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    • The Pirate Hunter

    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 834
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 514
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 519

    Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer. However, Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. Across the oceans of the world, the pirate hunter, Kidd, pursued the pirate, Culliford. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a page-turner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aaaargh Matey, Listen to this tale!

    • By Karen on 04-20-04

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Pirate Coast

    • Thomas Jefferson, The First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 489
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    After Tripoli declared war on the United States in 1801, Barbary pirates captured 300 U.S. sailors and marines. President Jefferson sent navy squadrons to the Mediterranean, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. He chose an unlikely diplomat, William Eaton, to lead the mission, but before Eaton departed, Jefferson grew wary of the affair and withdrew his support.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT

    • By Stewart Kennedy on 08-12-05
    • Thomas Jefferson, The First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 489 ratings

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Island of Vice

    • Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-Loving New York
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with forty thousand prostitutes, glittery casinos, and all-night dives. Police cap­tains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. With cameos by Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, and a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable snap­shot of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory and a brilliant miniature of one of America’s most colorful presidents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and informative

    • By Carrie Taylor on 04-22-12
    • Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-Loving New York
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 03-13-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 168 ratings

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Chasing the Last Laugh

    • Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Mark Twain, the highest-paid writer in America in 1894, was also one of the nation's worst investors. "There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate," he wrote. "When he can't afford it and when he can." The publishing company Twain owned was failing; his investment in a typesetting device was bleeding red ink. After losing hundreds of thousands of dollars back when a beer cost a nickel, he found himself neck-deep in debt. His heiress wife, Livy, took the setback hard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Master Storyteller

    • By Jean on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $35.00