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

    • 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 678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    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 157
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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 157 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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 120 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 558
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    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

    • The Secret Agent

    • In Search of America's Greatest World War II Spy
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Operation Cowboy

    • The Secret American Mission to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    A thrilling account of one of the strangest and most daring military operations in history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting

    • By Mary L. Preston on 01-14-17
    • The Secret American Mission to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-27-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Escape from the Land of Snows

    • The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Shishir Kurup
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    On the evening of March 17, 1959, as the people of Tibet braced for a violent power grab by Chinese occupiers—one that would forever wipe out any vestige of national sovereignty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Danny on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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

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