Stephan Talty
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Stephan Talty

Stephan Talty is the NY Times bestselling author of six acclaimed nonfiction books, as well as two crime novels, "Black Irish" and "Hangman," set in his hometown of Buffalo. He's written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Playboy, the Chicago Review and many others. Talty's ebook, "The Secret Agent," was a #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in nonfiction.

Talty lives outside New York City with his wife and two children. You can visit his website at www.stephantalty.com.

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Best Sellers

    • Saving Bravo

    • The Greatest Rescue Mission in Navy SEAL History
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    One American aviator who knew our most important secrets crashed behind enemy lines and was sought by the entire North Vietnamese and Russian military machines. One Navy SEAL and his Vietnamese partner had to sneak past them all to save him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harrowing story and heroic people!

    • By Jason on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    Henry Morgan challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. This is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Morbid Terrorists?

    • By Jack on 11-11-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Black Hand

    • The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical storytelling.

    • By Navy Nick on 03-16-18
    • The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 165 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Speed Girl

    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Speed Girl is the true story of how Janet Guthrie triumphed over hostility, chauvinism - even sabotage - to become the first woman to finish the Indianapolis 500....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Penny W. on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Hangman

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This chilling new novel brings back intrepid heroine Absalom Kearney, a driven police detective with a haunted past, trying to make a difference in a troubled town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a scary one - quite a riddle to the end.

    • By Marianne M. on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Agent Garbo

    • The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War II....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, writing overly dramatic

    • By Matthew on 08-13-13
    • The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Captain's Duty

    • Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea
    • By: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    It was just another day on the job for 53-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pirates of the ... Gulf of Aden

    • By AudioAddict on 10-26-13

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Black Irish

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery + history lesson = Great read!

    • By Elizabeth on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Illustrious Dead

    • Napoleon, Typhus, and the Dream of World Conquest
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    New York Times best-selling author Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Secret Agent

    • In Search of America's Greatest World War II Spy
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Eric Erickson was the most important American spy of World War II. He also had a secret to keep....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Alex Martell on 12-10-15

    Regular price: $2.99

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