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    • Blitzed

    • Drugs in the Third Reich
    • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another side of WWII history

    • By Tracey Freiberg on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Temptation to Be Happy

    • By: Lorenzo Marone, Shaun Whiteside - translator
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Cesare is 77 years old, a widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always had trouble caring for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a mature nurse called Rossana, who moonlights as a sex worker, he prefers to live his own life, avoiding contact with his neighbors and even his own children wherever possible. Until one day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighboring flat.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Blitzed

    • Drugs in Nazi Germany
    • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Reich, One God, One Dealer

    • By Tim on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Saint-Fiacre Affair

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 13
    • By: Georges Simenon, Shaun Whiteside (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense. The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On the Feast of All Souls in Moulins

    • By Zaubermond on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Swansong 1945

    • A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
    • By: Walter Kempowski, Shaun Whiteside (translator)
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove, Christine Williams
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Swansong 1945 chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through hundreds of letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts covering four days that fateful spring: Hitler's birthday on April 20, American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe on April 25, Hitler's suicide on April 30, and finally the German surrender on May 8.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good except for one bad narrator

    • By Aa-bomb on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • To Die in Spring

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralf Rothmann, Shaun Whiteside
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son - the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel - is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Weekend

    • By: Bernhard Schlink, Shaun Whiteside
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Bernhard Schlink burst onto the literary scene with the internationally best-selling Oprah’s Book Club selection The Reader. Through his unique brand of gripping narrative, Schlink scores again with The Weekend, the tale of old friends who come together for a remarkable reunion. One of the group is a convicted murderer and terrorist, fresh out of prison and joined by his devoted sister. But another guest has remained true to the cause that might spell trouble for them all.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Death of Hitler

    • By: Jean-Christophe Brisard, Lana Parshina, Shaun Whiteside
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to previously unseen Soviet archives, previously unseen materials and cutting edge forensics.After two years of nonstop negotiations with the Russian authorities, Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina were granted access to secret files detailing the Soviets' incredible hunt to recover Hitler's body: the layout of the bunker, plans for escaping, eyewitness accounts of the Führer's final days, and human remains-a bit of skull with traces of the lethal bullet and a fragment of jaw bone.

    Regular price: $27.27