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    • Buddenbrooks

    • The Decline of a Family
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      5 out of 5 stars 189
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    First published in 1900, when Thomas Mann was 25, Buddenbrooks is a minutely imagined chronicle of four generations of a North German mercantile family - a work so true to life that it scandalized the author’s former neighbours in his native Lübeck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where Have You Been All My Life, Thomas Mann?

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $51.95

    • Death in Venice

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    A stunningly beautiful youth and the city of Venice set the stage for Thomas Mann’s introspective examination of erotic love and philosophical wisdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A problem with the narration

    • By Erez on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $2.79

    • It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
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      4 out of 5 stars 229
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      4 out of 5 stars 231

    Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein identify two overriding problems that have led Congress—and the United States—to the brink of institutional collapse. But they offer a panoply of useful ideas and reforms, endorsing some solutions, like greater public participation and institutional restructuring, while debunking others, like independent or third-party candidates. Above all, they call on the media as well as the public to focus on the true causes of dysfunction rather than just throwing the bums out every election cycle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A No-Nonsense Look at our Current Political Crisis

    • By Scott on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress' approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress - and the United States - to the brink of institutional failure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Dwayne on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Death in Venice and Other Tales

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Joachim Neugroschel’s brilliant new translation lets you enjoy the work of Nobel-Laureate Thomas Mann as never before. By using creative, contemporary language, Neugroschel reinterprets Mann for modern English-speaking readers. The author’s superb literary craftsmanship, his psychological insight, and the deeply erotic content of his work shine forth in this definitive English-language version of some of his most celebrated short works. This collection features the world masterpiece Death in Venice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully done

    • By Zaubermond on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • One Nation After Trump

    • A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported
    • By: E. J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. Mann
    • Narrated by: E. J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. Mann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    American democracy was never supposed to give the nation a president like Donald Trump. We have never had a president who gave rise to such widespread alarm about his lack of commitment to the institutions of self-government, to the norms democracy requires, and to the need for basic knowledge about how government works. We have never had a president who raises profound questions about his basic competence and his psychological capacity to take on the most challenging political office in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book, one drawback...

    • By Sharkbite on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Death in Venice

    • A New Translation by Michael Henry Heim
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the Love of Language

    • By William on 10-21-06

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Die großen Erzählungen

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Gert Westphal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Gert Westphal ist eine Legende: Die wohlklingende, modulationsreiche Stimme, sein untrügliches Gespür für Rhythmus, die souveränen Tempo- und Rollenwechsel, die kräftigen Dialektfarben - nicht umsonst hat DIE ZEIT ihn zum "König der Vorleser" gekürt. Besonders berühmt wurden seine Rezitationen Thomas Manns, dessen "oberster Mund" er war.

    Regular price: $35.76

    • La Montana Magica [The Magic Mountain]

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Daniel Quintero
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Una descripcion morbosa de la decadencia. La Montana Magica fue la obra que logro para Thomas Mann, el insigne escritor aleman, el Premio Nobel. En esa historia, situada en un sanatorio de tuberculosos en los altos de una montana, el autor creo un increíble microcosmos, reflejo de lo que el consideraba la decadencia de su patria y de toda la civilizacion europea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heard it was good... audiobook not in English

    • By James on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $11.90

    • Mario y el Mago [Mario and the Magician]

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Carlos Zambrano
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mario, hipnotizado por un mago procede contra su voluntad: el pequeno senor Friedemann, un lisiado que ha logrado adaptarse a la vida, hasta que una coqueta despierta en el deseos que habia logrado reprimir y el ansia vital de la otra historia, son muestra de la brillantez del gran autor y Fono-Libros presenta orgullosamente estas obras maestras.

    Regular price: $11.90

    • Gert Westphal liest Thomas Mann

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Gert Westphal
    • Length: 26 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Der Zauberer und der König der Vorleser. Gert Westphal ist eine Legende: Die wohlklingende, modulationsreiche Stimme, sein untrügliches Gespür für Rhythmus, die souveränen Tempo- und Rollenwechsel, die kräftigen Dialektfarben - nicht umsonst hat die ZEIT ihn zum "König der Vorleser" gekürt. Besonders berühmt wurden seine Rezitationen Thomas Manns, dessen "oberster Mund" (Katja Mann) er war. In dieser Edition kann man wieder und wieder dessen großen Erzählungen und Romanen lauschen.

    Regular price: $32.32

    • GE Ousts CEO John Flannery in Surprise Move After Missed Targets

    • By: Thomas Gryta, David Benoit, Ted Mann
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "GE Ousts CEO John Flannery in Surprise Move After Missed Targets" is from the October 01, 2018 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Thomas Gryta, David Benoit and Ted Mann and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Life Grows in the Soil of Time

    • A 'This I Believe' Essay
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Thomas Mann
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Tonio Kröger

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Thomas Mann
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Thomas Mann bezeichnete "Tonio Kröger" als seinen "Werther" und sein "Lieblingskind": Tonio Kröger, Schriftsteller, bleibt vom Leben ausgeschlossen, so sehr er sich auch danach sehnt. Er erfährt sich als Außenseiter, getrennt von den blonden, blauäugigen Menschen, die eine gesund-vitale Bürgerlichkeit verkörpern. So bringt ihm seine scheue Zuneigung zu Hans Hansen und zu Ingeborg Holm mehr Qual als Erfüllung.

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Der Tod in Venedig

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Heidi Hornbostel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Mann nannte seine Novelle "die Tragödie einer Entwürdigung": Gustav von Aschenbach, ein berühmter Schriftsteller von etwas über fünfzig Jahren und schon länger verwitwet, hat sein Leben ganz auf Leistung gestellt. Eine sommerliche Erholungsreise führt ihn nach Venedig. Dort beobachtet er am Strand täglich einen schönen Knaben, der mit seiner eleganten Mutter und seinen Schwestern samt Gouvernante im gleichen Hotel wohnt. In ihn verliebt sich der Alternde.

    Regular price: $6.22

    • Tonio Kröger

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Senta Berger, Axel Milberg, Sabin Tambrea
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ein schüchterner, Gedichte schreibender Junge aus der besseren Gesellschaft wünscht sich, von seinen Schulkameraden geliebt und beachtet zu werden - vergeblich. Die Jahre vergehen, der künstlerische Erfolg als Schriftsteller stellt sich ein, aber die Sehnsucht bleibt... Heinz Sommer lässt in seiner Hörspielbearbeitung die berühmteste Novelle Thomas Manns auf drei Ebenen spielen.

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Der Tod in Venedig

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Thomas Mann selbst bezeichnete Der Tod in Venedig als eine "Novelle gewagten, wenn nicht unmöglichen Gegenstandes", vom plötzlichen "Einbruch der Leidenschaft" in das Leben eines Menschen. Der nicht mehr junge Schriftsteller Gustav Aschenbach entdeckt am Lido des schwülwarmen Venedig die Gestalt des apollinisch schönen Knaben Tadzio...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Fulya on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $14.28

    • Classic German Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Peter Hebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    German short stories began in the late 18th century as brief, beautifully written moral fables. In the following century, style evolved toward realism in parallel with that of other European literature. From the lofty idealism of Goethe to the searing verisimilitude of Mann, German writers of all styles have left us some of the most arresting profiles of the human condition ever conceived.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Ian on 04-26-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinovic
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Felix Krull, der überaus anziehende und charmante Sohn eines bankrotten Sektfabrikanten, entwickelt schon im Kindesalter Vorlieben für das diebische Gewerbe. Weder Schokolade, noch Liebesbeweise entgehen seiner Aneignungslust - und da die Welt betrogen werden will, betrügt er sie! Als ein Rollentausch mit dem Marquis de Venosta seinen Aufstieg vom Hotelpagen zum Adligen ermöglicht, stehen ihm alle Türen offen, was er nur zu geschickt zu nutzen weiß.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meisterhaft gelesen

    • By Antje K. on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $42.93

    • Der Tod in Venedig

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Matthias Brandt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Schönheit, Liebe, Kunst und Tod. In Venedig steigert sich der alternde Schriftsteller Gustav von Aschenbach in eine Liebe zum schönen Jungen Tadzio...

    Regular price: $12.49

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