Journal of a Solitude
By May Sarton
Narrated by Donna Postel / 6 hours 9 minutes
May Sarton's parrot chatters away as Sarton looks out the window at the rain and contemplates returning to her "real" life—not friends, not even love, but writing. In her bravest and most revealing memoir, Sarton casts her keenly observant eye on both the interior and exterior worlds. She shares insights about everyday life in the quiet New... Read more »
Narrated by Mel Foster / 11 hours 42 minutes
Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The story is detailed in its accounts of Thoreau's day-to-day activities, observations, and undertakings to survive out in the wilderness for two years. Thoreau's journal is an exquisite account of a man seeking a more... Read more »
Narrated by Peter Marinker / 9 hours 17 minutes
In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city,where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family.His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven years old. And although by all rightshe should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has notonly survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who... Read more »
A Season in the Wilderness
By Edward Abbey
Narrated by Michael Kramer / 11 hours 31 minutes
When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road, and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the... Read more »
Narrated by Abby Craden & Kim Mai Guest / 10 hours 58 minutes
Laurence Gonzales’s electrifying adventure opens in the jungles of the Congo. Jenny Lowe, a primatologist studying chimpanzees—the bonobos—is running for her life.
A civil war has exploded and Jenny is trapped in its crosshairs . . . She runs to the camp of a fellow primatologist.
The rebels have already been there.
Everyone is dead except a young... Read more »
84, Charing Cross Road
By Helene Hanff
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, John Franklyn-Robbins, Jill Tanner, Christina Moore, Simon Prebble, Barbara Caruso & Davina Porter / 1 hour 55 minutes
This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a... Read more »
By Barry Lopez
Narrated by James Naughton / 17 hours 33 minutes
Winner of the National Book Award
This bestselling, groundbreaking exploration of the Far North is a classic of natural history, anthropology, and travel writing.
The Arctic is a perilous place. Only a few species of wild animals can survive its harsh climate. In this modern classic, Barry Lopez explores the many-faceted wonders of the Far North:... Read more »
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
The Definitive Edition
By Anne Frank
Narrated by Selma Blair / 9 hours 54 minutes
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
“The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating.”—The New York Times... Read more »
Crossing to Safety
Narrated by Richard Poe / 12 hours 23 minutes
One of the finest American authors of the 20th century, Wallace Stegner compiled an impressive collection of accolades during his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and three O. Henry Awards. His final novel, Crossing to Safety is the quiet yet stirring tale of two couples that meet during the Great... Read more »
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
By Bill Bryson
Narrated by Rob McQuay / 9 hours 43 minutes
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and... Read more »