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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 242
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      5 out of 5 stars 224
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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 135
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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 and Other Tales

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • 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 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    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

    • Der Tod in Venedig

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

    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

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • Royal Highness

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    For his Royal Highness Klaus Heinrich, prince of a small German duchy, life means servitude to traditional ducal functions - until he meets the independent-spirited and liberal-minded American Miss Spoelmann. During the course of his unorthodox and quixotically tender wooing, Heinrich is forced to reach into unknown depths of his personality and discover the real meaning of the word ‘duty’.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's not The Magic Mountain.

    • By Rachel on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Broken Branch

    • How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: Paul Mantell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor. The Broken Branch offers both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand politics and revere our institutions, but believe that Congress has become deeply dysfunctional.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Doctor Faustus

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Jacopo Calatroni
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nella Germania devastata alla fine della Seconda guerra mondiale, il professor Serenus Zeitblom scrive la biografia dell'amico d'infanzia Adrian Leverkühn, un geniale musicista che in cambio dell'anima ha ottenuto dal diavolo ventiquattro anni di furore creativo. Reinterpretando in chiave moderna il mito di Faust, Thomas Mann narra una vicenda che per molti aspetti sembra anticipare il destino della Germania, travolta dalla follia hitleriana e dalla distruzione.

    Regular price: $13.50

    • Selected European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson, Grover Gardner, John MacDonald, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Selections include: "The Duel" and "The Umbrella" by Guy de Maupasssant; "The Schartz-Metterklume Method", "The Open Window", and "The Story Teller" by Saki; "The Scandal Monger" and "Verochka" by Anton Chekhov; and "The Wardrobe" by Thomas Mann.

    Regular price: $13.26

    • 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 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Buddenbrooks

    • Filmhörspiel
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Jessica Schwarz, Iris Berben, August Diehl, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Heinrich Breloers Verfilmung der "Buddenbrooks" wird das Kinoereignis der besonderen Art: Er zeigt das Drama um Glanz und Untergang der reichen Lübecker Kaufmannsfamilie in intimen, anteilnehmenden und vielschichtigen Szenen. Regisseur Heinrich Breloer selbst verfasste unter Mitarbeit von Rainer Zimmer das Erzählmanuskript und setzte den Film in eine einzigartig verdichtete und nachhaltig beeindruckende Hörspielfassung um.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meiner liebste Film

    • By pekochan on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $6.22

    • La morte a Venezia

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Massimo Popolizio
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Sullo sfondo di una Venezia afosa e appestata dal colera, lo scrittore Gustav von Aschenbach, al culmine del successo, incontra Tadzio, un ragazzo di crudele bellezza. Giochi di sguardi di fronte ai quali vacillano la facciata di rispettabilità e il rigore morale dell'anziano scrittore, che s'abbandona all'inesorabile passione.

    Regular price: $8.14

    • 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

    • Mario und der Zauberer

    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Paul Matiæ
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eigentlich sollte es ein angenehmer Familienurlaub im italienischen Touristenort Torre di Venere werden. Stattdessen aber wird die Atmosphäre gleich zu Beginn durch die offenkundige Unfreundlichkeit der Italiener gegenüber den ausländischen Urlaubern getrübt. "Geradeso merkwürdig und spannend, geradeso unbehaglich, kränkend und bedrückend"...

    Regular price: $21.44

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