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Vanity Fair: July 2014 Issue, Unknown

Vanity Fair: July 2014 Issue

by Unknown

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 3 hr 17 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 06/05/2014
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Vanity Fair: August 2014 Issue, Unknown

Vanity Fair: August 2014 Issue

by Unknown

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 3 hr 23 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 07/05/2014
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Vanity Fair: September 2014 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: September 2014 Issue...

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 2 hr 58 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 08/05/2014
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Vanity Fair: November 2014 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: November 2014 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 5 hr 28 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 10/07/2014
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Vanity Fair: October 2014 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: October 2014 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 5 hr 55 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 09/02/2014
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Vanity Fair: December 2014 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: December 2014 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 4 hr 58 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 11/04/2014
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Vanity Fair: January 2015 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: January 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 5 hr 2 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 12/02/2014
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Vanity Fair: May 2014 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: May 2014 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 5 hr 40 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter;var...
Published: 04/05/2014
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Vanity Fair: February 2015 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: February 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 4 hr 52 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 01/06/2015
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Essays After Eighty, Donald Hall

Essays After Eighty

by Donald Hall

Rent: $7.99

Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the "u...

Unabridged: 4 hr 6 min
Narrator: Tom Perkins
Published: 05/26/2015
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Plato: On Love, Plato

Plato: On Love

by Plato

Rent: $6.48

Plato's dialogue in the Symposium, which has as its topic the subject of love, explores the idea of love as a means of ascent to contemplatio...

Unabridged: 2 hr 47 min
Narrator: Robin Field
Published: 07/01/2010
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The Givenness of Things Essays, Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things

by Marilynne Robinson

Rent: $6.48

A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssayOne of TIME magazine's Best Nonfiction Books of the YearThe ...

Unabridged: 10 hr 7 min
Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Published: 10/27/2015
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When I Was a Child: A When I Was a Child I Read Books Essay, Marilynne Robinson

When I Was a Child: A "When I Was...

by Marilynne Robinson

Rent: $1.98

When I Was a Child: A "When I Was a Child I read Books" Essat by Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a wr...

Unabridged: 20 min
Narrator: Marilynne Robinson...
Published: 12/22/2015
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See You on the Radio, Charles Osgood

See You on the Radio

by Charles Osgood

Rent: $7.62

See You on the Radio gathers together over one hundred essays on everything from potholes, perfumes, felons and "freeloaders" ("Credit card c...

Unabridged: 3 hr 45 min
Narrator: Charles Osgood
Published: 04/08/2008
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Piece By Piece, Calvin Trillin

Piece By Piece

by Calvin Trillin

Rent: $6.92

This original recording-his first-features Trillin at his most uproarious, reading from his own articles and books.

Unabridged: 3 hr 4 min
Narrator: Calvin Trillin
Published: 12/29/2006
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Autumn, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Autumn

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Rent: $7.49

From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of obse...

Unabridged: 4 hr 22 min
Seasons Series
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: 08/22/2017
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Taking the Lane The Feminist Bicycle Revolution, Unknown

Taking the Lane

by Unknown

Rent: $4.26

This audiozine features authors and others reading some of the most popular essays and stories in the first ten issues of the Taking the Lane...

Unabridged: 1 hr 16 min
Narrator: various narrators
Published: 04/17/2018
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Spring, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Spring

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Rent: $7.49

Spring is a deeply moving novel about family, our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles. "Today is Wednesday the thirteenth of April 201...

Unabridged: 4 hr 58 min
Seasons Series #3
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: 05/08/2018
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Gifts, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gifts

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rent: $2.49

In Gifts Ralph Waldo Emerson muses on the function of and expectations surrounding the giving of gifs. He touches on what gifts communicate a...

Unabridged: 11 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Manners, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In Manners, Ralph Waldo Emerson expounds on the meaning of customs and politeness in civil society. He argues that the purpose of manners is ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Shakespeare; Or, the Poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shakespeare; Or, the Poet

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In The Poet, an essay by U.S. writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, the author expresses the need for the United States to have its own new and unique ...

Unabridged: 54 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Circles, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circles

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Circles is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, first published in 1841. The essay reflects on the vast array of circles one may find throughout ...

Unabridged: 38 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Friendship, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Emerson's treatise on the nature of friendship. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.

Unabridged: 46 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Heroism, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heroism

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Building on and enriching ideas set forth in Self-Reliance, Emerson argues that true heroism is self-confidence and persistency in the face o...

Unabridged: 34 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Prudence, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prudence

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The essay on Prudence was given as a lecture in a course on Human Culture, in the winter of 1837-8. It was published in the first series of E...

Unabridged: 36 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Compensation, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Compensation

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Emerson's discourse on the laws of compensation, takes on the notion that one who has money must be wicked and those who do not must be good,...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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American Scholar, The, Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Scholar, The

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The American Scholar was a speech given by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1837, to the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard College. Emerson argues that...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Narrator: Phil Paonessa
Published: 08/21/2018
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Self-Reliance  The Unparalleled Vision of Personal Power from America's Greatest Transcendental Philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Extraordinary Manifesto of Independent Living -Newly Abridged and Introduced in this Powerful Condensation Self-Reliance is a life-chang...

Unabridged: 48 min
Narrator: Mitch Horowitz
Published: 11/28/2017
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India's Legal System, Fali S. Nariman

India's Legal System

by Fali S. Nariman

Rent: $6.39

An incisive and comprehensive view of India’s legal process and its key issuesIndia has the second-largest legal profession in the worl...

Unabridged: 5 hr 5 min
Narrator: Sumit Kaul
Published: 10/30/2018
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Ignited Minds, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Ignited Minds

by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Rent: $6.39

Authored by the most influential Indian President yet, this book delves into the obstacles that are preventing India from rising up to the ch...

Unabridged: 3 hr 45 min
Narrator: Pradeep Kumar
Published: 05/01/2018
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The Rush for Second Place Essays and Occasional Writings, William Gaddis

The Rush for Second Place

by William Gaddis

Rent: $7.49

William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greate...

Unabridged: 5 hr 49 min
Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Published: 12/12/2018
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50 Cups Of Coffee The Woes And Throes Of Finding Mr Right, Khushnuma Daruwala

50 Cups Of Coffee

by Khushnuma Daruwala

Rent: $6.99

Dating is an undeniably daunting task, especially when you're done with casual flings and are looking for the real deal to settle down with. ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 4 min
Narrator: Aditi Thirani
Published: 10/01/2018
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A Town Called Dehra, Ruskin Bond

A Town Called Dehra

by Ruskin Bond

Rent: $6.99

In this delightful collection; Ruskin Bond introduces us to the Dehradun he knows intimately and loves unreservedly—the town that he ha...

Unabridged: 4 hr 43 min
Narrator: Sumit Kaul
Published: 05/01/2018
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My Years With Apu, Satyajit Ray

My Years With Apu

by Satyajit Ray

Rent: $6.99

The absorbing story of how one of the greatest directors of our time began his film-making career.

Unabridged: 4 hr 17 min
Narrator: Suyash Mohan
Published: 05/01/2018
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Rusty Goes To London, Ruskin Bond

Rusty Goes To London

by Ruskin Bond

Rent: $6.99

In his early twenties now, Rusty finally leaves Dehra and books a passage to England, dreaming of writing and selling his novel abroad. First...

Unabridged: 4 hr 39 min
Narrator: Derek Denzil
Published: 12/10/2019
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Foreword A Selection from the John Updike Audio Collection, John Updike

Foreword

by John Updike

Rent: $1.98

The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world whe...

Unabridged: 16 min
Narrator: John Updike
Published: 08/11/2009
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How Do You Believe in a Mystery? A "This I Believe" Essay, Loudon Wainwright, III

How Do You Believe in a Mystery?

by Loudon Wainwright, III

Rent: $1.98

Musician Loudon Wainwright III explains that the joy in writing a song comes from the mystery of its creation, in "How Do You Believe in a My...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Loudon Wainwright,...
Published: 10/03/2006
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Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feel A "This I Believe" Essay, John Updike

Testing the Limits of What I Know...

by John Updike

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike comments on how writing fiction can push the writer's boundaries, in "Testing the Limits of What I ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: John Updike
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges A "This I Believe" Essay, Kay Redfield Jamison

The Benefits of Restlessness and ...

by Kay Redfield Jamison

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Professor of psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison describes the power of intense emotions and temperaments in "The Benefits of Restlessness and Ja...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Kay Redfield Jamis...
Published: 10/03/2006
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I Agree with a Pagan A "This I Believe" Essay, Arnold Toynbee

I Agree with a Pagan

by Arnold Toynbee

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, historian Arnold Toynbee describes how relating to others, even when it causes us to suffer, mak...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Arnold Toynbee
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Rule of Law A "This I Believe" Essay, Michael Mullane

The Rule of Law

by Michael Mullane

Rent: $1.98

Professor and attorney Michael Mullane says that we are all protected by and accountable to the law, in "The Rule of Law," his contribution t...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Michael Mullane
Published: 10/03/2006
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Have I Learned Anything Important Since I was Sixteen? A "This I Believe" Essay, Elizabeth Deutsch (Earle)

Have I Learned Anything Important...

by Elizabeth Deutsch (Earl...

Rent: $1.48

Elizabeth Deutsch Earle reflects on her original This I Believe Essay, first aired in the 1950s when she was then the youngest contributor to...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Elizabeth Deutsch ...
Published: 10/03/2006
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Goodness Doesn't Just Happen A "This I Believe" Essay, Rebecca West

Goodness Doesn't Just Happen

by Rebecca West

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Critic, journalist, novelist, and feminist Rebecca West describes her discovery that human nature does not naturally support liberty in "Good...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Rebecca West
Published: 10/03/2006
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In Giving I Connect With Others A "This I Believe" Essay, Isabel Allende

In Giving I Connect With Others

by Isabel Allende

Rent: $1.98

In her contribution to NPR's This I Believe series, novelist Isabelle Allende reflects on how her daughter's life--and death--taught her that...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Isabel Allende
Published: 10/03/2006
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Happy Talk A "This I Believe" Essay, Oscar Hammerstein II

Happy Talk

by Oscar Hammerstein II

Rent: $1.98

In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, musical librettist and producer Oscar Hammerstein explains the importance of declaring your happ...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Oscar Hammerstein ...
Published: 10/03/2006
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The Connection Between Strangers A "This I Believe" Essay, Miles Goodwin

The Connection Between Strangers

by Miles Goodwin

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Miles Goodwin describes the profound impact of a small "Connection Between Strangers" for NPR’s This I Believe series. This I Believe i...

Unabridged: 3 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Miles Goodwin
Published: 10/03/2006
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My Father's Evening Star A "This I Believe" Essay, William O. Douglas

My Father's Evening Star

by William O. Douglas

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, Former Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas encourages a return to the faith of his father's...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: William O. Douglas...
Published: 10/03/2006
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A Shared Moment of Trust A "This I Believe" Essay, Warren Christopher

A Shared Moment of Trust

by Warren Christopher

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Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher reflects on humanity’s interdependence and reliance on each other, in "A Shared Moment of ...

Unabridged: 4 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Christopher Warren...
Published: 10/03/2006
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Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together A "This I Believe" Essay, Azar Nafisi

Mysterious Connections that Link ...

by Azar Nafisi

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Professor and author Azar Nafisi remembers empathy from unexpected sources in "Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together", her contributio...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Azar Nafisi
Published: 10/03/2006
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When Children Are Wanted A "This I Believe" Essay, Margaret Sanger

When Children Are Wanted

by Margaret Sanger

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger explains how wanting children before conception can l...

Unabridged: 5 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Margaret Sanger
Published: 10/03/2006