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    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,336

    Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable From Start To Finish

    • By Julia on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Washington

    • A Life
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,793
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,767
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,741

    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

    • 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 6,175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,152

    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

    • 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 6,473
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,849
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,844

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A familiar story from a unique perspective

    • By Laura on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 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 3,665
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302

    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
    • Great Story, Horrendous Narration

    • By BigH on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Boy Between Worlds

    • A Biography
    • By: Annejet van der Zijl, Kristen Gehrman - translator
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When they fell in love in 1928, Rika and Waldemar could have not been more different. She was a thirty-seven-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was her immigrant boarder, not yet twenty, and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves....

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 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 4,756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,265

    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

    • The Silk Roads

    • A New History of the World
    • By: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845

    It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures, and religions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Really Makes the World Go Round

    • By Mom in Santa Fe on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Mythos

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985

    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is charming, entertaining and a good read

    • By Lars Andre Glendrange on 12-19-18

    Regular price: $30.62

    • 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 1,380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264

    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

    • The Bully Pulpit

    • Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674

    Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Patience Rewarded!

    • By Carole T. on 01-22-14

    Regular price: $46.95

    • 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 2,916
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,710

    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

    • 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 1,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,054

    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

    • 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 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 1,964
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,815
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812

    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

    • The Case for Trump

    • By: Victor Davis Hanson
    • Narrated by: David Lertham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 916
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 821
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 818

    From an award-winning historian and regular Fox contributor, the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history - and why America needs him now more than ever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!!

    • By Wayne on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 1,277
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,204
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,199

    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 1,277 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 847
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772

    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

    • 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 7,603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,915
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,947

    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 7,603 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 1,653
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,451
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,452

    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

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