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  • The World, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Marco Werman
    • Narrated By Marco Werman
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    (57)
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    The World is a US-based international news and analysis program co-produced by the BBC, PRI, and WGBH. It is hosted by Marco Werman.

    Mikey says: "OK news marred by sloppy recording"
    "Consistently Good"
    Overall

    If you are tired of hearing the same US political news day in and day out, then this is the news show for you. They cover many interesting topics in more depth than you get on the 15s sound bite news you get on TV. I have to give them credit--they try to be balanced although in unguarded moments their liberal tendencies show through.
    The only thing to prepare for is the music theme throughout the program. It is all right between pieces as filler, but the longer segment at the end of every show can grate on ones nerves--no offense to the sea pod rattlers and the aboriginal Didjeridu players. To give the benefit of a doubt to the producers--it must be incredibly difficult to come up with a different music type day after day. My question--Why not skip it once in a while?

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Krista Tippett on Being, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (56 mins)
    • By Krista Tippett
    • Narrated By Krista Tippett
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    (52)
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    (0)
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    Join Krista and her intriguing guests for spacious conversation about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. Each week a new discovery about faith, meaning, and the immensity of our lives.

    Marsha Ann says: "Educational and Engaging"
    "Very Good"
    Overall

    From the first time I heard it, I have been hooked on this show. It is well done and the moderator is sympathetic and easy to listen to. Very interesting show that I listen to regularly.
    I must say, however, that in my mind it is wrongly titled. It should be titled Speaking of Religion. Faith in the sense of believing what God has said in the Bible is lacking from most of these shows. And this leads to the second point--I recommend all those who have a Bible based faith to listen to this show--you will quickly appreciate how valuable it is to have built your faith on the solid foundation of the Bible, and which allows you to escape much of the silliness that calls itself faith in the world today.

    35 of 50 people found this review helpful
  • Back When We Were Grownups

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    Back When We Were Grownups is about one woman's search for who she really is. Listen as a 53-year-old grandmother tries to recover her girlhood self and that dignified grownup she had once been.

    Barbara says: "Wonderful characters"
    "Excellent, Interesting Context"
    Overall

    This has been one of my most favorite Audible fictional titles. Who of us hasn't woken up sometime wondering--How did I get here? What am I doing? One decision 20-30-40 years ago from some dumb teenager who didn't have a clue---and here I am. I know some call it mid-life crisis.
    This was interesting, thought-provoking, while remaining entertaining and a good read. Perhaps not quite as good as Saint Maybe but a close second.
    For those who have started this book keep listening--the old man's comments near the end are worth the whole jouney in themselves!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4349)
    Performance
    (2056)
    Story
    (2075)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "Very Good"
    Overall

    This is one of the rare audio books that kept my interest from beginning to end. I usually limit my listening to my long car trips, but with this one I even had to listen at home.
    It was interesting historically while remaining a good and entertaining story.
    I recommend this title.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    The polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans are "upset or angry" about this land in which we now live - a land where crooked courts select the president and money rules the day. If you're feeling the same way, here's the book for you. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me, returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.

    Irene says: "Frustrated: oversimplifing and diluting of issues"
    "Horrible"
    Overall

    Nothing but a lot of liberal hot air. Just repeats all those ideas that have been disproven since the 80's. Move on Moore. Most of the rest of us have.

    5 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (786)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (221)

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a socially conscious genius who uses his intellectual and personal gifts to solve global health problems.

    MikeInOhio says: "A Great Book"
    "Bad News"
    Overall

    After reading some of the reviews, I had high hopes for this audible book. But I could only make it through the first half. If you are conservative minded you will hate the book. If you are liberal you may like it if you like to hear all the old liberal platitudes, preconceived notions, misconceptions, errors, erroneous sayings, false conclusions--repeated ad nauseam.....The dialogue is also poorly written and grates on the nerves.

    13 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • Dude, Where's My Country?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By D. David Morin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    He is the scourge of Stupid White Men everywhere. He's taken on fat cats, gun nuts, lying politicians. The Guardian describes him as "a wake-up call, a kick in the mental backside." And now, Michael Moore is back, daring to ask the most urgent question of these perilous times: Dude, Where's My Country?

    Carl says: "I am politically to the left - this is just bad"
    "Dude, Where's My Country? (Unabridged)"
    Overall

    This is one of the dumbest books ever written!!!!
    Moore's observations and conclusions are absurd.

    15 of 57 people found this review helpful

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