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    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340

    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW! What a fascinating story!

    • By martha on 12-17-13
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Path to Power

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 40 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,016
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,840
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,834

    This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just fantastic...

    • By Casper Paludan on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Means of Ascent

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,542
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,376
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,379

    Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "If You Do Everything, You'll Win"

    • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Conscious Capitalism

    • Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
    • By: John Mackey, Raj Sisodia, Bill George
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today's best-known and most-successful companies, they illustrate how these two forces can - and do - work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reaches the core of how a business should be run.

    • By Elias Papadopoulos on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,070

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • combine these into one book

    • By Hoppie on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 896
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712

    Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged history

    • By Nick on 02-19-07

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 3 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,037
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 854

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL BOOK - BADLY PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE

    • By PS on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Passage of Power

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 32 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,952
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,944

    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From Powerful to Powerless

    • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 2 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 975
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 816
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 816

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful majority leader in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Glitchy recording great story.

    • By Tom S. on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Andrew Carnegie

    • By: David Nasaw
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 747
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    The Scottish-born son of a failed weaver and a mother who supported the family by binding shoes, Andrew Carnegie was the embodiment of the American dream. In his rise from a job as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory to being the richest man in the world, he was single-minded, relentless and a major player in some of the most violent and notorious labor strikes of the time. The prototype of today's billionaire, he was a visionary in the way he earned his money and in the way he gave it away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Although author hates Carnegie, I grew to love him

    • By David on 07-23-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Franklin and Winston

    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one: a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together and exchanging nearly two thousand messages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Franklin and Winston Review

    • By Ronald Hull on 01-29-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • American Caesar

    • Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 31 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665

    Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur. They either worship him or despise him. Now, in this superb book, one of our most outstanding writers, after a meticulous three-year examination of the record, presents his startling insights about the man. The narrative is gripping, because the general's life was fascinating. It is moving, because he was a man of vision. It ends, finally, in tragedy, because his character, though majestic, was tragically flawed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Honest Portrayal of a Flawed Hero

    • By Wolfpacker on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Courage to Act

    • A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath
    • By: Ben S. Bernanke
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to public service in Washington's halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate, however - the burst of the housing bubble in 2007 set off a domino effect that would bring the global financial system to the brink of meltdown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Way, way deep into the weeds...

    • By farmhouselady on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Double Helix

    • A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    • By: James D. Watson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Roger Clark
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 545

    By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous account of the double helix discovery

    • By David on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Madison's Gift

    • Five Partnerships That Built America
    • By: David Stewart
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, he blended his talents with those of key partners. It was Madison who led the drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed for an effective new government as his patron George Washington lent the effort legitimacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent history of our nation's founding

    • By JJay on 02-23-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Life on the Mississippi [Blackstone]

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    The Mississippi River, known as “America’s River” and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. The popularity of Twain’s steamboat and steamboat pilot on the ever-changing Mississippi has endured for over a century. A brilliant amalgam of remembrance and reportage, by turns satiric, celebratory, nostalgic, and melancholy, Life on the Mississippi evokes the great river that Mark Twain knew as a boy and young man and the one he revisited as a mature and successful author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Whispersync deal

    • By Ben on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

    • The Complete and Authoritative Edition
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 434

    The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain’s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was expecting...

    • By SHolland10 on 01-30-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Stalin

    • The Kremlin Mountaineer
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Paul Johnson, the most celebrated popular historian of our time, takes a scalpel to Stalin, whom he considers "one of the outstanding monsters of history." Johnson sets forth the essence of Stalin’s life, character, and career. "It has been a hateful task, which has caused me much pain and disgust," he writes with characteristic candor. "But it has been a duty I have performed not without a certain grim satisfaction."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but Valuable

    • By J D Williams on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

    • By: Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 658
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 565

    At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Newspapers proclaimed his genius in glowing personal profiles and quipped that “the doctor has been called” because the great man “has not invented anything since breakfast.” But Edison's greatest invention may have been his own celebrity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Jean on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 330

    From printer's apprentice to internationally famous scientist, inventor, statesman, legislator, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin led a most remarkable life. Seldom is history so well articulated by someone who was there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By LuVogt on 01-09-06

    Regular price: $19.95

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