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    • The Girls of Atomic City

    • The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
    • By: Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,713

    At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians - many of them young women from small towns across the South - were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than Just the Girls

    • By Jane Mcdowell on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Last Castle

    • The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
    • By: Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated by: Denise Kiernan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York's best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very factual

    • By Jennifer on 11-28-17
    • The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
    • By: Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated by: Denise Kiernan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 236 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Signing Their Lives Away

    • The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
    • By: Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence - yet how many of them do we actually remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces listeners to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document - and the many strange fates that awaited them. Some prospered and rose to the highest levels of United States government, while others had their homes and farms seized by British soldiers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre and a bit snarky.

    • By Marte Risher on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Signing Their Rights Away

    • The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States Constitution
    • By: Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Signing Their Rights Away chronicles a moment in American history when our elected officials knew how to compromise - and put aside personal gain for the greater good of the nation. These men were just as quirky and flawed as the elected officials we have today: Hugh Williamson believed in aliens, Robert Morris went to prison, Jonathan Dayton stole $18,000 from Congress, and Thomas Mifflin was ruined by alcohol. Yet somehow these imperfect men managed to craft the world’s most perfect Constitution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Click bait title; encyclopedic content

    • By C. Brieant on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95