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    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,760
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,738

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

    • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Lessons of History

    • By: Will, Ariel Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

    The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Am Humbly in Awe.

    • By Michael on 11-05-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,789
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,331

    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW! What a fascinating story!

    • By martha on 12-17-13
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,789 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Debt - Updated and Expanded

    • The First 5,000 Years
    • By: David Graeber
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

    Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformative to the point of being revolutionary

    • By James C. Samans on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Collapse of the Third Republic

    • An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 48 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn't just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world's oldest military powers - and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events - without losing sight of the personal experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much information

    • By Daniel L Carmony on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $27.26

    • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    • An Indian History of the American West
    • By: Dee Brown
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

    Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to Listen To, Difficult to Hear About

    • By J.B. on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the great literary achievements of all time

    • By Judd Bagley on 01-09-09

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,070

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • combine these into one book

    • By Hoppie on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2

    • Fredericksburg to Meridian
    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 52 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 606

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. The word narrative is the key to this book's extraordinary incandescence and truth: The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in breadth and depth.

    • By W.F. Clancy on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3

    • Red River to Appomattox
    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 58 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 508

    In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • let the future not repeat the past

    • By Circlekay1 Gulfport MS on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 3 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 854

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL BOOK - BADLY PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE

    • By PS on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Passage of Power

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 32 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,950
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,942

    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From Powerful to Powerless

    • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Only Yesterday

    • An Informal History of the 1920s
    • By: Frederick Lewis Allen
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In this span between armistice and depression, Americans were kicking up their heels, but they were also bringing about major changes in the social and political structure of their country. Only Yesterday is a fond, witty, penetrating biography of this restless decade, a delightful reminiscence for those who can remember and a fascinating firsthand look for those who've only heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Matthew M. Kayes on 06-11-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Master of the Senate

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 2 of a 3-Part Recording)
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 974
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 815

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful majority leader in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Glitchy recording great story.

    • By Tom S. on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Longest Winter

    • The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    December 1944: Deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of 18 men under the command of 20-year-old lieutenant Lyle Bouck huddle in their foxholes. Under attack and vastly outnumbered, they repulse three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing more than 500 Germans. Only when Bouck's men run out of ammunition do they surrender. As POWs, Bouck's platoon experience an ordeal far worse than combat: trigger-happy German guards, Allied bombing raids, and a daily ration of thin soup. Somehow, the men of Bouck's platoon all miraculously survive. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Proof of why they are called the Greatest Generation, so young so brave so tough and what miracles.

    • By cbr man on 09-12-18
    • The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-25-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

    • By: Ian W. Toll
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427

    On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishingly good.

    • By Mike From Mesa on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Renaissance

    • A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 - 1576 AD, The Story of Civilization, Volume 5
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    In this masterful work, listeners will encounter: the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice; the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci; the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome; the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli; the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Panoramic View of the Italian Renaissance

    • By Richard on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Big Week

    • The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as “Big Week,” and it was one of the turning-points of World War II. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War in the Air: Sets stage with gripping narrative

    • By Nashville Cat on 11-17-18
    • The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 263 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Caesar and Christ

    • The Story of Civilization, Volume 3
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 36 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 525

    The third volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb.

    • By Mike From Mesa on 04-29-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • American Caesar

    • Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 31 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664

    Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur. They either worship him or despise him. Now, in this superb book, one of our most outstanding writers, after a meticulous three-year examination of the record, presents his startling insights about the man. The narrative is gripping, because the general's life was fascinating. It is moving, because he was a man of vision. It ends, finally, in tragedy, because his character, though majestic, was tragically flawed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Honest Portrayal of a Flawed Hero

    • By Wolfpacker on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $39.95

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