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    • Psychology of the Unconscious

    • By: Carl Jung
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in German as Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido, this is the book that set Carl Jung on his independent path as a psychoanalytic theorist and explorer of the mysterious world of the unconscious mind of the individual and the mythological mind of humanity. He bases his work on an exploration of Miss Frank Miller's Quelques Faits d'Imagination Creatrice, demonstrating complex connections between Miller's self-portrait of her own dreams and fantasies and the world of myth, symbol, and religion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Performer inadequate

    • By Fred Baucom on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $27.29

    • The Golden Bough

    • Edition of 1894
    • By: James G. Frazer
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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    Just as Proust derives an entire world of feeling, people and events from the taste of a madeleine, James G. Frazer brings us into a worldwide survey of religion, folklore, culture, symbolism and ritual using the Priest of Nemi as his starting point. Starting from the image of the lonely, doomed high priest, prowling his precinct night and day, sword in hand, hardly daring to sleep as he awaited the assault of the man who would kill him and take his place, Frazer roams the world of ancient and modern religious and ceremonial practice in search of the underlying universals of human thought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive and dated but interesting

    • By Michael on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Theory of Psychoanalysis

    • By: Carl Jung
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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    Although the theories presented in this book, a 1915 edition of the lectures Jung presented at Fordham University, are now thoroughly outdated, this book is still a fascinating glimpse of Jung's mind at a crucial time in his life. Just three years previously, he had struck out on his own, publishing his Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido, known in English as Psychology of the Unconscious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic, a must read if interested in psychology

    • By Guadalupe on 11-20-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Preface to Politics

    • By: Walter Lippmann
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The fundamental message of A Preface to Politics is that statesmanship cannot succeed if it focuses merely on the forms and mechanics of government and the technical development and administration of policy. Political leadership can be successful only if political leaders attune themselves to the human beings they lead, keeping themselves abreast of their wants and needs and the social and cultural movements among them. No political mechanism can function without intelligent, perceptive, and responsive people to make it work.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Path to Rome

    • By: Hillaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    As Hillaire Belloc explains it, one fine day while walking about the town in northern France where he was born, he suddenly decided to take a pilgrimage to Rome. Not just any pilgrimage, mind you. He not only decided to walk the whole way, but he decided to make a beeline for the Holy City, doing everything possible to avoid leaving the straight path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much more then a Travelogue

    • By S. Roundtree on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Poetry of Sara Teasdale: Love Songs

    • By: Sara Teasdale
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Sara Teasdale - the winner of one of the earliest Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, winner of the Poetry Society of America prize, and other honors - believed passionately in the power and beauty of love. Yet in her own life, love was not enough; she died by her own hand after a long illness. The man she may have loved more than any other, the poet Vachel Lindsay, had killed himself two years earlier. Teasdale's poetry ranges from utter joy to deep loneliness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely, Except Awful Editing!

    • By Dave on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    • By: Carl J. Jung
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    Carl Jung's Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology gathers in one volume some of his most important and influential shorter writings, and also some pieces that, from our perspective almost a century later, seem quaint or even idiosyncractic. The volume provides wonderful insight into his mind and thought as he reached a position of prominence in the world of psychoanalysis.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like Jung, These are not his best papers.

    • By William Sharp on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Psychopathology of Everyday Life

    • By: Sigmund Freud
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Sigmund Freud's Psychopathology of Everyday Life is surely the most approachable and enjoyable of all his works. By turning the spotlight of his ideas about the nature and function of the unconscious mind onto simple and easily understandable incidents that we have all experienced, such as slips of the tongue, forgetfulness, and the like, he shows us, often in rather humorous ways, just how our unconscious minds have a powerful influence on everything we do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely not Unabridged

    • By Copacati on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Frontier in American History

    • By: Frederick Jackson Turner
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Jackson Turner was the dean of American historians in his time. He originated, and he and his students popularized, the Frontier Hypothesis of American history: that the primary driving force in the development of American society and politics was the encounter with the frontier, conceived of as a vast area of essentially free land, a seemingly limitless resource available to all comers.

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Poor Richard's Almanac

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3 out of 5 stars 19
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    Unlike most editions of Poor Richard, this one includes essentially all of the text, not just the aphorisms and sayings. This gives you, Courteous Listener, a much better appreciation of how Franklin wrote and thought. In particular, you will find that the full body of the Poor Richard almanacs contains a great deal of religious and spiritual thought in which Franklin laid out and propounded his understanding of Christianity as it stood in his day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Content Good But Disappointing Production

    • By Joel on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Early Poetry of Carl Sandburg - Chicago Poems

    • By: Carl Sandburg
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    This was Carl Sandburg's breakthrough book. It is easy to see how it draws directly on Sandburg's life in Chicago, because it speaks powerfully of the specific character of that city, and indeed, begins with his famous poem that names Chicago as the "City of the Broad Shoulders." His poetry is deeply aware of the inner life of the city, from a homeless woman freezing in a doorway to the lifestyles of the rich and powerful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful, essential

    • By Heimo on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume V: Childe Harold, Cantos I & II

    • By: George Gordon (Lord Byron)
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Childe Harold narrates the experiences of a young nobleman, sated with the wine, women, and song of his native England, who goes forth in search of the wine, women, song, and adventure of Spain, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire. The book is literally an armchair travelogue in rhyming couplets. He expresses himself in vivid, forceful and emotional language on all that he enounters and shapes his experience into a deep study of that subject so favored by all the Romantic poets - himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By Tim McGrath on 02-22-12

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison

    • Wife of James Madison, President of the United States (Edited by Her Grand-Niece)
    • By: Dolly P. Madison, Lucia B. Cutts
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Dolly Madison is one of the most intriguing women, indeed, one of the most intriguing people of either gender in American history. From the quiet rectitude of her Quaker upbringing, through the startlingly sudden romance of her marriage to James Madison, to her rise to a position of prominence and influence that created the role of the First Lady as we still know it today, through the tumult and chaos of the War of 1812, to the melancholy of her last years, marked by the bitterly disappointing career of her beloved son.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Early Poetry of Carl Sandburg: Slabs of the Sunburnt West

    • By: Carl Sandburg
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is Carl Sandburg's fourth collection of poetry. His signature style, a rough-and-ready free verse that often transforms into poetic prose, is in full view. Like Whitman before him and like Masters and Frost in his own time, he puts his focus directly on life as he sees it around him, life in the rough-and-tumble Chicago of the early 20th century and life in the American West at a time when that wild country was finally succumbing to civilization

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The French Revolution, Volume 1

    • The Bastille
    • By: Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution is a landmark of literary history. Conceived not as a dry recounting of facts, but as a personal, vivid, direct and dramatic encounter with the turbulent times of revolutionary France, it is in fact an extended dramatic monologue in which we meet not only the striking personalities and events of the time, but the equally striking personality and mind of Thomas Carlyle himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Poetic Version of the Revolution

    • By Michael on 07-20-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Economic Consequences of the Peace

    • By: John Maynard Keynes
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Maynard Keynes died in 1946, but his name is still prominent in economics and politics worldwide. Although his contributions to economic theory established and maintain his fame, he also - particularly at the time in his life when he wrote the present book, Economic Consequences of the Peace - showed a flair for practical political work. At the end of World War I he was appointed as the British Treasury's representative to the Versailles Peace Conference. His experiences at the Conference formed the basis of this book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Books should be the completion of mediums

    • By Evan A. Dunn on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • She

    • A History of Adventure
    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune, Susie Berneis
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    At one point in his moody, erotic, and barbarous romance of She, H. Rider Haggard puts into the mouth of his narrator, Horace L. Holly, the observation that her story sounded like some extraordinary invention of a speculative brain. That, precisely, is what She is: a really marvelously inventive story, combining an amazing variety of what should be utterly implausible ideas into a fabric that constantly feels like truth.

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Kalevala: The Ancient Epic of Finland

    • By: Elias Lonnrot, John Martin Crawford (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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    The Kalevala is the signature work of traditional Finnish culture. In story after story, it explores the human and divine world as understood by the traditional runic singers of the north. It sings of how the universe came to be, how the natural world works, how divine and supernatural worlds relate to the world of humankind, how human beings relate to each other, how good and evil and life and death function in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Paul Z. on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Eminent Victorians

    • Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon
    • By: Lytton Strachey
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down. Four of the most eminent and idealized heroic figures of the Victorian age came under his witty and unsparing gaze and emerged, astonishingly enough, as human beings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Please listen to the sample before you buy this!

    • By Robert Pitman on 11-10-14

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Subjection of Women

    • By: John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    English society in the 1860s was on the brink of enormous change, and some of the biggest changes coming to birth in that time were tremendous changes in the status of women - changes affecting politics, economics, law, government, business, education, psychology, religion, and sexuality, and the list goes on. The changes John Stuart Mill foresaw in 1861 as he wrote The Subjection of Women were just beginning to surface in his own time and have not yet run their full course in ours.

    Regular price: $18.17

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