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    • Jacob T. Marley

    • By: R. William Bennett
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309

    "Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

    • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Educated Child

    • A Parents Guide from Preschool to Eighth Grade
    • By: William J. Bennett, Chester Finn, John Cribb
    • Narrated by: William J. Bennett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Just as William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtues has helped millions of Americans teach young people about character, The Educated Child delivers what you need to take control. With co-authors Chester Finn and John Cribb, former Secretary of Education Bennett provides the indispensable guide.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • America

    • The Last Best Hope, Volume 1: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    From the bold, brilliant mind of best-selling author William J. Bennett comes this thrilling account of the virtues and vices of our great country and the many brave men and women who have made it the powerful nation it is today. A sweeping tale of human initiative, struggle, and victory, Bennett captures what is unique about America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am impressed

    • By Mark on 10-06-06
    • The Last Best Hope, Volume 1: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 06-21-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 240 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • America

    • The Last Best Hope Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The second volume of Bennett's overview of U.S. history begins with the events leading up to WWI, tracing the progress of the U.S. through the end of Reagan's presidency. Bennett has a long history of government service - he was Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H.W. Bush - and the overall tone of the book reflects the deep respect he holds for America's leaders, history and institutions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • America The Last Best Hope Vol II

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-10
    • The Last Best Hope Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-23-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 97 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Book of Virtues, Volume I

    • An Audio Library of Great Moral Stories
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: William Bennett, Elayne Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In this special presentation, William J. Bennett presents a selection from his best-selling anthology of stories that has inspired and instructed audiences of all ages from coast to coast. From the Bible to fables to Greek myths, from ancient philosophy to American history to unforgettable words of our nation's leaders, here are the timeless works that will help children understand and develop character - and help adults teach them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy lessons to be taught and stories to be pondered.

    • By Carey Petersen on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Amazing Animals! Songs & Stories for Children

    • By: Mike Bennett, Roger William Wade, Tim Firth, and others
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall, Bill Oddie, Bobby Davro, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Delight in a collection of children's animal stories performed by our favourite celebrities. From a fantastic edition of The Three Little Pigs read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall to the incredibly captivating Look, Listen and Learn (with the Animals) told by the renowned Bill Oddie and many, many more....

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The True Saint Nicholas

    • Why He Matters to Christmas
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: William J. Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    You'll never again think of Santa Claus in quite the same way. Here is a touching rendition of the historical origins of our modern-day Santa by an in-demand speaker reacquaints us with the true meaning of Christmas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Santa as you never knew him.

    • By Lee Ann Wood on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Tried by Fire

    • The Story of Christianity's First Thousand Years
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Wayne Campbell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world's greatest empire with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best history of Christianity I've read

    • By JOHN F KANARY on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Our Sacred Honor

    • Stories Letters Songs Poems Speeches Hymns Birth Nation
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Philip Bosco, William J. Bennett, Barry Bostwick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Millions of American families have turned to The Book of Virtues and The Moral Compass by William J. Bennett for moral guidance in troubled times. Our Sacred Honor offers inspiration and instruction as well -- this time of a particularly American sort.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Judi Dench and Michael Williams: With Great Pleasure

    • By: Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Charlotte Mitchell, and others
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Michael Williams
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Two archive BBC Radio programmes in which Judi Dench and Michael Williams, accompanied by friends John Moffatt and Alec McCowen, read a cornucopia of poetry and prose. In this enchanting pair of programmes from 1991 and 1996, Dame Judi Dench and husband Michael Williams shared an eclectic selection of pieces that they loved, admired or simply found entertaining.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Arlene on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Moral Compass

    • An Audio Library of Stories for a Life's Journey, Volume 1
    • By: William J. Bennett, Richard Thomas
    • Narrated by: William J. Bennett, Charlton Heston, Betty White, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Organized by the stages along life's journey, The Moral Compass moves from the first character lessons taught in the home to the countless choices that call the virtues into play. The stories and poems continually serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Book of Virtues, Volume II

    • An Audio Library of Great Moral Stories
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, John Bennett, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Featured in this volume are the Bennett family and an all-star cast: William J. Bennett (plus John, Joseph, and Elayne), Edward Asner, Claire Bloom, Barbara Bush, Dorian Harewood, Charlton Heston, Andrea Martin, David McCallum, Kate Nelligan, Tonya Pinkins, and Richard Thomas.

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Children's Book of Heroes

    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: William J. Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 best seller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. A new treasury chosen for young children, presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit.

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Is College Worth It?

    • A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education
    • By: William Bennett, David Wilezol
    • Narrated by: Tommy Cresswell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In Is College Worth It?, William J. Bennett and David Wilezol assess the problems of American higher education at various levels, from runaway costs to inferior academics to poor graduation rates to political indoctrination, and propose serious reforms and alternative methods for improving higher education so that it better serves our students.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Uninsightful, inconsistent, and ideological

    • By Jim on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Book of Man

    • Readings on the Path to Manhood
    • By: Dr. William J Bennett
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    New York Times best-selling author William J. Bennett uses stories, essays, historical vignettes, and contemporary profiles to explore and explain what it means to be a man. Fashioning men has never been easy, but today it seems particularly tough. Boys need heroes to embody the everlasting qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. Without such role models, boys will naturally choose perpetual childhood over the rigors of becoming a man-as many women, teachers, coaches, employers, and adults in authority can quickly attest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What Every young man should learn

    • By Wayne on 03-11-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Children's Book of America

    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Hinton Battle, Elayne Bennett, William J. Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Where did America come from? What does it mean to be an American? What makes America great? No volume will provide more compelling and inspiring answers to our children's questions than William Bennett's marvelous new treasury, The Children's Book of America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories of America

    • By JaneLewis on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Stories for All the Family

    • By: Mike Bennett, Tim Firth, Simon Firth, and others
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall, Bobby Davro, Anita Harris, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Delight in a collection of tales for all the family, voiced by our favourite celebrities....

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Stories for Little Boys

    • By: Mike Bennett, Roger William Wade
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall, Bobby Davro, Lenny Henry, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Delight in a collection of famous children's stories performed by our favourite celebrities. From a fantastic edition of Aladdin read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall to an incredibly captivating retelling of Emperor's New Clothes told by the renowned Lenny Henry and many, many more...

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Broken Hearth

    • Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family
    • By: William J. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Eric Park
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Rising above the jeremiads characteristic of so much contemporary public debate, The Broken Hearth provides a powerful affirmation of family life and the matchless benefits it bestows on individuals and society as a whole.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The broken Hearth

    • By Dauma on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $19.93

    • America the Strong

    • Conservative Ideas to Spark the Next Generation
    • By: William J. Bennett, John T. E. Cribb
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    What is FLINT? It's what makes America strong. We live in a culture that often dismisses and ridicules conservative values. By the time liberal professors, the news media, and Hollywood get through with them, many young Americans are convinced "conservative" means extremist and intolerant. It's a distortion that endangers America's future. Bill Bennett and coauthor John Cribb explain what conservatism really means using five fundamental principles summarized by the word FLINT.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By Jeff Casurella on 03-22-16

    Regular price: $16.99

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