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    • God and Man at Yale

    • The Superstitions of Academic Freedom
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    This is the book that launched William F. Buckley, Jr.'s career. As a young, recent Yale graduate, he took on Yale's professional and administrative staffs, citing their hypocritical diversion from the tenets on which the institution was built. Yale was founded on the belief that God exists, and thus that virtue and individualism represent immutable cornerstones of education. However, when Buckley wrote this scathing expose, the institution had made an about face.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still Relevant Today

    • By Douglas on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tucker's Last Stand

    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The year is 1964. Faced with a hard-hitting presidential campaign and a deteriorating situation in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson dispatches Oakes and a swashbuckling soldier of fortune named Tucker on secret missions to Southeast Asia. Tucker is to figure out how to interdict military traffic along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very Weak Story and Characters

    • By Thomas Phelan on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $19.57

    • A Torch Kept Lit

    • Great Lives of the Twentieth Century
    • By: William F. Buckley
    • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique stature as a polemicist and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He knew everybody, hosted everybody at his East 73rd Street maisonette, skewered everybody who needed skewering, and in general lived life on a scale, and in a swashbuckling manner, that captivated and inspired countless young conservatives across that half century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent...inspiring imagery!

    • By Lisa Hill on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Reagan I Knew

    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In The Reagan I Knew, the late William F. Buckley Jr. offers a reminiscence of 30 years of friendship with the man who brought the American conservative movement out of the political wilderness and into the White House. Reagan and Buckley were political allies and close friends throughout Reagan's political career. They went on vacations together and shared inside jokes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow What A Book!

    • By DanzTheManz on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Stained Glass

    • A Blackford Oakes Mystery
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A matter of some delicacy: finding the perfect blue to restore the windows of a 13th century German chapel at the Palace of St. Anselm. Blackford Oakes, fresh from his daring exploits at Windsor Castle, is in charge. But Alex Wintergrin, owner of the chapel, is far more than a charming aristocrat and congenial companion. A charismatic hero, he is rising to power, rousing his countrymen to reunite Germany.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, terrible audio.

    • By Max on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • How Is It Possible to Believe in God?

    • A 'This I Believe' Essay
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: William F. Buckley
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brief and Unsatisfying

    • By Cletus van Damme on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Miles Gone By

    • A Literary Autobiography
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    In this autobiography, woven from personal pieces composed over the course of a celebrated writing life of more than 50 years, you'll meet William Buckley the boy, growing up in a family of 10 children; Buckley the daring young political enfant terrible, whose debut book, God and Man at Yale, was a shocking New York Times best seller; Buckley the editor of National Review, widely hailed as the founder of the modern conservative movement; and Buckley the husband and father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insight into Mr. Buckley

    • By Biff on 09-17-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Who's on First

    • A Blackford Oakes Mystery
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It's 1956, and the cold war is hot. Hungary has just fallen, and Blackford Oakes is back from Budapest, puzzling over a betrayal and mourning a tragedy he couldn't prevent. But in Washington, all attention is focused on the race to put the first satellite in space. Ironically, Russia and America each have the secrets the other needs to succeed. The solution: kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put the U.S. in the lead.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Saving the Queen

    • A Blackford Oakes Mystery
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: James Buschmann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    President Truman is nearing the end of his term in office, and Great Britain has a new queen. It is 1952; the Cold War is beginning to heat up, and vital Western military secrets are falling into Soviet hands. The CIA is faced with a delicate dilemma, for the source of the leaks to the KGB has been traced directly to the Queen's chambers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable story, production not so hot

    • By Zimri on 12-20-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Last Call for Blackford Oakes

    • Blackford Oakes, Book 11
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Over 20 years ago, William F. Buckley, Jr. launched the dashing character of Blackford Oakes like a missile over the literary landscape. This newly minted CIA agent - brainy, bold, and complex - began his career by saving the queen of England and quickly took his place in the pantheon of master spies drawn up by Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, and John le Carré. Against the backdrop of Cold War intrigue, in this, his 11th outing, Oakes crosses swords with Kim Philby, perhaps the highest ranking in the parade of defectors to the Soviet Union.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Flying High

    • Remembering Barry Goldwater
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    William F. Buckley Jr.'s first political book in nearly two decades is a revealing memoir of the first champion of the conservative movement. If any two people can be called indispensable in launching the conservative movement in American politics, they are William F. Buckley Jr. and Barry Goldwater. Buckley's National Review was at the center of conservative political analysis from the mid-50s onward.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A review of conservatism far right

    • By Jean on 06-07-15

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Getting It Right

    • By: William F. Buckley
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Getting It Right is set in the upheaval of the 1960's. The Cuban missile crisis has brought the Communist threat to within miles of the United States, and extremist movements roil the American Right.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Getting it Right

    • By Anonymous User on 08-11-06

    Regular price: $19.57

    • A Very Private Plot

    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The year is 1995, and an energetic senator wants to disarm, perhaps even eliminate, the CIA. To accumulate the evidence necessary to persuade the Senate, he needs the cooperation of Blackford Oakes, now retired. He wants from Oakes an account of his covert activity 10 years earlier, when Oakes served as chief of covert activities for the CIA. But, what will the frustrated senator do to compel cooperation from Blackford Oakes?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Political Suspense

    • By Catherine on 08-25-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Nuremberg

    • The Reckoning
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Nuremberg's Palace of Justice, 1945, was the scene of a trial without precedent in history, a trial that continues to haunt the modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this book

    • By D. Kammerer on 06-30-17

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Elvis in the Morning

    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Orson is a young boy whose mother works at the U.S. Army base in Germany in the 1950s. There, he becomes a fan of a G.I. stationed at the base, one Elvis Presley, whose music is played over and over on the radio. When Orson is caught stealing recordings of Elvis' tunes from the PX, the attendant publicity catches the star's attention, and he comes to visit his young fan. Thus begins a lifelong friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too bad Elvis has left the building...

    • By Deborah on 09-25-06

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Marco Polo, If You Can

    • A Blackford Oakes Mystery
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When a shadowy Russian mole threatens to undermine the free world's defenses by infiltrating President Eisenhower's National Security Counsel, CIA super-secret agent Blackford Oakes is called in to unmask the imposter. Oakes turns the tables on the Communists by piloting a U-2 spy plane on a Gary Powers-style one-way mission behind the Iron Curtain. Sentenced to death and trapped in the depths of the Lubyanka prison, Oakes may have turned his last trick. Or has he?

    Regular price: $20.97

    • See You Later, Alligator

    • A Blackford Oakes Mystery
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    President Kennedy has selected Blackford Oakes to meet with Che Guevara inside Castro's Cuba as part of his Operation Alligator, a daring plan to bring about an era of détente in East-West relations. The communists, however, have another agenda in mind: a double-cross with terrifying consequences. Soon, Oakes is trapped in Cuba, and the heat is on. Warming the climate greatly is the sultry beauty Catalina. The weather forecast: betrayal, power politics, and sudden death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story spoiledby inept narration

    • By M. J. Roth on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Mongoose, R.I.P.

    • A Blackford Oakes Mystery, Book 8
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ever since the botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs, Fidel Castro has run amok. He has executed thousands of his enemies, driven his countrymen to emigrate, and done everything possible to run Cuba into the ground - all in a deliberate attempt to humiliate the White House. At least, that's how the situation looks from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where hatred of Castro has grown into an obsession. Under orders from John and Bobby Kennedy, the CIA will do anything necessary to kill Castro

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Spytime

    • The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton
    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    James Jesus Angleton was the master, a legend in the time of spies. Founder of U.S. counterintelligence at the end of World War II, ruthless hunter of moles and enemies of America, his name is synonymous with skullduggery and intellectual subterfuge. Now, best-selling author William F. Buckley, Jr., presents a subtle and thrilling fictional account of the spymaster's life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This book is not worth a minute of your time

    • By Jeff on 03-15-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • High Jinx

    • By: William F. Buckley Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bill Buckley has created a handsome American hero, Blackford Oakes, who, by coincidence or not, happens to be an irreverent Yale- and CIA-trained superspy. The year is 1954. Stalin has died in Moscow, and a deadly earnest power play nears its conclusion. Meanwhile British and American commandos, their mission to liberate a Soviet satellite country, have met a disastrous end. Jinxed. The communications system between English and American intelligence has been penetrated. Jinxed. There is a spook in their midst. High Jinx.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By R. Gottlieb on 04-29-17

    Regular price: $11.95

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