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    • The War

    • An Intimate History: 1941-1945
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The individuals featured in this audiobook are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, poor audiobook

    • By Stewart Gooderman on 09-26-07

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,225
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,043
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,037

    The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely riveting story

    • By Rosemary on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 18,319
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,487
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,402

    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

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,086
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,769
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,752

    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast paced history

    • By serine on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Capitalism in America

    • A History
    • By: Alan Greenspan, Adrian Wooldridge
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good overview and explanation of economic development in USA since its founding

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • America Before

    • The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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....

    Regular price: $46.89

    • 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 27,627
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,131
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,074

    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

    • Tribe

    • On Homecoming and Belonging
    • By: Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,066
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,024

    Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most profound book on the subject

    • By joseph on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $18.95

    • 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
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 601
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 554

    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
    • Excellent

    • By Msgr. John R. McGrath on 03-11-19
    • 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 601 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Churchill

    • Walking with Destiny
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 50 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 627

    In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood - by the best-selling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Biography

    • By Jean on 03-03-19

    Regular price: $62.95

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    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
    • A detailed account of the Chernobyl accident

    • By Stuart Woodward on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 5,103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335

    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

    • The Sawbones Book

    • The Horrifying, Hilarious Road to Modern Medicine
    • By: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy
    • Narrated by: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gross and Entertaining Medical History

    • By Becky Roe on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ten Drugs

    • How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Beginning with opium, the “joy plant,” which has been used for 10,000 years, Thomas Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, and much more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was hooked

    • By Wendy on 03-17-19
    • How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

    • By: Mark Steinberg, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark Steinberg
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 989
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885

    In these 36 lectures, a much-honored teacher gives you one of the deepest glimpses into Russia you've ever had....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not story-telling but history-telling at its best

    • By Shah Alam on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912

    While American history spans not much more than two centuries, it is filled with a wealth of leaders, wars, movements, inventions, and ideas....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had its Ups and Downs

    • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $59.95

    • Accidental Presidents

    • Eight Men Who Changed America
    • By: Jared Cohen
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it....

    Regular price: $28.34

    • 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 3,264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,940

    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
    • Very Interesting and Detailed

    • By Nay717 on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

    • An Audible Original
    • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13,626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,542
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12,492

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must hear ... but not for kids!

    • By Dylan on 02-19-19

    Regular price: $8.95

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