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    • American Legends: The Life of Walter Cronkite

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The rise of cable media in the 21st century has seen news programming become more opinionated and partisan than ever before. It has led many nostalgic Americans to yearn for the news programs of earlier times, with the seemingly objective anchor just giving viewers the facts. While that bygone era is no doubt idealized and romanticized to a certain degree beyond what it actually was, nobody epitomizes that era like Walter Cronkite, America's most famous news anchor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this audiobook!

    • By Anna Tyler on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • People of the Dark

    • The Weird Works of R. E. Howard, Volume 2
    • By: Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated by: Wayne June, Brian Holsopple, Gary Kobler, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The second volume of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard. Meticulously restored to their original magazine texts from the pulp magazine Weird Tales, this volume contains the short stories "The Black Stone", "Children of the Night", "The Dark Man", "The Footfalls Within", "Gods of Gal-Sagoth", "Horror from the Mound", "Kings of the Night", "The Last Day", "People of the Dark", "The Song of the Mad Minstrel" and "The Thing on the Roof".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bloody-ink PENS ARE MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD-K.Kull

    • By Preston Law 2 on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Voodoo Planet

    • By: Andre Norton
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this sequel to Plague Ship, Voodoo Planet finds the Solar Queen banned from trade and starting her supposed quiet two-year stint as an interstellar mail carrier. But instead her crew accepts a visit to the safari planet of Khatka, where they find themselves caught in a battle between the forces of reason and the powers of Khatka’s mind-controlling wizard.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • How John Wilkes Booth Assassinated Abraham Lincoln

    • By: Nick Vulich, History Blogger
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abraham Lincoln was strangely happy for the first time in years. The war was almost over. He could put the crisis behind him; when this term was over, he could return home to Springfield. Maybe he would go back to his legal practice with William Herndon, or perhaps he would buy a farm along the Sangamon River and become a gentleman farmer. Everyone noticed the change. For John Wilkes Booth, it was exactly the opposite. His world was crumbling all around him. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • American Legends: The Life of Barbara Stanwyck

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the 1940s, film noir was at its peak, and Hollywood was churning out dark, mysterious, exotic and erotic classics. In 1944, the premiere femme fatale was Barbara Stanwyck, who was the highest paid woman in America that year, thanks to roles in films like Double Indemnity (1944), in which she uses her persuasive powers to convince a man to commit murder. That film would earn Stanwyck the first of her four Academy Award nominations. After a nearly 60-year career in acting, the American Film Institute would recognize her as the 11th greatest female screen legend of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook about a classic star!

    • By Anna Tyler on 06-07-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 1861: Civil War Beginnings

    • Civil War Year by Year Series, Volume 1
    • By: Nick Vulich
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In hindsight, we can say no one man or event served as a catalyst for the Civil War. It was not the John Brown Raid, no matter how many historians say it was the pivotal event. It was not the election of Abraham Lincoln, and the war was not about slavery - not in the beginning anyway. The Civil War got its start 73 years earlier when the Founding Fathers set aside the hot potato that was slavery - so they could ratify the Constitution. The signers knew they were passing the issue on to a future generation. Their hope was their progeny could answer the questions they could not. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Things That Are Not There

    • By: C. J. Henderson
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 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

    The first release in the classic Teddy London supernatural detective series that is steeped in Lovecraftian mythos. With only a .38 and a blade named Veronica, Teddy London gathers those few souls capable of weathering the terror in a battle for the fate of humanity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • One Dimensional Character Abound

    • By Joe on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $22.37

    • American Legends: The Life of Burt Lancaster

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Charles McKibben
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In the 1940s, there were few actors who personified the all-American look like Burt Lancaster, who set Hollywood ablaze quickly with performances in movies like The Killers, The Flame and the Arrow, and The Crimson Pirate. Indeed, his status as a heartthrob was cemented by 1953's From Here to Eternity, when he and Deborah Kerr shot a romantic scene on a Hawaiian beach that ensured the film's inclusion in the American Film Institute's Top 100 Romantic Films of the 20th century.

    As it turned out, however, that was just the first phase in a critically acclaimed career that would span over 40 years. As Lancaster grew older, he wisely veered away from the early kinds of roles he had as a leading man and branched out into more distinguished roles that were also more challenging, earning him brand new levels of acclaim. In time, he would go on to be nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Actor, including a win for Elmer Gantry (1960) when he was in his late 40s. By the time he was finished, the American Film Institute named him 19th on its list of the 50 best actors of the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trying too hard

    • By Carianti on 11-19-15

    Regular price: $6.95