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    • Raising Men

    • Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons
    • By: Eric Davis, Dina Santorelli - contributor
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

    After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions that could obscure his whereabouts for months at a time. Without a father figure in his own life since the age of 15, Eric was desperate to maintain the bonds he'd fought so hard to forge when his children were young - particularly with his son, Jason, because he knew how difficult it was to face the challenge of becoming a man on one's own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, insightful, funny and humbling.

    • By Steven on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • A Different Mirror

    • A History of Multicultural America
    • By: Ronald Takaki
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounts the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States---Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others---groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Necessary Mirror

    • By R.S. on 05-16-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • War Against All Puerto Ricans

    • Revolution and Terror in America's Colony
    • By: Nelson A. Denis
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 241

    In 1950, after over 50 years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: Assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am puertorican....

    • By Norelis on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Level Zero Heroes

    • The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
    • By: Michael Golembesky, John R. Bruning
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 843
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765

    Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban’s grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointingly hard to listen to

    • By Glenn on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Dagger 22

    • U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
    • By: Michael Golembesky
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527

    The unforgiving Afghan winter settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and rest until the new spring fighting season began. No chance of that - this winter would be different.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, but...

    • By Donovan Russian on 10-10-16
    • U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
    • By: Michael Golembesky
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 09-20-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 568 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Untold History of the United States

    • By: Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 36 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world’s best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented "people’s history" of the American empire that challenges the notion of American exceptionalism. Stone and Kuznick will introduce listeners to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book but felt biased...

    • By Anthony S. McComas on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Twilight War

    • The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran
    • By: David Crist
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    For the past three decades, the United States and Iran have been engaged in an unacknowledged secret war. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations to the brink of open warfare. Drawing upon unparalleled access to senior officials and key documents of several US administrations, David Crist, a senior historian in the federal government, breaks new ground in virtually every section of The Twilight War. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most authoritative book on conflict on Iran, hands down.

    • By David Free on 07-14-19
    • The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran
    • By: David Crist
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $27.26

    • 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

    • The Arsenal of Democracy

    • FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
    • By: A. J. Baime
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

    The Arsenal of Democracy tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour”. Critics scoffed: Ford didn’t make planes; they made simple, affordable cars. But bucking his father’s resistance, Edsel charged ahead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edsel Ford, a tragic hero

    • By TG on 12-21-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • The Fall of Wisconsin

    • The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
    • By: Dan Kaufman
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Fall of Wisconsin is a deeply reported, searing account of how the state’s progressive tradition was undone and turned into a model for national conservatives bent on remaking the country. Dan Kaufman, a Wisconsin native who has been covering the story for several years, traces the history of progressivism that made Wisconsin so widely admired. Kaufman reveals how the “divide-and-conquer” strategy of Governor Scott Walker and his allies pitted Wisconsin’s citizens against one another, so powerful corporations and donors could effectively take control of state government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, some minor pronunciation issues.

    • By MegWaltz on 01-02-19
    • The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
    • By: Dan Kaufman
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Incendiary

    • The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
    • By: Michael Cannell
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall - for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters "FP" and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 16 Years NYC Held Hostage

    • By in1ear (John Row) on 04-27-17
    • The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
    • By: Michael Cannell
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 131 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom

    • Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution
    • By: Christopher S. Wren
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom, Christopher S. Wren overturns the myth of Ethan Allen as a legendary hero of the American Revolution and a patriotic son of Vermont and offers a different portrait of Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. Based on original archival research, this is a groundbreaking account of an important and little-known front of the Revolutionary War, of George Washington (and his good sense), and of a major American myth.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ethan Allen's story is pretty complicated

    • By DWD on 03-28-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • If We Can Keep It

    • How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved
    • By: Michael Tomasky
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. “One of America’s finest political commentators” (Michael J. Sandel), Tomasky ranges across centuries and disciplines to show how America has almost always had two dominant parties that are existentially, and often violently, opposed. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What makes America great

    • By RockCity on 03-12-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Hitler in Los Angeles

    • How Jews and Their Spies Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
    • By: Steve Ross
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill the city's Jews and to sabotage the nation's military installations: plans existed for hanging 20 prominent Hollywood figures such as Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Samuel Goldwyn; for driving through Boyle Heights and machine-gunning as many Jews as possible; and for blowing up defense installations and seizing munitions from National Guard armories along the Pacific Coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Paul on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Village

    • By: Bing West
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Few American battles have been so extended, savage, and personal. A handful of Americans volunteered to live among six thousand Vietnamese, training farmers to defend their village. Such "Combined Action Platoons" (CAPs) are not a lost footnote about how the war could have been fought; only the villagers remain to bear witness. This is the story of 15 resolute young Americans matched against two hundred Viet Cong; how a CAP lived, fought, and died; and why the villagers remember them to this day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable read!

    • By Jonathan P. Showalter on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • On Wave and Wing

    • The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier
    • By: Barrett Tillman
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    What defended the US after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft carriers. For 70 years, these ships remained a little-understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing, Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these floating leviathans and offers a nuanced analysis of the largest man-made vessel in the history of the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 100th Anniversary of the Aircraft Carrier

    • By Jean on 08-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Razzle Dazzle

    • The Battle for Broadway
    • By: Michael Riedel
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people, money, and power that reinvented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way - and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too long and boring in spite of a vibrant subject

    • By harry rohme on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

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