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    • Furious Hours

    • Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    • By: Casey Cep
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
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    Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted - thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Rick on 05-12-19
    • Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    • By: Casey Cep
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 214 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • It Ended Badly

    • Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History
    • By: Jennifer Wright
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 607
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
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      4 out of 5 stars 557

    Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright's It Ended Badly guides you through the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups. In the throes of heartbreak, Emperor Nero had just about everyone he ever loved - from his old tutor to most of his friends - put to death. Oscar Wilde's lover, whom he went to jail for, abandoned him when faced with being cut off financially from his wealthy family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Depends on what you're looking for

    • By newyorkaise on 09-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tudor

    • Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
    • By: Leanda de Lisle
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The Tudors are England's most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle's gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family's obscure Welsh origins and the ordinary man known as Owen Tudor who would fall (literally) into a queen's lap - and later her bed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear and detailed

    • By Tad Davis on 04-13-16
    • Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
    • By: Leanda de Lisle
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 03-30-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Things Our Fathers Saw

    • The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation from Hometown, USA - Voices of the Pacific Theater
    • By: Matthew A. Rozell
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Sean Runnette
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small American community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Decades later, author Matthew A. Rozell tracks down over 30 survivors who fought the war in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to the surrender at Tokyo Bay. The book resurrects firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very powerful

    • By Anonymous User on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pirate Women

    • The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas
    • By: Laura Sook Duncombe
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In the first-ever history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: the Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside - and sometimes in command of - their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t waste your time or credit

    • By CJ on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Kennedy Wives

    • Triumph and Tragedy in America’s Most Public Family
    • By: Amber Hunt, David Batcher
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    The Kennedy wives saw history up close - and made history in some cases. They knew wealth and privilege, but we are bonded to them by losses that are our losses, too. The Kennedy women - fierce, intelligent, and very private - belong to us. Not because of their glamour but because of their grief and misfortunes. The Kennedy Wives takes an unflinching look at the women who married into the Kennedy family and their distinct roles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kennedy Wives

    • By Medmgr11 on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Imagineers of War

    • The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
    • By: Sharon Weinberger
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 77

    The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly 60 years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency's original mission was to create "the unimagined weapons of the future". Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that extend well beyond military technology.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Blandly written story about DARPA politics

    • By Syed on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Rescue Board

    • The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
    • By: Rebecca Erbelding
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    For more than a decade, a harsh Congressional immigration policy kept most Jewish refugees out of America, even as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. In 1944, the US finally acted. That year, Franklin D. Roosevelt created the War Refugee Board and put a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle in charge. Over the next 20 months, Pehle and his team tricked the Nazis, forged identity papers, maneuvered food and medicine into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, laundered money, negotiated ransoms, and funneled millions of dollars into Europe. 

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Drone Warfare

    • Killing by Remote Control
    • By: Medea Benjamin
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Weeks after America invaded Afghanistan in 2002, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the "precision bombs" on which US forces were becoming reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, Benjamin has written this book as a call to action. Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who "pilots" these unmanned planes, who the victims are, and what the legal and moral implications are.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A sad case of ignorance

    • By Thomas P. Hagstrom on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rwanda, Inc.

    • How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World
    • By: Patricia Crisafulli, Andrea Redmond
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Eighteen years after the genocide that made Rwanda international news, yet left it all but abandoned by the West, the country has achieved a miraculous turnaround. Rising out of the complete devastation of a failed state, Rwanda has emerged on the world stage yet again - this time with a unique model for governance and economic development under the leadership of its strong and decisive president, Paul Kagame. Here, Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond look at Kagame’s leadership.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rwanda's growth

    • By Thabo Mosala on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hanoi’s War

    • An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam
    • By: Lien-Hang T. Nguyen
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of US involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war and American intervention ended. This riveting narrative takes the listener from the marshy Mekong Delta swamps to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understanding politics in SE Asia.

    • By Mark U. on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

    • A Biography
    • By: Elaine Showalter
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Julia Ward (1819-1910) was an heiress and aspiring poet when she married Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens to John Brown. But Samuel also wasted Julia's inheritance, isolated and discouraged her, and opposed her literary ambitions. Julia persisted and continued to publish poems and plays while raising six children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT!

    • By Patricia on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Why Baseball Matters

    • By: Susan Jacoby
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Baseball, first dubbed the "national pastime" in print in 1856, is the country's most tradition-bound sport. Despite remaining popular and profitable into the 21st century, the game is losing young fans. Furthermore, baseball's greatest charm - a clockless suspension of time - is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital distraction. These paradoxes are explored by the historian and passionate baseball fan Susan Jacoby in a book that is both a love letter to the game and a tough-minded analysis of the current challenges to its special position in American culture.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen

    • By Michael W. on 01-20-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Case of Abraham Lincoln

    • A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President
    • By: Julie M. Fenster
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1856 Abraham Lincoln was a former congressman who had grown bored with his work as a lawyer, until he was drawn into the murder case that would define his career. This book reveals not only the mystery of the murder case as investigated by Lincoln but also the mystery of Abraham Lincoln as investigated by the author.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what it was advertised to be

    • By Phillip on 06-10-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Chasing Goldman Sachs

    • By: Suzanne McGee
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    How did Wall Street become a self-serving and ultimately destructive profit machine that imploded? Wall Street's real job is to be our "financial utility"---good financial plumbers that funnel capital to companies so the economy can expand and create jobs and also provide the means for individual investors to build portfolios that will increase personal wealth.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wasted Read

    • By Reg on 07-09-10

    Regular price: $29.95