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    • Killing the SS

    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747

    As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart wrenching at times

    • By Richard Hay on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Boys in the Boat

    • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
    • By: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27,350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,874
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24,817

    The dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do you believe in miracles??

    • By Janice on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Raising Men

    • Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons
    • By: Eric Davis, Dina Santorelli - contributor
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651

    After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, insightful, funny and humbling.

    • By Steven on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Unbroken

    • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • By: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,668
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33,384
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33,458

    On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indescribable

    • By Janice on 12-01-10
    • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • By: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40,668 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

    • An Audible Original
    • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,807
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11,760

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

    • By Areader on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $8.95

    • 1776

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,436

    In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Front Seat on History

    • By Mark on 10-22-05

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Operator

    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • By: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9,375
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,544
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8,504

    Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

    • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17
    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • By: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 9,375 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Ten Drugs

    • How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Beginning with opium, the “joy plant,” which has been used for 10,000 years, Thomas Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, and much more....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing to physicians & lay persons alike

    • By C. White on 03-08-19
    • How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    This is the definitive story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research. Through two decades of reporting, new archival information, and firsthand interviews with witnesses, Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A sad tale, well told.

    • By S. Johnson on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Team of Rivals

    • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,850
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,870

    On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

    • By JJ on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $92.95

    • Five Presidents

    • My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
    • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922

    Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his 17 years protecting the most powerful office in the nation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but....

    • By Papa Charlie on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,673

    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Historic Achievement

    • By Ellen S. Wilds on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Sapiens. De animales a dioses [Sapiens. From Animals to Gods]

    • Una breve historia de la humanidad [A Brief History of Humankind]
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Carlos Manuel Vesga
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,249
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,100
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,099

    Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelente

    • By Anonymous User on 01-12-19

    Regular price: $33.95

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,271

    Since its publication in 1960, this monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

    • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    • The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
    • By: Lynne Olson
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    In 1941 a 31-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization - the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Listen to learn more about Marie-Madeleine Fourcade....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous book, inappropriate narrator

    • By LJH on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Mi historia [Becoming]

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Jane Santos
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Escucha el íntimo, poderoso e inspirador libro de memorias de la exprimera dama de Estados Unidos....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book!

    • By GLADYS H RIVERA on 12-27-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,966
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My kinda founding father...mostly...

    • By Brad Barker on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $57.95

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,459
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,475

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

    • By Peter on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • How to Hide an Empire

    • A History of the Greater United States
    • By: Daniel Immerwahr
    • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Author Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Countless Great Stories, Told So Well

    • By Micah D on 03-06-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,007
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,997

    For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb in so many ways

    • By David on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

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