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    • King David

    • The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
    • By: Jonathan Kirsch
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Kirsch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    David, King of the Jews, possessed every flaw and failing of which a mortal is capable, yet men and women adored him, and God showered him with many blessings. A charismatic leader, exalted as "a man after God's own heart", he was also capable of deep cunning and bloodthirsty violence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listen

    • By Eric C. on 11-01-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Harlot by the Side of the Road

    • Forbidden Tales of the Bible
    • By: Jonathan Kirsch
    • Narrated by: Candace Barrett, Raye Birk
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A multitude of Biblical stories have been censored, mistranslated, ignored, and even banned by religious authorities due to their erotic, violent, or mysterious content. Here, Jonathan Kirsch recounts some of the most startling and explicit writings from the Old Testament.

    Also: The Old Testament: An Introduction, Part 1 and Part 2

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating stories

    • By Adam on 11-24-04

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan

    • A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris
    • By: Jonathan Kirsch
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    On the seventy-fifth anniversary of Kristallnacht comes this untold story of a teenager whose act of defiance would have dire international consequences. On the morning of November 7, 1938, a seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, Herschel Grynszpan, walked into the German embassy in Paris and in an act of desperation assassinated Ernst vom Rath, a low-level Nazi diplomat. He did it, he said, out “of love for my parents and for my people.”

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but Slow

    • By Greg on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $22.46

    • History

    • Crisis Points (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Zachary Karabell, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, Jonathan Kirsch, and others
    • Narrated by: Marla Stone
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    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