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    • The Man Who Knew the Way to the Moon

    • By: Todd Zwillich
    • Narrated by: Todd Zwillich, Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,584

    Without John C. Houbolt, a mid-level engineer at NASA, Apollo 11 would never have made it to the moon. Top NASA engineers on the project, including Werner Von Braun, strongly advocated for a single, huge spacecraft to travel to the moon, land, and return to Earth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Call me a nerd... But darn-it, I still love learning about the history of NASA 🚀

    • By C. White on 07-05-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,978
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,926
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,773

    From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • American Carnage

    • On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
    • By: Tim Alberta
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump’s victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Pam on 07-19-19
    • On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
    • By: Tim Alberta
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 07-16-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $55.90

    • Justice on Trial

    • The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
    • By: Mollie Hemingway, Carrie Severino
    • Narrated by: Mollie Hemingway, Carrie Severino
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 337

    In this definitive deep dive into the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two women with extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveal what really happened and explore what the bitterly divisive hearings mean for the future of the Court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Listen!

    • By Nicholas S. on 07-10-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Dead Drink First

    • By: Dale Maharidge
    • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,580

    Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. But the behind closed doors of their working class, Midwestern life, even the most mundane moments could trigger his father’s violent episodes, exposing his untreated trauma from combat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Explains a Lot about The Greatest Generation

    • By Debbie on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 48 Laws of Power

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,012
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,522

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

    • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Pioneers

    • The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,054

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story - the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ancestors Were Some of These Pioneers

    • By Zack on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,056

    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
    • Midnight in Chernobyl is the book to listen to.

    • By N. H. on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Alone at Dawn

    • Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
    • By: Dan Schilling, Lori Longfritz
    • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel, Betsy Foldes Meiman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 163

    In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of SEALs struggled to take the summit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Most Accurate and Compelling Account

    • By Frank Dailey on 06-26-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Right Stuff

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278

    Tom Wolfe describes the inner life of astronauts with almost uncanny empathetic powers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid Narration of One of My Favorite Books

    • By M. Clarke on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mueller Report

    • By: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inciteful and insightful

    • By Jeff Lacy on 05-11-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,829
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,887

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling pre-history and emergent history

    • By Doug on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $31.95

    • America Before

    • The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

    America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization rewrites American history as we know it. It is a mind-dilating exploration of the mystery of ancient civilizations, amazing archaeological discoveries, and profound implications for how we lead our lives today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to Think About

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $46.89

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,589
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,618

    Thrilling tale of murder, mayhem, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to stop listening

    • By Michael on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Sea Stories

    • My Life in Special Operations
    • By: William H. McRaven
    • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,135

    Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing & Totally Enthralling Book!

    • By Richard Paul Reynolds on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 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 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • 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 19,489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,059

    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 Story of Human Language

    • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,367

    Learn how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hanging on every word

    • By Mark on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,665
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,849
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,823

    From David Grann, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 2,328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139

    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

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