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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 2,736
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,415
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,391

    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

    • 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 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 480

    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

    • 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 940
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 801
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804

    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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could not handle the narration

    • By Maggie on 03-26-18

    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 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    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: $48.99

    • 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 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings on this one.

    • By Ambrose Seymour on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $55.99

    • 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 363
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    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: $41.99

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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
    • I believe in the context of this book!

    • By rebecca norris on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Finding Rebecca

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 944
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs more

    • By christi on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Call of the Wraith

    • The Blackthorn Key, Book 4
    • By: Kevin Sands
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • 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 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    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

    • 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 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    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

    • The Assassin

    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • 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 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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: $34.99

    • Where Darkness Lies

    • Criminals of the Ocean, Book 2
    • By: Bella Jewel
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Carmen Rose
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Dimitri wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take something - someone - important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess. Jess is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no one before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A THERAPEUTIC LOVE IS ALWAYS SOMEWHAT EXHAUSTING..

    • By Yvette on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • 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 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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

    • The Assassin's Curse

    • Blackthorn Key, Book 3
    • By: Kevin Sands
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure - and murder - follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that's recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher's code-breaking discovers the attack's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake - as well as their own lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Voices

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Because She Loves Me

    • By: Mark Edwards
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,557
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,394
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,393

    When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good suspense thriller from beginning to the end.

    • By TammieK on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • What Was Rescued

    • By: Jane Bailey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In the autumn of 1940, four children meet on a train. Behind them is London, under heavy aerial attack; ahead of them is a ship bound for the safe shores of Canada. Arthur has promised his mother not to let his little brother, Philip, out of his sight. Pippa and Dora are on their own: polar opposites, brought together by the adventure of a lifetime. But disaster strikes mid-Atlantic, and in the chaos one of the children makes a choice that will determine the course of their lives forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Crude, depressing, bitter tale of lust & stupidity

    • By Debbie on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 214

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • no ending

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Thief Taker

    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,027

    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

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