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    • The Last Godfather

    • The Rise and Fall of Joey Massino
    • By: Simon Crittle
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As head of the Bonanno clan, Joey Massino was the last don, and ran his world with an iron hand - until he got hit with a murder rap, and turned on his own people. Here, for the first time, is his shocking true story - a glimpse inside the world of organized crime that we may never see again.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • A Mind at Play

    • How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
    • By: Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal text of the Digital Revolution. That work allowed scientists to measure and manipulate information as objectively as any physical object. His work gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted more information about Information Theory

    • By Bonny on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

    • By: Herbert P. Bix
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 29 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix describes what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by narration

    • By night owl on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Northland

    • A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border
    • By: Porter Fox
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. Travel writer Porter Fox spent two years exploring its length by canoe, freighter, and car - and in Northland, he delivers the little-known history of the region and a riveting account of his travels. Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures; recounts the rise and fall of the iron, wheat, and timber industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; and tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen - great narrator

    • By Jonathan on 01-10-19
    • A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border
    • By: Porter Fox
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 07-31-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Freedom's Detective

    • The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror
    • By: Charles Lane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

     Freedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction-era US Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. Whitle. 

    • The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror
    • By: Charles Lane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 04-09-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Doing Time Like a Spy

    • How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison
    • By: John Kiriakou
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a 30 month prison sentence. His crime: blowing the whistle on the CIA's use of torture on al Qaeda prisoners. Doing Time Like a Spy is Kiriakou's memoir of his 23 months in prison. Using 20 life skills he learned in CIA operational training, he was able to keep himself safe and at the top of the prison social heap. It is at once a searing journal of daily prison life and an alternately funny and heartbreaking commentary on the federal prison system. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I paid for a prison blog

    • By Matt Chambers on 05-28-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hershey

    • Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
    • By: Michael D'Antonio
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this compelling biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio gives us the real-life rags-to-riches story of Milton S. Hershey, a largely uneducated businessman whose idealistic sense of purpose created an immense financial empire, a town, and a legacy that lasts to this day.    

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Benchmark for Chartiable, Rich Men

    • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 01-30-19
    • Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
    • By: Michael D'Antonio
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Henry Clay

    • The Essential American
    • By: David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full at last in this rich and sweeping biography.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • "probably" "possibly" "maybe" "could have"

    • By Pat on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Unknown Henry Miller

    • A Seeker in Big Sur
    • By: Arthur Hoyle
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of this career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned "Paris" books - beginning with Tropic of Cancer - were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene. Until then he had toiled in relative obscurity and poverty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In-depth on the 2nd major phase of Miller's career

    • By Jeremy Hatch on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hubert Humphrey

    • The Conscience of the Country
    • By: Arnold A. Offner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Hubert Humphrey was one of the great liberal leaders of postwar American politics, yet because he never made it to the Oval Office, he has been largely overlooked by biographers. Historian Arnold A. Offner has explored vast troves of archival records to recapture Humphrey's life, giving us previously unknown details of the vice president's fractious relationship with Lyndon Johnson, showing how Johnson colluded with Richard Nixon to deny Humphrey the presidency, and describing the most neglected aspect of Humphrey's career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Biography

    • By Jean on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Last Night in the OR

    • A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey
    • By: Bud Shaw
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4 out of 5 stars 88

    The 1980s marked a revolution in the field of organ transplants, and Bud Shaw, MD, who studied under Tom Starzl in Pittsburgh, was on the front lines. Now retired from active practice, Dr. Shaw relays gripping moments of anguish and elation, frustration and reward, despair and hope in his struggle to save patients. He reveals harshly intimate moments of his medical career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Expect alot of bad language!

    • By Lynn on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Speechwriter

    • A Brief Education in Politics
    • By: Barton Swaim
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
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      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Everyone knows this kind of politician: a charismatic maverick who goes up against the system and its ways, but thinks he doesn't have to live by the rules. Using his experience as a speechwriter, Barton Swaim tells the story of a band of believers who attach themselves to this sort of ambitious narcissist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A well-written complainers guide

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-03-15

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Grace

    • A Biography
    • By: Thilo Wydra, Rachel Hildebrandt (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    This comprehensive biography draws from previously unreleased photographs and documents from the Grimaldi family archive and, for the first time, access to the letters between Kelly and Hitchcock. It is also based on interviews with Kelly’s companions and relatives, including an exclusive interview with Prince Albert II of Monaco.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grace: A biography

    • By ABDULLAH GHAEDI on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Father, the Pornographer

    • A Memoir
    • By: Chris Offutt
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    When Andrew Offutt died, his son, Chris, inherited a desk, a rifle, and 1,800 pounds of pornographic fiction. Andrew had been considered the "king of 20th-century smut", with a writing career that began as a strategy to pay for his son's orthodontic needs and soon took on a life of its own, peaking during the 1970s, when the commercial popularity of the erotic novel reached its height. With his dutiful wife serving as typist, Andrew wrote from their home in the Kentucky hills, locked away in an office no one dared intrude upon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • His father was president of SFWA from 78-80.

    • By E in Atlanta on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Being Elvis

    • A Lonely Life
    • By: Ray Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America. In Being Elvis, veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world's most loved singer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my first choice for Elvis biography

    • By Jeff42 on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Glenn Miller Declassified

    • By: Dennis M. Spragg
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    On December 15, 1944, Maj. Alton Glenn Miller, commanding officer of the Army Air Force Band (Special), boarded a plane in England bound for France with Lt. Col. Norman Francis Baessell. Somewhere over the English Channel the plane vanished. No trace of the aircraft or its occupants has ever been found. To this day Miller, Baessell, and the pilot, John Robert Stuart Morgan, are classified as missing in action. Weaving together cultural and military history, Glenn Miller Declassified tells the story of the musical legend Miller and his military career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Listener beware!

    • By David on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Under the Cover of Light

    • The Extraordinary Story of USAF COL Thomas "Jerry" Curtis's 7 1/2 -Year Captivity in North Vietnam
    • By: Carole Engle Avriett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In 1965, Col. Thomas "Jerry" Curtis's helicopter was shot down over North Vietnam. He was immediately captured and spent seven and a half years confined in a filthy cell at the notorious Hanoi prison camp. Thousands of miles from home and unable to communicate with his wife and children, Jerry endured months of solitary confinement, suffocating heat, freezing cold, grueling physical and psychological torture, constant hunger, and unimaginable mental duress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • powerful story from a p o w in Vietnam.<br />

    • By Daniel Guzman on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Eisenhower vs. Warren

    • The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties
    • By: James F. Simon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In Eisenhower vs. Warren, two-time New York Times Notable Book author James F. Simon examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that "dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren." This momentous, poisonous relationship is presented here at last in one volume. Compellingly written, Eisenhower vs. Warren brings to vivid life the clash that continues to reverberate in political and constitutional debates today. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very deceptive title

    • By H. N. T. on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lincoln in the World

    • The Making of A Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
    • By: Kevin Peraino
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This audiobook delves into six distinct episodes that helped to define the character of a Lincolnian foreign policy: his debate, as a young congressman, with law partner Billy Herndon over the conduct of the Mexican war; his conflict with William Seward over the control of the State Department; his standoff with Britain's Lord Palmerston during the Trent crisis of 1861; his race with Karl Marx to master the new art of molding public opinion; his deadlock with Napoleon III over the French occupation of Mexico; and John Hay's post-assassination battle to define Lincoln's legacy.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Brainstorm

    • A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm
    • By: Robert Wintner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Nine million Americans are touched by aneurysms during their lifetimes. This is one story of love. Brainstorm is the candid and powerful memoir of the author's harrowing experience of an aneurysm and his road to recovery. It is a journey of love and devotion and a clash of medical beliefs and countercultures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I thought I this book was for me... sadly, not so.

    • By DabOfDarkness on 11-15-15
    • A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm
    • By: Robert Wintner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 03-17-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95