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    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Maddy on 26-03-13

    Regular price: £44.29

    • Truman

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 54 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He Gave 'em Hell

    • By Sally Graham on 04-04-17

    Regular price: £88.69

    • John Adams

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great life that kept me listening

    • By Kirstine on 03-11-14

    Regular price: £67.79

    • The Great Bridge

    • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Magnificent Epic

    • By Tommy on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £45.79

    • The Perfect Mile

    • Three Athletes. One Goal. And Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
    • By: Neal Bascomb
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the tradition of Seabiscuit, critically acclaimed author Neal Bascomb reaches back to the golden age of sport and crafts an utterly captivating narrative of what may be the most remarkable athletic feat of all time.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • The Path Between the Seas

    • The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 31 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, annoying narrator

    • By Patrick Donovan on 10-06-16

    Regular price: £53.19

    • Elizabeth I CEO

    • Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire
    • By: Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1558, England was the laughing stock of Europe. Economic, political, and religious calamities were numerous, and Elizabeth endured constant criticism. But by the end of her 45-year reign, England was one of the world's mightiest nations. Axelrod uses the legendary Queen's life as a model for modern leadership, and a powerful example of how one person can make an extraordinary difference. Elizabeth I CEO is an indispensable guide for today's business managers and leaders. It is also an inspiring listen for those taking their first steps up the corporate ladder, or those who simply love history. Nelson Runger's narration gives a renewed energy to Elizabeth's lessons, which are as relevant today as they were four centuries ago.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Mornings on Horseback

    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Early life only, and indifferent reader.

    • By raggedstaffman on 20-01-15

    Regular price: £36.59

    • Trillions

    • Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology
    • By: Peter Lucas, Joe Ballay, Mickey McManus
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We are facing a future of unbounded complexity. Whether that complexity is harnessed to build a world that is safe, pleasant, humane and profitable, or whether it causes us to careen off a cliff into an abyss of mind-numbing junk is an open question. The challenges and opportunities - technical, business, and human - that this technological sea change will bring are without precedent. Entire industries will be born and others will be laid to ruin as our society navigates this journey.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Crossroads to Freedom

    • Antietam
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Through historical newspaper accounts and the personal letters of soldiers, the events leading up to the battle and the battle itself are stunningly recreated. You will enter the mind of Robert E. Lee as he makes the fateful decision to cross the Potomac River and take the offensive. You will feel the frustration of Abraham Lincoln as he struggles to convince George McClellan to fight. And you will stand side-by-side with foot soldiers as the peaceful Maryland countryside explodes.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Her Little Majesty

    • The Life of Queen Victoria
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Her Little Majesty is a fresh and fascinating portrait of the diminutive monarch who ruled the vast British empire for over 60 years. Award-winning biographer and historian, Carolly Erickson, transports you behind the walls of Buckingham Palace to introduce you to the quirky, loveable Queen Victoria—revealed only to her closest associates. Emotionally deprived, inadequately educated, and socially isolated for much of her life, young Victoria felt ill-prepared to ascend the throne.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Lincoln on Leadership

    • Executive Strategies for Tough Times
    • By: Donald T. Phillips
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    In this remarkable book, hailed by CEOs, politicians, coaches, and college presidents alike, Donald T. Phillips examines Lincoln's effective leadership style. As he explores the President's diverse management skills, he demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing and dated

    • By Ben Freeman on 15-06-14

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Great Harry

    • The Extravagant Life of Henry VIII
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In lively, absorbing prose that rivals the finest literary fiction, prize-winning historian Carolly Erickson recreates the life of the notorious Tudor king, Henry VIII. In his youth as a charming national hero, his reign as a monstrous king, and his final days as a tottering old man, Erickson draws a thoroughly convincing portrait of one of English history’s most notorious characters.

    Regular price: £36.19

    • To the Gates of Richmond

    • The Peninsula Campaign
    • By: Stephen Sears
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    It was the largest campaign ever attempted in the Civil War: the Peninsula campaign of 1862. General George McClellan planned to advance from Yorktown up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Rebel army in its own capital. But with Robert E. Lee delivering blows to the Union army, McClellan’s plan fell through at the gates of Richmond. Now, in a study of the great Civil War engagement that weaves together narrative, military analysis, and eyewitness accounts drawn from the diaries and letters of soldiers, historian Stephen W. Sears showcases all the reasons why Ken Burns, the producer of the PBS series The Civil War, calls Sears “one of our best Civil War historians.”

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Controversies and Commanders

    • Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac
    • By: Stephen Sears
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout the devastating years of the Civil War, the Union Army of the Potomac seldom marched in step. In this provocative book, acclaimed historian and award-winning author Stephen W. Sears takes a fascinating look at some of the intriguing Union generals and the controversies that swirled around them. Delving into historical documents and the personal papers of military officers, Sears shares the compelling stories of oft-maligned Generals McClellan and Hooker, the shocking court-martial of patriotic General Stone, the failed plots to kidnap Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and more.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels

    • The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales
    • By: Robert S. Root-Bernstein, Michèle M. Root-Bernstein
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written with wit and narrative force, Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels is an enriching excursion into the world of folk medicine. The award-winning team of Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. In addition to the honey, mud, and maggots used in wound therapy, the Root-Bernsteins unearth cures that range from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America.

    Regular price: £24.39

    • The First Elizabeth

    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elizabeth was not just Queen, she was ruler. In an age of male supremacy she, by sheer force of character, became not only the unchallenged leader of the English but also the first leader of an empire upon which the sun never set. Erickson’s biography tells the truth about this extraordinary woman and profiles some amazing people - their personalities and culture.

    Regular price: £33.89

    • In His Steps

    • By: Charles Sheldon
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over 100 years ago, Reverend Charles Sheldon stepped up to the pulpit to deliver a sermon to his little flock of Congregationalists. Little did he know that his humble parable would evolve into a novel that would be published in 45 languages and affect the lives of at least 15 million people. A desperate, unemployed printer, looking for help in the mythical town of Raymond, is ignored until he’s on the verge of dying. His last words, as he collapses in front of a church congregation, point out the difference between believing in Christianity and actually living it.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Getting Started in Options

    • By: Michael C. Thomsett
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
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    Getting Started in Options arms you with the facts you need to make informed decisions about choosing stocks, tracking options, selling calls, understanding and controlling risk, and much more.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • The Compleat Angler

    • By: Izaak Walton, Joseph Cotton
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “It would sweeten a man’s temper at any time to read it,” wrote essayist Charles Lamb some years after this novel was first published in 1653. Of course, The Compleat Angler is much more than just a 17th century “how-to” guide to catching and cooking fish.

    Regular price: £20.39

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