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  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life | William Finnegan

    Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By William Finnegan
    • Narrated By William Finnegan
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    Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2016. Barbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.

    P Stanley says: "Wishing for a never-end of this book"
  • Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco | Bryan Burrough

    Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated By John Helyar
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    Barbarians at the Gate has been called one of the most influential business books of all time, the definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Bryan Burrough's and John Helyer's account of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street in October and November of 1988 gives us not only a detailed look at financial operations at the highest levels but a richly textured social history of wealth in the twilight of the Reagan era.

    Cheimon says: "Great book, not so great audiobook"
  • Becoming a Barbarian | Jack Donovan

    Becoming a Barbarian

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jack Donovan
    • Narrated By Jack Donovan, James Dorton
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    Good, modern, civilized Western men today are expected to think like "citizens of the world" - obligated to everyone and no one. Natural, meaningful tribal connections have been substituted with synthetic, disposable consumer identities. Without a sense of who they are and what group they have a place in, modern men are becoming increasingly detached, disoriented, vulnerable, and ever more easily manipulated.

    Mission says: "Free Your Mind And Your A** Will Follow"
  • The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes |  The Great Courses

    The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Kenneth W. Harl
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    The word "barbarian" quickly conjures images of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan. Yet few people realize these men belong to a succession of nomadic warriors who emerged from the Eurasian steppes to conquer civilizations. It's a part of ancient and medieval history that's often overlooked, but for an accurate view of how the world evolved, it's essential. Covering some 6,000 miles and 6,000 years, this eye-opening course illuminates how a series of groups pushed ever westward, coming into contact with the Roman Empire, Han China, and distant cultures from Iraq to India.

    Christopher says: "More than You Ever Wanted to Know re Steppe Nomads"
  • Rome and the Barbarians |  The Great Courses

    Rome and the Barbarians

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Kenneth W. Harl
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    The history of the Romans as they advanced the frontiers of Classical civilization is often told as a story of warfare and conquest-the mighty legions encountering the "barbarians." But this only tells one side of the story.Who were the Celts, Goths, Huns, and Persians met by the Romans as they marched north and east? What were the political, military, and social institutions that made Rome so stable, allowing its power to be wielded against these different cultures for nearly three centuries?

    M. Brian Burchette says: "The Best Course I've heard yet."
  • Empires and Barbarians : The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe | Peter Heather

    Empires and Barbarians : The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Peter Heather
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
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    Empires and Barbarians presents a fresh, provocative look at how a recognizable Europe came into being in the first millennium AD. With sharp analytic insight, Peter Heather explores the dynamics of migration and social and economic interaction that changed two vastly different worlds--the undeveloped barbarian world and the sophisticated Roman Empire--into remarkably similar societies and states.

    Kirsty says: "Enjoying the book, but the performance...."
  • The Barbarian Way | Erwin Raphael McManus

    The Barbarian Way

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Erwin Raphael McManus
    • Narrated By Erwin Raphael McManus
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    Using Jesus' words about John the Baptist in Matthew 11, Erwin McManus urges readers to flee "civilized" religion and return to the "barbarian way" of following Christ.

    Chad says: "Excellent and not for the faint of faith"
  • Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords, Book 1 (Anniversary Edition) | Michelle M. Pillow

    Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords, Book 1 (Anniversary Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Mason Lloyd
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    Going undercover at a mass wedding as a bartered bride, Morrigan Blake has every intention of getting off the barbaric planet just as soon as it's over. Or, more correctly, just as soon as she captures footage of the mysterious princes rumored to be in attendance. After a euphoric night, Morrigan discovers her spaceship left without her, and Ualan of Draig is claiming she's his wife. It's not exactly the story this reporter had in mind.

    Cheri says: "Loved It! Creative, Sexy and Funny!"
  • The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians | John Bagnell Bury

    The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Bagnell Bury
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    In the last half of the fourth century, the Roman Empire began to feel the stress of renewed pressure on its borders as Germanic and Asian tribes moved westward. As these tribes settled, they began to form alliances and to convert to Christianity. But when these very capable tribesmen began to enlist in the Roman military, the empire began to fall under the control of mercenary soldiers.

    Mario says: "Fascinating read, a gold mine of information"
  • Barbarians at the Gates: The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire, Book 1 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Barbarians at the Gates: The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    The Federation has endured for hundreds of years, but now it is dying, killed by the corruption and decadence of the Senate and the rising power of military warlords. The shipping lanes are coming apart, the colonists are revolting, and outside forces are pressing against undefended borders. Now, as one warlord makes a bid for supreme power, the entire edifice is on the verge of falling apart.

    Trudy Owens says: "the best way to become king is to not want to!"
  • The Barbarian Nurseries | Héctor Tobar

    The Barbarian Nurseries

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Héctor Tobar
    • Narrated By Frankie J. Alvarez
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    With The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar gives our most misunderstood metropolis its great contemporary novel, taking us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions.

    Jodi says: "Loved this book!"
  • Beauty and the Barbarian: Highland Force, Book 3 | Amy Jarecki

    Beauty and the Barbarian: Highland Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Amy Jarecki
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
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    Born with the mark of the devil, Merrin has been hidden on the islet of Eilean Fladda for near 20 years. When the body of a Highlander washes ashore, the innocent lass presumes him dead. Brushing the hair from the rugged warrior's face, her fingers connect with warm flesh. Warm. Ian MacLeod wakes to a woman so radiant, he believes her an angel. But when the lass recoils from him, he fears she knows of his evil deeds.

    Nicole Laverdure says: "Excellent!"
  • Queen of the Black Coast (Conan the Barbarian - Weird Tales 9) | Robert E. Howard

    Queen of the Black Coast (Conan the Barbarian - Weird Tales 9)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Edward Miller
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    "Queen of the Black Coast" is one of the original Conan the Cimmerian (a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian) books, published in 1934. The story is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan becoming a notorious pirate and plundering the coastal villages of Kush alongside Bêlit, a head-strong femme fatale. Due to its epic scope and atypical romance, the work is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales!

  • Highland Barbarian: Murray Family, Book 13 | Hannah Howell

    Highland Barbarian: Murray Family, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Hannah Howell
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
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    Sir Artan Murray was right when he decided that the dying old man who bid him collect his niece didn't know her at all. The furious woman facing him is neither "sweet" nor "biddable." She demands the brawny Highlander return her to the wedding party from which he took her. But Artan has no intention of allowing so spirited and bewitching a creature to endure a loveless marriage to a ruthless lord for her clan's sake. He aims to woo the lass and to show her that true love also yields unforgettable pleasure.Cecily Donaldson knows a bond forged by danger and desperation cannot endure.

    sandy says: "Great book until the end"
  • The Barbarian Bride: The Decline and the Fall of the Galactic Empire, Book 3 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    The Barbarian Bride: The Decline and the Fall of the Galactic Empire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    The end is nigh. The Federation has stood for over 1,000 years, but its time may be at an end. Its emperor has gone mad; the economy lies in ruins; entire sectors are slipping out of its grasp; warlords, secessionists, and pirates are making their own bids for power; and a powerful rebel fleet stands ready to storm the gates of Earth. The end cannot be long delayed.

    Jean says: "Action packed story"
  • Shared by the Barbarians | Emily Tilton

    Shared by the Barbarians

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Emily Tilton
    • Narrated By Elliott Daniels
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    In the time since she was abducted from her world by a cruel, tyrannical general, 18-year-old Jalinda has been given little reason to trust any man, let alone three barbarian brothers who take it upon themselves to rescue her. But the rough, handsome warriors intend to share a wife, and they mean for that wife to be Jalinda. Shocked by the thought of belonging to three men, she refuses to go along with their plan, but her lack of cooperation is quickly overcome by way of a switch applied to her bare bottom.

    Quinn says: "Ugh"
  • Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire: The Middle Ages Series | Walter Goffart

    Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire: The Middle Ages Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Goffart
    • Narrated By Bruce Bluett
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    The Migration Age is still envisioned as an onrush of expansionary "Germans" pouring unwanted into the Roman Empire and subjecting it to pressures so great that its western parts collapsed under the weight. Further developing the themes set forth in his classic Barbarians and Romans, Walter Goffart dismantles this grand narrative, shaking the barbarians of late antiquity out of this "Germanic" setting and reimagining the role of foreigners in the later Roman Empire.

    Chap Walker says: "Barbarian book is missing one key thing..."
  • Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome | John Man

    Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Man
    • Narrated By James Adams
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    In the years 434-454 A.D., the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one man: Attila, king of the Huns. The decaying Roman Empire still stood astride the Western World, but it was threatened by a new force, the much-feared barbarian hordes. Attila was the one-man wrecking ball that helped put the final boot into Rome's decaying splendor.

    Saxon says: "Informative & Interesting"
  • The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate | Kay Berrisford

    The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kay Berrisford
    • Narrated By Mark B. Knight
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    Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford. But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he's still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon's agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human....

    Stephanie Miller says: "Outstanding Surprise"
  • The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes and Imperial Pretenders | Peter Heather

    The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes and Imperial Pretenders

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Peter Heather
    • Narrated By Allan Robertson
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    In AD 476, the last of Rome's emperors, known as "Augustulus", was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun's henchmen. With the imperial vestments dispatched to Constantinople, the curtain fell on the Roman empire in Western Europe, its territories divided among successor kingdoms constructed around barbarian military manpower. But, if the Roman Empire was dead, Romans across much of the old empire still lived, holding on to their lands, their values, and their institutions.

    shalte says: "Byzantine Empire Stands Tall!"
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