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Author: Candice Millard | Narrator: Paul Michael
Release Date: May 17, 2022
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the RepublicFor millennia ...
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Author: Pacifique Irankunda | Narrator: Pacifique Irankunda
Release Date: March 29, 2022
A prizewinning young author tells the moving story of growing up during Burundi’s ethnic civil war in this powerful memoir hailed as “a jewel of a book” (Margaret MacMillan).“There’s nothing like a great love song, and P...
Author: J. P. Daughton | Narrator: William DeMeritt
Release Date: July 20, 2021
The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in...
Author: Elizabeth Weil and Clemantine Wamariya | Narrator: Robin Miles
Release Date: April 24, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.”   Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father be...
Author: Charlie English | Narrator: Enn Reitel
Release Date: May 02, 2017
“Timbuktu is a real place, and Charlie English will fuel your wanderlust with true descriptions of the fabled city’s past, present, and future.” –Fodor’s Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover&r...
Author: John Brant | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: August 16, 2016
In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as directo...
Author: Isak Dinesen | Narrator: Susan Lyons
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Out of Africa:In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee t...
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Author: Nina Munk | Narrator: Susan Nezami
Release Date: September 10, 2013
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg • Forbes • The SpectatorRecipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie AwardA powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty     "The poor ...
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Author: Chinua Achebe | Narrator: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Release Date: October 11, 2012
From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes a longawaited memoir about coming of age with a fragile new nation, then watching it torn asunder in a tragic civil warThe defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil ...
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Author: Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman | Narrator: J. Karen Thomas
Release Date: February 21, 2012
The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series...
Author: Peter Firstbrook | Narrator: Peter Firstbrook
Release Date: February 08, 2011
In the first in-depth history of the Obama family, Peter Firstbrook recounts a journey that starts in a mud hut by the White Nile and ends seven centuries later in the White House. Interweaving oral history and tribal lore, interviews with Obama fami...
Author: Adam Hochschild | Narrator: Geoffrey Howard
Release Date: July 13, 2010
In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company’s ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo, Leopold II’s vast new African colony. Incomi...