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    • Parisians

    • An Adventure History of Paris
    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 215
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      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 105

    This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction. A young artillery lieutenant, strolling through the Palais-Royal, observes disapprovingly the courtesans plying their trade. A particular woman catches his eye; nature takes its course. Later that night, Napoleon Bonaparte writes a meticulous account of his first sexual encounter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult....but worth it

    • By Myrna Minkoff on 10-11-10
    • An Adventure History of Paris
    • By: Graham Robb
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Origins

    • How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
    • By: Annie Murphy Paul
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    What makes us the way we are? Some say its the genes we inherit at conception. Others are sure it's the environment we experience in childhood. But could it be that many of our individual characteristicsour health, our intelligence, our temperamentsare influenced by the conditions we encountered before birth? That's the claim of an exciting and provocative field known as fetal origins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book

    • By Melissa on 01-02-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Birth of Modern Politics

    • Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828
    • By: Lynn Hudson Parson
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The 1828 presidential election, which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams, has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered, hot-tempered southwestern frontiersman, trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people, soundly defeated a New England "aristocrat" whose education and political resume were as impressive as any ever seen in American public life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a very good popular history book

    • By D. Littman on 01-29-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The State of Jones

    • The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy
    • By: John Stauffer, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The State of Jones is a true story about the South during the Civil War, the real South. Not the South that has been mythologized in novels and movies, but an authentic, hardscrabble place where poor men were forced to fight a rich man's war for slavery and cotton. In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Confederate Insurrection-Rebellion against Rebels

    • By W Perry Hall on 02-02-14

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Revolution 1989

    • The Fall of the Soviet Empire
    • By: Victor Sebestyen
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    For more than 40 years, communism held eight European nations in its iron fist. Yet by the end of 1989, all of these nations had thrown off communism, declared independence, and embarked on the road to democracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unsurpassed

    • By Mike From Mesa on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Munich, 1938

    • Appeasement and World War II
    • By: David Faber
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting at Munich with the German chancellor Adolf Hitler and was greeted with a hero's welcome. As he paused on the aircraft steps, he held aloft the piece of paper, bearing both his and the Fuhrer's signatures, that contained the promise that Britain and Germany would never go to war with each other again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight into the events of 1938

    • By Carolyn on 05-18-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Beak of the Finch

    • A Story of Evolution in Our Time
    • By: Jonathan Weiner
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Rosemary and Peter Grant and those assisting them have spend 20 years on Daphne Major, an island in the Galapagos, studying natural selection. They recognize each individual bird on the island, when there are 400 at the time of the author's visit or when there are over a thousand. They have observed about 20 generations of finches - continuously.Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating in-depth look at evolution in action

    • By Philip on 05-15-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tropic of Cancer

    • By: Henry Miller
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 609
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      4 out of 5 stars 465
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 465

    Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for 27 years after its first publication in Paris in 1943. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By chris on 09-15-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Losing Mum and Pup

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Christopher Buckley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely Done!

    • By krisjs1767 on 06-27-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Ascent of Money

    • A Financial History of the World
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,722
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,663

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An informative grind

    • By Sigil on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In Defense of Food

    • An Eater's Manifesto
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227

    In the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion - most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we seem to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life and Death

    • By James on 06-03-10

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Methland

    • The Death and Life of an American Small Town
    • By: Nick Reding
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 823
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      4 out of 5 stars 424
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      4 out of 5 stars 431

    Crystal methamphetamine is widely considered to be the most dangerous drug in the world, and nowhere is that more true than in the small towns of the American heartland. Methland tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), which, like thousands of other small towns across the country, has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy, and an out-migration of people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling & terrifying

    • By Veronica on 08-02-10
    • The Death and Life of an American Small Town
    • By: Nick Reding
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 12-23-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 823 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • On Hallowed Ground

    • The Story of Arlington National Cemetery
    • By: Robert M. Poole
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Poole
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    More than just a fascinating account of how Arlington came into being at the end of the Civil War, On Hallowed Ground also tells the story of America as reflected in her greatest national cemetery. The history of the land on which the cemetery is built is as varied as our nation's, evolving from its earliest days as Robert E. Lee's ancestral home to a Union headquarters, a haven for freedmen, and finally a burial ground.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hauntingly Captivating...

    • By M. Stevens on 09-16-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Food of a Younger Land

    • The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Mark Kurlansky's new book takes us back to the food of a younger America. Before the national highway system brought the country closer together, before chain restaurants brought uniformity, and before the Frigidaire meant that frozen food could be stored for longer, the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional. It helped to form the distinct character, attitudes, and customs of those who ate it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps better in print.

    • By Sparkly on 09-11-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Anthill

    • By: E. O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
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      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Inspirational and magical, here is the story of a boy who grows up determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: Man himself. "What the hell do you want?" snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently onto the reputed murderer's property. Fifteen years old, Raff, along with his older cousin, Junior, had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman's 1,000-pound alligator. Thus, begins the saga of Anthill....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You just have to love ants

    • By Kathryn on 10-27-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Mirroring People

    • The New Science of How We Connect with Others
    • By: Marco Iacoboni
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    What accounts for the remarkable ability to get inside another person's head - to know what they're thinking and feeling? "Mind reading" is the very heart of what it means to be human, creating a bridge between self and others that is fundamental to the development of culture and society. But until recently, scientists didn't understand what in the brain makes it possible. This has all changed in the last decade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Mariteje on 03-26-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Great Railway Bazaar

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Viewing the World from a Railway Carriage

    • By R. Wagner on 12-04-09

    Regular price: $32.87