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    • Iron Gold

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,017
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,997

    Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio needs to be balanced

    • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Wars of the Roses

    • The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

    The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous story; but need a scorecard.

    • By R. on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Sackett's Land

    • The Sacketts, Book 1
    • By: Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

    After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil's Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Start

    • By Tundrabeast on 10-17-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Walking Drum

    • By: Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 906
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910

    Here is an historic adventure of extraordinary power waiting to sweep you away to exotic lands as one of the most popular writers of our time conquers new storytelling worlds. Louis L'Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Here, he guides listeners to an even more distant frontier -- the enthralling lands of the 12th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!

    • By Deborah A. Miller on 03-15-11

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life here as a witty and cunning political operator.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, well read portrait of a statesman

    • By Tim on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Abbot's Tale

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    In the year 937, the new king of England, a grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to go to war in the north. His dream of a united kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field - on the passage of a single day. At his side is the priest Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit (perhaps enough to damn his soul). His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome - from exile to exaltation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High quality fascinating story/performance

    • By MLB Pirate on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Wars of the Roses

    • Stormbird
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court. A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride - Margaret of Anjou - sparks revolts across English territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Aleta M. Nichols on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • To Rule the Waves

    • How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609

    To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining though slightly biased

    • By Ernst ten Bosch on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Augustus

    • The Life of Rome's First Emperor
    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746

    Caesar Augustus has been called history's greatest emperor. It was said he found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. With a senator for a father and Julius Caesar for a great-uncle, he ascended the ranks of Roman society with breathtaking speed. His courage in battle is still questioned yet his political savvy was second to none. He had a lifelong rival in Mark Antony and a 51-year companion in his wife, Livia. And his influence extended perhaps further than that of any ruler who has ever lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ancient biographies are hard

    • By Orson on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ravenspur

    • Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    England, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand. King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly. Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • To Hell and Back

    • Europe 1914-1949
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 26 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to1949, was unprecedented in human history - an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, well-educated reader/narrator.

    • By M. MCCASKEY on 01-19-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Fellowship

    • The Literary LIves of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
    • By: Philip Zaleski, Carol Zaleski
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    C. S. Lewis is the 20th century's most widely read Christian writer and J. R. R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met weekly in Lewis' Oxford rooms and a nearby pub. They read aloud from works in progress, argued about anything that caught their fancy, and gave one another invaluable companionship, inspiration, and criticism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If You Love Literature...

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-14-16

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Wars of the Roses

    • Margaret of Anjou
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    It is 1454, and for over a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son, Edward, will one day come to know his father. With each month that Henry is all but absent as king, Richard, the duke of York, protector of the realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Richard III Wasn't a Cripple

    • By David Groveman on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A History of the Twentieth Century

    • By: Martin Gilbert
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Martin Gilbert, author of the multivolume biography of Winston Churchill and other brilliant works of history, chronicles world events year by year, from the dawn of aviation to the flourishing technology age, taking us through World War I to the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as president of the United States and Hider as chancellor of Germany.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining. Worth reading.

    • By Douglas on 08-20-16

    Regular price: $48.99

    • So Pretty a Problem

    • By: Francis Duncan
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Adrian Carthallow, enfant terrible of the art world, is no stranger to controversy. But this time it's not his paintings that have provoked a blaze of publicity - it's the fact that his career has been suddenly terminated by a bullet to the head. Not only that, but his wife has confessed to firing the fatal shot. Inspector Penross of the town constabulary is, however, less than convinced by Helen Carthallow's story - but has no other explanation for the incident that occurred when the couple were alone in their clifftop house. Enter amateur criminologist Mordecai Tremaine....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Well-Tuned Brain

    • Neuroscience and the Life Well Lived
    • By: Peter C. Whybrow
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Well-Tuned Brain is a call to action. Swept along by the cascading advances of today's technology, most of us take for granted that progress brings improvement. Despite spectacular material advance, however, the evidence grows that we are failing to create a sustainable future for humanity. We are out of tune with the planet that nurtures us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I bought the audio ... then I bought the book

    • By JeffA on 06-18-16

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Keith Moore, Toby Leonard Moore, Colin McPhillamy, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Author Peter Ackroyd has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s immortal work, this retelling of The Canterbury Tales follows a party of travelers as they tell stories amongst themselves about love and chivalry, saints and legends, travel and adventure. Through allegory, satire, and humor, the tales help pass the time during their journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So little has changed!

    • By KD on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Winter 1461: Richard, Duke of York, is dead - his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the wall of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen, Margaret of Anjou, rides south with an army of victorious Northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another masterpiece for Iggulden

    • By N. Langereis on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Murder for Christmas

    • By: Francis Duncan
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Mordecai Tremaine, former tobacconist and perennial lover of romance novels, has been invited to spend Christmas in the sleepy village of Sherbroome at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame. Arriving on Christmas Eve, he finds that the revelries are in full flow - but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. Midnight strikes and the party-goers discover that it's not just presents nestling under the tree...there's a dead body, too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Please

    • By Marie on 10-31-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Acclaimed British historian Anthony Everitt delivers a compelling account of the former orphan who became Roman emperor in A.D. 117 after the death of his guardian Trajan. Hadrian strengthened Rome by ending territorial expansion and fortifying existing borders. And - except for the uprising he triggered in Judea - his strength-based diplomacy brought peace to the realm after a century of warfare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Biography "too tall for the height of the cella"

    • By Darwin8u on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $31.49

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