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    • 21 Months a Captive

    • Rachel Plummer and the Fort Parker Massacre
    • By: Rachel Plummer, James W. Parker
    • Narrated by: Brian V. Hunt, Claire Dayton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    On May 19, 1836, Fort Parker in Texas was overwhelmed by a band of Comanche Indians. Some residents were brutally murdered, others taken prisoner. Among those captured was 11-year-old Cynthia Parker, who would remain with the Comanche for 24 years and give birth to famed Chief Quanah.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What gems! What a treasure!

    • By Twang on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • By: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated by: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy

    • By Alison on 09-08-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some very entertaining, some not

    • By D. Littman on 11-22-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Reminiscences of Ulysses S. Grant

    • First-Hand Accounts of the General, The President, and the Man from Those Who Knew Him
    • By: Adam Badeau, William T. Sherman, James Harrison Wilson, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Mulcare
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    These are personal reminiscences of Grant which allow us to peer back in time to see him through the eyes of those who knew him. Some of the anecdotes describe brief encounters with Grant, while others are from historically prominent men who knew Grant well. What they have in common are the intimate details that reveal the personality and character of General Grant.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Carl Palmateer on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • RuneWarriors

    • By: James Jennewein, Tom Parker
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A Viking boy named Dane must choose a nickname for himself to keep up tradition. Will he become Dane the Dangerous or Dane the Despicable? When an evil warlord named Thidrek kidnaps Dane's sweetheart, he earns his nickname through great feats of derring-do - Dane the Defiant!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful fantasy book!

    • By J. C. Edmond on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • James Parker on Doing the Right Thing at Southwest Airlines

    • By: James Parker
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the wake of 9/11, Southwest Airlines was faced with a disastrous situation that threatened to ruin not only their business but the entire airline industry. In response, Southwest Airlines made three pivotal decisions: no layoffs, no pay cuts, and no-hassle refunds for any customer wanting them. The result: Southwest remained profitable, it was the only major airline to protect the jobs of all its employees, and Southwest's market cap soon exceeded all its major competitors combined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great company

    • By john on 12-10-15

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Ship of the Dead

    • RuneWarriors, Book 3
    • By: James Jennewein, Tom S. Parker
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inspired by Norse mythology, James Jennewein and Tom S. Parker created a fantastical saga with the RuneWarriors series. In Ship of the Dead, the third in the thrilling series, Dane the Defiant questions his heroic actions after the return of Thor’s Hammer brought drought to his village, his mother was kidnapped, and his beloved Astrid was lost. Yet Dane must find the courage to continue on if he’s to fulfill his destiny.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The New Yorker, March 26th 2012 (John Colapinto, Ian Parker, James Surowiecki)

    • By: John Colapinto, Ian Parker, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Highlights
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    "Holding Court", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Sausage", by Ryan Lizza; "The More the Merrier", by James Surowiecki; "Looking Good", by John Colapinto; "Expletives Not Deleted", by Ian Parker; and "Crash Landing", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • RuneWarriors: Sword of Doom

    • By: James Jennewein, Tom S. Parker
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Having just defeated Thidrek the Terrifying, Dane the Defiant and his friends have little time to revel in their victory. Since the god Thor has retrieved his hammer once again, he can’t help but use it—constantly. Now the rains won’t stop, and there are no fish or game to be found. The villagers need someone to blame, and they choose Dane as their scapegoat.

    Regular price: $27.99