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    • Bitter Brew

    • The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436

    The engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce—a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the blessings and dark consequences of success. This engrossing, vivid narrative captures the Busch saga through five generations. At the same time, it weaves a broader story of American progress and decline over the past 150 years. It's a cautionary tale of prosperity, hubris, and loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening...

    • By Jeremy McGough on 11-09-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Splendid Savage

    • The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham
    • By: Steve Kemper
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Frederick Russell Burnham's amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world famous as "the American scout". His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds and death-defying military feats that brought him renown and high honors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical-adventure biography

    • By Brandon on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Becoming Myself

    • A Psychiatrist's Memoir
    • By: Irvin D. Yalom
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is 12 and is riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent capstone to a life well lived

    • By James on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Deal

    • My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
    • By: Bill Kreutzmann, Benjy Eisen
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    On their 50th anniversary comes a groundbreaking rock-and-roll memoir by one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For 30 years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent but not great

    • By Monty S on 03-02-16
    • My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
    • By: Bill Kreutzmann, Benjy Eisen
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 06-22-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 336 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Chappaquiddick

    • By: Leo Damore, Howie Carr - foreword
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    A young woman leaves a party with a wealthy US senator. The next morning her body is discovered in his car at the bottom of a pond. This is the damning true story of the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick and of the senator - a 37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy - who left her trapped underwater while he returned to his hotel, slept, and made phone calls to associates. Leo Damore's 1988 national best seller, originally entitled Senatorial Privilege, almost didn't make it into print after its original publisher, Random House, judged it too explosive....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, and inquisitive- narration could be better.

    • By Andrew on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Death of an Altar Boy

    • The Unsolved Murder of Danny Croteau and the Culture of Abuse in the Catholic Church
    • By: E. J. Fleming
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal - a string of assaults taking place within the Catholic Church - exploded in the early 2000s. Despite numerous indications, including 40 claims of sexual misconduct with minors, pointing to him as Croteau's killer, Reverend Richard R. Lavigne remains "innocent." Drawing on more than ten thousand pages of police and court findings and interviews with Danny's friends and family, fellow abuse victims, and church officials, the author uncovers the truth.

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Yes!

    • My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania
    • By: Daniel Bryan, Craig Tello
    • Narrated by: Daniel Bryan, Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 741

    One of WWE's most unlikely champions of all time and also one of its most popular, Bryan has proved to the world and to all of WWE that looks can be deceiving. Just ask anyone who's ever underestimated him…right before he went out and whipped the WWE universe into a frenzy. This is Bryan's behind-the-scenes story told for the first time ever by the "YES!" Man himself – from his beginnings as a child wanting to wrestle to his ten years circling the globe on the independent circuit and his remarkable climb to the upper ranks of WWE.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Daniel Bryan Yes! Craig Tello and Peter Berkrot No!

    • By Petrie on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Ringo

    • With a Little Help
    • By: Michael Seth Starr
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    This book traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as the world's most famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles. Born in 1940 as Richard Starkey in the Dingle, one of Liverpool's most gritty, rough-and-tumble neighborhoods, he rose from a hardscrabble childhood marked by serious illnesses, long hospital stays, and little schooling to emerge, against all odds, as a renowned drummer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Starr Turn

    • By tru britty on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Basketball Junkie

    • A Memoir
    • By: Chris Herren, Bill Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    At basketball-crazy Durfee High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, junior guard Chris Herren carried his family’s and the city’s dreams on his skinny frame. His grandfather, father, and older brother had created their own sports legends in a declining city; he was the last, best hope for a career beyond the shuttered mills and factories. Herren was heavily recruited by major universities, chosen as a McDonald’s All-American, featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story, and at just seventeen years old became the central figure in Fall River Dreams, an acclaimed book about the 1994 Durfee team’s quest for the state championship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks

    • By Henry Shaddock on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • How to Be a Man

    • (and Other Illusions)
    • By: Duff McKagan
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Duff McKagan is one of the most respected survivors in hard rock. In How to Be a Man, he shares the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom - from his time with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living to achieving his personal American dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family, and experiencing what it's like to be winked at by Prince.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good storytelling

    • By Sue on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 1965

    • The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    • By: Andrew Grant Jackson
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    During 12 unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent '60s, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, music historian Andrew Grant Jackson (Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles' Solo Careers) chronicles a groundbreaking year of creativity fueled by rivalries between musicians and continents, sweeping social changes, and technological breakthroughs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting for rock and roll fans

    • By Stephen on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Oracle Bones

    • A Journey Through Time in China
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today, the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Excellent Work

    • By Michael Moore on 12-01-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Scratch Beginnings

    • Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
    • By: Adam Shepard
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    What can you get with 25 dollars and a dream? Adam Shepard graduated from college feeling disillusioned by the apathy around him and was then incensed after reading Barbara Ehrenreich's famous work Nickel and Dimed- a book that gave him a feeling of hopelessness about the working class in America. He set out to disprove Ehrenreich's theory-the notion that those who start at the bottom stay at the bottom-by making something out of nothing to achieve the American Dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant read, nice alternate to Nicked/Dimed

    • By Tom on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Becoming Myself

    • A Psychiatrist's Memoir
    • By: Irvin Yalom
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49

    Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous. The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington, DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Karlien on 06-28-19

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Fins

    • Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    This audiobook chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined. Harleys Earl’s story qualifies as a bona fide American family saga. It began in the Michigan pine forest in the years after the Civil War, traveled across the Great Plains on the wheels of a covered wagon, and eventually settled in Hollywood, California.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Glory Days of Car Design and How it Came About

    • By Jeffrey J. Kemp on 02-26-19
    • Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Empire of Deception

    • The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
    • By: Dean Jobb
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination, Chicago's corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters, and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people (who should have known better) to invest as much as $30 million.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible Tale!

    • By electricblue201 on 10-11-15
    • The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
    • By: Dean Jobb
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Last Cowboy

    • A Life of Tom Landry
    • By: Mark Ribowsky
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 27 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    As the coach during professional football’s most storied era, Tom Landry transformed the gridiron from a no-holds-barred battlefield to the highly-technical chess match it is today. With his trademark fedora and stoic facade, he was a man of faith and few words, for twenty-nine years guiding “America’s Team” from laughingstock to well-oiled machine, with an unprecedented twenty consecutive winning seasons and two Super Bowl titles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great research!

    • By Reyes Baeza Cano on 11-05-15

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Nothing But Money

    • How the Mob Infiltrated Wall Street
    • By: Greg B. Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Forced out of the work-hard, play-hard world of Wall Street following the Crash of ’87, financial analyst Cary Cimino was determined to maintain his lifestyle of luxury and ease. Under the guidance of dubious businessman Jeffrey Pokross, Cimino embarked on an illegitimate underground career as a “financial adviser” to naïve investors. Cimino’s small-time operation soon spiraled into a large-scale crime ring when he and Pokross were reunited and met with Mafia wiseguy Robert Lino. 

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Mission

    • Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe
    • By: Robert Matzen, Leonard Maltin - foreward
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    In March 1941 Jimmy Stewart, America's boy next door and recent Academy Award winner, left fame and fortune behind and joined the United States Army Air Corps to fulfill his family mission and serve his country. He rose from private to colonel and participated in 20 often-brutal World War II combat missions over Germany and France. In mere months the war took away his boyish looks as he faced near-death experiences and the loss of men under his command. The war finally won, he returned home with millions of other veterans to face an uncertain future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Penetrating Telling of Jimmy Stewart's War Years

    • By David on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lessons of Hope

    • How to Fix Our Schools
    • By: Joel Klein
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 2002, New York City's newly elected mayor Michael Bloomberg made a historic announcement: His administration had won control of the city's school system in a first step toward reversing its precipitous decline. In a controversial move, he appointed Joel Klein, an accomplished lawyer from outside the education establishment, to lead this ambitious campaign. Lessons of Hope is Klein's inside account of his eight-year mission of improvement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More about Klein than the work

    • By The Alchemist on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $27.99

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