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  • My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel | Ari Shavit

    My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ari Shavit
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    Not since Thomas L. Friedman's groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family's story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts.

    Chaim says: "Important book; unfortunate narration"
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex | Nathaniel Philbrick

    In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    Craig says: "Fascinating"
  • Greek Tragedy | The Great Courses

    Greek Tragedy

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver
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    Greek tragedy was a dramatic form that flourished for less than a full century. And yet it remains vibrant, alive, and productive today. And the form's masterpieces help us-as perhaps they helped their original audiences-grasp a fuller sense of the terror and wonder of life. Professor Vandiver has designed these 24 rich and rewarding lectures to give you a full overview of Greek tragedy, both in its original setting and as a lasting contribution to the artistic exploration of the human condition.

    Joshua says: "Theatre History Done Right!"
  • Shakespeare's Tragedies | The Great Courses

    Shakespeare's Tragedies

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Clare R. Kinney
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    Shakespeare's contributions to stage and language are unequaled, audiences left breathless for the past four centuries, his artistry as evident in moments of insensate rage as it is in moments of heartbreaking tenderness.

    Dan says: "Enlightening and well presented"
  • The Modern Scholar: Greek Drama: Tragedy and Comedy | Peter Meineck

    The Modern Scholar: Greek Drama: Tragedy and Comedy

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Meineck
    • Narrated By Peter Meineck
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    This course will examine the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and equip listeners with a set of critical analytical tools for developing their own appreciation of this vitally important genre. The course will focus on the four extant playwrights, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, and examine each of their plays closely.

    entropent says: "Outstanding."
  • An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser

    An American Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream.

    beatrice says: "a period piece, still resonant"
  • Newtown: An American Tragedy | Matthew Lysiak

    Newtown: An American Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Matthew Lysiak
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    12/14/2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Newtown, Connecticut We remember the numbers: 20 children and 6 adults, murdered in a place of nurture and trust. We remember the names: Teachers like Victoria Soto, who lost her life protecting her students. A shooter named Adam Lanza. And we remember the questions: Outraged conjecture instantly monopolized the worldwide response to the tragedy, while the truth went missing. Here is the definitive journalistic account of Newtown.

    Thug4life says: "Tragic, heartbreaking, and important"
  • Three Greek Tragedies | Euripides,Sophocles,Aeschylus

    Three Greek Tragedies

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus
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    Blood, gore, thrills, chills, and romance abound in these plays by three of the great Greek authors. Included are "Medea" by Euripides; "Antigone" by Sophocles; and "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus.

    Kimberly says: "Makes assigned Greek tragedy reading bearable!!!"
  • Three Act Tragedy: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie

    Three Act Tragedy: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
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    Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow 13 guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead - choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison. Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.…

    Jane says: "The Queen of Crime at her peak."
  • The Color of Rain: How Two Families Found Faith, Hope, & Love in the Midst of Tragedy | Michael Spehn

    The Color of Rain: How Two Families Found Faith, Hope, & Love in the Midst of Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Spehn
    • Narrated By Michael Spehn
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    Matt Kell and Cathy Spehn had known each other since grade school. As adults, they each married, lived in their hometown and attended the same church. Their kids attended school together. Matt died at home on Christmas Day after a three-year battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife, Gina, and two young boys. Prior to his death, Matt recorded a video diary for his sons, which included his desire and expectations that their mom would love again.

    Patte says: "Wonderful Story of Faith and Strength!"
  • Out of the Ashes: The True Story of How One Man Turned Tragedy into a Message of Safety | Charlie Morecraft

    Out of the Ashes: The True Story of How One Man Turned Tragedy into a Message of Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Charlie Morecraft
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
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    Accidents happen, but they're usually the result of human carelessness. Charlie Morecraft found that out one August night years ago, when he literally blew himself up. A long time worker at an Exxon refinery in New Jersey, Morecraft was rushing to leave for vacation and too macho to bother following standard safety procedures when performing a late night repair job. The result? Burns covering 50 percent of his body, months upon months of hospitalization and rehab, dozens of surgeries, and emotional suffering.

  • The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music | Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated By Duncan Steen
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    One of Nietzsche’s earliest works, The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a remarkable source of inspiration. It is here that the philosopher expresses his frustration with the contemporary world and urges man to embrace Dionysian energy once more. He refutes European culture since the time of Socrates, arguing that it is one-sidedly Apollonian and prevents man from living in optimistic harmony with the sufferings of life.

    philly says: "Not the Best of N, Still Good, More N. Please!!!"
  • The Tragedy of Arthur | Arthur Phillips

    The Tragedy of Arthur

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arthur Phillips
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
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    In The Tragedy of Arthur, Phillips tells the (mostly) true story of being asked to write the introduction to a lost Shakespeare play entitled The Most Excellent and Tragical Historie of Arthur, King of Britain. But Phillips knows the play - supposedly found in a safety deposit box in America - is a fake.

    Larry Miller says: "Charming, fun, challenging, and unique"
  • In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam | Robert S. McNamara

    In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert S. McNamara
    • Narrated By Robert S. McNamara, Joseph Campanella
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    As secretary of defense for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Robert S. McNamara was one of the chief architects of American foreign policy, and particularly of the strategy that propelled the U.S. into the Vietnam War. Though he at first firmly believed that fighting communism in East Asia was worth the loss of American lives, McNamara eventually found himself at odds with other members of the Johnson administration when he came to see the ever-escalating was as unwinnable.

    tom says: "What a mess things were..."
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex | Nathaniel Philbrick

    In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    A User says: "Wow"
  • Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyOvercoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy | David Sheff

    Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyOvercoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Sheff
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science - not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction.

    John says: "Unbearable narration"
  • The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South | Alex Heard

    The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Alex Heard
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    In 1945, Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered only in hostile Mississippi newspapers and far-left publications such as the Daily Worker. Then Bella Abzug, a young New York labor lawyer, was hired by the Civil Rights Congress—an aggressive civil rights organization with ties to the Communist Party of the United States—to oversee McGee's defense.

  • Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars (1904-1911) | Laura Muntz Derr

    Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars (1904-1911)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Laura Muntz Derr
    • Narrated By Erin Fossa
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    The audiobook version of Nick and Viola is enhanced by the creative musical talents of Dave Skinner, Texas-based guitarist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Dave started playing the classical guitar at age 12 and has been influenced by multiple genres since, including country, bluegrass, rock, blues, musical theater, world music, and jazz. Dave read Nick and Viola in the fall of 2013 and was moved by the tragic story to write a haunting ballad, "Tobacco Wars".

  • Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light | G. Eric Kuskey

    Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By G. Eric Kuskey
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    G. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade and close friend until the artist's death in 2012, tells Kinkade's story for the first time, from his art's humble beginnings on a sidewalk in Carmel, California, to his five-house compound in Monte Sereno. It's a tale of addiction and grief, of losing control, and ultimately, of the price of our dreams.

    Julie B says: "Very enlightening - pun intended"
  • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
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    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

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