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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | Mark Twain

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is both a whimsical fantasy and a social satire chock-full of brilliant Twainisms. Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American---a Connecticut Yankee---by a stroke of fate is sent back into time to sixth-century England and ends up in Camelot and King Arthur's Court.

    Ian C Robertson says: "A Classic Yarn"
  • The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court | Jeffrey Toobin

    The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Toobin
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
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    Based on exclusive interviews with justices themselves, The Nine tells the story of the Supreme Court through personalities, from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas' well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd 19th-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office.

    Stephen says: "Fascinating"
  • The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution | Marcia Coyle

    The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marcia Coyle
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge to the new law that would eventually reach the nation’s highest court. Health care is only the most visible and recent front in a battle over the meaning and scope of the U.S. Constitution. The battleground is the Supreme Court, and one of the most skilled, insightful, and trenchant of its observers takes us close up to watch it in action.

    Jean says: "How the Court has changed"
  • Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution | Laurence Tribe,Joshua Matz

    Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
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    From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution.

    Jean says: "An unbias view of the Court"
  • Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Abortion Cases | Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Abortion Cases

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Supreme Court
    • Narrated By U.S. Supreme Court
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    On November 8, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court released audio recordings of oral arguments in two abortion-related cases, Gonzales v. Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

    Jesse says: "Do lawyers really know how to speak?"
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | Mark Twain

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Charles Minx
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    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court tells the story of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century American - a Connecticut Yankee - who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur.

  • Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices | Noah Feldman

    Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Noah Feldman
    • Narrated By Noah Feldman
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    They began as close allies and friends of FDR, but the quest to shape a new Constitution led them to competition and sometimes outright warfare. Scorpions tells the story of four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself.

    Charles M. Wyzanski says: "Narrated as admirably as it is written!"
  • The History of the Supreme Court | The Great Courses,Peter Irons

    The History of the Supreme Court

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Peter Irons
    • Narrated By Professor Peter Irons
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    For more than two centuries, the Supreme Court has exerted extraordinary influence over the way we live our daily lives. This series of 36 clear and insightful lectures - delivered by an award-winning teacher and widely respected authority on the Supreme Court - answers many questions about the Court as it traces the development of the Court from a body having little power or prestige to its current status as "the most powerful and prestigious judicial institution in the world."

    GEORGE says: "Great Lecture Series !"
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | Mark Twain

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By NBC Theater
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    Mark Twain's story of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur.

  • 311 Pelican Court: Cedar Cove, Book 3 | Debbie Macomber

    311 Pelican Court: Cedar Cove, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    "One thing about Cedar Cove - people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in the town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also knows that Judge Olivia Lockhart decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement...."

    Amazon Customer says: "I love this series"
  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court | Mark Twain

    A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Richard Henzel
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    Hank Morgan is a mechanic, an engineer, and a foreman at the Colt Arms Factory. One day he gets into an argument, "conducted with crowbars," with an employee known as "Hercules." A blow to Hank's head sends him back to King Arthur's England in the Sixth Century.

  • Sixty-One Nails: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1 | Mike Shevdon

    Sixty-One Nails: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?

    Tango says: "Urban Fantasy with a Gothic Flavor"
  • Death at Wentwater Court | Carola Dunn

    Death at Wentwater Court

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

    Mary A. says: "Fun, 20's era mystery-I love Daisy Dalrymple"
  • Fifty Shades of Lady Catherine Grey: The Sex Scandals That Shook the Tudor Court | T. S. Wiseman

    Fifty Shades of Lady Catherine Grey: The Sex Scandals That Shook the Tudor Court

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By T. S. Wiseman
    • Narrated By Katherine Littrell
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    Sex. If there was one thing the Tudors did well, it was sex! Sex and beheading traitors; although rarely at the same time. With well over one hundred years on the throne, the Tudor dynasty experienced its fair share of sex scandals. This book looks at some of the more interesting and significant ones and explores the issues around them in a fun, non-heavy way.

  • The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court | Jeffrey Toobin

    The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Toobin
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Toobin
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    Based on exclusive interviews with justices themselves, The Nine tells the story of the Court through personalities, from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas' well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd 19th-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore: and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office.

    Carol B. says: "Worth the effort"
  • The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace | Lucy Worsley

    The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
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    Kensington Palace is now most famous as the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, but the palace's glory days came between 1714 and 1760, during the reigns of George I and II. In the 18th century, this palace was a world of skullduggery, intrigue, politicking, etiquette, wigs, and beauty spots, where fans whistled open like switchblades and unusual people were kept as curiosities. Lucy Worsley's The Courtiers charts the trajectory of the fantastically quarrelsome Hanovers and the last great gasp of British court life.

    Carol says: "Good Social Overview"
  • The Eighth Court: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 4 | Mike Shevdon

    The Eighth Court: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. The mongrels that make up the court are not helping, and Blackbird enlists the help of the warders to keep the peace. Has Blackbird bitten off more than she can chew, and can the uneasy peace between the courts continue under such tension and rivalry?

  • Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House | Robert Dallek

    Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Dallek
    • Narrated By James Lurie
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    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer", delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors, their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In Camelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration - including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam - were indelible.

  • The Courts of Chaos: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 5 | Roger Zelazny

    The Courts of Chaos: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
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    Corwin finds his world dissolving around him when his father Oberon, disguised as Corwin's friend, steals the Jewel of Judgment so that he may defeat the evil Brand.

    Katherine says: "Corwin's psychedelic hellride"
  • Apart at the Seams: Cobble Court Quilts, Book 6 | Marie Bostwick

    Apart at the Seams: Cobble Court Quilts, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, Joyce Bean
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    Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian - a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid-back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their 26-year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair....

    Catheryne says: "Go back to the beginning Marie!"
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