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  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging | Sebastian Junger

    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Sebastian Junger
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    Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

    joseph says: "The most profound book on the subject"
  • Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War | Sebastian Gorka

    Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sebastian Gorka
    • Narrated By Russell Wade, Sebastian Gorka - prologue
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    America's fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers - a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever.

    Desiree says: "Now is the time to implement Dr. Gorka's jihad solution"
  • The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan | Sebastian Mallaby

    The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sebastian Mallaby
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years - and the presidency, from Reagan to George W. Bush - in a whole new light.

  • FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok: An Audible Original Drama | Sebastian Fitzek

    FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
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    This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game. While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot.

    Slim says: "Ok"
  • The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art | Sebastian Smee

    The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sebastian Smee
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. All eight are household names today. But to achieve what they did, each needed the influence of a contemporary - one who was equally ambitious but who possessed sharply contrasting strengths and weaknesses.

    David says: "Living with Genius"
  • The Child: An Audible Drama | Sebastian Fitzek

    The Child: An Audible Drama

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
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    My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

    A User says: "Wow I didn't see that coming!"
  • 18 and Life on Skid Row

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sebastian Bach
    • Narrated By Sebastian Bach
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    18 and Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas, to California and finally to Canada and who, at the age of eight, discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over 20 million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist.

  • More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite | Sebastian Mallaby

    More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sebastian Mallaby
    • Narrated By Alan Nebelthau
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    The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007–2009.

    ND says: "Valiant effort but lacking analytic horsepower..."
  • The Soldier's Scoundrel | Cat Sebastian

    The Soldier's Scoundrel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Cat Sebastian
    • Narrated By Gary Furlong
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    Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep, and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be.

    Dee Slate says: "Excellent historical"
  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea | Sebastian Junger

    The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
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    Man’s struggle against the sea is a theme that has created some of the world’s most exciting stories. Now, in the tradition of Moby Dick comes a New York Times best seller destined to become a modern classic. Written by journalist Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm combines an intimate portrait of a small fishing crew with fascinating scientific data about boats and weather systems.

    Ryan says: "Fact is better than Fiction"
  • Amok: An Audible Original Drama | Sebastian Fitzek

    Amok: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
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    This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

    Simon says: "Gripping to the extreme!"
  • Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently | Sebastian Bailey,Octavius Black

    Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sebastian Bailey, Octavius Black
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black, founders of Mind Gym, help you change your mental default settings through a series of workouts; that have been tested and experienced by more than one million people from around the world and from companies such as Google, NBCUniversal, Shell, Pfizer, and PepsiCo. This hands-on guide presents a fitness program for the mind that tackles the most common challenges at work and home.

    John Rockford says: "great to improve as a professional."
  • Passenger 23: An Audible Original Drama | Sebastian Fitzek

    Passenger 23: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
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    With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

    AudioBook Reviewer says: "a solid thriller if you don't think too hard"
  • WAR | Sebastian Junger

    WAR

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Sebastian Junger
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    Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat - the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

    Jeffrey Dame says: "Why we fight re-visited"
  • Learn English 300% Faster: 69 Tips to Speak English Like a Native English Speaker! | Sebastian Archer

    Learn English 300% Faster: 69 Tips to Speak English Like a Native English Speaker!

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sebastian Archer
    • Narrated By Martin James
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    Learn to speak English in a few months, not years, with these 69 simple techniques! Do you want to speak English fluently like a native speaker? Would you like to speak confidently and easily, impressing people with how quickly you learned to speak English well? Would you like to remember new words and pronunciation quickly and permanently? If so, then Learn English 300% Faster: 69 Tips to Speak English Like a Native English Speaker! is the book for you!

    Daniel says: "very helpful"
  • Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks

    Birdsong

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives to the unprecedented experience of the war itself.

    Kim says: "Fantastic narration of a modern classic"
  • The Secret Scripture | Sebastian Barry

    The Secret Scripture

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her 100th year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls.

    Amanda says: "Haunting and Lovely"
  • Fire | Sebastian Junger

    Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Sebastian Junger, Kevin Conway
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    For readers and viewers of The Perfect Storm, opening this long-awaited work by Sebastian Junger will be like stepping off the deck of the Andrea Gail and into the inferno of a fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho. Here is the same meticulous prose brought to bear on the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force; here is a cast of characters risking everything in an effort to bring that force under control.

    matthew says: "Some good and some soso stories"
  • A Death in Belmont | Sebastian Junger

    A Death in Belmont

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Kevin Conway
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    In 1963, with the city of Boston already terrified by a series of savage crimes known as the Boston Stranglings, a murder occurred in Belmont, just a few blocks from the house of Sebastian Junger's family, a murder that seemed to fit exactly the pattern of the Strangler. Roy Smith, a black man who had cleaned the victim's house that day, was convicted, but the terror of the Strangler continued.

    Ian says: "Marvellous history of early sixties America"
  • Defying Hitler: A Memoir | Sebastian Haffner

    Defying Hitler: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sebastian Haffner
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    When the famous German author Sebastian Haffner died at the age of 91 in 1999, a manuscript was discovered among his unpublished papers. The book was begun in 1939, but with the advent of World War II, Haffner had set it aside. His family made the decision to publish it, and the book became a best seller in Germany in 2002. Spanning the period from 1907 to 1933, it offers a unique perspective on how the average educated German grappled with the rise of Hitler.

    Douglas says: "Great Read"
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