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    • The Looming Tower

    • Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Wright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
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    A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Looming Tower

    • By S Foster on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • God Save Texas

    • A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Wright
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than 20 years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslim adherents). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book about Texas

    • By Jake Salinas on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Going Clear

    • Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Morton Sellers
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163

    A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scared the Hell Out of Me

    • By Chris Reich on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Terror Years

    • From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer, Lawrence Wright
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Contains much old material from "Looming Tower"

    • By peter on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Thirteen Days in September

    • Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Lawrence Wright
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lessons in Negotiation

    • By David on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The New Yorker, July 10th and 17th 2017: Part 2 (Emily Witt & Lawrence Wright)

    • By: Emily Witt, Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this issue: "Dance Outlaws" by Emily Witt; and "America's Future Is Texas" by Lawrence Wright.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 20th 2015 (Dexter Filkins, Kathryn Schulz, Lawrence Wright)

    • By: Dexter Filkins, Kathryn Schulz, Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In this issue: "Homage to Zenobia", by Lawrence Wright; "Room with a Boo", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Death of a Prosecutor", by Dexter Filkins; "The Really Big One", by Kathryn Schulz; and "Cold Cases", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 6th & 13th 2015: Part 2 (Lauren Collins and Lawrence Wright)

    • By: Lauren Collins, Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Bird's-Eye View", by Lauren Collins; and "Five Hostages", by Lawrence Wright.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 16, 2011 (Lawrence Wright, Jon Lee Anderson, Malcolm Gladwell)

    • By: Lawrence Wright, Jon Lee Anderson, Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Exit Bin Laden", by David Remnick; “The Double Game”, by Lawrence Wright; "Force and Futility", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Creation Myth", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Rock On, Ancient Queen", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Rights of Mice

    • By: Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    In The Rights of Mice, Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower and Going Clear, takes listeners inside the war between science and anti-vivisection raging across the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and its great educational institutions, Harvard and MIT. As animal rights activists attempt to push through city council an ordinance restricting the use of animals in laboratory testing, leaders in the science and medical communities brace for a fight.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 11, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Joshua Hersh, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Lost Love" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Pipe Cleaner" by Joshua Hersh; "Osama's Bank Account" by Steve Coll; "Junior" by Jane Mayer; "The Master Plan" by Lawrence Wright; "Heaven's Gate" by Joan Acocella; and "Supermen" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (January 21, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Nick Paumgarten, Lawrence Wright, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are four articles in this edition: "Second Those Emotions", by Hendrik Hertzberg, "The Egyptians", by Nick Paumgarten, "The Spymaster", by Lawrence Wright, and "Everybody Loves Jane", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker College Tour

    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Searching for the Story
    • By: Tad Friend, Mark Singer, Elsa Walsh, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    Tad Friend, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has been contributing pieces since 1987. He writes the magazine's Letter from California and often reports on the entertainment business. He is the author of Lost in Mongolia, a compilation of articles and essays, many of which were first published in The New Yorker.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker, September 20th 2010 (Jose Antonio Vargas, John Seabrook, Lawrence Wright)

    • By: Jose Antonio Vargas, John Seabrook, Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Intolerance", by Lawrence Wright; "Deskside", by Zachary Kanin; "Second Helpings", by James Surowiecki; "The Face of Facebook", by Jose Antonio Vargas; "How to Make It", by John Seabrook; "Grindhouse", by Sasha Frere Jones; and "Actor’s Dilemma", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (October 22, 2007)

    • By: Lawrence Wright, Lizzie Widdicombe, Alex Ross, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    This issue contains seven articles: "Ask the Iraqis", by Lawrence Wright; "Having One for Che", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Well-Tempered Web", by Alex Ross; "Fallen Idols", by David Denby; "Sparky from St. Paul", by John Updike; "A Paler Shade of White", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Nocturnes", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95