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  • Free: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Pappy Pariah
    • Narrated By Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos, and others
    Overall
    (2036)
    Performance
    (1850)
    Story
    (1856)

    By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff captures America on the verge of political upheaval in 2016 and introduces us to a man who just might be able to save us from the oncoming horror. Yes, Bob Honey - carnival carny, sewage specialist, and government operative, among other occupations - has spent years in preparation, crisscrossing the world in the employ of a mysterious government program that pays in small bills.

    JD Ford says: "confusing pointless inappropriate drivel"
  • FREE: Portlandia Travelogue: The Brussels to Antwerp Express

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Fred Armisen
    • Narrated By Candace Devereaux
    Overall
    (788)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (692)

    A literary train journey on the Brussels to Antwerp Express through the erotic world of European train stations and mysterious faces, by Candace Devereaux (Fred Armisen) from Portland's Women and Women First Bookstore.

    T.Valentine says: "An intimate look into the sexual explorations of one of the most provocative women on the planet."
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Read by the Cast of the Stage Play

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Choderlos de Laclos
    • Narrated By Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, and others
    Overall
    (1980)
    Performance
    (1794)
    Story
    (1788)

    From the sumptuous private drawing rooms of 18th-century Paris to the decadent estates and chateaus of the French countryside, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont hatch a long-distance plan of vengeance and seduction. Valmont is determined to conquer the famously pious Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is abroad on business. However, Merteuil has other plans.

    David says: "Almost better than the movie"
  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (4239)
    Performance
    (3822)
    Story
    (3822)

    One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

    Robin says: "Thank you, Michael, for this free story!"
  • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Gillian Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (528)

    Mrs Zant has recently lost her beloved husband, and while walking in the Kensington Gardens, the spot where she and her deceased husband declared their love for each other, she feels his presence trying to warn her of some coming danger. Mr Rayburn witnesses it all, and he'll have to fight his own incredulity regarding the supernatural and his gut feeling that the disturbed young woman is telling the truth.

    Delah says: "Enjoyed this. Excellent Narration."
  • Rastamouse: Da Big Carnival fi da likkle ones!

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Michael De Souza, Genevieve Webster
    • Narrated By Reggie Yates, Cornell John, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and others
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (26)

    Join Rastamouse, Scratchy and Zoomer in a unique audio adventure that takes Da Easy Crew and friends on a musical journey to perform at a very special Carnival for 'likkle ones'! With music composed by Andrew Kingslow and featuring the voices of Reggie Yates, Cornell John, Sharon Duncan-Brewster and William Vanderpuye. Da Big Carnival Fi Likkle Ones is an exclusive experience that brings the magic of Rastamouse to Audible.

    PowderRiverRose says: "Cute children's story"
  • Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (627)

    The Battle of Gettysburg – the turning point of the American Civil War – would, in the words of one staff officer, stand “like Waterloo, conspicuous in the history of all ages."

    Jami says: "Historical Snapshot"
  • Five Short Stories by Women

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated By Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4785)
    Performance
    (4207)
    Story
    (4229)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Slim says: "Good book"
  • We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (430)

    A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all. A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.

    David says: "My kind of horror story"
  • Light in August Free Bonus: Faulkner in 5 Minutes!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Audible Staff
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (347)

    William Faulkner: a titan of American literature. You probably already know all about his life and work, right? No? Don’t sweat it! In five minutes, we’ll bring you up to speed on this national treasure. First we’ll fill you in on a few key facts about his career, and then we’ll hit five important aspects of his writing that are guaranteed to impress friends, family, and potential dates.

    Slim says: "okay"
  • Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    In The Gadwall Incident, listeners get a glimpse into James' life a mere 24 hours before the tipping point - before life as he knows it changes irrevocably and his childhood slips into the shadows. Listeners will come to know the dangers that surround the Moriartys before James and Moria are sent off to the hallowed halls of Baskerville Academy, where they first meet the insufferable, inexhaustible Sherlock Holmes.

    Todd (Toad) Vogel says: "Got me interested"
  • The Story of Miss Moppet

    • UNABRIDGED (1 min)
    • By Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (196)

    The Story of Miss Moppet is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story tells of a cat who captures a mouse, and toys with him until he escapes. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced audiobook format.

    Mstv01 says: "Very Beatrix Potter"
  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Chris Anderson
    Overall
    (3466)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2062)

    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Joshua Kim says: "Valuable"
  • A Conversation with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder, Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (520)

    Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell are both best-selling authors who write about issues from the business world – one in fiction and the other in nonfiction. Listen to this insightful conversation between these authors as they discuss topics that range from the best qualities of CEOs and sales people, to the nature of genius, to how they do their research and the mechanics of writing, to the intricacies of interpreting facial micro-expressions.

    Ray says: "Fasinating Discussion"
  • Extraordinary Leadership

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (2679)
    Performance
    (1815)
    Story
    (1798)

    In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

    Didee Burnett says: "Di's point of view"
  • FREE Recession Proof Graduate: How to Land the Job You Want by Doing Free Work

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Charlie Hoehn
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (505)

    Recession-Proof Graduate is a wildly popular career guide that's been downloaded over 150,000 times. This audiobook is frequently shared among students, teachers, parents, counselors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. It's been integrated in the coursework at a number of universities, given away as a graduation gift, and translated to Italian. When I changed my strategy, I landed a handful of dream gigs, got to work with amazing people like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi, and found myself turning down multiple paid job offers.

    Wayne says: "Interesting lecture"
  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, David Wright
    • Narrated By Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
    Overall
    (1681)
    Performance
    (1515)
    Story
    (1516)

    Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

    Katherine says: "Hooked"
  • Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella: Evan Gabriel Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Steve Umstead
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1225)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1078)

    Evan Gabriel wasn't always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Before dangerous missions to the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, the deadly jungle world of Eden, and politically corrupt Mars, he was a simple recruit, fighting to make his mark in the elite Naval Special Forces…and was part of a top-secret military experiment that would change his life forever. Zero Point tells the tale of a young man faced with difficult choices and dangerous trials.

    Robert Zimmermann says: "Review: Zero Point, by Steve Umstead"
  • The Jewel of Dantenos: The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1133)

    Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery and friendship.

    Amazon Customer says: "held my interest "
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