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    • Meet You in Hell

    • Carnegie, Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • an extended journalistic tour

    • By D. Littman on 06-08-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Last Train to Paradise

    • Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Del Roy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    The paths of the great American robber barons were paved with riches, and though ordinary citizens paid for them, they also profited. Les Standiford, author of the John Deal thrillers, tells how the man who turned Florida's swamps into the playgrounds of the rich performed the almost superhuman feat of building a railroad from the mainland to Key West at the turn of the century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Pleasant Surprise

    • By Roy on 04-05-09
    • Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Del Roy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 285 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Water to the Angels

    • William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created - William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct - a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man whose vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of building of the aquaduct.

    • By Joe on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, Book 3

    • Countdown
    • By: Natalie Standiford
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    The 39 Clues is unstoppable! The best-selling series returns with an adventure spanning four explosive volumes and a website that places listeners right in the action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's great

    • By Betty-Shannon Prevatt on 02-22-16

    Regular price: $12.25

    • The Man Who Invented Christmas

    • How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Told!

    • By JodyB on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bringing Adam Home

    • The Abduction That Changed America
    • By: Les Standiford, Joe Matthews
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children, no pedophile registry. His 1981 abduction and murder, unsolved for over a quarter of a century, forever changed America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well-told from the Law Enforcement Perspective

    • By Reserved Powers on 03-12-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Desperate Sons

    • Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    More than 200 years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions under which they were governed had become intolerable. Angry and frustrated that King George III and the British Parliament had ignored their lawful complaints and petitions, they decided to take action. Knowing that their deeds - often directed at individuals and property - were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sons of Liberty

    • By Jean on 02-21-13
    • Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-12-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Trail of Bones

    • By: CW Standiford
    • Narrated by: Doug Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Trail of Bones will keep young adults glued to the pages. Young adult girls will like Rake and Jose because they are not your typical teenager. Young adult boys will like the adventure and probably even the girls in the book.

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Ein Baum voller Geheimnisse

    • By: Natalie Standiford
    • Narrated by: Sascha Icks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
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    In einem Baum mitten im Wald sind jede Menge Geheimnisse versteckt. Minty und Raymond spionieren in der Nachbarschaft, um herauszufinden, von wem diese Geheimnisse stammen. Am Ende des Sommers haben sie nicht nur viel über die Bedeutung von Geheimnissen gelernt, sondern auch über sich selbst.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Meet You in Hell

    • Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: John Dossett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell."

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A story filled with errors

    • By Kismet on 11-18-06
    • Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: John Dossett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 05-27-05
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Regular price: $22.60

    • How to Say Goodbye in Robot

    • By: Natalie Standiford
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    New to town, Bea is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. You know the type: very cheery, very friendly, very average. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet observer who hasn’t made a new friend since third grade. He’s not a big fan of people in general... but he’s willing to make an exception for her. Maybe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING

    • By K. Sowa on 04-10-13

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Done Deal

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Done Deal is filled with gripping characters, unforgettable encounters and unexpected twists. As the Miami sun shines down on a brutal world of corruption and violence, Johnny Deal is salvaging what is left of his family’s contracting business. His four-plex will be completed once he pays off a few more inspectors, and he is rejoicing in his wife’s pregnancy. But he’s about to find himself standing in the way of investors who will do anything, and eliminate anyone, that keeps them from the property they want.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Havana Run

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Many writers have highlighted South Florida's colorful characters, but John Deal is a remarkably normal man, put in extraordinary situations. Deal has spent much of his adult life trying to rebuild the Miami construction firm that his late father ruined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Current History thriller

    • By Richard on 04-11-05

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Washington Burning

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Washington yes Burning not so much

    • By Peggy Mason on 06-23-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Deal with the Dead

    • A John Deal Novel
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Les Standiford is the best-selling author of the famous John Deal suspense series, including Presidential Deal. The quickly paced plot, intriguing characters, and electric dialogue found in Deal With the Dead will please longtime fans and enthrall newcomers. John Deal is attempting to resurrect his late father’s failed building firm when he makes an awesome discovery. Now he faces the strong-arm tactics of the same secret organization that ruined his father.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Deal on Ice

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    While Deal is trying to salvage his relationship with his estranged wife, Janice, a string of murders rocks Miami. The first victim is independent bookseller Arch Dolan, Janice's boss. But the next two are more powerful figures in the publishing world. Deal and Janice become investigative partners, if not romantic ones. And their search to find out who is behind the killings takes them into the midst of a deadly battle for a media empire.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Black Mountain

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When Presidential Deal hit the best-seller lists, fans of Les Standiford’s other books, including Done Deal, and Raw Deal rejoiced. They already knew what new readers would find: taut suspense, tough characters, and a superb sense of mood. Now in Black Mountain, Standiford combines high-country adventure with a tale of ruthless revenge.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Raw Deal

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    If you like audiobooks laced with dark, gritty suspense, you won’t be disappointed by this addition to the adventures of Johnny Deal. Set in Miami, each novel in Les Standiford’s gripping series glows with the heat of danger and deception. In the wake of a major hurricane, Johnny Deal, a Miami contractor, is busy with renovations and enjoying new prosperity. But the ambitious plans of a Cuban sugar baron are about to remove the sweet taste of success from Johnny’s life. Hired thugs send Deal’s plans up in flames, but it’s not just the contracting business that is at stake.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Presidential Deal

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Johnny Deal is about to receive a presidential award for heroically rescuing 20 people from Miami waters. At the ceremony, however, as the president’s wife stands in for her husband, terrorists attack the stage. Now Johnny and the First Lady are hostages, and Johnny’s chances to remain a hero are rapidly slipping away. As each scene unfolds, it is sure to satisfy your thirst for brawny, fast-paced suspense. Standiford crafts a fascinating vision of one man determined to keep his equilibrium amidst the twisted residents of the Florida underworld.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bone Key

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    On a trip to Key West to talk with a wealthy developer about a new building project, Deal stops to help a young black man who is being rousted by police on a lonely beach road. The young man is appreciative, which makes it all the more shocking two days later, when he turns up dead. What happened? The police won't say. The locals won't talk.

    Regular price: $27.93

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