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    • Frederick Douglass

    • Prophet of Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607

    The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the 19th century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best of Everything Audible

    • By JB on 11-10-18

    Regular price: $46.95

    • 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 3,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,881
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851

    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

    • 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 7,632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,939
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,971

    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 7,632 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Defining Moments in Black History

    • Reading Between the Lies
    • By: Dick Gregory
    • Narrated by: James Shippy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,767
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

    An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

    • By Terrance on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $25.95

    • 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 4,872
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,332

    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

    • Code Girls

    • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • By: Liza Mundy
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909

    Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A less known story of American women in WWII

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 03-17-18
    • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • By: Liza Mundy
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 4,802
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304

    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

    • 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 6,206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,181

    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

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,058

    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, educational, patriotic.

    • By Kevin on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

    • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Debt - Updated and Expanded

    • The First 5,000 Years
    • By: David Graeber
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

    Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformative to the point of being revolutionary

    • By James C. Samans on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • These Truths

    • A History of the United States
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 29 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783

    In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story but distracting sound engineering

    • By MindSpiker on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489

    The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times best-selling author of The Storm of War....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a dynamo!

    • By Tad Davis on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $48.95

    • The Radium Girls

    • The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
    • By: Kate Moore
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831

    As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A simple way to improve the robotic narration

    • By B. C. French on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Chariots of the Gods

    • By: Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

    Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes for an interesting perspective

    • By Telebiopic on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Apollo

    • By: Charles Murray, Catherine Bly Cox
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    Apollo is the behind-the-scenes story of an epic achievement. Based on exhaustive research that included many exclusive interviews, Apollo tells how America went from a standing start to a landing on the moon at a speed that now seems impossible....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Winner of space race descriptive literature

    • By Anthony B. Ford on 07-03-19

    Regular price: $27.26

    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,485

    Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable From Start To Finish

    • By Julia on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 1491

    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

    A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exposes Non-Academic Audience to The Debate Between Ideas of Pre-Colombian America's

    • By Christopher on 01-19-17
    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Big Short

    • Inside the Doomsday Machine
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,130

    Michael Lewis intelligently - and humorously - explains the current economic crisis in The Big Short....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and Engaging

    • By Jay on 03-23-10

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 3 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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