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    • Hank

    • The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
    • By: Mark Ribowsky
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of 29, Hank Williams - a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star - instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights with simple songs of despair, depression, and tainted love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow.

    • The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
    • By: Mark Ribowsky
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 22-11-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Six Days of Impossible

    • Navy SEAL Hell Week - A Doctor Looks Back
    • By: Robert Adams
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Six days in hell define every SEAL that moves past the point of no return in their minds. Robert Adams, MD, brings the experiences of his classmates into view with real, difficult to believe experiences, described in frightening detail by the men that lived through the frigid cold, filthy muddy days, and body-destroying events of a winter Hell Week. Eleven of 70 men went on to graduate and serve over 40 years in almost every SEAL or UDT team with honor. Listen to their real-time story, and learn why these 11 men succeeded when so many others failed.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

    • By: Henry Miller
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his great triptych The Millennium, Bosch used oranges and other fruits to symbolize the delights of Paradise. Whence Henry Miller's title for this, one of his most appealing books; first published in 1957, it tells the story of Miller's life on the Big Sur, a section of the California coast where he lived for 15 years. Big Sur is the portrait of a place - one of the most colorful in the United States - and of the extraordinary people Miller knew there.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Dirty Blvd.

    • The Life and Music of Lou Reed
    • By: Aidan Levy
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book not only covers the highlights of Lou Reed's career but explores lesser-known facets of his work, such as his first recordings with doo-wop group the Jades, his key literary influences, the impact of Judaism upon his work, and his engagement with the LGBT movement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overly written but well told

    • By Elastic on 25-02-19
    • The Life and Music of Lou Reed
    • By: Aidan Levy
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 01-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Simply Electrifying

    • The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
    • By: Craig R. Roach
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk brings to life the 250-year history of electricity through the stories of the men and women who used it to transform our world: Benjamin Franklin, James Watt, Michael Faraday, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Edison, Samuel Insull, Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Elon Musk, and more. In the process, it reveals for the first time the complete, thrilling, and often dangerous story of electricity's historic discovery, development, and worldwide application.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great listen ,

    • By Greenash22 on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

    • From Forecastle to Quarter-Deck
    • By: John D. Whidden
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden back from embarking on sea life seven years later. Serving as an apprentice, he quickly proved his worth and earned himself a mate's position by his early 20s. Graduating to third, second, and first office, he ended his career in command of, and having part-ownership of, his own vessel. Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days records a series of real events from his childhood impressions of rough and ready seamen to his thrilling and brutal experiences of war. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Counting Backwards

    • A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia
    • By: Henry Jay Przybylo MD
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is a source of great fear and fascination. In Counting Backwards, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo - an anesthesiologist with more than 30 years of experience - has written an unforgettable account of the routine procedure's daily dramas and fundamental mysteries. Przybylo has administered anesthesia more than 30,000 times in his career - erasing consciousness, denying memory, and immobilizing the body before reversing all of these effects.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Mosby's Rangers

    • A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender
    • By: James Joseph Williamson
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mosby's Rangers were some of the most feared Confederate troops of the American Civil War. Under the command of Col. John S. Mosby, they executed small raids behind Union lines, raiding at will and then vanishing quickly into the countryside to remain undetected. James Joseph Williamson, a private who fought under Mosby from April, 1863, through until the end of the war, records in fascinating detail the activity of Mosby and his men from their companies' organization until the moment that they were disbanded.

    • A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender
    • By: James Joseph Williamson
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 27-11-18
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    Regular price: £27.49

    • Safely to Earth

    • The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home
    • By: Jack Clemons
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons - a former lead engineer in support of NASA - takes listeners behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.  Clemons joined Project Apollo in 1968, a young engineer inspired by science fiction and electrified by John F. Kennedy's challenge to the nation to put a man on the moon. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Accidental Veterinarian

    • Tales from a Pet Practice
    • By: Philipp Schott
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With insight and humor, Dr. Philipp Schott shares tales from the unlikely path he took into his career of veterinary science and anecdotes from his successful small-animal clinic. Dr. Schott brings to his writing the benefit of many years of expertise. Wisdom he imparts on listeners includes the best way to give your cat a pill, how to prevent your very handy dog from opening a fridge, and how to handle your fish when it has half-swallowed another. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Prince of Providence

    • The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds
    • By: Mike Stanton
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
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    Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where corruption is entertainment and Mayor Buddy Cianci presided over the longest-running lounge act in American politics. In The Prince of Providence, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike Stanton tells a classic story of wiseguys, feds, and politicians on a carousel of crime and redemption. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Last Volcano

    • A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury
    • By: John Dvorak
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Volcanoes have fascinated - and terrified - people for ages. They have destroyed cities and ended civilizations. In this book, John Dvorak, the acclaimed author of Earthquake Storms, looks into the early years of volcanology and its "father", Thomas Jaggar. Jaggar was the youngest of five scientists to investigate the explosion of Mount Pelee in Martinique, which leveled the entire city of St. Pierre and killed its entire population in two minutes.

    • A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury
    • By: John Dvorak
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 15-12-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Benjamin Franklin

    • The Religious Life of a Founding Father
    • By: Thomas S. Kidd
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other 18th-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the "thorough deist" who emerges in his autobiography.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Tom Paine's Iron Bridge

    • Building a United States
    • By: Edward G. Gray
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of Common Sense and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision for his adopted country. It was embodied in an architectural project that he spent decades planning: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia.

    Regular price: £18.29