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    • The Great Influenza

    • The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
    • By: John M. Barry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

    No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and Gory

    • By Nancy on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rising Tide

    • The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
    • By: John M. Barry
    • Narrated by: Barry Grizzard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known, the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Where is the rest of the book?

    • By Karen on 10-21-13
    • The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
    • By: John M. Barry
    • Narrated by: Barry Grizzard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 09-16-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 240 ratings

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul

    • Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
    • By: John M. Barry
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    This is a story of power, set against Puritan America and the English Civil War. Williams's interactions with King James, Francis Bacon, Oliver Cromwell, and his mentor Edward Coke set his course, but his fundamental ideas came to fruition in America, as Williams, though a Puritan, collided with John Winthrop's vision of his "City upon a Hill."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Story and Legacy

    • By Bruce on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

    • Shattering Widespread Misconceptions About Human Behavior
    • By: Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. It also explores topics that listeners will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as "opposites attract", "people use only 10% of their brains", and "handwriting reveals your personality", and provides a "mythbusting kit" for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond superficial

    • By Peter on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Pure Goldwater

    • By: John W. Dean, Barry M. Goldwater
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost its way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private journal, recording his reflections on a rich political and personal life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Maverick Conservative

    • By Anthony Freyberg on 12-09-08

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Twenty-Minute Stories

    • Over Fifty Classic Short Stories
    • By: B. M. Croker, Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, W. C. Morrow, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Over 50 great classic short stories, each around 20 minutes in length - perfect for short journeys, bedtime listening and those moments in between.... 'The Khitmatgar' by B. M. Croker, 'The Mummy of Thompson Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle, 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson, 'Miracles' by Barry Pain, 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren, 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow, 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish

    • By Valerie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $113.75

    • The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales

    • By: John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Critically acclaimed audiobook reader Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, The Voyage of the Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of vampyres and spirits to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period prove that you need only a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Voice of Reader!!!

    • By Transport Kaff on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $126.28

    • Going Long

    • The Book as Journalism (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Dan Baum, Barry Siegal, John Powers, and others
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Taylor
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Great Australian Short Stories

    • By: Banjo Paterson, Guy Boothby, John Barry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A fascinating collection of short stories by some of Australia's best classic writers.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • A History of the Olympics

    • By: John Goodbody Barry
    • Narrated by: Barry Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This unique audiobook history of the Olympics, first issued in 2008, has been updated to include the Beijing Olympics and released to coincide with the London event. Written by the prize-winning sports journalist John Goodbody, and with a fascinating personal documentary featuring one of Britain's leading Olympians, Sebastian Coe, who is now heading the 2012 Games, this is an ideal opener!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better than expected...

    • By steve on 02-28-10

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good stories mediocre narration

    • By Harsh Pareek on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $127.77

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, May-June 2003

    • By: Barry M. Malzberg, John Kessel, Jack Cady, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Amanda Karr, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Here are 10 stories from the May and June 2003 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, including a tribute to SF great Barry M. Malzberg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One story makes this worth it...

    • By Matthew on 11-26-09

    Regular price: $17.47