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    • The Weird Wild West

    • Tall Tales and Legends About the Frontier
    • By: Sean McLachlan, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Space may be the final frontier, but no frontier has ever captured the American imagination like the Wild West, which still evokes images of dusty cowboys, outlaws, gunfights, gamblers, and barroom brawls over 100 years after the West was settled. A constant fixture in American pop culture, the 19th-century American West continues to be vividly and colorfully portrayed not just as a place but as a state of mind.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Many tales missing

    • By C.E. Martin on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Weird West Coast

    • Monsters, Mysteries, and Madmen on the Pacific Rim
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The West Coast of the United States has always been a center of mystery. Native American legends, tantalizing traces of Chinese visits in the Middle Ages, lost gold mines, and supernatural visitations are only some of the phenomena in a region rich with stories of the unknown.

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    • Weird Ireland

    • A History of Ancient Mysteries, Fantastic Folklore, and Urban Legends Across the Emerald Isle
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3 out of 5 stars 15
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      3 out of 5 stars 14

    Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. There are also the usual ghost stories found in every old land. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Booooooring........

    • By Traci on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Weird New York City

    • A History of Mysteries, Strange Tales, and Hauntings Across the Big Apple
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America's largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, NYC represents the beauty, diversity and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the "American Dream" for centuries.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mysteries of the South

    • Ghosts, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in Dixie
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The American South has given birth to many of the nation's great stories and legends. From the earliest Colonial times, it's been a place of mystery, replete with disappearing colonies and strange apparitions in the woods, but the South's long and proud history has always had a darker, and stranger, side to it. One of America's most famous mysteries was its first. Despite the fact he had left over 100 colonists at the island of Roanoke in 1587, John White returned to literally nothing, with all traces of the settlement gone.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Warfare in the Middle Ages

    • The History of Medieval Military and Siege Tactics
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In the time period between the fall of Rome and the spread of the Renaissance across the European continent, many of today's European nations were formed, the Catholic Church rose to great prominence, some of history's most famous wars occurred, and a social class system was instituted that lasted over 1,000 years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short, but to the point.

    • By Richard on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Apache Wars

    • The History and Legacy of the U.S. Army's Campaigns Against the Apaches
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Geremy "Wolf" DuBois
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    The Apaches of the American Southwest have achieved almost legendary status for their fierceness and their tenacity in fighting the US Army. Names like Nana, Cochise, and Geronimo are synonymous with bravery and daring, and the tribe had that reputation long before the Americans arrived. Indeed, among all the Native American tribes, the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans learned the hard way that the warriors of the Apache were perhaps the fiercest in North America.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly narrated.

    • By Elva on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Mysterious Midwest

    • Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in America's Heartland
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 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

    The US Census Bureau defines the Midwest as consisting of a dozen states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Outsiders often deride the region, and for many who have never been there, America's heartland is just a bunch of "flyover states" with little influence, little history, and little interest.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Trench Warfare of World War I

    • The History and Legacy of the Great War's Primary Method of Combat
    • By: Sean McLachlan, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: John Skinner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    World War I, also known in its time as the "Great War" or the "War to End all Wars", was an unprecedented holocaust in terms of its sheer scale. Fought by men who hailed from all corners of the globe, it saw millions of soldiers do battle in brutal assaults of attrition which dragged on for months with little to no respite.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading title

    • By carrie on 12-14-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Union's Capture of New Orleans During the Civil War

    • The Campaign for the Confederacy's Most Important Mississippi River Stronghold
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1860, New Orleans was just as unique a city as it is today. It was racially and linguistically diverse, with many French, German, and Spanish speakers, and a population of white, black, and mixed-race inhabitants. Louisiana's population was 47% slave and also had one of the largest numbers of free blacks in the country.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Legends of the West

    • Forgotten Sidekicks of the Wild West
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 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

    A constant fixture in American pop culture, the 19th century American West continues to be vividly and colorfully portrayed not just as a place but as a state of mind. In Charles River Editors' Legends of the West series, listeners can get up to speed on the lives of America's most famous frontier figures in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mysterious England

    • Monsters, Mysteries, and Magic Across the English Nation
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    England is an ancient land steeped in history and tradition, filled with prehistoric ruins, majestic castles, and a countryside sculpted from millennia of human habitation. Its rolling countryside is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles. Brooding castles hold tales of bloodshed and honor. Medieval churches have elaborate stained glass windows and gruesome carvings, reflecting a mixture of hope and darkness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting English folklore.

    • By Carol Motsinger on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Legends of the West: The History of the James-Younger Gang

    • By: Sean McLachlan, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Larson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Wild West has made legends out of many men after their deaths, but like Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James was a celebrity during his life. However, while Hickok was (mostly) a lawman, Jesse James was and remains the most famous outlaw of the Wild West, with both his life of crime and his death remaining pop culture fixtures. James and his notorious older brother Frank were Confederate bushwhackers in the lawless region of Missouri during the Civil War.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Flying Saucers

    • The Mysterious History of the UFO Phenomenon
    • By: Charles River Editors, Sean McLachlan
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When people think about unidentified flying objects (UFOs), they tend to think of flying discs piloted by gray beings with large heads and enormous eyes. They tend to think that these sightings only started relatively recently and that belief in UFOs is some sort of modern religion brought on, perhaps, by the very justifiable fears of a nuclear age. But a study of the phenomenon quickly reveals that humanity has been seeing UFOs since the beginning of recorded history and perhaps a lot longer than that.

    Regular price: $6.95