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    • A General Theory of Love

    • By: Richard Lannon MD, Thomas Lewis MD, Fari Amini MD
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Mary from Salem on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • How Great Is Our God

    • Classic Writings from History's Greatest Christian Thinkers in Contemporary Language
    • By: Ignatius, C. S. Lewis, John Calvin, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
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      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Daily readings drawn from every century and every tradition of the Christian faith. Christianity through the ages... Ignatius, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Polycarp, John Wesley, Karl Barth, and Billy Sunday. These names, and so many others, fill the pages of church history. Yet they remain strangers to most of us. How Great Is Our God will introduce you to Christianity’s most influential thinkers from every century and every tradition—modernized for today’s reader.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Alan Rither on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $12.08

    • The Lives of a Cell

    • Notes of a Biology Watcher
    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    In The Lives of a Cell, Dr. Lewis Thomas opens up to the listener a universe of knowledge and perception that is perhaps not wholly unfamiliar to the research scientist; but the world he explores is also one of men and women, of complex interrelationships, old ironies, peculiar powers, and intricate languages that give identity to the alienated and direction to the dependent. This remarkable work offers a subtle, bold vision of humankind and the world around us - a sense of what gives life - from a writer who seems to draw grace and strength from the very substance of his subject.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oldy but goody

    • By Nancy Marx on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $16.76

    • Shadow Warriors of World War II

    • The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE
    • By: Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold - until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent telling of a story of women's strength, courage and intelligence

    • By Ralph's mother on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This collection of 24 essays is a perfect introduction to the world of Lewis Thomas. Topics ranging from the riddle of smelling to nuclear proliferation carry the gentle, unassuming persuasiveness that characterizes the author’s work. Here we are also introduced to the concerns that have distinguished Thomas’ literary career: the natural altruism of organisms; the inter-relatedness of all creatures; the fragility of the human species; the uneasiness of life on a threatened planet.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Youngest Science

    • Notes of a Medicine Watcher
    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In this partially autobiographical work, best-selling author Lewis Thomas offers insights on subjects as wide-ranging as gender differences, how it feels to be a patient, human vs. computer intelligence, the future of cancer research, and the longevity of the planet—interspersing all with charming anecdotes about his family, his colleagues and himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure enchantment. Excellence.

    • By Tamara on 06-26-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Fragile Species

    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Whether he is discussing our origins as archaebacteria or the politics of trench warfare, physician-scientist Lewis Thomas is always insightful and exuberantly engaged in his world. This collection of essays deals with everything from AIDS to ozone depletion, and reveals the author’s clear thinking and his ability to cut through the fog of modern problems.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Medusa and the Snail

    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. His fascinating observations on the quirkiness of the world's infinite creations causes the listener to ponder the workings of the cosmos through the most microscopic of life forms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and often funny

    • By Kim on 10-24-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A treasure in poetry

    • By Terrance Hanna on 02-04-11

    Regular price: $10.49