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    • 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

    • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

    • Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts
    • By: Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
    • Narrated by: Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent insights, but a little too long

    • By Anand on 11-11-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Double Cross

    • The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America
    • By: Sam Giancana, Chuck Giancana, Tim Newark - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    One of the most feared Chicago mobsters, Sam Giancana, clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is awful. Constantly lowers his voice to a almost whisper making it extremely hard to hear unless very loud.

    • By Mr.K on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Exile on Front Street

    • My Life as a Hells Angel...and Beyond
    • By: George Christie
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    After 40 years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger's yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Geat story -awkward narration

    • By Wilson Edwards on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Law 101

    • Everything You Need to Know About American Law
    • By: Jay M. Feinman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 408

    Here is an exceptionally clear introduction to law, covering the main subjects found in the first year of law school, giving us a basic understanding of how it all works. Listeners are introduced to every aspect of the legal system, from constitutional law and the litigation process to tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law. Feinman illuminates each discussion with many intriguing, outrageous, and infamous cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Introduction to Law

    • By Andrew J. Santucci on 10-12-17
    • Everything You Need to Know About American Law
    • By: Jay M. Feinman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 12-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 473 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason

    • By: David Harvey
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Karl Marx's Capital is one of the most important texts written in the modern era. Since 1867, when the first of its three volumes was published, it has had a profound effect on politics and economics in theory and practice throughout the world. But Marx wrote in the context of capitalism in the second half of the 19th century: his assumptions and analysis need to be updated in order to address the technological, economic, and industrial change that has followed Capital's initial publication.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Anatomy of Motive

    • The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
    • By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    The Anatomy of Motive offers a dramatic, insightful look at the development and evolution of the criminal mind. The famed former chief of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit, John Douglas was the pioneer of modern behavioral profiling of serial criminals. Working again with acclaimed novelist, journalist, and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, and using cases from his own fabled career as examples, Douglas takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, bombers, poisoners, serial killers, and mass murderers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Smuckers jelly narration. Still good.

    • By Thad Ames on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Dark Dreams

    • A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind
    • By: Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G Michaud
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders - the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY SOME NEW AND INTERESTING CASES!

    • By leelee8888 on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Evil That Men Do

    • FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators
    • By: Stephen G. Michaud, Roy Hazelwood
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Twenty-two years in the FBI, 16 of them as a member of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. Roy Hazelwood, like many investigators, has seen it all. But unlike most, he's gone further into the dark and twisted psyches of serial killers and sadistic sexual offenders and has emerged as one of the world's foremost experts on the sexual criminal. Acclaimed true-crime writer Stephen G. Michaud takes you into the heart of Hazelwood's work through dozens of startling cases, including those of the Lonely Heart Killer, the "Ken and Barbie" killings, and the Atlanta Child Murders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and an enjoyable read.<br />

    • By Carly alisa Russell on 02-05-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Law and Disorder

    • The Legendary FBI Profiler’s Relentless Pursuit of Justice
    • By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    For 25 years, John E. Douglas worked for the FBI, where had a brilliant and terrifying career getting inside the minds of notorious killers. Written with Mark Olshaker, Law and Disorder is Douglas’ most provocative and personal book yet. In it, he addresses every law enforcement professional’s worst nightmare: those cases where, for one reason or another, justice was delayed - or denied.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • well worth the read!

    • By Melinda on 06-14-14

    Regular price: $18.87

    • 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

    • On Human Nature: Revised Edition

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    This revised edition of Human Nature begins a new phase in the most important intellectual controversy of this generation: Is human behavior controlled by the species' biological heritage? Does this heritage limit human destiny?

    With characteristic pungency and simplicity of style, the author of Sociobiology challenges old prejudices and current misconceptions about the nature-nurture debate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Heralding Voice...

    • By Douglas on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $22.00

    • Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide

    • By: Cass R. Sunstein
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    With an eye toward the past and the future, Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide considers a host of actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment have been judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, it dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that Americans of all political convictions may use their ultimate civic authority wisely. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Overview of Impeachment

    • By William R. Toddmancillas on 02-19-19

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Gotti's Rules

    • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
    • By: George Anastasia
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don", John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant style and brutal ways, an image perpetuated in popular Mafia mythology. John Alite, a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gottis, has a very different story to tell.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Garbage read

    • By Ray on 09-02-15
    • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
    • By: George Anastasia
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-27-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 219 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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

    • 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

    • A Really Big Lunch

    • By: Jim Harrison, Mario Batali - introduction
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Jim Harrison's legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. From the titular New Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to 37 courses to pieces from Brick, Playboy, Kermit Lynch's newsletter, and others; from the relationship between hunter and prey to the obscure language of wine reviews, A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison's pointed aperçus and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines, the pieces give glimpses of Harrison's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Jim Harrison . . . RIP . . .

    • By BigLaggonBill on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Fierce Discontent

    • The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920
    • By: Michael McGerr
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Progressive Era witnessed the nation's most convulsive upheaval, a time of radicalism far beyond the Revolution or anything since. In response to the birth of modern America, one small group of middle-class Americans seized control of the nation and attempted to remake society from bottom to top. They accomplished an astonishing range of triumphs, yet the progressive movement collapsed as the war came to an end amid race riots, strikes, high inflation, and a frenzied Red scare.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Democracy Incorporated

    • Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
    • By: Sheldon S. Wolin
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into a new and strange kind of political hybrid, one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled? Can the nation check its descent into what the author terms "inverted totalitarianism"? Wolin portrays a country where citizens are politically uninterested and submissive - and where elites are eager to keep them that way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential listening....

    • By M. Levine on 02-25-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • To Repair the World

    • Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation
    • By: Paul Farmer, Bill Clinton (foreword), Jonathan Weigel (editor)
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, David Ledoux, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Here, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer's vision in a single, accessible volume.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional documentary

    • By david on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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