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    • Up the Organization

    • By: Robert C. Townsend, Warren Bennis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Although it was first published more than 35 years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), and The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management. 1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend's best seller first among 80 books that "every manager must read".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for everyone in a leadership position!

    • By David Cockburn on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pale Fire

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
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      4 out of 5 stars 302
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      4 out of 5 stars 302

    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing feat for such a unique novel

    • By AmazonCustomer on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Euclid's Window

    • The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
    • By: Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 465
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      4 out of 5 stars 309
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      4 out of 5 stars 310

    Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Eric on 08-13-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • How Paris Became Paris

    • The Invention of the Modern City
    • By: Joan DeJean
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 71

    At the start of the 17th century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we now know. Most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the 19th century. Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design for the French capital was implemented.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • frustrating

    • By notamatopoeia on 06-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Babel No More

    • The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    • By: Michael Erard
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages...or seventy? In Babel No More, Michael Erard, "a monolingual with benefits," sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages; Emil Krebs, a pugnacious German diplomat, who spoke sixty-eight languages; and Lomb Kat, a Hungarian who taught herself Russian by reading Russian romance novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Faisal Karkari on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4 out of 5 stars 124

    Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Audiobook!

    • By Lovin' life and winding down on 07-12-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    • By: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Joe Barrett, Victor Bevine, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered. Bowles's short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing and beautifully produced

    • By D. Donohue on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Freedom Evolves

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers "yes!" Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of strikingly original arguments - drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy - that far from being an enemy of traditional explorations of freedom, morality, and meaning, the evolutionary perspective can be an indispensable ally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I knew I was going to like this book

    • By Gary on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • City Boy

    • My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
    • By: Edmund White
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In the New York of the 1970s, in the wake of Stonewall and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find the likes of Jasper Johns and William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as likely to be caught arguing Marx at the New York City Ballet as cruising for sex in the warehouses and parked trucks along the Hudson. This is the New York that Edmund White portrays in City Boy: a place of enormous intrigue and artistic tumult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Sasha on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
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      4 out of 5 stars 81
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      4 out of 5 stars 81

    A brilliant skeptic, Jose Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and, as only Saramago can, he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration Robbed my Listening Experience

    • By suzanne on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Martin Heidegger

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 68

    With characteristic lucidity and style, Steiner makes Heidegger's immensely difficult body of work accessible to the general reader. In a new introduction, Steiner addresses language and philosophy and the rise of Nazism. "It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to the work of philosopher Martin Heidegger." (George Kateb, The New Republic)

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like an extensive Wikipedia entry.

    • By littledarkone on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Irony of American History

    • By: Reinhold Niebuhr
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
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      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before. Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr's masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The "Peter Drucker" of Political Science

    • By Jonathan B Goodman on 01-03-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

    • By: Bob Shacochis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      3 out of 5 stars 61
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Renowned through four award-winning stories for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it at first, and then...

    • By Bradley on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A.D. 381

    • Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State
    • By: Charles Freeman
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 75

    In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined Christian orthodoxy and brought to an end a lively and wide-ranging debate about the nature of God; all other interpretations were now declared heretical.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dont pass it up

    • By brett on 01-21-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • By: Richard Rashke
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rashke put a face to the good and the bad!

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Enlightenment

    • And Why It Still Matters
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 90

    One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world. Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas that were conceived and developed during the Enlightenment, and which changed forever the intellectual landscape of the Western world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How they thought about thinking about nature

    • By Gary on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Omoo

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Following the commercial and critical success of Typee, Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville's personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • See Melville's Fiction Genius Pushing Hard

    • By Darwin8u on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised Edition
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Arab stereotype portrays the Jew as a brutal, violent coward. The Jewish stereotype portrays the Arab as a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning work, revised in 2002, David Shipler delves into the origins of these prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Shipler examines the process of indoctrination, the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, and the historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • From Broken Glass

    • My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation
    • By: Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Ray Flynn, Michael Ross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 52
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      5 out of 5 stars 52

    From the survivor of 10 Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair. On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring 19, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve Ross, the image called to mind Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading Recommende

    • By Cathy on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Bible and the Believer

    • How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously
    • By: Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Can the Bible be approached both as sacred scripture and as a historical and literary text? For many people, it must be one or the other. How can we read the Bible both ways? The Bible and the Believer brings together three distinguished biblical scholars--one Jewish, one Catholic, and one Protestant--to illustrate how to read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament critically and religiously.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content

    • By BDemme on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $22.46

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