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    • A Handful of Hard Men

    • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
    • By: Hannes Wessels
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
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      4 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Story- Title says it all... Hard Men

    • By rowca on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Farther Than Any Man

    • The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    In the annals of seafaring and exploration, there is one name that immediately evokes visions of the open ocean, billowing sails, visiting strange, exotic lands previously uncharted, and civilizations never before encountered - Captain James Cook. Full of realistic action, lush descriptions of places and events, and fascinating historical characters such as King George III and the soon-to-be-notorious Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and death of Captain James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on going farther than any man.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sloppy History

    • By Kyle P. Dalton on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pathologies of Power

    • Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor
    • By: Paul Farmer, Amartya Sen
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for aspiring global health students

    • By Amanda Leppert on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Sea Peoples

    • The Mysterious Nomads Who Ushered in the Iron Age
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    The Sea Peoples remain as mysterious as they were influential; while the Egyptians documented their presence and the wars against them, it has never been clear exactly where the Sea Peoples originated or what compelled them to invade various parts of the region with massive numbers. Whatever the reason, the Sea Peoples posed an existential threat to the people already living in the region, as noted by an Egyptian inscription.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Lesser Known History

    • By Teresa on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Life Under Open Skies: Adventures in Bushcraft

    • By: Tony Nester
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Inspired by over 25 years of practicing and teaching bushcraft throughout North America, survival instructor Tony Nester recounts backcountry tales of nomadic adventures using traditional skills that have faded from the modern world. Laced with humor, insight, and nerve-wracking encounters with wildlife, sandstorms, flash floods, brutal cold, and unpredictable clients, Life Under Open Skies reveals a rare look into the often misunderstood world of survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far more than just a how-to manual

    • By Jan on 10-17-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • First-Time Landlord

    • Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home
    • By: Janet Portman, Marcia Stewart, Ilona Bray
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
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      4 out of 5 stars 105
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      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Here is Landlording 101 for new rental-property owners who are first-time landlords as a result of an inheritance, a divorce, a move to a new house, buying a duplex and renting out the extra unit, a purchase for a family member (an elderly parent or college-student child), or buying a rental property as an investment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great advice...

    • By Terri on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Works of Julius Caesar: The Civil Wars

    • By: Julius Caesar, W. A. McDevitte - translator, W. S. Bohn - translator
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Contained here is Julius Caesar's account of his activities following the Gallic Wars, in three books that detail his retaliation to a political conspiracy in Rome, leading to conflicts against his own countrymen and rival general Pompey. It is uniquely presented in Caesar's first-person perspective (the original Latin is in the third-person perspective). This production is based on a translation of the work by W.A. McDevitte and W.S. Bohn published in New York in 1869. 

    Regular price: $14.27

    • The Works of Julius Caesar: The Gallic Wars

    • By: Julius Caesar, W. A. McDevitte - translator, W. S. Bohn - translator
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Contained here is Julius Caesar's own account of his military adventures in Gaul at the head of the Roman army, uniquely presented in Caesar's first-person perspective (rather than as a third-person narrative as in the original Latin). Included are seven sections ("books") of the Gallic War, each encompassing one year of Caesar's battles and intrigues; though there is an eighth book, it is generally accepted to have been written by another general, shortly after Caesar's death in 44 BCE.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Students, here is a good one!

    • By Jan on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The Story of Beowulf

    • By: Strafford Riggs
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A prose translation of the oldest surviving long poem in Old English, this production captures the mood of the original legend of a pagan hero defeating a monster, its mother, and a dragon in Scandinavia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration!

    • By 22Wonderful on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    • Freemasonry in the American Civil War
    • By: Michael A. Halleran
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    One of the enduring yet little-examined themes in Civil War lore is the widespread belief that on the field of battle and afterward, members of Masonic lodges would give aid and comfort to wounded or captured enemy Masons, often at great personal sacrifice and danger. This work is a deeply researched examination of the recorded, practical effects of Freemasonry among Civil War participants on both sides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for current Freemasons and CSW folk

    • By Jan on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Philosophy of Film Noir

    • The Philosophy of Popular Culture
    • By: Mark T. Conard
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Noir emerged as a prominent American film genre in the early 1940s, distinguishable by its use of unusual lighting, sinister plots, mysterious characters, and dark themes. From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), films from this classic period reflect an atmosphere of corruption and social decay that attracted such accomplished directors as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad for a "Publish or Perish" thesis

    • By Jan on 06-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lost Books of The Bible: The New Testament Apocrypha

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The New Testament Apocrypha refers to texts written by early Christians that were not included in the Bible used by the main branches of Christianity today. These texts vary in subject matter, with some being accounts of Jesus, others being about the nature of God, and still others being accounts and teachings of Jesus' apostles. What makes them fascinating is not just the history behind why they are considered non-canonical, but what they tell us about the early Church and early Christianity. Moreover, they offer insight into what sources were used to write them, and whether they shared the same sources as the texts that comprise the Bible today. Given their historical and religious importance, there is still a fierce debate over the authenticity of many of these texts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I thought this would have been the actual writings

    • By Falon Millington on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Your Self Storage, Planning

    • Site Selection - Design - Build
    • By: Marc Goodin
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Learn how to get started in the self storage business including over 150 proven ideas to save you time and money and make sure your project is a success. Secrets and wisdom from over 25 years designing and building self storages for others and myself. This is one book you can not afford to miss!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Some good info but pretty bland

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Six Years with the Texas Rangers

    • By: James B. Gillett
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    From 1875 to 1881, James B. Gillett served as one of the Texas Rangers, the lawmen of the Old West. Looking back 40 years later, he tells of his numerous clashes with Native American warriors in the West Texas borderlands, of the Mason County War and the Horrell-Higgins feud, and of dangerous missions into Mexico. Originally published in 1921.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Through The Eyes Of Hollywood

    • By A Person With An Opinion on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $17.13

    • The Word I'm Thinking Of

    • A Devilish Dictionary of Difficult Words
    • By: Michael Gates
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Absquatulate. Flumadiddle. Gongoozler. Squintifego. If you love words, you know the strange byways of memory or reverie that stumbling across a certain word or phrase will take you down. Chances are, you have never encountered words as unusual as those collected in this audiobook. You'll find definitions and parts of speech for each entry. And for each word, the author has also included a quotation to show how the word can be used in context. Amaze your friends with your selcouth vocabulary and indulge your inner logophile!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much more fun than the OED Word A Day

    • By Jan on 07-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Celtic Twilight

    • By: William Butler Yeats
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    One of the best-known collections of W. B. Yeats' prose, The Celtic Twilight explores the old connection between the Irish people and the magical world of fairies. Yeats, by traveling the land in the early 20th century and talking to the common people about their experiences with the creatures, yielded a colorful overview of Celtic fairy folklore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A compilation of Irish folklore in prose

    • By Jan on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Life & Death of Pretty Boy Floyd

    • By: Jeffery S. King
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    This detailed account of his life, crimes, and death makes extensive use of FBI reports, government records, local newspapers, and contemporary journalistic accounts. Neither highly intelligent nor polished, Floyd relied on his cool demeanor, shrewd cunning, and expert gun-handling ability, but he was also considered by those who knew him to be generous and honest. During the depression, many people saw banks as enemies and Floyd as a hero, and helped screen him from the police.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very readable Criminal Justice thesis

    • By Jan on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wordcatcher

    • An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words
    • By: Phil Cousineau
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about "bedswerver", the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, listeners will be lured by language and entangled in etymologies. It takes a special wordcatcher to create a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins, and any word lover will relish the stories that Cousineau has discovered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wordcatcher

    • By zoe on 11-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twelve Years in the Saddle

    • By: W. J. L. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A Texas Ranger reflects on his years of service, a career in which he was said to have run down more criminals than any other Ranger. Sullivan tells of numerous scouts and expeditions, of hunting buffalo, of encounters with Native Americans, and of important captures of train robbers and outlaws. Originally published by Von Boeckmann-Jones Co. in Austin in 1909. 

    Regular price: $14.27

    • The Landscape of History

    • How Historians Map the Past
    • By: John Lewis Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    What is history, and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides a searching look at the historian's craft as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fascinating book!

    • By Alexander on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $23.09

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