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    • The Dead Drink First

    • By: Dale Maharidge
    • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395

    Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. But the behind closed doors of their working class, Midwestern life, even the most mundane moments could trigger his father’s violent episodes, exposing his untreated trauma from combat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • read it even if it's not your usual genre

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 355

    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

    • 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 24,523
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,491

    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

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,218

    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
    • A sad tale, well told.

    • By S. Johnson on 02-22-19

    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 705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 636

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ancestors Were Some of These Pioneers

    • By Zack on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 10,613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,194

    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 Mueller Report

    • By: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inciteful and insightful

    • By Jeff Lacy on 05-11-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • 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 541
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 506

    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

    • Songs of America

    • Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
    • By: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw
    • Narrated by: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music - by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book & Storytelling, Wish Songs Were Sung

    • By Caitlin Rabideau on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • America Before

    • The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 710

    America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization rewrites American history as we know it. It is a mind-dilating exploration of the mystery of ancient civilizations, amazing archaeological discoveries, and profound implications for how we lead our lives today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to Think About

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $46.89

    • 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 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 420

    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

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,395
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,580

    From David Grann, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 2,262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002

    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

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,627
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,719
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,712

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling pre-history and emergent history

    • By Doug on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,975
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,323

    Thrilling tale of murder, mayhem, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to stop listening

    • By Michael on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $31.95

    • One Giant Leap

    • The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon
    • By: Charles Fishman
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman introduces listeners to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon....

    Regular price: $22.67

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,889
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,844

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars

    • By mark harris on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $38.95

    • 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 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • 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 41,497
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34,147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34,222

    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 41,497 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 2,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193

    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

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