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    • Sons of Wichita

    • How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
    • By: Daniel Schulman
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting family

    • By Jean on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Wisdom of the Talmud

    • By: Ben Zion Bokser
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    This is a highly comprehensive introduction to the Talmud, the age-old storehouse of Jewish wisdom. Bokser covers the long history of the Talmud, from its origin in the Babylonian exile, its growth through the five centuries after the Roman destruction of the Temple, and the later persecution of the Talmud. The book covers a number of high-level topics, including social ethics and personal morality, with numerous examples from the Talmud. Ben Zion Bokser was one of the major Conservative rabbis of America.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • bad narration can ruin a book

    • By Heather on 05-03-14

    Regular price: $17.94

    • The 21st-Century Sniper

    • A Complete Practical Guide
    • By: Brandon Webb, Glen Doherty
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    The 21st century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • READ it, Don't Listen

    • By Nathan on 02-28-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Flesh and Spirit

    • Lighthouse, Book 1
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The rebellious son of a long line of pureblood cartographers and diviners, Valen has spent most of his life trying to escape what society - and his family - have ordained for him. His own mother has predicted that he will meet his doom in water, blood, and ice. Her divination seems fulfilled when a comrade abandons Valen in a rainy wilderness half-dead, addicted to an enchantment that converts pain to pleasure, and possessing only a stolen book of maps.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost unlistenable

    • By mike on 12-10-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms

    • A Lifetime of Memories from Striking Out the Babe to Teeing It Up with the President
    • By: Eddie Auker, Tom Keegan
    • Narrated by: Allen O' Reilly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms brings baseball legends to life through the eyes of Elden Auker, a submarine-style pitcher in the American League from 1933-1942.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hemingway: The Paris Years

    • By: Michael Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafés or at the feet of Gertrude Stein. These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights at Pamplona.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow down narrator, slow down.

    • By Joan on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Rule of Nobody

    • Saving America from Dead Laws and Senseless Bureaucracy
    • By: Philip K. Howard
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?” What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think. Sure, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful government, rising debt, failing schools, expensive health care, and economic hardship.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Preachy, redundant, and unpersuasive

    • By Jake on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Swordsheath Scroll

    • Dragonlance: Dwarven Nations, Book 3
    • By: Dan Parkinson
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Despite the stubborn courage of dwarven warriors, the protracted Wilderness War ends as a no-win. The Swordsheath Scroll is signed, and Thorbardin shows its support of the open-minded Qualinesti elves by joining in the construction of magnificent Pax Tharkas.A new leader emerges from their midst, Derkin, the King of Living Stone, whose bravery and wisdom is written in dwarven annals, and whose name becomes the "throne name" of all future dwarven kings.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pursuing the Good Life

    • 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology
    • By: Christopher Peterson
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In Pursuing the Good Life, one of the founders of positive psychology, Christopher Peterson, offers 100 bite-sized reflections exploring the many sides of this exciting new field. With the humor, warmth, and wisdom that has made him an award-winning teacher, Peterson takes listeners on a lively tour of the sunny side of the psychological street. What are the roles played by positive emotions and happiness, by strengths of character, by optimism, and by good relationships with others? How can we pursue the good life in families, workplaces, schools, and sports, no matter who we are or where we live?

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Covenant of the Forge

    • Dragonlance: Dwarven Nations, Book 1
    • By: Dan Parkinson
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Explores the folklore and history of the dwarven clans of Krynn through the bickering clans' reconciliation and the construction of the legendary Thorbardin. By the author of Gates of Thorbardin.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but bad narrator

    • By Tracy Harvey on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hemingway: The Homecoming

    • By: Michael Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafes or at the feet of Gertrude Stein. These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights at Pamplona.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hammer and Axe

    • Dragonlance: Dwarven Nations, Book 2
    • By: Dan Parkinson
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The humans of Ergoth continue to encroach upon Thorbardin, but the worst threat to the dwarven fortress comes from a mysterious fog-beast and a covetous wizard. A Cobar, a kender, and a giant raptor add to the confusion as the dwarves are faced with wizards who command not only the forces of magic but thousands of mercenaries as well. And, unknown to the dwarves who valiantly fight the invaders, the beast has already claimed Thorbardin as its own.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Breath and Bone

    • Lighthouse, Book 2
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Everyone in Navronne seems to be after Valen. There is the fanatical Harrower priestess, Sila Diaglou, who wants to raze the kingdom. The Bastard Prince Osriel, who steals dead men's eyes. And the Pureblood Registry, determined to keep every pureblood sorcerer in thrall. Even beings out of myth, the Danae guardians, whose dancing nurtures the Earth and whose attention could prove the most costly of all. As Navronne sinks deeper into civil war and perilous winter, Valen finds himself a bargaining chip in a deadly standoff.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful sequel, mediocre narration

    • By Sarah on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Secret Lives of the Civil War

    • What Your Teachers Never Told you About the War Between the States
    • By: Cormac O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Secret Lives of the Civil War features irreverent and uncensored profiles of men and women from the Union and the Confederacy - complete with hundreds of little-known and downright bizarre facts. For example, you’ll discover that: Mary Todd Lincoln claimed to receive valuable military strategies from ghosts in the spirit world and that Jefferson Davis once imported camels for soldiers stationed in the American southwest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • no secrets here

    • By Ira S. Saposnik on 10-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Uncle Target

    • By: Gavin Lyall
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It wasn't just a tank. It was the prototype, next generation, Main Battle Tank, with a radically new gun. And now it was missing, presumed about to fall into hostile hands. Secretly loaned to the Jordanian army for desert evaluation tests, it has vanished in the confusion of a revolt by an entire armoured brigade. From the bloody evidence of a London hotel siege it is clear that the events are deliberately connected. The MBT90 tank must be found and if necessary destroyed, to preserve its secrets.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Young Hemingway

    • By: Michael Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Michael Reynolds recreates the milieu that forged one of America's greatest and most influential writers. He reveals the fraught foundations of Hemingway's persona: his father's self-destructive battle with depression and his mother's fierce independence and spiritualism. He brings Hemingway through World War I, where he was frustrated by being too far away from the action and glory, despite his being wounded and nursed to health by Agnes Von Kurowsky - the older woman with whom he fell terribly in love.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Venus with Pistol

    • By: Gavin Lyall
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    It seemed like money for old rope. All Kemp had to do was arrange the smooth transportation of the works of art his wealthy patron was secretly buying on behalf of the Nicaraguan government across the frontier into Switzerland. And anything was preferable to London in January.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Chicken Soup for the Soul - Billy Graham & Me

    • 101 Inspiring Personal Stories from Presidents, Pastors, Performers, and Other People Who Know Him Well
    • By: Steve Posner, Amy Newmark
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me contains 101 fascinating stories from all the living U.S. presidents, well-known pastors, country singers and other celebrities, and world leaders, relating their personal experiences with Billy Graham. Renowned Evangelical preacher Billy Graham has touched tens of millions of lives, inspiring faith and hope around the world. And you will get to know the beloved preacher better in these inspiring personal stories by the people who know him best. You will meet the real Billy Graham, the man behind the public figure.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Questions That Get Results

    • Innovative Ideas Managers Can Use to Improve Their Teams' Performance
    • By: Paul Cherry, Patrick Connor
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Since technology has made it easy to access, share, and distribute company data, many managers avoid live interaction, instead relying on emails, text messages, and Web-based seminars to manage their employees. But although technology has changed, people have not. There is still a need for effective face-to-face communication; managers need to have the ability to ask the right questions and use the answers to find solutions. Questions That Get Results is an innovative, powerful resource that provides managers with the questions that lead to real answers for motivating employees.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very basic and adequate book

    • By Adam Reinhardt on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thinking Through Film

    • Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies
    • By: Damian Cox, Michael P. Levine
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5

    An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike. An in-depth yet accessible introduction to the philosophical issues raised by films, film spectatorship and film-making.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The racing narration is an impediment.

    • By NYC poet on 04-09-14

    Regular price: $15.48

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