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    • 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 16,415
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,412

    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
    • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

    • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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: $27.99

    • The Library Book

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharing the magic of the Los Angeles Library and all libraries

    • By Clovis on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Code Name: Lise

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    From internationally best-selling author of the “gripping” Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II....

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    • An Indian History of the American West
    • By: Dee Brown
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311

    Dee Brown's account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to Listen To, Difficult to Hear About

    • By J.B. on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

    • An Audible Original
    • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,670
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,625

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Part history lesson, part audio documentary.

    • By brian on 11-01-18

    Regular price: $8.95

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,024
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,915

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

    • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $5.99

    • Churchill

    • Walking with Destiny
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 50 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 122

    In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood - by the best-selling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By William P. Warford on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $63.00

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,936

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

    • By Peter on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,103

    The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely riveting story

    • By Rosemary on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    • By: Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 381

    April 16th, the year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama, has had a spring of nonviolent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audio of historical document

    • By EmilyK on 04-28-14

    Regular price: $5.59

    • 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 4,746
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,002
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,016

    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
    • Horrible Editing Ruins Experience

    • By Gavin St. Ours on 05-04-10

    Regular price: $55.90

    • 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 18,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,808

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

    • By Sean on 05-13-04

    Regular price: $43.93

    • The Radical King

    • By: Martin Luther King, Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Gabourey Sidibe, Cornel West, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 297

    Much of America did not know the radical King - and too few know today - but the FBI and US government did. They called him "the most dangerous man in America"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Alternative View of Martin Luther King

    • By Deborah Jacob on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 5,922
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,102

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story all should know, not all can endure

    • By Daniel on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 18,521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,000

    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: $35.93

    • 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 7,125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6,448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,425

    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: $28.00

    • 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 2,436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Killing book by O'Reilly & Dugard

    • By G. Kinzer on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 17,579
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,820
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15,737

    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: $24.50

    • The Point of It All

    • A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
    • By: Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Krauthammer - editor
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Krauthammer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 168

    Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. It spans the personal, political, and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By robert on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $28.00

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