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    • Five Presidents

    • My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
    • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078

    Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his 17 years protecting the most powerful office in the nation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but....

    • By Papa Charlie on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Dead Wake

    • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,440

    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another fascinating non-fiction story from Larson

    • By Calliope on 03-03-18
    • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 03-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10,517 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Code Name: Lise

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    From internationally best-selling author of the “gripping” Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe this was real

    • By stuartjash on 01-24-19
    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 352 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blitzed

    • Drugs in the Third Reich
    • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753

    The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best "Gotterdammerung" book I have ever read.

    • By James Carl Barsz, MD on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Hot Zone

    • A Terrifying True Story
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602

    A highly infectious virus from the African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction...

    • By aaron on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 4,640
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,118

    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

    • Texas Ranger

    • The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde
    • By: John Boessenecker
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I only had a few issues

    • By Samantha Selman on 04-01-19
    • The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde
    • By: John Boessenecker
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Helter Skelter

    • The True Story of the Manson Murders
    • By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,572
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,569

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything I remembered about the case was wrong..

    • By karen on 06-22-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Curse of Oak Island

    • The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt
    • By: Randall Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating, entertaining, and informative.

    • By tjcrewsbooks on 03-24-19

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Second World Wars

    • How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
    • By: Victor Davis Hanson
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Victor Davis Hanson argues that neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding.

    • By stephen on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Butchering Art

    • Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
    • By: Lindsey Fitzharris
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

    In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of 19th-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not one boring moment!

    • By WRWF on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • On Combat

    • The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
    • By: Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
    • Narrated by: Dave Grossman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,824

    On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, and memory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I needed.

    • By Jonah on 03-21-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • First

    • Sandra Day O'Connor
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives - by the New York Times best-selling author Evan Thomas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable woman, well served in this book.

    • By KathrynVB on 04-05-19
    • Sandra Day O'Connor
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 03-19-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Ancient Civilizations of North America

    • By: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

    For the past few hundred years, most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different perspective - civilizations not tribes

    • By Steve Goppert on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Color of Law

    • A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
    • By: Richard Rothstein
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,063
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 944

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better suited to print than audio

    • By ProfGolf on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Wars of the Roses

    • The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508

    The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous story; but need a scorecard.

    • By R. on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    • An Audio Documentary
    • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
    • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,769
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,630

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By fisherguy446 on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 11,224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,934

    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

    • The Sixth Extinction

    • An Unnatural History
    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,674
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270

    A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lifts you out of the ordinary

    • By Regina on 04-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Skunk Works

    • A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
    • By: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,102

    From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice work for a techie or aero interested

    • By Nar on 09-19-15

    Regular price: $29.95

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