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    • Natasha's Dance

    • A Cultural History of Russia
    • By: Orlando Figes
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Beginning in the 18th century with the building of St. Petersburg - a 'window on the West' - and culminating with the challenges posed to Russian identity by the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself - its character, spiritual essence and destiny. He skillfully interweaves the great works - by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall - with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons and all the customs of daily life, from food and drink to bathing habits to beliefs about the spirit world. 

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Long Night

    • A True Story
    • By: Ernst Israel Bornstein
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    The Long Night is Ernst Israel Bornstein's first-hand account of what he witnessed in seven concentration camps. Written with remarkable insight and raw emotion, The Long Night paints a portrait of human psychology in the darkest of times. Bornstein tells the stories of those who did all they could do to withstand physical and psychological torture, starvation, and sickness, and openly describes those who were forced to inflict suffering on others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating!

    • By Jim on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Overture to Death

    • By: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Passable Narrator

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a dangerous disease which decimates the crew.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Psychological Age of Sail Adventure

    • By Jefferson on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean. When the ship hits floating wreckage, Jim and the crew are forced to abandon it, leaving hundreds of ethnic travelers onboard. However, Jim's reprehensible actions are soon discovered by the court, and he is compelled to face his guilt and redeem himself - a journey that leads him to a remote exotic location where he is revered as the Lord, "Tuan Jim".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! This Blew My Mind.

    • By Harry Haller on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Unfabling the East

    • The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia
    • By: Jürgen Osterhammel, Robert Savage - translator
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    During the long 18th century, Europe's travelers, scholars, and intellectuals looked to Asia in a spirit of puzzlement, irony, and openness. In this panoramic book, author Jürgen Osterhammel tells the story of the European Enlightenment's nuanced encounter with the great civilizations of the East, from the Ottoman Empire and India to China and Japan. A momentous work by one of Europe's most eminent historians, Unfabling the East takes listeners on a thrilling voyage to the farthest shores, bringing back vital insights for our own multicultural age. 

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Ionian Mission

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain, commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate action of his early days.... A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship - and luck when fighting against odds - come triumphantly into their own as the story concludes with some fierce and thrilling action.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is the wind alone that moves us

    • By Jefferson on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O’Brian’s now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent. It displays the qualities which have put O’Brian far ahead of any of his competitors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Looking at the Sea with Loving Relish

    • By Jefferson on 04-11-13

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing.

    • By Keith Jones on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • My Life in Football: The Autobiography

    • By: Kevin Keegan
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In My Life in Football, Keegan tells the story of his life, from the streets of Doncaster to signing for Liverpool under Bill Shankly, where he won three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, a European Cup and the FA Cup before moving to Hamburg, where he won the Bundasliga as well as the Ballon d'Or twice. After retiring, Keegan enjoyed a legendary five-year spell as manager at Newcastle United, during which the club was promoted to the Premier League and then finished runners up in the top flight, not once but twice. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Commodore

    • (Vol. Book 17)
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still going strong

    • By Simon on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 3
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    H.M.S. Surprise, the third in O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy, as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues, and the enemy, and accepts a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage leads him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of Spice Islands where the French have superiority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well spoken story.

    • By Katy on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • I Think, Therefore I Play

    • By: Andrea Pirlo, Alciato Alessandro
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Andrea Pirlo is one of the finest footballers of his generation - a World Cup and Champions League winning playmaker who has redefined his position at the base of midfield, and one of the most deadly free-kick takers the game has known. This is his story, in his words. It is written with a level of humour and insight which confound his image as a dead-eyed assassin on the field of play.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • José Mourinho

    • Up Close & Personal
    • By: Robert Beasley
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Mourinho is both a sumptuous celebration of The Special One's managerial career so far, and an enigmatic insight into his unique brand of football wisdom and philosophy. In the legendary manager's very first audiobook, and in his own images and captions, José Mourinho charts the peaks and troughs of the opening 15 years of what has been a stellar rise to the summit of the global game.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Only useful for a Chelsea supporter

    • By Ahmed on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 7
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as thrilling, as tense and as unexpected in its culmination as anything Patrick O'Brian has written.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine Writing, Great Characters, Immersive World

    • By Jefferson on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the centre stage; for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission. All of Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant series performed beatifully

    • By jokeyjon on 10-15-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Girl Next Door

    • A Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 127

    In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944 - until one father forbids it - the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kept unfolding more twists and turns

    • By Happy Helena on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Corsair

    • Ned Yorke, Book 4
    • By: Dudley Pope
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In the 1660’s Jamaica was an uneasy island, occupied by Spain but settled by the English and French. When Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, a brave, loyal Buccaneer, learns that Spain is mounting a Caribbean fleet perhaps to protect the treasures of Spanish ships, or carry an army to Jamaica, he vows to find out the truth. Yorke’s audacious attacks on Spanish camps reveal all and the Buccaneers must fight a bloody, desperate battle to try and hinder them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A look at life in late 1600's

    • By Dennis on 11-11-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 4
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    In The Mauritius Command, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains: one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny. Based on an actual campaign of 1810 in the Indian Ocean.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Literate Age of Sail Buddy Comfort Food with Bite

    • By Jefferson on 08-23-14

    Regular price: $20.99

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