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    Alexander the Great and His Time

    Author: Agnes Savill
    Reader: Nadia May

    …mark on half the world. Hear about the great general who made his influence felt everywhere he went, from Europe and Asia, to the Middle East and Africa. The movie Alexander stars Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, and Val Kilmer. "Bridges both time and distance, fires the imagination... Savill and this…

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    Djibouti

    Author: Elmore Leonard
    Reader: Tim Cain

    On the Horn of Africa, making a documentary about modern pirates, Dara and Xavier learn that no one here is what he seems. They find pirates – but they also find a billionaire American and an al Qaeda terrorist. What Dara and Xavier don't know is which guy is going to get the prize, and what they…

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    Any Human Heart

    Author: William Boyd
    Reader: Simon Vance

    …in Uruguay, Oxford in the 1920s, Paris, Spain, embroilment in a murder scandal as an intelligence agentduring WWII, art dealing in New York, and on to West Africa, London, and a serene old age in France. A PBS Masterpiece Classic presentation. "Supremely entertaining."—Washington Post Book World

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    By the Rivers of Water

    Author: Erskine Clarke
    Reader: Mirron Willis

    In the early 19th century, an aristocratic, white missionary couple from Georgia freed their slaves and began an odyssey in West Africa. While Jane Wilson established schools, her husband Leighton fought the slave trade. After returning tothe U.S. due to ill health, when the Civil War began they…

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    The Green Road

    Author: Anne Enright
    Reader: Gerard Doyle, Lloyd James, and Alana Kerr

    …they grow up in the west of Ireland, Rosaleen's four children leave for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York, and Mali, West Africa. When Rosaleen decides to sell the house, all four come back for a last Christmas inan attempt to recover the relationships they've lost and forge…

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    The Story of Egypt

    Author: Joann Fletcher
    Reader: Kate Reading

    …shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions, and that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep's chief wife bit her nails, Fletcher uncovers some fascinating…

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    The Cold War

    Author: Odd Arne Westad
    Reader: Julian Elfer

    …confrontation with roots in the industrial revolution and with continuing implications for the world today. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its largest impact in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Westad offers the definitive new history in an ongoing battle.

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    In a Free State

    Author: V.S. Naipaul
    Reader: Vikas Adam, Neil Shah, and Simon Vance

    On a road trip through Africa, two English people Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic…

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    The Cold War's Killing Fields

    Author: Paul Thomas Chamberlin
    Reader: Grover Gardner

    …standoff between democracy and communism, was actually a vast, deadly conflict, It killed millions on battlegrounds across Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. For half a century, as an uneasy peace hung over Europe, ferocious proxy wars raged in the Cold War's killing fields, resulting…

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    The African Queen

    Author: C.S. Forester
    Reader: Michael Kitchen

    …between German forces and what might be called British irregulars. Unlikely heroine Rose Sayer, sister of an English missionary in German Central Africa, takes responsibility for her own life when her brother dies. With gin drinking engineer Allnutt, the indomitable Miss Sayer sets out on a leaky…

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    Every Man a Hero

    Author: Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice
    Reader: Kaleo Griffith

    …not only of what happened in the incredible and desperate hours on Omaha Beach, but of the bravery and courage that preceded them, throughout WWII, from the sands of Africa, through the treacherous mountain passes of Sicily, and beyond to the greatest military victory the world has ever known.

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    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

    Author: Jonas Jonasson
    Reader: Peter Kenny

    …Royal Castle. Later it was said both had fallen ill. But the real story starts much earlier, with the birth of a girl in a shack in Soweto, South Africa. She eventually becomes the chief advisor at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects... "A funny and completely implausible farce about…

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    The Mighty Endeavor

    Author: Charles B. MacDonald
    Reader: Traber Burns

    …airmen took part inand of the strategy behind them.The book's core is its account of such famous and dramatic episodes as the landings in North Africa, Kasserine Pass, Salerno and Anzio, D-day, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, the crossing of the Rhine, and the race across Germany.

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    The Widow Nash

    Author: Jamie Harrison
    Reader: Elisabeth Rodgers

    New York, 1904. Dulcy Remfrey's predictable life suddenly changes when her father returns from his expedition to Africa. He's lost his mind along with the money from a gold mine sale, and Dulcy's ex-fiancé (and her father's business partner) insists she come to Seattle to decipher her father's…

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    A Moonless, Starless Sky

    Author: Alexis Okeowo
    Reader: Kamali Minter

    …continent's wave of fundamentalism in A Moonless, Starless Sky, Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa, a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA, a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery, a women's basketball team…

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