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    • Our Man

    • Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A five star experience on a great problem solver

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-18-19
    • Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 129 ratings

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Hunting the Jackal

    • A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism
    • By: Billy Waugh, Tim Keown
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    For more than half a century, Special Forces and CIA legend Billy Waugh dedicated his life to tracking down and eliminating America's most virulent enemies. Operating from the darkest shadows and most desolate corners of the world, he made his mark in many of the most important operations in the annals of US Spec Ops. He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hunting the Jackal - epic accounting of SOF/SOG and CIA IV

    • By Eric on 01-08-18
    • A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism
    • By: Billy Waugh, Tim Keown
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 248 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blue Highways

    • A Journey into America
    • By: William Least Heat-Moon
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new Mark Twain... this is a great book

    • By Mr. on 01-25-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Mission, the Men, and Me

    • Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
    • By: Pete Blaber
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

    As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DELTA Adventures with Everyday Tactical Advice

    • By Billy on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

    • The Life of General James Mattis
    • By: Jim Proser
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    The first in-depth look at the marine hero who has become one of the most beloved and admired men in America today: Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In this illuminating biography, Jim Proser looks beyond Mattis’ professional competence to focus on the driving element behind Mattis’ success: his unimpeachable character - a formidable personal integrity that fosters universal confidence. Proser carefully examines the events of Mattis’ life and career to reveal a man who leads with insight, humor, fighting courage, and fierce compassion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • God Bless Our Warriors, Our Protecters

    • By R Lewis Cordell on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Double Cross

    • The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America
    • By: Sam Giancana, Chuck Giancana, Tim Newark - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    One of the most feared Chicago mobsters, Sam Giancana, clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is awful. Constantly lowers his voice to a almost whisper making it extremely hard to hear unless very loud.

    • By Mr.K on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Exile on Front Street

    • My Life as a Hells Angel...and Beyond
    • By: George Christie
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    After 40 years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger's yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Geat story -awkward narration

    • By Wilson Edwards on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Log from the Sea of Cortez

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    The Log from the Sea of Cortez is the exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts. Drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, it is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Book

    • By Stuart on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • I'm Staying with My Boys

    • The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
    • By: Jim Proser, Jerry Cutter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men. At Iwo Jima he single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round. He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one extraordinary hard fighting Marine

    • By Chris on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Evil That Men Do

    • FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators
    • By: Stephen G. Michaud, Roy Hazelwood
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Twenty-two years in the FBI, 16 of them as a member of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. Roy Hazelwood, like many investigators, has seen it all. But unlike most, he's gone further into the dark and twisted psyches of serial killers and sadistic sexual offenders and has emerged as one of the world's foremost experts on the sexual criminal. Acclaimed true-crime writer Stephen G. Michaud takes you into the heart of Hazelwood's work through dozens of startling cases, including those of the Lonely Heart Killer, the "Ken and Barbie" killings, and the Atlanta Child Murders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and an enjoyable read.<br />

    • By Carly alisa Russell on 02-05-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Heinrich Himmler

    • The SS, Gestapo, His Life and Career
    • By: Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to the “science” of racial purity and the belief in the superiority of the Aryan people.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jean on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In Search of Captain Zero

    • A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road
    • By: Allan C. Weisbecker
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his longtime friend and surfing companion, Christopher, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Christopher's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, and the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Surf Adventure Story

    • By charlie on 05-23-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Gotti's Rules

    • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
    • By: George Anastasia
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don", John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant style and brutal ways, an image perpetuated in popular Mafia mythology. John Alite, a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gottis, has a very different story to tell.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Garbage read

    • By Ray on 09-02-15
    • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
    • By: George Anastasia
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-27-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 219 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Wrestling Life

    • The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable
    • By: Dan Gable, Scott Schulte
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book for wrestling fans

    • By Gift Card Recipient on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Titanic Thompson

    • The Man Who Bet on Everything
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974) traveled with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. He won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and dangerous games of his own invention. He killed five men and married five women, each one a teenager on her wedding day. He ruled New York's underground craps games in the 1920s and was Damon Runyon's model for slick-talking Sky Masterson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Steve on 09-09-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • One of a Kind

    • The Story of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, the World's Greatest Poker Player
    • By: Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Stuey Ungar dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the east coast. Bankrolled by the Genovese crime family, Ungar went on to win the World Series of Poker a record three times. Then his luck began to run out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly One Of A Kind...

    • By Kasper on 06-16-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Darkest Hour: John Alite

    • Former Mafia Enforcer for John Gotti and the Gambino Crime Family
    • By: S.C. Pike
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    A college baseball scholarship was his way out of the inner city, but his dreams of going pro were crushed by an arm injury. John Alite was forced to return home to the only life he knew, where having to live on the streets of New York meant one thing - earning how to survive. From a young age, he found himself influenced by the wrong crowd. Enticed by the wealth, power, and prestige of the mafia, he immersed himself in a world that was foreign to most. But the cold, bitter truth was he was expendable, and his sworn allegiance was rewarded with betrayal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • All his childhood, no mafia content whatsoever...

    • By Blake on 03-04-19

    Regular price: $17.43

    • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    • By: John Callahan
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    In 1972, at the age of 21, John Callahan was involved in a car crash that severed his spine and made him a quadriplegic. A heavy drinker since the age of 12, the accident could have been the beginning of a downward spiral. Instead, it sparked a personal transformation. After extensive physical therapy, he was eventually able to grasp a pen in his right hand and make rudimentary drawings. By 1978, Callahan had sworn off drinking for good and begun to draw cartoons. Over the next three decades, Callahan would become one of the nation's most beloved cartoonists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • George Washington

    • The Wonder of the Age
    • By: John Rhodehamel
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man - who first achieved fame in his early twenties - is inextricably bound to his mythic status.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected for an unabridged book

    • By David Osborne Jr. on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Making of Donald Trump

    • By: David Cay Johnston
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663

    The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to power and prominence. Covering the long arc of Trump's career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens, New York, would become an entirely new and complex breed of public figure. Trump is a man of great media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and political clout. Yet, his career has been plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversy

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative, brief.

    • By Isaac Sherman on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $20.97

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