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    • The Devil's Chessboard

    • Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful - and secretive - colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times best seller Brothers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing. Makes you question the company line.

    • By KTS on 02-06-16

    Regular price: $55.90

    • Season of the Witch

    • Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
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    Season of the Witch is the first book to fully capture the dark magic of San Francisco in this breathtaking period, when the city radically changed itself - and then revolutionized the world. The cool gray city of love was the epicenter of the 1960s cultural revolution. But by the early 1970s, San Francisco’s ecstatic experiment came crashing down from its starry heights. The city was rocked by savage murder sprees, mysterious terror campaigns, political assassinations, street riots, and finally a terrifying sexual epidemic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book...

    • By Douglas on 07-29-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Troll Nation

    • How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself
    • By: Amanda Marcotte, David Talbot - foreword
    • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    The election of Donald Trump in 2016, like most of his campaign, came as a shock to many Americans. How could a man so lacking in capacity, so void of any intellectual heft, become the president of the United States? How could a man with no detectable personal qualities outside of resentment and the will to dominate appeal to millions of Americans, enough so that he was able to win the highest office in the land? With this book, journalist Amanda Marcotte will outline how Trump was the inevitable result of American conservatism’s degradation into an ideology of blind resentment. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Giving a name to the state of Republican politics

    • By Kevin Mahoney on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Brothers

    • The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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    For decades, books about John or Robert Kennedy have woven either a shimmering tale of Camelot gallantry or a tawdry story of runaway ambition and reckless personal behavior. But the real story of the Kennedys in the 1960s has long been submerged - until now. In Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot sheds a dramatic new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath. Talbot has written a gripping political history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very interesting and well written.

    • By sarah on 11-26-17
    • The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 08-24-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 159 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Despot's Apprentice

    • Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy
    • By: Brian Klaas, David Talbot - foreword
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    Donald Trump isn't a despot. But he is increasingly acting like the "despot's apprentice", an understudy in authoritarian tactics that threaten to erode American democracy, including attacking the press, threatening rule of law by firing those who investigate his alleged wrongdoings, using nepotism to staff the White House, and countless other techniques. Donald Trump is borrowing tactics from the world's dictators and despots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By itsmejamib on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Cybersecurity: The Age of the Megabreach

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We haven’t stopped huge breaches. The focus now is on resilience, with smarter ways to detect attacks and faster ways to respond to them. In November 2014, an especially chilling cyberattack shook the corporate world - hackers, having explored the internal servers of Sony Pictures Entertainment, captured internal financial reports, top executives’ embarrassing e-mails, private employee health data, and even unreleased movies and scripts and dumped them on the open Web.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Callsign - Tripleshot

    • Jack Sigler Thrillers Novella Collection - Queen, Rook, and Bishop
    • By: Jeremy Robinson, David Wood, Edward G. Talbot, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    In 2011 Jeremy Robinson released a series of eight novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse. Each novella follows a single member of the Chess Team from his Jack Sigler Thrillers series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another solid game of Chess

    • By WerewolfDad on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Crazy Loco

    • By: David Talbot Rice
    • Narrated by: Joe Rodriguez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Meet Loco, a dog with a passion for firecrackers. And Pedro, an altar boy forced to learn a hard lesson from two of the toughest, oldest men ever to serve the Lord. Jordan and Todd are two boys from California who don't know what they're in for when they push their Texas cousins a little too far. Loosely based on the author's own childhood in south Texas, this story collection is a moving whirlwind of humor and insight -brash, tender, and full of the unexpected.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A decent performance

    • By Kathleen on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Cyber-Espionage Nightmare

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from “Wanted” posters. Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui are, according to a federal indictment unsealed last year, agents of China’s People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, who hacked into networks at American companies—U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Westinghouse—plus the biggest industrial labor union in North America, United Steelworkers, and the U.S. subsidiary of SolarWorld, a German solar-panel maker.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • What Happened to Bernie Sanders

    • By: Jared H. Beck Esq., David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the US 2016 presidential election is still being fought by both parties. As the case of Russian hacking and collusion is investigated, and Hillary Clinton desperately attempts to explain what happened to her and why she lost, a more important question, one haunted by shadowy tactics and campaign double-dealing, rings out: what happened to Bernie Sanders?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to like this book

    • By DebbieS on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The New Yorker, April 2nd 2018 (David Remnick, Rachel Aviv, Margaret Talbot)

    • By: David Remnick, Rachel Aviv, Margaret Talbot
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Highlights
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    In this issue: "Account Settings" by David Remnick: Cambridge Analytica and a moral reckoning in Silicon Valley; "The Edge of Identity" by Rachel Aviv: Hannah Upp goes missing for weeks at a time, losing her sense of self. Can she still be found; "Dirty Politics" by Margaret Talbot: Scott Pruitt's E.P.A. is giving even ostentatious polluters a reprieve.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 21st & 28th 2015: Part 1 (David Remnick, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Talbot)

    • By: David Remnick, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Talbot
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    In this issue: "Bad Cops, Good Cops", by Margaret Talbot; "Rubdown", by Andrew Marantz; "Negotiating the Whirlwind", by David Remnick; "Medical Mountaineers", by Rebecca Solnit; and "Deep and Dark", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Hole in the Digital Economy

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If the next president intends to improve American infrastructure and expand economic opportunities, there’s no better place to start than with the millions of people who still lack broadband access and computer skills.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Liberty: A Dane and Bones Origins Story

    • Dane Maddock Origins, Book 5
    • By: David Wood, Edward G. Talbot
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    September, 1787. A clandestine group of founding fathers gather to debate a decision that could change the fate of America. Once again, Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake find themselves pitted against the revolutionary group, The Sons of the Republic, as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Action, thrills, and mystery abound in the exciting new Dane and Bones Origins story, Liberty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Hit

    • By Readers Together on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Justice

    • Dane Maddock Origins, Volume 8
    • By: David Wood, Edward G Talbot
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    A break-in at Mount Vernon sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on an action-packed search for the lost treasure of the most notorious pirates in history, and once again hurls them into the path of the Sons of the Republic. From famous landmarks to secret passages, danger lurks around every corner as Maddock and Bones race to find justice!

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Why the New NSA Restrictions Won’t Harm National Security

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The National Security Agency lost its authority to grab the phone records of millions of Americans following this week’s change in legislation enacted after 9/11. But there is no evidence that the data produced actionable intelligence during the 13 years the government had access to it anyway.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Data-Mining Your Psyche

    • By: David Talbot
    • Length: 11 mins
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    When a state representative named Thom Tillis ran for US Senate in North Carolina in 2014, his campaign followed the now-standard practice of sending voters online and direct-mail advertisements referring to particular issues. Which issues mattered to which people, from ISIS to the Affordable Care Act, could be gleaned from the voters’ memberships and donations or inferred from demographic information and databases of everything from their purchases to their Web history.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Fighting ISIS Online

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Fighting ISIS Online

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country. “Yes the Islamic State was a fantasy in 2004, now look at it. The U.S. was a fantasy in 1776, now look at it,” the man in Virginia wrote in a Twitter direct message to an online friend in Oregon.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Based on explosive new evidence, best-selling author David Talbot tells America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. The book draws on revelatory new materials - including exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles' wife and mistress, newly discovered US government documents, and US and European intelligence sources.

    Regular price: $34.84

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