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    • The Story of India

    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a story not a history

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Conquistadors

    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Following in the footsteps of the greatest Spanish adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. As he travels the same routes as Hernán Cortés, Francisco, and Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the dramatic events that accompanied the epic sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good starter on Conquistadors

    • By John M. on 08-21-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Summary: Skin In The Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    • By: Michael Woods
    • Narrated by: Jack Roughman
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    While a standalone, Skin in the Game also serves as the fifth volume in the author's Incerto series, which explores the concept of uncertainty and randomness in history and our personal lives and attempts to reconcile how to handle uncertainty in everyday life. In this book, Taleb recognizes the fact that it is only the people who take risks - that is, people with “skin in the game” - that comprehend how the world works better than those spared from risk-taking. Note: This is a summary of Skin in the Game and not the original book.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Crimes & Punishments: In the 21st Century

    • By: Michael Wood Jr
    • Narrated by: Michael Wood Jr.
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    Depending on your perspective, the criminal justice systems of Western civilization are either broken or operating precisely as intended. Either way, the jury is no longer out. Our institutions must be wholly reimagined. The philosophical foundations of thought need to be brought into the 21st century.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fireside Stories: Halloween Special

    • By: Essel Pratt, Amanda M. Lyons, Jim Goforth, and others
    • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    For the month of October 2017, J. Ellington Ashton Press, on their Wicked Little Things blog-talk radio, broadcasted a series of Halloween stories. These “Fireside Stories” (as they were called) were a big hit with the listeners, and the decision was quickly made to publish these tales of terror in an anthology. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some bite sized morsels to suck on!

    • By Ray Johnson on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Yurope! Hillary's Invasion

    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Michael Saint Wood
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In Yurope! Hillary's Invasion, Thomas D. is the last self-sufficient man in America. The illiterate masses of humanoid gelatin surround him on their government assigned wheel chairs and clap rapturously as more and more of their freedoms are taken away in the pursuit of comfort. The first female American president, Hillary Clinton, is elected. At the same time, a mysterious stranger named Kuzen calls upon Thomas to liberate the country of Ungland.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Barack's Apocalypse

    • Yurope 2
    • By: Michael Saint Wood
    • Narrated by: Michael Saint Wood
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    What if Trayvon Martin survived and George Zimmerman died in his place? What if President Barack Obama accidentally transformed African Americans into horrific, Lovecraftian abominations while trying to make them all light skinned? Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, President Barack Obama, Bill Cosby and dozens of other real life pillars of black community meet and clash in this satirical epic by the author of Yurope!: Hillary's Invasion.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Great Turning Points in British History: The Twenty Events that Made the Nation

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Twenty of the most crucial moments in Britain's history. BBC History Magazine asked a selection of leading historians to choose and describe the twenty most important turning points in British history from AD 1000 to 2000. Collected together, their choices present a new way of looking at our nation's story.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Conquistadors

    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century was one of the most important and cataclysmic events in history. Spanish expeditions endured incredible hardships in order to open up the lands of the 'New World', and few stories in history can match these for drama and endurance.

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Split in Two

    • By: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Michael Saint Wood
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Split in Two is told from the perspective of a man whose wife has vanished. In his seclusion, Jonathan has built a world for himself, from himself. Whether his wife has skipped town, or if another person has taken her place, he can no longer tell. Whether he follows her shadow towards paradise or ruin, John is too exhausted to care. Split in Two blends horror and mystery while challenging the concept of identity, not only of one's loved ones, but also of one's self.

    Regular price: $6.95