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    • Pale Fire

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 335
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      4 out of 5 stars 282
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      4 out of 5 stars 283

    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing feat for such a unique novel

    • By AmazonCustomer on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Up the Organization

    • By: Robert C. Townsend, Warren Bennis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Although it was first published more than 35 years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), and The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management. 1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend's best seller first among 80 books that "every manager must read".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for everyone in a leadership position!

    • By David Cockburn on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • From Broken Glass

    • My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation
    • By: Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Ray Flynn, Michael Ross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
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      5 out of 5 stars 44
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      5 out of 5 stars 44

    From the survivor of 10 Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair. On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring 19, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve Ross, the image called to mind Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading Recommende

    • By Cathy on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Irony of American History

    • By: Reinhold Niebuhr
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before. Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr's masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The "Peter Drucker" of Political Science

    • By Jonathan B Goodman on 01-03-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Euclid's Window

    • The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
    • By: Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 454
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      4 out of 5 stars 298
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      4 out of 5 stars 299

    Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Eric on 08-13-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

    • By: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 74
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      4 out of 5 stars 74

    A brilliant skeptic, Jose Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and, as only Saramago can, he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A dry, wry retelling of the story of Jesus Christ

    • By Gaurav on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Babel No More

    • The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    • By: Michael Erard
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages...or seventy? In Babel No More, Michael Erard, "a monolingual with benefits," sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages; Emil Krebs, a pugnacious German diplomat, who spoke sixty-eight languages; and Lomb Kat, a Hungarian who taught herself Russian by reading Russian romance novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Faisal Karkari on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Glenn Ford

    • A Life
    • By: Peter Ford
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Glenn Ford: A Life chronicles the volatile life, relationships, and career of the renowned actor, beginning with his move from Canada to California and his initial discovery of theater. It follows Ford’s career in diverse media - from film to television to radio - and shows how Ford shifted effortlessly between genres, playing major roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances. This biography by Glenn Ford’s son, Peter Ford, offers an intimate view of a star’s private and public life.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bend Sinister

    • By: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 58

    The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America, and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic fairytale of fascism

    • By Darwin8u on 12-12-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Grammars of Creation

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    A far-reaching exploration of the idea of creation in Western thought, literature, religion, and history, this volume can fairly be called a magnum opus. He reflects on the different ways we have of talking about beginnings, on the "core-tiredness" that pervades our end-of-the-millennium spirit, and on the changing grammar of our discussions about the end of Western art and culture.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Freedom Evolves

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers "yes!" Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of strikingly original arguments - drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy - that far from being an enemy of traditional explorations of freedom, morality, and meaning, the evolutionary perspective can be an indispensable ally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I knew I was going to like this book

    • By Gary on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Escape from Sobibor

    • By: Richard Rashke
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rashke put a face to the good and the bad!

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • New York 2140

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Martin Heidegger

    • By: George Steiner
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    With characteristic lucidity and style, Steiner makes Heidegger's immensely difficult body of work accessible to the general reader. In a new introduction, Steiner addresses language and philosophy and the rise of Nazism. "It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to the work of philosopher Martin Heidegger." (George Kateb, The New Republic)

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like an extensive Wikipedia entry.

    • By littledarkone on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Saving Israel

    • How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The Jewish State must end, say its enemies, from intellectuals like Tony Judt to hate-filled demagogues like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even average Israelis are wondering if they wouldn't be better off somewhere else. A country which once restored hope to Jews world-over now feels itself slipping. Increasingly, Israelis wonder how much has really been accomplished and whether they ought to persevere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Steve on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 273
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Audiobook!

    • By Lovin' life and winding down on 07-12-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Enlightenment

    • And Why It Still Matters
    • By: Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
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      4 out of 5 stars 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 86

    One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world. Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas that were conceived and developed during the Enlightenment, and which changed forever the intellectual landscape of the Western world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How they thought about thinking about nature

    • By Gary on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation

    • By: Paul Kriwaczek
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Tracing Yiddish civilization from its roots in the Diaspora to the present, Paul Kriwaczek combines intimate family anecdote, travelogue, historical research, and interviews with scholars to give us a rich portrait of a nearly extinguished culture as it survived across the centuries. He begins his chronicle in Jerusalem, with the destruction of the Jewish temple at the hands of the Romans in the year 70. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, moving outward and northward throughout the following centuries, making their mark in more far flung cities under Roman rule.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    • By: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Joe Barrett, Victor Bevine, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered.Bowles' s short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing and beautifully produced

    • By D. Donohue on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

    • By: Bob Shacochis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      3 out of 5 stars 61
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Renowned through four award-winning stories for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it at first, and then...

    • By Bradley on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $39.95

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