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    • 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 750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668

    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

    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491

    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

    • Stoner

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,758

    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

    • 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 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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

    • 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 Age of Reason

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    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

    • 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 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • Augustus

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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

    • 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 283
    • 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

    • Roughing It

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    "To Calvin H. Higbie, of California, an honest man, a genial comrade and a steadfast friend," this book is inscribed by the author, "in memory of the curious time when we two were millionaires for ten days." So the witty Mark Twain dedicates his second travelogue and charming SEMI-sequel to The Innocents Abroad.

    Regular price: $24.97

    • Hearts Touched by Fire

    • The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
    • By: Harold Holzer
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, Traber Burns, Robin Field, and others
    • Length: 51 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In July 1883, just a few days after the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at the Century magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all? One claimed it was Chickamauga, another Cold Harbor. The argument inspired a brainstorm: Why not let the magazine’s 125,000 readers in on the conversation by offering “a series of papers on some of the great battles of the war, to be written by officers in command on both sides.”

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good audiobook with one big flaw

    • By William M. on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Uncle Remus

    • His Songs & His Sayings
    • By: Joel Chandler Harris
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Working at a plantation in his youth, Joel Chandler Harris found that much of his shyness disappeared in the slave QTLYters, and his background as the illegitimate son of an Irish immigrant helped fuse a close bond with the slaves. The language of his new friends and the African-American animal tales they shared later became the inspiration for Joel’s beloved Uncle Remus stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a PC Telling

    • By Laurel on 06-24-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ideal

    • The Novel and the Play
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane, Robin Field
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Originally conceived as a novel but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal - a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Budding Rand

    • By Anthony on 07-07-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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

    • The DIM Hypothesis

    • Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out
    • By: Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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 Gilded Age

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • Tom Sawyer, Detective

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This 1896 novel follows the Mark Twain series of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom finds himself on another exciting adventure as he serves as detective for a mysterious murder in the banks of the Mississippi. Listen to this suspenseful, yet whimsical story of Tom and Huckleberry and be fascinated once again with Mark Twain's imagination.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Letters from Hawaii

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A collection of letters Mark Twain wrote for a newspaper publication - from a long, turbulent journey to the island to his encounters with the islanders and the myriad Englishmen who have taken up residence on the island.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • for twain completists

    • By mjhnsn on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $24.49

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