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    • Tears in the Darkness

    • The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
    • By: Michael Norman, Elizabeth Norman
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731

    For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the surrender of 76,000 Filipinos and Americans, the single largest defeat in American military history. The defeat, though, was only the beginning, as Michael and Elizabeth M. Norman make dramatically clear in this powerfully original book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting and heartbreaking

    • By 9S on 08-15-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Rogue Island

    • By: Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva - introduction
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,093
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 875
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 868

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Whodunnit

    • By Michael Jacobi on 06-03-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Manhood for Amateurs

    • The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Chabon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book!

    • By David on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Zoo Station

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 345

    Anglo-American journalist John Russell lives in Berlin and is approached to do some work for the Soviets. He reluctantly agrees and soon becomes involved in other dangerous activities, like helping a Jewish family and an idealistic American reporter. When the British and the Nazis notice his involvement with the Soviets, Russell is dragged into the world of warring intelligence services.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review for the whole series

    • By Cookie on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $22.46

    • A Covert Affair

    • Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 34

    Best-selling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II. She also details the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is a fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Deceptive Title-Book Not about Paul & Julia Child

    • By Mari on 12-24-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ablutions

    • By: Patrick DeWitt
    • Narrated by: Patrick Dewitt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    In a famous but declining Hollywood bar works A Barman. Morbidly amused by the decadent decay of his surroundings, he watches the patrons fall into their nightly oblivion, making notes for his novel. In the hope of uncovering their secrets and motives, he establishes tentative friendships with the cast of variously pathological regulars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fuzzy, high-energy migrane of a novel.

    • By Darwin8u on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Chronic City

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Chase Insteadman, a handsome fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom. Chase owes his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letters. Like his fiancée , Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't listen to the naysayers!

    • By Bobby on 01-21-11

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Lost Books of the Odyssey

    • By: Zachary Mason
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer’s original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary work that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishing imagination

    • By diane daniels manning on 05-12-15

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Sourland

    • Stories of Loss, Grief, and Forgetting
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    A gripping and moving new collection of stories that reimagines the meaning of loss - through often unexpected and violent means. Joyce Carol Oates is not only one of our most important novelists and literary critics, she is also an unparalleled master of the short story. Sourland - 16 previously uncollected stories that explore how the power of violence, loss, and grief shape both the psyche and the soul - shows us an author working at the height of her powers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Take a hint from the title.

    • By Pamela Harvey on 03-31-11

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Gods and Monsters

    • By: Christopher Bram
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    This audiobook journeys back to 1957 Los Angeles, where James Whale, the once-famous director of such classics as Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, is living in retirement, haunted by his past. Rescuing him from his too-vivid imagination is his gardener, a handsome ex-marine. The friendship between these two very different men is sometimes tentative, sometimes touching, often dangerous - and always captivating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Horror film buffs, don't miss this one!

    • By tru britty on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Native Speaker

    • By: Chang-Rae Lee
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Narrator Henry Park, son of a Korean-American grocer, is an undercover operative for a vaguely sinister private intelligence agency. When he is assigned to spy on a rising Korean-American politician, Park finds his family, culture, and identity endangered by the secrets he uncovers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Native Speaker - Wonderful book, middling narrator

    • By Colleen Calvert on 12-11-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Every Man Dies Alone

    • By: Hans Fallada, Michael Hofman (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    Hans Fallada wrote this stunning novel in only 24 days—just after being released from a Nazi insane asylum. Based on a true story, Every Man Dies Alone tells of a German couple who try to start an uprising by distributing anti-fascist postcards during World War II. But their dream ultimately proves perilous under the tyranny that dominates every corner of Hitler’s Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a difficult masterpiece

    • By Heimo on 04-06-10

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • The Millennium Series, Book 2
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,542
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,766

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • irritatingly engrossing

    • By David on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Art of War

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch - translator
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Niccolo Machiavelli's Art of War is one of the world's great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West and for those familiar with The Prince and Discourse on Livy who seek to explore more fully the connection between war and politics in Machiavelli's thought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Piece

    • By Kees on 05-14-11

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Far North

    • A Novel
    • By: Marcel Theroux
    • Narrated by: Yelena Schmulenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    My father had an expression for a thing that turned out bad. He'd say it had gone west. But going west always sounded pretty good to me. After all, westwards is the path of the sun. And through as much history as I know of, people have moved west to settle and find freedom. But our world had gone north, truly gone north, and just how far north I was beginning to learn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding!

    • By Joan on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Boardwalk Empire

    • The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
    • By: Nelson Johnson
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna, Terence Winter (foreword)
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 321

    From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reachinghistory offers a riveting account of its past 100 year, from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love stories steeped in History

    • By Frances on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Confessions of a Thug

    • By: Philip M. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Confessions of a Thug is an English novel written by Philip Meadows Taylor in 1839 based on the Thuggee cult in British India.This book is a tale of crime and retribution. Set in 1832 in India, the story lays bare the practices of the Thugs, or deceivers as they were called, who lived in boats and used to murder those passengers whom they were able to entice into their company in their voyages up and down the rivers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Grotesque at best

    • By Richard on 05-10-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Sun Tzu at Gettysburg

    • Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World
    • By: Bevin Alexander
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Imagine the impact on world history if Robert E. Lee had listened to General Longstreet at Gettysburg and withdrawn to higher ground instead of sending Pickett uphill against the entrenched Union line. Or if Napolon, at Waterloo, had avoided mistakes he'd never made before. The advice that would have changed the outcome of these crucial battles is found in a book on strategy written centuries before Christ was born.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How Different History Could Be

    • By Me & My Girls on 09-13-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Poisoner's Handbook

    • Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
    • By: Deborah Blum
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,092
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531

    In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CSI eat your heart out

    • By Aaron - Audible on 10-12-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Last Stand

    • Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Liberal junk

    • By Randall on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $31.50

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