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  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition | Richard Rhodes

    The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
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    Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional."
  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon | Steve Sheinkin

    Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated By Roy Roy Samuelson
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    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

    Library says: "So interesting and great performance!"
  • The Association of Small Bombs | Karan Mahajan

    The Association of Small Bombs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Karan Mahajan
    • Narrated By Neil Shah
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    When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family's television at a repair shop with their friend, Mansoor Ahmed, one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb - one of the many "small" bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world - detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb.

    jdukuray says: "A tragedy of manners"
  • Cherry Bomb: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery #6 | J. A. Konrath

    Cherry Bomb: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery #6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Susie Breck, Dick Hill
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    Cherry Bomb, the sixth Jack Daniels mystery, opens at the funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It’s the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because while Alex is more than willing to kill random victims, Jack is her true prey. But which woman wants revenge more? Cherry Bomb is J. A. Konrath's most gripping novel of suspense yet—filled with twists and turns that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.

    W. Christ says: "Love the series"
  • The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific | Bill O'Reilly

    The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.

    Andrew says: "Recycled Text"
  • Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb | Richard Rhodes

    Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated By Richard Rhodes
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    Richard Rhodes' landmark history of the atomic bomb won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Now, in this majestic new masterpiece of history, science, and politics, he tells for the first time the secret story of how and why the hydrogen bomb was made, and traces the path by which this supreme artifact of 20th-century technology became the defining issue of the Cold War.

    Delano says: "Abridged??"
  • Racing for the Bomb: The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man Behind the Birth of the Atomic Age | Robert S. Norris

    Racing for the Bomb: The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man Behind the Birth of the Atomic Age

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert S. Norris
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    Revealed for the first time in Racing for the Bomb, Groves played a crucial and decisive role in the planning, timing, and targeting of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Norris offers new insights into the complex and controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and Groves' actions during World War II, which had a lasting imprint on the nuclear age and the Cold War that followed.

    Jean says: "Fascinating"
  • Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers | Simon Winchester

    Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
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    Best-selling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. Winchester's personal experience is vast and his storytelling second to none. And his historical understanding of the region is formidable, making Pacific a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty, myth, and imagination that is transforming our lives.

    Mark says: "Ponderous hard to keep attention"
  • Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs | Adrienne Mayor

    Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare, draws extraordinary connections between the mythical worlds of Hercules and the Trojan War, the accounts of Herodotus and Thucydides, and modern methods of war and terrorism.

    Christopher says: "A great read for those interested in Antiquity"
  • Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State | Garry Wills

    Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Garry Wills
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    In Bomb Power, Garry Wills reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots - by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state---in ways still felt today. A masterful reckoning from one of America's preeminent historians, Bomb Power draws a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush.

    Sageeve Prabhakaran says: "Excellent book."
  • Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II | Jay A. Stout

    Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jay A. Stout
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the US declared war against Germany in December 1941, the country lacked the manpower, the equipment, and the experience it needed to fight. Even had an invasion force been ready, a successful assault on Nazi-occupied Europe could not happen until Germany's industrial and military might were crippled.

    Carter L. says: "The Perfect Voice for a Compelling Story"
  • Bombshell | Barbara Allan,Barbara Collins,Max Allan Collins

    Bombshell

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Barbara Allan, Barbara Collins, Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
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    As escalating tensions threaten to turn the Cold War red hot, Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev embarks on a diplomatic tour of the US, requesting time with two American icons: Disneyland and Marilyn Monroe. The theme park poses too high a security risk, but Marilyn is more than happy to oblige. And as she puts America’s best face forward, Marilyn stumbles upon a sinister plot lurking behind the scenes. Certain parties would love to see both countries erupt in atomic war, and what better way to ensure Armageddon than by assassinating a high-ranking Russian official on American soil?

  • Time Bomb: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 5 | Jonathan Kellerman

    Time Bomb: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    Edgar Award winner Jonathan Kellerman once more explores the corruption of California's golden coast and produces a novel of complex characterizations and nonstop suspense. By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt. While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his therapy sessions with the traumatized children, he couldn't escape the image of a slight teenager clutching an oversized rifle.

    Francine says: "another great book"
  • Bombs Away | Harry Turtledove

    Bombs Away

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By Henry Stozier
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    From "the master of alternate history" comes a new trilogy that reimagines a mid-20th century in which General MacArthur, without bothering to consult President Truman, detonates nuclear warheads in several Manchurian cities after China enters the Korean War. In his acclaimed novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the 20th century, from the forces that set World War I in motion to the rise of fascism in the decades that followed.

    B. Pearce says: "Interesting take on alt history"
  • Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb | Neal Bascomb

    Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Neal Bascomb
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
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    April 9, 1940.The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping up a silent fjord. Soon planes full of paratroopers roar over the mountains, and in two months the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They cripple food supplies to the Norwegian people. And at the Vemork power plant, they gain access to an essential ingredient in the weapon that could end the war: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb.

  • The Bomb Girls' Secrets | Daisy Styles

    The Bomb Girls' Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daisy Styles
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
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    As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England. Money is what she really needs right now, especially with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin. In Lancashire, Kitty settles into the hard work and soon makes new friends, playing in the Bomb Girls Swing Band by night. Life seems to be looking up. But when a letter arrives from home, she realises she might need her friends’ help before it's too late and she loses her baby forever....

  • WWII Pilots Used North Carolina Waters for Target Practice. Now Their Bombs Are Washing Ashore. | Thomas Gibbons-Neff

    WWII Pilots Used North Carolina Waters for Target Practice. Now Their Bombs Are Washing Ashore.

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated By Sam Scholl
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    The sudden appearance of two large, rusty and barnacle-encrusted World War II-era munitions on the beaches of Cape Hatteras, N.C., this summer have puzzled the area’s park rangers and local historians.

    "WWII Pilots Used North Carolina Waters for Target Practice. Now Their Bombs Are Washing Ashore." is from the July 27, 2017 Checkpoint section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • Syria Used Chlorine Bombs Systematically in Aleppo, Report Says | Rick Gladstone

    Syria Used Chlorine Bombs Systematically in Aleppo, Report Says

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Rick Gladstone
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    Syrian military helicopters systematically dumped canisters of chlorine gas, a banned weapon, on residential areas of Aleppo at least eight times late last year in the final weeks of the battle to retake the city from rebels, Human Rights Watch said in a detailed study released Monday.

    "Syria Used Chlorine Bombs Systematically in Aleppo, Report Says" is from the December 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rick Gladstone and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Bombshell: Hollywood A-List, Book 1 | CD Reiss

    Bombshell: Hollywood A-List, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By CD Reiss
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt, Christian Fox
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    Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it's the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever. Cara DuMont isn't exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

    Misty says: "Good listen"
  • Love Bomb | Lisa Zeidner

    Love Bomb

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lisa Zeidner
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
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    In quaint Haddonfield, New Jersey, Tess is about to marry Gabe in her childhood home. Her mother, Helen, is in a panic about the guests, who include warring exes, crying babies, jealous girlfriends, and too many psychiatrists. But the most difficult guest was never on the list at all: a woman in a wedding dress and a gas mask, armed with a rifle, a bomb trigger strapped to her arm.

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