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    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,777

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, not crazy about the narrator

    • By Cathi on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $47.20

    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lip smacking good

    • By Randall on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $79.93

    • The Great Bridge

    • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489

    This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Historian and not a Novelist

    • By Tim on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $47.24

    • The Path Between the Seas

    • The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing accomplishment in history

    • By HEIDI GOMEZ on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $56.65

    • Truman

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 54 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,261

    Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited

    • By Sara on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $94.45

    • No Ordinary Time

    • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 39 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

    No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great at 1.5 speed

    • By Brett on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $75.55

    • Mornings on Horseback

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681

    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Did not like this one

    • By Randall on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $37.75

    • Lincoln on Leadership

    • Executive Strategies for Tough Times
    • By: Donald T. Phillips
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    In this remarkable book, hailed by CEOs, politicians, coaches, and college presidents alike, Donald T. Phillips examines Lincoln's effective leadership style. As he explores the President's diverse management skills, he demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential leadership philosophy and style

    • By Christopher on 03-05-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Holy Bible

    • Old and New Testament
    • By: The American Bible Society
    • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren, Jonathan Davis, and others
    • Length: 107 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    A compilation of the Old and New Testament from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible. This compilation also includes the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha in between the Old and New Testaments. The complete list of narrators includes: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren, Jonathan Davis, Peter Jay Fernandez, Pete Bradbury, Jeff Woodman, John McDonough, Nelson Runger, Norman Dietz, Richard Poe, Jack Garrett, Peter Fancis James, George Wilson, Robert O'Keefe, Christina Moore, Ed Sala, and Paul Hecht.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's the CEV Bible -- Contemporary English Version

    • By Quanlin Guo on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • I, Claudius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843

    Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unsurpassed, addictive brilliance

    • By Chris on 06-09-09

    Regular price: $39.87

    • In His Steps

    • By: Charles Sheldon
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Over 100 years ago, Reverend Charles Sheldon stepped up to the pulpit to deliver a sermon to his little flock of Congregationalists. Little did he know that his humble parable would evolve into a novel that would be published in 45 languages and affect the lives of at least 15 million people. A desperate, unemployed printer, looking for help in the mythical town of Raymond, is ignored until he’s on the verge of dying. His last words, as he collapses in front of a church congregation, point out the difference between believing in Christianity and actually living it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tremendous tale!

    • By Jessica on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Coming into the Country

    • By: John McPhee
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    Those who have traveled into America’s only remaining frontier rarely come back out the same. Only in Alaska can we come close to understanding what our forefathers must have felt upon their arrival in the New World. McPhee brings to this narrative the qualities that have distinguished him in the field of travel literature—tolerance, brisk, and entertaining prose, and a fascination with things most of us never bother to notice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome to Alaska

    • By James on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Why the Allies Won

    • By: Richard Overy
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this fascinating consideration of the Allied war effort, historian Richard Overy answers one of the great questions of the 20th century: What led to the unmistakable Allied victory when in the early stages of World War II, the balance of power so strongly favored the Axis?  

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Basin and Range

    • Annals of the Former World, Book 1
    • By: John McPhee
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    To geologists, rocks are beautiful, roadcuts are windowpanes, and the earth is alive, a work in progress. The cataclysmic movement that gives birth to mountains and oceans is ongoing and can still be seen at certain places on our planet. One of these is the Basin and Range region centered in Nevada and Utah.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow.

    • By Julie on 10-12-04

    Regular price: $23.07

    • His Excellency

    • George Washington
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    Acclaimed author Joseph J. Ellis penned the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, a fixture on The New York Times best seller list for an entire year, and one of the most popular history books of all time. Now this master historian turns his attention to the most exalted American hero, Founding Father and first President George Washington.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Distracted By Narrator

    • By Gerard on 01-15-05

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Perfect Mile

    • Three Athletes. One Goal. And Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
    • By: Neal Bascomb
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    In the tradition of Seabiscuit, critically acclaimed author Neal Bascomb reaches back to the golden age of sport and crafts an utterly captivating narrative of what may be the most remarkable athletic feat of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most inpirational!

    • By j & b on 09-05-04
    • Three Athletes. One Goal. And Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
    • By: Neal Bascomb
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 06-17-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 271 ratings

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Coming Fury

    • The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    > The New York Times hailed this trilogy as “one of the greatest historical accomplishments of our time”. With stunning detail and insights, America’s foremost Civil War historian recreates the war from its opening months to its final, bloody end. Each volume delivers a complete listening experience. The Coming Fury (Volume 1) covers the split Democratic Convention in the spring of 1860 to the first battle of Bull Run.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History As It Should Be

    • By Bryan on 07-19-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Washington's Crossing

    • By: David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 841
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    This New York Times best seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Particularly Good Military History

    • By William on 10-11-04

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Terrible Swift Sword

    • The Centennial History of the Civil War, Vol. 2
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Terrible Swift Sword (Vol. 2): The dismissal of George McClellan and the rise of Ulysses S. Grant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Better History of the Civil War

    • By Bryan on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Claudius the God

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    Robert Graves continues Claudius' story with the epic adulteries of Messalina, King Herod Agrippa's betrayal of his old friend, and the final arrival of that bloodthirsty teenager, Nero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Stop With I Claudius

    • By Wolfpacker on 07-21-08

    Regular price: $31.47

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