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    • The Nature of Matter: Understanding the Physical World

    • By: David W. Ball, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David W. Ball
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
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    In the 24 engaging lectures of The Nature of Matter, no scientific background is needed to appreciate such miracles of everyday life as a bouncing rubber ball or water's astonishing power to dissolve. Moreover, the study of matter has led directly to such inventions as semiconductor circuits for computers, new fabrics for clothes, and powerful adhesives for medicine and industry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 95% Chemistry, 5% Physics

    • By Matt on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Ironfire

    • A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades
    • By: David Ball
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 31 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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    Best-selling author David Ball has won widespread critical and popular acclaim for his sweeping novels, including Empires of Sand. With Ironfire Ball delivers a stirring historical epic of the Crusades. In the 16th century, only the Knights of Malta stand against the Ottoman Empire of Suleiman the Magnificent and his 40,000 brutal warriors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece !!!!

    • By Berserk on 02-29-12
    • A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades
    • By: David Ball
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 31 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 07-22-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Backwards & Forwards

    • A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
    • By: David Ball
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    This guide to play reading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts. Ball developed his method during his work as Literary Director at the Guthrie Theater, building his guide on the crafts playwrights of every period and style use. The audiobook is full of tools for students and practitioners to use as they investigate plot, character, theme, and the other crucial parts of the superstructure of a play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Empires of Sand

    • By: David Ball
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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      4 out of 5 stars 170

    After four trips to the Sahara and extensive historical research, David Ball crafted this sweeping adventure novel spanning two continents and 15 years. Set against a backdrop of the crumbling French Empire’s attempts to colonize the Sahara Desert, Empires of Sand follows the lives of two cousins who are raised as brothers but destined to become enemies. It is 1870, and France is at war with Prussia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my first review

    • By Pamela on 08-18-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • China Run

    • A Novel
    • By: David Ball
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Here is the compelling story of six American families and their desperate attempt to keep their newly adopted Chinese children. Before leaving China, authorities demand the infants be returned without offering the slightest explanation. What if three of the families refuse? What if they risk everything and attempt a renegade run through China with the babies? Featuring a pulse-pounding narration by George Guidall, China Run will keep listeners on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrifying (Fictional) Chinese Adoption Ordeal

    • By Paula on 11-01-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Revenge on the River

    • A Sister Blandine Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Philippe Bouin, David Ball - translator
    • Narrated by: David deVries
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    On a snowy night on the outskirts of Lyon, France, the son of the Somarec chairman is brutally attacked. The assailant leaves only one clue - a cryptic message: "Najuno, remember." A reminder of an environmental tragedy Somarec was responsible for 20 years earlier in Chile.... Sister Blandine, a former detective who left police work behind to enter the convent, is on the case.

    Regular price: $10.49