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    • An Ordinary Man

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Paul Rusesabagina, Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, the "Oskar Schindler of Africa", refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than 12,000 members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not An Ordinary Memoir

    • By Lori J. Rosendahl on 04-18-06

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Train

    • Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
    • By: Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new audiobook he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change it again. From the frigid Trans-Siberian Railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic maglev trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of man's relationship with trains. Zoellner examines both the mechanics of the rails and their engines and how they helped societies evolve. Not only do trains transport people and goods in an efficient manner, but they also reduce pollution and dependency upon oil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The world history of trains up to the present

    • By matthew on 03-06-14
    • Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
    • By: Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Uranium

    • War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World
    • By: Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Uranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After World War II, it reshaped the global order---whoever could master uranium could master the world. Marie Curie gave us hope that uranium would be a miracle panacea, but the Manhattan Project gave us reason to believe that civilization would end with apocalypse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT book, awful narration

    • By C. Speer on 03-30-09
    • War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World
    • By: Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 03-27-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 341 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Safeway in Arizona

    • What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us about the Grand Canyon State and Life in America
    • By: Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Tom Zoellner, a longtime friend of Giffords’ and a field organizer on her congressional campaign, uses the tragedy as a jumping off point to expose the fault lines in Arizona’s political and socioeconomic landscape that allowed this to happen: the harmful political rhetoric, the inept state government, the lingering effects of the housing market’s boom and bust, the proliferation and accessibility of guns, the lack of established communities, and the hysteria surrounding issues of race and immigration.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I expected

    • By Keith on 03-13-14
    • What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us about the Grand Canyon State and Life in America
    • By: Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 12-29-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97