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  • Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath | Michael Norman,Elizabeth Norman

    Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Norman, Elizabeth Norman
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (627)
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    For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the surrender of 76,000 Filipinos and Americans, the single largest defeat in American military history. The defeat, though, was only the beginning, as Michael and Elizabeth M. Norman make dramatically clear in this powerfully original book.

    Parusski says: "Riveting and heartbreaking"
  • Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift - June 1948-May 1949 | Richard Reeves

    Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift - June 1948-May 1949

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Reeves
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
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    The Second World War had been over for three years when pilots, navigators, and air traffic controllers all over America were recalled to active duty to rescue Berlin. They were there within days and weeks, flying tired planes filled with food, coal, medicine, and mail. Many had bombed the place to rubble in 1944 and 1945.

    Jeanine W. Smith says: "If You Are Lacking Courage: Read This Book."
  • City of Thieves | David Benioff

    City of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Benioff
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
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    (1915)
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    (1909)

    A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

    Paul says: "Stunning Tale. Great Narration."
  • Rogue Island | Bruce DeSilva

    Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva - introduction
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    (1050)
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    (841)
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    (835)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
  • The Last Stand | Nathaniel Philbrick

    The Last Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    (453)
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    Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

    Ross says: "Interesting, but uncharacteristically weak"
  • The Lost Books of the Odyssey | Zachary Mason

    The Lost Books of the Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Zachary Mason
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    (43)
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    (23)
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    With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer’s original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary work that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

    Rickapolis says: "The Lost Hours of the Listener"
  • Field Gray: A Bernie Gunther Novel | Philip Kerr

    Field Gray: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Philip Kerr crafts a thrilling chapter from his critically acclaimed Bernie Gunther series. In Field Gray, Bernie finds himself imprisoned in 1954—and told he can either work for French intelligence or he can hang. Accepting his new job, Bernie begins interviewing POWs returning from Germany. And things get interesting when he meets a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer.

    DanBudda says: "Way too much of a good thing... Bernie as Zelig"
  • Art of War | Niccolo Machiavelli

    Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
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    (96)
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    (64)
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    (62)

    Niccolo Machiavelli's Art of War is one of the world's great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West and for those familiar with The Prince and Discourse on Livy who seek to explore more fully the connection between war and politics in Machiavelli's thought.

    Jeff says: "intriguing ,but not as relevant as The Prince"
  • The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases | Michael Capuzzo

    The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Capuzzo
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
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    (248)
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    (140)
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    Good friends and sometime rivals William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter—a renowned FBI agent turned private eye, a sculptor lothario who speaks to the dead, and an eccentric profiler known as “the living Sherlock Holmes”—were heartsick over the growing tide of unsolved murders of innocents. They decided one day over lunch that something had to be done, and pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice.

    Melvin Lindsey says: "Beware of staring into the abyss,it stares back"
  • Sourland: Stories of Loss, Grief, and Forgetting | Joyce Carol Oates

    Sourland: Stories of Loss, Grief, and Forgetting

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
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    A gripping and moving new collection of stories that reimagines the meaning of loss - through often unexpected and violent means. Joyce Carol Oates is not only one of our most important novelists and literary critics, she is also an unparalleled master of the short story. Sourland - 16 previously uncollected stories that explore how the power of violence, loss, and grief shape both the psyche and the soul - shows us an author working at the height of her powers.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Take a hint from the title."
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition | Stanislaw Lem,Bill Johnston (translator)

    Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
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    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York | Deborah Blum

    The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Deborah Blum
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
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    In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.

    Aaron - Audible says: "CSI eat your heart out"
  • Native Speaker | Chang-Rae Lee

    Native Speaker

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chang-Rae Lee
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    (57)
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    (39)
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    Narrator Henry Park, son of a Korean-American grocer, is an undercover operative for a vaguely sinister private intelligence agency. When he is assigned to spy on a rising Korean-American politician, Park finds his family, culture, and identity endangered by the secrets he uncovers.

    Colleen Calvert says: "Native Speaker - Wonderful book, middling narrator"
  • Zoo Station | David Downing

    Zoo Station

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Anglo-American journalist John Russell lives in Berlin and is approached to do some work for the Soviets. He reluctantly agrees and soon becomes involved in other dangerous activities, like helping a Jewish family and an idealistic American reporter. When the British and the Nazis notice his involvement with the Soviets, Russell is dragged into the world of warring intelligence services.

    Cookie says: "Review for the whole series"
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Series, Book 2 | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    Kathy says: "If Only to be Half as Smart or Tough!"
  • Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce | Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By David Hyde Pierce
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    A Signature Performance: Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce delivers an air of lovable self-importance in his rendition of the classic social satire that remains as fresh today as the day it was published.

    Rose says: "Loved every minute"
  • Confessions of a Thug | Philip M. Taylor

    Confessions of a Thug

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip M. Taylor
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
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    (68)
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    (35)
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    (38)

    Confessions of a Thug is an English novel written by Philip Meadows Taylor in 1839 based on the Thuggee cult in British India.This book is a tale of crime and retribution. Set in 1832 in India, the story lays bare the practices of the Thugs, or deceivers as they were called, who lived in boats and used to murder those passengers whom they were able to entice into their company in their voyages up and down the rivers.

    Richard says: "Grotesque at best"
  • Chronic City: A Novel | Jonathan Lethem

    Chronic City: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
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    (166)
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    Chase Insteadman, a handsome fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom. Chase owes his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letters. Like his fiancée , Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine.

    Bobby says: "Don't listen to the naysayers!"
  • The Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino,Alexander O. Smith

    The Devotion of Suspect X

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
    • Narrated By David Pittu
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    Overall
    (790)
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    (483)
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    (486)

    Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.

    Howard says: "Devoted tale of kindness and unknown friendship."
  • The Lazarus Project | Aleksandar Hemon

    The Lazarus Project

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Aleksandar Hemon
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mayes
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    (51)
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    (28)
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    (26)

    On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him.

    A User says: "betwin migrations and imaginations"
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