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release date: Jan 17, 2008
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, 2nd Edition (9 CDs)

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events from the years 1600 to 1850―from Elizabeth I to the gold rush in California.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 3 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 11 hours on 9 CDs.
release date: Sep 17, 2006
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Modern Age: Audiobook (Vol. 4)  (Story of the World) (v. 4)

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events of the years 1850 to the late 1990s, from the reign of England's Queen Victoria to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 4 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 12 hours on 11 CDs.
release date: Aug 01, 2007
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2 Audiobook: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance, Revised Edition (9 CDs) (v. 2)

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events from the years 400 to 1600―from the fall of Rome through the rise of the Renaissance.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 2 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 11 hours on 9 CDs.
release date: Oct 02, 2006
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The story of the world: Ancient times, from the earliest Nomads to the last Roman emperor history for the classical child, Vol. 1

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events from the beginning of civilization to the fall of the Roman Empire.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 1 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 8 hours on 7 audio CDs.
release date: Oct 01, 2015
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American Tall Tales

Renowned storyteller Jim Weiss brings you lively versions of classic American tall tales, from stories of giant lumberjacks to legends of fearless cowboys.

You will laugh out loud as you meet Paul Bunyan, taller than the trees and mightier than the rivers; Johnny Appleseed, whose gentle generosity makes him a beloved legend; Pecos Bill, whose outrageous Texas-sized exploits make him the greatest of all cowboys; and Jim's original tale of the Wild West.
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release date: Sep 07, 2016
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More Secret Stories of Walt Disney World: More Things You Never Knew You Never Knew (Volume 2)

Oh, You Didn't Know...

Just when you think you do know everything there is to know about Walt Disney World, here comes Jim Korkis with a new book full of stuff you won't easily find anywhere else. From the theme parks and resorts to "beyond the berm", this is the Disney that Disney forgot.

Coming on the heels of the bestselling original Secret Stories, Korkis has declared no secret off limits in this new volume. Delving into his treasure trove of lore compiled over the decades from sources both inside and outside the Disney company, and from official Disney documentation long since lost or destroyed, Korkis mainlines the most potent blend of mouse tales this side of Main Street, USA, including:

  • Haunted mahjongg, mermaid statues, handprints, and rock stars: a VIP tour through the back roads of Hollywood Studios
  • The hidden narrative of Liberty Square, and why Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is much more than meets the eye
  • The Native American mythology behind the totem poles at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge
  • Where to find vestiges of Roger Rabbit Toontown at Hollywood Studios, and why Roger himself isn't there
  • Plus, Florida theme parks that never were, Disney's aborted airport, Snow White's secret house, the Mickey Mouse tax, and dozens more

NO DECODER RING REQUIRED!

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release date: Oct 01, 2015
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Thomas Jefferson's America: Stories of the Founding Fathers

Thomas Jefferson lived a dozen lifetimes in one: patriot, scientist, architect, United States President, author of the Declaration of Independence.

T This fascinating storytelling biography also presents real-life portraits of Washington, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Monroe, Hamilton , and Lafayette.
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release date: Oct 01, 2015
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Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers

America's founders dreamed of a day when the United States would reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Follow their dream into reality, with these stories of explorers, Native Americans, and pioneers.

Follow the saga of American exploration, from Jefferson and Monroe securing the Louisiana Purchase through the bold explorations of Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea. Experience the dawning of a new age aboard Robert Fulton's steamboat, and ride the rumbling wagons of the Oregon Trail pioneers. Feel the devastating effects faced by proud Native American warriors, and witness the mammoth undertaking of the transcontinental railroad. Journey with the brave souls who hung out the sign, "Gone West".
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release date: Oct 01, 2015
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First Stories to Last a Lifetime

Experience Jim Weiss' hilarious tellings of "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs", and others, each with a multitude of character voices.

A lush bouquet of stories for young listeners! You and your children will be enthralled by Jim's tellings of "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs", and the African folk tale, "Why Flies Buzz," each with unique character voices; touching versions of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved "Thumbelina" and "The Ugly Duckling," the classic "Dick Whittington and His Cat," with its famously satisfying ending; and even an unabridged reading of Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," Blooming with warmth, wit and color, this collection will provide your whole family with favorites to last a lifetime.
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release date: Mar 04, 2016
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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

The story of a boy who had the persistence to master navigation in the days when men sailed by "log, lead, and lookout," and who authored The American Practical Navigator, "the sailor's Bible."

Winner of the American Library Association's 1956 Newberry Award!

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch tells the inspiring, true adventures of Nat Bowditch, a boy during the American Revolution.  Nat's passion for learning and his unstoppable spirit lead him from poverty and servitude to triumph and adventure at sea.  Ultimately, Nat achieves everlasting fame for revolutionizing navigation, thus streamlining voyages and saving countless lives.  Today, Nathaniel Bowditch's 1802 book, The American Practical Navigator, is still carried on every U.S. Navy vessel.  Carry On, Mr. Bowditch paints a superb portrait of life in Revolutionary-era America, but this is most of all a moving personal tale of the value of knowledge and the exultant human spirit.  Unabridged with 6 1/2 hours on 6 CDs. 

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