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    • No One Cares About Crazy People

    • The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
    • By: Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Ron Powers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the antipsychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted. Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers' beloved son Kevin - spirited, endearing, and gifted - who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I needed Ron Powers voice to read this book

    • By RSR on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Flags of Our Fathers

    • By: James Bradley, Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Thomas on 11-29-06

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Mark Twain

    • A Life
    • By: Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Ron Powers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Mark Twain founded the American voice. His works are a living national treasury: taught, quoted, and reprinted more than those of any writer except Shakespeare. His awestruck contemporaries saw him as the representative figure of his times, and his influence has deeply flavored the 20th and 21st centuries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Carol on 01-11-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Man Who Flew The Memphis Belle

    • By: Robert Morgan, Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    As a young man growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Robert Morgan was a fast-driving party boy - a hell-raiser. But when his mother committed suicide upon learning she had inoperable brain cancer, Morgan's life changed dramatically. He was no longer a carefree playboy; he was a man searching for meaning. He found that meaning at the controls of an airplane, and in the flak-and fighter-filled skies over Occupied France and Nazi Germany.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version = Butchered

    • By Kyle on 01-03-17

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Flags of Our Fathers

    • By: James Bradley, Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Barry Bostwick, James Bradley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima - and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak and raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in a moment that will live forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flags of Our Fathers

    • By Doug on 04-10-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Last Flag Down

    • The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
    • By: John Baldwin, Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider's name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a 24-year-old warrior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good all around

    • By Rob on 01-19-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Last Flag Down

    • The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
    • By: John Baldwin, Ron Powers
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider's name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a 24-year-old warrior.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • inspiring ending

    • By Mark on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $23.93