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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,186
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      5 out of 5 stars 9,894
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,831

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Expands upon the book Guns, Germs, and Steel

    • By Mark Thielen on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Templars

    • The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    In 1307, as they struggled to secure their last strongholds in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Templars fell afoul of the vindictive and impulsive king of France. On Friday, October 13, hundreds of brothers were arrested en masse, imprisoned, tortured, and disbanded amid accusations of lurid sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Vatican in secret proceedings. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected

    • By Protogere on 10-30-17
    • The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 676 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
    • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, educational, patriotic.

    • By Kevin on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 3,589
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225

    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
    • He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!

    • By Rick on 11-04-13
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,589 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Hidden Figures

    • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,577
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,972
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,999

    Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story of a History Obscured

    • By Cynthia on 09-18-16
    • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6,577 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Inferno

    • The World at War, 1939-1945
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 31 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 601

    From one of our finest military historians comes a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different kind of history

    • By Mike From Mesa on 02-05-12
    • The World at War, 1939-1945
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 31 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 679 ratings

    Regular price: $38.46

    • The Crusades

    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • By: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive

    • By Tad Davis on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $55.90

    • These Truths

    • A History of the United States
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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    In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them.   

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • POOR NARRATION

    • By Robert M. Stein on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Aviators

    • Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

    Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the best-selling author of Forrest Gump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival at sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listening experience!

    • By tjcrewsbooks on 11-12-13
    • Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Storm Before the Storm

    • The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
    • By: Mike Duncan
    • Narrated by: Mike Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,466
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,285
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,275

    The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world. But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterful and relevent book.

    • By Anonymous User on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Russia Hoax

    • The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
    • By: Gregg Jarrett
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Gregg Jarrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,069

    Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. This audiobook reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well organized, compelling and articulate.

    • By Stephen Mahlstedt on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Right Stuff

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,076

    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure: namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Righteous Book, Righteous Narrator, Righteous MEN!

    • By Gillian on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 29 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly funny and very informative.

    • By Trent on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $38.46

    • The Clockwork Universe

    • Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,912
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,482

    The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Calculus Ergo Modernity

    • By Nelson Alexander on 07-09-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,949
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,382
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,364

    In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Devil in the White City

    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,002
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,029

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to stop listening

    • By Michael on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Soul of America

    • The Battle for Our Better Angels
    • By: Jon Meacham
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and LBJ, and illuminating the courage of influential citizen activists and civil rights pioneers, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. Each of these dramatic hours have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear - a struggle that continues even now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks! I needed this!

    • By Helen on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Defining Moments in Black History

    • Reading Between the Lies
    • By: Dick Gregory
    • Narrated by: James Shippy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,227
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,068
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

    With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

    • By Terrance on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,281
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,311
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

    • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $5.99

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