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    • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155

    The incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Biography

    • By Jean on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $36.50

    • 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 28,511
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,923
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,870

    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

    • 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 5,374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,575

    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

    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My kinda founding father...mostly...

    • By Brad Barker on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $57.95

    • Fingerprints of the Gods

    • The Quest Continues
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,609
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366

    An intellectual detective story, this history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book with excellent narration!

    • By Linda SB on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Unbroken

    • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • By: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,755
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34,381
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34,456

    On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indescribable

    • By Janice on 12-01-10
    • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • By: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41,755 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

    • By: Andrew Chaikin
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 23 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

    This book conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long, comforting book on moon exploration

    • By Mark on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Rick Atkinson - introduction
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Rick Atkinson recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence, from the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad reader

    • By Jhimi Island on 05-23-19

    Regular price: $55.99

    • 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 968
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 859

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of facts, offset by too much fiction

    • By Steve M on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Say Nothing

    • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,420
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,309

    In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Researched and Hopeful Book

    • By Miona on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of the landmark best sellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Urine of the Earth in a Teacup

    • By Marian on 05-12-19
    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 311 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • America's Reluctant Prince

    • The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
    • By: Steven M. Gillon
    • Narrated by: Tim Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another “close friend” account

    • By Nor'easter on 07-12-19

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Legion versus Phalanx

    • The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World
    • By: Myke Cole
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder, and with overlapping shields, they presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Great After First Few Chapters

    • By Jonathon Hawk on 05-26-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Area 51

    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reality, always more interesting than fiction.

    • By Zack on 05-20-11
    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,636 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Bastard Brigade

    • The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    From New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading!

    • By M F. on 07-12-19
    • The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Raising Men

    • Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons
    • By: Eric Davis, Dina Santorelli - contributor
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187

    After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, insightful, funny and humbling.

    • By Steven on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Operator

    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • By: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,387
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,454
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,410

    Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By Tim on 04-28-17
    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • By: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10,387 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 4,796
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,338

    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 4,796 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,687
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,678

    For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb in so many ways

    • By David on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Band of Brothers

    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,224
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,224

    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Expectations Met

    • By Scott on 02-12-13
    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 03-09-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4,633 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

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