Audiobooks Classics

Audiobooks classics are one of the easiest ways to catch up with the old and new ones.

We have been featuring audiobooks for a couple of months. Given the interest, we are now sharing the links to the more popular ones and those that are classics. The titles selected are that – classics – and the Daughters of Sheba Foundation does not necessarily endorse all or any of their contents.

Hope you all enjoy the selection!

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Self Help & Self Improvement

 

The Game of Life and How to Play Itaudiobooks classics by Florence Scovel Shinn was originally published in 1975, yet remains timeless. It is full of philosophical reminders that speak to the part of us that knows we have the power to write our own lives here on earth.”

 

 

As A Man Thinkethaudiobooks by James Allen in his “books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved great fame or wealth, his works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement.

Allen’s most famous book, As a Man Thinketh, was published in 1902. It is now considered a classic self-help book. Its underlying premise is that noble thoughts make a noble person, while lowly thoughts make a miserable person.” ~ (Summary by Wikipedia)

 

How To Live On 24 Hours A Day by Arnold Bennet. “Are you really ‘living’, or just existing? Do you want to improve yourself or just continue to muddle through? Do you use the time given you each day, or just throw most of it away? These questions Bennett asks each of us and for those who want to really live and learn, offers very valuable advice. Time is the most precious of commodities states, Bennett, in this book. Many books have been written on how to live on a certain amount of money each day. And he added that the old adage ‘time is money understates the matter, as time can often produce money, but money cannot produce more time. Time is extremely limited, and Bennett urged others to make the best of the time remaining in their lives. Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say “lives,” I do not mean exists, nor muddles through. Which of us is free from that uneasy feeling that the ‘great spending departments’ of his daily life are not managed as they ought to be? […] Which of us is not saying to ourselves — which of us has not been saying to ourselves all his life: ‘I shall alter that when I have a little more time?’ We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.” ~ (Summary from the author’s Preface)

Religion

audiobooksThe Necessity of Atheism by David Marshall Brook. This “classic exploration of the lack of evidence for religions, religious beliefs, the basis of belief, and the effects of belief on society and history. Topics discussed include The Evolution of Religious Beliefs, The Koran and The Old and New Testaments, The Prophets Mohammed, Jesus, and Moses Charlatans or Victims of Mental and Physical Disease… .” (Summary by Amazon)

 

Psychology – Audiobooks

audiobooksDream Psychology by Sigmund Freud. “Not a few serious-minded students, […], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud’s dream psychology. The book in which he originally offered to the world his interpretation of dreams was as circumstantial as a legal record to be pondered over by scientists at their leisure, not to be assimilated in a few hours by the average alert reader. In those days, Freud could not leave out any detail likely to make his extremely novel thesis evidentially acceptable to those willing to sift data. – Freud himself, however, realized the magnitude of the task which the reading of his magnum opus imposed upon those who have not been prepared for it by long psychological and scientific training and he abstracted from that gigantic work the parts which constitute the essential of his discoveries.” (Summary by Librivox)

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About Women

audiobooksThe Awakening by Kate Chopin. “The Modern Library edition of The Awakening has an introduction by Kay Gibbons, who writes: ‘The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine’s desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- and upper-class life are the themes of this now-classic novel’. – As Kay Gibbons points out, Chopin ‘was writing American realism before most Americans could bear to hear that they were living it. (Summary – Librivox)

 

 

Historical

audiobooksTwelve Years a Slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. He was in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he was able to secretly get information to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state. Northup’s account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation and slave treatment on major plantations in Louisiana.” (Wikipedia)

 

Economics

“Anthem” is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word ‘I’ has disappeared from the language). As is common in her work, Rand draws a clear distinction between the ‘socialist/communal’ values of equality and brotherhood and the ‘productive/capitalist’ values of achievement and individuality. The story also parallels Stalinist Russia, which was currently going on at the time as the story was published.” (Summary from Wikipedia)

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The Art of War” is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly considered to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China’s Seven Military Classics, and ‘for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name’. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.” – Summary by Wikipedia

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