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  • Redwall: Redwall, Book 1 | Brian Jacques

    Redwall: Redwall, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
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    When Redwall was published in 1987 it catapulted author Brian Jacques to international stardom. And small wonder! This enthralling tale is jam-packed with the things we long for in a great adventure: danger, laughter, hairbreadth escapes, tragedy, mystery, a touch of wonder, a truly despicable villain, and a hero we can take to heart.

  • Mossflower: Redwall, Book 2 | Brian Jacques

    Mossflower: Redwall, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
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    Visit the magical animal world of Brian Jacques in this thrilling prequel to Redwall. Long before the abbey of Redwall is built, the land is known simply as Mossflower, a lush woodland and happy home to all. That is, until Tsarmina, a cruel wildcat queen who demands obedience and offers the castle's dungeon to those who defy her, comes along. Brian Jacques' tales of courageous heroes and deliciously hateful villains have captivated countless readers.

  • Mariel of Redwall: Redwall, Book 4 | Brian Jacques

    Mariel of Redwall: Redwall, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, a full cast
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    Mousemaid Mariel and her bellmaker father are besieged and tossed into the sea by vicious pirate rat Gabool and his thugs. Washed ashore, Mariel is taken in by the kind animals of Redwall Abbey. But Mariel cannot find her father and is certain he has lost his life. With a motley band of adventurers, she swears revenge and begins a perilous quest straight into the heart of Gabool's stronghold, where a few surprises await.

  • The Long Patrol | Brian Jacques

    The Long Patrol

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques
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    The vicious Rapscallion army is threatening to batter down the walls of Redwall Abbey. But standing in their way are the brave hares of the Long Patrol and a stout-hearted contingent of forest creatures. And no defender of Redwall is more courageous than young Tammo, an inexperienced but eager hare who dreams of great adventure. Fueled by sumptuous feasting and hearts lifted by stirring ballads, Tammo and his honorable companions raise their swords in a pitched battle for the future of their land.

  • Outcast of Redwall | Brian Jacques

    Outcast of Redwall

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, full cast
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    In this stirring, sword-rattling chapter in New York Times best-selling author Brian Jacques' beloved series, questions of right and wrong do not have simple answers. Abandoned by his evil warlord father Swartt Sixclaw, the ferret Veil is raised at Redwall. But when he commits an unforgivable crime, he is banished forever. So when Swartt goes on a rampage, Veil must make a choice. He can either fight for the father who orphaned him, or for those who turned him away.

  • Mattimeo: Redwall, Book 3 | Brian Jacques

    Mattimeo: Redwall, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
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    Mattimeo should have been named "trouble". Always getting into mischief and quick to lose his temper, the young mouse seems an unlikely candidate to take up the great sword once wielded by the legendary Martin to defend Redwall Abbey's peaceful way of life. But when Mattimeo and his friends are kidnapped by the fierce fox Slagar the Cruel, the bold little mouse learns that there is far more to becoming a true warrior than simply brandishing a sword.

  • The Gestapo: A History of Horror | Jacques Delarue,Mervyn Savill (translator)

    The Gestapo: A History of Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jacques Delarue, Mervyn Savill (translator)
    • Narrated By Eric Brooks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From 1933 to 1945, the Gestapo was Nazi Germany's chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror. Jacques Delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art. The Gestapo: A History of Horror draws upon Delarue's interviews with ex-Gestapo agents to deliver a multi-layered history of the force whose work included killing student resisters, establishing Aryan eugenic unions, and implementing the Final Solution.

  • Martin the Warrior | Brian Jacques

    Martin the Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques
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    A shadow has fallen on the shore of the Eastern sea, a shadow called Marshank. In this cold stone fortress a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his scheme to build an empire where he will rule as unquestioned tyrant.

  • The Bellmaker: Redwall, Book 7 | Brian Jacques

    The Bellmaker: Redwall, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques
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    Joseph the Bellmaker is troubled. It has been four seasons since his warrior-mouse daughter, Mariel, and her companion, Dandin, set off from Redwall to fight evil in Mossflower. Nothing has been heard of them since. Then one night, in a dream, the legendary Martin the Warrior comes to the Bellmaker with a mysterious message. Clearly, Mariel and Dandin are in grave danger. Joseph and four Redwallers set off at once to aid them. As they push over land and sea, they cannot know the terrible threats they face: the impossible Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, his mate Silvamord, and their army.

  • Redwall: A Tale from Redwall | Brian Jacques

    Redwall: A Tale from Redwall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
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    The question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten - except, that is, by the bumbling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. Teeming with riddles, humor, unforgettable characters, and high-bounding adventure!

  • The Taggerung | Brian Jacques

    The Taggerung

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Beth Cassidy, Ron Delacruz, and others
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    When the outlaw clan of foxes, weasels, stoats, and other vermin led by vicious ferret Sawney Rath kidnaps an infant otter of Redwall to serve as their Taggerung - a fierce warrior who no beast can stand against in battle - they have no idea what they're getting into. Trained in all the deadly arts and able to outfight, outrun, and outthink any clanbeast, the Taggerung grows up with only one slight peculiarit.

  • Salamandastron: Redwall, Book 5 | Brian Jacques

    Salamandastron: Redwall, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    While the good creatures of Redwall Abbey relax during the hot summer, the mountain stronghold of Salamandastron is under siege. Ferhago the Assassin and his band of vicious weasels throw all their fury against Lord Urthstripe the Strong, Badger Lord of Fire Mountain and ruler of Salamandastron. When a lightning bolt uncovers the sword of Martin the Warrior, young Samkin begins an adventure that leads him toward the battle...and toward the ultimate triumph of good.

  • On the Social Contract | Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    On the Social Contract

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Narrated By Erik Sandval
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    On the Social Contract's appeal and influence has been wide-ranging and continuous. It has been called an encomium to democracy and, at the same time, a blueprint for totalitarianism. Individualists, collectivists, anarchists, and socialists have all taken courage from Rousseau's controversial masterpiece.

  • When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order | Martin Jacques

    When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martin Jacques
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
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    According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood.

  • You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon | Jacques Steinberg

    You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jacques Steinberg
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    As he did so masterfully in his New York Times best seller The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon---a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professional who live off the prize money and sponsorships, but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby.

  • And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II | Jacques Lusseyran

    And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jacques Lusseyran
    • Narrated By Andre Gregory
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    When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters.

  • Rakkety Tam: Redwall, Book 17 | Brian Jacques

    Rakkety Tam: Redwall, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New York Times best-selling author Brian Jacques has millions of copies of his phenomenally popular Redwall series in print. Fans cannot get enough of the feasting, fighting, and fantastic adventures that fill every book.

  • Triss: Redwall, Book 15 | Brian Jacques

    Triss: Redwall, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
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    Long-time fans and newcomers alike will relish this animal fable from Brian Jacques, whose books, including Redwall and Mossflower, are best sellers on both children's and adult lists. In Triss, the hero is a spunky young squirrelmaid who escapes servitude and finds a new destiny as a warrior at Redwall Abbey.

  • The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College | Jacques Steinberg

    The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jacques Steinberg
    • Narrated By Jacques Steinberg
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    In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges.

  • High Rhulain: A Tale from Redwall, Book 18 | Brian Jacques

    High Rhulain: A Tale from Redwall, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The otters of Green Isle have long been enslaved to the Wildcat Riggu Felis and his catguards, who torture the otters at every opportunity. The otters trudge on, waiting for the day their savior will arrive, the prophesized High Rhulain, who will lead them in battle and a return to glory. Meanwhile, young Tiria Wildlough, an ottermaid at Redwall Abbey, pines for her chance to learn the ways of the warrior, much against the wishes of her father.

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