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  • Becoming Mr. October: The Revealing Story of Reggie Jackson and the World Champion New York Yankees | Reggie Jackson,Kevin Baker

    Becoming Mr. October: The Revealing Story of Reggie Jackson and the World Champion New York Yankees

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Reggie Jackson, Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By Reggie Jackson
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    In the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player of the Oakland A's dynasty, which won three straight World Series, he was the first big-money free agent, wooed and flattered by George Steinbrenner into coming to the New York Yankees, which hadn't won a World Series since 1962. But Reggie was about to learn, as he writes in this vivid and surprising memoir, that until his initial experience on the Yankees, "I didn't know what alone meant."

  • Dreamland | Kevin Baker

    Dreamland

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By John Rubenstein
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    Among the thousands of immigrants who arrive in New York harbor is an Eastern European stowaway called Kid Twist who earns his keep as an enforcer for the ruthless gangster Gyp the Blood. Soon though, Kid brutally splits with Gyp, leaving him bleeding from a shovel wound to the head in a rancid basement on the Lower East Side. His life now in jeopardy, Kid flees to Brooklyn, finding asylum with a Coney Island carny known as Trick the Dwarf.

  • Strivers Row | Kevin Baker

    Strivers Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By Thomas Anthony Penny
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    Summer 1943. Harlem is a never-ending carnival in the second year of the war. Yet underneath the glitter, its black residents remain second-class citizens, and the neighborhood is a tinderbox, waiting for a match.

    Bernard says: "A Magnificent Narration"
  • Paradise Alley | Kevin Baker

    Paradise Alley

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By Kevin Baker
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    They came by boat from a starving land, and by the Underground Railroad from Southern chains, seeking refuge in a crowded, filthy corner of hell at the bottom of a great metropolis. But in the terrible July of 1863, the poor and desperate of Paradise Alley would face a new catastrophe, as flames from the war that was tearing America in two reached out to set their city on fire.

    PA Law says: "Gripping yet gruesome tale"
  • The Big Crowd | Kevin Baker

    The Big Crowd

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    In 1941, when Charlie was district attorney, Abe "Kid Twist" Reles was Charlie's star witness against the biggest crime syndicate in New York. While under 24-hour police watch, Reles jumped - or was he pushed? - out the window of the seedy Coney Island motel where he was being hidden, and with him went Charlie's case....

    RAMON says: "Evocative but a little disappointing"
  • Thanks Trump! | Kevin Baker

    Thanks Trump!

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By Derek Shetterly
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    After all the sound and the fury, after all the dancing-on-a-razor-blade rhetoric, and the “true existential threat” to our government, and the sheer, desperate seaminess of the last year and a half, there is one thing - maybe the only thing - that can be said for Donald J. Trump: He kept his promise. He blew up our existing system of political campaigns. And in the end, that might make the whole degrading spectacle that was the 2016 presidential race worthwhile.

  • The Soul of a New Machine | Kevin Baker

    The Soul of a New Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Kevin Baker
    • Narrated By Derek Shetterly
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    Sometime before the First World War my grandfather, Jack Baker, went to work for “Bathhouse John” Coughlin, the blustery Democratic boss of the infamous political machine in Chicago’s First Ward. Jack had been sent to farm an Indiana homestead, along with his brother and sister, after their mother died. There they were worked half to death, a common fate for hired-out children of the time. My grandfather and his older brother ran away, then returned for their sister, who they freed at gunpoint.

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