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    • 1776

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,992
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,346

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Front Seat on History

    • By Mark on 10-22-05

    Regular price: $39.93

    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,085
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,094

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding biography

    • By Davis on 07-10-06

    Regular price: $79.93

    • The Wright Brothers

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,173

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

    On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but narration is a little boring

    • By Vince on 08-20-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Truman

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 54 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,068

    Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited

    • By Sara on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $94.45

    • The Path Between the Seas

    • The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 31 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing accomplishment in history

    • By HEIDI GOMEZ on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $56.65

    • The Great Bridge

    • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

    This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Historian and not a Novelist

    • By Tim on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $47.24

    • Mornings on Horseback

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617

    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a scalpel

    • By Joe on 04-04-14

    Regular price: $37.75

    • The Johnstown Flood

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167

    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel

    • By Susan K Donley on 06-17-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Brave Companions

    • Portraits in History
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716

    The best-selling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, "the little woman who made the big war”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Voice of American History

    • By Bradley W. on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Greater Journey

    • Americans in Paris
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,776

    The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McCullough takes it to the next level

    • By gregory m loyd on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The American Spirit

    • Who We Are and What We Stand For
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767

    Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's college commencment day, most of the time.

    • By Jordan Poer on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $13.12

    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532

    With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Read by History Channel host Edward Herrmann!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Thomas on 07-06-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Course of Human Events

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    On May 15, 2003, David McCullough presented "The Course of Human Events" as The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Lecture is a tribute to McCullough's lifetime investigation of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Pitch for History

    • By Alan on 09-13-05

    Regular price: $13.27

    • 1776

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a must listen

    • By Anonymous User on 07-03-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Truman

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: David McCullough
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    Distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman - a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb! A solid choice!

    • By Lee on 11-15-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Path Between the Seas

    • The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Something for Everyone

    • By Tom on 04-01-04

    Regular price: $26.60

    • You Are Not Special

    • ...And Other Encouragements
    • By: David McCullough Jr.
    • Narrated by: David McCullough Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.’s popular commencement speech - a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube - You Are Not Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. By acknowledging that the world is indifferent to them, McCullough takes pressure off of students to be extraordinary achievers and instead exhorts them to roll up their sleeves and do something useful with their advantages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Teacher is Wise

    • By E. Pearson on 09-22-16

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Great Bridge

    • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    In the years around 1870, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the fourteen years of the bridge's construction, the odds against its successful completion seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives were lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Poorly Abridged

    • By Greg on 12-21-08

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Mornings on Horseback

    • The Story of an Extraordinary Family, and the Unique Child who Became Theodore Roosevelt
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Michael O'Brien on 06-15-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Greater Journey

    • Americans in Paris, 1830-1900
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring - and until now, untold - story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific book, terrible abridgement

    • By Barbara on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $20.99