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    • Younger Next Year for Women

    • By: Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge M.D.
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz, Richard Harries
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    With the New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year, coauthors Crowley and Lodge showed countless men how to change their lives to achieve peak fitness and live longer, healthier, happier lives. Now they are back with an equally insightful, important, and, at times, downright hilarious version for women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Guide for Life

    • By Angie on 04-26-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Grasshopper Trap

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Often compared to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus maintains just the right balance between baffled innocence and conspiratorial confidence. Since 1979, this humorist has been delighting readers with hilarious stories recounting his childhood in rural Idaho and relating his misadventures in the great outdoors. Whether you're a sportsman or a couch potato, he will have you laughing out loud at his escapades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good enough to listen to over and over

    • By Elizabeth on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

    • 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
    • By: James C. Humes
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 439
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      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WHAT SPEAKING IS ALL ABOUT

    • By J. Jason on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $20.28

    • The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Patrick McManus, author of How I Got This Way and one of America's favorite humorists, is an impish commentator on the obvious and not so obvious absurdities of modern life. His national best seller, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, is a collection of hilarious short pieces about fishing, its exotic equipment, and activities like "gunkholing". You will learn, for example, that the best way to learn to fish is to build an addition to your house first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious family fun!

    • By MrsJames77 on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Never Sniff a Gift Fish

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish, McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes "The Hunter's Workout Guide" and a special "Family Camper's Dictionary". Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like "Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo!" will help you sound like one, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McManus, a favorite author for two decades

    • By Ged on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • One Man's Wilderness

    • An Alaskan Odyssey
    • By: Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    To live in a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed... to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin... to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available... to be not at odds with the world but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Alaskan Read!

    • By Pamela M. on 10-10-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Reconstruction

    • America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
    • By: Eric Foner
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 30 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The period following the Civil War was one of the most controversial eras in American history. This comprehensive account of the period captures the drama of those turbulent years that played such an important role in shaping modern America.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Outdated edition!!

    • By Bruce on 11-02-17
    • America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
    • By: Eric Foner
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 30 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 03-25-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

    Regular price: $45.47

    • The Last Days of the Incas

    • By: Kim MacQuarrie
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 601
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    In 1532, the 54-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother, Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fact is more fascinating than fiction

    • By Paul Norwood on 05-02-08

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Fiery Trial

    • Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
    • By: Eric Foner
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book about slavery and lincoln

    • By D. Littman on 11-13-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Where I'm Calling From

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Raymond Carver
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story. Where I'm Calling From, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing writer, amazing narrator!

    • By Daniel Capote on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

    • The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
    • By: Greg Steinmetz
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Jacob Fugger lived in Germany at the turn of the 16th century, the grandson of a peasant. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly 2 percent of European GDP. Not even John D. Rockefeller had that kind of wealth. Most people become rich by spotting opportunities, pioneering new technologies, or besting opponents in negotiations. Fugger did all that, but he had an extra quality that allowed him to rise even higher: nerve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History you never knew...

    • By Carolyn Mische on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Voyage for Madmen

    • By: Peter Nichols
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death. In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones and electronic positioning systems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best, most disturbing, and insightful.

    • By D. Wetzel on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Mind of the Raven

    • Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
    • By: Bernd Heinrich
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Bernd Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can be spied on only by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father", as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines and, in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis we become their intimates, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 16+ hours of Ravens, great stories & narration

    • By Diana on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    America's most hilarious sportsman returns with this collection of insights about youth, the great outdoors, and the philosophy of fileting fish. When best-selling author Patrick McManus looks at a subject, you're sure to come away with an outrageously new perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Pat

    • By poundemin on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812. With optimism and boundless enthusiasm, the Robinson family undertakes the extraordinary task of constructing a home for themselves and exploring the primitive island filled with strange and beautiful creatures and exotic fruits and plants.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book - poor quality

    • By dragonflymorning on 06-23-10

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    You don't have to be a hunter or camper to enjoy this collection of hilarious stories by a writer who is often compared to Mark Twain and Garrison Keillor. In fact, the charm of Patrick F. McManus' work is that it provides plenty of reasons for staying indoors, surrounded by friendly appliances. You'll laugh aloud as McManus and his friends, including Rancid and Crazy Eddie, venture into the great outdoors to face formidable foes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Honest Humor

    • By Ken on 10-21-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cathedral

    • By: Raymond Carver
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This is Raymond Carver's third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another. The 12 stories in Cathedral mark a turning point in Carver's work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disaffected performance

    • By Tom Broderick on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • How I Got This Way

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Grab your fishing net and hold onto your funny-bone; you're in for a hilarious romp through the woods with best-selling funnyman Patrick McManus. How I Got This Way is a rib-tickling collection of stories about the outdoors guaranteed to leave you chuckling. Join McManus and his pals on a venture into the Idaho wilderness that includes taking a hike with - ahem - the president of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mark Twain meets Bertie Wooster

    • By Snoodely on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Think

    • A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
    • By: Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    This is an audiobook about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important. Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the study of philosophy and goes on to give the listener a sense of how the great historical figures such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein have approached its central themes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Highly Recommended Starting Point for Philosophy

    • By Lucas on 10-14-14
    • A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
    • By: Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-29-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Salem Possessed

    • The Social Origins of Witchcraft
    • By: Stephen Nissenbaum, Paul Boyer
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, 19 bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials. From rich and varied sources - many neglected and unknown - Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the people and events more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the massive literature. It is a story of powerful and deeply divided families and of a community determined to establish an independent identity.

    Regular price: $17.49

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