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    • In the Name of the Children

    • An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators
    • By: Jeffrey L. Rinek, Marilee Strong
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
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      4 out of 5 stars 263
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    In the Name of the Children gives an unflinching look at what it's like to fight a never-ending battle against an enemy far more insidious than terrorists: the predators, lurking amongst us, who seek to harm our children. During his 30-year career with the FBI, Jeff Rinek worked hundreds of investigations involving crimes against children: from stranger abduction to serial homicide to ritualized sexual abuse. Those who do this kind of work are required to plumb the depths of human depravity, to see things no one should ever have to see - and once seen can never forget.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious listening...

    • By Jeny Kennedy on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Tank Rider

    • Into the Reich with the Red Army
    • By: Evgeni Bessonov, Bair Irincheev - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Tank Rider is the riveting memoir of Evgeni Bessonov telling of his years of service at the vanguard of the Red Army and daily encounters with the German foe. He brings large-scale battles to life, recounts the sniping and skirmishing that tried and tested soldiers on both sides, and narrates the overwhelming tragedy and horror of apocalyptic warfare on the Eastern Front. So much of the Soviet experience of World War II remains untold, but this memoir provides an important glimpse into some of the most decisive moments of this overlooked history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish more about the Soviet POV was written.

    • By brian on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The German Aces Speak II

    • World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
    • By: Colin D. Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis, Dr. Dennis Showalter - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    In The German Aces Speak II, Heaton and Lewis paint a picture of the war through the eyes of four more of Germany's most significant pilots, put together from numerous interviews personally conducted by Heaton from the 1980s through the 2000s. The four ex-Luftwaffe fighter aces bring the past to life as they tell their stories about the war, their battles, their off-duty lives, their lives after the war, and perhaps most importantly, how they felt about serving under the Nazi leadership of Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent follow up to the first book

    • By Anonymous User on 06-26-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism

    • My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad
    • By: Peter J. Hotez, Arthur L. Caplan - foreword
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In 1994, Peter Hotez's 19-month-old daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed with autism. Dr. Hotez, a pediatrician-scientist who develops vaccines for neglected tropical diseases affecting the world's poorest people, became troubled by the decades-long rise of the influential anti-vaccine community and their inescapable narrative around childhood vaccines and autism. Hotez draws on his experiences as a pediatrician, vaccine scientist, and father of an autistic child to outline the arguments on both sides of the debate.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was looking for

    • By jake m. on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • John Brown, Abolitionist

    • The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
    • By: David S. Reynolds
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Few historical figures are as intriguing as John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery and single-handedly changed the course of American history. This brilliant biography of Brown (1800-1859) by the prize-winning critic and cultural biographer David S. Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and triggered the Civil War. When does principled resistance become anarchic brutality? How can a murderer be viewed as a heroic freedom fighter? The case of John Brown opens windows on these timely issues.

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Find Me Unafraid

    • Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum
    • By: Kennedy Odede, Jessica Posner
    • Narrated by: Korey Jackson, Mandy Siegfried, P.J. Ochlan (foreword)
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      5 out of 5 stars 113

    Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. With a foreword by Nicholas Kristof.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen - so inspiring!

    • By Trish Narus on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Confessions

    • A New Translation
    • By: Saint Augustine, Jack Miles - foreward, Peter Constantine - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This long-awaited translation of Confessions, which Stephen Greenblatt describes as central to the legacy of Adam and Eve, enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity. No modern, well-versed literature lover can call her education complete without having listened to Augustine’s Confessions. One of the most original works of world literature, it is the first autobiography ever written, influencing writers from Montaigne to Rousseau, Virginia Woolf to Gertrude Stein.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • SERIOUS Problems in the Constantine work

    • By William Powers on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sicilian Splendors

    • Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart
    • By: John Keahey
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Small towns are a joy

    • By michael on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shark Drunk

    • The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean
    • By: Morten Stroksnes
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At 26 feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: Its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Havboks

    • By Stephen on 07-08-17
    • The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean
    • By: Morten Stroksnes
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 06-27-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 50 Licks

    • Myths and Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones
    • By: Peter M. Fornatale
    • Narrated by: Bernard Corbett, Dan Woren, Napoleon Ryan, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Behold the Rolling Stones: run-ins with the law, chart-topping successes, and now the World's Greatest Continually Operating Rock and Roll Band. 50 Licks tells the story of the Stones, right from its very origins. On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song-the Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil's answer to the sainted Beatles.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lost Book of Mormon

    • A Journey Through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri
    • By: Avi Steinberg
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Today The Book of Mormon, one of the most widely circulating works of American literature, continues to cause controversy - which is why most of us know very little about the story it tells. Avi Steinberg wants to change that. A fascinated nonbeliever, Steinberg spent a year and a half on a personal quest, traveling the path laid out by Joseph's epic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narration I've ever heard.

    • By Steve on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

    • Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
    • By: Zac Bissonnette
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    There has never been a craze like Beanie Babies. The $5 beanbag animals with names like Seaweed the Otter and Gigi the Poodle drove millions of Americans into a greed-fueled frenzy as they chased the rarest Beanie Babies, whose values escalated weekly in the late 1990s. A single Beanie Baby sold for $10,000, and on eBay the animals comprised 10 percent of all sales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • King of Crushed Dreams

    • By Carole T. on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Boy Who Played with Fusion

    • Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star
    • By: Tom Clynes
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In The Boy Who Played with Fusion, science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor Wilson's extraordinary journey - from his Arkansas home, where his parents fully supported his intellectual passions; to a unique Reno, Nevada, public high school just for academic superstars; to the present, when now 19-year-old Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Jean on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The First Soldier

    • Hitler as Military Leader
    • By: Stephen G. Fritz
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Führer's erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed books on the era, Stephen Fritz upends this characterization of Hitler as an ill-informed fantasist and demonstrates the ways in which his strategy was coherent and even competent.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Memoirs

    • By: Tennessee Williams
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media - though long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candor about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America's greatest living playwright were called "a raw display of private life" by the New York Times Book Review. As it turns out, Williams' look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once seemed.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • On the Edge of Nowhere

    • By: James Huntington, Lawrence Elliott
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Thus, Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land. Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must care for his younger siblings. A courageous and inspiring man, Huntington hunts wolves, fights bears, survives close calls too numerous to mention, and becomes a championship sled-dog racer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A legacy indeed

    • By shane on 06-24-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Inseparable

    • The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
    • By: Yunte Huang
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were "discovered" in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story, Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen who gained their freedom and traveled the backroads of rural America to bring "entertainment" to the Jacksonian mobs.

    • The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
    • By: Yunte Huang
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Arthur

    • The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home
    • By: Mikael Lindnord
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When the team left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realized that he didn't want to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming

    • By P. Garwood on 01-14-19
    • The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home
    • By: Mikael Lindnord
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk

    • By: Palden Gyatso, Tsering Shakya - translator, The Dalai Lama - foreword
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Palden Gyatso was born in a Tibetan village in 1933 and became an ordained Buddhist monk at 18 just as Tibet was in the midst of political upheaval. When Communist China invaded Tibet in 1950, it embarked on a program of "reform" that would eventually affect all of Tibet's citizens and nearly decimate its ancient culture. In 1967, the Chinese destroyed monasteries across Tibet and forced thousands of monks into labor camps and prisons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • eye opening account of the state of Tibet

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Autumn in Venice

    • Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
    • By: Andrea di Robilant
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his 50th birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant - whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists - re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship.

    Regular price: $27.99

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