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    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 108,353
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98,448
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97,913

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little too repetitive

    • By Valdis on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $35.71

    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,890
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My kinda founding father...mostly...

    • By Brad Barker on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $57.95

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16,027
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,977
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,903

    Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

    • By Kevin on 03-04-05

    Regular price: $56.00

    • Shortest Way Home

    • One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
    • By: Pete Buttigieg
    • Narrated by: Pete Buttigieg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,867
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,645
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,629

    Once described by The Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of", Pete Buttigieg, the 36-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city", and transformed it into a shining model of urban reinvention. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reveals a Person Wise & Experienced & Literate

    • By dbbks3 on 03-17-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Trump: The Art of the Deal

    • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,009
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,229

    Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read to Understand Trump

    • By Stuart Draper on 02-20-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • My Own Words

    • By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams
    • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

    The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacularly Dry

    • By CMP on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Operator

    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • By: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,379
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,446
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,402

    Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By Tim on 04-28-17
    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • By: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10,379 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Truths We Hold

    • An American Journey
    • By: Kamala Harris
    • Narrated by: Kamala Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341

    By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great content, read if possible

    • By TCamp72 on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fear

    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,759
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,640

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

    • By BigNutz on 12-15-18
    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20,953 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dreams from My Father

    • A Story of Race and Inheritance
    • By: Barack Obama
    • Narrated by: Barack Obama
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,415

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly true story about Obama told by Obama

    • By Kristin on 03-15-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Bully Pulpit

    • Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690

    Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that gave power away to the Democrats.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Patience Rewarded!

    • By Carole T. on 01-22-14

    Regular price: $46.95

    • The Enemy of the People

    • A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
    • By: Jim Acosta
    • Narrated by: Jim Acosta
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    In Mr. Trump’s campaign against what he calls “Fake News”, CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one. From the moment Mr. Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists “the enemy of the people”. Acosta presents a damning examination of bureaucratic dysfunction, deception, and the unprecedented threat the rhetoric Mr. Trump is directing has on our democracy. When the leader of the free world incites hate and violence, Acosta doesn’t back down, and he urges his fellow citizens to do the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By msGeek2000 on 06-21-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Power Broker

    • Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 66 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,918

    Everywhere acknowledged as a modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the 20th century, The Power Broker is a galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York in the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING read

    • By jeff on 09-15-11

    Regular price: $84.00

    • I Am Malala

    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,398

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than expected...

    • By Jan on 10-10-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Team of Rivals

    • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,233
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,256

    On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lincoln Comes Alive Through His Realtionships

    • By Wolfpacker on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $92.95

    • Grant

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,496
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,955
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,924

    Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow reveals in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book (BUT WHERE IS THE PDF FILES)????

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $52.50

    • Mi historia [Becoming]

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Jane Santos
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    Escucha el íntimo, poderoso e inspirador libro de memorias de la exprimera dama de Estados Unidos. En sus memorias, profundamente reflexivas y cautivadoras, Michelle Obama nos invita a entrar en su mundo relatando las experiencias que han forjado su carácter, desde su infancia en la zona sur de Chicago, hasta los años que vivió en la residencia más famosa del mundo, pasando por su etapa como alta directiva, durante la que tuvo que compaginar la maternidad con la vida profesional. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Me encanto!!

    • By bianca daniela on 02-24-19

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Churchill

    • Walking with Destiny
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 50 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,039

    When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Biography

    • By Jean on 03-03-19

    Regular price: $62.95

    • Leadership

    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618

    Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What makes a president great?

    • By tru britty on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,124

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

    • By Peter on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $29.95

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