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    • Hunting the Jackal

    • A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism
    • By: Billy Waugh, Tim Keown
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    For more than half a century, Special Forces and CIA legend Billy Waugh dedicated his life to tracking down and eliminating America's most virulent enemies. Operating from the darkest shadows and most desolate corners of the world, he made his mark in many of the most important operations in the annals of US Spec Ops. He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hunting the Jackal - epic accounting of SOF/SOG and CIA IV

    • By Eric on 01-08-18
    • A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism
    • By: Billy Waugh, Tim Keown
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 264 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Norco '80

    • The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History
    • By: Peter Houlahan
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Norco '80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men - led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian - attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in US history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. Part action thriller and part courtroom drama, Norco '80 transports the listener back to the Southern California of the 1970s, an era of predatory evangelical gurus, doomsday predictions, megachurches, and soaring crime rates, with the threat of nuclear obliteration looming over it all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting wonderful listen

    • By Margaret J Sommer on 06-19-19
    • The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History
    • By: Peter Houlahan
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Our Man

    • Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A five star experience on a great problem solver

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-18-19
    • Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Hue 1968

    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

    By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which "the end begins to come into view". The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I KNEW This Book Would Sting Me . . . .

    • By Bee Keeper on 07-28-17
    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mission, the Men, and Me

    • Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
    • By: Pete Blaber
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

    As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DELTA Adventures with Everyday Tactical Advice

    • By Billy on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

    • The Life of General James Mattis
    • By: Jim Proser
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    The first in-depth look at the marine hero who has become one of the most beloved and admired men in America today: Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In this illuminating biography, Jim Proser looks beyond Mattis’ professional competence to focus on the driving element behind Mattis’ success: his unimpeachable character - a formidable personal integrity that fosters universal confidence. Proser carefully examines the events of Mattis’ life and career to reveal a man who leads with insight, humor, fighting courage, and fierce compassion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • God Bless Our Warriors, Our Protecters

    • By R Lewis Cordell on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Swamp Fox

    • How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
    • By: John Oller
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British southern campaign. Like the Robin Hood of legend, Marion and his men attacked from secret hideaways before melting back into the forest or swamp. Employing insurgent tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted losses on the enemy that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a fascinating story of a true patriot.

    • By B. Neuls on 11-29-16
    • How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
    • By: John Oller
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-25-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 372 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Roberts Ridge

    • A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan
    • By: Malcolm MacPherson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542

    For the U.S. Navy's elite team of SEALs, the mission seemed straightforward enough: to take control of a towering, 10,240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar, a key post in their plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's an Account.....

    • By Jeffery on 01-27-09
    • A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan
    • By: Malcolm MacPherson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 06-04-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 666 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Clash of the Carriers

    • The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II
    • By: Barrett Tillman, Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The incredible true story of the most spectacular aircraft-carrier battle in history - World War II's Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. Here is the true account of those great and terrible days - by those who were there, in the thick of the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Drawing upon numerous interviews with American and Japanese veterans as well as official sources, Clash of the Carriers is an unforgettable testimonial to the bravery of those who fought and those who died in a battle that will never be forgotten. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!<br />

    • By Bill on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

    • By: Mark E. Stille
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed, and how effective they were in battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Technical Reference

    • By Dale H. Reeck on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Boston Mob

    • The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer
    • By: Marc Songini
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging, and other enterprises. From information based on newly declassified documents and the use of underworld sources, Boston Mob spans the gutters and alleyways of East Boston, Providence, and Charlestown to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Boston's Beacon Hill. Its players include governors and mayors, and the Mafia Commission of New York City.

    • The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer
    • By: Marc Songini
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Morning Star, Midnight Sun

    • The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August–October 1942
    • By: Jeffrey R. Cox
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great narration great storytelling.

    • By Ron Party on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Captive Paradise

    • A History of Hawaii
    • By: James L. Haley
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its discovery by Captain Cook in the late 18th century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism, and rites of human sacrifice and the rigid values of the Calvinists.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not enough history of the Island.

    • By Jonathan on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Five Points

    • The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum
    • By: Tyler Anbinder
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    All but forgotten today, Five Points was once renowned the world over. Its handful of streets in lower Manhattan featured America's most wretched poverty, shared by Irish, Jewish, German, Italian, Chinese, and African Americans. It was the scene of more riots, scams, saloons, brothels, and drunkenness than any other neighborhood in the new world. The story that Anbinder tells is the classic tale of America's immigrant past, as successive waves of new arrivals fought for survival in a land that was as exciting as it was dangerous, as riotous as it was culturally rich.

    • The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum
    • By: Tyler Anbinder
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 11-27-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Sea Wolves

    • A History of the Vikings
    • By: Lars Brownworth
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704

    In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little dry but very interesting

    • By Angela on 08-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Globalists

    • The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
    • By: Quinn Slobodian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, author Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tracing Neoliberalism to Its European Origins

    • By Will Szal on 06-25-19
    • The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
    • By: Quinn Slobodian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Okinawa

    • The Last Battle
    • By: Roy E. Appleman, James MacGregor Burns, Russell A. Gugeler, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    On 1 April, 1945, the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific Theater began. The battle for the island of Okinawa would last for the next 82 days. Through the course of this dramatic battle, over 20,000 Americans would lose their lives, and over 75,000 Japanese were killed in one of the bloodiest clashes of World War II. Okinawa: The Last Battle is a remarkably detailed account of this monumental event by four soldiers who witnessed the action first-hand.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Last Battle

    • When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
    • By: Stephen Harding
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue 14 prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It's a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Maddening Book

    • By Reggie on 09-23-17
    • When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
    • By: Stephen Harding
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 197 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • China in the 21st Century, 3rd Edition

    • What Everyone Needs to Know
    • By: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Maura Elizabeth Cunningham
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    In this fully revised and updated third edition, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham provide cogent answers to urgent questions regarding the world's newest superpower and offer a framework for understanding China's meteoric rise from developing country to superpower. Framing their answers through the historical legacies that largely define China's present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom and Cunningham introduce listeners to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fallout of rapid Chinese industrialization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read to learn about China and how the country works

    • By Dheenabanthan Sivalingam on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Great War in America

    • World War I and Its Aftermath
    • By: Garrett Peck
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Great War is often overlooked, especially compared to World War II, which is considered the "last good war." The United States was disillusioned with what it achieved in the earlier war and withdrew into itself. Americans have tried to forget about it ever since. The Great War in America presents an opportunity to reexamine the country's role on the global stage and the tremendous political and social changes that overtook the nation because of the war. 

    Regular price: $20.99

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