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  • American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House | Jon Meacham

    American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jon Meacham
    • Narrated By Richard McGondale
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    Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad.

    John M says: "Unlikable Old Hickory"
  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times | H.W. Brands

    Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By H.W. Brands
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
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    The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.

    Eric says: "Very Thorough"
  • The Racketeer | John Grisham

    The Racketeer

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge's untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. On paper, Malcolm's situation isn't looking too good these days, but he's got an ace up his sleeve: He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge's body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary.

    Cheryl says: "Hard to get a handle on"
  • The Racketeer | John Grisham

    The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
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    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Charles says: "Eh."
  • On Liberty | John Stuart Mill

    On Liberty

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    First published in 1859, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is an exhaustive exploration of social and civic liberty, its limits, and its consequences. Mill's work is a classic of political liberalism that contains a rational justification of the freedom of the individual in opposition to the claims of the state.

  • The Racketeer | John Grisham

    The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    Given the importance of what they do and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies

    Joseph says: "Hung Jury"
  • Secrets in the Cellar: The True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World | John Glatt

    Secrets in the Cellar: The True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Glatt
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family - though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance.... For 27 years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon.

    Eric Schurr says: "One of the most riveting and disturbing books ever"
  • Overdraft: The Orion Offensive | John Jackson Miller

    Overdraft: The Orion Offensive

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Jackson Miller
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    In the twenty-second century, humanity has journeyed to the stars, and found them open for business. And when it comes to protecting that business, Chief Bridget Yang and Surge Team Sigma - her squad of heavily armed space marines - are up to the task. Unfortunately, Jamie Sturm is one problem they can’t just vaporize. When Jamie’s financial schemes bankrupt their expedition, Bridget and her crew refuse to let the rogue stock trader walk away.

    Jonathan says: "feels like a sci-fi classic!"
  • The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 | Lynn Hudson Parson

    The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lynn Hudson Parson
    • Narrated By Milton Bagby
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    The 1828 presidential election, which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams, has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered, hot-tempered southwestern frontiersman, trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people, soundly defeated a New England "aristocrat" whose education and political resume were as impressive as any ever seen in American public life.

    D. Littman says: "a very good popular history book"
  • Princess of Wands | John Ringo

    Princess of Wands

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
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    Barbara Everette, a homemaker living in a small town in Mississippi, had the perfect life. Perfect husband, perfect children, perfect house, perfect Christian Faith. She cooked and cleaned perfectly and managed all of the chores of the modern suburbanite, toting the kids, running the PTA, teaching kung-fu in the local dojo... perfectly. But perfection has a price, and the day came when Barbara snapped....

    Captain Skurvy says: "Not a Novel but a collection of 3 short stories"
  • John: The Bible Experience | Inspired By Media Group

    John: The Bible Experience

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
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    • Narrated By Kirk Franklin, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and others
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    Like never before, you can experience the beauty, drama, and life-changing power of the Bible. Inspired By... The Bible Experience breaks new ground in the presentation of the Bible. Unique among audio Bible productions, The Bible Experience is a captivating performance of the Bible presented by a stellar ensemble of today's top-name actors, musicians, clergy, directors, and award-winning producers.

    Beth says: "Brings the Scriptures Alive!"
  • American Lion: A Biography of President Andrew Jackson | Jon Meacham

    American Lion: A Biography of President Andrew Jackson

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jon Meacham
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
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    Jon Meacham, in American Lion, has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency and America itself. Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

    A User says: "disappointing"
  • The Looking Glass War (Dramatised) | John le Carre

    The Looking Glass War (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By John le Carre
    • Narrated By Simon Russell, Piotr Baumann, Ian McDiarmid, and others
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    When word reaches 'The Department' - an ailing section of British intelligence - that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border, it seems the perfect opportunity to show Control and Smiley, their rivals over at the Circus, that The Department still has value. Former spy Fred Leiser is lured back from retirement to investigate, and manages to cross the border into East Germany in a dangerous night-time operation.

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Nicola McAuliffe, Philip Jackson, Simon Williams, and others
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    This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount.

    Claster says: "well done"
  • Kenobi: Star Wars | John Jackson Miller

    Kenobi: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Jackson Miller
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

    Amazon Customer says: ""The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber"
  • John Henry | Julius Lester

    John Henry

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Julius Lester
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
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    Based on the famous African American fold ballad John Henry, this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited young man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

  • A Short History of the Twentieth Century | John Lukacs

    A Short History of the Twentieth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Lukacs
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    The historical twentieth century began with the First World War in 1914 and ended seventy-five years later with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989. The short century saw the end of European dominance and the rise of American power and influence throughout the world. The twentieth century was an American century-perhaps the American century.

  • Stephen Hawking's Universe: An Introduction to the Most Remarkable Scientist of Our Time | John Boslough

    Stephen Hawking's Universe: An Introduction to the Most Remarkable Scientist of Our Time

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Boslough
    • Narrated By Michael Jackson
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    The first popular introduction to Hawking's work, this program discusses the mysterious world of black holes, singularities, and the "big bang"--the point at which our universe may have begun.

  • Charlie Rose: John Esposito, Kecia Ali, Sherman Jackson, Ingrid Mattson, Shawkat Toorawa, July 1, 2011 | Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose: John Esposito, Kecia Ali, Sherman Jackson, Ingrid Mattson, Shawkat Toorawa, July 1, 2011

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    • By Charlie Rose
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    A conversation about Islam with John Esposito, Kecia Ali, Sherman Jackson, Rashad Hussain, Ingrid Mattson, and Shawkat Toorawa.

  • Words at War: World War II Radio Drama | C.S. Forester,Robert St. John,Gwen Dew,Otis Carney,Hillary St. George Sanders,Clark Lee

    Words at War: World War II Radio Drama

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By C.S. Forester, Robert St. John, Gwen Dew, and others
    • Narrated By Les Damon, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin, and others
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    Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.

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