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    • New Family Values

    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602

    Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today. Solomon observes that America, led in large part by the women’s, civil rights, and gay rights movements, has undergone a radical social shift in the last few decades. Although the structure of family has changed, economic and legal structures lag behind and need to adapt to accommodate this explosive new reality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult subject handled well.

    • By Michael on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Far from the Tree

    • Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 962

    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gripping Masterpiece

    • By C. Beaton on 12-14-12

    Regular price: $37.75

    • No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058

    What is life? What is my place in it? What choices do these questions obligate me to make? More than a half-century after it burst upon the intellectual scene - with roots that extend to the mid-19th century - Existentialism's quest to answer these most fundamental questions of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom, life has continued to exert a profound attraction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for even a non-existentialist

    • By Gary on 07-24-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    • By: The Great Courses, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
    • Narrated by: Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 873

    Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? This lonely and chronically ill, yet passionate, daring, and complex man is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood of all contemporary philosophers. Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? How did he become the most misinterpreted and unfairly maligned intellectual figure of the last two centuries?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect entry point for understanding Nietzsche

    • By Charley Yeager on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Noonday Demon

    • An Atlas of Depression
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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      4 out of 5 stars 250
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon takes the listener on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moments of awesome but not clear message

    • By Cristina on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $37.79

    • What Darwin Didn’t Know: The Modern Science of Evolution

    • By: Scott Solomon, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Scott Solomon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Since the publication in 1859 of Charles Darwin's remarkable On the Origin of Species, the modern science of biology and genetics has added surprising new dimensions to evolutionary theory. In this course, you’ll discover what Darwin didn’t know, covering much of the curriculum of an introductory college course in evolutionary biology. No background in science is needed to follow these engaging lectures, delivered by Professor Scott Solomon of Rice University, a gifted teacher and widely traveled field biologist.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794

    In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Watched the Movie First, Then listened to the Book

    • By Russell on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Twelve Years a Slave" is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a Louisiana plantation, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Anonymous User on 12-31-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Loving Bravely

    • 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want
    • By: Alexandra H. Solomon PhD
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Real love starts with you. Loving someone else requires courage and vulnerability. And in order to create deep and authentic relationships that really go the distance, it's important to develop self-awareness and a willingness to take responsibility for your experiences. You've heard the saying, "You can't love anyone unless you love yourself first." But in the midst of life's distractions and society's myths of flawless romance, how exactly do you do that?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish I knew about this book before now!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Conventional wisdom suggests there is a sharp distinction between emotion and reason. Emotions are seen as inferior, disruptive, primitive, and even bestial forces. These 24 remarkable lectures suggest otherwise-that emotions have intelligence and provide personal strategies that are vitally important to our everyday lives of perceiving, evaluating, appraising, understanding, and acting in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meditation on emotions - Slow to start but worth the experience

    • By oded noy on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • An Unkindness of Ghosts

    • By: Rivers Solomon
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations the Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster, whom they consider to be less than human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and intriguing book!

    • By Molly C. Bennett on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Baby Knows Best

    • Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE® Way
    • By: Deborah Carlisle Solomon
    • Narrated by: Deborah Carlisle Solomon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. Baby Knows Best is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for child care beginners

    • By Pamela Hernandez Gallardo on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The House at Tyneford

    • By: Natasha Solomons
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 826
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      4 out of 5 stars 746
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 751

    It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When Kit, the son of Tyneford’s master, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford - and Elise - forever. An irresistible World War II story of a forbidden romance in a great English country house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommend This Book

    • By Martha on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $22.65

    • House of Gold

    • By: Natasha Solomons
    • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Vienna, 1911. Greta Goldbaum, 21, moves to England to wed Albert, a distant cousin. The marriage is not a success. Yet, when Albert's mother gives Greta a garden, things at Temple Court begin to change. First, Greta falls in love with her garden, then with England, and finally with her husband. But when World War I sends both Albert and Greta's beloved brother, Otto, to the front lines - one to fight for the Allies, one to fight for the Central Powers - Greta must choose: the family she's created or the one she was forced to leave behind.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 149

    Twelve Years a Slave is an account of actual events that took place in the life of Solomon Northup, during the pre-Civil War era of the 1840s. It follows the trials and tribulations of an educated African American man that was born into freedom and later kidnapped, taken away from his family, and forced into slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!!!

    • By Andrew Robbin on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Radically Happy

    • A User's Guide for the Mind
    • By: Phakchok Rinpoche, Erric Solomon
    • Narrated by: Juri Henley-Cohn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Get to know your own mind, stop judging, and be attentive - a Buddhist guide to happiness that's relevant to everyone. East meets West in a fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life. A longtime meditator and seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur meets a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together, they present a path to radical happiness through accessible meditation and mindfulness techniques. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an incredible tool dor Western meditators

    • By Rem Noflop on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Noonday Demon

    • An Atlas of Depression
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews wit fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a good audiobook, but

    • By michael on 07-29-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Doctor Who: The Secret in Vault 13

    • By: David Solomons
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    The Doctor has been summoned. The galaxy is in terrible danger, and only a Time Lord can save it. But to do so, she must break into the ancient Galactic Seed Vault. And at its heart lies a secret: Vault 13. The vault has remained unopened for millions of years and is located on a remote and frozen world - from which nobody has ever returned alive.... Can the Doctor and her friends Yaz, Ryan, and Graham uncover the shocking secret in Vault 13?

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Worm at the Core

    • On the Role of Death in Life
    • By: Jeff Greenberg, Tom Pyszczynski, Sheldon Solomon
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    More than 100 years ago, the American philosopher William James wrote that the knowledge that we must die is "the worm at the core" of the human condition - a universally shared fear that informs all our thoughts and actions, from the great art we create to the devastating wars we wage.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: J D Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Born into “the blessings of liberty in a free State,” Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Bayou Boeuf region of Louisiana’s Red River Valley. Twelve Years a Slave is the chronicle of his captivity at the mercy of sadistic plantation owner Edwin Epps, who tested Northup’s tenacity and self-control under the most brutal conditions. Until fate brought a Canadian abolitionist to Epps’s farm, Northup thought he would never draw another free breath.

    Regular price: $6.99

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