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    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 29 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly funny and very informative.

    • By Trent on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $38.46

    • Our Oriental Heritage

    • The Story of Civilization, Volume 1
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640

    The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Michael on 11-30-13

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Stoner

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,721

    William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, far different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating book

    • By Mark J. Lura on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Leaves of Grass

    • By: Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    One of the great innovators in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves of Grass is his masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style, combining sensual and mystical sensibilities. Its bold, joyous voice, its expansive optimism, and its transcendental vision made it uniquely American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful

    • By Christopher S Rector on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

    • or, The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life
    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 23 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the 19th century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it says—at least they think they do. The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For aficionados only.

    • By Ary Shalizi on 01-11-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    These stories display Twain's place in American letters as a master writer in the authentic native idiom. He was exuberant and irreverent, but underlying the humor was a vigorous desire for social justice and a pervasive equalitarian attitude.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great but incomplete

    • By Tad Davis on 03-23-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Huckleberry Finn may be the greater book, but Tom Sawyer has always been more widely read. Moreover, it is a book that can be enjoyed equally by both children and adults. Twain, who called it a "hymn" to boyhood.

    Regular price: $15.39

    • The DIM Hypothesis

    • Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out
    • By: Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    In his groundbreaking and controversial book The DIM Hypothesis, Dr. Leonard Peikoff casts a penetrating new light on the process of human thought and thereby on Western culture and history. In this far-reaching study, Peikoff identifies the three methods people use to integrate concrete data into a whole, as when connecting diverse experiments by a scientific theory, separate laws into a constitution, or single events into a story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Objetivismo Aplicado

    • By Felipe Abdala Viveros on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Age of Reason

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, published in three parts from 1794, was a best seller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. Promoting a creator-God while advocating reason in the place of revelation, Paine’s controversial pamphlet caused his native British audience, fearing the results of the French Revolution, to receive it with more hostility than their American counterparts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazed by the energy, originality & bravery

    • By Darwin8u on 10-06-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Regarded by many as the most luminous example of Twain's work, this historical novel chronicles the French heroine's life, as purportedly told by her longtime friend--Sieur Louis de Conte.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Underrated novel, well worth a listen

    • By Tad Davis on 07-05-12

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Augustus

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    A mere 18 years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power—Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony—young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man’s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The son of Caesar calls to you.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Shepherd of The Hills

    • By: Harold Bell Wright
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Originally published in 1907, The Shepherd of the Hills is Harold Bell Wright's most famous work. In The Shepherd of the Hills, Wright spins a tale of universal truths across the years to the modern-day reader. His Eden in the Ozarks has a bountiful share of life's enchantments, but is not without its serpents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Bartinm on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $15.39

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The Innocents Abroad is a keenly observant, politically incorrect and often hilarious narration of the author’s cruise to the Holy Land aboard a retired Civil War ship. First published in 1869 and the bestselling of Twain’s works in his lifetime, The Innocents Abroad will delight listeners with the celebrated author’s musings on historic landmarks, cultural differences and silly travelling companions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A step in the right direction.

    • By david d. on 11-15-10

    Regular price: $48.97

    • The Gilded Age

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America - an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his collaborator, Charles Dudley Warner, attack the greed, lust, and naiveté of their own time in a work that endures as a valuable social document and one of America's most important satirical novels.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Narration

    • By Jackie on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Franklin’s Autobiography, one of the most regarded works in early American literature, began as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but was soon transformed from reflective personal journaling into a work of national history. Filled with the inimitable nuances & wit of the inventor, philosopher, scientist and statesman, this engaging narration of Benjamin Franklin’s classic is as certain to delight modern readers as it did with his original audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wisely written and mesmerizingly read

    • By Dreamsmith on 02-01-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mark Twain’s Mystery Tales

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Robin Field
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Mark Twain is a master of adventure, mystery, and wit. This collection, containing three tales of mystery, offers a healthy dose of each - and more! In "Tom Sawyer, Detective", a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, take a ride down the Mississippi to Uncle Silas’ farm. Mark Twain’s satirical take on the immensely popular detective novels of the time provides enough twists and turns to satisfy any avid mystery fan.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Dedicating the book "to my good friend & comrade, My Wife," L. Frank Baum published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, and it went on to become perhaps one of the most successful tales in the history of American children’s literature. Listeners new to the story and longtime fans alike will delight to join Dorothy and her friends in this timeless tale of the quest for courage, love, and a longing for Home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good for oz fans

    • By peggy hollis on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Plato: On Love

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Plato's dialogue in the Symposium, which has as its topic the subject of love, explores the idea of love as a means of ascent to contemplation of the Divine. For Plato, generally, to love other human beings is to direct one's mind to love of Divinity. One proceeds from recognition of another's beauty to appreciation of Beauty as it exists apart from any individual, to consideration of Divinity, the source of Beauty, to love of Divinity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book I wanted.

    • By Cassidy on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $15.37

    • Prometheus Bound

    • By: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    When a jealous Zeus discovers that the compassionate Titan, Prometheus, has introduced the gift of fire to liberate mere mortals from oppression and servitude, he has Prometheus bound to a rocky prison in the Scythian desert, where the god discloses the reason for his punishment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A one-man show

    • By Tad on 12-20-10

    Regular price: $12.57

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