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    • The Mueller Report

    • By: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country’s most seasoned prosecutors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inciteful and insightful

    • By Jeff Lacy on 05-11-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618

    In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An important biography, perfectly told

    • By sarah brown on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $36.50

    • The Girls of Atomic City

    • The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
    • By: Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,008
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,825

    At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians - many of them young women from small towns across the South - were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than Just the Girls

    • By Jane Mcdowell on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

    • Everything You Need to Know about American History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About® History proved Americans don’t hate history—just the dull version that was dished out in school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great history refresher

    • By William on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $44.95

    • Iron Curtain

    • The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
    • By: Anne Applebaum
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 26 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union to its surprise and delight found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Important story, imperfectly executed

    • By jackifus on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • La Passione

    • How Italy Seduced the World
    • By: Dianne Hales
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From the New York Times best-selling author knighted by the president of Italy for her writing, a jubilant exploration of how Italy transformed the Western world's most vibrant passions - from literature to art, music to movies.   

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Forty Autumns

    • A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
    • By: Nina Willner
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family - of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than 40 years and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By AvidReader on 03-24-19
    • A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
    • By: Nina Willner
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-04-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

    Regular price: $28.95

    • American Spartan

    • The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
    • By: Ann Scott Tyson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    Some have called him "Lawrence of Afghanistan". To the Pashtun tribesmen he is "Commander Jim", leader of the "bearded ones". He is Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant, one of the most charismatic and controversial U.S. commanders of modern memory, a man who changed the face of America's war in Afghanistan when his critical white paper, "One Tribe at a Time", went viral at the Pentagon, the White House, and on Capitol Hill in 2009.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE TRUE ARMY OF ONE!!!"THE SPARTAN"

    • By Hunter on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $32.95

    • Bringing Columbia Home

    • The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew
    • By: Michael D. Leinbach, Jonathan H. Ward, Robert Crippen - foreward, and others
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation's eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Consider What You’re Looking For

    • By Jeff Scott on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Princesses Behaving Badly

    • Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
    • By: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    You think you know her story. You've read the Brothers Grimm, you've watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn't be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders - but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their royal closets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rapid-Fire History

    • By Troy on 01-15-14

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Jersey Brothers

    • A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home
    • By: Sally Mott Freeman
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    They are three brothers, all navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war's most crucial moments. Bill is picked by Roosevelt to run his first map room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and antiaircraft officer on the USS Enterprise, one of the only carriers to escape Pearl Harbor and by the end of 1942 the last one left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest and least distinguished of the three, is shuffled off to the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harm's way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Band of Brothers Meets Unbroken-a Remarkable Book

    • By Jack@NYC on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Age of American Unreason

    • By: Susan Jacoby
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, Susan Jacoby dissects a new American cultural phenomenon - one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science. With mordant wit, Jacoby surveys an antirationalist landscape extending from pop culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of "junk thought".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very bad match!

    • By J. D. Portnoy on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Forced Founders

    • Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia
    • By: Woody Holton
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In this provocative reinterpretation of one of the best-known events in American history, Woody Holton shows that when Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other elite Virginians joined their peers from other colonies in declaring independence from Britain, they acted partly in response to grassroots rebellions against their own rule.   

    Regular price: $20.99

    • If You Ask Me

    • Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt
    • By: Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Jo Binker - editor
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than 20 years. In 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on a new career as an advice columnist. She had already transformed the role of first lady with her regular press conferences, her activism on behalf of women, minorities, and youth, her lecture tours, and her syndicated newspaper column. When Ladies Home Journal offered her an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting

    • By CHRISTINE HARTMAN on 02-08-19

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

    • Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About History proved Americans don’t hate history - just the dull version that was dished out in school. Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an “Era of Broken Trust"....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This book misrepresents itself in title & content

    • By Pacbell on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

    • By: Woody Holton
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Woody Holton upends what we think we know of the Constitution's origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate.  

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Glass Universe

    • How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
    • By: Dava Sobel
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Dava Sobel returns with the captivating, little-known true story of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edifying

    • By Jean on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Joan of Arc

    • A Life Transfigured
    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Dreyer, and Robert Bresson. Was she a divinely inspired saint? A schizophrenic? A demonically possessed heretic, as her persecutors and captors tried to prove?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where Biography and Legend Collide

    • By Troy on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Never Call Me a Hero

    • A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway
    • By: N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, Timothy Orr
    • Narrated by: Mike Ortego, Cassandra Campbell, Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    An extraordinary firsthand account of the Battle of Midway by one of its key participants, timed to the 75th anniversary: American dive-bomber pilot "Dusty" Kleiss helped sink three Japanese warships (including two aircraft carriers), received the Navy Cross, and is credited with playing a decisive individual role in determining the outcome of a battle that is considered a turning point in World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the story, disagree with the title.

    • By STC on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $28.95

    • Liberated Spirits

    • Two Women Who Battled Over Prohibition
    • By: Hugh Ambrose, John Schuttler
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, John Schuttler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The passage of the 18th Amendment (banning the sale of alcohol) and the 19th (women's suffrage) in the same year is no coincidence. These two Constitutional amendments enabled women to redefine themselves and their place in society in a way historians have neglected to explore. Liberated Spirits describes how the fight both to pass and later to repeal Prohibition was driven by women, as exemplified by two remarkable women in particular.  

    Regular price: $27.95

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