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  • A Clockwork Orange

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

    Steve says: "Great book, great narration, but not for everyone"
    "Audible's Best Work"

    I've been an Audible subscriber for 6 years & this is the best book I have ever listened to. The narrator is pitch perfect and the story is compelling. Burgess was correct in that the 21st chapter is essential to the novel. In short, this is Audible's best work. Real horrorshow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Harold Bloom

    Shakespeare's seven great tragedies contain unmistakable elements that set them apart from any other plays ever written. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare embodied in the character of Juliet the world's most impressive representation ever of a woman in love. With Julius Caesar, the great playwright produced a drama of astonishing and perpetual relevance.

    Ronald says: "Lowest WPM Ever"
    "The expert"

    Prof. Bloom is the leading expert on Shakespeare. This lecture series is based on his book "Shakespeare, The Invention of the Human", and gives a deeper insight into the characters that are the icons of Western literature.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • All the King's Men

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert Penn Warren
    • Narrated By Michael Emerson

    The fictionalized account of Louisiana's colorful and notorious governor, Huey Pierce Long, All the King's Men follows the startling rise and fall of Willie Stark, a country lawyer in the Deep South of the 1930s. Beset by political enemies, Stark seeks aid from his right-hand man Jack Burden, who will bear witness to the cataclysmic unfolding of this very American tragedy.

    Eric Berger says: "Marvelously written and read"
    "Luxuriate in the language"

    There's a reason Robert Penn Warren was named Poet Laureate. This is the great American novel. As a Louisiana native, the story made a lasting impression on me. I'll never think about my home state again without remembering Willie Stark & Jack Burden. Top notch production and narration bring out the beauty and rhythm of the language.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Moviegoer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a "search" for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him.

    Darwin8u says: "Percy's Prose Dances with Grace, Charm and Style"
    "One of the best pieces of Southern literature."

    Being from New Orleans, and Gentilly in particular, I must point out that Mr. Hurt mispronounced some local names. However, this didn't detract from his narration & the book itself. Listen to it & let it sink in.

    "To become aware of the possibility of a search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair."

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By George Friedman
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    Ryan says: "Take with a few grains of salt"

    Friedman, the brain behind STRATFOR, a private intelligence service, lays out the next century. This is geo-politics on a grand level. Russia waning, China in turmoil, Poland vs. Turkey, Japanese moon bases, and Mexico reclaiming Texas. It makes me look at today's headlines in a different fashion.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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