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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe Audiobook

After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Narrator: Robert Ian Mackenzie Release Date: October 2015

From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485-a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history. With the world at war, ten days can feel like a lifetime.. On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8, and in Russia a day later, on the ninth. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame? After Hitler shines a light on ten fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the twentieth century. Combining exhaustive research with masterfully paced storytelling, Michael Jones recounts the FUhrer's frantic last stand; the devious maneuverings of his handpicked successor, Karl DOnitz; the grudging respect Joseph Stalin had for Churchill and FDR, as well as his distrust of Harry Truman; the bold negotiating by General Dwight D. Eisenhower that hastened Germany's surrender but drew the ire of the Kremlin; the journalist who almost scuttled the cease-fire; and the thousands of ordinary British, American, and Russian soldiers caught in the swells of history, from the Red Army's march on Berlin to the liberation of the Nazis' remaining concentration camps. Through it all, Jones traces the shifting loyalties between East and West that sowed the seeds of the Cold War and nearly unraveled the Grand Alliance. In this gripping, eloquent, and even-handed narrative, the spring of 1945 comes alive-a fascinating time when nothing was certain, and every second mattered..

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Against the Infidels Audiobook

Against the Infidels

Author: Fulcher Of Chartres, Pope Urban II Narrator: John Potter Release Date: May 2018

"Against the Infidels" is Fulcher of Chartres eyewitness account of Pope Urban II's call-to-arms in 1095. This speech launched the First Crusade, but the several historical transcripts record it slightly differently. Fulcher's account includes a section in which Urban assures crusaders they would be granted redemption from sins in exchange for their service. His is considered the most definitive eyewitness record of the speech, in contrast to Robert the Monk's more dramatic interpretation of the event.

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Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight Audiobook

Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Author: Henry Hemming Narrator: Henry Hemming Release Date: May 2017

Spying is the art of knowing who to trust-and who to betray Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character "M." He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage. Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. In telling Knight's remarkable story, Agent M also reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of some of the men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, who were asked to infiltrate the country's most dangerous political organizations. Drawing on a vast array of original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.

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All The King's Men: The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo Audiobook

All The King's Men: The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo

Author: Saul David Narrator: Sean Barrett Release Date: March 2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Saul David's comprehensive history, All The King's Men: The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo, read by the actor Sean Barrett. 'The British soldier,' wrote a Prussian officer who served with Wellington, 'is vigorous, well fed, by nature highly brave and intrepid, trained to the most vigorous discipline, and admirably well armed... These circumstances explain how this army ... has never yet been defeated in the field.' From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the Downfall of Napoleon in 1815, Britain won a series of major wars against France that enabled her to lay the foundations of a global empire. By Waterloo, she was the paramount maritime and industrial power in the world, and would remain so for much of the nineteenth century. This is the story of that extraordinary century and a half of martial success and the people who made it possible: the soldier-kings William III and the first two Georges; the generals Marlborough, Wolfe, Moore and Wellington; and the ordinary British redcoats who - despite harsh service conditions that included low pay, poor housing, inadequate food and brutal discipline - rarely let their commanders down in battles as far afield as Blenheim, Plassey, Quebec and Waterloo.

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Alpenländische Weihnachtsgeschichten Audiobook

Alpenländische Weihnachtsgeschichten

Author: Ludwig Ganghofer, Peter Rosegger Narrator: Balbina Brauel, Gerhard Acktun Release Date: October 2015

Wenn nach dem ganzen Weihnachtstrubel alle gemütlich zusammen hocken, werden so manche Geschichten erzählt. Da hoasts dann oft, ' ja früher war alles anders, besser! Aber war die guade alte Zeit wirklich besser? Freilich, da hieß es no ned Zuckerflash wenn die Kinder mal zvui Süßigkeiten gegessen haben .. Und vielleicht wars a no ned so hektisch in der Vorweihnachtszeit. Schnell no alle Geschenke kaffa' ham ma a alles? ' ham ma koan vergessen? ' Hoffentlich gfallt den Kindern des a' Peter Rosegger beschreibt mit seinem 1902 geschriebenen Werk als ich noch der Waldbauernbub war seine Kindheit aus einer längst vergangenen Zeit. Menschliche Wärme und ein Schuss augenzwinkernder Humor zeugen von seiner großen Liebe zu seiner Heimat in Alpl in der Steiermark. Als ich noch der Bauernbub war darf man als das beliebteste Werk von Peter Rosegger bezeichnen. Ludwig Ganghofers Kurzgeschichte Die Mischung führt uns weg von den Bergen in eine Großstadt. In einer für Ganghofer typischen Art beschreibt er die Gewissensbisse eines kleinen Angestellten. Die drei Kurzgeschichten wurden auf einer liebevollen Weise zu einem stimmigen Hörspiel mit viel Liebe zum Detail adaptiert. Die Sprecher, die Geräusche und die Musik lassen dieses Hörspiel zu einem wahren Hörgenuss werden. Wias damals in der guaden alten Zeit, bei de einfachen Leit zuganga is, davon handeln die Geschichten.

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte Audiobook

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

Author: Kate Williams Narrator: Corrie James Release Date: November 2014

Josephine de Beauharnais began as a kept woman of Paris and became the most powerful woman in France. She was no beauty, her teeth were rotten, and she was six years older than her husband, but one twitch of her skirt could bring running the man who terrorized Europe. The tale of Napoleon and Josephine is one of the most famous love stories in the world. With Josephine, Napoleon became the greatest man in Europe, the Supreme Emperor. And yet, envisioning Josephine as the calm consort on the sofa obscures many of the most fascinating aspects of her story. How did she rise to such an astonishing position? How did she perfect the art of the beautiful, sweet chameleon—and thus fool so many? France in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was a country in such extreme flux that everything was accessible—and possible—but it took an incredible woman to seize the opportunities. Ambition and Desire shows how the little girl from Martinique became the Queen of France.

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American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s Audiobook

American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Author: Don H. Doyle Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin, Johnny Heller Release Date: April 2017

American Civil Wars takes listeners beyond the battlefields and sectional divides of the U.S. Civil War to view the conflict from outside the national arena of the United States. Contributors position the American conflict squarely in the context of a wider transnational crisis across the Atlantic world, marked by a multitude of civil wars, European invasions and occupations, revolutionary independence movements, and slave uprisings-all taking place in the tumultuous decade of the 1860s. The multiple conflicts described in these essays illustrate how the United States' sectional strife was caught up in a larger, complex struggle in which nations and empires on both sides of the Atlantic vied for the control of the future. These struggles were all part of a vast web, connecting not just Washington and Richmond but also Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, and Rio de Janeiro and-on the other side of the Atlantic-London, Paris, Madrid, and Rome. American Civil Wars creates new connections between the uprisings and civil wars in and outside of American borders and places the United States within a global context of other nations.

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American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution Audiobook

American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution

Author: A. Roger Ekirch Narrator: Tom Zingarelli Release Date: February 2017

The extraordinary story of the mutiny aboard the frigate HMS Hermione in 1797 (eight years after the mutiny on the Bounty)-the bloodiest mutiny ever suffered by the Royal Navy, that led to the extradition from America, and the hanging by the British, of the martyred sailor Jonathan Robbins. This event plunged the two-decade-old American Republic into a constitutional crisis, and powerfully contributed to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election of 1800. It propelled to the fore the fundamental issue of political asylum and extradition, still being debated today-more than two hundred years later.

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Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre Audiobook

Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre

Author: Kim A. Wagner Narrator: Neil Shah Release Date: November 2019

A powerful reassessment of a seminal moment in the history of India and the British Empire-the Amritsar Massacre-to mark its 100th anniversary The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the British Empire, yet it remains poorly understood. In this dramatic account, Kim A. Wagner details the perspectives of ordinary people and argues that General Dyer's order to open fire at Jallianwalla Bagh was an act of fear. Situating the massacre within the 'deep' context of British colonial mentality and the local dynamics of Indian nationalism, Wagner provides a genuinely nuanced approach to the bloody history of the British Empire.

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Amsterdam Audiobook

Amsterdam

Author: Russell Shorto Narrator: Russell Shorto Release Date: October 2013

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography-the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, 'craziness is a value.' But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation. In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege.

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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler Audiobook

An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Author: Peter Fritzsche Narrator: Sean Runnette Release Date: November 2016

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron Wind, historian Peter Fritzsche draws on first-person accounts to show how civilians in occupied Europe struggled to understand this maelstrom. As Germany targeted Europe's Jews for deportation and death, confusion and mistrust reigned. People tried desperately to make sense of the horrors around them, but the stories they told themselves often justified a selfish indifference to their neighbors' fates. Piecing together the broken words of World War II's witnesses and victims-probing what they saw and what they failed to see-Fritzsche offers a haunting picture of the most violent conflict in human history.

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An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain: or Sixty Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes  Audiobook

An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain: or Sixty Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes

Author: John O'farrell Narrator: John O'farrell Release Date: October 2009

Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking 'How the hell did we end up here?' An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain informs, elucidates and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters and stupid decisions that have shaped Britain's story since 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling fantastically smug for having the benefit of hindsight.

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