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    • The Three Lives of James Madison

    • Genius, Partisan, President
    • By: Noah Feldman
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 34 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician, he cofounded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cogently organized, meticulously balanced

    • By Diana Black Kennedy on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $52.50

    • Andrew Jackson

    • His Life and Times
    • By: H.W. Brands
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great tale, superbly read

    • By Elizabeth on 03-26-08

    Regular price: $55.95

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 778
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. This is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Morbid Terrorists?

    • By Jack on 11-11-08
    • Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 778 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The People's Tycoon

    • Henry Ford and the American Century
    • By: Steven Watts
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford's outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By John on 04-26-09

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Rush

    • Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father
    • By: Stephen Fried
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In the summer of 1776, 56 men put their quills to a dangerous document they called the Declaration of Independence. Among them was a 30-year-old doctor named Benjamin Rush. One of the youngest signatories, he was also, among stiff competition, one of the most visionary. From improbable beginnings as the son of a Philadelphia blacksmith, Rush grew into an internationally renowned writer, reformer, and medical pioneer who touched virtually every page in the story of the nation's founding. He was Franklin's protégée, the editor of Common Sense, and Washington’s surgeon general.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The narration problem can be corrected

    • By Sandra L. on 09-27-18
    • Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father
    • By: Stephen Fried
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Mellon

    • An American Life
    • By: David Cannadine
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 35 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each. Following a boyhood in 19th-century Pittsburgh, during which he learned from his Scotch-Irish immigrant father the lessons of self-sufficiency and wealth accumulation, Andrew Mellon overcame painful shyness to become one of America's greatest financiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Detailed Biography

    • By IRP on 04-17-07

    Regular price: $55.93

    • My Descent into Death

    • A Second Chance at Life
    • By: Howard Storm
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    Howard Storm, an avowed atheist, was awaiting emergency surgery when he realized that he was at death's door. Storm found himself out of his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below. Next, rather than going "toward the light", he found himself being torturously dragged to excruciating realms of darkness and death, where he was physically assaulted by monstrous beings of evil. His description of his pure terror and torture is unnerving in its utter originality and convincing detail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fresh perspective on Christian faithwalk

    • By J. Dampier on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Autobiography of Santa Claus

    • By: Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 407

    Jump on Santa's sleigh for a journey through 17 centuries of Christmas magic!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History and Christmas

    • By Mara on 12-14-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • American Lion

    • Andrew Jackson in the White House
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Jon Meacham, in American Lion, has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency and America itself. Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't handle the melodrama or the narrator

    • By Dog Lover on 03-03-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Eisenhower

    • The White House Years
    • By: Jim Newton
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    If you think of our 34th president as little more than the babysitter-in-chief during the prosperous fifties, think again. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed an atomic bomb and was the first American president not to use it. He ground down Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism until both became, as he said, "McCarthywasm".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A simpler time?

    • By Ray on 11-12-11

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Duel

    • The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
    • By: Judith St. George
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college - one at Princeton, the other at Columbia - and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and opprobrium for the other?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hamilton

    • By Becky Hofer on 04-02-17
    • The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
    • By: Judith St. George
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 10-04-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $10.50

    • A Concise Biography of Adolf Hitler

    • By: Thomas Fuchs
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A unique biography, organized by subject areas to provide quick access to key facts and illuminating anecdotes about Hitler and his malevolent career. A must listen for anyone interested in a gaining a deeper understanding of one of the most hated figures in modern history

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book ....

    • By Alan on 12-20-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Inventor and the Tycoon

    • A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
    • By: Edward Ball
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59

    One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen entertainments of all kinds. Yet the artist and inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial is one of the early instances of a media sensation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a challenge to listen to

    • By Andy on 07-14-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. This is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World.

    • Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rogue Rabbi

    • A Spiritual Quest - From Seminary to Ashram and Beyond
    • By: Jerry Steinberg
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The fascinating story of a man whose exploration in spiritual existence has not been limited to his life as a rabbi, this autobiography shares Jerry Steinberg’s experience down a path less traveled. Revealing an understanding of God that goes beyond the conventional, the memoir contributes to a different perception of the world today - an open-eyed and open-minded view that will resonate with readers of any religious or spiritual background.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique Story and Perspective

    • By mp on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Mellon

    • An American Life
    • By: David Cannadine
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government, and philanthropy, leaving his transformative stamp on each. Following a boyhood in 19th-century Pittsburgh, during which he learned from his Scotch-Irish immigrant father the lessons of self-sufficiency and wealth accumulation, Andrew Mellon overcame painful shyness to become one of America's greatest financiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Money and Mucked up Marriage in the Gilded Age

    • By Janice on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.93