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    • Alive

    • The Story of the Andes Survivors
    • By: Piers Paul Read
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the 45 original passengers and crew, only 16 made it off the mountain alive. For 10 excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, these men and women not only had to keep their faith; they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Courage and determination

    • By Shannon J. Larson on 10-08-18
    • The Story of the Andes Survivors
    • By: Piers Paul Read
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Dreyfus Affair

    • The Scandal That Tore France in Two
    • By: Piers Paul Read
    • Narrated by: David Pevsner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    On October 13, 1894, Captain Dreyfus was summoned by the General de Boisdeffre to the Ministry of War. Despite minimal evidence against him he was placed under arrest for the crime of high treason. Not long afterward Dreyfus was incarcerated on Devil's Island. But how did an innocent man come to be convicted? And why was he kept locked up for so long? The Dreyfus Affair uniquely combines a fast-moving mystery story with a snapshot of France at a moment of great social flux and cultural richness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping look at an important moment in history

    • By W. Brian Hall on 10-27-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Scarpia

    • By: Piers Paul Read
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Man is a delicate mechanism...he can easily be set off course. It is the late 18th century, and a young Sicilian nobleman, Vitellio Scarpia, finds himself penniless and in disgrace on the streets of Rome. After leaving his home to pursue a military career, his impulsive and undisciplined nature has led to his expulsion from Spanish royal guard, and he must now seek his fortune in Italy - a fortune inseparably bound up with the ruler of the Eternal City, the Pope.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Misogynist

    • By: Piers Paul Read
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jomier has reached the age of retirement, his children are grown up and his wife, after having an affair, has left him. Embittered and humiliated, he lives alone in London, mourning the disintegration of his marriage as he broods about the past and the present. When he falls for Judith, things begin to improve. Yet he still cannot escape his old habits and it is only when his daughter falls ill that he begins to reassess his feelings toward those he loves and his ability to forgive.

    Regular price: $19.95