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  • The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East | Guy Laron

    The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Guy Laron
    • Narrated By William Hughes
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    One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. As we approach its 50th anniversary, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis and restoring Syria's often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities.

    CRO says: "Prelude to the 6 day war"
  • The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million | Daniel Mendelsohn

    The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Daniel Mendelsohn
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust - an unmentionable subject that gripped his imagination from earliest childhood. Decades later, spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to his relatives' fates.

    Gillian says: "Exquisite Narration, Breathtakingly Heartfelt Book"
  • Eyewitness, 1980-1989: A History of the Twentieth Century in Sound | Joanna Bourke

    Eyewitness, 1980-1989: A History of the Twentieth Century in Sound

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Joanna Bourke
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Eyewitness provides a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear the events of the century described by those who saw them happen. A wealth of BBC archive recordings, some never previously broadcast, is interwoven with an illuminating commentary by the historian Joanna Bourke. Published in 10 volumes, Eyewitness examines the role and the life of the British people in each decade of the century.

    William Joshua Venner says: "British History of the 1980s"
  • Shakespeare's Local: Six Centuries of History, One Pub | Pete Brown

    Shakespeare's Local: Six Centuries of History, One Pub

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Pete Brown
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-panelled, galleried coaching house a few minutes' walk from the Thames. Consider this: who else has made this their local over the last 600 years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims almost certainly drank in the George on their way to Canterbury. Shakespeare may have popped in from the nearby Globe, and we know that Dickens definitely did. Mail carriers changed their horses here, while sailors drank here before sailing.

    Michael C. Lott says: "Facinating Social History of a Pub's & People"
  • Six Minor Prophets Through the Centuries: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi | Richard Coggins,Jin H. Han

    Six Minor Prophets Through the Centuries: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Coggins, Jin H. Han
    • Narrated By Daniel Wallace
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    Six Minor Prophets Through the Centuries is the work of highly respected biblical scholars Richard Coggins and Jin H.Han. The volume explores the rich and complex reception history of the last six Minor Prophets in Jewish and Christian exegesis, theology, worship, and arts.

    Arseniy says: "Couldn't finish the book, too many citations."
  • If Chaos Reigns: The Near-Disaster and Ultimate Triumph of the Allied Airborne Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944 | Flint Whitlock

    If Chaos Reigns: The Near-Disaster and Ultimate Triumph of the Allied Airborne Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Flint Whitlock
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    So said Brigadier S. James Hill, commanding officer of the British 3rd Parachute Brigade, in an address to his troops shortly before the launching of Operation Overlord - the D-Day invasion of Normandy. No more prophetic words were ever spoken, for chaos indeed reigned on that day, and many more that followed.

  • Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 | Mark Zuehlke

    Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated By Steve Kehela
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    On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military records, Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory, June 6, 1944 dramatically depicts Canada's pivotal contribution to the critical Allied battle of World War II.

    David says: "Well done book, narration annoying"
  • The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters | Laura Thompson

    The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Laura Thompson
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters....

    Karen Vincent says: "Don't waste your time."
  • Route 66 - America's Main Street: The Complete Route 66 Collection | Jimmy Gray

    Route 66 - America's Main Street: The Complete Route 66 Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jimmy Gray
    • Narrated By Dennis Stone, Don King, Joe Loesch
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    For three generations of travelers, Route 66 was the highway that linked America together. It was The Mother Road and there was never another like it. Hear the stories of the tourists, the Okies, the wartime GI’s, the people who ran the tourist courts and cafés…the famous and infamous. There’s history in the Land of Lincoln, a cave in Missouri, Indian jewelry in New Mexico, a jackalope in Arizona and the Santa Monica Freeway at the end of the road.

    Kim says: "Route 66 - America's Main Stree"
  • In Bed with Susie Bright 6: 21st Century Sex | Susie Bright

    In Bed with Susie Bright 6: 21st Century Sex

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    • By Susie Bright
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    In this week's Front Page, Susie welcomes the new year with her look at 21st century sex: the effects of Viagra and Prozac on both brains and libidos; Internet love connections; watered down porn; and the challenges before President Bush. In Books and Movies About Sex, Susie reads one of her favorite erotic stories, "The Agent" by Jess Wells from The Best American Erotica Series 2000. In her Try this at Home Mailbag, Susie reveals the delights of breast milk for one listener.

  • Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film | Alexandra Zapruder

    Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alexandra Zapruder
    • Narrated By Alexandra Zapruder
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    Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he began filming President Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963, that his home movie would change not only his family's life but American culture and history as well. Now his granddaughter tells the whole story of the Zapruder film for the first time. With the help of personal family records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews, she traces the film's complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, federal government, and the arts community.

    Felicia Alexander says: "Outstanding book chronicling story behind the historic Zapruder film"
  • March Madness: 10,000 men, 800 miles, 86 days, 3 stories | Aaron Elson

    March Madness: 10,000 men, 800 miles, 86 days, 3 stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Aaron Elson
    • Narrated By Aaron Elson
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    Aaron Elson has been interviewing World War 2 veterans for 20 years. In this oral history audiobook, he presents, in their own voices, the stories of three survivors of the "Black March" across Germany near the end of the war.

  • Eyewitness, 1930-1939: A History of the Twentieth Century in Sound | Joanna Burke

    Eyewitness, 1930-1939: A History of the Twentieth Century in Sound

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joanna Burke
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Eyewitness provides a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear the events of the century described by those who saw them happen. A wealth of BBC archive recordings, some never previously broadcast, is interwoven with an illuminating commentary by the historian Joanna Burke. Published in 10 volumes, Eyewitness examines the role and the life of the British people in each decade of the century.

    Pamela T. says: "Entertaining History"
  • Odyssey of the West VI: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Twentieth Century | Timothy B. Shutt,Katherine L. Elkins,Joel F. Richeimer

    Odyssey of the West VI: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Twentieth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Timothy B. Shutt, Katherine L. Elkins, Joel F. Richeimer
    • Narrated By Timothy B. Shutt, Katherine L. Elkins, Joel F. Richeimer
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    A fitting capstone for this comprehensive series, this sixth and final installment imparts a learned understanding of the forces that shaped - and continue to shape - Western culture.

  • Hip to the Trip: A Cultural History of Route 66 | Peter B. Dedek

    Hip to the Trip: A Cultural History of Route 66

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Peter B. Dedek
    • Narrated By Michael Rene Zuzel
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    Before and since its official closure in 1985, historic US 66 became associated with the deserts, Indians, and cowboys of the Southwest; the "Okies" of the Great Depression; and the millions of vacationers who took to the highway in their streamlined automobiles and found adventure on the open road from the late 1940s to the 1970s.

    DabOfDarkness says: "What? Rt. 66 is closed? *sniffle*"
  • Le Show, January 26, 2014 | Harry Shearer

    Le Show, January 26, 2014

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    • By Harry Shearer
    • Narrated By Harry Shearer
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    Le Show is a program of satire, humor, and commentary about the week's news. Comedy sketches written and performed by multi-talented multimedia artist Harry Shearer, interwoven with an eclectic, ever-changing blend of music; from world to pop, soul to jazz. Shearer says about Le Show, "I do it because I don't do standup, and I don't do sitcoms, and the radio broadcast enables me to do what I think is funny in a broadcast medium without having to listen either to network executives or Canadian producers."

  • Le Show, August 26, 2012 | Harry Shearer

    Le Show, August 26, 2012

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Harry Shearer
    • Narrated By Harry Shearer
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    Le Show is a program of satire, humor, and commentary about the week's news. Comedy sketches written and performed by multi-talented multimedia artist Harry Shearer, interwoven with an eclectic, ever-changing blend of music; from world to pop, soul to jazz. Shearer says about Le Show, "I do it because I don't do standup, and I don't do sitcoms, and the radio broadcast enables me to do what I think is funny in a broadcast medium without having to listen either to network executives or Canadian producers."

  • Le Show, June 26, 2016 | Harry Shearer

    Le Show, June 26, 2016

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Harry Shearer
    • Narrated By Harry Shearer
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    Le Show is a program of satire, humor, and commentary about the week's news. Comedy sketches written and performed by multi-talented multimedia artist Harry Shearer, interwoven with an eclectic, ever-changing blend of music; from world to pop, soul to jazz. Shearer says about Le Show, "I do it because I don't do standup, and I don't do sitcoms, and the radio broadcast enables me to do what I think is funny in a broadcast medium without having to listen either to network executives or Canadian producers."

  • Le Show, June 26, 2011 | Harry Shearer

    Le Show, June 26, 2011

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Harry Shearer
    • Narrated By Harry Shearer
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    Le Show is a program of satire, humor, and commentary about the week's news. Comedy sketches written and performed by multi-talented multimedia artist Harry Shearer, interwoven with an eclectic, ever-changing blend of music; from world to pop, soul to jazz. Shearer says about Le Show, "I do it because I don't do standup, and I don't do sitcoms, and the radio broadcast enables me to do what I think is funny in a broadcast medium without having to listen either to network executives or Canadian producers."

  • Le Show, July 26, 2015 | Harry Shearer

    Le Show, July 26, 2015

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Harry Shearer
    • Narrated By Harry Shearer
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    Le Show is a program of satire, humor, and commentary about the week's news. Comedy sketches written and performed by multi-talented multimedia artist Harry Shearer, interwoven with an eclectic, ever-changing blend of music; from world to pop, soul to jazz. Shearer says about Le Show, "I do it because I don't do standup, and I don't do sitcoms, and the radio broadcast enables me to do what I think is funny in a broadcast medium without having to listen either to network executives or Canadian producers."

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