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    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bob Brier
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,713

    Even after deciphering its hieroglyphs, and marveling at its scarabs, mummies, obelisks, and sphinxes, Egyptian civilization remains one of history's most mysterious....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incomprehensibly complete

    • By Nassir on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Washington

    • A Life
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,797
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,771
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,745

    From National Book Award winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

    Regular price: $55.95

    • The Guarded Gate

    • Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants out of America
    • By: Daniel Okrent
    • Narrated by: Daniel Okrent
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    By the widely celebrated New York Times best-selling author of Last Call - the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to “inferiors” in the 1920s....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Troubling insight, excellent detail

    • By Jason on 06-11-19
    • Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants out of America
    • By: Daniel Okrent
    • Narrated by: Daniel Okrent
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $22.67

    • 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 639
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    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

    • Sapiens. De animales a dioses [Sapiens. From Animals to Gods]

    • Una breve historia de la humanidad [A Brief History of Humankind]
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Carlos Manuel Vesga
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,660
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,457
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,458

    Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entretenimiento de lujo

    • By dan on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Mythology: Mega Collection

    • Classic Stories from the Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology
    • By: Scott Lewis
    • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser, Oliver Hunt
    • Length: 31 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    Do you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer? Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection of eight audiobooks is for you....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting set of introductions.

    • By MasterTorian on 05-30-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 7,609
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,951

    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 7,609 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Pentagon's Brain

    • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

    Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expceted but thats not a bad thing

    • By dfcgts on 09-30-15

    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 4,762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,270

    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

    • About Face

    • By: Colonel David H. Hackworth US Army Ret., Julie Sherman
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 40 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    From age 15 to 40, David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam....

    Regular price: $27.26

    • 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 4,844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,406

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Jean on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 6,180
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,157

    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

    • 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 1,279
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,206
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,201

    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
    • An Exceptional Story

    • By Anonymous User on 03-12-19
    • 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 1,279 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Stamped from the Beginning

    • The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
    • By: Ibram X. Kendi
    • Narrated by: Christopher Dontrell Piper
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 837
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 746

    Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, tiring narration.

    • By Jan on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • SOG

    • The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
    • By: John L. Plaster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 334

    John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More, give me more.

    • By Lee Ward on 03-06-19
    • The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
    • By: John L. Plaster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 359 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Shadow War

    • Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America
    • By: Jim Sciutto
    • Narrated by: Jim Sciutto
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 239

    CNN’s chief national security correspondent reveals the invisible fronts of 21st-century warfare and identifies the ongoing battles being waged - often without the public’s full knowledge - from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • succinct

    • By Robert on 05-21-19
    • Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America
    • By: Jim Sciutto
    • Narrated by: Jim Sciutto
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 05-14-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 255 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 849
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 790
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774

    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

    • 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 1,599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441

    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 1,599 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 3,824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,406

    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

    • The Soul of America

    • The Battle for Our Better Angels
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He takes the long view, displays pattern,Hopeful

    • By zachary on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $31.95

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