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    • 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 4,887
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365

    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

    • The Man Who Sold America

    • Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
    • By: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Narrated by: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The media star and host of MSNBC’s Am Joy offers concrete advice and insight for dealing with the outrages of the Trump administration and offers a progressive road map to preserve and protect America’s future as a beacon of democracy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic read

    • By Ronnie Hill on 06-29-19

    Regular price: $27.37

    • 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 28,493
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,908
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,856

    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 19,012
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,116
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17,028

    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 953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 848
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 845

    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

    • 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 5,372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,573

    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

    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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

    • 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

    • 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 1,410
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,307
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,299

    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

    • 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 2,599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356

    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

    • 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 2,628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

    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 2,628 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • 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 41,745
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34,373
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34,447

    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 41,745 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 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Urine of the Earth in a Teacup

    • By Marian on 05-12-19
    • 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 308 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 10,375
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,442
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,398

    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 10,375 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • 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 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 422

    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

    • The Bastard Brigade

    • The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    From New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading!

    • By M F. on 07-12-19
    • The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Space Race

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Colin Brake, Patrick Chapman, Richard Hollingham, and others
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, this major drama-documentary series charts the definitive story of the past, present and future of humankind’s exploration of space. The Space Race is narrated by Kate Mulgrew and features a full cast....

    Regular price: $21.81

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