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    • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

    • The Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

    The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern learner can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book, great performance

    • By Ted on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $46.95

    • Mayflower

    • A Story of Courage, Community, and War
    • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408

    From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a 55-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Little on Mayflower, more about the Indians

    • By Kismet on 07-18-06

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Hiroshima

    • By: John Hersey
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644

    A journalistic masterpiece. John Hersey transports us back to the streets of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 - the day the city was destroyed by the first atomic bomb. Told through the memories of six survivors, Hiroshima is a timeless, powerful classic that will awaken your heart and your compassion. In this new edition, Hersey returns to Hiroshima to find the survivors - and to tell their fates in an eloquent and moving final chapter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading for a Reason

    • By Joe on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pearl Harbor

    • From Infamy to Greatness
    • By: Craig Nelson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed 20th-century America - Pearl Harbor - based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times best-selling author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • From Nadir to Zenith

    • By James Wronski on 05-12-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Last Stand

    • Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Liberal junk

    • By Randall on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Galileo's Daughter

    • A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
    • By: Dava Sobel
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eppur, si muove

    • By Jean on 09-30-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stalingrad

    • The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
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      4 out of 5 stars 334
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    In August 1942, an overconfident Adolf Hitler would attempt to invade Stalin's namesake city on the Volga. The battle of Stalingrad is extraordinary in every way: the triumphant invader fought to a standstill; then the Soviet trap sprung, surrounding their attackers; and the terrible siege, with Germans starving and freezing, forced to fight on by a disbelieving Hitler.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audible! Pls provide Michael Tudor Barnes

    • By Anand on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Basque History of the World

    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Inhabiting the small corner where France meets Spain, the Basque speak their own language, Euskera. Evidence of their culture showed up as early as 218 BC, and now, with a population of 2.4 million, their influence on our world has been all-pervasive. In this "delectable portrait of an uncanny, indomitable nation," listeners will be enthralled as Kurlansky delves into the roots of an intriguing population, and shows us why they continue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An eye opener that will break your heart

    • By Perry on 12-18-04

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Love Thy Neighbor

    • A Story of War
    • By: Peter Maass
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Peter Maass went to the Balkans as a reporter at the height of the nightmarish war there, but this audiobook is not traditional war reportage. Maass examines how an ordinary Serb could wake up one morning and shoot his neighbor, once a friend - then rape that neighbor's wife. He conveys the desperation that makes a Muslim beg the United States to bomb his own city in order to end the misery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing? Enlightening? Educational?

    • By Joseph Stancic on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Stanton

    • Lincoln's War Secretary
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes" such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln's assassination.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bad narrator can ruin a good book

    • By cathy on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Lincoln's Lieutenants

    • The High Command of the Army of the Potomac
    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not what I thought

    • By Paul S. on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Envoy

    • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Hailed as “a master storyteller” ( Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an amazing story

    • By Henry Rosenberg MD on 07-08-11
    • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 10-14-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Allies

    • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin - the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders - aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-26-19
    • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • City of Dreams

    • The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
    • By: Tyler Anbinder
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs, all playing out against the powerful backdrop of New York City, at once ever changing and profoundly, permanently itself. City of Dreams provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Even as a history, not engaging

    • By Patrick Kelly on 12-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Hitler and the Holocaust [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • By: Robert S. Wistrich
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    For over 50 years scholars and philosophers alike have attempted to make some sense of the Third Reich and its "Final Solution" campaign. Historian Robert Wistrich takes listeners on a guided tour through the death camps and meticulously details the events that led to this horrific tragedy and the lasting repercussions it had on the world community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Subperb and profound

    • By John on 08-08-05

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Vinland Sagas

    • The Norse Discovery of America
    • By: Recorded Books
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Over 400 years before Columbus "discovered" the New World, it is believed that someone else already had - Icelander Bjarni Herjolfsson. Over the years 985-986, Herjolfsson was attempting to reach Eirik the Red's colony on Greenland when he was blown off-course. He sighted a coastline covered with woods, and thus was the first to glimpse a piece of North America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration, but hard to follow

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-02-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Basque History of the World

    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects. In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europe’s oldest surviving culture - a culture as mysterious as it is fascinating. Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fills a gap in most folks' historical knowledge

    • By Anonymous User on 11-23-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Netanyahu Years

    • Translated by Ora Cummings
    • By: Ben Caspit
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A portrait of the current Israeli prime minister, one of Israel's more noticeable leaders in recent decades. Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as prime minister of Israel, the longest serving prime minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great reporting marred by minor editorializing

    • By Sox Fan on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Democracy in America (Excerpts)

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Alexis de Tocqueville's renowned analysis of American democracy still has relevance today. In 1831 de Tocqueville was sent to America by the French government to study the U.S. penal system, but his real aim was to observe a democratic republic firsthand to see if such an entity could function with dignity and humanity. His travels, which took him to the cities of the Northeast, to the frontier and the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi and through the South, showed him a great deal about the United States. In 1834, he wrote Democracy in America, in which he examines the advantages and pitfalls of democracy, the conditions and conflicts among the races, and the movements that grip the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Miserable Audio Quality

    • By Joseph on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Roosevelt and Stalin

    • Portrait of a Partnership
    • By: Susan Butler
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Susan Butler's brilliantly listenable audiobook firmly places FDR where he belongs, as the American president engaged most directly in diplomacy and strategy, who not only had an ambitious plan for the postwar world but had the strength, ambition, and personal charm to overcome Churchill's reluctance and Stalin's suspicion to bring about what was, in effect, an American peace and to avoid the disastrous consequences that followed the botched peace of Versailles in 1919.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The History We Never Knew

    • By LSP on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

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