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    • Blood & Ivy

    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    On November 23, 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor - some leads put Parkman at sea or in Manhattan - but a Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never even left the Medical School building. His shocking discovery engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Murder of the Century

    • The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,129
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

    In Long Island, a farmer found a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discovered a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumbled upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime were turning up all over New York, but the police were baffled: There were no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most perplexing murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great look at NYC crime, forensics, and journalism

    • By deborah on 11-04-11

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Duel with the Devil

    • The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic, its uncertain future contested by the two major political parties of the day: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached - with Manhattan likely to be the swing district on which the presidency would hinge - their animosity reached a fever pitch.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Back Story of VP Burr and A. Hamilton

    • By Debbie on 06-20-16
    • The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 08-14-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    • The Fever Called Living
    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    A view into the tumultuous and creative life of Edgar Allan Poe. Today the name Edgar Allan Poe invokes a tragic genius whose mastery of horror seems inexorably tied to his tormented life. But in his own time, Poe was above all a craftsman-an editor and reviewer desperately trying to earn a living by transmuting the wild ephemera of early Victorianism into innovations in science fiction, horror, and detective literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Short Introductory Biography

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Absolute Power

    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away, and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. With cardinals scattered across Europe and the next papal election uncertain, even if Catholicism survived, it seemed the papacy was finished. In this gripping narrative of religious and political history, Paul Collins tells the improbable success story of the last 220 years of the papacy, from the unexalted death of Pope Pius VI in 1799 to the celebrity of Pope Francis today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing and challenging

    • By Kevin on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Slaves of Quentaris

    • Quentaris Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yukin and his mate, Yulen, flee their campsite when Akcarum slave-traders attack. Unable to escape the Akcarum hunter birds, they are caught and transported to Quentaris. On their journey through the rift caves, Yukin discovers a power that taps into the senses of insects and animals. But can it save them in time?

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Swords of Quentaris

    • The Quentaris Chronicles
    • By: Paul Collins
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rad de La'rel is a street urchin who yearns to be a guide to adventurers in the rift caves of Quentaris. But before he can claim his birthright, he must escape the Thieves' Guild and the notorious Vindon Nibhelline with the help of his friend Tulcia. Only then will he be proclaimed the greatest guide since his ancestor, the legendary Nathine de La'rel.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The New Yorker (Aug. 7 & 14, 2006) - Part 1

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Lauren Collins, Nick Paumgarten, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "The 'IC' Factor " by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Home Alone at MOMA" by Lauren Collins; "Hit and Run" by Nick Paumgarten; "The Battle for Lebanon" by Jon Lee Anderson; "The Bush Quiz" by Paul Slansky; "Late Works" by John Updike; and "What If" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, February 25th 2013 (Nathan Heller, Lauren Collins, Paul Theroux)

    • By: Nathan Heller, Lauren Collins, Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    "State of the (G. O. P.) Union", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Field Trip", by Katia Bachko; "Just Saying", by Nathan Heller; "L’ Etranger", by Lauren Collins; "The Furies", by Paul Theroux; and "Ways to Win", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95