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    • 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 506
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    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

    • Superintelligence

    • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    • By: Nick Bostrom
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,519
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,189

    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

    • 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 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • The Confounding Case of the Carisbrook Emeralds

    • The Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 6
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Miss Cara Di Abaccio is accused of stealing the Carisbrook emeralds by the infamously arrogant Lady Carisbrook and marched out of her guardian's house by Scotland Yard's finest, Barnaby Adair's cousin Hugo Adair takes umbrage and descends on Scotland Yard, breathing fire in Cara's defense. Hugo discovers Inspector Stokes has been assigned to the case, and after surveying the evidence thus far, Stokes calls in his big guns when it comes to dealing with investigations in the ton - namely, the Honorable Barnaby Adair and his wife, Penelope.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 467
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 385

    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

    • 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 326
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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

    • 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 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • 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 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    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

    • Heretics and Believers

    • A History of the English Reformation
    • By: Peter Marshall
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 35 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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. 

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Finding Rebecca

    • By: Eoin Dempsey
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 713

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs more

    • By christi on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Dead Lock

    • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent as usual!

    • By Wayne on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Thief Taker

    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 981

    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

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • The Assassin

    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it.

    • By BP on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Angel

    • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • no ending

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • 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 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    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

    • 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 1,024
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 906
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 897

    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 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 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • Heads or Tails

    • The DI Nick Dixon Crime Series, Book 7
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    A man has been mutilated and left to drown on the incoming tide, handcuffed in his van. With the murder bearing a striking resemblance to a string of sadistic killings carried out with surgical precision in 1990s gangland Manchester, it can mean only one thing: the killer is back. Transferred to the Major Investigation Team, DI Nick Dixon is assigned a new partner and sent to Manchester. Meanwhile, the gruesome murders in Somerset continue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent DI Nick Dixon suspense mystery!

    • By Wayne on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $18.19

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