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    • Superintelligence

    • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    • By: Nick Bostrom
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,470
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,147

    Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Colossus: The Forbin Project is coming

    • By Gary on 09-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • White Rose, Black Forest

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. One big annoying problem with the narration.

    • By W. Macindoe on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Edinburgh Twilight

    • Ian Hamilton Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Carole Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 344

    Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unfortunate Narration

    • By Huckleberry on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • A People’s History of the World

    • From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
    • By: Chris Harman
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 29 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas, these societies have engendered events familiar to every schoolchild-from the empires of antiquity to the world wars of the 20th century. In a bravura conclusion, Chris Harman exposes the reductive complacency of contemporary capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and compelling!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Heart of Europe

    • A History of the Holy Roman Empire
    • By: Peter H. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    The Holy Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years, far longer than ancient Rome. Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. Voltaire quipped that it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Yet as Peter H. Wilson shows, the Holy Roman Empire tells a millennial story of Europe better than the histories of individual nation-states.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings on this one.

    • By Ambrose Seymour on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $55.99

    • Finding Rebecca

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653

    Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler’s Final Solution against the Jewish population.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Immature Writing

    • By S06N on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Thief Taker

    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,070
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 961
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 964

    When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy, witchcraft and blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most powerful magic of all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plague Horror--Yes; Thriller? Not quiiiite...

    • By Gillian on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Sweet Revenge: A Novel

    • By: Nora Roberts
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    At 25, Princess Adrianne lives a life most people would envy. Beautiful and elegant, she spends her days dabbling in charities and her nights floating from one glamorous gala to the next. But her pampered-rich-girl pose is a ruse, a carefully calculated effort to hide a dangerous truth. For 10 years Adrianne has lived for revenge. As a child, she could only watch the cruelty hidden behind the facade of her parents' fairy-tale marriage. Now she has the perfect plan to make her famous father pay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unhappy with the reader.

    • By Patricia on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fire Catcher

    • Charlie Tuesday, Book 2
    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    Charlie Tuesday is the city's best thief taker. But one case still eludes him, a mysterious key entrusted by the mother he barely knew. The key opens a chest of priceless papers - papers said to hold the dark alchemy of a lost Brotherhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 1 earned 5 stars; this one is better!!

    • By Wayne on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Because She Loves Me

    • By: Mark Edwards
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,511
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,352

    When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good suspense thriller from beginning to the end.

    • By TammieK on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Assassin

    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and awesome narration..

    • By Trish R. on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hitler's Hangman

    • The Life of Heydrich
    • By: Robert Gerwarth
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the 20th century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the "Final Solution," Heydrich played a central role in Hitler's Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different perspective on the Third Reich

    • By Robyn on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Pursuit of Italy

    • A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
    • By: David Gilmour
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance - and weakness - of Italy today. David Gilmour's exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new take on Italian history

    • By Judas Mallory on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Asset

    • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back. When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate. Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A chip off the block; excellent espionage thriller

    • By Wayne on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Fat Chance

    • By: Nick Spalding
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,746

    Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I freakin loved this book!

    • By Maria on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • As the Crow Flies

    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 896
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 887

    Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful New Detective Series

    • By David I. Williams on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Priest of Blood

    • By: Douglas Clegg
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The man known as Falconer was born the bastard son of a whore, served the royal court as a predator trainer, and warred against the infidel Saracens as a conscripted soldier in the Holy Land. But it wasn't until he found himself in the arms of a creature called Pythia that he found his destiny - as a vampire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A riveting experience!

    • By Ant on 05-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Assassin's Curse

    • Blackthorn Key, Book 3
    • By: Kevin Sands
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure - and murder - follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that's recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher's code-breaking discovers the attack's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake - as well as their own lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These adventures should be made into film!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • A Land Divided

    • The Blood of Kings, Book 1
    • By: K. M. Ashman
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    1081. William's bloody conquest is over and Britain is under Norman rule. But one bastion of resistance remains: Wales. A divided land where brother fights brother and kings battle for power. The English use this to further their own ends, and while one king is tempted by an offer he cannot resist, the others wage war over long-forgotten feuds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very entertaining story of Welsh history.

    • By Ronald on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dead Lock

    • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Early on a cold Somerset morning, 10-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.

    Regular price: $17.49

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