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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 18,193
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,052
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,962

    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
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    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 4,508
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,979
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,949

    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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

    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 13,892
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,249

    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

    • 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 2,610
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,264

    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

    • 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 912
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811

    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

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,358
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,068
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,059

    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

    • 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 1,760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610

    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

    • The Fall of Carthage

    • The Punic Wars 265-146BC
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By Derrel on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709

    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

    • 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 738
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 683

    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

    • 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 5,751
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,412

    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

    • The Medici

    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence as well as the Italian Renaissance, which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Interwoven into the narrative are the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Intriguing Lens on the Renaissance

    • By Matt Turner on 04-17-16
    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 601 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Forgotten Soldier

    • By: Guy Sajer
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460

    When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Beautifully Written Heartrending Tragedy

    • By Gillian on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 491
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I’m done

    • By Nicole on 11-20-18

    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 2,119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

    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 Autobiography of George Müller

    • By: George Müller
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father; and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings we need. When he trusted in an extraordinary God, George Müller discovered endless possibilities and helped thousands of people throughout his lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impactful book

    • By Justin Hamacher on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • INVESTMENT VALUE

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Godling Chronicles: Madness of the Fallen, Book 5

    • By: Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828

    Some secrets are best left forgotten. Some names never spoken. In the depths of Shagharath, a creature of great and terrible power awaits. For countless millennia it has languished in its prison. Now the time has come at last for it to unleash vengeance and ruin upon the world. As Gewey prepares for his final battle, his courage and strength will be tested as never before. Now he will see that the world is not always as it may appear. And he will discover that common ground can be sometimes found…even with a deadly foe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not even waiting for the free credit!

    • By Drako on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • After Virtue, Third Edition

    • By: Alasdair MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, and offers a tentative proposal for its recovery. While the individual chapters are wide-ranging, once pieced together, they comprise a penetrating and focused argument about the price of modernity.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Dragon's Fang

    • Dragonfall, Book 3
    • By: David A. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    Benjamin awakens to a world filled with new powers and possibilities, but also fraught with new dangers and old enemies. Separated from his loved ones, hunted relentlessly, betrayed, and defeated, Ben pushes doggedly toward his objective, and a confrontation that he desperately wants to avoid. The Dragon’s Fang is the explosive conclusion to the Dragonfall trilogy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another five star series by Mr. Wells!

    • By Nick on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $34.99

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