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    • Granite Mountain

    • The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
    • By: Brendan McDonough, Stephan Talty - contributor
    • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when, for the sake of his young daughter, he decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and, perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Brendan

    • By Kenton on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. This is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Morbid Terrorists?

    • By Jack on 11-11-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Black Hand

    • The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped, and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only calling card: the symbol of a black hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical storytelling.

    • By Navy Nick on 03-16-18
    • The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Agent

    • In Search of America's Greatest World War II Spy
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    In 1942, the Brooklyn-born Erickson was a millionaire oil mogul who volunteered for a dangerous mission inside the Third Reich: Locating the top-secret synthetic oil plants that kept the German war machine running. To fool the Nazis, Erickson played the role of a collaborator. He hung a portrait of Hitler in his apartment and "disowned" his Jewish best friend, then flew to Berlin, where he charmed Himmler and signed lucrative oil deals with the architects of the Final Solution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Alex Martell on 12-10-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Agent Garbo

    • The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War II. Posing as the Nazis’ only reliable spy inside England, he created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents to life. The scheme culminated on June 6, 1944, when Garbo convinced the Germans that the Allied forces approaching Normandy were just a feint - the real invasion would come at Calais.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, writing overly dramatic

    • By Matthew on 08-13-13
    • The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Under the Same Sky

    • From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America
    • By: Joseph Kim, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Raymond Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tugs at the heart strings

    • By Geo on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Captain's Duty

    • Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea
    • By: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489

    It was just another day on the job for 53-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pirates of the ... Gulf of Aden

    • By AudioAddict on 10-26-13

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Operation Cowboy

    • The Secret American Mission to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In the final days of World War II, with the ravenous Red Army marching across Czechoslovakia, a wily band of American soldiers did the unexpected: They teamed up with the Nazis and went behind enemy lines to save the world's rarest horses from imminent extinction at the hands of the Russians - including the exquisite white Lipizzaner, whose bloodlines date back to Genghis Khan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting

    • By Mary L. Preston on 01-14-17
    • The Secret American Mission to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-27-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Speed Girl

    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's the 1970s, and the fight for women's rights is gaining speed. In the sports world, Billie Jean King is breaking gender barriers on the tennis court. Janet Guthrie doesn't consider herself a "women's libber," but to racing's good ol' boys, she's a threat. When Guthrie makes a bid for Indy in 1976, the other drivers slam her mercilessly, even suggesting she's really a man. Fans heckle her, hoping she'll crash. Guthrie smiles through the pain and qualifies for Indy in 1978.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Penny W. on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • Henry Morgan and the Pirates Who Ruled the Carribean Waves
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    He challenged the greatest empires on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades - and brought it to its knees. Henry Morgan crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Awash with bloody battles, political intrigues, and natural disasters, Empire of Blue Water brilliantly re-creates the passion and the violence of the age of exploration and empire.

    Regular price: $35.92

    • The Illustrious Dead

    • Napoleon, Typhus, and the Dream of World Conquest
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times best-selling author Stephan Talty tells the story of a mighty ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose struggle would shape the modern world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Hangman

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Hangman, Hangman, what do you see? Four little girls, as cute as can be. The eerie schoolyard chant still sends ripples of horror through North Buffalo. Not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn preyed upon the community’s teenaged daughters - until he was cornered and shot in the head. But Flynn lived, carrying to prison the nickname "Hangman", along with the secret of his last victim’s fate. Homicide cop Abbie Kearney wasn’t around during Hangman’s reign of terror. She hadn’t yet come home to wear her dad’s old badge in the tough Irish American stronghold known as "the County".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a scary one - quite a riddle to the end.

    • By Marianne M. on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Black Irish

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown. Even being the adopted daughter of a revered cop couldn’t keep Abbie’s troubled past from making her a misfit in the working-class Irish American enclave of South Buffalo. And now, despite a Harvard degree and a police detective’s badge, she still struggles to earn the respect and trust of those she’s sworn to protect. But all that may change, once the killing starts. When Jimmy Ryan’s mangled corpse is found in a local church basement, this sadistic sacrilege sends a bone-deep chill through the winter-whipped city.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery + history lesson = Great read!

    • By Elizabeth on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Escape from the Land of Snows

    • The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Shishir Kurup
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    On the evening of March 17, 1959, as the people of Tibet braced for a violent power grab by Chinese occupiers—one that would forever wipe out any vestige of national sovereignty—the 24-year-old Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, contemplated the impossible. The task before him was immense: to slip past a cordon of crack Chinese troops ringing his summer palace and, with an escort of 300, journey across the highest terrain in the world and over treacherous Himalayan passes to freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Danny on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Godfather of Night

    • A Greek Mafia Father, a Drug Runner Son, and an Unexpected Shot at Redemption
    • By: Kevin Pappas, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    What if you belonged nowhere and to no one? What if you learned as a teenager that the father who had mistreated you for years wasn't your father at all - and that you were actually born to the mistress of a Greek gangster? And what if the only way to connect with your real father was to become his fiercest rival? Kevin Pappas's story is a true-crime epic for a new generation of wiseguys.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Listen

    • By Aaron on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Empire of Blue Water

    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees. This is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a 20-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World.

    Regular price: $26.60

    • A Captain's Duty

    • By: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. Captain Phillips offered himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew, and so began a tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Under the Same Sky

    • From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America
    • By: Joseph Kim, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Raymond Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage.

    Regular price: $19.95

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    • In den Händen von somalischen Piraten - gerettet von Navy Seals
    • By: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: Burchard Dabinnus
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Am 8. April 2009 wird der Albtraum eines jeden Kapitäns wahr: Um 7.30 Uhr Ortszeit wird das Containerschiff Maersk Alabama 300 Seemeilen vor der Küste Somalias von Piraten angegriffen. Um seine Crew zu retten, weist Richard Phillips die Männer an, sich in einer Kabine zu verstecken, und begibt sich freiwillig in die Gewalt der Piraten. Fünf Tage lang wird er als Geisel in einem Rettungsboot gedemütigt, gequält und gefoltert: vier Männer gegen einen, ein Kampf um Leben und Tod.

    Regular price: $21.98

    • Hangman

    • By: Stephan Talty
    • Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Absalom Kearney returns in this chilling, compelling standout crime thriller for fans of Tana French, Dennis Lehane, and Jo Nesbo.

    When a predatory serial killer known as the Hangman escapes incarceration, throwing the city of Buffalo into a fearful panic, homicide detective Absalom Kearney is tasked with finding him. Still reeling from her encounter with a twisted killer whose dark past entwined closely with her own, Abbie tracks the Hangman to within miles of the city limits, just as a teenage girl goes missing there.

    Regular price: $20.65

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