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  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,707

In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gonzo Lives!

  • By Lawrence P. Allen on 01-03-06

A WILD ride led by a WILD man

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this drug crazed, mad dash across the desert to Sin City. I found myself laugh out loud at some of the absurdities, stories and how they got out of one insane situation and immediately into one even worse. I also have to admit there is something attractive about the "what the f###?" attitude so pervasive throughout Thompson's tale of drugs and living well beyond normal reality.

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,156

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By Michael Worth on 10-21-17

Very good autobiographical perspective on war

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I enjoyed American Sniper (book, I never saw the movie). I can identify with the way Chris was able to compartmentalize his life, actions, job even morality to a certain extent. I also thoroughly appreciated including notes from his wife throughout.

  • The White Mary

  • By: Kira Salak
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. When not on one of her dangerous assignments, she lives in Boston, exploring a new relationship with Seb, a psychologist who offers her glimpses of a better world. Returning from a harrowing assignment in Congo, where she was kidnapped by rebel soldiers, Marika learns that a man she has always admired from afar, Pulitzer-winning war correspondent Robert Lewis, has committed suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • vicarious adventures

  • By Terry Hope on 09-29-08

Hero's Journey from female perspective

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

incredible story of delving into the darkness, struggling, nearly dieing, but surviving, learning life lesson and returning born and ... true rebirth, new life, new meaning ... with wisdom comes pain, suffering, joy, a knowing ...

  • The Lost City of Z

  • A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,694
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000

A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to find out what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Yarn - And It's True!!!

  • By Old Hippy on 04-04-09

Good book, well documented.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-17

I enjoyed this but liked the first person feel of River of Doubt better. Z was less action and more documentation.

  • The River of Doubt

  • Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • River of Doubt

  • By Steve1290 on 11-12-05

WOW!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-17

I read 20-30 books a year and this was the MOST enthralling, engrossing story I've come across since Boys in The Boat! I highly recommend this to anyone who has a spirit of adventure in their soul, be that from an armchair or in the jungle.

  • Adultery

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (translator), Zoë Perry (translator)
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 355

A woman in her 30s begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a not uncommon vacation in hell

  • By Richard D. Shewman on 09-01-14

Paulo does it again!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-17

It amazes me how Paulo can get into the mind of a woman, pull the reader in so quickly, portray truth and teach you a few things along the way.

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • By: Daniel Goleman Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities - emotional intelligence - that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, hard to listen sometimes

  • By Stephanie on 04-16-03

Should be required reading for every human ..

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

WOW, never thought about how important emotions, knowing your own and those of others, could be so such a crutial part of success as a human being.

  • Games People Play

  • The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis
  • By: Eric Berne
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

Over 40 years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne's classic is as astonishing and revealing as it was on the day it was first published. We play games all the time---sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, and competitive games with our friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but not suited for audio

  • By Griggah on 05-10-15

Lots of good information

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

The extensive use of acronyms and abreviations was tough to digest when you don't have written version to refer to. Also covering so many games (I think there were more than 100) got pretty mind boggling.

  • Indian Tales and Others

  • By: John G. Neihardt
  • Narrated by: Robin Neihardt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Before Black Elk Speaks, before his epic poem "A Cycle of the West", John G. Neihardt wrote many short stories that found favor with readers and critics. Among his best were the 17 collected in Indian Tales and Others in 1926. "The Singer of the Ache", considered Neihardt's highest achievement in short fiction, portrays young Moon-Walker's quest for supernatural powers achieved at a price.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting collection of stories ...

  • By Idaho Trojan on 01-11-17

Interesting collection of stories ...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Good narration, interesting stories but I struggled a bit to see how they fit together and/or the point of some of the stories.

  • Through the Dark Wood

  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
  • By: James Hollis PhD
  • Narrated by: James Hollis PhD
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 173

Have you ever looked at your career, your relationships, or your role in life and wondered, "Is this why I’m really here?” If so, then you are ready for your “midlife crisis" - the pivotal time when you have the opportunity to become the person your soul seeks to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By pmuarramuassa on 05-04-18

Good read with lots of insight

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not likely to listen all at once because I would fear missing so much of the detail and information.

Any additional comments?

A good book from a more masculine / elder perspective. Mr. Hollis is often referenced in elder work within the Mankind Project and other similar organizations.

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