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    • Psychology of the Unconscious

    • By: Carl Jung
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 118
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Originally published in German as Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido, this is the book that set Carl Jung on his independent path as a psychoanalytic theorist and explorer of the mysterious world of the unconscious mind of the individual and the mythological mind of humanity. He bases his work on an exploration of Miss Frank Miller's Quelques Faits d'Imagination Creatrice, demonstrating complex connections between Miller's self-portrait of her own dreams and fantasies and the world of myth, symbol, and religion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Performer inadequate

    • By Fred Baucom on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $27.29

    • The Golden Bough

    • Edition of 1894
    • By: James G. Frazer
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Just as Proust derives an entire world of feeling, people and events from the taste of a madeleine, James G. Frazer brings us into a worldwide survey of religion, folklore, culture, symbolism and ritual using the Priest of Nemi as his starting point. Starting from the image of the lonely, doomed high priest, prowling his precinct night and day, sword in hand, hardly daring to sleep as he awaited the assault of the man who would kill him and take his place, Frazer roams the world of ancient and modern religious and ceremonial practice in search of the underlying universals of human thought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive and dated but interesting

    • By Michael on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Poor Richard's Almanac

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Unlike most editions of Poor Richard, this one includes essentially all of the text, not just the aphorisms and sayings. This gives you, Courteous Listener, a much better appreciation of how Franklin wrote and thought. In particular, you will find that the full body of the Poor Richard almanacs contains a great deal of religious and spiritual thought in which Franklin laid out and propounded his understanding of Christianity as it stood in his day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Content Good But Disappointing Production

    • By Joel on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    • By: Carl J. Jung
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Carl Jung's Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology gathers in one volume some of his most important and influential shorter writings, and also some pieces that, from our perspective almost a century later, seem quaint or even idiosyncractic. The volume provides wonderful insight into his mind and thought as he reached a position of prominence in the world of psychoanalysis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Case studies

    • By August Brunsman III on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Theory of Psychoanalysis

    • By: Carl Jung
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Although the theories presented in this book, a 1915 edition of the lectures Jung presented at Fordham University, are now thoroughly outdated, this book is still a fascinating glimpse of Jung's mind at a crucial time in his life. Just three years previously, he had struck out on his own, publishing his Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido, known in English as Psychology of the Unconscious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic, a must read if interested in psychology

    • By Guadalupe on 11-20-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison

    • Wife of James Madison, President of the United States (Edited by Her Grand-Niece)
    • By: Dolly P. Madison, Lucia B. Cutts
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dolly Madison is one of the most intriguing women, indeed, one of the most intriguing people of either gender in American history. From the quiet rectitude of her Quaker upbringing, through the startlingly sudden romance of her marriage to James Madison, to her rise to a position of prominence and influence that created the role of the First Lady as we still know it today, through the tumult and chaos of the War of 1812, to the melancholy of her last years, marked by the bitterly disappointing career of her beloved son.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    • A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics
    • By: George Washington Plunkitt, William L. Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In this audiobook, William L. Riordan, one of the "muckracker" journalists, records Plunkitt's take on politics in Plunkitt's own words - as delivered from the bootblack stand at the New York County Courthouse, Plunkitt's only office. His take on life, politics, and morality is as delightfully frank as it is astonishingly cynical. Enjoy!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An utterly charming look at politics and graft

    • By narrowback slacker on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Subjection of Women

    • By: John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    English society in the 1860s was on the brink of enormous change, and some of the biggest changes coming to birth in that time were tremendous changes in the status of women - changes affecting politics, economics, law, government, business, education, psychology, religion, and sexuality, and the list goes on. The changes John Stuart Mill foresaw in 1861 as he wrote The Subjection of Women were just beginning to surface in his own time and have not yet run their full course in ours.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early call for equality of the sexes

    • By Wayne on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Psychopathology of Everyday Life

    • By: Sigmund Freud
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Sigmund Freud's Psychopathology of Everyday Life is surely the most approachable and enjoyable of all his works. By turning the spotlight of his ideas about the nature and function of the unconscious mind onto simple and easily understandable incidents that we have all experienced, such as slips of the tongue, forgetfulness, and the like, he shows us, often in rather humorous ways, just how our unconscious minds have a powerful influence on everything we do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely not Unabridged

    • By Copacati on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Kalevala: The Ancient Epic of Finland

    • By: Elias Lonnrot, John Martin Crawford (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The Kalevala is the signature work of traditional Finnish culture. In story after story, it explores the human and divine world as understood by the traditional runic singers of the north. It sings of how the universe came to be, how the natural world works, how divine and supernatural worlds relate to the world of humankind, how human beings relate to each other, how good and evil and life and death function in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beer Making, Heroic Wooing, and Magical Singing!

    • By Jefferson on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Eminent Victorians

    • Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon
    • By: Lytton Strachey
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down. Four of the most eminent and idealized heroic figures of the Victorian age came under his witty and unsparing gaze and emerged, astonishingly enough, as human beings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Please listen to the sample before you buy this!

    • By Robert Pitman on 11-10-14

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Path to Rome

    • By: Hillaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    As Hillaire Belloc explains it, one fine day while walking about the town in northern France where he was born, he suddenly decided to take a pilgrimage to Rome. Not just any pilgrimage, mind you. He not only decided to walk the whole way, but he decided to make a beeline for the Holy City, doing everything possible to avoid leaving the straight path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much more then a Travelogue

    • By S. Roundtree on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The French Revolution, Volume 1

    • The Bastille
    • By: Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution is a landmark of literary history. Conceived not as a dry recounting of facts, but as a personal, vivid, direct and dramatic encounter with the turbulent times of revolutionary France, it is in fact an extended dramatic monologue in which we meet not only the striking personalities and events of the time, but the equally striking personality and mind of Thomas Carlyle himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Poetic Version of the Revolution

    • By Michael on 07-20-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Bite of Bierce

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune, Susie Berneis
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Five wonderful stories by Ambrose Bierce, full of vivid characters, precise and evocative language, surprises, and suspense. Written more than a century ago, these stories still capture the imagination with vivid, precise language that bites - and may even draw blood! This Freshwater Seas production presents these five classic stories performed by Susie Berneis and Robert Bethune, with subtle musical underscoring to enhance and enrich Bierce's words.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Early Poetry of Robert Frost, Volume III

    • North of Boston
    • By: Robert Frost
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Frost's third book of poetry, North of Boston, is an extraordinary set of poems that are nearly dramas, conversations drawn from the heat of life, love, and death. From "Home Burial" and "Death of the Hired Man" to "A Hundred Collars" and "The Generations of Man", Frost's work in this volume spans the whole range of human experience, expressed always in his characteristic dry, matter-of-fact, yet wonderfully musical verse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A poor second

    • By Ronald on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The French Revolution, Volume 3

    • The Guillotine
    • By: Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution is a landmark of literary history. Conceived not as a dry recounting of facts, but as a personal, vivid, direct, and dramatic encounter with the turbulent times of revolutionary France, it is in fact an extended dramatic monologue in which we meet not only the striking personalities and events of the time, but the equally striking personality and mind of Thomas Carlyle himself.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Early Poetry of Robert Frost, Volume I

    • A Boy's Will
    • By: Robert Frost
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Frost weaves together themes of innocence and experience, love and joy and pain, in a sequence of poems that relate to each other while also standing alone as vivid, fresh expressions of intense feeling that speak as freshly today as they did when they were written.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A poor second

    • By Ronald on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $11.86

    • A Preface to Politics

    • By: Walter Lippmann
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The fundamental message of A Preface to Politics is that statesmanship cannot succeed if it focuses merely on the forms and mechanics of government and the technical development and administration of policy. Political leadership can be successful only if political leaders attune themselves to the human beings they lead, keeping themselves abreast of their wants and needs and the social and cultural movements among them. No political mechanism can function without intelligent, perceptive, and responsive people to make it work.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Poetry of Lord Byron, Volume VIII: Turkish Tales

    • By: George Gordon Byron
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    We hope you will enjoy these fine, old-fashioned stories that Lord Byron wrote in an old-fashioned way. He tells these tales in rhyming verse and heroic couplets, and he makes them dashing, romantic, and even melodramatic in a way that has become foreign to us with the passing of time.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Frontier in American History

    • By: Frederick Jackson Turner
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Frederick Jackson Turner was the dean of American historians in his time. He originated, and he and his students popularized, the Frontier Hypothesis of American history: that the primary driving force in the development of American society and politics was the encounter with the frontier, conceived of as a vast area of essentially free land, a seemingly limitless resource available to all comers.

    Regular price: $25.19

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