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    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 571

    The year is 1942. World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and a plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer, Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police Sergeant Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting Story

    • By Mega Amazon.commer on 01-22-19
    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 616 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Longitude

    • By: Dava Sobel
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Neil Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 577

    In 1714, England's Parliament offered a huge reward to anyone whose method of measuring longitude could be proven successful. The scientific establishment--from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton--had mapped the heavens in its certainty of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had been able to do on land. And the race was on....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To hear Neil Armstongs Voice

    • By Boots on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Louis XIV

    • The Power and the Glory
    • By: Josephine Wilkinson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This stylish and incisive narrative presents listeners with a fresh perspective on one of the most fascinating kings in European history. Louis XIV's story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts, and a central character who is handsome and romantic, but with a frighteningly dark side to his character.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Jewel House

    • Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution
    • By: Deborah E. Harkness
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 60
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      3 out of 5 stars 52
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      3 out of 5 stars 53

    Best-selling author Deborah E. Harkness explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, barber-surgeons, midwives, instrument makers, mathematics teachers, engineers, alchemists, and other experimenters, she contends, formed a patchwork scientific community whose practices set the stage for the Scientific Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great history!

    • By Elizabeth on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • City of Light, City of Poison

    • Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 511
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      4 out of 5 stars 464
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      4 out of 5 stars 464

    Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world", the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light. The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historic non-fiction

    • By Josette Luvmour on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • To Marry an English Lord

    • By: Gail MacColl, Carol McD. Wallace
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
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      4 out of 5 stars 272
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      4 out of 5 stars 272

    From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles - just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details-plus quotes and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette - To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Great on Audio

    • By Lynne on 03-10-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mayflower

    • The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America
    • By: Rebecca Fraser
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony is one of the seminal events in world history. But the poorly equipped group of English Puritans who ventured across the Atlantic in the early autumn of 1620 had no sense they would pass into legend. They had 80 casks of butter and two dogs but no cattle for milk, meat, or ploughing. They were ill prepared for the brutal journey and the new land that few of them could comprehend.

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Six Women of Salem

    • The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
    • By: Marilynne K. Roach
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. By the end of the trials, beyond the 20 who were executed and the five who perished in prison, 207 individuals had been accused, 74 had been "afflicted", 32 had officially accused their fellow neighbors, and 255 ordinary people had been inexorably drawn into that ruinous and murderous vortex, and this doesn't include the religious, judicial, and governmental leaders.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • hard to follow with the speaker <br />

    • By Michelle Jackson on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Story of Egypt

    • The Civilization That Shaped the World
    • By: Joann Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The story of the world's greatest civilization - spanning thousands of years - is full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories of a constantly evolving society peopled with inventors, heroes and heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Egyptian history is fascinating, this book is not.

    • By Mary Elizabeth Reynolds on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Shadow Warriors of World War II

    • The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE
    • By: Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold - until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent telling of a story of women's strength, courage and intelligence

    • By Ralph's mother on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Careless People

    • Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
    • By: Sarah Churchwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 98
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      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting audiences across the world. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail the relation of Fitzgerald's classic to the chaotic world he in which he lived. Fitzgerald set his novel in 1922, and Careless People carefully reconstructs the crucial months during which Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald returned to New York in the autumn of 1922.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating study of the Fitzgeralds and Jazz Age

    • By Sand on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Trip to Echo Spring

    • On Writers and Drinking
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six of America's finest writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. All six of these men were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • The Dogs of War

    • The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs
    • By: Lisa Rogak
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Military working dogs gained widespread attention after Cairo participated in the SEAL Team 6 mission that led to Osama bin Laden's death. Before that, few civilians realized that dogs served in combat, let alone that they could parachute from thirty thousand feet up. The Dogs of War reveals the amazing range of jobs that our four-legged soldiers now perform, examines the dogs' training and equipment, and sets the record straight on those rumors of titanium teeth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Amazing What Those Dogs do!

    • By Leslie-Ann on 11-13-12
    • The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs
    • By: Lisa Rogak
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-25-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Looking for Mr. Smith

    • The Quest for the Truth Behind The Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told
    • By: Linda Willis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    For the first time, the truth behind the best-selling adventure narrative The Long Walk.

    Since 1956, The Long Walk has been, for many, the symbol of an immense love of freedom and has become one of the greatest true-life adventure stories of all time. The harrowing story about a group of POWs who escaped a labor camp in Siberia and walked to freedom in India during WWII deeply affected thousands of its readers, and Linda Willis was one of those moved by the story. But she had questions about its authenticity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining and enlightening

    • By Patricia Ferrer on 04-15-18
    • The Quest for the Truth Behind The Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told
    • By: Linda Willis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 02-18-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Reformation for Armchair Theologians

    • By: Glen Sunshine
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This listenable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation provides a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. The and the inclusion of "Questions for Discussion" and "Suggestions for Further Reading" make this book excellent for study groups, or as a refresher "course" for students - and even as a good starting point for those interested in the larger discipline of church history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun, Quick jaunt through the Reformation!

    • By Gus on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95