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    • The Demon Crown

    • A Sigma Force Novel
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 984

    A construction project beneath the National Mall reveals a dark secret dating back to the Civil War, something buried by a cabal of scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution. It is a cache of bones, preserved in amber, protecting a wonder like no other, the very secret of life after death. But such a prize is guarded by a horror out of the ancient past, a horror that still lives in the marrow of those bones - and is now free again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of his best, made worse by narrator

    • By Jon Canfield on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ham on Rye

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 816
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758

    In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years, and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed this

    • By Parola138 on 12-09-13

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Bone Labyrinth

    • Sigma Force, Book 11
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624

    A series of strange events throws the world into turmoil. As a manned Chinese rocket explodes upon launch, three American astronauts, each separated by thousands of miles, are murdered. Then an archaeologist in Croatia uncovers a new cavern system that reveals elaborate primitive paintings by a tribe of Neanderthals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good read from Rollins

    • By Kat Kruse on 12-26-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 380

    Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at 50, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start your Bukowski journey here

    • By Parola138 on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Post Office

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    "It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than 12 years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best, but still Bukowski

    • By kurdis teed on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The 6th Extinction

    • Sigma Force, Book 10
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 958
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958

    A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Third Rollins book in a row diminished by Narrator

    • By Craig on 08-14-14

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Seventh Plague

    • Sigma Force Novels, Book 12
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

    If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale? Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe comes stumbling out of the sands, but he dies before he can tell his story. Then an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body—while he was still alive. Subsequently, the medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Really Wanted to Get Passed the Narration

    • By Pilgrim on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Blood Gospel

    • The Order of the Sanguines, Book 1
    • By: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 920
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 816
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 825

    An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising Disappointment

    • By Jean on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $39.92

    • The Eye of God

    • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,018

    In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Newest Sigma Force is a little off

    • By Patricia on 07-06-13

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Sacred Clowns

    • By: Tony Hillerman
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a councilwoman has put a lot of pressure on Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee to find her grandson. Sitting on a rooftop watching sacred clowns perform their antics in a Pueblo ceremony, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the crowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single clue, Chee and Leaphorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian clans and nations, seeking the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a band of lobbyists trying to put a toxic dump site on Pueblo land, and an invaluable memento given to the tribes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please have George Guidall read all the books

    • By C. Fred Zeillemaker on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Talking God

    • By: Tony Hillerman
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected - and that others are pusuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Navajo Nation lives

    • By Joy on 09-16-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Blood Infernal

    • The Order of the Sanguines Series
    • By: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Julie on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Factotum

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Third Bukowski book

    • By Kyle Milligan on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Rebel

    • My Life Outside the Lines
    • By: Nick Nolte
    • Narrated by: Nick Nolte, Christian Baskous
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his drug and alcohol issues, including a drug-fueled trip down a "long road of nothingness" that ended in arrest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Rounded Character

    • By Jo E. St Clair on 03-24-18

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Innocent Blood

    • The Order of the Sanguines Series, Book 2
    • By: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the fold of the Sanguines. Following the prophetic words found in the Blood Gospel, Erin must join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to discover and protect a boy believed to be an angel given flesh. But an enigmatic enemy of immense power and terrifying ambition seeks the same child, not to save the world, but to hasten its destruction.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed subpar Rollins

    • By Stephanie Timiney on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Fallen Man

    • Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Book 12
    • By: Tony Hillerman
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Hundreds of thousands of devotees will cheer the return of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. The Navajo policemen, are brought together by the death of a man on Ship Rock, almost 1700 feet above the desert floor. The fallen man had sprawled on the ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain for eleven years - visited only by the ravens who had picked his bones bare and scattered his rock-climbing gear. Through the memory of those who had known him, emerges an understanding of the fallen man, who had been given everything and found it was not enough.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Hillerman Rises Above Pitiful Narration.

    • By WILLIAM on 02-23-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Hot Water Music

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome collection of short stories

    • By Parola138 on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Skeleton Key

    • A Short Story Exclusive
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Seichan is ripped out of the Sigma series for an adventure all her own - but can she survive? The beautiful and elusive assassin wakes in a hotel in Paris with a deadly electronic collar fastened to her throat. Joined by a boy who is similarly threatened, she must rescue the son of a hated enemy, who has fallen under the sway of the nefarious leader of an apocalyptic cult. To survive she must venture into the dark world beneath the City of Lights, into the infamous catacombs of Paris.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I feel ripped off

    • By Gorylski on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Pulp

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bukowskis worst.......still pretty good

    • By Jesse on 10-29-13

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

    • Stories
    • By: Ben Fountain
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught - to both disastrous and hilarious effect - in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • too short

    • By Ashton on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $25.09

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