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20th Century Audiobooks

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    The Book of Charlie

    Narrated by David Von Drehle ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours

    One of our nation’s most prominent writers discovers the truth about how to live a long and happy life from the centenarian next door in this “original and highly readable account of a splendid American life” (The Wall Street Journal).When a veteran Washington journalist moved to Kansas, he met a new neighbor who was more than a century old. Little did he know that he was beginning a long ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Chaos

    Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties

    Unabridged

    16 hours 14 min

    As featured on The Joe Rogan ExperiencePenguin presents the audiobook edition of Chaos written by Tom O'Neill with Dan Piepenbring, read by Kevin Stillwell.______________________________A journalist's twenty-year obsession with the Manson murders leads to shocking new conspiracy theories about the FBI’s involvement in this fascinating re-evaluation of one of the most infamous cases in American ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Deep Undercover

    My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America

    Narrated by Stephen Bowlby ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 48 min

    One decision can end everything … or lead to unlikely redemption.Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Watergate

    Unabridged

    25 hours 25 min

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in HistoryNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Do we need still another Watergate book? The answer turns out to be yes—this one.” —The Washington Post * “Dazzling.” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky, comes the first definitive narrative history of Watergate—“the best and fullest account of the cri... ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

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    Master of the Senate

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...
    Series Audiobook 3 - The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    Unabridged

    53 hours 42 min

    Master of the Senate, Book Three of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, carries Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate.At the heart of the book is its unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no ... Read more

    $95.99 AUD

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    Truman

    Narrated by Nelson Runger ...

    Unabridged

    54 hours 12 min

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian.The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess ... Read more

    $146.99 AUD $58.99 AUD

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    Malcolm X

    A Life of Reinvention (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

    Narrated by G. Valmont Thomas ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 1 min

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Years in the making-the definitive biography of the legendary black activist.Of the great figure in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    The Innovators

    How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

    Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 28 min

    2015 Audie Award Finalist for NonfictionFollowing his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the internet.What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Raven Rock

    The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 5 min

    Now a 6-part mini-series called Why the Rest of Us Die airing on VICE TV!The shocking truth about the government’s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil—even if the rest of us die—is “a frightening eye-opener” (Kirkus Reviews) that spans the dawn of the nuclear age to today, and "contains everything one could possibly want to know" (The Wall Street Journal).Every day in ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Glory and the Dream

    A Narrative History of America, 1932–1972

    Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach ...

    Unabridged

    57 hours 23 min

    This great time capsule of a book captures the abundant popular history of the United States from 1932 to 1972. It encompasses politics, military history, economics, the arts, science, fashion, fads, social change, sexual mores, communications, graffiti—everything and anything indigenous that can be captured in print.Masterfully compressing four crowded decades of our history, The Glory and the ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    Passage of Power, The

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...
    Series Audiobook 4 - Years of Lyndon Johnson

    Unabridged

    32 hours 47 min

    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Sword and the Shield

    The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Narrated by Zeno Robinson ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 49 min

    This "landmark" (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times–bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist) dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leadersTo most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Incredible Victory

    The Battle of Midway

    by Walter Lord ...
    Narrated by Norman Dietz ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 33 min

    New York Times Bestseller: Outgunned and outmanned on the Pacific Ocean, a small American fleet defied the odds and turned the tide of World War II. On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Nix

    by Nathan Hill ...
    Narrated by Ari Fliakos ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 41 min

    'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' - John IrvingNathan Hill's brilliant debut, The Nix, journeys from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street; from Chicago in 1968, to wartime Norway: home of the mysterious Nix.Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Gotti Wars

    Taking Down America's Most Notorious Mobster

    by John Gleeson ...
    Narrated by Adam Grupper ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 38 min

    “Riveting…an electrifying true crime story of the Mafia-smitten eighties and nineties. Suspenseful and multifaceted, The Gotti Wars can’t be missed.” —Esquire, The Best Nonfiction Books of the YearA “meticulous chronicle of good triumphing over evil” (The Washington Post) from the determined young prosecutor who, in two of America’s most celebrated trials, managed to convict famed mob boss John Go ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Kissinger

    A Biography

    Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner ...

    Unabridged

    34 hours 30 min

    By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to a Gallup poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    UFO

    The Inside Story of the US Government's Search for Alien Life Here—and Out There

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 16 min

    “One of the rare books on the topic that manages to be both entertaining and factually grounded.” —The Wall Street JournalFrom the bestselling author of Raven Rock, The Only Plane in the Sky, and Watergate (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history) comes the first comprehensive and eye-opening exploration of our government’s decades-long quest to solve one of humanity’s greatest mysteries: Are ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Prequel

    An American Fight Against Fascism

    by Rachel Maddow ...
    Narrated by Rachel Maddow ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 9 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.“A ripping read—well rendered, fast-paced and delivered with the same punch and assurance that she brings to a broadcast. . . ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Gambling with Armageddon

    Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Narrated by Mark Bramhall ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 50 min

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus comes the first effort to set the Cuban Missile Crisis, with its potential for nuclear holocaust, in a wider historical narrative of the Cold War—how such a crisis arose, and why at the very last possible moment it didn't happen.In this groundbreaking look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, Martin Sherwin not only gives us a riveting ... Read more

    $40.99 AUD

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    A Fever in the Heartland

    The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them

    by Timothy Egan ...
    Narrated by Timothy Egan ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    **"With meticulous detective work, Timothy Egan shines a light on one of the most sinister chapters in American history—how a viciously racist movement, led by a murderous conman, rose to power in the early twentieth century. A Fever in the Heartland is compelling, powerful, and profoundly resonant today." -- David Grann, author of THE WAGER and KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOONA historical thriller by ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Astor

    The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune

    Unabridged

    8 hours 18 min

    The number one New York Times bestselling authors of Vanderbilt return with another riveting history of a legendary American family, the Astors, and how they built and lavished their fortune.The story of the Astors is a quintessentially American story—of ambition, invention, destruction, and reinvention.From 1783, when German immigrant John Jacob Astor first arrived in the United States, until ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Invisible Bridge, The

    The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    39 hours

    From the bestselling author of Nixonland: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term-until televised Watergate hearings revealed his White House as little better than a mafia den. The next president ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Definitive FDR

    Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882-1940) and Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (1940-1945)

    Narrated by David Stifel ...

    Unabridged

    51 hours 55 min

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest serving president in US history, reshaping the country during the crises of the Great Depression and World War II. James MacGregor Burns's magisterial two-volume biography tells the complete life story of the fascinating political figure who instituted the New Deal. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882-1940): Before his ascension to the presidency, FDR ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

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    Jackpot

    High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs

    by Jason Ryan ...
    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 57 min

    In the late 1970s and early ’80s, a cadre of freewheeling, Southern pot smugglers lived at the crossroads of Miami Vice and a Jimmy Buffett song. These irrepressible adventurers unloaded nearly a billion dollars worth of marijuana and hashish through the eastern seaboard’s marshes. Then came their undoing: Operation Jackpot, one of the largest drug investigations ever and an opening volley in ... Read more

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