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    • Defining Moments in Black History

    • Reading Between the Lies
    • By: Dick Gregory
    • Narrated by: James Shippy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,766
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

    An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

    • By Terrance on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $25.95

    • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

    • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Europe

    • A History
    • By: Norman Davies
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 61 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Here is a masterpiece of historical narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, as it tells the story of Europe, East and West....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Historian

    • By bernickus on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The First Conspiracy

    • The Secret Plot Against George Washington
    • By: Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686

    This program includes a bonus conversation with the authors. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly written and narrated!

    • By Wayne on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 1,605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

    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 1,605 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Debt - Updated and Expanded

    • The First 5,000 Years
    • By: David Graeber
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

    Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformative to the point of being revolutionary

    • By James C. Samans on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • With the Old Breed

    • At Peleliu and Okinawa
    • By: E. B. Sledge
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,798
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,382
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,368

    The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

    • By Richard on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 4,872
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,332

    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

    • 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 3,688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323

    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 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 1,407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

    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

    • Code Girls

    • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • By: Liza Mundy
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909

    Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A less known story of American women in WWII

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 03-17-18
    • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • By: Liza Mundy
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101 ratings

    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 7,630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,938
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,970

    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 7,630 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Lessons of History

    • By: Will, Ariel Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

    The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Am Humbly in Awe.

    • By Michael on 11-05-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 858
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783

    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

    • Undaunted Courage

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,558
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553

    Meriwether Lewis and his partner, William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights on their 1803 cross-country trip to unexplored West....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration kills a great book

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-10-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 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 10,565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,483

    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

    • 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 11,444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,130

    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 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 1,982
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,833
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830

    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

    • 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 4,802
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304

    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 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 3,328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,965
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

    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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