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    • Death Comes for the Archbishop

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful story, perfectly read

    • By Eugene on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: John W. Campbell, Frederik Pohl, Terry Bisson, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Boy Who Dared

    • By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    When 16-year-old Helmuth Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmuth's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Michelle on 11-19-13

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Swamplandia!

    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Arielle Sitrick, David Ackroyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 488

    The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly number-one in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes Brilliant, Sometimes Disappointing

    • By Suzn F on 02-05-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • When Elephants Weep

    • The Emotional Lives of Animals
    • By: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan McCarthy
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    This engaging and authoritative portrait of animals' emotional lives is as groundbreaking as Darwin's Origin of Species in the facts and insights it presents about the animal kingdom. You'll meet an Indian elephant known for his facial expressions, a shy gorilla who is proficient in sign language and loves to play house with dolls, and an African grey parrot who, when left at the veterinarian's, cried, "Come here! I love you. I'm sorry. I want to go back."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful discussion on all emotions...

    • By Chris on 04-27-14

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Black Duck

    • By: Janet Taylor Lisle
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When Ruben and Jed find a dead body on the Rhode Island shore, they are certain it has something to do with smuggling liquor. It's the 1920s, Prohibition and bootlegging is in full swing, and almost everyone in the shore community is involved. Suddenly, the boys find themselves involved as well: didn't the dead man have something on him, and didn't they take it? It isn't long before Ruben is actually on the legendary Black Duck itself, caught in a war between two ferocious prohibition gangs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is like being told first hand an amazing family story

    • By AudaciousMe on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Creatures of the Kingdom

    • Stories of Animals and Nature
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 16 wonderful stories, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener burrows deep into the secret lives of animals and the hidden world of nature. Here he sheds light on nature's most awesome and beguiling handiwork, from the sublime shaping and reshaping of earth's lands and seas to a ridiculous armadillo's assault on a bit of Texas real estate that paid off handsomely.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Starr Report

    • The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsky Affair
    • By: Kenneth Starr, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (commentary), Alan Dershowitz (commentary)
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Tracy Brooks Swope
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    After an unprecedented, relentless four-year investigation, the long-anticipated Starr Report arrived in 36 boxes to the House of Representatives on September 9, 1998. The report brought to a close the first chapter in the saga of the trials and tribulations of the Clinton presidency. But most importantly, it was a prime piece of evidence in the subsequent impeachment hearings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Patsy Chance on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Abuse of Power

    • The New Nixon Tapes
    • By: Stanley I. Kutler
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, David Dukes, William Window
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Richard Nixon said he wanted administration to be "the best chronicled in history". But when Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a voice-activated tapind system to a Senate committee in July 1973, Nixon's White House and its recordings quickly became the most infamous in American history. Only 60 hours were actually made public in the 1970s. Many thousands of hours remained secret and Nixon's hands, and he fought fiercely to keep them that way right up to his death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good cast of characters for this reenactment

    • By PearlGirl on 08-19-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • First Light

    • By: Rebecca Stead
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Peter is thrilled to leave New York City to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see. Generations ago, the people of Theas community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they fled beneath the ice. Thea needs help that only Peter can give. Their meeting reveals secrets of both their pasts, and changes the future for them both forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • grate book for 13 year old

    • By Ann on 03-12-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Deadlines and Datelines

    • Essays at the Turn of the Century
    • By: Dan Rather
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    With his distinctive blend of frontline determination and a journalist's knack for a good story, CBS anchorman Dan Rather looks at the awesome struggles and everyday accomplishments he's witnessed at home and around the globe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent insights

    • By Jennifer Powers on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Legacy

    • A Novel
    • By: James A. Michener
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Over a tense weekend of reflection, Major Norman Starr of the National Security Council prepares to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions. Hoping to learn something from his proud, troubled heritage, Starr looks for guidance in the lives of his ancestors: all-Americans who weren't always right. From a framer of the Constitution to a slave owner, from a Supreme Court justice to a courageous suffragist, each recalls an important legacy that Starr must somehow reconcile with his own perilous dilemma.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Hoodwinked

    • An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded
    • By: John Perkins
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States spiraling toward disaster.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise world view by very problematic author

    • By BruceK on 02-20-12
    • An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded
    • By: John Perkins
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 11-10-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 131 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Vanishing Men

    • Classic Police Procedurals
    • By: Martin Greenberg - editor
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Richard Cox, Gabrielle deCuir, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This superb collection of nine detective stories focuses on the police procedural genre where crime investigation takes on a sense of reality. Written by masters of the genre, these classic stories include: "Death Makes a Comeback" by James O'Keefe, "Squealer" by John D. MacDonald, "Jode's Last Hunt" by Brian Garfield, "The Man in the Red Flannel Suit" by Jan Grape, "The Vanishing Men" by Edward D. Hoch, "A Contest Fit for a Queen" by Susan Dunlap, "Chee's Witch" by Tony Hillerman, and more.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Die Hard with a Vengeance

    • By: Deborah Chiel
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A mad bomber is terrorizing the city. But New York has a weapon of its own - Detective John McClane. Originally published as tie-in novelization to the 1995 major motion picture.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Anatomy of Deception

    • By: Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    In the morgue of a Philadelphia hospital, a group of physicians open a coffin and uncover the corpse of a beautiful young woman. What they see takes their breath away. Within days, one of them strongly suspects that he knows the woman's identity - and the horrifying events that led to her death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCEPTIONAL!!

    • By Doris on 09-30-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Portable MBA in Management

    • By: Allan R. Cohen
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The intense competitiveness of today's economic world makes outstanding leadership a basic necessity. No matter how carefully an organization is designed to create the right atmosphere, structures, procedures, and managerial behavior, the nature of our rapidly changing environment means major changes are needed more frequently than ever before.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Trivial and uninteresting

    • By Robert on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Morning, Noon, and Night

    • By: Sidney Sheldon
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Harry Stanford, one of the world's wealthiest man, dies mysteriously while cruising his yacht along the rugged coast of Corsica. Immediately following Stanford's funeral in Boston, a lovely young woman identifies herself as the tycoon's daughter and heir to a share of his estate. When the well-respected Stanford family looks into the identity of the unexpected heiress, they uncover a world of blackmail, drugs, and murder that leads them through the Italian Riviera.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC!!

    • By aaron on 01-17-06

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Never F--k Up

    • Stockholm Noir Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jens Lapidus, Astri von Arbin Ahlander (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    From Sweden’s internationally best-selling crime novelist, the author of Easy Money, comes the riveting second installment of the Stockholm Noir Trilogy. With his trademark live-wire staccato prose and raw energy, Jens Lapidus returns to the streets of Stockholm with an electrifying tale of seedy police officers and vicious underworld criminals.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Portable M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship

    • By: William D. Bygrave M.A.
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Learn what every entrepreneur needs to know - without spending time and money on business school. In this remarkable guide, written by highly respected Babson College Professor William D. Bygrave, you'll discover how top MBA programs prepare their students to succeed in today's increasingly small business-based economy. You'll find solid, substantive information on starting and managing your own business, strategizing for growth, and understanding legal and tax issues - all presented in an interesting way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content, Horrible Voice

    • By Gregory on 09-05-07

    Regular price: $17.47

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