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    • American Murder Houses

    • A Coast-to-Coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide
    • By: Steve Lehto
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
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      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national - and even global - infamy. Here, writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother "40 whacks", where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and engrossing stories.

    • By S. Winchester on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Killing Zone

    • My Life in the Vietnam War
    • By: Frederick Downs
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It dont mean nuthin.

    • By John OBrien on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Tap Dancing to Work

    • Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966–2012: A Fortune Magazine Book
    • By: Carol J. Loomis
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce, Barry Press
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little-known Omaha hedge-fund manager in a 1966 Fortune article, she didn’t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world’s greatest investor - nor that she and Buffett would become close personal friends. Now Loomis has collected and updated the best Buffett articles Fortune published between 1966 and 2012, including thirteen cover stories and a dozen pieces authored by Buffett himself. Loomis has provided commentary about each major arti­cle that supplies context and her own informed point of view.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Like the content,.... one of the narrators ....not so much.

    • By Josh on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • My First Summer in the Sierra

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the heart of this book, which was first published in 1911 and which eventually lured thousands of Americans to visit Yosemite country. My First Summer in the Sierra incorporates the lyrical accounts and sketches Muir produced during his four-month stay in the Yosemite River Valley and the High Sierra.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Culture of Narcissism

    • American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
    • By: Christopher Lasch
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century. The book quickly became a best seller.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Haunted House Diaries

    • The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery
    • By: William J. Hall
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu, Barry Press
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. The family that resides there regularly encounters its own ancestors and strangers - human and nonhuman - who seemingly occupy the same physical space in our world while remaining in their own parallel worlds. When famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated, they dubbed it "Ghost Central".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narration is beyond horrible

    • By Ttourang on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • A Nation Without Borders

    • The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910
    • By: Steven Hahn
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In this monumental story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn dismantles the conventional histories of the 19th century and offers a perspective that promises to be as enduring as it is controversial. It begins and ends in Mexico and is throughout internationalist in orientation. It challenges the political narrative of sectionalism, emphasizing the national footing of slavery and the struggle between the Northeast and the Mississippi Valley for continental supremacy.

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Gluten Lie

    • And Other Myths About What You Eat
    • By: Alan Levinovitz PhD
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz, PhD, exposes the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad and points the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entire Book Not Included

    • By Randall D. Raymond on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Living Great Lakes

    • Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas
    • By: Jerry Dennis
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    If fresh water is to be treasured, the Great Lakes are the mother lode. No bodies of water can compare to them. One of them, Superior, is the largest lake on earth, and the five lakes together contain a fifth of the world's supply of standing fresh water. Their surface area of 95,000 square miles is greater than New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined. They are so vast that they dominate much of the geography, climate, and history of North America. In one way or another, they affect the lives of tens of millions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Information

    • By Deborah Quinn on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Murder in the Lincoln White House

    • By: C. M. Gleason
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On March 4, 1861, the air at the inaugural ball is charged with hope and apprehension. The last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings, so Lincoln's trusted entourage is on their guard: Allan Pinkerton, head of the president's security team, is wary of potential assassins, and Lincoln's oldest friend, Joshua Speed, is by his side, along with Speed's nephew, Adam Quinn, who's been called to serve as Lincoln's assistant. But despite the tight security, trouble comes anyway: a man is found stabbed to death in a nearby room.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • frequent audible listener

    • By jcobb on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Deserters

    • A Hidden History of World War II
    • By: Charles Glass
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    A tale that redefines the ordinary soldier in the Second World War, The Deserters is a breathtaking work of historical reportage, weaving together the lives of forgotten servicemen even as it overturns the assumptions and prejudices of an era. The Deserters reveals that ordinary soldiers viewed "desertion" as a natural part of conflict, as unexpected and inexplicable as bravery. The Deserters moves beyond the false extremes of courage and cowardice to reveal the true experience of the Allied soldier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • war is hell

    • By Stevon on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Murder in the Oval Library

    • Lincoln's White House Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: C. M. Gleason
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun - and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the president is in desperate need of men to defend the capital. Lincoln's trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Senator Jim Lane hastily assemble a motley crew and garrison them in the East Room at the White House. As dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library, throat slit ear to ear. There is a murderer among them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Richard on 11-19-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Double Ace

    • The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales
    • By: Robert Coram
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged determination to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. First capturing national attention during World War II, Scott, a West Point graduate, flew missions in China alongside the legendary "Flying Tigers", where his reckless courage and victories against the enemy made headlines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tiger Fan

    • By Robert M. on 12-23-17
    • The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales
    • By: Robert Coram
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 08-23-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Tracker

    • A Western Story
    • By: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Tom Fuller - a scrupulously honest fellow, a person of extraordinary physical strength, and owner of a savage horse, Rusty, that he alone was able to tame - is generally regarded as a half-wit. He has been summarily fired from every job he has ever had and even comes to regard himself as a failure. He makes one more try when he is hired on as a blacksmith's assistant by Boston Charlie. Finally here is a job that Tom can perform successfully, and his spirit soars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An easy read

    • By Jean on 06-24-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Just and Generous Nation

    • Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity
    • By: Harold Holzer, Norton Garfinkle
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our 16th president to go to war when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Rather than a commitment to eradicating slavery or a defense of the Union, they argue that Lincoln's guiding principle was the defense of equal economic opportunity.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Lincoln's Greatest Journey

    • Sixteen Days That Changed a Presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865
    • By: Noah Andre Trudeau
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads, and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. "I am very unwell," he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General Ulysses S. Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Abraham Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating little known details.

    • By Lisa M. Bober on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Math Myth

    • And Other STEM Delusions
    • By: Andrew Hacker
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The Math Myth expands Hacker's scrutiny of many widely held assumptions, like the notions that mathematics broadens our minds and that the entire Common Core syllabus should be required of every student. He worries that a frenzied emphasis on STEM is diverting attention from other pursuits and subverting the spirit of the country. In fact, Hacker honors mathematics as a calling (he has been a professor of mathematics) and extols its glories and its goals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Jean on 08-20-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • On Desperate Ground

    • A Novel
    • By: James R. Benn
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The thrilling story of men and women caught up in the death throes of Nazi Germany, struggling to maintain those things precious to them - life, an end to killing, and even sanity itself. Colonel Johann Faust has lost everyone he ever loved and feels he is going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his dead fiancée and the demons that roar through his mind as he perfects a plan to save Nazi Germany from defeat and insure a greater and deadlier new world war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captured the time

    • By Chris on 06-01-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Cold Harbor to the Crater

    • The End of the Overland Campaign: The Military Campaigns of the Civil War Series
    • By: Gary W. Gallagher, Caroline Janney
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland Campaign - a remarkable saga of maneuvering and brutal combat - and what became a grueling siege of Petersburg that many months later compelled Confederates to abandon Richmond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a better narrator

    • By Georgia Deardoff on 07-02-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • After the Civil War

    • The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America
    • By: James Robertson
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, best-selling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores 70 fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators - the times called for bold moves, and this resilient generation would not disappoint.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Introduction Only

    • By Daniel on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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