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    • The Devil in the White City

    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,307

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to stop listening

    • By Michael on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Isaac's Storm

    • A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

    In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the US Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A highly detailed account of a catastrophic storm

    • By Norman B. Bernstein on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • In the Garden of Beasts

    • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,620
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,653
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,654

    The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frightening, Powerful, Deeply Thought-provoking.

    • By Chris on 06-04-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dead Wake

    • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,775

    On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Naivety VS Barbarians Of War

    • By Sara on 03-05-16
    • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 03-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9,798 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Thunderstruck

    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Bob Balaban
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,059

    In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marconi, murder, mix well

    • By Michael Jones on 11-14-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Tony Goldwyn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 499

    Two men embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the 20th century: Daniel Hudson Burnham, the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair; and Henry H. Holmes, who used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling Story...best part - its true!

    • By SST010 on 07-24-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Isaac's Storm

    • A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 497

    September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful listen

    • By Greg Mefford on 09-16-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Thunderstruck

    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Tony Goldwyn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Again?

    • By Knowledge Seeker on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Hotel Angeline

    • A Novel in 36 Voices
    • By: Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Deb Caletti, and others
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • clever idea.

    • By lisabbakes on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $17.94

    • In the Garden of Beasts

    • Love and terror in Hitler's Berlin
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has, to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, most notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party.

    Regular price: $31.43

    • Dead Wake

    • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On 1 May 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. The passengers - including a record number of children and infants - were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months its submarines had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania's captain, William Thomas Turner, had faith in the gentlemanly terms of warfare that had, for a century, kept civilian ships safe from attack.

    • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    • By: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 06-23-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $28.63