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  • Batavia's Graveyard

  • The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
  • By: Mike Dash
  • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    4 out of 5 stars 38

It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company's flagship, was loaded with a king's ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of the company's fleet, a tangible symbol of the world's richest and most powerful commercial monopoly. She set sail with great fanfare, but the Batavia and her gold would never reach Java.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerizing and horrific

  • By nichole r perkins on 10-04-17

Absolutely Horrifying....in a good way

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Reviewed: 02-21-19

Please note that I will not be going back in time anytime soon to visit and or experience the 17th century Dutch East India Co fleet. These people endured so much without even having to go through what they did in this specific situation. An amazingly horrifying read, highly recommended

  • A Distant Mirror

  • The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 28 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

The 14th century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, once you get into it

  • By E. Smakman on 11-30-09

wonderfully detailed and deep

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Reviewed: 02-05-19

Wonderful look into one of the most calamitous centuries of human history. worth the read

  • Coined

  • The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
  • By: Kabir Sehgal
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In Coined, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the listener on a global quest to understand the relationship between money and humankind. Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you never knew about money.

  • By Clare on 05-15-15

History of Money

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Reviewed: 06-05-18

Fascinating look into the history of Money. Both biological and sociological. worth the read for sure

  • Ardennes 1944

  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his "last gamble" in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beevor excellent as always

  • By Reed on 11-30-15

Lots of new insights

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Reviewed: 05-21-18

really enjoyed this book. I am an avid reader of WW2 and found this to be engaging and full of new information and detail. loved the narrator too

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  • Behold a Pale Horse

  • By: William Cooper
  • Narrated by: William Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

William Cooper, a former U.S. Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals his theories on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, and UFOs. Cooper draws his information from the top secret documents he had access to while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 20 years of research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The truth starts here...

  • By Jeromie on 05-04-04

interesting listen

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Reviewed: 10-14-17

some really interesting topics, some or more crazy than others but this is the kind of book people should listen, just so that they have these thought processes present. Believing them or not is up to you but knowing the premise is life changing.

  • The Killing Zone

  • My Life in the Vietnam War
  • By: Frederick Downs
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It dont mean nuthin.

  • By John OBrien on 06-21-17

Vietnam experience

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Reviewed: 10-05-17

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adn't read a Vietnam era book in ages and this one will take you for a brutal and unrelenting ride. brutality of war abounds in this book and demonstrates the bravery of the Americans who served and died in that conflict. Highly recommended

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • At Leningrad's Gates

  • The Combat Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North
  • By: William Lubbeck
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

This is the remarkable story of a German soldier who fought throughout World War II, rising from conscript private to captain of a heavy weapons company on the Eastern Front. >William Lubbeck, age 19, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great German Soldier's Memoir

  • By Erik on 12-19-14

Great insight into the German Wehrmacht experience

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Reviewed: 07-23-17

Awesome listen. Great narrator who tells the story of a German soldier who made it from start to finish. He delves into what it was like after the war that I found very interesting. Turned out to be more American than most Americans today. enjoy the read

  • Fur Volk and Fuhrer

  • The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
  • By: Erwin Bartmann, Derik Hammond
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Like many Germans, Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis. Convinced he was growing up in the best country in the world, he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte, Hitler's elite Waffen SS unit. Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and just 17-years-old, Erwin fulfilled his dream on Mayday 1941, when he gave up his apprenticeship at the Glaser bakery in Memeler Strasse and walked into the Lichterfelde barracks in Berlin as a raw, volunteer recruit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow what a ride

  • By Daniel S Seely on 08-06-17

Insight into Waffen SS

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Reviewed: 06-10-17

Interesting autobiographical look into the life of a loyal Waffen SS soldier who fought to the end of the war in the Liebstandarte. Gives a unique look from the perspective of a soldier uninvolved in anything around the einsatzgruppen or murder squads. The majority of the Waffen SS were men who just wanted to be a part of Germany's elite fighting formations. This book tells the story of one of those men and I absolutely inhaled it. Great listen, check it out.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • By: Erich Maria Remarque
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,736

Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

  • By Alan on 10-13-12

Great look into other side

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Reviewed: 06-02-17

Great story from the perspective of the Germans. refreshing to have a different angle on a war mostly covered by the victors. Great Narrator

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,475
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,109

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

Great quick read

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Reviewed: 05-25-17

At only 5 hours long, this is an awesome classic that you can get through quickly. Great story, reminds me of 1984. definitely one for the bucket list