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    • The Hiding Place

    • By: Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,521
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,157
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,164

    At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By Gma Cat on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Distant Mirror

    • The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 28 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

    The 14th century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, once you get into it

    • By E. Smakman on 11-30-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The March of Folly

    • From Troy to Vietnam
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    In The March of Folly, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchman details four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No stone left unturned

    • By peter on 04-13-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Guns of August

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Mike From Mesa on 10-28-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Russka

    • The Novel of Russia
    • By: Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 39 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 478

    Russka is the story of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of Russia. From a single riverside village situated at one of the country’s geographic crossroads, Russia’s Slav peasant origins are influenced by the Greco-Iranian, Khazar, Jewish, and Mongol invasions. Unified by this one place, the many cultures blend to form a rich and varied tapestry. Rutherfurd’s grand saga is as multifaceted as Russia itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Historical Novel

    • By Angelyn S. Furst on 10-22-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

    • The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
    • By: The Countess of Carnarvon
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 521

    Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS series, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By jill on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Proud Tower

    • A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 712
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    The fateful quarter-century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate. The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history

    • By Doug on 02-18-07

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Seamstress

    • By: Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324

    Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overcome with Emotion

    • By Meryl on 05-16-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Eichmann in Jerusalem

    • A Report on the Banality of Evil
    • By: Hannah Arendt
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lest we forget the banality of evil

    • By BryinSiam on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Train in Winter

    • An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, spirited Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15 who scrawled “V” for victory on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer’s wife in her sixties who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to one another, hailing from villages and cities from across France, these brave women were united in hatred and defiance of their Nazi occupiers.<

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real look at life

    • By Sher Sutherland on 04-20-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Zimmermann Telegram

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639

    In the dark winter of 1917, as World War I was deadlocked, Britain knew that Europe could be saved only if the United States joined the war. But President Wilson remained unshakable in his neutrality. Then, with a single stroke, the tool to propel America into the war came into a quiet British office. One of countless messages intercepted by the crack team of British decoders, the Zimmermann telegram was a top-secret message from Berlin inviting Mexico to join Japan in an invasion of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting

    • By Carolyn on 01-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England

    • By: Antonia Fraser - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    This magnificent story of 1,000 years of English history is told through the lives and deeds of Kings and Queens, from the Normans to the Windsors. Understand how the power of the crown has changed as a result of both the character and ability of each monarch and evolving historical circumstances. Eight specialist contributors depict the whole spectrum of royal life in a succinct and fascinating way. Newly revised in 1998, this edition offers expanded coverage of the House of Windsor, including recent events that have greatly affected the Royal Family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent introduction of British History

    • By Ian on 04-15-07

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The First Salute

    • A View of the American Revolution
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    This compellingly written history presents a fresh, new view of the events that led from the first foreign salute to American nationhood in 1776 to the last campaign of the Revolution five years later. It paints a magnificent portrait of General George Washington and recounts in riveting detail the events responsible for the birth of our nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant classic

    • By Matthew on 03-27-09

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Bible and Sword

    • England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the complex relationship of Britain to Palestine that led to the founding of the modern Jewish state - and to many of the problems that plague the Middle East today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical insight into how we got to today

    • By Plimtuna on 06-09-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

    • By: The Countess of Carnarvon
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey, a transporting companion piece to the New York Times best seller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina's son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abb

    • By Edge Obsessed on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $27.95

    • A Magnificent Obsession

    • Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
    • By: Helen Rappaport
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the Queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his 20-year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All consuming grief

    • By Flatbroke on 06-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Delusion of Satan

    • The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials
    • By: Frances Hill
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    During the bleak winter of 1692 in the rigid Puritan community of Salem Village, Massachusetts, a group of young girls began experiencing violent fits, allegedly tormented by Satan and the witches who worshipped him. From the girls' initial denouncing of an Indian slave, the accusations soon multiplied. In less than two years, 19 men and women were hanged, one was pressed to death, and over a100 others were imprisoned and impoverished. This evenhanded and now-classic history illuminates the horrifying episode with visceral clarity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listen

    • By Denis O'Brien Shannon on 03-26-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Birth of the Modern

    • World Society 1815–1830
    • By: Paul Johnson
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 48 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    This is an extraordinary chronicle of the fifteen years, 1815–1830, that laid the foundations of modern society. It is a history of people, ideas, politics, manners, morals, economics, art, science and technology, diplomacy, business and commerce, literature, and revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprised By a Negative Review

    • By Doug Smith on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Taliban

    • Islam, Oil, and the Great New Game in Central Asia
    • By: Ahmed Rashid
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In this enormously insightful book, correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban, the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization, into sharp focus. He explains the Taliban’s rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban. He also describes the new face of Islamic fundamentalism and explains why Afghanistan has become the world center for international terrorism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If We'd Only Listened!

    • By Jeff on 10-06-13
    • Islam, Oil, and the Great New Game in Central Asia
    • By: Ahmed Rashid
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Eva Peron

    • By: Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The story begins in a dusty village lost in the Argentine pampas, where a girl, born out of wedlock, scrambles her way to the capital city by the time she is 15. It ends with the embalmed corpse of Eva Perõn being hidden away by nervous politicians for fear that if the working people of Argentina knew where it was buried, it would inspire them to revolution. 

    Regular price: $24.95

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