Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

Imagine if Monty Python taught

your history class!

Exclusively on Audible: hilarious history for ages eight and up.

Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! 

Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class.


Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. 

Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; Queen Elizabeth or Mary Queen of Scots, who fought to rule England; Adidas or Puma, whose rivalry changed the world of sports and fashion. 

Kidnappings, rock fights, duels, and explosions, Rivals! shows world leaders at their absolute best and their worst, often at the same time. 

©2018 Scott McCormick (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, Gabriel Vaughan, Josh Hurley

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 05-29-18

Language: English

Publisher: Audible Studios

Behind the

scenes photos

Rivals is packed with voice talent!

Above: Prentice Onayemi brings the right mix of gravitas and goofiness to the role of main narrator for Rivals!

Above: Most experts agree that Mary, Queen of Scots did not speak like a 1980s California Valley Girl, but don't tell that to the wonderful and hilarious Samantha Turret.

Above: Josh Hurley, who does the voices of Aaron Burr, Adidas' Adolf Dassler, Paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, and others!

Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World

Release date: August 8, 2018

Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up.

Fasten your falx knives and grab the reins of your quadriga: Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World is the funniest look at people who benefited the world through their hatred. 

Hear how the rivalry between Edison and Tesla literally changed the course of electricity, how sports fans nearly toppled the Roman Empire, how geniuses Chanel and Schiaparelli empowered women worldwide and had the greatest rivalry that wasn’t, and how the feud between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali was so intense more people tuned in to their fight than watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon two years earlier. 

This book has it all: death beams, chariot races, flaming costumes, ear-munchers, party fleas, and whatever the opposite of epic poetry is....no fact is too bizarre, no segue too surreal, and no sequitur is too non for this riotous sequel.

©2019 Scott McCormick (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Above: Kate Hvam, who plays Queen Elizabeth I among others!

Above: Gabe Vaughn, the voice of Alexander Hamilton, Puma's Rudolf Dassler, Elizabeth's advisor William Cecil, famed professor Joseph Leidy, and more!

© 2019 Scott McCormick