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  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon | Steve Sheinkin

    Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated By Roy Roy Samuelson
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    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

    Library says: "So interesting and great performance!"
  • Racing for the Bomb: The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man Behind the Birth of the Atomic Age | Robert S. Norris

    Racing for the Bomb: The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man Behind the Birth of the Atomic Age

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert S. Norris
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    Revealed for the first time in Racing for the Bomb, Groves played a crucial and decisive role in the planning, timing, and targeting of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Norris offers new insights into the complex and controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and Groves' actions during World War II, which had a lasting imprint on the nuclear age and the Cold War that followed.

    Jean says: "Fascinating"
  • Cherry Bomb: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery #6 | J. A. Konrath

    Cherry Bomb: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery #6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Susie Breck, Dick Hill
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    Jack Daniels thought she could rest easy once she locked up the nefarious Alex Kork in prison for life. However, she hadn't counted on Kork's incredible ability to get out of any situation. Now the insane serial killer is again on the loose - and once more, Jack has to make Chicago safe from this deviant woman's evil ways. Her longtime partner, the Krispy Kreme-loving Herb, is on the case with Jack, as is her former partner and nemesis, Harry.

    Larry says: "Boy did I learn a lesson"
  • Time Bomb: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 5 | Jonathan Kellerman

    Time Bomb: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    Edgar Award winner Jonathan Kellerman once more explores the corruption of California's golden coast and produces a novel of complex characterizations and nonstop suspense. By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt. While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his therapy sessions with the traumatized children, he couldn't escape the image of a slight teenager clutching an oversized rifle.

    Buffalo Bill says: "Don't really understand critics of narrator"
  • First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-1949 | Jim Baggott

    First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-1949

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Baggott
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
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    An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons.

    Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet archives.

    Robert Townsend Reese says: "Very enlightening!"
  • Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb | Richard Rhodes

    Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated By Richard Rhodes
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    Richard Rhodes' landmark history of the atomic bomb won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Now, in this majestic new masterpiece of history, science, and politics, he tells for the first time the secret story of how and why the hydrogen bomb was made, and traces the path by which this supreme artifact of 20th-century technology became the defining issue of the Cold War.

    Delano says: "Abridged??"
  • Made in Hanford | Hill Williams

    Made in Hanford

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Hill Williams
    • Narrated By Sean Schroeder
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    At an isolated location along the Columbia River in 1944, the world's first plutonium factory became operational, producing fuel for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II. Former Seattle Times science writer Hill Williams traces the amazing, tragic story - from the dawn of nuclear science to Cold War testing in the Marshall Islands.

    Mike Lewis says: "Revealing review of the birth of the Atomic Bomb"
  • Beautiful Sex Bomb (Beautiful 2.5) | Christina Lauren

    Beautiful Sex Bomb (Beautiful 2.5)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Ingrid Donnadieu
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    Quand Max, Henry et Will arrachent Bennett à Chloé pour un week-end de jeu et de strip-teaseuses à Las Vegas, tout ne se passe pas exactement comme prévu. Leur projet de week-end entre mecs déraille totalement.

  • Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945 | Michihiko Hachiya, MD

    Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michihiko Hachiya, MD
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. Dr. Hachiya's compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Gillian says: "So Many Horrors at Once"
  • Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II | Jay A. Stout

    Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jay A. Stout
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the US declared war against Germany in December 1941, the country lacked the manpower, the equipment, and the experience it needed to fight. Even had an invasion force been ready, a successful assault on Nazi-occupied Europe could not happen until Germany's industrial and military might were crippled.

    Jay B. says: "The Perfect Voice for a Compelling Story"
  • Signature Wound: Hidden Bombs, Heroic Soldiers, and the Shocking, Secret Story of the Afghanistan War | Bob Drury

    Signature Wound: Hidden Bombs, Heroic Soldiers, and the Shocking, Secret Story of the Afghanistan War

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Bob Drury
    • Narrated By Stephen Graybill
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    Every war has its "signature wounds", injuries inflicted by frightening new weapons and tactics the U.S. military has never faced before. Blistered flesh from mustard gas in World War I. Petroleum burns from oil and gas igniting on the surface of the Pacific in World War II. And now, lost legs, hands, and most devastating of all, genitals, as a result of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in today's war in Afghanistan.

  • Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan | Greg Mortenson

    Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Greg Mortenson
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
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    From the author of the number-one national best seller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian and the schools he has established. In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson recounts his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders.

    Cathleen says: "Better than Three Cups of Tea"
  • Cherry Bomb | Kathleen Tierney

    Cherry Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathleen Tierney
    • Narrated By Amber Benson
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    Meet Siobhan Quinn - half vampire, half werewolf, and retired monster hunter. Or so she thought. Three years have passed since Quinn turned her back on Providence, Rhode Island’s seedy supernatural underbelly, walking out on Mr. B. and taking a bus headed anywhere. She hoped her escape would give her some peace from the endless parade of horrors.

    Jonte says: "What a horrible way to continue this series!!!"
  • Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign that Denied Saddam the Bomb | Rodger W. Claire

    Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign that Denied Saddam the Bomb

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Rodger W. Claire
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
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    From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So, when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned, especially when they discovered that Iraqi scientists had already formulated a secret program to extract weapon-grade plutonium from the reactor, a first critical step in creating an atomic bomb.

    Ella says: "Absolutely fascinating"
  • Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State | Garry Wills

    Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Garry Wills
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    In Bomb Power, Garry Wills reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots - by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state---in ways still felt today. A masterful reckoning from one of America's preeminent historians, Bomb Power draws a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush.

    Sageeve Prabhakaran says: "Excellent book."
  • The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons | Richard Rhodes

    The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    The past 20 years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes clear how the five original nuclear powers—Russia, Great Britain, France, China, and especially the United States—have struggled with new realities. He shows us how the stage was set for a second tragic war when Iraq secretly destroyed it's nuclear infrastructure and reveals the real reasons George W. Bush chose to fight a second war in Iraq.

    Richard says: "Definitive Series ends with warnings but also Hope"
  • Time Bomb | Jonathan Kellerman

    Time Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper’s identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts – why would they want to take innocent lives? Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is quickly drawn into exploring the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back…

    Ms. says: "Narration puts a stop to listening"
  • Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs | Adrienne Mayor

    Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare, draws extraordinary connections between the mythical worlds of Hercules and the Trojan War, the accounts of Herodotus and Thucydides, and modern methods of war and terrorism.

    andrew says: "Awesome"
  • Castro's Bomb | Robert Conroy

    Castro's Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Conroy
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
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    Set in 1963 after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Castro and his army use weapons left behind by the Russians to seize the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay and then plan missile strikes against the U.S. This high-voltage novel follows the bloody fighting and struggles on the ground while never losing sight of how war can transform people and set in motion some highly unexpected consequences.

    Gavin Clarke says: "Very good listen "
  • The Bomb | Theodore Taylor

    The Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Theodore Taylor
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The winner of the Scott O’Dell Award, The Bomb is a powerful history lesson and a gripping tale of suspense that no listener will ever forget. In 1946, 16-year-old Sorry Rinamu watches as U.S. Navy warships appear off the coast of Bikini Island. The U.S. Government wants to test the deadly power of the atomic bomb—and Sorry’s island has been chosen as the test site. The young man knows he must stop the Americans from dropping the bomb—even if it means defying orders from the U.S. Government and risking his own life.

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