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    • The Black Count

    • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 925
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 832

    Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth more unbelivable than fiction

    • By Jean on 01-27-13
    • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 925 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Orientalist

    • Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Part history, part cultural biography, and part literary mystery, The Orientalist traces the life of Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince and became a best-selling author in Nazi Germany. Born in 1905 to a wealthy family in the oil-boom city of Baku, Lev escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan. He found refuge in Germany, where, writing under the names Essad Bey and Kurban Said, his remarkable books about Islam, desert adventures, and global revolution became celebrated across fascist Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing and gripping story

    • By LBM on 06-08-18
    • Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Black Count

    • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Who was the real Count of Monte Cristo? In this extraordinary biography, Tom Reiss traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist's own father. Born in St Dominigue in 1762, the son of a French nobleman and a sugar plantation slave, General Alexandre Dumas did not have an auspicious start in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story of the original musketeer!

    • By George on 02-13-15
    • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Der Orientalist. Auf den Spuren von Essad Bey

    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Mues, Nina Hoger, Stephan Schad
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
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    Es sollte ein Leben voller Spannungen und unerwarteter Wendungen werden, das den sensiblen jüdischen Jungen Lev Nussimbaum bis ins Berlin der Wilden Zwanziger Jahre führte...

    Regular price: $18.75

    • Orientalisten

    • mysteriet om Lev Nussimbaums besynderlige og farlige liv
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Becker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "En vidunderlig beretning, smukt fortalt, fortryllende, gribende og naesten utrolig." The New York Times Historien om Lev Nussimbaum er så fantastisk, at man kunne tro, det var en roman. Men indholdet er fuldstaendig autentisk. Man fristes naesten til at kalde bogen for magisk realistisk non fiction. Lev Nussimbaum levede og døde som et udpraeget mysterium - et omvandrende menneskeligt paradoks med et vaeld af fascinerende og flamboyante personaer...

    • mysteriet om Lev Nussimbaums besynderlige og farlige liv
    • By: Tom Reiss
    • Narrated by: Paul Becker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 05-27-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $17.86