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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 7,706
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,227

    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

    • Smoke and Iron

    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't Wait for the Next Installment!!!

    • By Cassandra on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Higgs

    • The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle'
    • By: Jim Baggott, Steven Weinberg - foreword
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. So exactly what is this particle? Why does it matter so much? What does it tell us about the universe? Was finding it really worth all the effort? The short answer is yes. The Higgs field is proposed as the way in which particles gain mass - a fundamental property of matter. It's the strongest indicator yet that the Standard Model of physics really does reflect the basic building blocks of our universe. Little wonder the hunt and discovery of this new particle produced such intense media interest.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ink and Bone

    • The Great Library
    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,377

    Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly - but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor, Poor Protagonist

    • By Hopeisananchor on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Path Is The Goal

    • A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation
    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Sherab Chödzin (editor)
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • $2.00!!!

    • By Roberta and Johnny Shaughnessy, Mindfulness Meditation Teachers on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Light Falls

    • Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein
    • By: Brian Greene
    • Narrated by: Brian Greene, Paul Rudd, Peter Ganim, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172

    Best-selling author, superstar physicist, and cofounder of the World Science Festival Brian Greene (The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos) and an ensemble cast led by award-winning actor Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) perform this dramatic story tracing Albert Einstein's discovery of the general theory of relativity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable deviation from standard Non-Fiction

    • By Heath N. Threm on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Instrument of War

    • The German Army 1914-18
    • By: Dennis E. Showalter
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Drawing on more than a half-century of research and teaching, Dennis Showalter presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I. Showalter surveys an army at the heart of a national identity, driven by - yet also defeated by - warfare in the modern age, that struggled to capitalize on its victories, and ultimately forgot the lessons of its defeat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • German Side Of WW1

    • By Farren Joy on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Albion's Seed

    • Four British Folkways in America, Vol. 1
    • By: David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    This fascinating audiobook is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is great, much more than title suggests

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Ash and Quill

    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny. Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the library's rule.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator messed up! Bad editing!

    • By Alicia on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Story of Western Science

    • From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    Far too often, public discussion of science is carried out by journalists, voters, and politicians who have received their science secondhand. The Story of Western Science shows us the joy and importance of reading groundbreaking science writing for ourselves and guides us back to the masterpieces that have changed the way we think about our world, our cosmos, and ourselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good text, tedious book structure

    • By Diane K. on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

    • Walking the Path of the Buddha
    • By: Bhante Henepola Gunarantana
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    In the same engaging style that has endeared him to listeners of Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great straightforward listen!!

    • By Michael on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Cold War

    • A World History
    • By: Odd Arne Westad
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    In The Cold War, Odd Arne Westad offers a new perspective on a century when a superpower rivalry and an ideological war transformed every corner of our globe. We traditionally think of the Cold War as a post-World War II diplomatic and military conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. But in this major new work, Westad argues that the conflict must be understood as a global ideological confrontation with roots in the industrial revolution and with continuing implications for the world today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lenghy treatise on the Cold War

    • By Donald Hill on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Third Reich in History and Memory

    • By: Richard J. Evans
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the 70 years since the demise of the Third Reich, there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism. In this brilliant and eye-opening collection, Richard J. Evans offers a critical commentary on that transformation, exploring how major changes in perspective have informed research and writing on the Third Reich in recent years. Drawing on his most notable writings, Evans reveals the shifting perspectives on Nazism's rise to political power, its economic intricacies, and its subterranean extension into postwar Germany. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Allure of Battle

    • A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost
    • By: Cathal J. Nolan
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive". Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt - all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and engrossingly examines the great battles, tracing what he calls "short-war thinking".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book to break the hearts of those who love war.

    • By Glenn Anthony on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Practice of Lojong

    • Cultivating Compassion Through Training the Mind
    • By: Traleg Kyabgon, Ken Wilber (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over 20 years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By scott on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

    • The Untold Story
    • By: Patricia Posner
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little-known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania, who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner exposes Capesius's reign of terror at the camp, his escape from justice, and how a handful of courageous survivors and a single brave prosecutor finally brought him to trial for murder 20 years after the end of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Repulsive

    • By Cassandra on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Light

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 178

    In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn' t yet exist - a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Brilliant

    • By Max on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Retreat of Western Liberalism

    • By: Edward Luce
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of liberal democracy - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a terrifying symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's economic losers, and complacency about our system's durability.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but biased.

    • By Megan Tilly on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Hitler's Children

    • Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders
    • By: Gerald Posner
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Göring. Hess. Mengele. Dönitz. Names that conjure up dark memories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. They were the architects of the Third Reich. And they were fathers. Gerald Posner convinced 11 sons and daughters of Hitler's inner circle to break their silence. This second generation of perpetrators in Hitler's Children struggle with their Third Reich inheritance. In grappling with memories of good and loving fathers who were later charged with war crimes, these heirs to the Nazi legacy add a fresh and important perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t put it down!

    • By Art Guzman on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Thomas Cromwell

    • The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
    • By: Tracy Borman
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn, and upon his arrest, was accused of trying to usurp the King himself. But here Tracy Borman reveals a different side of one of the most notorious figures in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Behind the Scenes" of Wolf Hall!

    • By J on 11-23-16
    • The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
    • By: Tracy Borman
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-06-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 307 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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