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    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444

    Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history. Learn intimate details of Elizabeth's childhood, her courtship and marriage, and the tragic moments following the death of Princess Diana. Born a minor royal in 1926, Elizabeth is now the longest-reigning British monarch and also the most recognizable woman in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable...

    • By Mckai on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,960
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,244

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • The Mueller Report

    • By: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country’s most seasoned prosecutors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Report Starts with Chapter 4

    • By SummerRay on 04-21-19

    Regular price: $28.34

    • America Before

    • The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Stunning new archaeological discoveries in North America together with new genetic evidence have launched a revolution in our understanding of the remote past of our species and of the origins of civilization. Graham Hancock, the internationally best-selling author has been overwhelmingly vindicated by recent discoveries. America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization is a mind-dilating exploration of the mystery of ancient civilizations, amazing archaeological discoveries, and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 🙃

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-19

    Regular price: $46.89

    • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, John Slattery, Nick Offerman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

    From the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman we could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with instrumental Americans of the time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Already waiting for Sarah Vowell's next adventure

    • By Michael on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Say Nothing

    • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 585

    In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as "The Troubles". Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Researched and Hopeful Book

    • By Miona on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Saving Bravo

    • The Greatest Rescue Mission in Navy SEAL History
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    The untold story of the most important rescue mission not just of the Vietnam War, but the entire Cold War: one American aviator who knew our most important secrets crashed behind enemy lines and was sought by the entire North Vietnamese and Russian military machines. One Navy SEAL and his Vietnamese partner had to sneak past them all to save him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a story!

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,859
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,563

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

    • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Case for Trump

    • By: Victor Davis Hanson
    • Narrated by: David Lertham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 410

    From an award-winning historian and regular Fox contributor, the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history - and why America needs him now more than ever. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful! Insightful! a great primer for 2020

    • By Ernest Olivas on 04-10-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Code Name: Lise

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    The year is 1942. World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and a plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer, Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police Sergeant Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe this was real

    • By stuartjash on 01-24-19
    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • By: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 370 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
    • By: Sonia Purnell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended for all women, young & old

    • By KathrynVB on 04-22-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,891

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to stop listening

    • By Michael on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Right Stuff

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure: namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid Narration of One of My Favorite Books

    • By M. Clarke on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Sawbones Book

    • The Horrifying, Hilarious Road to Modern Medicine
    • By: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy
    • Narrated by: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571

    Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this - and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gross and Entertaining Medical History

    • By Becky Roe on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Point of It All

    • A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
    • By: Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Krauthammer - editor
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Krauthammer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 437

    Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy - this is the most profound work yet by the legendary writer and thinker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By robert on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $27.95

    • A People's History of the United States

    • Highlights from the Twentieth Century
    • By: Howard Zinn
    • Narrated by: Matt Damon, Howard Zinn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 997
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, Zinn's A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of, and in the words of, its women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country's greatest battles (labor laws, women's rights, racial equality) were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Something

    • By Heather on 03-03-06

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,373
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,491

    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story all should know, not all can endure

    • By Daniel on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $31.95

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,508

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars

    • By mark harris on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,989
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,216

    In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Fingerprints of the Gods

    • The Quest Continues
    • By: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872

    Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book with excellent narration!

    • By Linda SB on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $24.51

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