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K2 Cover
Author: David Roberts and Ed Viesturs | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: October 13, 2009
A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the TopAt 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward ou...
K2 Cover
Author: David Grann | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: February 24, 2009
A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure n...
Author: Tony Horwitz | Narrator: Tony Horwitz
Release Date: April 29, 2008
On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz makes an unsettling discovery. A history buff since early childhood, expensively educated at university—a history major, no less!—he’s reached middle age with a third-grader’s g...
Author: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns and Adam Arkin
Release Date: April 01, 2008
The companion volume to Ken Burns's PBS documentary film, with more than 150 illustrations, most in full color.In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President oThomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of oDiscovery crossed the Missis...
Marco Polo Cover
Author: Laurence Bergreen | Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Release Date: October 23, 2007
As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious...
Marco Polo Cover
Empire of Blue Water Cover
Author: Stephan Talty | Narrator: John H. Mayer
Release Date: April 24, 2007
He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades—and brought it to its knees. Empire of Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlanti...
Empire of Blue Water Cover
The River of Doubt Cover
Author: Candice Millard | Narrator: Richard Ferrone
Release Date: October 25, 2005
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.The River of Doubt—it is a ...
The River of Doubt Cover
The Cruelest Miles Cover
Author: Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury | Narrator: Margot Dionne
Release Date: June 03, 2003
The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, a...
The Cruelest Miles Cover
Into Africa Cover
Author: Martin Dugard | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: December 20, 2002
With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. Davi...
Into Africa Cover
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: January 01, 2003
"A treasure of a book."—David McCulloughThe harrowing story of a pathbreaking naval expedition that set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean, dwarfing Lewis and Clark with its discoveries, from the New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Am...
Author: H. W. Brands | Narrator: Brian Mancinelli
Release Date: August 20, 2002
By the Author of the Bestselling Pulitzer Prize Finalist THE FIRST AMERICANTHEY WENT WEST TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES AND IN THE BARGAIN THEY CHANGED THE WORLD. THIS IS THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE GOLD RUSH.When gold was first disc...
In the Heart of the Sea Cover
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick | Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Release Date: January 01, 2001
From the author of Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller and major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron HowardChris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson star in the film based on...
In the Heart of the Sea Cover