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  • Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World | Liaquat Ahamed

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Liaquat Ahamed
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades.

    Toru says: "interesting insight into interwar period!"
  • The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World | Walter Kiechel

    The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Walter Kiechel
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Imagine running a business without a strategy. It would be akin to driving blindfolded, to building a house without a blueprint. The concept of strategy changed all that, paving the way for the creation of the modern corporate world. The Lords of Strategy provides listeners with a deeper understanding of the world they compete in, and a sharper eye for what works — and what doesn’t — when forging strategy.

    Roy says: "Super Book of Narrow Interest"
  • Letters to His Son, 1746-1747: On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman | Lord Chesterfield

    Letters to His Son, 1746-1747: On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Lord Chesterfield
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    The first set of an extraordinary collection of 10 sets of personal letters written by Lord Chesterfield to his illegitimate son, young Philip Stanhope, then living abroad with his tutor to further his education. His Lordship, later secretary of state, hoped that his son would follow in his footsetps and took endless pains to instruct him on the essential and finer beharioral traits of a the aristocracy, which might lead him to such dizzying heights.

  • The Best of All Possible Worlds | Karen Lord

    The Best of All Possible Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Karen Lord
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications.

    A. Sunmonu says: "amazing!!!"
  • The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord | Malcolm Beith

    The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Malcolm Beith
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
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    With El Chapo vulnerable as never before, Mexican and DEA authorities are closing in, and journalist Malcolm Beith, a Newsweek contributor who has spent years reporting on the drug wars, follows the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman's cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo's legendary rise from a poor farming family to the "capo" of the world's largest drug empire.

    Jonathan kalkin says: "Informative yet unintentionally hilarious"
  • Lord of the Silent: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 13 | Elizabeth Peters

    Lord of the Silent: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
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    Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody, grandmaster Elizabeth Peters' indomitable archaeologist-sleuth, once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and specters of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.

    Nancy says: "Unabridged is unacceptable"
  • Lord of the Nutcracker Men | Iain Lawrence

    Lord of the Nutcracker Men

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Iain Lawrence
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    10-year-old Johnny's toymaker father has volunteered for service in the British Army of World War I. At first, his spirits are high as he completes basic training, but his tone becomes grim once he reaches the front. To ease his son's worries, Johnny's dad carves him little figurines that reflect his experiences in the war. Comprised of letters from his father, followed by Johhny's feelings, Lord of the Nutcracker Men is a haunting and poignant tale.

  • Day of Infamy | Walter Lord

    Day of Infamy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Walter Lord
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The listener accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii; looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu; and is enmeshed in the panic, confusion, and heroism of the final attack.

    Chas says: "Engaging Story, Great Reading"
  • The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II | Lord Russell of Liverpool

    The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lord Russell of Liverpool
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the best-selling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, were illegal, not merely immoral.

    Kris Wright says: "Emphasizes the horror of the Nazi regime"
  • The Decline and Fall of the Episcopal Church (in the Year of Our Lord 1952) | Peter Taylor

    The Decline and Fall of the Episcopal Church (in the Year of Our Lord 1952)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Peter Taylor
    • Narrated By Randall Caudwell
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  • Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (Sort Of) | Will Clarke

    Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (Sort Of)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Will Clarke
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Drowning in mounting financial problems and apparent mental illness, Travis tries booze, pills, even golf to stay afloat, but nothing works. His wife and friends are forced to stage an intervention. Travis is in danger of losing his family, his career, and ultimately, his sanity. That is, until he meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Suddenly, the tragically shallow Travis is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world.

    Carmela08 says: "Awful"
  • The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II | Lord Russell of Liverpool

    The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lord Russell of Liverpool
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II, describes how the noble founding principles of the Empire of Japan were perverted by the military into a systematic campaign of torture, murder, starvation, rape, and destruction. Notorious incidents like the Nanking Massacre and the Bataan Death March emerge as merely part of a pattern of human rights abuses. Undoubtedly formidable soldiers, the Japanese were terrible conquerors. Their conduct in the Pacific is a harrowing example of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the extreme, and begs the question of what is acceptable—and unacceptable—in total war.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not for the faint of heart"
  • Doctor Who: The Dalek Conquests | BBC Audiobooks

    Doctor Who: The Dalek Conquests

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Nicholas Briggs
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    Exterminate! Everything you wanted to know about the Daleks, but were too afraid to ask. The Daleks have a long and terrible history of aggression, and are among the most feared of all science-fiction baddies. Ruthless, cunning, and utterly evil, they have no pity, no fear, and will stop at nothing to destroy all other forms of life.

    Vincent Tume says: "So that's where they came from...."
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