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    • Men Explain Things to Me

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Luci Christian Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 887
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      4 out of 5 stars 793
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    In Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit takes on the conversations between men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't. The ultimate problem, she shows in her comic, scathing essay, is female self-doubt and the silencing of women. Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books about civil society, popular power, uprisings, art, environment, place, pleasure, politics, hope, and memory, most recently The Faraway Nearby, a book on empathy and storytelling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor recording

    • By Erin B. on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Made me sleepy

    • By Natalie on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Call Them by Their True Names

    • American Crises (and Essays)
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, "[W]ith so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later."  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst read of the year

    • By Carl Tippets on 10-06-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Mother of All Questions

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national best seller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more. In her characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and sharp insight in these 11 essays.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hope in the Dark

    • Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide knowledge of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope indeed!

    • By Carolinebp on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Wanderlust

    • A History of Walking
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Drawing together many histories - of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores - Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for all interested in human condition

    • By Sarah on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Faraway Nearby

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    In this exquisitely written new audiobook by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories - of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness - Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Author shouldn't read it

    • By S. Earle on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Paradise Built in Hell

    • The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become - one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening and thought provoking

    • By zachery on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Game Has Changed

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Will Oremus, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    As tensions between the press and the president-elect continue to mount, a look at why some news outlets chose to publish a salacious but unverified...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Wanderlust

    • A History of Walking
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • A Book of Migrations

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland’s history, literature, and landscape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Rebecca Solnit's writing

    • By CB on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Men Explain Things to Me

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Lucy Christian Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings.

    Regular price: $15.29

    • Hope in the Dark

    • The Untold History of People Power
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable book offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope. This exquisite work traces a history of activism and social change over the past five decades - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the worldwide marches against the war in Iraq. Hope in the Dark is a paean to optimism in the uncertainty of the 21st century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hope is needed

    • By Raíssa Rafael e Sivla on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $13.32

    • The New Yorker, December 21st & 28th 2015: Part 1 (David Remnick, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Talbot)

    • By: David Remnick, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Talbot
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Highlights
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In this issue: "Bad Cops, Good Cops", by Margaret Talbot; "Rubdown", by Andrew Marantz; "Negotiating the Whirlwind", by David Remnick; "Medical Mountaineers", by Rebecca Solnit; and "Deep and Dark", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Faraway Nearby

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Gifts come in many guises. One summer, Rebecca Solnit was bequeathed three boxes of ripening apricots, which lay, mountainous, on her bedroom floor - a windfall, a riddle, an emergency to be dealt with. The fruit came from a neglected tree that her mother, gradually succumbing to memory loss, could no longer tend to. From this unexpected inheritance came stories spun like those of Scheherazade, who used her gifts as a storyteller to change her fate and her listener's heart.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Haiti and Recovery from Disaster (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1054
    • By: Mr. Mark Danner, Ms. Amy Wilentz, Ms. Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Mr. Davan Maharaj
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93