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    • Kelly

    • More Than My Share of It All
    • By: Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, Maggie Smith, Brig. Gen. Leo P. Geary USAF (ret.) - foreword
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed "Skunk Works" cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Amazing Grace

    • William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853

    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Marvelous Story Gloriously Told

    • By Douglas on 02-24-13
    • William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wild Bill

    • The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, Mo., - the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger the Wild West. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game. Best-selling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of Western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly exciting & informative!

    • By Robert Lowe on 03-01-19
    • The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
    • By: Tom Clavin
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 115 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rabid

    • A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
    • By: Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,198

    The most fatal virus known to science, rabies kills nearly 100 percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite science read this year.

    • By Sparkly on 10-06-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Great Halifax Explosion

    • A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
    • By: John U. Bacon
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    From best-selling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima. On Monday, December 3, 1917, the French freighter SS Mont-Blanc set sail from Brooklyn carrying the largest cache of explosives ever loaded onto a ship, including 2,300 tons of picric acid, an unstable, poisonous chemical more powerful than TNT.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! What a story!

    • By Samuel Shurtleff on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $28.95

    • John Quincy Adams

    • By: Harlow Giles Unger
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

    He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of La Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Adams as a towering figure in the nation’s formative years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and well written.

    • By Gotta Tellya on 08-20-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ratification

    • The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
    • By: Pauline Maier
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned late in the summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be ratified by specially elected conventions in at least nine states. Pauline Maier recounts the dramatic events of the ensuing debate in homes, taverns, and convention halls, drawing generously on the speeches and letters of founding fathers, both familiar and forgotten, on all sides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Adam on 09-29-11

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Shot All to Hell

    • Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape
    • By: Mark Lee Gardner
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    It was the most famous bank robbery of all time, involving the legendary James-Younger gang's final shocking holdup - the infamous Northfield Raid - and the thrilling two-week chase that followed. Mark Lee Gardner, author of the critically acclaimed To Hell on a Fast Horse, takes us inside Northfield's First National Bank and outside to the streets as Jesse James and his band of outlaws square off against the heroic citizens who risked their lives to defeat America's most daring criminals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The old west outlaw comes alive.

    • By Dennis on 10-25-13

    Regular price: $25.95

    • Strong Men Armed

    • The United States Marines Against Japan
    • By: Robert Leckie
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on the subject

    • By j on 12-10-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Polar Bear Expedition

    • The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919
    • By: James Carl Nelson
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    An extraordinary lost chapter in the history of World War I: the story of America’s year-long invasion of Russia, in which a contingency of brave soldiers fought the Red Army and brutal conditions during the fall and winter of 1918-1919. 

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Improv

    • An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up
    • By: Budd Friedman, Tripp Whetsell, Jay Leno - foreword
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In 1963, 30-year-old Friedman - who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer - opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal? Simply to make a living, and if all went according to plan, to also make enough professional contacts to be able to mount his first Broadway show within a year's time. Later shortened to the Improv, its first West 44th Street location was in a seedy section of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very informative

    • By OBK on 05-26-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Crusader

    • General Donn Starry and the Army of His Times
    • By: Mike Guardia, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey - foreword
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In this new biography of General Donn Starry, armor officer Mike Guardia examines the life and work of this pioneering, crusading officer using extracts from interviews with veterans and family and from Starry's personal papers. 

    Regular price: $15.43

    • City of the Century

    • The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
    • By: Donald L. Miller
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Here, witness Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world's most explosively alive cities by 1900. Donald Miller's powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago's wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and journalists, and its staggering engineering projects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great history of Chicago

    • By Joe on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A Foot Soldier for Patton

    • The Story of a "Red Diamond" Infantryman with the US Third Army
    • By: Michael C. Bilder, James Bilder
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    A rarely frank account of the US infantry experience in northern Europe, A Foot Soldier for Patton takes the listener from the beaches of Normandy through the giddy drive across France to the brutal battles on the Westwall, in the Ardennes, and finally to the conquest of Germany itself. Patton's army is best known for dashing armored attacks; its commander combining the firepower of tanks with their historic lineage as cavalry. But when the Germans stood firm, the greatest fighting was done by Patton's long undersung infantry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bringing history to life!

    • By Mikki M. on 06-21-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lusitania

    • Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age
    • By: Greg King, Penny Wilson
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the 20th century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old. Yet an encounter with a primitive German U-Boat sent her and her gilded passengers to their tragic deaths.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative

    • By Jean on 03-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Go-Go Years

    • The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
    • By: John Brooks, Michael Lewis (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot, who lost $450 million in one day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful, illuminating, puckish

    • By Philo on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Terror in the City of Champions

    • Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit
    • By: Tom Stanton
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens - even, possibly, a beloved athlete.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting stories but oversold

    • By Theron Schultz on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Charlatan

    • America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam
    • By: Pope Brock
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    This is the enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men. "Doctor" John Brinkley became a world renowned authority on sexual rejuvenation in the 1920s, with famous politicians and even royalty asking for his services.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • nix the narrator

    • By susan nenadic on 02-08-09
    • America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam
    • By: Pope Brock
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 02-18-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 213 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Disunion!

    • The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859
    • By: Elizabeth R. Varon
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. As Elizabeth R. Varon shows, "disunion" connoted the dissolution of the republic - the failure of the founders' effort to establish a stable and lasting representative government. For many Americans in both the North and the South, disunion was a nightmare, a cataclysm that would plunge the nation into the kind of fear and misery that seemed to pervade the rest of the world.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hal Moore

    • A Soldier Once…and Always
    • By: Mike Guardia
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 61

    Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America's true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore's first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill.

    Regular price: $19.95

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