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    • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 911
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An important biography, perfectly told

    • By sarah brown on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ingenious

    • A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    In 2007, the X Prize Foundation announced that it would give $10 million to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that could travel one hundred miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gas. The challenge attracted more than one hundred teams from all over the world, including dozens of amateurs. Many designed their cars entirely from scratch, rejecting decades of thinking about what a car should look like.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lost in irrelevant detail

    • By Scott on 04-27-14
    • A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99