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  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson - editor
  • Narrated by: Levar Burton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 733

He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Now, in a special program commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring King's I Have a Dream Speech.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Slice of History

  • By John-Mark Stensvaag on 08-05-03

The Great Orator

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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: 03-17-19

Surely Dr King was the most inspirational orator of all time as this narrative proves,’it is an honor to listen to him

  • All the Kremlin's Men

  • Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
  • By: Mikhail Zygar
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted - if not controlled - by the men who at once advise and deceive him. The regional governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable objects, far more powerful in their fiefdoms than the president himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enough with the Russian accents!

  • By Don Earl Kauffman on 12-17-17

Intriguing insight into Putin

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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: 10-17-18

It’s an old story,once someone tastes power then they want more power.This is an excellent narrative,well written and well read.Fully recommended.

  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Sanjeev Bhaskar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

One boy, one boat, one tiger.... British comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE performs this brilliant edition of a work of fiction that is loved by fans around the world. After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16 year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for an extraordinary adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story

  • By Nina Wu on 08-25-18

Fact or Fiction

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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: 03-10-18

A remarkable story and It helped to have watched the movie first but its great to live in the world of make believe sometime———Sanjay allows us to do this

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  • Berlin Diary

  • The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Real Rise and Fall

  • By Robert on 02-26-14

Enlightening yet terrifying account of life under Hitler

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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: 11-29-17

William Shirers narrative is brilliant.One has to ask why the rest of t he world stood idly by.Shirers condemnation of people like Chamberlain is so to the point.Towards the end of the Diary he succinctly gives his view of the German people,no doubt this would be considered controversial today but it surely explains how popular Hitler was.

  • But Seriously

  • An Autobiography
  • By: John McEnroe
  • Narrated by: John McEnroe, Patty Smyth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

He is one of the most controversial sportsmen in history and a legend of Open Era tennis. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? A decade after his international number-one best seller Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a matchless commentator and analyst at Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game and its top players.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting,but seriously?

  • By Mike on 09-03-17

Interesting,but seriously?

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Anything about John McEnroe would be interesting so if you like tennis and McEnroe in particular it's a must.Sorry John but I think a more professional narrator would have done a better job and maybe Johns lack of modesty would have helped but Johns humility when talking about Patty and his dad is commendable.

  • Richard Nixon

  • The Life
  • By: John A. Farrell
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 28 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Richard Nixon opens with young navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with an open mind

  • By Suzanne R. on 05-30-17

An American Tragedy:Richard Nixon

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

This interesting history of Richard Nixon gives us insight of his undoubted strengths and unfortunate weaknesses.This man could have and perhaps should have been one of the greatest Presidents but his own self inflicted insecurities proved to be his downfall.A book well written and well narrated,read it.

  • Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

  • By: Bill Messenger, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bill Messenger
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

Rodgers and Hart. George and Ira Gershwin. Cole Porter. Lerner and Loewe. For most people who've grown up with and shared America's musical heritage, great songs open the floodgates to memories and feelings. Perhaps nowhere is this more profound than in the world of Broadway musicals, with their iconic melodies and memorable lyrics.Revisit the standards, originally written for the stage, that have both delighted and helped mend the broken hearts of Americans for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than just a lesson on Musical Theatre!!!

  • By Joshua on 10-13-13

Broadway Musicals will live forever

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Cannot fault the presentation by Prof Bill Messenger but I just wish it' was more detailed and that it went on longer.Also who was the greatest of all the composers?

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  • Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

More than anyone before him - more than Beethoven, Byron, even the preternatural Paganini - it was Franz Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: that of the artist "who walks with God and brings down fire from heaven in order to kindle the hearts of humankind." For every lover of music, Liszt remains someone you must understand, and this eight-lecture series is an ideal place to begin your acquaintance with both the man and his music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest Liszt Presentation Ever

  • By TM on 11-24-16

Professor Greenberg excels.....as always

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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: 05-04-17

Is Robert Greenberg Audibles best narrator?I think so.So to all music lovers,listen to Great Masters:Liszt,it's simply the best.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,418

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

A brilliant horrifying account of Nazi Germany

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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: 04-03-17

I read this book over 50 years ago.It was a horrifying then as it is now.Grover Gardners narrative is outstanding in its delivery and succinctly conveys William L Shirers writing.This book should be compulsory reading for all students the world over for least we forget who knows how many maniacs are copying Hitler's tactics today and will do so in the future.

  • Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 134

Johannes Brahms was a man of contrasts. His serious Teutonic music was balanced by joyful dance music. His kindness to working people with a biting, malicious wit reserved for those he encountered in artistic and aristocratic circles. Yet you can know this enigmatic genius though this 8-lecture series, which uses biographical information and musical commentary to link the complexities of Brahms the man with the electrifying music of Brahms the composer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First class introduction to a wonderful composer

  • By Jane on 08-20-13

Professor Greenberg excels again

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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: 03-08-17

Once again Robert Greenberg has delivered a truly fine series of lectures.The music speaks for itself but the good Professor makes it both interesting and exciting.