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    • Vinny Gorgeous

    • The Ugly Rise and Fall of a New York Mobster
    • By: Anthony M. DeStefano
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A vain man of good looks, small means, and no family links to the mob, Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano steadily worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to the clink in 2003. But at a time when the Mob was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, Basciano obeyed the code of La Cosa Nostra. "I got faith in one guy," he told a group of mobsters during a secretly taped meeting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Details

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-16-19

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Deviant

    • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

    From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation - and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of true crime

    • By E F on 07-17-16
    • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Pray for Me

    • The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope from the Americas
    • By: Robert Moynihan
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    On March, 13, 2013, 115 cardinals elected for the first time a pope from outside of Europe. Pope Francis, a native of Argentina, is not just the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere; he is also the first Jesuit to ever hold the Chair of Peter. Now, a leading expert on the papacy provides the ultimate introduction to this new pope, including biographical information and an absorbing collection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's most persuasive words.

    • The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope from the Americas
    • By: Robert Moynihan
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 05-27-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Murder of Sonny Liston

    • Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights
    • By: Shaun Assael
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    On January 5, 1971, Sonny Liston was found dead in his home - of an apparent heroin overdose. But no one close to Liston believed that his death was accidental. Digging deep into a life that Liston tried hard to hide, Shaun Assael treats the boxer's death as a cold case. The result is a riveting whodunit that evokes a glorious and grimy era of Las Vegas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Boxing Legends Story

    • By TANYA on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • After

    • The Battle Has Just Begun
    • By: R.J. Belle
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate, Alex Hyde-White, Betsy Baker, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Meet eight combat-injured men who sustained life-altering injuries. Hear eight inspiring stories of heroism and the re-building of independent, productive and fulfilling lives after seemingly impossible circumstances. This project looks at the struggles of these incredible men to reshape their lives after combat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving

    • By Jan on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Terrible Swift Sword

    • The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of 20th-century warfare.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Full of history but just a little long

    • By Dennis on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • NFL Brawler

    • A Player-turned-Agent's 40 Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League
    • By: Ralph Cindrich
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    NFL Brawler is a raucous first-person account of an NFL under siege by the game's first player turned agent, Ralph Cindrich, the original "Blind Side" agent. This entertaining pro football memoir takes listeners behind the scenes of the game's most important and outrageous drafts, deals, and trades; takes on NFL scandals by telling it like it is; and takes listeners closer to the real action of the sport - from locker rooms to boardrooms and into the worlds of agents and players - than any book to date.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book very inspiring

    • By Travis on 04-22-16
    • A Player-turned-Agent's 40 Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League
    • By: Ralph Cindrich
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 08-31-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Ship the Kids on Ahead

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, James Foster, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    We all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling their eyes. William Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit, provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different and fun

    • By erobbins33 on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Criminal and an Irishman

    • The Inside Story of the Boston Mob - IRA Connection
    • By: Patrick Nee, Richard Farrell, Michael Blythe
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    A Criminal and an Irishman is the story of Pat Nee's life as an Irish immigrant and Southie son, a Marine, a convicted IRA gun smuggler, and a former violent rival and then associate of Whitey Bulger. His narrative transports the listener into the criminal underworld, inside planning and preparation for an armored car heist, inside gang wars and revenge killings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting for fans of the genre

    • By Paul on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Squared Circle

    • Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling
    • By: David Shoemaker
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    A breakthroughexamination of professional wrestling - its history, its fans, and its widercultural impact - that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavymetal

    The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker'swriting for both Deadspin, where hestarted the column "Dead Wrestler of the Week" - a feature on the many wrestlingsuperstars who died too young because of the abuse they subjected their bodiesto - and Grantland,where he covers the pro-wrestling world and its place in the pop culturemainstream. Shoemaker's sports writing has since struck a nerve withgenerations of wrestling fans who, like him, grew up worshiping a sport oftenderided as "fake" in the wider culture. To them, these professional wrestlingsuperstars are not just heroes but an emotional outlet and the lens throughwhich they learned to see the world.

    Starting in the early 1900s and exploring the path of prowrestling in America through the present day, The Squared Circle is thefirst book to acknowledge both the sport's broader significance and wrestlingfans' keen intellect and sense of irony. Divided into eras, each section offersa snapshot of the wrestling world, profiles some of the period's preeminentwrestlers, and examines the sport's influence on our broader culture. Throughthe brawling, bombast, and bloodletting, Shoemaker argues that pro wrestlingcan teach us about the nature of performance, audience, and, yes, art.

    Full of unknown history, humor, and self-deprecatingreminiscence - but also offering a compelling look at the sport's rightful placein pop culture - The Squared Circle is the book that legions of wrestlingfans have been waiting for. In it, Shoemaker teaches us to look past thespandex and body slams to see an art form that can explain the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories, bad editing

    • By Andrew B on 06-13-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • My Fight / Your Fight

    • By: Ronda Rousey
    • Narrated by: Ronda Rousey, R.C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star, describes her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey's account of the toughest fights of her life - in and outside the Octagon - reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, and the secret behind her undefeated UFC record.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly written

    • By Denise French on 11-20-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The President Street Boys

    • Growing Up Mafia
    • By: Frank DiMatteo
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Frank DiMatteo was born into a family of mob hit men. His father and godfather were shooters and bodyguards for infamous Mafia legends, the Gallo brothers. His uncle was a capo in the Genovese crime family and bodyguard to Frank Costello. Needless to say, DiMatteo saw and heard things that a boy shouldn't see or hear. He knew everybody in the neighborhood. And they knew him...and his family. And does he have some wild stories to tell....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dont get if you dont know some back ound already

    • By h w on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Slobberknocker

    • My Life in Wrestling
    • By: Jim Ross, Paul O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Jim Ross, R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 935
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 933

    There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first seen it on his grandparents' TV.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply a blast from the past.

    • By josh w on 01-15-19

    Regular price: $24.95