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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 8,894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,974
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,941

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written factual accounting of a horrific day and night

    • By Jimmy & Kellie on 02-13-16

    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 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 367

    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 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,970
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,391

    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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,699
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31,571
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31,643

    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

    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 178
    • 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 178 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 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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 2,905
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've waited for this a long time

    • By Book Reader on 04-04-13

    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 272
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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 8,173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,390

    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 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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 6,719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,154

    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 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    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 3,418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999

    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 3,418 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 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 349

    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 4,644
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,443

    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 609
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    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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