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    • A Brief History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123

    This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

    • By James on 05-19-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lonesome Dove

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
    • Length: 36 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 132

     

    Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove will make listeners laugh, weep, dream, and remember. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your run of the mill western

    • By chris on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $55.97

    • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1

    • By: Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated by: Neale Donald Walsch, Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336

    Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence, and God would provide clear, understandable answers? It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book changed my life.

    • By WNALU on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gift of Fear

    • Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
    • By: Gavin de Becker
    • Narrated by: Thomas Stechschulte
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    Gavin de Becker is our nation's best-known expert on the prediction and management of violence. In The Gift of Fear, de Becker draws on his extensive expertise to shatter the myth that most violent acts are random and unpredictable, but rather usually have discernible motives and are preceded by clear warning signs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This should be required reading

    • By Melissa on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Kitchen God's Wife

    • By: Amy Tan
    • Narrated by: Gwendoline Yeo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than 50 years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose all that has been concealed, when she decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths - her own and Winnie's, as well as the dreadful news that Winnie's daughter, Pearl, has been keeping from her mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration unintentionally funny

    • By Morticia Addams on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • American Pastoral

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,487

    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard - a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it. Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, and the prosperous heir of his father's Newark glove factory comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even a most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall ... a strong, confident man, a master of social equilibrium, overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful living out life in rural Old Rimrock in his 170 year-old stone farmhouse with his pretty wife (his college sweetheart and Miss New Jersey of 1949) and his lively albeit precocious daughter, the apple of his eye ... that is until she grows up to become a revolutionary terrorist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Relentless

    • By Jeff on 12-29-04

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Princess Bride

    • By: William Goldman
    • Narrated by: Rob Reiner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324

    This adventure story has everything you could want: the good guy, some bad guys, the girl, sword fighting, revenge, romance, of course a happy ending, and rodents of unusual size. Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reservedly recommended

    • By J. Herndon on 06-10-07

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 1968

    • The Year That Rocked the World
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, terrible reader

    • By phineas on 08-12-04

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Scar Tissue

    • By: Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
    • Narrated by: Rider Strong
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

    As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Up Close and Personal with Anthony Kiedis

    • By Nicole on 02-23-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    • Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
    • By: Shunryu Suzuki
    • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478

    In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few. So begins this most beloved of all American Zen works. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as this famous opening line of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it's all about. An instant teaching in the first minutes. And that's just the beginning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on zen -- with another best!

    • By Brian Robertson on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Joy Luck Club

    • By: Amy Tan
    • Narrated by: Gwendoline Yeo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786

    Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Joy Luck - abridged

    • By Leslie Teicholz on 03-16-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Theory of Everything

    • The Origin and Fate of the Universe
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shares a lot of text with a Brief History of Time.

    • By Roc Myers on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2

    • By: Neale Walsch
    • Narrated by: Ellen Burstyn, Ed Asner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565

    Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him. Focusing on the universal truths that influences all life, Conversations with God offers a picture of the way life could be better.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oh come on!

    • By Kelly on 05-04-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Salt

    • A World History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,205

    So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play... Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky's story of the only rock we eat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than SALT

    • By Karen on 03-12-03
    • A World History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 02-20-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,808 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Loving What Is

    • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 923

    Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True Confessions of a Guru Junkie

    • By Dirty Jerry on 04-21-05

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625

    Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes you miss him even more...

    • By Bruce on 07-02-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sabbath's Theater

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: David Dukes
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath at 64 is an aging, raging powerhouse, defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his longtime mistress, Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book by a great writer

    • By Joshua on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Goodbye, Columbus

    • And Five Short Stories
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin - he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills - meet one summer and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella, the first book published by Philip Roth, explores issues of both class and Jewish assimilation into American culture. It won the National Book Award in 1960.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love begins and Assimilation

    • By W Perry Hall on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    • By: Tom Robbins
    • Narrated by: Michael Nouri
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 345

    Sissy Hankshaw, an almost flawlessly beautiful small-town girl with big-time dreams, hitchhikes her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bag in Tom Robbins's magical, funny, and most famous novel. Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls, and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the sum of its parts

    • By Ian C Robertson on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Gift of Fear

    • And Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
    • By: Gavin de Becker
    • Narrated by: Gavin de Becker
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227

    Fear can save your life. It directs you to avoid that stranger, to leave the room, to call for help. The intuitive message of fear, together with rational principles, can help you to predict and thereby avoid personal violence. In this program Gavin de Becker, America's leading expert on predicting violent behavior, demystifies the apparently random and unpredictable nature of violence and shows you how interpersonal violence can be detected and derailed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Try Unabridged Version

    • By Seattle Customer on 04-20-09

    Regular price: $14.95

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