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    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,086
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,044

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

    • By Sean on 05-13-04

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,292

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I laughed often with the kindly Mr. Cavendish

    • By Aaron on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Princes of Ireland

    • The Dublin Saga
    • By: Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 652

    The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't turn the ignition off

    • By Alun on 07-07-04

    Regular price: $58.60

    • The Piano Tuner

    • By: Daniel Mason
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. On his journey to Burma, Edgar encounters prophets and thieves, soldiers and tale-spinners, and an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major who owns the piano will turn out to be. Edgar encounters a place more mysterious and dangerous than he could ever have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The absolute best in reading, a true classic!

    • By David on 10-09-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Rebels of Ireland

    • By: Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 29 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    Edward Rutherfurd's stirring account of Irish history, the Dublin Saga, concludes in this magisterial work of historical fiction. Beginning where the first volume, The Princes of Ireland, left off, The Rebels of Ireland takes us into a world transformed by the English practice of "plantation", which represented the final step in the centuries-long British conquest of Ireland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Story

    • By David on 02-17-07

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Shackleton's Way

    • By: Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    From 1914 to 1916, Ernest Shackleton and his men survived the wreck of their ship Endurance, crushed in the Antarctic ice, stranded 1,200 miles from civilization with no means of communication and no hope for rescue. When the ice began to break up, Shackleton set out to save them all on his heroic 800-mile-trip across the frigid South Atlantic, in little more than a rowboat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book on leadership

    • By Michael on 08-15-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Austerlitz

    • By: W. G. Sebald
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by "one of the most gripping writers imaginable" ( The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man's search for the answer to his life's central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Novel of Memory

    • By DJ on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Intelligence in War

    • Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Military history more than history of intelligence

    • By D. Littman on 01-10-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Matthew Wolf, Julie White, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Calista Flockhart as Juliet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatized drama at its best...

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Self Reliance, Nature, The Transcendentalist

    • Plus Bonus Content
    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Richard Banks, Patrick Jonathan, Greg McCarthy, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this program you will receive unabridged recordings of "Self Reliance", "Nature", and "The Transcendentalist" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. You will also bonus content such as As a Man Thinketh, Morning & Evening Thoughts, From Poverty to Power, Foundation Stones to Happiness & Success, The Enchiridion, and much more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Decent book, Awful performance

    • By L. A. on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Castles of Steel

    • By: Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 40 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in the winning of the Great War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick With It!

    • By Matt on 09-22-12

    Regular price: $66.50

    • Cochrane

    • The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain
    • By: Robert Harvey
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The life and adventures of Thomas Cochrane, a young man who rose from midshipman to admiral, are so extraordinary that, to paraphrase Patrick O'Brian, one has to suspend disbelief. In fact, O'Brian admitted to using Cochrane as the model for his character Jack Aubrey. Second only to Nelson among the heroes of the Royal Navy, Cochrane became a household name in Britain during the 1800s as the Admiralty called upon his extraordinary skill as a sailor, his mastery of gunnery, and his daring use of ruses...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Real Jack Aubrey

    • By Casey Keller on 08-14-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Winston Churchill

    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, following his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good intro/summary

    • By Sabrina on 01-07-06

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Halcyon Days

    • By: Steven Dietz
    • Narrated by: Anne Archer, Ed Begley Jr., Samantha Bennett, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Senator Eddie Bowman cannot see the point of invading a miniscule Caribbean island to rescue a bunch of overly tanned medical students. But as the 1983 invasion of Grenada gets underway, the Senator finds himself at odds with a mysterious foreign-policy specialist who cultivates roses, the President's sexy new speechwriter-and his own son.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fairy Tales

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Richard Matthews
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales, but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination and continue to resonate with today's readers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dreamland Awaits - Bedtime Stories for All

    • By Book and Movie Lover on 05-31-06

    Regular price: $21.00

    • New Jerusalem

    • The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656
    • By: David Ives
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A theatre play summarising the essence of Spinoza

    • By Jacobus on 09-16-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The White and the Gold

    • The French Regime in Canada
    • By: Thomas B. Costain
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama and suspense, great human courage and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes history in the terms of the people who lived it, wrote of this book: "Almost from the first I found myself caught in the spell of these courageous, colorful, cruel days..."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Listen!

    • By Ninotchka on 05-17-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Deception

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    From Scotland's most exciting up-and-coming mystery novelist comes a story of Lachlan Harriot, a man who refuses to believe his wife, Susie, is a killer, even though she had been working with Andrew Gow, a paroled serial killer, as his court-appointed psychologist, when she was found covered in blood near the spot where his and his wife's bodies were discovered. Desperate to clear his wife's name, Lachlan searches her home office for proof of her innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic and riveting

    • By Julie Campbell on 03-13-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Patient's Eyes

    • The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
    • By: David Pirie
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    As a young medical student at Edinburgh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took classes with the remarkable Dr. Joseph Bell in forensic medicine. Dr. Bell exhibited many of the characteristics that Doyle would later synthesize into the personage of Sherlock Holmes: complete faith in human reason, meticulous powers of observation, and encyclopedic knowledge of the activities and methods of the criminal classes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A unique twist with a familiar flavor

    • By Rod on 08-25-06

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Teller of Tales

    • The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
    • By: Daniel Stashower
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age when he created Sherlock Holmes. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as any of his adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lively, enjoyable look at Conan Doyle

    • By GoryDetails on 03-09-06

    Regular price: $34.97

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