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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,355
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,841

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Sam A. Havens on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

    Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A world controlled by cognitive dissonance

    • By Philomath on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,736
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,388

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 293

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Zealots beware!

    • By knaan on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Jewel of Dantenos

    • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
    • By: Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,409
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,083
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,093

    Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery and friendship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • guess just not me

    • By Hunter on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Sleepwalkers

    • How Europe Went to War in 1914
    • By: Christopher Clark
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    The Sleepwalkers is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reexamining the Causes of WWI

    • By Christoph L. on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 1,520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned more from this than in the past 60 years.

    • By T. Anderson on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $55.90

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,042
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,798
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,789

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing book

    • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Fatemarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 599

    They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • boring

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Capitalism Without Capital

    • The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    • By: Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    Early in the 21st century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating topic

    • By GSS on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

    • By Muzzaffar on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $30.69

    • Truthmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 2
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked. In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and well written/read story.

    • By dzelko on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,473

    When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

    • By Daniel on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Soulmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 3
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

     To the north, Annise Gäric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration the best

    • By Brian Bushue on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Lifemarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 5
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen. In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret, must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked. The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon number-one best-selling series!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Last book is not properly divided

    • By Baustin on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Deathmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 4
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea. To the North, Annise Gäric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions. In the West, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads: continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storyline, keeps your mind working

    • By Heidi on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Caesar

    • Life of a Colossus
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Julius Caesar's life, Adrian Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some 2,000 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Caesar and his times

    • By Mike From Mesa on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Son of the Morning

    • The Nightfall Wars, Book 1
    • By: Jacob Peppers
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Fifty years ago, the nightwalkers appeared, creatures of shadow and darkness, thirsting for blood and death. Thousands died, and the kingdom of Entarna was brought to its knees. Then the Chosen came: six men and women endowed with powers by Amedan, the God of Fire and Light. The Chosen joined with the kingdom’s armies, and together, they managed to defeat the night’s creatures. At least for a time. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Smooth listen, with some flaws

    • By Greg on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Thornbear

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951

    Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late hero Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will not only define himself but serve to remind others of his family's legacy and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent story by an exceptional author

    • By J P Woollard on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Demonhome

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 3
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind. If he can survive long enough. In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The beginning has me boggled.

    • By Kat Ferguson on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $34.99

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