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  • Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization | Lars Brownworth

    Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lars Brownworth
    • Narrated By Lars Brownworth
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    In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell - or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another 11 centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire's existence.

    Cinders says: "Just a delight for anyone interested in history !"
  • Journey to the West | Wu Cheng'en,Christine Sun

    Journey to the West

    • ABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Wu Cheng'en, Christine Sun
    • Narrated By Michelle Tate
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    Journey to the West is one of the Chinese Noble Classics.

    In ancient China a magical monkey appears, creating chaos everywhere he goes. The only way to put his tricks and talents to good use is to make him protector of Xuanzang, a young and handsome monk determined to travel from China to India in search of precious scriptures. Monkey and his fellow disciples, Piggy and Sandy, have to protect Xuanzang from monsters and demons who think they can live forever just by taking bites out of the monk.

    Joshua Ostrewich says: "mediocre"
  • Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows | Ravi Zacharias

    Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ravi Zacharias
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    This is a story about an amazing man. Yet it is also everyone's story about belief - how it begins, how it grows, and the struggles associated with it. Walking from East to West is a heartfelt personal story of one man's discovery that God is the author of our destinies, no matter how dark the shadows that hide the light.

    Bryce says: "Life Changing Book!"
  • Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel | Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Seth MacFarlane
    • Narrated By Jonathan Frakes
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    Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion. Something called “toe-foot.” Even a trip to the outhouse. Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense.

    Kahle says: "Prepare to constantly adjust your volume"
  • Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism | Maria Emmerich

    Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Maria Emmerich
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Maria is constantly researching the latest science and this edition updates all the latest information to help you get your metabolism back on track. In this book you will learn the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle that you can sustain for the rest of your life. It is based on the food science of how our bodies react to different ingredients. Using these guidelines you can lose weight or maintain a healthy weight while staying full and satisfied.

    Matt says: "Makes Sense! Easy to understand!"
  • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West II: A Classic Education through the Great Books: From Athens to Rome and the Gospels | Timothy Shutt,Kim J. Hartswick,Joel F. Richeimer,Lawrence H. Schiffman

    The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West II: A Classic Education through the Great Books: From Athens to Rome and the Gospels

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Timothy Shutt, Kim J. Hartswick, Joel F. Richeimer, and others
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    The lectures address-in chronological sequence-a series of major works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in their own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. In the process, the course engages many of the most perennial and far-reaching questions that we face in our daily lives.

    Alberto Dominguez says: "Not bad"
  • Where Trust Lies: Return to the Canadian West, Book 2 | Janette Oke,Laurel Logan

    Where Trust Lies: Return to the Canadian West, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Janette Oke, Laurel Logan
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
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    Beth Thatcher returns home from her first year as a schoolteacher in the mining town of Coal Valley and steps into a whole different world. Her life back among her wealthy Eastern family is a stark contrast to her primitive life in the West, and Beth isn't sure where she belongs anymore. She barely has time to settle in before her mother announces plans for a family holiday - a luxurious steamship tour along the eastern coast of Canada and the U.S.

    All-access Customer says: "Ok but not as good as the rest."
  • Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back | Janice P. Nimura

    Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Janice P. Nimura
    • Narrated By Emily Zeller
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    In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors - Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda - grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco, they became celebrities.

  • Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family, and Freedom | Allen West,Michele Hickford

    Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family, and Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Allen West, Michele Hickford
    • Narrated By Allen West
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    Over the course of the past few decades, Allen West has had many titles bestowed on him, among them Lt. Colonel, U.S. Representative, "Dad", and Scourge of the Far Left. He rose from humble beginnings in Atlanta where his father instilled in him a code of conduct that would inform his life ever after. Throughout his years leading troops, raising a loving family, serving as Congressman in Florida's 22nd district, and emerging as one of the most authentic voices in conservative politics, West has never compromised the core values on which he was raise.

    Josh says: "Inspiring and heartfelt."
  • ISIS Goes to Asia: Extremism in the Middle East Isn't Only Spreading West | Joseph Chinyong Liow

    ISIS Goes to Asia: Extremism in the Middle East Isn't Only Spreading West

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    • By Joseph Chinyong Liow
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In assembling an international coalition to combat ISIS, the United States has looked mostly to the Middle East and Europe, regions that it said face a direct threat from the militant Islamist group. But other parts of the world are just as anxious about ISIS - above all, Southeast Asia.

  • Long Road to Cheyenne | Charles G. West

    Long Road to Cheyenne

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Charles G. West
    • Narrated By John Pruden
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    Lured by the promise of the gold rush, Cam Sutton leaves his cow-herding job for the gulches of the Black Hills. But his carefree journey is interrupted when he rescues Mary Bishop and her daughters from a stagecoach holdup. Cam accompanies them on their search for Mr. Bishop, only to discover that he's been murdered in Custer City, leaving behind a share of a lucrative gold mine to his family. Now Cam must find a way to escort the Bishops and their fortune home to Colorado. But greedy, cold-blooded killer Cotton Roach is fast on their heels.

  • The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean | Philip Caputo

    The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Philip Caputo
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
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    Philip Caputo, who had just turned 70, his wife, and their two English setters took off in a truck hauling an Airstream camper from Key West, Florida, en route via back roads and state routes to Deadhorse, Alaska. The journey took four months and covered 17,000 miles, during which Caputo interviewed more than 80 Americans from all walks of life to get a picture of what their lives and the life of the nation are really about in the 21st century.

    Andy says: "it's like you were there"
  • West to Bravo: A Western Novel | Eric H. Heisner

    West to Bravo: A Western Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Eric H. Heisner
    • Narrated By Ethan Sawyer
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    One man finds himself torn between two cultures in this sweeping tale of frontier life in post–Civil War era Texas. In the years following the American War Between the States, the once vacated military presence in west Texas is on the rise to protect the waves of settlers moving into the region. Living peaceably with the Mescalero Apache, half-breed former military scout Holton Lang promotes the tentative harmony between the US cavalry and the Native American population.

    Kevin says: "A book that draws you in!"
  • Treasure Key: Too Close to Key West, Too Far From Reality | Mr. Wayne Gales

    Treasure Key: Too Close to Key West, Too Far From Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mr. Wayne Gales
    • Narrated By Lee Alan
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    Russell Bricklin "Bric" Whal is the guy that every Key West local knows and every tourist wants to be. Relaxed, tanned by island sun and comfortable in his skin, he slides onto a barstool next to you at Schooner Wharf and lets you buy him a beer. Ex-Navy Seal, Key West native and full time treasure diver, Bric has been searching for a fortune in gold and silver in the Florida Keys his whole life. Today he may have found it, but not the treasure he expected.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable read"
  • Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West | Blaine Harden

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Blaine Harden
    • Narrated By Blaine Harden
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    North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped - but Shin Dong-hyuk did.

    Amanda says: "Worthwhile, but difficult on many levels."
  • All Night Long: How to Make Love to a Man Over 50 | Steven Carter,Barbara Keesling

    All Night Long: How to Make Love to a Man Over 50

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Steven Carter, Barbara Keesling
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Turning 50 can be one of the most powerful and positive sexual passages in a man's life," writes Barbara Keesling, a sexuality and psychotherapy educator. However, "the focus has to be on lovemaking, not erections - on partnership, not performance." After 50, men's sexual response is affected by the "Big 5": stimulation, circulation, lubrication, stress, and sleep. Keesling teaches women (and men) how to understand how the "Big 5" affect sex, and specifically what to do about each.

    Walter says: "Great information "
  • A Trail to the West (Dramatized) | Louis L'Amour

    A Trail to the West (Dramatized)

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    • By Louis L'Amour
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    Join famed Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie as he tracks the notorious John Queen, wanted for murder and kidnapping. Riding under an alias, Bowdrie joins up with Queen's ruthless gang to rescue the pretty niece of a powerful Texas judge. But when Queen discovers the lawman's true identity, Bowdrie must do some fast thinking and even faster shooting to beat the odds - five guns to one!

  • To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa | Rick Antonson

    To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rick Antonson
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, "Third World, three-lane" roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu.

  • Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape | Mark Lee Gardner

    Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mark Lee Gardner
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    It was the most famous bank robbery of all time, involving the legendary James-Younger gang's final shocking holdup - the infamous Northfield Raid - and the thrilling two-week chase that followed. Mark Lee Gardner, author of the critically acclaimed To Hell on a Fast Horse, takes us inside Northfield's First National Bank and outside to the streets as Jesse James and his band of outlaws square off against the heroic citizens who risked their lives to defeat America's most daring criminals.

    Dennis says: "The old west outlaw comes alive."
  • Meet Me in Venice: A Chinese Immigrant's Journey from the Far East to the Faraway West | Suzanne Ma

    Meet Me in Venice: A Chinese Immigrant's Journey from the Far East to the Faraway West

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Ma
    • Narrated By Suzanne Ma
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    When Ye Pei dreamed of Venice as a girl, she imagined a magical floating city of canals and gondola rides. And she imagined her mother, successful in her new life and eager to embrace the daughter she had never forgotten. But when Ye Pei arrives in Italy, she learns her mother works on a farm far from the city. Her only connection, a mean-spirited Chinese auntie, puts Ye Pei to work in a small-town café. Rather than giving up and returning to China, a determined Ye Pei takes on a grueling schedule.

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