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    • Crucible

    • A Thriller
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semicomatose state and cannot speak - until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to “unlock” her mind long enough to ask a few questions. 

    Regular price: $34.22

    • 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 1,140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    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

    • 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 1,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

    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

    • 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 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803

    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 6th Extinction

    • Sigma Force, Book 10
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,076
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 989
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 988

    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

    • Post Office

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    "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

    • Factotum

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    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

    • Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 398

    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

    • 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 1,159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

    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

    • 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 1,838
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

    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

    • 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 936
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 832
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 841

    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

    • 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 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • Talking God

    • By: Tony Hillerman
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    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

    • Hollywood

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns, revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women, and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter. Based on Bukowski's experiences when working on the film Barfly, the absurdity and egotism of the film industry are laid bare in this deadpan, touching, and funny glimpse into the endless negotiations and back-stabbings of la-la land. Hollywood is an irreverent jaunt that serves up the beating heart of Hollywood with razor-sharp humour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buk Lives!

    • By Ross Snyder on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Sacred Clowns

    • By: Tony Hillerman
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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

    • Innocent Blood

    • The Order of the Sanguines Series, Book 2
    • By: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    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

    • Crash and Burn

    • A Sigma Force Short Story
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force - Seichan and Kowalski - must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • EVEN THE SUN COULD NOT HOLD OFF THE DARKNESS

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-14-16

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The Midnight Watch

    • A Sigma Force Short Story
    • By: James Rollins
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In the dead of night, a faceless enemy hacks into the Smithsonian Institution's network of servers, but it is only the first strike masking a larger attack. To rescue a biologist trapped in the National Museum of Natural History and to discover the true intent behind an assault that grows bolder and bloodier by the minute, Sigma Force must unleash its most headstrong operative - Joe Kowalski - to do what he does best: lay waste to anything between him and his goal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bit of a Rip Off

    • By DobieChuck on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Pulp

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • Hot Water Music

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

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