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    • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

    • Everything You Need to Know about American History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About® History proved Americans don’t hate history—just the dull version that was dished out in school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great history refresher

    • By William on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Don't Know Much About Mythology

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes, from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse, continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History isn't boring

    • By Kermit on 02-18-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • In the Shadow of Liberty

    • The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis, Frankie Faison, Keith David, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers - who fought for liberty and justice for all - were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were "owned" by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy - that a nation "conceived in liberty" was also born in shackles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Virgil P Gaiter on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Don't Know Much About the American Presidents

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kirby Heyborne, Mark Bramhall, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    For more than 20 years since his New York Times best seller Don't Know Much About History first appeared, Davis has shown that Americans don't hate history, just the dull version dished out in school. Now Davis turns his attention to what is arguably the most important and most fascinating subject in American history: our presidents. From the heated debates over executive powers through the curious election of George Washington in 1789 and, for more than 200 years, up through the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, the presidency has been at the heart of American history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative. Excellent

    • By Rob Lokkesmoe on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Don't Know Much about the Bible

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    Bringing to life the world of the Old and New Testaments, the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series transforms dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts. Relying on new research and improved translations, Kenneth C. Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says: Jericho’s walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line; Moses never parted the Red Sea; There was a Jesus, but he wasn’t born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overview of the Bible

    • By Jwells49 on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Don't Know Much About the Civil War

    • Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Dick Estell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Now New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes to the rescue, deftly sorting out the players, the politics, and the key events—Emancipation and Reconstruction, Shiloh and Gettysburg, Generals Grant and Lee, Harriet Beecher Stowe—and much more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Civil War book

    • By Steven on 08-04-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Business of Sports Agents

    • By: Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, N. Jeremi Duru
    • Narrated by: Gary Galone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Don't Know Much About Anything

    • Everything You Need to Know About People, Places, Events, And More!
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know everything!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Title Says It All

    • By Joe on 09-22-07

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Don't Know Much About Geography: Revised and Updated Edition

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis, Various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About the Civil War and Don't Know Much About the Bible, turns his inimitable wit and wide-ranging knowledge to the subject of geography, and proves once and for all that there is a lot more to it than labeling countries on a map. From often amusing perceptions people have had through the ages about the world and the universe to the changing map of today, Davis shows how geography is really a great crossroad of many fields: biology, meteorology, astronomy, history, economics, and even politics.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing - Too Simple.

    • By Kelly on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • More Deadly Than War

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    With 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of the worst disease outbreak in modern history, the story of the Spanish flu is more relevant today than ever. This dramatic narrative, told through the stories and voices of the people caught in the deadly maelstrom, explores how this vast, global epidemic was intertwined with the horrors of World War I - and how it could happen again. Complete with modern research and firsthand reports by medical professionals and survivors, this audiobook provides captivating insight into a catastrophe that transformed America in the early 20th century.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Hidden History of America at War

    • Untold Tales From Yorktown to Fallujah
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Paul Boehmer, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    From the Battle of Yorktown (1781), where a fledgling America learned hard lessons about what kind of military it would need to survive, to Fallujah (2004), which epitomized the dawn of the privatization of war, The Hidden History of America at War takes listeners inside the battlefield, introducing them to key characters and events that will shatter myths, misconceptions, and romanticism, replacing them with rich insight.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Don't Know Much About World Myths

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Jason Harris, John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers a taste of these enchanting myths and the diverse people who tell them. In his trademark question-and-answer style peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every civilization's mythology shares common themes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but that's more or less it

    • By Kai Bong on 01-05-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • America's Hidden History

    • Untold Tales of Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed, Kenneth C. Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Kenneth C. Davis presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Davis' dramatic narratives set the record straight, busting myths and bringing to light little-known but fascinating facts from a time when the nation's fate hung in the balance.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, boring, boring

    • By Yeshe on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Better Business Book

    • 100 People, 100 Stories, 100 Business Lessons to Live By
    • By: Authors Unite, Tyler Wagner, Calvin Witcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Leigh Ashman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    If you're like me, you probably have 100+ business books on your shelf collecting dust. Some of them you've read, some of them you had hopes of reading, but life just got in the way. Each of those books probably followed a theme and had one important underlying message to share with you. Hundreds of pages, thousands of words, but only one golden nugget of underlying wisdom. All that reading for just one golden nugget. Imagine if you could have one book that gave you 100 golden nuggets.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Nation Rising

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In the dramatic period from 1800 through 1850, the United States emerged from its inauspicious beginning as a tiny newborn nation, to a near-empire that spanned the continent. It was a time in which the “dream of our founders” spread in ways that few men of that Revolutionary Generation could possibly have imagined. And it was an era that led to the great, tragic conflagration that followed—the American Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lesser known subtexts to the standard stories

    • By Blake on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Don't Know Much About Mythology

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes, from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse, continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By John on 11-10-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

    • Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About History proved Americans don’t hate history - just the dull version that was dished out in school. Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an “Era of Broken Trust"....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This book misrepresents itself in title & content

    • By Pacbell on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Don't Know Much About the Civil War

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Best selling author Kenneth C. Davis sheds light on the most riveting details about America's greatest conflict in this fascinating program, providing listeners with everything they "need to know" about the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book for the Civil War Buff

    • By D.Gonzalez on 12-02-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Hispanic Ministry and the Future of the Catholic Church

    • By: Fr. Kenneth G. Davis OFM Conv D Min
    • Narrated by: Fr. Kenneth G. Davis OFM Conv D Min
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Fr. Ken Davis, who came to understand the vital importance of Hispanic ministry in his own life and work, organizes his ideas into a course you will find compelling, fun, and information-packed. Hispanics make up over 35 percent of the Catholic Church in the United States. This group of culturally rich and diverse people continues to play a role in the country and the Catholic Church. Fr. Davis, OFM, Conv., has been involved in Hispanic ministry for many, many years.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Discovering the Divine

    • Your Guide for Spiritual Direction
    • By: Fr. Kenneth G. Davis OFM ConvDMin
    • Narrated by: Fr. Kenneth G. Davis OFM ConvDMin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Where do you begin when seeking spiritual direction? Spiritual direction is one of the cornerstones of Catholic spirituality. All who seek to deeper their faith can benefit from the guidance of a spiritual director. While many resources exist for spiritual directors, there is little help for directees - those seeking guidance.

    Regular price: $10.46

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