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  1. 6.2 hrs • 7/4/2000 • Abridged

    In a dusty, remote community of secretly constructed buildings and awesome possibility, the world’s most brilliant minds have come together. Their mission: to split an atom and end a war. But among those who have come to Robert Oppenheimer’s “enchanted campus” of foreign-born scientists, baffled guards, and restless wives is a simple man, an unraveler of human secrets—a man in search of a killer. It is the spring of 1945. And Michael Connolly has been sent to Los Alamos to investigate the murder of a security officer on the Manhattan Project. But amid the glimmering cocktail parties and the staggering genius, Connolly will find more than he bargained for. Sleeping in a dead man’s bed and making love to another man’s wife, Connolly has entered the moral no-man’s-land of Los Alamos. For in this place of discovery and secrecy, hope and horror, Connolly is plunged into a shadowy war with a killer—as the world is about to be changed forever…

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    Los Alamos

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    5.2 hrs • 7/4/2000 • Abridged

    The time is the early 1800s, and the British Navy stands as the only bulwark against the militant fanaticism of Napoleonic France. Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime his has not committed. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually acting as the ship’s surgeon to cover his activities on behalf of British intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his old ship The Surprise to command as a privateer. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. Patrick O’Brian has created a tale of great narrative power that rivals C. S. Forester for suspense and surpasses him in perception of character.

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    The Letter of Marque

    5.2 hrs • 7/4/00 • Abridged
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  3. 6.0 hrs • 7/4/2000 • Abridged

    Captain Jay Marsh had never questioned where his ultimate loyalty lay. He had witnessed the bloody horror left behind by the retreating Japanese army during World War II’s final days. And he had abandoned his beautiful Filipina fiancée to see his duty through. But not even Marsh could guess the terrible personal price he would have to pay for his loyalty. He would follow General Douglas MacArthur to Tokyo itself. There he would become the brilliant, egocentric general’s confidant, translator, surrogate son—and spy. Marsh would play a dangerous game of deliberate deceit and brutal injustice in the shadow world of postwar Japan’s royal palaces and geisha houses, and recognize that the defeated emperor and his wily aides were exploiting MacArthur’s ruthless ambition to become the American Caesar. The Emperor’s General is a dramatic human story of the loss of innocence and the seduction of power, about the conflict between honor, duty, and love, all set against an extraordinary historical backdrop.

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    The Emperor's General

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  4. 6.0 hrs • 7/4/2000 • Abridged

    In this thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, a group of young scientists travel back in time to medieval France on a daring rescue mission that becomes a struggle to stay alive. In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world, archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival … six hundred years ago.

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    Timeline

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  5. 7.5 hrs • 7/1/2000 • Unabridged

    “Hezd rope the devil and tie him down...if the lasso didn’t burn,” it was said of “Buffalo Jones,” one of the last of the famous plainsmen who trod the trails of the Old West. Killing was repulsive to him and the passion of his life was to capture wild beasts alive. When he saw that the extinction of the buffalo was inevitable, he labored for ten years pursuing, capturing and taming the noble beasts, for which the West gave him fame and the name Preserver of the American Bison. In this thrilling story of a hunting trip with Jones, Zane Grey speaks firsthand of the great man’s courage and prowess; how he roped the ferocious cougar and took it, clawing and spitting, back to camp; how he nearly captured White King, the glorious leader of a herd of wild mustangs; and how the whole party made camp under the aurora borealis and hunted polar wolves. “I want to show the color and beauty of those painted cliffs and the long, brown-matted bluebell-dotted aisles in the grand forests; I want to give a suggestion of the tang of the dry, cool air; and particularly, I want to throw a little light upon the life and nature of that strange character and remarkable man, Buffalo Jones.”—Zane Grey

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    The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey

    The Last of the Plainsmen

    7.5 hrs • 7/1/00 • Unabridged
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    17.2 hrs • 5/3/2000 • Unabridged

    The pursuit of knowledge must never be deterred by Man’s folly. So the close of 1914 finds Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another season of archaeological excavation, despite the increasing danger of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself. Trouble is brewing in Cairo and the defiantly pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson’s headstrong son Ramses is earning the young man the derision, and much worse, of the British expatriate community. Meanwhile, the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And since there is no way to stand outside the political hurricane that is suddenly threatening their lives, Amelia plunges directly into it. When el Wardani escapes a police dragnet, thanks to the direct intervention of Amelia and Emerson, the family’s stake in a perilous game is raised considerably. But it’s Ramses’ strange secret role in it that could truly bring ruin down upon all their heads. However, there is more than intrigue and espionage, plots and counterplots, at work here. For an artifact uncovered at a Giza dig, an exquisite sculpture found where it ought not to be confirms Amelia’s most unsettling suspicion: that the chaos consuming Cairo has masked the nefarious re-emergence of Amelia’s villainous archnemesis, Sethos, the Master Criminal.

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    He Shall Thunder in the Sky

    17.2 hrs • 5/3/00 • Unabridged
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  7. 10.7 hrs • 4/27/2000 • Unabridged

    One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain is revolutionary. It offers both brilliant humor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom. Huck, the narrator, is shrewd, ingenious, and literal—he reports on everything he sees, which allows the listener to experience the hypocrisy of “sivilization.” This superb reading by Patrick Fraley is rich in the color and adventurous spirit of the Mississippi River. It captures the world and people that Mark Twain knew and loved.

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    10.7 hrs • 4/27/00 • Unabridged
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    17.2 hrs • 4/4/2000 • Unabridged

    With his acclaimed bestseller Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield established himself as a powerful new voice in historical fiction. In Tides of War, he returns to ancient Greece for an even more ambitious epic novel that vividly brings to life two of the greatest warring cities in history. Nearly 50 years after Sparta and Athens combined to defeat the Persian empire, tension between the two cities is at a fever pitch. Thus begins the 27-year Peloponnesian War. At the center of the action is Alcibiades, favorite son of Athens due to his physical attractiveness, matchless intelligence, and brilliant leadership. But when Athens turns its back on him, Alcibiades turns to Sparta, and the Athenians dispatch an old friend to assassinate their former hero. Pressfield weaves Homeric passages with gritty battlefield scenes and colorful dialogue, never allowing for a moment’s breath in this action-packed tale. George Guidall’s narration brings this extraordinary war to life, capturing both the poetry and brutality of Pressfield’s remarkable work.

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    Tides of War

    17.2 hrs • 4/4/00 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.0 hrs • 4/1/2000 • Abridged

    They built a civilization ahead of its time and dominated the ancient world. They defined an era of war, love, passion, power, and betrayal. They were a people of mystery, whose secrets have turned to dust—but who inspire our awe and wonder even to this day. The ancient Egyptians showed us how to live … and how to die. Christian Jacq, author of the international triumph Ramses, brings the people and the passions of ancient Egypt to life in an enthralling epic novel in four volumes. The Stone of Light, Volume I: Nefer the Silent Deep in the heart of the Upper Egyptian desert lies a forbidden village, where bands of artisans prepare the tombs of the pharaohs. Guarded by a handful of elite soldiers, the hidden city shelters the most precious of treasures: the Stone of Light, a legendary stone of magical power. When a devious military officer schemes to infiltrate the city and capture the sacred gem, his subversive plot is thwarted by an unlikely hero: a desert wanderer who falls into a maze of treachery and betrayal, desire and danger.

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  10. 20.5 hrs • 3/14/2000 • Unabridged

    It is 1857, and Reverend Geoffrey Wilson has departed England to prove the literal truth of the Bible. The expedition heads towards Tasmania, where he is convinced he will find the real Garden of Eden. But the other passengers have their own agendas. Dr. Potter is developing a sinister thesis, and the ship is crewed by smugglers of contraband brandy and tobacco. As the English passengers near Peevay’s land, their bizarre notions become painfully at odds with reality. Their destination is no Eden but a world of hunting parties and colonial ethnic cleansing. A mighty collision is approaching…

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    English Passengers

    20.5 hrs • 3/14/00 • Unabridged
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  11. 6.1 hrs • 3/1/2000 • Unabridged

    She is called Simone. She is the illicit lover of Dr. Emile Bastien, who practices medicine on the rue de Maubeuge, treating Parisians and Germans alike. However, Simone is more than his mistress—she is the guardian of all of his most dangerous family secrets. Still, there is one secret the mistress has not been let in on: an ingenious scheme that arouses her suspicions even as others plot to keep it from her at all costs. The mistress retaliates by hatching a plan of her own involving a guilt-ridden SS officer, a suspicious death, and a chilling interrogation. But an unexpected reversal of fortune leads to a confrontation that will have consequences no one could have planned. Set in a hothouse atmosphere of growing paranoia with stunning twists and turns, this tour de force will haunt you long after the fiendishly clever denouement.

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    The Mistress by Philippe Tapon

    The Mistress

    6.1 hrs • 3/1/00 • Unabridged
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  12. 13.1 hrs • 1/1/1999 • Unabridged

    Cold Sassy Tree is the undeniably entertaining and extraordinarily moving account of small-town Southern life in a bygone era. Brimming with characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Olive Ann Burns’ charming tale is a classic. One thing you could depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, was that word got around—fast. If the preacher’s wife’s petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson—a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee. On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy’s adventures began, and an unimpeachably pious town came to life. As the newlyweds’ chaperone, conspirator, and confidant, Will is privy to his renegade grandfather’s second adolescence. Meanwhile, Will does some growing up of his own. He gets run over by a train and lives to tell about it, and he kisses his first girl and survives that too. Olive Ann Burns has given us a timeless, funny, Southern romance.

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    Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

    Cold Sassy Tree

    13.1 hrs • 1/1/00 • Unabridged
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  13. 19.6 hrs • 1/1/1999 • Unabridged

    French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, whose thirst for power cannot be quenched, has gained control of New Orleans, a move that gives him potential mastery of the Mississippi River Valley. A country as strong as France could stop America’s free-trade market from growing along the great waterway. American businesses have begun to thrive on the Mississippi, including that of the widow of Danny Mobry, a shipping tycoon and one of the most sought-after women in New Orleans and Washington. As France forces the young nation’s hand economically and politically, there is a movement in the Northeast to turn toward England. Such a move could bring those states back under the colonial yoke they just shook off. Suddenly the United States is a global nation, as the greatest minds and visionaries of a young America struggle to hold it all together.

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    Eagle’s Cry by David Nevin
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  14. 9.6 hrs • 12/15/1999 • Unabridged

    With his swashbuckling adventures, best-selling novelist Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of old where privateers lurk in the mist, and great ships fight to control the waterways. Blue at the Mizzen hoists the excitement to new heights as British frigate commander Jack Aubrey stakes everything on a desperate raid against the mighty Spanish fleet. Ever since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Captain Aubrey's prospects in the new peacetime navy have looked dim. Even worse, his frigate Surprise was badly damaged in a nighttime collision. While Aubrey waits for repairs, ship's doctor Stephen Maturin brings him intriguing information about the New World. Soon Aubrey is leading a bold expedition that will determine the fate of a rising South American nation - and his own. Critically-acclaimed author Patrick O'Brian blends authentic period atmosphere, rich humor, and elegant language in each of his seafaring yarns. You can almost hear the thunder of the waves and smell the salty sea air as you listen to Patrick Tull's dramatic performance.

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    Blue at the Mizzen

    9.6 hrs • 12/15/99 • Unabridged
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  15. 8.2 hrs • 11/1/1999 • Unabridged

    William W. Johnstone is a USA Today bestselling author with over ten million books in print. From his popular Mountain Man series comes another rousing adventure featuring the unbeatable hero Smoke Jensen. A baleful blackcoat with a pistol in one hand and a Bible in the other, Lazarus Cain rides through the countryside claiming to carry out God’s plan. In his ominus wake, he has left one of Smoke’s cowhands fatally injured. Mad as a rattlesnake, Smoke is bent on revenge. Now, not even the Lord can save Lazarus from Smoke’s boiling rage.

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  16. 6.2 hrs • 10/1/1999 • Abridged

    “Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last.” This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature—along with “Call me Ishmael”—and Una Spenser, the transcendent hero at the center of Ahab’s Wife, may well become every bit as memorable as Ahab. Inspired by a brief passage, in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe—an epic-scale, enthralling, and compelling saga, spanning a full, rich, eventful, and dramatic life. In the “soprano voice” whose absence critics lamented in Moby-Dick—the strong intelligent voice of a woman whose life is dominated by the sea—Naslund tells many stories. She narrates a family drama, as the child Una is sent away to live in a lighthouse to escape the blows of her religion-mad father. She spins a romantic adventure, as Una finds early passion with a sailor, and disguised as a cabin boy runs away to sea. She paints a portrait of a real, loving marriage, as through Una’s eyes we see Ahab before the White Whale takes his leg and sends him into madness. Finally, she gives us a new perspective on the American experience, as the widowed Una makes a new life for herself in the company of Margaret Fuller, Frederick Douglass, Emerson, and others. Sena Jeter Naslund has thoroughly imbibed the spirit of Herman Melville, and that spirit permeates every scene of her novel. But great as her debt to Melville may be, Ahab’s Wife stands alone, intact and vital. Inspired by a masterpiece, it is a masterwork in its own right.

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    Ahab’s Wife

    6.2 hrs • 10/1/99 • Abridged
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