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    • 12 Strong

    • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
    • By: Doug Stanton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857

    12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Narrator

    • By Julie-Ana on 12-31-16
    • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
    • By: Doug Stanton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 12-07-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027 ratings

    Regular price: $28.30

    • Sh*tshow!

    • The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
    • By: Charlie LeDuff
    • Narrated by: Charlie LeDuff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President - at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and best-selling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Examinations of the aftermath from the scene

    • By josh on 05-23-18
    • The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
    • By: Charlie LeDuff
    • Narrated by: Charlie LeDuff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Directorate S

    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, best-selling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow At Times But Always Horrifying And Engaging

    • By Gillian on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Looming Tower

    • Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Wright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Looming Tower

    • By S Foster on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Big Short

    • Inside the Doomsday Machine
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,190

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My Favorite Analysis

    • By Michael on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 13 Hours

    • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,634

    13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written factual accounting of a horrific day and night

    • By Jimmy & Kellie on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Collusion

    • How Central Bankers Rigged the World
    • By: Nomi Prins
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this searing exposé, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Packed with tantalizing details about the elite players orchestrating the world economy, Collusion takes the listener inside the most discreet conversations at exclusive retreats like Jackson Hole and Davos. A work of meticulous reporting and bracing analysis, Collusion will change the way we understand the new world of international finance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fair history survey, lazy characterizations

    • By Philo on 05-09-18
    • How Central Bankers Rigged the World
    • By: Nomi Prins
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Echo in Ramadi

    • The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City
    • By: Scott A. Huesing
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, 250 marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq, during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Their experience: like being in hell. Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes listeners back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching stories of the lives of our Marines

    • By Alicia A. Scaglione on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Future Is History

    • How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Masha Gessen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia" ( The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The author is an international treasure

    • By ThreeGems on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • No Easy Day

    • The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
    • By: Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,870
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,901

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear

    • By Darwin8u on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Legacy of Ashes

    • The History of the CIA
    • By: Tim Weiner
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,978
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,458

    This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last 60 years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America's confidence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read/Listen

    • By Jim on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Only Thing Worth Dying For

    • How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan
    • By: Eric Blehm
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914

    The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the most important mission in the early days of the Global War on Terror, when the men on the ground knew little about the enemy - and their commanders in Washington knew even less. With unprecedented access to surviving members of ODA 574, key war planners, and Karzai himself, award-winning author Eric Blehm cuts through the noise of politicians and high-level military officials to narrate, for the first time, a story of uncommon bravery and terrible sacrifice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story about the rise of Karzai.

    • By jrrich on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Black Flags

    • The Rise of ISIS
    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728

    Pulitzer Prize, General nonfiction, 2016. When Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much learned

    • By mike flavin on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A History of the United States in Five Crashes

    • Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation
    • By: Scott Nations
    • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history in the vein of the works of Michael Lewis and Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial executive and CNBC contributor examines the five most significant stock market crashes in the United States over the past century, revealing how they have defined the nation today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid telling of crucial history

    • By Philo on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Age of Ambition

    • Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
    • By: Evan Osnos
    • Narrated by: Evan Osnos, George Backman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 992
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863

    As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come back when you have a warrant!

    • By Neuron on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

    • By: Dakota Meyer, Bing West
    • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out 100 men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, 21 year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Memoir

    • By Jean on 06-26-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Relentless Strike

    • The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command
    • By: Sean Naylor
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 968

    Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that, during the past decade, has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines and those that have remained in the shadows - until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units - Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, the 75th Ranger Regiment - as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meticulous

    • By Buddha Weatherby on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Too Big to Fail

    • By: Andrew Ross Sorkin
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

    A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Revealing

    • By Laura on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Five Days at Memorial

    • Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
    • By: Sheri Fink
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,285
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

    In the tradition of the best writing on medicine, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the listener into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read

    • By Sharon on 09-13-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Return of Marco Polo's World

    • War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic and deep reading that ranges from the lessons of Thucydides and Sun Tzu to contemporary outcomes in the Middle East, Robert D. Kaplan makes a powerful case for what timeless principles and factors should shape America's role in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essays on the Region of the Silk Road

    • By Jeff Beardsley on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $28.00

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