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  • That Is All

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Hodgman
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (243)

    John Hodgman completes his vision with That Is All, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, That Is All compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off - specifically, at page 596 - and finally completes Complete World Knowledge, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012.

    Mathew says: "Great Highs, Weird Lows"
    "AMAZING"
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    Where does That Is All rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best. Certainly some of the best comedy.


    What other book might you compare That Is All to and why?

    The audiobook for More Information Than You Require is of the same amazing style as this. The original Areas of My Expertise is read in more of a straight style, but still is great.


    Have you listened to any of John Hodgman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    See above.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughter. Out loud. Multiple times.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brendan I. Koerner
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (189)

    A shattered Army veteran and a mischievous party girl, Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow commandeered Western Airlines Flight 701 as a vague protest against the war. Through a combination of savvy and dumb luck, the couple managed to flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom, a feat that made them notorious around the globe. Koerner spent four years chronicling this madcap tale, which involves a cast of characters ranging from exiled Black Panthers, to African despots, to French movie stars.

    Scott says: "A very entertaining and engaging audiobook"
    "This book is amazing."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A wildly complex and important story is told with clarity. The characters are real - not just because they're real people, but they FEEL real. I feel like I know Charlie Wilson personally, with all his (many) flaws and triumphs.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'd have to say Charlie. There's something about him that just awes me.


    What does Rob Shapiro bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Besides the obvious of being able to listen while I do other things to pass the time, this specific narrator was able to provide clarity to a complex story without doing any silly voices. His narration and pacing are excellent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I literally clapped at the end, while driving. I cheered. This book is amazing.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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