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    • The Warren Buffett Way

    • 3rd Edition
    • By: Robert Hagstrom
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great advice

    • By Bradley on 16-12-2016

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • No Shortcuts to the Top

    • Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
    • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For 18 years, Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

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    • Addictive!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-12-2018

    Non-member price: $39.01

    • Marvel Comics

    • The Untold Story
    • By: Sean Howe
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The defining, behind-the-scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and dominant pop cultural entities in America’s history - Marvel Comics - and the outsized personalities who made Marvel, including Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.   

    Non-member price: $59.84

    • The Walrus and the Elephants

    • John Lennon’s Years of Revolution
    • By: James A. Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In late 1971 John Lennon left London behind and moved to New York, eager to join a youth movement rallying for social justice and an end to the Vietnam War. Lennon was quickly embraced by radicals and revolutionaries, the hippies and Yippies at odds with the establishment. Settling in Greenwich Village, the heart of Manhattan's counterculture, the former Beatle was soon on the frontlines of the antiwar movement and championing a range of causes and issues.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Stanley Kubrick and Me

    • Thirty Years at His Side
    • By: Emilio D'Alessandro, Filippo Ulivieri, Simon Marsh - translator
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist obsessed with his work and privacy to the point of madness. But who was he really?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, just like Kubrick

    • By Tim on 01-02-2017

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • Reagan

    • The Life
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the 20th century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New Deal liberalism, was widely perceived as bloated and inefficient, an impediment to personal liberty.

    Non-member price: $71.77

    • Astral Weeks

    • A Secret History of 1968
    • By: Ryan H. Walsh
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more. Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory - along with the untold secrets of the time and place that birthed it: Boston 1968.

    Non-member price: $43.89

    • Funny Man

    • Mel Brooks
    • By: Patrick McGilligan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater, from Patrick McGilligan, the acclaimed author of Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane and Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light

    Non-member price: $68.34

    • Roosevelt the Explorer

    • Teddy Roosevelt's Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer
    • By: Paul H. Jeffers
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No American president has been more enthusiastic in appreciating the wilderness and in conserving our nation’s natural treasures than Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). And no other president wrote more about nature and his explorations of it than T. R., in scattered books, such as African Wilderness, and in his countless letters, including those collected in The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt).

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • An Unlikely Prince

    • The Life and Times of Machiavelli
    • By: Niccolo Capponi
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this compelling new biography, historian Niccol Capponi frees Machiavelli (1469-1527) from centuries of misinterpretation. Exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, where Machiavelli lived, Capponi reveals the man behind the legend. A complex portrait of Machiavelli emerges - at once a brilliantly skillful diplomat and a woefully inept liar; a sharp thinker and an impractical dreamer; a hard-nosed powerbroker and a risk-taking gambler; a calculating propagandist and an imprudent jokester.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Man Who Saved the Union

    • Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
    • By: H. W. Brands
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Before Topgun Days

    • The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor
    • By: Dave Bio Baranek
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before becoming an instructor in the Navy's Topgun program, Dave "Bio" Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. But, his eyesight waning, he knew that he would never be able to reach that goal. Undaunted, he plowed ahead and found his niche as a radar intercept operator in the backseat of the sleek, new Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • The Inventors

    • A Memoir
    • By: Peter Selgin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Fall of 1970, at the start of eighth grade, Peter Selgin fell in love with the young teacher who'd arrived from Oxford wearing Frye boots, with long blond hair and a passion for his students that was as intense as it was rebellious. The son of an emotionally remote inventor, Peter was also a twin competing for the attention and affection of his parents. He had a burning need to feel special. The new teacher supplied that need.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Bigger than the Game

    • Restitching a Major League Life
    • By: Dirk Hayhurst
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs. Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Becoming a Mountain

    • Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime
    • By: Stephen Alter
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • The Man Who Robbed the Pierre

    • The Story of Bobby Comfort
    • By: Ira Berkow
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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    January 2, 1972: Men in tuxedos rob the Pierre, a New York hotel. They get away with $11 million worth of cash and jewelry. The police are baffled by how large-scale a heist could go off so smoothly. The answer was in the leader of the thieves, a man by the name of Bobby Comfort. Comfort took to crime from a young age, card sharping, petty theft, and eventually robbery. Taking money from the rich, though, was where he excelled.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • The Lives of Chang and Eng

    • Siam’s Twins in Nineteenth-Century America
    • By: Joseph Andrew Orser
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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    Connected at the chest by a band of flesh, Chang and Eng Bunker toured the United States and the world from the 1820s to the 1870s, placing themselves and their extraordinary bodies on exhibit as "freaks of nature". More famously known as the Siamese twins, they eventually settled in rural North Carolina, married two white sisters, became slave owners, and fathered 21 children between them. More than a biography of the twins, this is a study of 19th-century American culture and society that reveals how Americans projected onto the twins their own hopes and fears.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Devoted

    • The Story of a Father's Love for His Son
    • By: Dick Hoyt, Don Yaeger
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born a spastic quadriplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by numerous doctors, but his parents, Dick and Judy Hoyt, were determined to give their son all the opportunities of a "normal" kid. In 1977, 15-year-old Rick asked his dad to enter a charity race. The twist? Rick wanted to run it too. Dick had never run a race before, and the thought of pushing his son’s wheelchair while running was daunting. But, once again, Dick and Rick were determined to overcome any obstacle. More than 1,000 races later, the devoted father son duo is affectionately known worldwide as Team Hoyt.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Turning the Black Sox White

    • The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey
    • By: Tim Hornbaker
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure - a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. Through rigorous research from the National Archives, newspapers, and various other publications, Tim Hornbaker not only tells the full story of Comiskey’s incredible life and the sport at the time, but also debunks the “Black Sox” controversy, showing that Comiskey was not the reason that the Sox threw the 1919 World Series.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • The Mysterious Montague

    • A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as "the greatest golfer in the world". Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague's past were exposed - leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation.

    Non-member price: $44.49

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