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    • In the Enemy's House

    • The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation's military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and young FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage - the atomic bomb.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You can't beat non-fiction

    • By Colleen S. on 06-06-18
    • The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 02-20-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Floor of Heaven

    • A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A major disappointment

    • By Joshua on 05-03-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • American Lightning

    • Terror, Mystery, Movie-Making, and the Crime of the Century
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    It was an explosion that reverberated across the country - and into the very heart of early-20th-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had been sifted and the hospital triage units consulted, 21 people were declared dead and dozens more injured.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very interesting popular history

    • By D. Littman on 11-28-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Last Goodnight

    • A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent - and she knew it. As an agent for Britain's MI6 and then America's OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. This is the remarkable story of this "Mata Hari from Minnesota" ( Time) and the passions that ruled her tempestuous life - a life filled with dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions vital to the Allied victory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Salui on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Dark Invasion

    • 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    When a “neutral” United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs - including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster - devise a series of “mysterious accidents” using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J. P. Morgan. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department’s Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them.

    • 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 02-11-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Gangland

    • How the FBI Broke the Mob
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: Jerry Orbach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The team: A handpicked squad of FBI agents -- led by a war hero determined to get the job done. The target: John Gotti, the seemingly invincible head of the richest and most powerful crime of modern-day Untouchables, the FBI's C-16 Organized Crime squad, who finally ended the cocky crime lord's reign of terror.

    • How the FBI Broke the Mob
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: Jerry Orbach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Gold of Exodus

    • The Discovery of the Real Mount Sinai
    • By: Howard Blum
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In this heart-pounding adventure, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Howard Blum tells the enthralling story of two modern-day adventurers - Larry Williams, a self-made millionaire and published author from Montana, and his friend Bob Cornuke, a retired policeman and former SWAT team member. Lured by the prospect of finding a fortune in gold, the two men set out to find the true site of Mount Sinai - with the Old Testament as a guide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an excellent story well told

    • By JOSHUA B SPENCER on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $19.93