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    • D DAY Through German Eyes

    • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
    • By: Holger Eckhertz
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430

    Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A work of fiction

    • By John Lindsey on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Only Thing Worth Dying For

    • How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan
    • By: Eric Blehm
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

    The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the most important mission in the early days of the Global War on Terror, when the men on the ground knew little about the enemy - and their commanders in Washington knew even less. With unprecedented access to surviving members of ODA 574, key war planners, and Karzai himself, award-winning author Eric Blehm cuts through the noise of politicians and high-level military officials to narrate, for the first time, a story of uncommon bravery and terrible sacrifice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story about the rise of Karzai.

    • By C,L, Richey on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $38.78

    • The German Aces Speak

    • World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
    • By: Anne-Marie Lewis, Jon Guttman, Brigadier General Robin Olds USAF (Ret.), and others
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    Few perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the World War II fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: a dashing soul waging war amongst the clouds. In the 65-plus years since the Allied victory, stories of these pilots' heroics have never been in short supply. But what about their adversaries - the highly skilled German aviators who pushed the Allies to the very brink of defeat?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best German side account on record!!

    • By Philip Gehman on 12-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • D Day Through German Eyes Book 2

    • More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944
    • By: Holger Eckhertz
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive. These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Clay McCreary on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Conquering Tide

    • War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
    • By: Ian W. Toll
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 27 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 980
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 981

    The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War - the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944 - when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide", concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Researched and Perfectly Detailed History!

    • By Matthew on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Tank Rider

    • Into the Reich with the Red Army
    • By: Evgeni Bessonov, Bair Irincheev - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Tank Rider is the riveting memoir of Evgeni Bessonov telling of his years of service at the vanguard of the Red Army and daily encounters with the German foe. He brings large-scale battles to life, recounts the sniping and skirmishing that tried and tested soldiers on both sides, and narrates the overwhelming tragedy and horror of apocalyptic warfare on the Eastern Front. So much of the Soviet experience of World War II remains untold, but this memoir provides an important glimpse into some of the most decisive moments of this overlooked history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish more about the Soviet POV was written.

    • By brian on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The German Aces Speak II

    • World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
    • By: Colin D. Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis, Dr. Dennis Showalter - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    In The German Aces Speak II, Heaton and Lewis paint a picture of the war through the eyes of four more of Germany's most significant pilots, put together from numerous interviews personally conducted by Heaton from the 1980s through the 2000s. The four ex-Luftwaffe fighter aces bring the past to life as they tell their stories about the war, their battles, their off-duty lives, their lives after the war, and perhaps most importantly, how they felt about serving under the Nazi leadership of Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent follow up to the first book

    • By Anonymous User on 06-26-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Cheese and the Worms

    • The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
    • By: Carlo Ginzburg, Anne C. Tedeschi - translator, John Tedeschi - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

     The Cheese and the Worms is an incisive study of popular culture in the 16th century as seen through the eyes of one man, the miller known as Menocchio, who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition and sentenced to death. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records to illustrate the religious and social conflicts of the society in which Menocchio lived.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By lorrie on 04-23-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Texas Rising

    • The Epic History of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846
    • By: Stephen L. Moore
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    The official nonfiction companion to the History Channel dramatic series Texas Rising (produced by the same team that made the record-breaking Hatfields and McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Who chooses these bad narrators?

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18
    • The Epic History of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846
    • By: Stephen L. Moore
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 05-12-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

    Regular price: $28.95

    • Nothing Ever Dies

    • Vietnam and the Memory of War
    • By: Viet Thanh Nguyen
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the best-selling novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, probably should be read and not listened to via audible for the best experience.

    • By Brad on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tasting the Past

    • The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine
    • By: Kevin Begos
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The characters in Tasting the Past include a young Swiss scientist who set out to decode the DNA of every single wine grape in the world; Middle Eastern researchers who seek to discover the wines that King David drank; and a University of Pennsylvania academic who has spent decades analyzing wine remains. The science illuminates wine in ways no critic can, and demolishes some of the most sacred dogmas of the industry: well-known French grapes aren't especially noble. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you're a wine geek, this book is for you.

    • By Yenrab Namrehs on 07-29-18
    • The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine
    • By: Kevin Begos
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • John Brown, Abolitionist

    • The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
    • By: David S. Reynolds
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Few historical figures are as intriguing as John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery and single-handedly changed the course of American history. This brilliant biography of Brown (1800-1859) by the prize-winning critic and cultural biographer David S. Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and triggered the Civil War. When does principled resistance become anarchic brutality? How can a murderer be viewed as a heroic freedom fighter? The case of John Brown opens windows on these timely issues.

    Regular price: $45.50

    • War of Two

    • Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation
    • By: John Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    A provocative and penetrating investigation into the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the founding father dead and turned a sitting vice president into a fugitive. In the summer of 1804, two of America's most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. That two such men would risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge is almost beyond comprehension. Yet we know that it happened.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Jean on 11-25-15
    • Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation
    • By: John Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 10-20-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Deep Descent

    • Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria
    • By: Kevin F. McMurray
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the Andrea Doria is still taking lives.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sicilian Splendors

    • Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart
    • By: John Keahey
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Small towns are a joy

    • By michael on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Kingdom of Their Own

    • The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster
    • By: Joshua Partlow
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former Kabul bureau chief for The Washington Post.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good explanation into Afghanistan

    • By Daniel Sanchez on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $38.95

    • The First Soldier

    • Hitler as Military Leader
    • By: Stephen G. Fritz
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Führer's erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed books on the era, Stephen Fritz upends this characterization of Hitler as an ill-informed fantasist and demonstrates the ways in which his strategy was coherent and even competent.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Inseparable

    • The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
    • By: Yunte Huang
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were "discovered" in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story, Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen who gained their freedom and traveled the backroads of rural America to bring "entertainment" to the Jacksonian mobs.

    • The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
    • By: Yunte Huang
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Devil's Diary

    • Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich
    • By: Robert K. Wittman, David Kinney
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    A groundbreaking historical contribution, The Devil's Diary is a chilling window into the mind of Adolf Hitler's "chief social philosopher", Alfred Rosenberg, who formulated some of the guiding principles behind the Third Reich's genocidal crusade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh perspective on terrible events.

    • By Sparkly on 04-20-16

    Regular price: $32.95

    • The Book Smugglers

    • Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis
    • By: David E. Fishman
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts - first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets - by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion-including the readiness to risk one's life - to literature and art. And it is entirely true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent Obsession to Save Jewish Culture

    • By deb on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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