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  • Ordinary People | Judith Guest

    Ordinary People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Judith Guest
    • Narrated By Aviva Skell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (65)
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    (54)
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    (55)

    Here is the heart-wrenching book that inspired the critically acclaimed movie. Cal and Beth Jarrett are ordinary people: a happy couple living with grocery bills, taxes, barbeque dinners, and orthodontist appointments for their two sons. But when a terrible accident takes the life of one son, their lives begin to fall apart. This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - and the lengths they will go to put their lives together again.

    Emma says: "A beautiful book"
  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century | Barbara Tuchman

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Tuchman
    • Narrated By Aviva Skell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (54)

    The Bubonic Plague of the 14th century killed one third of all human beings in Europe and Western Asia; many who survived the plague killed each other in the Hundred Years War that followed. What was it like to live in this calamitous century, when knighthood (and much more) died a violent death? Find out.

    Joshua says: "A classic history"
  • Practicing History—Selected Essays | Barbara Tuchman

    Practicing History—Selected Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Barbara Tuchman
    • Narrated By Aviva Skell
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    The critically-acclaimed historian’s insights, sense of humor, and sharp pen take on everything from Vietnam, Israel, and the Great War to writing history and its meaning. Includes these essays: Why Policy-Makers Do Not Listen; When Does History Happen?; Is History a Guide to the Future?; America as an Idea; How We Entered World War I; and more

  • The Borgias | Marion Johnson

    The Borgias

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Marion Johnson
    • Narrated By Aviva Skell
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    It’s no wonder Machiavelli’s account of Césare Borgia in The Prince became one of the best-selling books in the 1980s business community. It’s full of practical hints on how to stab your adversary in the back while staring him in the face. The surprise is how many educated readers still believe that Lucrezia Borgia was the unrivaled monster of her age. That misconception is one of the myths Marion Johnson shatters in her excellent account of a 15th century Italian dynasty. Listeners who prefer contemporary biography will be surprised....

    Jesse says: "Captivating"
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