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Historical Audiobooks

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    Defying Hitler

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 19 min

    When the famous German author Sebastian Haffner died at age ninety-one in 1999, a manuscript was discovered among his unpublished papers that offers a compelling eyewitness account of the rise of Hitler and Nazism. He describes the country’s inflation and the political climate that contributed to Hitler’s rise to power and also examines the pervasive influence of such groups as the Free Corps and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Extreme Ownership

    How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

    Unabridged

    8 hours 25 min

    "These guys are intense. And they bring that same fire to their narration in the audiobook. Listen to these insanely competent SEAL officers tell you exactly how to make a team successful through their firsthand experiences in business and combat." - The HustleAn updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership audiobook that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Blood Red Snow

    The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front

    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 41 min

    Gunter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on. As keeping a diary was strictly forbidden, he sewed the pages into the lining of his thick winter coat and deposited them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing and it was when he was reunited with his daughter in America some forty years later that it came to light and ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Titan

    The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    by Ron Chernow ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    35 hours 4 min

    John D. Rockefeller, Sr., history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty, is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, a National Book Award–winning biographer, gives us a detailed and insightful history of the mogul. Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller's exceptionally rich ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Call Sign Chaos

    Learning to Lead

    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 1 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.“A four-star general’s five-star memoir.”—The Wall Street JournalCall Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis’s ... Read more

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Scarlet Fields

    The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 39 min

    A reconnaissance man and sniper, John Lewis Barkley served in Company K of the 4th Infantry Regiment, a unit that participated in almost every major American battle. The York-like episode that earned Barkley his Congressional Medal of Honor occurred on October 7, 1918, when he climbed into an abandoned French tank and singlehandedly held off an advancing German force, killing hundreds of enemy ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Grant

    by Ron Chernow ...
    Narrated by Mark Bramhall ...

    Unabridged

    48 hours 2 min

    **The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates*, The Atlantic***Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has ... Read more

    $40.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Midwife’s Tale

    The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

    Narrated by Susan Ericksen ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 42 min

    Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812, a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in twenty-seven years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Black Count

    Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

    by Tom Reiss ...
    Narrated by Paul Michael ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 30 min

    WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHYGeneral Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar**—**because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: ... Read more

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Certain Idea of France

    The Life of Charles de Gaulle

    Narrated by John Banks ...

    Unabridged

    35 hours 19 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.In six weeks in 1940, France was over-run by German troops and surrendered. One junior French general, refusing to accept defeat, made his way to England. On 18 June he spoke to his compatriots over the BBC, urging them to rally to him in London. At that moment, Charles de Gaulle entered into history. For the rest of the war, de Gaulle frequently bit the hand that fed him ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Private Spy

    The Letters of John le Carré

    by John Le Carre ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours

    An archive of letters written by the late John le Carré, giving readers access to the intimate thoughts of one of the greatest writers of our timeThe never-before-seen correspondance of John le Carré, one of the most important novelists of our generation, are collected in this beautiful volume. During his lifetime, le Carré wrote numerous letters to writers, spies, politicians, artists, actors and ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Frederick Douglass

    Prophet of Freedom

    Narrated by Prentice Onayemi ...

    Unabridged

    36 hours 57 min

    **Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History**“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Read more

    $39.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Scars and Stripes

    An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

    Narrated by Tim Kennedy ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 53 min

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Benjamin Franklin

    An American Life

    Narrated by Boyd Gaines ...

    Abridged

    7 hours 15 min

    In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Professor and The Madman

    A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

    Narrated by Simon Winchester ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 21 min

    A New York Times Notable BookThe Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history.The making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

    An Unforgettable Comic Chronicle of Innocents Abroad in the 1920s

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    "To know Emily is to enhance one's days with gaiety, charm and occasional terror."—Cornelia Otis Skinner of her coauthor, Emily KimbroughActress Cornelia Otis Skinner and journalist Emily Kimbrough offer a lighthearted, hilarious memoir of their European tour in the 1920s, when they were fresh out of college from Bryn Mawr. Some of the more amusing anecdotes involve a pair of rabbit-skin capes ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Philip and Alexander

    Kings and Conquerors

    Narrated by Neil Dickson ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 36 min

    This definitive biography of one of history's most influential father-son duos tells the story of two rulers who gripped the world -- and their rise and fall from power.Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He claimed to be the son of a god, but he was ... Read more

    $26.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Boyd

    The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

    by Robert Coram ...
    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 41 min

    John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever-the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft-the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    While I Remember

    Narrated by Becky Grubbs Ritter ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 23 min

    This is the true story of some who have lived; heroes and failures, resourceful and talented, delightful and disappointing human beings whose "days are like grass, flourishing like a flower in the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone; its place is remembered no more."' But while I still can, I will remember.The tale is told in three parts intertwined with amusing and heart-breaking stories ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Master of the Senate

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...
    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

    $65.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tudor

    Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family

    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 20 min

    The Tudors are England's most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle's gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family's obscure Welsh origins, the ordinary man known as Owen ... Read more

    $39.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Helmet for My Pillow

    From Parris Island to the Pacific

    by Robert Leckie ...
    Narrated by John Allen Nelson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 35 min

    Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow, we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    An Hour Before Daylight

    Memories Of A Rural Boyhood

    by Jimmy Carter ...
    Narrated by Jimmy Carter ...

    Abridged

    5 hours 59 min

    In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, recreates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country.Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy, offering an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a ... Read more

    $18.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Trident

    The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader

    Narrated by Erik Bergmann ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 22 min

    Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period Redman posted a sign on his ... Read more

    $27.99 USD or free with audiobook trial