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    • 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 19,441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,012

    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 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 1,750
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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
    • I feel bad saying this, but the narrator was awful

    • By Gail Meyer on 07-16-19

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 5,361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,551
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,564

    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

    • 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 898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 798

    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 8,628
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,815
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,789

    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

    • 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 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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

    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration, buying it in paper instead

    • By Tim B on 05-17-19
    • 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 293 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 28,432
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,852
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,800

    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

    • The Skeptic's Guide to American History

    • By: Mark A. Stoler, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark A. Stoler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857

    Travel back in time and examine many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and prompt yourself to think about what really happened in the nation's past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 24 Lectures The American History not taught.

    • By Kristi R. on 04-30-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 2,598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079

    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 2,598 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 41,706
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34,340
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34,415

    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 41,706 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Between the World and Me

    • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18,973
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,080
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,993

    Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

    • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 2,578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337

    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

    • 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 1,379
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,277
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,269

    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

    • A Thousand Small Sanities

    • The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
    • By: Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Adam Gopnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Erudite and entertaining!

    • By D. A. Vail on 05-20-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • By: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729

    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Course!

    • By khilsati on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $59.95

    • 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 10,325
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,398
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,354

    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 10,325 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 16 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107

    While American history spans not much more than two centuries, it is filled with a wealth of leaders, wars, movements, inventions, and ideas....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had its Ups and Downs

    • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $59.95

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