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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 20,131
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,761
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,658

    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
    • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

    • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,222
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,627
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596

    Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,499
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,884
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,778

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • 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 2,657
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,305

    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
    • guess just not me

    • By Hunter on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thought provoking read

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • 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 1,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned more from this than in the past 60 years.

    • By T. Anderson on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $56.95

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,455
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,153
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,143

    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

    • In the First Circle

    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Harry T. Willets - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949. The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country's brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller's identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin's repressive state - or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps, and almost certain death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By HistoricalReader on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Slight Mourning

    • The Calleshire Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Catherine Aird
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Twelve friends sit down for supper at Strontfield Park, but only 11 survive the evening. After dinner, the host, William Fent, offers to drive one of his guests home, only to die behind the wheel in a violent accident. The autopsy shows that Fent ingested enough barbiturates to kill a horse. So begins a fresh tale of murder and deceit for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan, whose list of suspects begins and ends with the surviving dinner guests.

    Regular price: $15.43

    • The Fall of Carthage

    • The Punic Wars 265-146BC
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Many battles but why?

    • By Alec Drumm on 02-04-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 2,151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956

    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: $39.95

    • The Fragment of Water

    • The Shattered Soul, Book 1
    • By: Ben Hale
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Born of magic in the final days of war, Draeken’s power is near absolute - until his soul shatters, leaving five fragments. Each possesses a single magic, and a consciousness of his own. Trained by the Hauntress, they secretly quell threats throughout the kingdoms, and their mastery grows with every passing age. But their time of unity has come, for a dangerous new foe has arrived.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • slow start...

    • By d bo on 03-14-19

    Regular price: $29.99

    • 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 858
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    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 Medici

    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561

    Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence as well as the Italian Renaissance, which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Interwoven into the narrative are the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Intriguing Lens on the Renaissance

    • By Matt Turner on 04-17-16
    • Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
    • By: Paul Strathern
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 625 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Crystal Cave

    • The Arthurian Saga, Book 1
    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641

    Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myrdden Emrys - or as he would later be known, Merlin - leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon, and the conception of Arthur, king for once and always.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy as literature.

    • By bluestategirl on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,503

    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

    • A History of Japan

    • Revised Edition
    • By: R. H. P. Mason, J. G. Caiger
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A classic of Japanese history, this audiobook is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period, A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-Cold War period and collapse of the bubble economy in the early 1990s. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture.    

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Content great - pronunciation not so much

    • By A. Weber on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Capitalism Without Capital

    • The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    • By: Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    Early in the 21st century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • INVESTMENT VALUE

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Kidnapped by a Rogue

    • The Douglas Legacy, Book 3
    • By: Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    After her brother’s dramatic fall from power and banishment for treason, Lady Margaret’s husband threw her out to save himself. Now her ambitious brother is back in Scotland with the support of Henry VIII - and a plan to again marry off his beautiful, compliant sister to forge an alliance. But Margaret refuses to ever wed again, and she’s desperate to escape.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As always an amazing listen

    • By Tanja on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Deathmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 4
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea. To the North, Annise Gäric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions. In the West, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads: continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storyline, keeps your mind working

    • By Heidi on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $39.99

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