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  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season: Free Excerpt

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    Overall
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    (356)
    Story
    (361)

    This is a free excerpt of Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season.

    Linda says: "Do NOT listen with a beverage in your mouth!"
    "Save the time"
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    What is this/?? do not under any circumstances downoad.. what were you thinking Audible????

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba...and Then Lost It to the Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By T. J. English
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (644)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
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    Havana Nocturne takes listeners back to Cuba in the years when it was a veritable devil's playground for mob leaders Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Thanks to strong ties with the island's brutal dictator, President Batista, the mob soon owned the biggest luxury hotels and casinos and launched an unprecedented tourist boom. But their dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others.

    Rob Mack says: "History with Spice!"
    "So that's where my uncles went on vacation"
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    Fishing my ass uncle Danny you went to Havana for this. Aunt Millie never knew...
    Nor did any of us guess how incredibly convoluted the mystery was. I never thought that a dollar could stretch so far as to be in the pocket of six mobsters and a president at the same time. Since I grew up on the east coast when this all was happening and the names are all familiar memories this tale of the corruption in Cuba is even more relevant now that we are trying to normalize the last 50 yrs of idiocy. More than adequate narration as well...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (623)

    The police urgently need Harry Hole…. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help.... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. Least of all himself...

    Charles Atkinson says: "Simply the Best Detective Series In any Language"
    "It ain't pretty but it's Harry"
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    When Harry Hole goes out and buys a bottle, I check into rehab...
    By now you've gotten to know Harry better than your first ex wife and probably would do better with him castaway on an island... Nesbo convolutes this story just right so that only enough of the good guys get away and enough of the bad guys get whacked. But what was that lingering fear??? It's still there.
    I stayed up late a number of nights only taking shallow breaths waiting for the next scene.
    Bravo... times ten to the third...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1218)
    Performance
    (1087)
    Story
    (1086)

    Anna-Bo-Banana says: "Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty"
    "Stalled on the 10 yard line"
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    This is a very interesting story. Really! The waters sort of got muddy about the 20 yard line and the going was slow till I almost gave up at the 10... I rode it down to the end and felt I had to work too hard for the points...
    Now to my ears oh glorious appliance with which to hear the speaking of all the vowels and all the consonants and delight in the spoken word. It is like watching honey melt in butter and taste them both. Bravo Adjoa.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Michael Pollan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    With this updated edition of his earlier book, A Place of My Own, listeners can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of Pollan’s realization of a room of his own—a small, wooden hut, his “shelter for daydreams” — built with his admittedly unhandy hands. Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world.

    justin chidester says: "Pollan is a great narrator"
    "Geeezezzz hammer a nail please"
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    OK this fella thought out the whole thing... for years... with angst... and pain... and sorrow... and tons of time and thought.... He built a garage in the woods to write in???? ... I can not for any money ignore the ignorance of the author of the physical world... but if you have money and time and can make reasonable people take that money to humor you... gee that's the book... and he sells the entire place in a few years... Duh... no DUH.. .what an arrogant poofter... He makes a room the way Jacques Pepin makes a puff pastry... too much thinking...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1223)
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    (526)
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    (531)

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    Chris says: "Skintight"
    "I liked this"
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    OK it isn't Shakespeare... but a good yarn will get me across an angry sea anyday.
    Argggg!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dan Harris
    • Narrated By Dan Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3130)
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    (2725)
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    (2712)

    After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

    Patrick says: "Mandatory read before trying any self-help books"
    "Not a Show Stopper...BUT!!!!"
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    But it was a good newspaper story about the benefits of mindfulness....
    I'd say it was the MOST illuminating book re: this topic... all the others are a bit
    Mumbo Jumbo.... salesmanship and outright lies... . But Dan tells it like it is... Hey dummy... clean up... expect less and be happy with that... but if you can become "aware" or "mindful " you just might be a bit more engaged in what your daily life is and if it sucks well then you might just decide to have the balls to change it... golly that wasn't Buddha like

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Manhattan Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block (editor)
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Vikas Adam, Scott Aiello, and others
    Overall
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    "Readers of Brooklyn Noir will recall that its contents were labeled by neighborhood - Bay Ridge, Canarsie, Greenpoint, etc. We have chosen the same principle here, and the book's contents do a good job of covering the island, from C.J. Sullivan's Inwood and Charles Ardai's Upper East Side, to Justin Scott's Chelsea and Carol Lea Benjamin's Greenwich Village."

    HIYBRID says: "I hate to drop a dime on this book"
    "I hate to drop a dime on this book"
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    But it was truly Dime Novel stuff... and very NOIR.. ok so it's supposed to me noir... but it was not entertaining, titillating, interesting... sorry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Tropic

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Thomas Sanchez
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
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    (2)
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    The exotic island city of the Florida Keys is being terrorized by murders committed by a mysterious voodoo assassin. With each new kill, it becomes clear that the skeleton-clad executioner has an ecological agenda. The novel propels us through a complex maze populated by defenders of America's only continental reef, rapacious developers, ruthless scammers, destroyers of marine life, and common people engaged in heroic acts to save their paradise. Everyone dreads being the killer's next victim as the clock counts down to the end of hurricane season and a final dramatic explosion of fear and rage.

    HIYBRID says: "Corny"
    "Corny"
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    Yes we need to be eco responsible. But don't convince me with a baseball bat
    This was a bully pulpit not a novel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (344)

    The Scarlet Pimpernel hides the identity of a British nobleman who, masked by various disguises, leads a band of young men to undermine the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel makes daring raid after daring raid into the heart of France to save aristocrats condemned to the guillotine. At each rescue, he leaves his calling card: a small, blood-red flower - a pimpernel - mocking the power of Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety.

    Amazon Customer says: "Beautifully Written Classic"
    "Elegant Intrigue"
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    Classic period piece of adventure, intrigue and a love story too. The writing and performance is tight and gripping and doesn't dawdle so you are on the edge of your seat all the way through. I've known this title for ages and now I know what it means. A good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (473)

    Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The Snowman tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia. Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes. Inger had a number of admirers, each with his own share of secrets, but there is no obvious suspect.

    Old Hippy says: "Glad I read the all the other Nesbo books first"
    "Good on 'ya Mr. Nesbo"
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    If you could sum up The Bat in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping Crime Drama


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The crimes were never really solved till everything comes together. Then it all made perfect sense


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

    Mr. Lee is my favorite narrator. He reads with restrained passion. He also speaks Austrailian superbly


    Any additional comments?

    I'd just finished "In a Sunburnt Country" by Bill Bryson. His travels thru the land down under. The Bat takes place in Austrailia so I got to stay in character for this book or in country you might say

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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