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    • Birdmen

    • The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Wilbur and Orville Wright are two of the greatest innovators in history, and together they solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was the most talented machinist of his day; he first became the fastest man alive when he perfected the motorcycle, then turned his eyes toward the skies to become the fastest man aloft. But between the Wrights and Curtiss bloomed a poisonous rivalry and a patent war so powerful that it shaped aviation in its early years and drove one of the three men to his grave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Ken on 05-16-15
    • The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 64 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Inherently Unequal

    • The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: George Washington III
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In the following years following the Civil War, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery; the 14th conferred citizenship and equal protection under the law to white and black; and the 15th gave black American males the right to vote. In 1875, the most comprehensive civil rights legislation in the nation's history granted all Americans "the full and equal enjoyment" of public accommodations. Just eight years later, the Supreme Court, by an 8-1 vote....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lurid start, then top legal-political history

    • By Philo on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Deadly Cure

    • A Novel
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In Brooklyn in 1899, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor's house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy's regular physician - the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias - of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum. To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder - for it must be murder - and confront the man he is convinced is the real killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fast read!

    • By Apple Scruff on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Drive!

    • Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Christopher Price
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    From the acclaimed author of Birdmen comes a revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile - an illuminating and entertaining true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, Drive! plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when manic innovation and consumerist zeal coalesced to forever change the way people got from one place to another.

    • Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Christopher Price
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Anatomy of Deception

    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In the morgue of a Philadelphia hospital, a group of physicians open a coffin and uncover the corpse of a beautiful young woman. What they see takes their breath away. Within days, one of them strongly suspects that he knows the woman's identity - and the horrifying events that led to her death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCEPTIONAL!!

    • By Doris on 09-30-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Activist

    • John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Robert Sams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the waning days of his presidency, in January 1801, John Adams made some historic appointments to preserve his Federalist legacy. Foremost among them, he named his secretary of state, John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court-neither of them anticipating that Marshall would soon need to decide the most crucial case in Supreme Court history-Marbury vs. Madison.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Activist: John Marshall, etc.--Not recommended

    • By BigWally on 06-12-18
    • John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Robert Sams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Higher, Steeper, Faster

    • The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: He looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early 20th century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.

    Regular price: $26.22

    • The Astronomer

    • A Novel of Suspense
    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: Robert Vaughn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Paris, 1534. A student at the Catholic Collge de Montaigu, serving as a courier for the Inquisition, is murdered by members of an extreme Lutheran sect for the packet of letters he is carrying. His friend and fellow classmate Amaury de Faverges, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Savoy and an expert in astronomy and natural science, is recruited as his replacement and promised a decree of legitimacy if he can uncover the secret that threatens to overturn Catholicism and the reign of Franois I.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • At the edge of change

    • By Christi on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Anatomy of Deception

    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the morgue of a Philadelphia hospital, a group of physicians open a coffin and uncover the corpse of a beautiful young woman. What they see takes their breath away. Within days, one of them strongly suspects that he knows the woman's identity: and the horrifying events that led to her death.

    Regular price: $23.93