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    • They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

    • The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
    • By: Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, and others
    • Narrated by: David Henry, David Zinn, Augustino Mayai, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Important History

    • By Planetary Defense Commander on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $9.76

    • The Crash of 2008 and What It Means

    • The New Paradigm for Financial Markets
    • By: George Soros
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In the midst of one of the most serious financial upheavals since the Great Depression, George Soros, the legendary financier and philanthropist, has written a significant update to his New York Times best seller, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets. The revised and updated edition, The Crash of 2008 and What It Means, contains four new chapters, in which he looks at the depth and breadth of the credit crash and proposes an updated set of policies to confront the global financial crisis.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult

    • By Michael on 04-28-09

    Regular price: $10.46

    • A Different Life

    • Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures
    • By: Quinn Bradlee, Jeff Himmelman
    • Narrated by: Nick Hoge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Born with a hole in his heart that required invasive surgery when he was only three months old, Quinn Bradlee suffered from a battery of illnesses - seizures, migraines, fevers - from an early age. But it wasn't until he was 14 that Bradlee was correctly diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), a widespread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Place to Be

    • Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News
    • By: Roger Mudd
    • Narrated by: Roger Mudd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Roger Mudd joined CBS in 1961 and rose to fame as the congressional correspondent, covering the historic Senate filibuster debate over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Mudd was there to see Dan Rather going toe-to-toe with the Nixon White House, Marvin Kalb deciphering the State Department, Daniel Schorr bird-dogging Watergate, Lesley Stahl and Connie Chung staking out all the president's men, George Herman presiding over Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer covering the Pentagon like a police reporter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Doubt About It

    • By Deborah Jacob on 02-24-17
    • Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News
    • By: Roger Mudd
    • Narrated by: Roger Mudd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $15.95

    • The Bubble of American Supremacy

    • Correcting the Misuse of American Power
    • By: George Soros
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Long known as "the world's only private citizen with a foreign policy", George Soros combines his razor-sharp sense of economic trends with his passionate advocacy for open societies and decency in world politics to come up with a workable, and severely critical, analysis of the Bush administration's overreaching, militaristic foreign policy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great perspective, solid facts

    • By William on 01-13-05

    Regular price: $15.40

    • A Long Time Coming

    • The Inspiring 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: David Erdody
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In A Long Time Coming, a compelling narrative by Evan Thomas, Newsweek shares the inside stories from one of the most exciting elections in recent history, illuminating the personalities and events that influenced the outcome, and taking stock of the key players and key issues for the new administration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forthcoming - Without Bias - Measured

    • By cosmopolitan on 02-17-16
    • The Inspiring 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: David Erdody
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 01-22-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President
    • By: Grover Gardner, David Zinn, Johnny Heller, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Spanning Lincoln's life - from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America's most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865 - these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Case for Books

    • Past, Present, and Future
    • By: Robert Darnton
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Today, nearly one million books are published each year. But is the era of the book as we know it - a codex of bound pages - coming to an end? And if it is, should we celebrate its demise and the creation of a democratic digital future, or mourn an irreplaceable loss?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The book is wonderful, but it is abridged.

    • By Rachel on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $16.76