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    • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!

    • By Dylan Harvey on 28-07-2017

    Non-member price: $48.86

    • The Poisonwood Bible

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will be mesmerised and scandalised and find yourself exultant and indignant by turns

    • By Philip on 18-09-2016

    Non-member price: $43.93

    • I Am Legend

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great allround

    • By Anonymous User on 08-06-2018

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • The Quest for Cosmic Justice

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 19

    This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • 9 from the Nine Worlds

    • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill, Devon Sorvari, Nick Chamian, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Travel the Nine Worlds with your favourite characters from the world of Magnus Chase in a brand-new series of adventures. Find out why Amir Fadlan hates clothes shopping in Midgard, see how Mallory Keen learns in icy Niflheim that insulting a dragon can be a good idea, and join Alex Fierro as they play with fire (and a disco sword) in the home of the fire giants, Muspellheim. But watch out for Thor, who is jogging through all Nine Worlds so he can log his million steps - and is raising quite a stink....

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    • By: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Coleman Barks - translator, John Moyne - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of listeners, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever. 

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • The House of Morgan

    • An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 34 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid history of a institution

    • By B. van Caspel on 27-03-2017

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Generals

    • Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest achievement: leading the allies to victory in World War II.

    • Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-2015
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • I Am Legend and Other Stories

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Yuri Rasovsky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In Matheson's vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • Carolina Moon

    • By: Nora Roberts
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Tory Bodeen grew up in a run-down house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. Her one escape was her neighbor Hope, whose friendship allowed Tory to be the child she wasn't allowed to be at home. Then Hope was brutally murdered, and everything fell apart. Now, as she returns to Progress with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, Tory is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, badly performed

    • By Leonie on 15-04-2018

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • Tin Can Titans

    • The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them. Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crews during the war, preeminent historian of the Pacific theater John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron and its men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic naval warfare

    • By Anonymous User on 14-09-2017
    • The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 15-08-2017
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Discrimination and Disparities

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eminently sensible

    • By E. J. Lizier on 02-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Hiroshima Diary

    • The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945
    • By: Michihiko Hachiya MD
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. Dr. Hachiya's compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A precious poignant "peace" of history.

    • By Anonymous User on 23-09-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Zero History

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. But she's broke, and Bigend never feels it's beneath him to use whatever power comes his way - in this case, the power of money to bring Hollis onto his team again. Not that she knows what the "team" is up to - not at first. When a Department of Defence contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers, Bigend finds himself adrift in a seriously dangerous world.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • A Higher Call

    • The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During World War Two
    • By: Adam Makos, Larry Alexander
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Suddenly, a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on his tail. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would later be called 'the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listening - recommend it!

    • By Bilbo Swaggins on 03-12-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • On Color

    • By: David Scott Kastan, Stephen Farthing
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color's ubiquity, we don't know much about it. Authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least-understood aspects of everyday experience. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Hiro on 22-01-2019

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

    • How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I absolutely loved this book!

    • By Anonymous User on 17-05-2018

    Non-member price: $38.94

    • As I Lay Dying

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman, Robertson Dean, Lina Patel, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3 out of 5 stars 14

    At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member, including Addie, and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A struggle...

    • By Anonymous User on 02-04-2018

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Great Gamble

    • The Soviet War in Afghanistan
    • By: Gregory Feifer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    During the last years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent some of its most elite troops to unfamiliar lands in Central Asia to fight a vaguely defined enemy, which eventually defeated their superior number with unconventional tactics. Although the Soviet leadership initially saw the invasion as a victory, many Russian soldiers came to view the war as a demoralizing and devastating defeat, the consequences of which had a substantial impact on the Soviet Union and its collapse.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • A Fiery Peace in a Cold War

    • Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
    • By: Neil Sheehan
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history - and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War is a masterly work about Schriever's quests to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring nuclear superiority, to penetrate and exploit space for America, and to build the first weapons meant to deter an atomic holocaust rather than to be fired in anger.

    Non-member price: $55.66

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