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    • The Warburgs

    • The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 35 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
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      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, German American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed charities, and advised a German kaiser and two American presidents. But their very success made the Warburgs lightning rods for anti-Semitism, and their sense of patriotism became increasingly dangerous in a Germany that had declared Jews the enemy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible reader!

    • By Helen R. Cook on 05-08-17
    • The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 35 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 187 ratings

    Regular price: $52.50

    • The Wise Men

    • Six Friends and the World They Made
    • By: Evan Thomas, Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 33 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Six close friends shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos, and whose strong response to Soviet expansionism would leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day. In April 1945, they converged to advise an untutored new president, Harry Truman.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cadence

    • By Paul on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Influence of Seapower Upon History

    • By: Alfred T. Mahan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    In 1886, the U.S. had no navy to speak of. But it did have Alfred T. Mahan, a captain of the U.S. Navy who had spent much of his career observing the exemplary fleets of the British Empire. At age 46, Mahan was just 10 years short of retirement age when the newly formed Naval and War College at Newport, Rhode Island, asked him to lecture on naval history and tactics. Out of these lectures grew a book that would change the world. It's no exaggeration that The Influence of Seapower Upon History affected the outcome of both great world wars. When it was first published in 1890, prime ministers, kings, admirals, and chancellors eagerly studied its strategies, which England first employed to rule the seas. Likewise, all the major powers have used it to shape imperial policies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor quality recording

    • By Michael on 05-19-10

    Regular price: $37.95

    • The Prophet

    • By: Khalil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The three books that compose this audiobook are collections of Gibran's aphorisms, parables, and poetic essays. The works include his masterpiece, The Prophet, The Forerunner, and The Madman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just so awe inspiring and a top classic.

    • By Vasemaca on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Annie Oakley

    • Woman at Arms
    • By: Courtney Ryley Cooper
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Annie Oakley was without a doubt the greatest markswoman who ever lived. Born in 1860 in Darke County, Ohio, she built herself from obscure and impoverished beginnings into the best known woman of her time.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Davy Crockett

    • My Own Story
    • By: David Crockett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Even as a child, Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger." Better known to us as "King of the Wild Frontier," Davy Crockett was not only a frontiersman but also a politician who became a celebrity and a folk hero during his lifetime. Here, in his own inimitable style, he describes his earliest days in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his bear hunts, and his electioneering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Autobiography -- well narrated

    • By Mitchell on 01-02-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Tales of the Fish Patrol

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In this classic collection of stories drawn from his own experiences, author Jack London looks back on his days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay. In the early 1900s, men of all stripes descended on these waters to plunder its rich oyster beds. To stop the run on the waters, a patrol was established. London began his youthful adventures on the wrong side of the law, as an oyster pirate.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Strange Reading

    • By Matthew on 01-17-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • An American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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      4 out of 5 stars 171
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Douglass spent his first 20 years in slavery, before escaping to the North. As a slave, he experienced both the kindness of his master's wife, who taught him to read, as well as the cruelty of sadistic overseers. This powerful story helped recruit many to the abolitionist cause.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps it's better than nothing...

    • By Phil Selman on 09-12-08

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Pocahontas

    • My Own Story
    • By: John Smith
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan. When Captain John Smith was captured by these Indians in 1607, he was brought before Powhatan, who sentenced him to death. Sixteen-year-old Pocahontas convinced her father to spare Captain Smith's life, thus becoming a friend of the settlers and eventually influencing her father to be friendly, too.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pocahontas

    • By Jahwana on 11-18-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Up from Slavery

    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In the South of the 1890s, Booker T. Washington stood as the often controversial personification of the aspirations of the black masses. The Civil War had ended, casting uneducated blacks adrift or, equally tenuous, creating a class of sharecroppers still dependent on the whims of their former owners. Black Reconstruction, for all its outward trimming, had failed to deliver its promised economic and political empowerment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every African American male must read this book.

    • By James Ribbron on 07-15-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The North Pole

    • Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
    • By: Robert E. Peary
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The North Pole, originally published in 1910, makes available Robert E. Peary's own account of his expedition in the Arctic. It provides hotly contested evidence that remains an indispensable key in deciding who deserved the coveted title "Discoverer of the North Pole". It is also a gripping adventure story that is impossible to put down.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Ambrose Bierce left behind a nasty reputation and more than 90 short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. This volume of selected stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Bierce

    • By Michael on 11-14-11

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty

    • By: William Bligh
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In a personal but objective narrative based on the Bounty's log, Bligh himself tells of the stormy voyage to Tahiti, his crew's insatiable attachment to the island paradise, and the incredible 3,600-mile journey to safety after the mutineers cast him, and 18 loyal crew members, adrift in a small, open boat with few supplies. Bligh's detractors say this narrative has many distortions and omissions; others judge it a remarkably dispassionate record.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Alexandra on 10-30-08

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Dreams

    • By: Sigmund Freud
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    According to Freud, our unconscious impulses are not random, but packed with meaning, taking on color, form, and even a storyline. All dreams are actually wish fulfillments, and interpreting them can bridge the gap to the conscious, resulting in more meaningful living.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, basic Freud, well read

    • By Peregrine on 08-12-06

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Buddha's Teachings

    • By: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    First published in 1925, Buddha's Teachings was originally edited by Japanese scholars of Buddhism before WWII and distributed widely throughout Japan. The first English edition was published in 1934.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great & Simple Introduction!

    • By Lotus54 on 03-26-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Without a Hero

    • Stories
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    T. C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical", he displays once again a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America today. Without a Hero zooms in on American phenomena such as a center for the treatment of acquisitive disorders; a couple in search of the last toads on Earth; and a real estate wonder boy on a dude safari near convenient Bakerfield, California.

    Regular price: $28.00