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    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,097
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,052

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars

    • By mark harris on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $38.95

    • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112

    The incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Biography

    • By Jean on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $36.50

    • 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 28,484
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,898
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,846

    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

    • Between the World and Me

    • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19,006
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17,023

    Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

    • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Surprise, Kill, Vanish

    • The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 843
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 840

    From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of facts, offset by too much fiction

    • By Steve M on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Beneath the Tamarind Tree

    • A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    • By: Isha Sesay
    • Narrated by: Isha Sesay
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The first definitive account of Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, their years in captivity, and why this story still matters - by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay....

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Rick Atkinson - introduction
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Rick Atkinson recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence, from the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad reader

    • By Jhimi Island on 05-23-19

    Regular price: $55.99

    • Legion versus Phalanx

    • The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World
    • By: Myke Cole
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder, and with overlapping shields, they presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Great After First Few Chapters

    • By Jonathon Hawk on 05-26-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Area 51

    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reality, always more interesting than fiction.

    • By Zack on 05-20-11
    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,625 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Fingerprints of the Gods

    • The Quest Continues
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355

    An intellectual detective story, this history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book with excellent narration!

    • By Linda SB on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $24.51

    • We've Got People

    • From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
    • By: Ryan Grim
    • Narrated by: Sean W. Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may seem like she came from nowhere, but the movement that propelled her to office - and to global political stardom - has been building for 30 years....

    • From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
    • By: Ryan Grim
    • Narrated by: Sean W. Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 07-19-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A People's History of the United States

    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
    • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,558
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571

    A People's History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Amateur hour in the production booth

    • By Thomas on 11-09-10

    Regular price: $56.95

    • Say Nothing

    • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,404
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,302
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,294

    In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Researched and Hopeful Book

    • By Miona on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 10,372
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,439
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,395

    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
    • One of the best

    • By Tim 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 10,372 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
    • By: Sonia Purnell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 418

    The never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of Clementine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Read

    • By CP in Seattle on 05-21-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 41,743
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34,371
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34,445

    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 41,743 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of the landmark best sellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration, buying it in paper instead

    • By Tim B on 05-17-19
    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 307 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • One Giant Leap

    • The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon
    • By: Charles Fishman
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman introduces listeners to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Apollo Program in Historical Context

    • By Nat on 06-19-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Our Harlem

    • Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster
    • By: Marcus Samuelsson
    • Narrated by: Marcus Samuelsson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    To hear Ethiopian and Swedish chef, TV personality, and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson cook with special guests at the Red Rooster restaurant is to make an audio pilgrimage to Harlem....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you!

    • By Garret Robinson on 07-05-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • America's Reluctant Prince

    • The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
    • By: Steven M. Gillon
    • Narrated by: Tim Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another “close friend” account

    • By Nor'easter on 07-12-19

    Regular price: $35.00

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