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    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 439

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking In Scope; Heartbreaking In Reality

    • By Gillian on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The National Parks

    • America's Best Idea
    • By: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "See America First", and often...

    • By Christopher on 09-17-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Lewis & Clark

    • The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
    • By: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Adam Arkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President oThomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of Discovery crossed the Mississippi River and started up the Missouri, heading west into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for travel

    • By OC on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Baseball

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward's and Ken Burns’s moving and fascinating history of the game goes beyond stolen bases, double plays, and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Richard on 05-18-11

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The War

    • An Intimate History: 1941-1945
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Here is the audio companion to the magnificent seven-part PBS series. The individuals featured in this audiobook are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, poor audiobook

    • By Stewart Gooderman on 09-26-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Mark Twain

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Bill Meisle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Meet the man behind the biggest persona either side of the Mississippi, in this audio companion to the Ken Burns film of the same name. Burns, Geoffrey Ward, and Dayton Duncan pull together a treasure trove of information on the man formerly known as Samuel Clemens, using published and unpublished sources. Also, browse all Mark Twain titles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A treat!

    • By Tad Davis on 04-07-10

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Civil War

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New York Times hailed it as "a treasure for the eye and mind". Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in an audio edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An abridged version of The Civil War (PBS)

    • By Zack Driscoll on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Jazz

    • A History of America's Music
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The story of jazz encompasses the story of American courtship and show business; the epic growth of cities, and the struggle for civil rights and simple justice that continues into the new millennium. If you haven't already, download the accompanying audio to Ken Burns' remarkable documentary!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating...

    • By David on 01-21-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Horatio's Drive

    • By: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation and most people had never seen a "horseless buggy" - but that did not stop Horatio Nelson Jackson, a 31-year-old Vermont doctor, who impulsively bet $50 that he could drive his 20-horsepower automobile from San Francisco to New York City. Here - in Jackson's own words - is a glorious account of that months-long, problem-beset, thrilling-to-the-rattled-bones trip with his mechanic, Sewall Crocker, and a bulldog named Bud.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good sandwich, but too much bread

    • By Tom on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The National Parks

    • America's Best Idea
    • By: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The companion volume to the 12-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone

    Regular price: $23.93