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    • Superintelligence

    • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    • By: Nick Bostrom
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,762
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,436
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,412

    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

    • Finding Rebecca

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964

    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

    • 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 614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 506

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and Depressing . . . did I say DEPRESSING!!!

    • By Glenda on 11-12-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • 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 1,007
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 857
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861

    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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could not handle the narration

    • By Maggie on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    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 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    • The Pursuit of Power

    • Europe: 1815-1914
    • By: Richard J. Evans
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific comprehensive history

    • By Awake Tex on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    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: $29.99

    • The Murder at Mandeville Hall

    • The Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 7
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens brings you a tale of unexpected romance that blossoms against the backdrop of dastardly murder. Well-born rakehell and head of an ancient family, Alaric, Lord Carradale, is finally preparing to find a bride. But loyalty to his childhood friend Percy Mandeville necessitates attending Percy's annual house party, held at neighboring Mandeville Hall. Alaric decides that as soon as he's free, he'll hie to London and find the mild-mannered lady he believes will ensure a peaceful life. But the following morning he comes upon the corpse of a young lady-guest.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Heretics and Believers

    • A History of the English Reformation
    • By: Peter Marshall
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall's sweeping new history argues that 16th-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of "reform" in various competing guises. This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I believe in the context of this book!

    • By rebecca norris on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Call of the Wraith

    • The Blackthorn Key, Book 4
    • By: Kevin Sands
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Christopher Rowe has no idea who he is. After being shipwrecked in Devonshire, he wakes up alone, his memories gone. Villagers tell him he was possessed by an unseen evil, and only became conscious after being visited by the local witch. As Christopher tries to get his bearings, he realizes his current state may be far from coincidence. Dark events have been happening in this corner of Britain - village children are disappearing without a trace. There are whispers that the malevolent ghost of the White Lady has returned to steal the children away, one by one, and consume their souls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book

    • By Roy Ouellette on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Because She Loves Me

    • By: Mark Edwards
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,562
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,396

    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

    • Forty-Seven Days

    • How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I
    • By: Mitchell Yockelson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne stands as the deadliest clash in American history: More than a million untested American soldiers went up against a better-trained and more experienced German army, costing more than 26,000 deaths and leaving nearly 100,000 wounded. Yet, in 47 days of intense combat, those Americans pushed back the enemy and forced the Germans to surrender, bringing the First World War to an end - a feat the British and the French had not achieved after more than three years of fighting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive history of The First Army in WWI

    • By Bruce Miller on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fat Chance

    • By: Nick Spalding
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,948
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,791

    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

    • Hitler's Hangman

    • The Life of Heydrich
    • By: Robert Gerwarth
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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
    • Essential reading

    • By Wilf H. on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Man I Thought You Were

    • By: Leah Mercer
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    One fine autumn evening, Anna returns from work and starts making dinner, eager to welcome home her husband, Mark. It's just like any other day in their ten-year, Pinterest-perfect marriage - until he says he's leaving her. Discovering that the man she thought she knew better than anyone else is capable of abandoning it all sends Anna reeling. She believed the life they'd built together - and the bright future they'd imagined - counted for everything. How can he walk away?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Veey moving story

    • By Luccia Gray on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Holy Sh*t

    • A Brief History of Swearing
    • By: Melissa Mohr
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture - what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and Enlightening

    • By Ubookquitous on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Masterful Mr. Montague

    • Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: A family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally… and personally. Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, poor narration.

    • By KJ on 04-30-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Assassin

    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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
    • Hooked on lame series

    • By Debora Aldridge on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49

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