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  • How to Hide an Empire

  • A History of the Greater United States
  • By: Daniel Immerwahr
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

We are familiar with maps that outline all 50 states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an "empire", exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories - the islands, atolls, and archipelagos - this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, author Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Countless Great Stories, Told So Well

  • By Micah D on 03-06-19

Important US history that is little told

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-19

In a recent interview Prof Immerwahr said that his approach to research is to find "Holy [Smokes], did you know that?" moments (or words to that effect). This book is peppered with such stories, which are well told, frequently with a touch of humor. Mr. Moreno delivers it in style. This is a book well worth reading.

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  • Trespassers

  • The Chaos Shift Cycle, Book 1
  • By: TR Cameron
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Anderson Cross knows command is his destiny. But a seemingly victorious engagement turns deadly as his ship catapults through space into alien territory. As it escapes, an errant torpedo destroys a relic sacred to the aliens. A holy war starts with one lit match, then explodes. Now, Cross and his executive officer, Kate Flynn, face the might of an alien invasion bent on the destruction of all Earth’s children. Their solitary ship now bears the hatred of an entire species. Can they survive long enough to save humanity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Military Sci Fi & Great Perfomance

  • By ChimeraX on 04-05-18

An Exciting Space Adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

This book is not my regular fare, but it turned out to be extremely ejoyable. The writing is swift and the characters vivid. The performance is deft and adds a lot to story. Just a good dose of fun!

  • Midnight Rising

  • John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
  • By: Tony Horwitz
  • Narrated by: Dan Oreskes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, Midnight Rising portrays Brown's uprising in vivid color, revealing a country on the brink of explosive conflict. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up from Obscurity

  • By Lynn on 06-18-12

This May Be Tony Horwitz's Best to Date

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-12

What made the experience of listening to Midnight Rising the most enjoyable?

One of my favorite books is Tony Horwitz book was