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    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975

    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW! What a fascinating story!

    • By martha on 12-17-13
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,411 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • When Women Ruled the World

    • By: Kara Cooney
    • Narrated by: Kara Cooney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra - women who ruled with real power - and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Thoroughly Feminist Review of Ancient Egypt

    • By Morgan on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Storm Before the Storm

    • The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
    • By: Mike Duncan
    • Narrated by: Mike Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,520
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,239

    The story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, albeit a bit dry

    • By Aria on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The National Parks

    • America's Best Idea
    • By: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "See America First", and often...

    • By Christopher on 09-17-09

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 23,462
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20,698
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,570

    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

    • 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 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Account

    • By Paul L on 05-18-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A World Undone

    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013

    In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

    • By Andrew on 12-14-12
    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Adam Zamoyski
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was seeking to achieve....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jean on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625

    In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, well read portrait of a statesman

    • By Tim on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Malcolm X

    • A Life of Reinvention
    • By: Manning Marable
    • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704

    Years in the making, this is the definitive biography of the legendary black activist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • invites further reading on Malcolm X

    • By connie on 05-14-11

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 569

    Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, The Time-Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is an entertaining popular history with a twist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabethan England... As Never Presented Before

    • By Troy on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    • Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 346

    The stories of four courageous women - a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow - who were spies....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book ruined by narrator!

    • By B Rose on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $32.95

    • 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 1,717
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

    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

    • 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 10,329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,012
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,956

    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 Disappearing Spoon

    • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310

    Science Magazine reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By James on 10-12-10
    • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 08-18-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe would make a better "American Experience"

    • By John Matel on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 6,255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,644
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,641

    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

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 620

    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

    • The Black Count

    • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

    Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story behind the greatest novelist of all time

    • By Melinda on 01-13-13
    • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

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