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    • 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 622
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    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 777
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    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 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

    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 195
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 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 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    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

    • Augustus

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • Prometheus Bound

    • By: Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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 Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
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      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    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 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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 78

    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 318
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    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

    • McGuffey's Eclectic Readers

    • Primer and First Reader
    • By: William McGuffey
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey. In many one-teacher schools, students - ages varied from six to twenty-one, and few textbooks existed. In 1835, a publishing firm asked McGuffey to create a series of graded Readers for primary level students. The series consisted of stories, poems, essays and speeches and it is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • McGuffey's Eclectic Readers

    • Third Reader
    • By: William McGuffey
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey. In many one-teacher schools, students’ ages varied from six to twenty-one, and few textbooks existed. In 1835, a publishing firm asked McGuffey to create a series of graded Readers for primary level students. The series consisted of stories, poems, essays and speeches and it is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Eighth Veil

    • A Jerusalem Mystery
    • By: Frederick Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    A murdered servant girl is found in the palace of King Herod Antipas. The prefect, Pontius Pilate, is in attendance. The populace has already been buzzing over the brutal death of one of their prophets, John, known familiarly as the Baptizer, and scandal is in the air.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just LOVE the Jerusalem Mystery books!

    • By S. Hickman on 04-13-13

    Regular price: $18.16

    • 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

    • 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 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • 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 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Quiet Stroll Through Masterpiece

    • By CJ on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $15.39

    • Pierre; or, the Ambiguities

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Pierre Glendinning is the 19-year-old heir to the manor at Saddle Meadows in upstate New York. Engaged to the blonde Lucy Tartan in a match approved by his domineering mother, Pierre encounters the dark and mysterious Isabel Banford, who claims to be his half sister, the illegitimate and orphaned child of his father and a European refugee. Driven by his magnetic attraction to Isabel, Pierre devises a remarkable scheme to preserve his father's name, spare his mother's grief, and give Isabel her share of the estate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rare treat for Melville fans

    • By Anonymous User on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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

    • The Innocents Abroad

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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

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