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    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,035
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,780
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,771

    Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Oleg Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings listeners deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lost almost a nights sleep to this... and well worth it.

    • By George Smith on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Napoleon

    • A Life
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489

    Andrew Roberts' Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a dynamo!

    • By Tad Davis on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $48.95

    • A Spy Among Friends

    • Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

    Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War - while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a spy novel

    • By Kate M. on 08-15-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Long Walk

    • The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
    • By: Slavomir Rawicz
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    Twenty-six-year-old cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and sent to the Siberian Gulag. In the spring of 1941, he escaped with six of his fellow prisoners, including one American. Thus began their astonishing trek to freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring and absorbing

    • By A. Millard on 05-30-07

    Regular price: $19.99

    • My Twenty-Five Years in Provence

    • Reflections on Then and Now
    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    A celebration of 25 years of Provençal living - of lessons learned and changes observed - with his final book, Peter Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful as always

    • By V T Abel on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Darkest Hour

    • How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
    • By: Anthony McCarten
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584

    May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to prime minister, and the horrors of Blitzkrieg witness one Western European democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away. It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Jean on 12-06-17
    • How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
    • By: Anthony McCarten
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 659 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Running with the Kenyans

    • Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
    • By: Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    Whether running is your recreation, your religion, or just a spectator sport, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you. Part travelogue, part memoir, this mesmerizing quest to uncover the secrets of the world’s greatest runners - and put them to the test - combines practical advice, a fresh look at barefoot running, and hard-won spiritual insights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • His Curiosity is Contagious

    • By Sharlene on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Istanbul

    • Memories and the City
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy - or hüzün - that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible pronunciation

    • By K. Jaynes on 02-25-18
    • Memories and the City
    • By: Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 04-09-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

    Regular price: $33.95

    • The Auschwitz Volunteer

    • Beyond Bravery
    • By: Jarek Garlinski (translator), Witold Pilecki
    • Narrated by: Marek Probosz, Jarek Garlinski, Ken Kliban, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    In 1940, the Polish Underground wanted to know what was happening inside the recently opened Auschwitz concentration camp. Polish army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered to be arrested by the Germans and report from inside the camp. His intelligence reports, smuggled out in 1941, were among the first eyewitness accounts of Auschwitz atrocities: the extermination of Soviet POWs, its function as a camp for Polish political prisoners, and the "final solution" for Jews. Pilecki received brutal treatment until he escaped in April 1943; soon after, he wrote a brief report....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The bar of manhood

    • By Rhea on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Prince of Darkness

    • The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire
    • By: Shane White
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    In Prince of Darkness, a groundbreaking and vivid account, eminent historian Shane White reveals the larger-than-life story of a man who defied every convention of his time. He wheeled and dealed in the lily white business world, he married a white woman, he bought a mansion in rural New Jersey, he owned railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride, and generally he set his white contemporaries' teeth on edge when he wasn't just plain outsmarting them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to.

    • By Kayode Parham on 12-10-16
    • The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire
    • By: Shane White
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 93 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Paul McCartney

    • A Life
    • By: Peter Ames Carlin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    The best-selling author of the definitive biography of former Beach Boy Brian Wilson offers new insight into the life and music of Paul McCartney, one of the world's most popular and influential musicians. Informed by new, exclusive interviews with friends, bandmates, and collaborators, the book describes McCartney's many triumphs as well as his failures, from the Beatles era through his decade with Wings and his subsequent solo career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great...But

    • By Diego on 05-02-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Light & Shade

    • Conversations with Jimmy Page
    • By: Brad Tolinski
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass, John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books; yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir nor cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By Sandra on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Escape from Stalag Luft III

    • The True Story of My Successful Great Escape: The Memoir of Bob Vanderstok
    • By: Bram Vanderstok
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    On the night of March 24, 1944, Bram Vanderstok was number 18 of 76 men who crawled beyond the barbed wire fence of Stalag Luft III in Zagan, Poland. His memoir sets down his wartime adventures before being incarcerated in Stalag Luft III and then, in extraordinary detail, describes various escape attempts which culminated with the famous March breakout.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Provence A-Z

    • A Francophile's Essential Handbook
    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A review of all things "Provencale"

    • By Dennis on 08-13-08
    • A Francophile's Essential Handbook
    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-19-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 124 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Hypochondriacs

    • Nine Tormented Lives
    • By: Brian Dillon
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Charlotte Brontë found in her illnesses, real and imaginary, an escape from familial and social duties and the perfect conditions for writing. The German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber believed his body was being colonized and transformed at the hand of God and doctors alike. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of disease. Glenn Gould claimed a friendly pat on his shoulder had destroyed his ability to play piano....

    Regular price: $18.16

    • What Blest Genius

    • The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare, 2nd Edition
    • By: Andrew McConnell Stott
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In September 1769, 3,000 people descended on Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the artistic legacy of the town's most famous son, William Shakespeare. Attendees included the rich and powerful, the fashionable and the curious, eligible ladies and fortune hunters, and a horde of journalists and profiteers. For three days, they paraded through garlanded streets, listened to songs and oratorios, and enjoyed masked balls. It was a unique cultural moment - a coronation elevating Shakespeare to the throne of genius. Except it was a disaster....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Invisible Wall

    • A Love Story That Broke Barriers
    • By: Harry Bernstein
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    This enchanting true story, written when the author was 93, is a moving tale of working-class life, the social divide, and forbidden love on the eve of the first World War. The narrow street on which Harry grew up appeared identical to countless other working-class English neighborhoods, except for the invisible wall that ran down the center of the street, dividing the Jewish families on one side from the Christians on the other.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Powerful Tale

    • By Sara on 11-29-13

    Regular price: $17.61

    • The Lineup

    • The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre, John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the backstories on all the different novels!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Alexander the Great

    • The Hunt for a New Past
    • By: Paul Cartledge
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 B.C.), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting World History.

    • By Steve B on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Alexander the Great

    • His Life and His Mysterious Death
    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In Alexander the Great, Anthony Everitt judges Alexander’s life against the criteria of his own age and considers all his contradictions. We meet the Macedonian prince who was naturally inquisitive and fascinated by science and exploration, as well as the man who enjoyed the arts and used the poet Homer’s great epic, the Iliad, as a bible. As his empire grew, Alexander exhibited respect for the traditions of his new subjects and careful judgment in administering rule over his vast territory. But his career also had a dark side. 

    Regular price: $31.50

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