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The Trial of the Century

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  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (






UNABRIDGED) by Laura Hillenbrand Narrated by Edward Herrmann

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (






UNABRIDGED) by Jack Weatherford Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
  • Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel (






UNABRIDGED) by David Limbaugh Narrated by Walter Dixon

    Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel

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    • By David Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    In Jesus on Trial, New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus....

  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi (






UNABRIDGED) by Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team Narrated by Mitchell Zuckoff

    13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi

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    • By Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
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    13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

    Bethany says: "Proud of our Protectors!"
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  • The Guns of August (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara W. Tuchman Narrated by Nadia May

    The Guns of August

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    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
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    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Wonderful"
  • World Order (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Kissinger Narrated by Nicholas Hormann

    World Order

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    • By Henry Kissinger
    • Narrated By Nicholas Hormann
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    Henry Kissinger has traveled the world, advised presidents, and been a close observer and participant in the central foreign policy events of our era. Now he offers his analysis of the twenty first century's ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.

    Dedan says: "Kissinger is still sharp as ever"
  • Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes (






UNABRIDGED) by Tamim Ansary Narrated by Tamim Ansary

    Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

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    Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.

    David says: "A history of the world before the West mattered"
  • The Seamstress (






UNABRIDGED) by Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels Narrated by Wanda McCaddon

    The Seamstress

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    • By Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

    Kathy says: "Seren Tuval, you are my hero!"
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  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel James Brown Narrated by Edward Herrmann

    The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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    • By Daniel James Brown
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    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years (






UNABRIDGED) by David Graeber Narrated by Grover Gardner

    Debt: The First 5,000 Years

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    • By David Graeber
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    Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems - to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash.

    E. J. Ford says: "Stands Economics on Its Head"
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric L. Haney Narrated by Robertson Dean

    Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

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    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen (






UNABRIDGED) by Brandon Webb, John David Mann Narrated by Jon Bailey

    The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

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    • By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
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    Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

    Robert says: "Decent story, narration left a lot to be desired."
  • Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Louis Gates Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn

    Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series

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    • By Henry Louis Gates
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    The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools ofcutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before. Gates' investigations take on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries.

  • A Morning in June: Defending Outpost Harry (






UNABRIDGED) by James W. Evans Narrated by Matt Armstrong

    A Morning in June: Defending Outpost Harry

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    • By James W. Evans
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    The last days of the Korean War saw savage battles for control of important local terrain features, and in the trench warfare of the Chorwon Valley a young U.S. Army lieutenant was assigned to lead an infantry company charged with holding Outpost Harry against a determined Chinese assault. The battle devolved into hand-to-hand combat during a period of constant, intense fighting that lasted two days.

  • Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul (






UNABRIDGED) by Charles King Narrated by Grover Gardner

    Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

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    • By Charles King
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    At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul - an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city - people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims.

  • The Parthenon Enigma (






UNABRIDGED) by Joan Breton Connelly Narrated by John Lee

    The Parthenon Enigma

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    In this revolutionary book, Joan Breton Connelly challenges our most basic assumptions about the Parthenon and the ancient Athenians. Beginning with the natural environment and its rich mythic associations, she re-creates the development of the Acropolis - the Sacred Rock at the heart of the city-state - from its prehistoric origins to its Periklean glory days as a constellation of temples among which the Parthenon stood supreme.

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  • Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel (






UNABRIDGED) by Kate Bowler Narrated by Kate Bowler

    Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

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    How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape? Kate Bowler's Blessed is the first book to fully explore the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of a burgeoning movement that now claims millions of followers in America.

  • They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Tammeus, Jacques Cukierkorn Narrated by Charles Kabala

    They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust

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    • By Bill Tammeus, Jacques Cukierkorn
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    This audio tells the stories of Polish Holocaust survivors and their rescuers. The authors traveled extensively in the United States and Poland to interview some of the few remaining participants before their generation is gone. Tammeus and Cukierkorn unfold many stories that have never before been made public: gripping narratives of Jews who survived against all odds and courageous non-Jews who risked their own lives to provide shelter.

  • Notes From the Underground (Foreign Affairs): The Long History of Tunnel Warfare (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Herman Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

    Notes From the Underground (Foreign Affairs): The Long History of Tunnel Warfare

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    • By Arthur Herman
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    Compared with the most sophisticated weapons systems in use today, tunnels have withstood the test of time. There’s no way to know how long drones or lasers or anti-missile defense systems will last, but as long as there is warfare, tunnels will almost certainly be part of the fight.

  • John Quincy Adam's Final Address (






UNABRIDGED) by John Quincy Adams Narrated by John Greenman

    John Quincy Adam's Final Address

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    • By John Quincy Adams
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    While asking that Congress work to establish better commercial relations with Mexico, Great Britain, and Austria-Hungary, Adams demonstrates how tariffs affect the commerce of the country.

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