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    • Major Transitions in Evolution

    • By: Anthony Martin, John Hawks, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Anthony Martin, John Hawks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Imagine a world without bees, butterflies, and flowering plants. That was Earth 125 million years ago. Turn back the clock 400 million years, and there were no trees. At 450 million years in the past, even the earliest insects had not yet developed. And looking back 500 million years, the land was devoid of life, which at that time flourished in a profusion of strange forms in the oceans. These and other major turning points are the amazing story of evolution.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why People drop out of science

    • By Trebla on 04-24-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Dark River

    • Book Two of the Fourth Realm Trilogy
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 382

    The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first book

    • By Buster55 on 11-04-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Traveler

    • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,629
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 777

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It makes you stop...and think,

    • By Bethany on 07-17-05

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates

    • By: John Hawks, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John Hawks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Trying to understand our human origins has always been a fundamental part of who we are. Today, with the help of dramatic archaeological discoveries and groundbreaking advancements in technology and scientific understanding, we are closer than we've ever been to learning the true story. In recent decades, it has been the science of paleoanthropology that has led the investigation, helping us make sense of this controversial subject and providing us with a richer understanding of our origins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Exciting

    • By Sarah S on 06-26-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Golden City

    • The Fourth Realm, Book 3
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 387

    Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didnt feel like the end of the trilogy

    • By Martin on 09-11-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Almost Human

    • The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story
    • By: Lee Berger, John Hawks
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. In 2013, Lee Berger, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, heard of a cache of bones in a hard-to-reach underground cave in South Africa. He put out a call around the world for petite collaborators - men and women small and adventurous enough to be able to squeeze through eight-inch tunnels to reach a sunless cave forty feet underground. It worked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A deep story on the rocky trail to human origins

    • By Peter Matthews on 01-14-19
    • The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story
    • By: Lee Berger, John Hawks
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 12-25-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

    • An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam
    • By: Amy Shively Hawk, Senator John McCain - foreword
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Caroline Shaffer, Michael Braun
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In 1967, US Air Force fighter pilot James Shively was shot down over North Vietnam. After ejecting from his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, he landed in a rice paddy and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. For the next six years, Shively endured brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy in Hanoi prison camps. Bound in iron stocks at the Hanoi Hilton, unable to get home to his loved ones, Shively contemplated suicide. Yet somehow he found hope - and he became determined to help his fellow POWs survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I had met him

    • By M on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Spark

    • A Novel
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a shadow department in the faceless multinational corporation DBG. Jacob is not a businessman...he is a hired assassin...and his job is to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. Jacob is not like other employees, nor is he like other people. Suffering from Cotard's syndrome - a real condition that causes people to believe they are dead - Jacob perceives himself as nothing but a Shell with no emotion...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Don Gilbert on 10-10-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Traveler

    • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: David Carradine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure why this is a bestseller...

    • By holley on 10-03-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Dark River

    • Book Two of the Fourth Realm Trilogy
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointing

    • By Ross on 11-11-07

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Spark

    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Jacob Underwood is not like other people. He has Cotard's syndrome. He believes he is dead. Which makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising 'problems' for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple. He carries out the task - and feels nothing. Now DBG has such a problem. A key employee, Emily Buchanan, has disappeared, taking with her a fortune and priceless information which could destroy the company. Jacob must track her down.

    Regular price: $22.71