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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

    $14.39 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Witches

    Salem, 1692

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    Narrated by Eliza Foss ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 16 min

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.The panic spread quickly, involving ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Man’s Search for Meaning

    An Introduction to Logotherapy

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 45 min

    Man’s Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankl’s struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he ... Read more

    $13.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Walk in My Combat Boots

    True Stories from America's Bravest Warriors

    Unabridged

    10 hours 35 min

    Discover “the stories America needs to hear” (Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)) with these moving and powerful recollections of war, told by the men and women who lived them.Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the ... Read more

    $26.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    An Ordinary Man

    An Autobiography

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    The remarkable autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, the globally-recognized human rights champion whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda“Fascinating…your book is called An Ordinary Man, yet you took on an extraordinary feat with courage, determination, and diplomacy.” – Oprah, O, The Oprah Magazine**As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, ... Read more

    $20.00 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

    $40.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 20 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.“The best true spy story I have ever read.”—JOHN LE CARRÉNamed a Best Book of the Year by The Economist • Shortlisted for the Bailie Giffords Prize in ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    About Face

    The Odyssey of an American Warrior

    Unabridged

    40 hours 39 min

    Called “everything a twentieth-century war memoir could possibly be” by the New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism.From age fifteen to forty, David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in ... Read more

    $29.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hero of Two Worlds

    The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

    by Mike Duncan ...
    Narrated by Mike Duncan ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 20 min

    From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to defend the principles of liberty and equalityFew in history can match the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought courageously on both sides of ... Read more

    $26.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mobituaries

    Great Lives Worth Reliving

    by Mo Rocca ...
    Narrated by Mo Rocca ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 45 min

    From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dawn of the Belle Epoque

    The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends

    Narrated by Nancy Peterson ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 46 min

    A humiliating military defeat by Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising-Paris in 1871 was a shambles, and the question loomed, "Could this extraordinary city even survive?" Mary McAuliffe takes the listener back to these perilous years following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into the Third Republic. By 1900, Paris had recovered and the ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Team Dog

    How to Train Your Dog—the Navy SEAL Way

    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 54 min

    New York Times bestsellingauthor and former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland teaches you how to give your dog the exceptional training and loyalty of a combat dog.In Team Dog, Miketaps into fifteen years’ worth of experience and shares, in accessible anddirect language, the science behind the importance of gaining a dog’s trust. Healso offers invaluable steps for achieving any level of obedience. His ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Kaffir Boy

    The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

    Narrated by Mark Mathabane ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 34 min

    The classic story of life in apartheid South AfricaMark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with ... Read more

    $33.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Country of Vast Designs

    James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    Narrated by Michael Prichard ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 59 min

    When James K. Polk was elected president in 1844, the United States was locked in a bitter diplomatic struggle with Britain over the rich lands of the Oregon Territory, which included what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Texas, not yet part of the Union, was threatened by a more powerful Mexico. And the territories north and west of Texas-what would become California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Deadly Combat

    A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front

    Narrated by Paul Woodson ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 59 min

    Wounded five times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Gottlob Herbert Bidermann saw action in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol, participated in the vicious battles in the forests south of Leningrad, and ended the war in the Courland Pocket. In his memoir, he shares his impressions of countless Russian POWs seen at the outset of his service, of peasants struggling to survive the ... Read more

    $20.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Brilliant Solution

    Inventing the American Constitution

    by Carol Berkin ...
    Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 8 min

    We know-and love-the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But our first government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the meeting that would make history. But all the ideas, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Good Man of Nanking

    The Diaries of John Rabe

    by John Rabe ...
    Narrated by Anna Fields ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    This unique and gripping document contains the recently discovered diaries of a German businessman, John Rabe, who saved so many lives in the infamous siege of Nanking in 1937 that he is now being honored as the Oskar Schindler of China. As the Japanese army closed in and all foreigners were ordered to evacuate, Rabe mobilized the remaining Westerners in Nanking and organized an “International ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow ...
    Narrated by Scott Brick ...

    Unabridged

    35 hours 58 min

    The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of ... Read more

    $40.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Leonardo da Vinci

    Narrated by Alfred Molina ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 1 min

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Sniper

    The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 18 min

    NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTUREFrom 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the ... Read more

    $26.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Unbroken

    A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    Narrated by Edward Herrmann ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 56 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The incredible true story of survival and salvation that is the basis for two major motion pictures: 2014’s Unbroken and the upcoming Unbroken: Path to Redemption.On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    What Happened

    Unabridged

    18 hours 35 min

    “An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election.In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Master of the Senate

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    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

    $65.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    1776

    Narrated by David McCullough ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 33 min

    America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George ... Read more

    $29.95 USD or free with audiobook trial