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    • Superintelligence

    • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    • By: Nick Bostrom
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,756
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,726

    Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Colossus: The Forbin Project is coming

    • By Gary on 09-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • White Rose, Black Forest

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

    December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. One big annoying problem with the narration.

    • By W. Macindoe on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A People’s History of the World

    • From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
    • By: Chris Harman
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 29 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas, these societies have engendered events familiar to every schoolchild-from the empires of antiquity to the world wars of the 20th century. In a bravura conclusion, Chris Harman exposes the reductive complacency of contemporary capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and compelling!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Sweet Revenge: A Novel

    • By: Nora Roberts
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    At 25, Princess Adrianne lives a life most people would envy. Beautiful and elegant, she spends her days dabbling in charities and her nights floating from one glamorous gala to the next. But her pampered-rich-girl pose is a ruse, a carefully calculated effort to hide a dangerous truth. For 10 years Adrianne has lived for revenge. As a child, she could only watch the cruelty hidden behind the facade of her parents' fairy-tale marriage. Now she has the perfect plan to make her famous father pay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unhappy with the reader.

    • By Patricia on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Heart of Europe

    • A History of the Holy Roman Empire
    • By: Peter H. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    The Holy Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years, far longer than ancient Rome. Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. Voltaire quipped that it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Yet as Peter H. Wilson shows, the Holy Roman Empire tells a millennial story of Europe better than the histories of individual nation-states.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Non-Linear, Dry

    • By Cody L. Jones on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Pursuit of Power

    • Europe: 1815-1914
    • By: Richard J. Evans
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383

    Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific comprehensive history

    • By Awake Tex on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Finding Rebecca

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080

    Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler’s Final Solution against the Jewish population.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Immature Writing

    • By S06N on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Edinburgh Twilight

    • Ian Hamilton Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Carole Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 649

    Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and Depressing . . . did I say DEPRESSING!!!

    • By Glenda on 11-12-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Angel

    • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Furiously Frustratingly BAD IDEA! AWFUL! NO! NO!

    • By Ted on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Asset

    • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back. When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate. Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A chip off the block; excellent espionage thriller

    • By Wayne on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Fat Chance

    • By: Nick Spalding
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,846

    Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I freakin loved this book!

    • By Maria on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Heads or Tails

    • The DI Nick Dixon Crime Series, Book 7
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    A man has been mutilated and left to drown on the incoming tide, handcuffed in his van. With the murder bearing a striking resemblance to a string of sadistic killings carried out with surgical precision in 1990s gangland Manchester, it can mean only one thing: the killer is back. Transferred to the Major Investigation Team, DI Nick Dixon is assigned a new partner and sent to Manchester. Meanwhile, the gruesome murders in Somerset continue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent DI Nick Dixon suspense mystery!

    • By Wayne on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Pursuit of Italy

    • A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
    • By: David Gilmour
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance - and weakness - of Italy today. David Gilmour's exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good history: Tough Narration

    • By C.S. on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Call of the Wraith

    • The Blackthorn Key, Book 4
    • By: Kevin Sands
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Christopher Rowe has no idea who he is. After being shipwrecked in Devonshire, he wakes up alone, his memories gone. Villagers tell him he was possessed by an unseen evil, and only became conscious after being visited by the local witch. As Christopher tries to get his bearings, he realizes his current state may be far from coincidence. Dark events have been happening in this corner of Britain - village children are disappearing without a trace. There are whispers that the malevolent ghost of the White Lady has returned to steal the children away, one by one, and consume their souls.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Call of the Wraith

    • By Michelle on 04-03-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Assassin

    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hooked on lame series

    • By Debora Aldridge on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Agent

    • Isabella Rose, Book 3
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting espionage thriller!

    • By Wayne on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Heretics and Believers

    • A History of the English Reformation
    • By: Peter Marshall
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall's sweeping new history argues that 16th-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of "reform" in various competing guises. This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A heavy read but well worth it.

    • By chemtrooper on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Thief Taker

    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,085

    When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy, witchcraft and blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most powerful magic of all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plague Horror--Yes; Thriller? Not quiiiite...

    • By Gillian on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Hitler's Hangman

    • The Life of Heydrich
    • By: Robert Gerwarth
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the 20th century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the "Final Solution," Heydrich played a central role in Hitler's Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading

    • By Wilf H. on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Death Sentence

    • DI Nick Dixon, Book 6
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    The body of an elderly man is found in an abandoned World War Two pillbox beside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. With no obvious motive and no credible suspect, DI Nick Dixon starts digging into the victim's past. The more he digs, the deeper Dixon is drawn into a case that takes him from the cave systems beneath rural Somerset to the heart of government, and threatens to expose a military cover-up at the highest level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series deserves a wider audience

    • By Wayne on 10-12-16

    Regular price: $10.49

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