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  • Harry Clarke

  • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
  • By: David Cale
  • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,507

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

  • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

I must have missed the point

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Harry Clarke had several intriguing elements, but never really went anywhere. It was like a roller coaster that takes the long slow ascent up to a high point...crests the peak ...and you get off. Disappointingly anticlimactic. The actor was good, the plot was thin.

  • Win Bigly

  • Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587

Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We're hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech - a hand gesture here, a phrase there - and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn't whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Informative

  • By Eric on 03-13-18

Interesting outlook, from an ego as large as Trump’s

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

No getting around it, Scott Adams describes pretty accurately how an unrefined blowhard can win a presidential election. It would be easier to listen to if it was more about Trump and American perception and less about Scott Adams. If you find the 2016 Presidential election fascinating, bewildering, or maddening, you might enjoy Win Bigly.

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,077
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,679
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,622

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

The first step in healing our troubled society

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

The problem in America is that we do not understand people whose perspective is different than our own. Unless you are a successful black media star, this is not your perspective. The first step in healing our troubled society is to get some insights into perspectives that are not our own. Charlamagne gives you a front row seat to his rise from humble beginnings as Lenard McKelvey to a successful career in radio as Charlamagne Tha God. Along the way he learns many valuable lessons in life. Whether you agree with his viewpoints or not, you cannot deny that he came by them honestly and has faithfully applied them. While listening to books on audio is often second best to actually reading them, the best way to experience an autobiography is hear it read by the author.

  • Unified

  • How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country
  • By: Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy
  • Narrated by: J D Jackson, John McLain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010 - as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives - they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love + Faith + Compassion = Lasting Friendships

  • By Mike on 07-03-18

The heart of the matter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Initially skeptical that two conservative politicians could really bring a message of “unity through determined effort,” I was ultimately convinced they are addressing the heart of the matter for America’s greatest challenge. Unification. If you hesitate to hear/read the book because you disagree with their politics, you are precisely positioned to benefit from their message.

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