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    • Stalin

    • The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives
    • By: Edvard Radzinsky
    • Narrated by: David McCallum
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The Kremlin intrigues, the private worlds of the Soviet Empire's ruling class, Radzinsky thrillingly brings them to life. And the riddle of that most cold-blooded of leaders, a man for whom nothing was sacred in his pursuit of absolute might, and perhaps the greatest mass murderer in Western history, is solved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book About a Great Tyrant

    • By Moon Man on 05-01-05
    • The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives
    • By: Edvard Radzinsky
    • Narrated by: David McCallum
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-08-99
    • 4 out of 5 stars 179 ratings

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Rockefellers

    • By: Peter Collier, David Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Michael Anthony
    • Length: 30 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who amassed a fortune amid the muck and disorder of the Pennsylvania oil fields and left his son to deal with the public outcry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Long

    • By Rohit on 05-25-07

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Wealth of Nations

    • By: Adam Smith
    • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
    • Length: 35 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    This classic statement of economic liberalism or the policy of laissez-faire was first published in 1776. It is an engrossing analysis of the economic facts of life. Several fundamental principles, many of which are now referred to as axioms, were introduced in this work, the division of labor, supply-and-demand, and free market capitalism being among the most obvious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the effort

    • By Peter on 09-21-04

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A History of the Arab Peoples

    • By: Albert Hourani
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilization - until now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Daunting quantity of information!

    • By Tim on 07-09-05

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Roosevelts

    • By: Peter Collier
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Filled with drama and anecdote, presenting familiar characters in a penetrating new light, The Roosevelts is a soaring tale of triumph over heartbreak and frailty. But it is also a daunting story of the vanity of human wishes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content with disappointing delivery

    • By WendyWoman on 10-09-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Jungles of Memory

    • By: James P. McMullen
    • Narrated by: uncredited, Cotter Smith
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story of war and sanctuary, of beasts and obsession. It is the story of one Vietnam veteran, writer James P. McMullen, whose own salvation came through his struggle to save something else. McMullen lives in the Everglades, and devotes his time to tracking and protecting the endangered Florida Panther. He uses this mission as a way to make peace with his memories of the war.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Forbidden Archeology

    • The Hidden History of the Human Race
    • By: Michael A. Cremo, Richard L. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Laura Lee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    Discover an alternate history to the human race as the authors of Forbidden Archeology challenge one of the most fundamental components of the modern scientific world view. Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson discuss the work of researchers who, over the past 2 centuries, have found bones and artifacts showing that people like ourselves existed on earth millions of years ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great information but need another narrator

    • By Susan on 07-12-12

    Regular price: $9.95

    • When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    • A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace
    • By: Le Ly Hayslip, Jay Wurts
    • Narrated by: Nancy Kwan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    This haunting memoir tells the brutal story of the Vietnam War from the perspective of an innocent victim whose childhood was dominated by violence, devastation, and conflicts between the teachings of her culture and the realities of war. The youngest in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was 12 years old when U.S. helicopters landed in her village. She was raped and "ruined" for marriage by Viet Cong soldiers, imprisoned and tortured by the South Vietnamese, and sentenced to death by the Viet Cong. Ultimately fleeing to the U.S. with her children, she finally found peace, and in 1986, she was reunited with her family in Vietnam. The story of her homecoming, interwoven with her memories of the war years, paints a vivid picture of a noble, optimistic woman and her native country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to listen to

    • By heatherhg on 07-01-07

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Influence of Seapower Upon History

    • By: Alfred T. Mahan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In 1886, the U.S. had no navy to speak of. But it did have Alfred T. Mahan, a captain of the U.S. Navy who had spent much of his career observing the exemplary fleets of the British Empire. At age 46, Mahan was just 10 years short of retirement age when the newly formed Naval and War College at Newport, Rhode Island, asked him to lecture on naval history and tactics. Out of these lectures grew a book that would change the world. It's no exaggeration that The Influence of Seapower Upon History affected the outcome of both great world wars. When it was first published in 1890, prime ministers, kings, admirals, and chancellors eagerly studied its strategies, which England first employed to rule the seas. Likewise, all the major powers have used it to shape imperial policies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor quality recording

    • By Michael on 05-19-10

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Civil War

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    For a person seeking a single volume to serve as a captivating introduction and a dependable guide through all the maze of battles and issues of the Civil War, this is an audiobook without parallel. Bruce Catton understood the Civil War - its participants and battles - and he unfolds it with skill and simplicity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The American Civil War

    • By Keith on 08-11-03

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Patton

    • The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945
    • By: Martin Blumenson
    • Narrated by: William Lavelle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    This detailed and persuasive study by the author of The Patton Papers was described by Patton's daughter Ruth as "an extraordinary book". It is widely considered the best biography ever written of the General, an American hero as compelling as he was complex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Patton the man

    • By Ann on 11-10-03

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lives of the Presidents

    • Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Which barked like a seal? Which joked about dating mummies? Kathleen Krull uses fun and quirky facts to bring to light the human side of the 42 U.S. presidents in this "deliciously gossipy" biography.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ended with Clinton

    • By Nick on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Wright Brothers

    • By: Fred C. Kelly
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Fred C. Kelly, a former newspaperman, author, and an old friend of the Wrights, tells the story of the 2 brilliant, dedicated, flight-obsessed bicycle mechanics from Ohio who first realized mankind's age-old dream of conquering the skies. Long considered the definitive Wright Brothers biography (the manuscript was read and approved by Orville Wright), Kelly's work recounts the Wrights' early history and the complete behind-the-scenes story of how they designed, built, tested, and flew the first "Flyer."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Wright Brothers (Unabridged)

    • By pcwright@prodigy.net on 08-31-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Day of Infamy

    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The listener accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii; looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu; and is enmeshed in the panic, confusion, and heroism of the final attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Story, Great Reading

    • By Chas on 12-07-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Log of a Cowboy

    • A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
    • By: Andy Adams
    • Narrated by: Michael Martin Murphey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    At the young age of 16, Andy Adams left his San Antonio home to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy. Going on long drives with some of the 19th century's hardiest cowboys, he learned his trade through many adventurous years of trial and error. This account of his true experiences includes dusty cattle drives, brandings, stampedes, dangerous river crossings, and remarkable encounters with the Blackfoot, Oglala, and Platte Indian tribes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun

    • By Donna on 12-07-16

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Cowboy Detective

    • A True Story of 22 Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency
    • By: Charles Siringo
    • Narrated by: Michael Martin Murphey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Charles Siringo's riveting narrative tells of the people and events that shaped the legend of America's Wild West. Siringo spent more than 22 years riding with the cattle country's most lawless men. He relied more on instincts and experience than deductive reasoning to survive Idaho labor riots, hunt Appalachian moonshiners, and chase Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch across the Southwest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short story of a man's life.

    • By Charles on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Nixon

    • A Life
    • By: Jonathan Aitken
    • Narrated by: Alan Rachins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Nixon - loathed or admired, the name recalls one of the most extraordinary political survivors in American history. Author Jonathan Aitken interviewed the legendary politician and was granted unprecedented access to his private documents to root out answers to many questions. Why didn't he burn the Watergate tapes? What were his relationships with John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, and Henry Kissinger?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nixon Reconsidered

    • By Linda on 02-05-08

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Don't Know Much About the Civil War

    • Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Best selling author Kenneth C. Davis sheds light on the most riveting details about America's greatest conflict in this fascinating program, providing listeners with everything they "need to know" about the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book for the Civil War Buff

    • By D.Gonzalez on 12-02-04

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Lincoln's Prose

    • Major Works of a Great American Writer
    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: George Vail
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    We think of Lincoln as a great president, but he was also an eloquent and expressive writer and speaker. The superb performance by George Vail conveys Lincoln's depth of thought and feeling through these extraordinary pieces of literature.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Teaching Device

    • By Sarah on 04-20-03

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Lincoln's Letters

    • The Private Man and the Warrior
    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: George Vail
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This collection of Lincoln's letters gives us a glimpse into the inner self of a great American president. After a brief autobiography, the letters appear chronologically, beginning with his courtship and early political life and continuing into the presidency.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pass

    • By Leonard on 02-12-07

    Regular price: $9.95

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