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    • The Zookeeper's Wife

    • A War Story
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,871
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,381
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,385

    When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw - and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Sara on 09-06-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • One Hundred Names for Love

    • A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Following up her international best seller The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman tells the breathtaking story of the stroke that deprived her husband, Paul West - a distinguished novelist and poet - of every scrap of language beyond the syllable "mem". In her characteristically glorious prose, Ackerman weaves together the latest science on stroke and the brain’s ability to store and process language, with her intensely personal journey as caregiver in helping Paul to an extraordinary recovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic, touching, a story of undying love.

    • By Linda on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dawn Light

    • Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn---drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • calm down

    • By Leopard Little on 11-23-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Human Age

    • The World Shaped by Us
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Our finest literary interpreter of science and nature, Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place (for better and worse) in it.In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasant Light Ramble, with an Unsettling Point

    • By Michael on 02-22-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Slender Thread

    • Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Lisa Rafel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    What is it about humans that causes us to defy genetic programming and so often live in hope, despite all that's terrible about existence? In this audio program, Diane Ackerman shares what she has learned about human survival from working at a crisis hotline. Full of insight, drama, and self-revelation, her wisdom draws from all human knowledge - from the natural and social sciences to the insights of great artists - to show how humans, like animals, cope with stress, and to illumine the tenuous but gorgeous thread by which we all cling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There is more to Ackerman...

    • By Elza on 03-28-04

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Naturalists

    • By: Larry Cox, Diane Ackerman, Dr. David Suzuki, and others
    • Narrated by: Diane Ackerman, Dr. David Suzuki, Gerald Lordhal, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This collection of nine performance pieces by naturalists is inspired by the words of Margaret Mead, who said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Together, these individuals provide a diverse story that memorializes the diversity, beauty, and fragility of our planet.

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Die Frau des Zoodirektors

    • Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Bibiana Beglau
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
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    Eine wahre und rührende Geschichte. Während der Zweite Weltkrieg tobt, wird der Warschauer Zoo Schauplatz einer dramatischen Rettungsaktion, die über 300 Juden vor dem sicheren Tod bewahrt. Jan und Antonina Zabinski, der Zoodirektor und seine Frau, schmuggeln Juden aus dem Warschauer Ghetto auf das brachliegende Zoogelände, wo sie die Todgeweihten in den leeren Tierkäfigen vor den Nazis verstecken und ihnen damit das Leben retten.

    Regular price: $13.24

    • The Human Age

    • The World Shaped by Us
    • By: Diane Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Human Age is a surprising, optimistic engagement with the dramatic transformations that have shaped and continue to alter our world, our relationship with nature and our prospects for the future. Diane Ackerman is one of our most lyrical, insightful and compelling writers on the natural world, and The Human Age is a landmark book.

    Regular price: $28.04