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    • One Man's Wilderness

    • An Alaskan Odyssey
    • By: Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To live in a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed... to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin... to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available... to be not at odds with the world but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them.

    Regular price: $30.74

    • Steel Boat Iron Hearts

    • A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505
    • By: Hans Goebeler, John Vanzo
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Using his own experiences, log books, and correspondence with other U-boat crewmen, Hans Goebeler offers rich and personal details about what life was like in the German Navy under Hitler. Since his first and last posting was to U-505, Goebeler's perspective of the crew, commanders, and war patrols paints a vivid and complete portrait unlike any other to come out of the Kriegsmarine. He witnessed it all, from deadly sabotage efforts that almost sunk the boat to the tragic suicide of the only U-boat commander who took his life during World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great Book

    • By Anonymous User on 08-06-2018

    Regular price: $35.87

    • Lonely Vigil

    • Coastwatchers of the Solomons
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the best-selling author of Day of Infamy: In the bloodiest island combat of WWII, one group of men kept watch from behind Japanese lines. The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the Solomon Islands' highest points. Sometimes encamped in comfort, sometimes exposed to the elements, these coastwatchers kept lookout for squadrons of Japanese bombers headed for Allied positions.

    Regular price: $29.24

    • The Ascent of George Washington

    • The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
    • By: John Ferling
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
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    Even compared to his fellow founders, George Washington stands tall. Our first president has long been considered a stoic hero, holding himself above the rough-and-tumble politics of his day. Now John Ferling peers behind that image, carefully burnished by Washington himself, to show us a leader who was not only not above politics but a canny infighter---a master of persuasion, manipulation, and deniability.

    Regular price: $40.61

    • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

    • 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
    • By: James C. Humes
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

    Regular price: $29.70

    • The Old Patagonian Express

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered - the tedious Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires.

    Regular price: $40.74

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812. With optimism and boundless enthusiasm, the Robinson family undertakes the extraordinary task of constructing a home for themselves and exploring the primitive island filled with strange and beautiful creatures and exotic fruits and plants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By Gerowyn on 01-08-2018

    Regular price: $33.21

    • The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century

    • By: Stephen Denning
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation.

    Regular price: $36.20

    • Incredible Victory

    • The Battle of Midway
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 Americans had no chance of winning. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. 

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    • Thankyou Americans, Thankyou America!

    • By Shane on 01-08-2018

    Regular price: $29.24

    • Salem Possessed

    • The Social Origins of Witchcraft
    • By: Stephen Nissenbaum, Paul Boyer
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, 19 bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials. From rich and varied sources - many neglected and unknown - Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the people and events more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the massive literature. It is a story of powerful and deeply divided families and of a community determined to establish an independent identity.

    Regular price: $24.37

    • Think

    • A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
    • By: Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is an audiobook about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important. Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the study of philosophy and goes on to give the listener a sense of how the great historical figures such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein have approached its central themes.

    • A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
    • By: Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 29-01-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $36.20

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab. Now the crew of the Pequod, on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps, must follow the mad Ahab into the abyss to satisfy his unslakeable thirst for vengeance.

    Regular price: $47.15

    • The Frozen Chosen

    • The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
    • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the US Marine Corps to be the Corps' finest hour. Fourteen Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses attest to the intensity of the battle.

    Regular price: $43.66

    • Colossus

    • Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
    • By: Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global economic crisis and the implacable elements of nature, we prevailed.

    Regular price: $51.25

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Happy Birthday Jules Verne (February 8). Professor Pierre Aronnax and his faithful servant, Conseil, embark on an amazing journey in Captain Nemo's Nautilus in Verne's classic novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great stuff

    • By Anonymous User on 22-09-2017

    Regular price: $45.69

    • Gourmet Rhapsody

    • By: Muriel Barbery
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz, Barbara Caruso, Eliza Foss, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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    In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of Hedgehog, Pierre Athens, the greatest food critic in the world, is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Arthens has been lording it over the world's most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim. But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things.

    Regular price: $25.35

    • Mind of the Raven

    • Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
    • By: Bernd Heinrich
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bernd Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can be spied on only by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father", as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines and, in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis we become their intimates, too.

    Regular price: $50.76

    • Power, Faith, and Fantasy

    • America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present
    • By: Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines, and from the early American explorers who probed the sources of the Nile to the diplomats who strove for Arab-Israeli peace, the United States has been dramatically involved in the Middle East. For well over two centuries, American statesmen, merchants, and missionaries, both men and women, have had a profound impact on the shaping of this crucial region.

    Regular price: $50.76

    • The Bear in the Attic

    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date. Starting with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. McManus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch.

    Regular price: $35.05

    • Roughing It

    • A Personal Narrative
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "If there is any life that is happier than the life we led on our timber ranch, it must be the sort of life which I have not read of in books or experienced in person," wrote Mark Twain, and now you can share in that experience. The beloved American humorist spent seven years on a "pleasure trip" through the untamed wilderness of Nevada. Twain intended to spend three months touring silver mines, but the lure of rough terrain and comfortable clothes proved irresistible - as will this vibrant travelogue.

    Regular price: $50.76

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