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Samuel Latorre

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  • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm

  • By: Winston S. Churchill
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very authentic and insightful

  • By baref on 07-31-12

History at its finest

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Reviewed: 12-02-17

Winston Churchill, the greatest statesman of the 20th century, presents this history of WWII with a personal insight that only he could provide.

  • The Crusades

  • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
  • By: Thomas Asbridge
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive

  • By Tad Davis on 10-04-16

Illuminating

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Reviewed: 11-26-17

Helps to clarify false perceptions of this time period and the figures involved. Demistifies characters that have been romanticized through the centuries.

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

Few people realize that the Comanche Indians were the greatest warring tribe in American history. Their 40-year battle with settlers held up the development of the new nation. Empire of the Summer Moon tells of the rise and fall of this fierce, powerful, and proud tribe, and begins in 1836 with the kidnapping of a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower blue eyes named Cynthia Ann Parker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When a great book and a great reader come together

  • By Richard on 01-01-11

Enthralling

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Reviewed: 03-05-16

Enlightening story of a tribe many have relegated, unjustly, to second place status and of a Chief rarely spoken of.

  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

  • By: Sarah Vowell
  • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, John Slattery, Nick Offerman, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

From the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman we could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with instrumental Americans of the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already waiting for Sarah Vowell's next adventure

  • By Michael on 10-25-15

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 02-20-16

I thought I knew Lafayette. This book has proven me wrong. I now have a deeper appreciation for his role in our revolution.

  • Titan

  • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210

Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!

  • By Rick on 11-04-13

The Billionaire

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Great insight into the life of one of the most influential persons in the economy and politics of the United States. His influence was still felt long after his death through his descendents and the institutions they established.

  • A Man Called Intrepid

  • The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History
  • By: William Stevenson
  • Narrated by: David McAlister
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged with establishing and running a vast, worldwide intelligence network to challenge the terrifying force of Nazi Germany. Nothing less than the fate of Britain and the free world hung in the balance as INTREPID covertly set about stalling the Nazis by any means necessary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for everyone interested in history

  • By Lasse on 06-24-14

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 05-22-15

Loved this book, intriguing and exhilarating. Great insight into the back room dealing of War.

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  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,906

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

Honest and entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Amy pulled out all the stops. Holds nothing back as she narrates the trials and triumphs of her life. You come away with the impression that you've just met an exceptional human being.