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    • Lone Survivor

    • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
    • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,092
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,112

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True Tale of Courage and Honor

    • By docJ on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Service

    • A Navy SEAL at War
    • By: Marcus Luttrell
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,627

    Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this book ~ add it to your must read list!!

    • By HYoung on 05-18-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lone Survivor

    • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
    • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

    In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Michael on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mr. Lincoln's Army

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton. The first book in Bruce Catton's Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln's Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very poor reader with great material

    • By L or D Day on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Out of the Clouds

    • By: Linda Carroll, David Rosner
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top - and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Taking readers on a crowd-pleasing ride with Stymie and Jacobs, Out of the Clouds unwinds a real-life Horatio Alger tale of a dauntless team and its working-class fans who lived vicariously through the stouthearted little colt they embraced as their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent read

    • By Tanya on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Glory Road

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 92

    In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton - one of America's most honored Civil War historians - once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. As the War Between the States moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George "Little Mac" McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the hope that greeted Burnside's ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, horrible reader!

    • By Patrick on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Nonzero

    • The Logic of Human Destiny
    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    At the beginning of Nonzero, Robert Wright sets out to "define the arrow of the history of life, from the primordial soup to the World Wide Web." Twenty-two chapters later, after a sweeping and vivid narrative of the human past, he has succeeded and has mounted a powerful challenge to the conventional view that evolution and human history are aimless.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Nice Follow-Up...

    • By Douglas on 12-18-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Grant Takes Command

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 103

    This conclusion of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's acclaimed Civil War history of General Ulysses S. Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant's bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg - a victory that wrested control of the Mississippi River from Southern hands - President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to the head of the Army of the Potomac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Writing, Poor Narration

    • By Derek on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Brothers Forever

    • The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a Navy Seal That Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice
    • By: Thomas Manion, Tom Sileo
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 180

    Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, the President of the United States stood in Arlington National Cemetery. In his Memorial Day address, he extolled the courage and sacrifice of the two young men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, these two best friends and former roommates were now buried together - "brothers forever".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of true heroism!

    • By Bryan on 05-29-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Well-Regulated Militia

    • The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America
    • By: Saul Cornell
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bitter controversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong. Cornell, a leading constitutional historian, shows that the Founders understood the right to bear arms as neither an individual nor a collective right, but as a civic right.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Watchman's Rattle

    • Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction
    • By: Rebecca D. Costa
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Why can't we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve? Rebecca Costa confronts - and offers a solution to - these questions in her highly anticipated and game-changing book, The Watchman's Rattle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Macro Perspective on Complexity and Cognition

    • By Roy on 11-05-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Devil That Never Dies

    • The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism
    • By: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Antisemitism never went away, but since the turn of the century it has multiplied beyond what anyone would have predicted. In The Devil That Never Dies, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen reveals the unprecedented, global form of this age-old hatred; its strategic use by states; its powerful appeal to individuals and groups; and how technology has fueled the flames that had been smoldering prior to the millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Devastating, despite a few flaws

    • By Adam S. Glantz on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Decatur's Wake

    • The Fateful Rivalry Behind the Lightning Defeat of Barbary Terror
    • By: Daniel Wattenberg
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Since the founding of the United States, the Barbary pirates of North Africa threatened with impunity American lives, commerce, and honor on the high seas. But in 1815, Commodore Stephen Decatur led a charge to victory. The Second Barbary War, as it became known, helped define American foreign policy and consolidate its naval power. In Decatur's Wake: The Fateful Rivalry Behind the Lightning Defeat of Barbary Terror, Daniel Wattenberg shows us how.

    Regular price: $14.95