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    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,896
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900

    In this powerful, epic biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lip smacking good

    • By Randall on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $70.95

    • Hidden Figures

    • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,931
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,963

    The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Subject

    • By Jami on 02-05-18
    • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7,622 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • In the Garden of Beasts

    • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,173

    Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it ... and hated it ... simultaneously

    • By History on 11-21-11

    Regular price: $31.95

    • With the Old Breed

    • At Peleliu and Okinawa
    • By: E. B. Sledge
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,789
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,374
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,360

    The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

    • By Richard on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Operation Paperclip

    • The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749

    Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Osenberg list

    • By Jean on 08-07-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • About Face

    • By: Colonel David H. Hackworth US Army Ret., Julie Sherman
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 40 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    From age 15 to 40, David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probabaly the best war or leadership book ever.

    • By RyanW815 on 07-20-19

    Regular price: $27.26

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my top 3 favorite courses!

    • By Jessica on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Warmth of Other Suns

    • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
    • By: Isabel Wilkerson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,328

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most amazing books I have ever read!

    • By Ernest on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,939
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,732

    Even after deciphering its hieroglyphs, and marveling at its scarabs, mummies, obelisks, and sphinxes, Egyptian civilization remains one of history's most mysterious....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incomprehensibly complete

    • By Nassir on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • The Soul of America

    • The Battle for Our Better Angels
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,940

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He takes the long view, displays pattern,Hopeful

    • By zachary on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Destiny of the Republic

    • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
    • By: Candice Millard
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

    • By Mel on 02-08-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Spearhead

    • An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
    • By: Adam Makos
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,296
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,223
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,218

    From The New York Times best-selling author of A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel - and forge an enduring bond with his enemy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exceptional Story

    • By Anonymous User on 03-12-19
    • An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
    • By: Adam Makos
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,296 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 3,683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Horrendous Narration

    • By BigH on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Lone Survivor

    • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
    • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,018
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,106
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,125

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True Tale of Courage and Honor

    • By docJ on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Pentagon's Brain

    • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

    Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expceted but thats not a bad thing

    • By dfcgts on 09-30-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Lessons of History

    • By: Will, Ariel Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

    The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Am Humbly in Awe.

    • By Michael on 11-05-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When Women Ruled the World

    • By: Kara Cooney
    • Narrated by: Kara Cooney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 527

    This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra - women who ruled with real power - and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Thoroughly Feminist Review of Ancient Egypt

    • By Morgan on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Skunk Works

    • A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
    • By: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,419

    From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Jean on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Thousand Small Sanities

    • The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
    • By: Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Adam Gopnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Erudite and entertaining!

    • By D. A. Vail on 05-20-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Undaunted Courage

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,549

    Meriwether Lewis and his partner, William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights on their 1803 cross-country trip to unexplored West....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration kills a great book

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-10-08

    Regular price: $39.95

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