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    • Captive Paradise

    • A History of Hawaii
    • By: James L. Haley
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its discovery by Captain Cook in the late 18th century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism, and rites of human sacrifice and the rigid values of the Calvinists.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not enough history of the Island.

    • By Jonathan on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Shores of Tripoli

    • Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates
    • By: James L. Haley
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    It is 1801, and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By tompearson on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Darker Sea

    • Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812
    • By: James L. Haley
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Amazon User on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

    • By: James L. Haley
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless San Franciscan in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling west coast—by and by playing the role of hobo, sailor, and oyster pirate. From his vantage point at the margins of Gilded Age America, he witnessed such iniquity and abuses that he became a life long socialist and advocate for reform. Award-winning western historian James L. Haley paints a vivid portrait of London—adventurer, social reformer, and the most well-known American writer of his generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A life of bright flames to ashes...

    • By Danny on 10-21-10

    Regular price: $23.07