold MACGRATH (1871 - 1932)

J. S. FLETCHER (1863 - 1935) - Dead Men’s Money

Augusta Huiell SEAMAN (1879 - 1950) - The Dragon’s Secret

Robert Wright, Why Buddhism is True (2017)

The Dead Letter (1866), by Metta Victoria Fuller VICTOR (1831 - 1885)

The Daffodil Mystery, by Edgar WALLACE (1875 - 1932)

The Crevice (1915) by William Burns & Isabel Ostrander

– Wallace, Edgar (1875 - 1932) - The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1916)

Oppenheim, E. Phillips (1866 - 1946) The Cinema Murder

Rinehart, Mary Roberts (1876 - 1958) The Circular Staircase

The Port of Missing Men (1907), by Meredith Nicholson

The House of a Thousand Candles (1906), by Meredith Nicholson

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883-1885)

To The Lighthouse, by Virgin Woolf (1927)

Madame Bovary (1856), by Gustave Flaubert

The Communist Manifesto (1874), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (2011) by Richard Rohr

– Alec Ross’s The Industries of the Future (2016)

– Kevin Kelly - The Inevitable - Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future - Viking (2016)

– Paul Johnson - A history of Christianity (1976)

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage (2014), by Ryan Holiday

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (1820). Free on librivox.org

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)

The Last Man by Mary Shelley, published 1826. Shit… had to stop listening about 1/2 way through. She is way to long winded. Some times you’ll be listening to the story, and forget what she’s even talking about. Total crap.

Thank You For Being Late (2016), by Thomas Friedman

Jesus: Neither God Nor Man - The Case for a Mythical Jesus (2005), by Earl Doherty

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away (2015), by Rebecca Goldstein

Pillars of Society (1877) by Henrik Ibsen

After a Many a Summer (1939) by Aldus Huxley

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) by Robert A. Heinlein

A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as read by Kara Shallenberg

A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, read by Mark Nelson. First serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine from February–July, 1912

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - The New Paris read by Crln Yldz Ksr

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson BURNETT, read by Kara Shallenberg

Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion (2004) by Alan Segal

The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion (2011), by Rodney Stark. I was surprised how evangelical / apologetic this book was. Then I learned that in 2004 he was given a job at the Baptist Christian school, Baylor University.

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (2011), by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior, by Bart Ehrman

A History of Christianity (1976), by Paul Johnson. This is the best single volume book I have come across overviewing the history of Christianity.

Good Without God, by Greg M. Epstein

Inferno, by Dan Brown (recomended… an excellent tale)

Sword Song, by Bernard Cornwell (Enjoyed. I recommend the series)

– Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond - Amazon


– The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle - Amazon

– Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by Neil Postman - Amazon

– Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach - Amazon - YouTube

– Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse - LibriVox - Amazon

– The Quest of the Historical Jesus, by Albert Schweitzer - Amazon - free audiobook via LibriVox.org)

– Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig - Amazon

– The Source, by James Michener - Amazon

– Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu - Amazon - YouTube

– Blue Highways: A Journey into America, by William Least Heat-Moon - Amazon

– The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen - Amazon

– Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. By Sam Harris - Amazon - YouTube

– The Hero’s Journey, by Joseph Campbell - Amazon

– Ransom, by Jay McInerney - Amazon

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco