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    • 13 Hours

    • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,167

    The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to it THREE TIMES

    • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Black Mass

    • Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil's Deal
    • By: Gerard O'Neill, Dick Lehr
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein, Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 384

    In this gritty New York Times best-seller, the true story of a crooked deal between the FBI and the Irish Mob is exposed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By John L. Mahan on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Rob McQuay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,893

    The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anyone who loves the backcountry will enjoy this.

    • By Brenda on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Left for Dead

    • The Untold Story of the Tragic 1979 Fastnet Race
    • By: Sinead O'Brien, Nick Ward
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The Fastnet Race is the world famous yacht race from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A must for all sailing addicts

    • By Brodie on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $18.19

    • 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 39,497
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32,315
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32,390

    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 39,497 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Foxcatcher

    • The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
    • By: Mark Schultz, David Thomas
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Foxcatcher is gold medal winner Mark Schultz's memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • more about the author than his brother

    • By Andy on 05-31-15
    • The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
    • By: Mark Schultz, David Thomas
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 11-18-14
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 179 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Kill the Messenger

    • How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb
    • By: Nick Schou
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Gary Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Veronica on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Gangster Squad

    • Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles
    • By: Paul Lieberman
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    A harrowing, edge-of-your-seat narrative of murder and secrets, revenge and heroism in the City of Angels....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I read it & felt like I lived it

    • By Ted H. on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Million Dollar Arm

    • Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game
    • By: J. B. Bernstein
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A true story of finding the American dream...abroad....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully fun listen for a spring weekend

    • By Karen on 05-11-14

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741

    Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Watched the Movie First, Then listened to the Book

    • By Russell on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Orchid Thief

    • A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Meyers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 145

    The orchid thief in Susan Orlean's mesmerizing true story of beauty and obsession is John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Orchids are just the vehicle.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-03

    Regular price: $31.93

    • In Cold Blood

    • By: Truman Capote
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,743
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,742

    On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still the Best

    • By Lisa on 01-10-06

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Basketball Diaries

    • By: Jim Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jim Carroll
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    In his teens, Jim Carroll roamed the streets of New York, shooting baskets with some of New York's best?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Relevancy and How!

    • By Dave W. Simms on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $10.95

    • Angela's Ashes

    • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
    • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289

    Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, movingly read in his own voice, bears all the marks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

    • By Karen on 01-30-03

    Regular price: $47.20

    • The Wolf of Wall Street

    • By: Jordan Belfort
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 309

    In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THIS VERSION IS ABRIDGED.

    • By Mary on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Moneyball

    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114

    Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book, Outstanding Narration, Sloppy Edit

    • By Dirk Turgid on 03-05-12
    • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Mothman Prophecies

    • By: John A. Keel
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smart, compelling, disturbing

    • By Marc on 05-01-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • A Brief History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,861
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,657
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,633

    This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

    • By James on 05-19-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reclaiming History

    • The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
    • By: Vincent Bugliosi
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts fast, ends a litte slow

    • By Adam Bedford on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $39.93

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