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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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    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."
  • 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!"
  • 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"
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  • 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
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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.

    Karen says: "Thankfully a happy ending to the nightmare"
  • 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
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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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"
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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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    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??"
  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert A. Caro Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.

    Abdur Abdul-Malik says: "From Powerful to Powerless"
  • 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"
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

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    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
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    General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

  • 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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    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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    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.

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible (






UNABRIDGED) by Joel M. Hoffman Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross

    The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible

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    In The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman gives us the stories and other texts that didn’t make it into the Bible even though they offer penetrating insight into the Bible and its teachings. The Book of Genesis tells us about Adam and Eve’s time in the Garden of Eden, but not their saga after they get kicked out or the lessons they have for us about good and evil.

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  • By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire (






UNABRIDGED) by Ian Worthington Narrated by Phil Holland

    By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire

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    For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume. Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death.

  • The Prayer of Twenty Millions (






UNABRIDGED) by Horace Greeley Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    The Prayer of Twenty Millions

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    • By Horace Greeley
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    Horace Greeley was a powerful publisher in New York. In 1862 Greeley published this pivotal editorial in the New York Tribune. It was addressed to President Abraham Lincoln and forcefully asked the President to uphold the laws regarding slavery. This audiobook provides Lincoln’s response as the United States moved closer to Civil War.

  • Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault (Foreign Affairs): The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin (






UNABRIDGED) by John J. Mearsheimer Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

    Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault (Foreign Affairs): The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin

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    • By John J. Mearsheimer
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    Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia’s natural sphere of interest.

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