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    • Ghost Wars

    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 979
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 976

    The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan. With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exceptional Accomplishment

    • By Joe on 11-08-13
    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Directorate S

    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, best-selling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All the detail you could want

    • By Louis Macareo on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Private Empire

    • ExxonMobil and American Power
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
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      4 out of 5 stars 449

    Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil’s annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Please no more accents!

    • By Zak on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Taking of Getty Oil

    • The Full Story of the Most Spectacular - and Catastrophic - Takeover of All
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history. The high-stakes fight between Texaco and Pennzoil to take over Getty Oil is a startling and intriguing case involving family infighting, courtroom drama, and corporate intrigue that ends in bankruptcy and the largest damages award in American history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible research

    • By Jesse on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Bin Ladens

    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the national best seller Ghost Wars, Steve Coll presents the story of the Bin Laden family's rise to power and privilege, revealing new information to show how American influences changed the family and how one member's rebellion changed America.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Episode 55: Final Notes on the 2016 Election

    • By: David Remnick, Michael Friedman, Lisa Lampanelli, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this episode, the election is adapted into a screenplay that needs significant revisions to make it more believable....

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 21, 2005)

    • By: Jane Kramer, Ben McGrath, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    "Difference" by Jane Kramer; "Darwin in Manhattan" by Ben McGrath; "Fault Lines" by Steve Coll; "Green Dreams" by Cynthia Zarin; "The Year of Spaghetti" by Haruki Murakami; and "Prisoner of Narnia" by Adam Gopnik.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • On the Grand Trunk Road

    • A Journey into South Asia
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The audio edition of On the Grand Trunk Road is finally available, revised and updated with new material. Focusing on Coll's journeys in conflict-ridden India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan as a bureau chief for The Washington Post, On the Grand Trunk Road reveals a little-seen area of the world where violence, corruption, and greed have had devastating effects on South Asians from all walks of life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book ruined by appalling narration

    • By Aparisim Ghosh on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The New Yorker (December 17, 2007)

    • By: Steve Coll, Ryan Lizza, Nancy Franklin, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are seven articles in this edition: "Bombs", by Steve Coll; "Return of the Nativist", by Ryan Lizza; "Tubular", by Nancy Franklin; "Journey Into Night", by David Sedaris; "The King of Sentences", by Jonathan Lethem; "None of the Above", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Hard Life", by David Denby

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 12, 2005)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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    "Global Warning" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Sarboxed In?" by James Surowiecki; "Young Osama" by Steve Coll; "Hogs Wild" by Ian Frazier; "L.A. Outlaws" by Nancy Franklin; and "New Frontiers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 6th 2015 (Evan Osnos, Stephen Rodrick, Steve Coll)

    • By: Evan Osnos, Stephen Rodrick, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "A Calculated Risk", by Steve Coll; "Fibreglass Menagerie", by Ian Parker; "Born Red", by Evan Osnos; "The Nerd Hunter", by Stephen Rodrick; and "Dear Diary, I Hate You", by Alice Gregory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • BRING BACK THE MOVIE REVIEWS!!!!!

    • By Cheimon on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 31st 2015 (Evan Osnos, George Packer, Steve Coll)

    • By: Evan Osnos, George Packer, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Highlights
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this issue: "Keeping Secrets", by Steve Coll; "The Fearful and the Frustrated", by Evan Osnos; and "The Other France", by George Packer.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Mar. 12, 2007)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, James Surowiecki, Michael Specter, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christie Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "Remains of the Days" by Adam Gopnik; "Reasonable Panic" by James Surowiecki; "The Denialists" by Michael Specter; "Inappropriate" by Paul Rudnick; "The Unthinkable" by Steve Coll; and "Fear Factor" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (September 24, 2007)

    • By: Steve Coll, James Surowiecki, Dana Goodyear, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "General Accounting", by Steve Coll; "The Piracy Paradox", by James Surowiecki; "The Enthusiast", by Dana Goodyear; "Solar Chic", by Henry Alford; "Candid Camera", Anthony Lane; "In the Trenches", by Nancy Franklin; and "Soldiers", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 26th 2017 (Jiayang Fan, Nick Paumgarten, Steve Coll)

    • By: Jiayang Fan, Nick Paumgarten, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Highlights
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "The Politics of Anger" by Steve Coll; "Trump Hotels' Weird Pitch" by Adam Davidson; "The Third Person" by Jiayang Fan; "Before the Internet" by Emma Rathbone; "Rambling Man" by Nick Paumgarten; "Across the Divide" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 1st, 2010 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Calvin Trillin, Steve Coll)

    • By: Larissa MacFarquhar, Calvin Trillin, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Don't Look Back", by Steve Coll; "Squidding", by Dana Goodyear; "The Deflationist", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Where's Chang?", by Calvin Trillin; and "Behind Bars", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 13th 2017 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Ian Frazier, Steve Coll)

    • By: Larissa MacFarquhar, Ian Frazier, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Jaime Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this issue: "A Long Year" by Steve Coll: The Trump administration's looming political crisis; "Beacon" by Charles Bethea: At a recent conference in Las Vegas, Barack Obama's official White House photographer revisited his years with the former President; "Our Town" by Larissa MacFarquhar: As America's rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn't; "Clear Passage" by Ian Frazier: Revamping the Bayonne Bridge to make space for megaships; "Hue and Cry" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 8th and 15th 2016: Part 1 (Sam Knight, Jill Lepore, Steve Coll)

    • By: Sam Knight, Jill Lepore, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Highlights
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this issue: "Defying Conventions" by Steve Coll; "Outdone" by Ian Frazier; "The War and the Roses" by Jill Lepore; "Prance Master" by Sam Knight; and "Find Yourself" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 4th 2011 (Julia Ioffe, Steve Coll, Adam Gopnik)

    • By: Julia Ioffe, Steve Coll, Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Who Are the Rebels?", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Good Morning, Baghdad", by Lillian Ross; "Net Impact", by Julia Ioffe; "The Casbah Coalition", by Steve Coll; "Get Smart", by Adam Gopnik; and "Time Bomb", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 17th 2014 (Paige Williams, David Remnick, Steve Coll)

    • By: Paige Williams, David Remnick, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Two More Years", by Steve Coll; "Summit Push", by Nick Paumgarten; "Crystal Ball", by Andrew Marantz; "Double Jeopardy", by Paige Williams; "The One-State Reality", by David Remnick; and "Hard Knocks", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

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