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    • Everything's Eventual

    • 14 Dark Tales
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Becky Ann Baker, John Cullum, Boyd Gaines, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

    The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet", King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Was So Eventual

    • By Sara's Opinions on 05-24-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Ark

    • A Novel
    • By: Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 527
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 406

    When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great summer read

    • By Veneda on 08-23-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Benjamin Franklin

    • An American Life
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father. He chronicles Franklin's tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris. He also shows how Franklin helped to create the American character and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • suffers from abridgement

    • By Douglas on 04-09-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Vault

    • A Novel
    • By: Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Tyler Locke's routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call claiming that his father has been kidnapped and that a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. When Tyler, a former army combat engineer, reaches the bomb on the boat's car deck, he's stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him. She's received the same threat and her sister has also been taken.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun escape-fiction

    • By Snoodely on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Death in the Afternoon

    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon reflects Hemingway's belief that bullfighting was more than mere sport. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual, and "the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Death In The Afternoon

    • By Kevin B. Keenan on 02-02-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Across the River and Into the Trees

    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely listenable

    • By Ian on 09-28-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Never Call Retreat

    • Lee and Grant, The Final Victory
    • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Having pursued the remnants of the defeated Army of the Potomac up to the banks of the Susquehanna, General Robert E. Lee is caught off balance when news arrives that General Ulysses S. Grant, in command of over 70,000 men, has crossed that same river, a hundred miles to the northwest, and is advancing down the Cumberland Valley towards Virginia. The two brilliant generals will now meet in a massive battle that will decide the outcome of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Call Retreat (Unabridged)

    • By Robert on 06-29-05

    Regular price: $29.27

    • Selected Shorts: New American Stories

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weak

    • By Michael on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Grant Comes East

    • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    It is July 10, 1863, and Baltimore is in the hands of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. Shattered remnants of the Army of the Potomac have fallen back into Washington, digging in, preparing to make a desperate stand. Six days earlier, General Ulysses S. Grant and his army of 60,000 had taken Vicksburg. The last telegram out of Washington before the rebels cut the line changed all that.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!!!

    • By Jim on 09-21-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Obama's Wars

    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Bob Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of President Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Intriguing Look Into A Misunderstood War

    • By Michael on 10-17-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds

    • The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529
    • By: Gary M. Pomerantz
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In August 1995, twenty-six passengers and a crew of three board a commuter plane in Atlanta headed for Gulfport, Mississippi. Shortly after takeoff they hear an explosion, and some see a mangled engine lodged against the wing. From that moment, nine minutes and twenty seconds elapse until the crippled plane crashes in a west Georgia hayfield. Gary Pomerantz takes listeners deep into the hearts and minds of the people aboard, each of whom prepares in his or her own way for what may come.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First Rate Drama

    • By Don on 02-25-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Thalia Book Club: Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to permanent house arrest in Moscow's grand Hotel Metropol. In something of a literary feat, as the count's story progresses over three decades, the walls of the Metropol seem to expand, rather than close in around readers.

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Blind Eye

    • By: James B. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    No one could believe the handsome young doctor might be a serial killer. Wherever he was hired - in Ohio, Illinois, New York, South Dakota - Michael Swango at first seemed the model physician. Then his patients began dying under suspicious circumstances.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridgement

    • By E O on 03-10-10

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

    • By: Random House Audio
    • Narrated by: Frank Langella, Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Here are the two most treasured documents of American freedom together on one audiobook. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 as an act of rebellion, the Declaration of Independence powerfully expresses the political principles of an emerging nation. Ratified in 1788, the Constitution for the United States remains a shining example of patriotism and compromise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kindly informative

    • By Failfree on 02-05-10

    Regular price: $13.27

    • First Man

    • The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
    • By: James R. Hansen
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not great, but pretty good

    • By Tim on 12-13-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Secret Man

    • The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat, the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972, remained hidden for 33 years. Now, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Reccomended

    • By Patti on 10-15-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Silent Honor

    • By: Danielle Steel
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    In the early 1920's, Japanese college profressor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient tradition. Twenty years later, his 18-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education, and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. To Hiroko, California, and the home of her uncle Takeo, was a different world. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. And when Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, within hours, Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Desperate to go home, she is ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is -- until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Hiroko and her uncle's family go first to Tanforan, and from there to the detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happened to them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, divided loyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners in their own land. And it tells Hiroko's story, and that of her American family, as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp at Tule Lake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally enjoyed!

    • By Darlene on 02-23-11

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Blood Sport

    • The President and His Adversaries
    • By: James B. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Blood Sport is the explosive national best seller that became front-page news by exposing the truth about the Clinton White House. With new revelations in this edition, Blood Sport is the definitive account of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's potentially historic investigation of a president and first lady.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book !

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Prodigal Spy

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man's search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very Bourne Identity ish

    • By Julia Aryeh on 03-11-05

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Dante Club

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Pearl's stunning debut, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell join forces to catch a serial killer whose gruesome murders are modeled on the torturous punishments of Dante's Hell. "Absorbing and dramatic...Pearl has proven himself a master." ( Library Journal)

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Join the club

    • By Pamela on 04-08-03

    Regular price: $19.93

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