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    • Hell's Princess

    • The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
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      4 out of 5 stars 353

    In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana “murder farm.” Hell’s Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A certainly thorough if a bit meandering study

    • By JAY on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Hundred-Year Marathon

    • China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
    • By: Michael Pillsbury
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise - and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hawkish!

    • By Derek D Price on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Bonhoeffer

    • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,952
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,984

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Moving

    • By alan on 11-22-10
    • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 08-11-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774 ratings

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Cases That Haunt Us

    • From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away
    • By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680

    Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? America's foremost expert on criminal profiling and 25-year FBI veteran John Douglas, along with author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, explores those tantalizing questions and more in this mesmerizing work of detection. With uniquely gripping analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Douglas is AMAZING

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Ghost Wars

    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 959
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955

    The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan. With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Exceptional Accomplishment

    • By Joe on 11-08-13
    • The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Directorate S

    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495

    Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, best-selling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All the detail you could want

    • By Louis Macareo on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Things I'll Never Forget

    • Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam
    • By: James M. Dixon
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Things I’ll Never Forget is the story of a young high school graduate in 1965 who faces being drafted into the Army or volunteering for the Marine Corps. These are his memories of funny times, disgusting times and deadly times. The author kept a journal for an entire year; therefore many of the dates, times and places are accurate. The rest is based on memories that are forever tattooed on his brain. This is not a pro-war book, nor is it anti-war. It is the true story of what the Marine Corps was like in the late 1960’s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captures your attention from the start

    • By ECUPirate on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Reamde

    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,995
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,037

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not perfect, but worth a listen.

    • By ShySusan on 10-01-11

    Regular price: $27.29

    • The Republic (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In search of an ideal civilization, Socrates leads Glaucon, Polemarchus, Thrasymachus, and others in debates about various subjects, including justice, truth, class, and art. For without righteousness, tyranny and injustice give rise to oligarchy. The influential dialogues of The Republic helped shape all of Western literature and philosophical thought. It is as much a doctrine of ethics and politics now as it was for the ancient Greeks, and its dilemma remains: how to create a perfect society populated by very imperfect human beings.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Dark Territory

    • The Secret History of Cyber War
    • By: Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

    As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

    • By Greg Davis on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Myths to Live By

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell, Johnson E. Fairchild - foreword, David Kudler - editor
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Joseph Campbell famously compared mythology to a kangaroo pouch for the human mind and spirit: “a womb with a view.” In Myths to Live By, he examines all of the ways in which myth supports and guides us, giving our lives meaning. Love and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space - Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile all of these pairs of opposites and bring a sense of the whole.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Neighbor

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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      4 out of 5 stars 275

    The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other's best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents' unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Missed Mister Koontz

    • By HELLOthere on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Honest Spy

    • By: Andreas Kollender, Steve Anderson - translator
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 618

    In the tradition of Schindler's List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler's foreign ministry. Recognizing that millions of lives are at stake, Kolbe uses his position to pass information to the Americans - risking himself and the people he holds most dear - and embarks on a dangerous double life as the Allies' most important spy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written and narrated WWII story of...

    • By Wayne on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Collapse of Parenting

    • How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
    • By: Leonard Sax MD PhD
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585

    In The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, an acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development, identifies a key problem plaguing American children, especially relative to other countries: the dramatic decline in young people's achievement and psychological health. The root of this problem, Sax contends, lies in the transfer of authority from parents to their children, a shift that has been occurring over the last 50 years and is now impossible to ignore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • solid advice

    • By ronda on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Written between 1717 and 1790, and originally referred to by its author as simply Memoirs, Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography is considered the pioneering example of the genre. In this influential account of the American Dream in action, Franklin recounts his early life, his inventions, his quest for virtue and self-improvement, and his political achievements. The unfinished work is a vivid depiction of life in early America, as well as a relatable and inspiring portrait of one of its revolutionary thinkers.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 345

    In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many voices, at times enthralling

    • By Tad Davis on 10-20-08

    Regular price: $26.68

    • Lawrence in Arabia

    • War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
    • By: Scott Anderson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

    Based on four years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabiadefinitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Middle East Built on Lies

    • By carolyn on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Finest Hours

    • The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue
    • By: Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read this.

    • By mtkto on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Lion's Gate

    • On the Front Lines of the Six Day War
    • By: Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419

    June 5, 1967: The fearsome, Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army and its 1000 tanks are massed on Israel's southern border. Meanwhile, the Syrian Army is shelling the much smaller nation from the north. And to the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt's President Nasser has declared that the Arab world's goal is no less than "the destruction of Israel."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As close to being there as you can get

    • By Andy from FL on 07-13-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The China Mission

    • By: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    As World War II came to an end, General George Marshall was renowned as the architect of Allied victory. Set to retire, he instead accepted what he thought was a final mission - this time not to win a war, but to stop one. Across the Pacific, conflict between Chinese Nationalists and Communists threatened to suck in the United States and escalate into revolution. His assignment was to broker a peace, build a Chinese democracy, and prevent a Communist takeover, all while staving off World War III.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Previously Untold Story of a Failed Mission

    • By Jonathan Love on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $27.97

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