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    • F-ck Whales

    • Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You
    • By: Maddox
    • Narrated by: Maddox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    In this third book from Maddox, the reigning king of Internet satire delivers a collection of humorous, unapologetic essays in the same voice that propelled him into comedic stardom. With all-new material, F-ck Whales doesn't fail to deliver on his personal brand of satire, complete with self-promotion, petty rants, and brilliant essays on anything and everything Maddox deems worthy of his ire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Eased My Depression and Anxiety

    • By Jim on 05-27-18
    • Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You
    • By: Maddox
    • Narrated by: Maddox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $17.00

    • SPQR VI: Nobody Loves a Centurion

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Julius Caesar, as we know, arrived in Gaul (now France) and announced "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered." But when Decius Metellus arrives from Rome, not seeking military glory but rather avoiding an enemy currently in power, he finds that although the general came and saw, so far, at least, he has far from conquered. The campaign seems at a standstill. Decius' arrival disappoints the great Caesar as well. He has been waiting for promised reinforcements from Rome, an influx of soldiers to restart his invasion. Instead he is presented with one young man ridiculously decked out in military parade finery and short on military skills.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decius the reluctant warrior

    • By Michael Stringer on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR V: Saturnalia

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    This eagerly awaited fifth book in John Maddox Roberts's Edgar-nominated historical mystery series once again takes the reader back to the Rome of Julius Caesar and the Roman Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger. Decius has won himself a reputation as both an investigator and, most unfortunately, a bit of a playboy. Having been banished by his family for sometimes embarrassing activities to a rather leisurely lifestyle on Rhodes, he is puzzled to be suddenly and unexpectedly summoned home to assist in an investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It just keeps getting better

    • By Mary on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR XII: Oracle of the Dead

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Decius Caecilius Metellus, this year's magistrate for cases involving foreigners, is living the good life in southern Italy, happy to be away from Rome, a city suffering war jitters over Caesar's impending actions. He thinks he is merely visiting one of the local sights when he takes a party to visit the Oracle of the Dead, a pre-Roman cult site located at the end of a tunnel dug beneath a temple of Apollo. He quickly learns that there is a bitter rivalry between the priests of Apollo and those of Hecate, who guard the oracle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By gwendolen on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Secret Bad Girl: A Sexual Trauma Memoir and Resolution Guide

    • By: Rachael Maddox
    • Narrated by: Rachael Maddox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Rachael Maddox bravely shares her own story of statutory rape and recovery, inviting readers into the possibility that their current sex issues, fears, stunted confidence or self-worth troubles, private addictions or private depressions, or impossible-seeming dreams could in fact be resulting from unresolved sexual trauma. There's a myth that so many women bear the burden of in today's world. The myth is that we're bad for the violations that happen to us as well as the mess of the aftermath of those abuses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook changes lives. Period.

    • By Vlad Antohi on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • World at War

    • The Curtain Series, Book 3
    • By: David T. Maddox
    • Narrated by: Larry Williams
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this conclusion to the Curtain series, the spiritual battle lines are drawn between the forces of the light and the darkness. As the immediacy and dimensions of the threat become known in the physical world, there seem to be no good options and deliverance seems impossible, but President Strong calls America to stand before God before it faces its enemies. 

    Regular price: $17.47

    • SPQR X: A Point of Law

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the world. He's won some money and glory fighting pirates in the Mediterranean and expects a speedy election to the office of praetor. That all changes when a man he's never seen before publicly accuses him of corruption. Decius and his powerful family of Rome's leading politicians scramble to prepare a defense. However, the day of the trial they are greeted with a strange surprise on the steps of the courthouse: the corpse of the man who made the accusation. Now Decius is up against a much more serious charge of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great book from j m roberts

    • By lynn on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Queens of Land and Sea

    • Stormlands, Book 5
    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Strange ships appear from an unknown continent bringing opportunity for vast wealth and power to Islanders and Mainlanders alike - and a deadly plague that devastates the kingdoms of the Mainland. But King Gasam and the Islanders are immune.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Ancient Rome, in this accurate and evocative series, is just as politics driven as any major American city - possibly even more. Decius Caecilius Metellus has, through a series of rather wild adventure, and in the act of tracking down killers and other reprobates, barely escaped annhilation several times. Now, newly elected to the office of aedile, the lowest rung on the ladder of Roman authority, he must smoke out corruption and conspiracy that threaten to destroy all of Rome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Robert's SPQR series.

    • By gwendolen on 02-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The King’s Gambit

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes listeners back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey, routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike. So the garroting of a lowly ex-slave and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to a series

    • By P. Johnson on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Catiline Conspiracy

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government, a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City - even though it means leaving his beloved Rome. Decius is just beginning to enjoy the outpost's many exotic pleasures when the suspicious death of an irascible philosopher occurs, coinciding with the puzzling and apocalyptic ravings of a charismatic cult leader. Intrigued, Decius requests and is given permission by the Egyptian Pharaoh to investigate the heinous crime. What he discovers is beyond shocking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite series

    • By Terry on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR VII: The Tribune's Curse

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    In his extensive series featuring the detecting feats of Decius Caecilius Metellus the younger, set in the Rome of 70 BC, Roberts achieves a very believable modern feeling with his well-researched description of the stories' background. This seventh episode, however, combines a familiar view of the demands office-seeking makes on a candidate with a situation that is impossibly bizarre to us today. An entire city, versed in literature, music, and the other arts, ruled democratically, for its time, is thrown into panic by an enraged man's curse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of the series

    • By Daniel Weiss on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR III: The Sacrilege

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    When a sacret woman's rite in the ancient city of Rome is infiltrated by a corrupt patrician dressed in female garb, it falls to Senator Decuis Caecilius Metellus the Younger, whose investigative skills have proven indispensable in the past, to unmask the perpetrators. When four brutal slayings follow, Decius enlists the help a notorious and dangerous criminal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator, same ol' Decius

    • By Derek Partridge on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Curtain: It Begins

    • The Curtain Series, Book 1
    • By: David T. Maddox
    • Narrated by: Larry Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A shooter is on the loose in a small Midwestern suburb, chased by the FBI and local police. A credible ISIS plot brews to neutralize America on the world stage. While the forces of darkness rally a campaign to influence the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, the President of the United States works to save his country from imminent destruction. Concurrently a mysterious figure arises, the Bookseller, to speak truth into the lives of Paul and Samantha, two college students at the crossroads of an epic battle between light and darkness.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Caius Julius Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren’t already an unpopular move, Caesar has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public: "To be told by a pack of Chaldeans and Egyptians how to conduct their duties towards the gods was intolerable."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • please sir, i want some more

    • By mcmouse on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    As I walked back through the City, my mood was moderately elevated. This appointment did not displease me nearly as much as I pretended. Like most Romans I abhorred the very thought of sea duty, but this was one of the rare occasions when I was looking forward to getting away from Rome..... For years I had complained of the disorder of the City, and now that it was gone, I found that I missed it. All the peace and quiet seemed unnatural. I did not expect it to last.- Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger in SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love SPQR

    • By Shannon S. on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Darkroom

    • By: Mary Maddox
    • Narrated by: Allison Pistorius
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    What would you do if your best friend disappeared? Talented but unstable photographer Day Randall has been living rent-free in Kelly Durrell's Colorado condo for eight months. Day needs someone to keep an eye on her. Kelly needs someone to draw her out of her stable but not spectacular life. The arrangement works for both of them. Then Kelly comes home one day to find Day gone. There's no note, no phone call. Day's car is still parked out front, but her room is starkly, suspiciously spotless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast-paced and intense

    • By Heather North on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Citizens Militia

    • The Curtain Series, Book 2
    • By: David T. Maddox
    • Narrated by: Larry Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A battle rages for the Soul of America … In the first pages, readers are placed amid a terrorist attack in Chicago and the planning of more attacks in the Homeland on a massive scale. Congress is ready to sell-out and cave to terrorist demands. Threats from the sky are looming, and a strike on Israel is imminent. How will America deal with this new axis of evil? Will they suffer the same fate as Israel in the hands of the Romans? Are we on the brink of the apocalypse prophesied more than 2,500 years ago? In this celestial chess game, people with vastly different agendas plan their next move. One side seeks to control by cunning, passion and deception. The other seeks to give people the Truth. An age-old spiritual war is taking physical dimensions. 7,000 miles from Washington D.C., in Tehran, Iran, the evilest of terrorist attacks is in the final stages of preparation. The real battle rages for people’s hearts and minds. Light versus dark, good versus evil and no setting is more perfect than modern-day America.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Islander

    • Stormlands, Book 1
    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Hael, a young herder cast out of his tribe for killing a taboo beast, is thrust into a foreign world where steel is so rare it is used as currency, and where a simple herder must become a warrior in order to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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