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P.J. O'Rourke

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  • Driving Like Crazy | P. J. O'Rourke

    Driving Like Crazy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    In this newly collected anthology of spiels-on-wheels, O'Rourke celebrates cars and berates car haters, and chronicles America's relationship with automobiles from love for a powerful chariot of freedom to tolerance of an oversized household appliance with an extra-long extension cord.

    Ray says: "Classic O'Rourke"
  • On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World | P.J. O'Rourke

    On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By P.J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    As one of the first titles in Atlantic Monthly Press' "Books That Changed the World" series, America's most provocative satirist, P.J. O'Rourke, reads from Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations - so you don't have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over 900 pages in two volumes.

    David 5 says: "Good, but missing PJ"
  • Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, 'What's Funny About This' | P.J. O'Rourke

    Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, 'What's Funny About This'

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By P.J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Holidays in Hell follows P. J. O’Rourke on a global fun-finding mission to the most desperate places on the planet, from the bombed-out streets of Beirut to the stultifying blandness of Heritage USA. P.J.’s unforgettable adventures abroad include storming student protesters’ barricades in South Korea, interviewing Communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover in Arab garb at Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock Mosque. Packed with P.J.’s classic riffs on everything from Polish nightlife under communism to Third World driving tips....

    Philip says: "Moving Stories"
  • The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way, and It Wasn’t My Fault, and I’ll Never Do It Again | P. J. O'Rourke

    The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way, and It Wasn’t My Fault, and I’ll Never Do It Again

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    P.J. O’Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s underground newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world’s only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other "Holidays in Hell” in more than 40 countries.

    Joel says: "This is not about the baby boom"
  • Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards | P. J. O'Rourke

    Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    In Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards, best-selling humorist P. J. O’Rourke delivers a hilarious theory of politics.

    America’s most subversive conservative, O’Rourke describes government as a devil’s bargain between power, freedom, and responsibility, and goes on to hilariously skewer the politicians who have bargained with us to consolidate power, and the many mini-bargains and evasions that citizens have made with the consequences of their choices.

    Fernando says: "Would be much funnier with a different narrator"
  • Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism | P. J. O'Rourke

    Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Having unraveled the mysteries of Washington in his classic best seller Parliament of Whores, and the mysteries of economics in Eat the Rich, one of our shrewdest and most mordant foreign correspondents now turns his attention to what is these days the ultimate mystery - America's foreign policy.

    Aaron says: "An Excellent Cynical Romp around modern warfare"
  • Holidays in Heck | P.J. O'Rourke

    Holidays in Heck

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P.J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    P. J. O’Rourke is one of his generation’s most celebrated political humorists, hailed as “the funniest writer in America” by both Time and The Wall Street Journal. Twenty-three years ago he published the classic travelogue Holidays in Hell, in which he trotted the globe as a “trouble tourist,” a chaos rubberneck, sight-seeing at wars, rebellions, riots, political crises, and other monuments of human folly. After the Iraq War - “too old to keep being scared stiff and too stiff to keep sleeping on the ground” - he retired from what foreign correspondents call “being a s**thole specialist.”

    Roger says: "Holidays in Boredom."
  • Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut | P.J. O'Rourke

    Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By P.J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Rob McQuay
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    P.J. O'Rourke traces his development from hippie protester to conservative grouch to jaded humorist. Along the way, we are privy to his strange, twisted days as editor in chief of National Lampoon, as well as the in-depth looks at appropriate sports for middle-aged Republicans, namely those which can be engaged in with a smuggled Havana between the teeth - fly-fishing, bird hunting, deep-sea fishing, and of course, golf. Plus, you'll hear O'Rourke's take on the Virtues of Automobiles - because what good was oil doing sitting in the ground for millions of years? - and many other hilarious rants in this off-the-wall collection by America's premier political humorist.

    Gianluca says: "usual great PJ, but PATHETIC sound quality"
  • The CEO of the Sofa | P. J. O'Rourke

    The CEO of the Sofa

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    New York Times best-selling author P. J. O'Rourke has toured the fighting in Bosnia, visited the West Bank disguised as P. J. of Arabia, lobbed one-liners on the battlefields of the Gulf War, and traded quips with Communist rebels in the jungles of the Philippines. Now, in The CEO of the Sofa, he embarks on a mission to the most frightening place of all: his own home.

  • Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending | P. J. O'Rourke

    Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. J. O'Rourke
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    P. J. O'Rourke, 'the funniest writer in America', harbours a guilty pleasure – ever since growing up the son of a car dealer in Ohio, he has been crazy about cars. In Driving Like Crazy, he reveals in his love for all things vehicular. From a thousand-mile expedition across Mexico to a trek through Kyrgyzstan in the back of the Soviet army surplus truck; from an alcohol-fuelled weekend in North Carolina to an eventful journey from Islamabad to Calcutta.

  • CatoAudio, February 2003 | Stephen Moore,Alan Reynolds,P.J. O'Rourke, more

    CatoAudio, February 2003

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Stephen Moore, Alan Reynolds, P.J. O'Rourke, and others
    • Narrated By Bill McGregor
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    This edition of CatoAudio features Stephen Moore and Alan Reynolds on President Bush's tax cut; Pat Toomey on Social Security and Election 2002; Bob Levy on "Total Information Awareness"; the FCC's Kathleen Abernathy on the future of American radio spectrum policy; P. J. O'Rourke on H. L. Mencken; and Jerry Taylor on the environmental agenda for the 108th Congress.

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