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10 Books Every Conservative Must Read

Author: Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D.

Reader: Robertson Dean

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

This audiobook focuses on more than 12 books that can help rebuild our troubled world. Through these classics such as Democracy in America and The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, to Sense and Sensibility and TheTempest, the author of 10 Books that Screwed Up the World reveals vital lessons for our time – and the true meaning of conservatism.

Item #: E7B879 ISBN: 9781441748799

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Advertisements for Myself

Author: Norman Mailer

Reader: Christopher Lane

Format: 16 CDs (Unabridged)

An inventive collection of stories, essays, polemic, meditations, and interviews. It is Mailer at his brilliant, provocative, outrageous best. Emerging at the height of "hip."

Item #: E9N7134 ISBN: 9781522637134

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Against Interpretation and Other Essays

Author: Susan Sontag

Reader: Tavia Gilbert

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world. It includes the famousessays "Notes to Camp" amd "Against Interpretation," as well as her impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Levi-Strauss, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thought.

Item #: E9B7312 ISBN: 9781538537312

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Beautiful and Impossible Things

Author: Oscar Wilde

Reader: John Telfer

Format: 5 CDs (Unabridged)

This selection of essays by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) demonstrate the varied power of his genius. Compiled from his lecture tours, newspaper articles, essays and epigrams, these writings show that beneath his trademark wit and love of paradox, Oscar Wilde was an original and remarkably modern writer.

Item #: E5B509 ISBN: 9781978645097

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Browsings

Author: Michael Dirda

Reader: John Lescault

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

A collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic's most personal and engaging essays on the literary life. The perfect companion for any lover of books.

Item #: E5B608 ISBN: 9781504616089

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Dead White Guys

Author: Matt Burriesci

Reader: Lloyd James

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

After his daughter was born, the author set out to write a book for her 18th birthday, teaching her about 32 great books in short, honest, and simple letters.

Item #: E7B140 ISBN: 9781481531405

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Discovering Great Plays

Author: Leonard Peikoff

Reader: Robertson Dean

Format: 11 CDs (Unabridged)

Based on a series of lectures by Leonard Peikoff and edited by Marlene Trollope, Discovering Great Plays provides the ability to understand, judge, and savor the values offered by great drama. Listeners will discover plot-theme as the key to a play, see Antigone as a great heroine and Iago as the darkest villain in literature, learn about the Cornelian hero; see how Schiller's "Grand Inquisitor" scene is the most dramatic and philosophic in all of theater, and discover Shaw's brilliance in presenting the genius against society.

Item #: E8B3580 ISBN: 9781538543580

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The Eating of the Gods

Author: Jan Kott

Reader: Stefan Rudnicki

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

A distinguished Polish critic reexamines Greek tragedy from the modern perspective.

Item #: E8B473 ISBN: 9781481514736

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The Futilitarians

Author/Reader: Anne Gisleson

Anne Gisleson

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

Anne Gisleson's adult life was gouged with crises, from the suicide of two twin sisters within two years, to the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina. With no shortage of friends in need of some existential guidance and reassurance, Anne and her Chris launched the Existential Crisis Reading Group. From Epicurus to Cheever to Tolstoy to Lispector, each chapter in her memoir represents the text chosen for each month in the group's year of committment to exploring questions ofhuman existence.

Item #: E7B022 ISBN: 9781478990222

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The Greek Way

Author: Edith Hamilton

Reader: Wanda McCaddon

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

Edith Hamilton shares the fruits of her thorough study of Greek life, literature, philosophy, and art and shows how the past can offer us understanding and refuge for our troubled present.

Item #: E7B1785 ISBN: 9781470811785

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The Heroine's Bookshelf

Author: Erin Blakemore

Reader: Tavia Gilbert

Format: 4 CDs (Unabridged)

A testament to inspirational women throughout literature.

Item #: E7B196 ISBN: 9781441761965

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The Maximum Security Book Club

Author: Mikita Brottman

Reader: Beverley Crick

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men's prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them – Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Item #: E6B599 ISBN: 9781504765992

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Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

Author: Jan Kott

Reader: Stefan Rudnicki

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

The provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions.

Item #: E9B9626 ISBN: 9781483039626

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Soul at the White Heat

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Reader: Susan Ericksen

Format: 12 CDs (Unabridged)

A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

Item #: E9B4107 ISBN: 9781441714107

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Unbuttoning America

Author: Ardis Cameron

Reader: Bernadette Dunne

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

Written in 1956, made into a film in 1957, and airing on TV from 1964 to 1969, how did the story of a patricide in a small New England village become a cultural phenomenon?

Item #: E7B830 ISBN: 9781481528306

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The Untold Story of the Talking Book

Author: Matthew Rubery

Reader: Jim Denison

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out of that familiar account is nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Recounting the fascinating history of audio-recorded literature, Matthew Rubery traces the path of innovation from Edison's recitation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" for his tinfoil phonograph in 1877, to the first novel-length talking books made for blinded World War I veterans, to today's billion-dollar audiobook industry.

Item #: E9B3884 ISBN: 9781504743884

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The Walking Dead Psychology

Author: Travis Langley

Reader: Adam Verner, Allyson Ryan

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

By understanding the psychological forces that drive The Walking Dead's action, fans can better grasp Robert Kirkman's compelling fictional universe. Which characters suffer PTSD, which show the most hope for recovery, and which instead show post-traumatic growth? Has Rick Grimes lost his mind? What's it like for a kid like Carl growing up during the zombie apocalypse? Is the Governor a psychopath, a sociopath, or something even worse? What does that make Negan? What is the emotional cost of killing a walker or even another living person?

Item #: E8M150 ISBN: 9781684411504

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What to Read and Why

Author: Francine Prose

Reader: Allyson Johnson

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

The distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolano. In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading (and listening) and the great enjoyment it brings.

Item #: E8B1035 ISBN: 9781538551035

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