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    • The Warmth of Other Suns

    • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
    • By: Isabel Wilkerson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,705
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,693

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superior non-fiction

    • By Lila on 05-20-11

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 439

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking In Scope; Heartbreaking In Reality

    • By Gillian on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Worst Hard Time

    • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,831
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating History

    • By Sara on 02-02-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • My Antonia

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,901

    Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • applause for a classic

    • By Western Canada on 04-19-08

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The National Parks

    • America's Best Idea
    • By: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "See America First", and often...

    • By Christopher on 09-17-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Lewis & Clark

    • The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
    • By: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Adam Arkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President oThomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of Discovery crossed the Mississippi River and started up the Missouri, heading west into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for travel

    • By OC on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Baseball

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward's and Ken Burns’s moving and fascinating history of the game goes beyond stolen bases, double plays, and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Richard on 05-18-11

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The War

    • An Intimate History: 1941-1945
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Here is the audio companion to the magnificent seven-part PBS series. The individuals featured in this audiobook are not historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced - and helped to win - the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, poor audiobook

    • By Stewart Gooderman on 09-26-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Song of the Lark

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The daughter of a Swedish minister growing up in Colorado, Thea Kronborg's musical talent sets her apart from her contemporaries. Driven by her determination to satisfy her artistic impulse, she moves to Chicago, where she falls in love with a wealthy married man. Her ability to resolve the tensions between her personal and professional lives and to communicate through her art makes her an unusual and thoroughly modern heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisite Characterization

    • By David Stewart on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $23.08

    • The Civil War

    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New York Times hailed it as "a treasure for the eye and mind". Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in an audio edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An abridged version of The Civil War (PBS)

    • By Zack Driscoll on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $17.50

    • O Pioneers!

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not the right performance for Cather

    • By Gretchen Gordon on 04-01-16

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Horatio's Drive

    • By: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation and most people had never seen a "horseless buggy" - but that did not stop Horatio Nelson Jackson, a 31-year-old Vermont doctor, who impulsively bet $50 that he could drive his 20-horsepower automobile from San Francisco to New York City. Here - in Jackson's own words - is a glorious account of that months-long, problem-beset, thrilling-to-the-rattled-bones trip with his mechanic, Sewall Crocker, and a bulldog named Bud.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good sandwich, but too much bread

    • By Tom on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Vietnam War

    • An Intimate History
    • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The National Parks

    • America's Best Idea
    • By: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
    • Narrated by: Ken Burns
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The companion volume to the 12-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone

    Regular price: $23.93