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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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Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System Audiobook

Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

Author: Roberto Saviano Narrator: Michael Kramer Release Date: November 2007

A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, as a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1 Audiobook

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1

Author: Edward Gibbon Narrator: Bernard Mayes Release Date: November 2007

Considered one of the finest historical works in the English language, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is lauded for its graceful, elegant prose style as much as for its epic scope. Remarkably accurate for its day, Gibbon’s treatise holds a high place in the history of literature and remains an enduring subject of study. Gibbon’s monumental work traces the history of more than thirteen centuries, covering the great events as well as the general historical progression. This first volume covers 180 AD to 395 AD, which includes the reign of Augustus, the establishment of Christianity, and the Crusades. “I set out upon...Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [and] was immediately dominated both by the story and the style. ...I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all.”—Winston Churchill

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 2 Audiobook

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 2

Author: Edward Gibbon Narrator: Bernard Mayes Release Date: November 2007

This second volume of Gibbon’s masterpiece, covering a.d. 395 to a.d. 1185, recounts desperate attempts against barbarians, palace revolutions and assassinations, theological controversy, and lecheries and betrayals, all in a magnificent setting. “Edward Gibbon, in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, has always been my cynosure…Gibbon’s mind was surely the most powerful and most lucid one that has appeared so far in the whole distinguished company of Western historians…Gibbon [produced] a masterpiece of historical research, construction, and writing which had no superior in its own genre in any literature.”—Arnold Toynbee, New York Times bestselling author

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The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of Wor Audiobook

The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of Wor

Author: Gregory A. Freeman Narrator: Patrick Girard Lawlor Release Date: October 2007

Classified for over half a century for political reasons, this is the astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II---when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines.

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The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course o Audiobook

The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course o

Author: Andrew Nagorski Narrator: Michael Prichard Release Date: October 2007

Based on previously secret documents and eyewitness testimony, this is the shocking account of the most massive and deadliest battle of World War II, which ended in Hitler's defeat and changed the course of the war. Andrew Nagorski, Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief, reveals that 2.5 million of the battle's 7 million troops were killed, taken prisoner, or severely wounded. Stalin and Hitler squandered the lives of their own soldiers by second-guessing their generals. And, while Stalin's army was barely armed, Hitler's soldiers had no winter clothing during the Russian winter. Historically, this was the first time the German blitzkrieg was halted in Europe, shattering Hitler's dream of a swift victory over the Soviet Union. And, although America was not yet in the war, President Roosevelt realized the importance of supporting the Russian war effort. This was the beginning of the Allied wartime alliance and Stalin's push for a postwar empire, which ended in the cold war. Because Stalin suppressed records of his near-fatal mistakes in this battle, its story has never been fully told. Now, Nagorski has studied recently declassified documents from Soviet archives and includes interviews with many survivors—including the son of the man in charge of removing Lenin's body from the besieged city—to provide the fullest view yet of this key battle.

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No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945 Audiobook

No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

Author: Norman Davies Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: October 2007

In this groundbreaking work, Davies offers a clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II, untangling and setting right the disparate claims made by America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in order to get at the startling truth.

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For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions Audiobook

For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

Author: James R. Gaines Narrator: Norman Dietz Release Date: October 2007

They began as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, but history remembers them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon. That night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into a gallop. So began what have been called the "sister revolutions" of France and America. In a single, thrilling narrative, this book tells the story of those revolutions and shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, were often seen as father and son, but their relationship, while close, was every bit as complex as the long, fraught history of the French-American alliance. Vain, tough, and ambitious, they strove to shape their characters and records into the form they wanted history to remember. James R. Gaines provides fascinating insights into these personal transformations and is equally brilliant at showing the extraordinary effect of the two "freedom fighters" on subsequent history.

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Thomas Paine's Rights of Man Audiobook

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

Author: Christopher Hitchens Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: September 2007

In The Rights of Man, first published in 1791, Thomas Paine argued against monarchy and outlined the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions, and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax. Here, Christopher Hitchens marvels at the book's forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Above all, he shows how The Rights of Man forms the philosophical cornerstone of the world's most powerful republic: the United States of America.

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War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo Audiobook

War for All the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

Author: Lesley Adkins, Roy Adkins Narrator: Patrick Girard Lawlor Release Date: September 2007

Roy Adkins, with his wife, Lesley, returns to the Napoleonic War in The War for All the Oceans, a gripping account of the naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, a period marked at the beginning by Napoleon's seizing power and at the end by the War of 1812.

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When Knights were Bold Audiobook

When Knights were Bold

Author: Eva March Tappan Narrator: Andrew Gwilliam Release Date: September 2007

Knights, Monks, and Townsfolk...they all parade before us in this engaging social history of the Middle Ages in Western Europe. The Eighth to the Fifteenth centuries in Europe were a fascinating time. This era still significantly influences the modern world. To learn of the people of the Middle Ages, is to learn about ourselves. CONTENTS: Preface 1. Page, Squire, and Knight 2. The Knight's Arms and Armor 3. Jousts and Tournaments 4. How to Capture a Castle 5. Daily Life in a Castle 6. Life on a Manor 7. Pilgrimages and Crusades 8. Military Orders, Monks, and Monasteries 9. Hermits, Friars, and Missionaries 10. Life in Town 11. Merchant Gilds and Craft Gilds 12. How Goods were Sold 13. Schools and Literature 14. Science and Medicine 15. Architecture and the Arts

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Odyssey of the West III: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World Audiobook

Odyssey of the West III: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World

Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. In part three of this fascinating series, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College is joined by Professors Thomas F. Madden (Saint Louis University) and Monica Brzezinski Potkay (College of William & Mary) as they examine the most influential thinkers and works of the medieval world. The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped-and indeed questioned- the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the "dark" ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.

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Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers Audiobook

Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers

Author: Michael Barone Narrator: Stephen Hoye Release Date: July 2007

The story of the Glorious Revolution is a rich and riveting saga of palace intrigue, loyalty and shocking betrayal, and bold political and military strategizing. With narrative drive, a sure command of historical events, and unforgettable portraits of kings, queens, soldiers, parliamentarians, and a large cast of full-blooded characters, Michael Barone takes an episode that has fallen into unjustified obscurity and restores it to the prominence it deserves.

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