Welcome to Peter's Favourite Audio Books
The Scapegoat by René Girard - a CBC " Ideas" program audio tape about religion and the function of scapegoats and about the inherent violence in human society.
The Truth About Stories by Thomas King - a CBC Ideas audio tape and one of the best presentations on and about native Americans I have ever listened to. A must listen.
A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright - Massey Hall lecture about the pitfalls of civilization.
The Triumph of Narrative by Robert Fulford - Massey Hall lecture about literature.
The Great Books Series I - In the first series on the greatest literary works of all time, Dr. Meyer and the CBC's Michael Enright discusses the five essential texts needed to understand literature, philosophy, and thought that have shaped the western world. 1. The Bible 2. Homer's, The Odyssey 3. Virgil's, The Aeneid 4. Ovid's, The Metamorphoses 5. Sophocles', The Theban Plays.
The Great Books Series II - in the second series on the greatest literary works of all time, Dr. Meyer the CBC's Michael Enright are back with five more of the Greatest Works: 1. Boethius', A Consolation of Philosophy 2. St. Augustine's, The Confessions 3. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 4. Dante's, The Inferno 5. Dante's and Shakespeare's, Love Poetry.
The Great Books Series III - In the third series on the greatest literary works of all time, Dr. Meyer is back with The Great Books of the Renaissance, plus James Joyce. 1. Vasari's, The Lives of Artists 2. Machiavelli's, The Prince 3. Thomas More's, Utopia 4. Shakespeare's, King Lear & The Tempest 5. John Milton's, Paradise Lost 6. James Joyce's, Ulysses.
Sailing The Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill - the beginning of Western thought.
The Dance series of books by Harriet Lerner - a very good analysis with a very human touch on how relationships get into trouble.
Copyright by Peter Deppisch, February 2006