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    • Badass

    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    Throughout history - from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era - there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all Badass!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The name says it all

    • By Scott on 12-07-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Guts & Glory: The Vikings

    • Guts & Glory, Book 2
    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer, Matt Wolf
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-ax-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ben Thompson going fishing

    • By SAMA on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Guts & Glory: The American Revolution

    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer, John Glouchevitch, Dan Woren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    From George Washington crossing the icy Delaware to Molly Pitcher fearlessly firing her cannon, the people of the American Revolution were some of the bravest and most inspiring of all time. Jump into a riot in the streets of Boston, join the Culper Spy Ring as they steal secrets in the dead of night, and watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence in this accessible guide to the birth of the United States.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging history story

    • By yummytummy71 on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

    • By: Ben Thompson, C. M. Butzer (Illustrator)
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer, Brian Delaney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    From female spies fighting for the Rebel cause to daring cavalry rides deep into enemy territory, Civil War history is filled with fearless figures and incredible events. This invigorating overview for kids uses exciting art, illustrated maps, and colorful facts to entertain listeners with stories of the legendary heroes and unlikely but totally true events that make up one of America's most fascinating conflicts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well balanced entertainment

    • By David on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Guts & Glory: World War II

    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    From massive aerial battles that clouded the skies with planes to deathly secret operations deep behind enemy lines, the events of World War II are some of the most awe-inspiring of all time. Discover legendary commanders, tremendous fights, elite soldiers, and courageous individuals whose deeds truly made the difference in this jaw-dropping guide to the biggest war the world has ever seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awsome

    • By memc on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Race to Space

    • Countdown to Liftoff
    • By: Ben Thompson, Erik Slader
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong's famous words as he first set foot on the moon: "one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." But America's journey to the moon was anything but simple. In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite, into orbit; later that year, America's first attempt was such a failure that the media nicknamed it "Kaputnik." Still, we didn't give up. With each failure, we gleaned valuable information about what went wrong, and how to avoid it in the future. So we tried again. And again. And each time we failed, we failed a little bit better.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Badass: The Birth of a Legend

    • Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned
    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Darren Todd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    From sex-crazed gods to ravenous monsters, Ben Thompson brings legendary titans to life in tales of adventure, bloodlust, and unrelenting badassitude. Since the beginning of human history people have created myths, tall tales, superheroes, and arch-villains - men and women who embarked on insane adventures, performed extraordinary feats of unparalleled awesomeness, and overcame all odds to violently smite their foes into bloody pulp.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By SAMA on 01-07-14
    • Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned
    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Darren Todd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 09-12-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

    • Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, and Military Engagements of All Time
    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it's an ultimate deathmatch! This ain't no table tennis. You're not here to skip rope with your niece. You're here to witness the catastrophically awesome exploits of history's greatest badasses. Not only that, you're here to see what happens when badasses collide, when glory and doom hang in the balance, when two men enter one man leaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Dammon Wears on 05-21-16
    • Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, and Military Engagements of All Time
    • By: Ben Thompson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-12-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 55 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Wright Brothers

    • Nose-Diving into History
    • By: Ben Thompson, Erik Slader
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today as heroes for their revolutionary contributions to science and engineering - they are acknowledged as the first men to successfully achieve powered, piloted flight - their success was hard-earned. In fact, it took the self-taught engineers years of work and dozens of crashes before they managed a single 12-second flight! In this first installment of the brand new Epic Fails series, Ben Thompson and Erik Slader take listeners through the Wright brothers' many mishaps and misadventures as they paved the way for modern aviation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good content

    • By Greta Q. on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Saturday Live, Volume 2

    • By: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Based on the format of the American TV show Saturday Night Live, this home-grown comedy production was an enormous success and bought recognition and fame to a great many performers, many of whom are now household names.

    Regular price: $8.25