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Lorraine

La Grande, OR, USA

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  • The Unnamed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated By Joshua Ferris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe--and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life.

    Judith Seaboyer says: "Sad, tender, brilliantly clever"
    "Haunting,disturbing and beautiful"
    Overall

    Joshua Ferris does a stellar job narrating his own work. At once deeply disturbing and frightening yet beautifully wrought tale. In no way does JF "preach" but you cannot help coming away with a new found empathy for mentally ill as well as homeless people and their families. I look forward to more of JF's narrations.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (206)

    In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and, indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

    Joseph says: "Hilarious and a little scary"
    "Trust no one....."
    Overall

    Funny stuff....right up until it makes your skin crawl. I used to laugh a "conspiracy theories". Not any more. If there is even a grain of truth in this mans story we all need to wear aluminum foil hats! :) Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3315)
    Performance
    (1950)
    Story
    (1968)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Epic and spectacular...a must listen"
    Overall

    All I can say is that I never realized that if you do not know and understand the history of Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire you do not know or understand anything at all about human history. Period. Absolutely stunning!

    33 of 38 people found this review helpful

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