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    • Islam's Reign of Terror

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Islam's Reign of Terror chronicles the war waged against the U.S. and the West, resulting in over 24,000 acts of terror and tens of thousands of deaths in a campaign to force the world to submit unconditionally to Islam and Sharia Law. It also discusses the West's anemic, evasive response to the war declared against it, and how that insipid response only encourages terrorists and states that sponsor terrorism and other Islam-dominated nations to continue to attack the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By David on 07-31-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The New Sparrowhawk Companion

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo, Jena Trammell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The Sparrowhawk Companion has become an indispensable reference book for readers of the Sparrowhawk series, containing, in addition to essays by the author and other contributors about the series and period in which it is set , a chronology of Acts of Parliament from 1650 onward up until the conclusion of the American Revolution, a glossary of 18th century terms encountered in the series, a handy list of the 375 characters that appear in the story, a list of all the naval and merchant vessels, and a selective bibliography of some of the author's sources.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Black Stone: A Detective Novel of 1930

    • A Cyrus Skeen Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In this new case, Skeen confronts a new kind of nemesis that has been gestating in the Middle East for centuries and is now being enabled by oil companies and careless foreign policies: Islam. While investigating three murders whose savagery is unprecedented in the annals of San Francisco crime, he begins to understand that nemesis and the threat it holds.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sparrowhawk, Book One: Jack Frake

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    The American Revolution did not just happen. It was the culmination of two centuries of Enlightenment ideas that entered men's minds and were refined and honed until they expressed themselves in an unprecedented rejection of tyranny in the name of individual rights and political freedom from the whims of arrogant monarchs and conniving, power-lusting politicians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • most excellent

    • By Amy Bigbee on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sparrowhawk

    • Book Five: Revolution
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    As the British Crown plans to exact its Stamp Tax on the North American colonies, Hugh Kenrick, Jack Frake, and their friends in Caxton, Virginia, plot to foil the arrival of the hated stamps in the colony. Edgar Cullis and George Mercer, also Virginians, however, scheme to switch sides. Reverdy Brune returns to Hugh's life, and Etáin, Jack's wife, acquires a new friend.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sparrowhawk, Book Four: Empire

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    British friends of colonial rights fight to defeat the Stamp Act in Parliament in 1765, led by Dogmael Jones. In the meantime Patrick Henry takes the floor, advocates the rights of the colonies to self-governance without interference from the Crown, and denounces the Stamp Act. Hugh Kenrick, now a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, helps Henry voice the opposition.

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    • Sparrowhawk, Book Three: Caxton

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It is fall,1759. The saga of Jack Frake and Hugh Kenrick moves to Caxton, a small trading town on the York River in Virginia, some miles up the wide river from Yorktown. Jack Frake, after having served his eight-year indenture, is a successful tobacco planter, having inherited his property from his former master, with whom he formed a close father-son relationship. He married the master's daughter, but she and her son died in childbirth.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sparrowhawk, Book Two: Hugh Kenrick

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Book Two introduces the second young hero, Hugh Kenrick, a member of the British aristocracy. While he has all the advantages that his rank bestows on him – family, wealth, prestige, and an assured future – his quest to preserve his self identity, his liberty, and his independence clashes violently with the demands of his station.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rational Scrutiny

    • Paradoxes and Contradictions in Detective Fiction
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rational Scrutiny: Paradoxes and Contradictions in Detective Fiction discusses why Chess Hanrahan and Cyrus Skeen, the author's premier heroes and the chief subjects of this volume, are not only extraordinary men of action, but “intellectuals” of the first rank, as well. As Cline writes in the Preface, detective fiction, as a rule, employs both "intellectuals" and "doers".

    Regular price: $14.95

    • With Distinction

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Chess Hanrahan is the chief of police of Auberley, a university town in Massachusetts. He is a former New York City police detective who resigned after being blamed by a district attorney for the "unnecessary" death of a criminal in a gun fight. Auberley seemed to be a sanctuary from the politics and irrationality of the big city. Hanrahan admits to himself that he accepted the job in Auberley to lick his wounds. It was quiet, sedate, not much of a challenge. But then a philosophy professor is murdered.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Whisper the Guns

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Merritt Fury, a fiercely independent American entrepreneur, returns to Hong Kong on business, little does he know that he has become enmeshed in a conspiracy to confiscate his investment and render the Crown colony a dependency on the Mainland dictatorship to the north. While he suspects foul play by some of his business partners in Bluelist TungstenTrading, he also learns that he is the object of scrutiny by an underground group combating the conspiracy. He meets Amber Lee.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wintery Discontent: A Detective Novel of 1929

    • A Cyrus Skeen Novel Volume 13
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is February, 1929. Cyrus Skeen is hired by an Austrian aristocrat whom Skeen calls a "One-Worlder Gadabout", Count Paul Axel Heinrich Joachim von Wormuth-Esterházy, of Vienna, to find out who is trying to kill him. He gives Skeen a list he has compiled of 20 attempts to murder him, including flowerpots are dropped from above, a bottle of poisoned schnapps is given to him in a "welcome basket", and nearly being run over by a speeding automobile.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Sleight of Hand

    • A Detective Novel of 1929: The Cyrus Skeen Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this episode of Skeen's cases he is invited by a new political party to stand for the office of public defender in next month's city election, a city office established to provide legal representation to the poor and indigent. He declines the invitation, but strange things keep happening, such as the curious death of the current public defender and the odd behavior of the principals of the new party.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Run from Judgment

    • Merritt Fury, Book 3
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Robert Burke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Merritt Fury is the unconquerable American entrepreneur who, in Whisper the Guns, foiled a Red Chinese conspiracy in Hong Kong and in We Three Kings gave a Saudi sheik his just desserts. Now, in Run from Judgment, he finds himself the target of a mysterious assassin who is eliminating, one by one, the financial enablers of the world's terrorists. He is also the object of another entrepreneur's malice and finally the subject of a captivating portrait painter.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Manhattan Blues

    • The Cyrus Skeen Mysteries, Book 14
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    It is March, 1929. Cyrus Skeen is called to New York by his father, Garnett Skeen, to attend to some trust fund affairs. Skeen's detective agency is subsidized by a trust fund his father set up years before, but his mother, Eleanor "Nellie" Skeen, wishes to set up her own trust fund for her son. A daughter of an Oklahoma oil magnate, she is "very well situated" in terms of wealth. Skeen's parents, however, are driving to Nags Head in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to spend the rest of the winter.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Daedalus Conspiracy: A Detective Novel of 1929

    • The Cyrus Skeen Series, Book 3
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In Part One, Cyrus Skeen, private detective in 1929 San Francisco, is asked by Charles Gilchrest, chairman of The Daedàlus Society, an exclusive men-only club, to go to the The Daedàlus Grove, a private enclave north of the city, to determine the nature of some trouble he has been warned about in a cryptic note written by an anonymous member. The note alludes to a controversial Senator from Nebraska and a tariff bill in Congress. It may the overture to a prank or it may be a serious threat to the man's life.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sparrowhawk, Book Six: War

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Jack Frake and Hugh Kenrick resign themselves to the likelihood of war with the Crown. Hugh returns to England on urgent personal business, while Jack prepares for the coming conflict. In the meantime, Jared Turley, an agent of Earl Basil Kenrick, posing as a Customs official, sets his sights on Hugh Kenrick to punish in the name of his employer. He allies himself with the detested new royal governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, and confiscates the Sparrowhawk.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Honors Due

    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Gregg A. Rizzo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hanrahan solves what he calls "moral paradoxes" that have precipitated or caused murders. Honors Due takes Hanrahan to Hollywood - or rather to the Astoria production studies in New York. After seeing a movie about Galileo that is touted as a drama, he sees that it is a farce, and that a respected historian's name is credited with the screenplay. Hanrahan cannot believe the man had anything to do with the script, because the historian wrote the defining biography of Galileo.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • China Basin

    • The Cyrus Skeen Series
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Aaron E. Tucker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Cyrus Skeen, private detective, scours 1928 San Francisco in search of the man who stole a priceless medieval artifact. The thief, who is also a pathological killer, is not Skeen's only obstacle. The exquisite Frenchwoman and retured British colonel who are searching for the artifact also prove to be obstructions. Helping him in his search is his loyal and adoring secretary, Dilys Jones. Complicating the search are two Yale classmates, one of whom has penned a hit play that is headed for Broadway, but who has a secret about its true authorship. This is the other side of Sam Spade's San Francisco.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read!

    • By Anna on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Head of Athena

    • The Cyrus Skeen Series
    • By: Edward Cline
    • Narrated by: Robert Burke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Cyrus Skeen is hired by Edgar Freund, the defense attorney of Enoch Paige, a notorious lecturer charged with the savage murder of his ex-wife, to find evidence that will exonerate his client of the crime. Skeen soon finds himself at odds with Freund, as well as with Detective Sergeant Robert Hoile of the San Francisco police, who is determined to send Paige to the electric chair, and with Reverend Oswald Hoxley, the pastor of a popular church. More murders are committed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Mystery with Caveats

    • By meg000 on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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