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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,921
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,207

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Sam A. Havens on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,742
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,796
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,736

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun But With A Couple O' Caveats--

    • By Gillian on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Fatemarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible epic high fantasy!!

    • By Karen on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232

    When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

    • By Daniel on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $39.99

    • The Jewel of Dantenos

    • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
    • By: Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,833
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,844

    Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery and friendship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Modesitt, Feist or Eddings

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Truthmarked

    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked. In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pathetic story

    • By Glorianna on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,482

    Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique children's story... Loved it!

    • By shelley on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $26.23

    • The Crusades

    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • By: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive

    • By Tad Davis on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $55.90

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777

    The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful narration of a beloved classic

    • By Laurie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Soulmarked

    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

     To the north, Annise Gäric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 1 & 2 are better but this one is still good.

    • By Glenda on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Hit Makers

    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783

    Nothing "goes viral". If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lot more interesting than I expected...

    • By Mr on 04-22-17
    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 864 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,635
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,441
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,433

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing book

    • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Demonhome

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 3
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind. If he can survive long enough. In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic conclusion to the trilogy

    • By David Howell on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Thornbear

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746

    Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late hero Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will not only define himself but serve to remind others of his family's legacy and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent story by an exceptional author

    • By J P Woollard on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Unmasked

    • A Memoir
    • By: Andrew Lloyd Webber
    • Narrated by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning!

    • By C. Kingsley on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Caesar

    • Life of a Colossus
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Julius Caesar's life, Adrian Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some 2,000 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Caesar and his times

    • By Mike From Mesa on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Capital: Volume 1

    • A Critique of Political Economy
    • By: Karl Marx, Samuel Moore - translation, Edward Aveling - translation
    • Narrated by: Derek Le Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It can be said of very few books that the world was changed as a result of its publication - but this is certainly the case of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1818-1883). Volume 1 appeared (in German) in 1867, and the two subsequent volumes appeared at later dates after the author's death - completed from extensive notes left by Marx himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Economics Text - A Good Listen

    • By George H. on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $57.59

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

    • By Muzzaffar on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $30.69

    • The Forgotten Soldier

    • By: Guy Sajer
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

    When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Beautifully Written Heartrending Tragedy

    • By Gillian on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Centyr Dominance

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 2
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    Moira Illeniel was the name she lived by, but her true heritage was more complicated than that. From birth she was the secretly adopted daughter of the most powerful wizard in the world, but few knew that her true birthright came from the Centyr lineage. Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother's shade gave her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The twisting of Moira

    • By Sailfish on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $29.99

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