James Lurie
James Lurie

James Lurie has narrated for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Fox, HBO, NBC, and PBS, among others. Lurie has also worked as a musician and a writer, in addition to being a doctoral candidate in Chinese history. As an actor he's had recurring roles on many shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order, Picket Fences, and As The World Turns. He won a Dramalogue Award in Los Angeles for his stage work.

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Author: Joseph Sassoon | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: October 25, 2022
A spectacular generational saga of the making (and undoing) of a family dynasty: the riveting untold story of the gilded Jewish Bagdadi Sassoons, who built a vast empire through global finance and trade—cotton, opi...
Author: Andrew Lawler | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: November 02, 2021
A spellbinding history of the hidden world below the Holy City—a saga of biblical treasures, intrepid explorers, and political upheaval “A sweeping tale of archaeological exploits and their cultural and political consequences told wi...
Author: Harold Holzer | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: August 25, 2020
An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press.“The FAKE NEWS media,” Donald Trump has tweeted, “is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American P...
Author: Mara Hvistendahl | Narrator: James Lurie and Mara Hvistendahl
Release Date: February 04, 2020
A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is pursued by the U.S. government for trying to steal trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.   In September 2011, sheriff’s deputie...
Author: Tom Brown, Jr. and Randy Walker Jr. | Narrator: James Lurie, Various and Fred Sanders
Release Date: November 26, 2019
As a child he was taught to respect nature by an Apache elder he called Grandfather, now as a bestselling author and master tracker Tom Brown, Jr., shares his secrets for nurturing and saving our planet. Tom Brown, Jr., is America's most acclaimed ou...
Author: Gordon S. Wood | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: October 24, 2017
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinati...
Author: Thomas E. Ricks | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: May 23, 2017
A New York Times bestseller!A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.Both George Orwell and W...
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Author: Paula Broadwell and Vernon Loeb | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: January 24, 2012
General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In the New York Times bestseller All In, military expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual developmen...
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Author: Thomas E. Ricks | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: February 10, 2009
Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks’s #1 New York Times bestseller, transformed the political dialogue on the war in Iraq—The Gamble is the next news breaking installment Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officer...
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Author: Richard Preston | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: May 27, 2008
Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston’s bestselli...
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Author: Ian Ayres | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: August 28, 2007
Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might neve...
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Author: Thomas E. Ricks | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: July 25, 2006
From the Washington Post's two-time Pulitzer-winning senior Pentagon reporter, the definitive military chronicle of the Iraq War-and a searing judgment of its gross strategic blindness-drawing on the accounts of senior military officers giving voice ...
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