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    • The Good Mothers

    • The True Story of the Women Who Took on The World's Most Powerful Mafia
    • By: Alex Perry
    • Narrated by: Eva Alexander
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    We live in their buildings, work in their companies, shop in their stores, eat in their restaurants and elect politicians they fund. Founded more than 150 years ago by shepherding families in the toe of Italy, the 'Ndrangheta is today the world's most powerful mafia, with a crushing presence in Southern Italy, a market-moving size in global finance and a reach that extends to 50 countries around the world. And yet, remarkably, few of us have ever heard of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An astonishing and courageous book

    • By Sharon on 07-07-18
    • The True Story of the Women Who Took on The World's Most Powerful Mafia
    • By: Alex Perry
    • Narrated by: Eva Alexander
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 02-08-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Good Mothers

    • The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World’s Most Powerful Mafia
    • By: Alex Perry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An unprecedented look inside a deadly and obscenely wealthy branch of the Italian mafia and the electrifying story of the women who risked everything to bring them down. The Calabrian Mafia - known as the ’Ndrangheta - is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with branches stretching from America to Australia. It controls 70 percent of the cocaine and heroin supply in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, brokers illegal arms deals - supplying weapons to criminals and terrorists - and plunders the treasuries of both Italy and the EU.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book for a delicate english accent

    • By Tina Mustachio on 08-21-18
    • The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World’s Most Powerful Mafia
    • By: Alex Perry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 06-05-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The New Yorker, January 22nd 2018 (Alex Perry, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Alex Perry, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "Slash and Burn" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Under Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, it's a sell-off from sea to shining sea; "Blood and Justice" by Alex Perry: Family loyalty made a Mafia family strong, but its treatment of women was its undoing; "Rate Your Boss!" by Lizzie Widdicombe: How companies are adapting to the Glassdoor era; "Valley of the Dolls" by Jill Lepore: Barbie, Bratz, and the end of originality.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Lifeblood

    • How to Change the World One Dead Mosquito at a Time
    • By: Alex Perry
    • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 2006, the Wall Street pioneer and philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through some holiday snapshots taken by a friend and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. "They're not sleeping," his friend told him. "They're in malarial comas. A few days later, they were all dead." This moment sparked Chambers' determination to coordinate an unprecedented, worldwide effort to eradicate a disease that has haunted humanity since before the advent of medicine.

    • How to Change the World One Dead Mosquito at a Time
    • By: Alex Perry
    • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95