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    • The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)

    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737

    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds, paints an unforgettable portrait of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You may knock US down, but you can't knock US out

    • By Matthew on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Fiasco

    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    The American military is a tightly sealed community, and few outsiders have reason to know that a great many senior officers view the Iraq war with incredulity and dismay. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in Fiasco, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the-record military accounts with his own extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to create a spellbinding account of an epic disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How not to plan for a war!

    • By Kyle on 08-04-06
    • The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 554 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Friends Divided

    • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Jean on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

    • By: Wess Roberts
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Discover the leadership secrets of the warrior who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world-and who today offers timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management. Based on historical research-and filled with illuminating maxims-this essential guide offers the wisdom of a man who unified thousands, led the charge, kept the peace, picked his enemies wisely, and negotiated brilliantly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knocks you down with the force of a horde

    • By Ray Johnson on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Panic in Level 4

    • Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston's best selling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • WAIT! Maybe this isn't what you think....

    • By Doug on 07-05-11
    • Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 267 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Leading Up

    • How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win
    • By: Michael Useem
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Leading up is not the same as managing up. Managing up is running the office; leading up is taking the reins and exceeding what's expected. As hierarchies everywhere shed much of their rigidity, upward leadership at all levels becomes more possible - and more necessary. Leading Up is a call to action. It asks us to build on the best in everybody's nature, and it offers a pragmatic blueprint for doing so.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wish that I had read this earlier

    • By Bernard on 11-27-04
    • How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win
    • By: Michael Useem
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-01
    • 4 out of 5 stars 89 ratings

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Churchill and Orwell

    • The Fight for Freedom
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930s - Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Elegantly Written

    • By Jean on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • All In: The Education of General David Petraeus

    • By: Paula Broadwell, Vernon Loeb
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65

    General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In All In, military expert Paul Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The scholar general

    • By Jean on 03-15-12

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Never in Finer Company

    • The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion
    • By: Edward G. Lengel
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The most dramatic week in American military history took place just weeks before the First World War ended. In the first week of October, 1918, 600 men charged into the forbidding Argonne Forest. Against all odds, they surged through enemy lines - alone. They were soon surrounded and besieged. As they ran out of supplies, the battalion withstood constant mortar attack and relentless enemy assaults. Seven days later, only 194 soldiers from the original unit walked out of the forest. The stand of the "Lost Battalion" was - and remains - an unprecedented display of heroism under fire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing story

    • By Bradley on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Finish

    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 307

    From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best

    • By Donald on 06-07-16
    • The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 361 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Warren Commission Report

    • The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
    • By: Michael Beschloss (introduction), The Warren Commission
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, James Lurie, Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Length: 34 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    President Lyndon B. Johnson, by Executive Order No. 11130 dated November 29, 1963, created this Commission to investigate the assassination on November 22, 1963, of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The President directed the Commission to evaluate all the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin and to report its findings and conclusions to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected.

    • By DM on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Gamble

    • General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's #1 New York Times bestseller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq - The Gamble is the next news-breaking installment. Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can, examining the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Sure Bet

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12
    • General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • RFK

    • His Words for Our Times
    • By: C. Richard Allen, Edwin O. Guthman, Robert F. Kennedy
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy’s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The War of the Three Gods

    • Romans, Persians, and the Rise of Islam
    • By: Peter Crawford
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century - with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641) - a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians before Heraclius managed to inflict a crushing defeat on the Sassanids with a desperate, final gambit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Roboto on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lincoln's Dreams

    • By: Connie Willis
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93

    For Jeff Johnston, a young historical researcher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long-silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms–two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Last chapter not missing

    • By Julia on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Project Azorian

    • The CIA and the Raising of the K-129
    • By: Norman Polmar, Michael White
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks, and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean in early August 1974. This audacious effort was carried out under the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How did the Russians not know at the time?

    • By Boots on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What Is Life Worth?

    • By: Kenneth R. Feinberg
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Just days after September 11, 2001, Kenneth Feinberg was appointed to administer the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, a unique, unprecedented fund established by Congress to compensate families who lost a loved one on 9/11 and survivors who were physically injured in the attacks. Over the course of the next three years, Feinberg spent almost all of his time meeting with the families and learned about the enduring power of grief, love, fear, faith, frustration, and courage. Most importantly, he learned that no check could make the families and victims of 9/11 whole again.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Love Times Three

    • The True Story of a Polygamous Marriage
    • By: Joe Darger, Alina Darger, Vicki Darger, and others
    • Narrated by: James Lurie, Eliza Foss, Kathleen McInerney, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    He runs his own business and coaches Little League. She drives a minivan, and she'd be lost without her trusty BlackBerry. They go on date nights. Their kids attend public schools, play sports, and take music lessons. They live in a roomy house in the 'burbs. They're about as mainstream as families come. They're also polygamists. The Dargers move the conversation away from child brides, Warren Jeffs, and the FLDS to more mainstream polygamists who willingly enter into plural relationships as adults.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well written

    • By Mommy6 on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Mind Wars

    • Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century
    • By: Jonathan Moreno
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The first audiobook of its kind, Mind Wars covers the ethical dilemmas and bizarre history of cutting-edge technology and neuroscience developed for military applications. As the author discusses the innovative Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the role of the intelligence community and countless university science departments in preparing the military and intelligence services for the 21st century, he also charts the future of national security.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not super good. .

    • By Thomas on 01-19-17
    • Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century
    • By: Jonathan Moreno
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-25-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Confidence Men

    • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
    • By: Ron Suskind
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, New York and Washington, learned how to manufacture it - until August 2007, when that confidence began to crumble. Ron Suskind here tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in "a new era of responsibility".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • another uneducated narrator

    • By shari on 10-06-11
    • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
    • By: Ron Suskind
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Release date: 09-20-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 317 ratings

    Regular price: $47.95

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