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    • A Treasury of Great American Scandals

    • By: Michael Farquhar
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Following on the heels of his national best seller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home. From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our Founding Fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Secret Lives of the Tsars

    • Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
    • By: Michael Farquhar
    • Narrated by: Enn Reitel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world's most engaging royal historian chronicles the world's most fascinating imperial dynasty: the Romanovs, whose 300-year reign was remarkable for its shocking violence, spectacular excess, and unimaginable venality. In this incredibly entertaining history, Michael Farquhar collects the best, most captivating true tales of Romanov iniquity. Secret Lives of the Tsars captures all the splendor and infamy that was Imperial Russia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good introduction to the Romanovs

    • By Daniel Burgon on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Treasury of Deception

    • By: Michael Farquhar
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A Treasury of Deception is a tongue-in-cheek commemoration of those who attempted to pull off the greatest scams. Conmen, tricksters, charlatans, impostors, and downright liars seeking wealth, 15 minutes of fame, or the alleviation of blame rely upon the maxim that “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Treasury of Deception

    • By David on 10-01-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans

    • Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History
    • By: Michael Farquhar
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Best-selling journalist Michael Farquhar, popular author of A Treasury of Great American Scandals, ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok book - frustrating audiobook

    • By G. L. Jones on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Behind the Palace Doors

    • Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain
    • By: Michael Farquhar
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouses, bedeviled by ambitious children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. Some sacrificed everything for love, while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman's blade. Behind the Palace Doors features stories covering every monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Better to barrow your child's history book

    • By David on 03-17-12

    Regular price: $27.99